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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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…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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