Test All Things

Monthly Archives: August 2009

In the attributes of God and in various graces of the Spirit, comparative and contrasting attributes and graces are often paired together. Our God is a God of mercy, and a God of wrath. He is love, and possesses a perfect hatred (Psalm 139:22). So also, in the graces which a child of God experiences, where faith is; so is trust; where regeneration is, conversion follows; where true evangelical repentance is, so… Read More

I believe the Scriptures teach that all power is of God (Romans 13:1) and no man is able to resist the grace of God, and all the elect will believe and rejoice in the truth in due time. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) Let us consider this expression: “All that the Father… Read More

I believe the Scriptures teach that all power is of God (Romans 13:1) and no man is able to resist the grace of God, and all the elect will believe and rejoice in the truth in due time. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) Let us consider this expression: “All that the Father… Read More

We believe the Scriptures teach that all of those for whom Jesus died shall be brought to the knowledge of the truth, and not one shall be lost. “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me, And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which He hath given me I should lose nothing, but should… Read More

We believe the Scriptures teach that all of those for whom Jesus died shall be brought to the knowledge of the truth, and not one shall be lost. “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me, And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which He hath given me I should lose nothing, but should… Read More

Since we attempted to prove by the Scriptures the “Total Depravity”, one may ask the question: Since man by nature does not seek after the Lord, why does God save any? All we can say is that it pleased the Lord to save whom He will out of the fallen race, and leave the rest to perish. “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that… Read More

“And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy… Read More

“And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy… Read More

Much can and has been argued about the various aspects of the sovereignty of God. A new-born infant knows very little of this world in the first few months or years of its existence. Yet from birth the child learns of light, love, security, and trust. It also rapidly learns the many discomforts of Providence and the many disappointments and chastisements of loving parents. Prior to its birth, the child knows only… Read More

Does unregenerated man have the ability to seek after God and to do that which is acceptable and well pleasing in the sight of the Lord? By nature, does man desire to seek after righteousness or does he desire to travel in the ways of the world? What caused Moses to desire to suffer affliction with the children of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season? “By… Read More

Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thy-self wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Romans 2:6 who will render to every man according to his deeds: Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the… Read More

“Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate;” “and whom he did predestinate them he also glorified” etc. (Rom. 8:29, 30) This word “foreknowledge” is one of the deepest and most mysterious words throughout the whole of the Scriptures. The miser Tomline, the Arminian bishop, who passed his life in raking money together and in persecuting Calvinists, and who therefore was an idolator through love of money, and is a beloved head… Read More

Many people think that if a person’s religion will stand the crucible of death it must needs be a good one. Say they, “Give us a religion to die by”; which, as a test infallibly to try truth and falsehood in religion by, will not universally hold. I have been led to consider this by reading the triumphant and happy obituaries in the Methodist Magazine; and I am well persuaded that persons… 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

Among the peoples called “Baptists” many issues conflict in a manner to produce great diversity. Obviously, there is an unbridgeable gap between the doctrinal views of the Predestinarians and the theory of absolute freewillism held by most modern Baptists. Since the entirety of this magazine is predestinarian in contrast to that general theory, there is no need for a specific article refuting the whole scheme of freewillism. Predestinarian Baptists hold to both… Read More

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed GOD, which was committed to my trust. “According to the glorious gospel of the blessed GOD,” The title of my message is The True Gospel. And many preach the gospel. Arminians preach gospel messages, Reformed Arminians preach gospel messages, and even people in the so-called Christ righteousness movement which I call them nowadays. They denounce Arminianism and will have nothing to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “On A Rock” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 33:21-23, and the audio is 44 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Not Appointed To Wrath” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Thessalonians 5:9-10, and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Raised Up” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 2:6-7 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “A Place” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Exodus 33:20-21, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “His Commandment” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st John 3:23-24 and the audio is 60 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Obedience” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 5:8-9 and the audio is 60 minutes long.

“Draw me, we will run after thee” (Song of Solomon 1:4) “Come to Jesus. Come just as you are! Jesus is waiting! You must, indeed, you can come this very night,” purred the “evangelist.” Jesus therefore answered and said: “No man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of My Father “ (John 6:65). “Jesus said that “he that cometh to me,” replied the evangelist, “I will in no… 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 a… Read More

The elect of God do believe in the truth in due time. “As many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” (Acts 13:48) This Scripture proves that ALL of the elect shall believe the truth. The Lord blesses His people, or the elect, with repentance. “The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.” (Romans 2:4) “Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “A Glorious Restoration” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 1 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Arise and Build” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 2 and the audio is 40 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Sheep Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:1-3 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Fish Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:3-5, and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Old Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:6-12 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “A Valley Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:13 and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Dung Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:13-14 and the audio is 42 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The Horse Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:28 and the audio is 35 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “The East Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:29 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled: “The Inspection Gate” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3:31-32, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon titled “Christ, From Start to Finish” The scripture text is from Nehemiah 3 and the audio is 44 minutes long.

Preached at Troy, New York, U.S.A., 1895 – By Thomas Bradbury ___________________________________________________________ “And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children, I will not go out free. Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “All in Authority” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Timothy 2:1-3 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “A White Stone” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Revelation 2:17 and the audio is 59 minutes long.

Preached at Troy, New York, U.S.A., 1895 – By Thomas Bradbury ___________________________________________________________ “And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children, I will not go out free. Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him… Read More

It is truly appalling the unconscionable nature of many professing Christian’s speech today. When they should be making an assiduous effort at living as close to Godliness as possible, they instead seem to be content to live as close to the world as possible. Showing no care to exercise caution at bridling the tongue, they routinely blurt out things like, “Oh My God,” which should never come effortlessly from the mouth of… Read More

“The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.” (Psalm 45:13) The King’s daughter is all glorious within: — In this text we believe the King’s daughter has reference to the bride of Christ which is the church of the living God. Why and what causes her to be glorious within? This shows that love is within the heart, sanctified by the Spirit. This is true spiritual love… Read More

“The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.” (Psalm 45:13) The King’s daughter is all glorious within: — In this text we believe the King’s daughter has reference to the bride of Christ which is the church of the living God. Why and what causes her to be glorious within? This shows that love is within the heart, sanctified by the Spirit. This is true spiritual love… Read More

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1878 – By Thomas Bradbury ____________________________________________________________ “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” (Matthew 4:1) There is not a spot trodden by our blessed Lord, during His pilgrimage here on earth, untrodden by those who hold fellowship with Him in His sufferings. The spots of the Redeemer’s sufferings are consecrated by the infallible teaching of the blessed… Read More

Note: The following is edited from a personal letter written to a young believer on March 4, 1969, and drafted into an article format. By particular redemption we mean that Christ’s death was to redeem the elect in particular; or, that Christ’s atonement was limited to the elect only. It makes sense, too. Notice these three alternative positions advanced by John Owen: We know that only sin carries a man to hell,… Read More

To believe that Jesus Christ died, or tasted death, for the entire race of Adam is very natural to the Universalists, or Arminians. In fact such a theory is in all men’s nature; for I often find myself trying to ride the “do better horse,” but he invariably throws me. If I possess a new nature, the Lord created it in me in 1883; and since, if I have one vestige of… Read More

We feel a need to present this article for the benefit of our churches and the encouragement of our deacons. The condition in our churches, in general, has resulted in greater burdens being placed upon these servants, and a gradual decline in the general support due them from the memberships. Too great a neglect over too long a period is injurious to both this office and the churches. It is certain to… Read More

After reading several preachers’ views on divorce and remarriage – their trying to justify receiving adulterous people into the fellowship of, and retaining them, in the church – I feel led to write about what constitutes marriage, and the difference between adultery and fornication. And to see if the church can Scripturally receive and retain adultery in her fellowship. It is appalling when the majority of elders, deacons, and members of Primitive… Read More

We are requested by a correspondent to give our views on Romans 7: 2-3. “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then, if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband… Read More

We intimated on the wrapper of our last October Number that it was in our mind to take up the above subject, as involving considerations hidden from the eyes of men of one idea, who only know what they have been taught by the precept of men, and as having also an important bearing on many points of divine truth. This pledge, therefore, we shall now attempt to redeem. Were it a… Read More