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Sad news from Old Truth.

Jim Bublitz of Old Truth has published his last post (for at least a long time) due to his health taking a serious turn for the worst. You can read his last post here. Please keep Jim in prayer as he suffers daily and still has to face incredible struggles in the future.

I fondly remember stumbling upon Jim’s discernment/reformed blog Old Truth just over a year ago, and it encouraged me tremendously. At the time God was doing a work on my heart and was calling me to come out of the circus church. However, I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me because I was surrounded by lukewarm professing Christians who did not hunger and thirst for holiness. Instead, these people only wanted to have their ears tickled by the oh-so-funny pastor and they would get a glazed look in their eyes when I spoke of anything other than superficial trivialities around the pastry table after service. I truly had no one to “fellowship” with.

It was refreshing to come across Jim’s blog and it assured me that–although I was physically without other iron to sharpen iron–the work God was doing in me was real and there were (and are) many others in the Body out there who God has also called out of Churchianity, and we can encourage each other even if we’re on the other side of the world.

Old Truth, along with some other blogs, inspired me to start Reformation Nation and eventually this blog, Defending. Contending. Thanks for all you’ve done Jim!


9 comments on “Sad news from Old Truth.

  1. A reply from Jim Bublitz to one of my comments at Old Truth that attempted to defend the Arminian definition of free will was also a turning point in my eyes being opened to the glorious doctrines of grace.

    God bless Jim Bublitz!

  2. I was blessed by the Old Truth site.

    Thanks You Jim !

  3. Pilgrim, I had a similar experience. I stumbled upon Old Truth a couple of months ago and have been greatly encouraged by him as well. His site has a wealth of information for those of us who are being brought out of Arminianism into a more God-centered faith. Jim, I’m praying for you. Thank you for fighting for the Truth.

  4. I also stumbled upon Jims website about a year ago. After years of questions and frustration, the Lord was leading me out of everything that I thought was “christianity”. Your testimony that you gave is exactly the same thing that I am experiencing. It seems that whenever I ask a spiritual question or share some thought I would get that “glazed, silent,look of perplextion” look. I thought It was me but It seems that others have same experience. For instance, our church is debating have a midweek service. Which I thought would be a good. The problem is that no one can decide when to have it because there schedules are so busy, between little league,and a host of other activities. I didn’t say this unfortunately, but I was thinking: Is that really honoring the Lord. Sorry Lord we just cant seem to fit your word into our schedule during the week. They honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me.

  5. Same here! I found Old Truth about a year ago and it opened my eyes to many things that were not right in my own church. I finally left that church which was going seeker friendly. I am so thankful for Jim’s website and for his courage to confront and share the truth. God bless and be with him and his family during this difficult time.

  6. May God give his servant peace, rest and health again

  7. Have also been an avid visitor of Old Truth for over a year.

    It will be sadly missed, and I do hope and pray the best for Jim and his family.

    Who knows? Maybe there will be a ‘Return of Old Truth’ website to follow.

    Not by me! Just a thought.

    God bless.

  8. Dear Coram:

    Would you be so kind as to reveal what Jim’s reply was to your defense of Arminianism that was so effective?

    - The Pilgrim

  9. Pilgrim,

    This is one of those times when I wish my memory was much, much clearer…but in a nutshell Jim cased me to question my confidence in my state of mind at that time (“Decisionism”) by asking if, at the bottom of it, my claim to salvation was truly based upon my faith in and reliance upon God’s will or upon my own. It wasn’t as if we even engaged in a lengthy apologetic endeavor, it was just a short and general exchange, but the Lord was evidently already dealing with my heart.

    In effect the way Jim’s comment was worded startled me into considering the haunting possibility that I was secretly, perhaps even unconsciously, trusting in myself (i.e. my “decision” and thus my merit even if in the minutest teency-weenciest itsy-bitsiest bit) that I was righteous instead of trusting in and depending upon God alone (His decision) for my righteousness 100%.

    Again I wish I could remember how the whole exchange played out, but I don’t think I responded to Jim’s comment. Even though I can’t remember the details of that exchange I can distinctly remember sitting there at that moment hands on the keyboard staring at the monitor poised to make my witty riposte to Jim’s comment and slowly, painfully, as the weight of the truth of his comment sunk in, thinking: “He’s right…he’s right.”

    I hope this helps.
    CD

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