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Longing For Home - Published on June 10, 2020
...“And Mephibosheth said unto the King, yea, let him (Ziba) take all, forasmuch as my Lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.” - 2 Sam. 19:30     I suppose as we grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, this attitude should be seen and experienced in every believer. As we move along in our pilgrimage upon this earth, towards our promised rest this heart felt love regarding ‘our King’ is of utmost importance t...
Drew Dietz
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Response to Questions About Article Regarding Head / Heart Dichotomy - Published on June 10, 2020
...The following were questions I received regarding my article Is There A Head and Heart Dichotomy? Question #1:  What do you mean by academic exercise?   Brandan's Answer: An academic exercise means being able to parrot back Gospel propositions but not believing them.  I'm reminded of old friends Anthony Lawson and Michael Hughes who could argue for Gospel propositions better than most I've seen.  But they both left the Gospel and are now avowed atheists. &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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Sovereign Grace - Published on June 10, 2020
...Oh be thankful for God's sovereign grace, He reveals Christ took the sinner's place, On Calvary's cross to redeem from sin, Each His Heavenly Father gave to Him. God gave Moses His law, wrote it on stone, But there are none can obey it on their own. There is only one who fulfilled its demand; He is now seated at His Father's right hand. His blessed Spirit opens the sinner's heart; Gives them faith in which they have no part, For they were dead in sin with no con...
Ray McGrew
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There Is Not One Who Thwarts Your Will That Is Not in God's Will - Published on June 10, 2020
...    My dear friend,     Your frequent afflictions are His sweet lessons. It is the proper work of the grace of Jesus to humble the proud sinner, to make him and to keep him sensible of his needs, convinced always that he has not any good of his own and cannot possibly of himself obtain any - but what he must be receiving every moment out of the fullness of Jesus.      All providences, sicknesses, losses, successes - are only so far blessings, as...
William Romaine
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So Great Salvation - Published on June 9, 2020
...    I will tell you what it is not, in order to tell you what it is: It is not in works of righteousness which we have done or can do; or the use of our free will which is only free to choose and love evil; or watchfulness, prayer, fasting, self denial, and outward sanctification; or in head knowledge; or firm convictions of truth in the judgment; or a life outwardly consistent with the Gospel; or member ship in a Gospel church; or a fond love of ministers of the Gospel; or sacrifices ...
Scott Richardson
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Are Free-willers Brethren? - Published on June 9, 2020
..."Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, it is lawful. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still. And they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch. And he baptized him."  - Acts 8:37-38     Are free-willers brothers?  This is a question I see hotly debated on facebook - almost daily.  I've observed it for years now.  There are people that line up on...
Brandan Kraft
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The Most Important Aspect of a Believers Life In This World is Prayer - Published on June 8, 2020
...    In personal, private prayer we commune with the eternal, triune God. Prayer is an acknowledgement of our weakness in the flesh because of sin, and of our need for constant supplies of Divine grace. In private prayer we open our hearts to God and pour out our souls before him.     Let us never be pretentious and hypocritical before God in prayer. He sees all and knows all. "The Lord looketh on the heart." God is not interested in how we speak to him, the lengt...
Don Fortner
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The Most Important Aspect of a Preachers Life in This World is Prayer - Published on June 8, 2020
...    The preacher must study with all diligence, preparing his mind with knowledge, so that when he stands to preach he can feed the people of God with knowledge and understanding. He must labor in the Word and in the doctrine. He must relentlessly give himself to the work of the ministry: studying, writing, and preaching. But if that is all he does, he will be a very poor preacher. The preacher must also give himself to prayer. In study he prepares his mind to preach; in prayer he prep...
Don Fortner
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The Righteousness of God - Published on June 8, 2020
...    There is something infinitely vast and glorious in the righteousness of God. When the deluge covered the earth, it covered the highest mountains. Looking down from above, not one mountain-top could be seen, but a vast world of waters - a vast plain reflecting the beams of the sun. So if you this day lie down under the righteousness of God, the mountains of your sins will not be seen, but only the vast, deep, glorious righteousness of your God and Savior. If you were to cast a ...
Pristine Grace Timeline - Published on June 7, 2020
...In 1998 bornagain.net was created by Brandan Kraft.   Bornagain.net was an internet relay chat server and forum meant for christians to chat with each other.   In 2001, bornagain.net was replaced by 5solas.org after Brandan came to rejoice in the Gospel of Sovereign Grace.  5solas.org was home to several articles regarding the Gospel, but the focus was on an internet forum where believers could come and discuss Gospel theology with each other.   ...
Brandan Kraft
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Pour All Your Secrets in His Ear! - Published on June 7, 2020
...“The throne of grace.” - Hebrews 4:16     Do not forget, dear reader, it is the throne of grace, to which you come in prayer. It is a throne, because God is a Sovereign. He will ever have the suppliant recognize this perfection of His nature. He hears and answers as a Sovereign.     He hears whom He will, and answers what and when He will. There must be no dictation to God, no refusing to bow to His sovereignty, no rebelling against His will. If the ans...
Octavius Winslow
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Elias Keach : The Man Converted by His Own Preaching - Published on June 7, 2020
...    Elias Keach the wild and rebellious son of the renowned Benjamin Keach of London arrived in Philadelphia in 1686. Young Keach was just nineteen and had come to this country to escape from his father and mother’s discipline and to make his fortune and prove he did not need them or their religion. To gain acceptance and respect, he dressed like a clergyman. When it was learned he was the son of Benjamin Keach, he was immediately invited to preach. An eager congregation gathered...
Judging by the Gospel - Published on June 4, 2020
... I believe the truth should be proclaimed.  However, whenever something is presented that challenges beliefs that are so widely regarded as true, the results can be costly in terms of friendship and fellowship in the Gospel.  The truth never should be a barrier to Gospel fellowship, but not all believers judge all things by the Gospel.   Sometimes, believers will judge by tradition and systems of theological thought instead of the Gospel.  I find all of that disheartenin...
Brandan Kraft
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All Things Work Together for Good - Published on June 4, 2020
..."All things work together for good." - Romans 8:28     These words teach believers that no matter what may be the number nor how overwhelming the character of adverse circumstances, they are all contributing to conduct them into the possession of the inheritance provided for them in heaven. How wonderful is the providence of God in over-ruling the most disorderly things, and in turning to our good things which in themselves are most pernicious! We marvel at His mighty...
Arthur W. Pink
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Escaping The “Cage Stage” - Published on June 4, 2020
...    My friend Michael Horton often comments on the phenomenon of “cage-stage Calvinism,” that strange malady that seems to afflict so many people who have just seen the truth of the Reformed doctrines of grace. We’ve all known one of these “cage-stage Calvinists.” Many of us were even one of them when we were first convinced of God’s sovereignty in salvation.     Cage-stage Calvinists are identifiable by their insistence on turning ...
R.C. Sproul
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The Blessedness of Predestinating Ability - Published on June 3, 2020
...    Hoyt, In our conversation recently, I drew further pleasant thoughts on the God-given blessing of the ability God gave to His creature, Man, in nature to predestinate. Along with the abilities to think rationally, to use his hands (having thumbs to grasp objects) to make and use tools, a speaking form of communication, He also has given the ability to predestinate. These powers separate man from all other of the lower creatures. Every one thinks; every one ...
Stanley C. Phillips
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Let The World Be - Published on June 1, 2020
...    Peace and joy are two main fruits of Christ’s kingdom. Let the world be as it will, if we cannot rejoice in the world, yet we may rejoice in the Lord. His presence makes any condition comfortable. ‘Be not afraid,’ says he to his disciples, when they were afraid, as if they had seen a ghost, ‘It is I’ (Matt. 14:27), as if there were no cause of fear where he was present....
Richard Sibbes
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What Will A Believer Not Do? - Published on June 1, 2020
...    We should never be too quick or dogmatic in asserting what a believer will not do or what doctrinal error he cannot embrace. David committed adultery and murder to cover it. Solomon worshipped idols to pacify his wives. Peter denied the Lord Jesus and forsook him. The disciples on the Emmaus Road thought the Redeemer had failed. Paul took a legal Jewish vow. He and Barnabas had a dispute over John Mark that was never mended while they lived on earth. God’s saints today are no...
Don Fortner
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The Way to Life Eternal - Published on June 1, 2020
..."For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain!" - Philippians 1:21      A dislike of death is no proof of the lack of genuine religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for to the Christian dying is the way to life eternal! "Only a few years will pass, before I go on the journey of no return." - Job 16:22 "Blessed are the dead who die ...
William Jay
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Be Charitable To Your Brethren - Published on May 31, 2020
..."Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His Father's name written on their foreheads." - Revelation 14:1      Who were these 144,000 "who had His Father's name written on their foreheads?"      Not Bs for "Baptists,"      nor Ws for "Wesleyans,"      nor Es for "Established Church."     ...
Charles Spurgeon
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