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Repentance (81448-FO-¶101)

Amend ¶101 as follows:
  
¶101 OUR DOCTRINAL HERITAGE

Distinctive Wesleyan Emphases
 ...Although Wesley shared with many other Christians a belief in grace, repentance, justification, assurance, and sanctification, he combined them in a powerful manner to create distinctive emphases for living the full Christian life.

Rationale

 Jesus Christ proclaimed, ‘Repent, and believe in the Gospel’.  Christian consensus has longed affirmed ‘an impenitent sinner cannot be a pardoned sinner’.  John Wesley stated, ‘Our main doctrines...are three - that of Repentance, of Faith, and of Holiness.’  Highlighting repentance’s place clarifies recent denominational confusion.