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Heaven is For Those Who Belong to Him - Published on June 19, 2020
...    There is a misconception that heaven is for everyone or that everyone who dies goes to heaven. This is false and not based on the testimony of God's holy word. Heaven is for the redeemed of the Lord, those who have been chosen by God, called and who have had their sins forgiven and are saved.     It is very easy to know where you are heading when you leave this life. "He that believes on Him ( that is to put your trust in Jesus Christ alone as your only Saviou...
Malcolm Turner
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Baptists and Liberty of Conscience - Published on June 19, 2020
...    Like all other Protestants, Baptists profess to be champions of liberty of conscience and the priesthood of all believers. In actual fact, these are not guiding principles of the movement to any significant degree. We must certainly recognize that the apostolic gospel is confessional and therefore must be expressed in definite propositions of truth. These gospel truths cannot be compromised; those who will not believe them cannot be regarded as Christ’s brethren. However, in ...
Bob Higby
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Love God and Live as You Please - Published on June 19, 2020
...“LOVE GOD, AND LIVE AS YOU PLEASE.”     This was the response of Augustine when he was asked what is the secret to the Christian life. This was also the response of Martin Luther when he was asked to cite his rule of life.     Everyone except those who are physically confined or restrained endeavors to live the rule “Live as you please.” The difference between us is the object of our love. For we are motivated to live by whom we love. This is tru...
Daniel Parks
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Hit by Friendly Fire? - Published on June 18, 2020
...    Here are some scriptures to meditate upon the next time someone you love hurts you deeply.   And yes it will more than likely happen!  And also you will more than likely hurt another person, even unintentionally.  God forbid that we should hurt our brothers and sisters in Christ, those that were purchased with His blood.   But we do it.  I've been hurt myself too, even recently by folks that are my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ.  ...
Brandan Kraft
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Although I'm a Sinner - Published on June 18, 2020
...    Although I am a sinner, yet I despair not; for Christ, who is my Redeemer and my righteousness, liveth. In Him I have no sin, no fear, no sting of conscience, and no fear of judgment; for in Him there is no condemnation. I am indeed a sinner as touching this present life; but I have a righteousness of God which is above this life, who is Christ my Lord. In Him I rejoice! ...
Martin Luther
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Men Put a Lot of God's truth in a Box - Published on June 17, 2020
...    The Five Points of Calvinism (TULIP) are not all there is to the gospel. They are certainly not all there is to the doctrine of gospel election, either. They put election in a box; low-grace infralapsarians claim to believe them as much as high-grace supralapsarians.      Men put a lot of God's truth in a box. In the end, the WHOLE of scripture is our judge. ... The arena of revealed truth is simple yet massive; no man can learn it all in this life. The m...
Bob Higby
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How Should Christians Respond to Attacks and Insults? - Published on June 17, 2020
...    Has anyone ever said something unkind to you or about you? I think we all have had that experience. Becoming victims of slander or malicious gossip can be difficult to bear. However, God calls us to exhibit a very specific kind of response in such circumstances.     Years ago, I received a letter from a friend who is a pastor at a church in California. In it, the pastor included a copy of an article that had appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Although the article inclu...
R.C. Sproul
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The Stumbling Block On Which Thousands Fall and Perish - Published on June 17, 2020
...What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory. - Rom 9:22-23     The sovereignty of God is the stumbling block on which thousands fall and perish; and if we go contending with God about His sovereignty it will be our eternal ruin. It is absolutely necessa...
Jonathan Edwards
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Justification Planned, Constituted, and Declared - Published on June 16, 2020
...Question: Does eternal justification mean that a man is justified even before his existence? Answer: Most definitely. It means that elect mankind is justified, transcendent of all human time, in the estimation of God in his eternal purpose.  Justification planned: God determines to justify an elect people in Christ that he will create unworthy and sinful. Justification constituted: Christ makes atonement for the elect in his perfect life, sufferings, death, and resurrection. ...
Bob Higby
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While He Hath Not Faith About It - Published on June 16, 2020
...    A man may be justified before God, even when himself knoweth nothing thereof (Is. 40:2; Mt. 9:2), and so when, and while he hath not Faith about it, but is ungodly....
John Bunyan
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The First Cause of Justification - Published on June 16, 2020
...   The first cause, then, of justification before God, dependeth upon the will of God, who will justify because he will; therefore the meritorious cause must also be of his own providing, else his will cannot herein be absolute; for if justification depend upon our personal performances, then not upon the will of God. He may not have mercy upon whom he will, but on whom man's righteousness will give him leave. But his will, not ours, must rule here; therefore his righteousness, and...
John Bunyan
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Adorn the Doctrine of God - Published on June 16, 2020
...Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. - Titus 2:9-10     How does a person  “adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things”? (Titus 2:10) By the attitude we show to others.  Peter tells us that the believer’s adorning is a “meek and quiet spirit.&rdquo...
Frank Tate
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Knowledge, Assent, and Trust - Published on June 15, 2020
...    To know the truth of the gospel is to love it, agree with it, and rely (trust) upon it. To love it is to know and rely upon it, to rely upon it is to know and love it. There is no such thing as 1 or 2 of these compartmentalized from the others in human experience....
Bob Higby
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Our Position on Saving Faith - Published on June 15, 2020
...    Our position is that there is no 'confession of Christ in the power of the Word and Spirit' unless it is the inevitable function (fiducia) of an understanding (notitia) and affirming (assensus) mind. ...
Bob Higby
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Sandemanianism - Published on June 15, 2020
...    An oft-repeated attack on the doctrines of Pristine Grace staff is that we teach Sandemanianism.  Some Lordship Salvation teachers also accuse any opponents of their false doctrine of Lordship Salvation as Sandemanians.     It is true that we teach the essence of faith as belief or mental assent to the truth. It is most untrue, however, to propose that we teach belief in the gospel may stand independent of the testimony of one's life to such belief. &n...
Bob Higby
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Unity - Published on June 14, 2020
...    Let us not set ourselves up as critics and judges of the conduct and lives of other believers. Let us not spend our time finding fault with one another, picking out weaknesses and exaggerating differences of opinion and practice. Rather, let us spend our time endeavoring to help one another and to avoid doing and saying things that may cause others to stumble.     We can do this by making our fellowship to be in Christ (not in form and traditions), by loving one anothe...
Henry Mahan
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The Substitute Teacher - Published on June 14, 2020
...    All man born from the womb are born enemies towards God. He who is all good and holy is hated by all humanity. Some are rebellious in perverted debauchery. Some others are religious in morality. Both are so in idolatrous delusion of Satan's lie that we can be like God knowing good and evil. Justifying self to one degree or another. Either "I'm good with God" or " I'm not like that sinner" or "I'm going to church and reading scripture, i don&...
Nicholas Wade
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Give Not Unto The Dogs - Published on June 13, 2020
..."𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙮 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙜𝙨, 𝙣𝙚𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙮𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙚𝙖...
Renat Ilyasov
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Shouldn't We Condemn the Bad Guys? - Published on June 13, 2020
...“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” - Rom 3:24     There are some who are pointing out who will and who won't "enter the Kingdom of God", implying of course that people unlike them won't, you know, the bad guys.     Two things: All those verses condemn US ALL, not just some of us. There is no one righteous, no not one. Nothing unpure, unclean, bad, evil, naughty or even tainted with ...
Bobby Capps
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Some Thoughts About Today's Religion - Published on June 12, 2020
...People manage to “get saved” without discovering they are lost. They talk about loving God while hating others. They speak about being forgiven, but they cannot forgive. They proclaim “God is love,” but as to how God can be just and Justifier, they haven’t got a clue. They declare they are filled with the Spirit, but refuse to hear and submit to the only message the Holy Spirit has promised to bless, “Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” They talk ...
Jim Byrd
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