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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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…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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