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MY soul, no obedience of thine, before faith in Christ, can make thee righteous! Obedience after faith doth not make thee righteous; so then thou art made righteous by the one...

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....

“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) I shall not...

Hebrews 13:20 The everlasting covenant of grace is the covenant, of which Christ is the Surety and Mediator (Hebrews 7:22 8:6). This is an “everlasting one.” It commenced from everlasting, as...

“… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) A highly respected and very influential preacher stated in one of his sermons… “The forgiveness...

“For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall...

There are many warnings in scripture against taking unto ourselves any glory due to Christ alone. The most deadly, soul damning teaching in religion today is that which exalts man, his...

Those who imagine they can keep the law of God well enough to attain or maintain salvation are sadly deceived and deluded by their own self-righteousness and pride. God’s Word is...

Colossians 1:20 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or...

For one who is acquainted with Scripture the importance of the subject of this pamphlet, the Gospel, will be self-evident. The subject is of the greatest import in itself, and not...

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...

“And this is everlasting life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” (John 17:3) “There is only one God. He is The...

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...

“What Elect Sinners Must Believe” When I was in false religion, I always assumed it was God’s intention or purpose to save all men and women without exception. I was wrongly...

“…he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many.” (Isaiah 53:12) —————————— The scriptures teach Christ was God’s satisfaction. They teach He was the elect sinner’s substitute....

THE decree of election stands upon an unchangeable foundation, to wit, that rock of ages, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) As the first Adam was...

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...

He has “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself,” Hebrews 9:26. He has “finished transgression and made an end of sin,” Daniel 9:24. He has “redeemed us from all iniquity;”...

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...

“Freely ye have received, freely give,” Matthew 10:8 What have we freely received from the Lord, who are His elect and redeemed ones? We have ALL things of God in 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...

“Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken on for a memorial of her.” (Mark...

Christ and Him crucified is the heart of the Gospel. Everything in a sinner’s salvation points back to the glorious Person and finished work of Christ on the cross. God’s electing...

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...

The blessed truth that Christ died a judicial, legal death based on the sins of God’s elect imputed to Him in no way diminishes the reality of what He Himself suffered...

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). What is it about...

“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,” (Corinthians 5:21) Christ died to put...

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 21, 1867 by Joseph Philpot. “Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not...

The word “gospel,” literally translated means “good tidings.” As God’s ambassadors we have the privilege to tell sinners who are trying their best to gain or maintain salvation by their religious...

The apostle Paul speaks of our being joined to the Lord, 1 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians. 2:21. Our union with Him can never be broken and therefore we are eternally secure. The...

“Fruits meet for repentance:” (Matthew 3:8) The command of Scripture to sinners is to repent, Luke 13:3. The word means to have a change of heart, mind, will, and affection toward...

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world,” (Galatians 6:14)...

THE sweet psalmist David wrote, “All my springs are in thee,” Psalm 87:7. The Lord Jesus is to His people as a fountain of living water. The very cross of the...

God’s Riches in Christ Are You THE Sinner? When self-righteous, unregenerate, sinners read a question like this title, they immediately think: “What a simple question. We know we’ve all sinned.” Actually,...

“To the praise of the glory of HIS grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6) There is nothing more opposed to each other, than the Scripture...

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither...

To come to Christ for life, is for the sinner to feel and acknowledge that he is utterly destitute of any claim upon God’s favor; is to see himself as “without...

Question 1: What does it matter what the true Gospel is? Everybody has different beliefs. Aren’t they all equally true? Answer 1: This is a very important question to ask. The...

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 20, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” (Psalm 35:3) If we take the Scriptures as...

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) We have reason...

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Lord’s Day Evening, August 17, 1845, by Joseph Philpot “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made...

Unconditional Election (Psalm 65:4) “Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness...

Men speak of what they are worth, and they immediately think of their earthly pedigree or possessions of money, land, stocks, bonds, gold, silver, etc. This is such a low estimate...

“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 Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many,” (Matthew 20:28) When the Lord Jesus laid down His...

How do I get to heaven? Is there more than one road to heaven? Is there more than one way by which the soul of a man can be saved? Can...

The psalmist asked, “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” (Psalm 130:3). The answer is – NO SINFUL HUMAN BEING. One of Job’s friends asked, “How then...

“For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us,” Ephesians 2:14 The idea that national Israel still holds a...

“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren,” (Luke 22:32). Some might say that Peter’s faith failed when he denied...

I am most exceedingly distressed by my sins, and feel the need of Jesus’ precious blood every hour! I need a supply from the Fountain! On that day “a fountain will...

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1) We are always disgusted with injustices done on earth in our legal system, when...

There will be many in the Lake of Fire who lived life with good intentions, honest resolutions and exalted ideals; those who were just in their dealings, fair in their transactions...

Psalm 1 describes the keys to the life and godliness of one who is blessed of God – “his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law...

A proud atheist once stood with a group of people, shook his fist toward the sky and said, “If there is a God, may he prove himself by striking me dead...

“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to...

Christ did all that was needful to be done to make us perfect, and present us holy. For what can be more required to the justification of a sinner before God...

“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...

By Divine inspiration, the apostle Paul wrote: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;...

“Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace...

A crucial verse In God’s word is verse 21, for there we are faced with the essence of the Substitution by the Lord Jesus Christ. What doctrines must we keep in...

I have felt the power of those blessed truths in my soul of which you have written from time to time in the Gospel Standard, particularly the short scrap last month...

WHICH JESUS? “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. For...

We must have a righteousness in which God Himself cannot find a flaw, a righteousness which Jehovah cannot mend, a righteousness which neither sin nor Satan can mar; and unless we...

According to some people, Christ died to give all a chance of being saved! I do not know that I hate anything more in my soul than to hear that. It...

The righteousness by which we are justified is not our own righteousness, but the righteousness of another, even the righteousness of Christ: That I may be found in Christ, says the...

“…and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6) – that is, God the Father, against Whom we have sinned, from Whom we have turned, and...

When it comes to this important life and death issue of justification and eternal life, most religious people rely upon experiences they’ve had and emotions they have felt to convince themselves...

As I contemplated this article, my heart was drawn to the blessed comfort every sinner the Lord Jesus Christ justified at Calvary by His obedience unto death is encouraged and commanded...

TULIP is here used as an acronym for the doctrines of grace commonly called “Five points of Calvinism”: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints....

Holy Scriptures contain many exhortations and invitations regarding coming to Christ for salvation (e.g. Isaiah 45:22; 55:1; Matthew 11:28; John 7:37; Revelation 22:17). Here is Christ’s doctrine on this subject in...

A Short Study Of Luke 23:34 The world of christendom would have us to understand that when the Lord said this while He hung on the cross, He intended it to...

Most people in religion today are confused when it comes to God’s appointed means of salvation. According to them, their god uses a variety of means to encourage those who hear...

What would be your thoughts concerning the following statement? “The best sermon you can preach is the one that you live.” If you agree with this statement, let me assure you...

What exactly is meant by the question, “Do you really want to know the gospel? Would you consider it a stupid question? Would you be surprised to learn there is a...

The one characteristic that distinguishes the God of the Bible from the “god” which most people follow is this: The True and Living God requires PERFECT satisfaction to His infinite law...

Like every sinner who has been justified (MADE LEGALLY RIGHTEOUS OR HOLY) based on Christ’s finished work of redemption at Calvary, I’m forced to admit there are many things I have...

If there is one thing certain about life, it’s the reality of death – “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)...

Have you ever asked yourself this heart-searching question: HOW DOES GOD VIEW ME? I’m not talking about how other people view you , or even how you view yourself. The problem...

When the Lord Jesus Christ addressed the self-righteous religionists of His day, namely the Scribes and Pharisees, He always used the harshest language. In most cases His words to them always...

If you ask the nominal professing Christian to give you a Scriptural definition of justification, many of them don’t even know what justification is; much less understand the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY of...

If you ask the nominal professing Christian to give you a Scriptural definition of justification, many of them don’t even know what justification is; much less understand the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY of...

Apart from the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration and conversion in the heart of God’s elect, man’s natural depravity will always lead him to the conclusion that his justification (his being...

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. What would it mean to you...

There is a vast difference between the view the self-righteous lost sinner has of himself and the view the saved sinner has of himself. The problem lies in natural man’s depravity...

The whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a book with one distinct message. The message is the good news of God’s purpose and decree to save a multitude of guilty,...

Lost unregenerate sinners left to their own natural reasoning will always come to the wrong conclusion concerning God’s way of salvation – “There is a way that seemeth right unto a...

If God the Father has predestined only a limited number to be saved, if God the Son died to redeem only those given to Him by the Father, and if God...

Absolutely! There is no other Gospel than the Gospel of Grace. The message of Scripture is clear on this, “For by grace, are ye saved through faith, and that not of...

One of the greatest privileges and responsibilities I enjoy as a justified sinner is to get to tell lost sinners of the full, free, eternal salvation worked out for EVERY ELECT...

When it comes to the correct understanding of a believer’s responsibility to the law of God, we must first realize that God’s Holy Law (the Ten Commandments) cannot bring ONE LEGAL...

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 doctrine...

When most religious people think about Christmas, their thoughts usually consist of those things traditionally associated with the holiday, i.e., the baby Jesus in a manger, the shepherds abiding in the...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Thursday Evening, October 28, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be...

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”,...

When Paul wrote the epistle to the believers at Colosse, he made a very interesting statement which runs totally contrary to what is taught in modern day religion – “Put on...

When most religious people speak about the death of Christ, their words reveal they have little or no respect for the holiness, justice, or the grace of God. They speak of...

Our Lord and His Apostles were careful to place significant emphasis on the perfect satisfaction He would offer to God on behalf of all those He represented. John 6:38 For I...

Have you ever wondered how the Holy God of the Bible could make a guilty, defiled, hell-deserving sinner righteous (HOLY)? The Scriptures are quite clear that PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS (HOLINESS) is the...

Man by his natural human reasoning always has a tendency to complicate the Gospel message. The reason they are so prone to this is because of their spiritual kinship to the...

If you ask religious men and women what they consider their position before God to be, the vast majority will tell you they think they are lacking in certain areas of...

When it comes to matters of eternal life, we can’t afford to be wrong, and therefore we must put away every preconceived idea and appeal strictly to God’s word and ask...

Sermon preached by J.K. Popham at Galeed, Brighton – 1910 __________________________________________________________ “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins,...

“For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8) Is it faith that saves or God’s grace? Many speak...

The DOCTRINE OF IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS Without Works Asserted And Proved ——————————————————————————– The Works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.—PSALM 111:2 Even as David...

A. The need for regeneration lies in our natural degeneration. In consequence of the fall of our first parents, all of us were born alienated from the divine life and holiness,...

“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love,...

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed GOD, which was committed to my trust. “According to the glorious gospel of the blessed GOD,” The title of my...

For God so Loved the World John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting...