Regeneration / two natures

Idling life away like an idiot or a madman

Posted by on March 8, 2020 at 7:59 am

Idling life away like an idiot or a madman (Joseph Philpot, “The Soul’s Growth in Grace” 1837) When one is spiritually reborn, he sees at one and the same moment . . . God and self, justice and guilt, power and helplessness, a holy law and a broken commandment, eternity and time, the purity of […]

Preserving grace before regeneration

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:21 am

Preserving grace before regeneration (J.C. Philpot, “Daily Words for Zion’s Wayfarers”) “To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ.” Jude 1 What a mercy it is for God’s people, that before they have a ‘vital union’ with Christ, before they are grafted into Him experimentally […]

A DIVINE and SUPERNATURAL work

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:17 am

The new birth is a DIVINE and SUPERNATURAL work. Holy ancestry does not insure it, pious parentage does not convey it, human eloquence does not inspire it, moral persuasion does not produce it. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high is the accomplishment of this work above created power. How clear does the […]

In every Christian are two natures

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:16 am

Now, I hold that there is in every Christian two natures, as distinct as were the two natures of the God-Man Christ Jesus. There is one nature which cannot sin, because it is born of God—a spiritual nature, coming directly from heaven, as pure and as perfect as God himself, who is the author of […]

Regeneration

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

Regeneration-    Faith in Christ is the gift and operation of God in us, created in and bestowed upon chosen, redeemed sinners in regeneration by the irresistible power and grace of His Spirit (Eph. 2:8; Phil. 1:29; Col. 2:12). This gift of faith is communicated to and wrought in God’s elect through the instrumentality of […]

The Miracle of Hearing

Posted by on November 17, 2019 at 7:23 am

The Miracle of Hearing God-called gospel preachers spend a lot of time in prayer and preparation of the Word. They are deeply concerned with being clear and faithful to preach Christ and Him crucified. “How shall they hear without a preacher” Rom. 10:14. Paul asked rhetorically, “who is sufficient for these things”? I Cor. 2:16. […]

Whose heart-the Lord opened

Posted by on June 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

“Whose heart-the Lord opened.”—Acts xvi. 14.It is always blessed to trace mercies to their source! And blessed when, through grace, we are enabled to give God his glory, and not put down to man’s merit what wholly originates in God’s grace. The opening of the heart can only be the province of Him that made it. Renewing work, […]

What we need

Posted by on June 9, 2019 at 10:28 am

What we need in this thing of salvation is not merely to be acquainted with Christ but to have His righteousness! It is nothing to reform a man, to get him religious and make some decisions for Jesus, but what is needed is regeneration from the Holy Spirit. “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s […]

Born of Water and The Spirit

Posted by on April 21, 2019 at 7:57 am

Born of Water and The Spirit“Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” (John 3:5). “Of water “is not the waters of baptism. Water refers to the water of the Word. We read in Ephesians 5:27of “The washing of water by the Word.” In the new birth the […]

Here we stand

Posted by on September 26, 2018 at 1:29 am

We seek to uphold, explain, promote and preach the message of God’s free grace in Christ and the absolute necessity of divine power to initiate, apply and secure the salvation of sinners. We do not look to man to save himself for we know he cannot. We do not appeal to men to save themselves […]