Partial Obedience is No Obedience

Partial Obedience is No Obedience

Partial obedience is not obedience at all; to single out easy things that do not oppose our lusts, which are not against our reputation, therein some will do more than they need; but our obedience must be universal to all God’s commandments, and that because He...
Holy Desires

Holy Desires

Our desires are holy if they are exercised about spiritual things. David desires not to be great, to be rich in the world, or to have power to be revenged upon his enemies, but that he may dwell in the house of the Lord and enjoy His ordinances there. When the soul...
Our Hope

Our Hope

I ask the serious attention of all who read. The subject is one of the deepest importance, “We are saved by hope.” (Rom. 8:24.) Let us, then, make sure that our hope is sound. Have we a hope that our sins are pardoned, our hearts renewed, and our souls at...
Atheistic Worship?

Atheistic Worship?

Our worship is right, when it doth proclaim to all that shall observe us or we that observe ourselves, that there is a great, an infinite, eternal power, which sits at the upper end of causes, and governeth all according to His own pleasure. Alas! the wor­ship of many...
The Change Required Among Ministers of the Gospel

The Change Required Among Ministers of the Gospel

Those who do yet judge that matters among the common professors of Christianity, as to the obedience of faith, are in as good a posture as they were at any time formerly, or as they need to be, who have no other desire or interest in them but only that they should not...
Declining Standards Among Christians

Declining Standards Among Christians

“This is a very painful and delicate subject, I know, but I dare not turn away from it. It has long been my sorrowful conviction that the standard of daily life among professing Christians in this country has been gradually falling. I am afraid that Christ-like...