But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 23 January 2017 14:07

How long until more “Christian” Leftists come out as bisexual?

And why aren’t churches doing a  better job of warning against these wolves and helping those authentically fighting temptations?

With any form of rebellion, users need increased doses to maintain the same high.  So how long until more “Christian” Leftists come out...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:55

Subjectivism is the great danger of private interpretation of the Bible Featured

by Mike Ratliff

13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:51

Greg Bahnsen: The Best Van Tilian

imageby Mike Robinson
Check out new Biography on Greg L. Bahnsen

Critics of God and religion must detest writing about Greg Bahnsen if only because he always overpowered them. He was one of those rare apologists whose work is immediately persuasive to all backgrounds and all...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:43

Matthew Poole’s commentary on Colossians 1:20

Matthew Poole died after finishing his commentary on Isaiah but others, utilizing and relying heavily upon his Synopsis Criticorum, completed Jeremiah through Revelation. Poole’s Synopsis, as described in a footnote to the Banner of...

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Written by RBAP
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:38

John Owen and Prayer as Politics

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Danny Hyde recently wrote an article on the relationship between John Owen's view of prayer and politics entitled, John Owen: Prayer as Politics By Other Means. It is now online by signing up for a free subscription to the Ad Fontes journal.

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:13

Have Christians lost the art of biblical discernment?

imageAnother on-point article by fellow polemicist and good friend Marsha West:

The tragedy that evangelicals have lost the art of biblical discernment must be traced to a disastrous loss of biblical knowledge. Discernment cannot survive without doctrine.” 

What exactly is discernment?...

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Written by churchwatcher
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:13

Discussions with Kathie Walters

[This post may be updated should contact resume.]

In November of 2015, a group of Concerned Christians alerted as many Prophets in the Elijah List as they could contact to Amanda Wells’ plagiarism.

Again in November of 2016, a group of Concerned Christians alerted as many Prophets in the...

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Written by churchwatcher
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:10

New Trinity Review: Christianity versus Mormonism: Scripture

We have just posted the January, February 2017 Review to our website. The review is titled "Christianity versus Mormonism: Scripture" and was written by Paul M. Elliott.

Authors: Trinity Foundation Featured Content...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 13:00

You should give your pastor a large bank account

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One of the best metaphors relating to life as a pastor is one I first heard from a state convention staffer. He told a story about a pastor and said that every pastor has a bank account of goodwill and that a wise pastor will conserve what he starts with and add to it as often as possible. Sadly,...

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Written by William Thornton
Monday, 23 January 2017 12:42

Music Monday: Give You Glory by Jeremy Camp

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Authors: Julia...

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Written by Julia
Monday, 23 January 2017 12:21

Are All Sins Equal to God?

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During my ordination, one of the questions that I was asked by a seminary professor was “Are all sins equal in the sight of God?” I hesitated. Not because I did not have a strong opinion on this, but because I was not sure what the answer was that he was looking for....

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Written by Michael Patton
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:47

Pro-Life For All Life

I have not done much in a public way to speak or write about abortion. That is not because I find abortion acceptable or even slightly defensible. Far from it! It is the holocaust of our generation, and even that is probably not strong enough language to describe it. Too many have turned what...

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Written by Kyle Borg
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:23

Why Being “Blessed” is Better than Being “Happy”

Our culture is obsessed with happiness. From the movies we watch, the purchases we make, and our obsessive use of technology and social media, it is clear that many people today live for happiness.

You might be thinking, “So what? Isn’t happiness a good thing?” Well, that depends...

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Written by Sean Mcdowell
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:15

Jesus Is A Myth, Just Like President Kennedy

I was born in 1961, so I was too young to recall the national tragedy that my mother remembered with such shock and dismay. She talked often of presidential assassination that occurred in 1963, and it was clear that it impacted her deeply. You probably already know the president to whom I am...

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Written by J. Warner Wallace
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:10

The Womens March has a doctrinal statement

.@KirstenPowers: Women’s March undermined by exclusion of pro-life women https://t.co/F0nDDOWycB

— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 22, 2017

Kirsten Powers had a tense exchange on CNN the other night as she was trying to point out that the Womens March over the weekend excluded...

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Written by Denny Burk
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:07

Have Christians lost the art of biblical discernment?

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  What exactly is discernment? It means “to distinguish, to separate out by diligent search, to examine.” Search…examine… “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see...

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Written by Marsha West
Monday, 23 January 2017 10:57

Leaving the NAR Church: Joshua's story Featured

"We would have classes on how to interpret dreams. Many of the people in the church would claim to see angels quite often."

Joshua served on a worship team in Dallas, where he saw first hand the devastating impact of "NAR" teachings on his faith and the faith of his friends.

He has allowed me to...

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Written by Amy Spreeman
Monday, 23 January 2017 10:13

The Perfect School of Christ: The Example of Geneva and the Scottish Reformation

Prefatory note: I have decided to begin a new series of reflections that I intend to post every Monday on the topic of ‘reformission’ (i.e. reformation as mission, or the form that mission takes in contexts needing reformation) which constitutes the heart and soul of this...

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Written by Jonathan Kleis
Monday, 23 January 2017 10:11

Let’s get together to expose and crush satanic forms of education, shall we? Featured

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If education is the acquisition of knowledge, then where we begin with our understanding of knowledge is vital to how we will pursue education.

So what is knowledge?

More specifically, what is true knowledge?

Is the fear of the Lord really “the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7), as...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:56

Before Watching The Shack Movie, Read This – The “Inspiration” Behind the Movie and Eugene Peterson’s Connection

Before Watching The Shack Movie, Read This – The “Inspiration” Behind the Movie and Eugene Peterson’s Connection

By Warren B. Smith I was drawn into the New Age Movement years ago by books and lectures containing parabolic stories that were not unlike The Shack. They felt...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:46

O Little Town of Bethlehem

One pop atheist slam against Christianity is our fixation on a "Bronze Age" religion. Now, this is thoughtless trope that's copied from one atheist to the next. It is true, however, that this objection singles out something distinctive about the Judeo-Christian faith. It is rooted in the past....

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Written by steve
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:39

Legislative Prayer Breakfast set for Wednesday; Pastors Days at Capitol in early February

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Georgia Baptist Mission Board State Missionary Buck Burch addressed the crowd at the 2016 Legislative Prayer Breakfast. JOE WESTBURY/Index

A litany of issues reflecting biblical worldviews – or not – will be addressed by the Georgia legislature in coming weeks, and Georgia Baptists plan...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:18

The Kind of Seeking God Rewards

I don’t know about you guys, but my time seeking the Lord every morning is often a less than electrifying experience. In fact, that hour of Bible reading and prayer is sometimes the most difficult part of my day. My heart often feels cold, my focus is frequently hard to maintain, and I am...

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Written by Matt Moore
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:07

Why You Should Devote Yourself to Scripture Memory

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One of my earliest memories of church as a young boy was working on memory verses. Though my middle and high school years I was devoted to anything but Scripture, the verses I learned during early years stuck with me. I became a believer during my second year of college and the men who taught me...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00

Women’s Marches and Missions

This weekend, the nation witnessed a momentous occasion. Hundreds of thousands of women gathered in cities all across the United States and the world to peacefully assemble and march for…

Authors: Anna...

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Written by Anna
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:37

Office Hours: Where Are They Now? How Ted Hamilton Became A Preacher

Perhaps you have seen on television or in the movies successful, wealthy professionals driving, surfing, and generally enjoying what looks like a magical life in Southern California. Television glitz aside, there is some reality to that portrait and one place it is . . . Continue reading →

Autho...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:30

The ‘Principle Doctrine’ of Scripture (Olevian)

image One of the lesser known but important early Reformed theologians is Caspar Olevian (d. 1587), who may have had a hand in writing the Heidelberg Catechism.  One of the many Reformed truths Olevian taught is the distinction between law and gospel.  Scott Clark summarizes...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:18

Nasty Canaanite Women

A couple days ago there were “women’s marches” all over the country. It was a very important event I hear tell. Momentous.  Charged with meaning. Galvanizing. It was sort of like a Tea Party protest of the left, only without any particular point. There were lots of pink p**sy...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:17

Talk Back to the Media

If you just let the modern media soak into your mind without exercising biblical discernment, your mind will be turned to mush (morally as well as intellectually).  So when you watch, read, or listen to anything, Christian or non-Christian, your brain should be in gear, not in neutral. ...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:13

Two Georgia Baptists among 7 killed in Sunday tornado

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Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief personnel will soon join other first responders to areas in south Georgia affected by deadly tornadoes over the weekend. Screen grab from @wsbtv

ADEL — An elderly Georgia Baptist couple lost their lives in the Sunday morning tornado which touched down here...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:11

CTT | Civil Disobedience? Featured

image If you’ve missed the news over the weekend, the LORD be praised! If you didn’t miss the news, then you’ve heard about the rioting in D.C. mislabeled a “protest” and the miserably named “DC Women’s March” which was a vulgar, progressivist,...

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Written by Faithful Stewardship
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:09

"The Table and the Bread" -- Exodus 25:23-30

Here's the audio from Sunday's Sermon from Rev. Lenzner

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:07

The Shelf Life of 2k — Part One

imageIn 2009, David Strain, then a PCA pastor in Columbus, Mississippi, did a four-part interview with me about 2k and the spirituality of the church. These links are dead but they do prove that I’m not making this up. And through the wonders of the interweb, you can retrieve old web pages (and...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 23 January 2017 07:26

Book Review: No Little Women by Amiee Byrd

imageWhat role do women have in the church? How does the fact that we are women shape our Christian living? What does it even mean to be a Christian woman? Is it different from being a Christian man? How can women contribute in their churches with their gifts?

I have been stuck on these questions for...

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Written by Eunjin Kim
Monday, 23 January 2017 07:22

Brewton-Parker accreditation follow-up affirmed by SACS

MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College President Steve Echols has announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges has accepted a BPC financial follow-up report with no additional monitoring required.

“When the school received the good...

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Written by christianindex
Monday, 23 January 2017 07:18

8 Characteristics of the Decree of God

image This post is adapted from Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John MacArthur.

The Decree of God

God’s decree is his eternal plan, whereby, according to his decretive will and for his glory, he foreordained everything that comes to pass.

8 Characteristics

The following list...

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Written by Crossway
Monday, 23 January 2017 07:11

The Time is Fulfilled

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The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. –Mark 1:15 ESV

  Listen to, The Writing on the Wall (Part 2 of 2)

In the book of Daniel, we’ve seen time and again God’s power to humble the proud. As our study...

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Written by TFL
Monday, 23 January 2017 07:05

Nephilim Nonsense

January 23, 2017

Nephilim Nonsense [Excerpts] The Truth is not so profitable as adding brick and mortar to the Wall of False Prophecy. Facts can be told in a few paragraphs and the evidence shown with few exhibits, but very profitable volumes can be constructed of conjecture, and...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 23 January 2017 06:51

An Emoji Testimony

I want to give you a simple way to share your faith. Not trivialize it, as the title of this post could imply, but help solidify it in your heart and mind as a ready way to share the hope of Christ in you. Let me explain.

In Matthew 13, our Lord told a parable likening the kingdom of God to a...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 23 January 2017 06:49

When my child tells me I’m evil

By a Georgia Baptist minister

The following is offered privately (the author known to the editor) because I want my family to heal and I think there are many other families “out there” that need to heal as well.

I’m hurting.

I’m hurting a lot. And I don’t think I’m...

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Written by christianindex
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