Test All Things

Preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, Sunday Morning, May 4th, 1879 – By Thomas Bradbury. —————————— “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Zion, and with Him an...

Preached at Grove Chapel, Camberwell, July, 1901, by Thomas Bradbury. —————————— “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.” (John...

In the study we are going to dig into the Prophecy of Ecclesiastes, chapter 10, but first we have to set a few guidelines which the Word of God gives us...

Pardon for the Greatest of Sinners ———— Psalm 25:11 For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; for it is great. ———— It is evident by some passages in this...

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12) ——————– John saw the Lord Jesus Christ...

There are four vital questions set forth in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ that we all will have to deal with and answer, both now and when we are...

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...

“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) ——————–...

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness....

“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 —...

“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...

“That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:31) ——————– Who deserves the glory in the redemption of sinners? The world believes...

“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...

“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) ——————–...

“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....

“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...

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...

“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 on...

Every religion except one puts upon you doing something in order to recommend yourself to God. It is only the religion of Christ (which runs counter to all the rest by...

Blessed be God, our salvation is a finished work! It neither needs, nor will admit of supplement. And here, let us remember, when we talk of a finished salvation, we mean...

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness....

“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...

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...

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty...

“And be found In Him…” (Philippians 3:9) When the Apostle talked about being found in Christ he described himself as at one time being without Christ. How did he know what...

In the matter of salvation we must go to the Word of God. There is no other source to tell us of God, man, sin, Christ, and salvation. The word “Grace”...

“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...

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...

“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...

“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (John 4:34) The meat of Christ, or the food which...

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) ______________________________________ Our only hope of salvation...

“A half truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth” There is a desperate need to recover the Gospel! The gospel of man’s natural inability to believe, God’s electing...

If there is one great battering ram to pride it is this, who makes you to differ from another? Is there anything that you have that you did not receive? Do...

There is no doubt in my mind that the majority of you when first seeing this question, immediately answered yes. Here is another question; “what does a Christian believe”? They all...

“But we think it right to hear from you what you think. For truly as concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.” (Acts 28:22)...

Free-will doctrine, (works religion) has the way God saves a sinner backwards. They put the cart before the horse. What do I mean? Free-willism teaches that a man must do something...

Everyone likes purity. They also like free things. If you are someone who enjoys pure and free things, listen carefully, and I will tell you of the purest, freest thing I...

God, in Christ, chose a great host of Adam’s race to salvation before the foundation of the world. He did this according to the good pleasure of His own will and...

We rejoice in Christ Jesus and His accomplished work of redemption. By His substitutionary death, He finished the work the Father gave Him: secured the forgiveness of His people, made an...

I’m truly sorry for people who are being lied to by preachers who compromise the truth of God, speak smooth things, brag on the flesh, make God a doddering old grandfather...

“By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.” (Hebrews 11:21) “The just shall live by faith,”...

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water...

Our Lord Jesus has given us freedom to come into the presence of God! Freedom as Priests of God to offer sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, and worship. Freedom from fear of...

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:...

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...

“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...

“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...

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 plainly say, “He that believeth on the Son of God hath eterlasting life” (John 3:36). I plan to leave it right there – adding nothing and taking nothing away!...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

“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...

The apostles and early believers were despised by the religious Jews because of the gospel which they preached. It was not because they were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted...

“He that seeth the Son and believes on Him hath everlasting life; and I will raise him up again at the last day.” (John 6:30) ——————————— SEEING THE SON in the...

“He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” (Hebrews 9:26) When the Spirit of God is pleased to enlighten our understanding, our self-righteousness melts away like the morning...

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,...

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) —————————— What? Will He forgive us...

Is justice God’s essence? Is it so interwoven with His being, that an unjust God, cannot be truly God? Now justice sternly asks, that every debt be fully paid, and no...

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...

“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...

“And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent...

“Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.” (Romans 8:30) —————————— The justified sinner stands the closest to God...

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to, his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and...

Do you remember what the Pharisees did to the blind man? They cast him out of the synagogue. What a terrible thing to do! They were supposed to be teachers and...

O believer, think of thy privileges and of thy security. Thou art not under the tyranny of a carnal priesthood, whose assumed office is yielded up tomorrow with their breath, but...

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...

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13)...

My friends, do you love to hear Christ lifted up and exalted as your all and in all? If you do you are willing to be made less than nothing and...

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...

“Election”! O! That blessed truth has been and still is dearer to me than life; and the way and manner of its revelation and application to my soul in deep bondage...

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...

As it is eminently desirable to have clear views upon every subject which we attempt to consider in the momentous things of God, and this from the very outset, that we...

What hath the gospel preached with the Holy Ghost, sent down from heaven into your souls, taught you? Hath it taught you your sinnership? Hath it taught you that you must...

The death of sin could not be accomplished except by the death of Christ Jesus our Savior, and His death could not happen except all the sins of His people be...

Are YOU saved by grace through faith? The Word of God is not merely presenting some objective doctrine. It doesn’t say salvation is by grace through faith; and it is the...

“All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) “All,” not one, or two, or ten,...

“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...

“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.” (Psalm 80:1) “Thou that dwellest between the cherubims” is referring...

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…” (Isaiah 9:6) Be amazed by these words: “Unto us” The most precious gift that God the Father could...

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...

“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.” (Nahum 1:3) —————————— God will not acquit the wicked. This is a clear...

“And when they had bound Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 27:2) Things were going quite agreeably for the enemies of our Lord....

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 2:5) This is one of the foundational truths of Holy Scripture. A mediator...

Ask almost any man, “Whether he hopes to be saved eternally?” He will answer in the affirmative. But enquire again, “On what foundation he rests his hope?” Here too many are...

We do not believe that the Son of God laid down His precious life a sacrifice for the sins of the non-elect, but for His sheep. We believe His sacrifice was...

Is it not strange that many talk about keeping God’s commandments, and never remember that this is the commandment of God, that “we should believe in the name of his Son...

“In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.” (Isaiah 14:24-25) It is only the dying of that Just One for us who are unjust, that...

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) Christ our Lord...

A JUDAS may have the sop — the outward privileges of God’s people, but like John, to lean on Christ’s bosom, is the gospel ordinance posture in which we should hear,...

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” (Luke 23:43) The thief on the Cross had nothing to offer Jesus, nothing to bribe Him with,...

“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...

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) The righteousness intended here is not creature-righteousness. “All flesh is grass, and all the...

When we consider that, as David confessed, men are “shapened in iniquity; and in sin” did their “mother conceive” them (Psalm 51:5,) and that “the wicked are estranged from the womb:...

This, is a most precious doctrine! How great is the need for a feeling sinner to be at peace with God? And to ever be at peace with God, in some...

“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful (propitious) to me a sinner.”...

Usually most people know what is meant by a ransom when reading about a kidnapping in a daily newspaper. However, when they hear the word in the context of the Christian...

This aspect of the Gospel is the most familiar of all those listed, and yet strangely, so little truly believed by most people. “For I delivered unto you first of all...

It is both reasonable and Biblical that anyone going to heaven must be without sin. “The soul that sinneth it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4) Since sin is the “transgression of the...

“And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:30-31) Later,...