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, April 16, 2013

Sin Burnt Out

QUESTION: Is there any distinction between entire sanctification and having the power of sin burnt out?

ANSWER: No. both mean the extinction of the hereditary proclivity to sin, as C. Wesley poetically expresses it:

"Refining fire, go through my heart;
Illuminate my soul;
Scatter thy life through every part,
And sanctify the whole."
Steele's Answers p. 59.