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

I know, I’m a little late getting this up, but, here’s a quick look at the most read/viewed top ten posts for March, 2013. Tim Keller: “It is very misleading…to say, ‘Homosexuality is a sin.’ ” (May, 2011) Obama Pardons Sequester, Sends It to Portugal (March, 2013) 5 Reasons to Be Cautious with Tim Keller’s […]

The Cross Did Not Glorify God–Jesus Did.

  But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. – Galatians 6:14 (NASB) The cross, used by early Rome, was an instrument of death. It was made of wood. It was […]

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 […]

December 19

Q&A: The Obedience of the Thief on the Cross

Q. What obedience did the thief on the cross display? A. Everything required for salvation. Obeying the Gospel – believing it – is not only evidence of genuine faith, it is required for full possession of salvation in the end. See Luke 23. For those of you who think ‘good works’ has nothing to do […]

October 15

8 Things That Were Finished on the Cross

Matthew Henry on 8 things that were finished or completed when Jesus Christ cried out, “It is finished” (John 19:30): 1. It is finished: The malice and enmity of his persecutors had now done their worst; when he had received that last indignity in the vinegar they gave him, he said, “This is the last; […]

Change Your Perspective

Look again at the cross of Christ. See grace. Change your perspective.

True to God

  Let us draw near with a true heart. – Hebrews 10:22   What is a true heart? It is not a perfect heart, for where there is that to be fond on earth? It is not a heart where sin has no place at all, and where all is holy and spiritual, for who, […]

Calvary–A Lesson on Judgment

17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. 18 There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. – John 19:17-18 The events which occurred at […]

Gaze Upon Christ, Not The Law

This is an excerpt from Christian Maturity – Part 4 by Tim Conway. For the mp3 or mp4.

Cross-Examined for Acknowledging God

This still gets to me. Supreme Court justice Roy Moore cross-examined, and subsequently dismissed from the Supreme Court of Alabama for acknowledging God. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Here it is:

The Cross Is Our Glory

Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. – Isaiah 52:13 (ESV) Surely, then, we must retain the order which the prophet here observes; for he warned that it was necessary that our Lord Jesus should be, as it were, disfigured, and that the world should […]

A Text to Hang Your Soul On

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.  – John 6:37 (ESV) The passage quoted above was used to bring John Bunyan, author of the English classic Pilgrim’s Progress, to faith in Christ after he had been under conviction of his sins for […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Divine Mercies

Thou Eternal God, Thine is surpassing greatness, unspeakable goodness, super-abundant grace; I can as soon count the sands of ocean’s ‘lip’ as number Thy favours towards me; I know but a part – but that part exceeds all praise. I thank Thee for personal mercies, a measure of health, preservation of body, comforts of house […]

What Prayer Will Never Do

We desire to always encourage the brethren to pray, and persevere in prayer. At the same time, we are mindful that as prayer may change some things about you, there are two things prayer will never, ever do. Prayer will never make you holy. Prayer will never transform your heart. You can pray for 6 […]

A Clear View of the Cross

All divine life, and all the precious fruits of it, pardon, peace, and holiness, spring from the cross…Holiness as well as pardon is to be had from the blood of the cross…All fancied sanctification which does not arise wholly from the blood of the cross is nothing better than Pharisaism… If we would be holy, […]

April 02

A Glimpse of Pauline Hermeneutics

The hope and expectation of the Christian is not earthly or natural, but spiritual. It is not tainted with sin as a result of the fall of the first Adam, but is to be realized in its perfected state in the spiritual realm. It was thus indicated in the beginning of recorded Scripture by promise […]

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