John Brine

John Brine (1703-1765) was a Particular Baptist preacher. He was appointed the Pastor of Curriers' Hall, Cripplegate, London, a position he served for thirty-five years.

John Brine Sermons

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    Eternal Justification

    The doctrine of Eternal Justification has been lately objected to by Mr. Bragge, in some sermons of his on that subject, published with some other sermons preached at Limestreet, by several ministers; wherein they propose, according to the general title, to state and defend the great doctrines of the gospel, and to answer such objections as are usually advanced against them. As I have reason to believe Justification from Eternity to be a scriptural doctrine, I think my self under obligation to appear in its defence; and therefore have determined to communicate my thoughts on that subject in this public manner. I hope that my attempt to establish, what I apprehend to be a truth of the gospel, though opposed by Mr. B. will not…

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    The Covenant Of Grace Opened

    “Although my House be not so with God, yet he hath made with me an everlasting Covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: For this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.”—2 Samuel 23:5 It has pleased God, the Sovereign Disposer of all things, to remove by death an honorable member of this community to whom these words were very useful and instructive: for which reason she desired they might be publicly improved after her decease, with a view to the edification of the saints and conversion of sinners. They are some of the last words which David spoke, as we are informed, in the first verse of the chapter; that is, the last which he spoke…

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    The Life And Death Of John Brine

    John Brine, Baptist. Here lie interred the remains of the Rev. John Brine, who departed this life February 21st, 1765, in the 63rd year of his age. His ministerial abilities were very extraordinary, and his zeal and faithfulness in asserting and defending the great truths of religion, equally conspicuous. Not long before his decease, he expressed his sentiments in the following words: “I think I am of sinners the chief—of saints the least; I know that I am noting, but by the grace of God, I am what I am.” 

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    A Right To Enteral Glory

    A Right To Enteral Glory, Through The Meritorious Obedience Of Christ, Proved To Be Consistent With The Absolute Freedom And Sovereignty Of Divine Grace, As The Origin Of It In A Short Discourse On Titus 3:7 Preface The Publication of the following short Discourse, was occasioned by my treating on the Grace of GOD, and the Merit of the Obedience of CHRIST, in two Sermons, which I very lately preached. In composing the first, nothing was more distant from my Thoughts than exposing to public View the Sentiments and Reasoning therein contained. But as some of my worthy Friends, to whom it was acceptable, in hearing, solicited me to make it public, before the Delivery of the second, I determined comply with their Solicitation. And…

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    The Nature Of True Holiness Explained

    A Discourse Preached By John Brine, Delivered At A Monthly Exercise Of Prayer, With A Sermon, On The 20th Of April, 1749. “Follow peace with all men, and holiness; without which no man shall see the Lord.”—Hebrews 12:14 Preface It is an observation, which I have long made, that those who are charged with being licentious in their principles, at least, because of their firm attachment to the doctrines of the true grace of God, always express an approbation of real holiness: and that discourses of evangelical obedience, are sure to meet with a cordial reception from them, when others of different sentiments about the doctrines of the grace of God, discover a dislike to such discourses. The reason of which is, I am persuaded,…

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    Ancient Prophecy, Proved To Be Divine

    A Discourse Preached By John Brine At The Rev. Mr. Thompson’s Meeting-House, In A Monthly Exercise Of Prayer, With A Sermon, February The 19th, 1761. Published At The Request Of Some Who Heard It. “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”—2 Peter 1:21 The Apostle exhorts us, in the preceding part of the context, reverentially to regard the writings of the prophets. And in order to enforce his exhortation, he introduces the words which I have read. In treating the text, I would first, explain the terms and phrase used therein, and then, advance a doctrinal proposition from them. First. Prophecy is the knowledge and…