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Stay Positive! - Published on March 20, 2020
...    To all of you who are suffering, to all of you who are afraid, please don't worry. God is in complete control. And when this is all said and done, I believe our nation and our world will be so much better off, things will be better than many could have ever dreamed. There will be hardships of course, but it will all be for the good. Stay positive! Stay resilient! Meet the enemy head on, and pray for our nation, our churches, and our families. SOLI DEO GLORIA!...
Brandan Kraft
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I Press Toward the Mark - Published on March 12, 2020
...Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. - Phil 3:13-14     Good morning friends, believers, my fellow brothers and sisters in the Gospel.  Today is a new day.  And because it's a new day in CHRIST, I have a clean slate!  And oh boy, do I rejoice in that,...
Brandan Kraft
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Study to Be Quiet - Published on March 11, 2020
...But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you... - 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11     John Gill had this to say about studying to be quiet...     &q...
Brandan Kraft
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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Addendum : Reconciliation - Published on March 10, 2020
...   Greetings,    For those that don't know, Don Fortner is dying.  His health is failing him, and his body is suffering the ravages of cancer.  I do pray for Don and his health and hope that he recovers.  I consider him to be a brother, and one that has labored in the Gospel for over fifty years.   I wish nothing but the best for this man as his ministry was very helpful and edifying to me when I came to believe the truth in 2001.  His books, s...
Brandan Kraft
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Infralapsarianism : The Man Created for the Woman - Published on February 7, 2020
..."For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man". 1 Cor. 11:8-9     In infralapsarianism, the man (Christ) is created for the woman (church); not woman for the man.     One of the problems with infralapsarianism is that the Man (Christ) is made for the Woman (Church) and not visa versa (as it is in the Bible) and that only in light of the woman's failure to live by her wo...
Renat Ilyasov
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Explanation of the Trinity - Published on January 25, 2020
...    I have always sought to express the three persons as follows. God has a single mind in the sense that one body of knowledge is known by God. That body of knowledge includes all true propositions, God's knowledge of them is the source of their veracity. However, there are three distinct views of that knowledge amongst the Godhead. This is a result of the activity of God. Ex. All of the members know the details of the cross, but only one of them knows it as 'i went to th...     Article Length: Short
Social Media Boasting - Published on January 18, 2020
...    Dear Pristine Grace Community,     On the Pristine Grace website there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the page: "Disclaimer: Inclusion of an author or speaker on this website does not constitute an endorsement of everything stated by said person."     I have been accused of being a compromiser, my family has been defriended, and blocked on Facebook by someone because I mentioned I enjoyed reading Calvin's commentaries. I didn't say I ag...
Brandan Kraft
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What About Those Who Never Hear? - Published on December 30, 2019
...    The non-elect who hear nothing of the apostolic gospel in this life will still confront it with hatred on judgment day--because they want to be justified by works and not a redemption provided solely in God. The sole difference between the elect and non-elect for eternity will be that one class wants to be justified to some degree by a personal rightness and the other realizes this is 100% futile and totally rest in the work of Christ by faith....
Bob Higby
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A Brief Exegesis of Romans 5:12-21 - Published on November 24, 2019
...A Brief Exegesis of Romans 5:12-21 (ESV) NOTE: The position outlined here is one I have embraced, defended, and written about for many years. I am presenting it again as the old issue has come back again with the same challenges as before. Terms: The translation and meaning of ‘All’ in the New Testament writings, when referring to a certain mass of human beings, is generally agreed by those of a sovereign grace perspective to have both a ‘universal’ a...
Bob Higby
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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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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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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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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 4 of 4 - Published on August 18, 2019
...      Parts one, two, and three of this article series were recently published.  My final part in this article series will deal with Clay Curtis's sermon titled, The Blessing of Imputation.  It can be viewed or listened to in its entirety on Sermon Audio.  But for the purpose of analysis and commentary, I transcribed it in its entirety and have made it available for download.  I think this is an important sermon to listen to because it really...
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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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 3 of 4 - Published on August 15, 2019
...    Part one and part two of this series of articles on the made sin controversy were published not too long ago.  I've received comments, and most of them have been positive.  But there has been some mild criticism/objections, which I expected.  I'm a big boy, so send your comments my way, I want to hear what you have to say.  My feelings aren't gonna be hurt, I can tell you that.     I have not heard from anyone from the "made sin&quo...
Brandan Kraft
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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Part 2 of 4 - Published on August 9, 2019
...Note:  You can read part one of this article here.  You can read part three of this article here.      I've still been thinking about the "made sin" controversy.  I've received some feedback on my last article, but mostly not much of a response.  I want to get to the bottom of this and clarify even further what I think really is going on.      Joe Terrell has written an article that I believe represents well...
Brandan Kraft
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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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Modified Covenant Thelogy : CT vs. DT vs. NCT vs. MCT - Published on August 2, 2019
...     I put together my original CT vs. NCT vs. MCT article about 15 years ago, and I originally made some errors in my understanding of Covenant Theology (CT).  I'm publishing a new article today in 2019 so that I can correct my mistakes and give a more accurate presentation of my beliefs today.  I will say that my theology has not changed in over fifteen years.  The things I believe today, I believed in 2004. Key: CT = Covenant Theology DT = Dispens...
Brandan Kraft
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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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God Loves Fags - Published on July 16, 2019
...    I'm titling this short article "God Loves Fags" as a response to the "God Hates Fags" message you have probably heard spoken of by the Westboro Baptist Church in the mainstream media.  Ironically,  on the surface, I agree with their statement regarding God's hatred of people.  God does indeed hate people - and He hates homosexuals - some of them at least.  He also hates non-homosexuals.  He hates all kinds of peopl...
Brandan Kraft
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