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John Wesley was a Christian theologian who lived from 1703 to 1791.

John was born in England as the fifteenth child to Samuel and Susanna Wesley. In 1726 John becomes a Professor at the Oxford University. In 1730 John Wesley form “The Holy Club” with John Boyce, Bob Kirkham and William Morgan; Charles Wesley who was John Wesley’s brother joins later on. The reason the Holy Club was formed was for the members to learn and to imitate Jesus. England at the time of John Wesley was ravaged with bad housing conditions, alcoholism, child labor prostitution and the like. Justice was mostly achieved with wealth rather than truth. The poor were sentenced to prison for trivial acts of crime while the rich could get away with heinous crimes. William Morgan who was part of the Holy Club was a tender hearted young man who ministered to the prisoners, most of whom were poor. Prisoners were considered as outcasts during those times and no one cared about them. William Morgan drags a reluctant John Wesley to minister to the prisoners. John Wesley sees that these people were very receptive to the word of God and finds that ministering to these prisoners was at the heart of following Jesus. The Wesleyan Theology or Wesleyanism was formed from the various sermons, letters, diaries, journals, hymns and other spiritual writings of John Wesley during his 52 years of ministry starting from 1739. On May 24th 1738 at 8:45, John Wesley gives a sermon on the blessed assurance that Jesus Christ died for our sins. He taught on the assurance of salvation that we can have in Jesus Christ by being born again. By confessing one’s sins, believing in Jesus Christ and his redemptive sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection, one may achieve the blessed assurance of salvation. We are made in the Image of God, in three ways; Natural, Political and Moral. When man sinned, he fell from the Moral image of God in the Garden of Eden. Man was no longer righteous or holy. The sin resulted in a broken relationship with God. There are two dimensions of sin; original and personal sin. Original

to imitate Christ. Works of mercy includes individual practices such as doing good works. It also includes communal practices such as seeking justice. . devotion. because I am a citizen of heaven and because it is the natural outflow of the Spirit filled life. Jesus was the supreme example of this. act of worshipping God. waiting to experience grace. he gave six reasons.sin is the sinful nature and personal sins are our acts of disobedience that springs from our broken relationship with God. which is a return to a right relationship with God. We are not to be idle. He lived his life serving the outcasts and the lowly regarded people of the society. Works of piety include prayer. to obey the Gospel. loving Christ through the poor. The means of grace includes works of piety and works of mercy. the Lord’s Supper. Our original sins are solved by sanctification which is a return to the moral image of God. fasting. Wesleyan theology can be summed up as a life of selfless living. These are some of the main points on the Wesleyan Theology. ending oppression and discrimination and ending the needs of the poor. Wesley was only teaching others to imitate this kind of servitude. Serving others is the duty and ideal of every Christian. but we have to experience grace by employing the means of grace. Our personal sins are solved by justification. John Wesley taught about the means of grace. visiting the sick. public worship and Christian conference. visiting those in prison. Sanctification is the Christian perfection of achieving holiness through Christ-likeness and we are sanctified by grace. feeding the hungry and giving generously to the needs of others. When Wesley was asked why he spent his entire life serving the poor.