How to Meet the Doctrine of Election

July 31, 1884

How to Meet the Doctrine of Election   “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.”— Matthew xv. 24, 25.   You that know the loving heart of our Lord Jesus are quite sure that he would never …


Who are Elected?

July 9, 1865

Who are Elected?   “And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” — 1 Samuel 16:12.   SAMUEL was sent to Bethlehem to discover the object of God’s election. This would have been a very difficult task if the God who sent him had not accompanied him, and spoken with the sure voice of inspiration within …

1 Samuel:16:12

Election No Discouragement to Seeking Souls

February 7, 1864

Election No Discouragement to Seeking Souls   "I will be gracious upon whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy upon whom I will show mercy."—Exodus 33:19        Because God is the maker, and creator, and sustainer of all things, he has a right to do as he wills with all his works. "Shall the thing …


Election and Holiness

March 11, 1860

Election and Holiness "Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Circumcise therefore the …


Jacob and Esau

January 16, 1859

Jacob and Esau "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."—Romans 9:13 Do not imagine for an instant that I pretend to be able thoroughly to elucidate the great mysteries of predestination. There are some men who claim to know all about the matter. They twist it round their fingers as easily as if it were …


Particular Election

March 22, 1857

Particular Election   "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."—2 Peter 1:10, 11        It is exceedingly desirable that in …

2 Peter:1:10-11

Free-Will – A Slave

December 2, 1855

Free-Will - A Slave   "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."—John 5:40        This is one of the great guns of the Arminians, mounted upon the top of their walls, and often discharged with terrible noise against the poor Christians called Calvinists. I intend to spike the gun this morning, or, rather, …



September 2, 1855

Election   "But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."—2 …

2 Thessalonians:2:13-14