Deuteronomy 27:11-26; The Curses from Ebal; God appointed which tribes should stand upon Mount Gerizim and which on Mount Ebal; The curses come in as exceptions from the general rule, and we know ‘exceptio firmat regulam–the exception confirms the rule’; This shows how ready God is to bestow the blessing; if any fall under the curse, they may thank themselves, they bring it upon their own heads; Note, Ministers must preach the terrors of the law as well as the comforts of the Gospel; must not only allure people to their duty with the promises of a blessing, but awe them to it with the threatenings of a curse; The apostle, following all the ancient versions, reads it, Cursed is every one that continues not, Gal. 3:10; Lest those who were guilty of other sins, not mentioned in this commination, should think themselves safe from the curse, this last reaches all; not only those who do the evil which the law forbids, but those also who omit the good which the law requires. B.C. 1451

The Curses from Ebal. B. C. 1451. Deuteronomy 27:11-26 11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,   12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:   13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.   14 And the Levites shall speak, and say Continue Reading

I wrote unto you…not to company with fornicators

From Koinonia House **MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK** I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or Continue Reading

Revelation 21:1-8; The New Jerusalem; Hitherto the Prophecy of this Book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of Divine Providence towards the Church in the world: now at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away; Thus the misery of the damned will illustrate the blessedness of those that are saved, and the blessedness of the saved will aggravate the misery of those that are damned. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 21 Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of divine Providence towards the church in the world: now, at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away. Some are willing to understand all that is said in these last two Continue Reading