The New Testament Teaching on the Doctrine of Entire Sanctification as a Second Crisis Experience
Date of Award
Excerpt: "Any true study of the doctrine of entire sanctification must begin with the fact that God is a holy being. A study of this nature, except as it is related to the demand of God, has very little meaning. Dr. H.O. Wiley said that in the Father, holiness is original and underived, and in the Spirit, holiness is imparted. Holiness is a relative term when applied to man. An unbiased study of the Scriptures has shown that God has demanded that man be holy, and that man in his natural condition is not holy in God's sight. The problem resolved into a Biblical study of the doctrine of entire sanctification, rather than a study of the teaching of various schools of theology. It has not been the purpose of this work to ignore the views held by various theologians, but to use them as supplementary to the teaching in the Word. The problem then, was to show the New Testament teaching of entire sanctification that is, whether it is included in regeneration or whether it is a second crisis experience."
Strong, Dean W., "The New Testament Teaching on the Doctrine of Entire Sanctification as a Second Crisis Experience" (1954). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 287.