Phineas F. Bresee was the founder of the Nazarene Church. His final words to the Nazarenes before dying were, "Keep the glory down," meaning to keep the glory in the meetings. Before passing away he went from camp meeting to camp meeting, from revival to revival, exhorting them to keep the glory down, saying, "We may be whipped to pieces if our doctrine is attacked; we may not be theologically correct in everything, but we have the glory and the power and the anointing of God, and whatever you do, don't lose it or you'll have nothing."

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