Present Testimony: Volume N1

"We commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober,
Every noun which is not itself a proper name is in direct contrast with this latter; it is the name of what a thing is, not of an individual. Where, in the nature of things, there is ostensibly only one, as Sun, Moon, Heaven,-imagination easily personifies
THAT the present moment is, in the last degree, critical for the Church of God, none scarcely would be found to deny.
“All things are of God
Allow me to draw your attention to a recent publication which professes to give grounds for harmonizing Christianity and modern progress. Such a production ought to produce pain and sorrow, and be dealt with in the spirit which such sorrow will, through grace, engender.
AND is it really come to this? All the boasted attractions of the English Liturgy, its adaptation to all wants, the ease with which it can be followed-(as contrasted with extempore prayer),-is found to be an unintelligible farrago for the masses, impossible for an uneducated. mind to follow.
In my present review I have to do with a more serious paper, written in a more earnest and serious tone, treating upon subjects of the deepest interest, detecting the false points in current evangelical views, and opposing to them forms of truth drawn from the
I admit the Lord's Supper to be the center of true worship. I admit, and I adore such ineffable goodness, that Christ leads the praises of gathered spiritual worshippers: "In the midst of the church," we read, "will I sing praise unto thee."
Few; if any, will dispute the statement that David was a type of the Lord Jesus Christ. When he was raised up to be king over Israel, God had before Him, as it were, the life and acts of His own {s
I need hardly assure your readers that I have no desire that they should meddle in politics; I do not do so myself, nor do I think that a Christian ought. He believes that God governs, and governs with a view to the glory of Christ, and
.... hast not denied my name (Rev. 3:8).
" It is the gift of God."-Eph. 2:8.
"Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God" was the announcement made to Israel at Sinai. How far they entered into the spirit of these solemn feasts, how long they continued, without any intermission, to
" But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great Jove wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace ye are saved), and hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly
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Faith, that divinely given principle by which the testimony of God is livingly received into the soul, is one and the same principle in every individual believer, in every age; and life, through faith, is one and the same divine life,
How can I get peace with God?
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There is nothing new under the sun. The Jewish Mystics and Cabbalists, and the Gnostics of the second and third centuries (against which last Paul warns us, and who, though beginning earlier, were in those centuries fully developed) held the doctrine of the non-immortality
"If ye loved me ye would rejoice, because... I go to the Father."—John 14.
THE work of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the life which He lived when on earth, though carefully distinguished in the scriptures from the death which He died on the cross, should never be separated from it, or we shall miss that grand
Whatever may help to make the mind clear on passages used to support the errors of Popery and Puseyism, is of use at this moment,-at least to supply an answer to those whose minds are less exercised on such subjects, even though their own faith may be settled by
In order to be able clearly to apprehend what the Apostle Paul calls " My Gospel," it is necessary for us: to understand what preceded it. Judgment, which is se great a quality of the spiritual mind, is the power of nicely distinguishing between two
THE enlarged sphere, both Continental and trans-Atlantic, into which He that once said to the angel of the Church in Philadelphia-" Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no one (Gr. oudeis), can shut it" (Rev. 3:8)-has, of late, led us
EVERYTHING connected with the Heavenly Calling evidently lies on the resurrection side of the Cross of, the Lord Jesus Christ: the center of it is Himself, and Himself ascended to heaven. When He was risen from the dead, He tarried and
Book 1. ({vi 113941-114544}Psalm 1-41) In Book 1, the Remnant is not looked at as driven out of Jerusalem; hence covenant mercies with Jehovah, are all through referred to.
{vi 31043-31054}Revelation 20:4-15.
FIRST, that definitive and final judgment is entirely committed to the Son.
"I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth Thee, wherefore I abhor myself."—{vi 13928-13929}Job 42:5,6.
It may not be without interest to compare the historical notices of Shechem with that one visit of two days spent by the Lord Jesus at Sychar, so many of the events of which Shechem was the theater in Old Testament {s
Here Jehovah first appeared to His pilgrim servant Abram in the land, and promised it to his seed. Here was his first halt and altar to the Lord, who appeared to him.
And now we are left to walk simply with the Lord alone. John's testimony, blessed servant as he was, is over,-confirmed indeed as to man's state by the word. and deed of Him by whom came grace and truth. And more solemnly
Whatever the character of the respective governments in Christendom may be, the constituent elements which mark the masses to be acted upon, even though separated off into nationalities, are the same.