History of the Methodist Protestant Church: Giving a General View of the Causes and Events that Led to the Organization of that Church, and a More Particular Account of Transactions in North Carolina, Never Before Published, with an Appendix ... (Google eBook)
Sherwood & Company, 1849 - 411 pages
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Page 267 - Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee ? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 392 - Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
Page 369 - But in one point, my dear brother, I am a little afraid both the Doctor and you differ from me. I study to be little : you study to be great. I creep : you strut along. I found a school : you a college ! nay, and call it after your own names ! O beware, do not seek to be something ! Let me be nothing, and 'Christ be all in all ! ' One instance of this, of your greatness, has given me great concern.
Page 393 - Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you, seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business ; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Page 392 - Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Page 117 - If the accused person be found guilty by the decision of a majority of the members before whom he is brought to trial, and the crime be such as is expressly forbidden by the word of God, sufficient to exclude a person from the kingdom of grace and glory, let the minister or preacher who has the charge of the circuit expel him.
Page 87 - We declare that we are as much as ever convinced of the great evil of slavery.
Page 169 - Such a society is no other than " a company of men having the form and seeking the power of godliness, united in order to pray together, to receive the word of exhortation, and to watch over one another in love, that they may help each other to work out their salvation...
Page 310 - As our American brethren are now totally disentangled, both from the State and the English hierarchy, we dare not entangle them again either with the one or the other. They are now at full liberty simply to follow the Scriptures and the primitive Church.