An apology for village preachers. With animadversions on an 'Appeal to the people' [on the alleged causes of the dissenters' separation from the established Church.].


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Página 46 - And now I fay unto you, Refrain from thefe men, and let them alone : for if this counfel, or this work be of men, it 30, will come to nought : But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it ; left haply ye be found even to 40 fight againft God.
Página 51 - God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; by pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left...
Página 44 - And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
Página 13 - The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Página 34 - Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without ; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Página 24 - Government established by law or ancient custom ; and without doubt, the major part of that body consisted of men who had no mind to break the peace of the kingdom, or to make any considerable alteration in the Government of Church or State...
Página 49 - Blefled are they which are perfecuted for righteoufnefs fake : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blefled are ye, when men fhall revile you, and perfecute you, and fhall fay all manner of evil againft you falfely for my fake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for fo perfecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Página 46 - Whether *' it be right in the fight of God to hearken unto you more than " unto God, judge ye : For we cannot but fpeak the things which
Página 56 - ... effect in preventing the growth and increase of Methodism. — ''Let the Clergy live more holily, pray more fervently, preach more heavenly, and labour more diligently, than the Methodist ministers appear to do: then will Christians flock to the churches to hear us, as they now flock to the meetings to hear them...
Página 48 - Put on therefore {as the eleff of God, holy and beloved] bowels of mercies, kindnefs, humblenefs of mind, meeknefs, long-fuffering: forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel againft any ; even as Chrift forgave you, fo alfo do ye.

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