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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
  Article Length: Medium
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
  Article Length: Long
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
  Article Length: Very Short
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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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
  Article Length: Long
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
  Article Length: Very Short
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....
Unlisted
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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
  Article Length: Short
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
  Article Length: Medium
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
  Article Length: Very Short
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
  Article Length: Medium
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
  Article Length: Short
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
  Article Length: Short
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