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…God is ready to share His holiness with men…

                      – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 67.

 

He [man] is free to choose how he will act, but

            he is not free to choose the results of this action.                       

                    – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 136.

 

The term original sin was a term first used by the Calvinists…

                    – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 157.

 

Man’s departure from God was voluntary;

            his return must likewise be voluntary.

                    – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 200.

 

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.

                    – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 275.

 

Leslie D (L D) Wilcox was born this date, 7/12/1907 at Silver Creek, NY. His parents and siblings were all converted to Christ in the same Wesleyan Methodist revival in January, 1924.  He entered God’s Bible School in 1927 (later taught there for 25 years) and received an MA from University of Cincinnati.  He married Ruth Grode and was the father of Paul and Lucile.  

 

Wilcox pastored sixteen years and was president of Ohio Conference sixteen years, both with the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of Churches.  Later he was an officer in the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches.

 

He authored Power from on High (n.d.), Beyond the Gate (1961),

                                    Be Ye Holy (1965), Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (3 vol.,1985).  He died 12/2/1991, in South Carolina.

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March, 3

The End Of Our Strength

“Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

How strong is the snare of the things that are seen, and how necessary for God to keep us in the things that axe unseen! If Peter is to walk on the water he must walk; if he is going to swim, he must swim, but he cannot do both. If the bird is going to fly it must keep away from fences and the trees, and trust to its buoyant wings. But if it tries to keep within easy reach of the ground, it will make poor work of flying.

God had to bring Abraham to the end of his own strength, and to let him see that in his own body he could do nothing. He had to consider his own body as good as dead, and then take God for the whole work; and when he looked away from himself, and trusted God alone, then he became fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able to perform. That is what God is teaching us, and He has to keep away encouraging results until we learn to trust without them, and then He loves to make His Word real in fact as well as faith.–A. B. Simpson

I do not ask that He must prove
His Word is true to me,
And that before I can believe
He first must let me see.
It is enough for me to know
‘Tis true because He says ’tis so;
On His unchanging Word I’ll stand
And trust till I can understand.
–E. M. Winter

Lettie Burd Cowman was born this date (3/3/1870) in the state of Iowa.  She and her husband, Charles, founded OMS (Oriental Missionary Society) in 1907.  She first published Streams in the Desert in 1925.   It has been translated into at least fifteen (15) languages.

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“The most important thing is to know the will of God concerning one’s life,

i.e., to know what he wishes us to do and fulfill it.”

 

William Jennings Bryan, three times a contender for the Presidency of the United States of America wrote the above words in a letter on this date (2/2/1907).  Bryan was a Democrat and a Christian.  He penned these words to Leo Tolstoy who was a Russian and a Christian.  Tolstoy’s greatest work was also the largest novel in the world War and Peace.

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“Have Thine Own Way”

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Search me and try me, Master, today!
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,
As in Thy presence humbly I bow.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Wounded and weary, help me, I pray!
Power, all power, surely is Thine!
Touch me and heal me, Savior divine.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Hold o’er my being absolute sway!
Fill with Thy Spirit ’till all shall see
Christ only, always, living in me.

Adelaide Addison Pollard wrote this hymn in 1907.  She died this date 12/20/1934 in NYC (was born 11/27/1862).  Pollard, in addition to writing some 100 hymns spent some time (pre WWI) in Africa and taught at the Missionary Training School,  Nyack .

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