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 : 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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I Will Not Judge a Person to be Spiritually Dead - Published on October 25, 2021
...    I will not judge a person to be spiritually dead whom I have judged formerly to have had spiritual life, though I see him at present in a swoon (faint) as to all evidences of the spiritual life. And the reason why I will not judge him so is this — because if you judge a person dead, you neglect him, you leave him; but if you judge him in a swoon,(faint) though never so dangerous, you use all means for the retrieving of his life....
John Owen
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The Christian's Heart is Open to Those Who Differ - Published on October 19, 2021
...I thank my God... Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints. - Philem. 4-5     A Christian ... knows he is frail; and therefore dares not be censorious.  As a member of society, he is just, punctual in the discharge of every relative duty, faithful to his engagements and promises, rendering to all their dues, obedient to lawful authority, and acting to all men according to the golden rule, of doing as he would be don...
John Newton
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Why is Patience Needed? - Published on October 18, 2021
..."For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise." - Hebrews 10:36     Why is patience needed? Because if we are the Lord's people, we are sure to have many trials. The Lord sends us afflictions that he may give us the grace of patience to bear them. But O, what a rebellious heart do we carry in our bosom! What perverseness, peevishness, and self-will dwell in us! How soon our temper is stirred up, and our ...
J.C. Philpot
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L-TARDS - Published on October 8, 2021
...    The Gospel Defender, the Neo-Gnostic, the Heretic Hunter, or in other words, the Sovereign Grace PHARISEE, oh, they can preach a good game.   They can preach total depravity, but they practice total arrogance.   They insist on an unconditional election, but condition acceptance of God's people in Christ on their ability to articulate the Gospel to their perfection and pass their lengthy tests of orthodoxy.   They will champion limited atonement, but lim...
Brandan Kraft
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Little Things Prove a Man’s Character - Published on October 8, 2021
...“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” - Luke 16:10-12     If we do not make good use of God’s temporal gifts of providence, we need not expect ...
Don Fortner
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Grace Only, Grace Always, And Grace All The Way - Published on October 8, 2021
...    When Paul says, “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast,” he means for us to understand that salvation is, in its entirety, the result of and the work of God’s free grace in Christ. In its commencement, in its continuance, and in its consummation, salvation is by grace alone. It is not in any sense, or at any time, to be attributed to human works. God ...
Don Fortner
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Particular Redemption - Published on October 7, 2021
...    This term “particular redemption” is familiar to most, if not all of us. It simply means that the Lord Jesus Christ redeemed a certain number of individuals whom his Father gave him in the eternal covenant of grace before the world was. He redeemed them by his precious blood. The doctrine of particular redemption is taught throughout the Bible. To deny that it is taught in the Bible would be to deny virtually the whole sacred writ. Those who refute this blessed truth ar...
Tommy Robbins
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Professors: True and False - Published on October 7, 2021
...For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. - Luke 12:34     There is a distinguishing difference between a true child of God and a false professor. The Bible is filled with illustrations of this truth:Mat 7:22-23; Mat 23:27; Mat 25:32; Jn 14:21; 1 Jn 3:14. This discernable difference is characterized from an inward principle of the indwelling Spirit of God which is produced and manifested by the love of God in the true believer, and is absent in the false prof...
Tommy Robbins
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Not Knowing the Scriptures - Published on October 7, 2021
...Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. - Matthew 22:29     The former is a result of the latter. There is no saving knowledge of God and his Christ apart from the Word of God revealed. Although one may read the Scriptures and hear the Gospel preached, Christ is only known by divine revelation. All error springs from not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the power of God, an...
Tommy Robbins
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Eternal Justification - Published on October 7, 2021
...Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. - Eph 1:3-4    Perhaps you have heard the “Doctrine of Eternal Justification” either denied or defended. The arguments for and against this formally established doctrine are a tribute to man’...
Chris Cunningham
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Fetching Grace - Published on October 6, 2021
..."Then king David sent, and fetched him" - 2 Samuel 9:5     "Fetching grace!" What a splendid truth taught in God's Word! This entire chapter of 2 Samuel 9 is a glorious picture of God's "fetching grace" and His dealings with sinners. David sent and "fetched" Mephibosheth!     King David pictures God the Father upon His throne who shows mercy to Mephibosheth, who pictures a sinner. Jonathan is the Lord Jesus, and Zib...
Jack Shanks
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Worry or Rest - Published on September 29, 2021
...    I once heard someone say, "I am a born worry-wart." This is true of all of us. Whatever failure or sin we have, we are born with it. But since we have been born again in Christ by the grace of God, we have certain qualities and graces we did not have before. One of these graces is TRUST. We trust our Heavenly Father as a small child trusts his earthly father.     Our Heavenly Father loves us much more than we are capable of loving our children, and He has all...
Henry Mahan
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Why Have Our Churches Neglected the Precepts? - Published on September 28, 2021
...    Why, then, has the precept been so neglected among the Churches of truth? Friends and brethren, is it so, or is it not so? Guilty or not guilty, servants of the living God, members of Churches founded upon the love of truth in its purity and power? We are not speaking here, mind you, of a man tying at the end of a sermon the precepts together into a bundle of rods and flogging with them Christ's sheep and lambs. That is legality. That is not preaching the precept as Paul preach...
J.C. Philpot
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Give Me Your Heart - Published on September 27, 2021
...    "Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)     "My son, give Me your heart." (Proverbs 23:26)     A "willing" heart (Exodus 35:5)—which acts spontaneously and gladly, not out of necessity.      A "perfect" heart (1 Chronicles 29:9)—sincere, genuine, upright.      A "tender" heart (2 Chronicles 34:27)&mdash...
Arthur W. Pink
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A Tender Heart - Published on September 27, 2021
..."Because your heart was tender, and you have humbled yourself before the Lord, when you heard what I spoke against this place . . . I also have heard you, says the Lord." - 2 Kings 22:19     This was part of the message which God sent in response to an inquiry made by the godly king Josiah. It occurred at a time when the earthly people of God had sunken very low—so low that "the Book of the Law" had been lost, and was only then recovered (v...
Arthur W. Pink
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The Slanderer! The Backbiter! - Published on September 27, 2021
...    The slanderer is not merely the idle gossip, he is more. He is the inventor, or, what is equally criminal, he is the propagator of calumny itself! Envious of a rival, resolved upon shading the luster, or bent upon the total extinguishment of a star circling in a wider and brighter orbit than his own, he either coins, or propagates a lie injurious to the character of some public servant of God, or the reputation and happiness of some private individual moving in the quiet and unobtr...
Octavius Winslow
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Madam Trouble - Published on September 26, 2021
...    If you would find a man whose lips drop with pearls, look for one who has been in the deep waters. We seldom learn much except as it is beaten into us by the rod in Christ's schoolhouse under Madam Trouble.     God's vines owe more to the pruning-knife than to any other tool in the garden; superfluous shoots are sad spoilers of the vines. But even while we carry it, the cross brings present comfort: it is a dear, dear cross, all hung with roses, and dripping wi...
Charles Spurgeon
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Thankful For What He’s Not Doing! - Published on September 24, 2021
...    I hear “preachers” saying, “We are so excited about what God’s doing” and THEN they list all their activities, programs and entertainments. When I look around at what’s called “church” today, I often stop and thank God for what He is NOT doing in HIS churches. Thankful for the simplicity of praying together, worshipping Christ through singing of hymns and the preaching of Gods word on the finished work of Christ and the exaltation of ...
Mikal Smith
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Is It Time for God's Servants to Quit Writing? - Published on September 23, 2021
...    Letter to a dear brother in Christ to keep writing and publishing for the Lord.     Thank you my dear Brother for your most encouraging letter which motivates me to keep posting both here and on my Blog. Sometimes the writing ministry can get a little discouraging, because unlike personal evangelism or preaching from a pulpit we do not see any ‘immediate’ results. But I heartily agree with what you have written – “Mike, I know people who not onl...
Michael Jeshurun
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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.     Wha...
Scott Richardson
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