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Judging and Identifying? - Published on July 11, 2004
..."But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou that we go and gather them up? " Matthew 13:26-28     Many who say it is wrong to judge saved and lost, misinterpret the Lord's words and meaning in Matthew 13 concerning th...
Scott Price
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A Letter on Judging - Published on July 11, 2004
...    Several things come to mind when reading your brief statement dated 12-29-99 which you titled GOD ALONE KNOWS WHO ARE SAVED NOT ANYONE ELSE.      The title is not necessarily a true statement. The thief on the cross was saved and is in Heaven. Judas Iscariot was not saved therefore is not in Heaven. The Apostle Paul was saved and is in Heaven. There are probably many more Scriptural examples on both sides that could be mentioned but some how I do not think...
Scott Price
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Doctrine - Published on July 11, 2004
...The following is a quote taken from Dr. John Robbins forward to Dr. Gordon H. Clark's book, Faith and Saving Faith, on page vi-vii: "The difference between Judas and the other disciples is not that they had a "personal" relationship with Jesus and he did not, but that they believed, that is, assented to certain propositions about Jesus, while Judas did not believe those propositions. Belief of the truth, nothing more or less, is what separates the saved from the damned. Those who maintain that ...
Scott Price
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Putting the Puzzle of Doctrine and Theology Together - Published on July 11, 2004
...    When I listen to music I really think about it in separate parts, then as a whole. When I hear a song I first notice the beat because I am a drummer. The next time I hear it, in no particular order, I pick out the bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, keyboards, lead vocals, back up vocals, etc., and listen to see their separate contribution to the song. Then when you hear the whole band play and contribute all at the same time it can be understood and appreciated very much...
Scott Price
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Did Anyone Counsel Him? - Published on July 11, 2004
..."Who hath known the mind of the LORD, or who has been His counsellor?" Rom 11:34     The message that false religion has consistently promoted seeks to destroy the grace and glory of God by discrediting the preeminence of Christ in salvation. The way a false gospel is shaped is to chip away at the grace which was before the foundation of the world by conditioning salvation in some part on the action of man. The false gospel of works starts with a god who conditions election on th...
Scott Price
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God is No Respecter of Persons - Published on July 11, 2004
..."Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." Acts 10:34     The truth that God is not a respecter of persons is mentioned throughout the Bible. When God's people declare that God the Father has elected or chosen a multitude of people that were loved in Christ, their Mediator and Representative, and has rejected the rest who were not loved, many people respond with; "God is no respecter of persons." God's people readily agree and would not defame or pervert the ch...
Scott Price
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Promoting Sovereignty but Missing Christ - Published on July 11, 2004
..."As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Romans 9:13     Very recently I attended a meeting and heard a message on the topic of the sovereignty of God in salvation. What did I notice as I heard it? As the preacher explained Romans 9:13 he said he would agree with C. H. Spurgeon when he said the following; "I can understand why God hated Esau but what I cannot understand is why God ever loved Jacob." The preacher went on to explain that God exercised justice...
Scott Price
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God Makes the Sheep and the Goats - Published on July 11, 2004
..."And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd dividth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say to them on His right hand, Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world......Then He shall also say to unto them on His left hand, Depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and hi...
Scott Price
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Justification and Faith - Published on July 11, 2004
...Sinners are justified is by an imputed righteousness merited by the obedience and death of Christ for His elect. His elect will exercise God given faith in the only true Lord Christ and His gospel of grace. If a person trusts in something BESIDES the merits of the death of Christ for their salvation, they are NOT regenerate and have not exercised true God given faith. The death of Christ MUST MAKE THE ONLY SAVING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEAVEN OR HELL OTHERWISE THERE IS NO SALVATION. This is pure gra...
Scott Price
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Have You Submitted Yet? - Published on July 11, 2004
..."For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3     The natural, unregenerate, lost man has no clue he is in desperate need of a perfect righteousness that God requires them to have. God demands that everyone at judgment must have a righteousness that is equal to that of the high standard of the LORD Jesus Christ. The only way to be accepted by God in th...
Scott Price
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Is There a Doctor in the House? - Published on July 11, 2004
..."They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick." Matthew 9:12    We are such bad shape by nature that we need a qualified physician that can raise the dead to life again. Christ is that great physician Who is qualified by Who He is and by what He has done. He gives a new heart to His patients that will trust in the righteousness the doctor established. In grace and mercy He changes our state so we are no longer condemned, and all this is based on that same right...
Scott Price
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The Great Change - Published on July 11, 2004
..."As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are become together unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Romans 3:10-12     These four "nones" that describe Man's total depravity are changed to the positive at the new birth since he changed from the state of condemnation to the blessed state of justification, all to the credit of the glorio...
Scott Price
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Old Testament Justification - Published on July 11, 2004
..."Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul and be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous servant shall justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities." Isaiah 53:10-11     Many people believe that the Old Testament gospel is somehow different than the New ...
Scott Price
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Looking at it Legally - Published on July 11, 2004
...    As humans we have a problem with only seeing what we experience and not stepping outside ourselves once in a while to see the whole picture. The gospel deals with both condemnation and justification using legal words, expressions, and ideas. We should keep the emphasis on this when we talk in a  gospel context.     The gospel emphasis on guilt is primarily LEGAL in Adam. According to Romans 5:12-21 we are all born into this world ...
Scott Price
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Man's Best is Iniquity - Published on July 11, 2004
..."And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:23     Man will NEVER stop trying to merit salvation by his own righteousness UNTIL God, by the power of the Spirit and the means of the gospel, gives him life and opens his eyes to see his righteousness as sin that needs repented of. Scripture gives testimony that men will be deceived by self righteousness all the way up to judgment day, when it will be revealed as sin. This ...
Scott Price
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It is Finished! - Published on July 11, 2004
..."When Jesus had therefore received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed His head and gave up the ghost." John 19:30     People today, like in every generation, seem to want to do something to "get saved". They strive and work to satisfy God and relieve their conscience of the guilt they have for disobeying God's holy law. They can never be satisfied and assured of true salvation until their conscience can be completely purged of dead works. Dead works are done when ...
Scott Price
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Saved by Grace Alone : Galatians 2:20:21 - Published on July 11, 2004
...I'm going to speak on the subject "Saved By Grace Alone" and it is one of the most important messages I shall ever bring to you and I want you to give me your undivided attention. I'll begin the message with a question and that question is this: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR A SON OF ADAM, (a human being) TO DO? The most difficult thing, and I'm not talking about something foolish in the material or physical world, I'm talking about something that pertaineth to life, that which p...
Henry Mahan
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It is God that Justifieth : Romans 8:33 - Published on July 11, 2004
...     This doctrine of free justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ is the very essence of the gospel. Every other doctrine of justification is declared by the Spirit of God to be a false gospel (Gal. 1:6-7). This is the only ground of solid joy, peace, comfort, and hope there is for sinners before the holy Lord God. If my being just with God depends upon me, or must in some way be determined by me, then I have no hope. But, blessed be God, it is not man that justifiet...
Don Fortner
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All Things are of God : II Corinthians 5:18 - Published on July 11, 2004
...     "All things," past, present and future, "all things," in heaven, earth and hell, "all things," regarding angels, men and devils, "all things," good, bad, or indifferent, "all things are of God." This is high doctrine. This is gospel doctrine. This is soul-cheering, heart-comforting doctrine to those who know God. To the degree that we are able to receive this blessed truth of Holy Scripture, that "all things are of God,&q...
Don Fortner
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The Passion : What do you think about the Movie? - Published on July 11, 2004
...Quite simply, I detest the movie "The Passion" for the following reasons. 1. It is a violation of Scripture. The Lord said, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above...Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them" (Exodus 20:4-5). What audacity for a sinful man to act "in the likeness" of the Lord of glory! That reason alone is sufficient to set anyone who believes the Word of God in opposition to this movie. 2. It only sets...
Jim Byrd
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