Ministry and Authority-Glenn Conjurske

  Ministry and Authority by Glenn Conjurske God has joined ministry and authority together. But we live in an age which is impatient of authority as such—-an age of democracy and independence and pride and self-importance. Many there are who are content that their elders should feed them, so long as they do not endeavor […]

The Woman which was a Sinner-Glenn Conjurske

  The Woman which was a Sinner by Glenn Conjurske “And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, […]

The Healing of the Man Born Blind-Glenn Conjurske

  The Healing of the Man Born Blind by Glenn Conjurske It has been the common practice of the church to use the physical healings of Christ as illustrations of the salvation of the soul. Such interpretation has been well nigh universal among the spiritual, and we suppose few would object to it, aside from […]

First Love and First Works-Glenn Conjurske

  First Love and First Works Absract of a Sermon Preached on April 8, 2001 by Glenn Conjurske I preached to you a week ago on whether there is any virtue in doing as we ought to do, in spite of the fact that our heart is not in it. I answered that, of course, […]

Self-Denial and Virtue-Glenn Conjurske

  Self-Denial and Virtue Abstract of a Sermon Preached on April 1, 2001 by Glenn Conjurske Yesterday I was asked the question, If I do what is right, when my heart isn’t in it, is there any virtue in this? My first response would be to say that there must be more virtue in this […]

Hope and the Bible-Glenn Conjurske

  Hope and the Bible Abstract of a Sermon Preached on April 19, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4). “Whatsoever things were written aforetime.” This refers to the whole Old Testament—-and to […]

The Root of All Evil” Again-Glenn Conjurske

  “The Root of All Evil” Again by Glenn Conjurske I have lately read a most excellent article on “The Greek Article in the Revised Version,” by John Stuart Blackie, in The Contemporary Review for July of 1882. This article is full of true learning (enforced by telling examples) and solid common sense, and of […]

The Weakening of the Modern Mind-Glenn Conjurske

  The Weakening of the Modern Mind by Glenn Conjurske I have observed for many years that one of the great hindrances to teaching the truth in the modern church lies in the fact that modern man seems to have very little ability to think. For years I was simply unable to understand this. I […]

Romantic & Generic Love-Glenn Conjurske

  Romantic & Generic Love by Glenn Conjurske That there are two kinds of love, romantic and generic, human experience abundantly testifies, and so does Holy Scripture. Romantic love says, “Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.” (Song of Solomon 2:5). Yet it is perfectly plain that such […]

The Sting of Death-Glenn Conjurske

  The Sting of Death Abstract of a Sermon Preached on February 11, 2001 Addressed to the Young People by Glenn Conjurske How many of you are afraid of hornets? And why are you afraid of hornets? They’re just little things, and they don’t bite. I can understand that you would be afraid of bears, […]

The Last Testimony of A Departing Saint’s Spirit-Glenn Conjurske

  The Last Testimony of A Departing Saint’s Spirit by Glenn Conjurske As we have read many Christian biographies, we have read the accounts of the last words and deaths of many of the godly. It has been a common thing for those gathered around the dying bed of one they loved to seek for […]

As He Did Aforetime-Glenn Conjurske

  “As He Did Aforetime” Abstract of a Sermon Preached on August 2, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske I have seen very little true teaching on authority in the present day. The principles of democracy have thoroughly corrupted the modern church, so that the Bible doctrine of authority is almost unknown. In democracy, authority is something […]

The Righteousnesses of the Saints-Glenn Conjurske

  The Righteousnesses of the Saints by Glenn Conjurske It is written in the book of Revelation, chapter 19, verses 7 & 8, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that […]

Dependence on the System-Glenn Conjurske

  Dependence on the System Abstract of a Sermon Preached on Ocober 22, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske The mystery of iniquity has been at work for many centuries, slowly and surely, but modern travel and discovery, modern invention and technology, have given to it a momentum which it never possessed in all the preceding millenniums. […]

A Letter on the Terms of Discipleship-Glenn Conjurske

  A Letter on the Terms of Discipleship as the Terms of Salvation by Glenn Conjurske [Written in response to a letter reviewing my article on this theme, which appeared in Olde Paths & Ancient Landmarks, October, 2000.—-editor.] Dear Brother —-—-—–, I have looked over the materials you sent by —-—-—-– V—-—-—–. My first inclination […]

The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable-Glenn Conjurske

  The Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable by Glenn Conjurske In a sermon on “Dependence on the System” in our last number, we referred to the trans-Atlantic cable as one element in the “progress” of the mystery of iniquity. Though primitive enough in the light of subsequent developments, it was at the time a significant step forward […]

John the Baptist’s Food and Clothes-Glenn Conjurske

  John the Baptist’s Food and Clothes Absract of a Sermon Preached on October 29, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske I have told you often before that we ought to observe not only what the Bible says, but what it says it about. If that isn’t clear, what I mean is this: we ought to take […]

Saved by a Mistake-Glenn Conjurske

  Saved by a Mistake by Glenn Conjurske Great doors often turn on small hinges. The most insignificant events often alter the courses of lives and of nations. Even the salvation of a soul, in the wise and benign providence of God, has sometimes issued from a mere mistake. In an article entitled “English Memories […]

The Necessity, Purpose, & Nature of Scriptural Interpretation-Glenn Conjurske

  The Necessity, Purpose, & Nature of Scriptural Interpretation by Glenn Conjurske The time was, when I was young and ignorant, and knew a good deal less than I thought I did, that I denied the propriety of interpreting the Scriptures at all. Said I, it is not our business to interpret the Bible, but […]

Plain English-Glenn Conjurske

  Plain English by Glenn Conjurske I love plain English. Though I love refinement in every form, and am instinctively repelled by everything low and coarse and crude, yet I love plain English. I love that refinement which is free and natural, not that which is artificial and fastidious. I love the old farm house, […]

The Missing Tears-Glenn Conjurske

  The Missing Tears by Glenn Conjurske There is power in tears. Tears move the heart. Women know this, and are not afraid to show their tears when occasion calls for them. Yea, children know this, and freely—-often too freely—-employ their tears to move the hearts of their parents. But somehow the men of our […]

Speaking Graves-Glenn Conjurske

  Speaking Graves by Glenn Conjurske Wherever we go in this sin-cursed world we meet with graves—-not only a grave or two here and there, but hundreds of them, large fields filled with them. And those who ponder a little must be impressed with the fact that for every grave which we see there must […]

Why Did Noah Build the Ark?-Glenn Conjurske

  Why Did Noah Build the Ark? by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on May 9, 1993. Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised. Open your Bibles to the book of Genesis, chapter five. I’m going to speak to you tonight on “Why did Noah build the ark?” We know from the New Testament that he was moved […]

Paraphrasing in the Bible-Glenn Conjurske

  Paraphrasing in the Bible by Glenn Conjurske One of the most conspicuous differences between the old English version and the “New” versions which seek to replace it lies in the amount of paraphrase which they contain. The King James Version is generally free from unnecessary paraphrasing. The New American Standard (NASV) and New International […]

Supporting the Ministry-Glenn Conjurske

  Supporting the Ministry by Glenn Conjurske “Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say […]

The Only Rule of Faith and Practice-Glenn Conjurske

  “The Only Rule of Faith and Practice” by Glenn Conjurske “The Bible, I say, the Bible only, is the religion of Protestants.” So wrote William Chillingworth in 1637, and since that day the expression has been quoted and gloried in by Protestants everywhere. It ought to be gloried in, if it is true. But […]

Self – Denial-Glenn Conjurske

  Self – Denial by Glenn Conjurske “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what […]

The Wheat & the Tares-Glenn Conjurske

  The Wheat & the Tares by Glenn Conjurske “Let both grow together until the harvest.” (Matt. 13:30). This is one of the most abused scriptures in the Bible, for it is often used to overthrow the plain scriptures which require discipline and purity in the Church—-a subject with which the parable of the wheat […]

Self – Interest-Glenn Conjurske

  Self – Interest by Glenn Conjurske The Bible consistently and continually sets before us one grand reason or motive for what we do—-namely, our own good. Every “commandment with promise” (Eph. 6:2) is a proof of this, and so is every commandment with a threat. The Bible is full of both, from “in the […]

Sell That Ye Have-Glenn Conjurske

  “Sell That Ye Have” by Glenn Conjurske “Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:33-34. This plain command of Christ, […]

What Is the Wedding Garment?-Glenn Conjurske

  What Is the Wedding Garment? Matt. 22:1-14 by Glenn Conjurske The garment in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the well known symbol of righteousness. This is seen in the garments of skins which the Lord made for Adam and Eve, as also in the fig leaves which they sewed for themselves. It […]

The Deceived Multitude at the End of the Thousand Years-Glenn Conjurske

  The Deceived Multitude at the End of the Thousand Years by Glenn Conjurske “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, […]

Mistakes and Consequences-Glenn Conjurske

  Mistakes and Consequences by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on June 9, 1991. Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised. I’m going to speak to you this morning on mistakes and their consequences. I don’t have any particular scripture to turn to to begin with, but we’ll turn to a number of them this morning. Mistakes have […]

World Rulers-Glenn Conjurske

  World Rulers by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on Dec. 6, 1992, Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised. Turn in your Bibles to the book of Ephesians, chapter 6. We read in verse 12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, […]

Ordained to Eternal Life-Glenn Conjurske

  “Ordained to Eternal Life” by Glenn Conjurske We read in the English Bible, at Acts 13:48, “as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” This text, as it thus stands, is one of the strongholds of the Calvinistic doctrine that none will or can believe unto eternal life except those who have been […]

The Sins of Jeroboam-Glenn Conjurske

  The Sins of Jeroboam by Glenn Conjurske “And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David. If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam […]

Taking Down Walls-Glenn Conjurske

  Taking Down Walls by Glenn Conjurske “Taking down walls” has become the watchword of ecumenicals in our day. Indeed, it seems to have become the passion of some of them, such as the “Promise Keepers,” in which this ecumenical agenda seems to have practically eclipsed the ostensible purpose of organization. Not to keep my […]

The Round Earth-Glenn Conjurske

  The Round Earth by Glenn Conjurske When I was a boy in school, I was taught that it was universally believed in olden times that the world was flat, and that if a man sailed too far, he would fall off the edge. The teachers of such history must have supposed our poor forefathers […]

Last Month’s Challenge Explained and Reiterated-Glenn Conjurske

  Last Month’s Challenge Explained and Reiterated Together With Several Statements from Prominent Men & Societies of Old Times, who Deny the Inerrancy of the King James Version by Glenn Conjurske In our review of David Cloud’s For Love of the Bible, we offered a challenge to the whole King James Only movement, to produce […]

Steadfast and Unmoveable-Glenn Conjurske

  Steadfast and Unmoveable Abstract of a Sermon Preached on Oct 5, 1997 by Glenn Conjurske I have been thinking of preaching on this subject for a long time. This afternoon I was out walking on a quiet country road, meditating, and fully intending to preach on this subject tonight, when I realized that for […]

Even a Child-Glenn Conjurske

  Even a Child by Glenn Conjurske Abstract of a Sermon, Preached on June 23, 1996 “Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” (Prov. 20:11). A child is known by his doings, exactly as a tree is known by its fruit, whether it be […]

Judging By One Issue-Glenn Conjurske

  Judging By One Issue by Glenn Conjurske No man is to be judged by one issue. No movement is to be judged by one issue. Yet there is scarcely anything so common in the church of God as to judge of men and movements on the basis of a single issue—-and scarcely anything so […]

Traditionalism, Conservativism, and Liberalism-Glenn Conjurske

  Traditionalism, Conservativism, and Liberalism by Glenn Conjurske Many of the battles which have raged in the church over the centuries have had to do with change—-one side contending for change, and the other side resisting it. In this article I aim to set forth the principles which are embodied in those conflicts. How much […]

Judgement Upon All the Ungodly-Glenn Conjurske

  Judgement Upon All the Ungodly by Glenn Conjurske The Bible is very explicit concerning the fact that when Christ returns to earth he will execute judgement upon all the ungodly—-and this fact is fatal to the system of doctrines known as post-tribulationism. The fact of the universal judgement upon the ungodly is denied by […]

Withdraw Thy Foot-Glenn Conjurske

  Withdraw Thy Foot by Glenn Conjurske It is the general character of the book of Proverbs not merely to give us commandments to make us righteous, but to give us advice to make us wise—-to teach us how to act in such a way as to secure our own good, sometimes in spiritual and […]

Ruth and Orpah-Glenn Conjurske

  Ruth and Orpah A Sermon by Glenn Conjurske—-Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised Read Ruth 1:1-18. The land of Judah was God’s land, the land that he had promised to Abraham and to his seed for ever. It was the holy land, the land where God’s temple was, the land where God’s people were. In the […]

The Other Wages of Sin-Glenn Conjurske

  The Other Wages of Sin Absract of a Sermon Preached on February 21, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske If I were to ask you “What are the wages of sin?” you would all reply without hesitation, “The wages of sin is death.” While the world may not know or acknowledge this, we all know it, […]

The Two Gospels-Glenn Conjurske

  The Two Gospels by Glenn Conjurske From the time that man was created on the earth, two gospels have been preached to him. One is the gospel of God. The other is the gospel of the devil. Now the gospel is good news. It is “glad tidings of great joy.” Of what does that […]

Joseph-Glenn Conjurske

  Joseph by Glenn Conjurske Joseph is one of the fullest types of Christ which we find in the Old Testament, and particularly a type of “the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” In what is more personal, we find in Joseph a telling exemplification of the fact that in the ways […]

Paul Forsaken-Glenn Conjurske

  Paul Forsaken by Glenn Conjurske “This thou knowest,” writes Paul to Timothy, “that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.” (II Tim. 1:15). This is a very remarkable statement, and one which some have been slow to believe. Various commentators have labored to soften […]

Uncertain Riches-Glenn Conjurske

  Uncertain Riches by Glenn Conjurske “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in UNCERTAIN RICHES, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy, that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, laying […]

Old Testament Restorations-Glenn Conjurske

  Old Testament Restorations by Glenn Conjurske A restoration is a return to the truth, and to the practice of it. It is a restoration of something which has been lost, or given up. Whenever there has been a departure of the people of God from the ways or the truth of God, a restoration […]

Irresistible Preaching-Glenn Conjurske

  Irresistible Preaching by Glenn Conjurske That there is something very desperately wrong with most of the preaching of the present day ought to go without saying. Most of modern preaching is a true reflection of modern Christianity—-ignorant, worldly, lukewarm, tame, dry, and powerless. Instead of changing the low state of the church, the preaching […]

The Soul and the Spirit-Glenn Conjurske

  The Soul and the Spirit by Glenn Conjurske One of the great deficiencies in the theology of the church is the failure to distinguish between the soul and the spirit. Many indeed hold that the two are the same thing. But the Scriptures distinguish between them, and even speak of dividing them asunder. And […]

The Prodigality of Scripture-Glenn Conjurske

  The Prodigality of Scripture by Glenn Conjurske In the fall of 1981 I was picking rose hips in North Dakota with my friend Frank Detrick. As we stood surveying a vast field of prairie rose bushes, all heavy laden with rose hips, Frank exclaimed, “The prodigality of nature!” But for those who know the […]

Things New and Old-Glenn Conjurske

  Things New and Old by Glenn Conjurske “Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”—-Matthew 13:52. New revelations we have nothing to do with. We have […]

Inspired Apostles-Glenn Conjurske

  Inspired Apostles by Glenn Conjurske One of the popular misconceptions which has apparently had a firm hold upon the church for a long time is the notion that the apostles were “inspired”—-that is, that they were somehow infallible, preserved from all error in doctrine or practice. Statements of this doctrine, or incidental allusions to […]

About My Father’s Business-Glenn Conjurske

  About My Father’s Business by Glenn Conjurske “Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49). So said the Lord Jesus at the age of twelve years, when his parents found him in the temple hearing the doctors and asking them questions. From his point of view it was strange […]

In Us or By Us?-Glenn Conjurske

  In Us or By Us? by Glenn Conjurske Paul writes, “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in […]

What God Chooses-Glenn Conjurske

  What God Chooses A Sermon by Glenn Conjurske, Preached on May 22, 1992 Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised Open your Bibles please to the book of I Corinthians, the first chapter. I’ll begin reading at verse 18, and read to the end of the chapter. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that […]

With the People of God-Glenn Conjurske

  With the People of God by Glenn Conjurske “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than […]

Parental Softness-Glenn Conjurske

  Parental Softness by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached Oct. 18, 1989—-Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised. I want to speak to you again tonight on the subject of the discipline of children. I plan to cover a lot of ground that we’ve covered before, but also probably some we have never talked about before. But let’s […]

The Prayer of Faith-Glenn Conjurske

  The Prayer of Faith by Glenn Conjurske “The prayer of faith,” says James, “shall save the sick.” Yet we have all known of many who have died in spite of many prayers. Evidently not every prayer is “the prayer of faith.” And it is evidently not always possible to pray the prayer of faith, […]

Hyperspirituality and the Use of Means-Glenn Conjurske

  Hyperspirituality and the Use of Means by Glenn Conjurske One of the common manifestations of hyperspirituality is its slighting or condemning of means, as though they were an illegitimate substitute for the true work of God, or as though the use of means were indicative of a lack of trust in God. The unspiritual […]

What I Have Against the Creation Science Movement -Glenn Conjurske

  What I Have Against the Creation Science Movement Abstract of a Sermon Preached on January 9, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske You won’t need your Bibles for this sermon, for I intend to speak this morning on an unscriptural and unspiritual subject. We had a brief discussion last night at the love feast about Creation […]

SORROW-Glenn Conjurske

  SORROW by Glenn Conjurske Sorrow is like fire, very useful and beneficial in the proper place and amount, but a great destroyer otherwise. Sorrow may cure a man, and it may kill him. “The sorrow of the world worketh death.” (II Cor. 7:10). “Worketh death”—-that is, produces it, brings it about. Jacob speaks of […]

HOLINESS Without Which No Man Shall See the Lord-Glenn Conjurske

  HOLINESS Without Which No Man Shall See the Lord by Glenn Conjurske “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Heb. 12:14). This seems to be plain enough that it should not be mistaken, yet in spite of its plainness the verse has been made subservient to […]

The Church and the World-Glenn Conjurske

  The Church and the World by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached April 18, 1993. Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised. Open your Bibles to the book of First John, chapter five, verse nineteen. Here we read, “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness”—-or as it should rather be […]

The Marrow of Dispensationalism-Glenn Conjurske

  The Marrow of Dispensationalism by Glenn Conjurske There are thousands of dispensationalists throughout Fundamentalism who have almost no understanding of the real marrow of dispensationalism. They hold tenaciously to a program of human history, such as may be portrayed on a chart of the ages, but have no understanding of the principles which underlie […]

Slacks & Women-Glenn Conjurske

  Slacks & Women by Glenn Conjurske A sermon preached on July 24, 1991; recorded and transcribed; revised and abridged by the author. Turn with me to Romans, chapter 12. I’m going to speak to you tonight on women and slacks. Before I get into that, however, I am going to talk to you about […]

Restraining Children-Glenn Conjurske

  Restraining Children A Sermon by Glenn Conjurske Recorded, Transcribed, and Largely Revised Last Sunday morning we talked about disciplining children, and at the end of that sermon I rather cut things short, because I was running out of time, but we looked at two scriptures towards the end of that sermon, and I want […]

The Prodigal Son: Saint or Sinner?-Glenn Conjurske

  The Prodigal Son: Saint or Sinner? by Glenn Conjurske That the prodigal son represents a lost sinner has been the common belief of the church for centuries, and not without reason. But this is now denied by many, and the prodigal is held to represent a backsliding saint. The reason for this modern departure […]

Books and the Bible-Glenn Conjurske

  Books and the Bible by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached August 23, 1992. Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised I am going to preach tonight on “Books and the Bible.” I know all of you folks here are inclined—-some more and some less—-to read other books besides the Bible. You all do so. How do you […]

First John 5:7-Glenn Conjurske

  First John 5:7 by Glenn Conjurske At some time or other the reader has doubtless read or heard that I John 5:7 is not inspired Scripture, and does not belong in the Bible, but was probably left wondering what facts such an assertion was based upon. On the other side, some of the advocates […]

Solitude-Glenn Conjurske

  Solitude by Glenn Conjurske Solitude is a commodity which is as valuable as it is rare in modern society—-and it is valuable not only because it is rare, like some old postage stamp, but because of its own intrinsic worth. To be alone is wholesome. To be alone is profitable. But solitude is little […]

The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard-Glenn Conjurske

  The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard By Glenn Conjurske The parable of the laborers in the vineyard, though in reality simple and beautiful, has been a source of difficulty and confusion to most of those who have labored over it. Of its difficulty Archbishop Trench says, “It is a parable which stands […]

Truth or Consequences-Glenn Conjurske

  Truth or Consequences by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on July 20, 1992. Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised. Turn in your Bibles to the sixth chapter of the book of Matthew. I’m going to preach this morning on “Truth or Consequences.” To begin, I’m going to read Matthew, chapter 6, verses 19 and 20. “Lay […]

Fiction-Glenn Conjurske

  Fiction by Glenn Conjurske I have not read fiction for nearly thirty years. I gave it up when I was converted. This I did instinctively, not because I believed fiction was sinful, but because I had no more interest in it, any more than I had in major league baseball games. I had eternity […]

The Rod of God-Glenn Conjurske

  The Rod of God Abstract of a Sermon Preached on September 24, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske The power of God is with the man of God. This is an obvious fact of history, and plainly taught in the Bible. When Elijah was taken up from earth to heaven, and the longing Elisha cried after […]

Feminine Modesty & Slacks-Glenn Conjurske

  Feminine Modesty & Slacks by Glenn Conjurske It often happens that the arguments which are employed in favor of a thing are the strongest arguments which we could wish against it. I have often enough been confirmed in my own belief precisely by the arguments which are used against it. When we behold how […]

Another False Definition of Repentance-Glenn Conjurske

  Another False Definition of Repentance by Glenn Conjurske It is common for all antinomians to define repentance as a change of mind. The obvious purpose of this is to empty the word of its meaning. William Pettingill says, “Strictly speaking, the word repentance means ‘a change of mind.’ … Since it is not possible […]

The Heart & the Conscience, or Conviction & Convenience-Glenn Conjurske

  The Heart & the Conscience, or Conviction & Convenience by Glenn Conjurske Twenty-five years ago I wore a full beard, but shaved the area around my mouth. At that time I visited some Mennonites in Indiana, who wore beards exactly like my own. One of the young men there asked me if I had […]

The Rich Young Ruler & the Terms of Salvation-Glenn Conjurske

  The Rich Young Ruler & the Terms of Salvation by Glenn Conjurske In preaching the gospel to the ungodly, I have often known the self-righteous to agree with every word, so long as I preach repentance, but the moment I begin to preach discipleship, they balk, and begin to object and oppose. The necessity […]

The Husband is the Head of the Wife-Glenn Conjurske

  The Husband is the Head of the Wife by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon preached on October 22, 1989. Recorded, transcribed, and Revised. [Though the following sermon gives no quarter to modern attempts to equalize the sexes, but affirms in no uncertain terms the real headship of the husband, yet it is probable that the […]

More Hyperspiritual Views of Love-Glenn Conjurske

  More Hyperspiritual Views of Love by Glenn Conjurske The hyperspiritual views of love and marriage, which we have often opposed in these pages, have evidently spread over the modern church like a flood. I read very little of modern Evangelical literature, and usually only such as comes to my hand without my seeking it, […]

Extemporaneous Preaching-Glenn Conjurske

  Extemporaneous Preaching by Glenn Conjurske I have always been an advocate of extemporaneous preaching. So soon as I learned that there was such a thing as “homiletics,” when I was a young convert at Bible school, thirty-five years ago, I opposed it. I was obliged to take the courses in homiletics myself, but I […]

Uriah the Hittite-Glenn Conjurske

  Uriah the Hittite by Glenn Conjurske Uriah is always referred to as “Uriah the Hittite.” He was no Israelite, but belonged to the wicked race of the Hittites, who had been devoted to the judgement of God when Israel entered the land of Canaan. Long ere that date, when the iniquity of the inhabitants […]

The Truth and the Facts-Glenn Conjurske

  The Truth and the Facts by Glenn Conjurske The truth and the facts are both of course true—-both therefore in some sense the truth—-but I do not mean the same thing by them. In one point of view they are but the same thing under different names, yet they may be distinguished thus: the […]

The Term “Worldview”-Glenn Conjurske

  The Term “Worldview” by Glenn Conjurske A reader has written me a few comments on my observations on the word “worldview,” which lead me to suppose a few more remarks may be profitable. My correspondent suggests that “worldview” is not in the dictionary because it ought to be written “world view.” This, of course, […]

Wait Patiently-Glenn Conjurske

  Wait Patiently Abstract of A Sermon Preached on July 6, 1997 by Glenn Conjurske Faith and patience are intimately associated together in the Bible. Faith particularly belongs to the time of waiting, and the time of patience is the time of faith. The 37th Psalm is one of the most precious passages in the […]

An Old-Time Fast Food Shop-Glenn Conjurske

  An Old-Time Fast Food Shop by Glenn Conjurske Modern technology has flooded the world with a million “time-savers”—-with gadgets and appliances and machines of every possible description, which enable us to do almost everything in a small fraction of the time it used to take. We have automobiles and airplanes, sewing machines and washing […]

More on Modern Curses-Glenn Conjurske

  More on Modern Curses by Glenn Conjurske A reader questions the validity of my position on “the curses of modern society,” asking whether the curse does not lie in the use of those things, rather than in the things themselves, affirming that the real wickedness is in the heart of man, not in the […]

Faith and Miracles-Glenn Conjurske

  Faith and Miracles by Glenn Conjurske We read in John 2:23-25, “Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that […]

The Two Revelators-Glenn Conjurske

  The Two Revelators by Glenn Conjurske Thirty years ago, as a student at a Fundamentalist Bible institute, I was taught that “there are two great revelators—-Moses and Paul.” Moses was without doubt the first great revelator, who wrote the first five books of the Bible. And ere he departed this life he wrote, “The […]

Prove All Things-Glenn Conjurske

  Prove All Things by Glenn Conjurske (A Sermon Preached on Nov. 8, l992, Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised.) Open your Bibles with me to I Thessalonians, chapter 5, and the twenty-first verse. It says, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” Father, teach us this morning. Open our minds, and Father, give us […]

May Christians Go Into Debt?-Glenn Conjurske

  May Christians Go Into Debt? by Glenn Conjurske “Owe no man any thing.” —-Romans 13:8. This scripture is so plain that it ought to need no comment. Yet many Christians in our day are so accustomed to explaining away Scripture that they have never been able to arrive at the plain and obvious meaning […]

What Manner of Time-Glenn Conjurske

  What Manner of Time by Glenn Conjurske “Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you, searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the […]

Esau’s Birthright-Glenn Conjurske

  Esau’s Birthright by Glenn Conjurske “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” […]

A Modern Mistake on Romans 14-Glenn Conjurske

  A Modern Mistake on Romans 14 by Glenn Conjurske A young lady has recently read some of my comments on painted women and long-haired men, and remarks, “The words ‘Pharisee’ and ‘legalism’ come to mind. … see Romans Chapter 14, Mr. Conjurske!” I may assure the young lady that I have seen it, but […]

Greet One Another with a Holy Kiss-Glenn Conjurske

  Greet One Another with a Holy Kiss by Glenn Conjurske We have never greeted anybody with a holy kiss. We have always been content to greet our friends and brethren with a handshake, and we have supposed that in so doing we are doing all that this scripture requires of us. Some there are, […]

The Epidemic of Amateurism-Glenn Conjurske

  The Epidemic of Amateurism by Glenn Conjurske The title of the present article is culled from the last page of the little book by A. W. Tozer, recently reviewed in these pages, on The Menace of the Religious Movie. Tozer writes, “I heard the president of a Christian college say some time ago that […]

Look and Live!-Glenn Conjurske

  “Look and Live!” by Glenn Conjurske My readers have lately been reminded that this is the gospel which was preached to C. H. Spurgeon, on the day in which he found peace with God. Many others have preached the same gospel, and doubtless many have been converted under it. That many are converted by […]

What Is Wisdom?-Glenn Conjurske

  What Is Wisdom? by Glenn Conjurske Wisdom is doubtless a very complex thing, having many facets, but I aim at present merely to describe its essence. I suppose the most fundamental part of wisdom consists of an understanding of how to accomplish our ends. Next to that lies an understanding of which ends are […]

Environmentalism-Glenn Conjurske

  Environmentalism by Glenn Conjurske Environmentalism is for all practical purposes a religion, as militant as Islam, as hypocritical as feminism, and more pernicious than humanism. Humanism is perverse in exalting man to the place of God, but environmentalism debases him to the level of the beasts that perish. Humanism recognizes the primacy of man. […]

Elijah Truly Shall First Come-Glenn Conjurske

  Elijah Truly Shall First Come by Glenn Conjurske The last two verses of the Old Testament prophesy the coming again of Elijah. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, […]

The Mark Upon Cain-Glenn Conjurske

  The Mark Upon Cain by Glenn Conjurske “And Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am […]

If Any Man Draw Back-Glenn Conjurske

  “If Any Man Draw Back” by Glenn Conjurske “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” So reads Hebrews 10:38 in the common English Bible. The italics indicate that the words “any man” are not in the original, but have been […]

The Garment Spotted by the Flesh-Glenn Conjurske

  The Garment Spotted by the Flesh by Glenn Conjurske “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 23). The first thing which must be understood here is that this admonition is addressed to the evangelist, not to the sinner. It is not […]

The Tears of Esau-Glenn Conjurske

  The Tears of Esau by Glenn Conjurske “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully […]

No Man Durst Join-Glenn Conjurske

  No Man Durst Join by Glenn Conjurske Preached August 21, 1988, recorded, transcribed, and revised. “And of the rest durst no man join himself to them.”—-Acts 5:13. I have recommended to various people throughout the years that if you want to know what real Christianity is, read the book of Acts. And if you […]

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs-Glenn Conjurske

  “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs” by Glenn Conjurske A number of years ago a Charismatic acquaintance of mine asked me why I don’t sing any spiritual songs. I was totally at a loss to know what he could mean, but told him that I do sing spiritual songs, and have a whole hymn book […]

Edification-Glenn Conjurske

  Edification by Glenn Conjurske It is a common thing to hear comments concerning preaching or conversation which has dealt with negative or unpleasant themes, to the effect that such preaching or conversation is unedifying. And sometimes it may in fact be so. But it seems that in the modern church the word “unedifying” has […]

Not to Leave the Other Undone-Glenn Conjurske

  “Not to Leave the Other Undone” by Glenn Conjurske “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matt. 23:23). […]

Pie in the Sky By and By-Glenn Conjurske

  “Pie in the Sky By and By” by Glenn Conjurske There are certain liberals, neo-evangelicals, and others who sit in the seat of the scornful, who like to cast sneers upon the preachers of the old-fashioned gospel. These old-fashioned folks, it seems, are “so heavenly minded they are no earthly good,” and the gospel […]

Sunshine-Glenn Conjurske

  Sunshine by Glenn Conjurske There is nothing on earth so cheering to the soul of man as sunshine. We bask in sunshine, but what gloom I have sometimes felt in passing several days together without seeing the sun—-and what cheer I have felt in just a passing gleam of sunlight, when I had not […]

Inquire of the Former Age-Glenn Conjurske

  Inquire of the Former Age by Glenn Conjurske I have no question that pride is one of the major hindrances to progress in the church of the present day. Every man supposes himself to know some things, and “Knowledge puffs up.” Even a large dosage of the most excellent sort of knowledge has that […]

Discontent in a Good Place-Glenn Conjurske

  Discontent in a Good Place by Glenn Conjurske Some years ago I heard a recorded sermon on the prodigal son by Bob Jones the first, who was one of the great evangelists of modern times. He remarked that the prodigal’s character was bad ere ever he left the father’s house, the proof of his […]

A Sword in Your Household-Glenn Conjurske

  A Sword in Your Household by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on June 22, 1988, Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised. You can open to the twelfth chapter of the book of Luke. Luke chapter 12, verse 51. He says: “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay, but […]

Stewardship-Glenn Conjurske

  Stewardship By Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on Sept. 25, 1994, Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised Open your Bibles to the sixteenth chapter of the book of Luke. Luke, chapter 16, beginning at verse 1, “And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same […]

The Right Hand and the Left-Glenn Conjurske

  The Right Hand and the Left by Glenn Conjurske “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left.” (Joshua 1:7). “By the armour of righteousness, on the […]

Did Elijah Go to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire?-Glenn Conjurske

  Did Elijah Go to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire? by Glenn Conjurske We need only open almost any children’s Bible story book to see pictures of Elijah going to heaven in a chariot of fire. This wondrous chariot of fire which transported him to heaven is also sung in various songs, written of […]

The Devil’s Advantage-Glenn Conjurske

  The Devil’s Advantage by Glenn Conjurske The devil has always a very great advantage over God in dealing with the souls of men. The devil may preach what men wish to hear, while God must preach what they ought to hear. The devil may pamper their pride, while God seeks to abase it. The […]

Time in Eternity-Glenn Conjurske

  Time in Eternity by Glenn Conjurske A strange notion has taken hold of the minds of many, namely, that there is no time in eternity. Many good and great men have embraced this opinion, and taught it as though it were self-evident truth. The notion may seem harmless at first sight, but when its […]

Not Only Idle-Glenn Conjurske

  Not Only Idle by Glenn Conjurske “And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to […]

Destroyed Them All-Glenn Conjurske

  “Destroyed Them All” by Glenn Conjurske We have often pointed out in these pages the fact that if the ungodly are all destroyed at the coming of Christ, and the godly all raptured and glorified at the same time, there would be no man left in the natural body to inherit the earth under […]

The Education of Children-Glenn Conjurske

  The Education of Children by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached Sept. 25, 1988. Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised. Deuteronomy, the sixth chapter, and we will begin reading with verse four. “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all […]

Making Ourselves Poor-Glenn Conjurske

  Making Ourselves Poor by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on Jan. 31, l993—-Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised Turn in your Bibles to the book of Proverbs, the thirteenth chapter. In verse 7 we read, “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.” I was […]

Love and Humility-Glenn Conjurske

  Love and Humility by Glenn Conjurske Love and humility are Siamese twins, and it is scarcely possible to find the one without finding the other. I have been much struck with the fact that the description of love which Paul gives in I Corinthians 13 is in large part also an excellent description of […]

What’s Wrong with It-Glenn Conjurske

  “What’s Wrong with It?” by Glenn Conjurske “What’s wrong with it?” is a question which is heard altogether too often in the church of God. The question itself is low and petty, and usually betrays a wrong state of heart in those who ask it. This question is the common language of the carnal […]

The Degeneracy of Modern Music-Glenn Conjurske

  The Degeneracy of Modern Music by Glenn Conjurske I do not aim to speak much of the popular music of the world. I hear but little of it, though I do hear some in stores or other work places, where I am obliged to shop or carry on my business. I can say that […]

The Way of Transgressors-Glenn Conjurske

  The Way of Transgressors Abstract of a Gospel Sermon, Preached on Nov. 5, 1997 by Glenn Conjurske Proverbs 13:15 tells us that “the way of transgressors is hard.” A transgressor is a law-breaker. It is one who disregards the commands of God, and disobeys them. He does what he pleases instead of what God […]

Worldly Weddings-Glenn Conjurske

  Worldly Weddings by Glenn Conjurske George Müller writes under the date of Dec. 1, 1869, “[Received] 2l. with the following letter: `Dear Sir, We walked to church on our wedding-day, therefore we are enabled to send you a cheque for 2l., which would otherwise have been spent in carriages. From yours very truly, John […]

Not Answering Again-Glenn Conjurske

  Not Answering Again Abstract of a Sermon Preached on Sept. 7, 1997 by Glenn Conjurske “Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things, not answering again.” (Titus 2:9). I am aware that this scripture speaks of servants, but I intend to apply it to children. […]

Musical Instruments in the Worship of God-Glenn Conjurske

  Musical Instruments in the Worship of God by Glenn Conjurske There are numbers of Christians of various denominations who contend strongly against the use of musical instruments in the worship of God, or at any rate in the public worship of God. Numerous arguments are advanced in favor of this restriction, and long debates […]

The Day of Salvation-Glenn Conjurske

  The Day of Salvation by Glenn Conjurske Truth is one, while error is manifold and multitudinous. While God therefore must speak one constant and unchanging message, the devil may preach whatever suits his purpose, and change the message with every change of the weather. But observe that while error has many faces, moral error […]

The Other Missing Tears-Glenn Conjurske

  The Other Missing Tears by Glenn Conjurske More than five years ago we published an article on “The Missing Tears.” We spoke then of the tears which characterized the pulpit in better days of the church, and of the general absence of those tears in the present day. The missing tears in the pulpit, […]

Sharing the Gospel-Glenn Conjurske

  Sharing the Gospel by Glenn Conjurske It is very common in our day to hear people talk of sharing the gospel—-or worse, sharing their faith. Such language is wholly unscriptural. The Bible speaks of preaching the gospel. The word “share” never appears in the Bible at all. But we will not make a man […]

Making Disciples-Glenn Conjurske

  Making Disciples by Glenn Conjurske Having read my sermon on “Forsaking All,” in the June issue of this magazine, a reader objects, on the basis of Greek grammar, to the use which I have made of Matthew 28:19-20. He writes, “You seem to understand the verse as if it were a series of commands: […]

Fiction Again-Glenn Conjurske

  Fiction Again by Glenn Conjurske Seven years have swiftly flown since I published my article against fiction, an article which was highly praised at the time by friend and foe alike. My indictment against fiction in that article was that it draws too bright a picture of life, gives too much hope, conducts us […]

The Woman with the Issue of Blood-Glenn Conjurske

  The Woman with the Issue of Blood by Glenn Conjurske We know little enough about this woman, and the brief account which we have of her tells us more about her Lord than about herself. We meet her but once, where she meets the Lord. He was enroute to the house of Jairus, in […]

The Zeal of Thine House-Glenn Conjurske

  The Zeal of Thine House Abstract of a Sermon Preached on December 10, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske “And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting. And when he had made […]

Did Many Things-Glenn Conjurske

  Did Many Things by Glenn Conjurske “For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.” (Mark 6:20). In this cryptic sentence, “he did many things,” we have a most felicitous description of a […]

Bands and Cords-Glenn Conjurske

  Bands and Cords by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on January 5, l992, Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised. Open with me to the second Psalm. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against […]

II Timothy 2:15-Glenn Conjurske

  II Timothy 2:15 by Glenn Conjurske “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This is one of the most quoted, and least understood, verses in the New Testament. It is taken for granted by almost everybody that “study” means to […]

Hyperspirituality-Glenn Conjurske

  Hyperspirituality by Glenn Conjurske Next to carnality, I suppose the greatest enemy of true spirituality is hyperspirituality. In one sense I suppose it is a greater enemy, for it is certainly more subtle. I have observed for years what seems to be a general pattern, that wherever a man rises out of the bogs […]

The Singing of the Birds-Glenn Conjurske

  The Singing of the Birds by Glenn Conjurske The birds hold a unique place in all of God’s creation. The Bible calls them “the birds of the heavens.” (Jer. 4:25).* This is their own sphere, and they are at home there. They are creatures of grace and beauty. Much of this lower creation is […]

Loathing the Honeycomb-Glenn Conjurske

  Loathing the Honeycomb Abstract of A Sermon Preached on March 29, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske Proverbs 27:7 says, “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” The honeycomb is the best and sweetest thing which nature has to offer, but the full soul has no interest […]

Sinners with their Heads Down-Glenn Conjurske

  Sinners with their Heads Down by Glenn Conjurske Sinners are wont to hold their heads high, sinful man having little sense of shame for his sin, and mortal man little sense of his utter weakness. The latter is most aptly expressed in the following not-very-pleasant verse by Coxe: March! March! March! Earth groans as […]

Coats-Glenn Conjurske

  Coats by Glenn Conjurske “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” Observe, first, who it was who made these coats. These were nothing which Adam and Eve devised for themselves, as their aprons had been. It was “the Lord God” who made them. […]

The Temple of God in the Great Tribulation-Glenn Conjurske

  The Temple of God in the Great Tribulation by Glenn Conjurske “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (II Thes. 2:4). When the antichrist proclaims himself as God and […]

Praying In the Name of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

  Praying In the Name of Christ by Glenn Conjurske The evangelical church of our day is as fast bound by the traditions of men as ever the Church of Rome was. The traditions may be different (though alas, many of them are the same), but the evangelical traditions have no more scriptural sanction than […]

The Doctrine of the Trinity in the Book of Genesis-Glenn Conjurske

  The Doctrine of the Trinity in the Book of Genesis by Glenn Conjurske To those who have eyes to see, the book of Genesis must be one of the most wonderful things in existence. It has been often remarked by others that every major doctrine of the Bible is found in germ form in […]

Domestic Disobedience-Glenn Conjurske

  Domestic Disobedience by Glenn Conjurske Far be it from me to write anything which would encourage a spirit of disobedience, or recommend disobedience as a usual practice. I am generally accused of making too much of authority, not too little. Still there are many in this day whose doctrine of authority is so extreme […]

Zipporah-Glenn Conjurske

  Zipporah by Glenn Conjurske “Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. And the shepherds came and drove […]

The Ministry of Women-Glenn Conjurske

  The Ministry of Women by Glenn Conjurske The first thing which must be understood is that in the New Testament all ministry is based upon spiritual gift. “As every man”—-or rather, “every one,” for “man” is generic here, and there is no word answering to it in the Greek—-“as every one hath received the […]

Pious Unbelief & Impious Faith-Glenn Conjurske

  Pious Unbelief & Impious Faith by Glenn Conjurske There is a great deal of pious unbelief on the earth, and alas, but little faith of any kind. Faith, of course, is always pious, and unbelief always impious, but they often appear to be the reverse. Unbelief is often found quoting Scripture. It quotes Scripture […]

Repentance in the Gospel of John-Glenn Conjurske

  Repentance in the Gospel of John by Glenn Conjurske One of the common arguments of those who oppose the scriptural doctrine of repentance is its supposed absence from the Gospel of John. That argument is stated very forcefully by Sir Robert Anderson: “And the Gospel of John—-pre-eminently the gospel-book of the Bible—-will be searched […]

The Wisdom of Nathan-Glenn Conjurske

  The Wisdom of Nathan by Glenn Conjurske We are all familiar with Nathan’s parable, which he spoke to David, after David had taken Bath-sheba, and killed her husband to cover his crime. I hope that most of us have understood the exquisite wisdom embodied in that parable, by which he moved David to condemn […]

Cave Men-Glenn Conjurske

  Cave Men by Glenn Conjurske We have all heard of the “cave men,” who belonged to the “stone age,” who “millions of years ago” lived in caves, and hunted with stone clubs and axes, before men had learned to build houses, or discovered the use of iron, or risen to any of the advancements […]

That Nothing Be Lost-Glenn Conjurske

  That Nothing Be Lost Abstract of a Sermon Preached on June 8, 1997 by Glenn Conjurske “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were […]

Casting Lots-Glenn Conjurske

  Casting Lots by Glenn Conjurske The casting of lots is regarded with distrust and disfavor by modern Fundamentalism. Under the heading “GOD DOES NOT GUIDE BY CASTING LOTS IN THIS DISPENSATION,” R. A. Torrey says, “In Acts l:24-26 we learn that the Apostles sought guidance in a choice of one to take the place […]

The Patience of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

  The Patience of Christ by Glenn Conjurske “Ye have heard of the patience of Job,” says the book of James, but how many have heard of the patience of Christ? The term is altogether unfamiliar to the modern church, though it is of great doctrinal (and practical) importance. The Bible speaks three times of […]

Carnal and Spiritual Christians-Glenn Conjurske

  Carnal and Spiritual Christians by Glenn Conjurske There are two errors abroad concerning carnal Christians. On the one side, many virtually deny that there is any such thing as a carnal Christian. This they do with a worthy motive, and in a worthy cause. They see the grace of God turned to lasciviousness by […]

The Revival We Need-Glenn Conjurske

  The Revival We Need by Glenn Conjurske Many in our day are talking of revival, many are praying for revival, many are laboring for revival, and yet revival does not come. I myself have prayed for revival for nearly a quarter of a century, and yet I have not seen it. Revival has been […]

What Heaven and Hell Have in Common-Glenn Conjurske

  What Heaven and Hell Have in Common by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on August 26, 1992. [Though it cannot be printed on paper, it may benefit the reader of this sermon to know that almost all of it was preached with flowing tears and a voice choked with deep emotion. It is reproduced […]

Can A “Worldly Christian” Be Saved?-Glenn Conjurske

  Can A “Worldly Christian” Be Saved? by Glenn Conjurske Or, to put the question another way—-Can a worldly man be a Christian? The expression “worldly Christian” seems to be a contradiction in terms, for a Christian is one who is “not of the world”—-“chosen out of the world.” And, “We [Christians] are of God, […]

The Lord’s Prayer-Glenn Conjurske

  The Lord’s Prayer by Glenn Conjurske In entering upon a discussion of the Lord’s prayer, I am of course quite sensible of the fact that I may thereby be falling from grace in the eyes of some of my fellow dispensationalists, most of whom will vehemently contend that the Lord’s prayer has no application […]

The Price of Wisdom-Glenn Conjurske

  The Price of Wisdom by Glenn Conjurske “Wisdom is the principal thing. Therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Prov. 4:7). The first thing which we take note of here concerning wisdom is its great value. It is the principal thing. “Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring […]

Calvinism, Hyperspirituality, & the Use of Means-Glenn Conjurske

  Calvinism, Hyperspirituality, & the Use of Means by Glenn Conjurske The Calvinistic system is hyperspiritual throughout, making all of God, and nothing of man, who is made in his image—-making all of the direct working of God, and nothing of the means which he has created. We do not accuse all Calvinists of the […]

Forsaking All-Glenn Conjurske

  Forsaking All Abstract of a Sermon Preached on February 23, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske I intend to speak to you tonight on the terms of discipleship. There is scarcely anything more important than this in the present day. I once thought the way to convict men of sin was to preach repentance, but long […]

Religion-Glenn Conjurske

  Religion by Glenn Conjurske Religion has a bad name among modern Fundamentalists. It is generally regarded as something false, something evil. It is contrasted with Christianity, and it is confidently affirmed that Christianity is not a religion. No matter that all the best men of God for centuries have spoken of Christianity under the […]

The Foolishness of Love-Glenn Conjurske

  The Foolishness of Love Abstract of a Sermon Preached on November 14, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske Love has been called “the greatest thing in the world,” but whatever may be said on that score, it is certain that it is often the most foolish thing in the world. “No folly like being in love,” […]

Cain and Abel and Their Offerings-Glenn Conjurske

  Cain and Abel and Their Offerings by Glenn Conjurske Martin Luther, the father of Protestantism, stamped upon the movement which he brought forth a strong tendency to antinomianism. Luther himself was not nearly so antinomian as most of Fundamentalism and Brethrenism are today, but his doctrines stamped the whole of Protestantism with inveterate tendencies […]

Submitting One to Another-Glenn Conjurske

  Submitting One to Another Abstract of a Sermon Preached on July 26, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske Is it ever right for a husband to submit to his wife? Is it ever right for parents to submit to their children? Is it ever right for a king to submit to his subjects? I believe without […]

Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water-Glenn Conjurske

  Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water by Glenn Conjurske When the Gibeonites had deceived Israel, made a league with them, and obtained their oath to let them live, Joshua said to them, “Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and […]

Tithing-Glenn Conjurske

  Tithing by Glenn Conjurske The duty of tithing is one of those things which is almost universally held by Christians, cults and evangelical sects alike. The Seventh-Day Adventists preach it. The Mormons do so also. Pentecostals preach it as the way to temporal prosperity, and so do many Baptists. Thirty years ago I heard […]

Speaking Evil of Dignities-Glenn Conjurske

  Speaking Evil of Dignities by Glenn Conjurske One of the evil fruits of democracy is that it seems to give every man license to abuse his rulers. This is the American way. All who hold office are considered a fair target for the reproaches of every arm-chair philosopher, and the lampoons of every would-be […]

Lot-Glenn Conjurske

  Lot by Glenn Conjurske Lot is the favorite character of all who are antinomian in doctrine. Whenever their unholy gospel is challenged, whenever they feel any need to scrape up some scriptural support for it, they fly directly to Lot, paint him as black as they can, and then insist that this monster of […]

When He Hath Tried Me-Glenn Conjurske

  When He Hath Tried Me Abstract of a Sermon on Job 23, Preached on February 10, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske “When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Here we have a living and vibrant statement of faith. It was spoken when Job was shut up in the furnace, when God […]

Rachel-Glenn Conjurske

  Rachel by Glenn Conjurske We first meet Rachel where Jacob met her, at the well in Haran, where she had gone to water her father’s sheep, and where he had fled to escape his brother’s wrath. There Jacob soon saw what we are soon told, namely, that “Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.” Neither […]

Cast It From Thee-Glenn Conjurske

  Cast It From Thee Abstract of a Sermon Preached on Ocober 11, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske In Matthew 5:29-30 we read, “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole […]

Worship Teams-Glenn Conjurske

  Worship Teams by Glenn Conjurske We hear a good deal about “worship teams” in these days. I have never seen or heard one, but I have inquired of those who have, and to the best of my understanding these are small groups of people who lead the congregational singing in the churches, usually with […]

Spirituality and Hyperspirituality-Glenn Conjurske

  Spirituality and Hyperspirituality by Glenn Conjurske The term “hyperspirituality” has long been employed as a sneer, in the mouths of the unspiritual—-Neo-evangelicals in particular—-directed against true spirituality. We suppose that this is generally the fruit of an uneasy conscience, for the ways and principles of the spiritual always condemn the ways of the carnal, […]

I Am of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

  “I Am of Christ” by Glenn Conjurske We are all familiar with Paul’s rebuke of the divisions at Corinth. We all know that this is properly applied in a broader way, as a rebuke to sectarianism of all sorts. But after observing the state of things in the churches over the years, it seems […]

A Review of the Century-Glenn Conjurske

  A Review of the Century Abstract of a Sermon Preached on January 2, 2000 by Glenn Conjurske Popular opinion has determined that the twentieth century has now ended. We hardly think so, for we begin counting with one, not with zero. With all the hubbub the world has had about zeroes, it must be […]

Justification by Faith Only-Glenn Conjurske

  “Justification by Faith Only” by Glenn Conjurske The caution of conservatism is always wise, and conservative men are always the best reformers. Those who lack the wisdom, and therefore the caution, of conservatism are apt to react too far, and reform too much. They are rarely satisfied till they have thrown out the baby […]

Bible Language Part 2 —- Bible English-Glenn Conjurske

  Bible Language Part 2 —- Bible English by Glenn Conjurske We have endeavored to demonstrate in a previous article that the New Testament was written in a language of its own, a language replete with theological terms which never formed any part of secular Greek. The Hebrew of the Old Testament is of course […]

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars-Glenn Conjurske

  The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars by Glenn Conjurske “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” (I Cor. 15:41). The sun, the moon, and the stars are ordained of God to give […]

Bible Language-Glenn Conjurske

  Bible Language Part 1 —- Bible Greek by Glenn Conjurske We have been told a thousand times by the advocates of the new Bible versions that we ought to put the Bible into the language of the common man, and some go so far as to insist that we ought therefore to have a […]

Dogs-Glenn Conjurske

  Dogs by Glenn Conjurske In describing those who are forever excluded from the tree of life and the heavenly city, the book of Revelation tells us, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” (Rev. 22:15). Liars, murderers, whoremongers, idolaters, sorcerers—-these are all […]

Forget Not-Glenn Conjurske

  Forget Not Abstract of a Sermon Preached on January 19, 1997 by Glenn Conjurske Psalm 103 begins, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” “Forget not,” he says, for the fact is, we […]

Modern Curses Once Again-Glenn Conjurske

  Modern Curses Once Again by Glenn Conjurske I have recently read with very great interest an article in The Presbyterian Magazine for 1851, in which some of those things which I have characterized as “the curses of modern Society” are rather glorified as great blessings to the race—-though many of the things which I […]

Wrestling with God-Glenn Conjurske

  Wrestling with God by Glenn Conjurske Though spiritual men of all ages and persuasions have unhesitatingly applied Jacob’s wrestling with God to prayer, there are some who are offended at the application. Some suppose it improper that a man should wrestle with God. “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd […]

The Two Resurrections-Glenn Conjurske

  The Two Resurrections by Glenn Conjurske We read in John 5:28-29, “Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto […]

The Bible Basis of Courtship and Marriage-Glenn Conjurske

  The Bible Basis of Courtship and Marriage by Glenn Conjurske A little tract has lately been put into my hands entitled, “Marriage: How it should be contracted,” by Ronald E. Williams, of Winona Lake, Indiana. The author is undoubtedly a good man, seeking to do good, but I believe the doctrines of this tract […]

The Marks of Pride-Glenn Conjurske

  The Marks of Pride Abstract of Two Sermons, Preached on Sept. 1 & 8, 1996 by Glenn Conjurske A year and a half or two years ago, one of you asked me to preach on the marks of pride. I haven’t forgotten the request, but have been thinking about it for a long time, […]

The Bible and the Teacher-Glenn Conjurske

  The Bible and the Teacher by Glenn Conjurske Great confusion, and a great deal of spiritual poverty, have arisen in the church of God from a failure to understand the distinct natures and the proper places of the written word of God and the preachers of it. Some put the teacher in the place […]

How John the Baptist Learned to Preach-Glenn Conjurske

  How John the Baptist Learned to Preach by Glenn Conjurske Perhaps the greatest preacher who ever walked the earth—-him only excepted who spake as never man spake—-was John the Baptist. He was personally chosen by God to fill a place which no other man has ever been called to fill, to be the forerunner […]

Beware of Dogs-Glenn Conjurske

  Beware of Dogs by Glenn Conjurske Dogs are a strange combination of good and evil. “Man’s best friend” they have been called, for the good that is in them, and many a man has found them so. Many have endured the evils of the dog’s constitution, for the sake of what is noble and […]

The Faith of Abraham-Glenn Conjurske

  The Faith of Abraham Abstract of a Sermon Preached on July 22, 2001 by Glenn Conjurske Paul calls Abraham “the father of all them that believe,” obviously not because he was the first who believed, but because of the pre-eminence of his faith. Abraham’s faith, though not perfect, was yet of the sterling sort, […]

My Two Great Windfalls of Understanding-Glenn Conjurske

  My Two Great Windfalls of Understanding by Glenn Conjurske Solomon admonishes us, in Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” This I have made it my business to do for more than a third of a century. I have inclined my ear to wisdom, […]

The Character of the Prodigal Son-Glenn Conjurske

  The Character of the Prodigal Son by Glenn Conjurske Because I have so many books, some people like to accuse me of having learned my doctrines from books instead of from the Bible. No matter if that were the case. Truth is truth, whether we learn it from a book, or a preacher, or […]

The Cold of Snow in the Time of Harvest-Glenn Conjurske

  The Cold of Snow in the Time of Harvest by Glenn Conjurske We read in Proverbs 25:13 “As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.” The cold of snow in the time of harvest […]

Recorded Christian Music-Glenn Conjurske

  Recorded Christian Music Abstract of a Sermon Preached on November 21, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske I begin with what is called contemporary Christian music, though I intend to go deeper than this. And here the first question is not, What is wrong with contemporary Christian music, but, What is wrong with everything which goes […]

Mary & Martha-Glenn Conjurske

  Mary & Martha by Glenn Conjurske Mary and Martha were sisters, linked together by all the ties of nature, and all the ties of grace also, for they were both godly. “Jesus loved Martha, and her sister.” Moreover, these sisters are so linked together in the Bible that we can scarcely treat of one […]

Rejoice with Trembling-Glenn Conjurske

  Rejoice with Trembling by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on July 2, 1989, Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised I’d like you to turn in your Bibles to the second Psalm. I’m not going to read it all, but just one verse. Verse 11 says, “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” Let’s pray. […]

Be Not Deceived-Glenn Conjurske

  Be Not Deceived by Glenn Conjurske The Bible tells us that the devil is a great deceiver, and indicates also that he enjoys the utmost success in his arts of deception. He is “the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.” (Rev. 12:9). He deceives the world upon many themes, but there is […]

The Two Dispensations-Glenn Conjurske

  The Two Dispensations by Glenn Conjurske Though dispensationalists commonly speak of seven dispensations, there are in essence but two. There is a dispensation of justice and a dispensation of mercy. But before endeavoring to explain that matter, it will be first necessary to clarify what a dispensation is. If we were to ask most […]

The Strength of Sin-Glenn Conjurske

  The Strength of Sin by Glenn Conjurske “The strength of sin is the law.” So says Paul in I Cor. 15:56, but he gives us no indication as to how the law is the strength of sin. He drops the remark incidentally, in a discussion of the resurrection, and never pauses to drop a […]

Hyperspirituality & The Nature of Scripture-Glenn Conjurske

  Hyperspirituality & The Nature of Scripture by Glenn Conjurske I believe without the slightest question in the all-sufficiency of Scripture, but I have often seen statements which I believe establish a false view of the Bible, while endeavoring to establish its sufficiency. Scripture stands supreme and alone as the living word of the living […]

Controversy-Glenn Conjurske

  Controversy by Glenn Conjurske Controversy can be one of the most profitable exercises in which men can engage. It often serves to elicit and settle the truth as nothing else can do. Much of the New Testament is in fact controversy. It was written to refute error and establish the truth. And profitable or […]

Quiet Preaching-Glenn Conjurske

  Quiet Preaching by Glenn Conjurske It has been my observation for something in the neighborhood of a quarter of a century that the quietest preaching is often the best preaching. But I observe also that one of the popular errors of our times seems to be to suppose that the opposite is true. I […]

Baptists on Doctor’s Degrees-Glenn Conjurske

  Baptists on Doctor’s Degrees By Glenn Conjurske We expect the clergymen of the church of Rome to wear titles of distinction. We expect them to be called Reverend, and Right Reverend, and Very Reverend. We expect the same of the Lutherans, whose founder held fast to everything which he could of Romanism. We expect […]

The Stone Which the Builders Rejected-Glenn Conjurske

  The Stone Which the Builders Rejected by Glenn Conjurske It is often pointed out to us that “The just shall live by faith” is of very great importance—-one of the cornerstones of Christianity—-for it is quoted three times in the New Testament. I have no argument with that, but I beg leave to point […]

Dreams-Glenn Conjurske

  Dreams by Glenn Conjurske In the present age of “intellectual enlightenment”—-not to mention cold skepticism—-dreams are likely to be rather despised than regarded. And far be it from me to attach any mystical interpretations, or find any supernatural omens, in the ordinary wanderings of our minds during sleep. Nevertheless, scattered here and there throughout […]

Baptism in the English Bible-Glenn Conjurske

  Baptism in the English Bible by Glenn Conjurske There are always a few Baptists around who contend that “baptize” ought not to appear in the English Bible at all, that it is a wrong translation of the Greek v , or rather, not a translation at all, and that the word ought to be […]

Him Ye Will Receive-Glenn Conjurske

  Him Ye Will Receive By Glenn Conjurske “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another come in his own name, him ye will receive.” (John 5:43). This text sets forth a fact, and that fact illustrates a principle. The fact is that those who rejected the Christ will […]

Inspiration-Glenn Conjurske

  Inspiration by Glenn Conjurske The doctrine of the inspiration of the Scriptures is fundamental to Christianity. Lose that, and all is lost. This doctrine is naturally, therefore, one of the objects of the devil’s most persistent opposition. But the devil transforms himself into an angel of light. He preaches darkness, but preaches it as […]

The Back Side of the Desert-Glenn Conjurske

  The Back Side of the Desert by Glenn Conjurske “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the backside of the desert.” (Ex. 3:1). Here we see Moses, at the age of eighty, still going to school, but about to graduate, […]

The Two Witnesses-Glenn Conjurske

  The Two Witnesses by Glenn Conjurske “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. . . . And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will […]

The Radio and the Great Commission-Glenn Conjurske

  The Radio and the Great Commission by Glenn Conjurske Ever since the invention of the radio many evangelicals have hailed it as the greatest God-given tool for the fulfillment of the great commission. For my part, I will neither deny that the radio can be used of God, or that it has been, while […]

At the End of Twelve Months-Glenn Conjurske

  “At the End of Twelve Months” by Glenn Conjurske God had given a very plain warning to Nebuchadnezzar, in a dream of the night, in the interpretation of the dream by the man of God, and in Daniel’s solemn admonition to him, to “break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing […]

Assurance of Salvation-Glenn Conjurske

  Assurance of Salvation by Glenn Conjurske There have been times in the history of the church when assurance of salvation was a rare thing. It was considered the special privilege of a select few, so that there were many who were saved who yet were not sure that they were. The pendulum has swung […]

To Him that Hath-Glenn Conjurske

  To Him that Hath by Glenn Conjurske It is perhaps universal among the sons of men to desire something more or better than we have. Whatever may be said for such desires in the material or temporal realms, they are certainly perfectly legitimate in the spiritual sphere. It is a sign of lukewarmness to […]

Salt-Glenn Conjurske

  Salt by Glenn Conjurske Salt is used a number of times in the Bible as an emblem—-generally an emblem of holiness, but with various particular applications. Salt is not merely abstract holiness, but active or applied holiness. It is displayed holiness. Thus in general it represents the judgement of God, though in a particular […]

Brasen Shields-Glenn Conjurske

  Brasen Shields by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on July 17, 1994. Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised. First Kings, chapter 14, and I’m going to read verses 25 to 28. “And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: And he took away […]

Modern Technology and the Sin of Sodom-Glenn Conjurske

  Modern Technology and the Sin of Sodom by Glenn Conjurske “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: […]

Are there Few that Be Elected?-Glenn Conjurske

  Are there Few that Be Elected? by Glenn Conjurske The Bible is clear enough that there are few that are saved. “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved?” (Luke 13:23). The Lord does not answer the question directly, but does so by implication, saying, “Strive to enter in at […]

Leaving the Roast-Glenn Conjurske

  Leaving the Roast Abstract of a Sermon Preached on August 2, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske I’m going to do something this morning that I’ve never done before. I’m going to preach on an old proverb. I’ve preached from a hymn, but never from an old proverb—-at least, not so far as I remember. There’s […]

Newspapers-Glenn Conjurske

  Newspapers by Glenn Conjurske I subscribe to no newspaper. I read no newspaper. Not that I never look at one. I do so occasionally. Once in a while—-probably not twice a year on the average—-I will go to the local library to read a newspaper or magazine report of some particular event. Thirty years […]

Is the Church of Rome the Antichrist?-Glenn Conjurske

  Is the Church of Rome the Antichrist? by Glenn Conjurske I have received several publications of late which confidently affirm that the papacy is the antichrist, and that there shall be no other. This belief might appear harmless to some, but it is based upon a very careless use of the Scriptures, and leads […]

Groaning-Glenn Conjurske

  Groaning by Glenn Conjurske “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: if so be […]

Self – Denial and Self – Interest-Glenn Conjurske

  Self – Denial and Self – Interest by Glenn Conjurske It is everywhere evident in the Scriptures that God continually invites and incites us to act in our own interest, while at the same time commanding self-denial—-even to the extent of forsaking all that I have and hating my own life also. This naturally […]

Believe that Ye Receive Them-Glenn Conjurske

  Believe that Ye Receive Them by Glenn Conjurske The Lord tells us in Mark 11:24, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Strange things have been made of this verse. It has been very much used, especially by the advocates of healing by […]

Pride the Destruction of Young Piety-Glenn Conjurske

  Pride the Destruction of Young Piety by Glenn Conjurske In speaking of the qualifications of a bishop, Paul says, “Not a novice, lest BEING LIFTED UP WITH PRIDE, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.” (I Tim. 3:6). A novice is naturally weak in the face of temptation. His lack of seasoned wisdom, […]

Faith and Evidence-Glenn Conjurske

  Faith and Evidence by Glenn Conjurske Among the many misconceptions concerning the nature of faith which are current among Christians today, we find the notion that faith is believing something without evidence, or even believing against the evidence. I am bold to say that such believing is not faith at all, but rather superstition, […]

The Traditions of the Elders-Glenn Conjurske

  The Traditions of the Elders by Glenn Conjurske It never ceases to amaze me to see every Christian holding fast to the beliefs of his own church or sect, and regarding those beliefs as the very truth of God, while he supposes all other Christians to be in error. And this is as much […]

The Judgement Seat of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

  The Judgement Seat of Christ by Glenn Conjurske Of the judgement seat of Christ Paul writes, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in the body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (II Cor. 5:10). But […]

The Mystery of Iniquity-Glenn Conjurske

  The Mystery of Iniquity by Glenn Conjurske “The mystery of iniquity,” says Paul, “doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with […]

Suffering in the Flesh and Ceasing from Sin-Glenn Conjurske

  Suffering in the Flesh and Ceasing from Sin by Glenn Conjurske Brief Abstract of a Sermon Preached on June 16, 1996 “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.” (I Pet. 4:1). […]

Evil Communications Corrupt Good Manners-Glenn Conjurske

  Evil Communications Corrupt Good Manners by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached Mar. 2, 1988, Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised First Corinthians, chapter 15. I’m going to begin reading with verse 30. I can’t take up the whole argument here, but he’s arguing for the resurrection, and using some strong arguments why the resurrection must be […]

The Translation of the Aorist Tense-Glenn Conjurske

  The Translation of the Aorist Tense by Glenn Conjurske When we read the old English version, we find the verb tenses, generally, to read very naturally. When we read the new versions, we find them often unnatural, sounding strange to English ears. This is especially true of the renderings of the Greek aorist tense. […]

Divorce and Happiness-Glenn Conjurske

  Divorce and Happiness by Glenn Conjurske That happiness is to be found in marriage is the persistent belief of the whole human race. This belief is endorsed by the Bible, for though God created man single, he created him with all the capacities for all the delights of marriage, and with the need for […]

Forbearing-Glenn Conjurske

  Forbearing Abstract of Two Sermons Preached on August 8 & September 12, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Eph. 4:2-3). America, which two centuries ago was known as the land of […]

Another Evil of the Automobile-Glenn Conjurske

  Another Evil of the Automobile by Glenn Conjurske We have spoken from time to time in these pages of the various evils of the automobile, but we have not touched what may in fact be the greatest evil of all. The automobile gives to man a sense of power and independence, which necessarily works […]

Vashti-Glenn Conjurske

  Vashti by Glenn Conjurske We know nothing more of Vashti than that she was beautiful, that she was the wife of Ahasuerus, and the queen over his empire, that she refused to obey his behest that she come to his feast to display her beauty to the men, and that she was dethroned and […]

The Gospel According to Abraham-Glenn Conjurske

  The Gospel According to Abraham by Glenn Conjurske Galatians 3:8 informs us that the gospel was preached to Abraham: “And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.” All real gospel preaching contains two elements, namely, conditions […]

Authority in the Church-Glenn Conjurske

  Authority in the Church by Glenn Conjurske “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves.” (Heb. 13:17). This and other scriptures plainly teach that there is and ought to be authority in the church. Before we speak, however, of the scope and purpose of that authority, we must clearly establish the […]

An End of All Perfection-Glenn Conjurske

  An End of All Perfection by Glenn Conjurske “I have seen an end of all perfection.” (Psalm 119:96). There is no perfection under the sun. In the nature of the case there cannot be. Those who expect to find it here are laboring under a delusion. They know nothing of the ways and purposes […]

The River Milk & Honey Falls-Glenn Conjurske

  The River Milk & Honey Falls by Glenn Conjurske In Leviticus 20:24 we read, “But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey.” The Lord says here, as he says repeatedly elsewhere, that he […]

If We Could Read But A Dozen Authors-Glenn Conjurske

  If We Could Read But A Dozen Authors by Glenn Conjurske I have often contemplated the question, If the present age could read but one author, which one would I recommend? Which author, in other words, do I regard as the most valuable? The question is not an easy one. We must consider not […]

Some Further Reflections on Ancient Landmarks -Glenn Conjurske

  Some Further Reflections on Ancient Landmarks by Glenn Conjurske I address this subject again for several reasons. In the first place, I regard it as one of the more important themes which I shall have occasion to treat in these pages, for what I am here contending for is conservatism. What I am contending […]

English Style-Glenn Conjurske

  English Style by Glenn Conjurske I do not regard this as one of the most important of themes. Neither do I believe it unimportant, and since my article on plain English may raise some further questions, and since a reader will from time to time take me to task for my own style, I […]

The Rechabites-Glenn Conjurske

  The Rechabites by Glenn Conjurske We read in the first ten verses of Jeremiah 35, “The word which came unto Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house […]

Ancient Landmarks-Glenn Conjurske

  Ancient Landmarks by Glenn Conjurske “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” (Prov. 22:28). God made the earth without landmarks. Whatever landmarks exist have been placed by men. Our fathers have set them. Yet God forbids us to remove them. There are, of course no landmarks in the sea. The man […]

A Few Books I Would Like to See Written 2-Glenn Conjurske

  A Few Books I Would Like to See Written by Glenn Conjurske Of the making of books there is no end, and there is surely no end of the making of unprofitable books. Meanwhile, many of those books which ought to be written are never written at all. Men write the easy books, which […]

If Any Man Think that He Knoweth-Glenn Conjurske

  If Any Man Think that He Knoweth by Glenn Conjurske “And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.” (I Cor. 8:2). These are very strong words. If we press them to the full extent of their meaning, we must conclude that the only […]

The Power of Satan: Supernatural or Paranormal?-Glenn Conjurske

  The Power of Satan: Supernatural or Paranormal? by Glenn Conjurske My readers may wonder what has become of me, when they see such an advocate of plain and common English using such a word as “paranormal,” but the word is not mine. In taking up the July issue of Dave Hunt’s Berean Call, I […]

The Anatomy of a Rebellion-Glenn Conjurske

  The Anatomy of a Rebellion by Glenn Conjurske And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy […]

As Not Abusing It-Glenn Conjurske

  Stray Notes on the English Bible  by the Editor “As Not Abusing It” These words appear in I Cor. 7:31. I suggest that the word “abuse” is too strong, and rather diverts the mind from the true sense of the passage. First, observe the context: Paul exhorts the saints that, ere they marry, they […]

All Gospel Tracts Alike?-Glenn Conjurske

  All Gospel Tracts Alike? by the editor Brownlow North was one of the well known evangelists of the nineteenth century. He lived in a day when most of those who preached the gospel preached the genuine article. Whether the Baptist and separatist C. H. Spurgeon, or the Anglican Bishop J. C. Ryle, or the […]

The Editor’s Bias for the King James Version-Glenn Conjurske

  The Editor’s Bias for the King James Version by the editor A learned (and friendly) critic, having recently read many of my articles on Bible versions, tells me that we are very close in our views, but that he detects in me upon occasion a bias in favor of the King James Version. He […]

Purchasing Great Boldness-Glenn Conjurske

  Purchasing Great Boldness by Glenn Conjurske “For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (I Tim. 3:13). The office of a deacon exists for the purpose of relieving the necessities of the poor. It […]

A Woman’s Need-Glenn Conjurske

  A Woman’s Need by Glenn Conjurske The one great need of every woman’s heart is to be loved. In that love she finds the security which she also craves. This appears plainly in the heart-struggles of the unwanted Leah in Genesis 29:31-34. “And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her […]

The Miserable End of an Apostate-Glenn Conjurske

  The Miserable End of an Apostate The following account I take from the Methodist Magazine for 1820, pages 347-351. An introductory note tells us that it is an “account of the life and death of Mr. R—-—-—-—- A—-—-—-—-, late of —-—-—-—- county, Maryland,” and is “taken from a pamphlet published by the Rev. J. […]

Not a Man-Glenn Conjurske

  Not a Man by Glenn Conjurske “And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and […]

The Congruity of the Judgements of God-Glenn Conjurske

  The Congruity of the Judgements of God by Glenn Conjurske We all know that God judges sin, and not only in the day of judgement, but in the present time, in this present life. His temporal judgements are often striking, and such as compel men to acknowledge their righteousness. That righteousness is displayed in […]

A Modern False Definition of Repentance-Glenn Conjurske

  A Modern False Definition of Repentance by the editor A little booklet has lately been put into my hands, entitled “The Gospel,” written by Dallas Seminary graduate Ron Shea, published by the “Clear Gospel Crusade,” and endorsed by Curtis Hutson and John F. Walvoord. The booklet tells us that “Saving repentance is to stop […]

One and none is all one.-Glenn Conjurske

One and none is all one. These two proverbs appear to stand in direct contradiction to each other, yet they are both true, and both wise. They are, indeed, both excellent proverbs. Anyone who had a mind to it might compile numerous such pairs of proverbs, which apparently contradict each other, and all of them […]

Moral Authority-Glenn Conjurske

  Moral Authority by Glenn Conjurske No man can exercise authority aright unless he has moral authority which is equal in measure to his official authority. We have all known small men—-and small women too—-in large positions, and their position of authority inevitably becomes a detriment both to themselves and those who are called to […]

Four Unpopular Words-Glenn Conjurske

  Four Unpopular Words Abstract of a Sermon Preached on December 6, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske In Hebrews 13:17 we read, “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves, for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief, […]

All Agreed on Repentance & Faith-Glenn Conjurske

  All Agreed on Repentance & Faith by the editor Twice in the past I have published statements by prominent men of God, to the effect that all Christians are agreed on the terms upon which men may obtain salvation. The first of these, by Brownlow North, appeared in October of 1997, on page 237. […]

Why Many Believers Are Not Saved-Glenn Conjurske

  Why Many Believers Are Not Saved by Glenn Conjurske I say many believers are not saved, and I speak advisedly. I believe indeed that the majority of the believers in many Evangelical and Fundamental churches, and in many Brethren assemblies, are not saved. The proportion may vary a great deal from one church to […]

National Barn Cleaning Week-Glenn Conjurske

  National Barn Cleaning Week by Glenn Conjurske My readers will probably wonder what barn cleaning has to do with Christianity. I am equally at a loss to know what the political activity of the modern church has to do with Christianity. I do know that we see never a whit of such activity in […]

The Prophet’s Commission-Glenn Conjurske

  The Prophet’s Commission Abstract of a Sermon Preached on July 4, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10). Here is the prophet’s […]

Death in the Pot-Glenn Conjurske

  Death in the Pot by Glenn Conjurske It were hard to choose between zeal without knowledge, and knowledge without zeal. The former may poison us, while the latter may starve us, and in either case we die. Knowledge without zeal, if it do little good, will at any rate do little harm, and this […]

The Pride of Satan-Glenn Conjurske

  The Pride of Satan by Glenn Conjurske The fourteenth chapter of Isaiah gives us what is generally acknowledged to be a description of the fall of Satan. He fell by pride, and the description of his fall is in fact a description of his pride. We read, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O […]

Ahithophel-Glenn Conjurske

Ahithophel by Glenn Conjurske In II Samuel 16:23 we read the following remarkable statement concerning Ahithophel: “And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” This man was […]

The Antichrist: Hussein or Hitler?-Glenn Conjurske

  The Antichrist: Hussein or Hitler? by Glenn Conjurske Robert Van Kampen, the new prewrath rapturist, teaches dogmatically that Hitler will be the antichrist, while Bob Ross seems to hint that it may be Saddam Hussein. I do not pretend to know who the antichrist is, but I believe there is one statement of Scripture […]

Taking the Heart out of the Bible-Glenn Conjurske

  Taking the Heart out of the Bible by Glenn Conjurske For somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter of a century I have been accused of “subjectivism” in my criticism of the “New” Bibles, and my defense of the old. To that charge I plead guilty. Not that I am purely subjective—-not that there […]

The Curses of Modern Society-Glenn Conjurske

  The Curses of Modern Society by Glenn Conjurske God himself has subjected his creation to a curse. This curse consists of toil and hardship, pain and suffering, disease and death. Yet this curse, though difficult and unpleasant in the extreme, is an actual benefit to mankind, for its tendency is to exercise man’s conscience, […]

Against Nature-Glenn Conjurske

  “Against Nature” by Glenn Conjurske “For this cause God gave them up unto VILE AFFECTIONS: for even their women did change the NATURAL use into that which is AGAINST NATURE. And likewise also the men, leaving the NATURAL use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that […]

Stray Notes on the English Bible -Glenn Conjurske

   Stray Notes on the English Bible  by the Editor Edification A strange notion concerning edification has taken root in the modern church—-and a notion to which the real meaning of the word lends no support. When people say that a sermon or conversation was not edifying, they commonly mean that it was not pleasant, […]

THE POSITION OF F. H. A. Scrivener on Textual Criticism-Glenn Conjurske

  THE POSITION OF F. H. A. Scrivener on Textual Criticism by Glenn Conjurske Both sides in the debate over the true principles of textual criticism have been anxious to claim Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener. By “both sides” I refer to J. W. Burgon and his few disciples on the one side, and Westcott and […]

Bring Me a Minstrel-Glenn Conjurske

  Bring Me a Minstrel by Glenn Conjurske “And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the Lord hath called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab! But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may inquire of the Lord by him? And one […]

We Know in Part-Glenn Conjurske

  We Know in Part by Glenn Conjurske More than forty years ago William R. Newell spoke of the present age as the shallowest which the world has yet seen. Yet matters are much worse today than they were when Newell lived, and at the present day shallow ignorance is one of the most prominent […]

The Value of Clock-Watching-Glenn Conjurske

  The Value of Clock-Watching by Glenn Conjurske I hope that my readers all have better things to do than to watch the clock, yet we all have many occasions to consult the clock, and the observant and thoughtful may find profit anywhere. When they have occasion to consult the clock, let them but look […]

Falling is easier than rising.-Glenn Conjurske

  Falling is easier than rising. A great deal easier, and this is surely true in the moral and spiritual realms as well as the physical. It is always easier to fall into sin than it is to get up again. Gravity is a very strong force, and in constant operation, always to be reckoned […]

Loyalty & Faithfulness -Glenn Conjurske

  Loyalty & Faithfulness Abstract of a Sermon Preached on Ocober 23, 1999 by Glenn Conjurske For years I regarded loyalty as a very questionable virtue. I have seen too much of loyalty at the expense of faithfulness. Loyalty seems to be regarded as the chief virtue by some, and everything else is sacrificed to […]

The Ministry of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

  The Ministry of Christ by Glenn Conjurske Ministry is service. It is work. In these days of pride and selfishness and self-seeking, therefore, we should expect that ministry would not be much sought after. We find, however, just the contrary. Ministry is much prized, and many are willing to scour the earth in search […]

Adonijah-Glenn Conjurske

  Adonijah by Glenn Conjurske The first thing which we know of this man is that “his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so?” (I Kings 1:6). The verse continues, “He also was a very goodly man,” and we suppose he must have been a very goodly […]

The River and the Sea-Glenn Conjurske

  The River and the Sea by Glenn Conjurske It is very common in hymnals to find the grace of God likened to an ocean, usually described as limitless, boundless, and so forth. But the language and imagery of Scripture is quite otherwise. The Bible never likens the grace of God to an ocean, but […]

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved-Glenn Conjurske

  The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved by Glenn Conjurske When John wrote his gospel, he designed that his readers should know who he was, for, knowing that, they would know that his testimony was true. He clearly identified himself as the writer, saying, for example, “This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and […]

D. L. Moody and Modernism-Glenn Conjurske

  D. L. Moody and Modernism by Glenn Conjurske That D. L. Moody was ever anything but a Fundamentalist in his doctrine none would dare affirm. But he was soft and careless in some of his associations. He never had any sympathy with modernism, but he associated with modernists, and in so doing left a […]

The Crowned Elders-Glenn Conjurske

  The Crowned Elders by Glenn Conjurske One of the strongest proofs of the pretribulation rapture of the church is found in the crowned elders in heaven in the fourth and fifth chapters of Revelation, immediately following “the things which are” in chapters 2 and 3. These elders are made to say, according to the […]

Adam Naming the Creatures-Glenn Conjurske

  Adam Naming the Creatures by Glenn Conjurske “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them […]

The Praying of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

The Praying of Christ by Glenn Conjurske I have remarked before in these pages that it is in the field of faith that hyperspirituality usually has its heyday, and this is true especially concerning its doctrines of prayer. My doctrine of wrestling with God is certain to be slighted or disallowed by the hyperspirituality which […]

Faith and Sight-Glenn Conjurske

  Faith and Sight by Glenn Conjurske The connection between sight and faith—-the fact that “Seeing is believing”—-has been fully established, we trust, in former articles, and we do no more here than reiterate a few of the scriptures upon which that connection is founded. “Because that which may be known of God is manifest […]

Adam-Glenn Conjurske

  Adam by Glenn Conjurske Being very much of a contemplative cast of mind, my meditations have often carried me back in time to the great preachers of yesteryear, and in my reveries I have wondered, if I could turn back the hands of time, and go back to listen to one of the great […]

The Fundamental Weakness of Fundamentalism-Glenn Conjurske

The Fundamental Weakness of Fundamentalism by Glenn Conjurske That there are many weaknesses in the Fundamentalism of the present day I have no doubt. It is shallow. It is worldly. It is drifting. All of this no doubt. But I do not here speak of such weaknesses, nor of any weaknesses which the movement may […]

The mark of an awakening-Glenn Conjurske

The Mark of an Awakening by Glenn Conjurske I use the term “awakening” to speak of what is usually called a revival. The terms may be used indifferently, but I prefer here to distinguish them. A revival affects the church, an awakening the world. As I here use the terms, an awakening may be the […]

Short-Term Missions-Glenn Conjurske

Short-Term Missions by GlennConjurske One of the ways in which the modern means of rapid travel have proved a curse to the church has been in the introduction of “short-term missions.” The advent of the modern means of travel has made it easy to travel to and from all parts of the globe. Modern inventions […]

Meat and Bones-Glenn Conjurske

Meat and Bones by Glenn Conjurske The excellent biographer of John Newton relates the following occurrence, which took place while Newton was visiting a friend. “This friend was a minister, who affected great accuracy in his discourses; and who, on that Sunday, had nearly occupied an hour in insisting on several laboured and nice distinctions […]

Sporting-Glenn Conjurske

Sporting We read in the common English Bible, that “Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife, and how saidst thou, She is my sister?” (Gen. 26:8-9). The […]

Whence Comes “Book of Life” in Rev. 22:19?-Glenn Conjurske

Whence Comes “Book of Life” in Rev. 22:19? by Glenn Conjurske When Erasmus first published his Greek New Testament in 1516, he had only one manuscript of the Apocalypse, and that one defective at the end—-nothing uncommon in manuscripts, and even in printed books, the first or last leaves often being worn out or torn […]

The Christian Work Ethic??-Glenn Conjurske

The Christian Work Ethic?? by Glenn Conjurske An article has recently come to hand entitled “Rediscovering the Christian Work Ethic.” This appears in a column entitled “Toward a Biblical Worldview,” in The Heartbeat of the Remnant (March / April, 1997), published by Charity Christian Fellowship, Leola, Pennsylvania. The article is written by Peter Hammond, and […]

Abraham and Lot-Glenn Conjurske

Abraham and Lot by Glenn Conjurske Abraham was called of God. That call became the foundation of his entire earthly course, and of all his conduct. The effect of that call was to take him out of Ur of the Chaldees, to make him a pilgrim and a stranger on the earth, and to fix […]

Repentance: Law or Grace?-Glenn Conjurske

Repentance: Law or Grace? by Glenn Conjurske Paul speaks of some “desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.” (I Tim. 1:7). Alas, today the same must be said of many who think themselves teachers of grace. A host have followed in the wake of Sir Robert […]

The Eternal Sonship of Christ-Glenn Conjurske

The Eternal Sonship of Christ by Glenn Conjurske By “the eternal Sonship of Christ” I mean that Christ has been the Son of God from all eternity, that he is the Son of God in his deity, and not merely in his humanity. That this is the truth of God and the doctrine of the […]

The Refining and Polishing of the King James Version-Glenn Conjurske

The Refining and Polishing of the King James Version by Glenn Conjurske From my earliest acquaintance with the modern King James Only doctrines, it was evident to me that these are the doctrines of men who have done very little thinking. This is a system of doctrine which is absolutely untenable—-as much at variance with […]

Err on the safe side.-Glenn Conjurske

Err on the safe side. This, if not a proverb as such, is at any rate a proverbial expression, and there is no proverb so calculated to teach us our own ignorance as this one. In the first place, the very fact that we must contemplate the necessity of erring at all teaches us how […]

Full of Deadly Poison-Glenn Conjurske

Full of Deadly Poison Abstract of a Sermon Preached on December 27, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske I suppose that if any of us were to be solemnly informed that we have a mouth full of deadly poison, we would be struck with the utmost consternation. We would spit, and gag, and wash our mouths with […]

A Short Method of Evaluating the Modern Bible Versions-Glenn Conjurske

  A Short Method of Evaluating the Modern Bible Versions by Glenn Conjurske The short method is, consider the source. There is one fact which many of the advocates of one or another of the modern Bible versions seem always to overlook. That fact is this: the modern Bible versions, all of them, are the […]

Acts 16:31-Glenn Conjurske

  Acts 16:31 by Glenn Conjurske Acts 16:31 is one of the most abused texts in the Bible. It is constantly quoted to prove that faith is the only condition of salvation, directly against the testimony of Holy Scripture. And the worst of it is, the “faith” which is thus made the only condition of […]

Abigail -Glenn Conjurske

  Abigail by Glenn Conjurske Abigail is one of the most eminent and beautiful female examples in the Bible of faith, of meekness, of humility, and of spirituality. All these things shine in her every word, and in her whole carriage and deportment. What an anomaly, then, to find such a woman as this married […]

Henry Moorhouse & D. L. Moody-Glenn Conjurske

  Henry Moorhouse & D. L. Moody [Henry Moorhouse (1840-1880) belonged to the Open Brethren. He preached and gave “Bible readings” throughout England and America, visiting America six times. He was doubtless one-sided in his gospel preaching, but he preached the side which Moody lacked in his early years, and in such a way as […]

Chats from my Library-Glenn Conjurske

  Chats from my Library By Glenn Conjurske English Concordances The first purpose of a concordance is merely to find the texts which you know are there, but don’t know where. For this purpose Cruden’s Concordance (the work of Alexander Cruden, first published in 1737, but revised and reprinted numerous times) has been the universal […]

“There Went Virtue out of Him”-Glenn Conjurske

  “There Went Virtue out of Him” Three times in the gospels (Mark 5:30, Luke 6:19 & 8:46) we read that “virtue” went out of Christ. In each case the Greek word for “virtue” is v , which means “power.” “There went power out of him, and healed them all.” In all of the three […]

Aaron-Glenn Conjurske

  Aaron by Glenn Conjurske An old proverb says, “If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind.” If two men work together in a cause, one of them must stand in second place. Some men are made to lead, and some to follow. Nay, more: some men are chosen of God, and […]

Moses and Samuel-Glenn Conjurske

  Moses and Samuel by Glenn Conjurske A Sermon Preached on April 3, 1988, recorded, transcribed, & revised. [Note: the preacher was often in tears while preaching this sermon, and as the transcriber has noted the preacher’s weeping in brackets, I have left those notations intact in revising the sermon for the press. —-editor.] Jeremiah, […]

Deaf and Dumb Preachers-Glenn Conjurske

  Deaf and Dumb Preachers by the editor Isaiah 56:10 calls the blind and ignorant watchmen “dumb dogs,” that “cannot bark.” Nearly thirty years ago I heard J. Vernon McGee comment on this, that in these “dumb dogs” we find the origin of the D.D. degree. This is doubtless more often true than not, but […]

Easy Translations-Glenn Conjurske

  Easy Translations by Glenn Conjurske One of the strong arguments of the advocates of the modern Bible versions is that the old version is too difficult to understand. It is taken for granted by them that the great need of the hour is an easier translation—-or rather, an easy translation. The result of this […]

A Tooth for a Tooth-Glenn Conjurske

  A Tooth for a Tooth by Glenn Conjurske We have all seen, in so-called “science” books, encyclopedias, etc., lines of pictures of supposed prehistoric men, those at the beginning looking more like apes, but each one looking more human, until we arrive at man as he is. This line of pictures is supposed to […]

The Use and Value of Fingerprints-Glenn Conjurske

  The Use and Value of Fingerprints by Glenn Conjurske We all know that fingerprints are of value to detectives and policemen, and this because the fingerprints of every human being are different from those of every other. It is none of my purpose to speak of such matters, however. I speak rather of those […]

“Know Thyself”-Glenn Conjurske

  “Know Thyself” by Glenn Conjurske The above title is the advice of an ancient heathen philosopher. Some Christians have despised this, saying that this is only the counsel of the ungodly, while godly counsel would admonish us to know God. But this is shallow thinking. We need to know ourselves. To be sure, we […]

W. B. Riley on Modern Life & Spiritual Death-Glenn Conjurske

  W. B. Riley on Modern Life & Spiritual Death [Riley (1861-1947) was a prominent leader of Baptist Fundamentalism. I beg the reader to observe that the following was published in 1917. —-editor.] “And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, and they shall run to and […]

A Three-Months’ Lay-over-Glenn Conjurske

  A Three-Months’ Lay-over by Glenn Conjurske Travelling in the old days was another thing than it is today. There were no motor-driven machines which could move at high speeds, and travel was slow. The shallow thinking—-or absence of thinking—-of modern times assumes that all the gain is ours. This is progress, and it is […]

Phalti-Glenn Conjurske

  Phalti by Glenn Conjurske Phalti was the man to whom Saul gave David’s wife when David fled to the wilderness. We know little enough about him, but what we do know is full of weighty instruction. Scripture mentions him but twice: On the occasion of David’s taking Abigail and Ahinoam as wives, we are […]

Much coin, much care.-Glenn Conjurske

  Much coin, much care. This, understand, is a secular proverb, a proverb which was at one time in common circulation among the general population of the world. The world itself, formerly if no more, has recognized that “much coin” brings “much care.” And yet did the world ever cease to bend its energies to […]

The Mutual Faith of Both You and Me-Glenn Conjurske

  The Mutual Faith of Both You and Me by Glenn Conjurske “For I long to see you,” writes Paul, “that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.” […]

The Wisdom of Lorenzo Dow-Glenn Conjurske

  The Wisdom of Lorenzo Dow by Glenn Conjurske Lorenzo Dow began his preaching career among the Methodists, but being of an independent spirit, he was impatient of their authority, and early left them, to travel the country at large as an evangelist. “At his death in the Thirties,” according to his biographer, “he was […]

The Making of Many Hymn Books-Glenn Conjurske

  The Making of Many Hymn Books by Glenn Conjurske The longer I live the more deeply I feel the great evil of “the making of many books.” It seems to me a great crime to flood the world with books (and booklets and pamphlets and magazines and “newsletters”) which are shallow, mediocre, and unsound, […]

Corn-Glenn Conjurske

  Corn The word “corn” in our day has a narrower meaning than it had in the past—-at least in America. Where it now means a certain kind of grain or vegetable, formerly known as maize, “corn” used to stand for grain in general, or for “a grain” of anything, such as “a corn of […]

A Non-Threatening Message-Glenn Conjurske

  A Non-Threatening Message by Glenn Conjurske Not long ago an acquaintance informed me that the evangelical church which he attends invites strangers in to hear “a non-threatening message.” Not long after this I heard from his wife that they were trying to get to know the people at the church, but that this was […]

Leah-Glenn Conjurske

  Leah by Glenn Conjurske The character of Leah has been much glorified by certain teachers, whether as an obedient daughter, a holy type of the church, or even as an innocent sufferer, a martyr to Jacob’s “inordinate love” for Rachel. We think all this to be a great mistake. We suppose that the brief […]

The Weather Controlled by Prayer-Glenn Conjurske

  The Weather Controlled by Prayer compiled by the editor I would not dare to suggest that the weather may be always controlled by prayer, for I believe no such thing. Yet I do believe that the weather is in the hands of God, and that he may control it at his pleasure, either miraculously, […]

“The Root” Again-Glenn Conjurske

  “The Root” Again I affirmed in a previous note that in English we must say either “the root of all evil” or “a root of all evil,” and of the two “the root” is by all means the better—-indeed, that it would require a profound lack of scholarship to render it “a root.” An […]

Which Edition of the Textus Receptus?-Glenn Conjurske

  Which Edition of the Textus Receptus? by Glenn Conjurske For a quarter of a century the King James Only advocates have been telling us that “the Textus Receptus” is God’s preserved text of the New Testament, and that it is “perfect and without error.” The originators of this doctrine never troubled themselves with the […]

The Province of Faith-Glenn Conjurske

  The Province of Faith by Glenn Conjurske Abstract of a Sermon Preached on October 6, 1996 The title of this sermon may not very well express its contents. I usually don’t have any trouble formulating titles for my sermons and articles, which are succinct and expressive, but this time I am at a loss. […]

Dolls-Glenn Conjurske

  Dolls By Glenn Conjurske It is a very natural thing for girls to play with dolls. Females of all ages have a very strong mothering instinct. Little girls love to hold babies. My first daughter has been taking care of babies almost since she was a baby herself. In the absence of real babies, […]

A Little Leaven-Glenn Conjurske

  A Little Leaven by Glenn Conjurske “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” (I Cor. 5:6, Gal. 5:9). When we leaven a lump of dough, we mix the leaven throughout, to ensure that it works the more quickly, but this is not strictly necessary. Just put a little leaven anywhere in the lump, and […]

The Ways of God & the Ways of the Devil-Glenn Conjurske

  The Ways of God & the Ways of the Devil Abstract of a Sermon Preached on September 6, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske I hope to preach during the millennium. I expect to reign with Christ. To reign means to enforce the law, but I hope to do more than merely enforce the law. I […]

A Few More Books I Would Like to See Written-Glenn Conjurske

  A Few More Books I Would Like to See Written by Glenn Conjurske And first, though I have never thought of a suitable title for it, a commentary on important texts of the Bible, consisting primarily of the comments of the old men of God on those texts. It is too late in life […]

Living by Rules-Glenn Conjurske

  Living by Rules by Glenn Conjurske The Bible has something to say about living by rules—-something for it, and something against it. On the one side, all that the New Testament says of keeping the commandments of Christ or of God certainly implies our living by rules. I am of course aware that the […]

Pride and the Ministry of the Word-Glenn Conjurske

  Pride and the Ministry of the Word by Glenn Conjurske Knowledge is essential. We must have it in order to be saved, and in order to walk with God. Yet knowledge is a dangerous possession in the hands of sinners, as a knife is in the hands of a small boy. “Knowledge puffs up.” […]

The Prophet’s Commission

  “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.”—-Jeremiah 1:10. The prophet's commission consists of two parts, a negative part—-“to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and […]

Forsaking All

Abstract of a Sermon Preached on February 23, 2000

Forget Not

Abstract of a Sermon Preached on January 19, 1997

Forbearing

Abstract of Two Sermons, Preached on August 8 & September 12, 1999

Even a Child

Abstract of a Sermon, Preached on June 23, 1996

Earthen Vessels

A Sermon Preached on April 28, 1993. Recorded, Transcribed, & Revised.

Brasen Shields

First Kings, chapter 14, and I'm going to read verses 25 to 28. “And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: And he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house; he even […]

Bands and Cords

A Sermon Preached on January 5, 1992, Recorded, Transcribed, and Revised.