Unbelievable Quotes From John Wesley That Will Ignite Your Faith

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John Wesley was a Christian theologian and founder of the Methodist movement. He was born in 1703 and died in 1791. He wrote many hymns and sermons, and his teachings continue to be influential among Christians today.

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He was an English preacher. He was a leader in the First Great Awakening and wrote extensively on theology, Christian practice, and social issues. Here are some of his best quotes:

Unbelievable Quotes From John Wesley That Will Ignite Your Faith

John Wesley Quotes

John Wesley was an Anglican minister and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley, helped found the Methodist movement. He is well-known for his many quotes on various topics, including the Bible, money, love, holiness, and giving.

His most famous quote is this one.

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”

John Wesley

John Wesley Quotes On The Bible

My ground is the Bible. Yea, I am a Bible-bigot. I follow it in all things, both great and small.

John Wesley

I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.

John Wesley

The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.

John Wesley

The Bible must be the invention of either good men or angels, bad men or devils, or of God. It could not be the invention of good men or angels, for they neither would or could make a book, and tell lies all the time they were writing it, saying, ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ when it was their own invention. It could not be the invention of bad men or devils, for they would not make a book which commands all duty, forbids all sin, and condemns their souls to hell for all eternity. Therefore, I draw this conclusion, that the Bible must be given by divine inspiration.

John Wesley

Nay, if there be any mistakes in the Bible, there may as well be a thousand. If there be one falsehood in that book, it did not come from the God of truth

John Wesley

John Wesley Quotes On Money

“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”

John Wesley

“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?”

John Wesley

“Do not impute to money the faults of human nature.”

John Wesley

John Wesley Quotes On Love

“Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.”

John Wesley

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.”

John Wesley

“May we all thus experience what it is to be not almost only, but altogether Christians! Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus, knowing we have peace with God through Jesus Christ, rejoicing in hope of the glory of God, and having the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost given unto us!”

John Wesley

“Those without enough love experience rage, but love drives rage away.”

John Wesley

“Q. 7. What are the fruits or properties of this love? ‘A. St. Paul informs us at large: “Love is longsuffering.” It suffers all the weaknesses of the children of God, all the wickedness of the children of the world; and that not for a little time only, but as long as God pleases. In all, it sees the hand of God, and willingly submits thereto. Meantime, it is “kind.” In all, and after all, it suffers, it is soft, mild, tender, benign. “Love envieth not”; it excludes every kind and degree of envy out of the heart. “Love acteth not rashly,” in a violent, headstrong manner; nor passes any rash or severe judgment. It “doth not behave itself in decently”; is not rude, does not act out of character. “Seeketh not her own” ease, pleasure, honour, or profit. “Is not provoked”; expels all anger from the heart. “Thinketh no evil”; casteth out all jealousy, suspiciousness, and readiness to believe evil. “Rejoiceth not in iniquity”; yea, weeps at the sin or folly of its bitterest enemies. “But rejoiceth in the truth”; in the holiness and happiness of every child of man. “Love covereth all things,” speaks evil of no man; “believeth all things” that tend to the advantage of another’s character. It “hopeth all things,” whatever may extenuate the faults which cannot be denied; and it “endureth all things” which God can permit, or men and devils inflict. This is the “law of Christ, the perfect law, the law of liberty.” ‘And this distinction between the “law of faith” (or love) and “the law of works” is neither a subtle nor an unnecessary distinction. It is plain, easy, and intelligible to any common understanding. And it is absolutely necessary, to prevent a thousand doubts and fears, even in those who do walk in love.”

John Wesley

John Wesley Quotes On Holiness

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.”

John Wesley

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.”

John Wesley

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.”

John Wesley

“Vice does not lose its character by becoming fashionable.”

John Wesley

“I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.”

John Wesley

John Wesley Quotes On Giving

“Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can”

John Wesley

“When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!”

John Wesley

Conclusion

In conclusion, John Wesley was a great thinker, theologian, pastor, and minister with much to say about life and the world around us. Though his quotes might seem simple, they are full of wisdom and truth that can help us live better lives. So the next time you’re feeling down or need some advice, why not turn to John Wesley for guidance?

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