Sunday, April 12, 2009

John Wesley responds to those who ask, "Do we not make void the law through faith?"

And pithily doth he answer:

"First, all who preach not faith, do manifestly make void the law; either directly and grossly, by limitations and comments that eat out all the spirit of the text; or, indirectly, by not pointing out the only means whereby it is possible to perform it."

And there you have it. Next topic.

(From Wesley's sermon "Salvation by Faith," preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the University, on June 18, 1738.)