Beliefs & Practices

Ask The UMC: Beliefs and Practices of The United Methodist Church. Ask The UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Art by United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living, putting faith and love into action.

Explore how United Methodists understand deep questions of faith and Christian practice.

God offers us salvation. We remain free to refuse the help that is offered, or walk away.
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Do United Methodists believe "once saved, always saved?"

Only God can initiate salvation. But only by our ongoing, living relationship with God through faith can God's salvation be fully realized in our lives.

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In the Social Principles, The United Methodist Church affirms the sanctity of the life of both the unborn child and the mother. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.
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What is the UM position on abortion?

United Methodists affirm the sanctity of all life. We trust women to make decisions that honor life with the support of the church and medical providers.

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