John 15:6 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "If a man abide not in me," (ean me tis mene en emoi) "if anyone remains not in me," is not vitally engrafted in me, the living Word, the true vine, Joh 15:1; Jas 1:12; He exists as already barren, unfaithful, unproductive, unfitted for eternity, though sustained by my mercy in this life; If he have not the incorruptible seed nature of the new birth, 1Pe 1:23; 1Pe 1:25.

2) "He is cast forth as a branch, and withered;" (eblethe ekso hos to klema kai eksenanthe) "He is (and) was cast outside as the branch and is (was) dried up," Joh 15:2; Mat 25:30, revealed for what he is, and has been by nature, though he may have had the leaves and blooms of outward show, but no spiritual fruit as Israel had come to do. He is to be cursed, as Jesus cursed the barren fig tree, Mat 21:18-19.

3) "And men gather them, and cast them into the fire," (kai sunagousin auta kai eis to pur ballousin) "And they gather them together and cast them into the fire," that they may not cover the ground, in marring the landscape, or using the soil, without returning any fruit to the husbandman, John 1; 2Pe 1:8-11.

4) "And they are burned." (kai kaietai) "And they are burned," destroyed. Only the chaff, the unregenerate are burned, none that has ever borne any spiritual fruit; For every grain of wheat, every true branch, like every good tree, bears some fruit. Jesus said it; and every true branch or tree that bears fruit He purges that it bear more fruit. Each tree or branch, physically existing in and sustained by Him, that bears no fruit, is or represents an unregenerate person, a vine-sucker, like a leech or barnacle, no part of the body or boat to which it attaches itself, for personal benefit, but on behalf of which it bears no good fruit, See? Mat 7:17-20; Luk 3:17. The wheat, every grain is saved, but the chaff, every earthly flake, will be burned, See also Psa 1:5-6; Mat 3:12.

Consult other comments:

John 15:6 - The Greek Testament

John 15:6 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:6 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 15:6 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:6 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:6 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 15:6 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:6 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:6 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:6 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:6 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:6 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 15:6 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 15:6 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:6 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 15:6 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 15:6 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:6 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 15:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:6 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:6 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:6 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:6 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:6 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary