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Hyper-Calvinism
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A Defense of the Doctrine of Eternal Justification - Published on December 22, 2018
...     The doctrine of Eternal Justification has been lately objected to by Mr. [Robert] Bragge in some sermons of his on that subject, published with some other sermons preached at Limestreet [Lime Street Lecture, London, 17321, by several ministers wherein they propose according to the general title, to state and defend the great doctrines of the gospel, and to answer such objections as are usually advanced against them.       As I have reason to b...
John Brine
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Absolute Predestination - Published on July 29, 2004
...Note: This is a part of Gilbert Beebe's booklet on Absolute Predestination which can be downloaded here (257 KB). The Old School or Primitive Baptists in former years have been very definitely identified and distinguished from all other religious or ecclesiastical organizations as Predestinarian Baptists, and as such have borne reproach and vituperation from those who hold more limited views of what we regard as the absolute and all pervading government of God over all beings, all ev...
Gilbert Beebe
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Absolute Predestination : A Dialogue - Published on July 29, 2004
...Mr. Beebe:-In a former letter I requested your views on the absolute predestination of all things. I asked for information, and for nothing else; but I will excuse you for not answering me, for I know that I am not worthy of notice, but I am a poor unworthy worm of the dust.Your unworthy friend.R.S.      Reply.-We assure our friend R.S. that our apparent ne­glect of this request was not owing to any want of respect for him, nor to any unwillingness to give him such views...
Gilbert Beebe
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Are There Invitations in the Proclamation of the Gospel? - Published on July 11, 2004
...     From Signs of the Times -September 15, 1904      It is so asserted by all religionists of the present day, and therefore perhaps it is well to ask whether it be so or not. With regard to this question, as with all others pertaining to the religion of Christ, the word of God itself must decide for us. We wish first of all to say that the word invitation does not occur in the New Testament at all, and in the Old Testament in the three places where it is used, ...
F.A. Chick
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Are You Called to Preach? - Published on September 6, 2019
...     Do you think you are called to preach? Do you know a zealous man who thinks he is? So what is “this calling” of which we hear often spoken? All throughout the evangellyfish churchianity world, young men get this burning in their bosom that they are “called to preach.” My question for all those that think they are called is this… “PREACH WHAT!?”      What exactly are these men called to preach? They think they a...
Brandan Kraft
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The Biblical offer of the Gospel - Published on July 26, 2004
...PrefaceWhich gospel is an urgent question facing the Reformed Churches today, for the truth is under fierce attack from the lie of universalism. The student of Church History soon learns that the lie which preaches a universal love of God, sovereign-man and self-salvation is a chameleon, constantly changing its appearance in order to infiltrate the church and gain control of the content and preaching of the gospel. Augustine engaged this foe when he defended the sovereignty of God's grace ag...
Chris Connors
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Billy Talks to His Pastor about God - Published on July 11, 2004
...Billy: "Pastor, does God love everybody?" Pastor: "Yes, Billy (smile, pats him on the head). Billy: "How come it says in Romans 9 that he hated Esau?" Pastor: "Been reading your Bible, huh, Billy? (still smiles). Well, the Bible also says that God hates, but that only is talking about God's secret decree, and as far as we are concerned, he loves everybody." Billy: "Pastor?". Pastor: "Yes, Billy." Billy: "If God tel...
John Pedersen
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Common Grace? - Published on July 20, 2004
...The phrase "common grace" has become standard in most "Calvinist" or "Reformed" or "Sovereign Grace" circles. It is accepted without question by the duped masses in fashionable Calvinistic "churches" who follow the popular "Reformed" authors rather than the Word of God. And anyone who would dare question it is dismissed out of hand and called any of a number of derogatory names. Call us what you will, we will follow the Word of God rather than the words of men. And, as anyone who is truly inte...
Marc Carpenter
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Confession of a Hyper-Calvinist - Published on November 3, 2003
...I have a confession to make. I'm a hyper-calvinist. Yes, that's right, I'm one of those people; you know the type that  hates everyone, refuses to preach the Gospel, hates God’s Holy law, breathes fire, and eats nails for breakfast . Anyway, it's not a label I’ve chosen for myself, it’s just that most people in the religious world would label me as such. Usually, there are many negative connotations that are implied in this label and it's not hard to pick up on them in the tones of the voices who slap this label on me. When I jump on Paltalk for a friendly conversation about the Bible and theology, it's a rare occasion when I don't hear a sneering individual boldly claim, "You're a hyper-calvinisssssssssssssssssst!"  ...
Brandan Kraft
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Confessions of a Harsh, Intolerant, Judgmental One - Published on December 3, 2018
...Note: This article was originally published in the Standard Bearer on May 15, 1997. John Pedersen has given me permission to re-release this article.  - Brandan For many in the tolerant, cultured world of evangelical religion, there is no scum more vile than a harsh, judgmental, pontificating buffoon who goes about judging whether others are "true Christians." Such a one is seen as patently bad, and leaves a sour taste and a sick stomach in his preachy wake, cutting a smelly...
John Pedersen
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Dear Brother David : Regarding the Timing of Justification - Published on August 30, 2019
...     Dear Brother David,       I have read the “theological debate” over the issue of WHEN God justified His people, and I have looked at your questions raised against any who espouse belief in eternal justification.  As you may well know, when it comes to the various positions on this subject there are both true believers  whose view does not deny God’s grace and Christ’s righteousness as the only ground of salvation, and h...
Bill Parker
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The Doctrine of Imputation of Sin to Christ : And The Imputation of Righteousness To His People - Published on December 22, 2018
...The Doctrines of the Imputation of Sin to Christ,  and the  Imputation of his Righteousness  to his People:  Clearly stated, explained, and improved IN A SERMON Preached to the SOCIETY, Who Support the Wednesday Evening-Lecture, In Great-East-Cheap. December 29th, 1756 B y   J O H N   B R I N E 2 Cor. v. 21. For He hath made Him to be Sin for us; who knew no Sin; That we might be make the Righteousness of God in Hi...
John Brine
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Duty Faith - Published on July 23, 2004
...Minster of Mount Zion Chapel, London With Recommendation By James Wells London W. Holmes, 3 , New Street, Dorset Square, Paul, I, Chapter- House Court, St. Pauls. 1860 PREFACE. These Letters, by Mr. John Foreman, ought   to be read by all the Churches in Christendom. They are a wholesome handful of meal, suited  to counter act the deadly poison passed off for Gospel in the present day. Never was decision for truth and vital practical godliness more needed than at this time ...
John Foreman
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Duty Faith : Part I - Published on July 21, 2004
...The Reason for writing these remarks Sir, I am, from the truth, example, and authority of the new testament word of God, a Strict Baptist communionist, knowing most assuredly, that no man, living under the profession of the name of Christ, can really regard and solemnly take that holy word for the standard of his faith and sole rule of his life, and not be so. But having, on the 17th of December last, received some papers, in the form of circulars, from the above association, giving an outline...
John Foreman
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Duty Faith : Part II - Published on July 21, 2004
...SUPPOSED SCRIPTURE COMMANDS TO DUTY FAITH EXAMINEDTHE PHILLIPPIAN JAILORA word of instruction to the spiritually awakened We are told that faith unto salvation is the natural man's duty 'by express command.' And if we ask where such a command is to be found, we are answered, 'The Jailor, for instance, was commanded to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that he might be saved,' Acts xvi 31. And this one text 'is selected as alone sufficient proof.' And as this text is selected to answer for all, ...
John Foreman
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Duty Faith & Repentance - Published on July 21, 2004
...From: SIGNS of the TIMES: Vol.7 (1839) An enquiry concerning the duty of the unregenerate to believe, repent or pray. PART 1. Brother Beebe: - I will now notice the charge which Brother Meredith has been informed is made against the Old School Baptists, that they hold it "not to be the duty of the unregenerate to believe, repent or pray." I will in my examination of this charge endeavor to show what there is of truth and what of falsehood in its several items. I will commence with the subject...
Samuel Trott
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Eager Avenue Grace Church Conference Review : 2006 - Published on October 28, 2006
...This basic understanding of the cross being the entire focal point of history and the purpose of God from eternity by which the elect are constituted as righteous is something that has been absent from preaching for much too long.  It is time that all of us who claim to love the Gospel of an accomplished salvation openly submit to and rejoice in this plain truth.  If we do not understand the issue then we must be willing to examine our doctrine and even be willing to change for the sake of the truth.  If men and women are to be experientially united in Christ then we must be clear on our understanding of justification for there is not a more important doctrine in the entire bible!...
Brandan Kraft
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The Evidence of Things Not Seen - Published on June 24, 2019
...     If faith is "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1), then it cannot be required of all men, head for head, without exception.      Some speak of the universal "duty-faith" or an universal obligation to believe the gospel.       But a universal duty-faith would mean a universal duty TO HAVE  "the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen"...
Renat Ilyasov
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The Four Aspects of Justification - Published on September 4, 2019
...     Throughout the years, I've discovered there are multiple aspects or perspectives of the justification of God's people.  These different aspects can be best understood as from God's perspective and the believer's perspective.  There is an aspect of the work of justification that has occurred in the past, and there is still an aspect that is yet to come.  Some brethren when speaking of the doctrine of justification fail to differentiate betwe...
Brandan Kraft
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The Freeness of God's Grace - Published on December 23, 2018
...In reference to the text above, we ask the following questions Is the grace of God free or not? Does it depend on something in man for it to be effectual? Now most professed disciples of Christ, when asked whether they are saved by grace or works, will assert boldly that they are saved by grace alone. But if the point be considered further, namely, whether God's grace is absolutely free, it will be discovered that there is confusion among Christians concerning this point. Indeed, too many pr...
Gery Schmidt
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