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THE

DOCTRINES AND DISCIPLINE

OF THE

METHODIST E. CHURCH.

PART I.

Origin, Doctrines, and Administratibe
Bules.

CHAPTER I.

ORIGIN AND ARTICLES.

SECTION I.

Of the Origin of the Methodist E. Church. THE preachers and members of our society in general, being convinced that there was a great deficiency of vital religion in the Church of England in America, and being in many places destitute of the Christian sacraments, as several of the clergy had forsaken their churches, requested the late Rev. John Wesley to takę such measures, in his wisdom and prudence, as would afford them suitable relief in their distress.

In consequence of this, our venerable friend, who, under God, had been the father of the great revival of religion now extending over the earth, by the means of the

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