Scripture Doctrine Of Christian Perfection Asa Mahan

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Scripture Doctrine Of Christian Perfection  by  Asa Mahan

Scripture Doctrine Of Christian Perfection by Asa Mahan
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MORE than twenty years ago a good brother said to us, I have a good book here I will give you, and if you will read it through on your knees it will do you five pounds worth of good. We wanted to get good, and accepted the book- it was ChristianMoreMORE than twenty years ago a good brother said to us, I have a good book here I will give you, and if you will read it through on your knees it will do you five pounds worth of good. We wanted to get good, and accepted the book- it was Christian Perfection, by Dr.

Mahan. We read it through on our knees, and got good—good, not to be balanced by five pound notes. We knew something of the experience of Christian Perfection, and this book greatly tended to show its scriptural foundation, and to establish us in the faith. We never read any other book through on our knees, save our Bible- we have thus read that annually every year since, and every year of our life are more fully convinced that it is Gods will that His people should be fully saved from all sin, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

During the last twenty years we have read almost everything on the subject we could lay our hands on, but on the whole, know of no human production which more clearly sets forth the scriptural character of this great grace than does the present work. Meeting with the author, he readily gave us permission to reprint his work, for the edification and salvation of those interested in the subject.The question is not, What is the experience of the Church? but, What are the provisions of grace? The experience of the Church may be far too low, and must never be our standard of appeal.

God has more light to pour upon the world than we have yet seen- and more grace to bestow than we have yet received. The question with which we should approach Gods word is, What is my Fathers will concerning me? George Fox, the Quaker, preached the Gospel of salvation from sin—Antinomians met him at his open air meetings, and contended that we could never get further in this world than, Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

They would proceed to quote passages which they supposed supported their views, but the Quaker stopt them with, Nay, friend, thou must not take Gods Holy Word to prove thy dirty doctrine! And he was right. Gods Holy Word enjoins a holy religion. A good brother says:—The doctrine we contend for is not limited to a bare and questionable place, a doubtful and uncertain existence in the holy records, but is repeatedly and abundantly.—explicitly, and with great clearness—embodied as a cardinal feature throughout the whole system.

It breathes in the prophecy—thunders in the law—murmurs in the narrative—whispers in the promises—supplicates in the prayers—sparkles in the poetry—resounds in the songs—speaks in the types—glows in the imagery—voices in the language—and beams in the spirit of the whole scheme, from its Alpha to its Omega—from its beginning to its end.

Holiness! Holiness needed! Holiness required! Holiness offered! Holiness attainable! Holiness a present duty—a present privilege—a present enjoyment, is the progress and completeness of its wondrous theme! It is the truth glowing all over—webbing all through revelation- the glorious truth which sparkles, and sings, and shouts in all its history, and biography, and poetry, and prophecy, and precept, and promise, and prayer- the great central truth of the system.

The wonder is that all do not see, that any rise up to question, a truth so conspicuous, so glorious, so full of comfort.



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