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How Prone We Are to Self-Righteousness - Published on October 2, 2019
...     It never ceases to amaze me how prone man is by nature to self-righteous thoughts concerning their ways:  "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican." (Lk. 18:13)      Those men who brought the woman to our Lord caught in the "very act of adultery" exemplify our self-righteousness : "And the scribes and Phar...
Richard Warmack
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Get Your Sanity Back - Published on October 1, 2019
...     Two fundamental doctrines that will bring sanity back:      1. When you feel like everything is coming unglued and are "losing" control, go back to God's absolute sovereignty.      Remember, if it is happening God has ordained it, is empowering it and if you are in Christ, all things will work out for your good because you are called according to His purpose.      2. When you have been put on the treadmill of...
James Guyo
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Who Are Our Brethren? - Published on October 1, 2019
...     Like every other person on this planet I was raised by well-intentioned, though misinformed people who taught me "we're all God's children" and that we are "our brother's keeper". This sounded logical to my human nature and understanding, so I just accepted it without question. Many years later, the Lord was pleased to "reveal His Son in me", bringing me through regeneration and conversion into that intimate relationship with Him that...
Richard Warmack
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The Sovereignty of God - Published on October 1, 2019
...     The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is one that is full of consolation and imparts great peace to the Christian. The sovereignty of God is a foundation that nothing can shake and is more firm than the heavens and earth. How blessed to know there is no corner of the universe that is out of His reach! as said the Psalmist, “Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hel...
Arthur W. Pink
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God's Glorious Gospel - Published on September 27, 2019
...     The gospel of the glory of God in the salvation of sinners is the most wonderful, the most amazing, the most marvelous, and the most glorious “Good News” which ever fell upon human ear. It is in every way characteristic of its Author (God-like!) and suitable to the desperate need of spiritually dead sinners (John 5:21-27; Ephesians 2:1; Romans 5:12). It manifests the holiness and righteousness of God in justifying the unrighteous, the infinite love of God in savin...
Maurice Montgomery
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Religion - Published on September 23, 2019
...Most people have just enough "religion" to make them miserable....
Henry Mahan
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What Is Our Rule of Life as Believers? - Published on September 21, 2019
...     Is it the law? No, we have been set free from the law and it's curse.. we no longer have to fear anything about it.. (Romans 7:1-6)      So what motivates the believer? Is it a slavish fear of punishment if we don't do what we should, or sin willfully? No..      So what is it? The answer is, Christ.. we are constrained by God's love in Christ for His people.  It is the "law of love" or "Christ's law."...
Chip Holbrook
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No Amount of Turning Will Save You - Published on September 18, 2019
...     One of the biggest problems with the false gospel of our culture is that it continually calls people to "turn from their sins" as a spiritual remedy when in fact people "turning from their sins" is the problem that Christ solved. “But God demonstrates his own for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8      Stop letting culture dictate the meaning of spiritual truths. You must be born ...
James H. Tippins
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The Call to the Rembrance of Grace - Published on September 17, 2019
...Though I am alone, I am not alone, because The Great I Am is the only. Since that He is, being God alone,  I know no reasons to be lonely.  Though He hide His face behind dark clouds, In storms so seemingly foreboding, It's by His grace and mercy, and righteous blood shining forth, The sinner sees his Savior's glory. He says to me, my son, Listen, Listen to my Word, Revere my name and in wisdom I will show thee, That I am the Lord thy God, I change not, I will te...
Justin S. Martinez
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The Sovereignty of God is Absolute - Published on September 17, 2019
...    To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that predestination is a fact, that God does rule in the kingdoms of men; that all human ties, bonds and relationships are divinely appointed and formed; that salvation rests solely, fully, and only in God’s election; that salvation is by God’s grace and His grace alone; and, that no part of man’s salvation is of himself eithe...
Scott Richardson
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The Moth and the Butterfly - Published on September 15, 2019
...The butterfly, so pretty, and gay, Happened upon a moth one day, And lighting beside him, went on to say, How dull he looked; all mottled, and grey! Your wings are like tree bark, he said with a sneer; I could not even see you until I got near! You're so plain and boring, but have a look here!  I'm all you are not!  My wings have no peer! So butterfly spread out his wings to full size; As he did, high above, looking down from the skies,  He was seen by a kest...
John Pedersen
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For the Ungodly! - Published on September 15, 2019
...     To redeem poor sinners, Jesus Christ came down from heaven, put on the rags of our mortality, agonized, bled, and died. Jesus is made His people's substitute, burden-bearer, sin-remover, guilt- sustainer. Their debt is placed to His account. His riches pay the full amount. Sin is removed from the sinner and placed on the Sinless! Their curse is rolled on Him, and He endures it, until no more remains! God deals with Jesus as the guilty one! He, as spotless Deity, receives ...
Henry Law
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Satisfaction - Published on September 12, 2019
...     “I am not satisfied with my faith,” says one. NO, of course you aren’t, nor will you ever be, at least I hope not! The Bible does not say, “Therefore being satisfied with our faith we have peace with God,” it says, “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God.” “I am not satisfied with my repentance.”      That is wonderful! What would you do with your repentance if you were satisfied with it? Wou...
Horatius Bonar
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Doubt - Published on September 9, 2019
...     How can a believer doubt when he knows that he is represented before the throne of God by an advocate, even ― Jesus Christ the Righteous?      It is the privilege of the very feeblest believer to know that he was represented by Christ on the cross, that all his sins were confessed, borne, judged, and atoned for.      This is a divine reality; and when laid hold of by faith, it must give peace; but nothing short of it can ever give pea...
Scott Richardson
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Judge By the Gospel - Published on September 8, 2019
...“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are who judge, for in the thing wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself, for you who judge do the same things.” (Romans 2:1ff).       The statement above comes at the conclusion of an extensive description of man’s moral depravity and rebellion against God at the beginning of the Apostle’s letter to the Romans.       As he continues, he brings focus to the inherently...
John Pedersen
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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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No Other Savior - Published on September 7, 2019
...     There is no other SAVIOR but CHRIST to look to, no other MEDIATOR between God and men to make use of, no other PHYSICIAN of value for diseased and sin-sick souls to apply unto, no other FOUNTAIN but His blood for polluted souls to wash in and be cleansed, no other CITY OF REFUGE or STRONGHOLD for souls sensible of danger to flee unto and be safe, no other to come to as the BREAD OF LIFE where hungry souls may be fed, no other PLACE OF REST for those that are we...
John Gill
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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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Your Fruit - Published on September 6, 2019
...     If what one is describing as fruit - i.e, good works, self improvement efforts, attempts at better behavior, or more obedience to the law, can be done or found in believer and unbeliever alike, then how is that distinctive one from another? It's not! Unbelievers can be obedient to Gods commands can they not? Can't the unbeliever not steal? Can't the unbeliever not bear false witness? Can't the unbeliever love his neighbor as his self? Can't an unbeliever b...
Lee Rodgers
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Motivated By the Law? - Published on September 6, 2019
...     I defy anyone to find a solitary text of Scripture in the New Testament that uses the law to motivate, inspire, regulate or even guide the believer.   Believers are motivated by love, inspired by gratitude, regulated by grace and guided by the Holy Spirit. The whole Word of God, the complete revelation of His will is our law. Our lives are governed by love, not by fear. We walk by faith, not by legislation. We walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh (Romans 8:...
Scott Richardson
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