Archive for the ‘Charles Wesley’ Category

I would the precious time redeem, And longer live for this alone, To spend, and to be spent, for them Who have not yet my Saviour known

December 2, 2009

I would the precious time redeem,

And longer live for this alone,

To spend, and to be spent, for them

Who have not yet my Saviour known;

Fully on these my mission prove,

And only breathe, to breathe thy love.

My talents, gifts, and graces, Lord,

Into thy blessed hands receive;

And let me live to preach thy word,

And let me to thy glory live;

My every sacred moment spend

In publishing the sinner’s friend.

 Charles Wesley

Hear Iain Murray’s excellent talk on John Wesley for more like this.

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Inspiration of the Scriptures

October 25, 2008

Charles Wesley: “The Bible must be the invention either of good men or angels, bad men or devils, or of God. However, it was not written by good men, because good men would not tell lies by saying ‘Thus saith the Lord;’ it was not written by bad men because they would not write about doing good duty, while condemning sin, and themselves to hell; thus, it must be written by divine inspiration” (McDowell 1990:178).
McDowell, Josh, Christianity; A Ready Defence, Harpendon, Scripture Press Foundation, 1990

Humility – George Whitefield

October 5, 2008

“You need make no apology for your plain dealing. I love those best, who deal most sincerely with me. Whatever errors I have been, or shall be guilty of in my ministry, I hope the Lord will show me, and give me grace to amend.” George Whitefield

After his death Charles Wesley wrote An Elegy on the Late Rev. George Whitefield 1770 :

Though long by following multitudes admired,

No party for himself he e’er desired;

His one desire to make the Saviour known,

To magnify the name of Christ alone:

If others strove who should the greatest be,

No lover of preeminence was he,

Nor envied those his Lord vouchsafed to bless,

But joyed in theirs as in his own success.

His friends in honour to himself preferr’d

And least of all in his own eyes appear’d

George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival, Vol.2 by Arnold Dallimore, page 518-9