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“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and

worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,

who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

Rom 1.25

 

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“I am optistmist about my world

because I preach an optistmist gospel.”

– Ken Thompson, message, 10/6/05

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24/7

Being a Christian is 24/7.

If you are only a “part-time Christian” you have no, hear it, NO “retirement benefits.” None.

But cheer up, Christ (the Real One – not a false “Christ”) is calling for full-time workers.

– eab, 5/21/15

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Failure and Faithful began the same;

The ending is where the difference came.

– eab, 6/24/79

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ON THIS DATE

Daniel Sidney Warner was born, 6/25/1842, Bristol (now Marshallville), OH, the 5th of 6 children of David & Leah Warner.  Sadly David ran a tavern but Leah (Pennsylvania Dutch background) was more virtuous. DS was born again February 1865, attended Oberlein College, taught school & preached his 1st sermon, 1867 on “Resurrection Morning” (Act 13.18).  He did evangelism 6 years & 2 years mission work in NE. 

In October 1867 he married Tamzen Ann Kerr – she died after the birth of still-born triplets, May 1872. He married Sarah Keller, 6/4/1874 but she divorced him in 1890, first kept, then returned to him his only child to survive childhood (named Daniel), remarried, & died in 1893. DS, who didn’t believe he should marry (while Sarah lived), some months later married Francis Miller.   

On 7/6/1877 he was sanctified, a work he had earlier rejected. The group he was with brought charges against him (9/15/1877) for associating with the “holiness movement” & on 1/30/1878 expelled him, probably for espousing & preaching “sanctification.” In 1879 he published “The Herald of Gospel Freedom” (became “The Gospel Trumpet”).  His book, Bible Proofs of the Second Work of Grace was published (1880).  He helped start the Church of God Anderson. He wrote some 185 songs, including:

Who will suffer with the Savior, Take the little that remains

Of the cup of tribulation Jesus drank in dying pain?

Refrain

Lord, we fellowship Thy passion, Gladly suffer shame and loss;

With Thy blessing pain is pleasure, We will glory in Thy cross.

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“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 1.22-24

 

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“Carnal Christians are always more fascinated

by the showy than by the holy.”

– Richard S Taylor

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We do not understand what it was like to live in the 1800’s – no cars, no planes, no electricity.

We do not understand what it was like to live in the OT and

cannot understand without the aid of the NT and the Holy Spirit.  

– eab, 10/12/12

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Mercies Please

 

Who deserves the blessings of the Lord?

Not you. Nor you. Nor me.

Who needs the mercies of the Lord?

We do, we do all three.

– eab, 6/22/11

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ON THIS DATE

J A (John Allen) Wood was born 6/24/1828, at Fishkell, NY. “Fishkill” is from 2 Dutch words “vis” (fish) & “kil” (creek) & is located some 50 miles north of NYC.  As many Americans, his death place was further west, in his case about as far as possible – he died in California, 7/7/1905.

Wood was saved in his 10th year of life & was filled with the Holy Spirit in his 10th year of his preaching. His mother (name unknown to eab) told him, when he announced his call to preach that he “would carry an empty pocket & live from hand to mouth,” not a great encouragement from family.  He resisted the idea & doctrine of sanctification (the “old man” does not want to admit he exists &/or can be removed in this life) but was won to holiness by some of the lives of his congregation.

After being sanctified himself he penned a holiness classic entitled Perfect Love.  That book has been a blessing to many including helping yours truly.  He also was a great power in the once strong National Holiness Association. (The Interchurch Holiness Convention, IHC, in a way replaced the NHA among more careful-living souls in the mid 1900s.)

The following are quotes from Wood’s Perfect Love:

   The fact that a man is tempted is not proof that he is sinful…unfelt trial is no trial and pain on mind…is no more sin than pain of body. p61

   We have records of professions of perfect love in all the journals of the old Methodists…the golden pot of Methodist biography is brimful of the manna of sanctified experience. p151

   Men cannot be public sinners and then become private saints. p240

 

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