Church of the Nazarene

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  1. Kathy

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    There is a local "First Church of the Nazarene" that is hosting a kids fest this weekend in my neck of the woods. I was interested in taking my little ones but I was curious as to exactly what kind of church this is...I've never done any research and wondered if anyone had any knowledge on it?? Thanks for any input! [​IMG]

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  2. Daniel David

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    They are very similar to Wesleyan holiness churches. Very typical with their lose your salvation so you better be holy teaching. Why anyone buys that I don't know. I just wish I knew who those people were. I would make a fortune on ebay.
     
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    Thanks for the link. My great-grandmother was Nazarene. They are legalistic.

    They do say in one article that the original sin nature is still present in the regenerate even until finally eradicated by the Holy Spirit. I know this is not untrue, but the article on sanctification leads me to believe this is what is meant by 'eradication' and until that occurs man even regenerated has an ability to fall away.

    It is logical however that whereever it is believed that man can choose by his own will to accept Jesus, he then can by his own will fall away. To me this seems contradictory as seen below.

    VII. [Free Agency] Prevenient Grace2

    7. We believe that the human race’s creation in Godlikeness included ability to choose between right and wrong, and that thus human beings were made morally responsible; that through the fall of Adam they became depraved so that they cannot now turn and prepare themselves by their own natural strength and works to faith and calling upon God. But we also believe that the grace of God through Jesus Christ is freely bestowed upon all people, enabling all who will to turn from sin to righteousness, believe on Jesus Christ for pardon and cleansing from sin, and follow good works pleasing and acceptable in His sight.

    We believe that all persons, though in the possession of the experience of regeneration and entire sanctification, may fall from grace and apostatize and, unless they repent of their sins, be hopelessly and eternally lost.


    Anyway thanks for the link.

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    My grandfather was a Nazarene Pastor. Other than the fact that they do not agree with wearing makeup and jewerly, they don't normally preach against it but it's more of their personal convictions. They do however believe you can loose your salvation. They really are not that legalistic, in fact they are quite laid back in many issues, more so than I've seen in alot of Baptist churches.
     
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    Thanks for the information onestand. I have a great-uncle and his family who are also Nazarene and I have never had an opportunity to discuss with them what they practice.

    My last post reflects the official position of the church, but I can see how it is possible that individual churches may vary without being outside those basic beliefs.

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