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Quotes of Author: Susanna-wesley

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There are two things to do about the gospel: believe it and behave it.

There are two things to do about the gospel: believe it and behave it.


Author: Susanna Wesley
Topics: Gospel-Applied
2.
Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the delight for spiritual things, whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin.

Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the delight for spiritual things, whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin.

Reference:   Written to her son John before he departed to college.


Author: Susanna Wesley
Topics: Sin-Defined
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Whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind – that thing is sin to you.

Whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind – that thing is sin to you.

Reference:   Quoted by John Kirk, The Mother of the Wesleys, Poe and Hitchcock, 1865, p. 178.


Author: Susanna Wesley
Topics: Body
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1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul.

2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak.

3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely.

4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed.

5. Commend and reward good behavior.

6. Strictly observe all promises you have made to your child.

1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul. 2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak. 3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely. 4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed. 5. Commend and reward good behavior. 6. Strictly observe all promises you have made to your child.

Reference:   Rules For Raising Children.


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The parent who studies to subdue self-will in his child works together with God in the saving of a soul. The parent who indulges self-will does the devil’s work, makes religion impractical, salvation unattainable and does all that is in him to drown his child, soul and body forever.

The parent who studies to subdue self-will in his child works together with God in the saving of a soul. The parent who indulges self-will does the devil’s work, makes religion impractical, salvation unattainable and does all that is in him to drown his child, soul and body forever.