I ground my faith upon God’s word, and not upon the church.
The faith of the church must be tried by God’s word, and not God’s word by the church; neither yet my faith.
Deny the world, defy the devil, despise the flesh, and delight yourself only in the Lord.
The highest earthly enjoyments are but a shadow of the joy I find in reading God’s Word.
The works of God are great mysteries and may truly always be hidden from us, however it is not wrong to lead your own personal enquiry through your prayers to the Lord.
God and posterity will show me more favour
Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit!
I do wash my hands in innocency, before God and the face of you, good Christian people this day.
I think that at the supper I neither receive flesh nor blood, but bread and wine; which bread when it is broken, and the wine when it is drunken, put me in remembrance how that for my sins the body of Christ was broken, and his blood shed on the cross.
Pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit; for he hath given you his great gift of utterance, if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart.
God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty thanks for all your attention to me. Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more than death can now terrify me.