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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. […]

A Brief Respite

Just a quick note to readers that I will be taking a brief respite, a hiatus of sorts, for the next few days. While I’m doing that, whatever ‘that’ is, feel free to leave comments on past posts. Just don’t expect it to be posted right away, much less a reply. Point being, when I […]


For now, I’m on a sabbatical. I need it. Feel free to leave comments on previous posts, but, by no means should you expect a response or your comment to be posted. Seriously, I shouldn’t have to tell you that, but I do. I pray you enjoy life each day in the next week if, […]

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, […]

Some of the Top Posts of the Year (So far…)

Ok, I was curious. Here are the most read posts by you on 5ptsalt this year, so far. 35. No Need to Pray the Spirit Down 34. Jesus & Civil Law 33. A Cure for ADD/ADHD 32. Martin Lloyd-Jones: Good Doctor, Bad Medicine 31. Defensive People Are Prideful (video) 30. Book of Acts & The […]

John MacArthur’s Closet Retraction (Did Phil Johnson Really Post This?)

I read these retractions this morning, allegedly from John MacArthur, concerning some teachings of his from earlier years. All of these retractions are in regard to MacArthur’s book “The Gospel According to Jesus”, and are claimed to have been posted by Phil Johnson years ago. My question is, did Phil Johnson really post this? There’s […]

Thank You Veterans

… of the Confederate States of America. “You are the first brigade!” Death of Jackson The Confederate Anthem

John MacArthur: “Jesus does not presently exercise His full divine will over the earth.”

Christ is Lord of the earth in the sense of His being its Creator and its ultimate Ruler; but He does not presently exercise His full divine will over the earth. – John MacArthur All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of […]

To Blog

To blog or not to blog, that is –or was –the question for me this past week. No dramatics needed here. I’ll make this short and to the point. Without going into details, I’ve weighed the pros and cons in the proverbial balance, and the pros are heavier. I cannot remember when I have given […]

A Blog of Salt

No, I haven’t made a decision yet. But the following is a poetic comment I received this morning that makes me think at least the last three years have not been totally in vain….Thank you David.  – JT. David Leach – There once was a blog of salt 5 points and more from Joel’s vault […]

Calling It Quits

For a variety of reasons, I’m going to pray very hard that God gives me the grace to walk away from this blog. I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I just don’t know. What I do know is that I need grace now more than ever. Maybe I’ll post again, maybe not. Let me […]

October 29

The Pulpit, Reformation Day & Idolatry

“I have preached the gospel now these thirty years and more, and some of you will scarcely believe it, but before I come to address the congregation in this Tabernacle, I tremble like an aspen leaf. And often, in coming down this pulpit, have I felt my knees knock together–not that I am afraid of […]

From Every Tribe and Nation

What Do We Owe Our Master?

David Leach What do we owe our Master? We do call Jesus “Master” do we not? Do we owe our master loyalty and fidelity? Obedience? Do we owe Him singleness of mind? Do we owe Him honest service, and not just works done to the satisfaction and approval of our family or fellow church members […]

The Last 6 Days…and One Challenging Puzzle

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and why the lack of regular posts, I’ve been on the road. 6 days in beautiful Pennsylvania-Dutch country. In other words, I’ve been hanging out with the Amish. It’s harvest time, which is one of the best times to go, in case you were curious. It’s been […]

What It Takes to Have A “Mega-Church”

Want to be in a Mega-Church? Want to start one? Want to know how to function like a Mega-Church? Here are 666 ways. (Ooops my 6 key stuck, sorry, I meant: 6 ways.) 1. Insist on a lack of specificity. Can we be honest here? The more specific you are with doctrine, the more detailed […]

Tolerance As Virtue

The following is a guest post by David R. Leach. If you have your ear anywhere in proximity to the songs of praise sung by many of the pop culture elites and their minions (and you do if you are breathing and sentient), you are surely aware that there is essentially only one real virtue […]

Wanna Be A 5PtSalt Contributor?

If you have written an article for the edification of the church and the glory of God, feel free to submit it to 5psalt.com. All submissions will be considered for a guest posting.

Rebellion and Young Calvinists

These days, it’s cool to be a young Calvinist. Why is that? A God-given realization of the truths of Calvinism, or, the biblical doctrines of grace, should result in sincere humility, desires to hunt down sin in our own hearts and mortify them, a growing passion for lost souls desperately in need of Him who […]

Twitter Highlights (10/2/11)

Tweets from the past week from @joeltaylor_ posted: Enslaved By A Phone http://j.mp/n3HgLa posted: Top Ten Reasons Not to Join A Reformed Baptist Church http://j.mp/oaVpnv I’m constantly amazed how chickens know the exact size of egg to put out in order to fit PRE-made Styrofoam containers. Blows my mind. posted: Why I Reject Infant Baptism As A Biblical […]

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