Category: 02. The Gospel

Manifest Sanctification… [A Conversation]

The following is based upon real discussions on the topic of experimental/manifest sanctification. Though not verbatim, it nonetheless accurately represents the gist, tone, and sentiment behind much of what has been encountered. CHRIS WANNAGROW: One of the most overlooked aspects of the Christian walk and warfare, even woefully so in my own life, is the…

“Standards”

We all have them… or should. Often, we do not live up to our own. That’s okay, it means we have much more room to grow/improve. Often however, others do not live up to our own. Sometimes, that really is okay (in very limited circumstances), and sometimes, maybe even most times, it really, really isn’t…

False Gospels: On Blindness > Antics > Compromise

These debates were quite difficult to endure (so much misrepresentation, non sequiturs, and other logical fallacies). Whether “Church of Christ” or “Oneness Pentecostal,” and as with many other such organizations, pathos far exceeds logos in these discussions. Emotional conviction, strong emphatic passion, and (not so) “witty” antics, cannot make up for the inability to follow…

On The Nature Of Grace (And Why It Matters)

SINCE GOD HAS TO GIVE GRACE TO BELIEVE THE GOSPEL…As even the leaders amongst the Arminians and Sacramentalists concede (as opposed to the Pelagians and most Semi-Pelagians, as often found in the pews): 1) It stands to reason that man, by nature, cannot believe without said grace. 2) If man cannot believe without said grace,…

Regarding Total Reliance On God

An excerpt from “The Christian in Complete Armour” (Complete & Unabridged) “…we saints that have habitual grace, yet this lies like water at the bottom of a well, which will not ascend with all our pumping till God pour in his exciting grace, and then it comes. To will is more than to think, to…

I Would Have peace

I would have peace if I could just delude myself into thinking that assent to Gospel truth; knowledge of core biblical facts; a love for said truth and facts; and a desire to defend them before men… alone… evidenced salvation; I am under no such delusion. I would have peace if I had the assurance…