Susanna Wesley

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W.H. Allen, 1886 - 239 Seiten
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This biography of the mother of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, is particularly interesting because of the personal letters contained in it. The letters reveal a great deal about the religious and private tensions of the family.

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Seite 230 - And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom ; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Seite 145 - Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Seite 109 - If you do, after all, think fit to dissolve this assembly, do not tell me that you desire me to do it, for that will not satisfy my conscience: but send me your positive command, in such full and express terms, as may absolve me from all guilt and punishment for neglecting this opportunity of doing good, when you and I shall appear before the great and awful tribunal of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Seite 207 - From three to four the silver cord was loosing, and the wheel breaking at the cistern ; and then without any struggle, or sigh, or groan, the soul was set at liberty. We stood round the bed, and fulfilled her last request, uttered a little before she lost her speech : " Children, as soon as I am released, sing a psalm of praise to God.
Seite 146 - God is faithful, who will not suffer" us " to be tempted above that" we " are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that " we
Seite 106 - But there is one thing about which I am much dissatisfied ; that is, their being present at family prayers. I do not speak of any concern I am under, barely because so many are present. For those who have the honour of speaking to the great and holy God, need not be ashamed to speak before the whole world, but because of my sex. I doubt, if it be proper for me to present the prayers of the people to God. Last Sunday I would fain have dismissed them before prayers ; but they begged so earnestly to...
Seite 201 - Strong feeling is naturally contagious ; and if, as the wise man observes, as ' iron sharpeneth iron, so doth the countenance of a man his friend...
Seite 103 - ... been used to banish all discourse of God or spiritual concerns out of society, as if religion were never to appear out of the closet, and we were to be ashamed of nothing so much as of professing ourselves to be Christians.
Seite 32 - When a child is corrected it must be conquered, and this will be no hard matter to do, if it be not grown headstrong by too much indulgence.

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