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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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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

“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, and I shall behold his righteousness.” (Micah 7:8-9) —————————— “Do not gloat over me,… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. ————————————————————– In my explanation of verses 24 and 25 I compared the way and development of sin to a smooth and slippery road upon which the sinner slides down to destruction. He is forced down by a power which the apostle… Read More

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. ————————————— Introduction I can best express the main thought of this part of Romans 1, in its connection,by saying that sin… Read More

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13) Hypocrisy and self-righteousness never probably rose to such a height as at… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 4, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” (Psalm 25:14) There is no truth more offensive to the carnal mind, nor one more sweet to those taught of God than this—that true religion is of a spiritual and supernatural character. That God should dwell in man; that the blessed… Read More

Preached at Jewry Street Chapel, on Thursday Evening, July 22, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “But I am poor and needy—yet the Lord thinketh upon me…” (Psalm 40:17) There is one passage of Scripture frequently read, and as frequently quoted, and yet, it is to be feared, little understood, and less laid to heart. The passage to which I refer is that striking one, Isaiah 55:8, 9—”For my thoughts are not your… Read More

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) We have reason to bless God for the Epistle to the Hebrews, for it so unfolds the Levitical dispensation, and casts such a divine light on all the types, figures, rites, ceremonies, and sacrifices of the Old Testament. What is the main subject of… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 21, 1867 by Joseph Philpot. “Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.” (Jeremiah 48:11) Moab represents a professor in the church of God destitute of divine grace. It will… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 2, 1860, by J. C. Philpot “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit,… Read More

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” (Romans 1:18) Introduction My text is intended to be an added reason for the statement of the apostle in verse 16. There the apostle says: “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. I am not ashamed to preach it, to represent it, to preach it wherever the Lord… Read More

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Introduction The word of my text gives a reason for something which the… Read More

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13) The liberty of grace in Christ is not freedom to sin. It is freedom for obedience, love, and service to God and to one another. Christ set us free when He died on Calvary; when He redeemed us by His precious blood and justified us by… Read More

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, Romans 1:2 (which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Romans 1:3 concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; Romans 1:4 and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness,… Read More

“A peculiar people.” (1 Peter 2:9) What an involuntary testimony do ungodly people often bear to the truth of the Scriptures! What, for instance, is more common in the world, and among those who are lying dead in a profession, than language of this kind–“What an odd kind of people there are at such a chapel! What particular notions they have! What peculiar sentiments they entertain! There is only a set of… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London on closing his annual visit to the Metropolis, on Tuesday evening, July 13th 1841, by J. C. Philpot “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5) This Epistle of Peter, like all the other epistles of the apostles, is addressed to the quickened family of God. The epistles were written to churches;… Read More

Unfortunately, in many churches the Old Testament is not being preached any more. That is a shame. The Bible is One Book. They have forgotten that the Church in the 1st Century AD had only the Old Testament and they preached Christ from the Old Testament. That is what I plan to do today in this article. The Scroll of Isaiah stands out in the Old Testament as one very special revelation… Read More

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Let us never forget that our only rule of faith, doctrine, and practice is the Word of God, the Scriptures that reveal Christ and the way of salvation by God’s grace in Him alone,… Read More

When we turn our eyes to the Christian home, we must not fall in the trap of a man centered way of thinking, coming out of the pages of the Bible. What is a family? God created human families like pictures of God’s family here on earth. We know that Christ is the Head of God’s family. His Bride is the Church. The Church is like the “mother hen that watches over… Read More

The Numbers in the Scriptures! (Do they Carry any Spiritual Significance?) by Tony Warren There are many Christians who think that when God put numbers in the Bible there was no spiritual significance to it, and neither should we apply any meaning to it other than the number itself. But even if we were to look at this issue superficially, we can readily see that there is some method and certain numerical… Read More

Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. Revelation 17:3 So he… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London, 1848 – By John Kershaw “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.” (Psalm 18:46) The gracious words of our text set forth the glorious Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, concerning whom the Apostle says, as it can be said of no other, that He is “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and… Read More

The word “gospel,” literally translated means “good tidings.” As God’s ambassadors we have the privilege to tell sinners who are trying their best to gain or maintain salvation by their religious attempts that Christ did ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING NECESSARY to obtain the salvation of ALL of God’s elect. Christ fulfilled every legal requirement of God’s law and justice for His people, and he actually justified them at Calvary when He cried, “IT IS… Read More

Many times we assume, for various reasons, that we ourselves and others are Christians and going to heaven when they die. It may be they profess to believe in Jesus Christ. It may be they go to church, got baptized, attend the church regularly. It may they are moral in our eyes and dedicated to the church they attend. It may be they are kind, pleasant, friendly, and helpful. Whatever reason it… Read More

The apostle Paul speaks of our being joined to the Lord, 1 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians. 2:21. Our union with Him can never be broken and therefore we are eternally secure. The story is told of a shipwreck in the Georgian Bay of Canada. The mate of the ship leaped into a boat with six or seven strong men and a timid girl. One by one the strong men lost their hold as… Read More

“Fruits meet for repentance:” (Matthew 3:8) The command of Scripture to sinners is to repent, Luke 13:3. The word means to have a change of heart, mind, will, and affection toward God, which in turn causes one to acknowledge their sinful unworthiness before Him and to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ alone as their only ground of forgiveness and justification before God. Repentance and faith are synonymous terms, one being used… Read More

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world,” (Galatians 6:14) PAUL meant either the infirmities, reproaches, tribulations, and persecutions, which he endured for the sake of Christ, and the preaching of his gospel; or the gospel, the doctrine of the cross of Christ, and salvation by it: or rather a crucified… Read More

THE sweet psalmist David wrote, “All my springs are in thee,” Psalm 87:7. The Lord Jesus is to His people as a fountain of living water. The very cross of the Lord Jesus Christ (His sacrificial death) is made a fountain opened for all sin and all uncleanness, Zechariah 13:1. That fountain opened for the sinner is his entire source for pardon and peace, acceptance and justification before God. Through the Spirit,… Read More

God’s Riches in Christ Are You THE Sinner? When self-righteous, unregenerate, sinners read a question like this title, they immediately think: “What a simple question. We know we’ve all sinned.” Actually, this question isn’t as simple as it appears. Let me be perfectly clear: I’m not asking you if you’ve sinned, i.e., broken God’s holy law (lied, stolen, murdered, lusted, worshipped other gods). The Scriptures make it clear that EVERYONE (moral or… Read More

One of the attributes of our God is that He delights in mercy. But when we try to understand the mercy of God, we must be careful that we do not bring God down to our level of humanity. Our God is a Sovereign God who brought this world in existence, and He is still in control of the affairs of this world. Our God is not a spectator of this world’s… Read More

Can the Leopard Change His Spots? (Jeremiah 13:23) Of course you know what a leopard is? It is a very big cat, almost as big as a lion, with many dark spots on the fur growing on his skin. Why does the leopard have these dark spots on his skin? Because his father and mother leopard also had the same dark spots on their fur. And it is a Biblical principle that… Read More

<“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20) One of the most affecting displays of the gross ignorance of man under the fall, relative to God’s method of saving sinners, is that, after the lapse of almost nineteen hundred years from the days of Christ on earth, there should be such multitudes professing… Read More

Ah, how many tongues, from hearts as hard as stone, pronounce this word! How many tongues as cold as lead in the sight of God, from the death in nature, prate of Jesus Christ! How many of the elect also are but little aware as yet of the hidden, and green, and heavenly life in that Tree of Salvation, Jesus Christ! “In the midst of the street of the city, and on… Read More

“The Lord preserveth the simple”. – Psalm 116:6 I do not understand merely by this simplicity any lack of understanding. Far from it. “Be ye wise as serpents” is the effectual admonition of Christ in the soul as regards both ministers and saints. And “wisdom is justified of her children.” For the saints are the light of the world, which character any lack of understanding would not be the fulfillment of. In… Read More

How mysterious that the thorn, which is the emblem of the fall of man, should be laden with beauty, teeming with fragrance, abounding with endless profusion of scents and hues, embellishing as it were the whole clime of even uncultivated nature in the month of May! Rich and blooming, the hedge-rows, thorn-bushes, and lanes seem strewed as it were then in that month with flowered walls, clumps, and pictured lines of beauty… Read More

Like a miser proving the will of some one that has left him some money, or like any one in love, being taken up with thoughts of the object of affection, so any one to whom God has given a true heart, (as He has, in regeneration, given to all his elect,) is enabled to drive on, sooner or later, to the full completion of his aims and plans. The continuous power… Read More

When I think of those Perfections of God, as, for instance, immutability, I stand back, and tremble, and keep my distance, in reverence and godly fear at a Being possessed of such a tremendous quality as this of unchangeableness. “What!” say I, “can it be, that I, — a worm, a creature of a day, a moth, and a shadow, — can ever worship such an amazing Being as one who, infinitely… Read More

The Old School or Primitive Baptists in former years have been very definitely identified and distinguished from all other religious or ecclesiastical organizations as PREDESTINARIAN BAPTISTS, and as such have borne reproach and vituperation from those who hold more limited views of what we regard as the absolute and all-pervading government of God over all beings, all events, and all worlds. With deep solicitude and painful concern we have witnessed ill the… Read More

“Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Romans 10:4 The obedience required by the law He has given, the satisfaction for sin, which it demanded, He has presented on behalf of His Church and people. Each one is brought by the Holy Ghost to confess: “In the Lord have I righteousness and strength,” Isaiah 45:24. The Word declares, for the comfort of all who hunger… Read More

We have here in Revelation 12:7-12 a continuation of the first 6 verses in this chapter. What I mean to say is that we should see the sentences in Revelation 12 in a chronological sequence. This war in heaven follows the event of Ascension Day, in verse 5, when Christ was caught up unto God and unto His throne. Christ is on His throne, all the saints in heaven have had their… Read More

“These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.” (Acts 17:6) —————————— These words were spoken of Paul and Silas after having preached three sabbath days in the synagogue at Thessalonica. Paul’s preaching was exceeding troublesome. Acts 16:20. The doctrine of Christ when proclaimed by his chosen ministers is always offensive to the world and its different sects of carnal worshipers. It turns Arminianism upside down. As long as… Read More

For this article, we turn to Matthew Chapter 13. I want to focus on verses 10,11 and 12. But let me start at verse 1. Jesus preached in parables; almost this entire Chapter 13 in Matthew, Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat;… Read More

Before we look at this story, let me remind you again: The Bible is not a storybook. The Bible is not a history book. The Bible is not a book that tells you stories about a people that lived a long, long time ago in a land far, far away; and so it becomes a story that really does not touch you personally. The Bible is supposed to touch us personally. This… Read More

“Serve the LORD with gladness” (Psalm 100:2) The only right motive for acceptable obedience and service to God is the assurance of His grace and love in Christ and the gratitude that springs from the regenerate heart of a sinner saved, blessed, preserved, and filled with the glory of God in Christ — “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be… Read More

“We shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:41) It is truly a comfort for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to know that death is not the end. After death comes the Judgment (Hebrews 9:27), but we have nothing to fear at Judgment. We have already been judged in Christ and found not guilty. Christ justified us on the cross by His blood and righteousness. We know that death is just the… Read More

Paul exhorted the church at Philippi to “stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27). The church on earth is made up of sinners saved by the grace of God in Christ. It is the light of truth in a dark world. It is the church of the living God and the pillar and ground of truth. Our existence, our message, our… Read More

“I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.” (Isaiah 62:6) The prophet begins this chapter with much zeal to show the Lord’s peculiar care over his afflicted people. “For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as… Read More

“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.” (Psalm 126:1) This then is the word we must first look at; it implies something we have to expect and wait for, when will this good thing be done for us, this turning of our captivity? Now many think this “turning” means getting clean out, as they say, so as to never get bound again; but it… Read More

“It is manifest that the public worship of the Roman Church is wholly degenerated from the nature of Christ’s kingdom,” so declared John Wesley. He protested against Rome’s doctrines of tradition, seven sacraments, transubstantiation (“nonsense, absurdity and self-contradiction,” he called it), pilgrimage, purgatory, indulgences (which “strike at the root of all religion”), veneration of relics, worship of images (“gross, open, palpable idolatry”), the intercession of the Virgin Mary, prayers to saints, papal… Read More

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” (Colossians 2:6) ———— To walk in Christ as we received him is to retain the sense of our need of him, as when we felt the Day Spring from on high first visited us, and the terrors of the Lord made us afraid. O how plainly and feelingly did we then feel the need of a Saviour. Then… Read More

A brother requests an expression of our opinion in regard to the witch of Endor, and of her bringing up Samuel; and what we write on the subject, we wish our readers to understand, so far as it is not sustained by direct Scripture authority, to be given only as our opinion. All human opinion is fallible; but what God has said in the Scriptures endureth forever. From a very early period… Read More

“Remember Lot’s wife.” The Lord Jesus Christ spoke these famous words when He told His disciples about His second coming. But before Christ comes as the Judge of this world, three events will occur first: 1) The Final Tribulation Period. 2) The rapture on the final day, and 3) The destruction of this world, and that includes at least part of this universe. The Lord Jesus warned us: “Remember Lot’s wife” in… Read More