|Principles of Biblical Interpretation
from Dr. R. A. Torrey's
The Importance and Value of Proper Bible Study
(New York: George H. Doran Co., 1921), pp. 55-90.
1. Get absolutely right with God yourself by the absolute surrender of your will to Him.
2. Be determined to find out just what God intended to teach and not what you wish Him to teach.
3. Get the most accurate text.
|Profitable Bible Study
There are many profitable methods of Bible Study. There is something, however, in Bible study more important than the best methods, that is, the fundamental conditions of profitable study. He who meets these conditions will get more out of the Bible, while pursuing the poorest method, than will he who does not meet them, while pursuing the best met ...read
|Question That Should Startle Every Man Who Is Not A Christian
"How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" Hebrews ii. 3.
I have a text to-night which I believe God has given me for this hour, a text that ought to startle every man and woman in this building who has not accepted the Gospel of Christ. You will find it in Hebrews ii. 3: "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" I wi ...read
|Refuges Of Lies
"The hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies"- Isaiah xxviii. 17.
We have seen in a former address that every man needs a refuge from four things-from the accusations of his own conscience, from the power of sin within, from the power of Satan, and from the wrath to come. Almost every man has a refuge, that is, he has something in which he has ...read
|Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God
I was brought up to believe that the Bible was the Word of God. In early life I accepted it as such upon the authority of my parents, and never gave the question any serious thought. But later in life my faith in the Bible was utterly shattered through the influence of the writings of a very celebrated, scholarly and brilliant sceptic. I found myse ...read
|The Certainty and Importance of the Physical Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the corner-stone of Christian doctrine. It is mentioned directly one hundred and four or more times in the New Testament. It was the most prominent and cardinal point in the apostolic testimony. When the apostolic company, after the apostasy of Judas Iscariot, felt it necessary to complete their num ...read
|The Christian Conception of God
God is light.
1 John 1:5
God is love.
1 John 4:8, 16
With God all things are possible.
His understanding has no limit.
We are to consider again today the Christian conception of God. We have seen that God is spirit, that God is a Person and that God has a personal interest and an active hand in the affairs ...read
|The Complete and Symmetrical Life, and How to Attain to It
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness (kindness), goodness, faith (faithfulness), meekness, temperance." Gal. 5 : 22, 23.
THE average life is a very partial life. Even the life of the average Christian is a very partial life, a one-sided life, it is a life in which there is much lacking. There may be many ...read
|The Day of Golden Opportunity
"The Holy Spirit says, Today" - Hebrews 3:7
THE DAY OF GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY is today. Golden opportunities, opportunities of priceless worth, are open to every one of us today. But "tomorrow" has no sure promise for any one of us. "The Holy Spirit says, Today," and Conscience also cries, "Today," and the voice of Reason and the voice of History an ...read
|The Deity of Jesus Christ
"While the Pharisees were gathered together,
Jesus asked them, Saying,
What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he?..."
The question that our Lord Jesus puts here to the Pharisees is the most fundamental question concerning Christian thought and faith that can be put to anybody in any age. Jesus Christ Himself is the center of C ...read
|The Drama Of Life In Three Acts
"A certain man had two sons." Luke xv. 11.
My subject to-night is the Drama of Life in Three Acts. The Lord Jesus Christ is the author of the Drama, and it surpasses anything that was ever put on the stage in conciseness, in point, in height and depth, and full-ness; and beauty of meaning, in pathos and in power. The Dramatic Personas of the dra ...read
|The Fool's Creed
"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." Ps. 14:1.
OUR subject to-night is The Fool's Creed. Every intelligent man has a creed. You hear men in our days inveighing against creeds, but every man who thinks has a creed. A man's creed is what a man believes, and every man who thinks at all must believe something. The only man who beli ...read
|The Great Attraction: The Uplifted Christ
IN A RECENT ADVERTISEMENT OF A Sunday evening service in one of. our American cities it was stated that there would be three attractions: a high-class movie show, a popular gospel pianist and his wife, rendered by a well-known prima donna. It is somewhat startling when an unusually gifted and popular preacher, or his advertising committee, thinks o ...read
|The Greatest Sentence That Was Ever Written
"God is Love."- 1 John iv. 8.
My subject is the greatest sentence that was ever written. Of course, that sentence is in the Bible. All the greatest sentences are in the one Book. The Bible has a way of putting more in a single sentence than other writers can put in a whole book. Yet there are some who would tell us that the Bible is no more God' ...read
|The Importance of Personal Soul Winning
"He first findeth his own brother Simon . And he brought him to Jesus." - John 1:41,42.
The one who brought his brother to Jesus was Andrew. We are not told that Andrew ever preached a sermon. If he did, the Holy Spirit did not think it worth putting on record. But this brother whom he brought to Jesus preached a sermon that led three thousand ...read
|The Judgment Day
"God now commandeth all men everywhere to repent; because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised him from the dead. Acts xvii. 30, 31.
There are two events in the future which are absolutely certain. Fir ...read
|The Most Important Question
"What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Matthew 27:22
If I should put to this audience tonight the question, What is the most important question of the day, I presume I would get a great variety of answers. Some of you would say that the disarmament question or the Four Power Treaty question was the most important question of t ...read
|The Most Important Question That Any Man Ever Asked Or Answered
"What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?"- Matthew xxvii. 22.
You will remember that it was the Roman governor Pilate who asked this question, and he answered it wrongly, and brought eternal ruin and infamy down upon his own head. I trust that many in this great audience will answer it right to-night, and bring to themselves eter ...read
|The New Birth as Set Forth in John 3:2-21
THE subject of our study this morning is The New Birth. One of the most fundamental and vital doctrines in Christianity is the doctrine of the New Birth. If men are wrong here they are likely to be wrong everywhere, and if they are right and clear in regard to this doctrine, they are pretty sure to be right and clear on every doctrine. We shall stu ...read
|The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit 1. The Personality of the Holy Spirit
Before one can correctly understand the work of the Holy Spirit, he must first of all know the Spirit Himself. A frequent source of error and fanaticism about the work of the Holy Spirit is the attempt to study and understand His work without first of all coming to know Him as a Person.
It is of the highest importance from the standpoint of wors ...read