The Story of Methodism Throughout the World; From the Beginning to the Present Time ... Giving an Account of Its Various Influences and Institutions of To-Day
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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...was of devout parents who found liberty under Lee's preaching in Lynn, as did Enoch afterwards under that of John Lee. In 1793, being eighteen, he began preaching, and his long and useful life was marked by ministerial, legislative and literary labors, until his death, in 1850, In Maine, Mudge found young Joshua Soule, long a Bishop of the Church and then of the Church South. Men now living well remember others who now came into the ministry. Hunt whose grandson is now Secretary of the American Bible Society, Ostrander, and who can say how many unforgotten worthies? It was the Roman usage to employ soldiers as far as possible fiom their native provinces, and something of the sort is seen in the appointments of the Methodist preachers. The men of the South, glowing of temper and utterance, were launched upon New England. They had much to bear from the settled clergy, who were strongly entrenched, for the law taxed all the property in the parish for their support, were fond of argument and afraid of zeal. Baptists and Methodists in Massachusetts and Connecticut were sent to jail for refusing to pay taxes to support a ministry which they did not want. The "Standing Order" were intelligent, wealthy and aristocratic and yielded but slowly, but they yielded. Odious laws were repealed. At first, those who gave no notice of their support of other Churches were held to pay the Congregational tax. At last, all laws were-erased and all support of the Gospel was free. The struggle was usually called Calvinistic, but it was like that of Wesley with parish priests of the Church of England and JOSHUA SOULE. Seventh Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. First Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. any other name would have served...
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