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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, Works (NY: Carlton & Porter, nd), 71.

 Faith is the hidden root, hope the rising stack, 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, Works (NY: Carlton & Porter, nd), 75.

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

                – John Fletcher, Works (NY: Carlton & Porter, nd), 81.

 …Predestinarians…Augustine their father.

                – John Fletcher, Works (NY: Carlton & Porter, nd), 153.

 …He works daily as a Prophet to enlighten you, as a Priest to make intercession for you, as a King to subdue your enemies, as a Redeemer to deliver you…and, as a Saviour to help you work out your own salvation…

                – John Fletcher, Works (NY: Carlton & Porter, nd), 200.

 …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!  [Last is said with sarcasm. –eab]      

                – John Fletcher, Works (NY: Carlton & Porter, nd), 256.

John Fletcher or John William De La Flechere (de la flā shâr) died this date, 8/14/1785 at Madeley, England.  Fletcher wrote Five Checks to Antinomianism.  He was born, 9/12/1729 at Nyon, Switzerland.

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