John Wesley on Christian Perfection (2)

Christian perfection does not imply an exemption from ignorance, or mistake, or infirmities, or temptations; but that it does imply the being so crucified with Christ, as to be able to testify, “I live not but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20) and has “purified my heart by faith.” (Acts 15.9.) It does imply “the being holy, as he that has called us is holy, in all manner of conversation:” (2 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Peter 1:15;) and, in a word, “the loving the Lord our God with all our heart, and serving him with all our strength.”

An Earnest Appeal to Men of Reason and Religion, 8.22