Tag Archives: Gospel

April 17

Book Review: The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller

Review by Dr. E.S. Williams In his booklet The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness (2012), Dr Timothy Keller, according to the descriptive blurb, is showing that “gospel humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self condemnation. A truly gospel humble person is not a self hating […]

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 Futility of Contextualizing the Gospel

There is only one way in which the Church of Jesus Christ expands. It is not by contextualizing the Gospel, or trying to make the Gospel relevant to modern culture. Such silliness is futile according to Scripture. There are a plethora of marketing plans, business models and other man-made innovations, many of which are promoted […]

A Challenge to “Missionary” Advocates

There are some who are intent on teaching that all Christians are not missionaries. That is a fundamental ignorance of basic Scriptural truth. How many times is the word ‘missionary’ used in the Bible? Zero. I challenge any Christian to show where the Bible differentiates between a disciple of Jesus of any age (YOU!) and […]

What Happened to the Old-Fashion Religion?

This past Sunday millions of people who profess to be followers of Christ met at their respective places of worship. In light of the early body of believers, their worship, their practice of holy living, their evangelistic spirit and the results afforded them by a sovereign God, the question of a necessity would arise, “Where […]

The Perpetuity of God’s Law

I should like to say to any brother who thinks that God has put us under an altered rule: “Which particular part of the law is it that God has relaxed?” Which precept do you feel free to break? – C.H. Spurgeon The law of God is no more than God might most righteously ask […]

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 […]

Truth vs Fallacy #1: “The Gospel Is the A-Z of Christianity”

  Fallacy: “The Gospel is the A-Z of Christianity.” – Tim Keller, Paul Washer (and here), the young, restless and reformed (YRR) movement of new Calvinism Truth: Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward […]

Personal Sins Condemn No One

No one stands guilty before God because of their personal sins, no one. This is a longstanding, tiresome error in thinking. Men, women and children stand legally guilty before God for one simple reason: They were born. Born in Adam. It’s a basic, fundamental truth of Christianity, but very important that we ‘get that’. Therefore, […]

September 03

10 Reasons to Stop Calling the Gospel ‘Scandalous’

but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. – I Corinthians 1:23, 24 To those religious Jews in the days surrounding the crucifixion of Christ Jesus, anyone put […]

Leaving the Elementary Doctrine of Christ

  Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God – Hebrews 6:1 (NASB) We have here the apostle’s advice to the Hebrews – that they would grow up from a state of childhood to […]

Manufacturing Heart Idols

Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, Any man of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, puts right before his face the stumbling block of his iniquity, and then comes to the prophet, I the Lord will be brought to give him an answer […]

A Much Needed Rebuke

  The goal of your life must not be a scheme to gain popularity so that you can use it for God. The goal of your life must be to know God better, that you might serve Him more faithfully. – Voddie Baucham Voddie Baucham has delivered here a message that is a tremendously needed, […]

The Health, Wealth & Prosperity Gospel of Evangelicals

I mentioned recently in this post, that, according to an NAE poll, over 65% of evangelicals hold to premillennial theology. One aspect of that which many have not considered is the plethora of promises being given to geo-political Israel which include the much despised teachings of Joel Osteen and the entire WOF movement: physical health […]

2015: How John MacArthur Denies the Grounds of Salvation

In Luke 1:31-33, an angel promised Mary three things regarding her son, Jesus; specifically, that Jesus: would be great and would be given the throne of His earthly ancestor, King David would reign over the house of Jacob forever and His kingdom, once established, would have no end. Scripture makes it indisputably clear that it […]

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 […]

There’s No Such (Biblical) Thing As ‘Lay Preaching’

  Sharing the Gospel is not ‘preaching’ in the biblical sense. Yet, too often, it is assumed and called that, when in actuality, it is nothing more than a rejection of pastoral authority. Preaching involves being called of God for the office, being set apart by the Church and sent for that specific purpose. 

The Failure of Feminism & The Colorado Shooting

Join host Jerry Johnson for this weeks edition of Against the World, as Jerry discusses how, since the 1960s, the feminist and their accomplices in both the media and government have attempted to down play the differences between men and women, boys and girls.

The Spirit of the Gospel of Grace in the Imprecatory Psalms

It is sometimes said that the imprecatory psalms do not contain the same Spirit of Gospel grace as we find in the New Testament. Is this true? Let’s look at a few: But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish— like smoke […]

Gospel Hoarders

The church began in power, moved in power, and moved just long as she had power. When she no longer had power she dug in for safety and sought to conserve her gains. But her blessings were like the manna: when they tried to keep it overnight it bred worms and stank. – Rick Via […]

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