Thankful for salvation: thoughts on Felix

After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, "Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will …

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The joy of submitting to Jesus, and the tragedy of rejecting Him: two anecdotes (and a third)

There are two responses to the Gospel, yea or nay. Here is S. Lewis Johnson with an anecdote about a person who said yea.Paul, His Gospel, and Thomas JeffersonGeorge Cutting is a man who is best known for the fact that he’s the author of a little pamphlet. You usually find it in tract racks …

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Jesus is the door: what do these famous testimonies reveal about their understanding of Christ?

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. (John 10:9)This is one of the famous I AM statements by Jesus. Here they all are.1. And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall …

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The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do: In which I testify to God’s grace in giving me over to my sin

Last week Tim Challies posted an article titled The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do. It's a terrifying article. It crushed me reading it and apparently it did for many others as well. I saw this article referred to and re-posted numerous times.The most terrifying thing God can do is to turn an unsaved person …

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When you’re saved…and your friend is not

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. ~Walter WinchellI'm not a social person. I am a loner who likes her own company. However the Lord blessed me with two very good friends in my life. One was while I was in grade school through High School. …

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How many will die in the Tribulation?

If you watched Monty Python's Holy Grail movie then you'll remember the scenes of the plague where the corpse gatherer shouts "Bring out your dead!" (I watched Monty Python in the 70s way before I was saved, don't judge me).The London plague of 1665 is synopsized in the UK National Archives this way:This was the …

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I was not saved by a loving Jesus wooing me

I wasn't saved by love. The Gospel was not attractive to me. It was not made attractive to me by smiling Christians. I was saved by wrath.This is NOT my JesusGlorious Jesus who was and is and is to come did not woo me to the cross. No one fulfilled my felt needs. No one …

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