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2 Queries about Hell

QUERY 1. Is there a hell or not? To answer this, I shall make it appear, first, from the confession of heathens who had only the glimmerings of nature and never saw the Bible, and, second, from the testimony of Scripture. First, from the confession of heathens. Though they could not tell distinctly ... Read More

A Miserable Estate

I will show you the eight particular properties of a man without Christ. 1. Every man without Jesus Christ is a base man. 2. He is a bondman. 3. He is a beggarly man. 4. He is a blind man. 5. He is a deformed man. 6. He is a disconsolate man. 7. He is a dead man; and 8. He is a damned man. These are... Read More

Biographical Sketch

Christopher Love was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1618. He was converted at the age of 15 and attended New Inn Hall, Oxford, against the wishes of his father, but supported by his minister and mother. While at Oxford, Love was tutored by Dr. Christopher Rogers, a man with Strong Puritan leanings. Love ... Read More

Love's Last Letter

Christopher Love was beheaded for alleged conspiracy against the current Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell. Love, Thomas Watson and William Jenkyn were among those imprisoned for treason. Cromwell charged them with conspiring to bring back the monarchy and the King after parliament had char... Read More

When is Prayer heard?

DOCTRINE: A man must be brought into a state of friendship or reconciliation with God before any prayer he makes can be accepted. I will prove this doctrine by three reasons and then apply it. 1. God does not accept the person for the prayer's sake, but the prayer for the person's sake. We read in G... Read More

Wrath and Mercy

"For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:9 In order to further prosecute this great doctrine of predestination, I shall lay down eight doctrinal conclusions concerning it: 1. A man who is ordained and appointed by God from all et... Read More

A True Map of Man's Miserable Estate by Nature

I will show you the eight particular properties of a man without Christ. 1. Every man without Jesus Christ is a base man. 2. He is a bondman. 3. He is a beggarly man. 4. He is a blind man. 5. He is a deformed man. 6. He is a disconsolate man. 7. He is a dead man; and 8. He is a damned man. These are... Read More

Directions Concerning Immoderate Joy for Worldly Comforts

Though Christians must take heed that they are not immoderate in their joy for worldly comforts, yet you must know that you are allowed by God to rejoice in the outward comforts that He gives you here in this world. Solomon says, "There is a time to mourn, and a time to laugh" (Ecclesiastes 3:4). An... Read More

How Should We Understand the Doctrine of Election?

The last doctrine I drew from these words was this: Christians should put forth a great deal of diligence to make sure to their souls that they are eternally elected by God to life and glory. In the prose cution of this I have gone over some questions. There are four difficulties or questions I am f... Read More

The Mortification of Sin

"But if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." Romans 8:13 The Necessity of Mortification Mortifying the deeds of the body cannot be understood of the religious deeds of the body, for they are to be cherished, nor of the natural deeds of the body such as eating and d... Read More

Weak Measures of Grace in Christians

"Because in him there is found some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam." 1 Kings 14:13 Having dispatched the observations which may be gathered from the circumstances of the text, I come to the main doctrine I intend to handle: God not only exactly takes notice of, bu... Read More

When will Prayers be Heard?

DOCTRINE: A man must be brought into a state of friendship or reconciliation with God before any prayer he makes can be accepted. I will prove this doctrine by three reasons and then apply it. 1. God does not accept the person for the prayer's sake, but the prayer for the person's sake. We read in G... Read More

Wrath and Mercy: Sermon 1

"For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." I Thessalonians 5:9 This text contains in it the immutable decree and unchangeable counsel of God touching mankind. Though all men are made by the same hand, yet they are not appointed to attain the same en... Read More

Wrath and Mercy: Sermon 2

"For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:9 We come now to handle what is expressed in the text: We are not appointed unto wrath, but to obtain salvation through Jesus Christ. Here are three things expressed: 1. What a Christian i... Read More

Wrath and Mercy: Sermon 3

"For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:9 In order to further prosecute this great doctrine of predestination, I shall lay down eight doctrinal conclusions concerning it: 1. A man who is ordained and appointed by God from all et... Read More

Wrath and Mercy: Sermon 4

"For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:9 I shall now speak something to you by way of consolation and comfort, lest there be any poor, humble dejected soul among you who fears he is rejected of God, and not in the number of tho... Read More

Love, Christopher "The Miserable State of a Man Without Christ"

The Miserable State of a Man Without Christ by Christopher Love, 1618-1651 I will show you the eight particular properties of a man without Christ: 1. Every man without Jesus Christ, is a base man. 2. Every man without Jesus Christ, is a slave . 3. Every man without Jesus Christ, is a beggarly man. ... Read More

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