Under Grace

Romans 6:14-15For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. We come now to one of the most critical and most critically misunderstood aspects about holiness in contemporary American […]

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The Leaven of Society

“…bring forth him that…cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones.” (Lev. 24:23) If one conducted a poll and asked what one blight upon culture has contributed most to the downfall of society, answers would vary. One would claim the worst problem to be abortion on demand while another would cite evolution being […]

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An Atmosphere of Grace

In the last post we discussed Peter’s wondrous turn of phrase: “growing in grace”. I likened it to a plant that grows in the soil, and we discussed briefly being rooted in Christ and established in the faith. I want to return to Peter’s primary thought today, and specifically to my illustration. If growing in […]

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I Have Seen Thy Tears

“…I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears…” (II Kings 20:5) Brief study of II Kings 20 will demonstrate that this chapter falls during the reign of Sargon, the Assyrian who was king after Shalmaneser and before Sennacherib. Among the evidences of this order of events is that, when Hezekiah became ill, Isaiah […]

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Glimpses of Hell

Many people today doubt if hell is a real place. And if hell is real, they reason, there is no angst about going there. Apart from spiritual blindness which causes the unbeliever to regard the gospel as foolishness, there are at least two reasons for dismissing the reality of hell. First, the nature of hell […]

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How Do I Become a Godly Man?

1 Peter 1:13-16,  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;  (14)  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:  (15)  But as he which hath called […]

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Grow in Grace

One of the best known of all the references to grace in the Bible is Peter’s summary statement at the conclusion of his second epistle, But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.  Certainly, this is a command or […]

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Four Hundred Fifty To One

“…I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men” (I Kings 18:22) Odds and chances are concepts common to our current culture of gambling. Polling data and probability statistics are equally common to our present politics. Words such as likelihood have found usage even in […]

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Hannah: Commendable & Unusual

“…the name of the one was Hannah…” (I Samuel 1:2) Hannah stands spiritually above her contemporaries and counterparts even as Saul stood physically head and shoulders above the people of his day. Her quality of spirituality is both commendable and unusual. She demonstrated in her everyday life better Christian character than some people put on […]

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