Beverly Carradine was a holiness preacher in the early part of the 20th century. The title, "The Old Man" refers to a remnant of sin that dwells in the soul, even after regeneration. A reference to the phrase, "The Old Man" in this context can be found in the King James Version of the Bible at Colossians 3, Ephesians 4 and Romans 6.
There is something, found symbolically in just about every horror story every told, that seems embedded in our souls–a Mr. Hyde that Dr. Jekyll cannot control. In the days of Beverly Carradine's popularity, many Christian leaders preached that regeneration alone eliminated The Old Man but Carradine insisted that only entire sanctification, the 2nd blessing, a gift from Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, can wipe clean the slate and offer perfect freedom and a peace heretofore unknown.
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Special thanks to Kevin Macleod for the theme music, "This Old Man."
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