What We Believe

Ontario Free is connected to the Free Methodist Church of North America and operates under the guidance of the Ohio Conference. Our roots go back to John Wesley, who began the Methodist movement in the 1700s. Methodists believed the church makes its greatest impact when individual Christ-followers see themselves as His ambassadors to the culture. The Free Methodist Church began in the 1860s. As Free Methodist, we believe:

  • The written Word of God found in the Bible is absolutely reliable and authoritative as God’s revelation to all people. It teaches the truth about God, the way of salvation and the life of faith. (Psalm 19:7, Isaiah 40:8, 2 Timothy 3:17, Matthew 5:18)
  • There is One God who exists in three persons (the “trinity”): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each has His own function; each is fully and equally God. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19)
  • God the Father reigns in heaven. He is beyond human understanding, yet He invites people to know him. (Isaiah 55:8-9, Jeremiah 9:23-24)
  • Jesus Christ was and is God in human flesh. His love for us caused Him to take on human likeness. (Exodus 3:14, John 8:58, John 10:30-33, Philippians 2:5-11)
  • When Jesus died, He paid the penalty of sin for all people. (Matthew 1:21, 1 John 2:1-2)
  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from death is the most significant event of history. (Romans 1:4, 1 Corinthians 15:17)
  • God dwells in His people by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God’s guarantee that He will keep all of His promises. (1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, Galatians 2:20)
  • Citizenship in God’s Kingdom and entrance into heaven comes through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. His people are called to live out their life by obeying God’s commands to love Him wholeheartedly, and to love others unselfishly. (Matthew 22:35-40, John 1:12, Galatians 2:16, Philippians 2:12)

FMC_newTo find out more about the Free Methodist Denomination please visit www.freemethodistchurch.org