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 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 "common grace" or the "free offer" of the Gospel.  We believe these things are erroneous and distort God's precious love for His elect.  We prefer the word "free" or "pristine" instead of the word "common" to describe grace 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.

Upcoming Event : September 10 - September 12, 2021, Fall Conference, Sovereign Grace Church, Jackson MO - Tim James

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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Latest Articles - Latest Sermons

The Lord Our Righteousness - Published on August 2, 2021
..."In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."  - Jer 23:6     It will always give a Christian the greatest calm, quiet, ease, and peace, to think of the perfect righteousness of Christ. How often are the saints of God downcast and sad! I do not think they ought to be. I do not think they would if they could always see their perfection in Christ. There are some who ...
Charles Spurgeon
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Love Not the World - Published on August 2, 2021
...“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” - 1 John 2:15     The believer loves relatives and friends in the world, he loves and pities all people of the world, he loves the blessings of fellowship and the good things that God gives to us and enables us to enjoy in the world; but he does not love the world nor the things of the world ABOVE GOD AND CHRIST.  He doesn’t take satisfaction and contentment in them, nor make idols of th...
Henry Mahan
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Tears - Published on July 28, 2021
...    The law calls unclean every issue from the body - that is, every issue but one: tears.  It seems to be the only thing that we humans produce that is not repulsive to God.  Tears are precious to Him.  He is even said to collect them in a bottle. (Psalm 56.8)  Hezekiah's tears were counted on a level with his prayers. (Isaiah 38.5).  Tears were considered suitable to bathe the feet of the Master.     Tears of repentance are pleasing to the Lo...
Joe Terrell
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His Majesty - Published on July 27, 2021
...    The heaven is His throne; here He sits enthroned in all the glory of His majesty, with all His attendants upon Him, and courtiers about Him. The Lord Christ is now in heaven; and where He will continue to the restitution of all things, and from whence His people expect Him at the last day. Here He is on the same throne with His divine Father; which throne He has prepared or established, so as it cannot be moved: when others are cast down, this shall stand; His throne is forever and...
John Gill
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A Humble Learner - Published on July 26, 2021
...“And take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  - Ephesians 6:17     The Bible was not given as a textbook of human science, but as a divine revelation of God's will.  It was not designed to make skillful debaters or dry theologians, but converted sinners and holy Christians; not to merely inform the mind, but to renew and sanctify the heart.  Above all blessings, then, seek large degrees of grace, influence, and teaching of the H...
Octavius Winslow
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A Young Believer - Published on July 26, 2021
...    A young Believer may only know that they were powerless to save themselves and Christ saved them! A person who believes that Jesus made it possible for him to become saved by an act of the will is not yet a believer!...
Justin Hoke
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Cannibalism - Published on July 26, 2021
..."But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." - Gal 5:15     Paul in this passage is not talking about actual flesh and blood eaters amongst the Galatians!  He's talking about those who are just as bad though.  He's addressing those who devour each other spiritually.  He's addressing those who destroy reputations of their fellow brothers and sisters through the terrible sins of backbit...
Brandan Kraft
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Backbiting - Published on July 25, 2021
...Romans 1:28-32, (KJV), And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (31) Without understand...
Don Fortner
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True Salvation Is a Knowledge - Published on July 25, 2021
...    It is impossible to trust and love God until we know who he is, until we know the character of his Being. Indeed, it is impossible for us to know our need of such a Savior as Christ is until we have some concept of the infinitely holy character of God. We may be terrified by the fear of wrath to come and of eternal judgment, and we may be delighted by the hope of escaping the wrath of God in hell through Christ; but that is not salvation. Jesus Christ is not a fire-escape from hell...
Don Fortner
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Knowledge - Published on July 23, 2021
...    Many ordinary Christians are woefully ignorant. In a class of enthusiastic Christian students at a summer conference, all of college level, all ‘on fire for Jesus’, singing wild ‘gospel songs’ with abandon, thirty four out of thirty five had not the dimmest notion of justification by faith. The present treatise will at least quote some very elementary Biblical passages, if not for the edification of those whirling dervishes, at least for the sober-minded, ev...
Gordon H. Clark
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Knowledge is NECESSARY! - Published on July 23, 2021
...    In an earlier article and podcast I mentioned that your knowledge can't save you.  This is true.  Christ saves.   However, I firmly believe that ALL WHO HAVE BEEN SAVED will know Christ.  And by KNOWING Christ, they will know certain things about Him.  Knowledge is necessary, only that it is a necessary consequence of having been saved by Christ in His life, death, and resurrection.  ...
Brandan Kraft
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Give Glory to God - Published on July 22, 2021
... “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness” - Psalm 29:2.       How can we glorify Him? Praise the perfections of the Trinity.  Adore and respectfully speak of the Lord and His attributes.  Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?  He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delig...
Jim Byrd
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Better Business - Published on July 19, 2021
..."Stand in awe and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord." - Psalm 4:4-5     David was surrounded with many wicked and cruel enemies. They touched him in a tender place when they mocked his religion, and so turned his glory into shame. They invented all kinds of lies against him; but the worst of all was that they said, “There is no help for him in God.” As ...
Charles Spurgeon
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Reminiscing and Rejoicing - Published on July 19, 2021
...    As I sit here in my study this 5th day of September, 2000, I recall when God first put me into the ministry. I soon found that the admonition of Jude, “Earnestly contend for that faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (vs. 3), to be a real, vital, and perpetual necessity. I found that in holding to “that faith,” I was opposed on every hand by numerous and varied “doctrines of devils.” In the zeal and ignorance of youth, I studied night a...
Maurice Montgomery
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Let Me Introduce You to Yourselves - Published on July 19, 2021
...    Let me introduce you to yourselves, some of you. You were of a pious family too, were you not? Yes. And you have a religion which you love - you love it so far as the chrysalis of it goes, the outside, the covering, the husk. You would not have one rubric altered, nor one of those dear old arches taken down, nor the stained glass removed for all the world; and any man who should say a word against such things, you would set down as a heretic at once. Or, perhaps you do not go to su...
Charles Spurgeon
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Doctrine vs. Saving Faith - Published on July 17, 2021
...    I have heard people say, “Don’t preach doctrine to me.”  I say, “Preach sound doctrine to me!” There is no salvation without the preaching and hearing of true doctrine.  No one can believe on Christ until they have heard and believed the truth about Christ.  However, salvation and eternal life are much more than a mere head knowledge of true doctrine.     Doctrine knows that all men died in Adam.  Saving faith believes ...
Frank Tate
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A Climate Crisis - Published on July 12, 2021
...    Want to know what a real climate crisis is? Well, how about a glacier moving south in America all the way to the Ohio river?     Or how about a super volcano erupting in Yellowstone park? How about a wall of water one thousand feet tall hitting the east or west coast?     How about a flood that destroyed all life on the planet except for a handful of people?     What do all these things have in common? They are all controlled by God himse...
Chip Holbrook
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Teach Your Children - Published on July 12, 2021
..."Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation." - Joel 1:3     In this simple way, by God's grace, a living testimony for truth is always to be kept alive in the land - the beloved of the Lord are to hand down their witness for the gospel, and the covenant to their heirs, and these again to their next descendants. This is our first duty, we are to begin at the family hearth: he is a bad preacher wh...
Charles Spurgeon
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Salvation is of the Lord - Published on July 4, 2021
...    Outside of my church, I will sometimes hear people speaking of salvation, but when they do they seem to miss the most important part. They often believe salvation is by your own choosing. They think you first have to “accept” Jesus as your savior.  That is not salvation. If you’re lost you can’t choose to be found.  No, this is up to the other party.  A god that wants you to be saved but can’t save you is a weak god!  A go...
Cole Kraft
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When Are God's People Justified in His Sight? - Published on July 2, 2021
...    Obviously, this article concerns the issue of the timing of the justification of sinners before God, and this automatically concerns the timing of the imputation of the sins of God’s elect to Christ as well as the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to God’s elect. God justifies His people upon the ground of Christ’s righteousness which He has imputed to them. Let me make it clear at the outset that I have never considered the issue of the timing of justifi...
Bill Parker
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