Test All Things

Monthly Archives: July 2021

Preached at Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London on Thursday Evening, April 28th, 1848 – By John Kershaw — “But we see Jesus.”(Hebrews 2:9) — I would call your attention to three things arising from these words. First, let us endeavour to describe the characters who see Jesus. Secondly let us take notice of the person seen — Jesus. And thirdly I shall make a few remarks upon the place where He… Read More

An afflicted saint possesses a peace which passeth all understanding when the Holy Ghost enables him to say, “The LORD is my God.” This dries his tears, brightens his countenance and cheers his mournful heart. It comprehends all he can desire in time and to eternity. “They shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, Yahweh is my God.” (Zechariah 13:9) – William… Read More

“For Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11) In this expression inspiration has been pleased to give us the object of creation. Mortals in their ignorance and conceit, act much as though they supposed the world was made for their special, selfish interests, and benefit; entirely ignoring the exalted plane from whence revelation testifies of the wise and deeply-laid purposes of Him, who… Read More

“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” (Ephesians 1:11) How far the opponents of the doctrine of absolute predestination will go never ceases to amaze those who love the doctrine of Christ. For instance, there is an idea afoot that says, “God has predestinated some things, of course; but there are some… Read More

“Therefore they could not believe…”(John 12:39) What a sobering verse of God’s word! A verse that speaks not about willingness, but ability. These Jewish and Greek people gathered at Jerusalem with the religious leaders were affixed to Jesus as He had just entered the city. Palm branches and shouts of Hosanna were heard around the gate. The eyewitnesses that saw Jesus raise Lazarus from the grave were there bearing witness of His miracle…. Read More

“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.” (Psalm 110:3) Walk the aisle of most “Christian” book stores and you will find row after row of books on self-help. Whether it be “How to be Born Again,” “10 Steps to Christian Maturity,” or “Your Best Life Now,” one thing is sure, at the heart of all those books, are an unbiblical doctrine that has taken a stranglehold on modern… Read More

“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25-26) Professing Christians often lose site of this! All of us are going to fail and make mistakes. Many of us are going to be in different areas of… Read More

“I will be surety for him: If I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever.”  (Genesis 43:9) Judah made a pledge to be Benjamin’s surety. To make the guarantee that he would bring the beloved son back to the father.  This is a physical type of the eternal spiritual reality! The Father had a people He loved and gave to Christ,… Read More

“Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because of fear in the night.” (Song of Solomon 3:7-8) Solomon throughout this song very fitly personates our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom, as the son of David, king of Israel and builder of the temple, he was a… Read More

Christ became our sin bearer; but He was not a sinner. He was perfect, righteous, holy and separate from sinners. That is why He could be our perfect sacrifice for our sins.

There is no place in the book of Acts or in the epistles where believers are commanded to observe the Sabbath. This should be a fatal blow to any who assert that the ten commandments are a rule of faith and life for believers today! Sunday is never called the Sabbath; it is called the first day of the week. If the “moral law” was not part of what Christ fulfilled when… Read More

“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.” (James 5:12) Believers are warned to not swear at all.  Jesus first stated this idea in Matthew 5:33-37: “Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt… Read More

1. God does all things to be glorified and exalted.2. God creates two kinds of people – the elect and the reprobate.3. Peter likens the reprobate as brute beasts made to be taken and destroyed (2 Peter 2:12). “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” (Romans 9:21) “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things:… Read More

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15) Eternity! What is eternity? Who among the citizens of time may possibly comprehend eternity? The very thought of eternity makes… 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. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto… Read More