Christian Living

Christian Living from The GBS Ministry Library

God Requires Real Holiness

The holiness which God requires is real and not imaginary. It does not consist in a belief that because Christ is holy and because we believe in Him, God will consider us holy, even though we are most unholy. This delusive but damning doctrine is quite popular. Sin is...

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Legality of Love or Love of Legality

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”—Matthew 21:37 This commandment embodies the heart of Christian holiness. The term “legal” with its cognates has to do with law and its relationship to conduct. The...

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An Overarching View of Christian Holiness

We Need Always to “Grow in Grace.” Christian perfection…does not imply (as some men seem to have imagined) an exemption either from ignorance or mistake or infirmities or temptations. Indeed, it is another term for holiness. They are two names for the same thing....

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John Fletcher and the Baptismal Flame

John Wesley considered John Fletcher the most blameless man he had found. Through a vivid dream concerning the Final Judgment, Fletcher had been first aroused to the condition of his heart. For some days thereafter he was so harassed in his mind that he could not...

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Love Enthroned

All the history of God’s relationships with us is the chronicle of His love. We can contemplate no more sublime and ennobling theme. In His love there are ceaseless wonders. God so loves our race that He gave His well-beloved Son to the humiliation of the manger, the...

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The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

“For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”—Acts 1:5 What is this baptism of which Jesus speaks? Predicted by the prophet Joel, as Peter reminded his hearers at Pentecost, it was to be the work of Jesus...

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