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Who Are Saved? - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Now we hear in these days the heretical statements, "If men will repent," or "if men will only believe," or "if men will only fall in with God's promises", then God will save them. I deny such heresies as that. There are no "ifs" in the COVENANT. The work of Christ is done and done forever. There are NO conditions. It is not if men believe, if men repent, if men pray; but God, who has saved His church, has said that everyone of HIS CHURCH...
J.J. West
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Universal Conditional Redemption - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Universal redemption is the belief that Christ laid down His life and paid the sin debt of all mankind making salvation a possibility for everyone, but an accomplishment for no one. According to this Christ-dishonoring theory, His blood is sufficient to save all, but efficient to save only those who believe. The success of the redeeming work of the Son of God is therefore dependent upon the willingness of man to receive the gift of salvation. Never was there a greater lie concocted...
Jim Byrd
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Dear Brothers - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Dear Brothers and Sisters:      As we watch our nation in a religious and moral downgrade, which fills our hearts with sorrow, let us ever call to mind the words of the great apostle Paul, “Who maketh thee to differ,” and be very, very thankful to God that we are not a part of the church’s apostasy and this nation’s reprobation; that we have been snatched out of darkness and death and translated into the kingdom of light, the kingdom of God...
Maurice Montgomery
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Some Things Not Worth It! - Published on May 26, 2020
...    There are many ways to waste precious time other than by evil living. There are . . . books not worth reading television not worth watching thoughts not worth thinking places not worth going games not worth playing buildings not worth building wars not worth fighting victories not worth winning friends not worth making songs not worth singing appointments not worth keeping pain not worth causing enemies not worth hating prayers not worth praying se...
Scott Richardson
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Are You a Calvinist? - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Most of the time this question is asked by those who do not believe the truth; those who do not believe that God is absolutely sovereign in salvation; those who care nothing for the truth of God nor the glory of God.  And most of the time our (my) response is to quickly qualify what is meant by a Calvinist and  quickly say, that, the doctrine did not originate with a man (Calvin), nor do we follow the teachings of a man, but the doctrine of scripture alone.  But I, f...
Paul Mahan
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Ingratitude and Presumption - Published on May 26, 2020
..."I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." - Galatians 2:21     It would be a miserable thing indeed, and sadly frustrating, and making void, the riches of God's grace, to join anything of the work of the creature, in whole, or in part, as in the least contributing to justification before God. For if righteousness comes by the law: if any of the fallen race of Adam could be supposed capable o...
Robert Hawker
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It Shall Be Perfect - Published on May 26, 2020
...    The voice from the cross did not summon men to do, but to be satisfied with what was done, “It is finished.”  The sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only perfect thing which has ever been presented to God on man’s behalf.  “It shall be perfect to be accepted, there shall be no blemish therein”  (Leviticus 22:21)....
Scott Richardson
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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...     Article Length: Very Short
Doctrines Exceedingly Distasteful - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Man’s entire apostasy and death in sin, so that he cannot save himself, and God’s entire supremacy, so that He saves whom He will, are doctrines exceedingly distasteful to human pride.  But they are Scriptural.  Why was one thief saved and the other lost?  “Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Thy sight” (Matt. 11:25-27).  God was not bound to save the one and He had power enough to have saved the other, and neith...
Horatius Bonar
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A Trumpet of Alarm - Published on May 25, 2020
...    My dear brothers and sisters, these words are intended to awaken, alert, and hopefully alarm you to urgent prayer and action.  Satan is waxing bold in these days.  Never since man’s fall, never since the Garden of Eden has Satan been in such a paradise.  Satan and his preachers have the ear of the masses in these days in which we live.  Arminian, free-will, human works religion is rampant, being the norm of the day.  Consequently, there is no lie, no ...
Maurice Montgomery
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The Old and New Man - Published on May 25, 2020
...    In Romans chapter 7 we have two natures identified which are in every believer. One is called “sin that dwelleth in me”, the other is described as wanting to do good, and as not having done the evil that the other does (7:20). One is said to serve the law of God, and the other, the law of sin. Here they are called flesh and spirit. Those who walk after the Spirit are not sinless, because they are still flesh also. But neither does sin have dominion over them, because, b...
Arthur W. Pink
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The Sovereignty of God - Published on May 25, 2020
...    There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that sovereignty over-rules them, and that sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children ought more earnestly to contend than the doctrine of their Master over all creation, the kingship of God over all the works of His own hands, the th...
Charles Spurgeon
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License to Sin? - Published on May 25, 2020
...    Free grace no more makes a person want to sin than health makes a person want to get sick again. The notion of sovereign grace giving people a license to sin is the foolish excuse of Pharisees who are not willing to give up their own righteousness....
Paul Mahan
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Another Gospel - Published on May 25, 2020
...I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel. - Gal1:6     If the world will not come to Christ, if the people of our “enlightened” age will not accept the gospel of Christ, the wisdom of the world tells us that we must make Christ more acceptable, we must tone down his teachings, that we must take the offence out of the gospel. Such foolishness we have come to expect from self- serving, man-pleasing reli...
Don Fortner
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Great Plainness - Published on May 25, 2020
...“Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.” - 2 Corinthians 3:12     I see a lot of men who claim to preach the Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus, involved in a lot of hairsplitting confusion and debating of complicated irrelevancies. Thank God for those who, by His grace and power, preach the clear, plain simplicity that is in Christ Jesus. If little children cannot understand (intellectually) your gospel, then your gospel is w...
Chris Cunningham
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He Hath God's Ear - Published on May 25, 2020
...    Christ who is Mediator, is near unto God, and as near unto us, the Father hath Called, Chosen, Anointed and Accepted of him in our behalf; he can sympathize with us, he knows our Infirmities, and he hath always God's Ear, and God's Heart, and represents us, and our Cause to the Father....
Benjamin Keach
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Sabbatarianism - Published on May 25, 2020
...    The external observance of the Sabbath rest is a Jewish ceremonial ordinance and no longer binding on Christians. Sabbatarians surpass the Jews three times over in a crass and carnal Sabbatarian superstition....
John Calvin
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The Importance of Doctrine - Published on May 25, 2020
...    To the Christian, doctrine is unavoidable. Ours is never a choice between doctrine and no doctrine, but between sound doctrine and false doctrine. This is nowhere more urgent than when we are talking about the Christ, who is the object of our faith....
R.C. Sproul
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The Most Monstrous Lie - Published on May 25, 2020
...    Like Muslims we assume that God will judge us “on balance.” If our good deeds outweigh our bad deeds, we will arrive safely in heaven. But, alas, if our evil deeds outweigh our good ones, we will suffer the wrath of God in hell. We may be “marred” by sin but in no wise devastated by it. We still have the ability to balance our sins with our own righteousness. This is the most monstrous lie of all....
R.C. Sproul
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Everything that Happens to us is Good - Published on May 25, 2020
...    If God is able to make everything that happens to us work together for our good, then ultimately everything that happens to us is good.  We must be careful to use the word ultimately. On the earthly plane things that happen to us may indeed be evil… Yet God in His goodness transcends all these things and works them out to our good.  For the Christian, ultimately, there are no tragedies. ...
R.C. Sproul
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