Book of Matthew




Chapter 5









  • Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “God and Man” p61
    • “God is indeed represented here as caring for all men whether evil or good, but He is certainly not called the Father of all. Indeed it might almost be said that the point of the passage depends on the fact that He is not the Father of all. He cares even for those who are not His children but His enemies; so His children, Jesus’ disciples, ought to imitate Him by loving even those who are not their brethren but their persecutors.”

Chapter 7



  • Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “Doctrine” p36
    • “This passage is in some respects a favorite with modern liberal teachers; for it is interpreted–falsely, it is true, yet plausibly–as meaning that all that a man needs to attain standing with God is an approximately right performance of his duties to his fellow-men, and not any assent to a creed or even any direct relation to Jesus.”

Chapter 11



  • Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “Christ” p117
    • “The way in which Jesus speaks of my Father and the Son…this manner of presenting Jesus’ relation to the Father, absolutely fundamental in the Synoptic Gospels, involves the assertion of the deity of our Lord. The Person who so speaks is represented as being in mysterious union with the eternal God.”