• 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

    1 The Doctrines Of Grace Not Dangerous

    By the true Christian, all that savours of God must be highly esteemed; but by him, who has only the "form of godliness, while denying the power thereof,” such a religion, as can be taken up and laid down at pleasure, is the only religion either sought after or admired: therefore, the religion of grace being that which forbids "the wise man to glory in his wisdom, or the mighty man to glory in his might, or the rich man to glory in his riches," Jer. 60:24, must be hated by all who are so wise, as to think God the Father's love depends upon their choice; so mighty as to believe God the Son's salvation is made sure by their strength; and so rich,…

  • James Popham,  Jared Smith On Various Issues

    Moody And Sankey’s Errors, Versus, The Scriptures Of Truth

    Before James Popham was appointed pastor of Galeed Chapel, Brighton (1882), he served seven years as pastor of the church meeting at Shaw Street Chapel, Liverpool. It was at that time he published a pamphlet entitled, “Moody And Sankey’s Errors, Versus, The Scriptures Of Truth.”  Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) was an American Congregational evangelist. Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908) was an American Methodist hymn-writer and soloist. Between the years 1873-1875, these men traveled around the United Kingdom, hosting “evangelistic campaigns”. Sankey attracted the crowds with his singing; Moody “closed the deal” with his “gospel sales pitch”. They held 285 meetings in London alone, with an estimated attendance of two-and-a -half million people. Their message was that of free will works religion, couched in the language of…

  • Zion’s Trumpet

    The Rev. Mr. Polwhele’s New Scheme Of Divinity

    Dear Sir, You devolved on me a very unpleasant task, when you requested me to peruse the printed letter, which the Rev. R. Polwhele has addressed to Dr. Hawker of Plymouth, and to give you my decided opinion concerning its contents. You might as well have commissioned me to visit the plain of Colchis, and to employ myself in culling its noxious productions. It oftentimes affords a very high gratification to the mind of an author to indulge a vein of acrimony and malevolence, when he comes forward to expose the imagined error of a Christian brother, either in faith or manners. But this procedure, instead of recommending him to the favor of a judicious and candid reader, always excites the feelings of an honest…

  • William Styles, A Guide To Church Fellowship (Complete)

    Article 14 – The Intermediate State Of The Dead In Christ

    Articles Of The Faith And Order Of A Primitive Or Strict And Particular Baptist Church Of The Lord Jesus Christ, Based On The Declaration Of Faith And Practice Of John Gill, D. D., 1720 XIII. Final Perseverance. We believe that all those who were chosen by the Father, and redeemed by the Son, and who have been sanctified by the Holy Ghost, shall certainly and finally persevere so that not one of them shall ever perish, but all shall attain to everlasting life hereafter. ------------------------------- Job 17:9; Ps 84:5,7; Prov 4:18; Matt 18:14; Jn 10:28; Rom 8:30; 11:29; 1 Cor 15:58; Eph 4:30; Phil 1:6; 2 Thess 2:13,14; Heb 10:38,39; 1 Pet 1:2-5; 1 Jn 5:18 Annotations: As our convictions on this Doctrine do not…