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Inbred sin is a unit of moral evil. If you have any sin whatever in your heart, of any kind or degree you have the seed of all sins in you. (Italics are Watson’s)

      – G.D. Watson, White Robes (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1883), 13.

When we see the provision for the complete cleansing from inbred sin, and then refuse to accept it, we reject that part of the gospel, and virtually adopt inbred sin as our own.

      G.D. Watson, White Robes (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1883), 16.

If growth cleanses from the least of depravity, it can cleanse from all depravity.  Again, it is the blood of Jesus that washes from all sin, but if growth can…wash the soul, then we do not need the blood of Jesus to do it.

      G.D. Watson, White Robes (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1883), 29.

The converted soul grows only by pressing after holiness.

      G.D. Watson, White Robes (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1883), 31.

G D (George Douglas) Watson was converted to Christ, 8/11/1863, while a Confederate soldier.  He was born in 1845 and died in 1923.

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We love to give to those we love.

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 5.

…We give the name of virtues to our vices and go on self-deceived.                  

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 19.

The church was never sent to entertain men.                                         

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 23.

All men have not the same means to be generous.  But all have the same power to be liberal.     

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 36.

Entertainment opens the floodgates and literally submerges the church in worldliness.

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 59.

Time does not and cannot regenerate.  

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 71.

God wants the church to be a perfect contrast to the world.      

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 78.

The giver gives character to the gift.

– Beverly Carradine, Church Entertainments, original printer/date unknown; reprint, Salem, OH: Allegheny Pub., 1989, 87.

Beverly Carradine was converted to Christ this date, 7/12/187 and became a great Methodist evangelist.

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“When the soul is wed to obedience,

the child is faith.”           – H. E. Darnell

H. E. Darnell was born the first time, 4/18/1919, in Louisiana.  He was converted to Christ (born again) on 1/6/1940 at Vivian, Louisiana.

 In that same year (and in the same location) Bro. Darnell was sanctified holy (2/4/1940).  He joined the Church of the Nazarene and later was one of their most intense evangelists.  His ministry crossed much of the U.S.

 He’s serious preaching will long be remembered and resulted in many souls seeking initial and full salvation and some of those are already in heaven.

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Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief,
Kneeling there in deep contrition;
Help my unbelief.

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

Frances “Fanny” Jane Crosby was born this date, 3/24/1820 (1823?) at Put­nam Coun­ty (Southeast) New York.  She was converted to Christ and became a Methodist.  Her “list” of songs/hymns is some 8,000 titles long. “To God Be the Glory,” “Blessed Assurance,” “Rescue the Perishing,” and “Draw Me Nearer” being a few of her many well-known poems set to music.  You can read the words and hear the music to scores of these at Cyberhymnal.org

She died 2/12/1915, at Bridge­port, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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“Imprisonment is painful, but liberty, on ill conditions, is worse. The prison stinks, yet not so much as the sweet houses where the fear of God is wanting. I must be alone and solitary; it is better so to be, and have God with me, than to be in bad company. The loss of goods is great, but the loss of grace and the favor of God is greater. I cannot tell how to answer before great men, and learned men; yet is it better to do that, than to stand naked before God’s tribunal. I shall die by the hands of cruel men; but he is blessed who loseth his life, and findeth life eternal. There is neither felicity nor adversity in the world that is great, if it be weighed with the joys and pains of the world to come.”

                                                – Reported to be from a letter Hooper penned in prison.

John Hooper was martyred this date, 2/9/1555.  Some time after receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Cambridge he was converted to Christ by the writings of the German reformers.  At one point he felt obliged to flee to France and was briefly associate Huguenots. Later he was associated with Bullinger (Zwingli’s successor).  He returned to England and under Edward VI, was made Bishop of Gloucester.

In the providence of God Edward died.  He was followed by Queen Mary and she as a Roman Catholic required Hooper’s death.  Thus the “Father of the Puritans” was burned at the stake in the 60th year of his life. He was born c. 1495, at Somersetshire, England.

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George Muller was born this date, 9/27/1805, near Magdeburg, Germany.  He was converted to Christ (1825) from a wild, sinful, even criminal life, under the ministry of the Moravians.  George began evangelistic work among Jews, children and others.  He came to England (Bristol) and eventually started his famous Faith orphanages.  This work of faith was supported by prayer, obedience, and private gift.  It is said that he (and his many helpers) took care of 10,000 orphans and that at his death (1898) some eight million dollars had passed through his trusting hands.  Only heaven will reveal the wonderful work this man accomplished, relying upon His Savior.

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“Only Trust Him”

 

Come, every soul by sin oppressed;
There’s mercy with the Lord,
And He will surely give you rest
By trusting in His Word.

Refrain

Only trust Him, only trust Him,
Only trust Him now;
He will save you, He will save you,
He will save you now.

2.

For Jesus shed His precious blood
Rich blessings to bestow;
Plunge now into the crimson flood
That washes white as snow.

3.

Yes, Jesus is the truth, the way,
That leads you into rest;
Believe in Him without delay
And you are fully blessed.

4.

Come, then, and join this holy band,
And on to glory go
To dwell in that celestial land
Where joys immortal flow.

5.

O Jesus, blessèd Jesus, dear,
I’m coming now to Thee;
Since Thou hast made the way so clear
And full salvation free.

 

John Hart Stockton died (3/25/1877) in Philadelphia, PA.  He was a converted to Christ at a Methodist Camp Meeting and became a Methodist.  He also wrote the music to : “Down at the Cross” (aka “Glory to His Name”) and “The Great Physician.”    

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I called to mind a lot of my own preaching, times when I had swung across the platform and gesticulated furiously, preaching from the text, “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound,” or the text, “And the iron did swim.” “Well,” I said, “the preaching was all right; and though it doesn’t seem that the iron is swimming, things are not as they seem to be.” Then I would announce to the powers of darkness: “The iron does swim!” and quote texts to support it. “All things work together for good!” “All things are possible to him that believ­eth!” “He shall abide with you forever!”

 

Then I was reminded how I had pranced about in the pulpit, and told the saints how they could “smile through their tears, and span the darkest cloud with a rainbow.” Then I yanked myself up and said, “Are you doing that? Here is a chance to practice your own preaching.” I said, “Yes, I may not look like it, but I am,” and away down in my soul I laughed aloud. I faced the regiments of hell, and declared that though “weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh in the morning.” I rose up in the strength of Jehovah.

                                – Rees, Paul, The Warrior Saint (Salem, OH: Schmul Publishing Co.), 107.

 

 

Seth Cook Rees was converted this date (3/17/1873), second day (Monday) morning.  Rees was born in Westfield, IN, 8/6/1854.  He died 5/22/1933 in Pasadena, CA.

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“The Song of the Soul Set Free”

Fairest of ten thousand is Jesus Christ, my Savior,
The Lily of the Valley, The Bright and Morning Star.
He is all my glory, and in this heart of mine
Forevermore I’m singing a song of love divine.

Refrain
‘Tis the song of the soul set free,
And its melody is ringing.
‘Tis the song of the soul set free;
Joy and peace to me it’s bringing.
‘Tis the song of the soul set free;
And my heart is ever singing,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The song of the soul set free!
2.
Once my heart was burdened, but now I am forgiven,
And with a song of gladness, I’m on my way to heav’n.
Christ is my Redeemer; my Song of Songs is He.
My Savior, Lord, and Master–to Him my praise shall be.
3.
When He came to save me, He set the joybells ringing,
And now I’m ever singing, For Christ has ransomed me.
Once I lived in darkenss; the light I could not see.
But now I sing His praises, for He was set me free.
4.
Angels cannot sing it–this song of joy and freedom,
For mortals only know it, the ransomed and the free.
Slaves were they in bondage and deepest misery;
But now they sing triumphant their songs of liberty.

Oswald Jeffrey Smith was Converted to Christ this date (1/28/1906) in a R A Torrey meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 16.  God allowed him to pastor in Toronto from 1915 – 1959 most of those years at People’s Church of Toronto

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Mr Wesley I reverence as the greatest minister I know but would not follow Him one step farther than he follows Christ.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 71.

 

Faith is the hidden root hope the rising stalk and love together with good works the nourishing corn… Christ takes neither faith nor hope into heaven the former being gloriously absorbed in sight and the latter in enjoyment.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 75.

 

…The word Belial in the original signifies “without yoke.”

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 81.

 

…Predestinarians…Augustine their father.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 153.

 

…part of St. Paul’s triumphant song just before he received the crown of martyrdom was “I have kept the faith!”  What wonder was it that he should have kept what even the incestuous Corinthian could never lose!

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 256.

 

…believing is as much a work of the heart, as walking to church is a work of the feet.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 297.

John William Fletcher was converted to Christ this date (1/23/1755) under the influence of a Methodist minister.

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