Does Faith Precede Regeneration In Salvation?
Saying that faith precedes regeneration’s – as many professing Christians believe – is like saying birth precedes conception. In contrast, regeneration prior to faith is not only a possibility, it is a necessity, although a case could be made for faith being simultaneous with regeneration, since it is regeneration that brings with it true faith (a gift from God – Ephesians 2:8), along with true repentance (also a gift from God – Acts 11:18).… Continue reading
Orthodoxy Is Heresy?
Biblical Christian Orthodoxy Is Now Considered Heretical
What was once generally accepted as the orthodox and true view of the gospel (Calvinism) is now considered heresy. And what was once considered heresy (Arminianism, a.k.a. free-willism) is now considered the true, orthodox view of the gospel.
Arminianism is in! Calvinism is out!
We are now living in a day and age when biblical doctrine, that was once considered AND WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED* to be “orthodox”… Continue reading
We Like Everything About You Except…
We like the way you faithfully attend prayer meetings and Bible studies.
We like your dedication to the local church body.
We like it when you visit shut-ins from our church.
We like how you minister to the sick and widows and widowers.
We like the fact that you write letters of encouragement and condolence to others in the local church.
We like your participation in men’s… Continue reading
This Is A Day Of Compromise
by J.C. Philpot (1802 – 1869)
[quoted from the Gospel Standard Reviews by J.C. Philpot volume 2]
This is a day of compromise.
The compromisers don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings:
The sharp, salient edges of truth are mostly pared away with the nicest care, and rounded off with the greatest assiduity (attention), for fear, we suppose, lest any babe in grace should inadvertently run against them and get a sad… Continue reading
by Greg Elmquist
“God is love” I John 4:8. He defines love. He is the source of all true love. Any ‘love’ that is inconsistent with His love is no love at all. So, where did man get the notion of “unconditional love”? Well, obviously from his perverted view of God. For the God that is, knows nothing of unconditional love. Our God loves Righteousness and hates iniquity, Heb. 1:9. The Lord loves The Righteous, Ps. 147:8. There… Continue reading
Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>