The Bible and Consolation

biblepicJames Buchanan

The grand peculiarity of the Bible, as a book of consolation, is that it seeks not to cast our sufferings into the shade, but rather sets them before us in all their variety and magnitude. It teaches us to find consolation in the midst of acknowledged sorrow and causes light to arise out of the deepest darkness—“That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we were appointed thereunto” (1Th 3:3).

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By | December 1st, 2016|Herald, Meditations, Scripture|

Thoughts on Romans 8:19-21

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

This letter of John Newton shows his prowess as a skilled exegete and a profound theologian without omitting his loving pastoral counsel. He focuses wholly upon Romans 8.19–21 with its practical implications.

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By | November 17th, 2016|Creation, Herald, Scripture|

Hodge and Tozer against Mysticism

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

As an evangelical Christian, Dr. Charles Hodge (1797–1878) embraced “a supernatural influence of the Spirit of God upon the soul, and . . . a higher form of knowledge, holiness, and fellowship with God, as the effects of that influence.”

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By | July 28th, 2016|Doctrinal Christianity, Herald, Scripture|

Obedience to the Will of God through the Word of God

bible021620151314W. J. Seaton

There was surely something inevitable about those words that Martin Luther spoke as he stood arraigned before the power and authority of Papal Rome: "Unless I am convinced of error by the authority of Scripture," he said, "I cannot, and will not retract. Here I stand, I can do no other …". Inevitable, we say, because Martin Luther, at that crucial point in his Christian life, was making more than an isolated statement relevant only to his own situation.

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By | August 10th, 2015|Herald, Scripture|

Important Enquiries

bible021620151314Arthur W. Pink

Consider the Word of God and seek to measure yourself by the degree in which you really honour it. What place do the contents of the Sacred Volume have in your affections, thoughts, and life: a higher one than formerly or not? Is that Divine communication more valued by you today than when you were first converted?

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By | June 8th, 2015|Herald, Scripture|

Divine Revelation

jl-daggJohn L. Dagg

Divine revelation dispels all doubt as to the existence of God

In the Bible, the existence of God is from the very first assumed. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”1 The doctrine, though formally declared in scarcely a single passage, is represented as fundamental in religion. “He that cometh to God, must believe that he is;”2 and the denial of it is attributed to folly; “the fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.”3 The volume of revelation is a light emanating from the Father of lights, and is, of itself, an independent proof of his existence. As we study its pages, in his light we shall see light; and a more realizing and abiding conviction that he, the great Source of light, exists, will occupy our minds.

The perfect harmony between natural and revealed religion, with respect to this doctrine, confirms the teaching of both.

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By | February 3rd, 2015|Herald, Scripture|