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Why Are Believers so Cruel to Each Other Online? - Published on September 15, 2021
...    Before the Internet existed, believers would skewer each other face to face, and often by the pulpit and by the stroke of the pen.   But it's not as frequently as I find it today!  The cruelty of believers toward each other online is rampant!  And I'm guilty as well - very few have unclean lips in this regard.  Now today, through the use of the internet, one can attack almost seemingly without repercussion.  If I wanted to write against the cur...
Brandan Kraft
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We Are Not at War with Any Man! - Published on September 15, 2021
...    Christian men are not at war with any man that walks the earth. We are at war with infidelity, but the persons of infidels we love and pray for; we are at warfare with any heresy, but we have no enmity against heretics; we are opposed to, and cry war to the knife with everything that opposes God and his truth: but towards every man we would still endeavour to carry out the holy maxim, "Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you."     The Christian...
Charles Spurgeon
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Off the Rails! - Published on September 15, 2021
...The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are... Luke 18:11     The sovereign grace movement online is off the rails.  These days all I see are attacks by real and imagined sovereign grace preachers against other sovereign grace preachers and other people of various beliefs.  Many of them have gained notoriety simply by attacking others.  Polemics is their speciality, and instead of laying the straight stick ...
Brandan Kraft
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What Theology Discussions Look Like Online - Published on September 14, 2021
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What I Now Think about Being Labeled as a Compromiser - Published on September 13, 2021
...    My entire adult life as a believer I've always faced critics.  When I first turned away from the dispensational freewillism of my youth toward a belief in sovereign grace, I lost friends and was attacked.  All my freewilller buddies turned against me.  They would say things like, "Don't listen to Brandan, he's a compromiser!  He denies the free will  of man and thinks that salvation is ENTIRELY by God's predestination!" &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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Some Things I Desire to Do by the Grace of God - Published on September 13, 2021
...Love others without a cause, as Christ did. Tell someone I love them, expressing it in word and deed. Tell others I’m sorry and apologize sincerely. Forgive without being asked forgiveness. Rightly receive a loving rebuke from a brother. Benefit by the wisdom and experience of others. Be taught by those whom God has taught. Listen in quietness without forcing my opinion. Sacrifice my will and opinion for the glory of God and the good of His people. Show kindness and an ev...
Gary Shepard
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At Such a Time as This - Published on September 13, 2021
...    As the years roll by, I become more accutely aware of how little time there is to serve our Lord in this life.  Shortly, that time will be past, for you as well as me.  Will we have spent ourselves for the Savior or spent ourselves on what must certainly perish?  Will we hae to lived that those around us know the gospel?  Will we have been faithful to the worship of God's church so that our children and grandchildren will have such a place to attend when we ...
Joe Terrell
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Will You Remain Silent? - Published on September 13, 2021
...For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish.  And who knows but tht you have come to royal position for such a time as this? - Esther 4:14     Wherever we are, God has put us there and He has put us there  "for such a time as this."  In this story, Esther is a type of the church of the Lord Jesus.  Her uncle Mordecai, who spoke thes...
Joe Terrell
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Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness - Published on September 11, 2021
...     By all means give thanks for the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby we were brought to repent of our dead works and idolatry and flee to Christ for everlasting salvation.  Remember, however, that God accepted and justified us upon the basis of what Christ had done for us by the Savior’s “obedience unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).  Our perfect standing before God and our assurance of salvation is not to be ...
Jim Byrd
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All of Christ and All in Christ - Published on September 10, 2021
...     Everything in true Christianity is built upon and centers around Christ crucified and risen again.  This is why TRUE Christians cannot and do not differ over how God saves sinners.  It is by His free and sovereign grace in the glorious Person of Christ who is God the Son in sinless human flesh (John 1:14), and it is by the work of redemption He accomplished on Calvary to put away our sins by His own precious blood and establish a righteousness whereby God is just to...
Bill Parker
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Is She Your Wife, or is She Your Servant? - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Contrary is the conceit of many who think there is no difference between a wife and servant but in familiarity, and that wives were made to be servants to their husbands because subjection, fear, and obedience are required of them.     Whence it cometh to pass that wives are oft used little better than servants are. [This is] conceit and practice savoring too much of heathenish and sottish arrogance. Did God at first take the wife out of man’s side that man shoul...
Benjamin Keach
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Only the Good Things? - Published on September 9, 2021
..."What? Should we accept only good things from the hand of God—and never anything bad?"  - Job 2:10     So often weak faith is moved from its steadfastness, by trials. People say, "God cannot love me—or he would not send this affliction upon me!" Job's answer, however, shows nobler faith. We take good, earthly good, from God's hands. We believe that God loves us—so long as he showers upon us favors, an...
J.R. Miller
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Some Ways of Hiding the Light - Published on September 9, 2021
..."You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven!" - Matthew 5:14-16      We are in this world to shine! Jesus told his disciples that they were the light of the world. He di...
J.R. Miller
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Your Ground of Hope - Published on September 9, 2021
...    If you have no other ground of hope but from your own moral righteousness, when death comes with his ax, down you will go, and be cast into the fire....
Benjamin Keach
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Controversial - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Do you think it astounding that some men find it easy to hold Scripture up to the worth of their own opinion? Some men actually refuse to preach certain doctrines of Holy Writ because they deem them controversial. Shall a worm of the dust count itself as judge over the Word of God, to say this or that should not be preached because other worms do not find it palatable?     Did God, as He inspired His Book, also inspire the writers to put an asterisk beside predestinati...
Tim James
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Soul-Mollifying - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Saving faith is soul-softening, it is soul-mollifying.      Peter believes soundly--and weeps bitterly.     Mary Magdalene believes much--and weeps much.      Faith sets . . .        a wounded Christ,       a bruised Christ,       a despised Christ,       a pierced Christ,       a bleeding Christ     --before the soul, and this makes the soul ...
Thomas Brooks
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Were I to Define a Christian - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Were I to define a Christian, or rather to describe him at large, I know of no text I would choose, sooner than Galatians 5:17, "The sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other—so that you do not do what you want."      A Christian has noble aims—which distinguish him from the bulk of mankind. His leading principles, motives, and desires&mdash...
John Newton
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Shun Them as they Would the Plague - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them!" - 2 Timothy 3:5     There are a multitude of such today!      "Having a form of godliness." This means that they have a religious veneer. They bear the name of Christ, belong to some so-called evangelical church, and seek to create the impression that they are regenerate people. But like the foolish bridesmaids of Matthew 25, they "took their lamps--but...
Arthur W. Pink
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What A Wretched Place Would Heaven Be - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Nothing impure will ever enter it."  - Revelation 21:27     Everyone hopes for heaven—and if everyone who hoped for heaven actually went there—heaven would be full of murderers, adulterers, swearers, drunkards, and thieves! It would be full of all manner of wickedness and wicked men—those who are no better than wild beasts, howling wolves, and poisonous serpents. Yes, heaven would be full of incarnate devils! What a wretched place would heaven be&...
Jonathan Edwards
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A Real Influence! - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." -  2 Corinthians 5:17      The saving grace of God has a real influence upon the whole man. It . . .       enlightens the understanding,       directs the will,       purifies the affections,       regulates the passions, and       corrects the different excesses to which di...
John Newton
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