Test All Things

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace.” (Romans 4:16) —————————— Of faith we read expressly that “it is the gift of God.” This is the grand master-grace...

“Who is he that condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”...

“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:2) —————————— A very precious cluster of...

“God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew.” (Romans 11:2) —————————— There are certain doctrines peculiar to the spiritual education of all God’s eternally loved, elect, redeemed, and regenerate...

“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not...

This passage, Romans 11:25-26, has been more widely misunderstood than almost any other passage in the Bible. In fact, it is amazing that so many Bible teachers try to make Romans...

“For he that is dead is freed from sin.” (Romans 6:7) ——————– The elect of God, as well as all others, are by nature dead; they are dead in sin, living...

“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell...

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,”...

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to...

“I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.” (Romans 7:9) ——————– The Apostle describes in his own case how men are affected...

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23) some may not be as profane as others, but “all have sinned”! You may be a fine...

The Word of God declares that “The children being not yet born, neither having done good or evil Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated, that the PURPOSE OF GOD...

“Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which...

Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Romans 9:16 So...

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin...

You can be sure that when our attitudes and words create strife, confusion and division, it is not the wisdom of God. Where wise men and women worship, there is love,...

“Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 13:14) What does it mean to put on the Lord Jesus? It doesn’t mean that we can put Him on, and take him...

“Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21) The grace that saves the sinner is not mere pity and sentiment such as we find in...

“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to...

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...

“Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.” (Romans 7:20) The entire testimony of God’s word, and...

“So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God.” (Romans 7:25) It is known by sad experience, to all that love the Almighty, that the carnal mind is...

“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...

“…If God be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?” (Romans 8:31) This part of the verse in Romans 8:31 crosses my mind more frequently, I suppose, than most other Scriptures....

Vessels of Mercy (Romans 9:23, Ephesians 1:18, Psalm 119:89, Revelation 13:8, Romans 6:22) Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy,...

The Remnant from the Gentiles and the Remnant from the Jews (Hosea 1:10, Hosea2:23, Romans 9:25-28, Isaiah 10:21-23) Let me refresh your memory on how the Old Testament and the New...

What does righteousness mean? What does it mean to be righteous? To be righteous means to be right with God. In other words, it means to be right in God’s eyes...

“For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that...

“To him that worketh is the reward NOT reckoned of grace, but of debt.” (Romans 4:4) To the labourer in religion, what he merits or earns can never be called a...

“Concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David, according to the flesh, hut declared to he the Son of God with power, according to...

” For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” (Romans 7:19) Doubts will sometimes cross the mind as to the...

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through...

“He spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all.” (Romans 8:32) These words bear a full proportion to the design for which I have taken them; that...

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:10) There...

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin...

“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...

Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. Before we begin our study on the remnant, I would like...

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32) What a blessed...

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 14:17) Here in the Sermon on the Mount, the kingdom...

“For he that is dead is freed from sin.” (Romans 6:7) IN the chapter preceding this, the apostle has been led by the Divine Author of the Word to take a...

“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not...

Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thy-self wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Romans 2:6 who will...

“And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, by our father Isaac; (for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that...

Romans 7:4 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...

“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) When I have forgiven and forgotten every offense or wrong that I have experienced...

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10) Saving faith that God imparts to and implants in our hearts by...

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. When religious people read a statement...

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Apart from the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration and conversion in the heart of God’s...

“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...

In the beginning of Romans 9 the Apostle Paul vents his continual sorrow for his fellow countrymen who remain in unbelief. But then he concludes this lament by stating what the...

Many people cannot reconcile the reality of God’s grace in salvation with the responsibility of believers to obey God’s Word, be careful and zealous in good works, and to strive diligently...

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...

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...

“It is God that Justifieth” Romans 8:33 The covenant purposes of Almighty God toward His own elect having been accomplished in their salvation by Jesus Christ, and redeeming love having triumphed...

“What if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.” (Romans 9:22) —————————— We have been...

We are still discussing the text from Romans 9:14-16, and this time we must call special attention to the words: “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom...

We now continue our discussion of the truth of predestination as taught in that marvelous ninth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. And this time we call your attention especially...

We were discussing the passage from Romans 9:10-13, and I will not take time now to quote it again. Only, in the present lecture I must call special attention to the...

We now approach what has often been considered a locus classicus, one of the main passages that prove the truth of predestination. I refer, of course, to Romans 9:10-13, “And not...

“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...

“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.” (Romans 8:33) To be justified is to be declared righteous, not guilty, before God based...

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 it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10) What then is the righteousness of the Scripture, and who is the righteous man before God? The answer...

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. “For the wages of sin is death”: many of...

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. “But now” – when? “Now” –...

Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. “What fruit” (fruit is works) “had ye then”...

Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. Remember that “servants of sin” are those sinners who do not believe in Christ ALONE for...

Romans 6:19: I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity;...

Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Let’s review what we are studying in this passage (Romans 6:16-23): God is dividing the whole world...

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. “But God be...

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto...

Preached at Providence Chapel, Eden Street, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 30, 1850, by J. C. Philpot “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death...

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. It is...

Bound as Long as He or She Liveth (Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinthians 7:39, 1 Corinthians 7:10-16) The fact that a man and a woman who are married are one flesh is...

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1) We here touch a vital and profound truth. Rich and accumulative as the passages are which...

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient....

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of...

“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...

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and...

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, Romans 1:2 (which he had promised afore by his prophets in the...

<“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20) One of the most...

“Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Romans 10:4 The obedience required by the law He has given, the satisfaction for sin, which it...

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 25th, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank...

“Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate;” “and whom he did predestinate them he also glorified” etc. (Romans 8:29, Romans 8:30) This word “foreknowledge” is one of the deepest and...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 9, 1843, by J. C. Philpot “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, that as sin has reigned unto death, even so...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Feb. 3, 1861, by J. C. Philpot “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did...

“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:11) This chapter contains eternal principles. It...

Preached on August 10th, 1856, at Gower Street Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, July 18, 1844, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the...

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, on August 15, 1852, by J. C. Philpot “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience;...

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on June 8, 1862, by J. C. Philpot “What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against...

We are requested by a correspondent to give our views on Romans 7: 2-3. “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long...

“For there is no respect of persons with God.” Romans 2:11 Some object from hence, though without any reason, to the doctrine of particular election of certain persons to everlasting salvation....

If I measure a crooked wall with a perfect plumb line, it reveals the crookedness of the wall, but does not remove it. If I take out a bright light on...

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 25, 1869, by J. C. Philpot “What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of...

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 8, 1849, by J. C. Philpot. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who...

Believers sometimes ask for more faith and stronger faith. We must pray to God as faith is His gift to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. We must, however, realize that...

“But ye have obeyed from the heart” (Romans 6:17) This obedience is the obedience of faith in Christ and repentance of dead works that comes by the sovereign power of the...

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) To be “led by the Spirit of God” is to be led...