Intro

This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I began the project on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed it on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. I still do that every once in a while.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

An All Surrendering Trust

QUESTION: Harmonize Luke 14:33:

"Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple."

and Rom. 10:13,

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

ANSWER: No one can effectually call upon the name of the Lord without abandoning every other hope and without an all surrendering trust, which includes the man himself and all his possessions — not that he is to give all his money to the first tramp that comes along, but to regard all as cheap in contrast with Christ, and to hold all as his steward to be administered for his glory. There is no contradiction in these texts.

— From Steele's Answers pp. 20, 21.