Test All Things

“Rejoice Evermore.” (I Thessalonians 5:16) ————— Our Bibles, now versified thanks to primary work by Robertus Stephanus, can have verse trivia. Shortest verse in the Bible? John 11:35, “Jesus wept” is...

Far better to repent of dead works, than to spend a lifetime accumulating them. Multiplied words zealously delivered on “salvation”, “sanctification”, “repentance”, “faith”—the leaves of appearance do not equate to the...

Speckled birds stand out, because rare. Yet holiness for some is a form of elitism that would ever break the bruised reed and quench the smoking flax depriving true children of...

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...

Why so many, why such a large crowd? One source, “an immense number of persons”. Another source (there are not many sources, maybe 3-4), “20,000 people attended his burial service at...

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...

COMPARE SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE. False doctrines, like false witnesses, agree not among themselves. (William Gurnall) If any man doth ascribe of salvation, even the very least, to the free will of...

EXTREMES in reality brings to mind Romans 11:22, “the GOODNESS and SEVERITY of God.” The child of God will know to varying degrees JOY and SORROW on this side, this valley...

Weddings are most traditional and the Jewish wedding of John 2 no exception. Best wine last was not according to expected tradition. But was not the best wine last actually first...

Some things belong ONLY to the preeminent Christ—no sharing allowed! The Lord Jesus Christ, the antitype, offered the sacrifice of Himself in His death. In and with the virtue of that...

Many of our prayers are mere mistakes. We complain when we should praise; we ask what would do us hurt, and are unwilling to receive what would do us much good....

The God-called, God-sent preacher will be sound in doctrine—BUT ALSO SOUND IN EXPERIENCE KNOWING THE POWER OF THE SOUND DOCTRINE AS APPLIED TO HIS OWN SOUL. The letter killeth, but the...

I think it was a short piece I was reading by William Pemble when I noted two simple statements: PAUL SEVERS WORKS FROM OUR JUSTIFICATION, BUT NOT FROM OUR FAITH. JAMES...

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) ———— Oh, forget...

Ordered in all things and sure; and that is all our salvation. Now, if it was ordered in all things, it most certainly includes in its nature and constitution, the non-imputation...