Category: X. Formalism

The Religion Of The Day

The Religion Of The Day The Gospel Standard or, Feeble Christian’s Support August 1835 To The Editors Of the Gospel Standard. Dear Sirs, –If you think the following extract of a letter from an affectionate friend worthy a place in your Standard for the truth as it is in Jesus, (a prospectus of which was…

Ten Questions For Lordship Salvationists

Ten Questions For Lordship Salvationists By Curt Wildy 1. How much of their sin must a sinner give up BEFORE Christ is able to quicken them by the Holy Spirit, granting them faith and repentance? Do they have to give up some of their sins, most of their sins, or all of their sins BEFORE…

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today?

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today? …And What Does It Mean For Us To “Keep Them”? By Curt Wildy INTRODUCTION If (by God’s grace and effectual working) we do not listen to the entire counsel of God, submit to it, have it guide our understanding of all truth, and govern all of…

Legalism: Is It Sinful For Women To Wear Pants?

Is It Sinful For Women To Wear Pants? Pants: articles of clothing or a tool of Satan? The encroachment of legalism in our day, as in days past, is no laughing matter. Left unchecked, it can lead to a Pharisaic mindset and the eventual manifestation of dead works and idolatry within a once faithful congregation.…

Why Remain Amongst Them?

Why Remain Amongst Them? By Curt Wildy True Christian faith does not amount to merely reading the Bible, even those portions that pertain to free and sovereign grace, and agreeing with it. True Christian faith is something that you experience by God’s grace, in light of the finished work of Christ, through the effectual working of…

Can You Identify Your True Family?

Can You Identify Your True Family? Or, “The Absurdity of Calminianism” By Curt Wildy Imagine a child saying “Maybe you’ve met my father; his name is Joseph and he is five feet tall, eighty-five pounds, has gray hair, has black eyes, and walks with a pronounced limp.” Then imagine that same child a few weeks,…

The True Importance of John Wesley

The True Importance of John Wesley By Curt Wildy Was John Wesley used of God? For over two centuries, many have vehemently debated this question. Though many rightly despised the religion of this man, many more loved both him and the theology that he proclaimed. Despite these mixed feelings and the length of time that has transpired, the question nonetheless remains: was…

Why The Emphasis On "Experimental" And "Experiential"

Why the Emphasis on Experimental and Experiential? Some may wonder what I mean by, or why I emphasize so much, the words Experimental and Experiential (the two being synonymous) when speaking of the Christian’s walk.The answer is simple, anything found in the Bible that is not experimentally applied to the Christian at some point in His…

Ten Experimental Waymarks

Ten Experimental Waymarks of Salvation “How can I know if I am really saved?” The question often arises, “how can a person know if they are truly saved?” Some may answer: “If you believe the Gospel you are truly saved,” or “if you trust in Jesus as your only hope of salvation then you are…