Saturday, December 6, 2008
Yesterday, I said, on a post, on one of Tim Brister's blogs, that because of the apostate state of the Convention, all who adhere to the Doctrines of Grace should withdraw and with other Baptists who adhere to sovereign grace, form a new fellowship of churches and pastors. An Anti-Calvinist, Bob Ross, sent me a link to his blog. He quoted my post, and then went on to say, that Calvinists do not grow by preaching, or by witnessing, but only by stealing members from Southern Baptist Churches, by calling the churches, ''Armenian.'' What a lie.... Those who believe in The Doctrines of Grace, know that through their preaching of the truth of these doctrines, God will bring in His sheep, and the doctrines encourage evangelism on all levels. Independent Baptists, who believe in Sovereign Grace, have built large, substantial works, numbering in the thousands, all over this land. Men such as Harold Sightler, Ralph Sexton Sr, Larry Montgomery, Henry Mahan, and a host of others, have built large local churches, with evangelism, burning in the hearts of the people, by teaching The Doctrines of Grace. Shame on Bob Ross and Charles, in their ''Calvinistic Flyswatter'' for propagating such a lie. Their hatred for the truth, is so intense, that they lie, to advance their unjust, unfounded prejudice against it. May they repent, and God have mercy upon them.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
In Matthew, Chapter 15. a woman from the coasts of Canaan, a Canaanite, a Gentile worshiper of idols, came to Jesus, to seek healing for her daughter, who was sorely vexed with a devil. She cried to Him, ''Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy upon me. What was Jesus' response / He answered her not a word. She had no right to use that title. It was the title for the Messiah, promised to the nation of Israel. The disciples who were full of self-importance, said to Jesus, ''Send her away for she crieth after us.''She was not crying after them, but after The Lord. But our Lord answered and said that, He was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then she came and worshiped Him, she prostrated herself at the feet of Jesus, saying, ''Lord, help me.'' That is, ''My Creator, I come, as one of Your creatures, needing Your help. If You don't help me, then nothing can be done.'' Jesus answered that it was not meet to take The Children's bread, and throw it to the little dogs. She said,''That's true, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their master's table.'' Then Jesus said, ''O Woman, Great is your faith, let it be to you as you will.'' And her daughter was healed that very hour. I am grateful for the crumbs from Jesus' table. As A Gentile, I was counted as a dog. I had no portion in the covenant and promises made to Israel. I was without God, and Without hope in this world, but one day Jesus came to where I was, and by His death, made me a partaker of the blessing promised to Israel. HALLELUJAH... GLORY TO HIS NAME.....
Monday, December 1, 2008
Only God now has free will. Adam had it, and fell. When Adam fell, his will became enslaved to his old sin nature. John 1;13 tells us, we are not saved by the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. God saves freely by His Grace-Ephesians 2;8-9; Romans 11;6. In regeneration God's people are made willing by the power of The Holy Spirit. Psalm 110;3 says They are made willing in the day of his power. Keep in mind, God is not obligated to save any one. He could have left the whole human race go to Hell. But, in His Mercy and Grace, and to fulfill His Eternal Purpose, He chose to save a certain number of the race, chose them in Christ, and wrote their names in the Lamb's book of life before He created this world [Rev. 13;8]. PRAISE HIS NAME. HALLELUJAH.....
Sunday, November 30, 2008
We are commanded by God, ''Be ye holy, for I am holy.'' Paul in The Book of Hebrews says that ''without holiness no man shall see the Lord. We were sanctified [set apart] positionally at the moment of our initial conversion experience. This is our Standing before God. Now we need to set ourselves apart unto God from whatever comes in between us and Him, in our daily living. Worldliness runs unchecked in our churches. Worldliness has made us dress and act like the world, and go to the same places, and seek the same pleasures as the lost do. Christ died that we might be His people, and the sheep of His pasture. He tells us ''Come out, and be ye separate from the world, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.'' To be an effective witness, we must be separated unto God from the World. The world is watching us, and when we give in to our old natures, they will say, ''I thought you said you were A Christian, that Christ has changed you.'' This brings reproach not only on us, but on our Lord. So Be ye holy, as He is holy, in all things, you do or say.