Holiness and Sanctification

Herald of Holiness, Volume 77 (1988)

Full-text pdf files of Herald of Holiness, Volume 77 published in 1988.

The Herald of Holiness (now titled "Holiness Today") is the denominational publication for the Church of the Nazarene. The magazine serves Nazarenes around the world and all Christians seeking holiness material. Holiness Today is a print magazine with articles geared to enhance holiness living by connecting Nazarenes with our heritage, vision, and mission through stories of God at work in the world. Articles are written by pastors, lay experts in various fields, and denominational leaders.


“We’ve Got Spirit, Yes we do:” Sanctification in the Acts Church

Abstract: The Greek word pneuma offers insight into the difference between salvation and sanctification as understood by the Acts church. Salvation is cleansing from sin, symbolized by water images including water baptism. Sanctification is filling with the Holy Spirit, symbolized by air images including a dove. The word pneuma means spirit, breath, air, or wind. This essay suggests that the Acts church would have conceived of sanctification as exchanging our human breath, for the Holy Breath of God.


The Double Cure

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Joseph Gray

Purity of heart is that spiritual state into which genuinely converted people enter when they are sanctified by the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The purifying of the heart comes as a second crisis in Christian experience. Justification is God's answer to the problem of guilt for sin. Holiness is God's answer to the problem of pollution of sin. The author presents in his own convincing manner, not only the "finger prints" and "footprints" of "the old man" . . . the world's greatest lawbreaker . . .

Wholeness in Christ: Toward a Biblical Theology of Holiness

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
William M. Greathouse

Holiness theology didn't begin with John Wesley. Holiness theology began with Christ. In Wholeness in Christ, holiness theologian and former general superintendent William M. Greathouse examines both the Old and New Testament roots of the holiness doctrine.

Holiness Teaching: New Testament Times to Wesley

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Paul M. Bassett

Heart purity, perfect love, entire sanctification--though John Wesley is acclaimed as the chief articulator of the doctrine in modern times, believers have both sought and known its truth in every generation of the Church. Included in this collection of Holiness classics are writings from the Shepherd of Hermas, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Bernard of Clairvaux, and others. The volume editor introduces each writers contributions with pertinent facts and commentary that place them in their proper historical and doctrinal context.


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