The Polity Of The Methodist Episcopal Church In The United States; Being An Exposure Of The Spurious Origin Of Methodist Episcopacy-- The Tyrannical N by George Washington Musgrave

The Polity Of The Methodist Episcopal Church In The United States; Being An Exposure Of The…

byGeorge Washington Musgrave

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER. VI. PRACTICAL METHODISM--ITS MORAL MACHINERY--RELIGIOUS CHARACTER AND FRUITS. Importance of distinguishing between mere Excitements and true Revivals of Religion.--The illiterate character of Methodist preaching generally.--Their habitual and shameful misrepresentation of other Christian churches--their disparagement of the Christian character and piety of other denominations.--Methods employed by Methodists in collecting members into their church, and in proselyting from other denominations--boasting of numbers--camp-meetings--protracted services--enrollment of names--prejudicing serious and inquiring individuals against other denominations--tampering with the members of other churches with a view to proselyte them to their sect--special object of their campmeetings and frequent Excitements to proselyte from other churches.--The alleged efficiency of Methodist preachers compared with the fruits of Presbyterian ministers.--Ejjects of Methodism--in lowering the standard of qualification for the Gospel ministry--the little value they place upon Christian instruction--the perverted taste which Methodism creates for hearing the word of God--the improper notions it begets in regard to divine truth--its unhappy effects upon the world--Illustrations of the amazing credulity and gross fanaticism of Methodism. Before I proceed to exhibit the " moral machinery," &c. of Methodism, the reader will indulge me with one or two preliminary remarks. It is a very common device of the advocates of certain " revival measures," as they are called, to represent all who oppose them, as being opposed to revivals of religion--to denounce those who write and speak against fanaticism, as writing and speaking against spiritual and vital godliness--and to represent all oppos...

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Title:The Polity Of The Methodist Episcopal Church In The United States; Being An Exposure Of The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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