Daily Archives: August 29, 2015

Who are the apostates?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

12 “If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to live in, anyone saying that 13 some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods’ (whom you have not known), 14 then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you, 15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword. (Deuteronomy 13:12-15 NASB)

1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; 2 He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as…

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The Doctrine of Justification Made Easy

Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation

Taken and adapted from, “Illustrations of Bible Truth”Moody Press, 1945

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…H.A. Ironside had a little school for young Indian [Native American] men and women, who came to his home in Oakland, California, from the various tribes in northern Arizona. One of these was a Navajo young man of unusually keen intelligence. One Sunday evening Ironside tells, that this student went with him to his young people’s meeting. They were talking about the epistle to the Galatians, and the special subject was law and grace. They were not very clear about it, and finally one turned to the Indian and said, “I wonder whether our Indian friend has anything to say about this.”

He rose to his feet and said, “Well, my friends, I have been listening very carefully, because I am here to learn all I can in order to take it back to my people…

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Justification and Double Imputation

The Reformed Reader

Justification: Understanding the Classic Reformed Doctrine Romans 5:19 and 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 are two places in Scripture that teach the twin truths of justification and double imputation: “For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” “…He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (NASB).  After discussing these passages in some detail, John Fesko writes this in summary:

“In these two passages we see the inextricable link between justification and double imputation.  God does not simply write off sin when he forgives the believer. Rather, God imputes the sin and guilt of the believer to Christ, who has borne the penalty for that sin and guilt upon the cross.  At the same time God imputes the righteousness and perfect obedience of Christ to…

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Pastor Sun Ho ordained recently as… a Pastor? Again?

Recently, Sun Ho has been ordained in City Harvest Church as a ‘pastor’. (Even though the bible teaches that a woman can not be a pastor.)

Sun Ho ordained CHC pastor

It appears one commenter accidentally exposed the façade of Sun Ho’s ordination:

Great to be able to call you pastor again…”

Source: Kelvin Xu, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/sunhomusic/photos/a.110250757743.126347.67964042743/10153574524212744/?type=1&comment_id=10153574604617744&offset=0&total_comments=5&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R3%22%7D, Published 25/08/2015. (Accessed 29/08/2015.)

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If you click on the above thumbnail screengrab it becomes apparent that other commenters were completely duped by CHC’s stunt. Why is this a stunt?

Back in 2009, in response to Sun Ho’s outrageously sluttish ‘China Wine’ music video, Kong Hee slammed Christians and ministers who spoke against Pastor Sun’s behaviour in her China Wine clip.

Kong wrote,

“In 2007, my wife Sun released a music video of the hit single, “China Wine,” . . . the video also raised quite a few eyebrows within the religious fraternity who felt it was inappropriate for a…

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The Scriptural Doctrine of Double Predestination

Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation

Taken and adapted from, “The Doctrine Of Absolute Predestination”
Written by, Jerome Zanchius, in Latin
Translated by Augustus Montague Toplady

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I.   We, with the Scriptures, assert that there is a predestination of some particular persons to life for the praise of the glory of Divine grace, and a predestination of other particular persons to death, which death of punishment they shall inevitably undergo, and that justly, on account of their sins –

There is a predestination of some particular persons to life, so “Many are called, but few chosen” (Matthew 20:15), i.e., the Gospel revelation comes, indiscriminately, to great multitudes, but few, comparatively speaking, are spiritually and eternally the better for it, and these few, to whom it is the savour of life unto life, are therefore savingly benefited by it, because they are the chosen or elect of God. To the same effect are the following passages…

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Daily Devotionals: (29th Aug.) The Full Salvation of Our First Parents (Part 3)

thinkGOSPEL blog

Reading: Genesis 3:1-24

Both Adam and Eve knew from the irrevocable curse of Satan that redemption was not offered to the fallen angels. Sadly however, they would later learn through their son Cain that redemption was not applied to all humanity. But in the garden immediately after the fall they knew that the redemption offered to them was not a possible, or even, a probable redemption, but a particular redemption. God pursued Adam and Eve with particular purpose and with definite results.

God did not just come to seek Adam but to save him (Luke 19:10) and He pursued him until He had worked out all Adam’s fears and excuses (verses 10-13), stripped him of all his self-sufficiency, and clothed him with sufficient covering for sin (verse 7, cf. verse 21).

But our first parents were also aware of God’s particular redemption from the words of the Lord’s first gospel…

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