Association of Independent Methodists
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|Association of Independent Methodists|
The Association of Independent Methodists is a Methodist Christian denomination founded in 1965 by individuals who had left the United Methodist Church because of disagreements on church government and other matters. 
- The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inerrant in the originals.
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ alone is Man's Redeemer and is the only way to salvation and everlasting life. Furthermore, we believe in His full deity, virgin birth, atoning death, bodily resurrection, heavenly ascension, and imminent return.
- Salvation is by grace through faith in the atonement and merits of Christ, appropriated through the repentance of sins and a lively trust in Him.
- The Biblical account of creation and all other supernatural acts of God recorded in the Scriptures are true.
- Man was created to be a free moral agent and remains so all the days of his life, with the God-given freedom to embrace or reject God throughout one's life in response to God's offer in prevenient grace.
- The believer can be cleansed from all sin through the sanctifying power of the blood of Christ applied to the heart of he who believes by the work of the Holy Spirit.
- There is to be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation.
- Christ has given His Church two sacraments -- Baptism (mode of choice) and the Lord's Supper.
- Lewis, James R. (1998). The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-57392-222-6.
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