The Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papists Compared, Volume 1

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J. and P. Knapton, 1754 - Enthusiasm

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Page 58 - I went to America to convert the Indians but, oh, who shall convert me? Who, what, is he that will deliver me from this evil heart of unbelief? I have a fair summer religion. I can talk well, nay, and believe myself, while no danger is near. But let death look me in the face, and my spirit is troubled. Nor can I say, to die is gain.
Page 42 - I thought my head was a fountain of water. I was dissolved in love. ' My Beloved is mine, and I am his.' He has all charms. He has ravished my heart. He is my comforter, my friend, my all. He is now in his garden, feeding among the lilies. O,
Page 70 - The luft of the flefh, the luft of the eye, and the pride of life, are inconfiftent with the love of the Father, /'. e.
Page 77 - I have carried high sail whilst running through a torrent of popularity and contempt. I may have mistaken nature for grace, imagination for revelation, and the fire of my own temper for the flame of holy zeal ; and I find I have frequently written and spoken in my own spirit, when I thought I was assisted entirely by God.
Page 50 - After my return home, I was much buffeted with temptations; but cried out, and they fled away. They returned again and again. I as often lifted up my eyes, and He 'sent me help from His holy place'. And herein I found the difference between this and my former state chiefly consisted. I was striving, yea, fighting with all my might under the law, as well as under grace. But then I was sometimes, if not often, conquered; now...
Page 31 - I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation ; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
Page 109 - What doth it profit, my Brethren, though a Man fay he hath Faith, and have not Works ? Can Faith fave him...
Page 118 - take for granted," he fays, " will be among " us, although we purge them out as faft as " we can: perfons, that talk much of religion; ** that commend the preachers, perhaps are " diligent in hearing them ; it may be, read " all their books, and ling their hymns; and " yet no change is wrought in their hearts.
Page 22 - Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house : 42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying.
Page 8 - Now• would you really have desired that these poor wretches should hare sinned on, till they dropped into hell ? Surely you would not. But by what other means was it possible they should have been plucked out of the fire ? Had the Minister of the parish preached like an angel, it had profited them nothing; for they heard him not. But when one came and said, " Yonder is a man preaching on the top of the mountain," they ran in droves to hear what he would say.

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