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“Church” …what is “Church”? “What ‘Church’ do you go to?” people ask. “I love my church” say some. “Look at the church” say others. Well what people mean is simply this....

What is the exact meaning of the word disciple? It means properly a learner, one who is under a teacher, whose submissive and devoted pupil he has become, and from whom...

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16) ——————– In the Word of God, the...

The torments of hell include bearing God’s wrath. God’s wrath is a terrible thing, for it is to live apart from Him in total abandonment. It is to know one’s sins...

This is an audio sermon by Henry Mahan titled: “What About Rewards In Heaven?” The scripture text that brother Henry is preaching from is Matthew 20:12, and the audio is 27...

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days.” (Colossians 2:16) ——————–...

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow...

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9), but it is not found in a 24 hour day, on each Friday evening to Saturday evening at sundown,...

There were cities of refuge strategically placed on each side of the Jordan River whereby a manslayer might find haven until his case could be heard. A man finding himself to...

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,...

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...

We know the natural man “receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them”. (1 Corinthians 2:14) In 1 Peter...

The chief burden of the Lord’s living family is sin. This is the main cause of all their sighs and groans, from the first quickening breath of the Spirit of God...

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...

“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...

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...

The fact is, there simply is no lost tribe of Israel. That is something concocted by critics of the Bible. What they say is that when the Syrians destroyed the northern...

There is not a shred of biblical evidence whatsoever that Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus, remained a perpetual virgin. Holy Scripture confirms very clearly that Mary was a virgin...

The doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration is the blasphemous and most certainly damnable doctrine that holds that the person baptised is or can be regenerated in, by or through water baptism, much...

The question that comes up repeatedly is this: Who Is Antichrist? In this present study I would like to give you a fairly complete picture of who Antichrist really is. In...

John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said that “I baptize with water, but He that is greater than I shall come after me and shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost...

2nd Kings 24:8 says that “Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months.”, but 2nd Chronicles 36:9 says that “Jehoiachin was eight...

How good does one have to be to get to heaven? Will God accept sincerity? Will God accept you if you do the best you can and lead a good life?...

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...

The Scriptures declare that Christ had no sin and he “knew no sin”, yet the Scriptures also say that he was “made sin” in 2nd Corinthians 5:21. What does this mean?...

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:2...

The names of many characters recorded in the Old Testament often try God’s saints, who fear lest they should prove apostates, and be found destitute of the Spirit and image of...

Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner...

Ephesians 2:1 says that we were formerly dead in trespasses and sins. What’s the difference between trespasses, and sins? Trespasses and sins are really synonyms. In the Bible, such words as...

The shroud of Turin is simply a burial garment from some individual from around 1,000 years ago. It has nothing to do with anything written in the Word of God. It...

Revelation 11 is probably the most important chapter of the prophecy of Revelation. Almost everything else in this prophecy, from chapter 11 to chapter 22, depends on how we understand this...

Many teach that the end of the world cannot come until a new temple is built in Jerusalem. The problem is, when they read about a new temple to be built...

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man,...

“Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?” (Ecclesiastes 7:16) When we read this most intriguing verse we may ask ourselves: Is there anyone...

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) The wonderful thing about our...

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) We...

The meaning of baptism – and this is something so many people miss – is “washing”. And there is only one washing that is necessary, and that is the washing away...

In the New Testament we see the word “publican” in our English translations of the Word of God. What is a “publican”? Well, the word “publican” is just another word to...

The two witnesses are a picture of true believers. As we read in Revelation 11, they have been killed, and their bodies lie out on the streets. That is a figure...

Labour unions exist in the workplace because it is the labour unions which are trying to get better working conditions or a better salary for the employees for the company. That...

“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” (Jude...

Today, and it has happened in the past as well, “there is nothing new under the sun” there are men who are speculating and extravalating and going in all kinds of...

Mary is absolutely not the mother of God. God is from everlasting; He has no beginning. Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth...

Not on December 25, because shepherds would not be tending sheep in the field that time of the year. But the Bible does provide us with some clues. The priest Zacharias,...

The truth – that Santa Claus is just a man dressed in a red suit. Santa Claus is what Satan uses to direct people’s attention from the birth of our Saviour...

People often use the word faith when they really mean religion. They may refer to various religions as “faiths”. This is a wrong use of the word, because there is only...

Conversion refers to the coming of a regenerated child of God to the conscious realization and manifestation of the spiritual life that was given to him in regeneration. Conversion manifests itself...

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...

This is a question which has faced many parents with young children, especially when at school. They may have been asked to draw a picture of some incident in the life...

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?...

Some defenders of common grace define common grace as God’s attitude of favor towards His creation. No Reformed man would ever disagree with this assertion. God made this world; He upholds...

Those who hold to common grace teach that the favor and grace of God towards a person can be seen in the possession of material and physical gifts. Wealth is equated...

Will our loved ones recognize us in heaven and remember what we did on earth together? How much will we remember of this earth when we go to heaven to be...

In 2 Corinthians 12:2, Paul describes an experience of being “…caught up to the Third Heaven.” You may wonder, what or where the Third Heaven is? The First Heaven includes that...

What is a denomination? Well, since the word cannot be found within the Holy Bible, I will have to use an outside worldly source to define this word. From the Webster’s...

After Lazarus was resurrected by the Lord Jesus, did he have to die another physical death? Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha and a friend of Jesus, was resurrected after...

This is one of those questions that is very very practical and very contemporary. What about the question of birth control? We’re living in a world where mankind has almost altogether...

In Revelation 16 we read about the assembling for the Battle of Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. What kind...

“Tithing” in the New Testament Church. The holy meaning of the tithe is a tenth, not 10% of your work earnings. The number 10 has a biblical and spiritual meaning of...

Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? A close look at the writing of divorcement which...

I Corinthians 7:15 does not teach that the desertion of a believer by his unbelieving mate dissolves the marriage and frees the believer to marry another. The notion that such is...

Question: “Some Christians won’t touch alcohol, whilst others imbibe a little. Who is right?” The issue of abstinence from alcoholic beverages or the proper use of them is a perpetual one...

Are trials and afflictions necessarily chastisements for sin; in other words, are they always visitations for some particular disobedience? Heavenly wisdom, holy caution, and spiritual experience, we feel, are deeply needed...

The simple answer is no. Please read on. ——————————————- Dear Sir, I have often wondered how a gracious person can live in the army, and, along with wicked soldiers, enter into...

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:28) “They shall not make baldness upon their...

We read in Hebrews 13:14, “For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” Let’s tie this together to Hebrews 11:8-10, where we read: Hebrews 11:8 By...

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...

The word “justify” means to make something just or right. You will probably come across the word in printing or word processing where words or numbers are all aligned or made...

To the Editor of the “Gospel Standard.” Sir, As there is a belief held here and elsewhere by some who profess to love the truths advocated in the “G. S.,” that...

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?...

Is there anything in the Bible that specifically refers to the United States insofar as the future of this world is concerned? There is nothing in the Bible that indicates or...

The Timing of the Rapture! by Tony Warren In many Christian circles there is a popular theological view which states that the Church must somehow be taken out of the world...

On one occasion our Lord was confronted by people who judged that great tragedies and disasters came upon others because of the greatness of their sins. They judged themselves to be...

“Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the...

At the day of judgment, the bodies of the wicked, being raised out of their graves, shall be sentenced, together with their souls, to unspeakable torments and the vengeance of God’s...

The word justification, in the Bible, sometimes means the justification of persons. Sometimes it means the justification of actions. Sometimes it means the justification of both the persons and the actions....

When people ask me why I preach the righteousness of Christ so much, I answer it is because God must be glorified, Christ must be exalted, all boasting must be excluded...

The Bible is clear and adamant that in the matter of the justification of a sinner before God, our works and efforts to keep the law, deeds of law, anything proceeding...

What is justification? Herman Hoeksema defined it as an act of the grace of God, whereby He imputes, puts on the legal account of one who is guilty and condemned but...

This is an important New Testament word, and is found six times in the epistles. The first part of the word is “medi” which means between or middle. A number of...

Good works are works of obedience done by true believers. Such works are good, not because they are perfect, for even our “good works” fall short of God’s perfect holiness and...

So many people have the “going to church” mentality. It is a mind-set many of us have because of our upbringing and is used to make us feel guilty about missing...

What exactly was the cost of REDEMPTION? Before we can answer this question we need to understand what is meant by the term “REDEMPTION”. In the original language the word “redemption”,...

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...

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) Who...

We’re living in the age of divorce. And because divorce has become so commonplace, it has become such a grievous sin all over the world, the church itself tries to accommodate...

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a...

The 144,000 are spoken of in two places in the New Testament: We find them the first time in Revelation 7 and the second in Revelation 14. In Revelation 14 they...

In Revelation 20:4, is the mark of the beast on the forehead and on the hand to be taken literally, or is it symbolical? What is the beast named there, and...

In the Greek language there were at least three kinds of love. And the most popular one in the Greek language was the word eros, from which we get the word...

“O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from Thee.” (Psalm 69:5) This Psalm is a messianic psalm, one that sets forth the glory of Christ as...

Acts 10:1 Ver. 1. There was a certain man in Caesarea,…. This was the Caesarea formerly called Strato’s tower, not Caesarea Philippi; for the former, and not the latter, lay near...

It is truly appalling the unconscionable nature of many professing Christian’s speech today. When they should be making an assiduous effort at living as close to Godliness as possible, they instead...

There are good reasons to trust the Bible. Both external and internal evidence support the statement that the Bible is “true and righteous altogether.” (Psalm 19:9) EXTERNAL EVIDENCE External evidence, that...

One of the greatest debates amongst those who claim to be “Christian,” amongst various denominations, is this: Are we saved based on an imputed righteousness, an imparted righteousness, or a combination...

Mark 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I...

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering,...

When we talk about the person of Jesus, how tall He was, what did He look like, we of course have no idea at all what He looked like. The Bible...

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me;...

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...

When an infant dies — and it’s a believing infant, that is, an infant who is a child of God — will it be eternally an infant? I don’t think there’s...

A common assertion these days is the idea that if we were divorced before we were born again, after becoming saved we are free to remarry. This is based on the...

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...

When a Christian dies, does he go directly to Heaven? How can we reconcile the idea that he might go to Heaven directly with the fact that on the last day,...

The title of this article, as you find it above, refers to the suffering of the anointed Son of God upon the cross for the sins of God’s elect, so that...