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(Paul the Apostle, 1 Timothy 1:15)

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“Reigning Grace”

By John Newton

Now may the Lord reveal His face,
And teach our stammering tongues
To make His sovereign, reigning grace
The subject of our songs.

No sweeter subject can invite
A sinner's heart to sing,
Or more display the glorious right
Of our exalted king.

Grace reigns, to pardon crimson sins,
To melt the hardest hearts,
And from the work it once begins
It never more departs.

The world and Satan strive in vain
Against the chosen few;
Secured by grace's conquering reign,
They all shall conquer too.

'Twas grace that called our souls at first,
By grace thus far we're come;
And grace will help us through the worst,
And lead us safely home.

Is Justification by Faith or by Works?

Paul the Apostle wrote, "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith
without the deeds of the law." (Romans 3:28)

James wrote, "Ye see then how that by works a man is justified,
and not by faith only. (James 2:24)

There is no contradiction in the Word of God!
How, then, are these 2 passages to be reconciled?

Though these passages may appear to be contradictory to some, they actually
complement each other. In his book,
"The Doctrine of Justification,"
Arthur W. Pink clears up the apparent difficulty in Chapter 9,
which includes his comments on
James 2:14-26

Click Here to read Chapter 9, "Its Evidence"

Click Here to read the entire book

(Courtesy of Chapel Library)

Amillennialism—Examining Its 'Origens'

An Article by Gary Vaterlaus

Click Here to read

C. H. Spurgeon's View on the
Salvation of Infants

Click Here to read a quote from Charles Spurgeon's sermon (April 11, 1861) titled "Misrepresentations of Calvinism Cleared Away," on the subject of infant salvation. (We have added a note of our own at the end of his quote.)

See also:

“Infant Salvation” by C. H. Spurgeon

“In the beginning God created
the heaven and the earth...”

(Genesis 1:1)

The Biblical record of creation is never contradicted by true science.
See the links below for some excellent resources on this topic:

Answers in Genesis

Institute for Christian Research

What is the Relationship of Faith
to Justification?

There is much confusion and false teaching today on the relationship of faith to
Arthur W. Pink gives an accurate, well-balanced, and Biblical
answer to the question in Chapter 8 ("Its Instrument") of his
book titled
"The Doctrine of Justification."

Click Here to read this chapter

Click Here to read the entire book

(Courtesy of Chapel Library)

Fallen Man the Bondslave of Satan

What power does Satan and his demons exercise over every child of Adam's fallen race who has not been regenerated, or born again? According to the Holy Scriptures, salvation is a deliverance from the power of Satan, deliverance out of his kingdom, and into the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:12-13, Acts 26:18)

Click Here to read "Subjugation to Satan," a portion of the chapter titled "Impact"
on the subject of Man's Total Depravity by
Arthur W. Pink

Deliverance Only Through the Lord Jesus Christ:

"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)

"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (Hebrews 2:14-15)

“Homophobia or Holiness?”

The Bible and Homosexuality

By Pastor Fred Zaspel

The author deals frankly and Biblically with homosexuality in our society.

Click Here to read this article



For a Balanced and Biblical View of Homosexuality

Click Here to read

“God's Plan for the Gay Agenda”

By Pastor John MacArthur

“Bury or Burn?”

By Brother Gene Breed

The author of this brief article gives Scriptural support for Christian burial,
as opposed to cremation.

Click Here to read

“The Reign of Grace”

By Abraham Booth (1734-1806)

This excellent book is a classic on the Sovereign Grace of God,
surveying the subject "from its rise to its consummation."
Highly recommended!

Click Here for on-line version

Available in hard copy from Monergism Books

True Heartfelt Bible Repentance

is a gift of free and sovereign grace from the Lord Jesus Christ.


"Repentance Must Go With Forgiveness"


"How Repentance Is Given"

two chapters in Spurgeon's All of Grace

Psalm 51:1-17

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

“Faith, What Is It?”

By C. H. Spurgeon

Click Here to read this chapter in Spurgeon's "All of Grace"
the nature of true saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

“Salvation All of Grace”

By C. H. Spurgeon

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of Bible Bulletin Board)

“The Agreement of Salvation by Grace
with Walking in Good Works”

By C. H. Spurgeon

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

Love's Commendation

By C. H. Spurgeon

A Gospel message on Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Click Here to read

The Friend of Sinners

By C. H. Spurgeon

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

For Whom Did Christ Die?

By C. H. Spurgeon

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

“Turn or Burn”

"If he turn not, He will whet His sword; He hath bent His bow
and made it ready."
(Psalm 7:12)

"Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:5)

By C. H. Spurgeon

"Repentance toward God" (Acts 20:21; 17:30-31) is the missing note
in much modern-day evangelistic preaching. In this message, Spurgeon
defines it and urges its
absolute necessity in true conversion.

Click here to read

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

See also:
Faith and Repentance Inseparable

by C. H. Spurgeon

An outstanding message, and one desperately needed to be heard in our day.
Highly recommended

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of The Spurgeon Archive)

Forgiving Others

“If you can't forgive others, you have burned the bridge over which you must pass.”—The Voice of Truth Magazine

“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15)

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32)

The Born-Again Believer's Attitude
Toward Unbelievers:

2 Timothy 2:24-26

The Born-Again Believer's Attitude
Toward His Enemies:

Matthew 5:43-45

Are You Saved, or
Are You Deceived?

"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" (2 Corinthians 13:5)

The old spiritual put it well: "Everybody that's talkin' 'bout heaven ain't going there." How does one know for certain whether he is truly saved, or whether he has made a false profession of faith in Christ?

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you really want to know if you are truly saved? You need only answer one question: "Is Christ truly precious to you?" Search your own heart by reading this message by C. H. Spurgeon:

“Christ Precious to Believers”

To READ this message, Click Here

To HEAR this message, Click Here

To READ another message by Spurgeon
by the same title and on the same text,
Click Here

See also: "Self-Examination," by C. H. Spurgeon

“The Blood of Christ”

"Blood Even on the Golden Altar" by C. H. Spurgeon

"The Sprinkling of the Blood of the Sacrifice" by C. H. Spurgeon


What does the term "the blood of Christ" mean, and why is it so important? Why is the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ called "precious" in the Holy Scriptures (1 Peter 1:18-21)?

Click Here to read the article, "Blood Redemption," by John Roden

“Justification by Faith Alone”

By Pastor Brian Schwertley

Click here to read



C. H. Spurgeon on Justification


“The Sovereignty of God”

By Arthur W. Pink

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of Chapel Library)

“The Doctrine of Human Depravity”

by Arthur W. Pink

The sovereign grace of God cannot really be understood unless the Holy Spirit
gives us some insight into
the total depravity of man. This work by Pink
is one of the best and most exhaustive on the subject.

Click Here to read

(Courtesy of Chapel Library)

The Divine Absolute

Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ said:

Heaven and earth shall pass away,
my words shall not pass away.
(Mark 13:31)

The Anvil of God's Word

Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith's door
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime:
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor
Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.

How many anvils have you had, said I,
To wear and batter all these hammers so?
Just one, said he, and then, with twinkling eye,
The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.

And so, thought I, the Anvil of God's Word,
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
Yet though the noise of falling blows was heard,
The anvil is unharmed . . . the hammers gone.

Author unknown


Greek and Hebrew Lexicons:

Brown, Driver, Briggs Gesenius Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

Greek New Testament Lexicon based on Thayers, Smith's Bible Dictionary

John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible

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