Tag Archive: Salvation

Oct 26

John Calvin – How God Works in Men’s Hearts

1. MAN STANDS UNDER THE DEVIL’S POWER, AND INDEED WILLINGLY Unless I am mistaken, we have sufficiently proved that man is so held captive by the yoke of sin that he can of his own nature neither aspire to good through resolve nor struggle after it through effort. Besides, we posited a distinction between compulsion …

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Oct 20

J. C. Ryle – Christ’s Power to Save

“He is able to save to the uttermost, those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25 There is one subject in religion about which we can never know too much. That subject is Jesus Christ the Lord. This is the mighty subject which the …

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Jun 06

Richard Sibbes – The Difficulty of Salvation (1 Peter 4:18)

If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the wicked and ungodly appear? — 1 Pet. 4:18 What is meant here by righteousness, to wit, a man endued with evangelical righteousness. By ‘righteous’ here, is meant that evangelical righteousness which we have in the state of the gospel, namely, the righteousness of Christ imputed to …

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Sep 30

Avi Brickner – The Jewishness of the New Testament

The Jewishness of the New Testament Why a rabbi who considered the New Testament to be anti-Semitic changed his mind Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein was curious when he observed one of the teachers in his school reading a book printed in German. Asking the teacher what he was reading, the book was passed to him. He …

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Jun 21

Dr. John MacArthur – Personal Evangelism 101: Offer God’s Mercy

Too many modern evangelistic methods offer the wrong thing. The point of the gospel is not to bring contentment, purpose, or a sense of completeness to your life. It’s not about unlocking God’s plan for your happiness or fulfillment. Those are often by-products of saving faith, but none of them is the primary focus of …

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Jun 12

Yancey Arrington – How Were Old Testament Saints Saved?

It’s a fair question: How were Israelites saved in the Old Testament? The rationale behind the question mostly stems from the fact that we, as New Testament believers, can look back at the Person and Work of Jesus for our salvation. However, what if you lived during a time when Jesus hadn’t arrived, namely, the …

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Dec 20

Jeremiah Burroughs – Christ is All in All

The Apostle Paul was a chosen vessel to bear the name of Christ, to carry it up and down in the world. Indeed, his spirit was full of Christ. He desired to know nothing but Christ, to preach nothing but Christ, to be found in none but Christ. The very name of Christ was delightful …

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Dec 02

A. W. Pink – The Holy Spirit’s Work in Salvation

In Acts 19 we learn that when the apostle Paul came to Ephesus he asked some disciples of John the Baptist Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” (v. 2) And we are told “They said unto him, No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Sad to say, …

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Apr 28

Stephen Altrogge – How To Pray For The Man Who Kills Babies

Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial for the twenty-plus years of atrocities that took place in his abortion clinic. The details of what actually happened in that clinic are enough to make you vomit, scream, and want to punch a wall. The more I read about the case the more it becomes clear that Kermit …

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Jun 11

Dr. R. C. Sproul – The New Birth

REGENERATION PRECEDES FAITH. This assertion that captures the heart of the distinctive theology of historic Augustinian and Reformed thought is the watershed assertion that distinguishes that theology from all forms of semi-Pelagianism. That is, it distinguishes it from almost all forms of semi-Pelagianism. There is one historic position of semi-Pelagianism that advocates the view of …

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