Note: Since I posted this, I have learned more about the Wesley family that gives me pause. There is evidence to show that John Wesley was never a born again Christian. See, for example:
- JOHN WESLEY WROTE ‘I do not love God. I never did. Therefore I never believed’ & Attacking Calvinism
- JOHN WESLEY TAUGHT BAPTISMAL REGENERATION & PRAYER FOR THE DEAD (WITH OTHER POPISH HERESIES)
- Was John Wesley Truly Converted? (sermon)
The sermon listed above also contains information about Susannah Wesley’s faith. It appears that for most of her life she was not a Christian and only possibly became one a few years before her death. Thus, the post below should be taken with a grain of salt and be measured carefully against the Word of God.
“When the will of a child is totally subdued, and it is brought to revere and stand in awe of the parents, then a great many childish follies may be passed by. I insist on the conquering of the will of children betimes, because this is the only strong and rational foundation of a religious education when this is thoroughly done, then a child is capable of being governed by reason and piety.”
~ Susannah Wesley