Pristine Grace

Churchianity
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The Best Man in the Church! - Published on August 29, 2021
..."And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not" - Jeremiah 45:5      Do not desire to be the principal man in the church.     Be lowly.      Be humble.     The best man in the church is the man who is willing to be a doormat for all to wipe their boots on, the brother who does not mind what happens to him at all, so long as God is glorified....
Charles Spurgeon
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The Greatest Threat - Published on August 29, 2021
...The greatest threat to the cause of Jesus always arises from those who lay claim to being his children....
Martin Luther
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A Perfect Church? - Published on August 29, 2021
...And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. - Hebrews 10:24-25     If you wait until you find a perfect church — then you must wait until you get to Heaven.     Even if you could find a perfect assembly on earth, I am sure they would not admit you to their fellowship, for yo...
Charles Spurgeon
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Wake Up! - Published on August 29, 2021
...    It is not for me to set myself up as universal censor of the church, but I must be honest and say, that spiritual life, and fire, and zeal, and piety, seemed to be absent from the church in ten thousand instances.     We have abundance of agencies, we have good mechanisms, but the church, now-a-days is very much like a large steam engine, without any fire, without any hot water in the boiler, without any steam.     There is everything but steam- everything...
Charles Spurgeon
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How to Fill Your Church! - Published on August 29, 2021
...    I believe that the best, surest, and most permanent way to fill a place of worship is to preach the gospel, and to preach it in a natural, simple, interesting, earnest way. The gospel itself has a singularly fascinating power about it, and unless impeded by an unworthy delivery, or by some other great evil, it will win its own way. It certainly did so at the first, and what is to hinder it now? Like the angels, it flew upon its own wings; like the dew, it tarried not for man, neith...
Charles Spurgeon
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Nothing Worse Can Happen to a Church! - Published on August 29, 2021
..."Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world — but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." - Romans 12:2     Someone was asking, the other day, how it was that the church, nowadays, was not so separate from the world as it used to be. One who heard the question suggested that, possibly, the world had grown better; but another more truly said that, probably, the church had grown worse.     There are so...
Charles Spurgeon
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Religion Is Not To Be Confined to Devotional Exercises - Published on August 28, 2021
...    Religion is not to be confined to devotional exercises — but rather consists in doing all that we are called to do, with a single eye to His glory and will, from a grateful sense of His love and mercy to us. This is the chemistry which turns every mundane thing into gold, and stamps a value upon common actions!     When a mother is making or mending the children's clothes, or teaching them, or cleaning the kitchen, or a saucepan — she may...
John Newton
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What a Farce it All Is! - Published on August 28, 2021
...    The vast majority of the churches are in a sorry state! Those that are out-and-out worldly are at their wits end to invent new devices for drawing a crowd. Others which still preserve an outward form of godliness often provide nothing substantial for the soul; there is little ministering of Christ to the heart, and little preaching of sound doctrine without which souls cannot be built up and established in the faith.     The great majority of the churches summon some p...
Arthur W. Pink
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Religious Swine Feed on Husks - Published on August 28, 2021
...    If you value the health of your soul, cease hearing and quit reading—all that is lifeless, unctionless, and powerless. Life is too short to waste valuable time on that which does not profit. Ninety-nine out of every hundred of the religious books, booklets, and magazines now being published—are not worth the paper on which they are printed!     "Those who live according to the flesh—have their minds set on what the flesh desires," (Romans 8:...
Arthur W. Pink
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The One Game Most Universally Played! : (Adapted from A.W. Tozer) - Published on August 28, 2021
...    Most church people play at religion, as they play at their games!     Religion itself, is the one game most universally played.     The Church has its "fields" and "rules" and its "equipment" for playing the game of religion.      It has its devotees, both laymen and professionals, who support the game with their money and encourage it with their presence — but who are...
A.W. Tozer
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For the 'Reverends' - Published on August 23, 2021
...    In ourselves we are poor, sinful erring creatures, and daily do we have occasion to blush and hang our heads in shame.  Therefore we respectfully request that none will address us as 'Reverend.'  No worm of the dust is due such a title....
Arthur W. Pink
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Paid Loafers and Social Parasites - Published on August 23, 2021
..."Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." - 2 Timothy 2:15     It is easy for preachers to become paid loafers and social parasites, wasting their days in pleasure, recreation, and bumming around with open palms and an expectant look. Sadly, the religious hucksters and hirelings of the world have earned their reputation. Let no gospel preacher do so...
Unlisted
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Communing with the Unbaptized - Published on August 9, 2021
...    I always say to Strict Baptist brethren who think it a dreadful thing for baptized believers to commune with the unbaptized:  'But you cannot help it; if you are the people of God you must commune with all the saints, baptized or not.  You may deny them the outward and visible sign, but you cannot keep them from the inward spiritual grace.'  If a man be a child of God, I do not care what I may think about him -- if he be a child of God I do commune ...
Charles Spurgeon
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Fakebook Ministries - Published on May 12, 2021
...    Over the past ten years or so, it's become fashionable to set up a "facebook" ministry where one or two sovereign grace leaders start to preach every week to a list of followers.  Some of these aren't bad!  But in my experience most of them are obnoxious.  While I'm not opposed to preaching the truth, and sharing knowledge of the truth with others online, it has been my observation that many of these folks online are not leadership material...
Brandan Kraft
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Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats? - Published on April 18, 2021
...    An evil is in the ‘professed’ camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted Christian can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years this evil has developed at an alarming rate. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments!     The devil has seldom done a more clever thing, than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them. From speaking...
Charles Spurgeon
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All Sheep Have a Home! - Published on April 7, 2021
..."Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"  Mat 16:24-26     Lately, I've been thinking of a group on facebo...
Brandan Kraft
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Four Lessons From a Terrible Presumption - Published on March 9, 2021
...And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. (36) And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? (37) They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. (38) But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I a...
Don Fortner
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Eat the Meat and Spit out the Bones! - Published on March 4, 2021
...Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. - 1 Th. 5:21     Time and time again, people have written me about the list of authors and speakers on this website.  They'll often state that they like the material on this site, but that there are a lot of men that I have quoted that are quite dubious and I should avoid them at all cost.  In fact, some will even state that I've completely ruined my ministry by quoting this person or that person (that they deem ...
Brandan Kraft
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Contending for the Faith with a Right Motive - Published on February 3, 2021
...“... Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. ”  - I Corinthians 10:31     This text leaves no question as to what the motive of every saved person should be. All of our actions should emanate from a desire to magnify the Lord. The text is all-comprehensive, and leaves no thought, word, or deed to be executed without God’s glory being its design and premeditated end. A mock or superficial motive can stimulate the flesh, but such a motive will never p...
Oscar B. Mink
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Good Luck! - Published on June 21, 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     I've been accused recently of teaching that knowledge of Gospel propositions is not necessary.   This is due to the fact that I stated that some believers who were raised in false religion don't shed all of their "shibboleths" immediately upon conversion to the truth in the Gospel.    F...
Brandan Kraft
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