John Wesley and Asceticism


anecdotal stories

Young John Wesley, before his conversion, anxiously sought rest for his soul, finally deciding on a solitary life in one of the Yorkshire dales. His wise mother interposed, saying that “God had better work for you to do.”

Wesley traveled many miles to consult ‘a serious man.‘ “The Bible knows nothing of a solitary religion,” advised the good man.

Then, Wesley turned about and faced his career which was to make his personal history a part of the history of his country and Christianity.

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. – 1 Timothy 4:3

as solitary religion

*Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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