I'm taking off from this thread started by Bill Morrison: http://www.naznet.com/community/show...-Praise-Chorus
Let's turn back the clock to some of the "great hymns of the faith" and some of the lines that bother us.
The line in "He Abides" that says, "There's no thirsting for the things of the world, they've taken wings; long ago I gave them up and instantly..."
Hmmm. Not my experience. While I cannot argue with some who have indeed experienced immediate deliverance from any and all worldy things in one moment (and while that experience was encouraged and preached about in the time when that song was written), I have found that by and large the total giving up of any desire for anything within the world generally happens not at the moment of entire sanctification, but through the process of spiritually maturing.
The second is any hymn that includes the line "Jesus is mine."
I'm sorry, but I just don't see it that way; I am His!