Different Paths to the Same Place

We must beware of making the experience of other believers the measure of our own.  We must beware of denying another’s grace because he has not been led by the same way as ourselves.  Has a man got the real grace of God?  This is the only question that concerns us.  Is he a penitent […]

The Theologian’s Danger

There have been men. . .who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God Himself. . .as if the good Lord had nothing to do but exist!  There have been some who were so occupied in spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ.  […]

The Death of Christ *is* Christianity

Not only is the doctrine of the sacrificial death of Christ embodied in Christianity as an essential element of the system but, in a very real sense, it constitutes Christianity.  It is this which differentiates Christianity from other religions.  Christianity did not come into the world to proclaim a new morality and, sweeping away all […]

Ethics Without God

Among the utilitarians were a few who held supernaturalistic views without permitting them to dictate a theistic ethics.  John Locke, for example, although a theist and a believer in an unchanging divine rule of right and wrong, denied innate principles of morality and assimilated evangelical morality to inductive and empirical considerations.  William Paley anticipated some […]

The Treasure We Possess

How vast the treasure we possess!  How rich Thy bounty, King of Grace!  This world is ours, and worlds to come.  Earth is our lodge and heaven our home. All things are ours – the gifts of God; the purchase of a Savior’s death – while the good Spirit shows us how to use them, […]

For the Lord’s Day (468)

Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles.  And they were all together in Solomon’s portico.  None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem.  And, more than ever, believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and […]