CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA

February 6, 2017 // Story

 

CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA

[It may be correctly stated that the material below does not contain an account of the

subject’s entire sanctification nor a direct testimony to the experience. It is inserted as a matter of
interest and evidence that Christians from the earliest times were aware of the need of that
”holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” And, in some cases their written insights on
the subject may indeed have originated from personal experience. — DVM]

The works of Clement of Alexandria abound in calls to holiness, in instructions to seekers

after purity, exhortations to holiness, on holiness as a second work of grace, cleansing from
inherent sin, holiness as an actual experience, communion with God, mystic union with God, pure
living, perfect love, mystic contemplation, etc.

We will venture just one short quotation: “And the man who turns from among the Gentiles

will ask for faith while he that ascends to knowledge will ask for the perfection of love. And the
Gnostic (meaning the man who has gained knowledge if God) who has reached the summit, will
pray that contemplation may grow and abide, as the common man will for continual good health.”

Source: “Objections to Holiness Considered”
by H. A. Baldwin

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HOW THEY ENTERED CANAAN
(A Collection of Holiness Experience Accounts)
Compiled by Duane V. Maxey

Vol. I — Named Accounts

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