The Oberlin Evangelist; A Semi-Monthly Periodical, Devoted to the Promotion of Religion Volume 1-2

The Oberlin Evangelist; A Semi-Monthly Periodical, Devoted to the Promotion of Religion Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...Thess. 5: 23, 24. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, anil soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that callcih you who also will do it, Wo have now arrived at a very important point in the discussion of this subject, and I beg your patient attention. Having shown, 1. What I mean by the term sanctification; 3. What entire sanctification iff 3. Thz difference between entire and permanent sanctifknlion t 4. What is not implied, and 5. What is implied in entire sanctification; I am next, according to my plan to show, VI. That entire sanctification is attainable in this life. 1. It is self-evident that entire obodiance to God's law is possible on the ground of natural ability. To deny this is to deny that a man is able to do as well as he can. The very language of the law is such as to level its claims to the capacity of the subject, however great or small that capacity may be. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with ail thy mind, and with all thy strength." Here then it is plain, that all the law demands, is the exorcise of whatever strength we have, in the service of God. Now, as entire sanctification consists in perfect obedience to the law of God, and as the law requires nothing more than the right use of whatever strength we have, it is of course forever settled that a state of entire and permanent sanctification is attainable in this life on the ground of natural ability. 2. The provisions of grace are such as to render its actual attainment in this life, the object of reasonable pursuit. It is admitted that the entire and permanent sanctification of the church is to bo ac oomp!i3hed. It is also...show more

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  • Paperback | 824 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,442g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236608437
  • 9781236608437