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Substitutes – Completely Sanctified Life # 3 – Eccentric sidetracks

There are numerous sidings (RR term i.e. off the main track) which can sound good, even spiritual, but which are satanic replacements for being filled by the Holy Ghost. Being busy doing pious activities, observing supposed, special days, wearing “traditional” trinkets or garb may make you feel exceptional but cannot/will not make you holy. The devil seems not to care how religious you are but will, if you let him, sidetrack you from Full Salvation. Cult and near-cults abound.  Wholly holy people are rare.

-eab,  9/5/17

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Substitutes – Completely Sanctified Life # 2 – Extraordinary Discipline

There’ve been heathen who used extreme/weird forms of discipline. Some physical, some mental, some even (what they perceived as) spiritual. Some evangelicals have lived disciplined-lives to-a-fault. Some holiness men have over-emphasized discipline.  Heathen, evangelical or holiness people either not believing God could remove carnality or never willing to let Him extract it, have relied on self-control instead. Legalism fits here. God’s mature souls have discipline but their inner calm/holiness is from God.

– eab,  9/5/17

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Substitutes for the Completely Sanctified Life # 1 – Education (to include new languages)

Not until the Great White Throne Judgment will all souls be known who came to the light of “The Higher Life” but chose higher education. Was it prideful?  Saints don’t have Ph D (or similar title) showing behind their name, for all to see. Was it easier to spend yrs pursuing degrees rather than dying to self & then spending a life-time pursing God?  Some of God’s best have been educated (institutionalized &/or individualized) but their intellectual interests were 100% subjected to the blessed Holy Spirit.

– eab, 9/5/17

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