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A Man Of God Unsanctified

"So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water" (1 Kings 13:19). The Bible is the world's greatest textbook on morals. It often teaches by personal incidents and story illustrations. The most important truths are sometimes wrapped up in a narrative that would delight a ch... Read More

A Savor of Life Unto Life, Or of Death Unto Death

2 Cor. ii. 14-16. Paul drew his imagery from the well known customs of his time. We have an example in that striking passage in 2 Cor. ii. 14-16: "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unt... Read More

A Two-fold Disease And A Double Cure

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts ye double minded." -- James 4:8. Health is the normal condition of moral beings. It is evidently what the Creator planned for all the beings He made. When He had finished His creative work He look... Read More

Any Man's Lawyer

"My little children, these things write I unto you that ye may not sin [even once]. And if any man sin [once], we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for our sins only, but also for the whole world" (1 John 2:1, R. V.). This ... Read More

Cleansing From All Sin

"God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all." "If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth." "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin... Read More

Death Or Glory, Which?

TEXT: Rom. 8:5-14. "For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh: but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace." -- Rom. 8:5, 6. On the previous Section, verses 1-4, Lange tells us:... Read More

Dying To Live

A Baccalaureate Sermon Before the Graduating Class of Texas Holiness University, June 11, l905. John xii. 23-28 "And Jesus answered them saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth ... Read More

Finished Sin

"Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man: but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lusts, and enticed. Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin [principle], when it is full gro... Read More

God's Keeping

"I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved entire . . . faithful is he that calleth you who also will do it" (1 Thess. 5:23 R. V.) He will keep the feet of his saints" (1 Sam. 2:9). "He will give his angels charge over thee in all thy ways" (Psa. 91:11). "He that keepeth thee will not... Read More

Holiness Rejected Makes Strange Bedfellows

In my rounds in many states I have observed a remarkable spirit of union and fraternity among people who seemingly would have no bond of union whatever. Here are the conflicting theories of these separate classes. 1. There are those who proclaim very openly that there is no such thing as sanctificat... Read More

Holiness Rejected Produces a Godless Christianity

The phrase "A Godless Christianity" sounds like a meaningless contradiction; an absurdity of speech. But let us not be too sure that it is meaningless. I am moved to write this by General Booth's graphic description of the dangers confronting the twentieth century: "I am of the opinion that the dang... Read More

Holiness Rejected Produces a Worldly and Barren Ministry

Every worthy man will seek to magnify his calling and make it honorable. Every true soul craves success. The nobler the occupation, the more honorable the ambition to succeed. Of all human callings, the most sacred and the most important is to stand as God's mouthpiece and ambassador, to plead with ... Read More

Holy Like God

"But like as he which called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living, because it is written ye shall be holy for I am holy" -- 1 Peter 1:15,16. The word "like" suggests at once the divinely implanted principle of imitativeness. There is not one gifted and noble mother in all ... Read More

How To Obtain The Blessing Of Sanctification

"The Lord, Whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple" (Malachi 3:1). "Ye are the temple of God" (1 Cor. 3:16). A growing number of Christians are inquiring about the experience of sanctification. Multitudes wish to get rid of the carnal mind that is enmity against God. Many are weary of moral ... Read More

It Brings Power

Power is universally coveted. Men love to gratify ambition and be dominant. Achievement will bring notoriety and publicity; conquest will be succeeded by renown. Authority calls forth the consideration and obeisance of others. How highly these things are esteemed by multitudes! Oh, yes people want p... Read More

Mocking At Sin

"Fools make a mock at sin." Prov. xiv. 9. Sin is the virus of spiritual beings, the moral malaria of God's universe. Its very existence is mysterious; its birth is unexplainable; its influence is subtle, and its results are awful in the extreme. What facile pen can picture it? What eloquent tongue, ... Read More

Moral Insanity

"The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live" (Eccle. 9:3). God uses the most striking language conceivable about the wickedness of the human heart. "Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Gen. 6:5) . "From the sole ... Read More

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Preached Before the State Association of the Congregational Churches of Pennsylvania Rom. 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel; for it is the power of God unto salvation." In these days of Gospel triumphs, the boldness and full significance of this assertion can scarcely be appreciated. Only as... Read More

Pentecost Received Results in Walking with God and Separation from the World

God's Word On The Subject I. Commanded Gen. 17:1: "The Lord appeared unto Abraham and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; WALK before Me, and be thou perfect." Deut. 5:33: "Ye shall WALK in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you." Deut. 13:4: "Ye shall WALK after the Lord your God... Read More

Pentecost Rejected; and its effect on the churches

So long as the early Christian Church frequented the Pentecostal chamber, her career was one of unbroken triumphs. While her leaders were sanctified, and her preachers spoke their gospel messages with the power of the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, the march of her progress was steady and irresis... Read More

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