1 John

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the General Epistles

1 Peter The fourth general division of the New Testament refers to the pilgrim character of the people of God, rather than to their heavenly position. But here too we find abundant testimony to the glories of Him of whom we speak. Peter tells us of the unblemished Lamb, “foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Pet. 1:19,20), and of the One who, in the days before the flood, before His incarnation, went by His Spirit and preached to the disobedient, through Noah, ...

"That Ye Sin Not"

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 1 John 2:1 That’s what God’s standard is for the believer – "that ye sin not." There are folks who claim to live sinless lives, and they are often very ready to tell you so. Like the boy who draws a caricature of some kind and then writes underneath it, "This is a horse." Without the explanation you’d never ...

Jesus Christ Come in Flesh

Jesus Christ come in flesh. J. G. Bellett. BT vol. 6 p. 56. The ark and the camp were, in some sense, necessary to each other during the journey through the wilderness. The ark, seated in the tabernacle on which the cloud rested, had to guide the camp; and the camp, in its order, had to accompany and guard the ark and all connected with it. This was the business of the camp. There was to be subjection to the will of Him who dwelt in the cloud; dependence on Him who led them daily; consciou...

Our Advocate and Forgiveness

It is a blessed thing for one to know Christ as his Savior but more blessed to know the Savior. Paul could say, “I know whom I have believed” (2 Tim. 1:12), but also desired to “know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3:10). The Lord Jesus Christ not only became man to die for our sins but is now a risen, glorified man in heaven, the High Priest and Advocate of His people. As High Priest, He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities and lives to strengthe...

Safe and Sure

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13 Before you turn to the verse which I shall ask you very carefully to look at, which speaks of how a believer is to know that he has eternal life, let me quote it in the distorted way that man’s imagination often puts it. “These happy feelings have I given unto you that believe on ...

Love Not the World

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15     The world is presented in the New Testament as a kingdom that is opposed to God. Satan is its ruler, and all nonbelievers are subjects. This kingdom makes its appeal to man through the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. It is a society in which man tries to make himself happy without God, and in which t...

Thoughts on Prayer

"If ye ask anything in my name, I will do it. " John 14:14    God answers prayer. He answers it exactly the same way we would if we had infinite wisdom, love and power. Sometimes He gives us what we want, sometimes He gives us something better, but always what we need. Sometimes He answers our prayers quickly; at other times He teaches us to wait patiently.God answers prayer; sometimes when hearts are weak,He gives the very gifts His children seek.But often faith must lear...
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