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The Gospel of Deceit
...Calvinism confused Our Lord tells us to be balanced in our teaching, not giving that which is holy to the dogs, nor giving stones where bread is needed. This balance has been broken severely by the modern pseudo-Free-Offer movement. Spurgeon summed Calvinism up as 'salvation by grace alone', but views of Calvinists in relation to saving grace have drastically changed. Besides, Calvin would be appalled to learn that the saving Gospel which emanates from God but which is open to such contrary interpretations now bears his name. It would be thus better to drop the term. This article is therefore not a defence of Calvinism but a defence of the doctrine of salvation by grace alone. Two factions have emerged amongst modern Calvinists. One teaches that all men are potentially saved by virtue o...
George Ella
The Gospel Standard Articles of Faith
...I We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and receive them as a gracious revelation of the mind and will of God (Deut. 4:2, Ps. 19:7, Prov. 30:5-6, 2 Pet. 1:19-21, Rev. 22:18-19, John 5:39); and we believe that therein are revealed all the doctrines and truths which we here state. (2 Tim. 3:15-17.) II We believe that there is but one living and true God (Exod. 3:14, Deut. 4:35, Deut. 6:4, Num. 23:19, 1 Sam. 2:2-3, Ps. 90:2, Ps. 115:3, Ps. 135:5, Ps. 139:7-10, Prov. 15:3, Ecc. 3:14, Is. 40:28, Is. 45:22, Is. 46:9, Jer. 10:10, Jer. 23:24, Mal. 3:6, Mark 12:29, John 4:24, 1 Cor. 8:6, Col. 1:16); that there are Three Persons in the Godhead, - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Matt. 28:19, John 1:1, 2 Cor. 13:14, 1 John 5:7, Jude 20-21), and that these Three Perso...
Hyper-Calvinism : Is it True? : Book Download
...This is an excellent book available in pdf form only.  You can download it here from Pristine Grace....
Stanley C. Phillips
Hyper-Calvinism is the Truth! : A Response to Phil Johnson
...I wrote this letter to Phil Johnson around 2004 after I created the Pristine Grace  websites. I was in my late 20s when I wrote this. I’m in my mid 40s today and also the parent of a teenager! I’m a different person today, not willing to attack as strongly as I used to. I suppose years of parenting and nurturing a child has softened me. This article / letter was written in response to Phil Johnson (who is the right hand man of the famous dispensational baptist preacher John Macarthur) and who originally listed me on his “bad theologies” website. I wrote my letter in response to that as well as his “Primer on Hyper-Calvinsm” article which you can read on this website. Please note that I don’t care about the term “hyper-calvinism” or “calvinist.” These days I just prefer to be known as a Gospel Believer resting in the Imputed Righteousness of Christ.  - Brandan (Nov 27, 2018)...
Brandan Kraft
Hyper-Evangelism : Another Gospel, Though A Mighty Power
...Historical Introduction by Sherman Isbell In Reformed circles in Scotland today, John Kennedy of Dingwall (1819-1884) is regarded as the greatest champion of the Reformed faith in the Highlands during the latter years of the nineteenth century. If Kennedy was outspoken about the dangers resulting from a superficial presentation of the gospel, he had reason to understand that saving faith can be lacking in a profession of faith made under the most orthodox of ministries. Kennedy himself had only been converted in 1841 while in his second year of academic preparation for the ministry, and after the death of his father, who had exercised a compelling preaching ministry at Killearnan. Licensed to preach soon after the Disruption, Kennedy was settled as pastor of the Free Church of Scotland ch...
John Kennedy
Infralapsarianism vs. Suprlalapsarianism : Selection vs. Election
...This comparison is logical, not dogmatic. I certainly am not saying that past supralapsarians confess all of the points below! Neither am I claiming that every point under the 'Election' title should immediately be assumed into a doctrinal statement....
Bob Higby
Invitation of the Gospel?
...New Vernon, N. Y., July 15, 1846     MUCH is said about them, and spirited controversy is often raised in deciding whether they are made to the world indiscriminately or only to the children of God.  Few have paused to inquire at the sacred oracle, whether there be invitations of any kind in the gospel or not.  If there are invitations in the gospel, where are they?  What are they?  And unto whom are they addressed?  These are questions which naturally enough arise, and which the reader may feel but little doubt that he is able to answer satisfactorily; but before he attempts the task let him duly consider what it is that constitutes an invitation.  Take for example any message that God has ever communicated to man, whether in the law or i...
Gilbert Beebe
Is Soul Winning the Measure of Spirituality?
...     About 12 or so years ago we paid visit on a specific Lord's day to a near by Arminian fundamentalist church. The theme that had been propagated was the 90% tithe week. It seemed that the following Lord's day was going to be the 90% tithe week as opposed to their usual legalistic 10% tithe. This time they wanted to prove how much God was going to honor the giving of these tithitarians.       Although memory does not serve me too well to recall whether or not missions was the theme with this effort of 90%, in most cases that is usually the conscience binding argument for bringing in an Old Testament practice into the New Testament. It certainly was not found in the New Testament for we are told that giving should be "not grudgingly or o...
Mike Krall
Is the Gospel an Offer?
...     Is the gospel an offer?      First, what is an offer? From Webster's 1828 Dictionary OF'FER, verb transitive [Latin offero; ob and fero, to bring.] 1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.      Does that sound like what the Bible describes as the gospel, something He offers up to be accepted or rejected?      After condemning the Pharisees with the parable of the tenants, Jesus tells them, (Matthew 21:43) Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit. The ...
Stuart Brogden
Jesus "Saves" or Does he?
...“Who HATH saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus BEFORE the world began,” - II Timothy 1:9       From sophisticated church bulletin boards, to roadside crucifixes, bumper stickers, and bathroom walls; from coast to coast, and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, one is bombarded with the slogan, “Jesus Saves.” It is so evident that hardly anyone takes notice of it, or seemingly is affected by it.       But the subtlety of the slogan is deceiving. It is unseen, yet subconsciously perceived and mentally set. Even if it is not found in the Scriptures, it still must be true. Like the mythical “Santa...
Stanley C. Phillips
Jesus Savior and the Evil of Hawking Him
...     Among the evil tendencies of our age that are destructive to the church of Christ and subversive of sound doctrine, I consider the rapidly growing practice of hawking Jesus and the spiritual blessings of salvation one of the most sinister. Salvation-hucksters, pretending to be profoundly concerned with the salvation of sinners, traverse our land, know how to draw the masses in gigantic evangelistic or revival meetings by their emotional preaching, frequently of the coarser type, and, instead of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, they degrade the Savior and His salvation into articles of vendition offered at the cheap price of the sinner's goodwill. And they find many followers and imitators, not only in revival meetings and rescue mission gatherings, but also amo...
Herman Hoeksema
Offering Christ
...     About sixteen years ago, I heard a young man from Hoxton (Association Baptist) Academy make the following remarks: “I now offer you Christ, and Christ stands with open arms ready to receive you. Yea, he begs, and prays, and beseeches you all to come unto him and have life; and yet some of you will not come. Nay, it is as if God the Father came and fell upon his knees before you, begging and beseeching you to receive Christ, and come and be reconciled to him; and yet you will not come.” In this way he proceeded for a considerable length of time; and this he called “preaching the gospel to every creature.” From a professed Arminian such remarks might be expected; but for one who professes to believe in eternal and absolute election to use such awfu...
William Gadsby
Paul's Gospel : Is It Yours?
...     Many there are who claim to preach the gospel as revealed in the Scriptures who differ on many fundamental aspects of the gospel. Some claim that fallen man has a free will and can lose salvation. Some claim man is not even a fallen creature but comes into the world a clean slate. Others claim man is a fallen creature with a will in bondage to sin but their gospel some how includes the law and they tell Christians that they are under the law as a rule of life. The many aspects are legion of those that profess to be proclaiming the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.       Although we do not claim to be able to answer all the questions as to why this is so nor would we claim to be infallible on all the aspects of the gospel of the blessed God, we will...
Mike Krall
Remarks on Duty Faith
...The following is an excerpt from the work DUTY FAITH by a eighteenth century English Baptist named John Forman. This is just a small quote that deals with two aspects of duty faith that we believed to be of importance. Lord willing we hope to hav more quotes from this work by this servant of God from a bygone generation. Implications of faith unto salvation being the natural man's duty. The two words law and faith are very comprehensive, systematical terms; very different in their nature, and occupying perfectly distinct premises. The law occupies the entire premises and dominion of death through sin; and faith occupies the entire premises of life and salvation, by divine promise, through the blood and righteousness of the Son of God. So that we may observe, that as faith cannot be separ...
John Foreman
Robert Sandeman : A Short Biography
...     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
Sanctification
...Dear Brother Beebe:-Will you be so kind as to give your views through the SIGNS OF THE TIMES on 1 Thess. v. 23? The doctrine of Sanctification, or holiness, is being a subject of much discussion here, and often by opponents I am thrown into perplexity for want of a more full understanding of the subject, and I ask for your aid. Likewise, please tell me what is to be understood by the veil which the keepers of the walls took from the spouse? (Song v. 7.)In christian love,HUESTIS Catskill, N.Y., Jan. 19, 1859.      REPLY - It would afford us much pleasure, were we competent to relieve the minds of all the dear children of God from their perplexities in regard to the doctrine of God our Savior, and to expound all mysteries, so far as the clear understanding of the truth a...
Gilbert Beebe
The Spirit and the Word
...     There are many that claim that the work of the Spirit cannot be separated from the Word of God in the work of redemption. As a result they claim that the work of regeneration, although the sole work of the Holy Spirit, cannot and does not happen except under either the preaching of the word of God or at least the hearing of the word read or read by the individual in need of regeneration. This sounds all well and good, as far as the natural  mind is concerned, and appears to be what the Bible teaches but we intend to show that not only can this not be supported by the Word of God but those that hold to this view rarely if ever take it to its  biblical, logical conclusion, supported by a “thus sayeth the Lord”.        This will ...
Mike Krall
Spurgeon on John Gill and Justification from Eternity
...From Spurgeon's Sermons "Adoption", Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Vol. 7 But there are one or two acts of God which, while they certainly are decreed as much as other things, yet they bear such a special relation to God's predestination that it is rather difficult to say whether they were done in eternity or whether they were done in time. Election is one of those things which were done absolutely in eternity; all who were elect, were elect as much in eternity as they are in time. But you may say, Does the like affirmation apply to adoption or justification? My late eminent and now glorified predecessor, Dr. Gill, diligently studying these doctrines, said that adoption was the act of God in eternity, and that as all believers were elect in eternity, so beyond a doubt they were adopted in...
Charles Spurgeon
Supralapsarianism and Its Practical Implications
...Editor's note:  As a reminder, inclusion of an author on this website does not constitute an endorsement of said author.  - Brandan Supralapsarianism: Some have dismissed supralapsarianism as mere logic. Some believe it ascribes sinfulness to God. Typically, these are the same arguments used by Arminians against the doctrine of predestination. Sadly, there are far too many who profess predestination yet are not supralapsarian. Well-known theologian, R.C. Sproul has adopted the infralapsarian position. He struggles to present his case in his book, Chosen By God. Because of the stature of Sproul many are turning to the Arminian position of infralapsarianism. Their justification is that they believe supralapsarianism makes God evil. First, I would like to present a tot...
Ward Fenley
The Theological Foundation of the Modern Missionary Movement
...It is an assumed thing among the majority of professing Christians today that the theological foundation of the modern missionary movement is of God, and is, therefore, beyond reproach. Indeed, it is considered by the supporters of missionary enterprise well-nigh sacrilegious for any to question the Scripturalness of its theology. Yet, since God's people are commanded to "test the spirits, whether they are of God" (I John 4:1), the theological foundation of missionism can, claim no immunity from this process. The very history of the origins and theology of the modern missionary movement is little known among Christians today. The name and labors of William Carey might well be familiar enough to many, but all too many are ignorant of another individual, contemporary with Carey, whose views...
Gery Schmidt
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