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The Christian Soldier; or Heaven Taken by Storm (Part 1, taking heaven by violence)

The Christian Soldier By Thomas Watson

Matthew XI. 12  The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

John the Baptist, hearing in prison of the fame of Christ, sends two of his disciples to Him with this question, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another? verse 3. Not (as Tertullian thinks) that John Baptist knew not that Jesus Christ was the true Messiah, for he was confirmed in this both by the Spirit of God and by a sign from heaven (John i:33). But John Baptist hereby endeavored to correct the ignorance of his own disciples who had a greater respect for him than for Christ.

In the fourth verse Christ answers their question, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, &c. Jesus Christ demonstrates Himself to be the true Messiah by His miracles which were real and occular proofs of His divinity. John’s disciples being departed, Christ falls into a high praise and commendation of John Baptist, Verse 7. What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? As if Christ had said, John Baptist was no unconstant man, fluctuating in his mind and being shaken as a reed from one opinion to another; he was no Reuben, unstable as water, but was fixed and resolute in religion, and a prison could make no alteration in him.


The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments


Thomas Watson


1.1 Obedience
1.2 Love
1.3 The Preface to the Commandments
1.4 The Right Understanding of the Law


2.1 The First Commandment
2.2 The Second Commandment
2.3 The Third Commandment
2.4 The Fourth Commandment
2.5 The Fifth Commandment
2.6 The Sixth Commandment
2.7 The Seventh Commandment
2.8 The Eighth Commandment
2.9 The Ninth Commandment
2.10 The Tenth Commandment


3.1 Man’s Inability to keep the Moral Law
3.2 Degrees of Sin
3.3 The Wrath of God


4.1 Faith
4.2 Repentance
4.3 The Word
4.4 Baptism
4.5 The Lord’s Supper
4.6 Prayer (more…)