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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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…Selfthe most popular of all the false gods…

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 75.

 

There is more science in the twenty-fourth verse of the first chapter of Genesis…than in all Darwin wrote.

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 94.

 

What shall it profit a man if he shall gain all the learning of the schools and lose his faith in God?

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 118.

 

…The worship of the intellectan idolatry as deadly to spiritual progress as the worship of images…

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 127.

           

One can afford to be in a minority but he cannot afford to be wrong.

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 189.

 

…Confucius…Buddha…Mahomet…Hindu [followers of these] except where they have borrowed from Christian nations…have made no progress in fifteen hundred years.

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 202.

 

War is not a private affair; it disturbs the commerce of the world obstructs the ocean’s highways and kills innocent bystanders.

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 231.

 

The preacher should be the boldest of men because of the unselfish character of his work.

                                – William Jennings Bryan, In His Image (NY: Fleming Revell Co., 1922), 261.

William Jennings Bryan was born this date (3/19/1860) in Salem, IL.  He was Democratic contender for the US presidency three-times and Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson until he felt Wilson compromised and Bryan resigned.  He has been called America’s best-known fundamentalist between the uncivil war to the great depression.

 

As a Presbyterian layman, lawyer, and Christian, he defended and won (1925) for the state a victory against the teaching of evolution, in the Tennessee “Scopes Monkey Trial.  Bryan College is named for this great man.  He is also know for his “Cross of Gold” speech 7/8/1896, Chicago.

 

 

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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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