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The Decalogue

The Decalogue

Emil Schürer writes: “The third chief group of Philo’s works on the Pentateuch is a Delineation of the Mosaic Legislation for non-Jews. In this whole group indeed, the allegorical explanation is still occasionally employed. In the main however we have here...
Directions for Hating Sin

Directions for Hating Sin

Direct. I. Labour to know God, and to be affected with his attributes, and always to live as in his sight.—No man can know sin perfectly, because no man can know God perfectly. You can no further know what sin is than you know what God is, whom you sin against; for...
Effectual Calling

Effectual Calling

“To them who are the called according to his purpose.”—Romans 8:28.The sacred scriptures are a Paradise, or “garden of delights.” This Epistle to the Romans is a most interesting and artful knot in that garden. This chapter is the richest...
Effectual Calling

Take Up the Challenge

“Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.” Psalm 19:18.Another psalmist promises to the man who dwells “in the secret place of...
Ministers of Love

Ministers of Love

The dominion of love in the hearts of Christians, appearing in all the course of their lives, doth much glorify God and their religion.—I mean a common hearty love to all men, and a special love to holy men, according to their various degrees of loveliness. Love is a...