An extract of ... John Wesley's journal, from July xx, 1750 [really Nov. 2, 1751] to October xxviii, 1754. From Nov. 2, 1751 to Oct. 28, 1754

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Page 31 - And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead. Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come : but woe unto him through whom they come ! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Page 82 - HERE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN WESLEY A BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF THE BURNING: WHO DIED OF A CONSUMPTION IN THE FIFTY-FIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE NOT LEAVING, AFTER HIS DEBTS ARE PAID, TEN POUNDS BEHIND HIM: PRAYING, GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME, AN UNPROFITABLE SERVANT! He ordered that this, if any, inscription should be placed on his tombstone.
Page 59 - And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true ; and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Page 31 - Ye know not what manner of fpirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to deftroy men's lives, but to fave them.
Page 46 - Here, almost the whole body of the aged, experienced, learned Clergy, are zealously engaged against it : and few but a handful of raw, young men engaged in it, without name, learning, or eminent sense ! And yet by that large number of honourable men, the work seldom flourished above six months at a time, and then followed a lamentable and general decay, before the next revival of it : whereas that which God hath wrought by these despised instruments, has continually...
Page 44 - I found some in their cells under ground ; others in their garrets, half starved both with cold and hunger, added to weakness and pain. But I found not one of them unemployed, who was able to crawl about the room. So wickedly, devilishly false is that common objection, " They are poor, only because they are idle.
Page 83 - I began writing Notes on the New Testament ; a work which I should scarce ever have attempted, had I not been so ill as not to be able to travel or preach, and yet so well as to be able to read and write.
Page 14 - I called on the gentleman, who told me he was " sinner enough," when I preached first at Epworth, on my father's tomb ; and was agreeably surprised, to find him strong in faith, though exceedingly weak in body. For some years, he told me, he had been rejoicing in God, without either doubt or fear, and was now waiting for the welcome hour, when he should depart and be with Christ.
Page 46 - What an amazing difference is there, in the manner wherein God has carried on his work in England and in America ! There, above a hundred of the Established Clergy, men of age and experience, and of the greatest note for sense and learning in those parts, are zealously engaged in the work. Here, almost the whole body of the aged, experienced, learned Clergy, are zealously engaged...

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