Franklin Ferguson

What is the Harm in it?

This is a remark people often make. Would it not be much more to the point, at a time when craving for something questionable, to reverse it and ask one’s self, “What is the good in it?” When we find such questioning arising in our heart, is it not an indication that we are not fully satisfied with God’s dear Son and our portion in Him? When God separated Israel of old from the life and bondage of Egypt, and brought them to Himself into the wilderness, He gave them manna fresh every ...

Consider your Ways.

We are astonished beyond measure at the trifling and unreasonable excuses Christians often make for staying at home from the Lord’s Table. It all arises from such a low state of soul that the heart’s action towards that blessed One who was crucified, has become so feeble that in some cases it might almost be questioned whether it pulsates at all. A little headache, a slight cold, a trifling indisposition, a melancholy feeling, a wet day: all serve in turn to empty seats which by right...

Eternal Security.

The whole work that saves the soul was fully accomplished when Christ suffered and died for our sins upon the Cross, making complete satisfaction to God for all our guilt; His precious blood laying a basis on which a Holy God can be “just and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus.” There is, therefore, a full acquittal from all sins, with a guarantee of eternal salvation. A most conclusive statement is found in Heb. 10:14, “For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them th...

What should we do?

This age—politically, socially, commercially, morally, religiously—is fast heading to utter destruction. Great and subtle powers are at work undermining the old foundations of humanity, and working for the corruption of everything under the sun. Behind it all is the mighty power of an unseen master-hand planning and controlling. He is “the god of this world,” Satan, the adversary of God and man. What should Christians do in the light of such things? Should we act excitedly, rushin...

Coming Events.

The present marshalling of the forces of evil are ominous signs of this world’s coming crisis. The great men, and the mighty of the earth, are viewing the scene with fear and grave apprehension that “something” is to happen that will shake all established order. What that “something” is they do not know; but we who believe the Scriptures know. There is a power that restrains the tide of lawlessness, namely, the presence on earth of the Holy Spirit, who is taking out of it a peop...

Two Illustrations.

No. 1. Occasionally I go by a site whereon a house has stood, now destroyed by fire. Pausing for a moment to look over the place, I then pass on with reflective thoughts of a time when not houses but lives of Christians shall be “tried with fire.” I notice a brick chimney is left upright, standing securely on its solid stone foundation, the central figure in a picture of desolation. Strewn around are to be seen the pieces of indestructible materials “proved “by fire; not much of w...

Family Worship

There can be nothing of more importance in a Christian household than the daily reading of the Holy Scriptures, followed by prayer. Morning and evening seem to be the appropriate times. It is most suggestive that God ordained for His ancient people Israel the offering of two lambs of the first year, day by day continually, one to be offered in the morning and the other at evening. Likewise sweet incense was burned each morning and evening before the Lord (Exo. 29:38-39; 30:7-8). Incense is a...

Preserving the Testimony.

If the testimony to a Scriptural way of gathering is to be preserved, then brethren who teach in the meetings and minister at conferences will need to show more diligence in presenting from the Word the truths and principles of Church position and order. Truths which would liberate children of God from the bondage of organised systems of religion, and would set forth our holy and blessed privileges as saints, should be willingly and freely given. Truth, however, must be presented with grace ...

What is Fellowship?

It is quite a common thing to say that such and such a Christian is “in fellowship.” The thought is that they belong to a certain Assembly of saints, and are “breaking bread” with them. But is this all that “fellowship” really implies? By no means. It is fellowship as far as it goes, but it falls far short of the full import of the truth. Fellowship is partnership, the sharing of things in common; that is, there is a sharing in common of all that pertains to an Assembly—its ...

The Home-Coming.

How we long for the day when we shall make the acquaintance of all the redeemed family of God, amid the splendours of the Father’s Home. We eagerly speak of the raptures awaiting us, the soul-stirring song we shall sing, the harps and crowns of gold and the rewards awaiting for faithful service. All this fills us with a strange delight; yet everything else is eclipsed by the longing desire to see the Son of God, who “humbled Himself” in leaving the glory He had with the Father, and bec...
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