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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 […]

Matt Walsh, James White and other Absurdities

Yes, I’ve been busy gardening and putting food on the table. No apologies. Two articles are coming up soon. Stay tuned people.

My Apologies

Hi there. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? My apologies, if you think I need to make one, for not posting anything recently, or at least anything of substance. Fact is, I’ve been gardening like a madman intent on growing more food this year on our property than ever before – ever. It’s hard work, people. […]

In Case You’ve Been Wondering

Obviously, I have not been posting lately, at least not since February 24, 2014, and  yes, there’s a reason. First, I’ve been on vacation, physically and spiritually speaking, from blogging – what it is, means, what good is it, etc. I am a preacher, called of God, and that is my first priority. Secondly, I’ve […]

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.

January 14

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. […]

Q&A: Should Women Teach Men About Theology?

Short answer: Absolutely not, in any way, shape or form. Scripture, specifically I Timothy 2:11-14, could not be more clear: A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first […]

Update on Housekeeping Rules

5ptsalt welcomes any and all comments, as long as they are in keeping with house rules. You can find those here. However, in starting out 2014 on a ‘clean’ note, I would like to remind my dear readers of this (because it is being abused big-time): If you comment, and your comment contains a link […]

December 31

The Responsibility of Blogging

2013 is coming to a fast closure, and as it does, I am reminded of one over-arching truth that has truly hit home with me. Preaching in front of 50, who come to hear and be taught from the Word of God is a fearful task and a heavy responsibility not to be taken lightly. […]

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 […]

John MacArthur: An Informed Response to StrangeFire

Blogging, Margaret Thatcher Style

Margaret Thatcher has passed away. I cannot say that I have read about her life in any biography, nor am I intimately familiar with her service as the former Prime Minister of England. What I know of her I observed on the news broadcasts on the television while growing up. Yet, even I know that […]

Controversy in the New Testament

If you can, tell me, why we should not be prepared to detect and refute falsehood in the Church? – Jay Adams Sometimes it may seem that we spend too much time refuting falsehood. All of us are chagrined at the preponderance of error both within and without the Church. We may write off those […]

A Call to Diligence in Christian Blogging

Today, popular blogger Tim Challies promotes a book by John Stott, a man who believed the lineage of our Lord Jesus Christ came from monkeys. Of course, Tim is still (as usual) pushing popular fruitcakes like C. S. Lewis. Carl Trueman refers to the Roman Catholic cult as Christian. Justin Taylor of The Gospel Coalition […]

Q&A: Why Should I Continue to Read Your Blog?

Answer: Would the Gospel Coalition love you enough to call you stupid if you needed to be?

Top Ten Posts of the Month on 5ptsalt (February ‘13)

Here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for February, 2013. John Piper: Christians Don’t Need Guns in Their Homes (February, 2013) 7 Things I’ve Learned from the Amish (December, 2012) Best Superbowl Commercial (February, 2013) Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) 5 Reasons […]

Excuse the Mess

Just a quick note to let you know what’s going on here at the salt mine… In short, this place needs to get organized. Apparently, there were quite a few articles that dropped through the sieve unnoticed, that is, unread. The reason is simple. The site is not organized as it should be. My bad. […]

Top Ten Posts of the Month on 5ptsalt

Here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for January, 2013. 7 Things I’ve Learned from the Amish (December, 2012) Sandy Hook: Tragedy or More Government Lies? (January, 2013) Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) John MacArthur’s Dispensationalism (June, 2012) Gun-free Zones: The Most […]

Top 10 Posts of 2012

As the year draws to a close and with 2013 just a few days ahead, here’s a quick look back at some of 5ptsalt’s most viewed posts of 2012. A warm thanks to all who took time to visit. I am especially honored that you would do so, and I am truly humbled by the […]

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