The Sweet Words of Jesus (Machen)

In the early part of 1935, J. Gresham Machen gave a series of radio addresses on the deity of Christ. The manuscripts of these addresses have been published in a book called The Person of Jesus. It's an excellent book - and that's an understatement! The Person of Jesus is a great blend of biblical… Continue reading The Sweet Words of Jesus (Machen)

“In Those Dark Hours” (Machen)

  (This is a re-post from September, 2010) In the early 1900s, J. Gresham Machen faced intense spiritual struggles – he was asking some deep questions about Christianity.  There were three people who helped him through it: Francis Patton, Bishop Blougram, and his own dear mother.  Here’s what he said of his mother – how she helped… Continue reading “In Those Dark Hours” (Machen)

A Most Important Question (Machen)

 What is saving faith?  This is one of the most important questions we can ask and have answered!  I like how J. Gresham Machen addressed the question: A more "practical" question could hardly be conceived. The preacher says: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved." But how can a man possibly… Continue reading A Most Important Question (Machen)

Three Great Acts of Imputation (Machen)

 The Westminster Shorter Catechism, summarizing the biblical teaching on the topic, says that all mankind sinned in Adam, "and fell with him in that first transgression."    Because Adam was in a covenant situation, our representative, his trespass led to our condemnation (Rom. 5:18).  How does this work?  How come I bear the guilt for… Continue reading Three Great Acts of Imputation (Machen)

The Infallibility of Experts (!?) and Euthanasia (Machen)

The following paragraph is from a radio address that J. G. Machen gave in 1937.  It is highly relevant even in 2017: "...We have seen in the newspapers recently a good deal of discussion about 'mercy-killing' or 'euthanasia'. Certain physicians say very frankly that they think hopeless invalids, who never by any chance can be… Continue reading The Infallibility of Experts (!?) and Euthanasia (Machen)