A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Volume 1

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T. Mason and G. Lane, 1839 - Methodist Church

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Page 44 - he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation: and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
Page 171 - corruption of the nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam, whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and of his own nature inclined to evil, and that continually. VIII. Of Free
Page 176 - XXIV. Of Christian Men's Goods. The riches and goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and possession of the same, as some do falsely boast. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he possesseth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability. 1
Page 169 - I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness: the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and
Page 214 - 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 217 - known unto them who watch over that soul as they that must give an account. We will admonish him of the error of his ways. We will bear with him for a season. But then, if he repent not, he hath no more place among us. We have delivered our own souls. The
Page 216 - of the Lord Jesus : The singing those songs, or reading those books, which do not tend to the knowledge or love of God : Softness and needless self-indulgence : Laying up treasure upon earth : Borrowing without a probability of paying ; or taking up goods without a probability of paying for them. 4. It is
Page 214 - 2. That it may the more easily be discerned, whether they are indeed working out their own salvation, each society is divided into smaller companies, called classes, according to their respective places of abode. There are about twelve persons in every class ; one of whom is styled the leader. It is his
Page 183 - 1. Be diligent. Never be unemployed ; never be triflingly employed. Never trifle away time ; neither spend any more time at any place than is strictly necessary. 2. Be serious. Let your motto be, Holiness to the Lord. Avoid all lightness, jesting, and foolish talking. 3. Converse sparingly and cautiously with women,
Page 184 - you have. 12. Act in all things, not according to your own will, but as a son in the gospel. As such, it is your duty to employ your time in the manner which we direct: in preaching and visiting from house to house : in reading, meditation, and prayer. Above all, if you

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