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To replicate Christ is a defamation

“What’s more like God?” asked Paul Washer. “The seraphim or a worm? Neither. “There is no one or nothing like the Lord. He is far greater.  Any attempt to replicate Him in statue or picture is a defamation,” said Washer. Artists depicted the face of Jesus on the back of a tract used for evangelism […]

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God’s Beauty Surpasses Streets of Gold

Paul Washer said, “I’m asked, ‘What topic should people study for a Ph.D?’  That’s simple: God’s beauty.” He explained that he spent most of his years hunting squirrels in the woods, where he fell in love with the beauty of God’s creation. “There is more for us than rules, ethics, and morality.  There is something […]

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Our Savior is not a little lamb, waiting to eat out of our hand

“I have had sinners tell me, ‘I will stand toe to toe with God in heaven.’” said Paul Washer with alarm. He is convinced that most Christians have an overly pedestrian view of God, a too familiar view of Him. “You will melt before him like a tiny figurine before a blast furnace,” warned Washer.  […]

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God is Worthy of Our Fear

The Exaltation and Humiliation of Christ

Japanese cherish the cherry blossom; Christians should cherish Christ

The Japanese say that a cherry blossom is of such beauty that would not be a wasted life for a man to spend his entire life contemplating a single flower,” said Paul Washer. “When we hear about the seraphim, we want to discover who they are. Those are the thoughts of the petty and the […]

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Washer: You cannot sin if you grasp God’s holiness

James Montgomery Boice says, “What Isaiah saw was the closest thing in all of Jewish writings to the living and holy God.  Then John takes the most exalted vision of God in the Old Testament and says it was a portrait of a carpenter who was about to be crucified. “This is astounding!” declared Paul […]

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Even the seraphim, the greatest beings, bow down to our holy God

“Great theologians and the prophets of the Bible are quick to explain that they did not see the essence of God, but pieces of His glory,” explained Paul Washer. John 1:18 says, ‘No one has ever seen God.’ John Calvin says that the prophets of old saw things associated with God: His throne and His […]

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The cure to every malady: A greater vision of God

“When I am loveless, I need a greater vision of God,” declared Paul Washer. “When the world pulls at me, and it does, I need a greater vision of God. For every malady, I find the cure is to find a greater vision of God.”

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To walk in truth is to walk on razor blade

Paul Washer said, “Sometimes I’m afraid to walk on the Highway of Holiness.  To walk in the truth, is to walk on a razor blade.  Antinomianism on one side, legalism on the other side. Taking away what God has said or adding to what God has said. “The only solution is to keep my eyes […]

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Paul Washer: Doctrine of Demons vs. Gospel of Christ

Paul Washer addressed the seemingly anti-climactic statement of Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1-3 about what would be considered a doctrine of demons.  Paul is setting the stage for something dramatic. The lead-up would suggest that Paul was about to reveal who the anti-Christ is. “Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some […]

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Jonathan Edwards: The Beauty of Holiness

“And so it is in God, according to our way of conceiving of the Divine Being: holiness is in a peculiar manner the beauty of the Divine nature. Hence we often read of the beauty of holiness,” wrote Jonathan Edwards, the revivalist who lived in the 1700’s.  Perhaps Edwards is best known for delivering his sermon […]

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Holiness is Not Like Any Other Doctrine

“Holiness is not like any other doctrine,” explained Scott Brown, the President of NCFIC, here at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, North Carolina. “It’s not a separate thing. It’s not like the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints or heaven or hell.”  “God’s holiness is found in everything. It is the irreducible principle.  […]

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Salvation’s Whole Design is Holiness

Hebrews 12:14 declares, “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”  Scott Brown urged the attendees of The Highway of Holiness conference that, “We must purse holiness.  Salvation’s whole design is holiness. People today try to separate justification and sanctification.”  “The entire […]

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Like Sand Fleas Describing the Himalyan Mountains

Scott Brown kicked off the Highway of Holiness conference here in Asheville, North Carolina with this fascinating picture: “We are like sand fleas on the beach, trying to describe the Himalayan Mountains as we try to describe God’s holiness.”

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