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Monthly Archives: September 2011

“God is a good parent and He is never merciful to wilful disobedience. And the reason he’s never merciful is because He doesn’t want you to ever count on mercy when you’re wilfully disobedient otherwise you would get worse and worse and worse.” (David Eells – Atonement and Sin – Part 1) “Our sins have to paid for while we are here. Listen they’re not always paid for by Christ did you… Read More

Premillennialism Exposed – By John Metcalfe; Paperback; 34 pages. Published by and obtainable from The Publishing Trust, Church Road, Tylers Green, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8LN. ——————– This has to be the best refutation of the gross error of premillennialism I have ever have read. This little booklet may, quite rightly have been titled: “dispensationalism exposed”, but keeping the title as is, serves a purpose in also reaching out to those who hold… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Glorify The Son” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:4-5 and the audio is 41 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Persuasion” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Acts 28:22-24 and the audio is 53 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Hungering and Thirsting” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 5:6 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Supposing that gain is godliness; from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. And having food and clothes let us be content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which, while some have coveted after, they have erred from the faith. But thou, O man of… Read More

He is all righteousness. And here let me bring in this, that a newborn soul is created after the image of Him that created Him, and the image of God is righteousness; that is, here he is righteous. And if you are born of God you are. 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… Read More

“When He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3) “The LORD said unto my Lord (the Father saying to Him), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) His sitting fully indicates and proves the perfection of His atonement, the efficacy of His sacrifice, and the fullness of His salvation. But see! The… Read More

“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) “The unity of the Spirit” signifies that secret bond of divine union which knits together all the living members of Christ’s mystical body, not only to Him as their risen Head, but to each other also by virtue of the same indwelling Spirit. It is, therefore, not a mere unity of opinion, of church membership, of outward… Read More

There was a time, child of God, when the world held in your heart the chief place. It was not so in God’s heart. You and he were therefore at variance. But now, through grace, you are brought to make eternity your chief concern. You and God are agreed there; for in the mind of God eternity as much outweighs time as the stars in the midnight sky outweigh a grain of… Read More

“His fulness” of righteousness secures our unceasing justification in the courts of heaven. As we are taught by the blessed Spirit, and led into the experimental possession of that grace treasured up for us in Christ Jesus, we find Satan’s accusations abounding on almost every hand. He roars; he accuses; he insinuates; he assaults; he will come to you, as he has frequently come to me, saying, “You boast of your being… Read More

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do you are willing to be made less than nothing and vanity in yourselves. Professors of religion, generally, do not like to be thus humbled; they love to have something to do, in whole or in part, to recommend themselves to God. But the Lord’s salvation is not a mixture of grace… 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

“Election”! O! That blessed truth has been and still is dearer to me than life; and the way and manner of its revelation and application to my soul in deep bondage and distress, has been marvelous indeed. “Though God’s election is a truth Small comfort there I see, Till I am told by God’s own mouth, That He has chosen me.” I trust I can say that He has chosen me; for… Read More

It is in perusing the word that we converse with the Father in his secret decrees and purposes; with the blessed Redeemer in his great undertakings, sufferings, and soul-comforting discourses; and with the blessed Spirit, who spoke by the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. Yea, I have often found the sweetest companions, and the greatest company, when I have been alone. It is by the Spirit’s operation, by the bond of love, by… Read More

O the matchless grace of God! What is it? Who can describe it? Let a poor worm venture to drop a hint or two upon it. It is the glorious, rich teeming out of the free favour of God the Father in election and its glorious bearings; of God the Son in redemption, and all he is and has, and has done for his spouse, the church of God; of God the… Read More

“An able minister of the New Testament” is one that has received the spirit of promise, one that has felt and enjoyed the truths, blessings, and promises, of the gospel in his own heart, and so tells to others what God has done for his soul. He has the Spirit, and is a minister of the Spirit. He is a partaker of grace, and a good steward of it. He is pardoned… Read More

Redemption work belongeth to our anointed Priest, and He only could effect it. The priests under the law required the redemption price to be brought to them by the people, but our Priest, in the similitude of Melchisedec, brings the price to them, and pays it for them; hence the apostle was commissioned to say to the elect of God, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,… Read More

A.W. Tozer the Arminian “Redemption is an objective fact. It is a work potentially saving, wrought for man, but done independent of and exterior to the individual. Christ’s work on Calvary made atonement for every man, but it did not save any man.” (Paths to power – A. W. Tozer – Chapter 2 – God’s Part and Man’s) “Universal atonement makes salvation universally available, but it does not make it universally effective… Read More

“The Lord also tells me to tell you, in mid 90s, about ’94 or ’95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. But He will not destroy it with what many minds have thought Him to be. He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed.” (Benny Hinn – Prophecy spoken: Orlando Christian Center, December 31st,… Read More

“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24) ——————– Did Christ in bearing our sins become sinful himself? God forbid! He died “THE JUST” for the unjust, I Peter 3:18. 2 Corinthians 5:21 declares “He was made sin,” it does not say he was made a sinner… Read More

Today, and it has happened in the past aswell, “there is nothing new under the sun” there are men who are speculating and extravalating and going in all kinds of different directions on this subject which they cannot back up with the Scriptures. And many of them, they want to say “well it was by more than what it says”. Christ was made sin by a legal act of imputation. This word… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Remember Lot’s Wife” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Genesis 19:26 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

“Be anxious for nothing.” (Philippians 4:6) Worrying is as definitely forbidden as theft. This needs to be carefully pondered and definitely realized by us, so that we do not excuse it as an innocent “infirmity.” The more we are convicted of the sinfulness of anxiety, the sooner are we likely to perceive that it is most dishonoring to God, and “strive against” it (Hebrews 12:4). But how are we to “strive against”… Read More

The sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the godhood of God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that “He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or… Read More

A letter from William Huntington. ——————————— Dear Brother, Grace, mercy and peace be with you through Jesus Christ our Lord. I received your melancholy epistle, which I believe to be expressive of the gloomy state of your soul. Your appearing in your own eyes one of the greatest of sinners is intended to erase the sandy foundation of human excellency, and to level the towering pinnacle of vain boasting, but is no… Read More

Believe me there is a false zeal (Romans 10:2), a false gift (Proverbs 25:14), a false light (Luke 11:35), a false Spirit (Micah 2:11), a false Minister (2 Corinthians 11:13), a false flock of professors (2 Corinthians 11:26), a false Christ (Matthew 24:24), and a false God (2 Thessalonians 2:4). By William Huntington

“Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.” (Romans 8:30) The justified sinner stands the closest to God of any created being in the universe. Nearer to the throne of the Eternal, he cannot stand. What marvelous love! Who will dare assert that salvation is not, from first to last of free, sovereign grace? Let your eye pierce the veil… Read More

“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing of himself alone and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden,” (Galatians 6:4-5) THE work mentioned in my text is not the works of the law. No, no, no; for the Scripture says, “By the works of the law shall no flesh living be justified.” But the work here mentioned is faith. Hence we… Read More

Mary is absolutely not the mother of God. God is from everlasting; He has no beginning. Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. The Bible is very clear about that. Mary is the mother of Jesus only in the sense that she bore Him and gave Him a human nature. But the incarnation… Read More

Not on December 25, because shepherds would not be tending sheep in the field that time of the year. But the Bible does provide us with some clues. The priest Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, was of the “course of Abia” (Luke 1:5). Of a total of 24 courses, according to I Chronicles 24:10, the course of Abia was the eighth to minister in the temple. While Zacharias was engaged… Read More

The truth – that Santa Claus is just a man dressed in a red suit. Santa Claus is what Satan uses to direct people’s attention from the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ at this time of year. The Christmas season, [although thoroughly pagan], gives us a unique opportunity to tell our children that all good gifts come from God and the best gift of all, is Jesus. He came to this… Read More

The great eulogium of those whom Paul mentions in Hebrews 11 is that they died in the faith. They had their fears, faintings, failings, conflicts and trials, like us; but they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of His testimony. Now they are with Him, whom they loved unseen. To Him be all the praise! For themselves they have no more to say than that He loved them… Read More

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to, his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou!” (Daniel 4:35) These words were spoken by a great and mighty king who certainly had been one of the most proud and ostentatious monarchs that ever governed a kingdom,… Read More

Before we speak something in person or on the telephone or write something about someone, let us ask three questions: 1) Is it true? 2) Is it necessary to mention it? 3) Is it helpful? Then we will not be backbiters, slanderers or malicious or idle gossips. “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” (Psalm 141:3) By Martyn McGeown

Sermon preached by John E. Hazelton (1853-1924) at Streatley Hall, London. ————————————– “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13) I find that I have preached from this verse before in this hall, but I have no recollection… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Christ’s High Priestly Prayer” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:1-3 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Begotten Again” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Peter 1:3-5 and the audio is 56 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Elect” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is 1st Peter 1:1-5 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Come In” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Matthew 25:34-40 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

“God raises up heretics to help develop and clarify the truth.” “Tolerance of the lie betrays a lack of love for the truth.” “Orthodox theology is fundamental to genuine piety.” “The mark of true doctrine is that it does not tend to seek men’s glory but God’s.”

“The Lord is risen indeed!” – there is not the shadow of the shade of a doubt about it. Jesus Christ, clothed in our nature, is in the heavens of God. The chapter (Luke 24) opens thus: “Now upon the first day of the week.” That “first day of the week” was a day from the beginning to end of joyful surprises. There were never so many surprises on this earth as… Read More

No news can suit a ruined race But sovereign, free, eternal grace; No other gospel can impart Joy, peace and comfort to the heart. But those are tidings good indeed, Which tell me Jesus deigned to bleed, To vanquish Satan, cancel sin, And bring eternal glory in. The only gospel we can own Sets Jesus Christ upon His throne; Proclaims salvation full and free, Obtained on Calvary’s rugged tree. The gospel is… Read More

Precious Bible, what a treasure! Blessed be the Lord, I can see that my acceptance and perseverance do not depend upon my frames or feelings, but upon the power, compassion, care and faithfulness of Him, who in the midst of all the changes to which we are exposed in this wilderness state, is unchangeably the same yesterday, today and forever. O what a horrid wretch was I when on board the Harwich,… 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

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

We live in days of great social change. Rapid change. Hardly a month seems to pass when some new law isn’t passed, or some movement appears to triumph in a further attempt to overthrow God’s order. In the last 50 years we’ve seen great changes in the fickle populace’s thinking regarding social and class order, the roles of the sexes, the place of marriage and the family in society, among many other… Read More