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“And This is the Promise That He Hath Promised Us, Even Eternal Life.”   3 comments

And This is the Promise

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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1 Jno. 2, 25

“And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”  1 Jno. 5, 11

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.”  1 Jno. 5, 13

“Fight the good fight of faith; lay hold on eternal life.”  1 Tim. 6, 12

“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life–eternal life.”–Matt. 25, 46

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Eternal life–28 times

Everlasting life–14 times

Eternal glory–3 times

Eternal salvation–2 times

Eternal inheritance–1 time

Eternal judgment–1 time

Eternal damnation–1 time

Eternal fire–1 time

Everlasting consolation–1 time

Everlasting habitations–1 time

Everlasting destruction–1 time

Everlasting punishment–1 time

Everlasting fire–1 time

Total–56

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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“Peter Followed Afar Off.”   3 comments

Peter Followed Afar Off

Above:  Part of the Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather used the word “professor” to refer to one who professes faith, not someone who teaches at a college.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 29, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS LYDIA, DORCAS, AND PHOEBE, COWORKERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

THE FEAST OF ANDREI RUBLEV, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICONOGRAPHER

THE FEAST OF SAINTS GENESIUS I OF CLERMONT AND PRAEJECTUS OF CLERMONT, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; AND SAINT AMARIN, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT

THE FEAST OF SAINT GILDAS THE WISE, HISTORIAN AND ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

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Matt. 26, 58a

I.

“This expression used by Matthew, Mark, and Luke gets at a vital matter, tells one feature of Peter’s fall.  Overconfidence failed to pray in Gethsemane hastily, smote off the servant’s ear, rebuked by Jesus, who restored the ear; he seemed not to know what to do; followed his Lord afar off, cowered under accusation of being a disciple, he denied his Lord.

II.

Here is a great lesson for every professor.  There is grave danger at a distance from the Lord.  Near him Peter was brave; far off he fell into sin as any man is liable to do.

(a)  Such a course usually begins in neglect of prayer and Bible study, then neglect of the other means of grace, then of some duty then of bad company, then outright sin.

(b)  Overconfidence is dangerous.  “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he that fall” (1 Cor. 10, 12).  Our strength is in the Lord.  “Keep close to Jesus all the way.”

III.

Peter’s denial was not final and fatal.  Jesus caught his eye and it broke his heart, and he went out and wept bitterly.  “A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”  “If any man sin we have an Advocate with the Father” (1 Jno. 2, 1).

“Go tell my disciples and Peter.”  Jesus recommissioned him and he preached a great sermon at Pentecost and was true until death.

“Draw near to God and he will draw near to thee.”  Keep near him, being constantly faithful.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

1 John   1 comment

1 John

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-promises-of-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/cains-offering-rejected/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/pardon-and-cleansing/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-fellowship-of-jesus-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/christ-is-all-to-believers/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-care-of-the-soul/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/life-eternal-for-the-obedient/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/peter-followed-afar-off/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/and-this-is-the-promise-that-he-hath-promised-us-even-eternal-life/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/the-golden-rule/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/cains-offering-rejected/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/pardon-and-cleansing/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-nature-of-sin/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/spiritual-religion-and-ritualism/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-witness-of-the-spirit/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/genuine-love/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/gods-hostility-to-all-sin/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/heirs-of-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/conduct-most-important/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-gospel-of-love/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/brotherly-love-proof-of-our-discipleship/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/victory-through-christ-within/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/brotherly-love/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/conduct-most-important/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-victory-of-the-church/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-witness-of-the-spirit/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-divinity-of-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/and-this-is-the-promise-that-he-hath-promised-us-even-eternal-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/1-john-5-4/

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Posted November 14, 2013 by neatnik2009 in 1-3 John, Guide Posts A-J

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The Care of the Soul   3 comments

1 Peter 2, 11

1.  We are only sojourners & pilgrims here.  For a while we tabernacle here, but this is not our permanent abode.  Our care must be to further ourselves spiritually.  Conduct here relates to this & the future life.

2.  The soul is of supreme importance.  This is man’s glory over the lower animals.  Morals determine destiny.  “The soul,” not “the flesh,” is of greatest worth.

3.  There certainly are “lusts”–desires that war against the soul.  It is a fact of revelation & everyday experience–see 1 Jno. 2, 13-17.  We must be open-eyed here.  We have enemies and must be on our guard lest they harm us.

4.  Our lives should be wrought out carefully for the good of the soul.  Every tendency that is away from God should not be allowed.

In all bodily exercise and mental conquest all that hinders the soul’s highest development must be outlawed; the direct conquest of the vices of the heart is supremely urgent.

5.  Do it also for the sake of your influence (v. 12).  Else you will be a stumbling block.  Live so that God can boast of you to the devil himself–Job 1, 8 & 2, 3.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Life Eternal for the Obedient   1 comment

1 Jno. 2, 17 (latter clause)

The apostle contrasts the ephemeral pleasures of the world with the endless life of the Christian.

1.  God’s will is the law of man’s life.  He wills man’s good and to do His will is man’s duty & privilege.

This will requires turning from sin to holiness, from love of the world to the love and service of God and all that is good.  Our pleasure is in or from what we love.

2.  Doing His will brings peace and joy and life eternal to the soul.  “In him was life.”  “The Son quickeneth whom he will.”  Man finds his better, real self in serving God.

3.  Religion has a preserving power.  Fosters every noble element of man’s nature.  “Shall never die.”  “Springing up unto eternal life.”  “Yet in my flesh shall I see God.”  The Christian’s spirit never grows old.

4.  This life is joyous & beautiful here, but it is far more glorious in the world to come.  No affliction or curse, but blessing abounding forevermore.  The highest possible life for man is there.  The dead in Christ live an endless, wonderful life.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted June 10, 2013 by neatnik2009 in 1-3 John, George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L

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