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Charles G. Finney

DOUBTFUL ACTIONS ARE SINFUL

Charles G. Finney"He that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin" --Romans 14:23. It was a custom among the idolatrous heathen to offer the bodies of beasts in sacrifice. A part of every beast that was offered belonged to the priest. The priests used to se... Read More
John Gill

Of the Unity of God.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 1—Chapter 26 OF THE UNITY OF GOD. Having treated of the attributes of God, I shall now proceed to prove that this God, who is possessed of all these great and glorious perfections, is but "one". This is a first principle, and not to be doubted of; it is a most certa... Read More
James Arminius

THE OBJECT OF THEOLOGY

ORATION I THE OBJECT OF THEOLOGY To Almighty God alone belong the inherent and absolute right, will, and power of determining concerning us. Since, therefore, it has pleased him to call me, his unworthy servant, from the ecclesiastical functions which I have for some years discharged in the Church o... Read More
John Chrysostom

1 Corinthians 8:1

John ChrysostomNow concerning things sacrificed to idols: we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. It is necessary first to say what the meaning of this passage is: for so shall we readily comprehend the Apostle's discourse. For he that sees a charge brought against any one, except... Read More
Jonathan Edwards

The Most High a Prayer Hearing God

Jonathan EdwardsThe Most High A Prayer-Hearing God Dated January, 1735-6 (and 1752). Preached on a fast appointed on the account of epidemical sickness at the eastward of Boston. Psalms 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer. THIS psalm seems to be written, either as a psalm of praise to God for some remarkable answer of ... Read More
Robert Barclay

A Confession of Faith, containing twenty three Articles

ARTICLE I. Concerning God, and the True and Saving Knowledge of him. There is one God [Eph. 4:6; 1 Cor. 8:4,6] Who is a Spirit [John 4:24] And This is the Message which the Apostles heard of him, and declared unto the Saints, That he is Light, and in him is no Darkness at all [1 John 1:5] There are ... Read More
Robert Barclay

CATECHISM - Of God, and the true and saving Knowledge of him.

Question, Seeing it is a thing unquestioned by all sorts of Christians, that the height of Happiness consisteth in coming to know and enjoy Eternal Life, what is it in the Sense and Judgment of Christ? A. This is Life Eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou h... Read More
St. Augustine

Exposition on Psalm 136

St. Augustine1. Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures for ever Psalm 135:1. This Psalm contains the praise of God, and all its verses finish in the same way. Wherefore although many things are related here in praise of God, yet His mercy is most commended; for without this plain commen... Read More
John Piper

Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations

John PiperJanuary 17, 1982 Colossians 2:16-23 This coming Thursday evening, at the second half of our annual business meeting, we will be voting on the proposed amendment to the Church Covenant. I want to try to clarify this morning what is at stake in this decision and to apply the Word of God to our present... Read More
John Piper

Total Abstinence and Church Membership

John PiperOctober 4, 1981 TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP There are two questions I want to discuss tonight. One is: Should Christians in America today abstain from the use of alcoholic drink as a beverage? The other is: Should such abstinence be a requirement for church membership? My answer to the fi... Read More

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