Author Archives: Andrew Bale

About Andrew Bale

I am a Salvation Army Officer based in Southend on Sea in Essex, UK. I am passionate about personal holiness and how that is reflected in a 'career of interrupted victory over temptation.' I am married with 4 children (2 grown up and married, one at University and one about to start University.)

A little baby thing…

One of the blessings that has been mine as a consequence of being somewhat housebound over the last month or so has been an opportunity to step back from all the busyness of Christmas. In my quiet time each day … Continue reading

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One person at a time…

The terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin is wrong in so many ways, some more obvious than others. The families and friends of 12 individuals who are now facing Christmas with the sudden and unexpected loss of a … Continue reading

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Holiness (3)

God loves mankind with a perfect love. Regardless of whether we’re sinful or righteous, his love is constant. He loved the world so much that he sent his son to die for us. As the bible says  “For God so … Continue reading

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Holiness (2)

Gideon is one of my favourite biblical characters and I think there are few spiritual problems, which can’t be solved by looking at his story. The story of Gideon portrays a set of circumstances that appear to be real but … Continue reading

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Holiness (1)

Holiness is about being good it’s not about doing good. Some people confuse holiness with Salvation by works. They believe that holiness encourages us to do good in order to win God’s approval but as I have already said holiness … Continue reading

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What does holiness look like today?

What does holiness look like in 2012? I haven’t blogged for two months. There have been a combination of reasons for this, the major one being other more pressing priorities; however, another reason was that I felt challenged by a … Continue reading

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2 Visions 100 years apart…

Just back from spending some time with Xander Coleman and he reminded me about ‘The Vision’. I hadn’t realised that this was the same ‘Vision’ I’d blogged on back in 2008. It reminded me of some words spoken by William … Continue reading

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