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

Apologetic Report - Reformed Spirit
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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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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 01:54

On the side of man there is nothing that goes before grace Featured

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"It is false that the will, left to itself, can do good as well as evil, for it is not free, but in bondage...On the side of man there is nothing that goes before grace, unless it be impotency and even rebellion."
- Martin Luther
The Bondage of the Will

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This life is the only hell believers will ever know. But for those who die in their sins, this is their only heaven.-Ray Comfort

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The prosperity preachers teach that it is always God’s will to be healed, always.  Now why do they teach that?  They teach that because of their little gods doctrine that we looked at yesterday, the faith preachers teach that if you are a Christian, you are in fact a little god...

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“The true way of salvation can be summed up like this: it is entirely the result of God’s election. There is only one explanation of why any single person has ever been saved, and it is the action and the choice of God. There is nothing in us that contributes to salvation –...

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“Jesus paid it all. I mean all. He not only purchased your forgiveness of sins and your ticket to heaven, He purchased every blessing and every answer to prayer you will ever receive.” 
― Jerry Bridges
Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love

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The Lord knows right well that you cannot change your own heart, and cannot cleanse your own nature; but He also knows that He can do both. He can cause the Ethiopian to change his skin, and the leopard his spots. Hear this, and be astonished: He can create you a second time; He can cause you to be...

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Once we truly grasp the message of the New Testament, it is impossible to read the Old Testament again without seeing Christ on every page, in every story, foreshadowed or anticipated in every event and narrative. The Bible must be read as a whole, beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation,...

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If you are Christians, be consistent. Be Christians out and out; Christians every hour, in every part. Beware of halfhearted discipleship, of compromise with evil, of conformity to the world, of trying to serve two masters – to walk in two ways, the narrow and the broad, at once. It will not...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:00

There can be no grace when there is no sovereignty. Featured

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Why is it that Britain is a land of light and Africa a land of darkness?  Who made the difference?  Who sent the gospel to Britain and withheld it from Africa?  Is God unjust in leaving the mighty continent in the hands of Satan, and in delivering from his yoke this small island of...

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Strong preaching comes from weak men made strong by the power of Almighty God.Steven J. LawsonTwitter 

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The New Testament is just as much opposed as the Old Testament is to the thought that there are more Gods than one. Yet the New Testament with equal clearness teaches that the Father is God and the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God, and that these three are not three aspects of the same person...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 17:44

The Bible calls us to be like children in two specific ways Featured

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The Bible calls us to be like children in two specific ways: First, Jesus says that unless we approach the kingdom of God as little children, we will never enter it (Matthew 18:3). That is, we are to approach the kingdom of God with a simple, childlike trust in God. The second way in which the...

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Christians divide from non-Christians over primary doctrines, and Christians are willing to die for these doctrines. Churches distinguish themselves from one another over secondary doctrines, yet they partner together around primary doctrines. Christians in the same church disagree with one another...

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The distinctive claim of every gnostic belief system is that true enlightenment comes from some source beyond Scripture. Gnostics did not overtly deny Scripture, but they taught that the necessary key that unlocks the true meaning of the biblical texts is gnosis (the Greek word for...

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The distinctive claim of every gnostic belief system is that true enlightenment comes from some source beyond Scripture. Gnostics did not overtly deny Scripture, but they taught that the necessary key that unlocks the true meaning of the biblical texts is gnosis (the Greek word for...

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Since man was made for the glory of God, he can never be what he was intended to be until his life is properly focused on the glory of God… So God’s glory does not detract from man’s life. Instead, His glory is the sun around which the whole of life must revolve if there is to be...

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This, then, is the centerpiece of God’s saving purpose in the universe—the revelation and magnification of His own glory. This is what is at the very center of God’s being—the passionate pursuit of displaying His own glory for His own glory. This is what should be at the...

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The sin that remains in a Christian never stops desiring to regain the place of dominion it previously enjoyed before its power was broken at regeneration. Sinful desires remain in even the most mature believer, but as the believer treasures Christ above everything else, temptations are resisted...

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We do not become righteous by doing righteous deeds but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds.
Martin Luther 
The Freedom of a Christian (1520) p 74

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