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Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good

bible21020151633 Albert N. Martin

Turn with me to Isaiah 5:20. In this text the prophet—being the mouthpiece of God—pronounces this terrible woe upon the people of Israel, particularly the men of Jerusalem and of Judah. “Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” I believe this text has something to say to us that has peculiar relevance to the age in which you and I are living, to the precise condition of our own country. Read more

The New Birth (2)

bible21020151633 Albert N. Martin

Will you turn with me, please, to the gospel according to John? I shall read in your hearing verses 1-8.

John chapter 3, verses 1-8, “Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; the same came unto him by night and said unto him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do, except God be with him.’ Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily I say unto you, except one be born anew [or born from above or born again] he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus said unto Him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Read more

The New Birth (3)

Albert N. MartinPreacher: Albert N. Martin

The new birth is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit. It’s an effective work of the Holy Spirit, or you may want to use the word discernible. It is an effective work of the Spirit. How do we know that? Look at the text. “The wind blows where it wills, [sovereignty], so is everyone born of the Spirit, and you hear the sound thereof.” Read more

The New Birth (2)

Albert N. MartinPreacher: Albert N. Martin

“That which is born of the flesh.” Fathers and mothers who are inherently sinful men and women with sinful human natures—what can they beget in natural generation? “That which is born of the flesh is flesh”! So that our children born of us, by natural generation, can only receive from us that which is sinful, human nature! Read more

The New Birth (1)

Albert N. MartinPreacher: Albert N. Martin

Will you turn with me, please, to the gospel according to John? I shall read in your hearing verses 1-8. Read more