Pristine Grace

Churchianity
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Judge By the Gospel - Published on September 8, 2019
...“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are who judge, for in the thing wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself, for you who judge do the same things.” (Romans 2:1ff).       The statement above comes at the conclusion of an extensive description of man’s moral depravity and rebellion against God at the beginning of the Apostle’s letter to the Romans.       As he continues, he brings focus to the inherently...
John Pedersen
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Are You Called to Preach? - Published on September 6, 2019
...     Do you think you are called to preach? Do you know a zealous man who thinks he is? So what is “this calling” of which we hear often spoken? All throughout the evangellyfish churchianity world, young men get this burning in their bosom that they are “called to preach.” My question for all those that think they are called is this… “PREACH WHAT!?”      What exactly are these men called to preach? They think they a...
Brandan Kraft
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Debunking the 'Great Satan' Myth : Part 1 : The Biblical Argument - Published on August 17, 2019
...“One Little Word Shall Fell Him.”  Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, streng...
Bob Higby
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Professed Gracers - Published on August 15, 2019
...    There are already very few Sovereign grace preachers and believers.     I therefore distaste seemingly "professed gracers" who are always in fighting mode to the extent that they are willing to devour their own brethren just to prove that they know a few things, which in most cases they don't.     The more they speak the more they reveal their emptiness of things regarding Christ.      If you disagree with me or anyone, go t...
James Guyo
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Our Biggest Hindrance - Published on August 7, 2019
...     I don't believe something because a prominent preacher, confession or creed, or any acedemia says something is so. I don’t believe something just because I’ve been taught it my whole life. When we put our trust in men, we surely will be let down as well as taught wrongly.       A dear preacher friend of mine, Bro Royce Smith, once said, "our biggest hindrance to learning is what we already 'know'."    ...
Mikal Smith
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Simple, Silent, Unassuming Worship - Published on August 4, 2019
...And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. (4) And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? (5) For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. (6) And Jesus said...
Drew Dietz
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Why Pray? Just Go! : The Great Commission : Is it for Today? - Published on July 8, 2019
..."And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen." Matt. 28:18-20  "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believ...
Mike Krall
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Is Soul Winning the Measure of Spirituality? - Published on July 8, 2019
...     About 12 or so years ago we paid visit on a specific Lord's day to a near by Arminian fundamentalist church. The theme that had been propagated was the 90% tithe week. It seemed that the following Lord's day was going to be the 90% tithe week as opposed to their usual legalistic 10% tithe. This time they wanted to prove how much God was going to honor the giving of these tithitarians.       Although memory does not serve me too well to recall wh...
Mike Krall
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The Covenant Children - Published on July 5, 2019
...     I noticed recently a post on a social media site that a lady had written about one of her children being sick. There was a response in which the one posting said, "l love covenant children!" When I read the lady with the sick child's response to the comment, I was immediately filled with praise and thanksgiving to God! She responded, "Don't know if he's in the covenant of grace yet as he doesn't believe." God be thanked that He had given he...
Gary Shepard
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The Altar of Universalism - Published on April 14, 2019
...     Many today will seek to worship God at the altar of universalism. They will sit under a preacher who lulls them into the sleep of eternal death with the message of “God loves you, He loves everybody, Christ died for all men so He died for you.” They will perish under this deception while clutching one verse, John 3:16, without knowing what the Bible really says about the love of God and without knowing who Christ died for. Without knowing that God hates some men w...
Gary Shepard
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The Immorality of a False Gospel - Published on February 27, 2019
...     Many professing Christians today attempt to discern an individual's regeneration based on a person's outward morality (e.g~ he or she loves their spouse, loves their children, goes to church, etc.) over and above the gospel that one confesses. These people fail to recognize that confessing a false gospel is more immoral than homosexuality and other blatantly obvious sins. They also exalt the Law over and above the gospel that they profess to love so dearly in their se...
Andrew Burgess
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Duty - Published on January 27, 2019
...For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. Romans 7:18      Many of the early settlers (in fact most of them) which came to the shores of what is now our great nation came here as indentured servants. Since there were no bankruptcy laws in England at the time, if a man incurred a debt that he could not pay he either had to go to a debtors prison until that debt was settl...
Mike McInnis
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Prayers for Salvation - Published on January 27, 2019
...     Any prayers for the lost to be saved must give glory to God: by acknowledging that we desire the lost whom he has ELECTED to be saved. Not merely those whom we love in this earthly life by sentiment or family ties. There is nothing wrong with us desiring our friends and family to be saved. However, to pray that God will save them in a manner that invokes his favoritism toward our family line or circle of friends--this is abominable.      All of us have many ...
Bob Higby
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How Should We Pray? - Published on January 26, 2019
...     How should we pray? This is a question that I have been asked several times. Often when men come to an understanding of justification by Christ alone and rejoice in God’s determination of all things, this is a question that almost immediately arises. It is also asked by skeptics that hope to destroy those who rejoice in the accomplished salvation of Christ.      I’m sure it’s no surprise to my readers that I being the "harsh, intoleran...
Brandan Kraft
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Does God Save Sinners Through A False Gospel? - Published on January 26, 2019
...     Recently I was discussing with someone about whether a person could be saved under the preaching of a false gospel. As I have been thinking about this over the past few days several things have been brought to my attention. We know first of all that it is only through the preaching of the Truth, the true gospel that God saves sinners as is clearly set forth in Romans 10:14. This is the means whereby God has chosen to save sinners. The truth about the person and work of Christ...
Doug Weaver
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Present Day Evangelism - Published on January 26, 2019
...Most of the so-called evangelism of our day is a grief to genuine Christians, for they feel that it lacks any scriptural warrant, that it is dishonoring unto God, and that it is filling the churches with empty professors. They are shocked that so much frothy superficiality, fleshly excitement and worldly allurement should be associated with the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ. They deplore the cheapening of the Gospel, the beguiling of unwary souls, and the carnalizing and commercializing of ...
Arthur W. Pink
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Baptism : A Four Part Study - Published on January 19, 2019
...     What is New Covenant baptism and what does it supersede? Here are some of the common answers in ’the books.’ Water replacing circumcision as the sign of God’s covenant. Adult decisional baptism replacing household baptism. Immersion replacing sprinkling.      All of these focus on an administration of water as the primary meaning of baptism. To date, there is no good book available on New Testament baptism providing a comprehens...
Bob Higby
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The Augustinian Captivity of the Reformed Church - Published on January 6, 2019
...It is always interesting when I converse with reformed protestants that live in my community. Although they would say they disagree with most teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, they hold up and lend credence to Augustine of Hippo as if he was some great Protestant reformer. How naive they have become! Have they even considered what Augustine believed to be true? Have they ever done any research? When I state to them that Augustine never believed or taught the Pauline doctrine of Justification by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in the Imputed merits of Christ Alone, they recoil and tell me, “My reverend pastor never said what you are saying” They also tell me that “R.C. Sproul, J.I. Packer, and many other reformed scholars speak very highly of Augustine”...
Nicholas Laurienzo
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Reality Check - Published on January 6, 2019
...Objectivism, or metaphysical objectivism, is the view that there is a reality or realm of objects and facts existing wholly independent of the mind. Stronger versions of this claim might hold that there is only one correct description of this reality; they may or may not hold that we have any knowledge of it. If it is true (and I believe it is) that reality is independent of the mind, the reality of objectivism is thus inclusive of objects which one may not know about and are not the intended objects of mental acts....
Nicholas Laurienzo
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James "The Letter" Exposed - Published on January 6, 2019
...This is a rather controversial article that has caused a lot of division amongst brethren. I post it here because I love the Gospel of Christ, and I agree with Luther that the book is not that of an Apostle. However, this position of mine should not cause disunity. Unity in Christ is based on the Gospel alone, and not adherence to church traditions like canon theology....
Nicholas Laurienzo
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