What the World Needs Is the Bible and A Belt

Paul Washer Church Plant Still Pushing Mysticism

As most readers of this blog know, my family once attended Paul Washer’s church plant in Radford Virginia. We eventually left (and not soon enough) due to doctrinal differences which I felt – and knew – were not what most would call ‘secondary’. As a minister, I do not see how anything in God’s Word […]

2015: How John MacArthur Denies the Grounds of Salvation

In Luke 1:31-33, an angel promised Mary three things regarding her son, Jesus; specifically, that Jesus: would be great and would be given the throne of His earthly ancestor, King David would reign over the house of Jacob forever and His kingdom, once established, would have no end. Scripture makes it indisputably clear that it […]

Obama: To Base Policy on God’s Law “a dangerous thing”

and then there is this commentary on Obama….

America, and Western Civilization Is Dying

The reason for, and the explanation of, the fall of the American empire, and, for western civilization, is very simple. Unregenerate men love darkness more than light. In other words, they hate God. It’s that simple. God says: “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness […]

Why Black History Month Is A National Embarassment

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Changing Your Lifestyle for the Better

You wanted to know how it is that a person can change his lifestyle? The answer is simple: Anyone can change if he is determined to do so. Some change for health reasons (they may stop smoking). Others change in order to please a certain girl—or fellow—as the case may be (they change their language […]

The New (Old) Name of Modern Evangelicalism: ‘Candyism’

Many descriptions have been used to highlight various aspects of the weakness, shallowness, doctrinalphobia and man-centeredness of too much of 20th and 21st century “evangelicalism”. But a single term has eluded us—one which would incorporate the entire grievous condition and capture the real essence of the problem. It is the conviction of this writer that […]

The End?

From the moment of my writing until midnight tonight, I have to make a decision whether to continue the domain of 5ptsalt.com. It’s not easy. On the one hand, I started it for all the wrong reasons. On the other, there is evidence that some have benefited by it. Then again, there are many who […]

John MacArthur: “You Can Be Saved By Sight”

Salvation by sight, not faith alone? Hello?

“Failure To Obey”: Why the U.S. Constitution Has Failed & God’s Law Is the Only Answer

Seventy Times Seven

Jesus, Our Example

What does it mean to have Jesus as our example and to follow in His footsteps? Look at I Peter 2:21: For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. We acknowledge that Christ suffered and died in our behalf, […]

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Invalidating the Doctrine of A 1000 Year Reign of Christ

And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  – Revelation 20:4 (Literal translation) The validity of the doctrine of a 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ on this earth is easily dismissible as completely illogical and invalid. The passage quoted above is a literal translation. Note it carefully. For those readers who have […]

Two Resurrections, Thousand years Between ‘Em and A Dispensationalist In A Pear Tree

This is a follow up post regarding the millennial teaching of a double physical resurrection which I dealt with recently. Why a follow up? Because I’ve been asked to explain something in this comment received. Pay attention to what this guy asks: I accept that the Thessalonians passage describes only one resurrection – that of […]

Q&A: Will the Sins of Christians Be Revealed At the Final Judgment?

Speculation. We’ll have none of that here. Let’s stick to “What saith the Scriptures?” First, Revelations  20:12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which […]

Ferguson MO and the Real Race War

How Many Resurrections Will There Be?

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. – I Thessalonians 4:16 The passage quoted above is often used by millennialists as a proof text confirming the teaching of a double resurrection, […]

Russell Moore Summoned to Vatican, Happily Wags Tail

Later this month, Russell Moore – President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethic and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – will be attending a conference at the Vatican meant to bolster a defense of “traditional marriage.” As wonderful as it is that most Southern Baptists and the Bishop of Rome (and self-pronounced “Vicar of Christ on […]

The Myth of the ‘Mission Trip’

“Youth groups and their leaders love ‘mission trips’ but it’s time for a bit of honesty among the practitioners of such enterprises.  First, they exhibit a kind of colonialism and an attitude of superiority.  That is, the mission trippers leave their affluent homes (mission trips are expensive) and they travel to some impoverished area and […]

How Pastors Might Avoid Lawsuits for Refusing to Marry Gays

You’re a pastor, and a gay couple comes to you and ask you to marry them. You know it’s out of the question, sinful and in your heart you refuse to do it. Then again, you’ve read the news and it’s everywhere. Gays are suing churches left and right for refusing to marry them. In […]

Ken Silva: Death of A Friend

Friends die, it’s a fact of life. It happens all the time, every day. Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries, has passed away after a long illness. No, I have no particulars regarding his illness, nor the plans for the funeral, but, the news of his death is making the rounds, and for that, I am […]

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