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D.S. Warner (1842 - 1895)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker D.S. Warner in text and pdf format. Daniel Sydney Warner is known primarily as a church reformer and one of the founders  of the Church of God (Anderson) and other similar church groups. He is also known for some of his songs which other church groups have incorporated into their hymnody. He is mostly known by only the initials of his given and middle name, D. S. Warner, which was typical for his time period.
On April 22, 1881, Warner "came out" of all holiness associations, saying, "We were positively denied membership [in any holiness association] on the ground of not adhering to any sect. And now we wish to announce to all that we wish to cooperate with all Christians, as such, in saving souls—but forever withdraw from all organisms that uphold and endorse sects and denominations in the body of Christ." "Anti-sectarianism" would become a watchword for his followers for many years afterward. His detractors would call his movement, the "come-outers".
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(Salvation) 1. What does it mean?
O reader, have you given attention to that which is contained in the word SALVATION? O man, think of this; it concerns you more than all other objects taken together for which the whole world is in pursuit.
Salvation is worth a thousand times more than ... read more
(Salvation) 10. God Himself is our Salvation
The holy prophet Isaiah seemed to have been filled with surprise and admiration at the revelation of this wonderful truth to his mind. Hence he cries out, "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength a ... read more
(Salvation) 11. Leaves no cloak for sin
By nearly all sin serving professors it is admitted that the Bible requires us to be pure and holy, and to live free from sin. But most of them claim that we can not in this life meet those requirements. That the commands, "be ye holy," "be ye perfect," e ... read more
(Salvation) 12. Promises of salvation
As we have already observed, it is generally admitted that God's word demands of all men to live holy and sinless lives. But foolish men look at these high commands of God, then at their inward proneness to evil and impotency in that which is good; and al ... read more
(Salvation) 13. Meets every need
The infinite wisdom and actual divinity of the Holy Bible is wonderfully demonstrated in this fact. No other book on earth is both instructive, interesting, and never exhausted; both by ignorant and learned, by youth and mature minds. To such as love God ... read more
(Salvation) 14. Provides for our healing
Jesus, the Lamb of God, who bore the sin of the world, also, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. "—Isa. 51: 4, 5. Matt. 8: 16, 17. He is, therefore, a complete Savior of the body from sickness, as well as the soul from sin. "And he h ... read more
(Salvation) 15. Salvation is reasonable
Under this head an extensive field of thought is opened up. Every minutia of the system of divine truth might be examined and found in harmony with pure reason. But we can only take space to call attention to a few points.
1. The Incarnation and, Suffe ... read more
(Salvation) 16. Salvation now
"Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee."—Isa. 49: 8.
Here is a special day of salvation spoken of, an acceptable time. The most propitious season of God's ... read more
(Salvation) 17. Salvation now or never
With this great truth stamped upon the hearts of the apostles and early ministers, they made all speed to carry the glad tidings of a perfect, free, and present salvation to all men. And as to the future, it can not be denied that, with one voice, they po ... read more
(Salvation) 2. Deliverance
The entrance of sin into our world has brought in its train indescribable wretchedness. Guilt and remorse sting the conscience and fill the soul with shame. Sinful habits form the links of an iron chain, which bind the life in utter despair. A chain of bo ... read more
(Salvation) 3. Free from sin
"For he that is dead is free from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ we believe we shall also live with him. "—Rom. 6: 7, 8.
"For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to ... read more
(Salvation) 4. Keeps us from committing sins
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. "—Rom. 6: 6.
Men's outward lives are usually an expression of their inward state. Therefore, the condition of bei ... read more
(Salvation) 5. Fits us to live Holy in this life
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope' and the glorious appeari ... read more
(Salvation) 6. Salvation twofold
There is a late creed comprising what is called " The Fourfold Gospel." But since we read of nothing of the kind in the old Bible, we may safely conclude that this is "another gospel," a new arrangement. If we go beyond the oft expressed twofold salvation ... read more
(Salvation) 7. Makes us perfect
It is a very common utterance in the camp of formality that no one may hope to be perfect in this life. But what says the Word ?
1. Perfection is commanded both in the Old and New Testaments.
"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord a ... read more
(Salvation) 8. Fits us for Heaven
What is the fitness needed to enter and enjoy that holy place of God's awful presence? If we will attend to the voice of inspiration no man need be deceived in this matter.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."—Matt 5: 8. "Follow p ... read more
(Salvation) 9. It is God's Salvation
Salvation is a plan, a remedy, which has for its object the restoration of man from the power of sin and the effects of the fall. Now any project should command attention and confidence in proportion to the greatness of its author. Who has conceived and d ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
“After that the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared” unto me, in removing the veil of ignorance and deep prejudice from my heart; enabling me to see and appropriate Christ as my sanctification, all the longing of my heart seemed to center i ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 10. THE FULLNESS A GRACE UPON GRACE
Jesus points out the object of the lesson on the vine and braches as follows:
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (John 15:11)
In the sixteenth chapter the dear Savior again spe ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 11. ROMANS 5:1-2, PROOF POSITIVE
The Apostle here places side-by-side, justification and another state of grace beyond. “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Here is a clear and full statement of a complete work, i.e., justification by fait ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 12. ABSOLUTE PROOF—2 CORINTHIANS 1:15
“And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that you might have a second benefit”—margin, “second grace.”
Some may attempt to identify this second benefit with the return visit spoken of in the following verse. But we have ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 13. THE DIVINE IMAGE RESTORED
Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. Now, the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into th ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 14. JUSTIFICATION INDUCTS INTO A DUAL STATE
In Chapter Two we have shown that perfect salvation is taught in the Bible and what it is. In this chapter we shall show that it is the “second grace,” a religious experience subsequent to regeneration.
Christ commanded His disciples saying, “Be ye ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 15. LOVE, AN OLD AND NEW COMMANDMENT
If, as we have proved, the Bible teaches a distinct blessing of purity after conversion, Then we should also expect to find a corresponding uplift in all the concomitant graces. The removal of all anger, malice, selfishness, pride and hatred from the hear ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 16. THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS
That the Thessalonians had been soundly converted to God before the Apostle addressed his first epistle to them cannot be doubted for he calls them “brethren beloved” and declares that they “knew their election of God.” “For,” says he, “ou ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 17. TWO MEASURES OF SALVATION IN CHRIST
Therefore, I endure all things for the elect’s sake, that they may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. (2 Timothy 2:10)
The “eternal glory” may possibly refer to the future glory of the saints. But it is much more c ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 18. THE SCARLET THREAD IN THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
The Epistle to the Hebrews is a masterpiece on the divine life. Holiness, like a scarlet vein, pervades if from beginning to end—uniting it into one harmonious whole.
In the first and second chapters the Apostle argues the ability of “Him that san ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 19. THE SCARLET THREAD OF HEBREWS CONTINUED
We have seen that the two-fold service of the tabernacle is declared to be a type of Christ’s salvation. Hence we give what may serve as an outline of the tabernacle, that you may see the divine way of salvation. You perceive that it presents the same t ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 2. CHRISTIAN PERFECTION AND HOLINESS THE SAME
These terms, it is generally believed and taught, represent the same moral state. Let us endeavor to find their Scriptural meaning. Perfection is from “katartizo” and “teleios” in the Greek. The first of these terms is defined by our standard lexi ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 20. SAINT JOHN’S TESTIMONY TO THE SECOND WORK
To properly appreciate and understand the word of life, it is important that we have before our minds the characters addressed, and the particular object of the Epistle under consideration.
The Apostle John addresses his first Epistle to his “little ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 21. ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION ALWAYS ADDRESSED TO BELIEVERS
If entire sanctification were simultaneous with pardon, it would be used interchangeably with it and regeneration. It would be enjoined upon sinners and connected with repentance like conversion. We never read of sinners commended to repent and be sanctif ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 22. PURIFICATION A DISTINCT, INSTANTANEOUS WORK OF GRACE
Most writers upon the subject of holiness have quoted largely from human authorities; these harmonious witnesses have doubtless contributed much to establish and advance this most important cause. But, in the preparation of this work I have felt specially ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 23. SOME OF THE PARABLES
By saying that some of them teach it, does not imply that others teach the opposite. Some Scriptures teach salvation as a whole, others in detail, describing the successive degrees of it attainment, but this implies no discord in their testimony.
And ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 24. THE SECOND SHAKING
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Y ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 25. THE ONCE MORE SHAKING AND PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH
Please read over again Hebrews 12:25-29. “This word, yet once more signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken.” We have not yet presented a tithe of the Scriptures that treat on the above subject, and show its relation to the purification ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 26. SEPARATION OF THE WHEAT AND CHAFF
The great war for the extermination of sin out of the heart, or sinners out of the church, is destined to sweep over all the nations of the earth.
The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came. (Isaiah 41:5)
... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 27. TWO DEGREES OF DIVINE LIGHT IN THE SOUL
Perhaps no figure is more frequently used in the Bible to represent pure divine religion than that of light. To the heart that is filled with the heavenly illumination, this idea is very precious. Glory to God for light—pure spiritual light in the soul. ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 28. TWO DEGREES OF CHRISTIAN FAITH
Faith is the most important means of union with the Divine Being. And as our oneness with God is in proportion to our conformity to His nature, our faith will, in general, correspond with the degree of holiness we possess; and as holiness exists before ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 29. TWO IMPARTATIONS OF LIFE IN THE GOSPEL
Sin has involved the race of mankind in spiritual death. We are plainly told that “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; so death passed upon all men” (Romans 5:12). “To be carnally minded is death.” “With God is the fountain ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 3. ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION, IN THE ECONOMY OF GRACE
Before we proceed to the Scripture proofs of the above proposition, it is necessary to state just what we include in Regeneration.
We often hear it said that God does not do His work imperfectly. This is all true. Regeneration is a complete work by itsel ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 30. WHAT THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4)
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 31. THE WILD OLIVE ROOT
There dwelt in a certain town two men, and to each of them there had been conveyed by a clear will, and handed down through a long line of ancestors, a small but very precious life lot and dwelling house. But soon after they had conscious possession of ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 4. THE TWO-FOLD SALVATION CONTINUED
Some, unable to deny the two works of grace wrought in the first converts of the Gospel, have assumed that it was because the kingdom was then in process of erection; and that, when all its elements were once present, one grasp of faith appropriated all t ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 5. ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION A DISTINCT GRACE
All Christian teachers agree that Israel ’s bondage in Egypt represents the vassalage of sin. Their deliverance under Moses, (who was a figure of Christ), their passage through the Red Sea , and song of praise foreshadow the joy of pardon; and that t ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 6. THE SECOND GRACE INFERRED
My next proof of a second work of grace is based upon the fact that men and women in the merely justified state do not and generally feel that they cannot live up to the Bible standard.
Thirteen years of experience, observation and conversation among f ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 7. THE SECOND WORK OF GRACE TAUGHT BY
We have already referred to the words of Christ in Mark 9:49, where He assured His disciples that, in order for their separation from the offensive nature, “every one” of them must be “salted with fire,” as a “sacrifice” to God. This offering ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 8. JUSTIFICATION INDUCTS INTO A DUAL STATE
To my mind, there is nothing more clearly taught in the divine Word that the following facts:
1. “Regeneration plants in us a new and divine nature.”
2. Entire sanctification destroys and removes the old nature; and
3. From these two facts, it n ... read more
(Second Work of Grace) 9. JUSTIFICATION INDUCTS INTO A DUAL STATE
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh away and every branch that beareth fruit He purgeth it that I may bring forth more fruit . . . He that abideth in me, the same bringeth forth much ... read more
(The Sanctuary) 1. The First Covenant Sanctuary
A sanctuary denotes a place set apart, or separated. In Scripture it signifies a sacred or holy house, separated and set apart for the dwelling place of God, and a place of service and sacrifice unto him. It was his original plan, before the foundati ... read more
(The Sanctuary) 2. The New Covenant Sanctuary
Were it not for the dark leaven of Adventism, a few plain scriptures were all that need be given to point out the sanctuary of the New Testament, for all spiritually minded readers are very naturally led to understand that God’s church is the san ... read more