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Jeremiah - by F.B. Meyer

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"Jeremiah has always a fascination to Christian hearts, because of the close similarity that exists between his life and that of Jesus Christ. Each of them was "a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief"; each came to his own, and his own received him not; each passed through hours of rejection, desolation, and forsakeness. And in Jeremiah we may see beaten out into detail, experiences which, in our Lord, are but lightly touched on by the evangelists... ...There is an especial message in the ministry of Jeremiah for those who are compelled to stand alone, who fall into the ground to die, who fill up what is behind of the sufferings of Christ, and through death arise to bear fruit in the great world of men, which they passionately love.
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"THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME UNTO ME" (Jeremiah 1:4, 12, 13)
     If the days of David and Solomon may be compared to spring and summer in the history of the Kingdom of Israel, it was late autumn when our story opens. The influence…

According to Calvinism, God does not "save them that believe."

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According to Calvinism, God does not "save them that believe." Instead, as Warren sees it: "It is by the foolishness of preaching that God saves those who are ordained to eternal life." In Calvinism, one has to have life to get life. Gerstner makes it plain that those who come to Christ are already saved: "We must not get the notion that people come to Jesus and as a result of that they are 'born again' by God. On the contrary, we see what people do when they are left to themselves: they do not believe; they do not come to Jesus. Those who do come to Jesus are not therefore born again, but on the contrary indicate that they have been born again. In other words, they are not born again because they come to Jesus, but they come to Jesus because they have been born again." But if a man comes to Christ because he is already born again then Irresistible Grace as to be what actually saves him.      In the Bible, God saves those who believe:
For God so lov…

What Shall We Say To These Things?

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Romans 8:31 asks the question, "What then shall we say to these things?"
"When the question comes, there are those who pay no attention...they give no heed whatsoever to the serious things of life. This touches perhaps the greatest segment of our population. Mass indifference characterizes the nation, and indeed the race of mankind. The fact that a large percentage of the population pays lip services to religion does not alter the fact. The man who gives sixty minutes to God on Sunday morning is not necessarily interested in God. It can often be said of a man who frequently sits in a church pew, what David said of the unregenerate, "God is not in all his thoughts" (Ps. 10:4). And yet Christ answered the Pharisees who asked Him what was the most important commandment, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment" (Matt. 22:37, 38).
Donald Grey Barnhouse, Roma…

The Lord's Supper

by Harry A. Ironside      The last Passover feast that God ever recognized was that celebrated by Jesus Himself, with His disciples, in the guest chamber at Jerusalem. On that same evening, He instituted the great central ordinance of Christianity, the Lord’s supper, the memorial of His mighty love and infinite sacrifice. Directions for the keeping of this feast are clearly given in the New Testament. Believers, who have gone on in the ways of Christ, should always be able to give a scriptural reason for everything connected with the observance of the breaking of the bread in remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ.
     It is my desire, as simply as possible, to attempt to answer some of the questions regarding the Lord's supper, having in mind older, but also new, believers in Christ who desire to walk in obedience to His Word.
The Frequency of the Lord's Supper
     Perhaps one of the first questions that will be asked is,
“Why observe this feast so frequently when, in ma…