The Four Alls of Methodism.
- All need to be saved:
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) – Sin is a deep-seated self-seeking from which no-one is immune.
- All can be saved:
We can be saved from the consequences of our sin through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. This is a Gospel (‘good news’) for everyone – “God sent the Son into the world… that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:17)
- All may know themselves saved:
Through the promises in scripture, the intense conviction of God’s graciousness to us individually, and a different outlook on life leading to a changed quality of living – “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
- All may be completely saved:
This is where scriptural holiness comes in, being made perfect in love for God and our fellow humans.