"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)


  • Rev. John Samson
  • Rev. David Thommen (URC)
  • John Hendryx
  • Marco Gonzalez

    We are a community of confessing believers who love the gospel of Jesus Christ, affirm the Biblical and Christ-exalting truths of the Reformation such as the five solas, the doctrines of grace, monergistic regeneration, and the redemptive historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures.


    Community Websites

    Monergism Books on Facebook


    Latest Posts



    Ministry Links

  • « Think this through... | Main | The Tower Experience »

    Quoting our Depravity

    The first time a preacher quotes something he thinks to be profound it normally goes something like this: "As my dear friend and colleague Professor Dunning once said..."

    The second time he quotes him, it sounds like this, "As a famous Professor once said..."

    The third time: "As someone once said..."

    Fourth time: "Like I always say..."

    Posted by John Samson on May 3, 2010 03:27 PM


    This really made me laugh! This is where comedy makes hard truth a relief. Because, it is so true we cannot stand to see it in us, and when we do, we need it to be with a giggle knowing it is in us all and not me alone. How often have I secretly discovered/been exposed seeing this in me. The authority and the credit for other things - even the word of God as a well known Oakland radio preacher does! If God speaks than he speaks through me so that all can know who I am before God and man!
    I loved this so much having guilt the other day in seeing it in me. Thank God for his teaching on mans depraved condition.

    Post a comment

    Please enter the letter "x" in the field below: