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Most Methodists teach that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for all of humanity and that salvation is available for all; in theology, this view is known as Arminianism.
This teaching rejects the Calvinist position that God has pre-ordained the salvation of a select group of people.
Without it the names of Wesley and Methodism would likely be nothing more than obscure footnotes in the pages of church history." The Wesley brothers immediately began to preach salvation by faith to individuals and groups, in houses, in religious societies, and in the few churches which had not closed their doors to evangelical preachers.Wesley argued (against Calvinist doctrine) that Christians could enjoy entire sanctification (Christian perfection) in this life: loving God and their neighbours, meekness and lowliness of heart and abstaining from all appearance of evil.with Wesley becoming quite hostile toward Whitefield in what had been previously very close relations.In 1735, at the invitation of the founder of the Georgia Colony, General James Oglethorpe, both John and Charles Wesley set out for America to be ministers to the colonists and missionaries to the Native Americans.Unsuccessful in their work, the brothers returned to England conscious of their lack of genuine Christian faith.