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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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…There is no holiness for man unless it is based on the holiness of God.

                – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 65.

 

There is always in it [act of sin] an attitude of defiance and rejection of authority and the decision to go “one’s own way.

                – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 145.

 

…One thing that will mark Christian perfection…will be a willingness and readiness to apologize…

                – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 251.

 

The application of perfect love…is like buying a new tool…you must learn how to use it.

                – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 260.

 

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

                – L. D. Wilcox, Profiles in Wesleyan Theology (Salem, OH: Schmul, 1985), 311.

 

Leslie (L D) Wilcox died this date in South Carolina.  He was a pastor, a professor, a conference president, and a published author. I had the privilege of sitting under his teaching at God’s Bible School. In my early years of teaching he encourage me toward C S Lewis.  See also Power from on High, Beyond the Gate, Be Ye Holy, and Beacons for Youth.

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