Pristine Grace

Gospel Distinctives
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The Death of Adam : Clay Village, Ky., 1880. - Published on November 18, 2019
...“Will Elder J.F. Johnson of Ky., give his views on 1 Cor 15:22? Did Adam die a spiritual death or not? If he did not, how are we spiritually dead? The question has been asked us, and we are bothered over it. By answering this you will confer a favor on the least of the little ones, if one at all. - G.W. Russell.     BRETHREN BEEBE: - The above is a request from brother Russell, of Missouri. We do not suppose that the death here spoken of is a spiritual death, nor do ...
J.F. Johnson
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Worship in Spirit and in Truth - Published on November 6, 2019
...    Someone asked about worshiping God in spirit and in truth. John 4 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is s...
David Bishop
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What is a Gospel Issue? - Published on November 6, 2019
...     People have asked me, what is a gospel issue?  A gospel issue is any issue, doctrine or teaching that you will tell young believers they must know and understand on at least a basic foundational level if they expect to be treated as having the blood bought right to fellowship in Christ and to assurance of salvation....
David Bishop
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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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My Quarrel - Published on October 9, 2019
...    My quarrel with the Archbishop, whom I formerly quoted on this subject, is very moderate.  He was a moral philosopher and it would seem that it was chiefly in compliance with the rites of his country that he gave any place to the name of Jesus Christ in his scheme of religion.  For his scheme would suffer no great loss by the want of that name.  The like may be said of Mr Locke and many other philosophical Christians.       My principle quarrel is w...
Robert Sandeman
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On Judging Others - Published on October 6, 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 hypocritical and self-c...
John Pedersen
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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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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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