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Without Love Our Doctrine Doesn't Count - Published on June 30, 2022
..."I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you." - John 16:12-15   &...
Brandan Kraft
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Salt Water - Published on June 29, 2022
...When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. - John 19:30     If we are to have assurance of salvation, we must not go looking to anywhere else other than Christ.   "It is finished."   Should we attempt to seek assurance elsewhere such as our feelings, or the works of our own hands or volition, it would be like trying to quench our thirst with salt water.   Salt water c...
Brandan Kraft
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Don't Cover the Altar with Your Tears - Published on June 27, 2022
...And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand. - Malachi 2:13     When we come to the Lord in repentance and faith, our only confidence that we have is that God alone is faithful to His covenant promises.  We don't deserve any mercy or grace because we have confessed our sins.  Indeed, our confession ...
Brandan Kraft
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The Title Reverend - Published on June 26, 2022
...He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. - Psalm 111:9     There is only ONE who should ever be called reverend, and that is the ONE who inhabits eternity.  His name is Jesus and holy and reverend is his name.  And so I don't understand why men and women today allow themselves to be referenced with this title, let alone encourage their followers to do so.  Have they not read the sc...
Brandan Kraft
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Has Jesus Been Lost in Your TULIP? - Published on June 24, 2022
..."Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." - Rev 2:4     I think a lot about the so-called Gospel Defenders that I departed from in my life.  I think I do so often because I was close with many of them, but now I find much of their behavior quite abhorrent.  I also have taken a step back and observed myself, and I am quite horrified as well.  I have had a glimpe of the ugliness of my si...
Brandan Kraft
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Sovereign Grace Formulism - Published on June 12, 2022
..."I don't tolerate false gospels." "I don't associate with ANYONE who compromises on the truth!" "Don't read that author, he's a COMPROMISER!  He said this terrible thing in one of his sermons, therefore the rest of his stuff is bad." "Don't visit PristineGrace.org, it's operated by the compromiser Brandan Kraft and he TOLERATES false religion.  He even asked people to pray for BROTHER Don Fortner when he was ...
Brandan Kraft
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Christ Our Altar - Published on June 11, 2022
..."We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle." - Hebrews 13:10     As a kid in a small rural town in the Missouri Ozarks, I was a member of the local Southern Baptist Church.  I still remember those hot sultry summer nights in that non air conditioned building where some revival preacher would come and preach for a few nights in a row.  I remember one particular revival meeting where there was quite an urgency that h...
Brandan Kraft
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Revisiting the Made Sin Controversy - Published on June 10, 2022
...For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 The Backstory     My soul has been tormented by the controversy and division that has taken place amongst many brethren by the so-called "made sin controversy."  This controversy was first made manifest in a sermon by Bro. Mark Daniel in Albany in February 2005 where he preached that Christ's substitution was so complet...
Brandan Kraft
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When Secondary Issues Become Primary - Published on June 10, 2022
...And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. - Acts 2:42     Sheep can sure be distracted and taken up with things that really have nothing to do with the primary issue, Christ and His Gospel.  It’s easy to get caught up with the things of religion, with the things of the world, and elevate them to levels of importance that we really shouldn’t.     And when we are gathered to wor...
Brandan Kraft
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An Eternal Perspective on Justification - Published on June 9, 2022
...Note:  This booklet is based on an article that I originally wrote in 2006.  Introduction     The Doctrine of God’s justification of His people in Christ from Eternity is such a wonderful doctrine and it brings such joy to my soul.  I first was introduced to the doctrine with John Gill’s writings, Don Fortner's preaching, Todd Nibert’s preaching, and Dr George Ella’s book John Gill and Justification from Eternity: A...
Brandan Kraft
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The Trinity - Published on June 8, 2022
...For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. - 1 John 5:7     I have always had a hard time understanding how God, being one is also three.  The mind cannot take in all that God is, and some preachers suggest we shouldn't try to figure it out, that we should just take the Scriptures at face value and accept the seeming paradox.  Henry Mahan once stated, “that man is a fool who ...
Brandan Kraft
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Is Grace Common? - Published on June 7, 2022
...    Is Grace Common?  What is Grace?  Does God love everyone?     Those of the free will persuasion will most undoubtedly answer that last question in the affirmative, that yes indeed, Grace is common to all men.  They will affirm that God loves everyone - so much so that he sent His only begotten son to live and die for everybody who will ever live.  They will quote John 3:16 ad nauseam thinking it makes their case for them.  But their argume...
Brandan Kraft
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Problems with Social Media - Published on June 6, 2022
...Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. - Matthew 10:16     I’ve been involved with the Internet now since the early 90s.  And so much has changed since I started using it.  In the 90s we used to get onto various bulletin boards and chat rooms and we’d talk about church and doctrine.  It’s kind of funny, because back then things weren’t nearly as controversial as ...
Brandan Kraft
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Stop Putting God in a Box! - Published on June 6, 2022
...    I'm convinced that we as believers really need to stop putting God in a neatly wrapped box.  We need to stop neatlly wrapping all the truth of God into an easy box that we can simply unwrap and just be content with our nice little package.  What I mean by that is we need to stop relying on our formulas and return to the whole of Scripture in order to discern the truth.  A lot of men think that that the five points of Calvinism, or what we call TULIP is ALL&n...
Brandan Kraft
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In Defense of Spurgeon - Published on June 5, 2022
...    It seems very strange that I would find myself sitting here today writing in defense of someone who has been dead for over one hundred and thirty years, but it sadly seems necessary to respond to the continual attacks upon this man and his character.   Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) nicknamed the “Prince of Preachers” has always been hated and slandered by his enemies, even long after he has been dead.  And I think it’s because he stands tall like a...
Brandan Kraft
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Tolerant Calvinists - Published on May 24, 2022
...Note: It's been brought to my attention by some of my fiercest critics (Scott Price and John Pedersen) have written about me, stating that they think  I'm a compromising tolerant calvinist (and therefore in their estimation,  an unbeliever, and an arch-heretic of the first order!).   I normally don't take the time to respond to critics like this, but I thought I'd break down logically the problem with calling "tolerant calvinists" unre...
Brandan Kraft
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The Great Apostasy - Published on February 7, 2022
...    Paul revealed in his own lifetime that the apocalyptic 'mystery of iniquity' was already at work.  In his farewell address to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20), he prophesied that false teachers and heresy in Christian congregations would greatly multiply after his death.  The mystery of iniquity is more than original sin.  It is the strange and unique sin of irreversible apostasy from God and Christ.  In 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul has a definite change of tone f...
Bob Higby
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Am I a Means Man? - Published on January 23, 2022
...The hour is coming and now is when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live. -  John 5:25 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. - Psalm 119:93    Someone wrote to me and asked me the question if I was a "means" man or an "anti-means" man.  Here is my attempt to answer that question.  For background purposes, this is how I understand the means ...
Brandan Kraft
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Preserved in Christ - Published on January 19, 2022
...To them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ - Jude 1:1     How wonderful it is to know that God's elect and chosen people are preserved in Christ.  Not just after they come to believe the truth by the Holy Spirit as it is presented in the Gospel, but even before they come to believe.  They have been joined together with Christ from eternity as they were given to Him in eternity.  Before they were born, or ever lived a life o...
Brandan Kraft
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Our Greatest Hindrance - Published on January 18, 2022
...    Our greatest hindrance in ministry, whether it be our preaching from the pulpit, or just telling others of what Christ has done for us is our sinful behavior.  Specifically, it is our religious behavior, which is in my opinion the most sinful behavior.     Those of us who rest in the finished work of Christ and are aware of God's sovereign grace in the work of salvation have absolutely no reason to come to others including non-believers, and bang them ove...
Brandan Kraft
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