Category: Repentance & Conviction of Sin

“The Lawful Use of the Law” In Light Of Parallel Passages

The passages are modified slightly, always within brackets, for ease of identifying the parallelisms that exists amongst them. Please note the synonymous use of terms like “Word, Law, Commandments, Judgments, Prophesyings, Holy Scriptures, All Scripture, etc.” and also note how the words “reprove/rebuke/warn/correct/exhort” (in their various grammatical forms) are associated with that which is needful…

The Lord’s People Hidden

The Lord’s People Hidden By William Gadsby Preached at Bedworth, on Wednesday Evening, Aug. 24th, 1842. Isaiah XXVI. 20. I am about to read a portion of God’s Word, which I thought I could find very easily. Indeed, I thought it was in the 40th chapter of the prophecies of Isaiah; but I cannot find…

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt Or Else: Judge, Jury, and (Ministry/Character) Executioner Hard Lessons Learned; Hard Lessons Still Learning Months back, I left Facebook mainly because of a growing, and powerful, sense of contention, arguing doctrine for doctrine’s sake, a spirit of judgmentalism and condemnation, and due to an increasing sense of…

Sin and the Christian

Sin and the Christian The Apostle Paul did not deem himself the chief of sinners because he was the most outwardly manifest sinner; he declared in 1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be…

Love…Even In The Midst Of Sin

LOVE… EVEN IN THE MIDST OF SIN OUR INDWELLING SIN, THOUGH VILE, IS NO BARRIER TO THE LOVE OF GOD Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? [It is] God that justifieth. Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even…

What is of Christ and What is of the Devil…

What is of Christ and What is of the Devil… or, Striving to Forsake the Things of This Sin-Cursed World These last few months for me were quite cold and carnal; I wasn’t going about sinning openly in some notorious sense but such mental (and yet spiritual) sin as disdain, murmuring, pride, lust, rebellion, indifference,…

Four Faithful Facts (Regeneration & Gospel Proclamation)

Four Faithful Facts Concerning Regeneration and Gospel Proclamation (1) The True Gospel always accompanies true salvation (i.e. regeneration and conversion). (2) Salvation only and always occurs in the light of true Gospel revelation (either previously or contemporaneously received). (3) Where there is no revelation of the Gospel, there is no true salvation (no true regeneration,…

The Baptism of John

The Baptism of John The river Jordan is a type of judgment. We read, “Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, AS THE LORD YOUR GOD DID…