“It does not appear that these extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were common in the Church for more than two or three centuries.

We seldom hear of them after that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian… From this time they almost totally ceased… The Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the other heathens….

This was the real cause why the extraordinary fits of the Holy Ghost were no longer to be found in the Christian Church; because the Christians were turned Heathens again, and had only a dead form left.”

– John Wesley