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A Month from Matthew #2

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,

it shall be measured to you again.    7.2

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C. H. R. I. S. T. M. A. S. (2nd card) (song) [1]

Christ, Creator, came to comfort,

Heaven’s hope for a heavy heart.

Redeemer from ritualism, Real Resort.

Infant, now Immanuel, ideals to impart.

Savior for sinner’s shame sent;

Taking trouble’s tyrant to task.

Master of mere mortals, magnificent,

And Answer to all who truly ask.

Serve this Savior, this Sacred Season.

– eab, DEC. ’66

[1] Sing to Hyfrydol-”Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus.”

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Christ was able to meet,

every situation He met.

– eab, 9/02

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They did not seek for wisdom –

               They were then called wise.

They did not seek for mean wealth –

               They already had that prize.

They did not seek for His wonders –

               Wonders had not yet begun.

They came to Him to worship Him –

               For that, they made their long “run.”

– eab, 12/2/06

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ON THIS DATE

Leslie D. “L. D.” Wilcox died 12/2/1991 in South Carolina.  He, his parents, and siblings were all converted in the same Wesleyan Methodist revival in January, 1924.  Wilcox entered God’s Bible School in 1927 and later taught there for 25 years.  He married Ruth Grode in 1929 and they had a son, Paul, and a daughter, Lucille (she & I were classmates all four years of high school).  His M.A. was from the University of Cincinnati.

He pastored 16 years and later was president of Ohio Conference 16 years, both with Wesleyan Methodist.  Wilcox would later belong to and help lead the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches.  His pen produced Power from on High (n.d.), Beyond the Gate (1961), Be Ye Holy (1965), Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (3 vol.,1985).  He was born 7/12/1907 at Silver Creek, NY, a few miles south and west of Buffalo on the shore of Lake Erie.

Quotes from Profiles in Wesleyan Theology

“He has a right of occupancy…He has the right of identification…” [under caption You Are God’s Property] p.270

“A foreigner won’t likely invest in real estate…he doesn’t intend to stay…picture of the Christian and his lack of interest in earthly values.” p.275

“There is no scripture to support their theory of separation of rapture and revelation…proponents are mostly Calvinists.” p.311

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