Test All Things

The whole creation, from the seraph down to the indivisible atom, ministers to the Supreme Will, and is under the special observation, government, and direction of the Omnipotent Mind – who...

I dare say, that, in such an auditory as this, a number of Arminians are present. I fear, that all our public assemblies have too many of them. Perhaps, however, even...

Fashionable as the doctrine of legal, conditional justification is, we may say to every individual who embraces it, “There is one that accuseth (condemns) you, even Moses, in whom you trust,”...

If anything can awake astonishment, and inflame our gratitude, it must be that mystery of love, God manifested in our nature, and made man, to bleed and die for our salvation....

Did the Spirit of God ever convince you of sin? Do you see yourself liable to the curse of the law, and the just vengeance of God, for the innate depravity...

“Try me, O God, and search the ground of my heart: prove me and examine my thoughts. Look well if there be any wickedness in me, any root of bitterness yet...

“Our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.” (Psalm 115:3-4) ——————– Let me ask: if...

Blessed be God, our salvation is a finished work! It neither needs, nor will admit of supplement. And here, let us remember, when we talk of a finished salvation, we mean...

I most humbly commit my soul to Almighty God, Whom I honour, and have long experienced to be my ever gracious and infinitely merciful Father. Nor have I the least doubt...

Every religion except one puts upon you doing something in order to recommend yourself to God. It is only the religion of Christ (which runs counter to all the rest by...

Every discontented heart is a proud heart. Instead of being angry with Providence for not making us greater than we are; the meanest (lowest) person of us all, if he rightly...

Did the Israelites feed on the sacrifice when it was slain? So do we, spiritually, on Christ. Believers are united to Him in one Spirit, and partake of the benefits of...

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...

When I consider the absolute independency of God, and the necessary total dependence of all created things on Him, their first cause, I cannot help standing astonished at the pride of...

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; pour down upon us...

A fisher, who stands upon the shore and plunges his net into the sea at large, is not so frantic as to think of catching all the fishes in the sea,...

It has been confidently asserted, by some modern members of the Romish communion, that the story, concerning pope Joan, is a mere fiction, invented by Protestants to blacken the infallible Church....

It pleased God to deliver me from the Arminian snare before I was quite eighteen. Antecedently to that period, there was not (with the lowest self-abasement I confess it) a more...

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:4) The works of the law, and the righteousness...

As Christ’s righteousness is the only merit that can exalt us to the presence and to the kingdom of God; so that doctrine alone is to be considered as evangelical which...

Are you afraid of the consequences of death, and what will come after? Throw yourself upon God, in Christ, and you are safe. Christ’s righteousness is law-proof, death-proof, and judgment-proof. By...

The readers of this address, and indeed the whole world at large, may be distributed into two kinds of people: those who are travelling to Canaan, and those who are going...

“Make haste, my Beloved; and be Thou like to a roe, or to a young hart on the mountains of spices.” (Song of Solomon 8:14) Every serious and sensible Christian considers...

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...

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...

Whom should we love, if not Him who loved us, and gave Himself for us? If the bliss even of angels and glorified souls, consists greatly in seeing, and praising, the...

Is it not strange that many talk about keeping God’s commandments, and never remember that this is the commandment of God, that “we should believe in the name of his Son...

It is a peculiar happiness to observe, that in matters of spiritual concern, the philosopher and ploughman (if truly regenerate) have the same feelings, speak the same language; they all eat...

“My God! My God! why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46) The Evangelist adds, that Jesus cried again, with a loud voice. But why with a loud voice? To show that...

The book of life, or decree of election, is the marriage-register of the saints; in which their everlasting espousal to Christ stands indelibly recorded by the pen of God’s free and...