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A Short History of the Methodists in the United States. to Which Is Prefixed ...
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Page 106 - The Son, which is the word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man's nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, of her substance: so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the godhead and manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God and very man...
Page 109 - Whosoever, through his private judgment, willingly and purposely, doth openly break the Traditions and Ceremonies of the Church, which be not repugnant to the Word of God, and be ordained and approved by common authority, ought to be rebuked openly, (that others may fear to do the like,) as he that offendeth against the common order of the Church, and hurteth the authority of the Magistrate, and woundeth the consciences of the weak brethren.
Page 30 - God giveth; by giving food to the hungry, by clothing the naked, by visiting or helping them that are sick, or in prison ; to their souls, by instructing, reproving, or exhorting all we have any intercourse with ; trampling under foot that enthusiastic doctrine of devils, that ' We are not to do good, unless our hearts be free to it.
Page 107 - Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Page 106 - I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible.
Page 13 - I would spend some time with them in prayer, and advise them how to flee from the wrath to come ; which they saw continually hanging over their heads.
Page 30 - By doing good; by being in every kind merciful after their power ; as they have opportunity, doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all men.
Page 97 - You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work.
Page 90 - As our American brethren are now totally disentangled both from the State and from the English hierarchy, we dare not entangle them again either with the one or the other. They arc now at full liberty simply to follow the Scriptures and the Primitive Church.