Resources by Backslidings

A Proclamation from the Kings of Kings

Apr 5 BACKSLIDERS are very many. Departing from the living God is no strange thing. Every church has to lament many that turn aside. In fact, it has become so common in many churches that they have not faith enough to hold to the scriptural doctrine of the perseverance of the saints; as if the want of perseverance in mere professors could alter the truth that where the life and power of...

Jeremiah 3:12-13

How a Man's Conduct Comes Home to Him

May 16 A COMMON principle is here laid down and declared to be equally true in reference to two characters, who in other respects are a contrast. Men are affected by the course which they pursue; for good or bad their own conduct comes home to them. The backslider and the good man are very different, but in each of them the same rule is exemplified— they are both filled by the...

Proverbs 14:14

Backsliding Healed

Mar 13 WHICH rings with the more sonorous voice, the knell, “their backsliding,” or the marriage peal, “I will heal”? All through the Scripture records there is revealed a vehement contest between man’s sin and God’s grace, each of them striving to become more abundant than the other. Sin like a dragon pours forth floods from its mouth, and God’s mercy as a shoreless ocean rolls in greater majesty. Sin aboundeth, so...

Hosea 14:4

Broken Bones

Mar 21 BACKSLIDING is a most common evil, far more common than some of us suppose. We may ourselves be guilty of it, and yet may delude our hearts with the idea that we are making progress in the divine life. As the cunning hunter always makes the passage into his pits most easy and attractive, but always renders it most difficult for his victim to escape, so Satan makes the way...

Psalm 51:8

The Backslider's Way Hedged Up

Sep 18 GREAT and grievous was the apostacy of the seed of Abraham from the Lord their God. They had been chosen by special grace from among all people, and had the high honour to receive the oracles of God; yet they were bent on backsliding from God, and were unfaithful to the Most High. The gods of the surrounding heathen were constantly a snare unto them, and they forsook the only...

Hosea 2:5-7