Tag: Teaching

Resurrected, Not Raised

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

He is a new creature —2 Corinthians 5:17

Resurrected, not raised. There is so much in this distinction. The teaching of human philosophy is that we are to raise humanity to a higher plane. But this is not the gospel. On the contrary, the teaching of the cross is that humanity must die and sink out of sight and then be resurrected, not raised.

Resurrection is not an improvement, not elevation; it is a new supernatural life lifting us from nothingness into God and making us partakers of the divine nature. It is a new creation. It is an infinite elevation above the highest plane. Let us refuse anything less than resurrection life.

by A.B. Simpson

He Will Teach You

James Smithby James Smith

“But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name–He will teach you all things!” John 14:26

The Holy Spirit is the Teacher of the church. To Him the promise refers, “All Your children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

He taught the apostles all things necessary for their office and work. He teaches the true ministers of Christ, leading them into the truth as it is in Jesus. And He teaches every believer–all that is really necessary for him to know!

The Bible is the lesson-book, the believer is the scholar, the blessed Spirit is the teacher, and experimental religion is the education! No one teaches like Him! He teaches us . . . gradually, silently, and always effectually! For only what the Spirit teaches us–do we really know!

He teaches us . . . what God requires in His Word, what He has provided in His gospel; what Christ is to His people, what His people are to Him.

His teaching makes practical Christians–for He always teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in the present world!

by James Smith