Tag Archives: Christianity

The Barronelle Stutzman Story

From Denny Burk: I have written numerous times about the florist in Washington state who is being sued for her refusal to participate in a gay wedding. Her story in particular is really troubling. She has been happily serving gay people in her shop for years. She served one gay couple for nearly a decade […]

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The Law of God Applies to the Christian

For Christians who believe the law of God is done away with and does not apply to believers, let me ask you: Which of the commands of God are you comfortable breaking? Murder? Adultery? Lying? Idolatry? Others? No, we are not justified by the Law, but by faith, yet neither is the law of God […]

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Why Serving in the Military Does Not Make You A ‘Hero’

[Before you read any further, please understand, I am not against serving in the military at all!] Over the holidays I had brief discussions with some who served in the military for a number of years and are now collecting their pensions and benefits for their service. During every discussion, politics came up, as did […]

The Sin of Pandering

…do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ, (Galatians 1:10) Paul wrote these words in a context that had one premise: There is only one gospel! (See also, 1 Tim. 1:3). He was disturbed that some in Galatia had turned away from the […]

Top 10 Posts of 2013 On 5ptsalt

1. How Much Do You Really Know About C.S. Lewis? 2. 5 Reasons Why You Should Spank Your Children 3. Incredible Video of Oklahoma Tornado, May 31, 2013 4. John MacArthur: Take the Mark of the Beast, Still Be Saved 5. Mark Driscoll Nailed for Plagiarism 6.  Brothers in Arms: Al Mohler and Rick Warren […]

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U.S. Constitution: We the People vs. God

The following is an excerpt from chapter 3 of a free online book entitled Bible Law vs. The United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective by Ted Weiland. As Weiland writes in the preface: “Most Americans believe what they have been taught about the founding of our government and are content to leave it at that. […]

The Outward Result of An Inward Religion

The religion of the apostate church with an outward formality does not usually mistreat or cheat anyone nor openly commit gross sins. This is the only way the reputation of its work can stand before public opinion. It also refrains from cursing, swearing and the misuse of the name of God. It is busy doing […]

Why You Should Carry A Gun

American citizens need to buy more guns, get CCW permits, and carry them at all times, every day, to the grocery store, for short errands, and yes, even to church. Concealed, open, it doesn’t matter. Bearing arms is not just your right as an American citizen, it is your duty and responsibility to yourself, your […]

How Dispensationalism Proclaims a False Gospel (#1)

This is not complicated. One of the main tenets of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is this: Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. God, through the apostle Paul, made a very clear statement to all mankind. Read it: For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that […]

Those Who Live By the Gun (lawfully) Are Obedient to God

Not too long ago, I posted a video of John Piper in which he answered the question, “Should Christians Own Guns?” It sparked some good conversations, and brought an important issue much attention. That issue, of course, is the biblical doctrine of self-defense. In that video, which I repost here, Dr. Piper makes it very […]

Cheer Up, Ye Saints of God

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. – I Peter 5:6,7 We can live without suffocating worry that strangles our faith and drains our joy. To all our fears the Lord says […]

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Grace Unplugged…Plugged.

It seems like everyone is pretty excited about the release of the new film, Grace Unplugged. I have no doubt this film will be incredibly popular. From the Grace Unplugged facebook page: Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at church. When she begins tasting the stardom she’s always dreamed of, will it lead […]

Dear Visible Church

Dear Visible Church of Jesus Christ, When the Gospel of our Lord is being assaulted by those within the visible church itself; when the precious simplicity of the Gospel is being undermined – and that by America’s most popular preachers and evangelists – then you need to wake up and stop not caring about God’s […]

The Gospel and Its Implications

1. Christ died. Implication 1.1: Christ was (and is) a Godman who could die. Implication 1.2: Christ did not swoon or faint or merely appear to die. Implication 1.3: Christ laid down his life; he was not killed against his will. 2. Christ died for our sins. Implication 2.1: Christ died for a purpose, not […]

A Doctrinal Cancer Within the Church

In his book, The Object and Acts of Justifying Faith, puritan Thomas Goodwin acknowledges that many who finally obtain assurance do so only after many years. After many years? Really? After truly believing and trusting in Christ alone, we must wait and toil for something else in addition for real assurance other than knowing that […]

Lessons on the Ordinances of God

Q: To whom are the ordinances of God made effectual? A: To all of God’s elect they are effectual to salvation and to them only. When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. – Acts 13:48; But […]

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The Biblical and Virtuous Practice of Name-calling

John W. Robbins: “Name-calling, accurately done, is not only not a sin, it is a virtue. It is identifying a person for what he is, and this cannot be done except by doing it. Anyone who studies the examples quoted here or any of the many other examples in the Bible will find that the […]

Preach with Authority, Not Authorities

A first-class book, The Mystery of Preaching, by James Black (pp. 127-28) warns against quoting. Paradoxically, the author relies on quotations, which I borrow. “Have you noticed,” asked James Denney, “that the Apostles seldom quote, except from the source of their authority?” “In my experience of listening to sermons,” declared George Adam Smith, “no art […]

To Be Called A Church of Christ

“The glory of the visible church does not consist in such externals as costly edifices, artistic stained glass windows, richly appointed furnishings, dignified vestments and talented preachers. A church may have all these and yet be so inglorious as not to deserve being called a church of Christ. Not even long membership rolls necessarily betoken […]

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Al Mohler: Very Thankful to Spend Time with A Man Who Glorifies Satan

John MacArthur: “Satan is now “the ruler of this world,” and until the Lord casts him out he will continue to rule.” – John MacArthur So, according to the beloved John MacArthur, Satan – not Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords, the One to whom all power and authority have been given […]

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