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 George Fox on SIN

While I was in prison, diverse professors
came to discourse with me. I had a sense,
before they spoke, that they came to plead
for sin and imperfection. I asked them whether they were
believers and had faith.
They said, “Yes.” I asked them, “In whom?” They
said, “In Christ.” I replied, “If ye are true believers in Christ, you are
passed from death to
life; and if passed
from death, then
from sin that
bringeth death; and
if your faith be true,
it will give you victory
over sin and the
devil, purify your
hearts and consciences
(for the true
faith is held in a pure
conscience), and bring you to please God, and give you
access to Him again.”
But they could not endure to hear of purity, and of
victory over sin and the devil. They said they could not
believe any could be free from sin on this side of the
grave. I bade them give over babbling about the Scriptures,
which were holy men’s words, whilst they pleaded
for unholiness.
At another time a company of professors came, who
also began to plead for sin. I asked them whether they
had hope. They said, “Yes, God forbid but we should
have hope.”
I asked them, “What hope is it that you have? Is
Christ in you the hope of your glory? Doth it purify you,
as He is pure?” But they could not abide to hear of being
made pure here.
Then I bade them forbear talking of the scriptures,
which were the holy men’s words, “for,” said I, “the holy
men that wrote the scriptures pleaded for holiness in
heart, life, and conversation here, but since you plead for
impurity and sin, which is of the devil, what have you to
do with the holy men’s words?”


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Samuel

 2008/6/12 13:44Profile
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 Re: George Fox on SIN

Beautiful words!

I was watching a video of Keith Green on youtube, called, [i]Keith Green - "Devotions or Devotion?" (Part 3)[/i].

And Keith made this comment,

"The Standard must be kept high. [...] Catherine Booth said, '[...] I will never - ever - lower the Standard [of Christ] even if it sends me to hell; I will not lower it.'

And, that's what happens, people invent 'doctrines' because they can't live up to the Standard. They invent these 'crazy doctrines'. You know, these 'wonderful doctrines', that say: You can go to heaven though you live a life of sin! And, you don't have to be changed outwardly as long as you get stamped 'USDA choice Christian' on the forehead, as long as you say the 'sinner's prayer'."

You see, this is why I love Keith Green. I hear Keith Green was also an awesome musician (hint hint!).


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Jordan

 2008/6/12 14:35Profile
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And, that's what happens, people invent 'doctrines' because they can't live up to the Standard. They invent these 'crazy doctrines'. You know, these 'wonderful doctrines', that say: You can go to heaven though you live a life of sin! And, you don't have to be changed outwardly as long as you get stamped 'USDA choice Christian' on the forehead, as long as you say the 'sinner's prayer'."



Very well put. Yes indeed, that is what is going on in our day and era. Right, the standard has been lowered, but that's not God's standards. That is somthing made up by men. God's standard still is: "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord" Hebrews 12:14. May God awaken this generation of so called "Christians" who seek to be right with God, but not have to get away from wordly lusts and sinful pleasures. God bless you brother or sister, your name is not in your profile that's why Im not sure if you are a brother or sister. Anyway God bless you.


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Samuel

 2008/6/12 14:55Profile
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George Fox had a clear understanding and walk that the blood of Jesus could and would set Him free. Amen! There's real power over sin through the blood of Jesus.

I'm so thankful it's not like the blood of bulls and goats with no power.

Heb 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling them that have been defiled, sanctify unto the cleanness of the flesh:

Heb 9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish unto God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?


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Ed Pugh

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