Pristine Grace

Hyper-Calvinism
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What’s the Point of the “Free Offer?” - Published on October 16, 2019
...    For the life of me, what's the point of the "free offer"? How is it supposed to manifest the "wideness in God's mercy" on those whom Himself wills to harden, according to His sovereign good pleasure? Where does it ever say in the Bible that Christ was anointed to preach the potentially good news BOTH to the [spiritually] rich AND to the poor [in spirit]? Or that He came to call BOTH the self-righteous AND sinners to repentance? Some Calvinists seem bent ...
Renat Ilyasov
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Going Beyond Calvin - Published on September 8, 2019
...     Why going farther and beyond Calvin or traditional "Calvinism" must necessarily be wrong, evil, dangerous? From whence cometh this idea that all development in doctrine should cease after 1648 / or 1689?       I am a living, breathing "hyper" ("above", "beyond") Calvinist on some points and I'm quite OK with that....
Renat Ilyasov
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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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Jesus Savior and the Evil of Hawking Him - Published on July 10, 2019
...     Among the evil tendencies of our age that are destructive to the church of Christ and subversive of sound doctrine, I consider the rapidly growing practice of hawking Jesus and the spiritual blessings of salvation one of the most sinister. Salvation-hucksters, pretending to be profoundly concerned with the salvation of sinners, traverse our land, know how to draw the masses in gigantic evangelistic or revival meetings by their emotional preaching, frequently of the coarser ty...
Herman Hoeksema
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The Spirit and the Word - Published on July 10, 2019
...     There are many that claim that the work of the Spirit cannot be separated from the Word of God in the work of redemption. As a result they claim that the work of regeneration, although the sole work of the Holy Spirit, cannot and does not happen except under either the preaching of the word of God or at least the hearing of the word read or read by the individual in need of regeneration. This sounds all well and good, as far as the natural  mind is concerned, and appears...
Mike Krall
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Is the Gospel an Offer? - Published on July 10, 2019
...     Is the gospel an offer?      First, what is an offer? From Webster's 1828 Dictionary OF'FER, verb transitive [Latin offero; ob and fero, to bring.] 1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.      Does that sound like what the Bible describes as ...
Stuart Brogden
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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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Paul's Gospel : Is It Yours? - Published on July 8, 2019
...     Many there are who claim to preach the gospel as revealed in the Scriptures who differ on many fundamental aspects of the gospel. Some claim that fallen man has a free will and can lose salvation. Some claim man is not even a fallen creature but comes into the world a clean slate. Others claim man is a fallen creature with a will in bondage to sin but their gospel some how includes the law and they tell Christians that they are under the law as a rule of life. The many aspect...
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 Evidence of Things Not Seen - Published on June 24, 2019
...     If faith is "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1), then it cannot be required of all men, head for head, without exception.      Some speak of the universal "duty-faith" or an universal obligation to believe the gospel.       But a universal duty-faith would mean a universal duty TO HAVE  "the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen"...
Renat Ilyasov
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Offering Christ - Published on June 11, 2019
...     About sixteen years ago, I heard a young man from Hoxton (Association Baptist) Academy make the following remarks: “I now offer you Christ, and Christ stands with open arms ready to receive you. Yea, he begs, and prays, and beseeches you all to come unto him and have life; and yet some of you will not come. Nay, it is as if God the Father came and fell upon his knees before you, begging and beseeching you to receive Christ, and come and be reconciled to him; and yet you...
William Gadsby
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Won't You Let God? : What!!?!?! - Published on February 15, 2019
...     A few months ago, an elderly friend stopped by my study and, after an exchange of greetings, sat down and immediately began to tell me about something that was troubling him. "Maurice," he said, "my pastor is always saying, Won’t you let God do this or that. I get so tired of hearing those words, let God. It doesn’t sound very God-like does it?" I said, "No sir, it sure doesn’t. I could never use those words in reference to the ...
Maurice Montgomery
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The Gospel is a Proclamation : Not an Offer - Published on February 14, 2019
...     Many popular preachers have considered themselves as a kind of factors, or rather ambassadors for God, commissioned and empowered by him to make offers of Christ and all his benefits unto men, upon certain terms, and to assure them of the benefits on their complying with the terms. Accordingly, they have not been negligent in setting forth the dignity of their character in this view, and they have plumed themselves not a little upon the offer they had to make, making frequent...
Robert Sandeman
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Robert Sandeman : A Short Biography - Published on January 9, 2019
...     Robert Sandeman was born in Perth, Scotland in 1718. He was the second of twelve children, and was the son of a linen weaver.       In 1734 Sandeman’s father sent him to the University of Edinburgh to begin his studies for a career in either medicine or theology. Robert excelled in math and languages during the two years he attended university, but his studies soon came to an abrupt halt when he encountered the teachings of John Glas.  &nb...
David Bishop
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Jesus "Saves" or Does he? - Published on January 2, 2019
...“Who HATH saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus BEFORE the world began,” - II Timothy 1:9       From sophisticated church bulletin boards, to roadside crucifixes, bumper stickers, and bathroom walls; from coast to coast, and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, one is bombarded with the slogan, “Jesus Saves.” It is so evident th...
Stanley C. Phillips
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The Freeness of God's Grace - Published on December 23, 2018
...In reference to the text above, we ask the following questions Is the grace of God free or not? Does it depend on something in man for it to be effectual? Now most professed disciples of Christ, when asked whether they are saved by grace or works, will assert boldly that they are saved by grace alone. But if the point be considered further, namely, whether God's grace is absolutely free, it will be discovered that there is confusion among Christians concerning this point. Indeed, too many pr...
Gery Schmidt
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What Does It Mean To Be Evangelical? - Published on December 23, 2018
...The following article is taken from a free publication called "Content for the Faith," by Providence Strict Baptist Assembly in Canada. Anyone wishing to get on their mailing list can do so by contacting Gery or Mike Schmidt at 104-1138 Yates Street Victoria British Columbia Canada V8V 3M8. The above question may well be considered by many religionists of the world to be superfluous. it is an assumed thing, that every professing Christian knows what it is to be evangelical. Yet, whe...
Gery Schmidt
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