Let’s not be spiritually merciless or censure harshly

By Elizabeth Prata John Owen’s book 'Indwelling Sin' is a guide to knowing our enemy, sin. Spiritual pride comes from that place of sin, and Owen's book talks at length about how to deal with this mortal enemy. In one section, Owen talks about the hypocrites & the importance of knowing sin's penchant to puff …

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Unity, disunity, and breaking fellowship- a real life tale

 I received an email the other day. It was from a long-time reader/sometime commenter.Hi there. Would you please be so kind and remove the comments (and my name) that I have made on your blog? I’d do it myself, but I don’t have the same email address anymore in order to do it. I also …

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"Calvinism is not new to Baptists", and other Calvinistic thoughts

With the Southern Baptist Convention going on and its recent history of fighting against the doctrines of grace, AND fighting against the people who bring them, it might be good to get a little perspective. Here are two. Thomas Kidd at Desiring God, writes about the doctrines of grace in church history. And S. Lewis …

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Understanding the Doctrines of grace in the face of the death, burial, & resurrection of Christ

This Holy weekend we focus on the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I offer these thoughts and this sermon by Phil Johnson which is actually a brief overview of church history with a focus on the doctrines of grace, which most people know as 'Calvinism'. Initially one may wonder …

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Doctrines of Grace: Explaining Limited Atonement

I was listening to RC Sproul on RefNet this weekend. He was preaching John 17, the High Priestly prayer where Jesus asks to be glorified.I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. …

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Stuff from other writers you may enjoy

Here are some uplifting or interesting essays from some elders in the faith that you might enjoy. This first one is by Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Grand Cayman Islands and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.And Such Were Some of You: "If we’re Christians, we’re …

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