“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them: 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy; 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against; and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”
—John Wesley, eighteenth-century theologian and father of the Methodist movement, in a journal entry dated October 3, 1774. Wesley’s views on sanctification and holiness would inspire the 19th century American holiness movement, which in turn inspired the Brethren in Christ.
HT = Peter Kerry Powers