Thursday, March 19, 2009

The real state of his heart

"Orders of a Religious Society Meeting in Fetter's Lane, in obedience to the command of God by St. James . . . May 1, 1738, it was agreed:

1. That they will meet together once in a week to confess their faults one to another, and pray for one another, that they may be healed. . . .

10. That every one in order speak as freely, plainly and concisely as he can, the real state of his heart, with his several temptations and deliverances since the last time of meeting."

Peter Bohler and John Wesley, quoted in Raymond C. Ortlund [Sr.], Let the Church be the Church, page 75.