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The purpose of God is not to make you happy; The purpose of God is to make you holy.

- Message heard by author, 21 April 1992, Dayton, OH.

 

What is heaven but an eternal monument to holiness?    

- Message heard by author, 9/11/1996, uncertain location.

 

You can tell a false prophet not so much by what he preaches as by what he doesn’t preach

– Quoted in message by Vernon Shockley, heard by author, 30 January ‘98, uncertain location.

 

The sanctified Christian can do what he desires

And, at the same time, what God requires.

- Message heard by author, 8 February 1998, Hobe Sound, Florida.

 

V O Agan died this date, 3/25/2006 in Alabama (1:30 PM).  He was born 7/12/1923, in Georgia.  He was converted to Christ 7/28/1939 while still in Georgia.  He met and married Ruby Davis, a young lady, from Alabama.  Agan was a graduate of God’s Bible School, Cincinnati, OH.  He was a minister and later conference president, with a heart for missions and for Christian education.

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Every sanctified experience has a reverse gear in it. – Heard by author, February 7, 1994, Oelrichs, South Dakota.

 

You can’t be good without helping others to be good and you can’t be evil without helping others to be evil.  – Heard by author, February 10, 1994, Oelrichs, South Dakota.

 

If you’re in love with your money don’t ever marry…  – Heard by author, July 24, 2009, Muncie, Indiana.

 

I’m convinced there are a lot of people who want the benefits of Christianity without the purity. – Heard by author, July 30, 2009, Muncie, Indiana.

 

God has no program short of full surrender. – Heard by author, August 1, 2009, Muncie, Indiana.

 

Earl Newton was born this date, 11/16/1933, in Clemson, South Carolina.  He has pastored, worked with American Indians, worked with Christian schools, been a conference vice president, been a conference president, and is a holiness evangelist.

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“You can tell a false prophet not so much by what he preaches, as by what he doesn’t preach.”

V. O. Agan

 

The one and only Agan was Conference President (for many years) of the Alabama Bible Methodist Connection of Churches.

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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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