In Christ: You Shall not be Charged for Sin

Charles H Spurgeon

Romans 8:33
Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?

Most blessed challenge! How unanswerable it is! Every sin of the elect was laid upon the great Champion of our salvation, and by the atonement carried away. There is no sin in God’s book against His people: He seeth no sin in Jacob, neither iniquity in Israel; they are justified in Christ for ever. When the guilt of sin was taken away, the punishment of sin was removed. For the Christian there is no stroke from God’s angry hand-nay, not so much as a single frown of punitive justice. The believer may be chastised by his Father, but God the Judge has nothing to say to the Christian, except “I have absolved thee: thou art acquitted.” For the Christian there is no penal death in this world, much less any second death. He is completely freed from all the punishment as well as the guilt of sin, and the power of sin is removed too. It may stand in our way, and agitate us with perpetual warfare; but sin is a conquered foe to every soul in union with Jesus. There is no sin which a Christian cannot overcome if he will only rely upon his God to do it. They who wear the white robe in heaven overcame through the blood of the Lamb, and we may do the same. No lust is too mighty, no besetting sin too strongly entrenched; we can overcome through the power of Christ. Do believe it, Christian, that thy sin is a condemned thing. It may kick and struggle, but it is doomed to die. God has written condemnation across its brow. Christ has crucified it, “nailing it to His cross.” Go now and mortify it, and the Lord help you to live to His praise, for sin with all its guilt, shame, and fear, is gone.

“Here’s pardon for transgressions past,
It matters not how black their cast;
And, O my soul, with wonder view,
For sins to come here’s pardon too.”

 

Guaranteed Victory!

Oliver Boyce Greene (February 14, 1915 – July 26, 1976) was an Independent Fundamental Baptist evangelist and

Oliver B Greene

author. He converted in 1935 at the age of 20. Over 300,000 confessions of faith were recorded as a result of his ministry in Gospel tent meetings.[1] Although uneducated with little training, he conducted revival meetings in tents and in churches across the eastern US for 35 years, and wrote over 100 books and brief booklets about the Bible. One of Oliver B. Greene’s most distinguishing characteristics was his deep, raspy voice, which drew radio listeners into his message.  He had a deep passion for the Scriptures and knew that men needed salvation in Christ.  He preached each message as though it would be his last.  He received written salvation decisions from thousands who read one of his little Gospel booklets.  He was one of the most effective radio preachers of all times.

In 1956, he founded The Gospel Hour, Inc. as a Christian outreach ministry. It included a radio program of his preaching called The Gospel Hour, which began on one station in Georgia and gradually became syndicated until the point it spanned the nation. The Gospel Hour was heard on 150 stations at the time of his death. The cause of death was a cardiac aneurysm. The broadcast is currently on over 80 stations, including international stations and the Internet. Taped copies of the program are still aired today on the Fundamental Broadcasting Network and other Christian radio stations.

Greene had a wife and two sons.

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Click the link below for the audio sermon by Oliver B. Greene preached at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA where Jerry Falwell was the pastor.

http://bit.ly/qc3HSa Title: Guaranteed Victory

B R Lakin Preaching

Bascom Ray Lakin (January 5,[1] 1901- March 15, 1984) was a Baptist preacher and evangelist.

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B R Lakin, the Circuit Rider

B. R. Lakin was born on a farm near Fort Gay, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border. His mother had prayed for a “preacher man” and had dedicated him to God even before he was born. Lakin attended a one-room schoolhouse in West Virginia through the 4th grade. Later, when he realized the need for more education, he attended Moody Bible Institute while pastoring several churches. Eventually Bob Jones University and (the now defunct) Kletzing College bestowed honorary doctorates.

 

Lakin was converted to Christ during a revival meeting when he was sixteen and baptized in Big Hurricane Creek. Within a week he had preached his first sermon. During the 1920s he served as circuit-riding preacher, riding a mule from church to church through the mountains and foothills of rural West Virginia and Kentucky. In 1939, he was called to assist E. Howard Cadle (1884-1942) at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Indiana, a church that seated ten thousand with an additional fourteen hundred seats for the choir.[2] Cadle conducted a daily radio program, “Nation’s Family Prayer Period,” on the 50,000-watt clear channel WLW in Cincinnati, and the program became the most listened to religious broadcast during the 1930s. Upon Cadle’s death in 1942, Lakin became senior pastor and continued the broadcast. Although Lakin did not have Cadle’s charisma, he was heard in thousands of homes across the United States and thereby became a nationally known Gospel preacher.[3]

In 1952, Lakin began a thirty-year evangelistic ministry, preaching in some of the largest evangelical churches in country. He is said to have seen a hundred thousand conversions to Christ through his ministry. Even shortly before his death in 1984, at age 82, Lakin still traveled extensively and was one of the most sought after fundamentalist preachers in America. Lakin’s sermons were a combination of wit, Bible teaching, and a strong Gospel appeal. For instance, his advice about dealing with enemies was “Love them, pray for them, and outlive them.”[4]

Lakin and his wife, Violet, had only one child, a son who was early killed in an automobile accident. They “adopted” the young Jerry Falwell, and Lakin mentored and “poured himself” into Falwell’s Lynchburg ministry.[5] The department of religion at Falwell’s Liberty University is named in honor of Lakin, who is interred on the campus.[6]

 

Here is Dr. Lakin Preaching at Dr. Jerry Falwell’s church in Lynchburg, Virginia, before a crowd of thousands and recorded for television where millions would hear him.  This is a wonderful Bible message by the old, circuit riding preacher from West Virginia.  It is a rare thing that you have the opportunity in this day and time to hear a man with this history and with power.  Listen with an open heart.

This message is divided into four (4) parts for easy downloading.  Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w64YUD2yOlc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6MeZQKrAOc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub4WXEsvbro&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGU0Hwm6D5Y&feature=related

How to Find God

SEEKERS, FINDERS

By Michael Guido / Metter, Georgia

Michael Guido

Comedian Red Skelton was once asked to speak to a college student body on the subject of religion. At the end of his speech, during a question and answer session a student asked, Why can t I find God?

Skelton quickly responded, For the same reason you can t find a cop. You re not looking for one.

King David had something to say to those who say that they can t find God: The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak and night after night they make Him known.

What is so obvious about God is that He is so obvious to those who are looking for Him. In this one psalm David writes that God can be found in the heavens (v.1-4), in nature (v.4-6), in the instructions He has given in His Word (v.7-11), and the story of redemption that can be witnessed in the life of the Psalmist himself (v.12-14).

What a wonderful summary of the story of salvation! We have been surrounded by unimaginable displays of God s craftsmanship that display His power. Yet His power is not an end in itself. It is revealed ultimately and finally in the work of His Son s life, death and resurrection. David spoke of that when he asked God to deliver him from sin so that he could be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.

Prayer: We thank You, Lord, for loving us so much that You did everything possible to reach and redeem us through Christ. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Psalm 19

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Don’t Let this Happen to You, or Yours

SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF
AN ANGRY GOD

-Their foot shall slide in due time- Deut. 32:35

This is a classic sermon, perhaps the most famous sermon ever recorded in America, preached by Jonathan Edwards. Mr. Edwards is credited with helping start the second great spiritual awakening in America with this sermon. It was delivered in 1741, a time when emotionalism in the pulpit was in great disfavor. Mr. Edwards made sure no emotionalism was displayed in his reading of this sermon. It was read in poor lighting and with the full manuscript in hand. Still, people came under mighty conviction during the message–some shouting, “My Lord, man! Do something to save us!!!” Grown men grasp the pillars to keep from sliding into Hell. Powerful message that deserves your full and prayerful attention. –Editor

-Their foot shall slide in due time- Deut. 32:35
In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s visible people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all God’s wonderful works towards them, remained (as ver. 28.) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text. The expression I have chosen for my text, Their foot shall slide in due time, seems to imply the following doings, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF
AN ANGRY GOD

-Their foot shall slide in due time- Deut. 32:35

This is a classic sermon, perhaps the most famous sermon ever recorded in America, preached by Jonathan Edwards. Mr. Edwards is credited with helping start the second great spiritual awakening in America with this sermon.  It was delivered in 1741, a time when emotionalism in the pulpit was in great disfavor.  Mr. Edwards made sure no emotionalism was displayed in his reading of this sermon.  It was read in poor lighting and with the full manuscript in hand.  Still, people came under mighty conviction during the message–some shouting, “My Lord, man!  Do something to save us!!!” Grown men grasp the pillars to keep from sliding into Hell.  Powerful message that deserves your full and prayerful attention. –Editor

 

Jonathan Edwards 

In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s visible people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all God’s wonderful works towards them, remained (as ver. 28.) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text. The expression I have chosen for my text, Their foot shall slide in due time, seems to imply the following doings, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed.  Click this Link for full message: http://bit.ly/q9XK6i