Church Advocate: Articles Contributed by Daniel S. Warner from 1868 to 1878, The
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Publisher: Date:4/1/2008 - Reformation Publishers
Daniel Sidney Warner (1842-1895) was the son a tavern keeper who God saved and called to preach as a young man. Warner began preaching for the West Ohio Eldership of the Churches of God. He became an active preacher for them and contributed around 100 articles to their church journal, the CHURCH ADVOCATE, from 1868 to 1878. This book is a compilation of those articles. Warner experienced the second work of grace, entire sanctification, and began preaching this message of holiness. After disobeying their requirement to cease preaching this doctrine, the West Ohio Eldership dismissed Warner. He then associated himself with the Northern Indiana Eldership of the Churches of God. He became a contributing editor to their young paper, the HERALD OF GOSPEL FREEDOM. He was also working with the National Holiness Association and fellowshipping with the Evangelical United Mennonites of Goshen, Indiana. Radical holiness reformers began preaching against sectarianism. These became known as "come-outers." Warner was ready for such a message. In October, 1881, at Beaver Dam, Indiana, Warner, along with five others, came out of denominationlism, claiming membership in the church of God alone. This was the beginning of the Church of God reformation movement, with Warner being the prominent minister. Many trace their spirital ancestory back to this son of a tavern keeper who became a great reformer for God. These articles are provided to help us understand the developing, evolving theology of Warner as a young preacher.