Test All Things

Ebedmelech is not a stand out character in the Old Testament, even spell check has just shown non-recognition red-lining his name! But, I maintain, inspired inclusion speaks to significance, a point...

Putting a cause where there is no cause, may produce an effect, but imaginary built upon imaginary is bottom line self-deception and when proclaimed outright fraud. And fraud is exactly what...

I do not think there is anything scarcely that surprises me more than hearing people talk of reprobation! One says, we have nothing to do with it. Another says, it is...

I do and am constantly maintaining both privately and publicly as far as ever the Lord has enabled me the wonders, the glories, the beauties and the preciousness of love. And...

This term “particular redemption” is familiar to most, if not all of us. It simply means that the Lord Jesus Christ redeemed a certain number of individuals whom his Father gave...

“That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:31) ——————– Who deserves the glory in the redemption of sinners? The world believes...

“Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” (Acts 26:28) ——————– “Almost persuaded” … what a pitifully revealing thought. Man, who by nature resides in a...

“And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.” (Genesis 5:5) ——————– As I read an obituary column, I never cease to be amazed...

Do you really believe that when Christ died, that he died for every man on the planet? If you do you have some really big explaining to do. How are you...

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law...

Which exalts Christ more? Which demonstrates more the value and efficacy of Christ’s atonement: That which effectually secures the actual salvation of every one for whom it was made – OR...

The Word of God declares that, “The children being not yet born, neither having done good or evil Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated, that the PURPOSE OF GOD...

Does God love everyone in the world? Modern day religion says that He does. Men like to think that He does. But what does the Word of God say? Does God...

Of old, God complained to Israel, “Thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself” (Psalm 50:21). Such must NOW be His indictment against an apostate Christendom. Men imagine that the Most...

In the matter of salvation we must go to the Word of God. There is no other source to tell us of God, man, sin, Christ, and salvation. The word “Grace”...

When people hear a lie told often enough, after a while they come to believe the lie as truth. This is what the scriptures mean “and many shall follow their pernicious...

While visiting somewhere recently a lady from our congregation said the preacher announced his subject, it was; “God needs your help”. She told her husband, “no God doesn’t need our help,...

The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) “Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth...

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law...

The enemies of the free and sovereign grace of God claim that those of us, who believe and preach it, take away sinful man’s responsibility. We believe that he is totally...

Have you ever stopped to consider what the god of this age is like? How he is presented to eternity bound souls? A popular way of trying to get someone “saved”...

“A half truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth” There is a desperate need to recover the Gospel! The gospel of man’s natural inability to believe, God’s electing...

Here are five truths we hold to and believe with all our heart. Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the saints. What these blessed truths of...

There is no doubt in my mind that the majority of you when first seeing this question, immediately answered yes. Here is another question; “what does a Christian believe”? They all...

“But we think it right to hear from you what you think. For truly as concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.” (Acts 28:22)...

There are four statements made from the average pulpit, parroted by those who hear them. I ask you to look at what these statements are with an open Bible, will you...

Free-will doctrine, (works religion) has the way God saves a sinner backwards. They put the cart before the horse. What do I mean? Free-willism teaches that a man must do something...

Salvation is wholly of God. God from eternity past chose to save some from this fallen mass of humanity. Ephesians chapter 1 clearly shows this. Even the sacrifices in the Old...

Everyone likes purity. They also like free things. If you are someone who enjoys pure and free things, listen carefully, and I will tell you of the purest, freest thing I...

People are always asking their “pastors” questions. Questions about everything from marriage to Bible doctrines. Here are some serious questions concerning bible truths that you should ask your preacher about. If...

Modern day religion makes the eternal God a pathetic failure! Preachers everywhere tell us that God is trying to save multitudes who are not saved. They tell us that God wants...

Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Romans 9:16 So...

“He who… preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached” (2 Corinthians 11:4) The Jesus of Free-Willism, unlike the Jesus of gospel preachers, does not possess the love of God. Preachers...

Does your preacher often address men and women with this statement: “won’t you let God do this or that?” It doesn’t sound very God-like does it? There is a tract I...

We rejoice in Christ Jesus and His accomplished work of redemption. By His substitutionary death, He finished the work the Father gave Him: secured the forgiveness of His people, made an...

“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold...

I’m truly sorry for people who are being lied to by preachers who compromise the truth of God, speak smooth things, brag on the flesh, make God a doddering old grandfather...

Who chose whom? When was this choice made? Why did God choose us? How did God choose us? Does the Bible teach election? That is an easy question to answer…Yes. The...

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water...

The grand controversy between corrupt nature and the Almighty is, who shall have the glory of salvation, God or the creature. The pride of man says – “The glory of salvation...

What a person believes that our Lord Jesus ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED at Calvary will determine (in that person’s mind) for whom Christ suffered and died! The Scriptures say, “He PUT AWAY SIN...

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (I John...

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) This is perhaps the...

You will sometimes hear of those who deny the wrath of God and preach the universal love of God for all men declare that what this verse in Romans 9:13 really...

The sovereignty of God is absolute. To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that...

Paul called his message “the offense of the cross” (Galatians 5:11). Again and again he warned that the true Gospel of God’s grace and glory would meet with great opposition from...

Sovereign Grace is God’s grace. And God’s grace is Sovereign Grace. If it is not Sovereign Grace, it is not saving grace. Sovereign Grace is the Truth. Sovereign Grace is the...

A “pastor” once declared to a friend, “I want you to know that I no longer believe in particular redemption.” When I heard this, I was shocked, but I was not...

I have noticed that the main issue that men grapple with over the doctrine of election is not whether or not the Scripture teaches it. Any honesty at all will make...

The apostles and early believers were despised by the religious Jews because of the gospel which they preached. It was not because they were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted...

The Wise Man (Ecclesiastes 8:1-7, Romans 9:16, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Genesis 22:17-18) “Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth...

In our day you hear much about the so-called free will of man but you hear very little about the free will of God! You would think, from the talk of...

When the solemn and blessed subject of Divine foreordination is expounded, when God’s eternal choice of certain ones to be conformed to the image of His Son is set forth, the...

“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...

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a...

“For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89) Quote: “We never want to focus on more narrow aspects of Reformed theology to the neglect of truths that...

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...

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...

What hath the gospel preached with the Holy Ghost, sent down from heaven into your souls, taught you? Hath it taught you your sinnership? Hath it taught you that you must...

We must emphasize that election is absolutely sovereign. By this we mean that God is the Lord of salvation, and that the ground and motive of His choosing some unto salvation...

There is much talk in religious circles today about coming to Christ. Men speak on this topic as if this coming was nothing more than going down to the local drug...

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...

We do not believe that the Son of God laid down His precious life a sacrifice for the sins of the non-elect, but for His sheep. We believe His sacrifice was...

In most pulpits today The Law [Word] of God has been changed in that it is widely taught that eternal salvation is not altogether dependent on God’s grace alone. It is...

All God’s people, sooner or later, are brought to this point – to see that God has a ‘people,’ a ‘peculiar people,’ a people separate from the world, a people whom...

According to some people, Christ died to give all a chance of being saved! I do not know that I hate anything more in my soul than to hear that. It...

After several hours conversation with an Arminian upon the subject of salvation and heaven, I fell into a deep musing, my fancy took possession of me and flew away, and ere...

When we consider that, as David confessed, men are “shapened in iniquity; and in sin” did their “mother conceive” them (Psalm 51:5,) and that “the wicked are estranged from the womb:...

“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful (propitious) to me a sinner.”...

“He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, is there not a lie in my right hand?” (Isaiah 44:20) In...

But when he Uzziah was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to...

Salvation from sin through Jesus Christ is entirely of God’s grace. This is something that Jonah learned when he was in the belly of a whale. We read in Jonah 2:9,...

“For there is no respect of persons with God.” Romans 2:11 Some object from hence, though without any reason, to the doctrine of particular election of certain persons to everlasting salvation....

In the attributes of God and in various graces of the Spirit, comparative and contrasting attributes and graces are often paired together. Our God is a God of mercy, and a...

“Draw me, we will run after thee” (Song of Solomon 1:4) “Come to Jesus. Come just as you are! Jesus is waiting! You must, indeed, you can come this very night,”...

Many people think that if a person’s religion will stand the crucible of death it must needs be a good one. Say they, “Give us a religion to die by”; which,...

How mysterious that the thorn, which is the emblem of the fall of man, should be laden with beauty, teeming with fragrance, abounding with endless profusion of scents and hues, embellishing...

To believe that Jesus Christ died, or tasted death, for the entire race of Adam is very natural to the Universalists, or Arminians. In fact such a theory is in all...

Note: The following is edited from a personal letter written to a young believer on March 4, 1969, and drafted into an article format. By particular redemption we mean that Christ’s...

The spirit of liberty, gospel freedom, sweet peace in the conscience, pardon and redemption is all in Christ, my friends. And if we are blessed with these spiritual blessings in the...

Well, if He does love all mankind, then we must certainly doubt the truth of the Bible, for nowhere in the Bible do we read that God loves all mankind. Instead...

“The whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.” Matthew 8:32 Once the devils entered the swine it would be impossible...

Dear Sir: – There are some who say that the atonement is general and that redemption is particular, and others who say that both the atonement and the redemption are general....

“Thy People Shall Be Willing In The Day of Thy Power.” (Psalm 110:3) ——————– God’s elect worship and serve Him with willing hearts. We willingly believe, willingly worship, willingly give, and...

The subject matter that we want to look at in this study is this: Is it God’s will that many people remain spiritually deaf and blind? Is it God’s will that...

We will inquire who the “us-ward” are to whom the Lord is said to be long-suffering. They are undoubtedly the persons to whom Peter writes his epistles, including himself. Let us...

By William Gadsby Preached in Manchester, England February 9th, 1840 ________________________________________________ “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward; not willing...

By John Kershaw On one occasion I was invited to preach at Keighley during the holidays in Whit-week. A friend was to meet me with a horse, on the road between...

By William Gadsby A Letter to Rev. Edward Smyth Note: The cause of the appearance of this work was a controversy which took place between Mr. Smyth, of St. Luke’s Church,...

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on June 18, 1865, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many...

“God is love.” (I John 4:8) ——————– He defines love. He is the source of all true love. Any ‘love’ that is inconsistent with His love is no love at all....

“The Father imposed His wrath due unto, and the Son underwent punishment for, either: 1. All the sins of all men, or 2. All the sins of some men, or 3....

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he King Uzziah was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple...

The Bible warns us that in the last days in which we live there will be many false Christs-those who claim to be Christ but who are imposters. Jesus said, “Take...

The Scriptures make it quite clear that every sinner elected by God the Father in the everlasting covenant of grace, is justified freely by Christ’s substitutionary work of redemption at Calvary,...

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...

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” (Philippians 2:3) In Philippians 2, Paul addresses his comments directly to...

We draw assurance from the death of Christ, because we realize that it is not possible for Christ to have died in vain (Isaiah 53:9-10). It is blasphemy to imagine that...

The electing and rejecting God is Supreme. Such is the plain teaching of Scripture. To deny the sovereign character of elective grace is to deny that God is God. It is...

We are still discussing the text from Romans 9:14-16, and this time we must call special attention to the words: “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom...

We now continue our discussion of the truth of predestination as taught in that marvelous ninth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. And this time we call your attention especially...

We were discussing the passage from Romans 9:10-13, and I will not take time now to quote it again. Only, in the present lecture I must call special attention to the...

The “god” of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ than does the dim flickering of a candle the glory of the mid-day sun. The god...

Does it lie within the province of man’s will to accept or reject the Lord Jesus as Saviour? Granted that the Gospel is preached to the sinner, that the Holy Spirit...