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Monthly Archives: October 2010

My dear Friend, Mr. E. Walter, I am sorry to say that it will not be in my power to accept the kind invitation which you have sent me to come down to preach at Wadhurst, or Tunbridge Wells during my anticipated visit to London. I would much like once more to see your aged father, with whom in times past I have taken sweet converse in the precious things of God,… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Tanner, On looking over your letter this morning to refresh my memory, I was reminded of one of Bunyan’s master traits, where, in describing the clothing of the women in the house Beautiful, he says, “They could not see that glory each one had in herself which they could see in each other. Now therefore they began to esteem each other better than themselves,” etc. So I could… Read More

My dear Friend, W. T. Keal, M.D. These continual attacks warn me that I cannot go on labouring as I have done. I cannot sacrifice my health and life, as I certainly shall do if I continue my ministry at Oakham and Stamford. I have a wife and family to think of, and I may add, the Church of God generally, besides the two causes where I have laboured so many years…. Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Lightfoot, I feel that I must write to you on a subject which, I am sure, will much try, not only your mind, but the mind also of many of my dear friends and hearers; and nothing but necessity would compel me to do so. I have for some time been convinced that the state of my health, and the repeated attacks of severe illness which I have… Read More

To The kind Friends who have contributed to the Testimonial presented to me by the Church and Congregation meeting at Providence Chapel, Oakham. My dear Friends, I accept with much thankfulness and sincere gratitude the liberal, I may indeed say noble, testimonial which you have given me of your esteem and affection. It is much beyond both my wishes and expectations; but I have long known your liberal minds, and that to… Read More

My dear Friend, Joseph Tanner, I came here last Friday, after a sad parting with many attached friends and hearers, among whom I have laboured for so many years. The Lord mercifully gave me strength to preach at both places twice on the Lord’s day, and at Oakham on the Tuesday evening before I left them. I have given them the best part of my life, and spent upon them my health… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake, I was beginning to feel very desirous, I may say anxious, to learn how matters were proceeding with you at Oakham, when your kind and affectionate letter came to hand to relieve my anxiety. I read it with very great interest, and I hope some feeling, not only on account of the expression of your affection towards, and continued interest in, my unworthy self, but as giving… Read More

Dear Friend, Mr. Whitteridge, There is much in your letter which I like, and it seems commended to my conscience as written by an honest man. You speak of yourself as one who has not had much education; and yet your letter evidences that you must have taken much pains with yourself, and after all even where, as in my case, a good foundation has been laid by early and long instruction,… Read More

My dear Friend, John Grace, It is indeed now a long time since I wrote to you, but it is our mercy that union and communion, if ever we have felt it with any of the Lord’s people, does not depend upon the post office, or indeed any other communication, but that which is maintained with our mutual Head. In Him all the members of His mystical body have both their being… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I believe that affliction, especially when long continued, has a sobering effect upon the mind, for we learn in it our deep need of vital realities; and these, as they are felt and apprehended, put to flight all the enthusiastic notions and mere visionary views and delusions that we might have. I am very fond of a sound mind in the things of God, for this is… Read More

My dear Friend, John Grace, I cannot find among my books the last volume of Mr. Huntington’s Posthumous Letters, but I have four volumes published by Bensley in 1822. Taken as a whole, one may say that they contain the very cream of vital godliness. Not being controversial, there is the absence of that sharpness which marks some of his other writings; and being struck off, as one may say, at a… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake, As the Lord, we hope, has brought Mr. Knill among you, you will now have, as a church and people, to watch and wait for what He may speak to your hearts by His servant. You and all our dear friends who know something experimentally of the kingdom of God, which is not in word but in power, will be looking out and feeling for the power… Read More

Dear Friend, Mr. Walter, I was very glad to get a few lines from you, and to hear the account which you have given of your poor dear old father. I was always sure that sooner or later the Lord would break in upon his soul, for I do not know that I ever knew a man more deeply or more continually exercised about eternal things than he, or who had more… Read More

Dear Friend in the Lord, Mr. Blake, I was much pleased with your experimental letter, and would be glad at some future opportunity to put it into The Gospel Standard, if not in the body, which being limited is much taken up, on the wrapper. It is indeed many years since you passed through the things which you have mentioned, and yet living experience is always fresh; there is something ever new… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. J. Davis, I received safely your kind letter, with the enclosed cheque for £5, which I will endeavor, as the Lord may enable, to give away from time to time among the poor saints of God. I have what I call my charity purse, which is supplied from time to time by kind friends, and this, with what I am enabled to add to it from my own,… Read More

My dear Friend, Joseph Parry, I was very sorry to hear of our esteemed friend Mr. Tuckwell’s illness, but hope it may not be really serious. Oh, when I look round upon my friends, especially those who like myself are advancing in life, I see how affliction is falling upon them one after another. How true the words, that “whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake, I think I have in this and my last letter answered most of your inquiries. I thank you for the excellent advice of Miss — which you have kindly sent me. It is a most needful word of caution, and I hope I may have grace to beware of the snare which she so truthfully lays before me. I hope the Lord will give me grace so… Read More

Dear Friend in the Lord, Mr. James Churcher, You have given me an interesting account of your late visit to our esteemed friends Mr. and Mrs. Church. It is good for those who love the Lord to meet together and speak of His precious name, as, no doubt, you have found at Gower Street; and the Lord speaks of hearkening and hearing the spiritual conversation of those who fear the Lord and… Read More

My dear Friend, Joseph Tanner, I am truly glad that you did not repent of your journey to Croydon. It is good for those who fear God, and have some measure of spiritual union, to meet together for a little converse upon those things which belong to their everlasting peace. It is pleasing to the Lord (Mal. 3:16), and strengthening to the faith and love of those who thus meet (Rom. 1:11,… Read More

Dear Friend, Mr. Hammond, If my advice can be of any service to the church at — I shall feel very happy to give it; but I wish you and the friends to bear in mind that I can only give you counsel upon general grounds, as I am quite ignorant who the person is about whom you make the inquiry. Now, to be candid with you, I must say that I… Read More

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin, I have been desirous for some time to answer your truly kind, affectionate, and experimental letter, which I read with much sweetness and pleasure. When I read how the Lord had favoured your soul, and the sweet and blessed feelings which you had under it, the words came to my mind—”Love all defects supplies.” When your letter came, I had just been reading 1 Sam. 20, and… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake, You may perhaps have already received the sad tidings communicated in the accompanying letter. I call them sad, not for Mr. Grace’s sake, poor dear man, who is sad no more and never will again know what sadness is; but sad to his family, to his church and congregation, to his personal friends, among whom we indeed were, and to the church of God at large. At… Read More

My dear Ann, I fear you will begin to think that I have quite forgotten my promise to write to you; but you know how much my time is engaged, and even were it not so, that to will is often present with me, but how to perform that which is good I find not. What a mercy it is for us that, if indeed we belong to the Lord, nothing can… Read More

Dear Friend I am very much obliged to you for the gift of beautiful fruit you have sent me, which arrived safely this afternoon. I accepted it, not only for the value of the present, but also for your kind and affectionate consideration of your old friend and pastor, now separated by distance, but with his church and people often still present in spirit. I desire to make daily supplication on behalf… Read More

Dear Friend, I am sorry to be obliged once more to decline the invitation of my Zoar friends. Indeed I have no alternative—for so far as I dare make engagements, the Lord’s day for which you have asked me, I had already fixed to spend with my Oakham friends. It will be therefore quite out of my power to accept your kind invitation. And I much also fear, even were you to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Word of Life” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st John 1:1-3 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Very Precious Ointment” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 26:7 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

William Gadsby once preached at Rochdale from the text, “Lord, help me!” Having read his text, he took off his spectacles, and, in his usual, deliberate way, looked round on the congregation, and said, “Friends, by way of introduction, I will tell you how I came by my text.” “Before I was fully in the ministry, I was in business; and, as most business men do, I worked a little on credit…. Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Rose and The Lily” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Song of Solomon 2:1 and the audio is 49 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “The Powerful Word” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Hebrews 4:12 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “He Took The Mantle” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Kings 2:14 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

William Gadsby’s Broken Leg – His own account, 1840. I had for some time fixed that I would spend a few days at Buxton, having before proved that the waters and air of that place had done my poor body much good. I had fixed to go on Monday, September 14th, and to return on Saturday the 19th; and so determined was I to go that I had made up my mind,… Read More

If William Gadsby honoured the Lord in his life, the Lord honoured him in his triumphant death. He was able to preach on his last Sabbath on earth, thus fulfilling a desire not to be laid aside for long. One present made a note in his Bible opposite the text (Isaiah 43:2: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee”): …Mr. Gadsby preached this sermon with very great fervour,… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Gerald Buss titled: “The LORD Gave The Word” The scripture text that brother Gerald is preaching from is Psalm 68:11-12, and the audio is 34 minutes long.

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I have no doubt that a few lines from me, just to let you all know how I am and how I am going on, will be acceptable to you and to our dear friends at Wharflands. I came back much wearied by my labours at Oakham and Stamford, and was not at all well on the Saturday evening. Still I went to chapel on Lord’s day,… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Tanner. I am glad there is some hope of seeing you at Calne. May we meet in the spirit, as well as in the flesh, and find and feel the presence and blessing of the Lord resting upon us in public and in private, in our communion with the Lord, with His people, and with one another. I trust I feel thankful in being so far better as… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I am sorry to have to mention a sad event, which took place on Saturday. I was sitting quietly in my room before dinner, when Mr. George Covell, the brother of the minister, came up to ask me to preach as yesterday. His brother, I am grieved to say, had broken a blood-vessel that morning after breakfast, and had brought up a considerable quantity of blood. Dr…. Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. You will be glad to hear that my dear friend Mr. Covell is wonderfully restored, and seems almost as well as before. I wish you could have heard his opening address the first time he preached after his illness. He gave a testimony which might well make many of us blush or hang our heads down for shame. He said that for many months previously he had… Read More

My dear friend, We seem to have to learn every attribute of God by repeated teachings; like children ever forgetting yesterday’s lesson, and compelling, so to speak, the kind and patient teacher to teach it all again. Indeed, none but the Lord could or would bear with such miserable pupils, such out-of-the-way blockheads, such thorough dullards, and obstinate incurable dunces. Surely of all men and women we have reason to speak well… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I am just now in the thick of my sermon for Mr. Ford, which takes both time and care to bring out in a clear and acceptable way. I am making, I am sorry to say, very slow progress with the memoir of our late dear friend William Tiptaft; but I can only do a certain amount of work, and get so weak and jaded if I… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I need not tell you that, in making engagements to preach, I feel more and more my dependence upon the Lord to enable me to fulfill them. The friends therefore of course will bear this in mind, and I hope it may stir up prayer and supplication on their and my behalf, that the Lord would grant our mutual desire to meet once more in His gracious… Read More

Dear Friend in the Truth, Mr. Hoadley. We have to thank you for a very fine hare, which you have been so kind as to send us through your son. These little marks show that you still bear me in affectionate remembrance. It is, indeed, one of my mercies that I have many friends among the dear family of God who love me for the truth’s sake; and may I never say… Read More

My dear Friend, You ask me a question, and inquire for a recipe which I can by no means give, and which, if I could, would neither satisfy nor be of any service to you. I believe that we, of ourselves, can neither obtain nor maintain the presence of God, that His visitations are as sovereign as His grace, but are directed by infinite wisdom. There is an expression in the Ephesians… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. It will be no disappointment to me if I am not the person to open the new chapel. Indeed, I was not aware until lately that any such thought or plan was entertained by the friends. Whoever opens it and whenever opened, may the presence of the Lord fill the house, and thus a gracious token be afforded of His approbation. I am sorry to learn that… Read More

My dear friend, Joseph Parry. It seems to be your lot never to be free from your affliction for any long time. This is painful for the present, and not very encouraging for the future. But what can we say to these things? If we believe that all things are arranged by infinite wisdom and eternal love, and can believe our own interest in these wise and gracious arrangements, it will reconcile… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. We have lived to prove the uncertainty of all earthly things; and the various trials and exercises of body and mind through which we have passed have well convinced us that all here below is stained by sin, spoiled by infirmity, and ever subject to change. But what a mercy it is that the foundation of God stands sure, that those whom He loves, He loves to… Read More

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin. It will not be in my power to come round by Godmanchester on my return homeward, as I hope (D.V.) to go to Nottingham next Wednesday, and preach there on the next evening and the following Lord’s day. I was unable last year to fulfill my engagement, and therefore when Mrs. Henry Abel wrote to ask me, I felt bound in some measure to go there, if… Read More

Dear Friend in the Truth, Mr. James Davis. I received safely your kind letter and the cheque for £5 which it contained, and ought to have acknowledged its receipt by the last mail; but the day slipped away almost before I remembered I should have acknowledged it. Forgive me this wrong. My mind was much occupied by preaching and writing, and various engagements. As you kindly gave me the option I have… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. I feel it to be a mercy to have been brought through all my travellings and labors, and to have reached my own home in peace and safety. To be preserved in our going in and out, and to find the Lord a shade on our right hand is indeed a mercy, and especially to one who feels his need of preservation from many things which do… Read More

My dear Mr. Whitteridge. I am obliged to you for your kind invitation to preach in your chapel when I am in town; but you will perceive from personal observation that my physical strength is but small, and, indeed, I find that my labors at Gower Street are quite as much as I can accomplish. I could not, therefore, undertake to accept your invitation, as I find that to preach more than… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Humility” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Peter 5:6-7 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

“And the woman which thou sawest is that GREAT CITY, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:18) When scripture speaks of a “great city” we must realize that for God to exalt a city this way (in that it is great) would classify it as having something very special about it. The word “great” is used in a wide variety of applications, and so we cannot determine God’s definition… Read More

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:28) “They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.” (Leviticus 21:5) The question which accompanied these texts reads: “Recently I was asked if it was OK for believers to have themselves tattooed…. Read More

I was born a Mormon, in England. I don’t remember many details about my early life, but I do know that when I was young, my father was tried and convicted of child pornography. He had been a teacher. My parents got divorced, and when my father got out of jail he vanished. When you’re young, you don’t really understand that this is unusual; you just accept. I think I was five… Read More

I would like you to keep my anonymity, for reasons of my employment. My experience may not be as traumatic as some of those on your website, but I have been perplexed by the tenacity of the members of the Mormon church. As a friend of mine put it, ‘they are relentless’. I have never been a church going person. As of June, 1995, my knowledge of scripture was limited to my… Read More

Micah – An ex Mormon lady from Utah shares her testimony. Dear Chris, here is my story to add to your hundreds of stories. I never knew so many ex-mormons there were across the planet. It makes me feel less like an outcast to read other’s stories. St. Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” How do I make this brief? How do you… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Christ Is All” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Colossians 3:11 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

My dear Friend, Joseph Parry. I was sorry to learn from your last kind letter that the Lord had again laid upon you His afflicting hand; but it was your mercy to find profit from the furnace, and that the painful trial was sanctified to your spiritual good. We are such poor, stupid, cold, lifeless wretches when things are smooth and easy with us, that we seem to need trial and affliction… Read More

Dear Friend in the Lord, Alfred Hammond. I am glad to see how the Lord keeps alive His sacred work upon your heart, though I doubt not that, like most others of those who fear God, you have your changes. Indeed I believe, for my part, that the soul, when once made alive unto God, can no more be healthy than through air, food, and exercise, in the same way as the… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Clowes. You cannot expect to have now that health and strength which you had in younger days, and it will be your wisdom and mercy to bow down before the will of God, and submit with patient resignation to the strokes of His afflicting rod. He has often in times past blessed, relieved, and comforted your soul, and though through the power of unbelief you may at times… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake. You know how interested I am in all that concerns the spiritual welfare of the Church at Oakham. I am truly glad therefore to find that, as the Lord takes away with one hand, He gives with the other. You must expect to see every year increasing gaps made in your midst. For many years our ranks were but little thinned; but as you know, my later… Read More

Dear Friend in the Lord — What are all our thoughts of or toward each other, or our remembrance, compared with the thoughts of peace which the Lord has to the suffering members of His mystical body, and the book of remembrance which is ever open before His gracious and all-seeing eye? We are powerless to help ourselves, and we are powerless to help one another, at least in spiritual things. Even… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake — The sad tidings contained in your letter came upon me quite with a sudden shock, as I had no idea that there was any serious danger connected with poor Richard’s illness. Being accustomed to see him enjoying so much health, I could scarcely bring my mind to think of him as seriously ill. But oh, what lessons we have to learn of the brevity and uncertainty… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Preaching Repentance” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Luke 24:47 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his… Read More

1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious. 1 Peter 2:4 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,… Read More

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 1 Peter 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation [coupled] with fear. 1 Peter 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of… Read More

1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may… Read More

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Praise” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 8:2 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Praise” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 100 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Come” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Isaiah 55:1 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Unseen Things” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Corinthians 4:18 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “God’s Armour” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Ephesians 6:13 and the audio is 54 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Stand Fast” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 2nd Thessalonians 2:15 and the audio is 57 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “Building the LORD’s House” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 127:1 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “He Came to Minister” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 20:28 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

“The Lord Jesus Christ rose from the grave as a demonstrative proof that sin was destroyed, law satisfied, God honoured, His people eternally and everlastingly saved. And the immortal honours of God unite in their salvation; therefore, He ever lives at the right hand of the Father to make intercession.”

Revelation chapter twelve speaks of a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. The opening of this chapter declares that she is in pain and travailing in birth, ready to deliver a man child. This man child is to rule all nations with a rod of iron (Revelation 12:5). Before this woman can give birth to the child, we see… Read More

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and… Read More

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they… Read More

2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers,… Read More

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in “her” hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” (Revelation 17:4) —————————— The term “golden cup” is used only twice in scripture. Here in Revelation 17:4 and again in Jeremiah 51:7. It is very interesting that both renderings of this term are in reference to Babylon. In… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled: “The LORD’s Work” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 90:16-17, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 1 John 1:3 That… Read More

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world. 1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep… Read More

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see… Read More

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of… Read More

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not… Read More

“He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine and shall show it unto you.” (John 16:14) The Holy Spirit DOES NOT glorify Himself, nor magnify His gifts, nor inspire men to preach and talk continuously of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit DOES NOT teach men that being baptized with the Spirit, endowed with gifts, and attaining a higher life experience is BETTER THAN SALVATION and receiving Christ by faith. The… Read More

“He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine and shall show it unto you.” (John 16:14) The Holy Spirit DOES NOT glorify Himself, nor magnify His gifts, nor inspire men to preach and talk continuously of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit DOES NOT teach men that being baptized with the Spirit, endowed with gifts, and attaining a higher life experience is BETTER THAN SALVATION and receiving Christ by faith. The… Read More

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” (Colossians 3:13) As long as we are in this flesh, we will have misunderstandings among us, unpleasantnesses, and even injustices (we will feel that our rights have been violated and others have been wrong in what they have said and done). What is to be our attitude? It… Read More

Delusion – by Ezra Booth [Ezra Booth was an early convert to Mormonism. In 1831, as a Methodist clergyman, he witnessed what he believed to be a healing at the hands of Joseph Smith and fully embraced this new religion. In a revelation Joseph claimed to receive in June of 1831 Ezra was instructed to journey to Independence, Missouri (Zion) in the company of several other leading Church members. When he returned… Read More