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 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 distort 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 in the Gospel of Christ at His appointed time.

  Read more about us!   You can also contact us.

Upcoming Sovereign Grace Conferences
Eager Ave. Grace Church Albany, GA CANCELLED! Gary Shepard, Richard Warmack
Sovereign Grace Church Jackson, MO CANCELLED! Norm Wells
Grace Baptist Church Ruston, LA CANCELLED! Bill Parker
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church The Dalles, OR June 25-28 Bill Parker
First Baptist Church Almont, MI July 24-26 Drew Dietz, Don Bell
13th Street Baptist Church Ashland, KY Nov 6-8  

Latest Articles - Latest Sermons

He That Hath The Son Hath Life - Published on May 29, 2020
...    It has been (for centuries) a great temptation to talented men to spend th eir time studying, arguing and quarreling over doctrine and future events, when they would have been better employed and more greatly used of God in preaching the gospel of our Lord.  It certainly does not harm us to sharpen our minds, to look into the mysteries of God, to inquire into that which is written (revealed and unrevealed) but our powers are limited, our gifts are limited, our time is limited....
Henry Mahan
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The Best Friend - Published on May 29, 2020
...    The Best Friend you can have on this earth is one who will tell you the truth. One who will not help make you comfortable in a refuge of lies. One who speaks the truth to you in love. One who will continue to do so though you may not appreciate his doing so. May I be such a friend that the blood of others be not on my hands....
Don Bell
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The Blood Before the Lord - Published on May 29, 2020
...    Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be “before the Lord.” Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered for sin “before the Lord.” When the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt, where was the blood placed? It was on the OUTSIDE of the door, “before the Lord.” He said, “When I see the blood I will pass over you.” The suffering and death of Christ on behalf of His people was “before the Lord&...
Henry Mahan
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Reply to My Summons of Pope Urban to Come to Rome : 1384 - Published on May 28, 2020
...    I have joyfully to tell to all true men that believe what I hold, and legates to the pope; for I suppose that if my faith be rightful and given of God, the pope will gladly confirm it; and if my faith be error, the Pope will wisely amend it.      I suppose over this that the gospel of Christ be [the] heart of the corpus of God's law; for I believe that Jesus Christ, that gave in His own person this gospel, is very God and very man, and by this heart passes all...
John Wycliffe
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Shorter Catechism : PL 121, Col. 347–350 - Published on May 28, 2020
...    I believe and confess that omnipotent and unchangeable God foreknew and predestined saint angels and elect men to eternal life gratis and that He equally predestined devil, head of all demons, with all of his apostates, and also reprobate men, namely his members, on account of their own most certainly foreknown evil merits, through the most right judgment to deserved eternal death; for thus says the Lord himself in His Gospel: “The prince of this world is already judged&rdquo...
Gottschalk of Orbais
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Preserving Grace Before Regeneration - Published on May 27, 2020
...“To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ.” - Jude 1     What a mercy it is for God’s people, that before they have a ‘vital union’ with Christ, before they are grafted into Him experimentally — they have an ‘eternal union’ with Him before all worlds. It is by virtue of this eternal union, that they come into the world at such a time,     at such a place,   &...
J.C. Philpot
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Number the Days - Published on May 27, 2020
...And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. - Hebrews 9:27-28     Richard Baxter once said, “I preach as one who may never preach again and as a dying man to dying men.” We need to learn the all-important lesson, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment...
Henry Mahan
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Bitter Spirited Christians? - Published on May 27, 2020
...    As we grow in grace, we are sure to grow in charity, sympathy, and love. We shall, as we ripen in grace, have greater sweetness towards our fellow Christians. Bitter spirited Christians may know a great deal, but they are immature.     Those who are quick to censure may be very acute in judgment, but they are as yet very immature in heart.     He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be ...
Charles Spurgeon
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What is Love? - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails!" - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 LOVE IS... being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others witho...
Be Gentle - Published on May 27, 2020
...   It is the duty of all men to be gentle to the 'sons of sorrow'.    There be some who from their very birth are marked by melancholy as her own.    The silent shades of sorrow are their congenial haunts, the glades of the forest of grief are the only places where their leaf can flourish.     Others there are who through some crushing misfortune are brought so low that they never hold up their heads again, but go from that time forth mour...
Charles Spurgeon
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Cultivate a Gentle Spirit - Published on May 27, 2020
...    I do believe that there is nothing that has such power over ungodly men as gentleness of spirit, quietness of behavior, patience of character, and the continual conquest over an evil temper.     If you grow angry when people are angry with you, you will have lost your witness. But if you can be patient under persecution, if you can smile when they ridicule you, if you can yield your rights, if you can bear and continue to bear, you are greater than the man who has...
Charles Spurgeon
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Accept One Another - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." - Romans 15:7     The Christian, especially he who is advanced and established in the life of faith, has a fervent zeal for God—for the honor of His Name, His Word and His Gospel. The honest warmth of zeal which he feels, when God's Word is broken, His Gospel is despised, and when the great and glorious Name of the Lord his God is profaned, would, by the occasion of his...
John Newton
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I am Black, But Lovely! - Published on May 27, 2020
..."I am black, but lovely!" - Song of Solomon 1:5     The believer pictures her state. It is a seeming paradox. The extremes of lowliness and greatness are combined. She presents two aspects. Deformity and loveliness compose the portrait. "I am black, but lovely!"     Blackness is frightful and repulsive. No eye can rest on it complacently. But blackness is the emblem of our state by nature. We are conceived and born in sin; and sin is most hideous whe...
Henry Law
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He Was The Only Innocent Man to Ever Be Punished by God! - Published on May 27, 2020
...    A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy—but no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath—is an idol!     The most violent expression of God's wrath and justice is seen in the Cross. If ever a person had room to complain for injustice it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God!      If we stagger at the wrath of God, then let us stagger at the Cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focuse...
R.C. Sproul
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The Free, Sovereign Grace of God! - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified." - Romans 8:30     The justified sinner stands the closest to God, of any created being in the universe. Nearer to the throne of the Eternal, he cannot stand.     What marvelous love!     Who will dare assert that salvation is not, from first to last—of free, sovereign grace!    ...
Octavius Winslow
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Christians Are Like Snow Covered Dung! - Published on May 27, 2020
...    "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as white as wool!"  - Isaiah 1:18      Christians are like snow covered dung; it is the purity of the covering which the Father sees!     "On that day a fountain will be opened — to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement!" - Zechariah 13:1     "The blood of Jesus Christ ...
Martin Luther
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No Oil? - Published on May 26, 2020
..."The five who were foolish took no oil for their lamps."  - Matthew 25:3     This parable has many sides and aspects.      It is prophetical; it is also practical.      It suits all ages, but especially the last days.      It suits the world, but especially the church of God.      It is searching and sifting.      It is also quickening and comforting.      ...
Horatius Bonar
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It Is Only By The Spirit's Teaching - Published on May 26, 2020
...    As a child of God, you are not of the world, but are chosen out of it. You are only a stranger and a pilgrim here.      You will meet with many professing to love the true doctrines of the gospel; but, alas! they at the same time love their sins, and too evidently show themselves to be... boasters, proud, covetous, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.     The gospel conforms God'...
William Tiptaft
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How Precious! - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Oh, there is more real value in one ray of the Spirit's light, beaming in upon a man's soul, than in all the teaching which books can ever impart!  What tongue is sufficiently gifted to describe how precious is the gift of the Holy Spirit?  How precious is his indwelling;  an ever ascending,  heaven panting,  God thirsting,  Christ desiring Spirit!  How precious are all the revelations he makes of Christ!  How precious...
Octavius Winslow
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Please Quit Acting Spiritual! - Published on May 26, 2020
..."And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners — to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your closet, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." - Matthew 6:5-6     Please quit acting spiritual! In the privacy of your own closet before God &m...
Don Fortner
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