Pristine Grace

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High and Lofty Thoughts - Published on October 11, 2019
...    The road to hell is paved with good works, and high and lofty thoughts about one's own self. Many people deem themselves good enough before God because they are not a rolling in the gutter drunk, or a drug addict. They aren't immoral {in their eyes}, they work hard and have a comfortable living. Their world is rosy, a smooth and easy path. They teach their kids to pursue a good education and comfortable living thereafter, but they fail to tell them how wicked they are befor...
Laurie Bernardini
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The End of the Law for Righteousness - Published on October 10, 2019
..."So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law, but I see another law at work in me. What a wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Christ Jesus my Lord!...Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and...
Thomas Hemeon
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That Man is a Judas - Published on October 9, 2019
...Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priest and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him (Jesus) unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. (Matthew 26:14-15)     Ever since he “betrayed innocent blood” (Matthew 27:3-4), selling the Lord Jesus to the highest bidder, the name Judas has been a byword, symbolic of the worst form of treachery and deceit known to man. However, though he stands out...
Jack Shanks
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What Else Matters? - Published on October 9, 2019
...    What matters besides, above, or beyond the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, and of our acceptance with God through him? What spirit, or doctrine, or wisdom soever it be that centers not in, that cometh not from, and that terminates not within, the bounds of the gospel of Jesus Christ, is not worthy the study of the sons of God; neither is it food for the faith of Jesus Christ (John 6:51); for that is the flesh of Christ (and that is eternal life). Whither will you go? Beware of the...
John Bunyan
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What Satisfaction Can a Man Find in His Conscience? - Published on October 9, 2019
...    What satisfaction can a man find in his conscience, in maintaining Saving Grace to be Sovereign Grace, if at the same time he thinks that a man may be a true believer, so as enjoy the Divine favor, who opposes that Grace? Or what delight can a man take in the character of the true God, who thinks that his neighbor may be truly pious and happy in worshiping another god?     In my view, the more a man knows of the character of the true God, and is yet capable of holding ...
Robert Sandeman
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Arminian Worksmongers - Published on October 5, 2019
...     Arminian workmongers, who, being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, cannot see in the absence of Sinai’s thunder, any incentive to holiness; but those in whose hearts God has recorded the law of the spirit of life, cease not to pray that they may be found in Christ, not having their own righteousness, which is of the law. Their desire is that they may know him and the power of his resurrection, and the fello...
Gilbert Beebe
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Regarding the Death of My Eight Year Old Son - Published on October 3, 2019
...    Our previous son of 8 years, 11months, and 17 days, Bruce, was taken on to Glory by the Sovereign call of our Holy God on June 3, 1978.     His "accidental" death was caused by a small 22 calibre bullet. Yet God took him quickly and peacefully. When he cried out, "Daddy!"  I scooped him into my arms before he could fall. As I held him close to my heart in stunned disbelief, he said faintly, "it hurts". Then as I carried him slowl...
Frank Boydstun
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How Prone We Are to Self-Righteousness - Published on October 2, 2019
...     It never ceases to amaze me how prone man is by nature to self-righteous thoughts concerning their ways:  "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican." (Lk. 18:13)      Those men who brought the woman to our Lord caught in the "very act of adultery" exemplify our self-righteousness : "And the scribes and Phar...
Richard Warmack
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Get Your Sanity Back - Published on October 1, 2019
...     Two fundamental doctrines that will bring sanity back:      1. When you feel like everything is coming unglued and are "losing" control, go back to God's absolute sovereignty.      Remember, if it is happening God has ordained it, is empowering it and if you are in Christ, all things will work out for your good because you are called according to His purpose.      2. When you have been put on the treadmill of...
James Guyo
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The Sovereignty of God - Published on October 1, 2019
...     The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is one that is full of consolation and imparts great peace to the Christian. The sovereignty of God is a foundation that nothing can shake and is more firm than the heavens and earth. How blessed to know there is no corner of the universe that is out of His reach! as said the Psalmist, “Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hel...
Arthur W. Pink
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God's Glorious Gospel - Published on September 27, 2019
...     The gospel of the glory of God in the salvation of sinners is the most wonderful, the most amazing, the most marvelous, and the most glorious “Good News” which ever fell upon human ear. It is in every way characteristic of its Author (God-like!) and suitable to the desperate need of spiritually dead sinners (John 5:21-27; Ephesians 2:1; Romans 5:12). It manifests the holiness and righteousness of God in justifying the unrighteous, the infinite love of God in savin...
Maurice Montgomery
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Religion - Published on September 23, 2019
...Most people have just enough "religion" to make them miserable....
Henry Mahan
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What Is Our Rule of Life as Believers? - Published on September 21, 2019
...     Is it the law? No, we have been set free from the law and it's curse.. we no longer have to fear anything about it.. (Romans 7:1-6)      So what motivates the believer? Is it a slavish fear of punishment if we don't do what we should, or sin willfully? No..      So what is it? The answer is, Christ.. we are constrained by God's love in Christ for His people.  It is the "law of love" or "Christ's law."...
Chip Holbrook
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No Amount of Turning Will Save You - Published on September 18, 2019
...     One of the biggest problems with the false gospel of our culture is that it continually calls people to "turn from their sins" as a spiritual remedy when in fact people "turning from their sins" is the problem that Christ solved. “But God demonstrates his own for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8      Stop letting culture dictate the meaning of spiritual truths. You must be born ...
James H. Tippins
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The Call to the Rembrance of Grace - Published on September 17, 2019
...Though I am alone, I am not alone, because The Great I Am is the only. Since that He is, being God alone,  I know no reasons to be lonely.  Though He hide His face behind dark clouds, In storms so seemingly foreboding, It's by His grace and mercy, and righteous blood shining forth, The sinner sees his Savior's glory. He says to me, my son, Listen, Listen to my Word, Revere my name and in wisdom I will show thee, That I am the Lord thy God, I change not, I will te...
Justin S. Martinez
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The Sovereignty of God is Absolute - Published on September 17, 2019
...    To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that predestination is a fact, that God does rule in the kingdoms of men; that all human ties, bonds and relationships are divinely appointed and formed; that salvation rests solely, fully, and only in God’s election; that salvation is by God’s grace and His grace alone; and, that no part of man’s salvation is of himself eithe...
Scott Richardson
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The Moth and the Butterfly - Published on September 15, 2019
...The butterfly, so pretty, and gay, Happened upon a moth one day, And lighting beside him, went on to say, How dull he looked; all mottled, and grey! Your wings are like tree bark, he said with a sneer; I could not even see you until I got near! You're so plain and boring, but have a look here!  I'm all you are not!  My wings have no peer! So butterfly spread out his wings to full size; As he did, high above, looking down from the skies,  He was seen by a kest...
John Pedersen
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For the Ungodly! - Published on September 15, 2019
...     To redeem poor sinners, Jesus Christ came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, and died. Jesus is made His people's substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, guilt- sustainer. Their debt is placed to His account. His riches pay the full amount. Sin is removed from the sinner and placed on the Sinless! Their curse is rolled on Him, and He endures it, until no more remains! God deals with Jesus as the guilty one! He, as spotless Deity, receives ...
Henry Law
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Satisfaction - Published on September 12, 2019
...     “I am not satisfied with my faith,” says one. NO, of course you aren’t, nor will you ever be, at least I hope not! The Bible does not say, “Therefore being satisfied with our faith we have peace with God,” it says, “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God.” “I am not satisfied with my repentance.”      That is wonderful! What would you do with your repentance if you were satisfied with it? Wou...
Horatius Bonar
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Doubt - Published on September 9, 2019
...     How can a believer doubt when he knows that he is represented before the throne of God by an advocate, even ― Jesus Christ the Righteous?      It is the privilege of the very feeblest believer to know that he was represented by Christ on the cross, that all his sins were confessed, borne, judged, and atoned for.      This is a divine reality; and when laid hold of by faith, it must give peace; but nothing short of it can ever give pea...
Scott Richardson
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