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Hyper-Calvinism
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To Whom Is The Gospel Preached? - Published on December 23, 2018
...     Many who are evidently children of God believe that the gospel is preached to those dead in sin for the purpose of quickening them; that the Lord uses the ministry of the word as the ordinary means of bringing his people from death to life. I believe this to be an error, and like all error it tends to the discomfort of those among the living family of God who embrace it.      Throughout the scriptures living souls are designated as the subjects of gospel add...
Silas Durand
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Hyper-Calvinism : Is it True? : Book Download - Published on December 22, 2018
...This is an excellent book available in pdf form only.  You can download it here from Pristine Grace....
Stanley C. Phillips
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Supralapsarianism and Its Practical Implications - Published on December 22, 2018
...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 t...
Ward Fenley
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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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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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Thoughts Upon the Date of Justification - Published on December 21, 2018
...     Gospel justification is an act of the gracious will of God, by which the elect are constituted completely and immutably just, or righteous, in Christ Jesus, by the imputation of his righteousness to. their persons. Union with the glorious Mediator is the basis upon which it rests; as no man is justified who is not united to him, so no man is unjustified who is united to him. We have no authority whatever in the Holy Scriptures, to say either that a person who is not...
Job Hupton
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Infralapsarianism vs. Suprlalapsarianism : Selection vs. Election - Published on December 3, 2018
...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
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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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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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Hyper-Calvinism is the Truth! : A Response to Phil Johnson - Published on January 19, 2005
...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
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What is Hardshellism? - Published on July 30, 2004
...    It will not be necessary for many of our readers to be introduced to the writer in the general framework of that faith commonly termed "hardshell." To others, it seems only fair to say the writer does not come to this unbiblical term without a certain amount of bias. He has not always been so classified, but was first accused of "preaching hardshellism" when it became known in the "New Testament", or Sovereign Grace churches that he preached that one had to first have an ...
Stanley C. Phillips
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What is Faith? - Published on July 29, 2004
...    Webster defines the word as signifying "Belief; assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting on his authority and veracity, without other evidence." And what he denominates Evangelical faith, justifying and saving faith, he says is the "assent of the mind to the truth of divine revelation, on the authority of God's testimony, accompanied with a cordial assent of the will, or approbation of the heart." And this definition is established by the co...
Gilbert Beebe
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The Will of God - Published on July 29, 2004
...    When duly impressed with a sense of the superlative perfections of Jehovah, the enlightened christian contemplates the principle on which God governs and controls all things, with inexpressible delight; and in the inspired language of the psalmist will say, "The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice." The grandest theme that moved the prophetic pen, was that in which the absolute government of God is declared unto Zion. "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him t...
Gilbert Beebe
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Sanctification - Published on July 29, 2004
...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., J...
Gilbert Beebe
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Invitation of the Gospel? - Published on July 29, 2004
...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 natural...
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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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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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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Hyper-Evangelism : Another Gospel, Though A Mighty Power - Published on July 26, 2004
...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...
John Kennedy
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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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