The Living Wesley

The Living Wesley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...the recipient, but it is the truth, in the sacraments spiritually apprehended and embraced, which fills them with blessing to the believer. The "expulsive power," accordingly, of the new principle which Wesley had embraced, could not but before long cast out the sacramental Eitualism which had held him in bondage. He did not, of course, cast all his grave-clothes off at once; but rapidly, though gradually, he did cast them away. Meantime he preached his new doctrine with new and startling power; and so entered upon that grand course of preaching which was to lay the foundation for all his organisation--for his whole fellowship and "Connexion." Wesley the Eitualist was transformed into Wesley the Preacher. Wesleyan Methodism is derived, not from Wesley the Eitualist, but from Wesley the Preacher. Let me here be permitted to quote some sentences which have already been published. "With Wesley's Eitualism his High Churchmanship could not but also wither away. A number of old and long customary prejudices and predilections--habits of thought and feeling which had become a second nature--still clave to him for awhile; but these dropped off one by one, until scarcely a vestige of them was left. All the irregularities of the Methodist leader, --his renunciation of Church bigotry and exclusiveness; his partial, but progressive and fundamental, separation from the Church which imposed shackles on his evangelical activities, and frowned upon his converts, and the ultimate separation, in due sequence, of the Church he had founded from the Church in which he was nurtured, --all these results were involved in this change. Newman renounced justification by faith, and clung to apostolic succession, therefore he went to Eome; Wesley...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630661
  • 9781236630667