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"As the Scriptures say,
'No one is righteous not even one."
Romans 3:10,

What Does It Mean To Be Free

Thank you for visiting Old Time Preaching! So What Does It Mean To Be Free?
Romans 6:22 - "But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life." Take a quick look at this beautiful poem by Horatius Bonar to fully understand you can bring nothing to God! 

This is awesome! You might ask why. Well, you’ve probably heard people say God doesn’t want slaves or robots. But guess what? He totally does! God wants sheep, robots, and slaves who are happy to follow His holiness. He wants those robots to love being God’s robots or sheep. Or better yet, slaves!

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If you're wondering what the Old Time Preaching website is about let me fill you in. It's a platform I've set up to share resources that have personally inspired and uplifted me.

 

Like this great Godly man William Cowper in his poem called Jehovah, shalom the Lord Send peace

 

 My goal is to review books that I believe are essential for every Christian to read and to share sermons from preachers of the past and to ultimately get that crown of glory for the sake of God/Christ, and for the Scripture to be proven true.

The individuals running this preaching website called; oldtimepreaching.ca are nothing more than filthy Gentiles who deserve to go to hell. (Take a look at "Day of Judgment, Day of Wonders!" by Isaac Watts to see what I mean.) We don't need to look in the mirror and tell ourselves to love ourselves for God to "love us." Mankind already knows how to love itself. We need to deny ourselves.

God Is Perfect:

The concept of depravity is that those who remain with a stony heart can only engage in sin. even their best actions fall short of any kind of goodness that God could accept. The God of justice does not approve of men's efforts, as seen, when He rejected! Cain's offering. When one makes God the center focus of his life, then their works become acceptable to Him through Christ the, savior of Gods blood.

Christ told the disciples this idea when discussing the gift of the Spirit He would send into the world; "When He arrives He will convict the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment." The earliest fulfillment of these words of Christ was at Pentecost, after Peter preached the first great Christian sermon.

First Great Christian Sermon - After The Warning

When the people heard this warning, they were deeply pricked in their hearts and cried out to Peter and the other apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (listen to this sermon)

This cry, "What shall we do?" is the profound heartache of anyone who suddenly realizes they have offend the God Of justice and know they are indeed a true sinner and have stolen the spot light of God for themselves, making themselves a little god by sitting on a stolen throne of the true and living God.

In Greek, σωτηρία (soteria) translates to "salvation"

If grace rules, it is truly grace—God's undeserved favor. If we can't earn it, no one can claim it as a right. As a gift, no one can demand it. Soteria, given by grace, is a free gift from God to those He chooses.

Soteria through grace signifies that even a sinful wretch like me can receive God's mercy. He makes you come before Him on His terms, not yours. He makes you come open, like a warrior soldier surrendering, raising your hands as high as they can go to show the victors you have nothing on you. All praise and all glory goes toward this God of justice. The Bible illustrates this very well, such as when God chose grace for Israel and not for the Egyptians.

Church Of The Firstborn

Ishmael, the firstborn, is cast out unblessed (Genesis 21:10-12), while Isaac is made the child of the promise (Genesis 17:19) and a member of the church of the firstborn (Hebrews 12:23).

Esau is denied the blessing, while Jacob receives the inheritance and is honored. In the New Testament, divine truth is hidden from the wise but revealed to babes.

The Pharisees and Sadducees go their own way, while publicans and harlots are drawn by love. God grace was notably shown thorught the Savior's birth and by his blood. The incarnation of God's Son, a monumental event, was not revealed to all mankind.

Nativity Star

It was revealed to the Bethlehem shepherds and wise men from the East, showing how things would be. Even today, Christ is not known to all. God could have sent angels to announce His Son's birth to every nation, but He did not.

God could have easily attracted everyone's attention to the star, but He did not. Why? Because God is sovereign and gives His favors as He pleases. Notice that the Savior's birth was revealed to the most unlikely groups: shepherds and Gentiles.

What a display of divine sovereignty. Humble shepherds were honored, while the learned and eminent were passed by. Why was the Savior's birth revealed to foreigners and not to those nearby? This foreshadows God's way of dealing with humanity, showing grace and favor to whom He pleases, often to the most unlikely and unworthy.

If you would like to learn more about this topic, you can read the book called; The Sovereignty of God by Arthur W. Pink.

May God bless you all.

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