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Cutting down Asherim Poles of Free Will - Published on January 1, 2020
...    Cutting down Asherim poles of free will and other works religions is not the same as building true altars to JESUS (YHWH Salvation). Polemics are like unto sledge-hammers. They are good for smashing the high places. But without positive gospel preaching (which is a balm of Gilead for laboring and heavy laden self-"sinners" - elect) you will just have ruins of Dagon worship, but not much of YHWH worship.      You think about that....
Renat Ilyasov
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The Most Important Aspect of a Believers Life In This World is Prayer - Published on June 8, 2020
...    In personal, private prayer we commune with the eternal, triune God. Prayer is an acknowledgement of our weakness in the flesh because of sin, and of our need for constant supplies of Divine grace. In private prayer we open our hearts to God and pour out our souls before him.     Let us never be pretentious and hypocritical before God in prayer. He sees all and knows all. "The Lord looketh on the heart." God is not interested in how we speak to him, the lengt...
Don Fortner
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1 Th 4: 9 & 11 and Coming Alongside! - Published on December 14, 2018
...“But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another” “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; We had such a wonderful bible study last night as we started the book of Colossians and went through the first chapter, such meaty truths there for us. I wish sometimes that we could do chapters at least twice in order to pull out all th...
Eileen Beckett
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A Believer is a Mystery - Published on May 26, 2020
...    The believer is a mystery to others and to himself, also.  He is sanctified, yet he feels himself to be the chief of sinners.  He loves God’s law, yet he wrestles with an inward desire to have his own way.  He has great sorrow and heaviness of heart over others, yet he rejoices in the Lord always. His spirit longs to be with Christ, yet his flesh clings to the earth.  He knows that he is secure in Christ, yet he examines his faith conti...
Unlisted
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A Believer Wouldn’t Do That! - Published on November 17, 2020
...    Let us never again be guilty of saying, “A believer wouldn’t do that.” Oh yes they will!  When we say such a thing we are trying to take some credit for our righteousness.     A believer will commit any sin an unbeliever will commit with the exception of apostacy (and only because God keeps them from it).  David, the man after God’s own heart, committed adultery and murder and didn’t even feel guilty about it for a time.  &l...
Frank Tate
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A Believer's Peace - Published on August 4, 2021
...    Where does a believer find real and genuine peace? On what foundation can we rest and say in truth, “It is well with my soul?” I’ll tell you; it lies in this, that we are justified by faith and not by works. Christ Jesus stood in my place before God. I was guilty with nothing to pay; doomed to hell, and Christ took my place. He died for me! How can I perish? How can I be punished for sins which have already been laid on Christ and for which He has already suffered...
Henry Mahan
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A Bit Philosophical - Published on December 14, 2018
...I am editing this blog because I believe I have left an erroneous thought in the minds of a few. Often, in this medium of communication we can assume that other's are aware of our minds and the thoughts within them. I ask that you forgive me for leaving such a thought in anyone's mind. I said below that my study on the covenants perhaps would shed some light, I never, but never meant that it might TEACH anyone a thing. I meant it might shed some light on my decision to withdraw m...
Eileen Beckett
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A Climate Crisis - Published on July 12, 2021
...    Want to know what a real climate crisis is? Well, how about a glacier moving south in America all the way to the Ohio river?     Or how about a super volcano erupting in Yellowstone park? How about a wall of water one thousand feet tall hitting the east or west coast?     How about a flood that destroyed all life on the planet except for a handful of people?     What do all these things have in common? They are all controlled by God himse...
Chip Holbrook
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A Cloud of Incense - Published on May 10, 2020
...    In the Tabernacle of old there was an altar of incense. The incense ascending with the prayers of Israel typified the merits and intercession of Christ, His perfect righteousness which is imputed to His people and which can alone make the worship of sinful beings accepted with God. NEITHER TIME, NOR EVENTS, NOR EVEN THE REMAINING SINFUL CORRUPTION WITHIN HIS CHILDREN CAN LESSEN THE POWER AND WORTH OF CHRIST’S BLOOD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. As the fragrant cloud of incense rose to he...
Unlisted
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A Comfort Quote - Published on December 14, 2018
...     Human comfort and divine comfort are of different natures; human comfort consists in external, visible help, which a man may see, hold, and feel; divine comfort only in words and promises, where there is neither seeing, hearing, nor feeling....
Martin Luther
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A Comparison - Published on July 12, 2004
...     Brethren, if I should compare the natural state of man, I would picture an immense graveyard filled with yawning graves and dying men. All around are lofty walls and massive iron gates. At the gate stands MERCY. An angel attracted by the awful sight exclaims, "Mercy, why do you not enter that awful place and apply to these pitiful creatures your restoring balm?" Mercy replies, "I dare not enter, for JUSTICE bars the way." By the side of Mercy stands the So...
Christmas Evans
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A Compassionate High Priest - Published on December 24, 2018
...“Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be amerciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:17-18).      The Son of God, in our nature, having finished His redemption-work, and returned to heaven, wears that nature in an everlasting union wit...
Robert Hawker
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A Coward's Castle - Published on August 31, 2021
...    A pastor has no right to turn the pulpit into a coward's castle, and from there attack those in the congregation, whom he is afraid to meet face to face privately.     It is cruelly unfair to attack an individual who cannot defend himself—to hold him up, as if on the horns of the pulpit, before the congregation, (who generally know pretty well who is meant), and to condemn him without hearing his side, with the pastor being the only judge and jury....
J.C. Philpot
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A Crime Worthy of Death - Published on July 15, 2004
...In Numbers chapter 15 an incident is recounted from Israel's wilderness wandering. It concerns a man who gathered sticks on the sabbath day, and the high cost of his actions. Today, in Britain, we have completely erased capital punishment from the list of possible sentences for wrongdoing. The ultimate act of retribution, the death penalty, is no longer available to judges even for the most heinous of crimes.   Sabbath breaking But in Old Testament Israel this was not the ca...
Peter L. Meney
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A Dead Dog as I Am - Published on August 21, 2019
...     Upon arriving to services one Wednesday evening, to my surprise, there was an old, mangy, rejected and forsaken dog sitting on the front porch of the church building. I was appalled and repulsed at the dog’s sad appearance and horrible condition. This poor creature was in bad shape, yet all I can remember thinking was, “I wish this dog would go away.”      I am so grateful that when my merciful, gracious and compassionate Savior looked upon...
David Eddmenson
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A Description of God's People! - Published on December 14, 2018
...1 Peter Chapter 1 Don Fortner Sermon paraphrased by me! Peter gives us a wonderful description of who we are as saints and describes most simply the great gifts that we have, the gifts that we can rejoice in and treasure as we sojourn here.  1. We are strangers in this world; the world will not know us. Abel was a stranger to Cain although they were brothers because Cain did not know Abel. Cain was a natural man, Abel a spiritual. It is the enmity between the seed of Christ...
Eileen Beckett
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A Display of God's Sovereignty - Published on December 31, 2018
...     There is a great display of God's sovereignty within the Church that He bought with His own blood. He places whom He will in it, prospers them as He will, gives spiritual gifts as He will and leads them as He will. But in this there is a great equality. He loves them all the same and shall reward them all the same because they all stand before Him on the merits of Christ and not themselves. They all believe the same thing … they believe on Christ. They all give the...
Gary Shepard
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A Double Knowledge : Isaiah 61:1-3 - Published on December 28, 2018
...The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (2) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (3) To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garme...
William Gadsby
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A False Assurance - Published on September 6, 2021
...    I know by sad experience what it is to be lulled asleep with a false peace. Long was I lulled asleep.  Long did I think myself a Christian, when I knew nothing of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I used to fast twice a-week.  I used to pray sometimes nine times a day.  I used to receive the sacrament constantly every Lord's day.  And yet I knew nothing of Jesus Christ in my heart.  I knew not I must be a new creature.  I knew nothing of inward rel...
George Whitefield
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A Filthy Stinking Bag of Worms! - Published on August 29, 2021
...    I desire above all things that my name should be concealed, and that none be called by the name of Lutheran; but of Christian. What is Luther? My doctrine is not mine, but Christ's. I was not crucified for any. How comes it to pass, that I, who am but a filthy, stinking bag of worms; that any of the sons of God should be denominated from my name? Away with these schismatical names! Let us be denominated from Christ, from whom alone we have our doctrine....
Martin Luther
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