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According to the Scriptures

7 Ways Jesus Viewed the Written Word of God The post-modern times into which we’ve fallen are a retreat back into the darkness of paganism and a denial of absolute truth. The only remedy for pagan darkness is the light of God’s Holy Word. All events in history should be evaluated first and foremost in […]

Signs & Miracles

When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘ Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent. – Exodus 7:9 Signs and miracles are not the norm for the Christian life. Of all of those who lived before Moses, none were […]

Why Baptists Must Remain Distinct

While it would be ideal if all denominational lines could be erased, it is unrealistic for Baptists to think so. Baptists must remain distinct from other denominations in both doctrine, practice and worship simply because the conscience of Baptists will allow them no alternative in light of the authority of the New Testament. The teaching […]

Why New Calvinism Is So Dangerous

[The movement known as New Calvinism is dangerous on many levels, and I dare say they all cannot be covered adequately in a single post. However, if you shine the light on a snake’s head, it’s best to assume it’s attached to a body very much alive. Some comments left here on 5ptsalt are worthy […]

5 Reasons to Reject the Reformed-Charismatic Movement as Biblical

There has been an attempt in recent days by some to merge Calvinism and the charismatic movement. Several factors have influenced this trend. Here are three: First, movements and ministries like “Together for the Gospel” and “the Gospel Coalition” have commended charismatic ministers, churches, and their practices to young Calvinistic ministers and their churches. Second, […]

The Cruelty of False Gifts

David Leach Error is never benign, it always has consequences. Some of us have foolishly come to view charismatic excesses with a wink and a knowing smile – but the hard truth is, exercising, promoting and lobbying for "gifts" that are counterfeits can only do harm. Here are five reasons why. (1) To feign speaking […]

Q&A: Seeking the Power

Q: Where in Scripture are we told to seek the power of the Holy Spirit? A: Nowhere. Nor are we to seek the manifestation of God in any physical sense. John 14:21 promises us that Jesus will manifest Himself to us in obedience to His commands, but that is through His written Word, not by […]

Mark Driscoll Explains the Warlock Thing

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill apparently has decided to explain his tweet about the converted warlock. In said explanation he tells us: I told him that it seemed to me that Jesus saved his life and his soul, and that Jesus spoke to him personally. Simply, I was blown away at the evidence of […]

Mark Driscoll Claims Extra-Biblical Revelation from Jesus

And she just starts bawling. She says, “How did you know?” I said, “Jesus told me.” For years now, many have warned the Church of Mark Driscoll, including myself, and for good reason. Many good reasons. However, Driscoll is not the only concern out there. But he certainly is a leader in an erroneous belief […]

No Need to Pray the Spirit Down

In Him , you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of […]

Good Doctor, Bad Medicine

In an earlier post I mentioned I was reading a book by the good doctor, Martyn Lloyd-Jones called ‘Joy Unspeakable.’ The subtitle is ‘Power & Renewal in the Holy Spirit’. Of course, the entire book deals with seeking a ‘second blessing’ and baptism with the Spirit, so the subtitle is a little misleading if you […]

Joy Unspeakable & The Reformed Charismatic Movement

I’ve begun reading a book many of you, I’m certain, have already read. It is a book by Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones entitled Joy Unspeakable: Power & Renewal in the Holy Spirit. Now the Church is certainly in need of a revival, yet I cannot honestly say I see one on the horizon; in fact, […]

The Necessity of Gospel-centered, Christ-exalting Worship

  [Worship] services that are designed to induce feelings communicate that the Gospel alone has no power to induce such feelings toward God. – Jared Moore   You do not want to create worship services that make Christians want to return to your worship services again; instead you want to create worship services that make […]

Filled With The Spirit

Baptism or Filling?

History of the Modern “Gospel”–Session 4: “I’ve Got A Feeling!”

From Real Truth Matters: "In the early 1800s, a move of God began in Kentucky. Before long, however, men turned it into an emotional circus where if a preacher could get a crowd excited to the point where people yelled, jumped up and down, and even passed out then it was deemed as a work […]

Is There Still A Prophetic Element Today?

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