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A Fresh Look at Spanking - Published on June 16, 2020
...I wrote this article years ago shortly after my son was born.  He is now sixteen (16) years old and has never been spanked.  He is also a believer and confessed his love for the Gospel recently in water baptism.  I found this in my old notes and I thought I'd share.  Anyway, this is an issue for each parent to determine on their own.  This is not a rule for living.  I'm simply providing my insight into the subject, and now that my son is turning into a ...
Brandan Kraft
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The Truth is the Truth - Published on June 16, 2020
...    The truth is the truth, no matter who said it.   That's the philosophy behind the articles on this site.  And I believe in publishing the truth from wherever it may come.  I'll even sing hymns if they are edifying and uplifting.  It doesn't matter to me who wrote them.       I know some folks may disagree with my policy.  Some have even voiced their concern to me many times.  And believe me, I understand where they ar...
Brandan Kraft
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Adorn the Doctrine of God - Published on June 16, 2020
...Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. - Titus 2:9-10     How does a person  “adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things”? (Titus 2:10) By the attitude we show to others.  Peter tells us that the believer’s adorning is a “meek and quiet spirit.&rdquo...
Frank Tate
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A Mass of Sin - Published on June 15, 2020
..."the sins of all his people were transferred unto him, laid upon him, and placed to his account; he sustained their persons, and bore their sins; and having them upon him, and being chargeable with, and answerable for them, he was treated by the justice of God as if he had been not only a sinner, but a mass of sin; for to be made sin, is a stronger expression than to be made a sinner: but now that this may appear to be only by imputation, and that none may conclude from hence that he was re...
Brandan Kraft
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Freewiller Shibboleths - Published on June 15, 2020
..."Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18     Have you ever heard someone say that they "believe Christ's sacrifice was sufficient for all, but efficient only for the elect?"   It sounds awful to my trained ears and eyes.  It doesn't make any sense to me because Christ's death was not in any way for the whole world - but only His sheep. &n...
Brandan Kraft
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Knowledge, Assent, and Trust - Published on June 15, 2020
...    To know the truth of the gospel is to love it, agree with it, and rely (trust) upon it. To love it is to know and rely upon it, to rely upon it is to know and love it. There is no such thing as 1 or 2 of these compartmentalized from the others in human experience....
Bob Higby
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Our Position on Saving Faith - Published on June 15, 2020
...    Our position is that there is no 'confession of Christ in the power of the Word and Spirit' unless it is the inevitable function (fiducia) of an understanding (notitia) and affirming (assensus) mind. ...
Bob Higby
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Sandemanianism - Published on June 15, 2020
...    An oft-repeated attack on the doctrines of Pristine Grace staff is that we teach Sandemanianism.  Some Lordship Salvation teachers also accuse any opponents of their false doctrine of Lordship Salvation as Sandemanians.     It is true that we teach the essence of faith as belief or mental assent to the truth. It is most untrue, however, to propose that we teach belief in the gospel may stand independent of the testimony of one's life to such belief. &n...
Bob Higby
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Unity - Published on June 14, 2020
...    Let us not set ourselves up as critics and judges of the conduct and lives of other believers. Let us not spend our time finding fault with one another, picking out weaknesses and exaggerating differences of opinion and practice. Rather, let us spend our time endeavoring to help one another and to avoid doing and saying things that may cause others to stumble.     We can do this by making our fellowship to be in Christ (not in form and traditions), by loving one anothe...
Henry Mahan
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The Substitute Teacher - Published on June 14, 2020
...    All man born from the womb are born enemies towards God. He who is all good and holy is hated by all humanity. Some are rebellious in perverted debauchery. Some others are religious in morality. Both are so in idolatrous delusion of Satan's lie that we can be like God knowing good and evil. Justifying self to one degree or another. Either "I'm good with God" or " I'm not like that sinner" or "I'm going to church and reading scripture, i don&...
Nicholas Wade
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Give Not Unto The Dogs - Published on June 13, 2020
..."𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙮 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙜𝙨, 𝙣𝙚𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙮𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙚𝙖...
Renat Ilyasov
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Shouldn't We Condemn the Bad Guys? - Published on June 13, 2020
...“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” - Rom 3:24     There are some who are pointing out who will and who won't "enter the Kingdom of God", implying of course that people unlike them won't, you know, the bad guys.     Two things: All those verses condemn US ALL, not just some of us. There is no one righteous, no not one. Nothing unpure, unclean, bad, evil, naughty or even tainted with ...
Bobby Capps
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Some Thoughts About Today's Religion - Published on June 12, 2020
...People manage to “get saved” without discovering they are lost. They talk about loving God while hating others. They speak about being forgiven, but they cannot forgive. They proclaim “God is love,” but as to how God can be just and Justifier, they haven’t got a clue. They declare they are filled with the Spirit, but refuse to hear and submit to the only message the Holy Spirit has promised to bless, “Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” They talk ...
Jim Byrd
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The Father's Love - Published on June 12, 2020
...“I in them, and Thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved me.” - John 17:23      This is a magnificent declaration of the marvelous love of the Father for the Son as well as His love for His chosen people. In the same way and to the same extent that the Father loved His everlasting Son, who was worthy of that love, so He loves us who are His adopted children, though w...
Jim Byrd
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Redemption by Price - Published on June 12, 2020
...“Ye are not your own: for ye are bought with a price.” - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20     If this means anything it must mean that a price was paid for us; instead of our being forever captives under bondage and death, a ransom has been found, according to that ancient saying, “Then He is gracious unto Him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom” (Job 33:24). There was a substitutionary sacrifice presented on the behalf of His ...
Charles Spurgeon
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The Preacher's Call or God's Call? - Published on June 12, 2020
...    The “invitation” or “altar call” at the end of a service has become such an accepted tradition in today’s religion that those who do not sing an “invitational hymn” and invite people to the front of the church to “get saved” are branded with all sorts of names and charges. It never seems to trouble religious people that this “altar call” is nowhere to be found in God’s Word; that the great majority of those who...
Scott Richardson
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Let Us Mind the Two Bears - Published on June 12, 2020
..."Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." - Matthew 5:7     It is not fitting that the person who will not forgive should be forgiven, nor that the person who will not give to the poor should have their own needs relieved.  God will measure us by our own measures.  And those who have been hard masters and hard creditors will find that the Lord will deal in a hard way with them.  "For judgment without mercy to one who has shown no mercy&q...
Charles Spurgeon
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Are You Just Pretending? - Published on June 11, 2020
...If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;  He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. - 1 Tim. 6:3-5     Paul in this passage is talki...
Brandan Kraft
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Who Receives the Glory? - Published on June 10, 2020
...    I received your letter, and think you overlook our ever adorable Jesus, in setting any value upon a poor, dirty worm such as myself.      If His grace raised this poor, dirty worm from a dunghill and set it upon a throne with His princes, who shall have the glory - the worm or Jesus? Shall any of His due praise be given to the worm? God forbid!     As vile and base as I am - yet He lets me approach Him and converse with Him freely.   ...
William Romaine
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Christ the Redeemer! - Published on June 10, 2020
...    There is no other. “There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” All the types and symbols of the Savior teach you this. There was one ark in the flood – but one; and all perished save those who sailed in it. There was one altar in the temple – but one; and no sacrifices were accepted but those offered there – “the altar,” as the Bible says, that “sanctified the gift.” There was one way throu...
Thomas Guthrie
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