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NTBEROUS TRANSLATIONS, NOTES, AND AN ORIGINAL PREPACE, ETC.,

BY JOHN EMORY.

IN SEVEN VOLUME 8.

VOLUME VI.

New-York:

PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PHILLIPS,

200 MULBERRY-STREET.

1863.

208
W51
1853
v.6

CONTENTS OF VOL. VI.

A Letter to a Person lately joined with Page | Serious Thoughts occasioned by the

the people called Quakers: in an. late Earthquake at Lisbon....... 238

swer to a Letter wrote by him ... 5 Free Thoughts on the Present State

A Treatise on Baptism

12 of Public Affairs: in a Letter to a

An Extract from a Short View of the Friend..

247

Difference between the Moravian Thoughts upon Liberty,

261
Brethren, (so called,) and the Rev. Thoughts concerning the Origin of
Mr. John and Charles Wesley... 22 Power

269

Predestination Calmly Considered .. 24 Thoughts on the Present Scarcity of

A Dialogue between a Predestinarian Provisions ,

274

and his Friend....

63 Thoughts upon Slavery..

278

A Dialogue between an Antinomian A Calm Address to our American

and his Friend

68 Colonies..

293

A Second Dialogue between an Anti Sonte Observations on Liberty: occa-
nomian and his Friend...... 75 sioned by a late Tract ...

300

Serious thoughts upon the Perseve A Seasonable Address to the more

rance of the Saints ...

81 serious part of the Inhabitants of

A sufficient Answer to “Letters to Great Britain, respecting the Un-

the Author of Theron and Aspa happy Contest between us and our

sio:'” in a Letter to the Author.. 91 American Brethren: with an oc-

A Letter to a Gentleman at Bristol.. 96 casional Word interspersed to those

Thoughts on the Imputed Righteous of a different Complexion. By a

ness of Christ

100 Lover of Peace

321

Preface to a Treatise on Justification, A Calm Address to the Inhabitants of

extracted from Mr. John Goodwin. England....

328

Wherein all that is personal in Let A Serious Address to the People of

ters just published under the name England, with regard to the State

of the Rev. Mr. Hervey is answered 103 of the Nation....

336

Some Remarks on “ A Defence of the

A Compassionate Address to the In-

Preface to the Edinburgh Edition of habitants of Ireland ...

342

Aspasio Vindicated"

125 How far is it the Duty of a Christian

The question, "What is an Armi Minister to Preach Politics? ..... 346

nian?” answered. By a Lover of An Estimate of the Manners of the

Free Grace.

132 Present Times

347

Thoughts upon God's Sovereignty.. 135 A Word to a Sabbath Breaker

352

A Blow at the Root; or, Christ stab A Word to a Swearer

354

bed in the House of his Friends... 136 A Word to a Drunkard.

356

The Consequence proved..... 140 A Word to an Unhappy Woman ..

357

Some Remarks on Mr. Hill's “Re A Word to a Smuggler

359

view of all the Doctrines taught by A Word to a Condemned Malefactor 362

Mr. John Wesley"

144 A Word in Season: or, Advice to an

Some Remarks on Mr. Hill's “Farra Englishman.....

365

go Double Distilled”

171 A Word to a Protestant

369

An Answer to Mr. Rowland Hill's A Word to a Freeholder.

372

Tract entitled, “Imposture Detect Advice to a Soldier ..

374

193 A Collection of Forms of Prayer, for

Thoughts concerning Gospel Minis every Day in the Week..

377

ters.

199 A Collection of Prayers for Families 401

Thoughts upon Necessity

200 Prayers for Children....

417

A Thought on Necessity

212 A Short Accountof the Life and Death

An Address to the Clergy

217 of the Reverend John Fletcher ... 427

A Letter to the Rev. Mr. Toogood, of CHAPTER 1.-Of his Parentage and

Exeter: occasioned by his “Dissent Youth

427

from the Church of England fully Chapter 11.-Of his Conversion to

Justified"

231

God ...

431

Serious Thoughts concerning God. CHAPTER 11.-From his Conversion

fathers and Godmothers...

235 to his settling at Madeley

434

Thoughts on the Consecration of CHAPTER 1V.-From his settling at

Churches and Burial Grounds.... 2371 Madeley, to his leaving Trevecka 437

596799

CHAPTER V.-From his leaving Tre- Page | Three Letters to Rev. William Law 616

vecka, to his going to Bristol ..... 442 To Count Zinzendorf, at Marienborn 620

CHAPTER VI.---From his leaving New To the Church at Hernhuth ........ 621

ington, till his return from Swit. To the Bishop of Bristol.... 621

zerland to Madeley...... 448 Six Letters to Mr. John Smith.... 622

CHAPTER VII.--Of bis Marriage . .... 458 Forty-nine Leliers to his Brother

CHAPTER VIII.--From his Marriage, Charles

... 655

to the beginning of his last Illness 463 Three Letters to the Rev. George

Chapter IX.-His Character

467

Whitefield....

682

Chapter X.--His Death .

477 To the Rev. James Hervey.

685

A Plain Account of Christian Perfec Three Letters to the Rev. John Flei.

tion, as believed and taught by the cher

686

Reverend Mr. John Wesley, from Thirty-nine Letters to Mr. Ebenezer

the year 1725, to the year 1777... 483 Blackwell ...

658

Brief Thoughts on Christian Perfec To Certain Proprietors of East India

tion.....

531 Stock......

707

Some Thoughts on an Expression of Four Letters to Mr. John Downes .. 708

St. Paul, in the First Epistle to the Twenty-thrce Letters to Miss Furly,

Thessalonians, v, 23...

532 afterward Mrs. Downes..

710

On Christian Perfection. To the Rev. To Dr. Robertson....

720

Mr. Dodd.....

533 Nine Letters to Mrs. Sarah Ryan .. 724

An Answer to the Rev. Mr. Dodd .. 534 Three Letters to Mr. Joseph Cownley 729

Some Account of the late Dr. Dodd.. 537 Two Letters to Miss

730

Thoughts on a Single Life... 539 To Miss H-

731

A Thought upon Marriage.. 544 Three Letters to -

734

Advice to the People called Metho-

To Miss Elizabeth Hardy

737

dists, with regard to Dress.. 545 To Lady

738

Thoughts upon Dress

553 To Mr. Hosmeri.

739

A Clear and Concise Demonstration To Mr. Alexander Coates

740

of the Divine Inspiration of the Holy To Mr. S. F..

741

Scriptures

554 To Lord

741

The Real Character of Montanus... 554 To the Rev. Mr. H-

743

Letter en Preaching Christ. 555 To the Rev. Mr. Plenderlieth. 744

Thoughts on Salvation by Faith.... 560 To Mr. S., at Armagh...... 745

God's Eyes are over all the Earth 562 To

746

A Remarkable Providence..

563 Two Letters to Mr. John Trembath 748

An Account of the Brothers' Steps.. 564 To Mr. Jonathan Maskew.. 750

A Providential Event..

565) To Mr. Knox..

751

An Extraordinary Cure..

565 To Mrs. Maitland

752

Murter Prevented by a threefold To Mr. Hart.

752

Dream ....

566 To Miss T-

753

An Answer to a Report....

566 To Miss L-

754

A Letter to a Friend concerning Tea 567 To the Rev. Mr. G-

756

Thoughts on Nervous Disorders: par To the Rev. Mr. D.

757

ticularly that which is termed Low To Mrs. R

757

ness of Spirits ...

575 To Mr.

758

A Scheme of Self-Examination. Uscd To the Society at Monyash, Derby

by the First Methodists in Oxford 579 shire

759

Thoughts upon Dissipation...... 581 To the Rev. Mr. Wanley, Dean of

A Question concerning Dew on Coach Ripon...

759

Glasses

582 To Mary Yeoman, of Mousehole,

Some Account of an Eminent Man.. 583) Cornwall...

760

Four Letters to his Father.

584 Seven Letiers to Mr. Merryweather

Seven Letters to his Mother.. 589 of Yarın,..

... 760

Thirteen Letters to his Brother Samuel 595 Two Letters to Mrs. Emma Moon.

To a Friend .....

609

762

Two Letters to Mr. Oglethorpe..

.... 611 Thirty-seven Letters to a member of

To Mr. Hutcheson...

613

the Society,

763

To Mr. Vernon...

614 Thirty-three Letters to Mr. Christo-

To Mr. --, of Lincoln College 6141 pher Hopper .

785

To Mrs. Chapman

615, To Mr. Thomas Carliu

795

Varm ..

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A LETTER

TO

A PERSON LATELY JOINED WITH THE PEOPLE

CALLED QUAKERS.

IN ANSWER TO A LETTER WROTE BY HIM.

.

Bristol, February 10, 1747-8. You ask me, “Is there any difference between Quakerism and Christianity ?" I think there is. What that difference is, I will tell you as plainly as I can.

I will, First, set down the account of Quakerism, so called, which is given by Robert Barclay ; and, Then, add wherein it agrees with, and wherein it differs from, Christianity.

"1. Seeing the height of all happiness is placed in the true knowledge of God, the right understanding of this is what is most necessary to be known in the first place.

“2. It is by the Spirit alone that the true knowledge of God hath been, is, and can be, revealed. And these revelations, which are absolutely necessary for the building up of true faith, neither do, nor can, ever contradict right reason or the testimony of the Scriptures.”

Thus far there is no difference between Quakerism and Christianity.

“ Yet these revelations are not to be subjected to the examination of the Scriptures as to a touchstone."

Here there is a difference. The Scriptures are the touchstone whereby Christians examine all, real or supposed, revelations. In all cases they appeal “to the law and to the testimony," and try every spirit thereby.

“3. From these revelations of the Spirit of God to the saints, have pro. ceeded the Scriptures of truth."

In this there is no difference between Quakerism and Christianity.

“ Yet the Scriptures are not the principal ground of all truth and knowledge, nor the adequate, primary rule of faith and manners. Nevertheless, they are a secondary rule, subordinate to the Spirit. By him the saints are led into all truth. Therefore, the Spirit is the first and principal leader."

If by these words, “ The Scriptures are not the principal ground of truth and knowledge, nor the adequate, primary rule of faith and manners," be only meant, that the Spirit is our first and principal leader;" here is no difference between Quakerism and Christianity.

But there is great impropriety of expression. For, though the Spirit is our principal leader, yet he is not our rule at all; the Scriptures are the rule whereby he leads us into all truth. Therefore, only talk good English ; call the Spirit our guide, which signifies an intelligent being, and the Scriptures our rule, which signifies something used by an intelligent being, and all is plain and clear. ** "4. All mankind is fallen and dead, deprived of the sensation of this inward testimony of God, and subject to the power and nature of the devil, while they abide in their natural state. And hence not only their words and deeds, but all their imaginations, are evil pcrpctually in the sight of God.

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