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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Pastor's Opposition

QUESTION: The preacher in charge opposes us when we testify that "the God of peace sanctifies us wholly." What are we to do?

ANSWER: Keep sweet, but keep testifying in such variety of phrase as the Scriptures afford. "Obey them that have the rule over you," so far as you can without compromising the truth of God's word as verified by your own experience. Stay in the church and let your light shine there, illustrating the truth of your profession. You have rights which your minister is bound to respect. He is amenable to his own conference, to which you have a right to make your charge against him.

— from Steele's Answers p. 41.