Pristine Grace

Churchianity
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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 (KJV)     Lately, I've been thinking of a grou...
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.    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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