Wednesday, December 26, 2007

wesley on gifts

John Wesley, speaking on why gifts of the Spirit seemed to have subsided after just a few centuries;
The grand reason why the miraculous gifts were so soon withdrawn, was not only that faith and holiness were well nigh lost; but that dry, formal, orthodox men began even then to ridicule whatever gifts they had not themselves, and to decry them all as either madness or imposture.

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Henry (Rick) Frueh said...

"but that dry, formal, orthodox men began even then to ridicule whatever gifts they had not themselves, and to decry them all as either madness or imposture."

Otherwise known as Calvinism.

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