Monday, January 3, 2011

Permit Him to Speak Plainly ...

Let it be remembered, that I do not speak to the wild, giddy, thoughtless world, but to those that fear God. I ask, then, for what end do you send you children to school?
“Why, that they may be fit to live in the world.”
In which world do you mean~ this or the next?
Perhaps you thought of this world only; and had forgot that there is a world to come; yea, and one that will last for ever!
Pray take this into your account, and send them to such masters as will keep it always before their eyes. Otherwise, to send them to school (permit me to speak plainly) is little better than sending them to the devil.
- John Wesley
esley sermon entitled “On Family Religion”

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