Wesley Stories

Joseph Beaumont Wakeley
THE ARMINIAN MAGAZINE. Issue 2. FAll, Nov., 2016. Volume 34.
Date Posted June, 2016

In 1783 the Rev. Robert Miller asked Mr. Wesley, "What must be done to keep Methodism alive when you are dead?" Mr. Wesley gave the following answer: "The Methodists must take heed to their doctrine, their experience, their practice, and their discipline. If they attend to their doctrines only, they will make the people Antinomians; if to the experimental part of religion only, they will make them enthusiasts; if to the practical part of religion only, they will make them Pharisees; and if they do not attend to their discipline, they will be like persons who bestow much pains in cultivating a garden, and put no fence around it to save it from the wild boars of the forest."