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What I Need to Hear - Published on January 17, 2020
...   When I attend corporate worship, I need to hear the Gospel. I need to know that His grace is still sufficient, even in the face of my total insufficiency. I need to hear about the victory procured for me on Calvary's tree. My sin-stained soul needs the solace and contentment of knowing that the blood He shed will always be sufficient for a sinner such as I. As long as I live, I will be a sinner in word, thought, and deed. I may exchange certain sinful tendencies for other sinful...
Jason Boothe
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If Ye Have Love for One Another - Published on January 17, 2020
..."𝗕𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧". (Jn. 13:35)     There is a way our invisible saving connection to Christ becomes visible, manifest to outsiders ("all men"). Christ says, th...
Renat Ilyasov
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This Past Year - Published on January 5, 2020
...    Many things happened this past year that we did not expect, anticipate, or desire.  Many things happened that we did not expect, anticipate, but which we did desire.  It will be same for this coming year.  But if we could only look at all matters of providence through the eyes of our sovereign God, we would have no fear, dread, or anxiety over that which comes our way each day of each year.  One may ask, “How can poor sinful human beings view these things ...
Bill Parker
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Review Your Own Experience - Published on January 5, 2020
...    REVIEW YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE, see if in your own salvation you only accepted an “invitation” and availed yourself of it to secure your acceptance with God, or were you awakened to a sensibility of your guilty, lost and helpless condition by the irresistible and almighty power of God? Was it left optional with you to decide whether you would live or die, when by the arrows of the Almighty you were arrested and arraigned before the bar of Eternal Justice? Why did you there ...
Gilbert Beebe
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Just for Thomas - Published on January 4, 2020
...But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe." - John 20:24-25     When I was in false, self-righteous, work based religion, I can't count the number of times I heard messages and rea...
Richard Warmack
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A Universal Atonement Must Produce a Universal Salvation - Published on January 2, 2020
...    THAT CHRIST DIED, ALL AGREE — WHAT WERE THE RESULTS? — Here we find professing Christians DISAGREEING.     I HAVE ALWAYS argued in favor of the doctrine of substitutionary atonement, and that all for whom Christ died would be eternally saved. I have also taken the position that the death of Christ did not affect any others, only the elect ... Jesus Christ either satisfied the Law for sin, or else He made no atonement whatever. If He did make an atonement, i...
Lemeul Potter
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For Those Who Are Quick to Judge - Published on January 1, 2020
...“Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.” - Matthew 21:31     These words of the Lord Jesus, together with His excoriation of the Pharisees in passages like Matthew 23:1ff. and Luke 18:10ff., underscore the following:     Self righteousness is the penultimate expression of human evil.      The relevance of this point for those who profess the gospel of Scripture can not be overstated...
John Pedersen
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Polemics - Published on January 1, 2020
...    Cutting down Asherim poles of free will and other works religions is not the same as building true altars to JESUS (YHWH Salvation). Polemics are like unto sledge-hammers. They are good for smashing the high places. But without positive gospel preaching (which is a balm of Gilead for laboring and heavy laden self-"sinners" - elect) you will just have ruins of Dagon worship, but not much of YHWH worship.      You think about that....
Renat Ilyasov
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Regarding the New Year - Published on December 31, 2019
...    Well, as I sit fighting sleep and looking over the few posts and messages on FB this evening, I realize that 2019, like all years, have been good and bad. From the perspective of life, there have been many hard blows. We've lost loved ones, battled illness, fought the good fight, and even lost a few battles. From the position of the true life, we have only had joy, fullness, and assurance of an everlasting hope that is ours in Jesus Christ our Lord.      So, t...
James H. Tippins
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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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Be Very Careful When Judging - Published on December 11, 2019
...    I think one of the worst things a believer can do in a relationship with another is to try to determine what someone is thinking, especially if you think they are upset with you.. many times a person will be a thousand miles away with their thoughts and troubles.. Another is to take someone else's word for something they supposedly said or did.. Don't ever take someone's word alone on something to make a judgement about a person.. it's notoriously unreliable an...
Chip Holbrook
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Do Not Confuse Conversion with Salvation - Published on December 4, 2019
..."Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 the things that are freely given to us of God". - 1Co. 2:12     We have received the Spirit, in order that we might know {through belief in the gospel}  𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵 ...
Renat Ilyasov
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If Any Man Be in Christ, He is a New Creature - Published on December 4, 2019
...If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: - Job 31:33 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. - 1 Corinthians 15:22     If a man is covered (paid in full on the cross of Calvary) by the works and merits of Christ alone, salvation by the imputed righteousness of Christ alone, then he is made alive (a new creature IN Christ), and if a man is trusting in his own works and merits then he “shalt surely die&r...
Tim Pannell
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Regarding Those Who Erect Barriers to Fellowship - Published on December 4, 2019
...    The Hebrews and the Galatians were believers stumbling at the gospel. Any other reading of those texts is simply reading what you want into the text to make your false points.      All believers stumble at the gospel. All sin is at it root unbelief and all unbelief at its root is gospel unbelief.      And brothers, be sure of this you will never convince some brothers that you are believers.      They have set up a self-righteou...
Bobby Capps
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Sinning Less than Before - Published on December 3, 2019
...    No one can be saved by "sinning less than before", i.e. by committing less obvious sins.  But our flesh is still putting on this show, we are still trying hard to deceive ourselves and others.     Our human measurements of holiness, such as "doing relatively better" {than other people} fall short of God's perfect righteousness, they cannot meet the requirements of God's law. The Thrice Holy God will not accept a "relative progress&...
Renat Ilyasov
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If I Don’t Fit, So Be It - Published on December 2, 2019
...    My friends, my goal is not to make God look bad or even good, he is who he is. My goal is to worship and preach him as he has revealed himself, even if that means I have to put down my presuppositions, feelings, philosophy, and favorite writers and preachers. Even if it brings division and goes against popular consensus. My goal is not to please men or be popular, but as God gives grace and light, faithfully preach the word of God and to worship him for who he is and not what I mak...
Mikal Smith
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День, когда ты покаялся - Published on November 27, 2019
...Брэндан Крафт Замечаю вот такую тенденцию среди некоторых верующих - огромное вни&#...
Death in Adam, Life in Christ - Published on November 26, 2019
...    Dear Brother Beebe: - A brother Parker, in Indiana, wrote me some time ago for my views upon the text, “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” I Cor.15:22. I neglected replying with his request until now. I send a discourse delivered upon that subject in the Old School Baptist chapel in Lebanon, Ohio, on the second Sunday in May, 1894, which you may publish if you think proper.     My mind seems to rest upon this portion of the insp...
H.M. Curry
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Able to Stand, But Liable to Fall? - Published on November 26, 2019
...    The Proposition that Adam was able to stand but liable to fall, came first to my ears from Methodists and New School Baptists. The expression sounded puerile and illogical to me then, and sounds so yet. To me the phrase is meaningless; but grant it a meaning, and it arrays itself against the whole tenor of Bible Truth, and all facts of human experience, as exemplified in the universal history of the human race.  Such sayings and phrases as this became current through lack of t...
H.M. Curry
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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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