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, 19 August 2017 00:50

Weekly Roundup 8/14/2017-8/19/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 8/14/2017-8/19/2017. 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 8/14/2017

Episode 110- Andrew...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:38

Want to help race relations? Get involved in prison or pregnancy center ministries.

imageRace had nothing to do with why I got involved in those ministries.  I’ll share the Gospel with anyone, whether you are a black convicted murderer or the best-behaved white pagan in the free world.  And I want to...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Friday, 18 August 2017 23:56

The Apostles Creed 10: Was Crucified, Died, and Was Buried

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The word crux helps us understand when we need to express the importance of getting to the crux of a matter—and crux comes from the Latin word for cross. Nowhere is this more important that in discussing the death of Jesus, the salvation of the world.

The Text:

I believe in God the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 18 August 2017 23:44

The Temptation Starts Early

This exhortation is directed to the young people in our midst, to those who have grown up in the covenant. Here is the charge. Our unbelieving culture around us likes to pretend that hypocrisy, particularly religious hypocrisy, is the special province of elderly and crotchety Christians.image

But as one...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 18 August 2017 23:38

Looking for a City

The Word and the sacrament go together. Without the sacrament, the Word by turns gradually evolves into mere lecturing, or, if it is excited, a hectoring of God’s people.image

On the other hand, the sacrament without the Word gradually turns to superstitious and blind observance, at the end...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 18 August 2017 23:31

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Written by Tim Hurd
Friday, 18 August 2017 23:22

Changing Our “Want-To”

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“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Rom. 6:1,2).

Some people think, “You can’t tell someone they are under grace, because they’ll live however they want...

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Written by Pastor Kevin Sadler
Friday, 18 August 2017 22:00

Christians in the Midst of a Groaning Creation

Friday, 18 August 2017 21:48

Make Your Calling and Election Sure

The duty of the true Christian is clear and plain. Whatever others do, he must give all diligence to make his own calling and election sure.While others are occupied in national conflicts and political speculations, he must steadily seek first the kingdom of God. In so doing, he shall feel his...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Friday, 18 August 2017 21:20

The Continental Divide of Theology

image This excerpt is adapted from Foundations of Grace by Steven J. Lawson.

Through the western regions of North America, there runs an imaginary geographic line that determines the flow of streams into oceans. It is known as the Continental Divide. Ultimately, precipitation falling on the east side of...

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Written by John Samson
Friday, 18 August 2017 21:15

A New Hymn for Progressive Churches

It’s never too late to add a new hymn to our hymnals. And what better way to do it by updating an old melody with lyrics suited to the present socio-political realities that each of us face each and every day? With that in mind, we’ve taken a classic tune that just about everybody knows...

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Written by Ron Henzel
Friday, 18 August 2017 20:13

Think about what Paul said- "We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you..." Featured

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. (Colossians 1:3-5).One of our pastors preached on Colossians last Sunday....

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 18 August 2017 20:00

Is Jesus Not Welcome in Australian Schools?

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Is Jesus not welcome in Australian government-run schools? Australian media, including the national newspaper The Australian, are carrying stories about an education policy in the schools of Queensland that is extremely disturbing.

This report states,

“Queensland education officials have moved...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 18 August 2017 20:00

News Weakly - 8/19/2017

Pot, Meet KettleThe president took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to task for not repealing and replacing Obamacare yet. "Maybe," the president suggested, "he should step down." Given the impressively short list of the president's accomplishments in his current term, I wonder if he'll apply...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 18 August 2017 19:22

“One-handed Blog” (5)

God-willing, I hope that RightWithGod will continue to appear each week in a much shorter form until my broken right arm is healed,  but I will not burden you with all the explanation given in a previous blog.

On a Lord’s Day morning in preparation for preaching, I often read randomly...

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Written by Allan Murray
Friday, 18 August 2017 19:00

The Value of Meditating Upon God's Word

After reading Scripture, we must ask God for light to scrutinize our hearts and lives, then meditate upon the Word. Disciplined meditation on Scripture helps us focus on God. Meditation helps us view worship as a discipline. It involves our mind and understanding as well as our heart and...

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Written by Dr. Joel Beeke
Friday, 18 August 2017 18:00

I wish there was a Bible verse that said

This is a guest review by our Michael Coughlin.  He is a friend who reads this blog and his website can be found at here.  Check it out.

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“I wish the Bible described what Jesus looked like.“

“I wish the Bible had more descriptions of Heaven.“

“I wish the...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 18 August 2017 18:00

Unanswered Prayer

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12)

There are many wonderful promises of answered prayer in the Bible, some of which seem both unlimited and unconditional. On...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 18 August 2017 17:44

The Homosexual Marriage Debate: Censorship, Bullying and Hysteria Featured

Let me open with a few home truths:

-Those demanding the complete redefinition – and thus destruction – of marriage do NOT want a debate on the matter. -They want it rammed through without the agreement of the public. -They do not have facts and evidence on their side, which is why...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 18 August 2017 17:34

Weekend A La Carte (August 19)

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Check out Westminster Books for some new deals on timely books.

Yesterday I shared a review of an excellent new book: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Eclipses

Atlas Obscura answers a host of questions about the coming...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 18 August 2017 16:57

The Problem with Simplicity

Zartman is not concerned with simplicity of life, but with simplicity of thought. Read “Against Being Simple.”

One of the reactions to sophisticated doctrinal debates that provokes me is this cry of simplicity. “Why must we be philosophical?” The alternative, it is suggested,...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Friday, 18 August 2017 16:28

In the Nick of Time

This week’s Nick is the third part of Kevin Bauder’s response to Roger Olson about the difference between fundamentalism and evangelicalism.

Filed under: Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism

Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Friday, 18 August 2017 16:22

Minor Differences, Big Rivalries

Ever notice how some of the most bitter conflict occur between groups that are almost indistinguishable, but that differ in minor ways? Brett and Kate McKay address this phenomenon at The Art of Manliness. They aren’t writing about fundamentalism, but they could be.

Filed under: Manliness, Unca...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:05

August 19: Ken Horner, Jr.

That Christ Should Be Magnified in All We Do and Say

The Rev. Mr. Kenneth A. Horner, Jr. was called into the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ on August 19, 1975. Mr. Horner was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1918. Under the ministry of Dr. Harold S. Laird he confessed Christ as his Savior and...

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Written by archivist
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:00

Self-Awareness

Come to Me… —Matthew 11:28

God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit that we thought was gone. Self-awareness is the first thing that will...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:00

1 Samuel 11; Romans 9; Jeremiah 48; Psalm 25

Written by: Don Carson

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ONE OF THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS that the first Christians had to answer, as they bore witness to Jesus the Messiah, went something like this: "If Jesus really is the promised Messiah, how come so many Jews reject the claim?"...

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Written by Don Carson
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:00

Due His Name: Wallpaper

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"Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness." -Psalm 29:2

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iphones and iPod touch ipads

Android Phones:...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 18 August 2017 13:25

Living Justly, Loving Mercy, Walking Humbly with Our Father

Written by: Scotty Smith

Micah 6:8 – "O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you":

Heavenly Father, you created us for a life of resting and rejoicing in your presence, and revealing your goodness, truth, and beauty... in every place, and every...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:57

Just one god separating atheism from Hinduism

Here's an oft-quoted definition of atheism:
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
I wonder how that would work in dialogue with a Hindu:
Atheist: I...

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Written by steve
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:16

Ugh, Doolittle.

Curt Doolittle is the worst. Primarily because he owns Propertarianism.com, but is the worst propertarian I’ve ever come across (for the record, I love the word propertarian, and wish it hadn’t taken the domain– humph!). If it wasn’t for that, I would ignore him...

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Written by C.Jay Engel
Friday, 18 August 2017 11:49

The Greatest Weapon

The Sword of the Spirit
 When I was boy, I loved playing with swords. We often had sword fights, which at times ended with someone in tears. I can remember wanting a sword very badly. Once my parents saw a sword at a garage sale.They did not buy the sword to my great regret, although it is...

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Written by Ruminations
Friday, 18 August 2017 11:36

Why I Believe the Eclipse Demonstrates God’s Meticulous Love For Us, Not His Judgment of Us

The eclipse...is it really about God's judgment?

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Written by dee
Friday, 18 August 2017 11:02

Five Proofs is out

My new book Five Proofs of the Existence of God is now available. You can order it from Amazon or direct from Ignatius Press. Brandon Vogt, friend of this blog and creator of the Strange Notions website, is kindly hosting a Q and A about the book at the site....

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Written by Edward Feser
Friday, 18 August 2017 10:47

The Ten Commandments

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Theologians have commonly divided up the ten commandments into two parts (or “tables”). The first part consists of the first four commandments (i.e. Exodus 20:3-11), while the second part consists of the last six commandments (i.e. Exodus 20:12-17). The first four commandments deal with...

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Written by exceptionnoted
Friday, 18 August 2017 10:41

Ridding Cities of Statues and Memorials

As a general rule we shouldn't make hasty decisions over night, especially by mob consensus, that are irreparable. The recent rage to discard monuments meets all three tests of poor judgement.

Authors: Reformed Apologist...

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Written by Reformed Apologist
Friday, 18 August 2017 10:20

Bobbie Houston promoting the cultic TPT bible.

There is nothing Christian about Hillsong. They may wear Christianity like a sheepskin to lure people into their movement. They may use the name of ‘Jesus’. But Hillsong’s theology and foundations are not anchored in Christ – they are anchored in the cult of the New Order of...

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Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 18 August 2017 10:08

Source: Facebook, AskDrBrown,

On August 10th, 2017, Michael Brown posted the following to Facebook:

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In light of Michael Brown’s endorsement of the sneaky squid spirit and demonic food strongholds, we’d like to ask Brown where he’s found those doctrines within God’s written Word since we’re having a...

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Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 18 August 2017 09:29

Grappling With Theology Ep. 26: Phil Johnson Interview Featured

On this episode of #GWT, Frank discusses a tweet and heroes in Martial arts. We interview Grace to You’s Phil Johnson. He discusses the founding of the Hall of Church History.  We also discuss several heroes of the faith, including Charles Spurgeon, DL Moody, and Martin Loyd...

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Written by Frank Mullis
Friday, 18 August 2017 08:37

God’s Plan For the Husband

Friday, 18 August 2017 07:20

How Not to Be Vexed by Society’s Rebellion

imageAs a Christian, I often see or hear things in society which tend to vex me. It seems plainly obvious that people often miss the truth, either from a stubborn refusal to acknowledge it or simply because their hardened heart has made it impossible for them to acquiesce to God’s way and His...

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Written by modres
Friday, 18 August 2017 06:52

Kay Cude poetry: The Wondrous Draw

Kay Cude poetry, Used with permission. Click to enlarge. It gets really big.
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Authors: The End Time...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 18 August 2017 06:27

Another Book to Pass

I have several copies of this book left over from our Book Table days.  Easy reading paperback, 143 pages.  As with previous books, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A. — due to postage costs elsewhere!
Give me your name and address either in the comment box (it won't be...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Friday, 18 August 2017 06:08

39 Articles—Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude (4)

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One great advantage as an Anglican is the fixed order of public worship and daily prayer. In the same way a Dutch Reformed believer is refreshed by the Heidelberg Catechism in their evening worship every Lord's Day, the Anglican is strengthened in the liturgy that sets our worship and public prayer...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Friday, 18 August 2017 04:51

Two Articles on Evolution

(1) This article describes the intellectual journey of a man troubled by evolution as it relates to the book of Genesis.

(2) University settles lawsuit with scientist fired after he found soft tissue in dinosaur bones at this link.

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
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