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A Few Hints to Them that are Sanctified

Beloved, In reading the word of God, it becomes us ever to remember that the sacred pages are a transcript of the perfections of the infinite God, who is the "high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;" (Isa. 57:15) a Being whose omniscient eye beholds the end from the beginnin... Read More

A Righteousness In Which Jehovah Himself Cannot Find a Flaw

We must have a righteousness in which Jehovah Himself cannot find a flaw, a righteousness which Jehovah cannot mend, a righteousness which neither sin nor Satan can mar; and unless we have on a righteousness of this nature, we can never enter into the blessedness of the world to come. Where, then, a... Read More

An Everlasting Task for Arminians

Note: The cause of the appearance of this work was a controversy which took place between Mr. Smyth, of St. Luke's Church, and Mr. Roby, then minister of the Independent Chapel, Grosvenor Street, Manchester. Mr. Smyth wrote a work entitled, "Paul against Calvin," to which Mr. Roby replied, and this ... Read More

Christ's Invitation to His Spouse

"Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon; look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, and the mountains of the leopards." (Song of Solomon 4:8) IT is not my design to give a minute statement of the meaning of this portion of the Word of God... Read More

Comfort for Spiritual Mourners

"Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4) Not all kinds of mourners are here intended; for there is the sorrow of the world, which worketh death and produces nothing but sin, misery, and rebellion against God. Some mourn because they cannot increase in riches, honours... Read More

Gadsby's Questions About the Law

The following article was taken from William Gadsby's work The Present State of Religion where he dealt with the law as a rule of conduct for the Christian. Dear Sir, Friend G. informs me you wish me to write to you, and inform you what law it is that I say the believer is in no sense under. I there... Read More

God Our Salvation

"Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation." (Psalm 35:3) You and I stand on the verge of an eternal world, and unless God himself say to the soul, "I am thy salvation," we must eternally perish. The great body of professors of religion are quite satisfied in talking about or hearing of a salvation. They... Read More

Not Willing that Any Should Perish

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward; not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9) To add to, or diminish from, the Word of God is a crime, though much employed in the frivolities of... Read More

The Church Commended to the Word of God's Grace

"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified." (Acts 20:32) The characters here addressed, are the brotherhood; and the apostle "commends them to God" - commits them to the ca... Read More

The Glory of Gods Grace

"To the praise of the glory of his grace." (Ephesians 1:6) As the Lord shall be graciously pleased to give me wisdom and strength, I shall endeavour to call your attention to three leading particulars; I. What is grace, God's rich and free grace. II. Point out some branches of the glory of God's gra... Read More

The Great Things God has Done for His People

"The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad." (Psalm 126:3) There are three things in the great mysteries of salvation that many professors of religion seem almost alarmed at. One is that God really saves sinners. If a minister of Jesus Christ is led to describe a sinner half as he ... Read More

The Long-Suffering of the Lord

"Long-Suffering." (Psalm 86:15) Men and Brethren,--Through the mercy of the Lord, we have arrived at the commencement of another year. Many are the mercies we have received, and many are the insults we have offered to the great Giver of all our mercies. If we are truly led to enter into our own feel... Read More

The Sentence of Death in Ourselves

"But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead" 2 Cor.1:9 In the fourth verse the apostle says, "Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith ... Read More

The Soul's Death Unto Sin

"For he that is dead is freed from sin." (Romans 6:7) IN the chapter preceding this, the apostle has been led by the Divine Author of the Word to take a view of the two Adams and their two seeds; that Adam the first, by his awful sin and apostacy, brought death and condemnation upon all his offsprin... Read More

Zion, The City of Solemnities

"Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities." (Isaiah 33:20) Without making any remarks upon the context, I shall immediately begin with the passage read as a text; and in doing so I do not intend to say anything upon Zion literally, but shall speak to you of Zion in a spiritual sense; and I mean, ... Read More

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