A Chronological History of the People Called Methodists, of the Connexion of the Late REV. John Wesley
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...poor sheep in the wilderness, I will gladly embrace it. At present I cannot see any better method than that _ I have taken. " 6. It has indeed been proposed, to desire the English Bishops to ordain part of our Preachers for Jmcrica. But to this I object, 1. I desired the Bishop of Landon, to ordain only one; but could not prevail: 2. If they consented, we know the slow ness of their proceedings; but the matter admits of no delay. 3. If they would ordain them now, they would likewise expect to govern them. And how grievously would this entangle us? 4. As our American Brethren are now totally disentangled both from the Slate, and from the Englis/2 Hierarchy, we dare not intangle them again, either with the one or the other. They are now at full liberty, simply to follow the Scriptures and the Primitive Church. And we 'udge-it best that they should stand fast in that Li At the Conference held in Baltimore in America, in January 1785' The American brethren published to the world this letter and the effect it had on them. The effetxt is as follows, as published in their minutes. " Therefore, at this Conference we formed rty, wherewith God has so strangely made them ourselves into an independent church: and follow-_ ing the counsel of Mr. John Wesley, who recommended the Episcopal mode of church government, we thought it best to become an Episcopal church, making thelipiscopal oflice elective, and the elected Supetintendant, or Bishop, amenable to the body of I/Iinisters and Preachers." ' Artliat time tbeiewere more than eighteen thousatndi niembers in the Societies in America, who wlillingly submitted to his advice and authority. They also observed, " As the translators of our version of the Bible have used the...
- 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white