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 people.

  We are living in an age of self-idolatry and very few people who profess Christ truly understand the Gospel.  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.   

  There are others who are more enlightened but yet still believe in things like the doctrine of "common grace", the doctrine of "duty-faith" or the "free offer" of the Gospel.  We believe these doctrines are erroneous and profane God's precious love for His elect.  We prefer the word "free" or "pristine" instead of the word "common" to describe grace as the Scriptures declare God's love 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 that the term hyper-calvinism is a pejorative used to discredit our writings. Nevertheless, we believe He is absolutely Sovereign! We believe He has saved 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.

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Upcoming Sovereign Grace Conferences
Eager Ave. Grace Church Albany, GA POSTPONED! Gary Shepard, Richard Warmack
Sovereign Grace Church Jackson, MO POSTPONED! Norm Wells
Grace Baptist Church Ruston, LA May 15-18 Bill Parker
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church The Dalles, OR June 25-28 Bill Parker
First Baptist Church Almont, MI July 24-26 Drew Dietz, Don Bell
13th Street Baptist Church Ashland, KY Nov 6-8  

Latest Articles - Latest Sermons

Hold Loosely to This World - Published on March 25, 2020
...    Through the years our family has traveled the country together in ministry. We've pastored congregations in several states and driven across this country from the Bay to the Coast nine times in a van. During those trips (often with an extra stowaway) we've seen a lot of things. Some interesting, some horrifying, but just the same, we have all witnessed together, many experiences that we will never forget.      On a particular trip, we passed an accident al...
James H. Tippins
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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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This Virus is No Accident - Published on March 16, 2020
..."Whatsoever the LORD PLEASED, [that] DID HE in heaven, and IN EARTH, in the seas, and all deep places." - Psalm 135:6)     There are NO ACCIDENTS in God's plan and purpose. NOTHING happens by surprise or chance.  The one true and living God didn't just spin this world into existence, step back, and leave it to in the hands of fickle, changeable creatures like us, hoping against all hope that ultimately everything would work out for good.     ...
Richard Warmack
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Elephants - Published on March 15, 2020
...We believe God is sovereign, but we don't sleep under elephants....
Maurice Montgomery
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It Is Good to Be Reminded - Published on March 14, 2020
...   It is good to be reminded!    I saw where there is a run on baby supplies. While thinking about it, I remembered my mother rinsing dirty diapers out in the toilet. And then I could smell the diaper pail in my mind!    And then she was teaching me how to fold the cloth diapers and pin them on my younger brothers.    And then I could hear her in the kitchen... singing to her Lord!    And then I remembered how she showed me... how a b...
Glenn McGrew
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Believers Can Be Ugly - Published on March 14, 2020
...Pose a false dilemma. Erect a straw man. Equate the life and the expressed convictions of actual persons with aforementioned straw man. Cut straw man into pieces, burn him, and demonstrate not even so much as the hint of a doubt as to whether you have accurately and truthfully represented the person you have judged. Be smug, dismissive, and openly, even gleefully ridiculing of those who disagree or take issue with the false dilemma at the basis of your judgment(s).     Its...
John Pedersen
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Can the Elect be Edified by Reading SOME Things From Those Who Get the Gospel Wrong? - Published on March 13, 2020
...   Someone asks, can the elect be edified by reading anything from those who get the Gospel wrong? Titus 1:10-13 10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13 This ...
David Bishop
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Pestilence in the Hand of God - Published on March 13, 2020
...   For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. Exodus 9:15-16    Unless a person has been marooned on a desert island, completely out of communication with society, there is no way that they could not have become acquainted with the latest re...
Mike McInnis
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What Does Justification Mean? - Published on March 13, 2020
...    What does justification mean? People don't talk about these things anymore. Religion has got to the place where the bible is little more than a self help book. I heard a preacher once say "we don't talk about justification, or sanctification, or righteousness. These things upset people. We don't call people sinners because it upsets them. We talk about how they can better their lives and be better people." Listen. You can be as good as you want to be. And I ho...
Tim James
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To Dwell With Saints - Published on March 13, 2020
...To dwell above with saints we love will be a wondrous glory.   To dwell below with saints we know, well, that’s another story....
What the Preacher Said - Published on March 12, 2020
...    Yesterday I was told a revolting story by one of my friends about their grandchild telling them about something he had seen on one of his friends cell phone at recess. Just having heard what he saw made me sick to my stomach. I have seen pornography and am ashamed to admit it, but what this 12 year old boy saw on the playground on recess was so gross, I want to throw up just to think about it.     This morning in my study I was reading in the book of Ecclesiastes and I...
Bob Hall
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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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The Two Ways Compared - Published on March 11, 2020
...    I received my sister's kind epistle; and have considered her numberless complaints, and the difficulty of her way. "That which is crooked cannot be made straight, and that which is wanting cannot be numbered," says Solomon.     If thou aim at holiness by the law, remember thou must be perfect in the flesh as well as spirit. The law is perfect; it will allow of no infirmities, no evil thoughts, no adulterous looks, no anger nor evil tempers, no fire to be ...
William Huntington
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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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Doting about Questions and Strifes of Words - Published on March 10, 2020
..."He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,"  -  1 Tim 6:4     False teachers are puffed up with pride. The gospel of grace produces a humble spirit (Ephesians 3:8); but the doctrines of men (works and self-righteousness) fill the mind with pride, vanity, and self-esteem.      They really know nothing of spiritual things, of the gospel of Christ, but spen...
Henry Mahan
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Train Up A Child - Published on March 10, 2020
...    All parents, especially those who truly believe God's Gospel of salvation conditioned solely on the blood and imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, have been entrusted with an awesome responsibility when God graciously gives them children. God the Holy Spirit through His wise servant Solomon informs us of that responsibility in Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." This responsibility isn&...
Richard Warmack
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Continual Cleansing - Published on March 10, 2020
...    The apostle John is used of God to tell us this good news, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” If I understand correctly, the tense of this word “cleanseth” is the linear tense which signifies a continual action. This means that the efficacy of Christ's blood in washing away our sins is constant at all times and in all circumstances. It is constant when we are confessing our sins and when we are not. When we are conscious of th...
Gary Shepard
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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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Did You Ever Notice? - Published on March 9, 2020
...    Ever notice that when you don't feel well that your attitude can be a little less than warm? How's that work in "loving your neighbor?" I'll tell you; GRACE, GRACE, God's GRACE! Alone.      We are righteous in Jesus Christ, not ourselves and never in our flesh....
James H. Tippins
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Confession of Faith : A Declaration of Faith of Grace Baptist Church of Ruston - Published on March 7, 2020
...I. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the infallible and inerrant Word of God, and the only rule of faith, obedience and practice. II. We believe that there is but one only living and true God; that there are three Persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are equal in nature, power, and glory; and that the Son and the Holy Ghost are as truly and as properly God as the Father. III. We believe that, before the world began,&nb...
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