• “We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.” – Elisabeth Elliot

The Way of Holiness by Phoebe Palmer

Year: 1854
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

WHO has not been charmed and instructed by Travels and “Incidents of Travel” in the  “Holy Land”—India—Europe—America, &c.? Travelers of every variety of talent, almost from time immemorial, have transmitted through the press the result of journeyings and patient investigation. What has not been narrated by one, whose genius might have instigated him to particularize elaborately on the topic suited to his peculiar cast of mind, has been pictured by another, signalized for a species of investigation unthought of by his predecessor, till information suited to every grade of intellect has been so fully given, that firmness is requisite to bear up against the impression, that public sentiment may not label a new production with “thirst for book-making,” “egotism,” or the like.

Not so with the traveler to the heavenly city. A field of investigation, boundless as eternity, is before him. Earth hath its boundaries; but the inquiring, insatiate spirit of the heavenly traveler, is nowhere, in all his onward journeying, met with the interdict,
“Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.” No! the inspiring insignia is blazoned at every progressive point in his pilgrimage, “Then shall ye know, if ye follow on to know.”

And yet it should not be forgotten that an enemy, subtil beyond all human conception, doth, with all his malicious agencies, ——” his march oppose,”  and is ever lurking about his heavenward way ready with well-circumstanced devices to withstand every step of an onward course. In view of such considerations, the Christian public will not deem an apology necessary for presenting a narrative of journeyings in the “Way of Holiness, with Notes by the Way.”

It will be observed, throughout, that with this traveler, the BIBLE was the allcommanding chart by which the propriety of each successive step was determined, and the work is now sent forth to the world, with the fervent prayer that its perusal may be helpful toward inspiring the reader with more confirmed views of the infinite importance and excellence of the Scriptures.

IS THERE NOT A SHORTER WAY?

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