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Monthly Archives: December 2007

It is important to note that the bulk of the theology of the Faith Movement can be traced directly to the cultic teachings of New Thought metaphysics. Thus, much of the theology of the Faith Movement can also be found in such clearly pseudo-Christian cults as Religious Science, Christian Science, and the Unity School of Christianity. Over a century before the Faith Movement became a powerful force within the Christian church, Phineas… Read More

To the illustrious, Herr Adolf Hitler, Führer and Chancellor of the German Reich! Here at the beginning of our pontificate we wish to assure you that we remain devoted to the spiritual welfare of the German people entrusted to your leadership. For them we implore God the Almighty to grant them that true felicity which springs from religion. We recall with great pleasure the many years we spent in Germany as Apostolic… Read More

(This is a satirical poem written to expose the Arminian Lie) Some believe in election, Oh, no, not me, For I know He chose me, because my faith He did foresee. He saw that I would choose Him, and He saw something good in me, Reacting to that foreseen good, He chose me. God cannot force a free person To choose to come to Him. Salvation must be by freewill And up… Read More

A sermon preached on August 1, 1852, by J. C. Philpot, at Eden Street Chapel. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 27:13) How continually in the prophets, and… Read More

He has “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself,” Hebrews 9:26. He has “finished transgression and made an end of sin,” Daniel 9:24. He has “redeemed us from all iniquity;” He has “redeemed us from the curse of the law,” from destruction and from the power of the devil; He has “obtained eternal redemption for us,” Hebrews 9:15. He has “redeemed us to God.” To the honor of the Eternal Trinity… Read More

The title of this article may sound ridiculous, but if we consider the meaning of “faith” in the Scriptures, it makes perfect sense. First, “faith” refers to the faithfulness OF CHRIST to fulfill all conditions of the covenant of redemption by His obedience unto death on the cross. This is the ground of our salvation as Christ, by Himself but for God’s elect, redeemed and justified us when He put away our… Read More

“Freely ye have received, freely give,” Matthew 10:8 What have we freely received from the Lord, who are His elect and redeemed ones? We have ALL things of God in Christ by His pure, sovereign, grace alone. Have we repented of dead works and any notion of having any contribution to our salvation? It is only by His grace. Do we have faith in, hope on, and love to Christ and Him… Read More

Preached on July 20th, 1856, at Gower Street Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:2-4) What a remarkable mercy! What a blessing, as beyond all price, so beyond all… Read More

Preached on December 27, 1840, by J. C. Philpot, at Trinity Chapel, Alfred Street, Leicester. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” (2 Timothy 2:5) The Holy Spirit appears to have made much use of figures and illustrations in the word of God; and I believe we may find more or less of this mode of instruction from Genesis to Revelation. For… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on August 30, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2:17) I do not know… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 10, 1845, by Joseph Philpot “I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32) I was endeavoring to show on Thursday evening a connection between the precept and the promise; and I observed that, whenever the precept and the promise are linked together, if we are enabled to perform the precept, God is sure to fulfill the promise…. Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Wednesday Evening, August 16, 1843, by Joseph Philpot “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) With what confidence the Apostle speaks here! There is not in his mind the shadow of a doubt–but he declares it as a positive certainty, that his God would supply all their need. Whence arose this… Read More

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquited within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” (Psalm 42:11) What a proof it is of the truth and inspiration of the Word of God, that no sooner is the Lord pleased to quicken our souls into spiritual life, than we find the Bible to… Read More

There was a time when markings on the skin were only made by the primitive and heathen tribes, or by sailors who had traveled to their countries and brought these customs back with them. Body piercings were traditionally done only by primitive tribes who didn’t know the God of Israel. However, it is indeed a sign of the times that over the last few decades, body piercings and tattoos, which are reminiscent… Read More

“To the praise of the glory of HIS grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6) There is nothing more opposed to each other, than the Scripture sense of acceptation, as it relates to the Lord, and as it relates to man. To accept any man’s person is the sinful act of a sinful man. And to accept a poor sinner in Christ, is the gracious act of… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Boldness In The Holiest” The scripture text is from Hebrews 10:19-22 and the audio is 28 minutes long.

To come to Christ for life, is for the sinner to feel and acknowledge that he is utterly destitute of any claim upon God’s favor; is to see himself as “without strength,” lost and undone; is to admit that he is deserving of nothing but eternal death, thus taking side with God against himself; it is for him to cast himself into the dust before God, and humbly sue for Divine mercy…. Read More

The title of this study is: “This is Jesus the King of the Jews.” The Lord Jesus Christ was captured in the Garden of Gethsemane. From there He was led to Annas, and then to Caiaphas, and then before the Sanhedrin, and then to Pontius Pilate, and then to Herod, and then again to Pontius Pilate. And all this happened before about 8 O’clock on Friday morning. Everyone had to get up… Read More

“In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.” (Isaiah 14:24-25) It is only the dying of that Just One for us who are unjust, that can bring us to God (I Peter 3:18). He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us, that we, who were nothing but sin, might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Christ is the Father’s… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The Temple” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 2 Chronicles 6:18 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The Temple of The LORD” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Jeremiah 7:1-20 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith… Read More

“For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.”… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, August 7, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” (Psalm 37:4-6) To search and to know the… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 6th, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “He who overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” (Revelation 21:7) The Scriptures, describing the path of the Christian, represent it under various figures, but all implying ‘opposition’ to the path he takes. For instance, it is sometimes spoken of as a conflict — “Having the same conflict which… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on October 11, 1863, by J. C. Philpot “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 20, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” (Psalm 35:3) If we take the Scriptures as our authority (and upon what authority can we depend, but the inspired word of the living God?) in what a fearful state is mankind at large! When we compare what man now is with what man was when he came forth… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on November 28, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.” (Hebrews 2:8) In opening up, then, the words of our text, I shall, with God’s blessing, First, endeavor… Read More

A man once wrote, “Humility! The sweetest, loveliest flower that bloomed in Eden, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate a thing, ’tis gone if it but look upon itself; and he who ventures to esteem it proves by that single thought he has it not.” Godly humility can only be evidenced as a sinner who knows his sinfulness, depravity, and… Read More

There are some in our day who in their zeal to show the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit within us, do so by diminishing and devaluing the blessed work of Christ for us on the cross. Let us never fall prey to such deception. We preach, emphasize, and recognize the absolute necessity of the Holy Spirit’s work within us in the new birth (John 3:3-7). No sinner is saved… Read More

When I examine myself and take inventory of my thoughts, motives, desires, and actions, I am continually disappointed in the sinfulness and weakness of my best efforts to love God and my brethren in Christ. As recorded in John 21, our Lord asked Peter three times, “Do you love me?” Peter’s only reply could be, “Lord, you know all things. You know I love you.” Peter knew his love was nothing to… Read More

“Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken on for a memorial of her.” (Mark 14:9) The words, “Verily I say unto you,” are to get our attention and cause us to listen. A woman approaching Christ to anoint Him with precious ointment, moved by the Spirit of God, is here commended by our Lord because… Read More

Christ and Him crucified is the heart of the Gospel. Everything in a sinner’s salvation points back to the glorious Person and finished work of Christ on the cross. God’s electing grace before the foundation of the world pointed to Christ on the cross. God’s redeeming, justifying grace was accomplished in time by Christ on the cross. God’s regenerating grace in the new birth is the fruit of Christ on the cross… Read More

We as “Christians” worship God as He identifies Himself in His Word, as He reveals Himself in Christ, and as He draws us to Himself by His Spirit. We worship God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the true and living God in the Trinity of His sacred Persons. We worship ONE God who subsists in Three Persons. We cannot fully understand or explain this great truth, but… Read More

A sermon preached on June 13, 1841, by J. C. Philpot, at Zoar Chapel, London. “And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.” (Ezekiel 17:24) It seems impossible, as Deer justly speaks, to… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 9, 1848, by J. C. Philpot “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.” (Luke 11:21-22) God created man in his own image, after his own likeness. And thus when he looked upon… Read More

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16) The grand object of the Epistle to the Hebrews is to set forth the high priesthood… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on Wednesday Evening, July 7, 1869, by J. C. Philpot Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed on him, “If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) It is very instructive, in reading the gospels, to trace the different ways in which the miracles wrought by our… Read More

Here is the Lord Jesus Christ I know, and am convinced Scripture testifies to. He died a completely obedient man in Himself. He was holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners and remained obedient all the way to His death, even the death of the cross [Philippians 2:8–not toward His death but all the way up to and including death. He was obedient all the way to His death, not a rebel in… Read More

The blessed truth that Christ died a judicial, legal death based on the sins of God’s elect imputed to Him in no way diminishes the reality of what He Himself suffered unto death nor what we as the ones for whom He died receive as the result of His death. His death based on sin imputed was REAL, and sin did not have to be imparted or infused to Him in order… Read More

The title of this article is “In That Day” because, in the section we are going to cover, God uses the expression “In That Day” seven times. Remember this is a vision. First we have to ask ourselves: What is God showing in the House of Jacob? (Isaiah 2:5-6) When God speaks of the “House of Jacob” God is addressing the “House of Israel” in the corporate sense, with all its sins,… Read More

We come to Isaiah 4:1, which is a strange looking parable. What has this parable to do with the Gospel? Ah, then we remember that the Bible is a spiritual Book. This parable reveals to us a portion of the history of the New Testament Church. It is: The Parable of the Defiant External Church (Isaiah 4:1) All along in Isaiah 1, 2 and 3, the language has been difficult because God… Read More

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). What is it about the cross of Christ that makes it the “power of God”? It is not the cross itself, as if a piece of wood had some special power. Many have sought, to no avail, to find the remains of the wood that… Read More

“For he hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him,” (Corinthians 5:21) Christ died to put an end to the guilt and condemnation of sin as the Substitute for His people. He experienced sin’s legal penalty but not its power in His person. He could die for sin in no other way. Dying with Him as their… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 19, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light,… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London,on July 28, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.” (2 Corinthians 3:16) In looking at this portion of Holy Writ, I shall endeavor, with God’s blessing, to show— 1. What the veil is. 2. What it is to turn to the Lord. 3. What it is to have the veil taken away. And may God… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Thursday Evening, September 2, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “From Me is thy fruit found.” (Hosea 14:8) Man unites in himself what at first sight seem to be completely opposite things; he is the greatest of sinners—and yet the greatest of Pharisees. Now, what two things can be so opposed to each other as sin and self-righteousness? Yet the very same man who is a… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 16, 1849, by J. C. Philpot “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” (Luke 22:31-32) God’s ways are not our ways; neither are his thoughts our thoughts. This is applicable to a variety… Read More