Pristine Grace

Gospel Distinctives
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A Universal Atonement Must Produce a Universal Salvation - Published on January 2, 2020
...    THAT CHRIST DIED, ALL AGREE — WHAT WERE THE RESULTS? — Here we find professing Christians DISAGREEING.     I HAVE ALWAYS argued in favor of the doctrine of substitutionary atonement, and that all for whom Christ died would be eternally saved. I have also taken the position that the death of Christ did not affect any others, only the elect ... Jesus Christ either satisfied the Law for sin, or else He made no atonement whatever. If He did make an atonement, i...
Lemeul Potter
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1 Samuel 8:10 - Published on July 29, 2004
...    Sister Blake, of South Carolina, desires our views on the passage referred to, which reads thus: "And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house," &c.     It seems to be a hard matter with many to comprehend how God can govern, restrain and direct the evil spirits which are abroad in the earth, without being in some way, or to some extent, associated in his nature with ...
Gilbert Beebe
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A Biblical View of Self - Published on May 21, 2020
..."I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." ...Romans 12:3     A friend who is a social worker asked this question several months ago, "Knowing what the Bible teaches about original sin and total depravity, how can I properly inspire the young men and women I deal with to cultivate a sense of sel...
Don Fortner
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A Blow Struck at the Root of Fullerism : In a Letter to a Friend - Published on January 2, 2019
...A BLOW STRUCK AT THE ROOT OF FULLERISM  IN A LETTER TO A FRIEND  BY JOB HUPTON  PASTOR OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH, AT CLAXTON,  NORFOLK  “Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.” {Job 32:11}  “I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.”  {Job 32:17}  LONDON:  PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR  And sold by L. J. HIGHAM, N...
Job Hupton
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A Brief Exegesis of Romans 5:12-21 - Published on November 24, 2019
...A Brief Exegesis of Romans 5:12-21 (ESV) NOTE: The position outlined here is one I have embraced, defended, and written about for many years. I am presenting it again as the old issue has come back again with the same challenges as before. Terms: The translation and meaning of ‘All’ in the New Testament writings, when referring to a certain mass of human beings, is generally agreed by those of a sovereign grace perspective to have both a ‘universal’ a...
Bob Higby
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A Comparison of Sovereign Grace and Federal Vision Teaching - Published on January 4, 2019
...The history of Protestant dogma is full of paradoxical notions, many of which when taken in isolation can be used to justify Federal Vision teaching. Sovereign Grace Calvinism in this chart is represented in its mature, best, and consistent expression over time....
Bob Higby
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A Defense of Particular Redemption : Against Fullerism - Published on December 23, 2018
...A DEFENCE OF  PARTICULAR REDEMPTION WHEREIN THE DOCTRINE OF THE LATE MR. FULLER RELATIVE TO THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST, IS TRIED BY THE WORD OF GOD.  BY WILLIAM RUSHTON,  LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, 1831  Zion’s Advocate Print, Luray, Virginia 1904.   PREFACE   Actuated by a desire to benefit the cause of truth, I publish and send forth this edition of Rushton’s “Defence of Particular Redemption,” believing that the s...
William Rushton
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A Defense of the Doctrine of Eternal Justification - Published on December 22, 2018
...     The doctrine of Eternal Justification has been lately objected to by Mr. [Robert] Bragge in some sermons of his on that subject, published with some other sermons preached at Limestreet [Lime Street Lecture, London, 17321, by several ministers wherein they propose according to the general title, to state and defend the great doctrines of the gospel, and to answer such objections as are usually advanced against them.       As I have reason to b...
John Brine
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A Discourse on the Cleansing Value of Christ's Blood - Published on July 13, 2019
...And the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin. - 1 John 1:7     The apostle, in the beginning of the chapter, puts the saints to whom he writes in mind of the Gospel he had writ, wherein he had declared to them that Word of life which had been with the Father, and was manifested to the world, and which he now declares again, that they might have a fellowship with the apostles in the truth, and not with the false teachers in their errors; and for an incentive...
Stephen Charnock
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A Fresh Examination of Bible Truth on Christ's Final Advent - Published on January 3, 2019
...There is no unfulfilled prophecy in the Bible except the final appearance of Jesus Christ. In the very hour that man thinks the Lord cannot come, he will descend from heaven with all his saints and angels. History will suddenly come to its predestined climax! The kingdoms of both light and darkness will continue to grow and bear additional fruit until that moment. How much further each will grow none can tell. The world today looks very much like the situation that Christ describes will exist on the day of his coming....
Bob Higby
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A Holy Calling : 2 Timothy 1:9 - Published on December 30, 2018
...“Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” - 2 Tim 1:9      HERE we find salvation stated before calling by grace; and, indeed, if we take a proper view of the subject, it was so in the mind and purpose of God. God the Father saved, or secured, the elect in Christ before the foundation of the world. Hence Jude...
William Gadsby
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A Perfect Righteousness Required and Imputed - Published on July 13, 2019
...    We must have a righteousness in which Jehovah Himself cannot find a flaw, a righteousness which Jehovah cannot mend, a righteousness which neither sin nor Satan can mar; and unless we have on a righteousness of this nature, we can never enter into the blessedness of the world to come.     Where, then, are we to find it?     Eternal praises to the matchless mercy of a covenant God, we have it in the blessed Person, glorious work, and spotless obedience of t...
William Gadsby
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A Personal and Progressive Holiness? - Published on January 28, 2019
...“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” - John 3:6        There is no promise made that we shall be set free in this life from the in-being and the in-working of sin. Many think that they are to become progressively holier and holier, that sin after sin is to be removed gradually out of the heart, until at last they are almost made perfect in the flesh. But this is an idle dream, and one which, sooner or lat...
J.C. Philpot
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A Riddle - Published on July 29, 2004
...NEW VERNON, N. Y., March 1, 1811.       WE have for many years been partially acquainted with the inmates of a house, whose history, if we were able to do jus­tice to the work, would be interesting, and perhaps profit­able to some portion of our readers. The house itself is fearfully and wonderfully made, and has stood in its present form a little more than forty years. The materials of which the house is made were originally very good, but now appear to be i...
Gilbert Beebe
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A Running Sore - Published on July 13, 2019
...In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. - Psalm 77:2    There are few things that are more repulsive to contemplate than a festering and oozing sore that does not respond to treatment.  This is an exact illustration of the innate sin nature of all men, out of which and because of which all of man’s troubles, self centered attitudes, and wicked actions stem.  All men without excep...
Mike McInnis
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A Short History of the Rise and Progress of Arminianism - Published on January 5, 2019
...Note: I read this preface to the book The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination by Zanchius Translated From Latin  by Toplady and ended with a Letter to Wesley and liked it so much that I typed it by hand into this website..  You can download this from our books section.      Of all the devices formed by Satan, and employed to sully the glory of divine truth, that which is now commonly called ARMINIANISM, is the most ancient, the most dangerous, and the most succe...
Alexander Pringle
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A Shut-door Methodist Sage Enters the Lord's Presence - Published on July 11, 2004
...The revelation of the true gospel was given in its fullness only to Paul, God's chosen apostle of Grace. As a sign of this unique revelation, he was baptized in suffering more than other men (2 Cor. 12:6-10). Readers are encouraged to prayerfully study HIS testimony (the real Spirit of Prophecy) and the gospel of John until the eternal prize of knowing the true God and his only Son (John 17:3) is obtained....
Bob Higby
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Absolute Predestination - Published on July 29, 2004
...Note: This is a part of Gilbert Beebe's booklet on Absolute Predestination which can be downloaded here (257 KB). The Old School or Primitive Baptists in former years have been very definitely identified and distinguished from all other religious or ecclesiastical organizations as Predestinarian Baptists, and as such have borne reproach and vituperation from those who hold more limited views of what we regard as the absolute and all pervading government of God over all beings, all ev...
Gilbert Beebe
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Absolute Predestination : A Dialogue - Published on July 29, 2004
...Mr. Beebe:-In a former letter I requested your views on the absolute predestination of all things. I asked for information, and for nothing else; but I will excuse you for not answering me, for I know that I am not worthy of notice, but I am a poor unworthy worm of the dust.Your unworthy friend.R.S.      Reply.-We assure our friend R.S. that our apparent ne­glect of this request was not owing to any want of respect for him, nor to any unwillingness to give him such views...
Gilbert Beebe
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Acts 13 and How to Preach the Gospel - Published on December 8, 2018
...One day, as I was walking by a group of "Christians" that were in my neighborhood, one man in the group came up to me and yelled, “Jesus loves you” and shook my hand. This group was on their way to some sort of prayer meeting at a nearby house and embolden by their numbers they felt it was necessary to confront random strangers with their pseudo-evangelism statements and techniques. Given that I know the neighbor they were going to is of the Charismatic persuasion and commonly uses trickery and manipulation to convince people into following Jesus I wasn’t too surprised by their actions. They are very hard at work spreading their false gospel of works and becoming very bold in how many souls they have personally led to Christ. It amazes me how ignorant of the bible and the true gospel these “Christians” truly are. Acts 13 is a perfect example of true gospel preaching. In verses 16-41 Paul clearly lays out the Gospel in all its glory....
James Johnson
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