OUR MISSION, AND OUR CONTACT DETAILS
Penn Free Methodist Church (PFMC) is an independent, conservative evangelical, Protestant church, standing upon truth of the Bible, which is the very word of God. We exist to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified for sinners, upholding the complete inerrancy and historical accuracy of the Scriptures as being our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. We especially identify with historic 18th century Methodism, a mighty movement of the Holy Spirit whereby vigorous gospel preaching helped to transform the whole nation, and indeed saved Britain from a violent revolution, such as occurred in France in 1789, as even secular historians will testify.
In pursuit of this high calling of preaching Christ to all, PFMC shuns the political correctness and Cultural Marxism which have become the message of so many churches in our day. The task of churches is not to mimic the fashionable doctrines of secular liberalism (Romans 12:2, Colossians 2:8), but to be separate from the world and to proclaim the truths of God’s word, regardless of whether the world likes it or not.
THE NATION’S PRESENT CONDITION
Modern Britain is simply not hearing about the need for each individual to repent, nor about the reality of God’s judgement upon sin. Instead, the message generally passed on by the mainstream churches is the old, social-gospel heresy (prevalent since the late 19th century), which bears little difference to atheistic Marxism. Our nation needs, not clichés about ‘equality and diversity’, not a trendy, green ‘save the planet’ focus, not the anaemic man-pleasing message of social improvement (which requires no belief in God at all), but a straightforward Biblical call to repentance from sin and to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.
How tragic, for example, it is to see churches brazenly jumping on the climate change bandwagon, instead of preaching the gospel. It is God who controls the climate, and the Bible tells us that as long as this world lasts, variations of season and temperature will always be with us : “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
The error which is deceiving many people in 21st century Britain is that “Jesus judges no one”, because He is ‘inclusive’ and loves all people ‘unconditionally’ and ‘just as they are’. This man-pleasing falsehood has caused many churches to abandon the plain teaching of Scripture on homosexuality and to embrace the sinful stance of the all-pervasive LGBT agenda. The reality of God’s anger upon sin has now been consigned to the scrapheap marked ‘dangerous fundamentalism’, because it is deemed to be unacceptable to modern, progressive, liberal ears. What a contrast is this abandonment of the truth to what God’s word actually teaches : “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:10), and “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3 – spoken by the Lord Himself). Indeed, the message generally passed on by the mainstream churches today, as we have stated above, is the anti-Christian creed of ‘Cultural Marxism’.
The social-gospel heresy, which never focuses upon sin, repentance and personal salvation, implies that man has no needs above the purely material. Man, however, has an immortal spirit, which lives on after the body dies. Heaven and hell are realities, because God is a righteous Judge, as well as a merciful Saviour. Society and social conditions can only improve, if people are first changed in their hearts into lovers of God, as they hear the gospel preached.
So what Britain desperately needs to hear is a straightforward Biblical call to repentance from sin and to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. It is this gospel which alone can transform society, not politicians increasing Government expenditure on this or that fashionable cause. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified for sinners which alone can change the human heart.
Do join us as we endeavour to build ourselves up on the precious truths of the word of God, and then armed with these truths, to go forth in compassion to a needy and a lost world. You will be warmly welcomed. The church is located on the B474 between Beaconsfield and Hazlemere, and around 4 miles from High Wycombe. The postcode is HP10 8NU. The Minister can be contacted in his study on 01494 812829 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MINISTER is Pastor Peter M. Simpson BA. If you would like to discuss with him your personal spiritual situation, please do make contact.
DONATIONS TO THE CHURCH’S WORK : If anyone would like to donate to support the work of the church, and are able to make electronic transfers using a banking app, our church’s bank details are Penn Free Methodist Church, 30-96-54, 00050584.
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