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Public worship has its definite place –

 

          But it is second to the Private viewing of His lovely face.  –eab, 1/20/09

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Many a man with a callused “paw,”

Has chiseled away at stone.      

Workmen have made lighter gods of wood,

Inlaid here and there with bone.

Some have a hank’ring for gold,

Gold dug from beneath the sod.         

Clothing so fine (or bright pearls to entwine),

Also serve time as god.

Gold as a god? Or mere Pearls?

Or thin lumber so easily grown?

“Surely you jest;  making god? 

“You — you didn’t make your own?”  -eab, 12/97

 

 

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Mr Wesley I reverence as the greatest minister I know but would not follow Him one step farther than he follows Christ.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 71.

 

Faith is the hidden root hope the rising stalk and love together with good works the nourishing corn… Christ takes neither faith nor hope into heaven the former being gloriously absorbed in sight and the latter in enjoyment.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 75.

 

…The word Belial in the original signifies “without yoke.”

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 81.

 

…Predestinarians…Augustine their father.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 153.

 

…part of St. Paul’s triumphant song just before he received the crown of martyrdom was “I have kept the faith!”  What wonder was it that he should have kept what even the incestuous Corinthian could never lose!

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 256.

 

…believing is as much a work of the heart, as walking to church is a work of the feet.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 297.

John William Fletcher was converted to Christ this date (1/23/1755) under the influence of a Methodist minister.

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