Today is Aldersgate day. For on May 24, 1738, John Wesley was converted. Wesley opened his Bible at about five in the morning and came across these words, “There are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, even that ye should partakers of the divine nature.”
That evening he attended a meeting in Aldersgate. Someone read from Luther’s Preface to the Epistle to Romans.
Wesley wrote “while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.”