Pristine Grace

Churchianity
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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.    For...
Brandan Kraft
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Ichabod Etched into Every Door - Published on June 18, 2020
...And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.  - 1 Samuel 4:21-22     Here's a quick story about Ichabod, the grandson of Eli,  the priest of the Lord in Shiloh.  After the Ark of the covenant was stolen by the Phillistines, the glory of God was taken from Israel.  ...
Brandan Kraft
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How Should We Judge Arminians - Published on June 16, 2020
...Editor's note: While I don't agree with every point in this article, I find that it makes interesting points.. - Brandan     One of our readers has asked for clarification of a statement made in a previous issue. In the earlier issue, we answered the question, "Can Arminians be Saved?" and made statements to the effect that some who may very well be true Christians are inconsistent in the profession of salvation by grace, when they speak of choosing Christ and of f...
Ron Hanko
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Clericalism - Published on June 16, 2020
...Editors Note:  This is an e-mail I received from John Robbins prior to his death.  This one was excellent because it expressed my sentiments perfectly!  I don't always agree with those WCF presbyterians, but this one was good.  - Brandan Dear Friends, On July 16 the Louisiana Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America unanimously declared Pastor Steve Wilkins of the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church to be "publicly exonerated and declared to be faith...
John W. Robbins
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Locked-Up Sheep - Published on May 4, 2020
...    I remember countless reports throughout my lifetime of children who were locked in their rooms for months on end, barely fed, not bathed, with no affection or care. These children sometimes could not speak or were so malnourished that they were unable to stand with long-term physical problems.      The same is true for many sheep these days. They are happily locked in their rooms, cut off from truth, removed from the ability to apprehend or live out their Christia...
James H. Tippins
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Are We Under the Ten Commandments? - Published on May 2, 2020
...    Recently I received a letter from a friend in another state asking me this question, "Are we under the ten commandments as a principle in our lives?" The answer to that question is most important to us all. Therefore, I will attempt to answer it publicly in this article.     Let me state emphatically that there is no sense in which the believer is under the law. We observe no covenant with the law, no ceremony of the law, and no commitment to the law. And we ...
Don Fortner
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Study to Be Quiet - Published on March 11, 2020
...But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you... - 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11     John Gill had this to say about studying to be quiet...     &q...
Brandan Kraft
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Liberty - Published on February 24, 2020
...    The average church has brainwashed its members — Woe unto that person today in any church who opposes the official line and dares to be what God has made him, an individual. Individual liberty and religious freedom is nowhere more lost than in the modern church where today it is almost unknown....
Scott Richardson
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Don’t Chew on the Briars - Published on February 8, 2020
...    There is not a preacher – living or dead – with whom you cannot find fault, either in what he says, what he writes, or what he does. Perfection is only found in our Lord. “I find no fault in HIM.” His ambassadors, however, are human and not only subject to mistakes, but prone to error, except they are kept, led, and taught by the Holy Spirit.     Let us be patient with one another, pray for one another, and look for the good and not the bad...
Henry Mahan
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Are You Called to Preach? - Published on September 6, 2019
...     Do you think you are called to preach? Do you know a zealous man who thinks he is? So what is “this calling” of which we hear often spoken? All throughout the evangellyfish churchianity world, young men get this burning in their bosom that they are “called to preach.” My question for all those that think they are called is this… “PREACH WHAT!?”      What exactly are these men called to preach? They think they a...
Brandan Kraft
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Debunking the 'Great Satan' Myth : Part 1 : The Biblical Argument - Published on August 17, 2019
...“One Little Word Shall Fell Him.”  Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, streng...
Bob Higby
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Our Biggest Hindrance - Published on August 7, 2019
...     I don't believe something because a prominent preacher, confession or creed, or any acedemia says something is so. I don’t believe something just because I’ve been taught it my whole life. When we put our trust in men, we surely will be let down as well as taught wrongly.       A dear preacher friend of mine, Bro Royce Smith, once said, "our biggest hindrance to learning is what we already 'know'."    ...
Mikal Smith
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Simple, Silent, Unassuming Worship - Published on August 4, 2019
...And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. (4) And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? (5) For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. (6) And Jesus said...
Drew Dietz
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Why Pray? Just Go! : The Great Commission : Is it for Today? - Published on July 8, 2019
..."And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen." Matt. 28:18-20  "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believ...
Mike Krall
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Is Soul Winning the Measure of Spirituality? - Published on July 8, 2019
...     About 12 or so years ago we paid visit on a specific Lord's day to a near by Arminian fundamentalist church. The theme that had been propagated was the 90% tithe week. It seemed that the following Lord's day was going to be the 90% tithe week as opposed to their usual legalistic 10% tithe. This time they wanted to prove how much God was going to honor the giving of these tithitarians.       Although memory does not serve me too well to recall wh...
Mike Krall
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The Covenant Children - Published on July 5, 2019
...     I noticed recently a post on a social media site that a lady had written about one of her children being sick. There was a response in which the one posting said, "l love covenant children!" When I read the lady with the sick child's response to the comment, I was immediately filled with praise and thanksgiving to God! She responded, "Don't know if he's in the covenant of grace yet as he doesn't believe." God be thanked that He had given he...
Gary Shepard
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The 400 Year Reign of the Baptist Popes - Published on May 3, 2019
...The Protestant movement arose in the early 16th century as an attempt to overthrow centuries of corruption and false doctrine in the Roman Catholic church. The heart and soul of the Protestant Reformation focused on a revival of Pauline soteriology, in opposition to the Papal doctrine of justification before God achieved by means of inner transformation--communicated in the clergy-administered church sacraments. The leaders of Protestantism have never acknowledged that the entire system of Roman soteriology was invented and expounded by Augustine of Hippo. There is instead an insistence that Augustinian theology is the very basis of the Reformation. Gus is alleged by Reformed teachers to espouse justification exclusively by the free grace of God in the person of Jesus Christ....
Bob Higby
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The Altar of Universalism - Published on April 14, 2019
...     Many today will seek to worship God at the altar of universalism. They will sit under a preacher who lulls them into the sleep of eternal death with the message of “God loves you, He loves everybody, Christ died for all men so He died for you.” They will perish under this deception while clutching one verse, John 3:16, without knowing what the Bible really says about the love of God and without knowing who Christ died for. Without knowing that God hates some men w...
Gary Shepard
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The Immorality of a False Gospel - Published on February 27, 2019
...     Many professing Christians today attempt to discern an individual's regeneration based on a person's outward morality (e.g~ he or she loves their spouse, loves their children, goes to church, etc.) over and above the gospel that one confesses. These people fail to recognize that confessing a false gospel is more immoral than homosexuality and other blatantly obvious sins. They also exalt the Law over and above the gospel that they profess to love so dearly in their se...
Andrew Burgess
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Duty - Published on January 27, 2019
...For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. Romans 7:18      Many of the early settlers (in fact most of them) which came to the shores of what is now our great nation came here as indentured servants. Since there were no bankruptcy laws in England at the time, if a man incurred a debt that he could not pay he either had to go to a debtors prison until that debt was settl...
Mike McInnis
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