William Kelly

Lecture 3 - The Assembly And Ministry - 1 Cor. 14

The two subjects which are now to come before us may seem at first sight to be rather widely separated; but in truth, far as they appear to diverge, they equally flow from Christ. They are founded both of them upon His work, as an accomplished fact; they are derived from Him in His present place of exaltation at the right hand of God; they are established for the express object of magnifying the Lord Jesus, even as they are now called in a very direct way to subserve His Lordship. And this l...

Synopsis

Synopsis. Lecture 1. One Body. Difference of God’s dealings with His people in the past and present dispensations, 1; Adam, 2; Abraham, 3; Israel as a nation, 5; death and resurrection of Christ introduce a new thing, 6; the body composed of Jew and Gentile, 7; the cross, showing the complete ruin of man removes the barrier to God’s free action, 8; God’s thoughts set upon the glory of His Son, 9; first shadow of the Church’s union with Christ precedes the entrance of sin, 10; E...

Appendix A

{Prophecy: Its Classes, Purpose and Study} The prophecies of holy writ may be divided broadly into these two classes: those like Isaiah’s, which were addressed to the people of Israel while standing in recognized relation with Jehovah as His people; and those like Daniel’s, which suppose the Jews disowned for a season till grace restore them in the latter day, placing them under Messiah’s reign and the new covenant. Of old God had governed Israel as His people, and the pavilion of ...

Appendix B

The Jewish and Christian Expectation of Christ Briefly Contrasted I am not without hopes that, under the gracious teaching of the Spirit, the simple statement of the distinction we are going briefly to examine may be blessed to souls. Happy is it when we are brought to ponder on the riches of grace which God has lavished on us, and that in the spirit of children, not desiring to prove our own notions, but to learn the thoughts, purposes, and ways of God; happier still when, in the commun...

Appendix C

Remarks on 1 and 2 Thessalonians Connected with the Revelation As further evidence of the immense importance of rightly seizing the christian hope, not only for the soul’s fellowship with the Lord but for the due intelligence of prophecy, I present to the reader two letters I had from the late Mr. E. B. Elliott in 1851. From them it is plain enough how very defective were his views, not merely in detail but fundamentally; yet was he the acknowledged leader of the Protestant {historicali...

Part Six: Miscellaneous Texts and Subjects

Israel’s Millennial Temple (Ezekiel 40-48) In the last section of the Book of Ezekiel the orderly arrangement of the restored nation of Israel is foretold along with a view of the sanctuary of Jehovah in the midst of the holy city, Jerusalem, then to be seen in all its millennial beauty and holiness. And I think there is no reasonable ground whatever for assuming that hitherto these prophetic chapters have in any degree been fulfilled. I deny entirely that they have any direct applicati...

Matthew - John

The Gospel According To St. Matthew. The first thing that strikes the mind, as undesirable in an accurate version of the Scriptures, is, that words supplied by the translators, which have no counterpart in the original, should not be designated as such by italics as attempted more or less fully in the Authorised Bible. Dr. Scrivener’s Cambridge Paragraph Bible sought this more systematically, and therefore is happier in this respect. In the Revised New Testament, on the contrary, th...

The Word of God - 2 Tim. 3:16

When God made man, He did not make him as he is, any more than the world as it is. He made everything good, but He was not pleased to put forth His power to keep everything good. He was pleased to put the creature to the proof. He tried the creature in two great spheres — above and below. The angels fell before man; and the chief of those that fell above is the great tempter. No man can account for sin, for the ruin of the world, in any other way than Scripture reveals. Many a man has essa...

John Nelson Darby as I knew him

A friend of Mr. Darby’s, who was for many years on intimate terms with him, has kindly forwarded the following interesting account of a most interesting career. As you wish for some personal reminiscences of the late J.N.D., I go back to my first intercourse with him in the summer of 1845 at Plymouth. For though I had been for years in communion before this, it had not been my lot to see him for whom above all others I had conceived, because of his love and testimony to Christ, profound...

Address 3 - 1 John 2:1, 2

My dear children, these things I write to you, that ye may not sin. And if any one sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ [the] righteous; and he is [the] propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for the whole world.” These two verses properly belong to the first chapter; they are its necessary supplement. Though there is the connecting particle in the beginning of the third verse, it loads to a new subject — the application of the truth that is in th...
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