Pristine Grace

Gospel Distinctives
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He Stood Alone; No Other Man Stood With Him - Published on August 4, 2019
...‘And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren’ - Genesis 45:1      Oh blessed revelation of the gospel in one verse; how simple, how straight forward and clear! Our lovely and omnipotent Redeemer must stand alone before the justice and wrath of God on our behalf, and no one stood with Him as He took my shame and blame before His heavenly Father.      As He cried, “my God, my God why hast thou forsake...
Drew Dietz
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For Thy Pleasure They Are and Were Created - Published on July 30, 2019
...“For Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.” – Revelation iv, 11.      In this expression inspiration has been pleased to give us the object of creation. Mortals in their ignorance and conceit, act much as though they supposed the world was made for their special, selfish interests, and benefit; entirely ignoring the exalted plane from whence revelation testifies of the wise and deeply-laid purposes of Him, who has brough...
William Smoot
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The Angels of 2 Peter 2:4 - Published on July 20, 2019
...DEAR BROTHER BEEBE: * A friend at Booneville, Miss., requests my views through the SIGNS on 2 Peter 2:4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.” I had rather answer him privately, but cannot make out his signature.      As Peter is speaking of false teachers in the connection of our text, and also speaks of the destruction of the old world by the f...
Gilbert Beebe
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Adam's Original Sin - Published on July 18, 2019
...Introduction     I'm writing this article to address the common understanding of Adam, the imputation of sin, and who he truly represented in his fall.  Please be advised that before you really dig in to this article, that I do veer strongly away from the common understanding of Adam and his relationship to us.  This may challenge some of your long-standing beliefs, but I hope that you walk away with a better understanding of what I believe, and quite possibly emb...
Brandan Kraft
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God Loves Fags - Published on July 16, 2019
...    I'm titling this short article "God Loves Fags" as a response to the "God Hates Fags" message you have probably heard spoken of by the Westboro Baptist Church in the mainstream media.  Ironically,  on the surface, I agree with their statement regarding God's hatred of people.  God does indeed hate people - and He hates homosexuals - some of them at least.  He also hates non-homosexuals.  He hates all kinds of peopl...
Brandan Kraft
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Preaching the Promise of the Gospel - Published on July 16, 2019
...     God's preachers are sent to preach the Gospel. They are not sent to preach vain, worthless issues. The Apostle Paul wrote, "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel" (1 Corinthians 9:16). Every message should define and distinguish the good news, that single message which is "the power of God unto salvation" (Rom. 1:16). Most everyone w...     Article Length: Long
The Glory of God Revealed in the Gospel - Published on July 16, 2019
...     The Bible teaches us the purpose of all things in eternity, creation, providence, judgment, and salvation is to glorify the one living and true God.  We could fill pages with verses of Scripture proclaim­ing this fact, but consider how the Apostle Paul was inspired by God the Holy Spirit to write the follow­ing acclamation of praise to God –      Romans 11 – (33) O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowled...     Article Length: Very Long
Election and Particular Redemption - Published on July 16, 2019
...     There are so many misconceptions of the Gospel truths of election and particular (or definite) redemption. These misconceptions are fostered mainly by natural prejudices and misunderstandings concerning what the Bible teaches about these blessed doctrines of grace.  The goal of this article, if God be pleased to use it, is to remove the prejudices against election and particular redemption and to show the Scriptural reality of both.  In most cases natural preju...     Article Length: Long
The Believer and God's Law - Published on July 16, 2019
...     The believer's relationship to the law of God has been a long debated subject and a point of division among those who claim to believe the Gospel. Some claim that God's law is the believer's rule of conduct and obedience. Their opponents accuse them of being legalists. Others deny that God's law is the believer's rule of conduct and obedience. Their opponents accuse them of being antinomians (without law). Some claim that New Testament believers are still ...     Article Length: Long
The Day You Were Converted - Published on July 15, 2019
...    I've noticed amongst some believers, there tends to be a great focus on the actual day one came to believe the Gospel, and that if you can't pin-point it, you may not know the Gospel.  I can certainly understand how this understanding came into being, so let me help you out if you're struggling with assurance.     The simple matter of fact is it doesn't matter when you came to believe the truth.  If you believe the Gospel now, you are one...
Brandan Kraft
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Supralapsarianism - Published on July 15, 2019
...     Supralapsarianism, for all its insistence on a certain logical order among the divine decrees, is essentially, so it seems to us, the unobjectionable view that God controls the universe purposefully. God acts with a purpose. He has an end in view and sees the end from the beginning. Every verse in Scripture that in one way or another refers to God's manifold wisdom, every statement indicating that a prior event is for the purpose of causing a subsequent event, every ...
Gordon H. Clark
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Christ Made Sin : The Imputation of Sin to Christ - Published on July 13, 2019
..."God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." -   2 Cor. 5:21      Our sins were imputed to him as to a sacrifice. Christ the just is put in the place of the unjust, to suffer for them (1 Peter 3 :18). Christ is said to bear sin, as a sacrifice bears sin (Isaiah 53:10, 12). His soul was made an offering for sin. But sin was so laid upon the victims, as that it was imputed to them in a judicial a...
Stephen Charnock
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The More Earnest Need - Published on July 13, 2019
...Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. - Hebrews 2:1    None of us would dare to say that the Law of Moses is a lie.  Yet we can most surely say that if a person should regard that law, apart from seeing it as a mere schoolmaster to bring us to CHRIST then such adherence is based upon a lie.   This is the very error of those who use the law as a means of establishing their...
Mike McInnis
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Is Christ the Minister of Sin? - Published on July 13, 2019
...But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. Galatians 2:17     The most common objection that many (well-meaning teachers who oppose the preaching of free grace) set forth is that the preaching of salvation by grace alone, will cause men to sin without restraint.  The reason that they feel this way is twofold.  The main one is that they do not understand the pervas...
Mike McInnis
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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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Willful Sin - Published on July 13, 2019
...For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. - Hebrews 10:26      The workmongers of the religious world will always try to twist and obscure the scriptures in order to lay burdens of one type or another upon the free born sons of GOD.  This particular scripture is often construed to mean that if a child of GOD is found guilty of a sin which he openly knows is sin and voluntarily commits it ...
Mike McInnis
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Condemned Sin - Published on July 13, 2019
...For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. - Romans 8:3    When the LORD spoke to Moses from the burning bush, HE told him, “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)  HE did not have reference specifically to the particular spot where the bush was loc...
Mike McInnis
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The Wisdom of This World - Published on July 13, 2019
...And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. - Genesis 3:6      It is part of the natural disposition of men to desire knowledge.   This is certainly a blessing from GOD.  The quest for knowledge and wisdom is not in itself sinful.  Yet as with all other things wh...
Mike McInnis
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Faith and Believing - Published on July 13, 2019
...     Many, despising disputes about faith, take a pleasure in saying, “if we do as we would be done by, we hope God will not condemn us, or make any inquiry about what was our faith.” Agreed; do this, and you shall live. If you hope then to live by doing your duty, take care henceforth to do it perfectly. If you have already sinned, hope to live by your repentance, take care that your repentance be sincere, uniform, effectual, and permanent. Let your repentance be...
Robert Sandeman
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The Work of Christ - Published on July 13, 2019
...Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before Him. - Isaiah 62:11      When I was a young man, the religious tradition in which I was raised spoke of "salvation" as a state which a man could attain by acting in his own free will to accept what CHRIST had done by HIS death on Calvary's cross. It taught that if a man could be persuaded to &...
Mike McInnis
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