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, 25 May 2019 07:11

Christian maturity and discernment Featured

by Mike Ratliff

12 Οὐχ ὅτι ἤδη ἔλαβον ἢ ἤδη τετελείωμαι, διώκω δὲ εἰ...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 25 May 2019 07:00

The Dangers of the Word of Faith Movement: Positive Confession

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Written by Ken Temple
Saturday, 25 May 2019 06:22

How To Conduct An All-Night Prayer Meeting – Guide

Are you ready to ramp up your prayer life? Do you need to see miracles? An all-night or extended prayer meeting will take you to the next level. Here’s how to do it. An extended prayer meeting is one of our most powerful spiritual weapons. You can do it by yourself or with a group. […]

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Written by admin
Saturday, 25 May 2019 04:32

The Rapture and Global Warming: Laughably Bad Eschatologies with Deadly Serious Consequences Featured

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Bad eschatology kills.

On the way to death it leads its adherents deeper and deeper into bondage and darkness. Kinda like what we have going on in America right about now.

For those new to the term, eschatology is just a big way of saying “future things” or “the future of...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Saturday, 25 May 2019 04:11

False Gods Are Powerless

"But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see; They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell; They have hands,...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 25 May 2019 03:55

Weekly Roundup 5/20/2019-5/25/2019

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/20/2019-5/25/2019. 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 5/20/2019

Alasdair Groves–...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 25 May 2019 03:52

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/20/2019-5/25/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/20/2019-5/25/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of articles from around the internet

  1. A new issue of Credo Magazine: The Impassability of God  https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/t...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:32

Total Humiliation

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I'm preaching tomorrow on the third prediction in Mark of the 'total humiliation' of Christ.

The question I want to ask is why must the Son of Man suffer the most cruel, excruciating, humiliating, mocking, spitting, flogging & killing?

See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:56

God of life and truth

The ultimate reality of which Moses was the shadow, the archetype of which Moses was the ectype, now appeared. The true light (John 1:9), the true grace were now manifested.’ It is in this sense that we are to understand our Lord when he said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:33

Apologetics’ Lectures: The Theological Foundations of Modern Science

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This is a lecture by James Anderson.  James Anderson is a Professor of Theology and Philosophy with Reformed Theological Seminary.  He’s also written on apologetics, philosophy and the Christian worldview in academic circles and also books for a popular audience.

Here is a lecture he...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:05

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

Video, audio and summary of William Lane Craig vs Peter Millican debate

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Here’s a debate with a well-qualified atheist and Dr. Craig.

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This debate on “Does God Exist?” took place in front of a capacity audience at the Great Hall,...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

The Householder’s Psalm

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 24 May 2019 23:18

Why didn't God create us in heaven?

Some people ask why God didn't begin at the end. Begin with the goal. The question is ambiguous.
1. Technically, "heaven" is the intermediate state, a disembodied, postmortem state between death and the general resurrection. So is the question why didn't God create us after we died? But of course,...

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Written by steve
Friday, 24 May 2019 23:05

Action as the Foundation of Knowledge

“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19).

Knowing and understanding are certainly important, but knowledge is built upon doing, not the other way around. In the verse...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 24 May 2019 23:00

Think for a Moment

In answer to the question of whether or not Jesus was going to reign over a particular part of the earth or not, the answer that Isaac Watts suggested is an apt one. Well, he asks, does the sun shine on it?

Jesus shall reign where’re the sun Does his successive journeys run.

This is a view that...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 24 May 2019 22:04

A Vision of the Glory

The Puritan Thomas Adams once wrote, “Christ is the sum of the whole Bible, prophesied, typified, prefigured, exhibited, demonstrated, to be found in every leaf, almost in every line, the Scriptures being but as it were the swaddling bands of the child Jesus.” Many have, by God’s...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Friday, 24 May 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 5/19 – 5/25

image Logos Check out our current deals with Logos Software! Kindle Deals Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study: 80 Expert Insights, Explained in a Single Minute by Michael Heiser $2.99 Apologetics Study Bible for Students by Sean McDowelll and Holman Bible Staff $2.99 The Next Christians: Seven Ways...

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Written by Steve Domark
Friday, 24 May 2019 21:27

Pharmakeia: psychedelic drugs and spirituality Featured

By Elizabeth PrataI have pneumonia. I'll be posting 'encore essays' lol, until I can think clearly. This was first posted on The End Time in June 2010. It remains one of the most viewed essays on the site.--------------------------------image"Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 24 May 2019 21:05

Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books from RHB and a classic systematic theology.

If you are or ever have been a fan of Christian music, you probably won’t know what to do with this information any more than I did. “Kevin Max (dcTalk), John Schlitt (Petra), Billy Smiley...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 24 May 2019 21:00

5 Ways Stephen Hawking Was Wrong

May 25, 2019 by: David L. Block, Kenneth C. Freeman

1. He abandoned Scripture as a source of truth about the world.

Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest cosmologists of our time, and his triumph over disability was truly astonishing. He visited South Africa in 2008 when one of us (David)...

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Written by David L. Block, Kenneth C. Freeman
Friday, 24 May 2019 21:00

What Parents Can Learn from Children’s Books

May 25, 2019 by: J. I. Packer

The Strong and the Weak

In The House at Pooh Corner, the second of A. A. Milne’s enchanting collections of Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures, we meet fussy mother Kanga, who deems it vital that, whatever else he does, her happy-go-lucky, into-everything...

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Written by J. I. Packer
Friday, 24 May 2019 20:13

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 5/25/19

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Promise Keepers got its start in 1990 as a ministry to, among other things, assist men in becoming better husbands and fathers. Unfortunately, Promise Keepers’ “gospel” message was so watered down...

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Written by Tom
Friday, 24 May 2019 20:00

Enrollment is Open for AiG’s Twelve Stones Christian Academy

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Are you looking for a truly biblical worldview Christian education for your child? While there are many Christian schools, sadly there aren’t many that teach a genuinly biblical worldview (but we’re so thankful for those that do!). Instead, many schools just use secular curricula and...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 24 May 2019 20:00

News Weakly - 5/25/19

Media BiasLast week Taylor University had its commencement and made news because Vice President Mike Pence gave the commencement address against the wishes of many. They protested because he was too ... Christian ... and Taylor, being a Christian school with students and faculty who declare their...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 24 May 2019 19:45

When We Bump or Crash into Our Insufficiency

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We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through

in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 24 May 2019 19:00

Why Do We Suffer?

Why do we suffer? This is one of the most profound and difficult questions Christians face. Since we live in a world governed by an all-good, all-powerful God, why is there so much evil and pain? Why doesn’t He stop it?

Job wrestled with this same question. He was “blameless and...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 24 May 2019 18:55

General Assembly Note

“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, [and said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other...

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Written by Allan Murray
Friday, 24 May 2019 18:28

PART THREE: FETICIDE IN CHRISTIAN MORAL THOUGHT (Part three) : The Medieval Period

I teach NCEA Religious Studies, at level three, one standard is to “Analyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue”. Officially students have to describe the response a religious tradition has made to a moral issue. Our school like a lot of schools looks...

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Written by Matt
Friday, 24 May 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—The Old “Shell-Game Switch”

May 25, 2019
It is essential to understand the vastly different meanings given to the word “meditation” in the West and in the East. Meditation in the West has always been synonymous with contemplation, or thinking...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Friday, 24 May 2019 18:00

Elijah's Prayer

“Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.&rdquo... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 24 May 2019 15:05

May 25: Old Side New Side Reunited [1758]

Unity Where There Was Disunityby Rev. David T. Myers

This historical devotional and the May 27th devotional deal with the same topic, that of the Old Side – New Side schism in early Presbyterianism. On May 27, we will look at what caused the infant Presbyterian church to divide into two...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 24 May 2019 15:00

Purpose: Wallpaper

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"God sweeps all of our failures into His purpose so that His great power might be shown to belong not to us, but to the Lord Jesus." — Alistair Begg

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iphones and ipod touch ipads

Android Phones: Galaxy S Series,...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:45

The privilege paradigm

The status of white privilege is a big issue in Democrat politics. But before we can analyze white privilege (assuming that's a meaningful category), we need to grasp the concept of privilege in general. Let's consider a few examples of what might constitute people from a privileged background....

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Written by steve
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:10

All Things in Christ

“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:36).”
In my written and spoken messages I make frequent reference to the preeminence of Christ. Just what do we mean by Christ having the preeminence? What do we mean by giving Christ...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Friday, 24 May 2019 13:46

Before the Throne – an Interview with Allen Nelson

This week, Chris and Rich interview pastor and author Allen S. Nelson IV about his books, “From Death to Life: How Salvation Works” and “Before the Throne: Reflections on God’s Holiness.”  This is a “must listen” conversation regarding the issues of...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Friday, 24 May 2019 11:33

Men should shut up–unless we need their votes

Men are entitled to no opinions about abortion so shut up about it but also if you don’t speak up against this abortion ban you’re a failure https://t.co/yGvTa3ENg1

Authors: steve...

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Written by steve
Friday, 24 May 2019 11:29

A Few Reasons Why Christians Should Reject the Well-Meant Offer Schizophrenia!

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The so called “crux of the offer” [well-meant offer; WMO] that moderate Calvinists teach is a contradicting, and on some points, a schizophrenic position for anyone to hold. Check out the following examples to see why:
1.) The Bible teaches that God ordained the reprobate for destruction...

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Written by Sonny Hernandez
Friday, 24 May 2019 11:25

Delphinid existentialism

French existentialist dolphins are prone to ennui. They realize that in a godless ocean they have no ultimate porpoise in life. So they drown their anomie by swimming in chablis. 

Authors: steve...

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Written by steve
Friday, 24 May 2019 11:00

What Are the Odds?

“Put another way, life from the dead once in an evolutionist’s world is far less likely than life from the dead twice in the Christian world. This is because we are comparing random chance occurrences to deliberate acts performed by a person, and it is like comparing apples and...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 24 May 2019 10:00

Peace in Providence

Episode 2512

Peace in Providence

Segment 1 (00:00) – Todd introduces the dilemma of facing tragedies in life as a Christian. He goes to a flashback clip to first explain how weather tragedies are from God. He uses Bible verses as well as quotes from his book “Stressed Out” to...

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Written by samueljroys
Friday, 24 May 2019 09:50

Richard Sibbes Sermons on Canticle, Sermon 2.1 (Christ our Brother)

The Second Sermon

I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have gathered my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.’—Cant. 5:1.

This song is a mirror of...

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Written by memoirandremains
Friday, 24 May 2019 09:00

How the NAR experiential Christianity corrupts the role of the Holy Spirit.

In his latest article Reverend Anthony Wade, a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, reviews a recent Charisma News article by Mark Virkler, who claims God told him ‘to get out of his theological box’.  However, as Rev. Wade rightly states – ‘the box they...

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Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 24 May 2019 08:56

We All Have a Role: Giftings and God’s Glory Featured

There is no one in the Body of Christ who is dispensable. There are no superfluous Christians. We are all needed. We all have something to offer. We all contribute to the work of the Kingdom. We all bring unique talents and giftings into the Body of Christ. That much is plainly stated in the Bible.

P...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 24 May 2019 07:58

ESV Large Print Wide Margin Bible Review

Authors: Matt Sherro...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Friday, 24 May 2019 06:31

05/24/2019

•Explaining Intersectionality to a Ukrainian
•Inanimate objects do not have human dignity
•Someone got saved from reading What Time is Purple
•How do you hand out Gospel literature?
•Your ONE WORD responses to Ken Copeland on Inside Edition
•The Korean cult wandering American malls telling us God is a girl
•How do I respond when my friend says Baptism is required for salvation?
•The crisis of faith among adult adoptees
•Where is a good source of Christian news?
•How does Todd deal with the police while evangelizing?

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Written by joey
Friday, 24 May 2019 06:25

Trump, Let Our Assange Go Featured

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As people who love liberty, and especially the freedom of the press, we must strongly condemn the prosecution of Julian Assange by the U.S. Justice Department. WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has been recently charged...

The post Trump, Let Our Assange Go appeared first on Pulpit & Pen.

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Written by News Division
Friday, 24 May 2019 06:01

Good to Know Reformed Protestantism is not Tribal

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A couple more reflections on the Poway shooting put into perspective the kind of ties that people have to Protestants with Reformed convictions. If you were completely on the outside of Reformed and Presbyterian circles, if you were an evangelical who was leaving born-again Protestantism for...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 24 May 2019 05:33

Southern Baptists See 12th Year of Declining Membership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest Protestant denomination reported its twelfth year of declining membership in an annual report

The post Southern Baptists See 12th Year of Declining Membership appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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