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demn you until you received the light upon His Word on this subject; but
now God holds you responsible for the light. If you continue in the old
life after light has come upon you, then you will be in the sight of God an
adulterer or an adulteress, and you are bound to lose your experience or
substitute something in the place of what God hath wrought. “If we walk in
the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the
Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Let us obey God’s
Word if it takes our right eye or right hand.
So we ﬁnd under the New Testament there is no putting away the ﬁrst
wife and getting another. Death is the only thing that severs the marriage
tie. Rom. 7.2 and Cor. 7.39.
21. QUESTIONS ANSWERED
(AF, October to January 1908, 2)
should a person seek sanctiﬁcation before
the baptism with the holy ghost?
Yes. Sanctiﬁcation makes us holy, but the baptism with the Holy Spirit em-
powers us for service after we are sanctiﬁed, and seals us unto the day of re-
demption. Sanctiﬁcation destroys the body of sin, the old man Adam. Rom.
6:6, 7, “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.”
When a man has been saved from actual sin, then he consecrates himself to
God to be sanctiﬁed, and so his body of sin is destroyed or cruciﬁed. Then
the resurrection life of Christ rises in this soul according to the Scriptures,
Rom. 6:8, “Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live
is it necessary for a person to leave
their home duties in order to wait
at some place for the holy ghost?
No; you can wait right in the kitchen or in the parlor or in the barn. Some
have received the baptism of the Spirit in their barns, some in the kitchen,
some at family worship, some on their porch, some about their business.