Wesleyan Methodism a Revival of Apostolic Christianity : A Sermon, Preached by Appointment Before the Wesleyan Conference, on Monday, August 5, 1839, on Occasion of the Celebration of the Centenary of Wesleyan Methodism (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Wesleyan Methodism a Revival of Apostolic Christianity: A Sermon, Preached by Appointment Before the Wesleyan Conference, on Monday, August 5, 1839, on Occasion of the Celebration of the Centenary of Wesleyan Methodism This view of the subject is confirmed by the context. The Corinth ians, to whom this epistle was addressed, had been called from a state of pagan ignorance, superstition, and sin, to be saints, and also into the fellowship of the Son of God. Mistaking the true nature of their vocation, like the different Grecian sects they assumed the names of their favourite teachers. One said, I am of Paul; another, I am of Apollos another, I am of Cephas. This the apostle strongly reproves, and remarks that their calling to the Christian state, with all its happiness and purity, was not of man, but of God. Their teachers were only his instruments, not one of whom could be of the slightest use without his grace and blessing. All their success depended upon the effectual working of his almighty Spirit. It was therefore manifestly wrong to glory in man, however pious, gifted, and useful he might be. The Lord alone is to be honoured as the Author of salvation, and every creature should be placed at his feet. This is obviously the bearing of the text. Ye see your calling, brethren; or, rather, Ye see the calling of you the means by which you have been called out of the darkness and misery of your former state into the light and happiness of Christ's religion: how that not many wise men after the ﬂesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called or, have been employed in calling you, as some of the best critics supply the ellipsis. There was therefore, in every respect, a manifest impropriety in the conduct of the Corinthian church. They gloried in men who were destitute of all those distinctions which excite admiration men who were neither wise, nor mighty, nor noble, in the general sense of these terms, but rather foolish, weak, base, despised, and whom some persons would hardly acknowledge as' having any existence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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