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Spurgeon's Calvinism
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05:23 AM
The Manner in Which the Salvation of the Soul is to be Sought
by Pilgrim
05:18 AM
A Lesson on Forgiveness
by chestnutmare
Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:15 AM
O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:41 AM
Put thinking cap on
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:35 PM
Is the Partial Preterist position within the Westminster Standards
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:57 AM
Yesterday at 05:18 AM The Manner in Which the Salvation of the Soul is to be Sought by Pilgrim

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“Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he” (Genesis 6:22).

We should be willing to engage in and go through great undertakings, in order to our own salvation.

I. There is a work or business which must be undertaken and accomplished by men, if they would be saved.
II. This business is a great undertaking.
III. Men should be willing to enter upon and go through this undertaking though it be great, seeing it is for their own salvation.

Those who chose to read this sermon by Jonathan Edwards, one of the most recognized Christian scholars of America, perhaps in the entire world, will quickly see that what Edwards believed, taught and preached is antithetical to the vast majority of what is believed today and is being taught and preached in the majority of modern pulpits. It is unheard of to think that a person must spend time seeking God and finding the salvation of his/her soul after exerting much effort. Why, today it is said all one need do is "ask Jesus into their heart", or read the 'Sinner's Prayer' on the back of a church business card, or go forward to the 'altar' to receive Jesus, etc., etc. ad nauseam. Salvation today is like much of everything else we want.... instantaneous, self-induced, which is guaranteed to give one self-gratification. So, which is it? Is Jonathan Edwards correct in his understanding of biblical teaching concerning Spirit-wrought salvation, or is the modern concept of obtaining salvation what the Bible teaches?

The answer, of course, is crucial for it determines what one should believe, teach and/or teach. And, on a more personal level, it determines whether one truly has come to know the salvation God has foreordained and providentially brings to pass in a sinner's life in His good and perfect time. One is the lie of the Evil One and one is truth. Read this sermon, therefore prayerfully and ask that God reveal the truth to your mind, heart and soul.

You can read the Article of the Month for July here: The Manner in Which the Salvation of the Soul is to be Sought.

Or, you can find it in the Notable Sermons section of The Highway under "Jonathan Edwards" (first item on the first page). grin

In His service and grace,



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Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:39 PM Spurgeon's Calvinism by John_C

I read where Charles Spurgeon, though identifying himself as a strong Calvinist, denied that regeneration preceded faith. In fact, he said those believing that regeneration preceded faith were extreme Calvinists (Hyper). Since Spurgeon held that view, I wonder if run-of-the-mill Calvinism today would have been thought of as Hyper back in the 1800s. Today, almost all Calvinists will affirm that regeneration precedes faith, but was that true in previous times?

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:15 AM A Lesson on Forgiveness by chestnutmare

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"Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witness every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican" Matthew 18:15-17

What is required of the Christian in forgiveness? We often hear reports of how some people are lauded for forgiving those who have caused some great offense, when those people never showed signs of remorse and without repentance. Case in point, the relatives of victims who made a statement of forgiveness at the hearing of the man who murdered 9 people in a Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This man felt justified in his taking of these lives. Is this true forgiveness? John Murray's article on the biblical nature of forgiveness ought to help us understand what is required for true forgiveness.

You can read this newly posted article HERE and perhaps you will wish to discuss this subject on the forum.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:20 AM To God my earnest voice I raise, by chestnutmare

To God my earnest voice I raise,
To God my voice imploring prays;
Before His face my grief I show
And tell my trouble and my woe.

When gloom and sorrow compass me,
The path I take is known to Thee,
And all the toils that foes do lay
To snare Thy servant in his way.

All unprotected, lo, I stand,
No friendly guardian at my hand,
No place of flight or refuge near,
And none to whom my soul is dear.

O Lord, my Savior, now to Thee,
Without a hope besides, I flee,
To Thee, my shelter from the strife,
My portion in the land of life.

Be Thou my help when troubles throng,
For I am weak and foes are strong;
My captive soul from prison bring,
And thankful praises I will sing.

The righteous then shall gather round
To share the blessing I have found,
Their hearts made glad because they see
How richly God has dealt with me.
~ The Psalter, 1912.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:43 PM Put thinking cap on by John_C

What is the difference between vicarious and substitutionary atonement?

I was just browsing around checking for odd theological beliefs held by our puritan church fathers. I read that Richard Baxter held to a penal and vicarious atonement, but not substitutionary atonement. There must be a slight difference, but just wondering.

Oh, what got to me to thinking about that is that I see on the Shout Box someone named McKinley asking 'Was J.C. Ryle a 4 pointer?' Since it is at the bottom of the Shout Box, there was no answer. I couldn't find one with my browsing. I did find out that Ryle would not be a puritan as he lived afterwards.

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