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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 […]

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 Living a Lie?

March 8, 2011

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When I come across brothers and sisters in Christ who have a similar testimony as me, I rejoice in the fact that God removed the scales from their eyes like He did mine, but I am made all the more aware that there are still so many people out there who cling to a false […]

People Who WILL NOT Go to Heaven

February 1, 2011

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For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. – 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8 As pointed out in Dear “Carnal Christian”, the visible church is overburdened with professing Christians who have never been truly converted. […]

THIS IS WAR!

December 14, 2010

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You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. – 2 Timothy 2:3-4 When you think of soldiers, what are the first things that come to mind? […]

What’s on Your iPod?

December 8, 2010

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Music is perhaps the most ingrained form of entertainment in our society. From the moment we entered the world, lullabies were whispered into our ears to sooth us and help us go to sleep. We use music to help us learn, to help us think, to motivate us, to energize us, to calm us, to […]

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 […]

Sanctification – The Christian Grows in Grace

November 14, 2010

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By J.I. Packer (from Concise Theology) “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?…And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor. 6:9, […]

Get Sanctified! (Sexual Impurity)

November 13, 2010

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From the Grace to You blog: In terms of its depravity, America is beginning to look like ancient Rome as it plunges into new depths of sexual immorality. Here are a few examples of how pervasive our perversions have become: In the last 50 years, public opinion on fornication has changed dramatically. Educational institutions used […]

10 Principles for New Christians

November 13, 2010

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By Justin Edwards When one surrenders their life to the Lord Jesus Christ and is saved by grace through faith, the next step is submitting to the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit.  Your being justified before God is only the beginning, now it’s time for you to grow in the knowledge of God through […]