Hills was so heavily influenced by Charles G. Finney that he wrote a book about Finney's life. Hills was part of the Holiness movement, which emphasized that the process of salvation involves two crises. In the first, conversion or justification, one is freed from the sins he has committed. In the second, entire sanctification or full salvation, one is liberated from the flaw in his moral nature that causes him to sin.
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A Savor of Life Unto Life, Or of Death Unto Death
2 Cor. ii. 14-16.
Paul drew his imagery from the well known customs of his time. We have an example in that striking passage in 2 Cor. ii. 14-16: "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that ar ...read
Dying To Live
A Baccalaureate Sermon Before the Graduating Class of Texas Holiness University, June 11, 1905.
John xii. 23-28 "And Jesus answered them saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth muc ...read
Mocking At Sin
"Fools make a mock at sin." Prov. xiv. 9.
Sin is the virus of spiritual beings, the moral malaria of God's universe. Its very existence is mysterious; its birth is unexplainable; its influence is subtle, and its results are awful in the extreme. What facile pen can picture it? What eloquent tongue, even though it be gifted like an angel's and ...read
Not Ashamed of the Gospel
Preached Before the State Association of the Congregational Churches of Pennsylvania
Rom. 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel; for it is the power of God unto salvation."
In these days of Gospel triumphs, the boldness and full significance of this assertion can scarcely be appreciated. Only as we divest ourselves of nearly everything ...read
Pentecost Rejected - Table of Contents
To the watchmen on the towers of Zion who are troubled by the spiritual dearth of Israel; and to the seeking souls who are hungering and thirsting for God, and are eager to obtain all that Jesus has purchased for them with His blood, not yet knowing how great is their heritage in Christ,
-- this book is lovingly and prayerfully dedicated, by The ...read
Resisting the Holy Ghost
Sermon by A. M. HIlls, President of Texas Holiness University, delivered at Salvation Park Camp-meeting, Carthage, O., Sunday morning, June 26, 1905.
(Scripture lesson, Acts 7:51, 60.)
The words of my text are found in that 51st verse: "Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers d ...read
The Cleansing Baptism
Acts xv. 8, 9, 11: "And God, which knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and he made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith . . . . But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in like manner as they."
Prejudice is one of the saddest e ...read
The Personal Element of Religion
Rom. xii. 6; Matt. xxv. 15; 1 Tim. iv. 14.
Parts of three verses of Scripture put together make remarkable reading, and teach us impressive lessons much needed by us all.
Here they are:
Rom. xii. 6. "Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us."
Matt. xxv. 15. "To every man according to his several ability."
The Second Blessing in Experience
THE SECOND BLESSING IN EXPERIENCE, IN THEOLOGY, AND IN THE BIBLE
1 Thess. V. 23: "And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly."
George Fox was born in 1624. He was one of the first of the modern apostles of holiness, and founder of the Society of Friends. Here is his luminous testimony concerning his own inner life. ...read
The Secret of Spiritual Power - Table of Contents
Pentecost filled the world with its fame. It was an epochal hour in Christian history. It might almost be said to have revolutionized the spiritual activities of the kingdom of God among men. It was the subject of prophecy hundreds of years before the eventful day came, and it is now pointed back to as the birth-hour of a dispensation of grace with ...read
The Uttermost Salvation - Table of Contents
This collection of sermonettes, originally prepared for the religious press of this country and England, has been made in response to the oft-repeated requests of many people. They seem to have been used by God to bless many souls.
More than fifty years ago, we settled it irrevocably that we would live to that end, and that it should be the supr ...read
What is Man That Thou Art Mindful of Him?
Psa. viii. 3-4: "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained; What is man that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest him?"
The starry heavens have always called forth wonder and amazement from thoughtful minds. Every imaginative and reflecting soul is moved and t ...read