The Holiness Partnership

11 thoughts on “The Holiness Partnership”

  1. Thank you, Brian! Well-written. Looking forward to future events. While I have been busy over the past year trying to take a church out of survive-mode to thrive-mode, it has been a blessing to know that leaders like you have your hands on the wheel of our denomination. What you are doing is led by God, reflects Christ, and is Spirit-empowered.

  2. Thank you, Doctor. Our dialogue skills are important for proclamation of the Good News. Not the debating we have often heard. It is VERY HARD to remember and accept what Jesus told us. “Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said on to him, forbid him not for he that is not against us is for us.”
    Bible refresher courses are highly needed for all pastors and evangelists. I hear that call in your words. We are together in this endeavor to present Jesus to all who will listen. And our attitude of us and them just has to be repented of. It is “we” in the Kingdom of God. Thanks. You make me think and look at Holy Scripture.

  3. Very well said, my friend. I find no flaw in your arguments and certainly support the stated mission of the Holiness Partnership. I’m sure your ministry at their inaugural gathering was of great benefit to all

    1. Brian, I appreciate your perspective and the spirit in which you present it. I especially support your call to return to the harvest. Reaching the lost and making disciples is the main thing. As we keep the main thing…the main thing, our differences pale next to Christ’s heavenly vision for His church.

  4. The Concerned Nazarenes came about because of the emergent (progressive) push into the Nazarene denomination. Those who were pushing such doctrines reacted by labeling the Concerned Nazarenes as fundamentalists and legalisms. CN’s support holiness and the fundamentals of faith, but are wholly against legalism.

    May the Holiness Partnership increase. By the way, do not be surprised if those involved in the Holiness Partnership get the same accusations of being legalistic/fundamentalist that the CN’s received.

  5. Very well written and concise. I am committed to prayer for the Holiness Partnership to be used of God – to fan into flame the fires of Revival. God ignited a fire in the COTN, and like the priests of the Old Testament, we cannot let the fire die. As long as there is a cinder, a hot coal, there is hope for a burning flame. tHP is one such cinder.

  6. Thank you Dr. Powell. Very well said. We are called to love and not debate. I pray that those who the social media debaters will get closer to the flame of revival that they always seem to be resisting.

  7. I’d love to know something. Fundamentalists, I thought, believe in the “fundamentals of the faith”. It sure appears you have a very “fundamentals oriented” outlook on Scripture, and I wholeheartedly agree. But then you disparage fundamentalism in your previous post. Haven’t you misinterpreted fundamentalism? It seems the COTN is throwing out the baby with the bathwater and in doing so is going to the other extreme in academia. Fundamentalism does not equal Calvinism. I’m not an academic; I’m just a layperson. Please help me understand where I’m incorrect, sincerely.

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