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The Lie of Arminianism - Published on July 26, 2004
...Editor’s Note:  Anthony later apostatized and renounced the Gospel   He now claims to be an atheist    I leave this article here as a reminder that salvation is entirely by Grace, but like Anthony there are some amongst us that are only with us for a season.   The Gospel tickled his ears for a while and his fascination with the things of God eventuallly gave way to reveal who he truly was. - Brandan     The Gospel is about Christ and His accomplis...
Anthony Lawson
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Hyper-Evangelism : Another Gospel, Though A Mighty Power - Published on July 26, 2004
...Historical Introduction by Sherman Isbell In Reformed circles in Scotland today, John Kennedy of Dingwall (1819-1884) is regarded as the greatest champion of the Reformed faith in the Highlands during the latter years of the nineteenth century. If Kennedy was outspoken about the dangers resulting from a superficial presentation of the gospel, he had reason to understand that saving faith can be lacking in a profession of faith made under the most orthodox of ministries. Kennedy himself had only...
John Kennedy
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The Myth of Common Grace - Published on July 26, 2004
...In 1948 Westminster Seminary professors John Murray and Ned Stonehouse wrote a doctrinal study for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church entitled The Free Offer of the Gospel. The study was published by that church and remains its major teaching on God's grace in the Gospel. The writing of the study was fueled by a major doctrinal conflict in the OPC between Dr. Gordon H. Clark and the faculty of Westminster Seminary concerning Clark's fitness for ordination. Cornelius Van Til led the seminar...
Garret Johnson
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Justification as an Eternal and Immanent Act of God : From A Body of Doctrinal Divinity : Book II, Chapter V, section II. - Published on July 23, 2004
...     Justification is an act of God's grace, flowing from his sovereign good will and pleasure; the elect of God are said to be "justified by his grace"; and as if that expression was not strong enough to set forth the freeness of it, the word "freely" is added elsewhere; "Being justified freely by his grace", #Tit 3:7 Ro 3:24. Justification is by many divines distinguished into active and passive. Active justification is the act of God; it is God...
John Gill
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Duty Faith - Published on July 23, 2004
...Minster of Mount Zion Chapel, London With Recommendation By James Wells London W. Holmes, 3 , New Street, Dorset Square, Paul, I, Chapter- House Court, St. Pauls. 1860 PREFACE. These Letters, by Mr. John Foreman, ought   to be read by all the Churches in Christendom. They are a wholesome handful of meal, suited  to counter act the deadly poison passed off for Gospel in the present day. Never was decision for truth and vital practical godliness more needed than at this time ...
John Foreman
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Commentary on the Gospel Standard Baptist Articles of Faith : ARTICLE 24 - On Gospel Invitations - Published on July 22, 2004
..."We believe that the invitations of the gospel, being spirit and life (that is, under the influence of the Holy Spirit), are intended only for those who have been made by the blessed Spirit to feel their lost state as sinners and their need of Christ as their Savior, and to repent of and forsake their sins." As distinct from general invitations and promises of temporal benefits and national blessings, which are conditional, divine gospel invitations and promises cannot be fortuitous, but must su...
J.H. Gosden
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The Theological Foundation of the Modern Missionary Movement - Published on July 22, 2004
...It is an assumed thing among the majority of professing Christians today that the theological foundation of the modern missionary movement is of God, and is, therefore, beyond reproach. Indeed, it is considered by the supporters of missionary enterprise well-nigh sacrilegious for any to question the Scripturalness of its theology. Yet, since God's people are commanded to "test the spirits, whether they are of God" (I John 4:1), the theological foundation of missionism can, claim no immunity from...
Gery Schmidt
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Assurance and Perseverance - Published on July 21, 2004
...SOME would fain persuade us that it is impossible for us to receive knowledge of salvation by the remission of sin. Such a denial is very opposite to the usual tenor of God's proceeding with His people in all ages. The best believers, and the strongest, may indeed have their occasional fainting fits of doubt and diffidence, as to their own particular interest in Christ; nor should I have any great opinion of that man's faith who was to tell me that he never had any doubts at all. But still there...
Augustus Toplady
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Remarks on Duty Faith - Published on July 21, 2004
...The following is an excerpt from the work DUTY FAITH by a eighteenth century English Baptist named John Forman. This is just a small quote that deals with two aspects of duty faith that we believed to be of importance. Lord willing we hope to hav more quotes from this work by this servant of God from a bygone generation. Implications of faith unto salvation being the natural man's duty. The two words law and faith are very comprehensive, systematical terms; very different in their nature, and ...
John Foreman
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Commentary on the Gospel Standard Baptist Articles of Faith : ARTICLE 26 - On Duty Faith - Published on July 21, 2004
..."We deny duty-faith and duty-repentance - these terms signifying that it is every man's duty spiritually and savingly to repent and believe. We deny also that there is any capability in man by nature to any spiritual good whatever. So that reject the doctrine that men in a state of nature should be exhorted to believe in or turn to God." Whatever our worthy predecessors intended by the terms of this Article, they certainly did not mean to minimize the sin of unbelief. The purpose was to rebut ...
J.H. Gosden
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Duty Faith & Repentance - Published on July 21, 2004
...From: SIGNS of the TIMES: Vol.7 (1839) An enquiry concerning the duty of the unregenerate to believe, repent or pray. PART 1. Brother Beebe: - I will now notice the charge which Brother Meredith has been informed is made against the Old School Baptists, that they hold it "not to be the duty of the unregenerate to believe, repent or pray." I will in my examination of this charge endeavor to show what there is of truth and what of falsehood in its several items. I will commence with the subject...
Samuel Trott
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Duty Faith : Part II - Published on July 21, 2004
...SUPPOSED SCRIPTURE COMMANDS TO DUTY FAITH EXAMINEDTHE PHILLIPPIAN JAILORA word of instruction to the spiritually awakened We are told that faith unto salvation is the natural man's duty 'by express command.' And if we ask where such a command is to be found, we are answered, 'The Jailor, for instance, was commanded to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that he might be saved,' Acts xvi 31. And this one text 'is selected as alone sufficient proof.' And as this text is selected to answer for all, ...
John Foreman
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Duty Faith : Part I - Published on July 21, 2004
...The Reason for writing these remarks Sir, I am, from the truth, example, and authority of the new testament word of God, a Strict Baptist communionist, knowing most assuredly, that no man, living under the profession of the name of Christ, can really regard and solemnly take that holy word for the standard of his faith and sole rule of his life, and not be so. But having, on the 17th of December last, received some papers, in the form of circulars, from the above association, giving an outline...
John Foreman
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Errors of Modern Evangelists - Published on July 19, 2004
...     The fundamental errors of modern evangelists are: They teach neither the SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD nor the TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MEN.   They do not teach God's UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION of a people in Christ to be redeemed by His faithful obedience and death. Instead they preach an impotent god who waits to see who will and who will not believe.   They do not teach an EFFECTUAL ATONEMENT accomplished by our Redeemer, but rather make His precious blood to be onl...     Article Length: Short
Arminianism : The Golden Idol of Freewill - Published on July 19, 2004
...Not unto us, 0 LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy Name, give glory for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake (Psalm 115:1). Some expositors have supposed, that this Psalm was penned by the prophet Daniel; on occasion of the miraculous deliverance of Shadrac, Meshac, and Abednego, when they came out, unhurt, from the burning fiery furnace, into which they had been thrown by the command of king Nebuchadnezzar. And, indeed, there are not wanting passages, in the Psalm itself, which seem to countenance...
Augustus Toplady
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The HEIR of HELL : Walking in Light - Published on July 19, 2004
...But we now have to draw a different picture, the fearful picture of an HEIR OF HELL WALKING IN LIGHT. Our materials for this sketch (for, of a character so various, so intricate. So ever-changing,so branching out into a thousand shapes and a million hues. Our description can only be a very feeble sketch) must be drawn from three sources: (1) From Scripture. (2) From observation of others.(3) From what I know of the deceitful workings and delusions of my own heart. To some who know neither the...
J.C. Philpot
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The HEIR of HEAVEN : Walking in Darkness - Published on July 19, 2004
..."Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow" ISAIAH 50:10-11. THE WORD OF GOD appears to me to resemble a vast and deep mine, in which precious m...
J.C. Philpot
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Trying the Spirits : Sermon 51 - Published on July 19, 2004
...Preached at Zoar Chapel, Great Alie Street, London, on Thursday evening, August 1, 1844 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God."-I John iv. 1. There are two evils in the human heart, which, when thoroughly ripened and brought to a head, become, the one, gross superstition, and the other open infidelity; superstition crediting everything, however false; infidelity believing nothing, however true. These two opposite evils, being closely bound up i...
J.C. Philpot
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The Gospel Standard Articles of Faith - Published on July 19, 2004
...I We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and receive them as a gracious revelation of the mind and will of God (Deut. 4:2, Ps. 19:7, Prov. 30:5-6, 2 Pet. 1:19-21, Rev. 22:18-19, John 5:39); and we believe that therein are revealed all the doctrines and truths which we here state. (2 Tim. 3:15-17.) II We believe that there is but one living and true God (Exod. 3:14, Deut. 4:35, Deut. 6:4, Num. 23:19, 1 Sam. 2:2-3, Ps. 90:2, Ps. 115:3, Ps. 135:5, Ps. 139:7-10, Prov. 15:3, ...     Article Length: Long
Calvin vs. Hyper-Spurgeonism : The Battle for the Preaching of the One Scriptural and Reformation Gospel - Published on July 18, 2004
...That C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a remarkable man, few would have the temerity to deny. That he was a man used of the Lord in his day to gather in many of his elect people by the preaching of the gospel, again, few would deny, but there are many who would deny that he was and is the final authority in respect of the faithful exposition of the Doctrines of Grace and their presentation. There are many who have real problems with Spurgeon's view of universal offers of grace and invitations to...
A.J. Baxter
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