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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Saturday, 01 October 2016 10:29

A “money changers” moment for Catholics


Journalist and media critic Cliff Kincaid reports on an editorial written by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, where he goes after the far left for working through the Democratic Party to censor the views of people who believe in traditional values as well as “destroying...

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Written by Marsha West
Saturday, 01 October 2016 10:26

Wisdom and the Wise: Themes in Proverbs 1


As we begin a short series of messages on “themes in Proverbs,” we begin with the topic of wisdom—wisdom and the wise. This book is part of what is called the Wisdom Literature of Scripture, and so in one sense everything the book teaches falls under the heading of...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 01 October 2016 10:14

Humility Is An Inference

When it comes to the duty of humility, the body is generally divided into two large sections. There are those who do not think of humility much, for the whole thing seems entirely unrealistic, and then there are those who pay a great deal of direct attention to this duty, and it is that kind of dire...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 01 October 2016 10:04


This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; James 1:19 One issue I’ve struggled with more than others over the years is my “quick tongue!” In James 1:19 God tells us to be quick to listen, yet slow to speak and anger....

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Written by Carl Kerby
Saturday, 01 October 2016 10:00

October 8, 2015 Show with Dr. Nelson Kloosterman, Pastor Bill Shisko, and Pastor Brian Lee


October 8, 2015:
The 2-Kingdom CONTROVERSY:
A View From Both Sides
Our Guests are
Dr. Nelson Kloosterman,
Pastor Bill Shisko, and
Pastor Brian Lee



Authors: Eric Nielsen

Duration: 7190...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Saturday, 01 October 2016 09:30

Somebody Touched Me

In Luke 8, we are told the story of the woman with a hemorrhage who approached Christ in the press of the crowd, touched Him, and was healed. She came to him in true faith, but as she thought, anonymously, and yet was healed. But it was not a secret to Christ. He felt the healing power as it went...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 01 October 2016 09:24

Reformed Theology and Public Policy in Practice


From a recent interview with Senator Ben Sasse . . .

How did you become theologically Reformed? In college I was very involved in evangelical and parachurch groups—Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade (my wife is a former Cru staffer). Although I grew up in the Lutheran...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Saturday, 01 October 2016 09:16

The Psalter Knows Christ (Athanasius)

image Some of our readers may remember how Luther and Calvin loved the Psalms and spoke of them often.  Luther said that the Psalms were a mini Bible.  Calvin said that all the emotions of the soul are found in the Psalter.  In saying these things, neither Luther nor Calvin were being...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Saturday, 01 October 2016 09:03

Review: The Life of God in the Soul of Man

imageThe Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very good book over all, and one with some magnificent passages.

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The post Review: The Life of God in the Soul of Man appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 01 October 2016 08:02

RedGraceRadio – Russell Moore, Andy Stanley The Evangelical Pope? Pt 2

http://www.redgracemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Andy-Stanley-Pt2.mp3 We continue on part 2 of listening to Dr Russell Moore sit down with Pastor Andy Stanley of Northpoint Church and discern the statements being made. Dr Russell Moore of the ERLC has been known for his scholastic...

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Written by Emilio Ramos
Saturday, 01 October 2016 07:47

A New Commandment?


I have a question…

But first, check out these two verses, one from Leviticus and one from the Gospel of John…

Leviticus 19:18 (ESV) “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Saturday, 01 October 2016 07:14

Free Logos Book for October: Romans by Craig Keener

The free Logos Book of the Month for Octoberis Romansby Craig Keener in the New CovenantCommentary series. You can also purchase Revelationby Gordon Fee in the same series for $1.99 or enter to win the entire six-volume series. For all these offers you can go to the Logos' Free Book of Month...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 01 October 2016 07:00

Miriam Grossman explains what young people are taught about sex in the schools

imageLets take a closer look at a puzzle

I wanted to post a lecture given by someone with experience counseling students about sexual health at a major university campus.

Here is the speaker’s bio:

Miriam Grossman, MD, has been a psychiatrist at UCLA Student Psychological Services for more than ten...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 01 October 2016 06:36

A Sneak Peek at the 'ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set'


Toward Deeper Engagement with God's Word

God's Word is a treasure, meant to be savored by God's people. With that conviction, Crossway is pleased to announce the release of the ESV Reader's Volume, Six-Volume Set—an elegant and artistically-made edition intended to reflect the inherent beauty...

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Written by Crossway
Saturday, 01 October 2016 06:20

The whole efficiency of the new birth is ascribed to God alone...The natural and carnal means of blood, flesh, and the will of man, are rejected wholly in this matter." (John 1:13) Featured

"... the whole efficiency of the new birth is ascribed to God alone...The natural and carnal means of blood, flesh, and the will of man, are rejected wholly in this matter." (John 1:13), - John Owen (1616-1683)The Works of John Owen - Volume 2 - Page 238Born in 1616, he entered Queen's College,...

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Written by Reformed Spirit
Saturday, 01 October 2016 06:04

The All-Satisfying Object


John Piper:

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

The quest for pleasure is not even optional, but commanded (in the Psalms): “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

The psalmists...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:40

Did Luther claim for himself that infallibility, which he would not allow to the Church of Christ?

Here's one from the Catholic Answers forums:
Sep 26, '16, 4:12 am
Junior Member
Join Date: November 29, 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 318
Religion: Roman Catholic
 Did Luther claim for himself that infallibility, which he would not allow to the Church of Christ ?

Mimicking the style...

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Written by James Swan
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:34

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 25 September – 1 October 2016

Current Events

Top 5 International Stories of the Week

ERLC outlines some important international headlines from this past week.

Christians ‘Crushed Under Steamroller’ and ‘Hung on a Cross Over Fire’ in North Korea

“A new report released last week by the British-based...

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Written by Mike Boling
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:29

It Is Well With My Soul

A saved soul has many sorrows. He has a body like other men – weak and frail. He has a heart like other men – and often a more sensitive one too.He has trials and losses to bear like others – and often more. He has his share of bereavements, deaths, disappointments, crosses. He...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:10

You Know You’re Really Preaching the Gospel When…


Dave Harvey:

When two pastors meet for the first time, the same question always comes up: How big is your church? And I get it. How else is a pastor supposed to determine if he’s a success or failure? Pastoral ministry isn’t like sports, in which even the most obscure statistics (average...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:01

Why Does the Universe Look So Old?


When it comes to the age of the universe, Christians find themselves in a bit of a conundrum. At least, those Christians do who hold to a traditional interpretation of the first two chapters of Genesis—an interpretation that leads them to believe the universe is something less than the...

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Written by Tim
Saturday, 01 October 2016 05:00

Entertaining Angels

If you turn on the news today, it is easy to become frightened. It is understandable that we might distrust any stranger that comes our way. How should we respond to a frequently hostile world? How do we turn the other cheek as Jesus commanded?

One way is through the simple act of hospitality. Hospit...

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Written by Timothy Massaro
Saturday, 01 October 2016 04:00

Weekend A La Carte (October 1)


Today’s Kindle deals include Jesus, Continued by J.D. Greear, Cold-Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace, Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch, Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel, Preaching with Passion by James Draper. You may also enjoy sorting through Amazon’s $3.99 or less monthly deals....

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Written by Tim
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:42

IMPORTANT: International Declaration of Fidelity to the Church's Unchangeable Doctrine and Uninterrupted Discipline on Marriage

There is a "Catholic-Protestant Debate Group" on Facebook. It is a closed group, but you can apply for membership there. Not long ago, one of the moderators, Seth Murray, blocked me (I'm still a member of the group, he just can't see what I write) -- because I insisted that Amoris Laetitia actually...

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Written by John Bugay
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:21

Van Til vs Barth

Highly recommended: Van Til’s Critique of Barth’s Christology:
If what we have said above about Barth's thought is correct, then we must stand with Van Til in his fundamental contention: Barthianism is not simply a different expression of Christianity, but a different religion...

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Written by John Bugay
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:00

Interview: William Lane Craig on the Impact of C.S. Lewis

imageThis video features an interview that William Lane Craig did near the 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death.  In the interview, Dr. Craig discusses:

  • The Kalam Cosmological Argument
  • Critics who would say, "The Kalam Argument doesn't get you to Christianity."
  • Lewis's famous Trilemma
  • Understanding...

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Written by Chad
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:00

News Weakly - 10/1/2016

Bring Your Bible to School DayIn March, 2014 at a Cannon County REACH after-school program in Tennessee the parents of a young boy were told he was not allowed to read his Bible on the premises. In May, 2014 there was a report of a teacher in Florida who humiliated a 12-year-old for reading his...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:00

Archaeologists Find A Piece of History from King Hezekiah’s Reign

An ancient toilet has turned out to be an interesting discovery:

[E]vidence of the reforms implemented by King Hezekiah, which are described in the Old Testament, around 2,800 years ago have surfaced in a surprising form.

Archaeologists digging at the site of an ancient gate to the ruined city of Tel...

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Written by Amy K. Hall
Saturday, 01 October 2016 02:00

No Bucket List Required

“20 Places To See Before You Die: The Ultimate Travel Bucket List”, “The Irish Bucket List: things to do in Ireland before you pass”, “The Foodies Bucket list: 42 dishes to try before you die” and the slightly less doom-laden ““Top 10 places to see in...

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Written by Mark Loughridge
Saturday, 01 October 2016 02:00

How Can We Convince a Nonbeliever That the Bible Is the Word of God?

Before I try to answer that question directly, let me make a distinction that is important at the outset. There's a difference between objective proof and the persuasion or conviction that follows. John Calvin argued that the Bible carries both persuasion and conviction in terms of its internal...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:16

Compatibilism and two-way contingency. Featured

‘For no-one is known to another so intimately as he is known to himself, and yet no-one is so well known even to himself that he can be sure as to his own conduct on the morrow.’ (Augustine)  
This is a brief post on contingency, as a follow up on ‘Who’s the...

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Written by
Helm's Deep
Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:00

Late September 2016 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links


Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 22nd-30th, 2016.

1.) Atheism Requires God: God Must Exist

2.) The Whole World is a Unit

3.) The Authority of Christ in Science

4.) Truth Always Wins

5.) McGrew on Van Til

6.) Youtube: Fred...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:00

Unshakable Things

“And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” (Hebrews 12:27)

In this present evil world, there are many pressures that would tend to shake our faith and tempt us...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:20


Please note: Restorationism is not a heresy that puts one outside of Christianity per se, but it is an exceedingly dangerous sub-Christian teaching.


Restorationism – sometimes known a Primitivism – became a prominent heresy in 19th Century America, although its roots have...

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Written by JD Hall
Friday, 30 September 2016 23:42

Polemics Terms: Context Mining Featured


Context Mining is an attempt, when polemicists or discerning Christians reveal video clips or quotations from individuals that indicate heresy or false doctrine, in which defenders of the individual claim that “context” would explain away the problem when...

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Written by JD Hall
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