Christian Truth: Volume 16

Nothing can be more truly blessed than the position of hanging in child-like dependence upon God and being entirely content to wait for His time. True, it will involve trial; but the renewed mind learns some of its deepest lessons, and enjoys some of its sweetest experiences,
"So all the service of the LORD was prepared the same day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of the LORD, according to the commandment of king Josiah. And the children of Israel that were present kept
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There are four stages in the journey of the life of Jacob (see Gen. 25-49): his residence at home in Canaan; his sojourn in Padan-aram; his second residence in Canaan; his sojourn and death in Egypt.
John 5
Acts 11
Communion with God flows from complete harmony and agreement of heart and mind with Him. Prayer, strictly speaking, is not communion, though often included in it. Prayer is the telling out of our wants to God, as those who from moment to moment depend on
The confidence of faith is to be manifested in the Christian life as a whole. Christians are often brought to a stand, through measuring their own strength with temptation, instead of exclusive reference to God. They go on well up to a certain point.
The Lord found a state of sad and humbling and various confusion in the land that He walked through day by day. But it only gave occasion to His path to shine the brighter, for it was light and only light undimmed by the darkness, and
We are to be kept moment by moment in a state of dependence, yet reckoning on the constant grace and help of God. There is not blessing, and joy, and comfort, where there is not dependence on the Lord exercised. It is not enough for
"God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not." Job 33:1414For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. (Job 33:14). The solemn warnings of impending doom go unheeded as men press on down the broad road. In one week during the month of October two major disasters occurred—one in Italy and the other in
Gen. 11 records two great facts; namely, the building of Babel, and the call of Abraham—or, in other words, man's effort to provide for himself, and God's provision made known to faith—man's attempt to establish himself in the earth, and God's {s
"David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." v. 37. David knew that one was as easy to God
Owing to certain circumstances, we had to forego the Editor's Column this month, but hope, the Lord willing, to resume same next month.
Striking indications that we are now approaching the end of this age—the end of the day of God's grace in the gospel—are the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Just before noon on June 17, Supreme Court Justice Tom
It is the character of faith to count on God, not simply in spite of difficulty, but in spite of impossibility.
The flesh degrades a man. Think of the Roman centurion seeing the heads of the Jewish nation turning out to mock a poor criminal dying, as it seemed to be. There was the religion and the learning of the nation thus employed. The two high
In the sacrifices in the beginning of Leviticus, we have in type: Christ in His devotedness unto death, burnt offering; Christ in the perfection of His life of consecration to God, meat offering; Christ the basis of the {s
The first book of the Bible is the remarkable preface, as the Apocalypse is t h e equally striking conclusion, of the revelations of God. Its office is to present the germ, in one form or another, of nearly all the ways of God and
Passages of the Old Testament cited, as they are in all parts of the New, with many and many a glance or tacit unexpressed reference, link all the parts of the volume together, and give it a character of unity and completeness. The contents themselves of the
When the children of Israel got beyond the fear and the sword of the destroying angel, and under the conduct of the cloud had reached the neighborhood of the Red Sea, they were commanded to stand still and see the salvation of {s
The question presents itself: In what manner and to what extent can we expect the direction of God in our work? We cannot expect visible and sensible interventions; but we can expect with certainty the care and direction of God by His Spirit in the heart, if
Three things were done on the day of atonement (Lev. 16). Blood was put on the mercy seat, representing Christ gone into heaven, the ground on which we can preach to all the world. That was connected with {s
Exod. 35-39
1 Kings 12; 13:2 Chron. 12
"To me it is as clear as the sun at noonday that Christ was the Jehovah of the Old Testament."
19. Jehovah-Jesus, THE ALPHA AND OMEGA
On July 11 Pope Paul received U Thant, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in a private audience. Incidentally, U Thant is a Burmese Buddhist. The two notable figures discussed world problems and, something close to Romanism's heart, the release of Cardinal Mindszenty in Hungary. Rome wishes him
The church of Galatia was the scene of a conflict between the law and the gospel, or Sarah and Hagar. We have in the progress of Scripture many such scenes. The house of Abraham was such. There Hagar and Sarah for
The teaching of the Holy Ghost unfolds to us what we have received in having received Christ. It is well to keep this principle constantly before the soul. It is not that which we renounce, any more than that which we do, which makes
"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son."
"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing." 2 Tim. 4:88Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8).
QUESTION: Is it scriptural to refer to Lucifer in Isa. 14 as Satan?
The question is sometimes asked of us as to how far it is right for a Christian to be united in marriage with an unbeliever. By a Christian I mean a truly saved person; and by an unbeliever, one who has not faith in our
It is very simple but important to see that miracles do not necessarily imply the setting aside laws. Man produces effects previously unknown by him—change them he cannot. The only difference is that man uses the laws themselves as force to produce the effect; God, the fiat
Familiar as we are with the thought, it is after all a wonderful thing that the Son of God should come into this world of sinners, and still more wonderful that He should die for them. Into this world the Son of God came, fully bringing
When I turn to look at the thoughts and counsels of God, I see His
Mary Magdalene was watching at the sepulcher. She was so near to the heart of Christ that all the world to her was but an empty tomb when Christ was not there. Her heart was right, though her intelligence and her place were
This chapter both teaches and illustrates a truth which pervades the Book of God, and on which our salvation depends—that grace prevails; the work of God, through the blood 'of Christ, over the work of Satan, sin, and death; {s
Some received the word with joy (Luke 8:1313They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. (Luke 8:13)). This was a proof that the conscience was untouched; for when that is reached it is anything but joy, until forgiveness is known. The feelings may be moved for a time, and the word be listened
In the 14th chapter of John there is a very beautiful setting forth of the blessed hope. "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me." At first it sounds very peculiar that the Lord should here tell believing disciples
We are called to follow Christ, and to glorify Him. The Apostle Peter, in speaking of this blessed pathway, enumerates in his second epistle the moral qualities which should characterize us (2 Pet. 1:5-75And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. (2 Peter 1:5‑7)). And in the end of verse 10 he adds, "If ye do these
At the birth of the Lord the earth was saluted with words of peace. "Peace on earth," the angels proclaimed in the fields of Bethlehem.
When Jesus was born, angels announced it to the poor of the flock, and the heavenly host praised God saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace—good pleasure in men. Such will be the result, and the angels
Thus, this epistle brings us to a sort of transition. It supposes the assembly in ecclesiastical order. But the Apostle's absence in person seems to be intended of God to prepare the Church for the absence of apostles entirely. Thus God graciously gave the Church a
Chapter 1:6-17
Chapter 1:18-30
W.K. Translation of Chapter 2
Chapter 2:3-10
Chapter 2:11-13
(1) Paul and Timothy, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi with bishops and deacons. (2) Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
The reunion of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism is in the air; it is only a matter of time and circumstances. No one would have thought that such tremendous strides to that end would have been made in five short years. Of course the Lord may come at
This is being written as the apparent terminal illness of Pope John XXIII seems about to remove from the world scene one of the most unusual popes of all times. Or to use the words of another: "the most popular pope of modern times-and perhaps ever."
It was generally supposed that the election of Pope John XXIII on October 28, 1958 was merely a delaying action. People thought that because of his advanced age the new Pontiff would be merely a "caretaker" Pope who would hold the post, do little, and leave
We are living in days of great changes. So enormous and rapid have been the changes that we somehow overlook the portents that are implicit in them. Men of God of a century ago who expounded Scripture prophecy (not from current events, but from understanding of {s
"The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear My words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the {s
Let us consider Him, our blessed example and pattern. He commenced, carried on, and ended His ministry with prayer. We read of His praying:
Little did we think when our last issue went to press carrying the comment, "every major power could have a new ruler within a year," that before this issue would follow into print the United States would have a new president. The sad and shocking events
Many puzzle as to whom Christ died for. Some say that He is a substitute for the whole world; others, that He died for only the elect. Both are wrong. He is a propitiation for the whole world, a substitute for all who believe. And believers are
Man's proper place is one of dependence upon God, and this the Lord, though God as well as man, frequently manifested in His own life on earth. He prayed; He spent a whole night in prayer; He prayed earnestly; He prayed in secret;
"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the
During the last week of January, we witnessed the obstinate refusal of President de Gaulle to allow Britain to enter the common market of Europe. He dreams of a united Europe under the leadership of France as in his nation's heyday, but this in nowise changes God's
God says, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased"; "Mine elect in whom My soul delightest"; and working these (His) thoughts into my soul, I too see Jesus to be precious, and find my delight in Him. Thus, He who was crucified
John 4 and 5
Self-occupation is a great mistake for the Christian. Of course, until a sinner has learned the plague of his own soul, he must be turned in upon himself. Thus he will cry, "God be merciful to me a sinner," and find salvation and peace in
Gen. 3
A dead and risen Christ is the groundwork of salvation. He "was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification." Rom. 4:2525Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. (Romans 4:25).
Of all the songs of Solomon, amounting to 1,005, there is only one that has come down to our day. Written by the Spirit of God, and inserted in the volume of the Book, while some inspired communications have perished, this survives and will,
Now, as the sun is a beautiful and an appropriate symbol of Christ, so the moon strikingly reminds us of the Church. The fountain of her light is hidden from view. The world seeth Him not, but she sees Him; and she is responsible
Having "tasted that the Lord is gracious," we come to His Word, and receive from Him that which we feel to comfort, nourish, and refresh our souls. The Word always comes with savor from Himself. It is known as "the word of His grace." I may study
So say a few, and so think many; but the wish is the father of the thought, and it is amazing what thoughts and sayings the will of man can invent.
We may walk so as to have ourselves in the presence of, or in company with, the Lord.
God will accomplish His own purpose, no matter by what instrumentality; but if His child, in impatience of spirit and unbelief of heart, will take himself out of His hands, he must expect much sorrowful exercise and painful discipline.
Self-confidence is weakness, because it asks no help from God. Self-distrust is strength, when it casts itself on divine power.
A few years ago I had the privilege of being present at an interview between a young man who had a love for souls and a venerable servant of the Lord. Having before me all those who labor in the vast harvest field who may read
Since we have considered the recent multiplicity of new translations of the Bible, most of which are leavened with the evil of modernism (euphemism for infidelity), it would be well at this point to turn back to the Apocrypha of the Old Testament. Many Christians
Think of the base lukewarmness that will brook anything derogatory to God and His Word and which would allow professed Christians to sit in the sessions of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches in Paris last summer and listen without protest to