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George Fox

Epistle 239

George FoxAll my dear friends and brethren, who are of the royal seed of God!—Patience obtains the victory that runs the race and obtains the crown [1 Cor 9:24f/Heb 12:1]; be married and joined to the seed Christ the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world [Heb 13:8]; from its foundation, I say. For as y... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 240

George FoxFriends,—All outward things, figures, types, shadows, and inventions, have been set up since Adam fell; which inventions Christ destroys, and the types, figures, and shadows of him he fulfils [Heb 9 - 10], and brings man up out of the fall, to the seed he was in before he fell; and so in the power o... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 279

George FoxAll Friends every where, who are friends of Christ the heavenly man, by whom the world was made, and are become friends of God through Christ Jesus, who are quickened by Jesus, and made alive by him [1 Cor 15:22,45]], who were dead in old Adam, and are now made alive by the second Adam, and have dru... Read More
Thomas Brooks

Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod -Part 3

Thomas Brooks"Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod" or, "The Silent Soul with Sovereign Antidotes" by Thomas Brooks, 1659, London. "I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for You are the one who has done this!" Psalm 39:9 I shall now address myself to answer those OBJECTIONS, and to remove those impediments w... Read More
John Chrysostom

2 Corinthians 1:1-4

John ChrysostomPaul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the Church of God, which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in the whole of Achaia: grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus ... Read More
John Chrysostom

2 Corinthians 1:12

John ChrysostomFor our glorying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world. Here again he opens to us yet another ground of comfort, and that not small, yea rather, exceeding great, and well fitted to... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 54 on the Acts of the Apostles

John ChrysostomActs XXVIII. 1 And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened o... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 8 on Ephesians

John ChrysostomChapter IV. Verses 1, 2 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith you were called, with all lowliness and meekness. It is the virtue of teachers to aim not at praise, nor at esteem from those under their authority, but at their salvation, and to do ... Read More
R.P.D.

Angels

ANGELS The Greek word for angels means (and is sometimes translated) messenger. It is used for God, for men (as in Lk.7:24), for man's spirit (Acts 12:15) but primarily for a great order of spirit-creatures. Our study will be confined to these creatures. Although generally unseen, angels are very re... Read More
St. Augustine

Exposition on Psalm 79

St. Augustine1. Over the title of this Psalm, being so short and so simple, I think we need not tarry. But the prophecy which here we read sent before, we know to be evidently fulfilled. For when these things were being sung in the times of King David, nothing of such sort, by the hostility of the Gentiles, as y... Read More

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