Fereday, W.W. – Simon Peter-Apostle and Living Stone


Reading of a biographical character is always interesting, and it is frequently profitable. But the Spirit of God, when recording the life-stories of men, differs from all others in the line that He pursues. Human biographers aim at presenting the commendable side of the characters with which they deal, and they either draw a veil over their ugly features, or touch them lightly or apologetically. But the Spirit of God tells us the whole truth about the men whose lives He is pleased to record. It could not be otherwise. The Bible is the revelation of God Himself

Critics have often found fault with the Bible for its frank exposures of human evil. But its fearlessness in this particular is one of the many proofs of its divine origin, and how thankful should we be to have the whole truth laid before us!

The Spirit of God has laid special emphasis upon the foibles of Simon Peter. We know his vagaries better than those of any of his companions. Indeed, if all the passages which present him to us unfavourably were eliminated from the Bible story, we should know very little of this singular servant of our Lord Jesus. There is doubtless divine design in this. The Spirit knew (though His inspired penmen did not) the use that would be made of Peter’s name at a later date, and so has taken pains to show us that the Apostle was not infallible, whatever his pretended successors may claim to be.

On the same principle the Spirit has carefully noted certain occasions when Mary, the mother of our Lord, asked favours of Him, and was refused (Joh 2:10;Mat 12:48), while omitting altogether the many occasions which must have occurred when He did for her what she desired. So all-wise is our God!


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Devotional Thoughts
By William Hay Macdowall Hunter Aitken

(edited by David Cox)


Hiding Places

Walking with God

The Eye of God

Jacob’s Struggle for a Blessing

Separation Ending in Union

Three Great Truths Taught by the Passover

Israel’s Deliverance

The World Afraid of God’s People

Anticipations of Faith

The Solitary Sin-Bearer

The Crossing of the Jordan

The Attitude of Reuben

Why Did Dan Remain in Ships

The Men of Keilah

The Atonement a Necessity


The Story of a Great Deliverance

Contenders with God

The Two Ways

A Strange Plea

The Place of Feeling in Religion


Conviction of Sin

Truth in the Inward Parts

The Good of God’s Chosen

The Visit of Salvation


The Little City and the Poor Wise Man

Who was the Speaker

Divine Disappointment

God Employs Various Means in Dealing with Men

The Moral Limits of the Divine Resources

The Circumstances of the Vision

No Heaven Possible to the Uncleansed Man

The Holy One the Purifier


Peace not from Nature, But from God

Holiness, Under the Old Dispensation and Under the New

The Highway of Holiness

A Polished Shaft

A Sharp Sword

What Hast Thou Done?

The Harvest Past

Valiant for the Truth

God Glorified in the Fall of Pride

The Blessing and the Curse

The Cry of the Penitent

Burning the Roll

The Lord is There

The Spiritual Kingdom

The Man Who Failed of His Life’s Purpose

The Valley of Achor

Israel and King Jareb

Self-Destruction, — God Salvation

God’s Call to the Fallen

How to Return to God

The Valley of Decision

Can Two Walk Together, Except They be Agreed?

Lying Vanities

The Goodly Price of Jesus


The Heroism of the Crucified

Glad News

Out of Company with Jesus

The Centurion’s Faith

Young Man, Arise

The Rejection of the Counsel of God by the Pharisees

Free Forgiveness

Various Touches


Self-Seeking Involves a Cross Equally with Self-Abnegation

Rescue the Perishing

The Good Samaritan

Martha; Or, Thoughts on the Active Life

Mary; Or, the Contemplative Life

The Poor Invited to a Feast

The Excuses

The Invitation

A Sinner Brought to His Right Mind


Give Me My Portion

God Allows Man to Use His Independence

The Beginning Starvation

The Far Country

The Madness of Sinners

The Pain of Self-Awakening

The Younger Son and His Demand

Unsatisfied Desires


Where is the Heavenly Kingdom

Enthusiasm Rebuked

The Agony of Sin

The Brazen Serpent

Human Curiosity and Divine Mystery

Bible Study

The Imperilled Condition of the Impenitent Sinner

No Place for the Word

Faith in Christ


Repentance not Mere Sorrow for Sin

Repentance, a Change of Mind


Unworthy of Eternal Life

The Great Question

The Curious Arts

Paul’s Reasonings

The Power of the Gospel Contrasted with Other Theories

The Goodness of God an Inducement to Repentance

Justification by Faith: an Instance Of

Justification More than Forgiveness

Love Commended

The Love of God Commended

Newness of Life

The Christian a Debtor not to the Flesh, But to the Spirit

A Living Sacrifice

The Consecrated Body

Let Us Keep the Feast

Purging Out the Old Leaven

Full Surrender to God

Not Our Own


Savour of Death or of Life

Redemption by the Substitutionary Death of Christ

The Old Gospel and the New


Saved by Grace

Imitators of God

The Fellowship of Christ’s Sufferings

Suffering Working Perfection

The Christian’s Walk and its Object


Grace Our Teacher

Our Teacher’s Mode of Teaching

Peculiar But not Eccentric

The Blessed Hope of Grace

The Denial of Worldly Lust

The Epiphany and Mission of Grace

The Godly Life

The Negative Teaching of Grace

The Practical Result of the Teaching of Grace

The Redemption from Lawlessness

The Righteous Life

The Sober Life

Perfection Through Suffering

Only To-Day is Yours


The Engrafted Word

Forgetful Hearers

St. Paul and St. James on Faith

As and So — the Method of Ministry

The Peril of Worldliness

What Manner of Love


The Trustworthiness of Jesus Christ

Behold, He Cometh

Loss of the First Love

Christ At the Door of the Heart

The Last Great Prayer Meeting

King of Kings, and Lord of Lords

The Opening of the Books

No Temple in Heaven


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Fereday, W.W. – Solomon and His Temple

The following pages were written by an aged pilgrim upon a sick-bed in intervals of comparative freedom from pain. The reader who may discover blunders and deficiencies will therefore please regard them with that gracious pitifulness which is always delightful in the children of God; and like the careful fishermen of
Mat 13:48he will put “the good into vessels and cast the bad away.”
The days of Solomon were unique in the history of Israel and of the world; and the house that he built unto the name of Jehovah was also unique. It was all a bright foreshadowing of days of glory and blessing yet to be brought in by the Lord Jesus. The nations of the world will then cease to strive, and will dwell peacefully under His righteous sway, and the Temple in Jerusalem will be sought unto from the ends of the earth because Jehovah is there.
“Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (
Rev 22:20).

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Aquinas, T. – Summa Theologia.gbk

Thomas’ most significant work is his Summa theologiae or ‘summary of Theology,’ a gigantic work which attempts to present all of Christian theology as systematically as possible. Thomas worked on it from 1266 through 1273. Then, when he was nearly finished, he underwent an experience so intense that, as he himself explained, everything he had written seemed like straw. He completely stopped writing and died three months later. Thomas was canonized in 1323.

The Summa theologiae is written in a form common to treatises of that age. All of theology is divided into its major topics. These, in turn, are divided into subtopics described by Thomas as ‘questions. ” The first “question” in the Summa theologiae deals with The nature of Theology itself, the second with God’s existence.

The ‘questions” are in turn divided into what Thomas calls “articles,” specific queries concerning the topic being explored in that particular “question.” (Thus, confusingly enough, what Thomas calls “questions” are actually general topics, whereas what he calls “articles” are really what we would mean by the word “questions.”) These “articles” form the basic unit of the Summa theologiae, and they proceed according to an invariable form. A specific query is made, then a section beginning with the word videtur (“it seems that”) offers arguments for what will later turn out to be the wrong answer to that query. Next, a brief section be ginning with the words sed contra (“but on the contrary”) introduces a different answer. A section labeled responsio (“response”) finally presents arguments for what Thomas considers the correct view. The question then closes with a refutation of the arguments presented in the videtur section.

The following selection consists of the prologue and first two questions of the Summa theologiae. Some articles of the first question are omitted, but those included are given in their entirety, so that the reader can see how the work (and Thomas’ mind) is constructed.


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Rossier, H.L. – Simon Peter


1 “I am a sinful man.” Luk 5:1-11.

2 Peter going to Jesus on the water. Mat 14:22-33.

3 Personal Acquaintance with Christ. Mat 16:13-23.

4 “Come after me.” Mat 16:24-28.

5 Beholding Christ in Glory. Mat 17:1-8; Luk 9:28-34; 2Pe 1:16-19.

6 The Father’s House. Luk 9:34-36.

7 Relationship with the Son. Mat 17:24-27.

8 Washing of the Feet and Communion. John 13.

9 Peter enters into Temptation. Luk 22:31-62.

10 The Sepulchre. Joh 20:1-18.

11 Service and Food. Joh 21:1-14.

12 The Soul Restored. Joh 21:15-19.

13 “Follow me.” Joh 21:18-19.

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On Cleaving to God

attributed to

Saint Albert the Great

Translator’s Introduction

Chapter 1 – On the highest and supreme perfection of man, in so far as it is possible in this life

Chapter 2 – How one can cling to and seek Christ alone, disdaining everything else

Chapter 3 – What the perfection of man consist of in this life

Chapter 4 – How man’s activity should be purely in the intellect and not in the senses

Chapter 5 – On purity of heart which is to be sought above all things

Chapter 6 – That the devout man should cleave to God with naked understanding and will

Chapter 7 – How the heart should be gathered within itself

Chapter 8 – How a religious man should commit himself to God in all circumstances whatsoever

Chapter 9 – How much the contemplation of God is to be preferred to all other exercises

Chapter 10 – That one should not be concerned about feeling tangible devotion so much as about cleaving to God with one’s will

Chapter 11 – How one should resist temptations and bear trials

Chapter 12 – How powerful the love of God is

Chapter 13 – The nature and value of prayer, and how the heart should be recollected within itself

Chapter 14 – That we should seek the verdict of our conscience in every decision

Chapter 15 – How contempt of himself can be produced in a man, and how useful it is

Chapter 16 – How God’s Providence includes everything


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Rossier, H.L. – John the Baptist

John the Baptist

Chapter 1. The Nation and the Remnants. Luke 1-3.

Chapter 2. His Birth. Luk 1:15.

Chapter 3. John the Baptist in the Wilderness. Luk 1:80; Matthew 3.

Chapter 4. John the Baptist as Prophet. Matthew 3.

Chapter 5. John the Baptist as a Man and a Witness. John 1; Joh 3:28-31.

Chapter 6. Failure of John the Baptist. Matthew 11.

Chapter 7. John the Baptist’s Death. Mat 14:1-12; Mar 6:14-29.


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