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John Gill

1 John 2:16

John GillVer. 16. For all that [is] in the world,.... This is the sum of the evil things in the world; or these following are the objects of sin in the world, or about which wicked men are conversant; even such as are carnal or grateful to the flesh, visible to the eye, and belong to this vain life, or serve... Read More
John Gill

A Dissertation Concerning The Rise and Progress of Popery.

John GillA DISSERTATION CONCERNING THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF POPERY What is generally meant and understood by Popery, is well known. As for the name it matters not from whence and from whom it is, nor when it began to be in use, nor in what sense the word papa is used in heathen and ecclesiastical writers. By... Read More
Thomas Brooks

A beautiful harlot sitting in her chariot

Thomas Brooks"I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless. "Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?" Ecclesiastes 2:1-2. Solomon's question bids a challenge to all the masters of mirth, to produce any... Read More
Charles S. Price

Satisfied

Charles S. Price“As for me, I will behold They face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awaken with Thy likeness.” Psalm 17:15. It is absolutely impossible to satisfy the natural man. He finds no satisfaction in his pursuit of sinful pleasure; neither does he find happiness in the broken promises of sinf... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Covetousness (4124) pleonexia

Greed (4124) (pleonexia from pleíon = more + écho = have) means literally to have more and describes a strong desire to acquire more and more material possessions, especially that which is forbidden. It is a desire to have more irrespective of one's need and is always used in bad sense. It describes... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Filled (complete) (4137) pleroo

Filled (4137) (pleroo) means to be filled (passive voice = saints acted on by outside force) to the brim (a net, Mt 13:48, a building, Jn 12:3, Acts 2:2, a city, Acts 5:28, needs Phil 4:19), to make complete in every particular, to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally, to flood, to diffus... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Gain (verb) (win, win over, make profit) (2770) kerdaino

Gain (2770)(kerdaino from kerdos = gain) means literally to procure an advantage or profit, to acquire by effort or investment (as in the parable of the talents Mt 25:16,17, 20, 22; James 4:13 = "make a profit"). In 1Cor 9:19-22 kerdaino is used 5 times and translated "might win", in each use this "... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Greed (4124) pleonexia

Greed (4124) (pleonexia from pleíon = more + écho = have) means literally to have more and describes a strong desire to acquire more and more material possessions, especially that which is forbidden. It is a desire to have more irrespective of one's need and is always used in bad sense. It describes... Read More
Horatius Bonar

The Day That Will Right All Wrongs.

Horatius Bonar"Oh, bring the day you promised." Lament. 1:21 This is the voice of faith; sorrowful faith, yet still faith– faith anticipating the coming day of right and truth. Jerusalem had fallen, her sons had gone into captivity, her walls and gates were in ruins, her streets were red with blood, her enemies w... Read More

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