Tag Archives: Truth

A Call to Diligence in Christian Blogging

Today, popular blogger Tim Challies promotes a book by John Stott, a man who believed the lineage of our Lord Jesus Christ came from monkeys. Of course, Tim is still (as usual) pushing popular fruitcakes like C. S. Lewis. Carl Trueman refers to the Roman Catholic cult as Christian. Justin Taylor of The Gospel Coalition […]

Divide & Conquer

Truth is Truth

If Charles Spurgeon, or your favorite spiritual hero calls something you believe stupid or heresy, many of you would say “Awesome! Powerful! What a man of God!” Yet if I – or any other preacher who is not famous – say the exact same thing to you, you’re offended and you curse or ridicule. Why […]

August 20

James White: Just Being Silly

Given the heresies of dispensationalism led, at least these days, by John MacArthur, you tell me dear reader: who’s being silly? Or should I say, turning a blind eye? Certainly not I. Heresy is God’s Word plus something else. And heresy is never more subtle, or dangerous, than when mixed with God’s truth. The sad […]

When Chicken is More Important than God’s Word

I’m 50 years old. I’ve seen a lot in my day. On a television with only 3 channels, I watched the first manned rocket take off and head for the moon, and watched those fella’s walk on it and then come home. That was amazing. I’ve seen advances in technology that, when I look back […]

The Fallacy of Induction

Truth According to Godliness

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness – Titus 1:1 How little is now heard, even in the centres of orthodoxy, of ‘walking worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing’! Will not […]

Defined by Truth

I read with interest an article written by Barnabas Piper that was displayed on the Worldmag.org site. The post regarded the issue of defining ourselves by what we are against. I read it with interest because of the title, not the author. The entire article was an argument on how we, according to young Piper, […]

Mark Driscoll, T.D. Jakes, James MacDonald and An Elephant

Nuff’ said.

The Truth About New Calvinism – Its History, Doctrine & Character (Vol. 1)

There’s a new book that many readers of 5ptsalt may want to check out. I’ve been reading the authors blog for awhile now, and, I have to say, it has my attention. In fact, I just received a copy of it today in the mail from the author. [Note: This is not a formal book […]

Weeding the Library

Charles Spurgeon once wrote: Heresies in the Christian church come never from the city missionary, never from the faithful pastor, never from the intense evangelist; but always from gentlemen at ease, who take no actual part in our holy war. He speaks of antinomian teaching among other heresies. Along with new Calvinist antinomianism, I would […]

What Will the Church Do With Such A Man?

Suppose, for a moment, that there is a preacher who is teaching that after Christ Jesus comes again, you will have time for repentance and you can be saved from the eternal, and just, wrath of God for rejecting the Gospel offered through His Son, Jesus Christ. What would you think of such a man? […]

Men – Suck it Up, Go Home, Love Your Wife

John Stott & The New Calvinism Hypocrisy

Many the world over are mourning and regretting the loss of John R.W. Stott, Anglican author. Obviously, many have been blessed by God’s work through him over the years, and all blessings from God should be returned with thankfulness. Yet there is perhaps no greater indication to me that I am not among the ‘new […]

Food for Thought: Fame Over Truth

Don’t deny it. When it comes to social media, it’s not the truth you speak, as much as it is who you are. How much truth have you tweeted? Much, I imagine. Much to be praised and ‘Amen’ d. Much truth you’ve tweeted that should convict, cause us to think and, by God’s mercy and […]

A Genuine Love of Truth

For one thing, if you have a genuine love of truth, you’re never really satisfied with anything else. Counterfeit religious experiences and exciting escapes don’t satisfy you. You’re always hungry for real experiences, for a genuine relationship with God, for true repentance and change, even if you don’t know how to get there. You want […]

Preferring Self-Interests Over Truth

The notion of truth haunts us, ferreting out our shabby thinking, our lame excuses, our willful ignorance, and our unfair attacks on the views of others, both the living and the dead. Conversely, when our own ideas are misrepresented or our personal character falsely maligned, we object by appealing to something firm and hard that […]

Why Harold Camping & Not John MacArthur?

Have you noticed? Everyone has jumped all over Harold Camping for being wrong in his predictions and eschatology. Yet, John MacArthur has been shown wrong in his predictions – not in predicting dates for the return of Christ – but predictions concerning Israel and their salvation by sight, and eschatology here and here and here […]

The Art of Compromise

“Compromise” is the happy medium that supposedly works wonders in an age practicing pragmatism.  There are those today who have goose bumps running up and down their spines playing “I Feel Good” when they discuss “the art of compromise.”  Why is that the case?  It is the case because of the belief that the world […]

Do You Love The True?

He who does not hate the false does not love the true; and he to whom it is all the same whether it be God’s word or man’s, is himself unrenewed at heart.

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