• John Jull

    The Life And Ministry Of John Jull

    Mr. J. Jull, Pastor, Eden Chapel, Cambridge Dear Mr. Winters,—As you have expressed a wish that I should give you a short account of my call by grace, and to the ministry, for publication in the E. V. & G. H., I do so with pleasure. I was born at Wrotham Water Farm, in the county of Kent; was brought up in a moral way, and at the age of 14 years left boarding-school, and came home to assist my mother (who had been left a widow, in the management of the farm. Through leaving school and becoming my own master while so young, the seeds of evil and wickedness began to show themselves in my using oaths, hating the Bible, and speaking of it…

  • The Earthen Vessel

    The Strict Baptist Denomination

    “God’s precious truth is to us of more value than the friendship of men, and knowing it experimentally, as we do, we should be thoroughly dishonest to God and to our own conscience if we did not do our utmost to set it forth, and exhort others, who profess the name of Jesus, to do the same, whether men will receive it or not. The truth we mean is, in our estimation, the only thing worth contending for. It is not a mere scientific or speculative matter, but a living reality. The apostle Jude calls it "the FAITH which was once delivered unto the saints," and urges all true believers to "earnestly contend" for it. It being "once delivered" there is no possibility of any…

  • Robert Hawker's Poor Man's Morning Portions

    June 1—Morning Devotion

    "The Lord said unto my Lord."—Psalm 110:1 Some have called this Psalm, David's creed. Certain it is, that there is scarce an article of a true believer's faith, but what is in it. My soul, look through it this morning, if thou hast time, and see whether it is thy creed. If not, look at this precious portion of it, and ask of the Holy Ghost to teach thee the blessed things contained in it. "The LORD said unto my Lord:" that is, Jehovah said unto my Adonai. Observe, my soul, that here, as in many other parts of the bible, one of these words Load is in capital letters, the other in small characters. This no doubt was done by the translators, by way…

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

    Article 15 – The Resurrection And The Final Condition Of The Godly And The Ungodly

    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…

  • Jared Smith On Various Issues

    A Very Strange Sound In Our Ears

    Strange things  I've heard Reformed Baptists say: "We must believe like John Calvin, but evangelize like James Arminius!" "If it were not for Paedobaptism, I would be a Presbyterian!" "A church is at high risk of pastoral dictatorship unless more than one pastor is appointed." "Christians need the church like babies need milk...it is their nourishment for life." "Hyper-calvinists have no urgency to preach the gospel to dying sinners," said one while spending a day visiting with me in the sitting room, instead of urgently preaching the gospel to my neigbors. "It is the unbeliever's duty to believe on Christ, and the believer's duty to obey the [moral] law!" "God wants you to come to Christ; the only thing keeping you from salvation is your…

  • 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…