Category: Imperative, Commandment, Law

How to Get the Most from Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson

How to Get the Most from Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson 1. Remove hindrances. (a) remove the love of every sin (b) remove the distracting concerns of this world, especially covetousness [Matt. 13:22] (c) Don’t make jokes with and out of Scripture. 2. Prepare your heart. [1 Sam. 7:3] Do this by: (a) collecting…

Man’s Inability to Keep the Moral Law by Thomas Watson

Man’s Inability to keep the Moral Law by Thomas Watson An Excerpt From His Work Titled: The Ten Commandments Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them, in thought,…

The Spiritual Law Before Moses [More Notes / From 07/20/2018 Discussions]

The Spiritual Law Before Moses [Notes From Today’s Discussion-MCW3/07/20/2018/FB] These are some of the key points from a Facebook discussion today, one focused upon the nature of that law written in the hearts of both the Pre-Moses unregenerate (carnally observed and manifested, and which cannot please God) and the Pre-Moses regenerate (spiritually observed and manifested…

The Lawful Use Of the Law

The Lawful Use Of the Law All Scripture Is Profitable Unto (Manifest) Righteousness & Sanctification By Curt Wildy “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];…

Pastor Jesse Gistand on God-enabled Faithfulness, Commitment, Obedience, Self-Denial, and Focus

Note: The following is a relatively short excerpt from his May 14, 2016 study titled “Men’s Theology – Leadership Class – Part 5.” For the full audio, please click here or visit: http://www.grace-bible.com/sermons/sermon/2016-05-14/mens-theology-leadership-class-part-5-2016. I cannot stress enough how much I would encourage everyone to listen to it in its entirety. The study speaks volumes concerning…

Progressive Sanctification, Rule of Life, Moral Law, and Antinomianism… Revisited

What If We Used Words Objectively? Imagine if Christians, rather than fighting against terms needlessly, took those terms back, defining them clearly and objectively, and educating others on the right use of them. Progressive Sanctification (Literally, proceeding onward in, forward in, or increasing in, being set apart for a sacred purpose)1913 Webster Dictionary: Progressive: Moving…

On Modern Letter-men (Dead Calvinists, etc.)

In modern times, the error of cold, “dead Calvinism” (what many true believers in free and sovereign grace called the religion of the letter-men, those who know truth after the letter only, but not by experience) manifests itself something like this: 1. The Gospel is God’s promise to save His people from eternal damnation based solely…

Nearness To The Cross

Nearness To The Cross A Sermon By William Jay Preached in 1832 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy…