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  • By who's Power??

    07/19/2016 10:42:55 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 6 replies
    Source: "Lord of All" by Chip Brogden ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chip Brogden
    July 19 His Life Cannot Fail “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” GALATIANS 2:20 The Law of Gravity brings objects to the ground. It does not matter to Gravity how large or small the object is. It works the same with acorns as it does with airplanes. Likewise, I know today that it does not matter if I am called upon...
  • The Relationship Between Good Works and Salvation

    03/03/2015 2:55:39 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 03/03/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    The Relationship BetweenGood Works and Salvation Salvation is NOT BY WORKS  (Ephesians 2:8-9) Salvation is UNTO GOOD WORKS (Ephesians 2:10) Good works are not the MEANS of salvation (Titus 3:5). Good works are the RESULT of salvation(Titus 3:8). Good works are not the CAUSE of salvation. Good works are the CONSEQUENCE of salvation. Good works are not what a person must do to be saved. "But to him that WORKETH NOT, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5). Good works are what a saved person does."This is a faithful saying,...
  • Why All THings Work Together For Good...Happy Sunday Everybody

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)First brothers and sisters, Listen to this- Eli Eli Eli Why do all things work together for good? Can God even make evil , trouble and sorrow work for us? Is this a promise for everyone? This is definitely not a promise for everyone; it is addressed to those “Who love God” and those “who are being called according to His purpose”. Yes God even uses evil, forcing it to conform to His purpose. The...

    When it comes to the topic of if a Christian can fall from God's grace, the "once saved, always saved" people bring up the sheep example. Very oddly, they miss something. Jesus said, "28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand." John 10:28f. Jesus also said earlier, "11 I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His...
  • Free from the Law, Yet Free to Obey

    12/20/2013 1:38:21 PM PST · by redleghunter · 18 replies ^ | November 27, 2005 | John MacArthur
    Tonight we're going to continue our look at some of the great doctrines of Scripture and we've sort of entered in to a prolonged examination of the doctrine of sanctification. Now in talking about this idea of sanctification, and we've been defining it for weeks, we're really talking about progressive spiritual development. And the heart of it all is in John 17:17 where Jesus said, "Sanctify them by Thy truth, Thy Word is truth." Sanctification is separation from sin. There is an initial separation at salvation and then there's an ongoing increasing separation through all of our Christian experience. This...
  • Funeral Etiquette: Why Bringing a Funeral Procession through a Burger Drive-thru is a Bad Idea

    02/02/2013 3:23:55 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 1, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below shows “American tacky” in all its glory. A man who loved Burger King dies and his family honors him by taking the funeral procession through the Burger King “drive thru.” Free Burgers for all on the way to the Cemetery, hearse and all.I’ve seen worse, I have to admit. Probably at the top of the list is and “Funeral Home Drive- thru” where the deceased is actually on display in a window. No need to get out of your car and actually visit the family. No, that’s too much trouble and lacks the kind of convenience we...
  • Does the Bible Teach ‘Once Saved, Always Saved’?

    09/09/2012 3:08:47 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 241 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 9, 2012 | JP
    A recent sermon by Pastor David Jeremiah has been weighing heavily upon my mind. He recounted the true-life story of contemporaries William Franklin Graham and Charles Templeton, up and coming young evangelists who began their ministries during the 1940s. Most thought Templeton, rather than Graham, would achieve greater things in the name of the Lord. But, in fact, the former fell away from his Christian faith – actually declaring himself atheist – while the great Billy Graham remained a good and faithful servant of the Most High. Pastor Jeremiah shared the story of Graham and Templeton to remind his congregation...

    01/23/2011 11:30:29 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 241 replies
    Forest Grove Reformed Church ^ | 9-27-2010 | Rev. Judson Marvel
    Justification and Sanctification are two extremely important concepts to understand, even though they are not everyday words. But they are more than concepts; justification and sanctification help us make sense out of the world, ourselves, and God. In other words, they are not simply "up there" but very relevant to "down here." These concepts are practical. Justification is the teaching that God declares us right in Jesus Christ. Paul writes in Romans, "For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, though the...
  • Westminster Confession - Chap 13 - Of Sanctification

    12/12/2010 12:13:47 PM PST · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Chapter XIII Of Sanctification I. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection,[1] by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them:[2] the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,[3] and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified;[4] and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces,[5] to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.[6] II. This sanctification is throughout, in...
  • Gospel-Driven Sanctification

    11/17/2010 3:28:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Tullian William Graham Tchividjian
    Sinclair Ferguson reminds us that piety not marinated in the gospel will run out of gas–that imperatives minus indicatives equal impossibilities: The first thing to remember is that we must never separate the benefits (regeneration, justification, sanctification) from the Benefactor (Jesus Christ). The Christians who are most focused on their own spirituality may give the impression of being the most spiritual … but from the New Testament’s point of view, those who have almost forgotten about their own spirituality because their focus is so exclusively on their union with Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished are those who are...
  • Pietistic Vs. Biblical Sanctification

    11/16/2010 3:17:30 PM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Reformation Theology ^ | March 13, 2006 | J.W. Hendryx
    How many of us try to clean ourselves up before approaching the Lord's Table, as if there were some degree or level of purity that we could reach that would make us acceptable to God? The command to love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself should be sufficient to make you recognize your utter inability to do so. In all likelihood, the thinking that we have to make ourselves right and acceptable before God before he will accept us probably derives its origin from the influential but flawed theology of Pietism. For what man could ever...
  • When the Law Came,Sin Revived...Romans 7

    But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (Romans 7:8-9) We have been looking at the teaching of Romans 7, which is the necessity of deliverance from the Law. The Christian must be delivered from the Law just as much as he needs to be delivered from the reign of sin. The deliverance comes the same way, through our union with Christ in his death and resurrection, we die...
  • Calling All Christians: Is the "Sin No More" teaching by Michael Pearl heretical? (VANITY)

    01/15/2010 1:26:16 PM PST · by ROTB · 12 replies · 642+ views
    Me ^ | 1/15/2010 | Me
    Brothers and Sisters in Christ - I have listened to Michael Pearl's "Sin No More" teaching which spans 9 CDs. Here is the quickest of summaries: The following verses are what God says about the believer: 1) Believers are “dead to sin”, see Romans 6:2 2) Believers are “free from sin”, see Romans 6:18,22 3) Believers “walk in newness of life”, see Romans 6:4 4) Believers are “baptized into Jesus Christ”, see Romans 6:3 5) Believers are “circumcised with the circumcision made without hands”, See Colossians 2:11 6) Believers are “risen with Christ”, see Colossians 3:1 . A curse DID...
  • Joel Osteen teaches Christians about PORK!

    02/24/2009 7:14:37 PM PST · by topcat54 · 104 replies · 2,268+ views
    YouTube ^ | January 01, 2009 | Joel Osteen
    Joel Osteen: Muslim, Jew, or Messianic? From the man who rarely preaches against sin.
  • Notes on Our Ongoing Need of Redemption as Christians <Open>

    06/24/2008 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 19+ views
    Monergism.Com ^ | John Hendryx
    When the Lord opened my heart to the gospel in December of 1985, He set me on a radical new course, having delivered me from a wild life which was characterized by various anti-social behaviors, selfishness, drugs, crime, and the occult. Out of the most unlikely place, as I was reading the Scripture, the Lord revealed to me my lost condition: that I was without hope save in the mercy of Jesus Christ alone. In a moment, the Holy Spirit graciously united me to Christ, adopted me into God’s family, turning me from my idols to serve the Living and...
  • Half a Savior

    12/28/2006 6:18:35 AM PST · by xzins · 7 replies · 266+ views ^ | George Whitefield
    "...(Y)ou may value yourselves as fine rational creatures, and that you are noble beings; and you were so, as you first came out of God's hands; but now you are fallen, there is nothing lovely, nothing desirable in man; his heart is a sink of pollution, full of sin and uncleanness: Yet, though a man's own heart is so desperately wicked, he is told by our modern polite preachers, that there is a fitness in men, and that God seeing you a good creature, gives you his grace; but this, though it is a modern, polite, and fashionable way of...
  • Christian Holiness

    10/19/2004 10:13:34 AM PDT · by suzyjaruki · 29 replies · 488+ views
    Grace Gems ^ | 1811 | Hannah More
    Chapter 10 CHRISTIAN HOLINESS Christianity, as we have attempted to show, calls for the same standards of goodness in different stations and in every person. No one can be allowed to rest in moral laxity and plead his exemption for aiming higher. Those who keep its standards in their eye, though they may not reach the highest attainments, will not be satisfied with such as are unworthy. The obvious inferiority will produce compunction; compunction will stimulate them to press on. Those who lose sight of their standard, however, will be satisfied with the height they have already reached. They are...
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • the opened sight

    01/11/2004 12:13:36 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 4 replies · 88+ views
    "to open their eyes...that they recieve"acts 26v18 this verse is the grandest condensation of the propaganda of a disciple of Jesus Christ in the whole of the New Testament. the first sovereign work of grace is summed up in the words-"that they may recieve remission of sins." when a man fails in personal Christian experiance,it is nearly always because he has never recieved anything.the only sign that a man is saved is that he has recieved something from Jesus Christ.our part as workers for God is to open men's eyes that they turn themselves from darkness to light;but that is...
  • Religious Witchcraft - The Trap of Legalism

    10/16/2003 8:43:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 2 replies · 484+ views ^ | Jefferis Kent Peterson
    Academic IntroductionRead this section only if you are interested in current theological trends. This book was written out of the struggle to find a relationship between the Protestant doctrine of “justification by faith” and sanctification, or right living, in Christ. It was a personal struggle because I wanted to know how to deal with the guilt of my continuing imperfection after coming to faith. I also wanted to learn to live a purified life, because I thought if I did, I would be able to do the works that Jesus did. I assumed that a life of miracles was...