The Five Solas of Christianity

The Five Solas of Christianity are five Latin phrases that summarise the essential beliefs of Christianity. They originate from the Protestant Reformation, and is often epitomised by Martin Luther (1483-1546) who nailed his 95 theses (single points of truth) to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany on 31 October 1517.  Luther boldly proclaimed salvation to be received by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ.

The following are but a few verses from the Cannon of Scripture supporting the five doctrines of Solas.

1. Sola Scriptura: Scripture Alone [the supreme source of doctrine]

I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Psalms 138:2

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 2 Peter 2:20

Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. 1 Corinthians 4:6

2. Sola Christo: Christ Alone [the author of salvation]

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time 1 Timothy 2:5-6

[Christ] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:15-18

Wherefore he [Christ] is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him Colossians 2:6

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I [Paul] am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time 1 Timothy 2:5-7

In [Jesus Christ] Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Ephesians 1:7

3. Sola Gratia: Grace Alone [the only source of salvation]

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed Romans 3:23-25

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 1 Peter 1:10

4. Sola Fide: Faith Alone [the only means of salvation]

But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith." Galatians 3:11

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Romans 3:28

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ Romans 5:1

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat [the Father] loveth him also that is begotten [born] of him. 1 John 5:1

5. Soli Deo Gloria: The Glory of God Alone [the only purpose of salvation]

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36

If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11

Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and ho Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him."

Isaiah 43:7nor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 7:12

Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." Isaiah 43:7

Note that these are but a few verses from the Cannon of Scripture supporting the five doctrines of Solas

David L Simon  (2 October 2016, edited 11 Jan 2020)
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Why did Jesus Christ have to come into the world?

A Bible Perspective of Christmas

I listened to a sermon last Sunday where the paster was very passionate about “Jesus” but left the audience in a state of unbelief. The mediocre, the apostate or the one the does not read the Bible preaches a false gospel. This man did – he had the congregation pray a prayer to invite “Jesus” into their hearts, yet at no time did he explain why they needed Jesus, other than to say a person was not in a ‘good’ place without Jesus. The Bible is very plain as to how one is saved:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God Ephesians 2:8

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 1:21

In every case, it is by faith a person is saved:

And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:30-31

However, the gravest error of this pastor, and most others in this country, is they do not, and indeed appear cannot teach the true reason for the need of a saviour – that sin leads to death and all have sinned, thus all will die and be cast into hell unless saved. In doing so these apostate church leaders leave people with the false impression that all is fine. That the wages of sin is death is either forgotten, never learnt or deliberately obfuscated. Furthermore, they do not comprehend, due to blindness (Ephesians 4:18), that the shedding of blood is a requirement for salvation (e.g. Matthew 26:28, Ephesians 1:4, Romans 5:9).  One only needs to read the wretched interviews of church leaders from the same-sex marriage debate this country had in 2017. That the world accepts same sex marriage is irrelevant – what is relevant is what pleases God – sex between two of the same sex is unnatural (even the theory of evolution states this, as does basic observation) and is contrary to God’s will and ordinances – it is sin. So is stealing, coveting (or wanting what is not yours), or blaspheming God (not believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, is blasphemy).

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
Colossians 3:5-7

Sin has separated all humans from God and sin demands justice – all sinners will die and be sent for judgement and punishment, unless they accept the gift from God; the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, as the atonement for their sin. The equation is simple, and it is simple to teach – thus there is no excuse for a pastor not to teach the real meaning of Christmas – Christ came to save the world because all men & women sin and are in need of salvation.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. Romans 5:8-9

Of course the world does not believe this, and nor do a very large number of liberal and orthodox church leaders, yet the entire Bible is about the grace and righteousness of God dealing with sinful mankind, who wants all to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). From chapter 3 of Genesis onwards, the Bible speaks about sin, justice, righteousness and the need for redemption through the shedding of blood. For this reason Jesus was born into this world.

God became man (incarnate) providing a redemptive Saviour to deal with the sin of individuals. Born of a virgin (which the apostate church often annuls), Jesus Christ was the Son of God, who came to shed his perfect and precious blood in our place - meaning that if we don’t believe in him we need to bear the punishment ourselves.

Therefore the LORD heard [of their refusal to obey the law, vs 10] and was furious; so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel, because they did not believe in God, and did not trust in His salvation. Psalms 78:21-22

Christmas should not be about a baby born, angels singing (they actually don’t sing) and wise men coming, but the incarnation of the Son of God, born of a virgin, sent by God to save the world, yet humiliated and despicably murdered on upon a cross and in so doing providing a propitiation[1] for our sin (Romans 3:25, 1 John 2:2, 4:10) so we might be saved.

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17-18

And how is one saved?

One needs to repent, which means changing one’s mind about God – turning to believing in the Son – The Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing more and nothing less. Have faith that Jesus Christ the Son of God died for your sins, and God the Father will save you from hell. Sure, in due course you will want to adjust your way of life, your life-style, the way you conduct business or conversations in order to please the Father, whose son you have placed your trust – but these actions will not save you. Only by believing on the Saviour, Jesus Christ, can you be saved.

[1] Christ is “the propitiation,” because by becoming our substitute [in the judgement of our sin] and assuming our obligations [all sinners have an obligation before God] he expiated [paid for] our guilt, covered it [with the blood], by the vicarious [i.e. done for another] punishment which he endured on the cross (Easton’s Bible Dictionary). By this we have free access to God – whom we can call Father.

 

David L Simon (24 December 2017)
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Jesus Loves Even Me!

I am so glad that our Father in Heav’n
Tells of His love in the Book He has giv’n;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see,
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.

Refrain:
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me;
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.

Tho' I forget Him and wander away,
Still He doth love me wherever I stray;
Back to His dear loving arms would I flee,
When I remember that Jesus loves me.

Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song through eternity be,
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!”

Jesus loves me, and I know I love Him;
Love brought Him down my poor soul to redeem;
Yes, it was love made Him die on the tree;
Oh, I am certain that Jesus loves me!

If one should ask of me, how can I tell?
Glory to Jesus, I know very well!
God’s Holy Spirit with mine doth agree,
Constantly witnessing Jesus loves me.

In this assurance I find sweetest rest,
Trusting in Jesus, I know I am blest;
Satan, dismayed, from my soul now doth flee,
When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.

Phllip P Bliss (1875)
22 Sep 2019

 

Earth's Sorrows Gone (in the Eternal State)

“And He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall not exist any more, nor grief, nor cry, nor distress shall exist any more, for the former things have passed away,” (Revelation 21:4)

It is only in the eternal state that the effects of sin, physical and moral, are completely removed. The millennial era is not, as we have seen, a perfect condition, and hence even under the beneficent sway of the Lord tears will be shed on earth. The words, “He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,” is verbally repeated in Revelation 7:17. There, however, it is a millennial scene; here it is in the everlasting state. The wiping away of tears is not an action ascribed to the Lamb either here or in the earlier scene. God does this. If He wipes away every tear, then He removes every cause and occasion of sorrow. The tear-drop will never again glisten in the eye. The eye is said to be “the fountain of sorrow,” but God shall wipe it dry.

Death shall cease. The physical dead of the madly rebellious gathered under Satan covered the old earth, at least in the vicinity of Jerusalem, and the eternal inhabitants of the new earth had witnessed the awful sight (Revelation 20:7-9). But it exists no more.

“Nor grief,” the same word as in Revelation 18:15, “wailing,” or mourning, the outward expression of the heart’s deep sorrow.

“Nor cry,” the voice of hopeless misery (Isaiah 65:19).

“Nor distress,” or pain within, no internal trouble or weariness, no pain from without or from within. These things which together make up the volume of human misery exist no more, neither does that which caused them — sin. All have passed away. “The former things,” of which those mentioned are part, “have passed away.”

Walter Scott
01 Sep 2019

 

THERE REMAINS THEREFORE A REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Hebrews 4:9

Context

The passage before us today comes from the Letter (Epistle) to the Hebrews (Hebrews 4:9), written clearly to Christian Jews who needed to deal with the old way of life, under the Law of Moses, and the new and living way of life under Christ (Heb 10:20). For a Christian today, looking back, it appears so obvious; however for the Jew on accepting Christ, some 2000 years of history needed to be dealt with – and this was not an easy task. One aspect the Jew needed to grapple with was the priesthood, and, in particular the role of the High Priest. The book of Hebrews sets forth the fact that Christ is superior in all ways to Aaron, as Great High Priest, and furthermore, Christ is not only a priest – the role he currently occupies – but is also a king[1]. And further, if the priesthood of Christ is superior to Aaron, what of the people of God, who were promised a rest in the land of promise (Hebrews 3) – but failed due to their unbelief (Hebrews 3:19). The conclusion – the wrath of God will be greater for those that fail in belief in the Son of God, who is greater than Moses (or Aaron). If the writer stopped here, misery would ensue; but the writer continues in Chapter 4 with God’s promise, which will be fully realized by the one, not in obeying the law, or in what Aaron could do, but through Christ through faith (a term used in 34 verses in Hebrews).

Rest

We first see rest in Genesis 2:2 with God resting from His work. God created the world and all that it is in it, and it was good – and thus He rested. Note here for future reference – His rest was from work that produced perfection – everything he did was good. Also note rest did not end on the seventh day, but it commenced on the seventh. Here we need to described rest – it is not idleness, although it includes enjoyment, for God could not be idol, nor is it rest due to fatigue – God’s work was not toil in the sense He had to work to survive as did all the decedents of the fallen Adam. Indeed man cannot understand what the rest of God entailed and accomplished, because of Adam’s fall – humans have never experienced such rest – but there is a time when believers will; the subject of the verse that headed this message (Hebrews 4:9).

In the fallen world rest is a rest from weariness – just as the arc that carried Noah and 7 other souls was tossed on the waves of the flood – it rested on Ararat (Gen 8:4). It is rest because we have nowhere safe to reside as the dove that Noah sent forth (Gen 8:8, 9). We cannot hide from our sin-nature and sin-ravaged bodies. Indeed the word the writer to the Hebrews uses is the equivalent to the words Moses uses to in narrating the experience of Noah.

Rest Unobtainable

I will not dwell on all the passages that describe the inadequacy of rest or the inability to achieve rest in the experience of men and woman as compared with that of our Father in Genesis 2. However, as has been pre-empted, that rest was mightily disrupted when Adam sinned, as was the life of Adam and Eve.

Prior to the fall Adam worked – for this is the lot of all living organisms – but this was not toil which is a work that is fatiguing, troubling, never ending and cannot save us; it merely delays the inevitable - death. Don’t believe the movies that indicate that humans were made for pleasure – and portraying heaven as a time of idleness and pleasure, for I have my doubts that this could possibly be the case – but rather we will be in the state that Adam was in chapter 2 of Genesis. Adam’s work was ordered by God; as is ours – his charge was to rule the earth; not rape it for all its worth, destroying all that God has given, but rather tending it as a farmer tends his crops with loving care. Thus, Adam and Eve were placed into the Garden of Eden to dress and keep it (Genesis 2:15) – and the Garden provided the necessities of life. In essence Adam and Eve’s job was to exercise care over the garden; “to keep it”. They were not battling drought or disease or weeds, or seeking salvation from the wrath of God but rather, serving God in tending His creations. However after the fall, where Eve was deceived and Adam sinned (Rom 5:12), all changed and man and God (John 5:17) could not possibly rest. Jehovah tells all of humanity through Adam:

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." (Genesis 3:17-19)

In this passage we can see:

  1. God cursed Satan (Genesis 3:13, 14). His destiny would be hell.
  2. Because Adam listened to the deceived Eve (2 Cor 11:3) and carried out her request the life of all humans was changed.
  3. Spiritual death entered the world (Genesis 2:17).
  4. God cursed the earth;
    1. He did it for the sake of Adam
    2. Adam would toil all the days of his life
    3. To eat, the ground needed to be worked all his life, meaning that without work, one could not have food
    4. The earth was to battle those that attempted to tame it; weeds would become a far-reaching problem limiting production unless attended to.
    5. Adam was to eat what was grown (herbs) in the fields he worked
    6. The work would be hard, causing sweat (a picture of fatigue and exhaustion)– and without work there would be no bread
    7. Adam would die – spiritually he was separated from God.
    8. The body of humans would return to the ground and turn into dust.
  5. God brought sorry into child bearing; thus although God commended Adam Eve to have children, it would be with the pain. And although children are a blessing to all (Psa 127:3), it would cost the mother.
  6. The role of women would change: men would rule over their wives; noting that in the Garden of Eden Eve was a ‘help meet’ for Adam – a co-partner in the enterprise of God’s garden. The ruling would bring its own pain through all generations.

Thus rest became something that Adam could aspire to but never reach – without work he would starve and his work would he hard and never ending. Women were no longer free, but under the rule of man and bearers of pain in childbirth. Sin befell man, and every aspect of his life – affecting all generations thence forth. Death, both physical and spiritual became a reality. Adam could not rest from being under the punishment of God; nor could he rest from producing food, because the Garden of Eden, which provided his food, was no more his domain (Gen 3:24)– he had to strive with the earth in order to survive.

Rest Obtainable

Don’t get caught up with just the physical aspects of the punishment of Adam – although we cannot miss the extraordinary effect of sin which went far beyond just the realm of Adam and Eve, affecting all of creation (Rom 8:22). Note clearly the spiritual consequences. Adam and Eve could no longer seek Jehovah’s company because there were no longer holy, but rather soiled by sin; and indeed physically covered up to hide their shame. They had no place to rest!

And the covering Jehovah (Yewah) provided, we see a glimpse of the grace and mercy of our God – the coverings came by the slaughter of animals, and thus there was a shedding of blood (Gen 3:21). Thus we see the miserable Adam and Eve driven out of the Garden of Eden and forced to work in order to say alive – there was no rest. They were covered with animal’s skins after the cursed earth was saturated with the animal’s blood (Deut 15:23) for the first time. But we also see a way for salvation where faith in God, who would deal once for all with Satan, would be the way a way of salvation (Gen 3:15) – not works.

Thus from the very earliest we have a picture, seen in the covering of Adam and Eve with skins of animals, of the way to salvation – through the shedding of blood, and in this a way forward to an everlasting rest (Heb 9:22). And this is the message of the Letter to the Hebrews – there is a way of salvation; accomplished by a perfect, and once-for-ever sacrifice, of the Son of God who bore our sin for our sakes(Heb 9:28; seen in the Lord’s supper Luke 22:20). In this, salvation acts upon us now – we are saved - but the rest is to come – we will be taken into his glory;

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  
(1 Peter 5:10)

A Heavenly Rest

Just one more thing; where is this rest going to take place? Unlike the Children of Israel, who looked forward to an earthly rest in the Land of Canaan, for the one who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, whether Jew or Gentile, our rest is heavenly. As Paul points out to the Corinthian Church, we have been saved into the spiritual realm (1 Cor 15:42-49; Phil 3:21). On death we will bear a heavenly character – the image of the heavenly Man – which is Christ Jesus. Thus we come the full circle – Adam is created in the image of God, which is corrupted by sin – the risen believer will have the character of the image of God as did Adam – perfected.

Currently we are pilgrims – a word that Peter uses (1 Peter 1:1) – on this earth. The ravages of sin are still evident in our flesh (Romans 7) – we thus must toil all of our life; but we CAN rest from being troubled about our salvation (Matt 11:28 - 30) – because believers are saved, and cannot be lost (John 17:12; Romans 10:13; Eph 2:8; 1 Tim 2:4 and many more).

Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."  (Matthew 11:28-30)

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,  (Titus 2:11-13)

[1] Confusion in the modern church arises when they treat Christ as King – yes he is a King, but is seated on the right hand of the Father, rather than on the throne; thus he is not acting as King. A time will come where he will occupy the throne (Zec 9:9; Luke 1:32 etc), but right now he is our advocate before the Father (Heb 8:1; 1 John 2:1) – thus is in the role as priest as the surety over the new covenent.

David L Simon (17 August 2019)
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Pride must be dealt with!

Samuel Rutherford writes..

Dear Sir, I always saw nature mighty, lofty, heady and strong in you; and that it was more for you to be mortified and dead to the world than for another common man. You will take a low ebb, and a deep cut, and a long lance, to go to the bottom of your wounds in saving humiliation, to make you a won prey for Christ.  Be humbled; walk softly. Down, down, for God’s sake, my dear and worthy brother, with your topsail.  Stoop, stoop! it is a low entry to go in at heaven’s gate.

Samuel Rutherford
06 Jan 2019

 

Don't make the Bible say what it does not!

Reading the Bible

  • Cleave to the literal sense of Bible words, and beware of departing from it, except in cases of absolute necessity.
  • Beware of the system of allegorizing and spiritualizing, and accommodating, which the school of Origen first brought in, and which has found such an unfortunate degree of favour in the Church.
  • In reading the authorized version of the English Bible, do not put too much confidence in the “headings” of pages and “tables of contents” at beginnings of chapters, which I take leave to consider a most unhappy accompaniment of that admirable translation. Remember that those headings and tables were drawn up by uninspired hands.
  • In reading the Prophets, they are sometimes not helps but real hindrances, and less likely to assist a reader, than to lead him astray. Settle it in your mind, in reading the Psalms and Prophets that Israel means Israel*, and Zion Zion, and Jerusalem Jerusalem.
  • And, finally, whatever edification you derive from applying to your own soul the words which God addresses to His ancient people, never lose sight of the primary sense of the text.[1]

Further words on reading prophecy

It is high time for Christians to interpret unfulfilled prophecy by the light of prophecies already fulfilled.  The curses of the Jews were brought to pass literally; so also will be the blessings.  The scattering was literal; so also will be the gathering.  The pulling down of Zion was literal; so also will be the building up.  The rejection of Israel was literal; so also will be the restoration. [2]

What I protest against is, the habit of allegorizing plain sayings of the Word of God concerning the future history of the nation of Israel, and explaining away the fullness of the contents in order to accommodate them to the Gentile Church. I believe the habit to be unwarranted by anything in Scripture, and to draw after it a long train of evil consequences.[3]

Cultivate the habit of reading prophecy with a single eye to the literal meaning of its proper names.  Cast aside the old traditional idea that Jacob, and Israel, and Judah, and Jerusalem, and Zion must always mean the Gentile Church, and that predictions about the second Advent are to be taken spiritually, and first Advent predictions literally. Be just, and honest, and fair.  If you expect the Jews to take the 53rd of Isaiah literally, be sure you take the 54th and 60th and 62nd literally also.  The Protestant Reformers were not perfect.  On no point, I venture to say, were they so much in the wrong as in the interpretation of Old Testament prophecy. [4]

 

* My emphases

[1] J.C. Ryle, Prophecy 149

[2] J.C. Ryle, Are You Ready For The End Of Time? p. 49

[3] ibid., p. 107-108.

[4]  . 157-159.

J C Ryle (1816 - 1900) [Various sources]
27 Nov 2018

 

Be Careful; Flee from Evil

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry [evil].

1 Corinthians 10:12-14
15 Dec 2017

 

Using this website

The weakness of any Christian website is the failure of the author to truly know the mind of God. His weakness due to sin (and there will be weaknesses) can always be revealed if checked against the Bible. Therefore, it is urged that anyone using this website must check the information against the Holy Scriptures - for the test of any such information, by any person, is measruing it against the Canon. For this reason the Canon is called simply that - deriving its name from 'cane' meaning measuring stick. Even the early Christians checked what the Apostle Paul had spoken against Scripture in order to test its veracity. You need to do the same.

Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11

Furthermore, we must test all things:

Test [prove] all things; hold fast what is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

11 Feb 2017