Test All Things

Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Bible that is all the rage today is The Living Bible. It is available in many different forms and editions, e.g., Reach Out, The Greatest is Love, The Way, Living Letters, etc. But they are all the same Bible. The Living Bible is Kenneth Taylor’s paraphrase of Scripture, published by Tyndale House, distributed widely by the World Home Bible League, and on sale everywhere. It is at once the worst and… Read More

“Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Your God – Dead Or Alive?” The scripture text is from Deuteronomy 4:28 and the audio is 33 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Salvation Is Full and Free” The scripture text is from Ezekiel 36:16-32 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Revive Us Again” The scripture text is from Psalm 85:6 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Prophecy Fulfilled” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Luke 1:31-35 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “He Came To Jesus” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 14:22, and the audio is 48 minutes long.

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on October 25, 1863, by J. C. Philpot “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is… Read More

The title of this article is: “The Secret of the Lord”. You will find “The Secret of the Lord” in several places in the Bible. Therefore, if we want to understand “The Secret of the Lord” we will have to compare Scripture with Scripture. Let us first consider “The Message of Amos” regarding “The Secret of the Lord”. We read here in Amos 3:1, Amos 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD… Read More

God summons the elect usually through the preaching of the gospel. Now, Christians do not first learn the identities of the elect, and then proceed to preach the gospel only to them. Rather, they preach the gospel “to all creation,” and “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). Therefore, whether it is in the form of public oration, private conversation, written… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Obedience and Confession” The scripture text is from Acts 2:37-47 and the audio is 25 minutes long.

In Matthew 16 the Lord is teaching His disciples the contrast between the doctrine of the Pharisees and the doctrine of Christ. The Doctrine of the Pharisees (Matthew 16:5-12, 13:33) Matthew 16:5-6 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Matthew 16:7 And they reasoned… Read More

A study of 1 Peter 3:16-22 The Title of this article is “Saved By Water”. Those are literally the words you find in this passage of 1 Peter 3: “Saved By Water”. That is quite a challenge. We know that we are saved by Christ only. Why then would God write here in 1 Peter 3 that we are saved by water? But I love a challenge when I see it. 1… Read More

The subject matter at hand is that of “Forgiveness”; which is God forgiving man, and man forgiving his fellow man. Of course the most important aspect of all this business of forgiving is whether forgiveness has taken place vertically, and a lesser important aspect is that of forgiving horizontally. And thus, what we want to know is in the title of this article: What is “The Evidence of Having Been Forgiven?” What… Read More

Today I want us to do a study of Genesis 35. It contains a section of the travels of Jacob in the land of Canaan after he came back from Padanaram where he acquired two wives, two concubines, eleven sons, one daughter, and many slaves and many sheep, and goats, and camels, and donkeys, and cows, and bulls, and so on. Jacob was a rich man. And there in Genesis 35:20 we… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Jesus and Emmanuel” The scripture text is from Matthew 1:18-25 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “God’s Glory Revealed” The scripture text is from Exodus 33 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

From the autobiography of John Kershaw (1792-1870). —————————————————– My next-door neighbours were my greatest persecutors, especially the man’s wife. The enmity of this woman’s heart against me and my family because of my religion I cannot fully describe. She would often laugh me to scorn as I passed her door, and tauntingly call my children bad names, allowing hers to beat and abuse mine, which, as may be supposed, annoyed my wife… Read More

A Letter To a Friend – By John Warburton ________________________________________ Dear Friend, I received your letter, and was glad to hear from you. You seem to be about the old spot, needy as ever, and not out of the reach of the gunshot of the devil; and it seems the old man is still alive, and makes you to know that he dwells in the house; and I believe he will while… Read More

Our little group of churches was especially distinct in the controversy many, many years ago concerning the Person of Christ, the eternal Sonship. Men like good J.C. Philpot, William Gadsby, John Kershaw and John Warburton and other stalwarts in the faith were raised up by God to stand for the truth at a time when the very heart of the denomination was in danger of being torn out. Let us never compromise… Read More

I give a few thoughts, agreeably to request, on the character of the late Mr. Gadsby, not to praise the man, but the grace of God in him, and that the generation to come may know that in Manchester “a prophet hath been among them,” taught by the Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to preach “the glorious gospel of the blessed God,” for the obedience of faith, and for a witness against… Read More

Inquiry Sir, A firm conviction of your superior judgment induces me to ask you to give, according to Scripture, your views on 1 Corinthians 7:10, “And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband.” Is a wife under circumstances peculiarly trying to live with a husband, I mean when her life is in danger? ———————————————— Answer In giving our opinion on… Read More

During the year 1936, Mr. Popham was taken ill. On his return to chapel, he made the following remarks: —————————————————— Before we commence, I should like to say three words. First, concerning my illness. Last Saturday week I felt the heat very much and was quite overpowered by it, but about 6.30 in the evening, while the deacons were with me, I felt a distinct change. I became very cold, so that… Read More

I was brought up amongst the sect calling themselves Independents, so that all my earliest attachments were to that people. The ordinance of baptism I was taught to believe was that of infant sprinkling. After my cousin left my father’s house, he began to attend the Baptist chapel at Rochdale, and I heard that he and some others were to be baptized by immersion. Moved by curiosity, and attachment to my relative,… Read More

“The Comforter, The Holy Ghost…he shall teach you all things.” (John 14:26) There is a heavenly wisdom which the Holy and Blessed Spirit alone can give. He sheds a sacred light on His own word of truth, and by His personal and living teachings–opens, enlarges, and persuades the heart to receive what He thus shows and teaches. However valuable and blessed the book of God is, we cannot be made wise unto… Read More

John Kershaw’s account of the early days of his pastorate. ———————————————————– After I commenced my pastoral labours, the Word was much blessed, and for some months things went on tolerably well. In September of the same year, Mr. Littlewood, minister at Town Meadows, the old Baptist chapel, died. Immediately after his death, Mr. Stephens of Manchester began to supply. They gave him a call, which he accepted. The cause at that time… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “God’s Elect Planted in Christ” The scripture text is from Romans 6:1-11 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Free Indeed in Christ” The scripture text that is from John 8:36 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Fellowship With God” The scripture text is from 1 John 1:3 and the audio is 32 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Fellowship of Light” The scripture text is from 1 John 1:5-7 and the audio is 39 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “True Confession” The scripture text is from 1 John 1:6-10 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Power of God’s Word” The scripture text is from 1 John 1:18-20 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ, Our Advocate – Part 1” The scripture text is from 1 John 2:1-2 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ, Our Advocate – Part 2” The scripture text is from 1 John 2:1-2 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ and Antichrist” The scripture text is from 1 John 2:18 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Jesus Is The Christ” The scripture text is from 1 John 2:21-23 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “When Christ Shall Appear” The scripture text is from 1 John 2:21-28 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Doing Righteousness” The scripture text is from is 1 John 2:29 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Behold, What Love!” The scripture text is from 1 John 3:1-3 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Abiding in Christ” The scripture text is from 1 John 3:1-4 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Great Division” The scripture text is from 1 John 3:4-10 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Abiding in Truth and Love” The scripture text is from 1 John 3:10-12 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Brotherly Love and Worldy Hate” The scripture text is from 1 John 3:13-15 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Assurance of Faith” The scripture text is from 1 John 3 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Confessing Jesus Christ” The scripture text is from 1 John 4:1-4 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Testing The Spirits” The scripture text is from 1 John 4:1 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Holy Spirit of Truth” The scripture text is from 1 John 4:1-6 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “God’s Love Perfected in Us” The scripture text is from 1 John 4:12-15 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Love And Boldness In Christ” The scripture text is from 1 John 4:14-21 and the audio is 44 minutes long.