Pristine Grace

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Just for Thomas - Published on January 4, 2020
...But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe." - John 20:24-25     When I was in false, self-righteous, work based religion, I can't count the number of times I heard messages and rea...
Richard Warmack
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For Those Who Are Quick to Judge - Published on January 1, 2020
...“Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.” - Matthew 21:31     These words of the Lord Jesus, together with His excoriation of the Pharisees in passages like Matthew 23:1ff. and Luke 18:10ff., underscore the following:     Self righteousness is the penultimate expression of human evil.      The relevance of this point for those who profess the gospel of Scripture can not be overstated...
John Pedersen
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Polemics - 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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Regarding the New Year - Published on December 31, 2019
...    Well, as I sit fighting sleep and looking over the few posts and messages on FB this evening, I realize that 2019, like all years, have been good and bad. From the perspective of life, there have been many hard blows. We've lost loved ones, battled illness, fought the good fight, and even lost a few battles. From the position of the true life, we have only had joy, fullness, and assurance of an everlasting hope that is ours in Jesus Christ our Lord.      So, t...
James H. Tippins
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Be Very Careful When Judging - Published on December 11, 2019
...    I think one of the worst things a believer can do in a relationship with another is to try to determine what someone is thinking, especially if you think they are upset with you.. many times a person will be a thousand miles away with their thoughts and troubles.. Another is to take someone else's word for something they supposedly said or did.. Don't ever take someone's word alone on something to make a judgement about a person.. it's notoriously unreliable an...
Chip Holbrook
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Do Not Confuse Conversion with Salvation - Published on December 4, 2019
..."Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 the things that are freely given to us of God". - 1Co. 2:12     We have received the Spirit, in order that we might know {through belief in the gospel}  𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵 ...
Renat Ilyasov
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Regarding Those Who Erect Barriers to Fellowship - Published on December 4, 2019
...    The Hebrews and the Galatians were believers stumbling at the gospel. Any other reading of those texts is simply reading what you want into the text to make your false points.      All believers stumble at the gospel. All sin is at it root unbelief and all unbelief at its root is gospel unbelief.      And brothers, be sure of this you will never convince some brothers that you are believers.      They have set up a self-righteou...
Bobby Capps
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If I Don’t Fit, So Be It - Published on December 2, 2019
...    My friends, my goal is not to make God look bad or even good, he is who he is. My goal is to worship and preach him as he has revealed himself, even if that means I have to put down my presuppositions, feelings, philosophy, and favorite writers and preachers. Even if it brings division and goes against popular consensus. My goal is not to please men or be popular, but as God gives grace and light, faithfully preach the word of God and to worship him for who he is and not what I mak...
Mikal Smith
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Perspectives - Published on November 23, 2019
...    Those whom God calls "righteous" see themselves as sinners; Those whom God calls "wicked" see themselves as righteous....
John Pedersen
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What God Taught Moses is True for All of God's Children - Published on November 20, 2019
...The eternal God IS THY REFUGE, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. - Deu 33:27     After decades of stressing myself to the point of almost a brain aneurysm about political and geo-political matters, culminating in the highest stress in 2012, the Lord graciously taught me a lesson. By His grace, He directed me to the book of Daniel, changing my mind completely in all these matters. Here is the...
Richard Warmack
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Works Evidence But Cannot Validate - Published on November 17, 2019
...     Works, evidence faith but cannot validate it. Show me a religious work that the carnal man cannot mimic, at least for awhile! At the end of the day when we have done all that is our duty, all we can say is that we are unprofitable servants. Are our works important? Absolutely! We were foreordained unto good works before the foundation of the world. But the child of Grace should never look to these works as an assurance of their salvation. Faith is the substance of things HOPE...
Mikal Smith
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The Hum of a Ceiling Fan - Published on November 15, 2019
...    When the environment is loud, busy, and rapidly engaged in many directions it is easy to miss details and be overwhelmed. When all that noise ends suddenly it’s like a dreamy peacefulness, like when a room full of kids go outside and you can hear the hum of a ceiling fan.       The same thing is true when we spend so much time reading and hearing theological and “religious” fodder. It’s impossible to focus on the truth. When we flush the no...
James H. Tippins
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Stir One Another - Published on November 14, 2019
...    Every believer is gifted for the assembly by God the Spirit. When some forsake assembly, they are not receiving the blessings of others and the body isn’t receiving Gods purpose for them.  Many times we pray for what God has already provided but is rarely with us.  Stir one another beloved. Stir, stir, stir... that means don’t let each other sit idle....
James H. Tippins
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The Best Thing in the World - Published on November 12, 2019
...     Want to know what the best thing in the world is? The assurance that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit because His perfect sacrifice was accepted and well pleasing in the eyes of the Father. That Christ lived a perfect life of obedience to the Father bringing to Him nothing but absolute Glory and Satisfaction in everything He did. And that, because of His obedience to the Father, Jesus Christ, at the dying on the Cross by the imputation of ...
Justin S. Martinez
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Worship in Spirit and in Truth - Published on November 6, 2019
...    Someone asked about worshiping God in spirit and in truth. John 4 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is s...
David Bishop
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What is a Gospel Issue? - Published on November 6, 2019
...     People have asked me, what is a gospel issue?  A gospel issue is any issue, doctrine or teaching that you will tell young believers they must know and understand on at least a basic foundational level if they expect to be treated as having the blood bought right to fellowship in Christ and to assurance of salvation....
David Bishop
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What Did Christ our Surety Accomplish? - Published on October 31, 2019
...What did Christ our Surety accomplish?     • He reconciled us to God in his sin-atoning death.     • He entered into Heaven as our Covenant-Head and claimed our eternal inheritance in our name, as our Surety.     • Also, He will, in the last day, present all of his elect faultless before the Father’s glory with exceeding great joy. In that day, he will appear without sin. Also those that are in Him will also appear without sin. His Father ...
Jim Casey
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There is Only One Purpose of God’s Gathering - Published on October 27, 2019
...    Usurping Christ in the assembly is a major crime against the glory and majesty of God. It defames God's grace, ridicules the cross, blasphemes the Spirit, refuses Omnipotence, promotes sensuality, praises humanity, encourages creativity, spits at the blood of Christ, provokes judgement, settles the secular, invites the reprobate, starves the sheep, mocks the love of God, and tramples the Son of God underfoot.      There is only ONE GOSPEL. And there is only ON...
James H. Tippins
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Simplicity That is in Christ - Published on October 22, 2019
...    Brethren, do not allow anyone to corrupt your minds from the "simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:3). Men will get bogged down in their rational discussions and explanations trying to explain the mysteries of the inner workings of grace. They will complicate the plain teachings of God's Word and take their pet scriptures out of context to prove their positions. They will go so far as to divide brethren over matters they themselves do not fully understand. ...     Article Length: Very Short
They Might Just Be a Pharisee - Published on October 22, 2019
...    Simple FACT is that true believers sin multiple times a day. People who do not admit this do not hear what the Law says, or know what sin is. This means they don't hear the gospel either, because they are blinded by the brilliance of their own self righteousness and fake personal holiness.      God's people are accepted ALWAYS and ONLY in Christ 24/7, whether on a "good day" or bad. Problem is, people need to watch out for what they think their &...
Scott Price
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