I would state that a person's source for all truth should always be God's word guided by the Spirit with prayer, meditation, and much study on God's word. Anything else is simply secondary information and should always be considered as such.Hill Top wrote: ↑Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:27 pmI wish you would provide the location of your findings, for those who use rev. Dake"s writings against you.
I have not noticed anyone using Dake's writings against me on this forum. I think some things are simply said from different angles, yet are basically the same concepts. You probably are referring to branham, but for the most part from what I have seen he is not convinced that a saint is in sin. Remember not everyone on this forum believes with Dake in all things.
It is not a problem to provide location. I tend to not put so many Dake references, nor other author's references, in the posts as the posts get so long. These tools are great for going back and studying a topic, but should never be the source.
Dake wrote about the sinless state of the saint and how to stay free from sin in a number of places in his annotated bible and his other books such as God's Plan for Man, and Bible Truths Unmasked, etc.
Chapter 8 in BTU covers the topic of the new birth and the fact that people that are born again do not sin and they live holy. He was also very thorough in teaching how a saint can fall to sin again. Dake taught holiness and how to stay in that state. At over a thousand pages, GPFM is much more exhaustive in a number of study topics.
Dake taught many things and one of the things he did well was give plenty of references so one could search out the scriptures. In some instances I don't think some of his references provide adequate rationale for the concept.