Christian Living

Christian Living from The GBS Ministry Library

Lost in one generation

  Judges 2:7,10. ”And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua.   There arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.” Introduction A quiet forest-dweller once lived high above an...

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The Character of a Methodist

Not as though I had already attained. TO THE READER One SINCE the name first came abroad into the world, many have been at a loss to know what a Methodist is; what are the principles and the practice of those who are commonly called by that name; and what the...

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Christian Perfection, not Adamic Perfection

  It is asserted that if believers were wholly delivered from sin, and cleansed from all filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit of this world, they would be restored to the state in which Adam was before his fall, and not only have sinless souls, but deathless...

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Dangers to the Sanctified

  Do not be shocked to discover that the life of the sanctified is beset by dangers. Overlooking that fact gives Satan an advantage in his attacks…. One danger is considering purity of heart as the goal, whereas it is “fitness” for life and service on earth, as...

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Grow in Grace: 2 Peter 3:18

  “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   To Him be glory now and forever.   Amen.” This passage is everywhere cited by those who deny the doctrine of the Higher Life in disproof of that doctrine.... When...

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Growing in Grace

  Peter wrote to those of pure minds and exhorted them against falling from their own steadfastness. Instead they should “Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). Purity may come in a moment of radical cleansing....

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A Bouquet of Graces

  "Put off the old man with his deeds... and put on the new man." This means that the very image of Christ takes the place of the old man. "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercy." The Apostle is here describing the Christian...

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Two Parts to Sanctification

There are two parts to sanctification: God’s part and our part. God’s part is purifying and energizing. Our part is consecration and faith. Down through history, believers who wrote, spoke, and testified to this deeper walk with God have variously placed greater...

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Consecration: The Human Side of Sanctification

Consecration is not sanctification; but it is the human side of sanctification. As the promise of sanctification is never given to sinners, so  the call to consecration is never given to sinners. The attitude of a sinner being that of rebellion, he can simply...

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