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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Sunday, 17 November 2019 10:27

Why Doesn’t God Make Decisions Easier?

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Professor, I have a question about general theology.  How does God's sovereignty work?  Please allow me to use my situation as an example:  I have spent the past few months struggling with loss since I broke up with an immature boyfriend who would never commit to...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 17 November 2019 02:25

Gofundme for Pastor Brandon Holthaus of Rock Harbor Church

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I have never shared agofundme on my Word Press before. I made an exception this time.

If you have never seen Pastor Brandon giving his Prophecy Updates each week, you should check it out:  Rock Harbor Church Youtube Channel

Pastor Brandon is a sound preacher of God’s Word....

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Sunday, 17 November 2019 02:00

Bloggy Holidays! Featured

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Bloggy Holidays!

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 01:30

Handling Temptation Featured

Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 11 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 01:00

Thank God in Every Circumstance Featured

The Insurance Journal claims some cities are safer than others from natural disasters. Of the 50 largest US metro areas, Oklahoma City OK, Austin TX, and Miami FL are the riskiest, with…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Saturday, 16 November 2019 23:10

Scoring virtue points

An exchange I had with Michael Bird on Facebook regarding his article:
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Michael's article is unintentionally comical. He fails to take into account his own cultural conditioning. He acts...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 16 November 2019 23:00

Physicist Michael Strauss discusses Christianity and science at Stanford University

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This is one of my favorite lectures.

The lecture:

Dr. Strauss delivered this lecture at Stanford University in 1999. It is fairly easy to understand, and it even includes useful dating tips.

Here is a clip:

The full video can be watched on Vimeo:

Summary:

What does...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 16 November 2019 21:52

Linguistics and Loanwords in the Gospel of Mark

Scholarly readers of the Gospel of Mark have long noted the conspicuous presence of non-Greek terms and phrases.  A forthcoming article sets the analysis of the phenomena on a more sophisticated level:  Alfredo Delgado Gomez, “Get Up!  Be Opened!:  Code-switching and...

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Written by larryhurtado
Saturday, 16 November 2019 21:50

The Trinity in relief

There's a simple reason why the Trinity lies in the background of the OT but the foreground of the NT. That's because salvation is Trinitarian. The Atonement is Trinitarian. It unites the work of the Father, Son, and Spirit. The Son doesn't die for people at random. Rather, he consented to become...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 16 November 2019 21:28

These Immigration Reforms Will Make America Good as Well as Great

During upcoming weeks and months, conservatives have an opportunity to do the right thing by enacting restitution-based immigration reform legislation that will secure our borders, deport dangerous immigrants, allow temporary documentation for immigrants willing to pay significant fine, and protect...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Saturday, 16 November 2019 21:06

Should every Christian study theology?

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J.I. Packer:

Theology simply means the study of God. This is something that every Christian needs to realise. I think the way that the word has been used in the past has frightened many Christians away from it, even though they never stopped to consider what the word actually meant.

People got...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:24

Word of the Week: Sanctification Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.
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Justification is the moment that God declares us not guilty and imputes His righteousness to our account. It takes but a moment....

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:19

Working Up a Spiritual Sweat

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I was recently reading through the new, updated version of Kent Hughes’ Disciplines of a Godly Man and was struck anew by the Bible’s call that we strive and labor for godliness. While his intended audience is primarily men, the message is equally applicable to women.

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The statement...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:00

Does God Ever Give Christians Over to Their Idols?

November 17, 2019 by: G. K. Beale

Punished by Your Sin

The notion of the retributive irony has to do with being punished by means of your own sin. I want to address two things here. Can believers suffer this kind of retributive irony? First of all, let’s focus a little bit more on...

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Written by G. K. Beale
Saturday, 16 November 2019 19:15

This Sunday at Church: Be Patient With Everyone

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following:  Be Patient With Everyone.

This passage stood out to me.  Hear 1 Thessalonians 5:14: “We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” ...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 16 November 2019 19:00

51% of Young Americans Think the World’s Ending from Climate Change

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Is our world on the precipice of doom? Well, over half of young people in America say “yes,” believing humanity’s future is in imminent danger due to climate change. According to a recent survey, 29% of all American voters believe it is “at least somewhat likely that the...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 16 November 2019 19:00

Amber Vale Candle Giveaway and Review Featured

Amber Vale Home is a brand new home decor company focusing on hand-crafted items. Their flagship product is soy-coconut blended, wooden wick candles with a variety of unique scents such as Porch Chat (whiskey + leather). The Holiday Sampler combines three 4oz candles: Tennessee Christmas (evergreen...

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Written by Michael Coughlin
Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:30

Jesus Still Gives Us His Fully Extended Love

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Having loved his own who were in the world,

he now showed them the full extent of his love. John 13:1 NIV

Lord Jesus, when you stripped and stooped to wash the apostles’ feet, you opened the curtains on the kind of Savior you really are. You take on our dirty feet, broken stories, and sinful...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:00

Gill: Of the Liberty of the Sons of God

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Among the several effects, or privileges of adoption, liberty is one, and a principal one; and requires to be treated of particularly and distinctly. “Then are the children free”, as our Lord says in...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:00

Augustine on Psalm 2: “The Name and Rule of Christ is to Pervade Posterity and Possess All Nations”

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1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people meditate vain things? Psalm 2:1. The kings of the earth have stood up, and the rulers taken counsel together, against the Lord, and against His...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:00

Luther: Make Germany Great Again

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Proposals for ReformPart INow, although I am too small a man to make propositions which might effect a reform in this dreadful state of things, nevertheless I may as well sing my fool’s song...

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Authors: W. C. Newsom...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:00

Enough

Psalm 73 is a common complaint. Asaph wrote it (Is that a name or a title?). In it, he complains about the wicked. They always seem to get ahead. They prosper (Psa 73:3), get fat (Psa 73:4), live prideful lives (Psa 73:6), and no one calls them out (Psa 73:10). They even malign God (Psa 73:11) and...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:00

Come, Let Us Worship: The God Who Makes Bereans

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Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

R.C. Sproul, in one of those always popular, candid Q&A sessions during a Ligonier conference, once made the following comment.

“You don’t have to listen to a preacher for very long to...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—The Final Conflict

 
November 17, 2019
Is it possible that UFOs and belief in ETIs may play an important part in convincing mankind to follow the Antichrist . Surely if contact were made with “friendly” ETIs offering their godlike powers for...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 16 November 2019 16:20

An Additional Response To Catholic Answers On Romans 2:6-7 And Sola Fide

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          -Karlo Broussard of Catholic Answers wrote a second article for the purpose of interacting to a further extent with a few claims made by Ron Rhodes on Romans 2:6-7 as it relates to Sola Fide ("faith alone"). Following are excerpts from the Roman...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 16 November 2019 16:00

WHI-1493 | The Epilogue of John’s Gospel

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Some scholars have argued that chapter 20 is the real ending of John’s Gospel and that chapter 21 is a later addition. But is there any evidence for this claim? On this program, the hosts will make the argument that John’s Gospel has both a prologue and an...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 16 November 2019 16:00

The Good Shepherd

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1) The 23rd Psalm is perhaps the best-loved chapter in the Bible, with its beautiful picture of Christ as the Shepherd. This chapter finds its New Testament exposition in John 10:1-30, where Christ identifies Himself as “the...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 16 November 2019 15:00

SCRIPTURE SUNDAY – THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH

Nehemiah – Rebuilding the Wall SCRIPTURE SUNDAY SERIES INTRODUCTION Sadly, many professing Christian pastors and teachers today teach that the Old Testament is no longer important or relevant. However, Jesus often quoted from the Old Testament, and Scripture in the New Testament clearly shows...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Saturday, 16 November 2019 14:05

November 17: School Family Catechist – WSC Q. 61 62

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The Westminster Shorter Catechism – Questions 61 & 62. Q. 61.What is forbidden in the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of the duties required, and the profaning the day by...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 16 November 2019 13:51

Petition: Malcolm Yarnell III Must Resign to Install More Diverse Leadership in the SBC

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We have created a petition: Malcolm Yarnell III Must Resign to Install More Diverse Leadership in the SBC.​ No, we haven’t turned “woke.” Read this tweet from Dr. Yarnell. We are calling out his...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Saturday, 16 November 2019 13:06

Sunday Morning Praise

This is the Day the Lord Has Made

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Saturday, 16 November 2019 12:48

VOR Rewind – Who Dictates the Christian Faith, God or Culture? Featured

With the recent verbal assaults of presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg against the faith of Vice President Pence, Chris and Rich discuss who really decides what makes up the Christian faith, God or culture.

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Saturday, 16 November 2019 08:58

Translating through Ruth 4

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I’m translating through Ruth 4.

I found there’s a Daily Dose of Hebrew that goes through Ruth 4!  Thought I share this and also have it bookmarked for myself as I’ll be finishing up Ruth 4 sometime this month, Lord willing.

Aren’t you amazed at such amazing resources we...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 16 November 2019 07:07

Calvin: On the Christian Life

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THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN MAN. SCRIPTURAL ARGUMENTS EXHORTING TO IT. 1. We have said that the object of regeneration is to bring the life of believers into concord and harmony with the righteousness...

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Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:25

Catholic Hospital Fires Its Newborn Photographer for Helping a Mom Refuse an Abortion

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St. Luke’s Hospital (Woodlands, Texas) recently told its newborn photographer, Jennie Drude, she was no longer welcome to provide her services to families at their facility. This decision came about when Jennie informed one of...

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Written by Diane Gaskins
Saturday, 16 November 2019 05:45

Allie Stuckey Confronts Murderers on Capital Hill: Abortion Is “Tearing a Child Apart Limb by Limb”

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When debating advocates for baby dismemberment masquerading as “women’s reproductive health,” a little straight-talk will rip off the mask. Allie Beth Stuckey, conservative commentator and “Relatable” podcast host, spoke on Capital Hill for Thursday’s...

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Written by Diane Gaskins
Saturday, 16 November 2019 05:24

The Unspeakable Pride of False Teachers.

A new article from Elizabeth Prata, with a timely reminder for women who ‘pride’ themselves as pastors and leaders within the visible church. The example set here by Beth Moore is not surprising for those who have access to the social media posts of women who have usurped the pastoral...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 16 November 2019 05:00

Living a Godly Life in these Apostate Last Days Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.3 Know this...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 16 November 2019 04:34

Don Cherry, Poppies, And Patriotism

I do not admire Don Cherry. I do not admire his traditionalist beliefs about hockey. I do not admire his Coach’s Corner segment on Hockey Night In Canada on Sportsnets and CBC. I do not admire his massive influence on hockey culture. I admire hockey and the National Hockey League (NHL), but I...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Saturday, 16 November 2019 04:23

Dark City

If naturalistic evolution is true, then human beings are like the characters in Dark City who have false implanted memories. The characters have beliefs about their past, but their beliefs don't map onto reality.

LIkewise, if naturalistic evolution is true, we've been brainwashed to value...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 16 November 2019 03:12

Jury Rules Against Undercover Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Organ Harvesting

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SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress undercover investigators have been found guilty of multiple crimes and must pay millions in damages to Planned Parenthood...

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 16 November 2019 03:10

3 Reasons To Start A Bus Ministry

The bus ministry is one of the greatest evangelistic tools of the last 50 years. Its benefits don’t stop there. Learn three good reasons for your church to have a bus ministry. Mark 10:14–15 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to...

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Written by admin
Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:47

News Weekly - 11/16/18

The Standard Double StandardSo, last week Hoyt Hutchinson of Alabama knifed a "Baby Trump" balloon in protest of Trump's visit to Alabama. The nation was outraged at the clear hatred and vandalism. Oh, wait, not quite. As it turns out, supporters started a GoFundMe page and have raised (at this...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:03

Jory Micah is Making the “Go Home” Shirt a Best-Seller. Get Yours Now.

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Pulpit & Pen does not own the Reformed Gear store, but they are one of our proud sponsors and occasionally let us throw them a design idea. One particular design, inspired by Dr. John...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:44

P P Sending Out This Book to Supporters, Don't Miss Out

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“The doctrines of grace were reclaimed during the Reformation period, largely neglected during the nineteenth century, but revived in recent times.” “These great doctrines continue to encourage, excite, and embolden those who discover and...

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Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:47

Color-coded Bible

My post
provoked a conversation in the combox which I'm posting separately because it offers a high-level comparison and contrast between the respective positions:
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I would say that evidentialism per...

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Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:39

Greet one another with a holy kiss…

imageI am preparing a sermon on the final chapter of 1 Corinthians for church tomorrow. In my reading, I came across an insightful bit of commentary from Richard Hays on verse 20, where Paul commands: “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” Hays explains:

There is no indication here that Paul...

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Written by Denny Burk
Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:00

Southern Ontario Conference Media Now Available Featured

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You can now stream all of the messages from last week’s Southern Ontario Conference for free on Ligonier.org, the Ligonier app, and YouTube.

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 15 November 2019 23:54

That He Who Runs May Read 2 (Hab. 2:6-20)

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Our God is a consuming fire, and when He comes in judgment there will be no mistaking it. Habakkuk was already quite convinced that Babylon was sowing iniquity. That was his background assumption. The word of the Lord comes to him and shows that Babylon, after they overthrow Judah, will...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 15 November 2019 23:40

Weekly Roundup 11/11/2019-11/16/2019

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 11/11/2019-11/16/2019. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday 11/11/2019 Thomas Kidd-...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
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