The God Christians Praise

D. Scott Meadows

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen (1 Tim 1.17).

A resurgent interest in the doctrine of God (theology proper) is most encouraging, especially if we subscribe to the fundamental principle of soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone).

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By | January 4th, 2018|Christian Life, Herald, Theology|

The Birth of Christ

Thomas Boston

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).

Jesus Christ the Son of God, became man by taking to Himself a true body and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary and born of her, yet without sin…I come now to show what we are to understand by Christ’s being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

God’s Love and Christ’s Incarnation

Arthur W. Pink

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will (Ephesians 1:3-5).

God decreed that His own dear Son should be made visibly glorious in a human nature, through a union with it to His own person. Then for His greater glory, God decreed us to be adopted sons through Him as brethren unto Him.

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By | December 29th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Love, Theology|

Christ the Mediator

William S. Plumer

He is said to be the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Author and Finisher of faith. He is the Bishop of souls, the Fountain of living waters, the Head of the Church, the bright and morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, the chiefest among ten thousand, and altogether lovely. Paul was so taken with Him that he “determined not to know anything among you [the Corinthians], save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” (2 Cor. 2:2).

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By | December 22nd, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Christ’s Glorious Virgin Birth

Dr. Geoff Thomas

It was the late professor John Murray who pointed out that there was nothing supernatural in the emergence of Jesus from the womb of Mary—what we usually refer to as the “birth.” The whole process of fetal and embryonic development was normal. We are told that when Mary’s “full time” had come, she gave birth. In that birth, there was actually no miracle in the technical sense of the word. Christ’s conception was as extraordinarily normal as ours. Where then does the supernatural lie in the birth of Christ?

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By | December 22nd, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

Christ is Man (2)

Thomas Brooks

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Christ took to Himself the whole human nature in both the essential parts of man: soul and body. The two essential and constitutive parts of man are soul and body; where these two are, there is the true man. Now Christ had both: therefore, He was true man.

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By | January 19th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

God Our Home

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations (Psa 90.1).

The fruit of the saving work accomplished by the Father, Son, and Spirit, is that the saved enjoy fellowship distinctly with each Person of the blessed Trinity. Our experience of that fellowship will be perfected in the consummation when Christ returns.

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By | January 12th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Theology|

Christ is Man (1)

Thomas Brooks

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Concerning the manhood of Christ, let me say that as He is very56 God, so He is very man: “the man Christ Jesus” (1Ti 2:5). Christ is true man, but not mere man. The word is not to be taken exclusively, as denying the divine nature.

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By | January 11th, 2017|Christ, Herald, Theology|

“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay”

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

He’s going to come rendering vengeance, and His vengeance will be like a leaping, licking, aggressive, flaming fire! What’s it going to do? It’s going to consume everyone who knows not God and those that obey not the gospel.

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By | December 22nd, 2016|Christ, Eschatology, Herald, Theology|

The Word Made Flesh

jc-ryle-hg-contJ.C. Ryle

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (John 1:14).

The main truth that this verse teaches is the reality of our Lord Jesus Christ’s incarnation, or being made man. The plain meaning of these words is that our divine Savior really took human nature upon Him in order to save sinners.

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By | December 22nd, 2016|Christ, Herald, Theology|