Tag Archives: Regeneration

Nettleton & Finney

by David Leach Asahel Nettleton (1783 – 1841) an influential figure in his day, is largely now unknown in evangelical Christianity. Even among reformed folk he is not well known. Curiously (and pathetically!), the great evangelist of his day is often thought to be Charles Finney: a man who understood neither the nature of  God […]

The Only Requirement for Church Membership

The Church belongs to Christ Jesus. It’s His, not ours. We belong to it, but He is the owner and founder of it as well as the One who states the requirements for admission. When the church begins to take into consideration image control of resident celebrities or societies, or takes into consideration any element […]

How Christian Hedonism Uniquely Denies the Necessity of the New Birth

In a recent post, I mentioned theological reductionism. Christian hedonism is such an example. It basically reduces biblical teaching for the Christian to the pursuit of joy, which is self-centered and, at the very least, devalues the Biblical imperatives of Christian instruction regarding our training in righteousness. It is a gelded theology. Dr. Piper is […]

Obedience to Be Practiced Regardless of Circumstances

There is that in God’s commandments which may make us willing. They are not burdensome. [1] A Christian, so far as he is regenerate, consents to God’s commands. ‘I consent to the law that it is good.’ Rom 7: 16. What is done with consent is no burden. If a subject consents to his prince’s […]

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 […]

No Need to Pray the Spirit Down

In Him , you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of […]

Our Purpose –The Glory of God Alone

Using an image from agriculture, the Christian life might be described this way: First, the seed of the new birth is planted in the soil of the believer at regeneration. The Spirit comes to infuse His character in us, and thus the basis is laid whereby God can be glorified in us. Second, with proper […]

Great Humility

“There is no disposition more the object of divine abhorrence and detestation than pride; nor consequently, any more amiable and necessary than humility. We are told, “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble (James 4:6). To the same purpose the prophet Isaiah, “For thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth […]

Are You Negligent?

If you present the Gospel, and people are regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit, praise God! But if you do not disciple them, pour your life into them, you are negligent in your duties and service to Christ Jesus.

B.H. Carroll On Regeneration & The Cleansing From the Defilement of Sin

Now, [Numbers] chapter 19 is to make a great provision for cleansing from a defilement of sin. More than once have I told you that in regeneration there are two constituent elements, one a change of the carnal mind, the imparting of a new nature; and second, the cleansing of the defilement of sin. And […]

Cut Off Goliath’s Head

Preached by Bob Jennings Download MP3 or Listen to here. Listen to the full sermon here.

Useless Tears

B. H. Carroll: I was attending a meeting in Burleson County conducted by our Methodist friends (and they do hold some mighty good meetings), and a great many penitents went forward. “Come into the altar and help those laboring souls,” a brother said. So I went and sat down by a man that was crying […]

The Only Grounds For Assurance of Salvation

Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. I John 3:24 It is very true that saving faith will result in outward manifestations of it. However, there is a danger, even to mature Christians, […]

Jim Elliff: “All Those the Father Has Given Me”

A message on John 6:

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The Two Callings of God

The New Testament concept of calling necessitates a distinction between the two different kinds of calling. Those who simply state that “the calling of God is one” do not do justice to the Biblical material. We must distinguish between the Gospel Call and the Effectual Call. They are not the same thing and should never […]

The Sinner’s Prayer Only Hurts People

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The Climax of the Book of Romans

This is a sermon excerpt from Tim Conway’s “Climax of the Book of Romans.” Excellent points. Below this short clip is the full message. Here is the full sermon: “May God be glorified in our lives as we submit to the Gospel and live obedient lives by the power of Cross and not waste this […]

B.H. Carroll – Losing The Image Of God

The fifth chapter [of Genesis] opens a new section: "This is the book of the generations of Adam." The unique phraseology, "This is the book of the generations," occurs here only in the Old Testament and only once in the New Testament (Matt. 1:1). It is designedly limited to the two Adams – the natural […]

Why God Does Not Delight In Non-Christian Art

 This post is a response to Tony Reinke’s article “Does God Delight In non-Christian Art?” in which he concluded with a ‘Yes!” Tony is editorial and research assistant to C.J. Mahaney. The article was written apparently after Mr. Reinke was influenced by Richard Mouw’s work He Shines In All That’s Fair: Culture and Common Grace, […]

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