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Liberty:Who Gets It and How?

It is ever God’s way to produce a sense of need in the soul before He meets it. No sinner gets the forgiveness of his sins, for example, until, as a self-condemned offender, he is brought to feel the need of it. It was not enough for the prodigal to be needy and hungry; before he was induced to take... Read More

Safe and Sure

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13 Before you turn to the verse which I shall ask you very carefully to look at, which speaks of how a believ... Read More

Safety Certainty, and Enjoyment

If a believer, Why Not Sure of Salvation? If saved, Why Not Happy? Which Class Are YOU Traveling? WHAT AN OFT-REPEATED QUESTION! Let me put it to you, my reader: for traveling you most certainly are — traveling from Time into Eternity and who knows how very, very near you may be at this moment to th... Read More

The Knowledge of Salvation

Before you turn to the verse which I shall ask you very carefully to look at, which speaks of how a believer is to know that he has eternal life, let me quote it in the distorted way that man’s imagination often puts it: These happy feelings I have given to you who believe in the name of the Son of ... Read More

Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment

If a believer, Why Not Sure of Salvation? If saved, Why Not Happy? Which Class Are YOU Traveling? WHAT AN OFT-REPEATED QUESTION! Let me put it to you, my reader: for traveling you most certainly are — traveling from Time into Eternity and who knows how very, very near you may be at this moment to th... Read More

Concluding Remarks

God has ever claimed the right to fix a gathering center for His people, and to settle the order of priestly service and worship; and surely this is not less true of the Church than of Israel. But let it be well remembered that He never regarded mere correct outward order as sufficient to satisfy Hi... Read More

Fellowship With Christians - Introductory Remarks

As long as the solemn question of the soul’s eternal salvation is left in dark uncertainty there will be little, if any, freedom of spirit to think of that which interests Christ or concerns His glory, apart from the bare matter of the sinner’s peace and safety. On the other hand, when one who profe... Read More

Objections Answered

This may perhaps fall into the hands of some older Christian, who says, “Well, I see that the ground I have been upon has no warrant in Scripture; but I am not capable of putting the thing right.” Probably not; but your responsibility is to put yourself right. “If a man therefore purge himself from ... Read More

Steps Rightly Directed, a False Way Detected

It is well at the commencement of your Christian career to be fully alive to the fact that it is the Word of God which must be the touchstone for everything in your path, whether personally or relatively. Look at Psa. 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false w... Read More

The Holy Ghost’s Presence on Earth

...which it is important to be clear about. The Lord Jesus promised that the Comforter, even the Spirit of Truth, when He came, should not only be in them (individually) but with them (corporately) (John 14:16, 17). And without going into the matter now, it is evident from such scriptures as 1 Corin... Read More

The Lord’s Supper. Cont.

Here our divine affections are called forth in remembrance of the blessed worthy One Himself, and whilst doing this together we “shew his death until he come.” Then we shall no longer need such symbols, but see Him face to face. But is it not sad to think of the coldhearted neglect of this blessed p... Read More

The Lord’s Table

If you turn to 1 Cor. 10:16, you will find that just as twelve loaves on the table of shewbread expressed what Israel was; viz., twelve tribes (Lev. 24:5, 6), so the one loaf of the Lord’s supper is the symbol to express the truth of what the Church on earth is; viz., one body. ‘We being many are on... Read More

The One Body and Its Members

In Acts 2:42 it is said of the early disciples that “they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” After the conversion of Saul of Tarsus an entirely new revelation was made to the Church through this once champion persecutor of the s... Read More

Your Ground of Fellowship With Other Christians; or, in Other Words, Your Church Position.

One of the first things, I believe, which the renewed heart craves for is fellowship with God’s people. He finds himself no longer at home in the world and naturally seeks “his own company.” But amidst all the names and divisions of disordered Christendom, a newborn soul may well enquire, ‘Where sha... Read More

Your Position Tested

Now, with these simple facts before us, suppose that Peter, James, and John, with a few others of the early disciples, should have lived until the present day, say in one of our towns, and that they were still meeting in the simplicity of divine order as at the beginning; i. e. gathered together in ... Read More

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