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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The Christian’s responsibility is clear: We are to learn God’s truth by searching God’s Word. We must carefully evaluate every teaching according to God’s unfailing standard. What passes the test is sound doctrine, and what fails the test is false doctrine.
-Tim Challies
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“Grace … eliminates boasting; it suffocates boasting: it silences any and all negotiations about our contribution before they can even begin. By definition we cannot ‘qualify’ for grace in any way, by any means, or through any action.” 
- Sinclair Ferguson 
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The doctrine of substitution affirms not only a fact (God in Christ substituted himself for us) but its necessity (there was no other way by which God's holy love could be satisfied and rebellious human beings could be saved).Therefore as we stand before the cross,we begin to gain a clear view...

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“There are only two ways that God’s justice can be satisfied with respect to your sin. Either you satisfy it or Christ satisfies it. You can satisfy it by being banished from God’s presence forever. Or you can accept the satisfaction that Jesus Christ has made.” 
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As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.- RC SproulEssential Truths of the Christian Faith - Page 5

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 21:55

God has never looked into the future and learned anything. Featured

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God has never looked into the future and learned anything.

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Again saving faith is always found in a tender heart."A new heart i will give you and a new spirit will I put within you:and i will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,and will give you a heart of flesh"(Ezek 36:26).An unregenerate heart is as hard as stone,full of pride and presumption.It...

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Few, very few, today, really believe in the complete ruin and total depravity of man. Those who speak of man’s “free will,” and insist upon his inherent power to either accept or reject the Savior, do but voice their ignorance of the real condition of Adam’s fallen children....

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Monday, 01 May 2017 01:34

Christianity is inherently Trinitarian. Featured

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When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we remember the One who was sent by the Father into the world, and we do so by the power of the Holy Spirit. Christianity is inherently Trinitarian. Remove the loving Father — fount of salvation, the redeeming Son — sacrifice for sins, and the...

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Faith in the living God and his Son Jesus Christ is always the result of the new birth, and can never exist except in the regenerate. Whoever has faith is a saved man.- C.H. SpurgeonFaith and Regeneration

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"There can be but one will the master in our salvation, but that shall never be the will of man, but of God; therefore man must be saved by grace." - John BunyanComplete Works of John Bunyan 

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Our peace with God and standing in grace are not precarious--we are on firm ground.  God holds us, and that's His work.  But it is our responsibility to obey Him.  Why?  Because one of the ways God keeps us is by empowering us with His Spirit to walk in obedience.  When you...

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The resurrection of Christ is the most important article of our faith, and without it the hope of eternal life is extinguished- John CalvinCommentary on the Gospel of  John 20:1-9

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We conclude that our salvation is of the Lord. He is the One who regenerates us. Those whom he regenerates come to Christ. Without regeneration no one will ever come to Christ. With regeneration no one will ever reject him. God’s saving grace effects what he intends to effect by it. 
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“A person who wants to “know Jesus” must, due to the nature of God’s revelation, know Him as He is related to the Father and the Spirit. We must know, understand, and love the Trinity to be fully and completely Christian. This is why we say the Trinity is the greatest of...

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That act of faith is not in the power of a natural, carnal, sensual, and sinful man. No one can perform this act except through the grace of God.- Jacobus ArminiusComplete Works of Arminius, Volume 2
 
Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609), was a Dutch Reformed theologian and professor of theology at the...

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Mark you, wherever the Holy Spirit does really come, He always leads the soul to look to Christ. Never yet did a man receive the Spirit of God unto salvation, unless he received Him to the bringing of him to look to Christ and mourn for sin. Faith and repentance are born together, live together and...

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A true Christian will be sensitive to the sin in their life and it will lead them to brokenness and genuine confession, but the person who says they are a Christian and are not sensitive to sin, it does not lead them to confession, a person who is that way is not a Christian.- Paul Washer 

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Many know about Christ intellectually , but do not know Him personally. Many profess Him, but do not possess Him.- Steven Lawson 

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Again, we must note that often in the history of the Church trouble has arisen because people thought that they were prophets in the New Testament sense, and that they had received special revelations of truth. The answer to that is that in view of the New Testament Scriptures there is no need of...

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Our faith in Christ does not free us from works but from false opinions concerning works, that is, from the foolish presumption that justification is acquired by works. Faith redeems, corrects, and preserves our consciences so that we know that righteousness does not consist in works, although...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 21:44

An unforgiven person is always self-righteous and proud Featured

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"An unforgiven person is always self-righteous and proud. It is the free, the complete forgiveness of the cross, that humbles the soul and melts the heart." 
-Horatius Bonar
The Sin Bearer

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"Christian!, The only thing that makes you to differ from the vilest being that pollutes the earth, or from the darkest fiend that gnaws his chains in hell, is the free grace of God!" 
- Octavias Winslow
Jesus, Full of Grace

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“Do not make an excuse that you have not opportunities to do anything for the glory of God, for the interest of the Redeemer's kingdom, and for the spiritual benefit of your neighbors. If your heart is full of love, it will find vent; you will find or make ways enough to express your love in...

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"To declare that God helps those who help themselves, is to repudiate one of the most precious truths taught in the Bible, and in the Bible alone; namely, that God helps those who are unable to help themselves, who have tried again and again only to fail." 
- AW Pink
The Sovereignty of God

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