John Gill

John Gill (1697-1771) was a Strict and Particular Baptist preacher and theologian. He was appointed the Pastor of Goat Yard Chapel, Horsleydown, Southwark, serving this position for fifty-one years. He was the first Baptist to write an exhaustive systematic theology, setting forth High-Calvinistic views and a clear Baptist polity which became the backbone for the churches subscribing to them.

John Gill, (1) Commentary On First Thessalonians (Complete)
John Gill, (2) Commentary On Second Thessalonians (Complete)
John Gill, (3) Commentary On First Corinthians
John Gill, A Biography By George Ella
John Gill, A Lecture By George Ella
John Gill, Doctrinal And Practical Body Of Divinity
John Gill, Extracts
John Gill, Identifying The Biblical Covenants (Complete)
John Gill, The Cause Of God And Truth

  • Elizabeth Gill,  John Gill

    The Life And Death Of Elizabeth Gill

    I need not tell you what is the occasion of my reading these words to you at this time. This is done not so much on your account as on my own. You must permit me, this afternoon, to preach rather to myself and family than to you; though I hope what may be delivered may be of some service among you also. The apostle in this chapter exhorts the Thessalonians to a diligent discharge of several duties of religion, which became their character and profession; whereby they would be serviceable to one another, please God, and adorn the doctrine of Christ Jesus. He signifies, that they needed not to be wrote unto concerning brotherly love, because they were taught of God to love one…

  • John Gill

    The Life And Death Of John Gill

    John Gill was born at Kettering, in Northamptonshire, Nov. 23,1697. His mind was seriously impressed with divine things when he was about twelve years of age. Mr. Wallis, of Kettering, having preached a sermon from Gen. 3:9, “And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him where art thou?” These interrogations sounded in his ears, and pierced his very soul. “Sinner, where art thou? What a wretched condition art thou in! What will be thy state eternally? Art thou able to endure everlasting burnings?” He now began to see and feel, the depravity of his nature, the exceeding sinfulness of sin, and his need of salvation by Christ. The Lord was soon graciously pleased to reveal his Son in him, and afford him…

  • John Gill, (3) Commentary On First Corinthians

    1 Corinthians: Chapter 3, Verse 5

    “Who then is Paul? and who is Apollos? etc.]” The apostle’s name being used, and he a party concerned, could speak the more freely upon this head, and ask what they thought of himself, and other preachers, whether they were more than men? what authority and power they had, whether they looked upon them as the authors of a new religion, or the founders of a new sect, that were to go by their names? and directs them what light to consider them in, how that they were “but ministers by whom ye believed:” They were servants to Christ and to his churches, and not lords; they did not assume any dominion over men, or pretend to lord it over God’s heritage; there is but…

  • John Gill, (3) Commentary On First Corinthians

    1 Corinthians: Chapter 3, Verse 4

    “For while one saith, I am of Paul, etc.]” This shows what their envying and strife, and divisions were about, and from whence they sprung; and which serve, to strengthen the proof, and support the charge of carnality brought against them; for when one sort made a party for Paul, and set up him as their minister above all others; and said “another, I am of Apollos,” Preferring him for his eloquence above Paul, or any other preacher, as appears from (1 Corinthians 1:12) there was a third sort for Cephas, whom they cried up as superior to the other two, or any other man; and a fourth were for Christ, and despised all ministers whatever: “are ye not carnal?” All this was a demonstration…

  • John Gill, (3) Commentary On First Corinthians

    1 Corinthians: Chapter 3, Verse 3

    “For ye are yet carnal, etc.]” The Syriac reads it, ˆwtna rsbb, “ye are in the flesh”: a phrase the apostle elsewhere uses of men in an unregenerate state; but this is not his meaning here, as before explained, but that carnality still prevailed among them, of which he gives proof and evidence: “for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?” They envied each other’s gifts and knowledge, strove about words to no profit, entered into warm debates and contentions about their ministers, and went into factions and parties, which were distinguished by the names they were most affected to; in all which they gave too clear evidence of their prevailing carnality, that they…

  • John Gill, (3) Commentary On First Corinthians

    1 Corinthians: Chapter 3, Verse 2

    “I have fed you with milk, etc.]” It is usual with the Jews to compare the law to milk, and they say, that “as milk strengthens and nourishes an infant, so the law strengthens and nourishes the soul;” but the apostle does not here mean hrwt lç blj, “the milk of the law”, as they call it, but the Gospel; comparable to milk, for its purity and wholesomeness, for the nourishing virtue there is in it, and because easy of digestion; for he designs by it, the more plain and easy doctrines of the Gospel, such as babes in Christ were capable of understanding and receiving: and not with meat; the more solid doctrines of the Gospel, and sublime mysteries of grace; the wisdom of…