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Monthly Archives: June 2011

I heard of a man who during the Great Depression lost his job, his wife, his home, and his fortune. He hung on tightly to the one thing he did have left – his faith. One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a church. One of the workers was chiselling a triangular piece of stone. He asked the worker: “What are you going to do with that?” The… Read More

It is very significant to notice how important the influence for good or bad a wife had, in the Bible. Eve’s advice to Adam brought the completion of the ruin of the fall of man; Job’s wife suggested that he curse God and die; Haman’s wife, Zeresh, had the discernment to prophecy of the imminent fall of her husband although she had suggested building the gallows for Mordecai; The stronger faith of… Read More

“But one of the soldiers pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” (John 19:34) John here evidently refers to what his own eyes saw as Jesus hung on the cross. He therefore declares in the passage before us, “This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because… Read More

QUESTION Being a constant reader of the Standard, and I hope not without spiritual instruction, consolation and edification, I take the liberty of calling your attention to 1 John 5:6 (“This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth”), humbly begging the favour of a few remarks… Read More

In the history of the church there have always been men who, because of ignorance and self-righteousness, want to belittle, devalue, and even cheapen the glorious Gospel truth of imputed righteousness calling it some sort of “legal fiction”, or a righteousness “merely imputed”. It is just as true in our day, but, child of God, do not listen to them and do not follow their heresy. Consider how God the Holy Spirit… Read More

“Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) Will our loved ones recognize us in heaven and remember what we did on earth together? How much will we remember of this earth when we go to heaven to be with Christ forevermore? In Isaiah 65 God talks about the new universe in which we will spend eternity with… Read More

“See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.” (I Thessalonians 5:15) What is the purpose of this exhortation? We must conclude that it was inspired by the Lord, for “holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:21). The Scriptures advocate that vengeance belongs to the Lord (Romans 12:19)…. Read More

What is a denomination? Well, since the word cannot be found within the Holy Bible, I will have to use an outside worldly source to define this word. From the Webster’s dictionary it is defined as “a religious organization uniting in a single legal and administrative body a number of local congregations.” In simple laymen terms, a denomination is a group of congregations that are joined together under some governing body. Some… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “This is Life Eternal” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is John 17:3, and the audio is 45 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “God’s Purpose in Predestination” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 44:6-8, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy name’s sake: for Thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.” (Psalm 143:11) The word “quicken” here has the idea of reviving, animating, and refreshing. All Christians surely know what it is to feel the need for quickening. Sadly, we all experience those periods of spiritual sluggishness. We may be reading the Scriptures, hearing the sermons, and engaging in prayer. Yet, the Word doesn’t carry… Read More

“When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.” (Proverbs 29:16) Do you ever get depressed looking at the world around us? It does indeed appear that the wicked are growing in number, power and influence. Transgressions do appear to increase daily. Evil is called good, while good is called evil. We are unable to control these things. However, we should do all that we can to… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Measuring The Temple of God” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 11:1-2, and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Great Prince” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 12:7, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Great Prince” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 12:7, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “All The Fowls Were Filled With Their Flesh” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 19:11-18, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Binding of Satan” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 20:1-6, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Loosing of Satan” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Revelation 20:7-10, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Levite and His Concubine” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:3 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “An Unnamed Woman” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:24, and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “The Death of The Church” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Judges 19:27, and the audio is 51 minutes long.

The death of sin could not be accomplished except by the death of Christ Jesus our Savior, and His death could not happen except all the sins of His people be laid upon Him (Isaiah 53:6). Since all of the sins of His people met upon the Savior, and He did in fact die under the curse of the broken law, then our sins had to die with Him; and when He… Read More

The Wisdom of God (Proverbs 3:19, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 1:21, 1 Peter 4:13, Romans 9:22) “The LORD in wisdom hath founded the earth.” (Proverbs 3:19) What is ultimately the penalty for sin? It is Hell! It is the process of dying which lasts for an eternity in the Lake of Fire. Was the concept of Hell also an element of God’s plan He had before the foundation of the world?… Read More

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…” (Isaiah 9:6) Be amazed by these words: “Unto us” The most precious gift that God the Father could possibly grant, was given to us, His people, believers in Jesus Christ, the elect of God. But, we weren’t always believers. We are unworthy recipients of this gift. Enemies, rebels, haters of God by nature, dead in sin, and happy consumers… Read More

“For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.” (Isaiah 25:4) What an encouraging God! For the poor and weak and needy, God gives words of an uplifting nature. For those who are in the storm, the Lord points to… Read More

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 42:1) These are the words of Jehovah God, prophesying of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. God says Christ is His elect, or chosen. Meaning, the Son of God, was the chosen Redeemer of God’s people. God chose His Son alone to do the work… 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 global 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,… 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 hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9) ——————– The singing of praises unto Him who is worthy is truly a joy for a believer. Men, by a new heart, write and sing those songs… Read More

In the history of the church there have always been men who, because of ignorance and self-righteousness, want to belittle, devalue, and even cheapen the glorious Gospel truth of imputed righteousness calling it some sort of “legal fiction”, or a righteousness “merely imputed”. It is just as true in our day, but, child of God, do not listen to them and do not follow their heresy. Consider how God the Holy Spirit… Read More

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13) Here Christ stands with all the curse of a broken law charged upon Him, as the sinner’s Surety; yea, as the curse itself. And consequently, as in the doing of this, He takes it from His people; they are redeemed from… Read More

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

There was lately put into my hands a very short tract of two pages called, “The Converted African.” A lady called on a minister, and said… My dear sir, I never, till lately, knew the importance of personal religion, till I saw it in my own African servant. We were in a storm at sea, looking to be all drowned: I was in a great alarm – all on board were –… 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

Righteousness imputed! This makes the person beautiful in God’s sight, because it makes him just. Sinner, this must be your title. This is your title to bliss. This must be your perfection, and if you have any desire after Christ, may I say this to you. Do entreat the Lord to reveal in you the righteousness of Christ, for true salvation, vital godliness, is more than a matter of idea. There must… Read More

It has been said of Mr Isbell, who laboured as the Lord’s servant at Bath for many years, that the sleepiness of many of his hearers was a great trial to him. So one Lord’s day he took with him, into the pulpit, a bat and ball. After he had begun his sermon and noticing the nodding heads of some of the congregation he began to play with the bat and ball…. Read More

“I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever.” (Psalm 45:17) This psalm is a Messianic one, referring to Jesus Christ. This particular verse, the last in the psalm, is a promise from God the Father to God the Son. The promise guarantees that Christ will be remembered and praised in every generation, that praise and glory will always be given… Read More

The Movie None who know me will be surprised to know that I have no intention of going to see Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ. But the movie has been so passionately promoted by the media and so passionately endorsed by religious leaders across the nation that I feel constrained to state my concerns about it. Papists Propaganda Many Protestant and Baptist religious leaders, as well as Roman Catholic, not… Read More

“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.” (Isaiah 45:20) Idol worshipers are condemned here; they pray unto gods that cannot save. How sad! How empty! How meaningless! What a contrast to the one true and living God. Psalm 115 speaks of idols as having… Read More

“And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4) Quite tender is the commitment of God to His people. The God that made us and formed us, pledges Himself to be with us, and even carry and bear us up throughout our pilgrimage here. How needy… 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

After Lazarus was resurrected by the Lord Jesus, did he have to die another physical death? Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha and a friend of Jesus, was resurrected after he had been dead for four days. Did he have to die again? Yes, he had to die again. That’s because he was merely brought back to life physically. But God uses that physical resurrection to illustrate how people are saved… Read More

This glorious gospel, is the gospel of the imputation of sin to a suitable sinless person, the Saviour. In this epistle it is said, God “hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew not sin.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) There was a complete transference, a mutual transference; the transferring of guilt to the Saviour, and the transferring of His righteousness to the sinner; “that we might be made the righteousness of… Read More

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) Who put Jesus of Nazareth to death? The Romans, right? Or perhaps one may suggest the Jews since they demanded it from their Roman rulers. In a sense, this is true. Acts records Peter accusing the Jews of killing the Prince of… Read More

“The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.” (Lamentations 3:25) To dig into the meat of this passage let us define some of the word meanings. “Good” here means pleasant, beautiful, excellent, delightful, lovely, joyful, etc. It can also signify benefits of various kinds. “Wait” means to expect, await, look for patiently, hope, to be confident, trust. So we have this greatly encouraging statement… 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