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History of Holiness Wesley's Time Religion was intellectual assent to creeds Deism Denial of religion altogether Society was degraded Commoners worked.

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2 History of Holiness

3 Wesley's Time Religion was intellectual assent to creeds Deism Denial of religion altogether Society was degraded Commoners worked 12-18 hrs/day Child labor was common Wages paid in alcohol Immorality and incest Tickets to/concessions at hangings

4 History of Holiness Wesley's Journey The Holy Club In graduate school at Oxford Very disciplinedtime management Achieve holiness by works Trip to America Met Moravians during storm on ship Mission to Indians Pastored in Georgia Returned to England

5 History of Holiness Wesley's Journey Returned to England Holy Club meeting on Aldersgate St. Saved May 24, 1738 Wesley's theology All-defiling sin of man All-embracing love of God Atoning death of Christ Assuring Spirit All-conforming love of God

6 History of Holiness Wesley's Emphases Salvation heart change life change Ecumenism Discipline Evangelism Social concern Simplicity of life and dress Wesley's Holiness A period of dying A moment of death A witness of the Spirit

7 History of Holiness Forced out of Anglican Churches Began preaching in streets and fields Worked among the poor Evangelized the British empire Evangelized the world Methodist failures (late 1800's) Affluence/Respectability Liberal Scholarship Loss of Vision/Vitality Methodist Church

8 History of Holiness Settlers brought Methodism to America Popular in South, West Calvinism popular in New England Neglect of Holiness (1800's) Wars (Revolution, 1812) Affluence Westward expansion Slavery Holiness: Instantaneous or Progressive? American Methodist Church

9 History of Holiness Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting1835 Prayer, testimony, requests Became center for holiness seekers Phoebe Palmer: "The Shorter Way" Entire Consecration Perfect yielding and constant reliance Faith in God's promise Feeling or not Testimony to the experience Holiness Movement

10 History of Holiness National Campmeeting Association 1875 Interdenominational To advance Holiness Wesleyan Methodist Connection of Churches Organized 1843 Issues: Slavery (Primary) Episcopacy Holiness (after Civil War) Holiness Movement

11 History of Holiness Free Methodist Church Organized 1860 Free from Sin (Holiness) Slavery Secrecy (the Lodge) Suppression from the Episcopacy Structured worship Opposed instrumental music

12 History of Holiness Church of the Nazarene Organized 1895 (local) Focused on the poor Very exuberant worship Took in many independent churches Tolerant of more variety of lifestyles Pilgrim Holiness Church Organized 1897

13 History of Holiness Pentecostalism Charles Parham Left Methodist church in 1895 Entire Sanctification Faith healing Laying on hands Baptism of HG and fire Church and school in Topeka, KS Agnes Ozman: Chinese William Seymour Went to LA "Unknown tongues," shaking, etc.

14 History of Holiness Presbyterian Church The issue: "Modernism" (Liberalism) Biblical Inerrancy Empiricism Salvation Fundamentalists pulled out (1920's) Presbyterians Baptists Methodists Fundamentalism

15 History of Holiness Many denominations and churches Relatively isolated Sectarianism Denominational missions/evangelism Western cultural changes Affluence/materialism Sabbath observance Modesty Entertainment Holiness conflicts

16 History of Holiness Progressive mindset Evangelism top priority Rethink application of principles Holiness internal, not external Conservative mindset Evangelism w/o commitment is shallow Truth is eternal Society does not dictate standards Separation from the world Holiness conflicts

17 History of Holiness Evangelistic emphasis ID with those being reached Avoid misunderstanding Straight preaching Informal worship Conservative response Opposition to church social activities Emphasis on lifestyle and conduct Preaching of holiness took on strong ethical emphasis. Holiness conflicts

18 History of Holiness Holiness was a common point Differences were referred to as: Conservative Old fashioned Radical Holiness conflicts

19 History of Holiness Wesleyan Methodist Church Wedding ring OK'd in 1952 Television OK'd in 1959 Free Methodist Church Music OK'd in 1943 Wedding ring OK'd in 1951 Nazarene Church Plain wedding band was always OK Television OK'd in 1952 Holiness conflicts

20 History of Holiness Pilgrim Holiness Wedding ring denied in 1950 Chairman ruled: admonition only Conservative movement Needed support IHC started in Salem, OH, 1951 Holiness conflicts

21 History of Holiness Nazarene Church Bible Missionary Church, 1956 Wesleyan Holiness Church Bible Covenant Free Methodist Evangelical Wesleyan United Holiness (Michigan) Wesleyan Bible Church Bible Methodist Conservative Holiness Movement

22 History of Holiness Pilgrim Holiness Pilgrims and Wesleyans merged NY Pilgrims Midwest Pilgrims Wesleyan Methodist Church Allegheny Wesleyan Tennessee Bible Methodist Wesleyan Connection of Churches Alabama Bible Methodist Conservative Holiness Movement

23 History of Holiness Alabama Bible Methodist Issues Wedding ring TV Worldly trends in colleges The National Council of Churches Central government Alabama and Ohio (Wes. Conn.) joined Michigan (United Holiness) joined 1986 Conservative Holiness Movement

24 History of Holiness Movementbroad coalition IHC umbrella organization No well-defined borders No single voice Large variety CHM Today

25 History of Holiness Dedication to biblical lifestyle Informal worship Genuine worship Personal Piety Evangelism CHM Today

26 History of Holiness Broader acceptance of other Christians Relevance Use of technology Cultural issues Music Education/Biblical literacy CHM Today

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