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5PtSalt Lives

Ok, so most of you have realized I’ve been “offline” for awhile. Good. At least you’re paying attention. After much contemplation, we’re back online. It was close people. I almost didn’t renew it. I won’t go into all the details of the why’s and whatnots and bottom lines. Fact is, it’s been a lot of […]

February 22

Reformation Heritage Books, New Calvinists and the Roman Catholic Connection

Here is a vital question: Will the steward be found faithful? (I Corinthians 4:2) Can a gospel minister be considered faithful to Christ and His Word who promotes the sale of books by those who proclaim error and associate with the enemies of Christ? That is the question which must be asked about Dr Joel […]

A Contrite Apology from Dr. Joel Beeke to “Christian” Rappers

First, here is Dr. Joel Beeke’s apology: Recently I was asked to participate in a panel discussion at a Reformed Worship conference. In that discussion the panelists were asked to address the subject of Christian rap music (which I took to mean rap music primarily in the context of a local church worship service). To […]

The Laws of A Nation Should Mirror the Law and Justice of God

Yet more evidence that ‘Gospel-only’ preaching leads to lawlessness and works against people coming to Christ. The error of pietism (George Mueller, et. al.) = New Calvinist error. Related articles The Law of God Promotes the Gospel (5ptsalt.com)

Mark Driscoll Nailed for Plagiarism

From Janet Mefferd: On Nov. 21, I conducted an interview with Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll. During the course of the interview, I questioned Pastor Driscoll about two sections of his book, “A Call to Resurgence,” which neglected to contain any quotes, detailed footnotes or attribution for his reproduction of another scholar’s thoughts and […]

Marcionism, Dispensationalism and New Calvinism

Dispensationalism is the vehicle through which Marcionism has returned under the cloak of orthodoxy, with its antinomian battle cry ‘we’re not under Law but under Grace!’ No Reformer or Puritan would have tolerated lawlessness as fruit suitable to repentance; and yet, that is exactly what Dispensationalism has produced. And in an ironic twist, the theologically […]

John Piper Responds to Strangefire Conference

Yes, John Piper pretty much advocates……everything. Sad. Listen here. Related articles John Piper 2.0 (5ptsalt.com) Steve Camp and Adrian Warnock on the StrangeFire Conference (5ptsalt.com) John MacArthur: An Informed Response to StrangeFire (5ptsalt.com) Those Who Live By the Gun (lawfully) Are Obedient to God (5ptsalt.com)

Ten Reasons to Be An Historic Baptist

We’re the only ones who can trace our doctrine back through Scripture to the Apostles – and no, we are not ‘landmark’ Baptists. We were never part of the Protestant Reformation, because we were never a part of the Roman Catholic cult. Everyone else…was. We make the best green-bean casseroles. We don’t have the problem […]

You Might Be An Antichrist If….

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but […]

November 03

Al Mohler Madness: Mingling with Mormons

From Ralph Ovadal: Dear Friends, I am providing here a link to an article which was posted at Deseret News October 21, 2013. It is a report of Dr. Albert Mohler’s relationship with LDS officials and his recent speaking engagement at the Mormon Brigham Young University. I believe in civil and religious liberty. I believe […]

The Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Worship Music (video)

Wow. If you have the time, this is a message, and an education, much needed in the Church today.

Dr. Russell Moore. Busted.

From Peter Lumpkins: Russell Moore – Claims WSJ headline on his article ‘awfully misleading’ Russell Moore, Southern Baptists’ newest president at its commission on ethics and religious liberty, indicates on a C-Span interview that the Wall Street Journal got his interview totally backwards—“The headline has missing a word,” a word right before “pullback.” The word […]

The Relationship Between New Evangelicalism and New Calvinism

“New Calvinism is a broad tent that encourages doctrinal freedom, and discourages doctrinal disagreements. Both charismatic practices and some emerging church ideas have found an eager welcome in the New Calvinist tent. Despite lip service to the doctrines of Calvin, few in the New Calvinist movement adhere to the Westminster Confession of Faith, or the […]

Signs You May Be In A New Calvinist ‘Church’

New Calvinism is not Calvinism. New Calvinism is a cancer within the church body. Here are just a few signs that one may be involved in a new calvinist organization. 1. Casual dress is encouraged (including acceptance of pajamas, sandals and slippers.) 2. Hymn books are not used in preference to big screens showing the […]

Why Small Groups Are So Popular

Small groups are all the rage these days. You will find them in house churches as well as larger, institutional fellowships. More often than not, they are a part of the new calvinist movement, and will reflect that in the materials, books and discussions that are read and discussed within said groups. So why are […]

October 19

Tim Keller’s Neo-Marxism

“In his best-seller, The Reason for God, Keller says that he was ‘heavily influenced by the neo-Marxist critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He writes: ‘The social activism was particulary attractive, and the critique of American bourgeoisie society was compelling’. He admits that he ‘was emotionally’ drawn to the social activism of the neo-Marxists. Keller […]

October 05

George Mueller: Bypassing God’s Law for a New Standard of Holiness

The same kind of abstraction from the law [as puritan author William Gurnall] is to be found in George Mueller, one of the winsome figures of nineteenth-century piety. A basic motive in Mueller’s perspective was his anti-postmillennialism, (He was a premillennialist.) Mueller bypassed the law for a new standard of holiness, a dependence on faith […]

The Dangers of Seeking the “Second Blessing”

Folks, there is NO SPIRITUAL GIFT that heightens your relationship to God! This is a video version of Tom Nelson’s course in Systematic Theology.

Damning Indifference

Doctrinal indifference is not a sign of a Christian lacking knowledge. It is a sure sign of an unbeliever.

Bleating Wolves & Ecumenicals: The Meaning of Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Part of the immediate problem [within the Church] is that many so-called evangelical churches and leaders spent much of the mid-twentieth century separating themselves from those who preached separation from unbelief. The neo-evangelicals had such a horror of separation that they had to separate from the separationists. Carl Henry was one of the leaders of […]

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