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The Witness of the Spirit, Water and Blood

He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. – I John 5:10 The only basis for saving faith is the testimony of God Himself concerning His Son Jesus […]

There Goes John Bradford!

There must be something very heinous in the nature of sin thus to awaken grief and abhorrence in every virtuous mind. To be indifferent to the moral character of those around us, if such a state of mind is possible, is proof of a sad benumbing of all virtuous sensibilities. To take pleasure in those, […]

Leaving the Elementary Doctrine of Christ

  Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God – Hebrews 6:1 (NASB) We have here the apostle’s advice to the Hebrews – that they would grow up from a state of childhood to […]

John MacArthur is Robbing the Church

[ For the sake of the Church, I'd like to ask you to share this post far and wide. Thanks - JT ] For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles […]

Worldly Evangelism–It Stinketh to High Heaven

I am very disappointed. James White has coupled himself with hip-hop artists and new calvinist methods in order to proclaim a biblical message in a popular way. In other words, using what the world loves in order to reach the world. It is both shameful and inexcusable. For the record, if the genre of music […]

Raised Up with Christ

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. – Colossians 3:1,2 Salvation and citizenship in the kingdom of God are the exclusive privilege of […]

Behold, all things have…remained old.

So that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (LITV) I must say that it appears to me that the "New Kind of Christian" being created is simply the old kind of Christianity that fits right […]

He Calls Us Friends

Jesus has called me His friend. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that. Here’s a short snippet from a recent sermon of mine. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard […]

Why Replacement Theology is Silly

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now […]

Dispensationalism: Diminishing the Cross of Christ

According to dispensationalists, animal sacrifices will be reinstituted during a future millennium along with a new temple in Jerusalem. The resumption of animal sacrifices, according to John MacArthur, is the new, old way to memorialize Christ. Israel rejected their Messiah, but when they have received Him and are in His kingdom, they will have a […]

The Manner in which Christ was Forsaken on the Cross

The question has been asked, “But how could God forsake God?” The answer must be that God the Father deserted his Son’s human nature, and even this in a limited, though very real and agonizing, sense. The meaning cannot be that there was ever a time when God the Father stopped loving his Son. Nor […]

What Wrath?

For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. – John 5:22-23 Is this a problem for the young, reformed […]

Christ Never ‘Forsaken’

The Concert of the Trinity: An Exposition of the So-called Cry of Dereliction Psalm 22:1 & Matthew 27:46 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” C. D. Alexander The Atonement is the crowning point of the Divine Revelation. The world itself was made for Calvary – not Calvary for the world. To understand […]

The Mirror

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. – James 1:23-24 by David Leach Of all […]

Serving is Better than Ruling

There is no grace which should distinguish the Christian so much as humility. He that would be great in the eyes of Christ, must aim at a totally different mark from that of the Pharisees. His aim must be, not so much to rule as to serve the Church. Well says Baxter, “church greatness consisteth […]

Worship: A Life of Gratitude

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28, 29 (NASB) Two inseparable facts in regards to worshipping God are that we not only worship Him formally […]

How Not to Pray

I believe strongly in the need for prayer; most people do not pray enough. The problem is that too many prayers ask for miracles from God when what is needed is faith, courage, and work on their part. In the Bible itself, the miracles are few, except mainly in three eras: the time of Moses; […]

SoundChurch Clarifies Statement on Double Imputation and Active Obedience

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The Heresy of Double Imputation

Hmmm…. From SoundChurch.org: “The doctrine of double imputation limits the efficacy and sufficiency of Christ’s atoning work on the cross while Scripture clearly teaches that the single imputation of Christ’s perfect-in-every-way sacrifice is enough to make us righteous before God. The doctrine of double imputation implies that works have merit before God. Somewhat ironically, a […]

The Apostle Paul’s Attitude Toward Celebrity Preachers

Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every […]

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