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Contentment and Thanksgiving By John MacArthur


Contentment and Thanksgiving
(By John MacArthur)

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, it is good to be reminded of our need to be content.
If you belong to Christ, like the apostle Paul you can and should learn the secret of a contented life. When Paul wrote "godliness with contentment is great gain" he wasn’t just speaking philosophically (1 Tim. 6:6). He had learned the secret to contentment in every circumstance of life (Phil 4:11-2). While that secret eludes most people, it need not elude any true believer. For those who are willing to learn, here are six steps to a contented life from the life and teaching of Paul.

First, learn to give thanks in all things. Paul had learned to give thanks in every circumstance and he exhorted all believers to do the same. Thankfulness is first of all a matter of obedience (1 Thess. 5:18; Eph. 5:18), but it is also a characteristic of a Spirit-filled believer (Eph. 5:18-20).

Second, learn to rest in G…

Excllent Article Called "Half-Truth Hyper-Calvinism"

Excellent article by Greg Gibson of There might be a statement or two I don't agree with, but the article is needful today in my opinion. Below is a response I sent to the person who sent me this article. Don't read it until after you have read the article please :-).

Excellent article in my opinion, and something that is indeed needful for many of us to read and hear. In reading it though, this one statement did jump out at me as a concern: "But, repentance and faith are synergistic, not monergistic." I understand what he is getting at. I would be more comfortable in saying "justification" rather than "repentance and faith" being synergistic. I think we also have to be careful in putting everyone in the same boat. For example: Greg is focusing on man's responsibility because it is often neglected by Calvinists’ (I don't like the article insinuating that those who do are hyp…

Spureon on Limited Atonement

The Arminians say, 'Christ died for all men.' Ask them what they mean by it. Did Christ die so as to secure the salvation of all men? They say, 'No, certainly not.' We ask them the next question: Did Christ die so as to secure the salvation of any man in particular? They answer 'No.' They are obliged to admit this, if they are consistent. They say, 'No; Christ has died that any man may be saved if ?' and then follow certain conditions of salvation. Now, who is it that limits the death of Christ? Why, you. You say that Christ did not die so as infallibly to secure the salvation of anybody. We beg your pardon, when you say we limit Christ's death; we say, 'No, my dear sir, it is you that do it.' We say Christ so died that he infallibly secured the salvation of a multitude that no man can number, who through Christ's death not only may be saved, but are saved, must be saved and cannot by any possibility run the hazard of being anything but …

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Ron Paul or Mike Huckabee? I Dunno Yet, But...

The following is a fairly thought-out short response to a friend and brother in Christ that I thought may be helpful to any [other] blog readers out there about where I stand right now regarding our next President. Some names were changed to protect the...ahem ;-)

Thanks Xxxxx:

Good news about Xxxxxx, praise the Lord.

I have read the information in the first two links of what you sent me so far. I’ll look at the rest of them soon. While I have not made up mind yet by a long shot, it is probably down to Paul and Huckabee for me. But one thing I will say in defense of Ron Paul that looks like may be possible in the first two posts I read, is that he is sometimes mistaken for supporting a particular issue itself when it is because of the government’s involvement that causes him to vote again such issues. No doubt that Ron Paul is both Libertarian as well as Constitutional. Sometimes his libertarian views make him look worse than he is and perhaps sometimes those same views aren’t good perio…

"Since the start of the Iraq War 5,997, 395 American Children have died from abortion."

Found this on a website which is by .

"Since the start of the Iraq War 5,997, 395 American Children have died from abortion."

It is on this web page:

WOW....that gets ya to think!!!


More on Ron Paul (2 Sources)

An Appeal To My Fellow Pastors
By Chuck Baldwin
November 6, 2007

This column is archived at

Recently, Iowa pastors gathered to hear my presentation in Des Moines on behalf of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. After listening to me, they then heard ten-term Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul himself.

Consider how Congressman Paul's message impacted Pastor Jim Hartman of the Assembly of God church in Conrad, Iowa. "I've been supporting Mike Huckabee, but I would say I'm leaning real strong toward Ron Paul."
Hartman supported President Bush four years ago and explained, "Up until the last six months I had not allowed myself to imagine that we'd been let down by Bush." As for Iraq, he said, "I don't think we were prepared to understand that culture and to work with that culture." He said he now feels "humble and I feel kind of bad that I haven't done a better job …