The Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papists Compared, Volumes 1-2

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J. and P. Knapton, 1754 - Methodism
 

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Page 169 - They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms...
Page 50 - After my return home I was much buffeted with 'temptations, but cried out, and they fled away. They returned again and again. I as often lifted up my eyes, and He "sent me help from his holy place." And herein I found the difference between this and my former state chiefly consisted. I was striving, yea, fighting with all my might under the law, as well as under grace. But then I was sometimes, if not often, conquered ; now...
Page 58 - I went to America to convert the Indians but, oh, who shall convert me? Who, what, is he that will deliver me from this evil heart of unbelief? I have a fair summer religion. I can talk well, nay, and believe myself, while no danger is near. But let death look me in the face, and my spirit is troubled. Nor can I say, to die is gain.
Page 33 - And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Page 42 - I thought my head was a fountain of water. I was dissolved in love. ' My Beloved is mine, and I am his.' He has all charms. He has ravished my heart. He is my comforter, my friend, my all. He is now in his garden, feeding among the lilies. O,
Page 77 - I have carried high sail whilst running through a torrent of popularity and contempt. I may have mistaken nature for grace, imagination for revelation, and the fire of my own temper for the flame of holy zeal ; and I find I have frequently written and spoken in my own spirit, when I thought I was assisted entirely by God.
Page 70 - The luft of the flefh, the luft of the eye, and the pride of life, are inconfiftent with the love of the Father, /'. e.
Page 237 - TO BE INITIATED. THE FIRST STAGE IS NOTHING BUT ERRORS AND UNCERTAINTIES ; LABORIOUS WANDERINGS ; A RUDE AND FEARFUL MARCH THROUGH NIGHT AND DARKNESS. AND) NOW ARRIVED ON THE VERGE OF DEATH AND INITIATION, EVERY THING WEARS A DREADFUL ASPECT : IT IS ALL HORROR, TREMBLING, SWEATING, AND AFFRIGHTMENT.
Page 27 - O thou devil ! Thou cursed devil ! yea, thou legion of devils ! thou canst not stay. Christ will cast thee out. I know his work is begun. Tear me to pieces if thou wilt ; but thou canst not hurt me.
Page 9 - they would have plucked out their own eyes, and have given them to him.

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