Jesus Died For Whom?
Jesus died for HIS SHEEP, not for the goats. – Matthew 25:32
Jesus died for HIS CHILDREN, not for children of the Devil. – 1 John 3:10
Jesus died for GOD’S ELECT, not for the reprobate. – 2 Corinthians 13:5
Jesus died for THE WHEAT, not for the tares (weeds). – Matthew 13:30
Jesus died for HIS BRIDE the Church, not for those without (outside) the Church – Mark 4:11
The Phrase “Accepting Christ” – Why I Hate It
I hate phrases like “accepting Christ” or “you have to “accept Christ to be saved”, not because I am anti-Christian but rather the opposite. I am pro-Bible and pro-biblical truth and the Bible does not teach that a person becomes one of God’s children by “accepting” the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is God, God in the flesh. He needs no one to accept him in order for salvation of a… Continue reading
The Meaninglessness Of Ambiguity
A Conversation About What A Church Bases Its Beliefs Upon
Church visitor: Sir, could you please tell me what your church bases its beliefs on?
Pastor: We base our beliefs on the Bible in its entirety and on the Bible alone.
Church visitor: But that tells me almost nothing.
Pastor: Why do you say that?
Church visitor: Because such as statement is so ambiguous as to be meaningless.
Pastor: Oh Really? I’ll have… Continue reading
Why Calvinism Has To Be The Gospel
Calvinism has to be the Gospel because of the reality of the doctrine of total depravity, man’s utter lostness and utter inability to make himself acceptable to God, even if it just involved making a decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. A person can’t comprehend their need for a Savior, a Divine sinless Savior, if they cannot see just how sinful they are compared to an infinitely holy God. It is… Continue reading
What Is The Purpose Of The Preaching To The Non-Elect?
by Arthur Pink
“It is to be noted that God has other purposes in the preaching of the Gospel than the salvation of His own elect. The world exists for the elect’s sake yet others have the benefit of it. So the Word is preached for the elect’s sake yet others have the benefit of an external call. The sun shines though blind men see it not. The rain falls… 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>