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Why the Devil Lets You Alone

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? – Romans 7:24 “I shall conclude by making an observation or two to many now present. There are some here who say, “I am never disturbed in that fashion.” Then I am sorry for you. I will tell you the reason […]

The Ham-Nye Debate in 40 Seconds

In case you missed it, this pretty much sums it up.

The Least Free Place in America

Colleges and universities are no longer for education, but indoctrination for young minds to conform to rules of censorship, speech codes and political correctness. Indeed, they are institutions which foster and promote the very antithesis of free-thinking.

Skilled

Jay Adams: Ezra was a skilled scribe.  His task, at least in part, was much like that of a preacher. How did he get that way? What was the source of such skill? Here is the answer: Ezra had determined in his heart to Study the law of the Lord, Obey it, And teach its […]

Abbot and Costello Explain Socialism

 

Is He to Be Trusted, or Marked as Harmful to the Church?

What Ever Happened to Individual Responsibility?

The moral decline of America continues unabated. The governing powers manifest this immoral state. Contributing factors are many, but one stands out in my own mind. It is that of individual responsibility. It is as scare as hen’s teeth in this ‘modern progressive’ society. People today are irresponsible beyond belief when compared to the early […]

The Only Love We Can Return to God

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – I John 4:10, 11 Love and Law are necessary counterparts, necessary to each other. God’s […]

When Leaders No Longer Lead

From JTM: “A good shepherd leads his sheep to pasture. He cares for their every need. He does not drive the sheep with the shepherds crook, but rather uses it to correct the wayward. Leadership, at any level, should know and follow the example of the Good Shepherd. Failure to do so leaves the sheep […]

Coming to An End

All things must come to an end, and 5ptsalt is no exception. It’s not completely over, it’s just beginning. Stay tuned.

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Placating the Religious Heathen Will Result in Greater Christian Persecution

Pope Gregory’s correspondence with Augustine, as reported in Bede’s History of the English Church and People, provides us with a classic example of those who profess to represent the Christian faith, but who’s understanding of the Covenant of Grace and redemption go far astray. Augustine asks a series of questions of the Pope, one of […]

1689 Federalism vs Dispensationalism

“Understand the differences between the particular Baptist covenant theology of the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith and Dispensationalism.”

Happy Lee-Jackson Day from Virginia

Ok, so I’m a day late. Happy Lee-Jackson Day anyway. It is a day that two noble, Christian men are honored and remembered, and for good reason. I recently read the excellent book, Lee: A Life of Virtue which reveals a refreshing look at the life and beautiful character of the man – passionate patriot, […]

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Tim Keller, The Gospel Coalition and the Promotion of Roman Catholic Mysticism

Take pride in being “reformed”? Be careful my friends. New Calvinism is not Calvinism. It may usurp the terms and lingo, but it is not the same thing. New Calvinism is nothing less than a Roman Catholic theological carjacking by the Devil. Tim Keller, and many other new Calvinists, are not truly reformed, Calvinistic theologians […]

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Pastor in Dundee, Scotland to Tony Miano: You’re Not Helping, You’re Harming and Crying Wolf

I ask all who follow Cross Encounters Ministries and/or visit this website to pray not only for me, but for Christians around the world that are facing various forms of persecution, most far more serious than what I experienced in Scotland, as they lovingly and boldly proclaim the gospel to a lost and dying world. […]

Falling Asleep At the Computer

Check out this video of a young man falling asleep at his computer. You know, before security cameras, a guy could maybe get away with it, but it’s a lot harder these days! And just in case you need one…. Top Excuses for Falling Asleep at Work: They told me at the blood bank this […]

A Challenge to Military Supporters

I’ve had enough folks. This may – may – be my last comment on the subject. First, know this: I support everyone who is serving, or has served,  in the military. I do not hate, nor am I against, those who serve in the military of the United States. I recognize your decision to serve […]

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Where Have All the Patriots Gone?

Edmund Burke, reflecting on the French Revolution, said, “To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.” There is a twin responsibility that encompasses a great and noble nation. It may be summed up in the powers that be and the people. Responsibility rest on the whole to the exclusion of neither. […]

Tony Miano: Improve Results of Evangelistic Services By Getting Arrested

If other pastors ask a serious question about how to replicate actions that will increase results from an evangelistic service [as if their actions, itinerary or method will make a difference, as if it is in their power to make it so], is the answer to give them – even “in jest” – that getting […]

michael_p_murphy January 13

Lone Survivor: A Film of Counterfeit Patriotism and Ungodly Aggression

CNN host Jake Tapper’s interview with the subject of the Mark Wahlberg film Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, became tense on Friday when the veteran of Operation Red Wings apparently took offense at Tapper’s suggestion that the botched mission was a mistake. Luttrell defended his fellow veterans who lost their lives in that operation and asked […]

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