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“I Will Give You Rest” by Charles Spurgeon

"I WILL GIVE YOU REST."  A COMMUNION ADDRESS AT MENTONE.BY CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON  "I will give you rest." —Matthew 11:28. We have a thousand times considered these words as an encouragement to the labouring and the laden; and we may, therefore, have failed to read them as a promise to ourselves. But, beloved friends, we have come to Jesus, and therefore He stands engaged to fufil this priceless pledge to us. We may now enjoy the promise; for we have obeyed the precept. The … [Read more...]

Can’t seem to break that one sin?

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Ambrose (340-397) writes: Often we hear talk about fleeing from this world, and I wish that the mind were as careful and circumspect as talk is easy! But, what is worse, the allurement of earthly lusts frequently creeps in, and influx of vanities takes over the mind, so that what you endeavour to avoid, you think about and turn over in your mind. It is difficult for a man to guard against this, but impossible for him to get rid of it. Indeed, in this matter the wish exceeds the accomplishment, … [Read more...]

The Death Of New Calvinism

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I would be considered to be apart of this "New Calvinism"(The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, etc.). I wasn't raised in a Reformed church, in fact the church is probably the furthest (well not quite) away from the Reformers. The Reformers put to death the type of people (Anabaptists) that formed the kind of church that I attended. Anyways, I first came in contact with the theological framework called Calvinism from a YouTube video that I watched over 3 years ago. I'm clearly not a veteran in the … [Read more...]

The Calvinist and Arminian that went to Hell

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This post is a continuation from something I wrote earlier this week that can be found here (Arminians, Not Pagans). The reactions to my last post varied, for some it was a helpful correction and for others it was condescending. To clear some things up, the post was intended for Calvinists, not necessarily Arminians, although I did expect some to read it. This post like the first, is intended for Calvinists, although I expect Arminians to read it as well. There was some very disturbing … [Read more...]

Drink Your Beer To The Glory Of God!

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Recently I asked on the Facebook page if a pastor who has a drink occasionally is above reproach. The answers were varied, with supporting biblical and historical texts for both arguments. This led me to ask myself a question: "Since there is so much controversy surrounding alcohol(and smoking), should Christians bother putting themselves in the midst of this debated issue?" In the Bible it would be pretty hard to say that alcohol and smoking in themselves are sins, since it doesn't explicitly … [Read more...]

Can you be a Christian if you don’t adopt the manner of Jesus?

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In my last post, "Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace", discussion broke out quickly as Timothy Phelps, a member of Westboro Baptist decided to leave a few comments on the post. In response there was an interesting comment from one of the readers who said: My response is not about whether anyone here is in the right or in the wrong. There are plenty of “experts” here who can bloat until the cows come home. I am only on about method, and I can only look at Jesus. Well, I don’t … [Read more...]

Lazy Holiness. Moving from passive to active in our pursuit of holiness.

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The Lord has adopted us to be his children on this condition that we reveal an imitation of Christ who is the mediator of our adoption. Unless we ardently and prayerfully devote ourselves to Christ's righteousness we do not only faithlessly revolt from our Creator, but we also abjure him as our Savior. I think it would surprise many that those are the words of John Calvin. Typically when Calvinist's are talked about, most of the time they are portrayed as Christians who are passive in their … [Read more...]


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