Pristine Grace

    Welcome to the Pristine Grace Website!  We hope you enjoy the discussion forum, articles, sermonsbooks, and scripture software that has been provided here.  This website has been created to proclaim the truth to God's elect people in Christ.

    We are living in an age of idolatry and very few people profess Christ. Of those that do, very few seem to understand let alone believe the Gospel.  For example, many believe that Jesus died for all men universally and that the difference between those who are saved and not saved is the individual's "free will" decision.  But the Scriptures declare that salvation is by grace and mercy and not of him that runs or wills it (Rom 9:16).

Subscribe to our Newsletter  And then there are others who still believe in things like the "free or well-meant offer" of the Gospel as if it is something to be bandied about to be "accepted" or "rejected".  We believe these things are erroneous and distort God's precious love for His elect.  We also prefer the word "free" or "pristine" instead of the word "common" to describe grace.  This is because the Scriptures declare God's love is to be found only in God's Son, and that all of Grace is of the will of God and not corrupted or stained by the will of man, hence the adjective, pristine.

  Some would also cast aspersions on us because we believe in the absolute predestination of all things — that is there isn't a single event that occurs that God did not predestinate.  We believe He is absolutely Sovereign! We believe He has redeemed His people from their sins (Mat 1:21) and that all of His sheep will be given the gift of faith in the Gospel of Christ at His appointed time.

    It is our prayer that this website would be used of God to humble the hearts of those who hear the truth, that God's grace in Christ crucified would be exalted and glorified in thought and deed.  To Him be the glory forever and ever!

Upcoming Event : October 1 - October 3, 2021, Fall Conference, Millsite Baptist Church, Cottageville WV - Clay Curtis, Chris Cunningham, Greg Elmquist

Upcoming Event : November 12 - November 14, 2021, Sovereign Grace Conference, 13th Street Baptist Church, Ashland KY - Tim James, Lance Hellar, Drew Dietz, David Pledger (Details)

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Casting Our Cares - Published on September 23, 2021
...In casting our cares on God there are plainly required three things: A persuasion that God has complete control in reference to those things which excite our anxiety. A persuasion that He will use this control in the best way, abstractly considered; and, A persuasion that He will use this control in the best possible way, as far as we are concerned. I could not get rid of painful anxiety by casting it on God if I did not believe He could sustain it.     What lies at the ...
Scott Richardson
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Free Will Condemned! - Published on September 22, 2021
...    Since Scripture everywhere proclaims Christ categorically and antithetically, as I said, and thereby subjects all that is without the Spirit of Christ to Satan, ungodliness, error, darkness, sin, death and the wrath of God, every statement concerning Christ is a direct testimony against 'free-will'.  And such statements are innumerable; indeed, they constitute the whole of Scripture. If, therefore, we conduct our argument with Scripture as judge, the victory in every r...
Martin Luther
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Nine Dishonest Tactics of Heresy Hunters - Published on September 22, 2021
...    As a believer, I’ve spent many years reading various authors, various books, and commentaries.   I’ve spoken with dozens of men and women about every seemingly conceivable theological topic you could imagine.  And after nearly twenty four years of operating theological websites and chat rooms as well as hosting a theological discussion forum, I believe I’m experienced enough to write this article regarding the tactics of heresy hunter...
Brandan Kraft
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Comfort in Prayer - Published on September 18, 2021
...    Whatever God does, rest assured, He’s already purposed it from the beginning.  Did you get a hold of that?  You don’t pray to change His mind, or you don’t pray to a reluctant God in order to persuade Him, as if He, by your much speaking, is going to give into your demands, like we do to our children sometimes.  No, that’s not the way God does it.  Whatever God does, you can rest assured He’s already purposed to do it from the begin...
Bill Parker
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The Lie - Published on September 18, 2021
...In order to believe the lie that you can lose your salvation, you must first believe the lie that you earned your salvation....
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A Reward of Grace - Published on September 17, 2021
...    This ... is my comfort, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.”        He saw me from all eternity;     He gave me being;     He called me in time;     He has freely justified me through faith in His blood;     He has in part sanctified me by His Spirit;     He will preserve me underneath His everlasting arms till time shall be no more…     Sat...
George Whitefield
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Sheep Food Tastes Good Regardless of the Dish It's Served Upon! - Published on September 17, 2021
...    The congregations I associate with are filled mostly with older, seasoned and experienced saints that have no more “fight” left in them and just want to support each other in Christ.  Most of them aren’t on Facebook, and if you tried showing them what goes on there, they’d just shake their heads and move on with life.  If they are on Facebook, they use it to see pictures of their grandkids or great grandkids — and that’s ...
Brandan Kraft
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Why are Some Calvinists So Angry and Negative? - Published on September 16, 2021
...    I love the doctrines of grace with all my heart, and I think they are pride-shattering, humbling, and love-producing doctrines. But I think there is an attractiveness about them to some people, in large matter, because of their intellectual rigor. They are powerfully coherent doctrines, and certain kinds of minds are drawn to that. And those kinds of minds tend to be argumentative.     So the intellectual appeal of the system of Calvinism draws a certain kind of i...
John Piper
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How to Handle Criticism - Published on September 15, 2021
...    To opinions and remarks about yourself turn also as a general rule the blind eye and the deaf ear. Public men must expect public criticism, and as the public cannot be regarded as infallible, public men may expect to be criticized in a way which is neither fair nor pleasant. To all honest and just remarks we are bound to give due measure of heed, but to the bitter verdict of prejudice, the frivolous faultfinding of men of fashion, the stupid utterances of the ignorant, and the fier...
Charles Spurgeon
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True Christianity - Published on September 15, 2021
...    True Christianity will cost a man the favor of the world.  He must be content to be thought ill of by man if he pleases God.  He must count it no strange thing to be mocked, ridiculed, slandered, persecuted and even hated....
J.C. Ryle
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Why Are Believers so Cruel to Each Other Online? - Published on September 15, 2021
...    Before the Internet existed, believers would skewer each other face to face, and often by the pulpit and by the stroke of the pen.   But it's not as frequently as I find it today!  The cruelty of believers toward each other online is rampant!  And I'm guilty as well - very few have unclean lips in this regard.  Now today, through the use of the internet, one can attack almost seemingly without repercussion.  If I wanted to write against the cur...
Brandan Kraft
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We Are Not at War with Any Man! - Published on September 15, 2021
...    Christian men are not at war with any man that walks the earth. We are at war with infidelity, but the persons of infidels we love and pray for; we are at warfare with any heresy, but we have no enmity against heretics; we are opposed to, and cry war to the knife with everything that opposes God and his truth: but towards every man we would still endeavour to carry out the holy maxim, "Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you."     The Christian...
Charles Spurgeon
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Off the Rails! - Published on September 15, 2021
...The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are... Luke 18:11     The sovereign grace movement online is off the rails.  These days all I see are attacks by real and imagined sovereign grace preachers against other sovereign grace preachers and other people of various beliefs.  Many of them have gained notoriety simply by attacking others.  Polemics is their speciality, and instead of laying the straight stick ...
Brandan Kraft
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What Theology Discussions Look Like Online - Published on September 14, 2021
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What I Now Think about Being Labeled as a Compromiser - Published on September 13, 2021
...    My entire adult life as a believer I've always faced critics.  When I first turned away from the dispensational freewillism of my youth toward a belief in sovereign grace, I lost friends and was attacked.  All my freewilller buddies turned against me.  They would say things like, "Don't listen to Brandan, he's a compromiser!  He denies the free will  of man and thinks that salvation is ENTIRELY by God's predestination!" &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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Some Things I Desire to Do by the Grace of God - Published on September 13, 2021
...Love others without a cause, as Christ did. Tell someone I love them, expressing it in word and deed. Tell others I’m sorry and apologize sincerely. Forgive without being asked forgiveness. Rightly receive a loving rebuke from a brother. Benefit by the wisdom and experience of others. Be taught by those whom God has taught. Listen in quietness without forcing my opinion. Sacrifice my will and opinion for the glory of God and the good of His people. Show kindness and an ev...
Gary Shepard
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At Such a Time as This - Published on September 13, 2021
...    As the years roll by, I become more accutely aware of how little time there is to serve our Lord in this life.  Shortly, that time will be past, for you as well as me.  Will we have spent ourselves for the Savior or spent ourselves on what must certainly perish?  Will we hae to lived that those around us know the gospel?  Will we have been faithful to the worship of God's church so that our children and grandchildren will have such a place to attend when we ...
Joe Terrell
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Will You Remain Silent? - Published on September 13, 2021
...For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish.  And who knows but tht you have come to royal position for such a time as this? - Esther 4:14     Wherever we are, God has put us there and He has put us there  "for such a time as this."  In this story, Esther is a type of the church of the Lord Jesus.  Her uncle Mordecai, who spoke thes...
Joe Terrell
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Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness - Published on September 11, 2021
...     By all means give thanks for the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby we were brought to repent of our dead works and idolatry and flee to Christ for everlasting salvation.  Remember, however, that God accepted and justified us upon the basis of what Christ had done for us by the Savior’s “obedience unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).  Our perfect standing before God and our assurance of salvation is not to be ...
Jim Byrd
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All of Christ and All in Christ - Published on September 10, 2021
...     Everything in true Christianity is built upon and centers around Christ crucified and risen again.  This is why TRUE Christians cannot and do not differ over how God saves sinners.  It is by His free and sovereign grace in the glorious Person of Christ who is God the Son in sinless human flesh (John 1:14), and it is by the work of redemption He accomplished on Calvary to put away our sins by His own precious blood and establish a righteousness whereby God is just to...
Bill Parker
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