These things will they do unto you, because they have not
known the Father, nor me.
Christ tells what moves those who oppose the gospel to such
hatred and persecution of Christians as to excommunicate them
and even attempt to kill them. It is because they preach concerning
Christ, whom they themselves do not know. That they
I n my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with
new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any
deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.
How shall we proceed here that we may preserve the truth
of this passage? The Lord says all these signs shall accompany
them. Now we know that the apostles did not...
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4.
It is, indeed, saying very much for the Christian faith to attribute
to it such power over the devil and the world — a power
transcending all human ability. It requires an agency greater
"And He (The Comforter), when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has...
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week,
when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled
for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said
to them, Peace be unto you.
Jesus finds his disciples sitting in fear and terror both from
without because of the Jews and from within because of...
For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it,
you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure,
this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
1 Peter 2:20.
When the individual accepts Christ and begins to profess
his faith in words and life, invariably the world, that eternal
enemy of Christ and...
He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
Here we must remember the custom of the Hebrews, for
according to the Jewish reckoning the day began in the evening
and lasted until the evening of the next day, as the first chapter
of Genesis says: "And there was evening and there was morning,
one day," "a second day," "a...
Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the
Let me say in regard to the Lord's Supper that when we
have received it we ought to give heed to love, and in this way
assure ourselves that we have received the sacrament profitably,
and at the same time...