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I Am Charlottesville. And So Are You.

Charlottesville is on everyone's mind. And rightly so. Words have meanings, ideas have consequences, and people should stand up and fight the good fight wherever they see it. Plenty has been written and said about racism, the "alt-right," Christian responsibility, and...

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Revelation – A Quick Guide To End Times Views

Getting Started In this post, I want to provide a quick and concise reference guide to the major "end-times" views. There won't be any criticisms given of any of these views at this time. This list will consist of brief definitions with some helpful links for further...

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Treatment Starts When You Enter

Is there any sin, however despicable, that cannot be cleansed and washed away by the blood of Christ? No, there is not one. Is there any sin, however trivial in the eyes of the world, that will not damn a man to Hell if he makes his peace with it? No, not one. The...

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The Supreme Demonstration of the Love of God

"The Cross of Christ is the supreme demonstration of the love of God (cf. Rom 5:8; 1Jo 4:9-10). But would it be a supreme demonstration of love if the end secured by it could have been achieved without it? Would it be love to secure the end by such expenditure as the...

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Selling Short the Doctrine of Justification

"The doctrine of justification by faith--a biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unavailing self-effort--has in our time fallen into evil company and been interpreted by many in such a manner as actually to bar men from the knowledge of God....

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The Bible is Not an End in Itself

"The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of...

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