Fire from heaven
For many decades, believers and churches alike have been confronted with all kinds of teachings and practices from the various forms of the charismatic movement. Should we be wary of these developments? What does the Bible say? (It is an E-book - .epub)
400 Questions and Answers
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth." This volume consists of questions and answers, which have already appeared in Help and Food. We live in a day of multitudes of "helps" in Bible study, and it is often a temptation to try to take the digested food of a help, and so more quickly to appropriate its truths. In the hope that this volume may be by grace helpful to all who would keep Christ's Word and not deny His name, it is sent forth with prayer that the Lord's blessing may accompany it.
Is speaking in tongues the answer?
There is no shadow of doubt that Christendom has been guilty of ignoring the reality of the living presence of the Spirit of God in the body of Christ, the true Church of the living God, and is sadly ignorant of the many various operations of the Spirit of God and their significance in the present dispensation of grace. (...) One very grave danger is that Christians are too likely to be influenced by their feelings rather than clinging to the Word of God.
Ever since the Day of Pentecost, when the Gift of Tongues startled the multitudes at Jerusalem, and the Gift of Divine Healing, conferred upon the early disciples, drew attention to the Gospel and attested it as coming from God, there have arisen repeatedly religious movements claiming the revival of these Pentecostal gifts.
Speaking In Tongues - In The Light Of Scripture
In Acts 2 we find speaking in tongues taking place for the first time. The Holy Spirit comes upon earth and baptizes those believers who in a certain sense had each been standing separately for himself into one body, the assembly (1 Cor. 12:13)...
If I were shown a picture in mosaic, a supreme work of art, and were told that many artists had had a hand in its production, but that very few of them were known to each other, and that they lived in places widely separated, and that each had concentrated upon his own part of the picture as though it were to be complete in itself, and not a part only of the great master-piece, I should conclude that one mind had designed the picture, and chosen, directed and controlled the workmen, and nobody would charge me with stupidity for coming to such a conclusion.
The Bible - Its 66 Books In Brief
Leslie Grant has, in his usual concise and straightforward style, set forth the highlights of each book of the Bible. Individuals, Bible students and teachers alike, will find these outlines to be very helpful in gaining an overall view of the Scriptures It is our prayer that the Holy Spirit will use these outlines to stimulate all who read them to a fuller and deeper study of God's Holy word.
Signs And Wonders
Of recent years a number of sincere and earnest Christians have been much taken up with certain remarkable doings and manifestations, which, they claim are a revival of those spiritual gifts of a divine and miraculous kind which were comparatively common in the Apostolic age. In 1 Corinthians 12: 7-10, we get a list of those gifts, but the claims as to a modern revival are centred mainly in two only, the "gift" of healing and the "gift" of tongues.
Not Miracles, But Truth
"John did no miracle." He was the last of a long line of prophets (Matt. 11: 13), and though last, by no means least. If not greatest, he was at all events amongst the greatest, for none were greater than he (Luke 7: 28). Seeing, then, that he stood in the very front rank of prophets, comparable only for spiritual vitality and force with men whose miraculous deeds rang throughout the centuries of Israel's history, and bearing in mind that his lot was cast in the hour of the supremest crisis of all, one might naturally have supposed that of all the prophets he would have been marked by the performance of the most striking wonders. But it was not so. John did no miracle.
Outline of the Gospel of John
John's Gospel, evidently, is very different from the synoptic Gospels. In fact, it is so different that it must be hard not to notice it, even at a first reading. But why is it so different?
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
In 2 Timothy 2 the believer is presented in seven characters... With each of these characters there is a well-suited exhortation.