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How can we stay Wesleyan if we don't heed the Notes and Sermons of John Wesley in some way You need to not preach your individual theology but hypothesized that the theology of the church United Methodists are not supposed to contradict the church's doctrinal standards, but may "go beyond and enlarge Wesley thought the doctrine of the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit was a "fundamental belief" of Christian faith Believing at the "complete divinity" of Christ was also "essential" to Christianity Wesley thought there was "nothing of greater consequence" than the doctrine of atonement. Without doubt in the atonement, religion becomes merely deism, Wesley feared Wesley did not insist on "any particular comprehension" of the atonement, but highlighted that "salvation was based on the entire life of Christ." Wesley was dedicated to the traditional Protestant doctrine of Scripture alone as the final authority for the church Wesley leaned on Eastern Orthodox traditions by stressing that we are "accountable for own sins, but not the sins of our parents" Wesley affirmed and thought essential was justification by faith alone, Wesley's emphasis was slightly different since he insisted that religion cannot mean only assent but have to engage the heart and affections. Wesley's seventh essential doctrine was regeneration throughout the "new birth," Campbell stated. Methodism's founder warned against leaning on the "slender read of baptism," when salvation required being born again. Belief in the possibility of entire sanctification past regeneration proved to be a distinguishing mark of Methodism, although Campbell said Wesley didn't make that an essential Christian doctrine. United Methodism, "We are a church with clear doctrine. It shapes our clinic in ways we do not understand." Bishop Jones said Campbell's description of Wesley's theological "distinctions" has been "wrong" because Wesley thought there should be nothing distinct about Methodism. Wesley claimed he was preaching "only the faith of the Bible." "Every time he [Wesley] lays out Methodist beliefs he's saying it's basic Christianity," Jones stated. Wesley was decided to preach "primitive Christianity" and to save the faith from "more corrupt forms." Jones asserted Wesley wo...