The early Methodists were known, among other things, for their fervent devotion to prayer. The first books that will be listed here will reflect the importance of prayer by telling the stories of ordinary people who discovered its secret and not only had their own lives changed, but in some cases changed the world around them significantly. There are easier religious persuasions than Methodism. Indeed, this is why such religions flourish, people want things as easy as they can get them. Bear in mind though, that these religions and their efforts do not enjoy the cloven tongues of fire of the Holy Ghost abiding over them. It should also be borne in mind that your eternal soul is the prize. The doctrine of the indwelling Holy Spirit was the success of the Methodist movement and is the true thrust of this website. Anywhere the Comforter finds a willing soul He will come to abide. This is the message the world needs to hear today.
I will begin to place other books in the reading list now that are focused on other aspects of Christianity. Such as ministry, theology and so forth. This is primarily a website based on education in the Christian faith. There are many doctrines and splits and splinters among those calling themselves "Christians." Many of these are based on the vain imaginations of men, some are the devil's own sidetracks, yet others are devoted to puffing up the carnal nature. Perhaps you will let me remind you, that not all who say Lord, Lord, shall fare well at the judgement. Only those who do the will of the Father will be accepted. This condition alone implies a relationship with Jesus Christ, direction from the Holy Spirit, and the smile of the Father on our lives. I have determined as Paul the Apostle to know nothing among you save Christ, and Him crucified. You will find the materials here, as well as I can present them, that will enable you to meet the aforementioned conditions. This is about Eternity, and where we will spend it. It is not about position and recognition in this present world. The problem with life is this: Nobody gets out alive. But if by our lives and obedience we please God through faith in His only begotten Son, we are assured Eternal life. Those who believe not, are damned already.
The reason for Methodism Revisited illustrated:
Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
I saw in the visions in my head one time, quite a few years ago now, in what appeared like a shadowworld, a great throng of people. They were all walking in one direction. Some of them had what appeared to be little lights inside them. Periodically, the lights were going out. Still, they walked on, even after the light had gone out. A voice said unto me, son of man, knowest thou what thou seest? And I said, no Lord. He said, all these people are marching to eternity. Once the light goes out, I can no longer reach that person, they have crossed the line of no return. And then the Spirit spoke this verse above to my heart. Eternity is no joke. It is permanent. Turn to Jesus before your light goes out. I observed that the people whose light had gone out, paused, just for a second or so, and then went on their way. You can go on living your life once your light goes out but you will be permanently lost, and you will barely feel it.Your friends and family may not even know that you are permanently lost, you may seem not that much different to them, but there will no longer be any hope for you.Now is the time, today is the day of salvation. If ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts as in the day of provocation. Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Turn ye, turn ye, for why will ye die? Look to Jesus now and live! MWP