Tag Archives: Sin

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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 […]

Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”  And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62 After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter […]

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 […]

Six Essential Truths of Biblical Saving Faith: (Part 2) The Depravity of Man

[ Part 1 of the series, an introduction, can be found here. ] You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he […]

There’s No Such Thing As Mental Illness

As I was cruising the internet today, I ran across a short, but brilliant little post by Don Arms of Nouthetic.org. The beauty, of course, lies in the brevity of the truth. Here it is: Folks let’s get this straight. The mind is not a physical organ. It cannot have a disease or illness except […]

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, […]

Secret Sins

David Leach: “Christian, your secret sins are never secret. (Prov 15:3) You may go to desperate lengths to secure your darker impulses and antinomian activity from your church, your neighbor your family and your co-worker but you utterly lack the resources to hide them from the eyes of the Lord. Even if you are profoundly […]

A Conversation About Being Saved

A woman with whom I was slightly acquainted approached me recently while I was working in the yard and said, “Can I ask you something?” “Sure,” I replied. She asked, “Do you think I’m a Christian?” { That doesn’t happen every day! } I said “I don’t know.” “Well, I pray all the time,” she […]

The Ultimate Statement of Musical Rebellion

God does care about the music too. Punk music [including hip-hop] is the ultimate statement of musical rebellion. Changing the words and the artists and calling it Christian will never sanctify it. It has no place in a new Christian’s life.’… I cannot bring any of my old sinful desires and practices into worship to […]

The Sinfulness of Pagan Art, Creativity & Everything Else

A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin. – Proverbs 21:4 (NKJV) “Two things are required to make an action right. One is that it be lawful in itself. The other is that it be done with a right motive. If the thing done is itself wrong, no motives […]

The Bold Mistake(s) of Barnabas Piper

Christians from across the country have rallied to support Chick-fil-A  in light of the CEO’s stance for the biblical definition of marriage of one man, one woman. Good for them. Unfortunately, some highly visible professing Christians are doing what they can in order to not only smear the Word of God, but to encourage tolerance […]

Encouragement

C.H. Spurgeon: “God Himself, at one time, seemed to be against us: the ten great cannon of His Law were turned against our walls; all heaven and earth mustered for battle; God Himself was against us, at least, so conscience reported from her look-out. But, now, at this moment, having believed in Jesus Christ, we […]

From Victory to Victory

What do you need that God has not provided, and will not provide? And what has God provided, that you do not need—even the temptations? “Ignorance of the providence of God is the cause of all impatience.” If we can just keep before our eyes, in our present knowledge, this truth—that God our Father provides […]

The Abiding Impression of God’s Holiness

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he […]

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 […]

Just Stop It

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. – I Peter 2:1-3 (NASB) We come up with […]

The Hook of Sin

But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Thenwhen lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and whensin is accomplished, it brings forth death. – James 1:14-15 (NASB) The apostle James uses two illustrations to drive home the point of where and how we sin. He […]

Two Reasons to Abandon ‘Holy’ Hip-Hop

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. – Galatians 5:16, […]

God Hates Sinners…and Loves Them

He’s got it right….except for the part where he calls it a scandal. But, it is glorious, and I say Amen!

Contemplate Only the Gospel, Remain Immature in the Faith

There is a movement afoot for sometime now that would keep the Church in milk and wallow in immaturity. Don’t get me wrong, the milk of God is pure, wonderful and much needed. However, to remain on the milk of God’s Word is the goal neither of God for His redeemed ones according to His […]

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