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Sovereign Grace Pharisees - 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.  But they've taken that which is good and twisted it into a monstrous religion of self-righteosness. They've taken TULIP and corrupted it.  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...
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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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
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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
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