John Wesley on Christian Perfection (1)

Today we continue our celebration/commemoration of Wesley’s Aldersgate experience by highlighting one of his distinctive contributions to theology: Christian perfection.

A year or two after, Mr. Law’s “Christian Perfection” and “Serious Call” were put into my hands. These convinced me, more than ever, of the absolute impossibility of being half a Christian; and I determined, through his grace, (the absolute necessity of which I was deeply sensible of,) to be all-devoted to God, to give him all my soul my body, and my substance.

A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, 11.367