But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 19 August 2019 05:46

The Providence of God After the Pattern of Christ Featured

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Observe the providence of God in the dispensations of it, about the man Christ, the most noble and august object of it, more valuable than a thousand worlds. Did not Providence keep this course with Him, first humbling Him, then exalting Him, and lifting Him up? First bringing Him...

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Tuesday, 06 August 2019 01:33

How We Ought to Respond to Difficult Providences Featured

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In your sufferings,"Consider His holiness and justice, showing he wrongs you not;His mercy and goodness, that it is not worse;His sovereignty, that it may silence you:His infinite wisdom and love, that may satisfy you in it."

A spirit brought down to their lot.

Their lot is a low...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 08:03

Does God give People a Choice? Featured

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Question: Does a person have a choice when God deals with their heart?

Response: All people without exception are called to repent and believe the gospel. God holds no one back from believing. However, due to a corruption of nature all people who hear the gospel reject it. But those whom he inwardly...

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019 06:00

Resources on Covenant Theology Featured

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"In studying divine covenants in general, one is treading through understanding God's Redemptive Plan throughout history. This is a matter of Eternal Salvation. It answers the question: How may a sinful man approach God (Exodus 3:5)?"Herman Witsius

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Economy of the Covenants Between God and...

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Saturday, 27 July 2019 09:50

Quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word Featured

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1. What is quickening?

2. Why asked of God?

First, What is this quickening? Quickening in scripture is put for two things:—

1. For regeneration, or the first infusion of the life of grace; as Eph. 2:5, 'And you that were dead in trespasses and sins hath he quickened;' that is,...

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 06:58

The Free Grace of God

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“By the grace of God I am what I am!” 1 Corinthians 15:10

The true Christian is sensible and mindful of indwelling sin. He confesses that in everything he comes exceedingly short, and that his best services are not only defective — but defiled.

He accounts...

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Recently I have been spending a lot of time reading the Scottish Presbyterians. I cannot get over how clear and helpful some of their works are.  I especially have enjoyed the works of Thomas Boston and James Durham.  For anyone who wants get a taste for their writting, below I am...

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The Bible declares that there are some people whose "faith" is on an equal level (or worse) than that of demons.  "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder." (James 2:19) 

The faith of demons is but a mere belief in God's...

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If these matters had in bygone ages been treated and dealt with in proper order, so many tumults and dissensions would never have arisen. Paul says that in the upbuilding of Christian teaching we must keep the foundation that he had laid among the Corinthians [cf. 1 Cor. 3:10],...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 04:03

"Christians are Bigots"

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VisitorChristians are bigots. They tell gay people that their very identity is unnatural and that they should not live their lives based on their sexuality.

ResponseChristians believe all people without exception are under the wrath of God for their sin, not just homosexuals. So no one is being...

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Friday, 21 June 2019 03:02

What is the Sinner's Initial Repentance?

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Does Christ require the sinner to "stop sinning and you'll be pardoned"?, or something else?

When you trust in Christ for the first time, you are trusting in Him as a Savior FROM SIN, both its guilt and power. No one "just believes" in Christ's existence to be saved; we come to him, rather, to be...

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Where [grace] does truly exist in the heart, all its enemies cannot destroy it, and all the opposition made against it cannot crush it. It endures all things, and stands all shocks, and remains notwithstanding all opposers. And the reason of this may be seen in these two things:

A...

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image It is a myth that Christians think they are good people, entitled to sit in judgment over others because they are morally superior. On the contrary, a true Christian knows with certainty they are NOT good, that they are no better than anyone else... that they are rebel sinners who justly deserve...

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Friday, 07 June 2019 02:26

Pluralism as Dogma

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by Tim Keller & Charles Garland

About every other week, I confront popular pluralist notions that have become a large part of the way Americans think. For example, pluralists contend that no one religion can know the fullness of spiritual truth, therefore all religions are valid. But while it is...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:36

Recommended Expositions on Romans (MP3 Format)

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imageThe following are some expositons on Paul's Epistle to the Romans that we highly recommend.  

Exposition of Romans(MP3 Series)by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Exposition of Romans (MP3 Series)by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Exposition of Romans, 6-16 (MP3 Sermon Series)by Voddie Baucham

Exposition of Romans...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 08:50

The Secularist Dilemma

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Modern society tends to be deeply incoherent. On the one hand our culture demands justice for the oppressed and impartial benevolence toward all. On the other hand it teaches that no one has the right to declare right and wrong to anyone else, as secularism asserts that every person must determine...

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 07:40

Your Political Tribe Can't Save You

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image Do not replace Christ with political tribalism or the state. These are false christs which cannot save you.

Authors: john_hendryx...

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image Question: Can someone receive Jesus as Savior, but not as Lord?

Answer: When God opens someone's eyes to recognize and trust Jesus as Savior, they already affirm Him as Lord. The concepts are so interrelated that cannot really be separated. Here's why:

If, by grace, you want Jesus to save you from...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:05

List of Heresies

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  • Adoptionism The belief Jesus is not eternally God but became God sometime after His birth
  • Antinomianism The belief that Christians are not bound by God’s law and are free to sin as they please. That Jesus' rescues from the guilt of sin but not its power..
  • Anti-Paulism The belief...

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image Israel in the Plan of God

Replacement theology is understood to be the view that the Church has replaced God's chosen people, the Jews, entirely, and that God wants nothing more to do with them as a people. It says that since Israel rejected their Messiah, they forfeit all of their God-given...

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From Calvin's Institutes 3.3.15-21, pg 607-617

15. Repentance according to 2 Cor. 7:11

It is for a very good reason that the apostle enumerates seven causes, effects, or parts in his description of repentance. They are earnestness or carefulness, excuse, indignation, fear, longing,...

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Dear Sir,

Your letter breathes the spirit of a Christian, though you say you are not a Calvinist. I would have still confined myself, in my letters, to the great truths in which we are agreed, if you had not invited me to touch upon the points wherein we differ. If you were insistent...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 08:07

"Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani!"

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by F. W. Krummacher (1796-1868)

Once, when a voice spoke from heaven to the people who were assembled around Jesus, the evangelist relates, that "some said it thundered; others, that an angel spoke to him." No one exactly knew what to make of the wondrous sound, although all were affected, amazed,...

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There are many that make a profession and show of religion, and some that do many of the outward things which it requires, and possibly they may think that they have done and suffered much for God and his service. But the great inquiry is, has the heart been sincere in it all,...

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Saturday, 13 April 2019 09:17

Does TULIP Make Man an Automaton?

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Since we cannot pry into the secret will of God, we do not know who the elect are. From our standpoint, we have the good news and we see our friends perishing. What are we going to do with that? Hopefully it is to love our neighbor. God had such great mercy on us ... so we ought to be filled with...

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