So I am convinced, from many experiments, I could not study, to any degree of perfection, either mathematics, arithmetic, or algebra, without being a Deist, if not an Atheist: And yet others may study them all their lives without sustaining any inconvenience. None therefore can here determine for another; but every man must judge for himself, and abstain from whatever he in particular finds to be hurtful to his soul.So Wesley would say that we are not intellectually responsible for dealing head on with every issue that might challenge our faith, but even avoiding things that might possibly produce doubt. This is a new way of looking at things for me.
Friday, September 29, 2006
This Sunday I'm going to be sharing with our congregation the Methodist doctrine on The Use of Money. One thing that Wesley said is that we shouldn't have any form of employment that harms our souls. He explained: