The Water of Life

By G. D. Watson Among the various emblems in Scripture, which the Holy Spirit has selected, none is more frequently used than that of water. In the second chapter of Genesis we have an account of a river that went out of Eden to water the garden, which had four heads or branches. This river … Read more

Entire Sanctification

By Adam Clarke     The word “sanctify” has two meanings. It signifies to consecrate, that is, to separate from earthly and common use and to devote or dedicate to God and His service. It also signifies to make holy or pure.     Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us, but  how … Read more

Ye Shall Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost

SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO OBTAIN IT. By John Thomas HOLINESS is a Bible word, and from Gene­sis to Revelation we see that: (1) Holiness is commanded. (2) Holiness is promised. (3) Holiness is offered. (4) Holiness is obtainable. (5) Holiness is experienced. In Hebrews 12:14 we read, “Follow peace with all men, … Read more

Sanctification Is Not a Growth in Grace

Here is where multiplied thousands fall into error. They have confounded two sep­arate and distinct things. By insisting that perfect holiness and growth in grace are the same, they have made the work of man and the work of God identical. It is a very grave error. It is more than grave — it is … Read more

David  B. Updegraff’s Testimony To Entire Sanctification

There were a good many people who gave me trouble, but as I learned more of myself I discovered one “old man”* who gave me more trouble than all the others, and he was a member of my own household (part of me). * His sinful nature. His deeds had been put off (Ephesians 4:22), … Read more

Steps to Holiness

By G. D. Watson There springs up in the heart of the new Christian a desire to grow in grace, but his views of growth are vague, and as he looks forward to his Christian journey a silver mist hangs over the dis­tant horizon. He does not apprehend clearly the hindrances in his own nature to … Read more

Daniel Steele’s Testimony To Entire Sanctification

My early religious experience was variable, and for the most part consisted in, “Sorrows and sins, and doubts and fears, A howling wilderness.” The personality of the Holy Spirit was an article of faith rather than a joyful realization. He had breathed life into me, but not the more abundant life (John 10:10). In a … Read more

J. O. Peck’s Testimony To Entire Sanctification

I had a deep hunger in my heart that I never had before. I hardly knew what to make of it. As far as I could judge I had not lost any spirituality. I scarcely knew what I longed for, and as I examined myself and prayed more earnestly the hunger of my soul grew … Read more

Is Sin Suppressed or Eradicated?

By A. M. Hills CALVARY COVERS IT ALL! THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN! For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. – 1 John 3:8 The finished work of Jesus, in delivering us from the works of the devil, is … Read more