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How to Identify a True Christian

September 5, 2013

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Pastor John MacArthur preaching on 1 John 3:4-8 in his message titled “The Christian’s Incompatibility with Sin – Part 2“: “John is concerned for us to understand how to identify a true Christian. There are doctrinal tests, that is what they believe. And there are moral tests, that is how they behave. There is the […]

Testimony of Regeneration

February 22, 2012

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One of the blessings that comes with posting articles to the internet is the unknown impact they will have in the future. Last week I learned that Amy Spreeman from Stand Up for the Truth had republished my February 2011 article titled, People Who Will Not Go to Heaven. The reposted article generated some traffic […]

Stories of Change – Christ Redeems!

July 6, 2011

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The one who has been saved by the grace of God through the Lord Jesus Christ experiences a real, tangible, inward change of the heart that leads to a life of sanctification. Titus 2:12 tells us that grace train[s] us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the […]

Why Christians Won’t Habitually Sin

March 24, 2011

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Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. – 1 John 3:4 The following comes from page 1951 in the John MacMarthur Bible Commentary and addresses the fact that born again believers do not habitually sin. Why Christians Won’t Habitually Sin This passage begins with the phrase “Whoever commits sin” (v. 4). Commits […]

Are You Born Again?

December 23, 2010

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By J.C. Ryle This is one of the most important questions in religion. Jesus Christ says, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”-John 3:3. Are you born again? It is not enough to reply, “I belong to the church; and I suppose I am.” Thousands of nominal Christians have […]

Blessed Purity

November 22, 2010

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I have been meaning to listen to Dr. Steven Lawson’s message from the 2009 Resolved Conference, “Blessed Purity”, for quite some time now, but just last week finally got around to do so – and I’m so thankful I did. Over the last several months I have had the opportunity to read and listen to […]

Farewell?

September 22, 2010

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By Justin Edwards The following message is being sent to all friends on my personal facebook page. Facebook limits the length of private messages so I am using the blog to allow the reader to continue reading here. I invite anyone to read this important message. Dear friends, I will be deleting this facebook page […]

Transformation

July 2, 2010

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By Mike Ratliff Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV) Despite the fact that the unregenerate refuse to accept what I am about to […]

Apostasy – Impossible for the Regenerated

June 17, 2010

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Deception Begins with Unbelief by Mike Ratliff And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is […]

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