How perversely man reverses the order of God's truth. They urge dead sinners to come to Christ, supposing they have the power of will to do so. Whereas Christ has plainly and emphatically stated that "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him" (John 6:44). "Coming to Christ" is the affections of the heart being drawn out towards Him, and how can a person love one he knows not? See John 4:10. Ah, it is the Spirit who must bring Christ to me, reveal Him to me, before I can truly know Him. "Coming to Christ" is an inward and spiritual act, not an outward and natural one. Truly, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14). We cannot so much as "see" Christ until we are born again (John 3:3). — Arthur W. Pink
A. W. PinkArthur W. Pink (1886-1952) was born in Great Britain and immigrated to the U.S. to study at Moody Bible Institute. He pastored churches in Colorado,...
There is a group in Texas called “The Church of Wells.” We at the ROLFE BARNARD LIBRARY are in no way affiliated with this group that has a mixture of truth with many cult-like tendencies. For some reason they have “fallen in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Evangelist Rolfe BarnardRolfe Barnard (1904-1969) was evidently a prophet from God for the 20th Century. With a profound sense of the absolute sovereignty and glory of Jesus Christ,...
Write for a FREE BOOK of four messages on REPENTANCE — "JOHN THE BAPTIST COMES TO TOWN" published in February 2013 by our friend the late Elder E. W. Parks of Lexington NC. This is FREE to any ROLFE BARNARD LIBRARY listeners anywhere in the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Click the STORE option, near the right end of the grey line above for information on Dr. E. A. Johnston's book, BIOGRAPHY OF ROLFE BARNARD, GOD'S HITCH-HIKE EVANGELIST. After reading this book, you will appreciate these sermons more than ever...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
ROLFE BARNARD was a unique evangelist in the 20th Century. God used him in revival ministry, and especially in teaching young ministers the doctrines of grace. Barnard led in the formation of several "sovereign grace" or Reformed Bible conferences...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
B.B. CALDWELL was a fellow-minister and dear friend of the late evangelist Rolfe Barnard. From time to time, we feature some of his messages here. If you would like to read more about Caldwell's life and ministry, please send an e-mail to Larry...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
TO COME TO CHRIST IS NOT MAN'S WILLING OR RUNNING (Rom. 9:16; Titus 1:1) As a sinner dumb and deaf and blind,I cannot alone the Saviour find;But the glorious truth of God I see,In all my plight He comes to me!I would believe with all my heart,And...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A BEGGAR FINDS GRACE A beggar once the Saviour found,God made to him all grace abound;He had no home, no wealth, no greed --But only his dire need to plead.So I was bound by poverty,And dead in spirit could not seeThe mercy and the grace of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PRAYER FOR REFRESHING Lord! I cannot let Thee go,Till a blessing Thou bestow;Do not turn away Thy face,Mine's an urgent pressing case.Once a sinner, near despairSought Thy Mercy-seat by prayer;Mercy heard and set him free –Lord! that mercy...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE IDOL SELF FALLS PROSTRATE BEFORE KING JESUS![ From Thomas Reade's, "On Conversion" ] When the Savior was born into the world, there was no room for Him in the inn. Just so it is with our depraved hearts. Satan puts on the threefold hindrances...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
GRACE TO AWAKENED SINNERS [ Portion of a letter from Lynn Connell to Wylie Fulton, 29 May 1995 ] Dear Brother fellow-sinner, WHEN HE who is the Salvation of His poor elect people (Psalm 27:1) passed by the poor sinner polluted in his own blood,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]