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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jeremiah 51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon [the defiled worldly congregations ruled over by Satan in the very end of time allowing the world’s policies (Daniel 8:23-25) inside her doors], and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance [the Day of the LORD]; he will render unto her a recompence. We first read about the end-time… 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.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) ——————– What an exchange! What a voluntary act of substitution! How marvellous! Yonder debtor visited by his chief creditor, who condescends to become a prisoner, and renders Himself liable to all his demands, that the debtor may go free! Was ever such a thing… Read More

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days.” (Colossians 2:16) ——————– Blessed be God, we have a perpetual Sabbath in the person and work of Christ. See how Paul states this in Hebrews 4:9, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” While every other rest is disturbed this rest… Read More

“And they sung a new song, saying, THOU ART WORTHY to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for THOU WAST SLAIN, and THOU HAST REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9) ——————– THE WORK OF REDEMPTION IS A GREAT WORK because of Who planned and purposed it. The Lord God determined to redeem a people for Himself… Read More

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days.” (Colossians 2:16) ——————– Blessed be God, we have a perpetual Sabbath in the person and work of Christ. See how Paul states this in Hebrews 4:9, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” While every other rest is disturbed this rest… Read More

The Holy Bible clearly commands that the wife is bound by the law to her husband until death. “The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 7:39) Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law… Read More

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) ——————– The carnal heart is a fortification of resentment against the God of all hope. If left to himself, the natural man will gladly go to hell… Read More

“Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.” (1 Kings 18:38) ——————– There was a day (appointed by God Himself) that the Lord ordained to make His power, presence, and will known. On this day He would display, before the people, His answer to their foolish double-mindedness. According the… Read More

Women’s place within the congregational setting is another example of the decision by the church body leaders of our day to change God’s laws to suit man’s ideas and desires. There is tremendous pressure to accept women in the pulpit and allow women to rule and have authority over the congregational settings. This is absolutely contrary to the law of God (1 Cor. 14:33-34, 1 Tim. 2:11-12). God has given very strict… Read More

“Tithing” in the New Testament Church. The holy meaning of the tithe is a tenth, not 10% of your work earnings. The number 10 has a biblical and spiritual meaning of “completeness.” The “tithe” was associated intimately with the Old Testament ceremional law pointing directly towards the blessed Messiah, God incarnated, being the perfect sacrifical Lamb offered up for the sins of His people (Matt. 1:21; John 17:9). Jesus’ death on the… Read More

When the word “woman” or the word “child” is found in Holy Scripture some immediately think of literal people when often the truth is something far more relevant to the Gospel message. A good example of this is found in Revelation chapter twelve. There are many (believe it or not) who actually think that the woman who gives birth to the man-child there is Mary, the actual earthly mother of the Messiah…. Read More

Ezekiel 9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city [Jerusalem, where the Temple was located] to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. Ezekiel 9:2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among… Read More

Tradition has it when a man seeks to get married to his girlfriend he would properly ask for her hand in marriage and if she says yes, he then places a ring on her hand as a seal of engagement one to another. This means that she solely belongs to him and he solely belongs to her. They are betrothed one to another. They are sealed from anyone else until death do… Read More

Ezekiel 7:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Ezekiel 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land [the congregations of New Testament Israel]. Ezekiel 7:3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy… Read More

My experience with Harold – By Jim B. The long history of his failed predictions, and heretical doctrines. ——————————————————- I started listening to Family Radio and Harold Camping in 1980, he did not talk about exact dates at that time, but he constanly said that he “would be very surprised if the world would reach the year 2000” on the radio, implying that he had a date in mind, which was 1994…. Read More

Let’s look at the events leading to the 1994 failure and afterwards, as well as the 2011 failure and afterwards… First, the 1994 failure 1. Camping writes an inital book – “1994?” 2. Camping writes a follow up book – “Are You Ready?” 3. Camping does 2 years of Bible studies promoting the date. 4. Mission trips are sent to the world to declare the date. 5. Camping goes to the media…. Read More

The Holy Bible clearly commands that the wife is bound by the law to her husband until death. “The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 7:39) Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law… 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.” (Micah 7:8) Oh, the faithfulness and mercy of a covenant God! Though at a low ebb in Micah’s time, God’s people here voice a sentiment of triumph. The fact is, they had fallen and we also fall all too frequently. But, the mercy of God gives… Read More

Mercy NEVER makes us PRIDEFUL! As mercy is given to THE HUMBLE, it has a humbling effect like no other thing on earth. Wherever it comes, it makes a man lie extremely low (John 3:30) before the Throne of the heavenly Grace, and leads him to ascribe all glory and honour to the LORD God from whom the mercy comes. As it is written, “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will… Read More

“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.” (Nahum 1:3) —————————— God will not acquit the wicked. This is a clear statement of the strict and perfect justice of God. God not only has a just and holy hatred for sin, but He also will judge it accordingly. God’s justice is perfect, not tainted and flawed like that of fallen men. Every… Read More

“And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.” (Matthew 8:28) —————————— In this verse, light encounters darkness. Good matches up with deep evil. These men were possessed by the power of evil, scaring people to the point that they didn’t even pass… Read More

This is one of those questions that is very very practical and very contemporary. What about the question of birth control? We’re living in a world where mankind has almost altogether forgotten there is a Creator God who upholds this universe by His power, has almost completely repudiated God. They look at the increase in population, they look at the problems of providing sufficient food for the nations of the world, and… Read More

“And when they had bound Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 27:2) Things were going quite agreeably for the enemies of our Lord. They had conjured up a charge of blasphemy against Him. False witnesses had spoken against Him. Now, they bound Him and led Him away to the Roman governor. It looked as if the end of Jesus of Nazareth was near. But,… Read More

“He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent away empty.” (Luke 1:53) These were the words of Mary in praising her God at the privilege He gave her of bearing Jesus Christ. Hunger is powerful. Anyone who has missed two or three meals in a row can understand this. The body is crying out for food. The mind strays away to various things that would be… Read More

“Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought Him that he might be with Him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and show how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.” (Luke 8:38-39) The initial request of this man whom we call “The Wild Gadarene”… Read More

“And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.” (Luke 9:43) That God is omnipotent, or all-powerful, is a fact of which surely, all believers are aware. In fact, we would be highly offended if someone were to suggest the contrary, and rightly we should be. On this day recorded by Luke, the crowd was more than just aware of the fact of God’s power, they were amazed at it…. Read More

“And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12:15) Often we hear statements like, “He has really done well in life” or “She has really gone far in life!” In the world’s eyes, “well” and “going far” are often determined by a lucrative career, standard of living, or other similar attainments. Human nature… Read More

“And He said unto him, “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” (Luke 16:31) There are at least two astounding things we can learn from this statement of Jesus. The complete darkness and hardness of the heart of men, and the powerful grace of God. The rich man being tormented after his death begged that some warning might be given… Read More

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” (Luke 23:43) The thief on the Cross had nothing to offer Jesus, nothing to bribe Him with, no slick story with which he could deceive the Savior. He was, after all, a thief, a known criminal. A short time before, he had been joining in with the crowd in taunting Jesus. But something changed, something wonderful! The man… Read More

“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” (John 10:17-18) From a human perspective it seems that cruel and wicked people did take the life of… Read More

“Then the same day at the evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors where shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.” (John 20:19) “Peace be unto you” was a common greeting among Jews of that day. But, be assured, Jesus wasn’t giving some empty, meaningless greeting to His disciples…. Read More

“And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?” (Acts 3:12) The setting of this statement is when Peter healed a man as he and John were walking to the Temple. After the event, a large crowd gathered and… Read More

“And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him.” (Acts 7:9) The one speaking these words was Stephen in his bold sermon before His Jewish opposers. He was recounting the history of God’s people, including the story of Joseph. Such a sad, heart-breaking story is that of Joseph. Sold into slavery…by his own family! Living in Egypt he was falsely accused, put in prison, forgotten, alone… Read More

“And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 15:21-22) Continue in the faith. Anyone can say that, but it is especially meaningful coming from someone who has continued… Read More

“Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.” (Romans 7:4) What a beautiful picture of describing what should be our relationship and walk with Jesus Christ: a marriage. The enemy would not have us look at following Jesus in this… Read More

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (I Corinthians 3:6) Paul humbly and correctly describes the necessity of our labor in God’s service and the necessity of God’s blessings upon our labors. As preachers ministering in Corinth, both Paul and Apollos had put in time and effort to lead the church there in the right way. Paul did the initial work of ministry there and Apollos followed. One might… Read More

“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (I Corinthians 15:10) “by the grace of God I am what I am,” Paul concluded. What was Paul? He was a believer in Jesus Christ, an apostle, a mighty… Read More

“…but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14) Both elements of the above passage are essential in spiritual growth. First, Paul noted that he had to forget those things which were behind him. No doubt, he had reference at least… Read More

“…For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.” (Colossians 2:5) The steadfastness of your faith in Christ. Oh, for faith like that! This is a faith that clings to God no matter what. It is a faith that continues on even thru various obstacles and challenges. Steadfast faith is not developed,… Read More

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 2:5) This is one of the foundational truths of Holy Scripture. A mediator is a go-between. He is one who brings about peace between two parties that have been at odds. Why is there a need for a mediator between God and men? Sin! Sin separates man from God, creates a breach and division… Read More

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (II Timothy 1:2) Paul often started his letters with this same sentiment: “grace, mercy and peace from God.” It was a desire and prayer of Paul for the individual or individuals to whom he was writing. Was he trying to sound flowery, was this just a habitual opening line, or was there something… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Providence of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 44:28, and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “God’s Eternal Purpose For This Creation” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ephesians 1:9-11, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

How diligently should they scrutinize their motives, who think of entering the ministry; for thousands have abused this Divine institution through love of ease, desire for authority and reputation, or love of money – and brought upon themselves “greater damnation” (James 3:1). Thousands have invaded the pastoral office in an unauthorized manner, to fleece sheep rather than feed them, robbing Christ of His honor and starving His people. Solemn beyond words is… Read More

There is another and a peculiar snare of the world to which the saints of God are exposed; and because many have fallen into it, and not a few have in consequence greatly embittered their happiness, stained their profession and dishonoured God, we would briefly, and in this connection, touch upon it with all tenderness and affection. We allude to the formation of matrimonial alliances between the saints of God and the… Read More

Ask almost any man, “Whether he hopes to be saved eternally?” He will answer in the affirmative. But enquire again, “On what foundation he rests his hope?” Here too many are sadly divided. The Pelagian hopes to get to heaven by a moral life and a good use of his natural powers. The Arminian by a jumble of grace and free-will, human works, and the merits of Christ. The Deist by an… Read More

My dear Friend, Mrs. Peake You have given me, in your kind and affectionate note, so friendly and cordial an invitation, that I cannot feel it in my heart to decline it. I shall have, therefore, much pleasure in staying over the Wednesday, and will make my arrangements accordingly. I have for many years seen much difficulty in maintaining Christian communion with those towards whom we feel spiritual union. It is usually… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Godwin I desire to sympathize with you in all your trials and sorrows, which the Lord has laid upon you so very heavy and severe. But I see in them marks of a kind and gracious Father’s love to make you more useful to the Church of God, and establish you more in the truth and blessedness of the Gospel. Whatever men may think or say about you,… Read More

One frightening thing in the day in which we live is that there is so little preaching about the wrath of God and the final penalty for sin in most congregations. All kinds of salvation messages are being presented with the general theme of God’s love, the idea being that it would be salutary and wise to become identified with the Lord Jesus Christ. These messages imply that by accepting Him, things… Read More

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) that is, to follow him and, press to live with him if he have deserted her. But does he say anything about or sanction her marrying again? Where does he say that desertion dissolves the marriage tie? On the contrary, in the… Read More

In Revelation 16 we read about the assembling for the Battle of Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. What kind of a battle is this? Who will fight this battle? Who will be on either side? There are those who speak about this as some kind of a political battle, that is, a battled engaged in by nations of this world,… Read More

My dear friend, John Grace, I am exceedingly obliged to you for your kind present of the fourth volume of the invaluable “Posthumous Letters of William Huntington”, and for your friendly and affectionate letter. I have been reading some of his most sweet and savoury epistles this morning, and find them instructive, edifying, and profitable. They contain the cream and marrow of vital godliness, and real, genuine, heartfelt religion unmixed with that… Read More

My dear friend, Miss Richmond, I am much obliged to you for your kind communication of the closing scenes of our lamented friend’s earthly life. I perceived, when I last saw him, the inroads which his disease had made on his appearance and constitution, and was therefore the less surprised to hear of his decease. He was a man so thoroughly sincere, and indeed so scrupulous to say nothing of himself but… Read More

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin. I believe you will be pleased to hear that, through rich mercy, I have been brought through my labours here much better than I anticipated. I came up with many fears and faintings, but have broken down neither in body nor mind. I found more exertion needed than at Eden Street, but I think what tried me so much at Eden Street was the foul air. I… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Grace, I shall be most happy to see you at Stamford in October, but I cannot by any means consent to your being a hearer, for which I will give you three sufficient reasons: 1. The rest will do my body good. 2. I am afraid your being there might shut me up. 3. My people would be much disappointed. I am to them but an old song;… Read More

Dear Friend, I am sorry I cannot accept the invitation contained in your kind and affectionate letter. My will is to labour in the vineyard; but I do not possess the health and strength needful to carry out my will. My chest being weak and tender I can only just manage, with the Lord’s help, to go in and out before my own people. Besides which, the winter season is fast advancing,… Read More

My dear Friend, Mr. Grace, I received quite safely both your kind letter and the book. I have not had much time as yet to read the latter, but like what I have seen of it. It is wrong to use such a term, but it has almost amused me from its pithy quaintness and dry expressions. It much resembles a book you are probably unacquainted with, a great favourite with Dr…. Read More

My dear friend, Miss Richmond, I am much obliged to you for your kind and sympathizing letter, and the invitation therein contained. I am much pleased to learn that the Lord has graciously turned your captivity. It much resembles a manifestation which I was once favoured with, when the Lord Jesus was so presented before the eyes of my enlightened understanding, and I had such a view by faith of the two… Read More