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Frank Phillips' Teachings


God blessed Pastor Phillips with wonderful insights into how God transforms men and women into godly individuals.

Some of the key themes of his preaching included...
  • Justification,
  • Role of the will
  • Dying to self
  • Sanctification
  • Accepting God's providential leadings
  • Peter's ladder of sanctification.
Thoroughly convinced that individuals can do nothing to save or change themselves, Pastor Phillips showed how accepting Christ's provision of righteousness and sanctification—the latter coming through dying to self and the infilling of Jesus through the Holy Spirit, could bring about entire transformation.

His special contribution was bringing the need of dying to self to the forefront, and accordingly preached sermons on "Graveyard Religion" and related themes.

Summations found in letters sent in 1978.

Two quotations particularly impacted his preaching:
 
“The Father's presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lord's permission, and "all things" that are permitted "work together for good to them that love God." Romans 8:28. MB 71

“The new birth is a rare experience in this age of the world. This is the reason why there are so many perplexities in the churches. Many, so many, who assume the name of Christ are unsanctified and unholy. They have been baptized, but they were buried alive. Self did not die, and therefore they did not rise to newness of life in Christ.” BC Vol. 6, 1075

His teachings were based on the Bible and the writings of Ellen White. Among other books he read were the books of Mead MacGuire, Hannah Whitall Smith, Charles Trumbull, Andrew Murray, the Unknown Christian, and Miles Standford.

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