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The Doctrine of Imputed Righteousness Defended - Published on January 26, 2019
...THE D O C T R I N E OF Imputed Righteousness Defended IN A D I S C O U R S E PREACHED IN LONDON in the Year 1759. Isaiah 45:24 Surely shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness William Romaine 2 Cor. 5:21 He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. IT is the great and merciful design of the gospel to acquaint a sinner, who is guilty and condemned by the holy law of God, how he may be pardoned and justified. Every one of us is a sinner: for all have sinned, and therefore all of us stand in need of pardon, and ought to receive it with thankful hearts as soon as the gospel offers it to us. But the greatest part of mankind are not sensible of their guilt, nor apprehensive of thei...
William Romaine
The Meaning of Kosmos in John 3:16 - Published on January 26, 2019
...It may appear to some of our readers that the exposition we have given of John 3:16 in the chapter on "Difficulties and Objections" is a forced and unnatural one, inasmuch as our definition of the term "world" seems to be out of harmony with the meaning and scope of this word in other passages, where, to supply the world of believers (God’s elect) as a definition of "world" would make no sense. Many have said to us, "Surely, ‘world’ means world, that is, you, me, and everybody." In reply we would say: We know from experience how difficult it is to set aside the "traditions of men" and come to a passage which we have heard explained in a certain way scores of times, and study it carefully for ourselves without bias Neverthe...
Arthur W. Pink
The Five Solas of the Reformation : A Brief Statement - Published on January 26, 2019
...Sola Scriptura | Soli Deo Gloria | Solo Christo | Sola Gratia | Sola Fide Sola Scriptura: The Scripture Alone is the Standard The doctrine that the Bible alone is the ultimate authority was the "Formal Principle" of the Reformation. In 1521 at the historic interrogation of Luther at the Diet of Worms, he declared his conscience to be captive to the Word of God saying, "Unless I am overcome with testimonies from Scripture or with evident reasons -- for I believe neither the Pope nor the Councils, since they have often erred and contradicted one another -- I am overcome by the Scripture texts which I have adduced, and my conscience is bound by God's Word." Similarly, the Belgic Confession stated, "We believe that [the...
Greg Strawbridge
Counterfeit Gospels - Published on January 25, 2019
...     Counterfeit money looks like genuine money; it has to, if it is going to fool anyone. Counterfeit gospels look like the real thing, and they fool many people.      Paul warns about false gospels in two of his letters to churches in Greece and Asia. In his second letter to the Christians in the Greek city of Corinth, he condemns preachers and evangelists who "preach another Jesus whom we have not preached...or a different gospel which you have not accepted." And in his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul wrote, "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Gospel of Christ."  ...
John Robbins
Noah : A Type of Christ - Published on January 19, 2019
...     It has been thought that under the Old Testament dispensation, which had a shadow of good things to come, there were persons, as well as things, who typified our glorious Redeemer in his person, office, and grace. Among these, I have thought, Noah might be ranked and considered as a type of him.      Firstly, in his name, rest, or comfort: Christ is the rest of his people and their comfort. To him the convinced Gentiles seek, and to them his rest is glorious. He gives rest to the weary and heavy laden sinner. He takes away slavish fear from the mind, and says to his people fear not: “Fear not, for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” By the application of his blood, which cleanseth from all sin, he disburden...
Job Hupton
Baptism : A Four Part Study - Published on January 19, 2019
...What is New Covenant baptism and what does it supersede? Here are some of the common answers in ’the books.’ 1. Water replacing circumcision as the sign of God’s covenant. 2. Adult decisional baptism replacing household baptism. 3. Immersion replacing sprinkling. All of these focus on an administration of water as the primary meaning of baptism. To date, there is no good book available on New Testament baptism providing a comprehensive view of apostolic teaching. Certain truths are presented in all, the ‘big picture’ is present in none. Whether scholarly or elementary. I have witnessed biblical scholars openly admitting this fact. The history of dogma has given us a primary use of the word ‘baptism’ that completely contradicts the New Te...
Bob Higby
What We Believe - Published on January 17, 2019
...We believe that the only source of God's Revelation to man is the God-inspired writings of the Old and New Testaments. Sola Scriptura is the norm of faith and life. (norma normans sed non normata)   We believe that the only criterion determining the canonical status of any biblical book is its compliance with the Central message of Scripture - the Gospel of Grace in Christ.   On this basis we reject the book bearing the name of the Apostle James. We consider the this book a pseudo-epigraph who came from among the Pharisee opponents of the Apostle Paul.   We adhere to the separation of books of Scripture on homologoumena and antilegomena. The doctrine of antilegomena should be considered in light of the teachings of homologoumena. Not the opposi...
Vadim Kuznetsov
An Amillennial Understanding of The Kingdom of God - Published on January 17, 2019
...This book is available in PDF form only.  You can download it here. (10 MB)...
Nicholas Laurienzo
Sermon Audio - Published on January 15, 2019
...     Our website has a Sermon Audio account that has a list of sermons you can watch or listen to.        You can check out our picks here: Pristine Grace Sermon Audio Picks      We use these sermons in our family worship time a few times per week.  We particularly enjoy listening to Jim Byrd and Bill Parker.  While we don't agree with everything said, we believe these men are faithful ministers of the Gospel....
Andrew Fuller's Unitarian Philosphy : How he deceived the reprobates in the Baptist Assemblies : and split them into Arminian-Socinian heretics. - Published on January 15, 2019
...     The modern missionary movement began with Fuller’s (1754-1815) imitating the RCC/Jesuit missionaries like Javier by learning from Amyraut, Socinius, Arminius, and other Judaizers. They did not believe in Paul’s letter to the Galatians.      Fuller taught the General Atonement from Abelard’s koo-koo LOVE Theory, Universal LOVE from the occult and oriental monks, the LOST are able to regenerate themselves, and saving grace is earned by doing the magic rituals and keeping superstitious traditions as proof of good-works. This just proves that Fuller and his gullible followers never read the Bible in context, but tried to motivate the haters of God and Jesus to their auto-salvation methods.       This is a defense of...
Ed Vrell
Recommended Congregations - Published on January 15, 2019
...     If you are looking for Gospel Fellowship, then I can recommend the locations in the table below..        If you are looking for Gospel Fellowship, but can't find any, I wrote this short article that you might find useful:  Where Can We Fellowship in this Idololatrous Age? Note: Inclusion of a church group on this page does not mean that we endorse everything that is taught by an organization.  These groups are listed here due to the perceived agreement on the Gospel by Brandan Kraft. Congregation Name Location Primary Speaker 13th Street Baptist Church Ashland, Kentucky Jim Byrd Eager Avenue Grace Church Albany, Georgia Bill Parker Grace Baptist Churc...
Contact Brandan on Facebook - Published on January 15, 2019
...Hello, Every now and then, someone wants to look me up on facebook so that we can chat.  I've recently closed my friends list on facebook so the only way to contact me there is to be connected to one of my friends.   But that doesn't mean I don't want to connect.  Just send send me an e-mail using the contact form with your name or link to your facebook account and I'll send you a friend request.  If that doesn't work you can always contact me on the Pristine Grace Facebook Page.  Alternatively, you can contact me on the forum by sending me a private message there.  Thanks, and I look forward to talking to you. Brandan...
Brandan Kraft
Scripture Verses on Friends and Company - Published on January 15, 2019
...1 Cor 6:18 (NASB)  Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 1 Cor 15:33 (NASB)  Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 1 Cor 15:33 (MKJV)  Do not be deceived; evil companionships corrupt good habits. 2 Cor 6:14 (NASB)  Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Mat 5:30 (NASB)  "If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell. 1 Cor 5:11 (NASB)  But actually, I wrote to you not to ...
Our Acceptance With God - Published on January 11, 2019
...     There is no occasion to fear that ancient Christianity be injured by debasing the names most highly esteemed amongst men. Christianity rather suffers when the character of God is debased. And this is always done when men go about to vitiate or change the true ground of acceptance with Him. Whatever doctrine then teaches us to think, that our friendly correspondence or acceptance with God is begun by our own good endeavors, seconded by the Divine aid, or even first prompted by the Divine influence, leads us to look for acceptance with God by our own righteousness; for whatever I do, however assisted or prompted, is still my own work; otherwise the most common actions of life could not be called our own, seeing in all these we must still acknowledge our dependence on God,...
Robert Sandeman
Our Greatest Danger - Published on January 9, 2019
...     Our greatest danger is, lest we forget our due regard to the Gospel by paying too much to men. And had I formally understood certain idols of the present generation of Pharisees as well as I do now, I had treated them even less respect than I have done; for my friends and I in evaluating Gospel preachers, judge it safest, first to settle in our minds what is the Gospel that Paul preached; and we consider none as Gospel preachers but those who objectively preach that. If men do not truthfully preach that, it signifies little to us what pretensions they may have to the character of being ‘truly gracious persons, sincere in their views, sound in their principles, or having a real love to the doctrines of what is called Free Grace.’ Many, it would seem...
Robert Sandeman
Robert Sandeman : A Short Biography - Published on January 9, 2019
...     Robert Sandeman was born in Perth, Scotland in 1718. He was the second of twelve children, and was the son of a linen weaver.       In 1734 Sandeman’s father sent him to the University of Edinburgh to begin his studies for a career in either medicine or theology. Robert excelled in math and languages during the two years he attended university, but his studies soon came to an abrupt halt when he encountered the teachings of John Glas.       Glas had rejected the idea of a national church and national covenants. He believed a city magistrate had no divine right to authority in religious/church matters. Eventually he renounced the national church’s catechisms and in 1725 he established instead a small society of ab...
David Bishop
Ninety-Five Theses - Published on January 8, 2019
...     Out of love and concern for the truth, and with the object of eliciting it, the following heads will be the subject of a public discussion at Wittenberg under the presidency of the reverend father, Martin Luther, Augustinian, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and duly appointed Lecturer on these subjects in that place. He requests that whoever cannot be present personally to debate the matter orally will do so in absence in writing. When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of penitence.  The word cannot be properly understood as referring to the sacrament of penance, i.e. confession and satisfaction, as administered by the clergy.  Yet its meaning is not restricted to peni...
Martin Luther
An Ancient Testimony to God's Grace in Christ! : The Christ-Centered Theology of Many Writings in the Dead Sea Scrolls - Published on January 8, 2019
... The studies to be posted in this article will examine the crucial matter of the Christ-centered theology of many writings in the Dead Sea Scrolls. No book has been written on the subject to date that remotely deals with the true issues. Protestant and Catholic theologians are quite happy to let the matter be discussed and promoted by kooks and radicals who have no interest in the truth! I would propose that the church world does not want the real issues raised by these writings to be examined at all. ...
Bob Higby
E-Sword Study Tools - Published on January 8, 2019
...     I put this page together to help people with their Scripture software and tools.  I currently use e-Sword-x for the MAC, e-Sword LT for my iPhone, and e-Sword  HD for my iPad.  All three are reasonably priced.  There also is e-Sword for the PC, and it is free. e-Sword for Microsoft Windows   e-Sword X for the Apple Mac   e-Sword LT for the Apple iPhone   e-Sword HD for the Apple iPad      The first thing you're going to want to download, and it's available for free within the e-Sword apps is the John Gill commentary.  You can also download Matthew Henry's commentary.  William Hawker's Daily Devotional is also available.      Another thing I've downloa...
Some Grace Gems found in the Dead Sea Scrolls - Published on January 7, 2019
... "He will be great over the earth . . . all will worship him. . . . He shall be called great and he will be designated by his name.  He will be called "Son of God" and they will call Him "Son of the Most High" . . . His kingdom will be an eternal kingdom, and all His paths in truth and uprightness. . . . The sword shall cease from the land and all the provinces shall pay him homage.  He is a great God of gods. . . His kingdom will be an eternal kingdom, and none of the abysses of the earth shall prevail against it." - 4QAramaic Apocalypse [4Q246] Col. I:7-9; Col. II: 1,5-8...
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