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Friday, August 9, 2013

Warrant served on JW and bail demanded but refused

Tue. 9 Aug 1737: Mr. Jones, the constable, served the warrant, and carried me before Mr. Bailiff  Parker and Mr. Recorder. My answer to them was that the giving or refusing the Lord’s Supper being a matter purely ecclesiastical, I could not acknowledge their power to interrogate me upon it. Mr. Parker told me, ‘However, you must appear at the next court holden for Savannah.’ Mr.Williamson (who stood by) said, ‘Gentlemen, I desire Mr. Wesley may give bail for his appearance.’ But Mr. Parker immediately replied, ‘Sir, Mr. Wesley’s word is sufficient.’

1 comment:

Charlie said...

It is so Holy when we wholly give ourselves to Him in intimate worship...even our harshest critic respects our devotion to Him...and yes, Communion is so wonderful, and I am so glad we do not have closed Communion, that anyone who is a Child Of God can participate.