Dr John Gill [1697 - 1771] was once told by a member of his congregation that, if he published his book 'The Cause of God and Truth', he would lose some of his best friends, and his income would fall off. Gill replied;
'I can afford to be poor, but I cannot afford to injure my conscience'
Interesting that yo should mention Dr. Gill Brother Steve. I was just reading some of his work yesterday. I have been doing a word study on the word, "world" as found in the New Testament. I shall post it elsewhere. I have been really enjoying it. I have spent parts of four days just studying the use of one word in the Bible. I really enjoy a Bible challenge. It is quite amazing what one can learn from dissecting and defining one seemingly simple little word. Dr. Gill helped me to understand what I was researching in a very good way.
In Christ, George
(Galatians 5:1) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Gill's commentary is never far away from my bible studies, I feel so comfortable reading his style.
I recently obtained Gill's 'Complete Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity' that I am yet to read; it's two old volumes dated 1839 and is in surprisingly good condition; it is certainly something I'm looking forward to.
Post by Brother Ben on Sept 16, 2010 16:11:02 GMT -5
For those of you who do not have it, you can download the E-sword bible program for free and you can add the Gill Commentary on free also. His stuff is good. Very thorough.
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther