The United Methodist Church
United Methodist teaching and belief is rooted solidly in the Bible. There are three distinctive works of grace that can be recognized in the triune concept of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. There is “prevenient” grace where God the Father goes before us and makes a way for us in His plan of salvation. There is “justifying” grace where Jesus Christ the Son has assured us of salvation through His death and resurrection. That is because we could not attain it on our own merit. Then there is “sanctifying” grace where the Holy Spirit enables us through spiritual power to live our salvation in the world around us. It is through living our salvation that we become hearers and doers of the Word.
United Methodists understand the immediate conversion of Paul, Acts 9:3-19; and the long term nurturing of Timothy into the faith, II Timothy 1:5. Both were saved by their own experience with Jesus Christ.
There are four basic ways in which you can learn about God. They are as follows; The Bible, reason, tradition and experience. There are three ways to be baptized. They are as follows; anointing, pouring and total immersion.