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Thomas Brooks

Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod - Part 1

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 (A Christian with an Olive Leaf in his mouth, when he is under the greatest afflictions,... Read More
Anton Bosch

Who's Responsible?

Anton BoschOne of the questions I often struggle with is why so many people are being deceived into believing a gospel which is patently false. Related to this question is one posed to me by a friend recently: “Does God hold people responsible when they have been deceived by their leaders into believing error?... Read More


AthanasiusREFUTATION OF THE GENTILES § 41 WE come now to the unbelief of the Gentiles ; and this is indeed a matter for complete astonishment, for They laugh at that which is no fit subject for mockery, yet fail to see the shame and ridiculousness of their own idols. But the arguments on our side do not lack ... Read More
Classic Devotionals

Evelyn Underhill

Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) Introduction to the Author Few women in the twentieth century have dome more to further our understanding of the devotional life than Evelyn Underhill. Her scholarly research and writing h... Read More
David J. Engelsma

Evangelism and the Reformed Faith

Introduction Strange to say, some suppose that the relationship between the Reformed Faith and evangelism is uneasy and uncomfortable. Stranger still, some charge that the Reformed Faith and evangelism are incompatible. Many outside of the Reformed Churches contend that the Reformed Faith makes evan... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 38 on the Acts of the Apostles

John ChrysostomActs XVII. 16, 17 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Observe how he meets with ... Read More
John Chrysostom

Titus 1:12-14

John ChrysostomOne of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. There are sev... Read More
John Gifford Bellett

The Church at Thessalonica

We easily perceive different measures of attainment, both in knowledge and grace, in the churches of old. The elevation, for instance, of that at Ephesus was much above that at Corinth. At Corinth the apostle had to occupy himself with the corruption of various errors and abuses, and was thus hinder... Read More
John Nelson Darby

1 Corinthians 1

John Nelson DarbyThe first epistle to the Corinthians consists of details more than of great truths, and therefore not so much has been written on it. Sosthenes is associated with Paul, as having laboured there, where he had also been chief ruler of the synagogue; Acts 18. The association of others does not hinder t... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Moses Veiled

John Nelson DarbyMOSES VEILED, AND THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST 2 CORINTHIANS 3 ; 4 : 6 The apostle has been led to speak of himself (as he says, afterwards, chapter 12, " I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me," etc.) by reason of special circumstances at the time at Corinth. He had be... Read More

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