Friday, October 3, 2008

Agreement in Truth

A portion of a letter written by the Calvinistic Methodist Welsh preacher, Howell Harris, to his friend George Whitefield. He spoke of a visit with Charles Wesley and confirmed to his delight a point of agreement between them. The letter was written in October of 1741.

Brother Charles Wesley came to Town last Saturday night, and we providentially met; he owned he had no freewill until four years ago,—that it was God that chose him first, and not he God, and that he is kept faithful by the faithfulness of God.—He spoke tenderly of you and seemed to be quite loving and teachable.

The Life and Times of Howell Harris: The First Itinerant Preacher in Wales, by Edward Morgan, first published in 1852, republished in 1998 by Need of the Times Publishers, p. 93.

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