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The Flesh - Published on January 25, 2020
..."That which is born of the flesh is flesh." - John 3:6     There is no promise made that in this life, we shall be set free from the indwelling and the in-working of sin. Many think that their flesh is to become "progressively holier and holier"—that sin after sin is to be removed gradually out of the heart—until at last they are almost made perfect in the flesh. But this is an idle dream, and one which, sooner or later will be crudely and roughly bro...
J.C. Philpot
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Because I Believed - Published on January 21, 2020
...    Unless you believe the Gospel revealed in this book, you aren't a believer in the biblical sense. But they look at believers and there is nothing scarier to religion in this world than a true believer. There is nothing scarier.     Now, they'll all say, "I believe," and they do believe something. They have a natural faith. They believe they belong to Jesus. They believe because they pray. They believe that they produce evidence that that they are but ...
Tim James
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Don’t Look Elsewhere for Peace - Published on January 21, 2020
...    As a believer In Christ never look for peace from friends or within family. True christianity will always cause a division in every area of life. If you are a man or a woman who is the "head" of your house, don't look for peace within your house when the rest of your family are non believers. Don't quarrel or "put" your foot down and demand anything from them. Jesus told Pilot that He could call down a legion of His Father's angels to fight for Him, ...
Gabe Gonzalez
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What Fellowship Can There Be? - Published on January 18, 2020
...    What fellowship can there be between those who have been made the righteousness of God in Christ by grace and those that Paul describes in another place like his own people that he says they are going about to establish their own righteousness? What kind of fellowship can there be between people who look to the Lord Jesus Christ and call him all their righteousness and those who on the other hand cover themselves, dress themselves in the filthy rags of their own self righteousness?...
Gary Shepard
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Social Media Boasting - Published on January 18, 2020
...    Dear Pristine Grace Community,     On the Pristine Grace website there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the page: "Disclaimer: Inclusion of an author or speaker on this website does not constitute an endorsement of everything stated by said person."     I have been accused of being a compromiser, my family has been defriended, and blocked on Facebook by someone because I mentioned I enjoyed reading Calvin's commentaries. I didn't say I ag...
Brandan Kraft
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What I Need to Hear - Published on January 17, 2020
...   When I attend corporate worship, I need to hear the Gospel. I need to know that His grace is still sufficient, even in the face of my total insufficiency. I need to hear about the victory procured for me on Calvary's tree. My sin-stained soul needs the solace and contentment of knowing that the blood He shed will always be sufficient for a sinner such as I. As long as I live, I will be a sinner in word, thought, and deed. I may exchange certain sinful tendencies for other sinful...
Jason Boothe
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If Ye Have Love for One Another - Published on January 17, 2020
..."𝗕𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧". (Jn. 13:35)     There is a way our invisible saving connection to Christ becomes visible, manifest to outsiders ("all men"). Christ says, th...
Renat Ilyasov
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This Past Year - Published on January 5, 2020
...    Many things happened this past year that we did not expect, anticipate, or desire.  Many things happened that we did not expect, anticipate, but which we did desire.  It will be same for this coming year.  But if we could only look at all matters of providence through the eyes of our sovereign God, we would have no fear, dread, or anxiety over that which comes our way each day of each year.  One may ask, “How can poor sinful human beings view these things ...
Bill Parker
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Review Your Own Experience - Published on January 5, 2020
...    REVIEW YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE, see if in your own salvation you only accepted an “invitation” and availed yourself of it to secure your acceptance with God, or were you awakened to a sensibility of your guilty, lost and helpless condition by the irresistible and almighty power of God? Was it left optional with you to decide whether you would live or die, when by the arrows of the Almighty you were arrested and arraigned before the bar of Eternal Justice? Why did you there ...
Gilbert Beebe
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Just for Thomas - Published on January 4, 2020
...But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe." - John 20:24-25     When I was in false, self-righteous, work based religion, I can't count the number of times I heard messages and rea...
Richard Warmack
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For Those Who Are Quick to Judge - Published on January 1, 2020
...“Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.” - Matthew 21:31     These words of the Lord Jesus, together with His excoriation of the Pharisees in passages like Matthew 23:1ff. and Luke 18:10ff., underscore the following:     Self righteousness is the penultimate expression of human evil.      The relevance of this point for those who profess the gospel of Scripture can not be overstated...
John Pedersen
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Polemics - Published on January 1, 2020
...    Cutting down Asherim poles of free will and other works religions is not the same as building true altars to JESUS (YHWH Salvation). Polemics are like unto sledge-hammers. They are good for smashing the high places. But without positive gospel preaching (which is a balm of Gilead for laboring and heavy laden self-"sinners" - elect) you will just have ruins of Dagon worship, but not much of YHWH worship.      You think about that....
Renat Ilyasov
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Regarding the New Year - Published on December 31, 2019
...    Well, as I sit fighting sleep and looking over the few posts and messages on FB this evening, I realize that 2019, like all years, have been good and bad. From the perspective of life, there have been many hard blows. We've lost loved ones, battled illness, fought the good fight, and even lost a few battles. From the position of the true life, we have only had joy, fullness, and assurance of an everlasting hope that is ours in Jesus Christ our Lord.      So, t...
James H. Tippins
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Be Very Careful When Judging - Published on December 11, 2019
...    I think one of the worst things a believer can do in a relationship with another is to try to determine what someone is thinking, especially if you think they are upset with you.. many times a person will be a thousand miles away with their thoughts and troubles.. Another is to take someone else's word for something they supposedly said or did.. Don't ever take someone's word alone on something to make a judgement about a person.. it's notoriously unreliable an...
Chip Holbrook
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Do Not Confuse Conversion with Salvation - Published on December 4, 2019
..."Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 the things that are freely given to us of God". - 1Co. 2:12     We have received the Spirit, in order that we might know {through belief in the gospel}  𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵 ...
Renat Ilyasov
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Regarding Those Who Erect Barriers to Fellowship - Published on December 4, 2019
...    The Hebrews and the Galatians were believers stumbling at the gospel. Any other reading of those texts is simply reading what you want into the text to make your false points.      All believers stumble at the gospel. All sin is at it root unbelief and all unbelief at its root is gospel unbelief.      And brothers, be sure of this you will never convince some brothers that you are believers.      They have set up a self-righteou...
Bobby Capps
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If I Don’t Fit, So Be It - Published on December 2, 2019
...    My friends, my goal is not to make God look bad or even good, he is who he is. My goal is to worship and preach him as he has revealed himself, even if that means I have to put down my presuppositions, feelings, philosophy, and favorite writers and preachers. Even if it brings division and goes against popular consensus. My goal is not to please men or be popular, but as God gives grace and light, faithfully preach the word of God and to worship him for who he is and not what I mak...
Mikal Smith
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Perspectives - Published on November 23, 2019
...    Those whom God calls "righteous" see themselves as sinners; Those whom God calls "wicked" see themselves as righteous....
John Pedersen
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What God Taught Moses is True for All of God's Children - Published on November 20, 2019
...The eternal God IS THY REFUGE, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. - Deu 33:27     After decades of stressing myself to the point of almost a brain aneurysm about political and geo-political matters, culminating in the highest stress in 2012, the Lord graciously taught me a lesson. By His grace, He directed me to the book of Daniel, changing my mind completely in all these matters. Here is the...
Richard Warmack
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Works Evidence But Cannot Validate - Published on November 17, 2019
...     Works, evidence faith but cannot validate it. Show me a religious work that the carnal man cannot mimic, at least for awhile! At the end of the day when we have done all that is our duty, all we can say is that we are unprofitable servants. Are our works important? Absolutely! We were foreordained unto good works before the foundation of the world. But the child of Grace should never look to these works as an assurance of their salvation. Faith is the substance of things HOPE...
Mikal Smith
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