Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X

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Author: John Wesley

VI.
Are Works a Condition of Justification?

31. "Mr. W. says, ’No good works can be previous to justification.’ And yet in the same page he asserts, ’Whoever desires to find favor with God should cease from evil, and learn to do well.’"

I answered: "Does not the Bible say so? Who can deny it? ’Nay, but Mr. W. asks, If this be not in order to find favor, what does he do them for?’ And I ask it again. Let Mr. Hill, or anyone else, give me an answer. So if there is any contradiction here, it is not I contradict myself, but Isaiah and our Lord that contradict St. Paul." (Remarks, pages 389, 390.)

Mr. Hill replies: "Then a man may do works in order to find favor, and yet such works cannot be called good." You may call them so, if you please; but be not angry with me, if I do not. I still believe, no good works can be done before justification. Yet I believe, (and that without the least self contradiction,) that final salvation is "by works as a condition." And let any one read over the twenty-fifth chapter of St. Matthew, and deny it if he can.

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Chicago: John Wesley, "VI. Are Works a Condition of Justification?," Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X, ed. Thomas Jackson in Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X (London: Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, 1872), Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DLD5R7SVPH9S1PI.

MLA: Wesley, John. "VI. Are Works a Condition of Justification?." Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X, edited by Thomas Jackson, in Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X, London, Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, 1872, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DLD5R7SVPH9S1PI.

Harvard: Wesley, J, 'VI. Are Works a Condition of Justification?' in Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X, ed. . cited in 1872, Collected Works of John Wesley, Volume X, Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, London. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DLD5R7SVPH9S1PI.