Category «Theology»

Salvation: What A Great Word!

What a great word that word “salvation” is! It includes the cleansing of our conscience from all past guilt, the delivery of our soul from all those propensities to evil which now so strongly predominate in us; it takes in, in fact, the undoing of all that Adam did. Salvation is the total restoration of …

It’s About Time!

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven– Ecclesiastes 3:1 You see everything has a time and season. This is a very quoted verse but seldom understood verse. If we look throughout the Old Testament, there was a season for every work of God. Delivering the …

Only The Spirit of God Can Save You

One thing I should like to say before leaving this point—remember there are two spirits—there is the Spirit of God and the spirit of the world. This last is everywhere active and Believers feel it to be their foe—it works evil and only evil. Only the Spirit of God can save you—the spirit of the …

King David’s Terrible Sin

Psalm 51:1-2… Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. Also, thousands, from age to age,have by this solemn example ofDavid’s terrible sin, been rendered . . . …more suspicious of themselves!…more …

What is a Besetting Sin?

You know that we all have our besetments, says one. What do you mean by that? Some sin that you often fall into? Do you call that a besetting sin? If I were to walk tonight across Clapham Common, and half-a-dozen men stopped me, I should say that I was beset; but if at an …

The Progression of Sin

Sin has a process and it starts in private. We only need to look at King David’s life to see that. First of all, David had no business staying home in Jerusalem and not going off to war. That’s what Kings did back then. David’s backsliding in my opinion started there. 2 Samuel 11:1… Then …

God Says They Are True

I believe certain doctrines because God says they are true; and the only authority I have for their truth is the Word of God. I receive such and such doctrines, not because I can prove them to be compatible with reason, not because my judgment accepts them, but because God says they are true. Now, …

What Are You Thinking About?

Paul finishes up with our praying in Philippians 4:6-7. Then he says we are to set our minds upon the things that will bring us to be more like Christ. Proverbs 23:7 says For as he thinks within himself, so he is. What are you thinking about? Paul writes… Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever …

Faith

Faith, obviously, is not a mere matter of feeling. It cannot be, because one’s feelings in this kind of condition can be very changeable. A Christian is not meant to be dejected when everything goes wrong. He is told to “rejoice”. Feelings belong to happiness alone, rejoicing takes in something much bigger than feelings; and …

Praise be to God (Laus Deo)

Meditate, dear friends, upon the whole range of God’s works in Creation and Providence. There was a period when God dwelt alone — and creatures were not. In that time before all time, when there was no day but “The Ancient of Days,” when matter and created mind were alike unborn, and even space was …