James Relly was born about 1722 at Jeffreston, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and died in 1778. He was converted to Christianity during the Great Awakening ushered in by George Whitefield. He worked under George Whitefield as a Calvinistic Methodist preacher and missionary. However, Whitefield and Relly separated ways over Relly's seemingly universalist teaching that all humanity was elect (i.e. saved) when Christ took the punishment for all sin when he died. He also departed from both the Calvinists and Methodists by taking the doctrine of Justification further, in teaching that believers no longer sin and the Law's sole purpose is to condemn humanity and point them to Christ.
He was the mentor of John Murray, the founder of the Universalist Ch… Go to person page >
Display Title: The Lord Jesus Christ, who is our HopeFirst Line: When I behold my bleeding GodAuthor: James RellyMeter: C. M.Scripture: Jeremiah 17:7; Joel 3:16; Romans 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:1Date: 1792Subject: The Hope, that maketh not Ashamed: a Hope full of Immortality |