The Works of the Rev John Wesley

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 472 sivua
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: concerning myself, or on the operations of the Holy Spirit. In doing this, I have used great plainness of speech, and yet, I hope, without rudeness. If any thing of that kind has slipped from me, I am ready to retract it I desire, on the one hand, to ' accept no man's person;' and yet, on the other, to give ' honour.-to whom honour is due.' If ypur lordship should think it worth your while to spend any more words upon me, may I presume to request one thing of your lordship, to be more serious ? It cannot injure your lordship's character, or your cause. Truth is great, and will prevail. Wishing your lordship all temporal and spiritual blessings, I am, Mr Lord, Your Lordship's dutiful Son and Servant, JoaiN Wesley. Nov. 26, 1762. A LETTER TO A PERSON LATELY JOINED WITH THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS, IN ANSWER TO A LETTER WRITTEN BIT HIM. Bristol, Feb. 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. I. 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. II. It is by the Spirit alone that the true knowledge of God hath been, is, and can be revealed. And these revelations, which arc 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 examin...

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