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“Teach me, Lord Jesus…not to be hungering for the ‘strange and peculiar’ when the common, ordinary, and regular, rightly taken, will suffice to feed and satisfy the soul.”

 Jim Elliot wrote this 7/11/1952, in his journal.  He, along with Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian were martyred in Ecuador in 1956.

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Sin as an act must be forgiven; sin as a principle must be cleansed.

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 17.

 

Native timidity is no sign of a lack of grace, and native boldness is not sign of any degree of grace.

    – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 41

               

Actions may be colored by circumstances, early training, mental attitudes or physical ability, while the intentions are perfectly pure.

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 42.

 

Conscience, which is largely influenced by education, cannot always be trusted…

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 49.

 

Someone may ask, “Did not Daniel resist the powers of his day and disobeyed the king’s decree?”  No.  He chose penalty rather than obedience, because there was a moral issue at stake.

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 52.

Richard G. (Gant) Flexon was born this date (6/18/1895).  He was a preacher, writer, and man of prayer, with a wide influence in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of his day.  He passed away 4/19/1982.

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