Posts Tagged Salvation

John Brine (1703-1765) and his Contemporaries as Seen by Modern Revisionists Part I. Brine’s Life

John Brine (1703-1765) and his Contemporaries as Seen by Modern Revisionists Part I. Brine’s Life       First, a few words of explanation. You might think there is more George Ella and our present contemporaries in this lecture than John Brine and his. This is because there is a good deal of John Brine in George Ella and most of our contemporaries positively hate John Brine so we must deal with them firmly but fairly or Brine has taught us in vain. So I am very blunt and particular in my evaluation of Brine’s reception today amongst our self-styled ‘Moderate Calvinists’. Nowadays, these moderately Reformed ministers who strive immoderately to muzzle us are rejecting every single doctrine of the Reformation, ridiculing and… Full Article

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John Brine (1703-1765), and his Contemporaries as Seen by Modern Revisionists Part II: Brine’s Theology

John Brine (1703-1765), and his Contemporaries as Seen by Modern Revisionists Part II: Brine’s Theology      In his Treatise on Various Subjects Brine says his calling is to defend the doctrines and principles of our religion, and to vindicate the sacred Word of God. As time is less than our subject craves, I shall select a few of his defences and vindications relevant to today’s debate and deal with justification, duty-faith, redemption, regeneration and sanctification. Justification      Biblical justification involves the full salvation of sinners, including election, union with Christ, adoption, forgiveness of sins, imputation, redemption, regeneration and sanctification. Today’s Pseudo- Reformed claim that… Full Article

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Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out

Part One: The scriptures conclude all under sin Sin refers to God’s law alone      The word ‘sin’ is a rarity nowadays and like the gospel words ‘holiness’ and ‘righteousness’, might soon disappear from our vocabulary. The reasons is two-fold: ‘sin’ in its traditional meaning is the opposite of holiness and righteousness, theological terms which relate to the Person of God. Thus, there can be no awareness of sin where there is no awareness of our sovereign, absolute and holy God. Where there is no sense of sin, there can be no sense of righteousness. The second reason follows from the first. Our holy God has given us a clear definition of sin in His Word. God’s eternal nature is revealed to us in His… Full Article

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For Whom did Christ Die?

     Nowadays we are assailed from all sides with the novel and un-Biblical doctrine that Christ actually died to atone for all sinners, though this atonement is only a theoretical provision to be made good by the agency of man. Such a teaching is called Theoretical Universalism and such a teaching is demonstrably false. This teaching does not distinguish between the state of man before the fall and his state after the fall, viewing all men as on probation, like Adam, until they reject or accept Christ. There are seven good reasons for rejecting this error:    1. The objects of redemption are the objects of God’s love      God has a special saving love which must be distinguished from His general, providential goodness… Full Article

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The Manhood of Christ in Salvation

     Recently, whilst corresponding with a relatively large number of pastors in an internet chat group, I was astonished and alarmed to discover that I was the only correspondent who believed in the true manhood of Christ in His saving work. What sparked off the heated debate was the subject of Christ being tempted by the devil, (Matt. 4:1-11) and my co-correspondents were upset by my contributions to the discussion. I had based my stand on Hebrews 2:18, “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” and Hebrews 4:15, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” My… Full Article

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