A Welcome to the Plague?

In 1666 (it has been referred to as ‘that apocalyptical year 1666′) plague ravaged England. In London, 60,000 people–that’s one out of every five–died from this [...]

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Stephen Charnock, The Attributes of God 1:504 How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long [...]

Obedience Flows out of Union with Christ

A brief quote from Dr. Michael Horton’s What’s Wrong and Right About the Imitation of Christ “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, [...]

A Different Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Many years ago, I visited the town of Barnard Castle in Northern England. Little did I know that it had once been the site of such a careful ministry. This is from The Nonconformist’s [...]

A High and Proper View of the Pastoral Ministry

We live in a day when the distinctions between pastors and people have largely broken down. Loud voices cry out, calling for a mobilization of every member of the church, as if all had the same [...]

Gems from Richard Sibbes

A few gems from the Meditations of Richard Sibbes. God bears not in vain the name of a Father; He fills it up to the full. It is a name of indulgence, of hope, of provision, —a name of [...]

Why has God Chosen Preaching to Spread His Gospel?

This is a marvelous statement of the importance of preaching based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-28. It is from Thomas Goodwin’s Works, 11:362. But why of all things else hath he chosen his word to [...]

On the Mercy of God

From the October and November 1810 issues of the Baptist Magazine October article: On the Mercy of God. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Psalm ciii, 8 If [...]

Address to the Baptists

Address to the Baptists To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine. Published in 1809   Sir, As a real friend to the Baptist Denomination will you allow me to avail myself of the opportunity your [...]

A Christian Minister’s Soliloquy

A Christian Minister’s Soliloquy In his way to the Sanctuary This moving article was perhaps written by the young pastor Josiah Wilkinson who was called to serve the Baptist Church in Saffron [...]

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