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, 16 June 2019 22:23

Lucifer Tells His Own Story in New Comic Book “The Falling Star” Featured

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Hypatia Press published atheist and author Jon Hammond’s new comic book The Falling Star on June 14th. According to the Friendly Atheist: Hammond tells the story of the Archangel Samael who reminds readers that...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Sunday, 16 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

image Veracity Hill Ep. 153: The Creator Revealed Kurt sits down with Dr Michael G Strauss and Fazale Rana to discuss how the sciences reveal the Creator of the universe. Trinity Radio Genetically Modified Skeptic: A Christian Response to Everything Responding to an entire channel in one video is a new...

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Written by Richard Porter
Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:51

Bible Study for June 23: Abigail — Intervening Faith

1 Sam. 25:2-3, 14-17,23-28,32-35Sean Wegener, pastorFirst Baptist Church, Summerville

During the time of the Judges, hospitality was vital to society. With no motorized vehicles or instant access to grocery stores, hospitality allowed a measure of security to travelers. As God gave abundantly to...

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Written by Sean Wegener
Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:39

Thinking Machine: No Such Thing

By thinking, I mean something more than the capacity to calculate or process information. What I mean by thinking is something like having a thought about something. I guess the best place to start thinking about thinking is me. I think I am a thinking thing. As such, I think about stuff. I...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:17

Review: Sociology

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Matthew S. Vos. Sociology Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, July 10th, 2014. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Does it benefit Christians to study human behavior in terms of groups?  Can Christians gain insight from it for...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:11

“Gay Rat Wedding” Held at Church to Protest Birmingham Station’s Ban of Arthur Episode Featured

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Flower girls and boys tossed rose petals down the aisle of First United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham Saturday as a bridal march played in the background, in preparation for a viewing of “Mr....

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Written by Curated News
Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:00

Podcast: Verses That Changed My Life (John Piper)

June 17, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Trust and Christian Hedonism

In this episode, John Piper reflects on key verses that have had a huge impact on his life—passages that helped him trust God in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, understand...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:00

Jonah: A 5-Day Devotional

June 17, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

The God Who Saves

The book of Jonah tells the narrative of a merciful God who delights when people repent and turn to him for salvation.

In the introduction to the book of Jonah in the ESV Expository...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:39

Just in Time for Pride: Taylor Swift’s New Song “Queer Baiting Fans” Featured

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Taylor Swift released the second single from her just-announced forthcoming album Lover on Thursday, and the gist of it is classic Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” tells Swift’s haters that their mission to diminish her...

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Written by Curated News
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:19

Determined to Overturn Alabama Abortion Law, Planned Parenthood Building Clinic in Birmingham Featured

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Planned Parenthood is building a women’s clinic in Alabama, despite its near-total ban on abortions and opposition from critics who plan to fight against its opening. The proposed 10,000-square-foot facility is under construction in downtown Birmingham and is...

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Written by Curated News
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:12

The only way to deal with sin is to mortify it Featured

By Elizabeth PrataReading through 1 and 2 Kings is tough. The same patterns are shown, the sinful kings who did right only ... It's like saying you're sorry, but. Over and over we read the same refrain,Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah became king...He did right in the sight of the LORD, yet...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:00

Book Review and Giveaway: CSB He Reads Truth Bible

The CSB has fast become one of my favourite translations of the Scriptures. Combining accuracy to the original languages of the Scriptures with clear readability, it’s become my go-to for reading, study and public ministry of the Word. The CSB He Reads Truth Bible, the latest offering from...

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Written by Kofi Adu-Boahen
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:00

Come On Into the Deep End of Insanity

The Southern Baptists (SBC) for the longest time were a known conservative bastion of the faith. Of course, any human institution can fail, and by the 1970's the SBC was collapsing into liberal Christianity. But some 30 years ago the organization got a second lease on life. They pushed back,...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:00

Doing What We Have To Do

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I am writing this piece on June 11. When you read this, it will be ideally June 17, and I will be in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As most of you know, my team will be playing power soccer, so I don’t know that I will have a lot of time to write over the weekend like I usually do.

I don’t...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:00

Evidence for Intelligent Design in Proteins (Video)

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Tim describes the chirality problem as evidence against creation by chance.

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Written by Tim Barnett
Sunday, 16 June 2019 19:51

Love Is Not Heavy-Handed

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Whatever else we learn about church life, we learn quickly that it will at times come with conflict. We are, after all, sinful people attempting to share community with other sinners. It’s inevitable that problems will arise, inevitable that there will be angry words, unfortunate...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 16 June 2019 19:47

One Place God Will Definitely Lead Us This Week

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Do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness 

forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? Rom. 2:4 

Heavenly Father, on this June Monday, we are so grateful for the riches of your kindness, forbearance, and patience....

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 16 June 2019 19:42

A La Carte (June 17)

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There are just a few Kindle deals today, but they are some good ones, at least.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in June)

Dad Jokes Never Go Out of Style

I can’t even tell how much I enjoy making my daughters roll their eyes through a great (which is to say,...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 16 June 2019 19:00

God’s Surprising Work Through Your Worst Critics

We all have our share of feisty characters show up in our daily labors. My encounters with porcupine people began as an aspiring leader in high school.

Having already served in a number of roles, friends encouraged me to run for student body president. As I stood to give my campaign speech, there...

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Written by John Pletcher
Sunday, 16 June 2019 19:00

Divine Sovereignty

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The sovereignty of God is not a secondary doctrine that is relegated to an obscure corner in the Bible. Rather, this truth is the very bedrock doctrine of all Scripture. This is the Mount Everest of biblical teaching, the towering truth that transcends all theology. From its opening verse, the...

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Written by Steven J. Lawson
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:45

Quick Shot: “The Bible condones slavery”

image Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her...

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Written by J. Warner
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:01

Selfie-Syndrom: Overcoming Narcissism Featured

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As Ovid’s Greek mythology goes the river god, Cephissus, and the nymph, Liriope, had the most beautiful baby boy. They named him Narcissus from the Greek word for drunkenness because his beauty was so intoxicating. Narcissus would grow up to be a man so handsome that everyone he met was...

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00

Stanford Pro-Palestine Group Vandalizes College Republicans’ Flyers with Anti-Semitic Cartoons

June 17, 2019
Apparently jealous of the attention paid to The New York Times for an anti-Semitic cartoon in its international edition, Stanford University’s chapter of Students for Justice in...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—An Anti-Christian Religion of Salvation by Works

June 17, 2019
Masonry has its own anti-Christian gospel, which assures members that through good works and obedience to its tenets they will reach the Celestial Lodge in the Sky presided over by the G.A.O.T.U. (Great...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:13) T... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00

El Fundamento de la Paternidad Piadosa Featured

Nuestro mundo tiene un punto de vista cada vez más cínico acerca de los niños. Cada vez más, la descripción cultural de la paternidad es negativa, con particular énfasis en la capacidad del niño de frustrar a sus padres. Si bien es verdad que algunas...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:00

Is an Unborn Child a Parasite, Living off Another Person’s Body without Permission?

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Some abortion advocates argue that even if a “fetus” is actually a person, that doesn’t change the fact that one person does not have the right to use the body of another person against their will (in this case, against the mother’s will). Therefore, she should have the...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:00

Competence of Character

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Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

It is amusing, if salutary, to look at the remaining candidates in the Tory...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:00

Orphans, Widows, the Poor ... and Justice

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God wants His people to live a certain way. To act a certain way. To have certain honest motivations. He wants His people to love one another, and to prove it by their actions.

The fruit of real salvation is moral and spiritual reformation, because you love God. You don’t “clean yourself...

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Written by TylerR
Sunday, 16 June 2019 16:00

Just a Little Clarification

imageSanctuary cities have been much in the news lately.  The idea of cities of refuge is biblical, of course.  They were for those who were in danger of being killed in retaliation for an accidental death.  Far from being means of escaping from law, in fact they were established by...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:45

Perversion Proliferates and the Christian Crackdown Continues Featured

Here is a mathematical formula you can count on: the more that evil and immorality and idolatry triumph in a land, the more the attack on Christianity will ramp up. We basically have an inverse ratio going on here: as a culture becomes more ungodly, more immoral and more decadent, the more...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:41

Exaltation from the Lord

Exaltation comes from the Lord (Ps 75:6-7). We should always keep it in perspective. By the world’s standards, you can be king of Israel, but you’re still king of a puny kingdom that is a miniscule proportion of the world’s population. More importantly, before the living God, any...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:15

What's Your Church Sign For?

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By now we’re all familiar with the cheesy church sign. It’s become a cliché within evangelical culture and both a laughingstock and source of endless memes in the wider world.

“God answers knee-mail.”

“Sign broken. Come inside for message.”

“Come in for...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:10

Matrimony and the Mind: The Need for Husband-Theologians

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The role of a husband is an ever-shifting endeavor that often takes the shape of marital needs. Our number is often called to take one of many positions – provider, protector, councilor, consoler, comedian, errand-runner, car-fixer, and more. However, there is a central role the faithful...

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Written by Ronni Kurtz
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:05

June 17: Death of Rev. Robert Strong

Though never a member of the PCA, Dr. Strong was an influential voice among theologically conservative Presbyterians in the mid-20th century. 

People Loved to Hear Him Preach

imageFrequently we have heard pastors speak about how they love to preach the Word of God. And that is great.  But to...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:05

Links For The Church (6/17)

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The Battle for Biblical Truth

John MacArthur writes a helpful piece on the reliability of Scripture and how to interpret it rightly. He gives helpful encouragement for coming to a rational understanding of God's Word. 

‘I’m Not Enough’: A Missionary’s Battle with...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:00

The Uncritical Temper

Judge not, that ye be not judged. — Matthew 7:1

Jesus says regarding judging — Don’t. The average Christian is the most penetratingly critical individual. Criticism is a part of the ordinary faculty of man; but in the spiritual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism. The...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Sunday, 16 June 2019 14:04

Christians Need Gospel Audacity

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Years ago, I spent some time doing mission work in a Muslim country. There was an indigenous Christian who preached with passion at a church in the capital city. There was a sense of spiritual energy, and the church was growing rapidly. The week before Easter, some of the Christians were arrested...

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Written by Josh Moody
Sunday, 16 June 2019 14:02

Contrasting Views of Evil: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’

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The recently concluded HBO seriesGame of Thrones, during eight acclaimed seasons, captured the zeitgeist and enlarged the enduring popularity of epic fantasy.

Thronesoften drew comparisons to the original classic of the genre, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (LOTR). I...

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Written by Bryan Weynand
Sunday, 16 June 2019 14:00

4 Things Teens Need from Your Church

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We’ve heard the statistics, read the articles, even seen it in our own congregations.

Teens are evacuating. Statistics claim that 70 percent of teens will stop attending church after graduating from high school.

As a teenager who’s grown up in church, I’ve had a front-row seat to...

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Written by Sara Barratt
Sunday, 16 June 2019 13:41

New York City Becomes First City to Pay for Abortions for Low-income Families Featured

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With many liberal states legalizing late-term abortions are we really surprised? Pro-abortion activists in the Big Apple are lobbying for a public policy that would have the city set aside 250,000 dollars to aide...

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Written by Reagan Hall
Sunday, 16 June 2019 13:03

Give Me One Real Christian Over a Thousand Fake Ones Featured

OK, we all have things that cheese us off. We all have things that get our goat. One thing that really bugs me is when an admittedly flawed and far from perfect Christian seeks to do all he can to serve his Lord, especially in the public arena, but gets attacked for it by other believers.

It seems...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 16 June 2019 12:02

Danny Akin Muddles Complementarianism

How Cruel Is His Kindness

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“A kinder, more gentle form of complementarianism.”

These were the words of Danny Akin, President of the SBC’s Southeastern Seminary, as he described his vision to a group of future Bible expositors.

In his recent classroom talk President Akin...

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Written by Diane Gaskins
Sunday, 16 June 2019 11:16

A Weekend with CVD

“Westminster” I don’t usually write about what I’m doing, but for an amazing theology conference and Lord’s Day worship service, I’ll make an exception. June 6 until June 11, my family and I were up north in Manila. Why on earth would we go there? For the Pilgrim...

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Written by Nate
Sunday, 16 June 2019 10:53

The Sex Abuse Scandals of the Roman Catholic Church: Part 1, Introduction

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Pope Francis embraces then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick during a 2015 visit to the U.S. McCarrick resigned the cardinalate in 2018 before being defrocked.Jonathan Newton/AP

“The Catholic Church is facing its most serious crisis in 500 years,” wrote Massimo Faggioli in his October 2018...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 16 June 2019 09:51

Christian News Weekly Recap June 10 – 15, 2019

Christian News Weekly Recap June 10 – 15, 2019 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday June 10, 2019 Muslims destroying Christian crosses all over the world, and no one reports it Christian Families Going Hungry as Villagers in India...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 16 June 2019 09:35

Defecting from Todd White 'lifestyle' Christianity.

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A major Christian documentary, ‘American Gospel: Christ Alone’, has been produced to warn Christians around the world of what has become ‘America’s most dreadful export’, the Word of Faith movement. This very timely production features well-known biblical...

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Written by churchwatcher
Sunday, 16 June 2019 09:08

Correct doctrine conforms to godliness and is a means of great contentment, but false doctrines do neither Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 16 June 2019 08:17

"Teach and Urge These Things" -- 1 Timothy 5:1-6:2

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 16 June 2019 06:02

Roundup

One of the main reasons that Leftists — including “Christian” Leftists — are so unhappy: Matthew 11:6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.

Jesus offends them 24×7.  But by his grace he will use his word to save some of them.

Young Man Tweets for Pride...

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