Pristine Grace

    Welcome to the Pristine Grace Website!  We hope you enjoy the discussion forum, articles, sermonsbooks, and scripture software that has been provided here.  This website has been created to proclaim the truth to God's elect people in Christ.

    We are living in an age of idolatry and very few people profess Christ. Of those that do, very few seem to understand let alone believe the Gospel.  For example, many believe that Jesus died for all men universally and that the difference between those who are saved and not saved is the individual's "free will" decision.  But the Scriptures declare that salvation is by grace and mercy and not of him that runs or wills it (Rom 9:16).

Subscribe to our Newsletter  And then there are others who still believe in things like the "free or well-meant offer" of the Gospel as if it is something to be bandied about to be "accepted" or "rejected".  We believe these things are erroneous and distort God's precious love for His elect.  We also prefer the word "free" or "pristine" instead of the word "common" to describe grace.  This is because the Scriptures declare God's love is to be found only in God's Son, and that all of Grace is of the will of God and not corrupted or stained by the will of man, hence the adjective, pristine.

  Some would also cast aspersions on us because we believe in the absolute predestination of all things — that is there isn't a single event that occurs that God did not predestinate.  We believe He is absolutely Sovereign! We believe He has redeemed His people from their sins (Mat 1:21) and that all of His sheep will be given the gift of faith in the Gospel of Christ at His appointed time.

    It is our prayer that this website would be used of God to humble the hearts of those who hear the truth, that God's grace in Christ crucified would be exalted and glorified in thought and deed.  To Him be the glory forever and ever!

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Am I a Means Man or an Anti-Means Man? - Published on January 23, 2022
...Note:  This Article is still being written.   It has to do with a debate in the Sovereign Grace Camp.   I'll write more about the back story later.   This is a place holder for that text.       Truth be told I’ve never understood why either side makes a big deal out of this.   There are two facts that both sides will agree upon:  The Holy Spirit does all the regenerating work, and all the elect will believe the Gospel.    &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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Preserved in Christ - Published on January 19, 2022
...To them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ - Jude 1:1     How wonderful it is to know that God's elect and chosen people are preserved in Christ.  Not just after they come to believe the truth by the Holy Spirit as it is presented in the Gospel, but even before they come to believe.  They have been joined together with Christ from eternity as they were given to Him in eternity.  Before they were born, or ever lived a life o...
Brandan Kraft
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Our Greatest Hindrance - Published on January 18, 2022
...    Our greatest hindrance in ministry, whether it be our preaching from the pulpit, or just telling others of what Christ has done for us is our sinful behavior.  Specifically, it is our religious behavior, which is in my opinion the most sinful behavior.     Those of us who rest in the finished work of Christ and are aware of God's sovereign grace in the work of salvation have absolutely no reason to come to others including non-believers, and bang them ove...
Brandan Kraft
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The Importance of Properly Limiting the Atonement - Published on January 16, 2022
...    When it comes to Christ and the doctine of salvation of men across the entire spectrum of Christianity, whether it be Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheranism, the many varieties of Calvinistic and Arminian sects, this salvation is limited in some sense by the various doctrines that are maintained.  This is a surprising proposition that many have not yet come to grips with, but it's entirely true.  Everyone almost always limits the atonement in some way.  ...
Brandan Kraft
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Humility - Published on January 14, 2022
..."I served the Lord with great humility and with tears" - Acts 20:19     Without humility there is no salvation (Psalm 34:18; 51:17; Isaiah 66:2; Matthew 5:3-5; 18:34; Philippians 3:3).     No man can serve or glorify God in this world without this God-given "humbleness of mind" (Colossians 3:12). Anything done for Christ must be done with humility (Matthew 6:3, 5, 16, 33).     Humility is not an act, but an attitude of the heart. ...
Don Fortner
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Bees and Wasps - Published on January 13, 2022
...    Every Christian who is not a bee is a wasp. The most quarrelsome persons are the most useless, and they who are the most happy and peaceable, are generally those who are doing most for Christ. We are not saved by working, but by grace, but because we are saved, we desire to be the instruments of bringing others to Jesus....
Charles Spurgeon
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Hyper-Calvinism Doesn't Mean Hyper-Jerkism - Published on January 13, 2022
...    Around twenty years ago, I discovered the deep truths of the Sovereignty of God.  When I was in my mid twenties, I came to believe that God was absolutely sovereign.  I loved the endless implications of an absolutely sovereign God and I scoured the Scriptures and other theological books for a deeper understanding of what I perceived to be the truth.  What I came to believe was mockingly referred to as "hyper-calvinism" by the r...
Brandan Kraft
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Talking to a Dead Man - Published on January 6, 2022
...    I can attempt to lay the guilt of the law on a dead man — but he will not feel the burden and run to Christ, unless God gives him life.     I can shoot the barbed arrows of the truth of the Gospel into a dead man’s chest — but he will not flinch nor shed a tear and cry out to God for mercy, unless God gives him life.     I can try to comfort a dead man with the salvation accomplished by our Lord Jesus Christ — bu...
Kevin Thacker
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The Believer’s Rule of Life - Published on January 5, 2022
...    I left the pulpit one night and a fellow asked me, “Do you believe ‘the law’ to be a believer’s rule of life?” He seemed surprised when I told him I did not. His very next question was, “How do you know how to live?” I told him immediately that I lived just as the Apostle Paul, “The life that I now life, I live by the faith of the Son of God” (Gal. 2:20). This was the rule of life for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Abel and all ot...
Bruce Crabtree
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Never Be Disappointed - Published on January 4, 2022
..."The LORD does whatever pleases Him — in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths!" - Psalm 135:6     My Dear Betsy,     How vain are all things here below!  "Vanity of vanities!" says the preacher. And you, and I, and your mamma, may say so likewise; for we all counted upon seeing you last Sunday. We listened at the door — and peeped out of the window — but no Betsy came! Now we will venture to exp...
John Newton
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He Will Carry Us Home - Published on January 1, 2022
...And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. - Isa 46:4     The year is very old, and here is a promise for our aged friends; yes, and for us all, as age creeps over us. Let us live long enough, and we shall all have hoar hairs; therefore we may as well enjoy this promise by the foresight of faith.     When we grow old our God will still be the I AM, abiding evermore t...
Charles Spurgeon
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Self-Righteousness Can Feed Upon Doctrine as Well as Works - Published on December 24, 2021
...    There is a principle of self, which disposes us to despise those who differ from us; and we are often under its influence, when we think we are only shewing a becoming zeal in the cause of God.     I readily believe that the leading points of Arminianism spring from, and are nourished by, the pride of the human heart; but I should be glad if the reverse was always true; and that to embrace what are called the Calvinistic doctrines was an infallible token of a humble mi...
John Newton
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Talking Smack About Me? - Published on December 15, 2021
...    To those of you who like to talk smack about me online, I want you to know that there are much more worse things  about me than you will ever say to others about me....
Brandan Kraft
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Profession vs. Possession - Published on December 15, 2021
...He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 16:15-17     A lot of folks have made it their business to study doctrine, contend for it, maintain a zeal for it, and even defend it.  They are religious professors, b...
Brandan Kraft
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Comfort Found in the All Things - Published on December 14, 2021
...And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28, (NASB)     When I search the scriptures with my handy bible software for the phrase "all things", two hundred and three (203) results are returned!  The Scriptures have A LOT to say about the “all things.”   The word “all” is a very important word.  Webster’s dictionary d...
Brandan Kraft
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Jesus and Emmanual - Published on December 14, 2021
...“Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.”  “They shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, God with us.”  - Mat 1:21; Mat 1:23     In our day we give names to our children which have no particular meaning.  We generally name them after a special relative or some person for whom we have high regard, but still, as a general rule, children are not given names which have significant mea...
Jim Byrd
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The Last Words of James Guthrie : June 1, 1661 - Published on December 14, 2021
...Editor's Note: These are the last words of the Scottish Preacher, James Guthrie.  He spoke them from the scaffold where he was beheaded for preaching the gospel. For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. - 2 Timothy 1:12     I am come here to lay down my life this day, and I bless God, I die no...
James Guthrie
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There is No Danger from Which the Lord Cannot Rescue His People - Published on December 14, 2021
...    How grateful ought Christians to be who live in a land of liberty!  What a blessing it is to have the exercise of their religion secured to them by the laws of the state! If any of them are so ill-informed as not to be impressed with the value of this privilege, let them think of the Jews in the time of Esther—let them think of the state of Christians in this country in ages past, and in some other countries at the present moment. What a wretched thing it is to live...
Alexander Carson
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The Importance of Public Worship - Published on December 13, 2021
...“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” - Hebrews 10:25     It is the place where the Lord said that He would meet together with His people, even if only two or three where gathered to meet in His name. We do not have this promise sitting at home. Private worship is good, public worship is better.     It is the place where the sheep ...
John Chapman
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Prayer Arithmetic - Published on December 13, 2021
...And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they...
Brandan Kraft
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