Pristine Grace

Welcome to Pristine Grace

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

     We are living in an age of self-idolatry and very few people who profess Christ truly understand the Gospel.  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.  

     There are others who are more enlightened but yet still believe in things like the doctrine of "common grace", the doctrine of "duty-faith" or the "free offer" of the Gospel.  We believe these doctrines are erroneous and profane God's precious love for His elect.  We prefer the word "free" or "pristine" instead of the word "common" to describe grace as the Scriptures declare God's love 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 that the term hyper-calvinism is a pejorative used to discredit our writings. Nevertheless, we believe He is absolutely Sovereign! We believe He has saved His people from their sins (Mat 1:21) and that all of His sheep will be given the gift of faith at His appointed time.

     This website is currently edited and operated by Brandan Kraft in St. Louis Missouri.  It is dedicated to all the brethren scattered abroad, but especially to the dear brothers and sisters he knows and loves in Christ.  Special thanks go out to Bob Higby, Bill Parker, Jim Casey, Greg Winegar, Eileen Beckett, Scott O’Nanski, Nicolas Laurienzo, Milton Almeida, Richard Warmack, Jim Byrd, Scott Price, John Pedersen, Craig Miklosik, Stanley PhillipsEd Vrell, James Guyo, Stan Terry, Tim James, John Gill, Henry Mahan, Mike Smith, John Robbins, Marc Lidgett, his bride Angie, and too many others to list here!  

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Latest Articles

Truth Welcomes Close Inspection - Published on May 5, 2019
...     Augustus Toplady was bold in his opposition of the false doctrine held by John Wesley. Wesley preached a salvation conditioned upon the sinner’s cooperation with God. He embraced free-willism and staunchly opposed the gospel of sovereign grace. In one of his letters to Wesley, Toplady chided him: "Canvass the points of doctrine wherein we differ, as strictly as you can. They will stand the test. They scorn disguise. Truth, like our first parents in the state of innocence, can show herself naked without being either afraid or ashamed: and he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God."      My friends, the truth of God will stand inspection; it will bear up under scrutiny. In fa...
Jim Byrd
Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee - Published on April 27, 2019
...     Who is the Bible written to? Suppose I were to instruct my lawyer to draft a letter informing my child that I had left them a sizeable inheritance in my will. He would instruct his secretary to type the letter and it would be sent to the them. Both the secretary and the one that it was sent to will read the letter but it will have an entirely different affect on the two. To the secretary it will be just another letter but to the one that it written to would be glad for this good news! Such is the Bible.       The word of God is written to God’s people. Several times they are referred to as “believers” and “them that believe.” But their “believing” is not the reason or cause of their receiving the inheritan...
Gary Shepard
The Altar of Universalism - Published on April 14, 2019
...     Many today will seek to worship God at the altar of universalism. They will sit under a preacher who lulls them into the sleep of eternal death with the message of “God loves you, He loves everybody, Christ died for all men so He died for you.” They will perish under this deception while clutching one verse, John 3:16, without knowing what the Bible really says about the love of God and without knowing who Christ died for. Without knowing that God hates some men with a holy and just hatred! We know this by the whole of God’s word. Imagine a sign in the midst of the ashes of Sodom and Gomorrah saying “SMILE GOD LOVES YOU.” Here are just a couple of many verse that show that the god of universal love is not Jehovah God: Rom 9:13  As i...
Gary Shepard
When Your Vow Fails - Published on April 9, 2019
...     And  I  tell  you  what,  there  never  will  be,  there  never  can  be,  a,  particle  of  creature  work  or  merit  in  sanctification.  Nothing  will  do  but the finished work of Christ. The hope must go of any betterness in  self  before  we  have  any  manifestive  hope  in  Christ.  When  the  Lord   is   pleased   to   bring   manifestive   sanctification   into   your   conscience,  you  will  know  something  of  being  drawn  by  the  cords  of  a  man,  and &nbs...
William Gadsby
God Loves You? - Published on March 27, 2019
...     Just went to Walmart and passed two local religious facilities and their electronic signs read:  "Every Christian is either a missionary or an IMPOSTER"      The second sign read: "The God who created everything LOVES YOU"      I won't deal with the silly implications of the first sign, but I would like to state something Scriptural about the second saying - "The God who created everything LOVES YOU".        No where in the Scriptures are God's children instructed or commanded to declare a "blanket declaration" to all men without exception that "God LOVES YOU". To make that sort of statement is to directly contradict the truth of the Scripture. ...
Richard Warmack
The Immorality of a False Gospel - Published on February 27, 2019
...     Many professing Christians today attempt to discern an individual's regeneration based on a person's outward morality (e.g~ he or she loves their spouse, loves their children, goes to church, etc.) over and above the gospel that one confesses. These people fail to recognize that confessing a false gospel is more immoral than homosexuality and other blatantly obvious sins. They also exalt the Law over and above the gospel that they profess to love so dearly in their self righteous means of discernment.       The Bible speaks clearly that in regeneration God, " the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." (2nd Cor 4:6). This glory that is revealed in the hea...
Andrew Burgess
Where Is Your Refuge? - Published on February 17, 2019
...     It is a peculiar happiness to observe that in matters of spiritual concern, the philosopher and the ploughman (if truly regenerate) have the same feelings, speak the same language, and they all eat of the same spiritual meat, drink of the same spiritual Rock that follows them, and that Rock is Christ. Hence, this is that sameness of experience, or to speak figuratively, that strong and striking family likeness which exists among the converted people of God in every period of time and in every nation under heaven. They all, without exception, take refuge in the righteousness and cross of Christ and unite in ascribing the whole praise of their salvation only to the free grace and sovereign mercy of Father, Son and Holy Spirit....
Augustus Toplady
Distinguishing Grace - Published on February 15, 2019
...     At the great, white throne judgment, concerning those who will be "cast into the lake of fire," John wrote that their names were "not found written in the book of life" (Rev.20:15). The book referenced is the Lamb’s book of life, written before the world was made (Rev 13:8) which contains the names of God’s elect, inscribed with the indelible ink of sovereign grace. The Holy Spirit could have inspired John to write, "And whosoever would not believe on Christ was cast into the lake of fire" and that would be accurate for they would not come to the only Savior to be saved by Him. Or, the Holy Spirit could have inspired John to write, "And whosoever did not repent of their dead works and submit to be saved by the obedience of ...
Jim Byrd
Won't You Let God? : What!!?!?! - Published on February 15, 2019
...     A few months ago, an elderly friend stopped by my study and, after an exchange of greetings, sat down and immediately began to tell me about something that was troubling him. "Maurice," he said, "my pastor is always saying, Won’t you let God do this or that. I get so tired of hearing those words, let God. It doesn’t sound very God-like does it?" I said, "No sir, it sure doesn’t. I could never use those words in reference to the God of the Bible. But sir, men preach the God they believe in. Your pastor is merely preaching his God." My friend agreed with me but went back to sit under the same pastor, and to hear those same troubling words, "let God."      A few weeks ago a seemingly nice youn...
Maurice Montgomery
Broken Hearted on Valentine's Day - Published on February 14, 2019
..."The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. " Psalm 34:18-22.       The phrase, "broken hearted" is common enough- popular music speaks of broken hearted lovers, and those whose hearts are broken in grief, disappointment, or some other loss. Many say, for various reasons, they are "broken hearted".       The broken hearted of Psalm 34, however, ...
John Pedersen
Why God Brings Tears - Published on February 14, 2019
...     A believer may look over his life, particularly the years he has believed the gospel, and find occasion for great sorrow and heartache over his sins and their consequences. He may bewail the fact he has “blown it” and find himself wishing he could do it over again.      He may even give place to those who, comparing themselves to him, dismiss him altogether as one who has “made shipwreck of the faith” and awaits only damnation for having “gone too far” and “continued to sin” after having known and proclaimed the truth, or others who have determined against the truth of his repentance to declare him insincere.      It is a good thing to mourn over one’s sins, be they sins of the pas...
John Pedersen
The Gospel is a Proclamation : Not an Offer - Published on February 14, 2019
...     Many popular preachers have considered themselves as a kind of factors, or rather ambassadors for God, commissioned and empowered by him to make offers of Christ and all his benefits unto men, upon certain terms, and to assure them of the benefits on their complying with the terms. Accordingly, they have not been negligent in setting forth the dignity of their character in this view, and they have plumed themselves not a little upon the offer they had to make, making frequent repetition of the this, their offer, with great parade.       But anyone who reads the New Testament with tolerable attention may see that there is as little foundation for any such offer as there is for bestowing the title of God’s ambassador on any man since the days ...
Robert Sandeman
The Purchased Possession - Published on February 6, 2019
...“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of Hisglory” (Ephesians 1:13-14).      It is true that a glorious inheritance awaits the children of God, but even heaven with all of its beauties is not “the purchased possession.” “The purchased possession” is a people; “the purchased possession” is us! Who are the us? All of those who were chosen to be“holy and without blame” in Christ (v. 4), accepted in Him (v. 6), redeemed by Him (v. 7) and to wh...
Jim Byrd
Global Warming - Published on February 4, 2019
...But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 2 Peter 3:10-12      It is quite common these days to hear various politicians and self proclaimed environmentalist “experts” warning us of the dire consequences of “global warming”. Generally speaking, their main concern seems to be...
Mike McInnis
Predestinarian Network 2006 Conference : Episode 6 : Grace - Published on February 2, 2019
...This is the last video in the series for our 2006 Conference....
Milton Almeida
Predestinarian Network 2006 Conference : Episode 5 : Ecclesiology - Published on February 2, 2019
...Mary Covington started the conversation asking if we should "go to church."...
Brandan Kraft
Predestinarian Network 2006 Conference : Episode 4 : Original Sin and Absolute Predestination - Published on February 2, 2019
...Bob leads the discussion on total depravity, "original sin", and the absolute predestination of all things....
Bob Higby
Predestinarian Network 2006 Conference : Episode 3 : Justification from Eternity - Published on February 2, 2019
...Brandan Kraft led the discussion on the doctrine of Justification from Eternity...
Brandan Kraft
Predestinarian Network 2006 Conference : Episode 2 : Definite Atonement - Published on February 2, 2019
...Bob Higby leads the discussion on how definite atonement relates to the Gospel....
Bob Higby
Predestinarian Network 2006 Conference : Episode 1 : A Pristine Grace - Published on February 2, 2019
...The first video in our 2006 conference. When we sit down to talk, there is no clear agenda, but the discussion is a good one about our Lord's Grace....
Brandan Kraft
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