Ernest G. Haines

Sweep the Heavens

Sweep the Heavens clean of saints as mediator Clean the Earth of Priests as mediators Sweep away—SACRIFICES—ABSOLUTION—CEREMONIALS And stand in the presence of the one mediator Able to save to the uttermost One priest alone can pardon me And bid my burdens and sorrows cease Can breathe the words: Absolvo te And bid (my sorrows cease) me go in peace My soul hath heard His priestly voice He said “I bore thy sins, Rejoice.” ...

Almost

So near to the door—the door stood wide! Close to the port—but not inside! Near to the fold—yet not within! Almost resolved to give up sin: Almost persuaded to count the cost! Almost a Christian—and yet lost! Savior, I come, I cry unto Thee, Oh, let not these words be true of me: I want to come to the point today Oh, suffer me not to turn away; Give me no rest till my soul shall be Within the refuge: Safe in Thee. ...

Keep Them

From John XVII. 15 “Keep them.” For whom did Jesus plead? What love, what mercy in that prayer! Ah, well He knew His people’s need Of His protecting, keeping care. “Keep them,”— the objects of my love, Chosen Eternally in me, For whom any tender mercies move, For whom I yield my life to thee. “Keep them,”— any people weak and small, Who have no strength without Thy aid, Who find in Me their “all in all,” Since I their debt of justice pai...

Immanuel

Matthew 1:23. Immanuel, God with us, is tantamount to “Christ in us, the Hope of Glory.” And if Christ be in us, and with us, in this world, it is an infallible earnest, and an invaluable pledge, of our being “With Christ in God” forever, in the world to come. Thus “the highest Heavens are the habitation of His Glory; and the humble heart hath the next honor, to be the habitation of His grace.” What ground, then for repining is here? Believer, if thou hast the pledge, thou shalt h...

The Assurance of Faith

(1) ‘Tis Grace alone, which lefts the mind, From meaner views, the Lord to please; And prompts the soul in Him to find All that the soul can taste of ease. (2) How blest such hours serenely glide, ‘Midst wrecks and horror all around! Nor shall death’s rough and rushing tide That placid sense of life confound. (3) Pleas’d with His Father’s sovereign will, Who best can choose, and best Decree; His word he trusts Him to fulfill, With patient eye and waiting knee. ...

Longevity

Man’s life was spacious in the early world It paused like some slow ship with sail unfurled Waiting in seas by scarce a wavelet curled Beheld the slow star spaces of the sky And grew from strength to strength through centuries Saw infant trees their giant limbs fill out And heard a thousand times the sweet bird’s marriage hymns June was but leisure to their lingering thoughts They had no need of haste to finish aught But sweet beginnings were repeated s...

He is Not a Disappointment

He is not a disappointment, He is all in all to me. Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, The unchanging Christ is He. He has won my heart’s affection, And He meets my every need. He is not a disappointment, For He satisfies indeed. He is not a disappointment, He is coming by and by, In my heart I have the witness. That His coming draweth nigh, All the scoffers may despise me, And no change around me see, But He tells me He is coming And that’s quite enough for me. Sent by Uncle Ch...

Concerning the Gospel

Q: Are there two Gospels taught in the New Testament, “The Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of the Grace of God?” A: No. There is only one Gospel, the Gospel of the Grace of God, though it has its various aspects of which the Kingdom is one. It is possible to distinguish between the Gospel as preached now and the message that will be delivered in a future dispensation when the Church has been taken away, but I do not think the distinction is absolutely clear in the New Testament. Look...

Extract from the Book of Common Prayer

The offering of Christ once made to that perfect Redemption, Propitiation and Satisfaction for all the sin of the whole world both original and actual, there is none other satisfaction for sin but that alone. Wherefore the Sacrifices of masses in that which it is commonly said, that the priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dear to have remission of pain or guilt were blasphemous fables and dangerous deceits. Extract from The Manual of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament of the Bo...

Matthew--Romans 7: Holy Spirit Ministry

Do not look for the churches experiences in the prophecies of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The Gospel of Matthew is the Gospel of the Kingdom. Christ is the prophet that should come. He shows them that the Temple must come down. He shows them the Spirit of the Law. Roman 7 is not the present experience of a Christian.  The first few verses show that—We are not in the flesh—and those that were and who were awakened by the Spirit of God—had this experience—Roman 8 Ye are not in t...
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