compiled by Michael Jeshurun

Well did our Master say, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me. But IF YE BELIEVE NOT HIS WRITINGS, HOW SHALL YE BELIEVE MY WORDS?” [John 5:46,47]

And again, “Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, IF THEY HEAR NOT MOSES and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” [Luke 16:29-31]

The verses above clearly state that when a man DOUBTS THE WRITINGS OF MOSES (Genesis ) he will evidently also deny the Words of our Lord!

“IN THE BEGINNING, GOD,” NOT CHAOS, NOT SOME NEBULOUS CLOUD OF GASES, BUT “IN THE BEGINNING GOD, CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH!” – the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the right Book declares – ” In the beginning, GOD created the Heavens and the Earth.” Now either you believe THAT, (i.e. what God’s Book says), or you’re going to take what some LIAR like Stephen Hawking or Pope Francis says!

In fact here are some quotes from Stephen Hawking

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.”

“The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws,” Hawking stated. In an interview published in THE GUARDIAN, Hawking regarded the concept of heaven as a myth, believing that there is “no heaven or afterlife” and that such a notion was a “fairy story for people afraid of the dark”.

“We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

“Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.” – Stephen Hawking.

Now here’s what God says –
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” [Genesis 1:1]

THIS IS THE PREMISE AND PREFACE AND FOUNDATION OF THE ENTIRE BIBLE! In the BEGINNING, first of all, what? GOD, there’s God! And God did what? He created the Heaven and the Earth! So if you don’t believe in either one, then you’re off the beam. There’s a God, and He created the Heaven and the Earth! And this is the BASIC foundation: If you don’t believe THIS, you can’t believe ANYTHING!

BECAUSE WHEN YOU DOUBT ONE WORD IN THE BIBLE, YOU’LL SOON DOUBT THE WHOLE BIBLE! Why? Just like it happens in a court of law with the testimony of a witness, when one thing he’s said is proven to be a lie, what do they do with his ENTIRE TESTIMONY?–They throw the whole thing out, including the true things he said, because they can’t believe it and every word will be in doubt. If he lied about one thing, maybe he lied about another? And that’s the way it is with the Bible. If you can’t believe EVERY WORD OF IT, then you can’t believe every word of it, then you can’t believe ANY OF IT!

JESUS SAID, “HAD YE BELIEVED MOSES, YE WOULD HAVE BELIEVED ME… But IF YE BELIEVE NOT his writings, how shall ye believe My Words?” (Jn.5:46,47) Now, what’s the first of Moses’ writings, upon which all five books are based? GENESIS! “In the BEGINNING….” all about creation, the history of Israel and the beginning of God’s dealings with man.

EVOLUTION!–THAT WAS THE DEVIL’S GREATEST LIE and greatest manufacture and most clever piece of teaching, evolution! As ridiculous and idiotic as anything you could possibly study, because it has NO FOUNDATION IN FACT whatsoever; there’s no evidence for it, no discovery yet has been made to prove it! As one of its top exponents, Margaret Mead, the famous contemporary anthropologist wrote in her own introduction to her textbook on anthropology: “We as honest scientists must confess that science has yet to discover one single iota (tiny speck) of concrete evidence to prove the evolutionary theory!”

AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOD’S GREATEST CREDENTIALS ARE, THE GENUINE PROOF OF HIS AUTHORITY? HIS CREATION!! His glorious creation is a constant testimony of the existence of a divine Designer and Creator, as Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made (His Creation), even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse!” And that’s why the world wants to reject creation and say it’s all just a meaningless, chaotic evolution: Because if the world and its inhabitants are God’s creation, then they’re His property–and if they’re His property, then He’s got the right to be Boss–and they don’t want God to be Boss!

Therefore “they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,” in their education. (Rom.1:28) “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. PROFESSING THEMSELVES TO BE WISE, THEY BECAME FOOLS!” (Rom.1:21,22) They got so smart they could do without God and the Bible, and so they became what?–FOOLS! Absolute fools, who “changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. … Who changed the truth of God into a LIE, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator!” (Rom.1:23,25)

So Why? WHY DID THE DEVIL AND MAN COOK UP THIS RIDICULOUS, IDIOTIC SCHEME OF EVOLUTION? To try to get rid of God! To try get rid of God and the knowledge of God, “as they did not like to retain God in their education.” And since they threw God out, and they threw Creation out, and they threw the Bible out, they had to cook up something new! As Prof. L.T. More of the University of Cincinnati confessed, “Our faith in the idea of evolution depends upon our reluctance to accept the antagonistic doctrine of special creation.” They didn’t want the truth anymore, so they had to figure out some big lie! And that’s why they cooked up Evolution!

And it is no surprise that the Anti Christ Pope Francis along with atheist’s like Mr. Hawking is spewing out the same old blasphemy in our day! The Pope says, “When we read about creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said. “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.” In other words, according to this false Christ, Evolution and the Big Bang theory are compatible with the Bible and the Christian’s religious belief!

A blind leader of the blind who will lead his followers into the ditch! [Matt 15:14]

If you are a Roman Catholic reading this, don’t hoodwink yourself into thinking that you are at least not as bad as Atheist’s like Stephen Hawking. Truth be told, you as a Catholic are in a much worse state than an atheist, for “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death!” [Prov 14:12] And I am here to tell you as an ex-Roman Catholic that the wafer-Jesus you bow before is not the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who rose from the dead! Roman Catholicism is a master counterfeit! The Highway to Hell if you will!

And it’s about time you saw the Catholic Church for what it really is – The Mother of Harlots (Rev 17:5) and COME OUT OF HER while there is still hope! For God has clearly warned what will become of the Roman Catholic Church and those who trust in her, and all those who fornicate with her – i.e the compromised Protestant ‘Churches’!

“Her plagues shall come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and SHE SHALL BE UTTERLY BURNED WITH FIRE: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.” [Rev 18:4-8]




Dearly Beloved, should Facebook or Twitter close down someday, and you are still interested to read some good Reformed articles which magnify the Sovereign Grace of God and assert the Total Depravity of man, there are many good Reformed and Sovereign grace websites and Blogs on the Net.


I personally maintain three such Blogs. Every single post and picture on these Blogs were compiled and designed by GOD’S ENABLING and nothing less!One with gleanings from J.C. Philpot, another with gleanings from A.W. Pink and the last one with precious gems from various Reformed theologians such as Owen, Edwards, Flavel, Dr. Gill, Spurgeon, etc. There is no ‘copyright’ on any of my posts or pictures. . . . You are free to read and share them with or without credit! And to God ALONE shall be ALL the glory!

“Not unto US, O LORD, not unto US, but unto THY NAME give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth’s sake!” [Psalm 115:1]

Much Love
Michael Jeshurun (Gleanings from J.C. Philpot) (Gleanings from A.W. pink) (the main blog – with writings from various eminent Reformed theologians)




Michael Jeshurun

It should come as no surprise that the Hollywood film industry is ‘Arminian’ in their beliefs as all the unregenerate are. But what even many true Christians have not noticed is that in most of their movies (even the seemingly good ones) they are pushing that Arminian Lie!

Fallen man hates the absolute Sovereignty of the mighty Jehovah with a passion and being led by the ‘Prince of the power of the air’ he cannot help but propagate lies that attack the truth of God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Total Depravity.

The movie under consideration is “Back to the Future” released back in 1985 and had two sequels to it – Part 2 and Part 3. It was a favorite amongst both the young and old and very interesting and humorous movie in all. To be honest it was one of MY ‘favorites’ before Christ saved me.

It was only after the Lord save me that I went back to reexamine some of the things which these movies were promoting and lo and behold they were not ‘innocent’ movies produced just for the sake of entertainment and profit. Like with all non-Christian media they were faithfully preaching Satan’s lie. And WHAT is Satan’s lie? The same as it was from the beginning – “Ye shall be as gods!” [Gen 3:5] Or as the wicked poem by William Ernest Henley – “Invictus” goes –

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. Etc . . .

The above meme is taken from the final scene of Part Three of the movie ‘Back to the Future’. And in this scene Marty’s girlfriend tells the scientist (Emmet Brown) who is the inventor of the ‘Time Machine’ (which the movie is all about) that she brought this note back from the future and now it was erased! To which the scientist retorts – “Of course it’s erased! It means your future hasn’t been written yet! No one’s has! Your future is whatever YOU make it! So make it a good one!”

Now that’s a Lie from the pit of Hell!

Your future is not “whatever YOU make it to be!” beloved, but whatever GOD has ordained for you!

The Patriarch confessed that God “performeth the thing that is appointed for me!” Our Lord told Peter “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice!” And so it was! And as our Lord rode into Jerusalem sitting upon a colt and the multitude cried out saying “Hosanna to the Son of David!” the Pharisees asked the Lord to rebuke them who so cried; to which our Lord replied – “if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out!”

Ever wondered why “the stones would cry out” if these held their peace? It was because IT WAS DETERMINED AND DECREED before time began that the Son of God would ride into Jerusalem on that particular day in that particular fashion and on His arrival that the people gathered around would rejoice and shout lauding Him –
“ Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” [Zech 9:9]

Even the very betrayal and crucifixion of our Lord was no happenstance but a detailed unfolding of a predetermined decree! “Him, being delivered by THE DETERMINATE COUNSEL and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain!” [Acts 2:23]

And beloved these are not stray instances in Scripture which are so predetermined, but as Luther profoundly put it in his most excellent work “De Servo Arbitrio” (Free Will a Slave): “ALL THINGS whatsoever arise from, and depend upon, THE DIVINE APPOINTMENTS, whereby it was preordained who should receive the Word of Life, and who should disbelieve it, who should be delivered from their sins, and who should be hardened in them, who should be justified and who should be condemned. This is the very truth which razes the doctrine of freewill from its foundations, to wit, that God’s eternal love of some men and hatred of others is immutable and cannot be reversed!”

Let there be no misunderstanding here, even though God has ordained or ‘appointed’ the destinies of men, yet is He not the inducer of their evil nor the author of their sin! When fallen man is tempted or sins THE ONUS IS ALWAYS ON HIS OWN HEAD! “every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of HIS OWN LUST, and enticed.” [James 1:14]

Take the case of Judas for instance: Almost all the sound theologians whom we know hold that it is clear from Scripture that God DECREED from all eternity that Judas should betray the Lord Jesus. If anyone should challenge this statement let them refer to the prophecy of Zechariah through whom God declared that His Son should be sold for “thirty pieces of silver” (Zech. 11:12). In prophecy God makes known what WILL BE, and in making known what will be He is but revealing to us what He has ORDAINED SHALL BE.

That Judas was the one through whom the prophecy of Zechariah was fulfilled needs not to be argued. But now the question we have to face is, Was Judas a RESPONSIBLE AGENT in fulfilling this decree of God? In other words did the ‘decree’ of God force Judas to do something he never intended to or did he act according to his own evil schemes?

We reply that Judas was FULLY responsible for his betrayal and the liability for his act is on his own head! Responsibility attaches mainly to the MOTIVE and INTENTION of the one committing the act. This is recognized on every hand. Human law distinguishes between a blow inflicted by accident (without evil design) and a blow delivered with ‘MALICE AFORETHOUGHT.’

Apply then this same principle to the case of Judas. What was the DESIGN of his heart when he bargained with the priests? Manifestly he had no conscious desire to FULFILL any ‘decree of God’, though UNKNOWN TO HIMSELF HE WAS ACTUALLY DOING SO. On the contrary, HIS INTENTION was evil only, and therefore, though God had decreed and directed his act, nevertheless HIS OWN EVIL INTENTION rendered him justly GUILTY as he afterwards acknowledged himself-“I have BETRAYED innocent blood.”

It’s the same with the Crucifixion of our Lord. Scripture plainly declares that He was “delivered BY THE DETERMINATE COUNSEL and foreknowledge of God” (Acts 2:23), and that though “the kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against His Christ” yet, notwithstanding it was but “to do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel DETERMINED BEFORE TO BE DONE” (Acts 4:26, 28); which verses teach very much more than a bare PERMISSION BY GOD, declaring, as they do, that the Crucifixion and all its details had been DECREED BY GOD. Yet, nevertheless, it was by “wicked hands,” not merely “human hands” that our Lord was “crucified and slain” (Acts 2:23). “Wicked” because the intention of His crucifiers was only evil.

To summarize: in all his actions fallen man acts responsibly and freely, even though in that action HE FULFILLS THE PREDESTINED WILL OF GOD!

Those who try to assert that Judas or for that matter the Pharaoh in Moses’ day were not ‘predestined’ to do all that they did . . . . do so because they REJECT THE TRUTH OF SOVEREIGN REPROBATION! This is the case even with many who deem themselves ‘Calvinists’. Reprobation is too thorny a subject for them to handle and so they either try to explain it away of just altogether plain ignore it!

But thank God that God has always had His faithful servants who preached this unpalatable truth!

So . . . is the ‘future’ whatever YOU make it to be? No sir! The future whether you’re a ‘saint’ or an ‘ain’t’ is what GOD ORDAINED IT TO BE TO BE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE!

“But He is in one mind, and who can turn Him? and what His soul desireth, even that He doeth. For He performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with Him. Therefore am I troubled at His presence: when I consider, I am afraid of Him!” [Job 23 :13-15] Hallelujah!

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“According as His divine power hath given unto us (or provided for us) all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” [2 Peter 1:3]

A bathroom with running water may not seem much to you, but if you are from a ‘third world country’ where many are deprived of this luxury, then maybe you’ll thank the Lord even for the toilet and bathing privacy He has provided for you!

An old song says: “Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

It’s easy to lose perspective. We all face challenges and difficulties in life. And if we are not on guard, they can divert our attention from all the Lord has done for us.

Yes, you may face obstacles, but you need to remember the man who complained that he had no shoes till he saw a man who had no feet.

We may not have everything we would like, but we all have something to be thankful for.

Your children may be a challenge, but at least you have children.

Your spouse may tempt you to pull your hair out, but there are millions who would gladly trade places with you.

Your boss may be ruthless, but there are many in the world who would literally give anything to have any job so they could feed their family.

Your attitude is determined by your focus. When you focus on the negative — you turn negative, making your life, and those around you, miserable.

It is amazing how different you feel after taking just a few minutes to truly thank God for what you have.

I can read! I can see! I can smell! I can hear! I can talk! I can think! God loves me! Jesus died for me! I have a home in Heaven!

Say from your heart: “Thank you Lord for every blessing You have provided for me!”

Michael Jeshurun




Michael Jeshurun

We were created by God and are living on God’s earth, enjoying God’s sunshine, breathing God’s air and eating God’s food and God has a right to say HOW we ought to live; what we can do and what we cannot!

And God has made it plain in His Word that the Homosexual perversity is a SIN! “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination!” [Lev 18:22]

And just in case you didn’t get it right, God rained fire and brimstone on two large cities that practiced homosexuality to let you know that He means business! God is not kidding my friend or playing games! When God says He will judge sin, you can be sure that He will!

Sodom and Gomorrah are set FORTH FOR AS AN EXAMPLE, suffering the vengeance of Eternal Fire! [Jude 1:7]

What that means is that all who follow Sodom’s lifestyle of Homosexuality will meet with the same fate!

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished:  but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.” [Prov 11:21]

It doesn’t matter if most people are embracing the homosexual agenda these days, GOD SAYS IT IS STILL WRONG AND SINFUL. GAY MARRIAGE IS OF THE DEVIL AND UNREPENTANT SINNERS WILL BE PUNISHED BY GOD!

It matters not if everyone in this world embraces wickedness, God’s Laws do not change. Homosexuals are corrupting the Bible (Romans 1:25) and working relentlessly to homosexualize America. President Barack Obama has already appointed 190 GLBT to high-level government leadership and advisory positions. Our nation has gone over a moral waterfall and we’re headed for total disaster!

The wicked always seek support from each other in an attempt to justify their sins. This is why there is a homosexual community, JOINING HAND IN HAND AGAINST GOD. That’s why ‘THE VIEW’ was put on television, that is, to sway public opinion and lead Americans (especially women sitting at home gravitating toward the TV). Those who murder babies in abortion clinics seek support from amongst each other, JOINING HAND IN HAND AGAINST GOD. When a wicked person decides to file for divorce, they seek approval from anyone and everyone (especially from religious people) who favor their decision to quit and break their marriage promises, JOINING HAND IN HAND AGAINST GOD.

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Proverb 11:21).

Oprah Winfrey’s show has done much to promote the Homosexual Agenda in the United States. Increasingly, people from all professions and walks of life are jumping on the homosexual agenda bandwagon…

Two Apostate Ministers On Oprah Winfrey Show Sinfully Say ‘Being Gay is a Gift from God’

NO, BEING GAY IS A “CHOICE” TO COMMIT SIN! No one is born gay, because God does not make mistakes. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!

It is a fact that as American’s becomes more promiscuous, sexually immoral and lasciviousness; so also does the sin of homosexuality become more prevalent. Public school children are carefully indoctrinated with reverse psychology to make them feel like heroes for claiming to be homosexual. Children are taught that Christians are bad people for promoting hatred, bigotry and discrimination against homosexuals. The truth is that GOD IS THE BIGGEST ENEMY OF HOMOSEXUALS, and God will not spare His wrath on Judgment Day against unsaved sinners who died in their sins!

TELEVISION IS NOT OUR NATION’S MORAL BAROMETER; but rather, THE BIBLE. When homosexuals enter the ministry and teach on national TV that the sin of homosexuality is a gift from God, we know that our nation has gone the route of Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s sickening in the eyes of God. Woe unto America!

The nightmare is just getting started. Instead of teaching publicly that homosexuality is Biblically a sin; evil ministers are publicly teaching that we are created in God’s image, gay or straight, and so being gay is a gift from God, and no one should preach against homosexuality. Satan has deliberately caused all this confusion by placing imposters in our churches, who claim to be homosexual ministers called of God. In fact, they are the ministers of unrighteousness which 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15 warns us about. Satan’s ministers are TURNED into ministers of righteousness; but they are really demonic and saturated with evil…

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” [2nd Corinthians 11:13-15]

Romans 1:24-32 plainly condemns the vile lifestyle evils of homosexuality. Sodom was so evil that homosexuals had taken over the city, which is what we see incrementally happening in America today. In time, our nation will be a homosexual dictatorship. Christians will be persecuted and prosecuted for publicly speaking out Biblically against homosexuality as being a sin. The homosexual community are being quiet right now, because they know that America is successfully being homosexualized.

In Genesis 19:1-10, an angry homosexual mob tried to break down Lot’s door and rape the two male guests (the angels God had sent to deliver Lot and his family). The Bible says that the city of Sodom was so evil and wicked that God destroyed it with fire and brimstone as AN EXAMPLE (Jude 1:7) of what will happen to all wicked people throughout history; that is, they will be cast into the Lake of Fire to be tormented in flames of fire in God’s vengeance for ever (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15).

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Proverb 11:21).

Any sin can be justified if a person distorts the truth. “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Proverb 11:21). Let the whole world take their clothes off, whore it up, fornicate and have abortions, get drunk and live selfishly, seeking their own will, partying and following the wickedness of their hearts; but we as believers ought to be resolved to think right, live right, and do right to please our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.” [Revelation 4:11]


Ever wondered WHY the LGBT flag is of rainbow colour?

Although you may get a wide variety of answers if you go to one of these ‘Gay parades’ and ask one of the LGBT members what the rainbow colour on their flag means — very few people know the historical and biblical significance behind this flag being used by people to signify that they are ‘proud’ of their sexual immorality.

If you will think back to the story of Noah, you will remember that God flooded the earth because the iniquity of humanity had gotten far too great. They were corrupt, hateful, and wicked in EVERYTHING that they did — this includes SEXUAL IMMORALITY.

Not only were men sleeping with men and women with women — but both men and women had begun sleeping with the ANIMALS (Beastiality). According to the Bible, the immorality in the Earth was so great that God gave them over to their vile affections. [Romans 1:23-32]

It was things such as this that forced God to judge the entire earth by sending a massive flood to cover the entire face of the earth.

When Noah and his family were off the ark, God made them a PROMISE that He would never destroy the earth WITH A FLOOD — no matter HOW evil humanity became.

So to ensure that all of humanity remembered His promise, God gave us a ‘Token’ (gift). The purpose of this token was to remind us of His promise whenever we see the rain fall upon the earth — and that gift was THE RAINBOW. (Gen 9:12-17)

The RAINBOW is a CONTRACT from God to mankind. In this contract, God gives humanity his WORD that He will never again flood the entire earth — NO MATTER WHAT.

Therefore when we see Thousands of homosexuals marching in the streets with the Rainbow as their flag — they are essentially implying that they are proud of their SEXUAL IMMORALITY whether God likes it or not while SIMULTANEOUSLY reminding GOD of the contract that He made with humanity never to flood the earth again.

“We’re gonna live and sin the way we want, God! And there’s nothing YOU can do about it. Ha ha!”

But hey, there’s more than one way to skin a cat!

God did not say that He would NEVER again destroy the earth and its inhabitants. Period! Oh no, He said He wouldn’t do it with a flood!

But there’s something worse coming than a flood very soon!

“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, RESERVED UNTO FIRE against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men!” [2Pet 3:7]

The Lord Jesus is coming back! And this time round He’s not coming back as a meek carpenter’s son! But He is coming back as King of kings and Lord of lord’s! “For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall BURN AS AN OVEN; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the Day that cometh SHALL BURN THEM UP, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch! [Malachi 4:1]

Yes, the Lord Jesus IS coming and “His fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE!” [Matt 3:12]

“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!” [Matt 11:15]

[Gleaned and paraphrased from sources on the web]




Michael Jeshurun

The ‘Rev’. Billy Graham once wrote a 170 pages book titled – ‘How to be born-again”. He might as well have written a book on how to be born. For in many ways the natural birth is very similar to spiritual birth!

And just as we had no say in the former, neither do we have any say in the latter!

In natural birth, we know that the one who is BORN DOES NOT WILL TO BE BORN–in fact, he has NO SAY IN THE MATTER WHATSOEVER. He does not decide the time, place, or circumstances of his birth. He has no power to determine the family into which he will be born etc. The analogy holds true with regard to the spiritual birth. GOD determines the time, place and circumstances. The sinner can no more resist this than can an infant resist and refuse to be born naturally.

This fact is shown so clearly in John 1:13 where speaking of believers it is said, “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” i.e. “The new birth is “not of blood (by natural descent), nor of the will of the flesh (his own volition), nor of the will of man (the preacher’s persuasion), but OF GOD” [John 1:13], and the seed which God uses to produce the new birth is His own Word”! [James 1:18]. [A.W. Pink]

This verse kills the doctrine of those who teach that men are saved when they exercise their “free wills” and accept God’s “offer” of salvation.

God Sovereignly saves us in Regeneration and THEN CALLS US OR ILLUMINATES US BY THE GOSPEL. “Who hath SAVED US (regeneration), and CALLED US (by the Gospel) with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace etc”. [2Tim 1:9] As I always say we must beware of putting the proverbial ‘cart before the horse’! A man does not believe the Gospel and GET SAVED but believes the Gospel BECAUSE HE IS SAVED!

This is the reason the Gospel is referred to in the Scriptures as a mystery! Because only to the regenerate it is the ‘power of God unto salvation’. The rest can only behold it, wonder about it and perish! “BEHOLD, ye despisers, and WONDER, and PERISH: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in NO WISE BELIEVE, though A MAN DECLARE IT UNTO YOU”. [Act 13:41]

Regeneration is a ONETIME sovereign act of God whereas Conversion is always PARTIAL (on this earth) and CONTINUAL, and can be seen in different parts of our lives at different times. A genuine backslider does not need to be regenerated but he needs to be converted. A backslider no matter how far he has strayed is still God’s son and the Lambs bride! “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I AM MARRIED UNTO YOU”! [Jer 3:14] (I say this with tears in my eyes, for I was the greatest backslider of them all) Prior to Peter’s backsliding, the Lord told him – “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and WHEN THOU ART CONVERTED, strengthen thy brethren”! [Lk 22:31,32]

And I may finally add that it is in conversion that we unlearn much of the error which we held on to initially after our regeneration. Errors such as ‘Free will’ Universal Atonement, The Pentecostal errors etc.

The path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day! [Prov 4:18] Hallelujah!




Brian Schwertly

God does not want His church to take pagan days, and those pagan and popish rites and paraphernalia that go with them and adapt them to Christian use. He simply commands us to abolish them altogether from the face of the earth forever. YOU may not be offended by the Easter eggs and the Easter bunnies and the selection of a pagan day to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, but GOD is offended! God commands us to get rid of the monuments and paraphernalia of paganism!

If your wife was promiscuous before you married her would you be offended if she had pictures of her old boyfriends on her dresser? Would it bother you if she celebrated the various anniversaries relating to her past relationships? Would you be offended if she kept and cherished the various rings, jewelry and mementos given to her by her old boyfriends? Of course you would be offended! The Lord God is infinitely more zealous of His honor than you are; He is a jealous God. Could Israel take festival days to Baal, Ashteroth, Dagon and Molech and alter them to make them pleasing to God? Of course not! The Bible makes very clear which kings of Judah pleased God the most. God is pleased when idols, their temples, their religious dress, earrings, sacred houses, sacred trees, poles, ornaments, rites, names and days are utterly cut off from the earth, never again to be restored.

God wants His bride to eliminate forever the monuments, the days, the paraphernalia and the mementos of idolatry. “Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain” (Jer. 10:2-3). “Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods” (Deut. 12:31).

Christians must not only put away the monuments of past idolatry but also everything associated with present idolatry. Easter like Christmas is one of the most important holy day in Roman Catholicism. The term ‘Easter’ is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. The festival of Pasch [Passover and the Feast of Unleavens] was a continuation of the Jewish [that is, God’s] feast….from this Pasch the pagan festival of ‘Easter’ was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate Western religion, as part of the attempt to adapt pagan festivals to Christianity.” (W.E. Vine, Merrill F. Unger, William White, Jr., Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, article: Easter, p.192)

The Roman Catholic Church hates the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Roman church uses human inventions, such as Christmas and Easter, to keep millions of people in darkness. The fact that millions of Bible-believing Protestants are observing a Roman Catholic holy day which has not been commanded anywhere in God’s Word reveals the sad state of modern Evangelicalism.

“We cannot conform, communicate, and symbolize with the idolatrous Papists, in the use of the same, without making ourselves idolaters by participation.” Our attitude should be that of the Protestant Reformer Bucer who said, “I would to God that every holy day whatsoever besides the Lord’s day were abolished. That zeal which brought them first in, was without all warrant of the Word, and merely followed corrupt reason, forsooth to drive out the holy days of the pagans, as one nail drives out another. Those holy days have been so tainted with superstitions that I wonder we tremble not at their very names.”

The common objection against the argument that pagan monuments must be abolished is that these things occurred so long ago as to be harmless to us. But this is totally untrue. Not only do we have the present idolatry of Romanism, but there is a revival going on at this very moment in Europe and North America of the old pagan European religions. The radical feminist movement is presently reviving the fertility goddesses and gods of the ancient Near East. God’s law-Word says to get rid of the monuments to idolatry. God’s law is not rendered null and void with the passage of time.

The ONLY day that God has authorized as a holy day is the Lord’s day. If the church wants to please Jesus Christ and honor Him, then it should do so by keeping His day and by setting an example to the outside world. When Christians make Easter or Christmas more special than the Lord’s Day, they disobey the teachings of Christ and dishonor His day!

[copied from sources on the web]




by John G. Reisinger

There are basically only two religions in the world. One says, “IF YOU WILL do such and such, God will graciously bestow His blessing upon you.” The thousand and one varieties of this religion differ only on what the “such and such” is that you must be willing to do. One variety says bathe in a sacred river, another bids you kiss the sacred rock located in the holy city, still another says be baptized or some similar rite, and in distinctly evangelical circles this religion emphasizes, “IF YOU WILL OPEN YOUR HEART, THEN GOD . . .”

Notice carefully the three key words IF YOU WILL.
(1) God’s forgiveness is possible IF …..
(2) God’s forgiveness is possible if YOU…
(3) God’s forgiveness is possible if you WILL. . . .

The ultimate success or failure of this religion is determined solely by the will of man. Everything depends on an “if,” and on “you,” and on “your willingness” to do your part. Redemption is always CONDITIONAL since it depends on man’s cooperation for success. The great work of salvation is not actually accomplished until God can find someone who is willing to “cooperate with Him.” Our forefathers called this “if you will” system the “religion of works.” It was also called “Arminianism” and “semi-Pelagianism” since these were the men who originally caused division in the church by introducing this error of free will. Regardless of the name attached to it by friend or foe, the distinguishing marks are always the same — the IF, the YOU, and YOUR WILL are the decisive factors that make the plan of salvation work.

This religion offers a wonderful plan of salvation that is able to do mighty things if YOU WILL ONLY LET IT. The God of this free will religion can only desire and offer to save sinners. He is helpless to secure, by His own power, what He longs to do. The goal of redemption cannot be reached unless man, of his own free will, chooses to permit God to accomplish His purposes.

The false religion of free will, or works, is based upon several unbiblical doctrines. The most basic of these is THE UNIVERSAL AND INDISCRIMINATE REDEMPTIVE LOVE OF GOD. God is said to love all men in the same way and to the same degree. He loved Judas the same as Peter, Esau like Jacob, and the goats as much as the sheep. Since His love is universal then the greatest gift of His love, Jesus Christ His Son, must have been given to provide a universal atonement, meaning for every individual without exception, in His death. The objects of the Son’s atonement must be equal to the objects of the Father’s love, so both must include every man. If the Father loves all men equally, and the Son redeemed every man without exception, it follows that the Holy Spirit must convict every man or else the Trinity is not working together toward the same end in the task of redeeming lost men.

It should be amply clear that this religion of works, or free will, based on a universal love and universal atonement, makes God’s whole scheme of redemption depend on man for its success. God’s love will prevail IF MAN will let it. Christ’s atonement will actually redeem only IF MAN will let it. The Holy Spirit will apply redemption’s purchased benefits IF MAN will allow Him. No wonder C. H. Spurgeon, that great soul winner, called free will “utter nonsense,” and universal atonement a “monstrous doctrine akin to blasphemy.”

Now the second religion is the message of the Bible. It is the gospel of FREE GRACE. It does not look to God for the PROVISION and then turn to man for the POWER, but it boldly proclaims that the same sovereign grace that planned salvation for helpless sinners also furnishes them with the ability to desire and receive it. This second religion not only starts at a different place, it works on a different principle, and moves toward a different goal. In short, it is a totally different religion. The religion based on free will (Arminianism – If you will …), and that based of free grace (Calvinism — God makes us willing …) are two very distinct and opposite religions that differ on every theological point at which they meet.

Any individual who piously says, “It is really not important, it is merely a question of EMPHASIS,” is either deliberately dishonest or completely ignorant of Bible doctrine in church history. The Synod of Dort and the Council of Trent clarified forever the vital importance of the issue once and for all time. I challenge any man to read Dr. J. I. Packer’s introduction to the DEATH OF DEATH IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST by John Owen, and then talk about emphasis. Packer clearly shows that free will and free grace are totally different religions, and furthermore, that they are irreconcilable enemies.


As you can see, the real battle ground is the nature of man, and the prize to be won is the Crown of Credit for making redemption’s plan actually work. Is free grace, given sovereignly by the Father, the decisive factor that causes the elect to believe in the first place, or is man’s will, exercised sovereignly by the individual, the decisive factor that causes God to choose these whom He “foresees” are willing to believe? Who wins the right to wear the crown of glory, God or man? And by what power was that right won — free will or free grace?

The basic difference between these two opposing religions can also be summed up by asking another question, a question vitally related to the first one. Instead of asking how any man can perish, and being told that, “the man would not do his part which was to simply believe,” we now ask, “Why are SOME men saved?” How is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’s work able to succeed in some cases but not in others? The religion of free will humbly (?) answers that “MAN MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE BY BEING WILLING TO OPEN HIS HEART AND GIVE GOD A CHANCE!” It does not matter if we are speaking of those who perish or those who are saved, we always come back to that IF YOU WILL.

Actually, the gospel based on free will can never be more than a gospel of mere POSSIBILITY. It is a plan of redemption that cannot truly redeem by its own power, but can only effect real salvation when it finds someone who make themselves willing to do “their part.” It is not a question of whether a man must, or does, become willing before he can be saved, we all believe that, but WHO AND WHAT POWER makes the sinner willing? Does man, of himself, choose to become willing, or does God, by His sovereign power, make His elect willing “in the day of His power” (Ps. 110:3)? It seems both logical and judicially necessary to crown with glory the individual who made the plan of salvation actually work, and the free willer does not hesitate to reach for the crown and place it on the head of the sovereign and free will of man.

Some folks may feel we are laboring this point to an extreme, but actually this is the heart of the matter. Who really deserves all the glory for man’s salvation? It cannot be both God and man, nor can it be, as many would imply, half and half. Either God saves sinners by “making them willing in the day of His power,” or they save themselves by making themselves willing in the “day of their free will decision.”

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“Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho!” Joshua 6:26

Since he was cursed who rebuilt Jericho, much more the man who labours to restore Popery among us. In our fathers’ days the gigantic walls of Popery fell by the power of their faith, the perseverance of their efforts, and the blast of their gospel trumpets; and now there are some who would rebuild that accursed system upon its old foundations. O Lord, be please to thwart their unrighteous endeavours, and pull down every stone which they build.

(Sadly the celebration of Christ-mass happens to be one of those massive stones! – M.J.)

It should be a serious business with us to be thoroughly purged of every error which may have a tendency to foster the spirit of Popery, and when we have made a clean sweep at home we should seek in every way to oppose its all too rapid spread abroad in the church and in the world.

( That means don’t just pussy foot, cough and wheeze like many of the ‘panty-waist’ preachers in the land and justify this adulterous child of the Great Whore (Rev 17:1) by saying you are trying to put Christ back where He never was to start with; but
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins! And warn them to “come out of her lest they be partakers of her sins and receive of her plagues!” – Isa 58:1; rev 18:4 )

This last can be done in secret by fervent prayer, and in public by decided testimony. We must warn with judicious boldness those who are inclined towards the errors of Rome; we must instruct the young in gospel truth, and tell them of the black doings of Popery in the olden times. We must aid in spreading the light more thoroughly through the land, for priests, like owls, hate daylight.

Are we doing all we can for Jesus and the gospel? If not, our negligence plays into the hands of priestcraft. What are we doing to spread the Bible, which is the Pope’s bane and poison? Are we casting abroad good, sound gospel writings? Luther once said, ‘The devil hates goose quills,’ and doubtless, he has good reason, for ready writers, by the Holy Spirit’s blessing, have done his kingdom much damage. If the thousands who will read this short word this night will do all they can to hinder the rebuilding of his accursed Jericho, the Lord’s glory shall speed among the sons of men.

Reader, what can you do? What will you do?”

(Well, for a start you can share this post and others like it and dare to be counted among His despised ones! 1Cor 4:10)

Condensed and paraphrased from Spurgeon’s ‘Evening by Evening’ by Michael Jeshurun




Michael Jeshurun 

A ‘goat’ on Facebook recently posted a short article titled – “Why Christians should celebrate Halloween” . . . It states –

“It’s this time of the year again when zealous Christians start posting about the evils of halloween and why “real” Christians ought not to celebrate it. Obviously these “real” Christians haven’t read enough history about it, else they would be fully aware that “halloween” is a Christian creation. More accurately, it was a pagan holiday hijacked and adopted by Christianity (much like Christmas and Easter). And since it was created by Christianity, Christians calling it evil and satanic makes as much sense as them calling Christmas or Easter evil and Satanic.Have a happy Halloween. Boo!”

My response –

A true Christian once he comes to know the truth about these pagan Holidays – be it Halloween, Christmas or Easter he will have nothing to do with them! He will not follow a multitude to do evil! [Ex 23:2]

A Christian worships his God according to the due order (or the prescribed way)! [1Chron 15:13] The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the only infallible standard and authority in determining worship ordinances. Any ordinance or ‘holiday’ solely based on Church tradition or man’s authority are rejected by the TRUE CHRISTIAN!

Observing or celebrating Christmas, Easter or Halloween is nothing but offering ‘strange fire’ before the Lord! “And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which HE COMMANDED THEM NOT! And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord” (Lev.10:1,2).

WHAT WAS THEIR SIN? Their sin was offering of strange fire, so the text saith that they offered STRANGE FIRE, which God commanded them not. . . . But had God ever forbidden it? Where do we find that ever God had forbidden them to offer strange fire, or appointed that they should offer only one kind of fire? There is no text of Scripture that you can find from the beginning of Genesis to the end, where God hath said in so many words expressly; YOU SHALL OFFER NO FIRE BUT ONE KIND OF FIRE. And yet here they are consumed by fire from God, for offering ‘strange fire.’

When it comes to worshipping God, there MUST BE A WARRANT OUT OF GOD’S WORD. “All things in God’s worship must have a warrant out of God’s word, [and] must be commanded. It’s not enough that it is not forbidden. . . . Now when man shall put a Religious respect upon a thing, by virtue of his own Institution when he hath not a warrant from God; Here is superstition! We must all be WILLING worshipers, but not WIL-worshipers! [Col 2:23] [Jeremiah Burroughs]

So should the true Christian follow the advice of the free-thinking dead soul above who suggests that Christians SHOULD celebrate Halloween? They should IF they too are dead in sin like the one who suggests it. But if they be truly saved from their sin by Christ as they claim to be; then they must HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH AND ABSTAIN FROM ALL APPEARANCES OF EVIL! [1Thes 5:22]