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Page 59 - In the evening,' he says, ‘I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther's preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt ! did trust in Christ,
Page 116 - actions, customs, or usages of an indifferent nature; nor is he distinguished by his laying the whole stress of religion on any single part of it.' ‘A Methodist is one who has “the love of God shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost given unto him”; one who “loves the Lord his God with
Page 59 - 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 257 - authority at all. In this peculiar situation some thousands of the inhabitants of the States desire my advice; and in compliance with their desire I have drawn up a little sketch. 2. Lord King's ‘Account of the Primitive Church' convinced me many years ago,' that bishops and presbyters are the same order, and consequently have the same
Page 258 - entangle us! (4) As our American brethren are now totally disentangled, both from the State and from 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
Page 482 - man, can have no redress; it being a law, in our colonies, that the oath of a black, against a white, goes for nothing. What villainy is this? That He who has guided you, from your youth up, may continue to strengthen you in this and all things, is the prayer of, dear sir, your affectionate servant, JOHN
Page 317 - Here lieth the Body of JOHN WESLEY, a brand (not once only] plucked out of the burning: who died of a consumption in the fifty.first year of his age, not leaving, after his debts are paid, ten pounds behind him: praying, God be merciful to me, an unprofitable servant!
Page 481 - the divine Power has raised you up to be as Athanasius contra mundum, I see not how you can go .through your glorious enterprise, in opposing that execrable villainy, which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils; but,
Page 354 - Methodism is an extraordinary dispensation of His providence. Therefore, I do not wonder if several things occur therein which do not fall under ordinary rules of discipline. St. Paul's ordinary rule was, ‘I permit not a woman to speak in the congregation.' Yet, in extraordinary cases, he made a few exceptions; at Corinth in
Page 361 - seeing you so encumbered with worldly business. Surely it will not be so always. But God's time is best! Two or three of those little things I have sent you With peaceful mind thy race of duty run: God nothing does, or suffers to be done, But what thou wouldst thyself, if thou