Tag Archives: redemption

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, […]

The Church in Eternity Past

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him, in love, He predestined us to adoption as […]

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 […]

Citizens of Zion

In Isaiah 62, God pronounces His delight in Zion. She is given a new name, Hephzibah (My delight is in her) and her land is now called Beulah (married). The Lord promises Zion her coming salvation and deliverance: Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, […]

Q&A: Where Do You Draw the Line in Music?

*** Please Note: This post does not answer, nor does it even deal with the question above. It is not intended to. “Drawing the line in music” was the question asked me, but the question misses the point of the original post, Christian Rap Is A Lost Cause, from where the question was asked. Don’t […]

The Lasting Principle of Grace

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in […]

5 Reasons No One Will Rebuke John MacArthur

A man who teaches alternate means of salvation, as John MacArthur does, and who is as influential within the Church as he is, deserves not only our prayers, but a good kick in the doctrine (in love) by men who are jealous for the glory of God. Here are 5 reasons I believe men (read-celebrity/conference […]

Infallible Witnesses of Redemption

George Whitefield: Many other marks are scattered up and down the scriptures, whereby we may know whether or not we have received the Holy Ghost: such as, "to be carnally minded, is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." "Now the fruits of the Spirit are joy, peace, long-suffering, meekness," with a […]

Four Phases of Sanctification

I. Phase I – The Tyranny of Sin is Broken The first initial step of sanctification takes place in conjunction with regeneration. There is a radical break with the total dominion and tyranny of sin so that the believer now struggles with remaining sin instead of reigning sin. The Holy Scriptures describe unregenerate sinners as […]

180: The Movie

September 20

Nothing but the Blood

And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. – Exodus 12:13 Jesus has delivered the believer from the wrath to come when He will execute judgment upon those who have rejected Him (I Th. 1:10). The […]

Me & Steven Curtis Chapman

My parents sacrificed a lot for my siblings and I. A lot. When I look back, it’s just unbelievable how much. For some in our family, they still are. I honor my parents for what they have done for us, the examples they set, and for the biblical teachings we received throughout our lives. I […]

The Greatness of the Death of Christ

The death of Christ is: 1. The record of the greatest sin that was ever committed (Acts 2:23). 2. The exhibition of the greatest love ever seen (Romans 5:8). 3. The manifestation of the greatest victory that was ever achieved (Hebrews 2:14). 4. The introduction of the greatest force ever (1 John 3:16). 5. The […]

Grace and Obedience

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:14 (ESV)   Every Christian will, at some point, grapple with the concepts of grace vs. Gospel obedience. It’s not surprising. In fact, it’s expected. After being hammered by the law, grace is an overwhelming truth […]

The Gospel & The Vegetable Garden

What does a vegetable garden and theology have in common? Much. And no, I didn’t say ‘mulch’. People grow their own veggies for a variety of reasons, apart from the obvious one: food. I won’t say free food, because if you’ve ever worked your own vegetable garden, there is a price to pay, and I’m […]


One thing I would clarify…. Mankind, “we” apart from Christ, do not stand condemned before God because of “our” sins, but for being born in Adam, our federal head. Romans 5:18-21. Learn it. (HT)

Christ the Only Way

Who now would follow Christ in life, Must scorn the world’s insult and strife, And bear the cross each day, for this alone leads to the throne, Christ is the only way. – The Ausbund


Years ago a famous evangelist was on his way to preach on a Lord’s Day morning when a young man drove up to the church in front of him in his buggy. The young man had an aged woman with him. The evangelist asked, “Who is this with you young man?” He replied, “Do you […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Retrospect and Prospect

Supreme Ruler of The Visible and Invisible Worlds, My heart is drawn out to thee for thy amazing grace and condescension. Thou hast kept my conversion fresh before me,     that season of my first spiritual comfort      when I passed through the Red Sea       by a way I did not expect. I rejoiced […]

Why Study The Atonement?

From TwoCopperCoins: Since the days of the Apostle Paul, men have written concerning the atonement of Jesus Christ. If the Lord wills, I will also. As I write, we live in days where an unswerving commitment to right doctrine in general seems rare. I say seems because quite apparently, we’ve no idea how many of […]

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