Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wesley's view of Quakerism

"I trust you will never sink into Quietism (or Quakerism, which is only one mode of it). For then you would soon sink into lukewarmness; and what would come next who can tell? I have not known ten Quakers in my life whose experience went so far as justification. I never knew one who clearly experienced what we term 'sanctification.' But, indeed, their language is so dark and equivocal that one scarce knows what they do experience and what they do not." ~ John Wesley in a letter dated July 31, 1780 (Wesley was 77 years old at the time)

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