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My Thanks for Your Generosity

September 6, 2014

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A few years ago I set up my Amazon wishlist to help me organize a desired list of books for future reading. It has been a very valuable tool in not allowing important books to get away from me, even if it might be years before I actually purchase or read them. For instance, any […]

Holiness vs. the “Holiness Movement”

January 2, 2013

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I was recently asked about the “holiness movement” and whether I “believe that while you’re set free from the bondage and dominion of sin, do you now claim to walk perfectly uprightly, or, are you still grappling with your sin nature (flesh patterns) in a fallen world?” Here is my answer that might be helpful […]

Perverted Love, Sex, and Abortion

September 18, 2012

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Flee from sexual immorality… – 1 Corinthians 6:18a On the drive in to work today, I caught a significant portion of a sermon by John MacArthur titled Fundamental Christian Attitudes: Love.  What I’d like to share with you is an excerpt where he discusses the world’s perverted definition of love and the consequences of practicing […]

Rewind, Refocus, Reload

July 21, 2012

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Resting in the reality that I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared for me before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 2:10), has given me much relief recently. Not only that, but my sanctification, though I work out in fear in trembling before the Lord, is ultimately a […]

Bastard vs. Legitimate Children

June 20, 2012

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In closing his message titled The Christian’s Assurance of Salvation, Paul Washer contrasts the difference between a child of God, who receives the loving discipline of the Father, and the illigitimate (bastard) child who receives no discipline at all but continues in his waywardness. We see this truth addressed in Hebrews 12:3-11, paying close attention to […]

Charles Stanley and False Assurance of Salvation

May 8, 2012

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The following is a guest post from Shawn Pander addressing Charles Stanley’s unbiblical view of sanctification and assurance of salvation. Brethren, as a born again follower of Jesus Christ I have realized it is usually acceptable with many believers to expose the teachings of Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, or Rob Bell. However, there are many […]

Are You Sure You Are Saved?

February 23, 2012

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In an appropriate follow-up from yesterday’s post, Testimony of Regeneration, Wretched provides the below excerpt from Paul Washer regarding the view that being morally upright saves a person. Changed behavior saves no one. It is only the grace of God, by the new birth, through repentance grounded in godly sorrow and faith alone in Jesus […]

The Traits of New Creatures in Christ

October 6, 2011

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In studying last night, I came across a chart in the John MacArthur Bible Commentary titled The Traits of New Creatures in Christ.  Just yesterday Manfred posted an article at Defending Contending titled, “What Is a True Christian?”, and I thought this post might be complementary to it. The first column in MacArthur’s chart concerns […]

Should Christians Keep the Torah?

July 21, 2011

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  We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified [1] by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of […]

What Is Wrong with NON-Lordship Salvation? – Part 5

March 31, 2011

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Had it been possible for you to have had salvation without sanctification, it would have been a curse to you instead of a blessing. If such a thing were possible, I cannot conceive of a more lamentable condition than for a man to have the happiness of salvation without the holiness of it; happily, it […]

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