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The Will Must Be Conquered So Reason And Piety Can Govern

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:

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.

 

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“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

Source: http://www.raisinggodlychildren.org/2011/03/16-house-rules-by-susannah-wesley-john.html

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