STUDY OF HOLINESS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS
By J. B. Galloway
evidence is before you. Did the Early Church teach holiness? Is holiness a
heritage of the whole Church? Every great crisis in Bible history was an effort
on God’s part to bring the world back to holiness: every great revival of
religion contributed something to holy living.
was the message of holiness that the fire-baptized disciples preached. It was
the baptism with the Holy Spirit that made the martyr-age of the Church so
glorious. The places of martyrdom became such holy recruiting places where so
many were converted to the hated faith that the Roman emperors were forced to
forbid the public execution of the holy saints of God.
young people of this generation have received from their fathers the clear,
definite preaching of the doctrine of holiness. Will the children of the
holiness movement be as faithful in giving this truth to the world and as
consistent in living holy lives before all? They cannot afford to fail. Arise!
On with the work of holiness until all have heard the message “Holiness unto