The question came to me this morning regarding sanctification. It had been stated that Pentecostal Holiness people believed a Christian could not sin. As far as I know, my people (PH) never said a Christian could not sin; they taught that a sanctified Christian did not have to sin. We have the sanctifying blood of Jesus to help us say no to temptation. We are not physically restrained from making a choice to sin but we are spiritually restrained to not sin. Well, well. ….. If you interested in more regarding this topic, check here. https://onetahayes.com/gods-provision/jehovah-mkaddish-my-holiness/
A TEMPTATION (TEST) I ALMOST FLUNKED
In my school I had a reputation of being an outstanding teacher, respected by administration, parents, teachers, and students. I was lead teacher, assigned to committees, in charge when the principle was gone, all that ego-stroking good stuff. Although it’s very immodest to say so, I was considered the “go to” teacher in that school. I worked extremely hard for that reputation.
There is a problem in the horizon! A new teacher came on board. She was smart! She was pretty! She was sweet! She was put on the committee I wanted on.
As I did almost every morning, I got to school early, checked the mail. There was a letter from the administration confirming her appointment. Oh, the possibilities that popped into my head. Lose the letter. File 13, maybe? Stick it under the third class stuff? I could even take it, put it on my desk under papers to be graded. If I was caught, I could just claim I brought it up to give Mrs. K with my congratulations. 😀
Well, I didn’t do any of that. If I had, I probably wouldn’t be telling the story. This story shows that it is not always money that spells Waterloo for everyone. For me, it was pride – and jealousy! Probably breaking the Tenth Commandment!
I wonder if the brilliant teacher to whom I refer still lives. She is several years younger than I. If she sees or hears about this, I send my love. Mrs. K was most deserving.