Footnotes to Edwards, Whitefield and Wesley

1. “Definite and complete” includes not only a definite and complete atonement, but also the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the supernatural impartation of a new nature which overcomes the old nature. “Lack of sanctification” was never used as an excuse for backsliding. Sanctification was always taught as a going forward from “glory to glory.” No pre-20th century evangelist would ever say a person was backslidden if they never showed any sign of having forslidden. They would be told they were never saved.
2. Harry S. Stout, The Divine Dramatist, (1991), p. 39
3. Sermon, “Other Sheep and One Flock”