Henry (Harry) Allan Ironside was born in Canada in 1876. Converted at the age of fourteen, he lived to preach and did so throughout North America and the British Isles. For Eighteen Years he was pastor of Chicago's Moody Memorial Church. The author of over 100 books, his scholarship was recognized by many Bible Institutes and Seminaries.
H.A. Ironside went on the be with the Lord in 1951. The clarity of his preaching led hundreds of thousands to a knowledge of the Word of God. His writings are as fresh and instructive today as when first published.
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The days in which you and I are living are days inwhich Christians need to know their Bibles, for the only way by which we mayknow whether or not a system of teaching is of God is by viewing the systemthrough the lens of Holy Writ—reading thesystem in the light of the Bible and not reading the Bible in the light of thesystem.
Because of the crying need of Biblical light on theseerroneous teachings, I gave a series of addresses in the Church of the OpenDoor, on “The Cult Kingdom,”selecting ten of the most damaging heresies for discussion. When people sawthem revealed in the searchlight of God’s Word a large number of men and women,held in their grip, were mercifully delivered.
This created a wide-spread interest among God’schildren, culminating in a demand for the printing of these addresses so thatothers, caught in the meshes of false doctrine, might also find freedom.
I was about to comply with this request when Idiscovered a book compiled by William C. Irvine, called “HERESIES EXPOSED.” This book completely covers not only the ten cultsI exposed, but many others, so instead of publishing my addresses I havearranged with the writer to allow me to print this special edition of hisexcellent work. By so doing we meet the demand of friends for this material andprovide my radio audience with another valuable book.
I am more firmly convinced than ever that there is need to emphasize the fundamental principles set forth in these letters given by inspiration through the apostle to the Gentiles, in order that Christians generally may be called back to the simplicity of early days. In 1 Corinthians we have the order that should prevail in Christian assemblies, while the second Epistle deals more particularly with the ministry of the church. If it please God, the addresses on that second letter will be published later.
I hope my readers will not come to this book looking for a critical analysis of the Epistle. If so, they will be disappointed. The object I had in view was to expound the Word as simply as possible for the edification and instruction of plain people who have neither the time nor the learning to follow heavy and erudite comments. If any such are helped to a greater appreciation of the value of this portion of the Word of God, I shall be abundantly repaid for the time and labor required to reproduce the spoken messages.
H. A. Ironside
During all the centuries since Christ ascended to Heaven, as we count time on earth, He has waited patiently for the end of the church’s testimony.
"JESUS paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain:
He washed it white as snow."