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Is Grace Common? - Published on June 7, 2022
...    Is Grace Common?  What is Grace?  Does God love everyone?     Those of the free will persuasion will most undoubtedly answer that last question in the affirmative, that yes indeed, Grace is common to all men.  They will affirm that God loves everyone - so much so that he sent His only begotten son to live and die for everybody who will ever live.  They will quote John 3:16 ad nauseam thinking it makes their case for them.  But their argume...
Brandan Kraft
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Problems with Social Media - Published on June 6, 2022
...Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. - Matthew 10:16     I’ve been involved with the Internet now since the early 90s.  And so much has changed since I started using it.  In the 90s we used to get onto various bulletin boards and chat rooms and we’d talk about church and doctrine.  It’s kind of funny, because back then things weren’t nearly as controversial as ...
Brandan Kraft
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Stop Putting God in a Box! - Published on June 6, 2022
...    I'm convinced that we as believers really need to stop putting God in a neatly wrapped box.  We need to stop neatlly wrapping all the truth of God into an easy box that we can simply unwrap and just be content with our nice little package.  What I mean by that is we need to stop relying on our formulas and return to the whole of Scripture in order to discern the truth.  A lot of men think that that the five points of Calvinism, or what we call TULIP is ALL&n...
Brandan Kraft
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In Defense of Spurgeon - Published on June 5, 2022
...    It seems very strange that I would find myself sitting here today writing in defense of someone who has been dead for over one hundred and thirty years, but it sadly seems necessary to respond to the continual attacks upon this man and his character.   Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) nicknamed the “Prince of Preachers” has always been hated and slandered by his enemies, even long after he has been dead.  And I think it’s because he stands tall like a...
Brandan Kraft
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Attitude Toward Others - Published on May 28, 2022
...    Nothing reveals the true state of my heart, my relationship with God, and my understanding of the gospel quite like my daily, general ATTITUDE toward others, toward God’s providence, and toward my lot in life. It is one thing to be discouraged occasionally, to get upset, to disagree with someone, to feel neglected, or even to withdraw for a time to reflect on the matters at hand. But it is quite another thing to CONTINUE in a negative attitude, pouting and feel...
Henry Mahan
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Heresy Hunting Club - Published on May 27, 2022
...A religion which spends 90+% of its 'Christian witness' activities in perpetual witch / heresy hunting is some club indeed....
Renat Ilyasov
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Tolerant Calvinists - Published on May 24, 2022
...Note: It's been brought to my attention by some of my fiercest critics (Scott Price and John Pedersen) have written about me, stating that they think  I'm a compromising tolerant calvinist (and therefore in their estimation,  an unbeliever, and an arch-heretic of the first order!).   I normally don't take the time to respond to critics like this, but I thought I'd break down logically the problem with calling "tolerant calvinists" unre...
Brandan Kraft
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Гиперкальвинист не означает гипер-задира - Published on May 23, 2022
...Брэндан Крафт Около двадцати лет назад, Господь благоволил приоткрыть мне глубок...
Unlisted
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False Shepherds of Subtle Deception - Published on May 23, 2022
...    But there is another class of false shepherds of a totally different stamp, who are great zealots for the precepts of God's Word, and the ordinances of His house, but whose object is secretly to infuse a spirit of self-righteousness, to lead the people up to what they call holiness, as though holiness were something to be attained by diligent cultivation; and thus they draw them aside from lying as poor miserable sinners at the foot of the cross and bring them to lean upon some...
J.C. Philpot
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You Have No Ground for Boasting - Published on April 7, 2022
...For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? - 1 Cor 4:7     He not only chose you before you chose Him (John 15:16), and loved you before you had any love for Him (1 John 4:19), but acted upon you before you acted toward Him.     He had to speak the quickening word before you could come forth from your spiritual grave (John 11:43),   open your blind ey...
Arthur W. Pink
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Self Elevated Little Popes - Published on March 27, 2022
..."Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father — He who is in Heaven." - Matthew 23:9      In every generation there are those of an officious spirit who aspire to leadership, demanding deference from their fellows. Such men insist upon unqualified subjection from their followers. Their interpretation of the Scriptures must not be challenged, their dictates are final. Everyone must believe precisely wha...
Arthur W. Pink
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The Most Ridiculous Pride of All - Published on March 26, 2022
...Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. - 1 Timothy 1:13     Years ago, my pastor often spoke this thought, “I can understand why people have pride of face and pride of place; and I have seen many examples of people with pride of race.  What I cannot understand at all is pride of grace.”  In truth, there is no good reason for pride in any man.  But pride of ...
Joe Terrell
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All Things are Ordained of God - Published on March 23, 2022
...    All things are ordained of God and are settled by Him, according to His wise and holy predestination.  Whatever happens here happens not by chance, but according to the counsel of the Most High!  The acts and deeds of men below, though left wholly to their own wills, are the counterpart of that which is written in the purpose of heaven....
Charles Spurgeon
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I Am a Riddle to Myself - Published on March 14, 2022
...    Dear friend,     Wickedness prevails and increases in our city to a dreadful degree! Our streets are filled with the sons of Belial, who neither fear God, nor regard man. I wish my heart was more affected with what my eyes see and my ears hear every day!  I am often ready to fear lest the Lord should show His displeasure in some dreadful way!     And surely, if He were strict to mark all that is amiss, I myself would tremble!  Oh, were He to plea...
John Newton
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Love Thy Neighbor - Published on March 12, 2022
..."Thou shalt love thy neighbour." - Matthew 5:43     “Love thy neighbour.”  Perhaps he rolls in riches, and thou art poor, and living in thy little cot side-by-side with his lordly mansion; thou seest every day his estates, his fine linen, and his sumptuous banquets; God has given him these gifts, covet not his wealth, and think no hard thoughts concerning him.  Be content with thine own lot, if thou canst not better it, but do not look upon thy neighb...
Charles Spurgeon
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Our Highest Wishes Shall be Crowned and Exceeded! - Published on March 11, 2022
...    Our most enlarged ideas of our future glory are faint and imperfect.  Who can describe or conceive the happiness of Heaven?  It will be as unlike as possible, to this wilderness of sin and sorrow where we are now confined.  Here on earth we are in a warfare, but then we shall enter into perfect rest. We now cry out, "O that I had wings like a dove! For then would I flee away and be at REST!" (Psalm 55:6)     Heaven will be a rest from all SIN. ...
John Newton
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Do Not Be Surprised - Published on March 10, 2022
..."Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." - John 14:17     The world — that is, the world dead in sin, and the world dead in profession, men destitute of the life and power of God--must have something that it can see. And, as heavenly things can only be seen by heavenly eyes, they cannot receive the things which are invisible.   &n...
J.C. Philpot
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Repentance - Published on March 6, 2022
...And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. - Acts 20:20-21     "Repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" always go hand in hand.  You cannot have one without the other.  This is the only way that sinners obtain eternal salvati...
Don Fortner
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Idling Life Away Like an Idiot - Published on March 5, 2022
..."Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17      When one is spiritually reborn, he sees at one and the same moment . . .       God, and self,       justice, and guilt,       power, and helplessness,       a holy law, and a broken commandment,       eternity, and time,      ...
J.C. Philpot
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The Great Apostasy - Published on February 7, 2022
...    Paul revealed in his own lifetime that the apocalyptic 'mystery of iniquity' was already at work.  In his farewell address to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20), he prophesied that false teachers and heresy in Christian congregations would greatly multiply after his death.  The mystery of iniquity is more than original sin.  It is the strange and unique sin of irreversible apostasy from God and Christ.  In 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul has a definite change of tone f...
Bob Higby
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