Posts Tagged ‘John Fletcher’

“…popish bigotry kindly sends a soul out of purgatory if you reverence t black image which is pompously called the immaculate mother of God:”

“…whereas Calvinian bigotry indirectly sends to hell all those who shall not bow to the doctrinal image which she calls Divine sovereignity…”

– John Fletcher, from his WORKS vol. II

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“…Repentance…the awakening of a soul

from the sleep of carnal security…”

– John Fletcher, from Works vol. III

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“We are indebted to our Lord’s controversies

with the Pharisees and Scribes

for a considerable part of the four Gospels.”

– John Fletcher

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“Why are men “lovers of the world more than lovers of God”

Is it not because they really believe that the world can make them happier than God?”

– John Fletcher, Vol 1

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Fletcher Quote:

…does not Calvinism or if you please falalism or necessitarianism

absolutely make God the author of sin… 

– Works, Vol II, p369

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Fletcher Quote

…what is holiness but the reverse of sin?

– Works, vol II, p503

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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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