Category: Imperative, Commandment, Law

The Lawful Use Of the Law

The Lawful Use Of the Law All Scripture Is Profitable Unto (Manifest) Righteousness & Sanctification By Maurice C. Wildy III “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…

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…

Make Use Of The Scriptures

Make Use Of The Scriptures An Excerpt From A Sermon By William Jay Preached on March 11, 1832 Make use of the Scriptures yourselves, and apply them to all the purposes for which they were given. You cannot destroy the Bible, but the Bible may destroy you; yea—it will destroy you with—the sorest destruction, and prove the…

Politics: Liberal, Conservative, or Biblical [A Reference Chart]

Politics: Liberal, Conservative, or Biblical Where Do You Stand? [A Reference Chart] Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For…

“The Lawful Use of the Law” In Light Of Parallel Passages

The passages are modified slightly, always within brackets, for ease of identifying the parallelisms that exists amongst them. Please note the synonymous use of terms like “Word, Law, Commandments, Judgments, Prophesyings, Holy Scriptures, All Scripture, etc.” and also note how the words “reprove/rebuke/warn/correct/exhort” (in their various grammatical forms) are associated with that which is needful…