Christian Living

Christian Living from The GBS Ministry Library

What Christ Will Do in Us

Many speak well of what Christ has done for us but little of what He is to do in us! He was incarnated, suffered, died, and rose again, ascended to heaven, and there appears in the presence of God. These were all saving, atoning, and mediating acts for us that He...

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Perfect Loyalty to God

The first essential prerequisite to Christian perfection and a leading characteristic of it is a cheerful, perfect submission to the will of God. “But,” someone says, “I had to submit myself unreservedly to God’s will before He would even pardon my sins.” So must...

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Both Gradual and Instantaneous

Let us strongly and explicitly exhort all believers on to perfection. That we may all speak the same thing, we ask once for all, shall we defend this perfection or give it up? We all agree to defend it, meaning thereby (as we did from the beginning) salvation from all...

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Why Believers are Defeated at Kadesh Barnea

Like the Children of Israel at Kadesh Barnea, God’s people often reach a place where divine commands and promises, as well as the testimonies of those within the land of perfect love, convince them that they are upon its very verge. Yet these believers are often...

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What is Christian Holiness?

Christian Perfection or entire sanctification, as John Wesley defines it, is “loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.   This implies that no wrong temper, none contrary to love, remains in the soul;   and that all the thoughts, words, and...

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Christ Crowned within: Christian Purity

“Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:14) “I believe God has sanctified me throughout, soul, body and spirit; and I am willing all the world to know it,” wrote the...

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Imperfect Christians

(Pointedly the founder of Methodism explains that even entirely sanctified believers are subject to mistake and error. Thus, as he would state later, they continually need the cleansing blood of Christ’s atonement.) No one is so perfect in this life as to be free from...

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Holiness is Often Misunderstood

The Bible has much to say about holiness. It is an attribute of God (Ps. 60:6; Rev. 4:8, et al). We are commanded to follow it (Heb. 12:14) and to worship God in the beauty of holiness (Ps. 29:2). Without holiness no one shall see the Lord (Heb. 12:14). There are many...

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