Posts with the category “articles”

by Joseph Pittano on July 12th, 2021
Abortion(July 2021) [Download here]“You took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your obscene practices a trivial matter? You slaughtered My children and offered them to idols by making them pass through the fire.”Ezekiel 16:20-21.   Table of Contents(Links work only in downloadable PDF available on the articles page)(Click page number...  Read More
by Joseph Pittano on September 6th, 2020
Sabbath[Download here]“The one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works,as God did from His.Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest…”Hebrews 4:10-11a.      For over six years now via weekly installment, I’ve been going line by line through the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. These are available on in the devotional archives. They began in Aug...  Read More
Imputed Righteousness
by Joseph Pittano on January 4th, 2019
Imputed Righteousness[Download here]“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which ...  Read More
On Infants Who Die
by Joseph Pittano on January 7th, 2018
What Happens to Babies When They Die?A Brief Treatment on the Matter [Download here]      For over three years now I’ve been going line by line through the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as my devotionals on I post them just about every week. As of the date of this letter I’m in section 10 of 32 in that work. Normally they’re just short devotionals. I decided to make this...  Read More
The Logical Sovereignty of God. On the Notion of Freedom
by Joseph Pittano on August 28th, 2016
The Logical Sovereignty of God.On the Notion of Freedom[Download here]“Known to God from eternity are all His works,” Acts 15:18 (NKJV).      I don’t believe you can uphold a proper view of God’s sovereignty in relation to our salvation without a sound understanding of man’s freedom. We must grasp after the relationship between our freedom and God’s. Some won’t have any interest in this subject. O...  Read More
Everybody Follows Somebody
by Joseph Pittano on March 11th, 2016
Everybody Follows Somebody[Download here]“Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul”? 1 Corinthians 1:13.      We know more about the Corinthian church than any other group in the New Covenant. Paul had spent a year and a half there personally establishing the church (Acts 18:11) and had come to know them well. He shared his faith there diligently, and...  Read More
Love Ain't Easy
by Joseph Pittano on September 12th, 2015
Love Ain’t Easy(29 Aug 15) [Download here]“…Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures,” 2 Peter 3:15-16.      Love. Though we’re not accustomed to it I submit t...  Read More
God’s Design in Denominations and Their Benefits in a Unified Body of Jesus Christ
by Joseph Pittano on August 9th, 2015
God’s Design in Denominations and Their Benefits in a Unified Body of Jesus Christ(9 Aug 15)[Download here]“Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”Ephesians 4:13.     Just the other night I asked if I could listen in on a conversation between two strangers. I’d come to get a pop o...  Read More
The Death of Sin Through Life in Christ
by Joseph Pittano on July 21st, 2012
The Death of Sin through Life in Christ(2012)[Download here]Oh, how I hate sin! Let me count the ways.“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live,”Romans 8:13.     The Christian life is one at war with sin. Prior to my conversion, Scripture says that I was literally, “…Free in regard to righteousness,” Romans 6:20...  Read More
Every Carnal Man’s PhD
by Joseph Pittano on April 5th, 2012
Every Carnal Man’s PhD[Download here]“Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame…the craftsmen themselves are mere men…The man shapes iron into a cutting tool and does his work over the coals, fashioning it with hammers and working it with his strong arm…He plan...  Read More
The Hypostatic Union
by Joseph Pittano on January 27th, 2012
The Hypostatic Union[Download here]“By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory,”1 Timothy 3:16.     The context of the passage above teaches the church that God Himself at one time became a man. In English His name is Jesus. “Christ...  Read More
Satan's Ism
by Joseph Pittano on December 31st, 2011
Satan’s ism [Download here]“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it,”John 8:44.     A Satanist is not necessarily a volitional follower of Satan. With the evil ...  Read More
by Joseph Pittano on September 17th, 2011
Why?[Download here]“…of Him and through Him and to Him are all things…”Romans 11:36.     In our suspicious generation there are many under the sway of the spirit of the age. Many are so convinced that there are no answers to the big questions that they feel even the questions are no longer worth asking. This is the worst kind of defeat I think because cynicism soon follows. I know this to be true,...  Read More
by Joseph Pittano on August 29th, 2011
Joy[Download here]“…These things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves,”John 17:13.     We’ve missed it! We’ve missed so very much. How will we ever return to a right mind now? We are too far gone and there is nothing so dogmatic as experience. It is often said in debate and philosophy that whoever frames the argument, wins. Perhaps I can frame this argument now...  Read More
Sanctification- How Long?
by Joseph Pittano on June 30th, 2011
Sanctification- How Long?![Download here]“The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit,”2 Corinthians 3:17-18. (NIV).     One thing I’m sure of is that whatever God does is perfect. He has a...  Read More
by Joseph Pittano on February 3rd, 2011
Hell[Download here]“Now see that I, even I, am He,And there is no God besides Me;I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal;Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. For I raise My hand to heaven,And say, “As I live forever,if I whet My glittering sword, and My hand takes hold on judgment,I will render vengeance to My enemies,And repay those who hate Me,”Deuteronomy 32:39-41.“If I ascend int...  Read More