Holiness and Power by Aaron Merritt Hills

Holiness and Power

byAaron Merritt Hills

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From the preface:
This book grew out of a burning desire in the author’s soul to tell to others what he himself so longed to know a quarter of a century ago. When the truth dawned upon him in all its preciousness, it seemed to him that he could point out the way to receive the desired blessing of the Holy Spirit more fully and plainly than other authors had done...

There are others who are in doubt about the theological and Scriptural standing of the doctrine of the instantaneous “baptism with the Holy Ghost,” with its consequent “holiness and power.” To them Part I. and Part II. are earnestly commended. We believe that the arguments there advanced are built on, and formed out of, the impregnable Rock of God’s Word. We have avoided all fanciful and doubtful and forced interpretations of Scripture. Passing by all texts of questionable bearing, there are enough left and in such profusion and variety of form and expression as to make the argument, to our mind, simply unanswerable...

We have not made the slightest attempt at originality. Our aim was simply to write a book so plain, using all material at hand, that any one hungering for “holiness and power,” could find how to be satisfied. The original writer on this subject was the Holy Ghost. If any one since St. Paul can claim originality, it is John Wesley. Later writers are only stating in a new form what has already been said. Readers will notice that the author has profusely quoted the written testimony and opinion of many others who have received the Spirit in sanctifying power. That fact gives to this book a great advantage...


The Table of Contents are as follows:
PART I: The Disease of the Church
CHAPTER 1, The Disease Of The Church
CHAPTER 2: Questions And Definitions
CHAPTER 3: Doctrinal And Philosophical Hindrances

CHAPTER 4: Sanctification The Cure Of Depravity
CHAPTER 5: Evidence That Holiness Is Attainable
CHAPTER 6: Arguments For The Attainability Of Sanctification Continued
CHAPTER 7: Arguments For The Attainability Of Sanctification Continued — The Inspired Prayers
CHAPTER 8: Arguments For The Attainability Of Sanctification Continued — Other Passages Of Scripture — The Counsel To The Apostles And The Churches
CHAPTER 9: Final Arguments For The Attainability Of Sanctification — Difficulties Removed And General Statement Of Conclusions
CHAPTER 10: Stones Of Stumbling Removed; Or, Opposing Texts Examined
CHAPTER 11: Objections Answered

CHAPTER 12: Sanctification A Christian Obligation
CHAPTER 13: Conditions Of Receiving The Blessing — “Conviction Of Want” — Feel Its Importance — Believe It Is For You — Hunger And Thirst
CHAPTER 14: Conditions Of Obtaining The Holy Spirit Continued — Obedience — Consecration
CHAPTER 15: Conditions Of Obtaining The Holy Spirit Continued — Faith
CHAPTER 16: Entering In

CHAPTER 17: Effects Of Sanctification — Love, Assurance, Peace, Self-Control, Sensitiveness Of Conscience, Apprehension Of Truth, Utterance, Courage, Loss Of Unholy Ambition, A Passion For Souls, A Fullness Of Life
CHAPTER 18: Results Of Sanctification — More Conscious Dependence Upon God, Growth Of Grace, Enduement Of Power
CHAPTER 19: How To Keep The Blessing
CHAPTER 20: Conclusion — Appeal To Christians And Churches, To Ministers And To Theological Professors


About the author:
Aaron Merritt Hills (1848-1935) was an American Methodist. Raised in a Christian home, he was saved at a revival meeting at the age of eleven. After high school, he attended Oberlin College, where he became acquainted with Charles Finney. 

After college, he pastored two churches over the course of sixteen years, and then entered into evangelistic work. At some point in his life, he found that he lined up more closely with the Nazarene church, and so threw his lot in with them. After a successful career (if it may be called thus) as an evangelist, he accepted the position of president at Texas Holiness University (now Peniel College). 

Throughout his life, Hills wrote many great books, and contributed much to the Kingdom of God. His legacy has long survived him, and doubtless he will be remembered for generations to come.

Title:Holiness and PowerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 2, 2015Publisher:Jawbone DigitalLanguage:English

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