Pristine Grace

Gospel Distinctives
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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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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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God’s Work is Strange, Wonderful, and Excellent - Published on September 4, 2019
...      "For the Lord shall rise up as in Mount Perazim, He shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that He may do HIS WORK, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act. Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your hands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts, a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth" (Isaiah 28:21-22). "This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in work...
Jonas C. Sikes
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The Four Aspects of Justification - Published on September 4, 2019
...     Throughout the years, I've discovered there are multiple aspects or perspectives of the justification of God's people.  These different aspects can be best understood as from God's perspective and the believer's perspective.  There is an aspect of the work of justification that has occurred in the past, and there is still an aspect that is yet to come.  Some brethren when speaking of the doctrine of justification fail to differentiate betwe...
Brandan Kraft
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Dear Brother David : Regarding the Timing of Justification - Published on August 30, 2019
...     Dear Brother David,       I have read the “theological debate” over the issue of WHEN God justified His people, and I have looked at your questions raised against any who espouse belief in eternal justification.  As you may well know, when it comes to the various positions on this subject there are both true believers  whose view does not deny God’s grace and Christ’s righteousness as the only ground of salvation, and h...
Bill Parker
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The Elect Have Never Been the Objects of God's Wrath - Published on August 29, 2019
...     The notion that God has an attribute or disposition of hell-wrath toward his elect in pre-conversion days--then changes his mind to a disposition of love and grace in the post-conversion days of his elect: this amounts to a denial of God's immutability. It is certainly true that EXPERIENTIALLY the elect are children of wrath or seething rage against God in their pre-conversion days. However, the disposition of God (as opposed to man) is irrespective of time. God justifies...
Bob Higby
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As For Me - Published on August 28, 2019
...     As for me, my justification lies with God.  In his hand are the perfection of my walk and the virtues of my heart.  By His righteousness is my transgression blotted out . . .      As for me, to evil humanity and the counsel of perverse flesh do I belong.  My transgressions, evils, sins, and corrupt heart belong to the counsel of wormy rot and those who walk in darkness.  Surely a man's way is not his own; neither c...     Article Length: Short
Christ’s Death was a Glorious Success! - Published on August 17, 2019
...     Let us be very much crystal-clear on whether there was ever any value in the death of Christ for the non-elect. The death of Christ has ZERO value, in any sense for, or towards, the non-elect. Not in purpose, will, effect, nature, scope or any other thing under the sun having to do in connection with value for the non-elect, at all, or at any time, in this world, or the world to come. This includes sufficiency. His death  has ZERO sufficiency, in any sense for, or toward...
Scott Price
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God's Imputation is not Pretend or Make Believe - Published on August 14, 2019
...     Those who would portray or characterize the Biblical doctrine of imputation (the sins of God's elect imputed to Christ and HIS righteousness imputed to all for whom He died, as taught in 2 Corinthians 5:21), as "God pretending" (or a mere pretense) do not understand the Biblical doctrine of imputation. Christ was truly MADE SIN for His people by imputation, and this was so real that He actually came under the curse of the law and the wrath of God for His people....
Bill Parker
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Made Willing in the Day of Thy Power - Published on August 8, 2019
...Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power - Psa 110:3      Walk the aisle of most "Christian" book stores and you will find row after row of books on self-help. Whether it be "How to be Born Again," "10 Steps to Christian Maturity," or "Your Best Life Now," one thing is sure, at the heart of all those books, are an unbiblical doctrine that has taken a stranglehold on modern "Christianity" and the "churches" i...
Mikal Smith
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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 1 of 4 - Published on August 5, 2019
...     The made sin controversy has been brought up again in my mind.  It's been nearly 15 years since Mark Daniel was fired from his position at Eager Avenue Grace Church in Albany, GA for preaching and refusing to recant that Christ became an actual sinner on the cross.  If you're interested in hearing the actual sermon, and reading my response to it, I urge you to read my article about it.  I have heard that this article was printed, read, and pas...
Brandan Kraft
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Galatians : The Biblical Precept of Freedom - Published on August 4, 2019
...Tim James has written a wonderful commentary on the book of Galatians.  Please download, read, and enjoy! Click Here to Download or view our Books Section This book is also available for hard copy purchase at LuLu.com...
Tim James
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Conditional Regeneration - Published on August 4, 2019
...     "Conditional regeneration"? You ever heard / seen this expression from Arminians?       What the heck is that?      Well, I guess it means (in the Arminian mind) that one's birth from above is conditioned upon their prior exercise of faith by their own free will...      You see, in Arminianism a person first believes in a christ out of their free will, and then they get themselves "born again"....
Renat Ilyasov
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The Fruit of Progressive Sanctification - Published on August 4, 2019
...     A glorification / final salvation / entrance into heaven, which is made contingent upon some [unmeasurable] presence of a "fruit of progressive sanctification", is, in the final analisis, a salvation by works.       That's all there's to it, folks.       This conundrum explains for incipient (and overt) hopeless legalism of those churches and individuals, which espouse this becoming "holier and holier by sin...
Renat Ilyasov
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Don't Do It My Friend - Published on August 4, 2019
...“The son of the bondwoman SHALL NOT be heir with the son of the freewoman” - Gen 21:10; Gal 4:30      Don’t do it my friend, oil and water don’t mix, neither do works and grace! So much of what is called worship, good doctrine and church growth is just that old bondwoman trying to force her way into the kingdom of God. I hear much talk about modern Christianity and to me it is simply that stinking flesh and rotten carcass called the heir of the bondwoman...
Drew Dietz
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Grace + Works = Trouble - Published on August 4, 2019
...     In Paul’s writings to the church at Galatia; he mentions at least twice the fact that there were false preachers ‘troubling’ them and causing the Apostle much anguish of heart as well (Gal. 5). Let it be known that when you want to trouble the elect of God, the redeemed and chosen believer of grace, just add some works to the gospel and trouble you will get.      The true preacher of the grace of God desires to speak peace and comfort to th...
Drew Dietz
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He Stood Alone; No Other Man Stood With Him - Published on August 4, 2019
...‘And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren’ - Genesis 45:1      Oh blessed revelation of the gospel in one verse; how simple, how straight forward and clear! Our lovely and omnipotent Redeemer must stand alone before the justice and wrath of God on our behalf, and no one stood with Him as He took my shame and blame before His heavenly Father.      As He cried, “my God, my God why hast thou forsake...
Drew Dietz
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For Thy Pleasure They Are and Were Created - Published on July 30, 2019
...“For Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.” – Revelation iv, 11.      In this expression inspiration has been pleased to give us the object of creation. Mortals in their ignorance and conceit, act much as though they supposed the world was made for their special, selfish interests, and benefit; entirely ignoring the exalted plane from whence revelation testifies of the wise and deeply-laid purposes of Him, who has brough...
William Smoot
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The Angels of 2 Peter 2:4 - Published on July 20, 2019
...DEAR BROTHER BEEBE: * A friend at Booneville, Miss., requests my views through the SIGNS on 2 Peter 2:4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.” I had rather answer him privately, but cannot make out his signature.      As Peter is speaking of false teachers in the connection of our text, and also speaks of the destruction of the old world by the f...
Gilbert Beebe
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Adam's Original Sin - Published on July 18, 2019
...Introduction     I'm writing this article to address the common understanding of Adam, the imputation of sin, and who he truly represented in his fall.  Please be advised that before you really dig in to this article, that I do veer strongly away from the common understanding of Adam and his relationship to us.  This may challenge some of your long-standing beliefs, but I hope that you walk away with a better understanding of what I believe, and quite possibly emb...
Brandan Kraft
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