We all use commentaries and they are not the usual material for book reviews. However, having just preached through the book of First Peter and having used this reprinted book (Klock & Klock) throughout, I felt compelled to give old John Lillie my thanks. A Scotchman from the University of Edinburgh, Lillie was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Kingston, NY most of his life. He is also known for translating 1 & 2 Thessalonians in Lange’s Commentary. An added bonus is the Preface written by well-known church historian, Philip Schaff. Schaff writes, “Here, in a day of many and wide deflections from ‘the old paths,’ is the voice of a trumpet giving no uncertain sound, to summon the scattered hosts back to ‘the good way.’” I profited greatly from both scholarship and practicality.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Anointing With OilMarch 28, 2015
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, […]