The Works of the Rev John Wesley

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 270 sivua
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: earth. Let us join hearti and hands in this blessed work, in striving to bring glory to God in the highest, by establishing peace and goodwill among men, to the uttermost of our power. First, let our hearts be joined herein: let us unite our wishes and prayers: let our whole soul pant after a general revival of pure religion and undefiled, the restoration of the image of God, pure love, in every child of man. Then let us endeavour to promote, in our several stations, this scriptural, primitive religion: let us, with all diligence, diffuse the religion of love among all we have any intercourse with: let us provoke all men, not to enmity and contention, but to love and good works: always remembering those deep words, (God engrave them on all our hearts !) God is love: and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him ! SERMON LV. ON FREE GRACE. - He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us ali, hoie shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?n?Romans vul 32. 1. HOW freely does God love the world ! While we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly. While we were dead in sin, God spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all. And .how freely with him does he give us all things. Verily, Free Grace is all in all! 2. The Grace or Love of God, whence cometh our salvation, i free in all, and free for all. 3. First: It is free in all to whom it is given. It does not depend on any power or merit in man; no, not in any degree, neither in whole nor in part. It does not, in anywise, depend either on the good works or righteousness of the receiver: not in any thing he has done, or any thing he is. It does not depend on his endeavours. It does not depend on his good tempers, or good desires, or good purposes...

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