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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Eternal Sonship and Taylor Brethren – By John Metcalfe; Paperback; 39 pages; Published by and obtainable from The Publishing Trust, Church Road, Tylers Green, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8LN. ——————————– The people of God have always been jealous for the sacred doctrine of the Eternal Sonship of the Lord Jesus Christ in His divine nature. As B.A. Ramsbottom reminds us in the Gospel Standard magazine, “it was on this issue that in 1860… Read More

“Theological Seminaries, in attempting to qualify men to preach the gospel, virtually profess to hold at their disposal the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and to impart them to men for money. This is anti-scriptural, and consequently anti-christian; as it was fully demonstrated by the apostle Peter, in the case of one Simon – See Acts 8:20.” (By Gilbert Beebe – Anti-Christian Institutions) “Passing through a seminary and putting on the ministerial… Read More

The names of many characters recorded in the Old Testament often try God’s saints, who fear lest they should prove apostates, and be found destitute of the Spirit and image of Christ. Abel had to contend with Cain and his false religion, Noah with Ham, Sarah with Hagar, and her son Ishmael, David was beset and pestered with Saul, and Ahithophel, and many others had similar trials to endure. In the New… Read More

I have often heard it said of persons, that such and such an one has a gift. What gift, I ask? natural? or spiritual? For, I am persuaded, there is a difference of the highest nature between even the utterance of a natural and spiritual gift. The one is formed by the dry handicraft of the stores of nature; the spiritual gift is the costly and most precious workmanship of the Holy… Read More

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” (Psalm 103:8-10) The Lord’s tender dealings are here portrayed. It is Scripture’s frequent testimony that He is rich in mercy, and that His mercy endures forever. Mercy looks upon our… Read More

In the fourth chapter of John we read of the familiar story of the Lord Jesus speaking to a Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar. Here was the Lord of glory, the Creator of heaven and earth, talking to an adulterous woman of Samaria, and this discussion eventually led to the salvation of her soul. That is why I chose for the title of this study, “A Delightful Conversation”. Is this… Read More

“Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:20) The entire testimony of God’s word, and the stories of all the saints recorded in its pages, go to confirm the doctrine of indwelling sin in a believer. The Lord has wisely, we must acknowledge, ordained it, that sin should yet remain in His people to the very… Read More

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must not be taken literally, but must be understood in the symbolic sense of the word. In the New Testament Jerusalem is not the “holy city”. In this chapter Jerusalem is the symbol for… Read More

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Here in Revelation… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “A Blind Beggar” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Mark 10:46-52 and the audio is 46 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The Faithful Mercies of David” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Isaiah 55:3 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

Christ the Messiah, using the prophet Jeremiah, calls upon men to look at Him as He suffers on the cross. “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold,and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow, which is done unto Me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted Me in the day of His fierce anger.” (Lamentations 1:12) He cries “see if there be any sorrow like unto my… Read More

“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” (Revelation 8:7) First Trumpet In the second half of Revelation 8, we are going to find many statements about fire coming from above and all kinds of things being burnt up. Many theologians interpret them to… Read More

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The Greek phraseology for “it is the number of a man” can also be correctly written as “it is the number of man”. You will see why the latter translation makes better sense once we have studied and understood… Read More

The Death of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:7, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 8:24, 1 John 4:3, 2 Thessalonians 2) Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. This is the first time that this beast is mentioned here in this prophecy of Revelation. He is called “The Beast”, and he… Read More

The purpose of God in the prophecy of Ezekiel is to show us the transition from the Old Testament temple in Jerusalem, to the New Testament temple of God in the souls of the New Testament believers, and then after this earth has been destroyed to the new creation, which will be God’s final dwelling place. In this prophecy God tells us at length that the Old Testament temple was destroyed for… Read More

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Gog, The Land of Magog” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Ezekiel 38:2 and the audio is 55 minutes long.

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12) Infinitude is borrowed to exemplify God’s mercy. Immeasurable distance parts the heaven from earth, so God’s mercy exceeds all bounds. Thought cannot conceive it. Words cannot express it. Ransomed souls are its main… Read More

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must not be taken literally, but must be understood in the symbolic sense of the word. In the New Testament Jerusalem is not the “holy city”. In this chapter Jerusalem is the symbol for… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The Avenger of Widows” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Matthew 23:1-14 and the audio is 51 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Sun of Righteousness” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is Malachi 4:1-6 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “Saved by Water” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Peter 3:16-22 and the audio is 50 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled “The Bottomless Pit” The scripture texts that brother Alfred is preaching from are Luke 11:21-22, Revelation 9:1, Revelation 12:7-10 and Revelation 20:1-3 and the audio is 52 minutes long.

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Here in Revelation… Read More

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. This is the first time that this beast is mentioned here in this prophecy of Revelation. He is called “The Beast”, and he is known to the church from primarily two sources. The first source is from the Epistles of 1… Read More

This is the message of the bible: GOD, who is perfect, created man in His own image, but man (Adam) chose to rebel against God. Thus Adam’s sin infected all mankind. GOD’S justice requires payment for sin. Thus the whole human race, which is accountable to God, is bound for eternal condemnation. GOD, in His great mercy, decided to save certain individuals by proving a substitute to pay for their sins. GOD,… Read More

In John 9:35 we have here the story of a beggar who was blind from birth. Jesus made clay, put the clay on the man’s eyes, and Jesus said to him: “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam”. Well, this beggar had nothing to lose, so he went, he washed his face in the Pool of Siloam and suddenly he could see clearly. In this miraculous healing the Lord Jesus Christ shows… Read More

What Do You Think of the Bible? The Bible says of itself that it is the Word of God. The Bible says of the Lord Jesus that He is the Word of God. If we worship Jesus, do we worship a Book? No, we do not worship a Book, but we worship the God who gave us that Book, and who is described in that Book. God gave us the Bible so… Read More

‎ God has written the Bible in such a way that those who are not guided by the Holy Spirit will not understand the Bible. To them the Bible will be like any other book written by men, and to them it will be just like a history book, and to them it will be full of contradictions. This is HOW God wrote the Bible. By Alfred J. Chompff

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12) Infinitude is borrowed to exemplify God’s mercy. Immeasurable distance parts the heaven from earth, so God’s mercy exceeds all bounds. Thought cannot conceive it. Words cannot express it. Ransomed souls are its main… Read More

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” (Psalm 103:8-10) The Lord’s tender dealings are here portrayed. It is Scripture’s frequent testimony that He is rich in mercy, and that His mercy endures forever. Mercy looks upon our… Read More

“Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:20) The entire testimony of God’s word, and the stories of all the saints recorded in its pages, go to confirm the doctrine of indwelling sin in a believer. The Lord has wisely, we must acknowledge, ordained it, that sin should yet remain in His people to the very… Read More

Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. What does this all mean? It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must… Read More

The correct method of biblical interpretation can only be accomplished by interpreting the Bible with the Bible itself. God has laid down a pattern and design, throughout His Word, which tells an age-old story of who put us in this world, how we got here, who we are, and where we are going. God also shows us who He is, how the human race has fallen into sin, and how God’s plan… Read More

Ephesians 2:1 says that we were formerly dead in trespasses and sins. What’s the difference between trespasses, and sins? Trespasses and sins are really synonyms. In the Bible, such words as “trespass”, “iniquity”, “offence”, “wickedness”, and “sin” all describe the same thing – rebellion against God. Specifically, I John 3:4 says, “Whosoever committeth sin trangresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression against the law.” And like “transgress”, the word “trespass”… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “I Will” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is John 17:24-26 and the audio is 47 minutes long.

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Real Thanksgiving” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Psalm 66:8-12 and the audio is 48 minutes long.

“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

The shroud of Turin is simply a burial garment from some individual from around 1,000 years ago. It has nothing to do with anything written in the Word of God. It has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. There are ofcourse some deceived people who try to make claims that it was the shroud in which the Lord Jesus was buried – but this is an erroneoous assumption based upon… Read More

Revelation 11 is probably the most important chapter of the prophecy of Revelation. Almost everything else in this prophecy, from chapter 11 to chapter 22, depends on how we understand this present chapter. And thus we must not be in a hurry when we study this chapter. This article will deal with the question: who are the two witnesses or Revelation 11? In Revelation 11:3-4 God introduces us to: The Two Witnesses… Read More

A Study of Revelation 11:5 It is very important that we understand this chapter very well. When considered carefully, the first two verses in this chapter, lead us to the conclusion that Jerusalem and the temple and worshippers must not be taken literally, but must be understood in the symbolic sense of the word. In the New Testament Jerusalem is not the “holy city”. In this chapter Jerusalem is the symbol for… Read More

The Death of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:7, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 8:24, 1 John 4:3, 2 Thessalonians 2) Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. This is the first time that this beast is mentioned here in this prophecy of Revelation. He is called “The Beast”, and he… Read More

Many teach that the end of the world cannot come until a new temple is built in Jerusalem. The problem is, when they read about a new temple to be built before the end of time, they fail to realize that Jesus spoke in parables. What they are looking for, though, is something that the Bible will not allow! Nowhere does the Bible say that the physical temple in Jerusalem will be… Read More

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath… Read More

In this study we will turn our attention to the prophecy of the LORD God through the spoken words of Jeremiah the prophet concerning the latter days, which are the days of the New Testament Era. The 70-year captivity of the king of Babylon invading the Temple at Jerusalem and also the surrounding cities of Judah that Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel were a part of typifies exactly the spiritual 70-year captivity of… Read More

In the fourth chapter of John we read of the familiar story of the Lord Jesus speaking to a Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar. Here was the Lord of glory, the Creator of heaven and earth, talking to an adulterous woman of Samaria, and this discussion eventually led to the salvation of her soul. That is why I chose for the title of this study, “A Delightful Conversation”. Is this… Read More

Revelation 11 is probably the most important chapter of the prophecy of Revelation. Almost everything else in this prophecy, from chapter 11 to chapter 22, depends on how we understand this present chapter. And thus we must not be in a hurry when we study this chapter. This article will deal with the question: who are the two witnesses or Revelation 11? In Revelation 11:3-4 God introduces us to: The Two Witnesses… Read More

“Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?” (Ecclesiastes 7:16) When we read this most intriguing verse we may ask ourselves: Is there anyone who can try to be too righteous? Oh indeed there is! There are those who are trying to be righteous in their own strength, that is, without having been born again. These people are simply trying to prove that they are… Read More