Things New and Old: Volume 33

How earnestly did the apostle beseech men to be reconciled to God! He says, " Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech by us: we pray in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin
By Archdeacon Farrar
It is good for our souls to dwell on what it is to be an epistle of Christ, though I am sure none of us can express the greatness of the calling. Any gathering of saints is an epistle of Christ "to be read of men," They are
The question has been asked whether a godly living Roman Catholic, dying in his faith, seeking the intercession of the Virgin Mary with Christ for his sins, can be saved.
All the readers of this paper may not have noticed that the Lord Jesus was anointed by the Holy Ghost and received the Holy Ghost under vastly different circumstances. On this earth He was thus recognized as the Holy One of {s
We will now look how the Spirit enabled these poor, unlearned men to speak words " like as of fire." The rushing, mighty sound from heaven had been noised abroad in Jerusalem, and had gathered great multitudes together—devout men, Jews out of every nation. That
6. J. R., Carrickfergus.—When Paul gave his charge to the elders of Ephesus (Acts 20) he foretold that after his departure grievous wolves would enter in who would not spare the flock; and that of themselves would some arise speaking perverse things to draw away
7. J. Flotterton. It is not wise to say that one portion of the New Testament is more profitable than another: surely we need the teaching of every part of it. Of the Revelation it is specially said, " Blessed is he that
8. D. R, Carriglong. We think it is a mistake to refer Luke 12:3636And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. (Luke 12:36) to the marriage of Christ and the church: it is any wedding. None are taught to be like men waiting for the Lord when he returns from His wedding. It
11. Υ. Β., Liverpool. (a) ' It helps us to understand our Lord's cursing the fig-tree to examine what the prophets did to bring some fact or some prophecy vividly before the people. Take, for instance, Jeremiah. He had long prophesied to the
Very much is said in these days about development. As there has been a steady growth in all the arts and sciences, so, it is asserted, there must be the same in religion. Mans mind, it is said, has made such advances in examining everything, that it is impossible
Beirut, Syria, December, 2nd, 1889.
Beirut, Jan. 22, 1890.
It is to be feared that there are comparatively few that really believe that man is a fallen creature in the sense that it is taught in the scriptures. No doubt it is acknowledged as a doctrine by many who do not really believe it in its full extent.
Fit for heaven! How could any mortal man, with his old nature still clinging to him, say that he was fit for heaven, where the four living creatures rest not day and night, saying, " Holy, holy, holy, Lord God {s
There is much confusion with many Christians as to what is meant by forgiveness, and as to what it embraces. How many thousands repeat every week that they believe in " the forgiveness of sins," but could give but very vague answers as to what they understand by it.
What angry discussion there has been on this matter, and it is said there is still much heated disputing on it, especially in the south of England. Our desire is not to dispute, but to inquire calmly what is the truth on this subject. We meet with one
It may be asked, How then is this new will, or new nature, imparted? It is the direct operation of the Spirit of God. How? " The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh,
Every Mouth Stopped.
Christ: A Propitiation, and the Bearer Away of our Sins
Peace With God
There is scarcely any delusion of the present day that is more popular than what is called " the Fatherhood of God." Many who use the term may not discern who is the author of it. It is interpreted to mean that God is the Father
It is well to remember that Jesus in these days is the same Jesus as in those days described in Mark 8 Let us see, then, what He was then, so that we may know a little better what He is now, and what He would have us
In Isa. 49 we have a beautiful unfolding of the purposes of Jehovah, notwithstanding the refusal of the people of Israel to welcome their Messiah when He was presented to them.
Doubtless many a Christian—surrounded as he is, in this or in other civilized countries, by various commotions and conflicts between the rulers of the land, and those who are ruled—has turned his eye toward scripture to see if that gives any key to the cause of these
It is interesting and profitable to study the different words used by the writers of the New Testament, as led by the Holy Spirit, respecting our Lord in the sense of His being our Master.
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A Letter.
An earnest enquirer asks, " In Rom. 1:1717For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17), there is revealed the righteousness of God by faith unto faith. "What does Paul mean by the two faiths in this verse?"
It is clear that the Epistle of Jude gives a picture of the most frightful state of Christendom. In another epistle (1 John 2:1919They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (1 John 2:19)) the false ones are represented as going out, but here they are shown to be inside. They are not described as having
It is a wonderful thing that there should be a reward attached to our confidence, yet God has spoken of it. He says, " Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward." (Heb. 10:3535Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. (Hebrews 10:35).) We can easily understand what a comforting, soul-sustaining
We have noticed lately, as the coming of Christ draws nearer and nearer, that many Christians who have spent years in complete darkness on these subjects, are being stirred up to serious inquiry. Take the following extract from a letter before me: -" I now wish for a
Will He be on this earth during the 1000 years? Will the church be with Him on earth? We have already seen there is no evidence in the Old Testament that the church will be on this earth during the millennium. And further, that though
"Will you notice Acts 3:2121Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (Acts 3:21)? I have lately seen it stated with confidence, that no one could answer the objections contained in that text which reads, ' Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution,' &c. But the writer does not say what the
"It is said, with the greatest confidence, that it was a mistake of the Thessalonian saints to be expecting the coming of the Lord; and that this is proved by the second epistle to that church, in which it is declared that the day of Christ
" Is there any certainty in the study of prophecy, and in looking for the coming of the Lord? Various periods seem marked out by ' weeks’ and ‘days’ and some mysteriously, as ‘time, times, and a half;’ and these have set many to foretell
"The doctrine of the speedy return of our Lord seems to make a radical change in the whole aspect of Christianity. Instead of having the conversion of the world as an object before the soul, which is the duty and privilege of all Christians, we are
" Is not the coming of the Lord inseparably connected with an earthly millennium? And if the millennium is to be a spiritual one, what hinders it being brought about by means of the various agencies at present at work—missionary, Bible and tract societies? Our Lord
" However plain some of the passages appear that speak of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and of its being our duty to watch, and be ready to meet Him at all times, there are other passages that do not seem to accord with
" One of the greatest difficulties in believing that the Lord will return before the millennium, is that it involves a totally different interpretation of passages of scripture, upon which have been based what may be called household truths of Christianity, such for instance as the
It is our sorrowful duty to have to inform our readers that it has pleased the Lord to take to Himself His servant, our beloved fellow-laborer, Mr. Charles Stanley, who for more than ten years has edited Things New and Old. In these pages he has
There is a wonderful lesson for our souls in Isa. 35:88And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. (Isaiah 35:8): " An highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall
It has often been said that the passage of the children of Israel through the Red Sea is a type of Christ dying for His people, and that crossing the Jordan is a type of the believer dying with Christ.