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Bad Hermeneutics

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Whom The World Cannot Receive

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Jesus Christ Teaches Limited Atonement

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A secret of victorious living

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Grace Gems, J. R. Miller | 0 comments

There is a secret of victorious living which, if people knew it, would make all of life easier for them. It may be stated thus: that as we take up any duty and go forward with it, we shall receive the strength we need to do it. There are several Divine promises that give this assurance.

One reads, “As your days–so shall your strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:25. This seems to mean that the help which God gives, varies according to the necessity of the particular day. God fits His blessing–to our days.
When we are faint–He increases strength.
When we are sorrowful–He gives comfort.
When we are in danger–He grants protection.
When we are weary–He gives rest.
“As your days–so shall your strength be.”

Another of Christ’s promises reads, “My grace is sufficient for you.” Every word of this assurance shines with radiant light.

My grace is sufficient for you.” It is Christ’s grace that is sufficient. We know that He has all Divine fullness, and therefore we are sure that no human need can ever exhaust His power to give help!

My grace is sufficient for you.” It is Christ’s grace that is sufficient. If it were anything else but grace, it might not give us such comfort. Grace is undeserved favor, goodness shown to the unworthy. We deserve nothing, for we are sinners. But it is Christ’s grace which is sufficient, and so we can claim it.

“My grace is sufficient for you.”
It is present tense–IS sufficient. Christ is always speaking personally to the one who is in any need, and saying, “My grace IS sufficient for you.”

“My grace is sufficient for you.” The word “sufficient” is one whose meaning expands and amplifies with the measure of the need. No necessity is so small as not to be included; and none is so great as to go beyond the capacity of the blessing that is promised.

My grace is sufficient for you.” The grace is sufficient for each of His redeemed children–“for you” the promise runs.

Life lies before us, with . . .
its burdens,
its duties,
its responsibilities,
its struggles,
its perplexities.
It does not come to us all in one piece. God breaks our years–into months and weeks and days, and never gives us more than just a little at a time–never more than we can bear or do for the day.

If we take up the present duty or burden–we shall always have strength to do it. If we do not have strength of our own sufficient for the work or struggle, we need not falter–but should go on, just as if we had omnipotence in our arm; for as we obey God, though the task is impossible to our ability–He will sustain us by giving us all the help we need.

(J. R. Miller, “Thread for a Web Begun” 1894)

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The burning of these old Ephesian books!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Grace Gems, J. R. Miller | 0 comments

“Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds. A number of them who had been practicing magic brought their books and burned them at a public bonfire. The value of the books was several million dollars!” Acts 19:18-19

One proof of the power of Christianity, was in the way these new believers at Ephesus renounced their evil ways and gave up their profitable sins. They saw the emptiness and folly of the things in which they had been trusting, and openly confessed the sinful deeds they had been doing. Many of them who had been engaged in the practice of magic arts, brought their books together and made a bonfire of them in the public square.

Always, those who follow Christ should be ready to part with whatever is sinful in their life and work, that Christ may be honored above all. Sins kept in the heart–poison the life, hide God’s face, and shut out blessing. No matter what it may cost, our sins must be sacrificed, or they will destroy us!

The burning of these old Ephesian books suggests that we should have bonfires of our evil books. There are many books which ought to be burned! They carry in them Satan’s poison! To read them is to debauch our own souls. To put them into the hands of others–is to ruin them.

In India, a man took down a book from the shelf–and a viper came out of the book and stung him to death! Just so, there are many books in which deadly vipers lie hidden! We should be most careful in choosing the books we read. A good book is a great blessing–but a bad book is a curse!

(J. R. Miller, “Paul’s Message for Today” 1904)

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The Devil is real, but he’s not your biggest problem in life

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Win 1 of 3 Michael Horton Book Packs

Posted by on Jan 14, 2010 in Books, Misc | 0 comments

Nathan W. Bingham is having a contest for 3 Michael Horton book packs!  Each pack includes the following:

  • 1 x The Gospel Driven Life
  • 1 x Christless Christianity
  • 1 x Putting Amazing Back into Grace

These are three excellent books by Michael Horton and I fully recommend all of them. Click for details.

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