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The What, The When, And the How of Holiness.

The What, The When, And the How of Holiness.

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BY WILLIAM JONES, M.D., D.D., LL.D.



" Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." — John XV. 3.

" And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us ; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." — Acts xv. 8, 9.
BY WILLIAM JONES, M.D., D.D., LL.D.



" Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." — John XV. 3.

" And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us ; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." — Acts xv. 8, 9.

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THE WHAT, THE WHE, AD THE HOW OF HOLIESS.BY WILLIAM JOES, M.D., D.D., LL.D." ow ye are clean through the word which I have spoken untoyou." — John XV. 3." And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving themthe Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us ; and put no difference betweenus and them, purifying their hearts by faith." — Acts xv. 8, 9.The doctrine and experience of heart purity areinseparable from the gospel. Holiness and heart puri-ty are synonymous terms ; they signify the same thing.Holiness lies back of all that is said or seen. It em-braces the why of all doctrine and all theology. "Beye holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.'* God isholy ; and man is his child, and can never be happyanywhere until he is made holy. God made man holyat the first, and he corrupted himself by sinning. Afterthat, Jesus Christ "Redeemed him by his own blood,"and provided for his complete restoration to the favorof God.This complete renewal embraces three aspects orphases : Pardon, life, and purity. The apostasy em-braces guilt, spiritual death, and moral defilement.These three aspects of experience, — pardon, life,and purity, — each perfect in itself, constitute the ex-perience of full salvation as taught by the doctrinalstandards of the Methodist Church.2S2 PROM ELIM TO CARMEL.These two texts of scripture are addressed exclusively
 
to the church. They can have no primary applicationto unconverted persons. Jesus was talking to the dis-ciples about purification ; he said, ** ow in the Chris-tian dispensation ye are made clean by the word whichI have spoken unto you." The subject of the conver-sation was, "How to cleanse converted persons fromsome element or quality of uncleanness remaining inthem after their conversion."We shall not be so bold as to call it " depravity," forsome have recently discovered that there is no elementof uncleanness in depravity. But I take sides withJesus in this conflict. He says, "Blessed are thepure in heart." And then he says to the disciples,that as high priest of humanity he is the efficientand authoritative purifier.The disciples were all Jews, and were familiar withthe method of cleansing in the Jewish service. Theyknew also the difference between creating an objectand the cleansing of the same object from any defile-ment it might contract.In the old dispensation, purification was a rite per-formed by the high priest. He sprinkled the bloodand the watery ablution, and then pronounced thedefiled person clean. Jesus called their attention tothe fact that the Aaronic priesthood was typical, andmerged in him ; that he was the end of the law forrighteousness ; that the whole Jewish economy mergedin him ; and he thereby became the high priest of 'humanity forever. And having shed his own blood, — sprinkled it once for all, — and having sent the HolyGhost into the world, he now exercised his kinglyWHAT, WHE, AD HOW OP HOLIESS. 253authority and bade the offending uncleanness depart
 
from the soul ; and, like Lazarus in the grave, it hearsand obeys. It appears to me that Jesus anticipated theissues of this hour. It is assumed by those who areoffended at the bare suggestion of a second crisis infull salvation, that there is no possibility for a secondcrisis, because there is nothing unclean in depravity.Consequently there can be no crisis. Jesus did notcall it depravity, but called it uncleanness. And heafSrms that there are three stages of Christian life:(i) In Christ in a fruitless condition ; (2) in Christ in afruit-bearing condition; (3) in Christ in a purified andmore fruitful condition. Christ also said, " He thathath the Son hath life." We find from the statement of Jesus, and from our own personal experience, that lifeis found existing with a diseased condition of the soulas certainly as it is, with a diseased condition of body.Jesus plainly says there are three stages of spiritualprogress: Life without fruitage, life with fruitage,and a purified life with a more abundant fruitfulness-Every Christian occupies a place in one of theseclasses. Jesus further says that the cleansing is essen-tial to successful fruitage. Luke was no fanatic. extto Paul he was one of the most excellent scholars of thatperiod, and he supports all that I have said. Lukerecords the fact, that there were certain conservativeteachers at that date, and they came down to Antioch,and declared their adherence to Judaism, declaring itessential to salvation.The conflict was on ; the vital question had to besettled. Jesus had said that Judaism was merged intohim, that he was high priest of the gospel dispensa-254 FROM ELIM TO CARM&L.tion ; and purification was accomplished by the highpriest of this dispensation, the same as the high priest

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