Test All Things

The elect of God, as well as all others, are by nature dead; they are dead in sin, living without any spiritual life;, and to be carnally minded is death: they...

Delivered in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, 1851 – By Joseph Irons. ——————– “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the...

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:29) ——————– The salvation of...

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law...

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood…” (Romans 3:25) ——————– Men have always tried to earn peace. Pagan belief was that the gods must...

“A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” (Psalm 98:1) ——————–...

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)...

“As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold:...

Matthew 27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. Matthew 27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas....

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) ——————–...

Of all utterances made concerning sinful man, there is one that stands alone in the security of a sinner’s hope … He “whose heart the Lord opened.” This heart, which is...

“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 waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1) ——————– Without Christ, true Godly patience is incomprehensible. When by grace the sinner is...

“Deliver me from all my transgressions…” (Psalm 39:8) ——————– For an enlightened son of Adam, the longing of his renewed heart is for deliverance from that which is his nature —...

“When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled…” (John 11:33) ——————– Unbelievers, both during His presence...

Both the enemies of Christ such as the Pharisees and some who would be His friends have referred to Christ as a “sinner,” even the “greatest sinner.” We know that the...

“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...

It matters what a man believes about Christ: who He is, what He has done, and where He is now is absolutely necessary to a man’s hope. If Christ is not...

The sinlessness of Christ’s human nature — the imputation of sin to Him — and the righteousness that He wrought out, are all beautifully brought together in one verse: “For he...

If thou art brought to feel thou art such a sinner as the Lord says thou art, and brought to confess that feeling, thou art a vessel of mercy; God will...

“Who died for us.” (l Thessalonians 1:10) ——————– THE Saviour died for sinners, taught to view Themselves of scarlet and of crimson hue, And surely none more filthy or more base,...

“The Lord hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) All we like wandering sheep have stray’d; And yet on him the Lord hath laid The iniquity of...

“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree.” (1 Peter 2:24) ——————————————- “Who His own self bare our sins.” What! Will He not let me...

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...

There is a question I would like to ask you. It is a most serious question, it is a telling question. Would you be courteous enough to answer? It is this:...

Here is a word from God that should brighten the day for you – “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for...

“The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) How shall we account for the sufferings of Christ, which were intense, and mysterious, if not on the...

“And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and...

The reason that a child of God can maintain an air of complete peace, even as he sees his own helplessness, is because he knows that all is well. He is...

To redeem poor sinners, Jesus came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, and died. Jesus is made His people’s substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, and guilt-sustainer. Their...

“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. For...

How can a believer doubt when he knows that he is represented before the throne of God by an advocate, even ― Jesus Christ the Righteous? It is the privilege of...

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me.” (Psalm 22:1) These words spoken by David in his distress and trouble were prophetic of the suffering and affliction of Christ at...

Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be “before the LORD.” Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered for...

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?...

It was in the beginning of our Lord’s earthly ministry that John the Baptist pointed to Jesus as He stood at the Jordan River and said, “Behold the Lamb of God,...

When the apostle Paul speaks of the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:8, he distinguishes that death from all others by referring to it as “the death of...

I am to shew in a positive Sense, how Christ was made Sin. And He was made Sin in the same manner, as we are made the Righteousness of God in...

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 majority of religious people have no idea that the doctrine of justification by an imputed righteousness represents the foundational truth of Biblical Christianity. Most people I encounter don’t even know...

When God imputed the sins of His elect to Christ, this was no mere pretense or “legal fiction,” as some claim. It was not God viewing Christ as guilty when, in...

“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) If I were...

Many times in the descriptions of the various sacrifices and offerings in the Old Testament we read these words “without spot.” Here is one of many: “And in the beginnings of...

Christ the Messiah, using the prophet Jeremiah, calls upon men to look at Him as He suffers on the cross. “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold,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...

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

This glorious gospel, is the gospel of the imputation of sin to a suitable sinless person, the Saviour. In this epistle it is said, God “hath made Him to be sin...

To redeem poor sinners, Jesus came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, died. Jesus is made His people’s substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, guilt-sustainer. Their debt is...

“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...