It can be challenging to know how to evaluate a political party’s policies, or a controversial topic, or the character and suitability of a candidate for public office.
John Wesley, the famous 18th Century evangelist, scholar and church planter can help us. From his very balanced theology has been developed the ‘Wesleyan Quadrilateral’ – a Christian methodology - or yardstick - to help us evaluate a particular topic.
The Wesleyan Quadrilateral is; Scripture (first and foremost), Tradition, Reason, and Experience.
It’s not an equal quadrilateral with Scripture always the first and primary authority. So,
Discerning what makes for good government and good elected representatives?
Apply the Wesleyan Quadrilateral; Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience.