Mile-Stone Papers
DOCTRINAL, ETHICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL,
ON
CHRISTIAN PROGRESS

DSteele

by
Daniel Steele, D.D.

Ex-President of Syracuse University; Author of "Commentaries on Leviticus,
Numbers, and Joshua," "Theological Compend Improved," "Love Enthroned,"
"Review of the Doctrines of the Plymouth Brethren," etc.


From strength to strength. — David.
And grace for grace. —
John.
From faith to faith. —
Paul.
From glory to glory. — Paul.


1878
PHILLIPS & HUNT: NEW YORK


[This text is in the public domain. Text scanning and formatting by Craig L. Adams.]




DEDICATORY

To Harriet Binney

In Maidenhood My Mate,

In Womanhood My Wife,

In Gentleness My Joy,

In Counsel My Guide,

In Industry My Thrift,

In Trouble My Cheer,

In Ministry My Help,

In Love My Bliss,

This Volume,

Written During our pleasant pastorate at St. Paul's Church, in Lynn

IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED.






EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of the best known, and most significant of Steele's holiness books. It is also a personal favorite of mine. If you read only one of Steele's books, this is the one to read. This book is probably best known for it's famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) argument for entire sanctification based on Greek verb tenses: that is in Part 1, Chapter 8. It also contains many personal reflections from the author about his experience in the life of faith.

The chapters of this book may be viewed online, either by using the hyperlink Table of Contents below or by using the navigation bar on the right.

— Craig L. Adams




CONTENTS



Preface


PART I.
DOCTRINAL AND ETHICAL



Chapter

I.
The Sons of God — Rank in the Scale of Being

II.
The Sons of God

III.
The Three Perfections

IV.
The Probation for Holiness

V.
Spiritual Circumcision

VI.
Righteousness unto Sanctification

VII.
Sins, Infirmities, and the Atonement

VIII.
The Tense Readings of the Greek New Testament

IX.
The Obedience of Faith

X.
Seeking and not Finding

XI.
St. John versus the Gnostics

XII.
The "Seven Feet of Gravel" Cure

XIII.
Repression not Sanctification

XIV.
Sanctification and Ethics

XV.
Let Go and Trust

XVI.
The Executive of the Godhead

XVII.
The Assurance of Purity

XVIII.
Apollos — The Pulpit Taught by the Pew

XIX.
Jason and the Sirens — Victory in Temptation

XX.
Profession and Confession

XXI.
Christ our Sentinel

XXII.
How the Guidance of the Spirit may be Discriminated



PART II.
EXPERIMENTAL ESSAYS


Chapter

I. In the Heavenlies

II.
Rights in Christ

III.
Five Years with the Indwelling Christ

IV.
Freedom

V.
The Sixth Mile-Stone

VI.
Seven Sabbatic Years

VII.
Ten Years in Canaan

VIII.
Twelve Years from Glory to Glory

IX.
Seventeen Years in Canaan

X.
Twenty Years with the Comforter