The Place of the Lord’s Return in the History of Redemption

Albert N. Martin

When we use the term ‘the history of redemption’ what do we mean? We mean this: that though God planned and purposed salvation before He actually created—for the Scripture says we were chosen in Christ, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him (Ephesians 1:4), clearly indicating that God envisioned us as created and fallen and in need of redemption—so in Christ, before He even created the world or our first parents, the plan of redemption was all laid out in the mind and heart of God.

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By | October 26th, 2017|Christ, Herald|

Jesus Christ Will Return Again

Albert N. Martin

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven (1 Thess 4:14-16).

There it is in artless simplicity. The Lord Himself; not one like Him; not one resembling Him; not one in the place of Him. The Lord Himself shall descend!

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By | October 19th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

True Faith and Love in Christ

Albert N. Martin

"The wrath of God abides upon him that believes not." How do we know that they believe not? Because if they truly believe they love! If they do not love, it’s because they are yet the unbelieving who see no glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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By | October 5th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Saving Faith Rests Upon Christ

Albert N. Martin

I have stated in answer to the question why do true believers in a healthy spiritual state long for the Coming of Christ? I answered by saying: because they long to see and to be with the object of their faith and of their love. That answer assumes that Christ Himself is indeed the particular object of saving faith.

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By | September 28th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Longing for the Exaltation of Christ

Albert N. Martin

True believers who are in a healthy spiritual state eagerly await, earnestly desire, and love the return of Christ because they long to see the public and universal acknowledgement of the true identity and position of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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By | September 21st, 2017|Christ, Herald|

Electing Love

Robert Murray McCheyne

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain (John 15:16).

This is very humbling, and at the same time, a very blessed word to the true disciple.

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By | September 21st, 2017|Christ, Herald, Man, Salvation|

In What Light We Ought Chiefly to Regard the Saviour

J.C. Ryle

(Lucas 4:17-22)

It is right and good to reverence Him as very God. It is well to know Him as Head over all things—the mighty Prophet,—the Judge of all,—the King of kings. But we must not rest here, if we hope to be saved. We must know Jesus as the Friend of the poor in spirit, the Physician of the diseased heart, the Deliverer of the soul in bondage.

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By | September 12th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Longing for the Final Defeat

Albert N. Martin

The Second Coming of Christ will be that climactic, irreversible, ultimate and final defeat of the Devil and all of his followers and all the enemies of His Church. Any true believer in any kind of spiritual health who has tasted something of the beginnings of the triumphs of Christ longs for the final defeat of all of Christ’s enemies and the enemies of His Church.

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By | September 1st, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|

Of Evil Ministers

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: Her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. —Zephaniah 3.4

Evil ministers plague Christ’s Church. Even in this gospel age, we suffer the problem of people in places of spiritual leadership who are actually ministers of Satan, not Christ, masquerading as “ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works” (2 Cor 11.15).

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By | August 25th, 2017|Christ, Church, Herald|

Thomas Manton on Jude 21 (Part 5)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

“The mercy” is the ground of our confident expectation of eternal life. Eternal life is not a reward we deserve for our good works. “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom 6.23). Why must eternal life be a gift while death is deserved? The reason is because Christ obtained life for us, while the unforgiven only depend on themselves.

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By | August 25th, 2017|Christ, Christian Life, Herald|