The Life of the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D.: Including in Detail His Various Travels and Extraordinary Missionary Exertions, in England, Ireland, America, and the West-Indies: with an Account of His Death, on the 3d of May, 1814, While on a Missionary Voyage to the Island of Ceylon, in the East-Indies. : Interspersed with Numerous Reflections; and Concluding with an Abstract of His Writings and Character
J. Soule and T. Mason, 1818 - 391 páginas
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Página 65 - Preachers. But I have still refused, not only for peace sake, but because I was determined, as little as possible, to violate the established order of the National Church to which I belonged.
Página 66 - If any one will point out a more rational and scriptural way of feeding and guiding those poor sheep in the wilderness, I will gladly embrace it. At present I cannot see any better method than that I have taken.
Página 72 - Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Página 64 - To all to whom these presents shall come, John Wesley, late Fellow of Lincoln college in Oxford, Presbyter of the Church of England sendeth greeting. " Whereas many of the people in the Southern provinces of North America, who desire to continue under my care, and still adhere to the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England...
Página 64 - I have this day set apart, as a Superintendent, by the imposition of my hands and prayer, (being assisted by other ordained ministers...
Página 66 - Vasey, to act as elders among them, by baptizing and administering the Lord's supper. And I have prepared a liturgy little differing from that of the Church of England (I think the best constituted national church in the world), which I advise all the travelling preachers to use on the Lord's day, in all the congregations, reading the litany only on Wednesdays and Fridays, and praying extempore on all other days.
Página 50 - I went out upon the common. I had the stage appointed for the horse-race for my pulpit, and I think between four and five thousand hearers, who heard with attention, still as night. Blessed be God for...
Página 36 - You see, then, in all the pains I have taken about this absolutely necessary deed I have been laboring, not for myself (I have no interest therein), but for the whole body of Methodists, in order to fix them upon such a foundation as is likely to stand as long as the sun and moon endure. That is, if they continue...
Página 65 - So that for some hundreds of miles together there is none either to baptize, or to administer the Lord's Supper. Here, therefore, my scruples are at an end, and I conceive myself at full liberty, as I violate no order, and invade no man's right, by appointing and sending labourers into the harvest.