From the preface:
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This book is a great collection of experiences of the author. In his many travels, it comes as know surprise that he has met many people. True to Carradine's style, this book is both entertaining and instructive. The Table of Contents are as follows: Chapter 1: PEOPLE ON THE TRAIN Chapter 2: A HUMAN VOLCANO Chapter 3: MRS.…
There is a great revival on the doctrine, experience, and literature of holiness. This great Bible doctrine is agitating the Churches and people extensively. It is firing the pulpit, energizing the pew, awakening the thoughtless, resuscitating the class and camp meeting, and harnessing the press to the car of a more spiritual and unctuous religious experience than has prevailed for many years. Books, papers, and tracts are opening many eyes to the beauties of holiness, and feeding many hungry souls with this “hidden manna” of the Lord.
And the revival comes none too soon. In many places worldliness abounds, and the seed of the kingdom is being choked by the deceitfulness of riches. Ambition, pride, self-love, and place-seeking are, to say the least, too common. Full salvation is the God-given remedy for these evils. Praise the Lord, the “fulness of the blessing” is the divine antidote that effectually removes these contagious diseases. But the sad truth is that many oppose the doctrine and deny the experience. It is no uncommon thing for even Methodist papers to cast their innuendoes at the great Wesleyan and Bible statement of this precious doctrine. Some Methodist preachers have departed from the teaching of the fathers and have written books to destroy the foundation doctrine of the Church. But bless the Lord! the work is reviving. This book will help forward the good cause—the cause of Bible holiness.
When Brother Carradine entered the experience he at once told the good news far and wide through the Church papers. His rich experience and strong articles on the subject stirred many hearts. These and others will be glad to get this work, so as to preserve in permanent form the parts of it they have read before and to feed their souls on the truths so well and clearly stated in the parts that are new to them.
The Table of Contents are as follows:
CHAPTER 1: MY REASON FOR WRITING
CHAPTER 2: HOW I OBTAINED THE BLESSING OF SANCTIFICATION
CHAPTER 3: SANCTIFICATION IS NOT REGENERATION, NOR REGENERATION EXTENDED OR PERFECTED
CHAPTER 4: SANCTIFICATION IS NOT A RECOVERY FROM BACKSLIDING
CHAPTER 5: SANCTIFICATION IS NOT SIMPLY A GREAT BLESSING
CHAPTER 6: SANCTIFICATION IS NOT GROWTH IN GRACE
CHAPTER 7: SANCTIFICATION IS A DISTINCT WORK OF GOD
CHAPTER 8: SANCTIFICATION IS AN EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER 9: SANCTIFICATION IS A LIFE
CHAPTER 10: SANCTIFICATION IS AN INSTANTANEOUS WORK OR BLESSING
CHAPTER 11: SANCTIFICATION IS OBTAINED BY FAITH
CHAPTER 12: SANCTIFICATION IS A STATE OR CONDITION WITNESSED TO BY THE HOLY GHOST
CHAPTER 13: WHERE SANCTIFICATION IS SYMBOLICALLY TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE
CHAPTER 14: WHERE SANCTIFICATION IS SPECIFICALLY TAUGHT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
CHAPTER 15: WHERE SANCTIFICATION IS SPECIFICALLY TAUGHT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
CHAPTER 16: HOW TO OBTAIN THE BLESSING OF SANCTIFICATION
CHAPTER 17: CERTAIN DIFFICULTIES EXPLAINED
CHAPTER 18: WHAT SANCTIFICATION HAS SHOWN ME, DONE FOR ME, AND IS TO ME STILL AFTER MANY DAYS
CHAPTER 19: CERTAIN OBJECTIONS TO SANCTIFICATION CONSIDERED AND ANSWERED
CHAPTER 20: ADDITIONAL OBJECTIONS TO SANCTIFICATION CONSIDERED AND ANSWERED
CHAPTER 21: THE FINAL OBJECTION THAT SANCTIFICATION IS NOT A METHODIST DOCTRINE CONSIDERED AND TRIUMPHANTLY ANSWERED
About the author:
Beverly Francis Carradine (April 4, 1848 – April 22, 1931) was an American Methodist minister, and a leading evangelist for the holiness movement. He was a productive author, writing primarily on the subject of sanctification.
He served in the Confederate Cavalry during the American Civil War, and later in his lafe studied pharmacy and also worked in a store as a clerk and bookkeeper.
Unlike many ministers, Carradine was not converted to Christianity until the age of 26. He was licensed to preach only three months later, and continued in the service of God for the remainder of his life.
He was a prolific author, and wrote more than two dozen books. Throughout his life, he was influential in the holiness movement, and continues to be a blessing generations later.