Page images
PDF
EPUB

THE

LIFE

OF THE

Reverend John Wesley.

BOOK THE SECOND.

CHAPTER III.

Of Mr. Wesley's Voyage to America, of his labours

there, and return to England, in 1738.

It has been already observed, that Mr. Wesley, at

this time, had very imperfect notions of the method proposed in the Gospel, of attaining true christian experience. He did indeed differ, in some things, from the generality of the Clergy in the Church of England : he carried his notions of gospel holiness much further than they thought, either necessary or attainable in this life ; and believing, that an exact attendance on the instituted means of grace, with acts of charity, self-denial, and mortification, were the chief helps to attain it, he carried these particulars to an extent which made his appear singular. His VOL. II.

B

ardous

« PreviousContinue »