Charles Henry Mackintosh October - 2 November was a nineteenth century Christian preacher, dispensationalist, writer of Bible commentaries, magazine editor and member of the Plymouth Brethren. Mackintosh took a great interest in, and actively participated in, the great Irish Evangelical revival of and see Revivalism. Mackintosh's literary fame rests primarily upon his work Notes on the Pentateuch, beginning with a volume of pages on Genesis, and concluding with a two-volume work on Deuteronomy extending to over pages. These are still in print and have been translated into a dozen or more languages. Brethren historian Roy Coad notes: "Another popular writer among the exclusives was an Irish schoolmaster, Charles Henry Mackintosh, who preached extensively in the revival movement.

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In order to utilize all of the features of this web site, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. The C. Charles Herbert Mackintosh appealed to the pastoral and theological concerns of ordinary people, connecting the richness of Scripture to the events of daily life—all while never compromising good scholarship. His approach not only propelled the early expansion of the Plymouth Brethren movement and fueled a revival in Ireland, but also set the precedent for preaching and teaching in the decades that followed.

Your Libronix Digital Library links the books, sermons, and commentaries included in this collection to your favorite Bible translations and Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias. That makes the Logos edition of the C. Sample Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. His reflections are borne out of prolonged reflection and pastoral sensitivity—not abstruse theological concepts or an abstract engagement of the text.

Mackintosh coaxingly invites readers to place themselves within the stories of the Pentateuch and confront the issues faced by the characters—to walk the garden with Adam and Eve, to connive with Jacob, to travel with Joseph, and to wander with the Israelites from the bondage of Egypt to the freedom of the Promised Land. The Pentateuch expresses the most basic human sentiments, and exposes the tension between promises and fulfillment, good and evil, belief and deception.

The prophet Daniel and the modern church find themselves in similar situations: both are tempted to yield to surrounding influences, and both are called to submit to God. Most importantly, both the church and Daniel are called to model discipleship. But how is the church meant to practice discipleship in a hostile and formidable culture? Can a believer ever be lost? Do those who rescind their belief in Christ compromise their eternal salvation?

In the same way that works cannot save sinners, neither can works compromise salvation. Final Perseverance: What Is It? Mackintosh speaks from experience—the best vantage point for understanding the grace he professes. How does God operate during periods of isolation and abandonment? As Israel spiraled toward disunity and fragmentation in the book of Judges, Mackintosh approaches the story of Gideon with honesty and humility. Gideon…And His Companions serves as an accessible introduction to the life of Gideon and the complex themes in the book of Judges.

For the Israelites, Gilgal served as a transition point—from the defeat of death to the victory at Jericho, from the wanderings in the desert to the freedom of the Promised Land. Using the story at Gilgal in Joshua 5 as a metaphor, Mackintosh reminds us of the importance of commemorating our own salvation history.

If salvation makes the most sense from the perspective of utter ruin, then what makes the doctrine of election so controversial? According to Mackintosh, the disagreement over election—the cause of church splits and religious wars—lies not in the doctrine itself, but in the way the doctrine is applied. Too often, the church preaches the doctrine without preaching the person of Christ, thereby preaching discouragement and despair instead of hope and grace.

In Glad Tidings , Mackintosh shows how the doctrine of election can be applied instead of pandered, and preached instead of provoked. The words of reconciliation in Glad Tidings speak profoundly to contemporary reiterations of the debate over election. Ultimately, Mackintosh outlines a salvation which comes without qualifiers or compromises. Despite every reason why God should be against us, God is for us. Jehoshaphat represents a lone follower of God amid a succession of evil kings.

But Jehoshaphat chooses a different path. He serves as an example of godly living in a corrupt society. But what comes next is telling. The months and years that follow the battle of Jericho are filled with squandered blessings, a mix of victory and defeat, and a tenuous relationship between the Israelites and God. The Promised Land seemed to contain more hardships than promise. In Jericho and Achor , Mackintosh provides an exposition of the events immediately following the ruin of Jericho, and uncovers important lessons from the successes and trials of the Israelites.

In particular, Mackintosh shows how the sins of a few affect the lives of the whole of Israel—exposing a latent form of evil as deadly then as it is dangerous now. In the same way that the Church is altered at Pentecost, the Israelites are altered as God dwells with them in the newly discovered Promised Land.

Why does God permit pain and suffering? Why are godly individuals such as Job subject to divine testing? The book of Job is filled with unresolved problems, unanswered questions, unhelpful advice, and theological dilemmas. The book is divided into three distinct sections: who Job was, what he had, and what he did.

Beginning with this threefold approach—not with ancillary issues such as authorship and dating—Mackintosh aims to offer practical remarks on Job which address the difficult depiction of God and the honest lament of Job.

In this way, his interpretation of Job represents a subtle jab at the liberal criticism of his day. Sometimes that response comes in the form of rebellion; other times it prompts lament. Still other times, we might solicit advice or work our way out of our problems.

Whatever the case, suffering should prompt a re-examination and return us to God. Job and His Friends portrays Job as an exemplar for the times in which we encounter tragedy and despair. God actively engages in evangelism—the Church should, too. The nature of the Gospel and the scope of grace should compel the Church to preach beyond itself, yet Mackintosh observes that many evangelists abandon their work. Why do evangelists pursue other interests?

Why do evangelistic efforts languish? Most importantly, how can they be revived? He reminds evangelists of the urgency of their task and the nature of their calling. Fittingly, in same vein as the New Testament epistles between Paul and Timothy, the second half of Papers on Evangelization is devoted to correspondence between Mackintosh and an unnamed evangelist.

Christ speaks of it. Paul hopes for it. The apocalyptic literature in Revelation warns of it. Mackintosh combs the New Testament to understand the nature of the Second Coming and the specific events which will precede it. He compares prophecy, parables, and apocalyptic literature on the subject to uncover the implications for both believers and unbelievers.

The story of Elijah is recognized as one of the many instances where God preserved his people in the middle of evil—an evil king, a deteriorating nation, and opponents ready to tear Israel apart. Why should we pray? How does God answer prayer? In Prayer and the Prayer Meeting , Mackintosh provides a thorough scriptural analysis of the key texts on prayer, including the ways in which Jesus prays, along with his instructions to the disciples to do the same.

Mackintosh uses these texts to determine the basis and function of prayer, especially corporate prayer. He provides instruction for conducting public prayer and for cultivating an attitude and posture of prayer. Prayer, he says, leads to unity. But to become unified, the church must resist formalism, powerless profession, dead routine, and mechanical religiousness.

Prayer and the Prayer Meeting contains helpful advice and encouragement for building and maintaining an active prayer life. Christians have much to learn from the life of Hezekiah, and Mackintosh has much to teach. Sadly, the church often more closely resembles the latter. What can we learn from Hezekiah? We must resist inactivity and ill-timed service. We must not merely exhibit outward expressions of the Gospel, but, like Hezekiah, cultivate the inward power of God.

Reflections on the Life and Times of Hezekiah provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the life of Hezekiah, and offers advice about how to apply it to the present time. What is regeneration in Christ? How is it produced? What are its results? In this volume, Mackintosh aims to identify regeneration and its effects in the lives of believers. In the process, he counters the trend of judging the extent of regeneration from feeling or experience. Instead, says Mackintosh, the effects of regeneration must be judged in accordance with the word of God.

Much of the anxiety stems from an awareness of the gap between the suffering in the world and the promises of God. The work of Christ resolves this conflict—Christ provides comfort by conquering evil. In The All-Sufficiency of Christ , Mackintosh succinctly outlines the ramifications of redemption in Christ for the world. What is the assembly of God? Who are Christians, and what do they do? Mackintosh explores the nature of identity in Christ and the tasks which that identity entails.

He aims not to detract from the prominence of grace and the promises of eternity, but attempts to ponder daily life from the perspective of eternity. Mackintosh explains that the central challenge lies in the tendency to judge our work by its quality, not the extent to which our work pleases God. How does the church baptize and preach? And what does baptizing and preaching have in common with repenting and believing? God sets us apart as a royal priesthood.

What does it mean to be a priest? Mackintosh studies the life of Levi and the history of the Levites to understand the nature of the priesthood and the implications of being set apart by God. The History of the Tribe of Levi Considered examines the history of the tribe of Levi, the order of the priesthood, the scope and functions of Levitical offerings, and the priestly duties administered by the Levites.

More importantly, the life of Levi reflects the character of God as it unfolds in history, and points to the life of Christ and the broader work of God which continues into the present. Levi serves as an exemplar for those set apart by God. Josiah ascended the throne of Judah amid the accumulated sins of his father and grandfather, and rampant corruption.


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Mackintosh was signed simply "C. It was originally published in six volumes from to and is Mackintosh's most renowned work. His commentary on the Pentateuch is mostly devotional in nature and finds the Creator, Jesus Christ, in every book. Mackintosh believed that the glory of Christ shone through each passage.



This title works with the following Wordsearch products. Mackintosh's Notes on the Pentateuch is an informative and insightful commentary on the first five books of the Bible—books that can often be neglected. For more than years, pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible have benefited from this deeply devotional commentary. His reflections are born out of prolonged thought and pastoral sensitivity. Mackintosh coaxingly invites readers to place themselves within the stories of the Pentateuch and to confront the issues faced by the characters—to walk the garden with Adam and Eve, to connive with Jacob, to travel with Joseph, and to wander with the Israelites from the bondage of Egypt to the freedom of the Promised Land.


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Charles Henry Mackintosh October — 2 November was a nineteenth-century Christian preacher, dispensationalist , writer of Bible commentaries, magazine editor and member of the Plymouth Brethren. Mackintosh was the son of Captain Duncan Mackintosh, an officer in a Highland regiment. In , he went to work in a business house in Limerick , Ireland. The following year, he went to Dublin and identified himself with the Plymouth Brethren.

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