Test All Things

  The Grace of the Doctrines My dear Friends, It is with much fear, I trust godly fear, and trembling of heart that I venture to speak to you on such...

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5) —————————— I...

Description: Edward Hendrie exposes the false doctrine preached by church pastors, including, but not limited to, John MacArthur, Charles Stanley, Sam Hoyt, and Erwin Lutzer. The false gospel they preach is...

There are three fundamental, irrefutable, absolute truths (not to the exclusion of any truth) plainly and boldly revealed in the Word of God that are essential to the honour and glory...

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...

When considering Almighty God’s salvation, one can with assurance rest in the fact that He never changes (Malachi 3:6). Men of carnal reasoning may think spiritual life to be obtained by...

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...

Lots of people search the Scriptures. But not all of them search therein for the same thing. The Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ declares that all who “search the Scriptures” should...

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,...

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...

Nothing a soul does in this world honours God more than to BELIEVE HIM. God says, “For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report” (Hebrews 11:2). Again, “But without...

In listening to a message I heard a preacher say there are a lot “of sub par Christians”. I do not believe that for a moment. Gods holy word says “we...

Seeing the Lord Jesus Christ in types causes the heart of a believer to burn with praise as they view the one who has secured their salvation. No place in the...

The apostle Paul and the psalmist David speak of a “blessed man.” A man blessed of God. The individual who is blessed of God is the one to whom “God imputeth...

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (1 Corinthians 5:21) _____________________________________________ I believe...

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?...

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...

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...

It is a very significant circumstance, and no less sad than significant, that the very words “holy” and “holiness” seem almost lost out of the churches of truth. If the correctness...

“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...

“Then he said unto the, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into...

In 1st Kings chapter 13 we read of a strange story which is wedged in between the sin of Jeroboam, of making two golden calves, and the death of the son...

“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19) The right hand of God means...

In the history of the church there have always been men who, because of ignorance and self-righteousness, want to belittle, devalue, and even cheapen the glorious Gospel truth of imputed righteousness...

Tradition has it when a man seeks to get married to his girlfriend he would properly ask for her hand in marriage and if she says yes, he then places a...

Mercy NEVER makes us PRIDEFUL! As mercy is given to THE HUMBLE, it has a humbling effect like no other thing on earth. Wherever it comes, it makes a man lie...

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (II Timothy 1:2) Paul often started his letters with this same sentiment:...

“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself....

The title of this article is: “A Prophet Like Unto Me”, or “A Prophet like unto Moses”. Obviously, this is referring to the Lord Jesus Christ. Obviously, the Lord Jesus Christ...

“If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.” (Matthew 6:23) Christ has before him a man destitute of the life of regeneration. There is...

1. Jesus IS the visible image of the Invisible God – Colossians 1:15, II Corinthians 4:4…to see Jesus is to see the Invisible God – Mankind was created IN the image...

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...

When God declares a sinner righteous in His own view based on the righteousness of Christ imputed (charged, accounted) to that sinner, make no mistake, it is a REAL justification, a...

Jesus affirmed the reality (historicity) of the following people and events, often the targets of most sceptical and liberal mockery: Matthew 19:3-6, Mark 10:5-9 – God created Adam and Eve as...

To impute is to charge a thing upon a person whether guilty or not, as the circumstances hereafter are proved, or not. Thus Shimei intreated David, that he would not “impute...

“Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and...

“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1...

“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...

In these last days it has pleased the Lord to withhold His Spirit in “demonstration and power” both from the ministry and from the hearers. Churches have dwindled in a born...

Let us begin today with a question: Have you ever wanted God to speak to you? In a moment of desperation or heavy discouragement, have you ever said, “O Lord, if...

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” (Romans 1:18) Introduction My text is intended to be...

The Scriptures distinctly teaches us that we are not justified by the law nor is the law a rule of life. That which can only curse can never justify and that...

“Loosed from the law” (Romans 7:2) ——————– Like the woman whose husband has died is “loosed from the law of her husband” (Romans 7:2), so the believer, having been crucified with...

What does God say about Rewards? Well, God has said a great deal about rewards. There are more than 100 verses in the Bible containing the noun “reward”, or the verb...

The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ is an old and eternal message. Man comes up with new ways, but they are false and deadly to the soul. Our salvation has...

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) ———— The natural man hates even the idea of submission. He reasons that it makes...

Many people sing the old hymn “Faith Is the Victory.” We as true believers may wonder how this could be so because we know our faith is all too often weak...

He who comes to God as partly righteous is sent away empty. He who comes acknowledging unrighteousness, but at the same time trying to neutralize it or to expiate it by...

“and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity in it,” (Ephesians 2:16) There was such enmity between Jews and Gentiles that it took...

For He hath made Him to be Sin for us; who knew no Sin: That we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) 1. His miraculous...

God’s love to His elect is not of yesterday; it does not begin with their love to Him, We love Him, because He first loved us. It was bore in His...

Where is your citizenship? No, I am not asking if you are a naturalized citizen of this country. I am not asking if you are African, French, German. According to the...

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin…” (II Corinthians 5:21) SIN is transgression of the law of God. Was Christ made to be a...

Do you love Jesus Christ as your Savior, and as the Lord of your life? Consider my question carefully. Do you love the person Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord?...

All believers have an unashamed conviction that the Word of God is the power to work faith and holiness. There are many so called Christian churches and many Christian organizations which...

Today I would like to talk to you about work, about your job. The Bible has a lot to say about work. Work, for the child of God, is not simply...

Every year the church of Jesus Christ celebrates a great work of Jesus performed in her behalf. Perhaps you missed it. It is what we call the ascension of Jesus Christ...

Hebrews 1:5 “…I Will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son.” We begin this study by looking at 1 Chronicles 17:1-5. In the previous two...

We are looking at the record in the Bible of “the incarnation”; how God the Son, the second Person of the triune God, took on a human body and manifested Himself...

There are three important parables in Matthew 21 that I do not want us to miss. The first one is the story of the fig tree. Let us first put this...

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34) Whenever we see verses like this, we could speak much of how nations ought to seek out...

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” (Proverbs 12:15) In the Bible, a fool is one who fails to...

Romans 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature (Gentiles), and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree (Israel): how...

Today we want to consider the scribes and Pharisees as actually representing the entire nation of Jews who believes their teachings, and are led by their religious rulers on a slippery...

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our...

“And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed there about, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces...

A study of John 20:11-18 The fact of the resurrection of Christ, and all that is connected with it, on the morning of the third day, is viewed in the gospel...

Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? (Proverbs 20:24) —————————— Another year has almost passed. That is a statement that carries great significance....

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” (Psalm 63:3) To give thanks is the highest expression of the Christian’s life. It certainly means that we see...

A study of 1 Peter 3:16-22 The Title of this article is “Saved By Water”. Those are literally the words you find in this passage of 1 Peter 3: “Saved By...

The title of this article is “Remember Lot’s wife.” The Lord Jesus Christ spoke these famous words when He told His disciples about His second coming. But before Christ comes as...

Until two or three hundred years ago, virtually everyone who claimed to belong to the church believed that the Scripture is the Word of God. True, the Roman Catholic Church, denying...

A short study of Revelation 22:18-19 If our church is indeed a church where the true Gospel is preached, then you can count on it that the Devil and his angels...

“God is love” (1 John 4:10), and the greatest evidence of God’s love is His sending His Son to die to honour His character in the salvation of guilty sinners. By...

We who believe the Gospel must judge all things by the standard of God’s glory, and we must seek to be motivated in all our desires by that same glory. It...

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...

Behold here a sacred riddle or supposed paradox — “God was manifest in the flesh.” That man should be made in God’s image, was a wonder–but that God should be made...

If Samson’s name were not recorded in the list of the Old Testament saints as one of the Lord’s (Hebrews 11:32), would we consider him so? He loved a harlot, and...

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) What a glorious...

God caused the (sinless) Christ to become sin. He caused Him to become what He was not, NOT by imparting sin to Him, or infusing sin in Him, BUT by imputation....

Christ does save those afflicted and distressed souls that come to Him. By His own free act, He has made Himself the surety of such, He has voluntarily put Himself in...

Men have pursued joy in every avenue imaginable. Some have successfully found it while others have not. Perhaps it would be easier to describe where joy cannot be found and as...

Read the following carefully — “Once you and I pined in the wilderness, and sighed after God from a barren land. All around us was the wilderness of this world, a...

What does God say about Rewards? Well, God has said a great deal about rewards. There are more than 100 verses in the Bible containing the noun “reward”, or the verb...

God’s “tender mercies are over all his works,” according to Psalm 145:9. Advocates of “common grace” reckon that “all [God’s] works” here refer to everybody head for head, including the reprobate....

Among the evil tendencies of our age that are destructive to the church of Christ and subversive of sound doctrine, I consider the rapidly growing practice of hawking Jesus and the...

A Study on James 2:14-26 James 2:14 My brothers, what [is] the gain if anyone says he has faith, but he does not have works? Is the faith able to save...

True humility in its greatest demonstration was evidenced by the subordination of God the Son in his offices to God the Father for the purpose of redemption. When He “thought it...

“And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:8) Not only is the life and death...

The hardness of men’s hearts, unbelief, and rebellion are no obstacle for God – “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible,” Matthew 19:26. Yet, we must...

Derek Dunn in the Ballymena Times (15 February, 2006) repeated the myth that God loves everybody. God loves the world, but in Scripture that rarely means the entire human race (John...

The title of this article may sound ridiculous, but if we consider the meaning of “faith” in the Scriptures, it makes perfect sense. First, “faith” refers to the faithfulness OF CHRIST...

A man once wrote, “Humility! The sweetest, loveliest flower that bloomed in Eden, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate...

Here is the Lord Jesus Christ I know, and am convinced Scripture testifies to. He died a completely obedient man in Himself. He was holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners and...

We have here in Revelation 12:7-12 a continuation of the first 6 verses in this chapter. What I mean to say is that we should see the sentences in Revelation 12...

What is the difference between the two kinds of love that the Bible speaks of? Actually, in the Greek language there were at least three kinds of love. And the most...

One of the clearest teachings in God’s Word is that Christians are to love one another. We remember very clearly the words of John in 1 John 3 that if a...

During the course of a sermon, a “pastor” (loosely-termed) came to 1 Timothy 2:9-10 and read it in the KJV: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,...

“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...

Look at a candle and how it burns. The more the light shines, the more the candle diminishes. What a beautiful illustration of the believer in Christ! The more he learns...

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves.” (Acts 20:28) Throughout its history, the New Testament church has been attacked by Satan through such wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15; Acts 20:29-30). They always...

Exodus 12:36 “And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”...

(Genesis 50:20) “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”...

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” John 17:2 “As thou...