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You can do without him, but he is a reputable author. Every page is bristling with hard words and strange languages, aand the eye of the common reader is terrified at the very appearance, as the peaceful citizen is at the pointed cannon of a fortress.
By John Gill, D. Those who have no learning usually make a point of displaying the pegs on which learning ought to hang.
I know I am talking heresy, but I cannot help saying that for a minister’s use, Scott is mere milk and water–good and trustworthy, but not solid enough in matter for full grown men. Xpurgeon minister should aim at a tolerable proficiency both in the Hebrew and the Greek. I say some of the modes, since I suppose that as the Lord Jesus left his disciples free from rubrics and liturgies, each church worshipped according to the working of the free Spirit among them; one with the open meeting of the Corinthians, and another with a presiding minister, and a third with a mixture of the two methods.
The American translators have added considerably to the German work, and in some cases these additions are more valuable than the original matter. It is a large cyclopaedia worthy of the days when theologians could be cyclopean, and had not shrunk from folios to octavos. Then as you read commenring will interpret the word, and your flock will be fed thereby.
Better far never to comment than to cut and carve the utterances of inspiration, and obscure their meaning by impertinently thrusting in untimely remarks of your own.
You meet with no ostentation of learning in Matthew Poole, and that for the simple reason that he was so profoundly commentagies as to be able to give results without a display of his intellectual crockery.
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Commehting rated it it was amazing Oct 25, He delights in apposition and alliteration; he is usually plain, quaint, and full of pith; he sees right through a text directly; apparently he is not critical, but he quietly gives the result of an accurate critical knowledge of the original fully up to the best critics of his time.
Besides, if you are in the habit of commenting, it will give you an opportunity of saying many things which are not of sufficient importance to become the theme of a whole sermon, and therefore would probably remain unnoticed, to the great loss of the Lord’s people and others. Passmore and Alabaster, Paternoster Buildings. In Isaiah the strain often varies most suddenly, and while one verse is addressed to the Jews, the next may be spoken to the Messiah or to the Gentiles.
Nowadays since expository preaching is not so common as it ought to be, there is the more necessity for our commenting during the time of our reading the Scriptures. The “Institutes”, 3 vols. Without this much of the word will be utterly unknown to many of your people. The authors were men of great learning, their association in one commentary is remarkable, and their joint production has a place in all complete libraries. Christopher Ness, minister of the gospel in London. Use your judgment more than your fancy.
He hunts Arminianism throughout the whole of it. We should not unite in any indiscriminate censuring of hortatory addresses, or topical sermons, nor should we agree with the demand that every discourse should be limited to the range of its text, nor even that it should have a text at all; but we should heartily subscribe to the declaration, that more expository preaching is greatly needed, and that all preachers would be the better if they were more able expounders of the inspired Word.
If you needed any confirmatory evidence as to the value of his writings, I might summon a cloud of witnesses, but it will suffice to quote one or two. If any are jealous lest the labour should spurteon their constitutions, let them remember that mental work up to a certain point is most refreshing, and where the Bible is the theme toil is delight. Thus will the word of God be its own key.
By John Trapp, M. On this ground, the writer asks, “What is the gathering together of waters but the accumulation clmmentaries all the graces into one place, that is, into the Virgin Mary Maria?
From these I have compiled my catalogue, rejecting man, yet making a very varied selection.
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Be sure to avoid prosiness. The object of the work is to help the general reader to know what the Scriptures really say and mean, and to remove some of the difficulties.
Plymouth Brethren delight to fish up some hitherto undiscovered tadpole of interpretation, and cry it round the town as a rare dainty; let us be content with more ordinary and more wholesome fishery.
By Theodore Haak, Esq. Expository preaching he would advocate as the great need of the day, its best protection against rising errors, and its surest means of spiritual edification.
The Ethiopian eunuch might have received divine illumination, and doubtless did receive it, but still, when asked whether he understood the Scripture which he read, he replied, “How can I unless some man shall guide me?
What more could I say in commendation either of the preacher or the author? Very seldom does he allow himself to be run away with by imagination, except now and then when he tries to open up a parable, and finds a meaning in every circumstance and minute detail; or when he falls upon a text which is comkenting congenial with his creed, and hacks and hews terribly to bring the word of God into a more systematic shape.
His work was based upon an earlier compilation entitled Critici Sacri, containing the concentrated light of a constellation of learned men who have never been excelled in any age or country. For this I hope I shall escape censure, even if I do not win commendation. He is the expositor of evangelical Episcopalians, even as Adam Clarke is the prophet of the Wesleyans, but to me he has seldom given a thought, and Commentibg have almost discontinued consulting him.