Read: I John 1:5-7
If we walk in the light.., the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (I John 1:7).
William Booth’s Testimony
William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, affirms that when we meet the conditions of consecration we may rightfully, as the General himself did, accept entire sanctification by faith. He says:
“What is the faith that sanctifies? It is that act of simple trust which, on the authority of Christ’s word, says, ‘The blood of Jesus Christ does now cleanse me from all inward sin, and makes me pure in heart before Him; and I do here and now commit myself to Him, believing that He receives me, and that He will evermore keep me holy while I thus trust Him.’
“When a soul thus trusts God, will he be, in every sense, made clean? Yes, always — that is, if having the assurance that he does fully renounce all known and doubtful wrong doing, and gives himself up to the doing of the will of God in all things, he thus trusts God for full cleansing.
“Such a soul has the authority of God’s Word for believing that the work is done, no matter how he feels; and he must hold on to this faith till the feeling comes. If we confess our sins, He is faithful (to His own promise) and just (to the suffering and agony of His Son, which purchased the blessing) to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The blessing by faith I receive from above. Oh, glory! My soul is made perfect in love; My prayer has prevailed; and this moment I know
The Blood is applied, I am whiter than snow. — James Nicholson