William Tant

William Tant (?) was a High-Calvinist gospel preacher. He served as pastor for the church meeting at Jireh Chapel, Robert Street, Brighton.

  • William Tant

    8 Fragments That Remain

    A Christian is one who is born from above; therefore his desires aspire to heaven, his affections are fixed on Christ, and his understanding is illuminated, to see that nothing short of the blood of God's dear Son can cleanse him from sin; and that no other righteousness can justify him before God, but that which Christ wrought out, God the Holy Ghost reveals, and God the Father imputes to sin-sick souls: he is one who hates all sin, contemns himself, loves holiness, prizes communion with a Triune God, while every truth of the Holy Scriptures is dear to his heart.

  • William Tant

    7 Consolation For Mourners

    Christ says, "Blessed are they that mourn." Not they shall be blessed, but, they are blessed; and this blessedness cannot be reversed: for Balaam tried all he could to alter God's mind, and so does the devil, the world, and the flesh, to this day. But all Zion's foes shall be confounded, while, with hellish grief, they each one day must own, "he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it." There are, however, mourners who have nothing to do with the blessedness Christ speaks of; therefore Christ, speaking by his servant Isaiah, long before his incarnation, says, that he was anointed to comfort those that "mourn in Zion." "Man is born unto trouble," so that all Adam's children mourn more or less; "but the sorrow…

  • William Tant

    6 A Yea And Nay Gospel Considered

    What a vast fund of devices the devil possesses in order to deceive his own subjects, and to worry the people of God. Never at a loss, he is continually going about seeking whom he may devour. And if he cannot gain his ends by presenting to the mind licentious indulgences, he will endeavour to lull the soul with a natural religion; and making that religion appear as spiritual as possible, all who are left a prey to his bait "call evil good, and good evil; put darkness for light, and light for darkness; put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter." This is the reason we have that gospel preached in the present age which cannot, I humbly conceive, bear a more suitable title…

  • William Tant

    5 Arminianism Examined

    As "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect," (fully established in the truth) "and thoroughly furnished unto all good works," it becomes God's people not to twist or rend the sacred word from its true meaning; nor to endeavour to make it bend to any system, rather than every system should bend to it. There are some blessed portions which clearly set forth the truths of eternal, unconditional, and irreversible election; full, discriminating, and complete redemption; irresistible, sovereign, and effectual calling; free, immutable, and everlasting justification; and certain, constant, and final perseverance to heaven; while some equally blessed portions appear, at first sight,…

  • William Tant

    4 The Christian Armed With Christ

    Among other characters which God's believing people bear, that of a soldier is certainly one of the most prominent. And the apostle, speaking of himself and fellow believers, says, "Though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought unto the obedience of Christ," 2 Cor. 10:3, 5. So that though the Christian is one who knows what it is to "groan, being burdened;" yet there are precious seasons when he knows what it is to "take the whole armour of…

  • William Tant

    3 On Offering The Gospel

    It would be well if the Lord's people would bear in mind the apostle's words, Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For such is the philosophy and vain deceit of men, that they are continually making the commandments of God of none effect by their traditions. Thus fleshly wisdom too often takes the place of simplicity and Godly sincerity among religious teachers : so that, in order to make the gospel of Christ palatable to human nature, and congenial to man s depraved reason, many dare to interlope earthly principles into the heavenly religion of the Son of God. Thus either to suit man's pride,…