Test All Things

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin. (Hebrews...

All Christians, even the most eminent servants of God, have their bad and dark seasons – when the life of God seems sunk to so low an ebb as to be...

“Look upon me, and be merciful unto me.” (Psalm 119:132) When shall we ever get beyond the need of God’s mercy? We feel our need of continual mercy as our sins...

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34) It was not the nails driven through His hands and feet—it was not the crown of thorns placed upon His...

Dear Sir, I have often wondered how a gracious person can live in the army, and, along with wicked soldiers, enter into severe engagements with the enemy. Is he not a...

“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14) Here is this sin! Save me from it!...

Judas was most certainly “a disciple” of the Lord Jesus, if by that term be meant, as is usually understood, the twelve whom he chose to be constantly with him. This...

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers…” (1 Peter 1:1) Strangers! What makes the children of God so strange? The grace of God which calls them out of this...

Unless the trumpet give a certain sound, who is to prepare himself for the battle? I want no new doctrines, nor any new religion, as I want no fresh Bible and...

“He will keep the feet of His saints.” (1 Samuel 2:9) The Lord sees His poor scattered pilgrims traveling through a valley of tears journeying through a waste – howling wilderness...

Inquiry Messrs. Editors, Will you be kind enough to insert the following queries in your next periodical. 1st. Was the soul of Adam in his first created state mortal or immortal?...

We are saved by grace – free grace, rich grace, sovereign grace, distinguishing grace – without one atom of works, without one grain of creature merit, without anything of the flesh....

Inquiry Dear Sir, Will you please favour us with your answer to the following very important inquiries through the “Standard,” and you will oblige a few of the Lord’s staggering children?...

Truth wrapped up in vague, general declaration is the sword in the scabbard which, as it wounds no conscience, so it pierces no error. Clear, plain, positive statements of divine truth...

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with...

The last acts of the suffering obedience of our adorable Redeemer are couched in the words of the apostle, “And became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians...

As far as the administration of the ordinance of baptism is concerned, we have no doubt in our own mind that it is perfectly scriptural for any member of the church,...

“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” (Proverbs 8:13) “Every one that is proud in...

As far as the administration of the ordinance of baptism is concerned, we have no doubt in our own mind that it is perfectly scriptural for any member of the church,...

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” (1 John 5:21) ————————— Idolatry is a sin very deeply rooted in the human heart. We need not go very far to find of...

We intimated on the wrapper of our last October Number that it was in our mind to take up the above subject, as involving considerations hidden from the eyes of men...

If we can throw any light on the word of truth, if we can enable our readers more clearly to understand, more firmly to believe, and more experimentally to feel the...

“Take heed unto yourselves!” (Acts 20:28) This was Paul’s public warning to the elders of the church at Ephesus. It was Paul’s private warning to his friend and disciple, his beloved...

“Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17) The way to learn truth is to be much in prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ. Beg of Him to teach you...

“I abhor the pride of Jacob.” (Amos 6:8) O cursed pride, that is ever lifting up its head in our hearts! Pride would even pull down God that it might sit...

We often know the theory of the gospel, before we know the experience of the gospel. We often receive the doctrines of grace into our judgment, before we receive the grace...

As from the cross flows all salvation, so from the cross flows all sanctification. What have not men done, to make themselves holy; and by this means render themselves, as they...

“Therefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make...

Among those branches of divine truth which, without special teaching, we cannot enter into, is, that of the two natures in a believer. And yet, though every child of God must...

“He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.” (Isaiah 40:29) The Lord’s people are often in the state that they have no might....

“…The dead are raised…” (Matthew 11:5) The “dead” are those who by nature are dead in sin. These dead are raised up when life from God visits their souls. They are...

The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject...

There is in some people a natural religiosity – that is, a disposition to be religious. If they had been born in Turkey, they would have been devout Muslims; if in...

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3) An experimental knowledge of Christ in the soul,...

“For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away...

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we...

My desire is . . . 1. To exalt the grace of God. 2. To proclaim salvation alone through the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. 3. To declare...

“Passing through the Valley of Weeping.” (Psalm 84:6) Every living soul that has been experimentally taught his lost condition-that has known something of a resting place in Christ-that has turned his...

The Spirit of God in a man’s bosom searches the deep things of God, so as to lead him into a spiritual and experimental knowledge of them. What a depth in...

God the Father in His eternal appointments, God the Son in His mediatorial work, and God the Holy Spirit in His inward teachings, have drawn an eternal line of distinction between...

“For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle will He hide me; He will set me up upon a rock.”...

Thus truly was he “brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he opens not his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7). What heart can...

All Christians, even the most eminent servants of God, have their dead and dark seasons—when the life of God seems sunk to so low an ebb as to be hardly visible—so...

“They perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10) There is a receiving of ‘the truth’, and a receiving of...

Philpot’s letter of resignation from the Church of England, March 28, 1835. Mr. Provost: I beg leave to resign the Fellowship of Worcester College, to which I was elected in the...

Imagine that you are ignorant of the gospel and of God’s way of preventing evil and of bringing about good– and were called upon to design some plan whereby a man...

To the Editors of the Gospel Standard. Messrs. Editors, If you think the following inquiry worthy your notice, you would greatly oblige the writer of these lines by a reply to...

“Our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.” (1 Thessalonians 1:5) Most men’s religion is nothing else but...

“My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.” (Deuteronomy 32:2)...

Inquiry Sir, A firm conviction of your superior judgment induces me to ask you to give, according to Scripture, your views on 1 Corinthians 7:10, “And unto the married I command,...