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Precious Remedies 26 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 26 of 30
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1 Corinthians 2:11b
Jan 01, 1988 pm - author is Thomas Brooks, a Puritan preacher, born in 1608. He aims to expose the clever ways of Satan and to help us resist them by grace. Thus far, we've looked at four big topics: (1) How Satan gets us to sin, (2) How he keeps us from holy duties, (3) How he disrupts our assurance, and, now, (4) How he keeps us from believing in Christ. The outline is quite simple. Brooks begins with a "device" or a trick of Satan. He goes on to offer several "remedies" for it. The device: "Satan keeps poor sinners from believing in Christ by suggesting His unwillingness to save". That's pretty clear, isn't it? The devil says, "Jesus Christ is able to save you, but doesn't really want to". Why would you think that? I can think of three reasons: 1. Maybe you're too great of a sinner. You've done a lot of bad things or maybe only one--but it was really, really bad! From your wickedness, we infer: "Jesus Christ will not save me". 2. Maybe you're too great of a Pharisee. You were brought up in church and never got in trouble. But your heart? It was always polluted by evil desires. You know you're a hypocrite--and surely Jesus Christ won't save you. 3. Maybe you're not Elect. Christ will save ... More >>>

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