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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
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
Discernment Reasearch Articles

"Mainstream" Summer 1994 (Part 1) - Is It Revival? (Rodney Howard Browne)

IS IT REVIVAL ? Revival is breaking out at last - so they say. Whether or not you agree, depends on your belief system and gullibility. For example, the much-vaunted Hinkle event on the 9th of June passed without notice for some. For John Hinkle, however, there was ample confirmation that the spirit... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 1 on the Statues

John ChrysostomThis Homily was delivered in the Old Church of Antioch, while St. Chrysostom was yet a Presbyter, upon that saying of the Apostle, 1 Timothy 5:23 , Drink a little wine for your stomach's sake, and your often infirmities. 1. You have heard the Apostolic voice, that trumpet from heaven, that spiritual... Read More
J.C. Philpot

Meditations on First Peter Chapter One - Part 5

J.C. PhilpotMeditations on First Peter Chapter One by J. C. Philpot, 1869 Part V. There is a day of which all the inspired prophets of the Old Testament, from Enoch to Malachi, and all the inspired evangelists and apostles of the New, from Matthew to John, have alike testified as the greatest of all days. Thus ... 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
Thomas Reade


49. ON THE DANGER OF RICHES There is a beautiful harmony in the doctrines and precepts of Scripture, whether promulgated under the Patriarchal, Mosaic, or Christian dispensation, which strikingly proves its divine origin. Every enlightened reader of the Bible will perceive a rich vein of truth runni... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Futility (3153) mataiotes

Futility (3153) (mataiotes from mataios = vain, empty <> derived from maten = to no purpose or in vain) means emptiness, vanity, nonsense, nothingness! Thayer says mataiotes is a "purely Biblical and ecclesiastical word" which describes "what is devoid of truth and appropriateness". It defines the i... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Try (3985) peirazo

Tested (3985) (peirazo [word study] from the noun peira = test from peíro = perforate, pierce through to test durability of things) is a morally neutral word simply meaning “to test”. Whether the test is for a good (as it proved to be in Heb 11:17) or evil (Mt 4:1 "Then Jesus was led up by the Spiri... Read More
R.A. Torrey

Our Lord and the Woman of Samaria John 4:1–30

R.A. TorreyDISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. Jesus, a Weary Pilgrim in a Hostile Land—“Despised and Rejected of Men,” vv. 1–6 Why did the report that reached the ears of the Pharisees that Jesus “was making and baptizing more disciples than John” make His departure into Galilee necessary? (c. 10:39; 11:47–54; Mark 3:6... Read More

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