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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,...

A sermon by Mr H. Haddow, At Tamworth Road Chapel, Croydon, 1916. “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made...

Justification is a state; its being made known is experience. Justification is the absence of condemnation, and belongs to all who have a being in Christ. “There is therefore now no...

Here are seven foundational truths we must keep in mind as we study the Scriptures. No verse of the Bible will contradict these Gospel truths of God’s grace in Christ. (1)....

“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...

Every believer rejoices in the glorious truth that our sins were imputed to Christ and His righteousness has been imputed to us. Daniel prophesied of the coming of the Savior and...

Salvation from sin through Jesus Christ is entirely of God’s grace. This is something that Jonah learned when he was in the belly of a whale. We read in Jonah 2:9,...

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”,...

Mephibosheth is a great picture of how God saves His covenant children for Christ’s sake. Mephibosheth was the grandson of a fallen king, i.e. Saul, and so are we as we...

“Therefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make...

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...

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as...

Sinners will either be saved based on the righteousness of Christ alone, or they are debtors to do the whole law. It is either one or the other. If righteousness comes...

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation...

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...

Christ our Surety, in the covenant of grace, became legally accountable for the sin-debt of all those given to Him by the Father, and on the cross the sinless One “gave...

· The great truths of God’s power and faithfulness to save all whom He has promised to save by Jesus Christ through His blood and righteousness alone and not by the...

The Bible never states that Christ was made a sinner on the cross. It states that He was “made sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21). The fact that this was by a legal...

“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...

We believe the Scriptures teach that all of those for whom Jesus died shall be brought to the knowledge of the truth, and not one shall be lost. “For I came...

“And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear...

“The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.” (Psalm 45:13) The King’s daughter is all glorious within: — In this text we believe the King’s daughter...

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) We...

Solomon wrote God: “hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God...

“It Is Finished” – John 19:30 What a treasure chest of truth is to be found in these few words of our blessed Savior on the cross! What exactly did He...

The Ground Of Salvation Established There are so many misconceptions concerning the Gospel truths of ELECTION and DEFINITE ATONEMENT fostered mostly by man’s own natural and sinful prejudices of these truths...

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...

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8) “For!” Let us not overlook this little but significant word!...

Perhaps no passage in the Word of God sets forth more precisely the calling of a child of God than the one which we find in Romans 12:1-2. We read: “I...

This is an audio sermon by Michael Pickett titled “Professing The Lord Jesus” The scripture text that brother Michael is preaching from is Romans 10:9 and the audio is 51 minutes...

From Signs of the Times-June 1, 1869 By Gilbert Beebe An aged and esteemed brother has, through sister C.M. Johnson, desired our views on the great atonement made by our Lord...

The nature of God’s grace is such that it leaves no possibility for salvation, perfection, eternal life and glory, but that which is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ and...

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let...

Have you any other rock but Christ? I do not ask you whether you have a feeling enjoyment of it. I know you will rejoice in Jesus when the Holy Spirit...

It is a fact that God who is holy and just and righteous MUST punish our sins. He will by no means clear the guilty (Exodus 34:7), and the soul that...

The focus of all the inspired Scriptures is the fulfillment of all God’s promises and intent in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. This includes the single, historical act of...

God requires that justice be satisfied in both precept (perfect obedience) and penalty (that is a sufficient payment of debt must be extracted to satisfy a holy God). Perfect obedience: Christ...

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he King Uzziah was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple...

The subject which we will consider today is the single, most important truth of God for you to know. Absolutely everything else in your life and every other possible concern you...

“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin.” (Isaiah 53:10) The first and ultimate cause of...

PREFACE When, at the request of the Publisher, I undertook to furnish an answer to that important question, “What is it that saves a soul?” I intended merely to write a...

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...

GOD tells us that His people are ACCEPTED IN CHRIST (Ephesians 1:6). If a person is without Christ, then he has nothing that God will accept! God tells us that no...

The Scriptures make it quite clear that every sinner elected by God the Father in the everlasting covenant of grace, is justified freely by Christ’s substitutionary work of redemption at Calvary,...

Christ is the only way to God the Father. His blood alone has put away sin. His imputed righteousness alone has made His people accepted. You cannot improve upon His righteousness...

Like most people in our country, I was raised in my parents’ religion. I was taught the “10 Commandments” at an early age. I was taught and read all the religious...

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...

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” (Philippians 2:3) In Philippians 2, Paul addresses his comments directly to...

That God would do good and show mercy unto rebel and vile sinners is the wonder on which the saints are going to muse throughout all eternity. God has shown mercy...

For someone to say to us, “But I will remember you,” conveys that we are held in the heart of love in that person. What a wonderful thing it is for...

The truth of the Bible that we declare in this article today is found in the prophecy of Jeremiah 50:20. There we read these words of the living God: “In those...

Most, if not all of you, who are reading this article have had the opportunity of gaining some acquaintance with the Old and New Testament Scriptures. More, you have probably had...

God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself (2 Corinthians 5:18-19), drawing the scheme of their reconciliation, ransom, and redemption: this flows from his divine counsels, who does all things...

The Spirit of God in a man’s bosom searches the deep things of God, so as to lead him into a spiritual and experimental knowledge of them. What a depth in...

And as it was with Peter and the rest of the disciples, so it is with all sensible sinners and true believers who see there is no other to go to...

“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...

“Then said He, Lo, I come to do they will, O God…” (Hebrews 10:9) This was agreed upon in the covenant of the eternal Three. The Father undertook to maintain the...

  The Doctrine Of Imputed Righteousness Defended In A Discourse Preached In London In the Year 1759. ——————————————————————————– Isaiah 45:24 Surely shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness ——————————————————————————–...

I know of no other text in the Bible that so clearly and pointedly focuses on the heart of what true religion is and on the heart of what a Christian...

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...

Is there life after death? Is this life all that there is? Is the grave simply the end? The Word of God gives the clear and truthful answer to those questions....

Today I would like to talk to you about the faithful friend, the friend who sticks closer than any brother. The Scriptures speak much to us about friendship. The subject of...

The highest blessing that the Bible presents to us is that we might have communion with God, that we sinners are received through Jesus Christ into God’s fellowship. That is the...

What an awful thing for a person to go to hell-to be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and there to suffer eternally. There is no possible deliverance from...

THE heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Every part of creation proclaims the character of Him who called it into existence; but the introduction of...

Probably you have been told at some time or other that God loves you and that Christ died for you. You may then have even decided that things cannot be so...

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...

In Genesis 3 we read about the evil deed of Adam and Eve by eating of the fruit of the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”. It was an...

Eternal Life Do you know the true God? Not the god of the imagination of men, but the God who is described in the Bible? Do you know Him with an...

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man...

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...

“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 an...

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...

There is nothing in us, or done by us, that we can plead before the LORD for His blessing. We, in the matter of our justification before God renounce everything but...

We begin this article in Luke 5:30. This sets the stage for verses 36-39 which we will be looking at carefully. Luke 5:30 The scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples,...

“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...

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of...

The subject matter at hand is that of “Forgiveness”; which is God forgiving man, and man forgiving his fellow man. Of course the most important aspect of all this business of...

In this article we will take a good look at Matthew 15. We see almost in every chapter of Matthew that God does not favor the Jews any more as a...

Today we will look at Isaiah 53:5. But we must remember the context. And thus, we shall read the first six verses of Isaiah 53. As you know, this is a...

Everyone who believes the Gospel, every sinner in whose heart God has been glorified, has been given by God the Holy Spirit a threefold desire: 1) An honest zeal for the...

“The poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 29:19) It is Christ alone that is the Christian’s rejoicing. Paul speaks of it thus: “We are the...

In Deuteronomy 4:28, God through Moses described the idols Israel would worship once they were scattered among the nations saying, “And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands,...

“For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle will He hide me; He will set me up upon a rock.”...

Why Do You Love God? The way you answer this seemingly simple question gives great insight into your hope of justification before the true and living God. Have you ever seriously...

Thus truly was he “brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he opens not his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7.) What heart can...

It’s sad that so few actually see or understand the “amazing grace” of God which is so clearly revealed in the Gospel. While most talk about God’s grace, the grace they...

Christ was numbered among transgressors although not one Himself. He was made sin in that His soul was MADE an offering for sin, in fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrifice types,...

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...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on February 16, 1862, by J. C. Philpot “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on December 13, 1857, by J. C. Philpot “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That...

It may appear to some of our readers that the exposition we have given of John 3:16 in the chapter on “Difficulties and Objections” is a forced and unnatural one, inasmuch...

When sinners become convinced by the Spirit in Regeneration that Christ “put away sin”, “abolished death”, and Eternally Justified EVERY sinner He lived and died for, they WILL HEED the Spirit’s...

“Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life…” (Genesis 19:19) —————————— The religious...

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works,” (Titus 3:8) —————————————...

“Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” – Matthew 5:13 So who are the “poor in spirit?” They are those who have been brought, by...

“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ,” Galatians...

“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last...

Many see the cross of Jesus Christ (His sacrificial death) as a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened, if only the Jewish nation had believed on Him. Such a view is contrary...

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his...

In clinging to the religion of works (salvation conditioned on the sinner) they demonstrate the reality that they in fact esteem themselves far better than others – for they imagine that...

May not the Sovereign LORD on high, Dispense His favours as He will, Choose some to life while others die, And yet be just and gracious still? Shall man reply against...