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, 22 October 2016 15:23

A Celebration of a Servant’s Promotion

A Celebration of a Servant’s Promotion

By Mike Oppenheimer Let Us Reason Ministries In life, we come across certain people who are extraordinary in character. Ray Yungen was just such a person. It was Ray who first made us aware of the Catholic contemplative mysticism and certain New Age...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:09

RedGraceRadio - Presendential Election 2016 The Lost Art of Holiness

http://www.redgracemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/rgr-holiness.m4a   Well we are in the home stretch with the election just weeks away so we discuss Trump and Hillary stuff. Then the most important issue of the show, holiness. Is holiness a lost art? Are we not considering […]


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Written by Emilio Ramos
Saturday, 22 October 2016 14:14

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Authors: Eric Nielsen...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:57

It’s Time for Dr. Brown to Debate


As an evangelical pastor, I have grown increasingly concerned with the influence of charismaticism on evangelicalism. From Kenyonism to Osteenism, from Oneness Pentecostalism to the New Apostolic Reformation, charismaticism and the doctrine of continuationism are responsible for the vast majority...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:53

Ack, Millennials these days! Featured

imageMillennial Generation comedy #1, by John Crist.
"Millennial International is a sponsor based program designed to help Millennials live the lives they portray on Instagram." HT Challies 
Millennial Generation comedy #2, by Micah Tyler 

We love to poke fun at younger generations. We read this famous quote...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:19

Equipping Eve: Stickers in My Bible

imageBy now, almost every Christian woman is aware of the latest fad of Bible Art Journaling. Can taping stickers in my Bible and doodling in the margins really draw us closer to God? Or is this merely one more way that the whims of the world have crept into the visible church? Click here to listen...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:27

Weekly Roundup 10/17/2016-10/22/2016

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/17/2016-10/22/2016. 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 10/17/2016-

Augustine on the...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 22 October 2016 11:54

How shall the minister be able to hold out

“How shall the minister be able to hold out against so many enemies, so dangerous, so great, so learned, and so scornful? He must encourage himself by meditating upon the promises of God, who has put him in his service, who has put a powerful word in his mouth, and who goes with him to see...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 22 October 2016 11:25

It’s Time for Dr. Brown to Debate Featured

As an evangelical pastor, I have grown increasingly concerned with the influence of charismaticism on evangelicalism. From Kenyonism to Osteenism, from Oneness Pentecostalism to the New Apostolic Reformation, charismaticism and the doctrine of continuationism are responsible for the vast majority...

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Written by JD Hall
Saturday, 22 October 2016 10:53

Hume’s objection to miracles (1.5 minutes)

Responding briefly to Hume:

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Written by Craig Keener
Saturday, 22 October 2016 10:50

Coming Soon from Michael Horton

Mike's new book on the Holy Spirit will be out in March of 2017.

Here's the info from the publisher:

For the Spirit, being somewhat forgotten is an occupational hazard. The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted. As they say, familiarity breeds...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Saturday, 22 October 2016 10:48

Is Lewis's fiction allegorical?

C. S. Lewis denied that his Christian fiction was allegorical. Some people find that puzzling, because, on one definition, some of his fiction is allegorical. Clearly he was operating with a specialized definition of allegory. In a letter to a correspondent, he gives a fairly detailed explanation...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 22 October 2016 10:01

Joy Davidman's miraculous remission

In this post I'm going to quote some firsthand accounts concerning the miraculous remission of Joy Davidman's breast cancer and bone cancer. She became Lewis's wife. I'll be quoting from The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume lll: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963 (HarperOne, 2007). I will...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 22 October 2016 10:00

September 9, 2016 Show “An Interview with Staff Sgt. David Karnes, Used by God to Rescue Trapped NYC Transit Police Officers in the September 11, 2001 Attack on the Twin Towers”


September 9, 2016: 

Staff Sgt. David Karnes, Marine who God used to locate & help rescue NYC Transit Police Officers trapped beneath the rubble of one of the collapsed Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, as depicted in the Oliver Stone film: “WORLD TRADE CENTER” 

cohosted today with Lt....

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Saturday, 22 October 2016 09:32

Not For Works Which We Have Done (Toplady)

I always like reading the original words of the solid hymns we know and love.  As I was looking through Augustus Toplady’s hymns in volume 6 of his Works I recently came across “How Vast the Benefits Divine.”  Here are the original words, which are based on 2 Timothy...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Saturday, 22 October 2016 09:11

The Great Disappointment (October 22, 1844): A Reminder Of The Foolishness Of Ignoring Mark 13:32

William Miller (1782–1849), a lay Bible student (later a Baptist preacher), predicted that Christ would return to earth some time between 21 March 1843 and 21 March 1844. One of Miller’s followers postponed the date to 22 October 1844. When Christ did . . . Continue reading →


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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 22 October 2016 09:04

Politics and Princes: Themes in Proverbs IV


We are currently very aware of politics because we are in an election season, and because our political discourse is currently inflamed. We are very much under the chastisement of God, and it would be wise for us to consider ancient wisdom from the book of Proverbs as we pray about...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 22 October 2016 08:25

The Devil’s Miracle-Gro

Resentments have a tendency to accumulate. They are something that grows. Bitterness is a settled negative disposition toward someone, but it is a settled negative disposition that feeds and grows.image

If you one time fired an employee for laziness or dishonesty, that might represent a settled negative...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 22 October 2016 08:25

Just to Clarify

Just to clarify if there are any questions, Defending Contending will NOT endorse any candidate in this election. Both candidates hold positions that defy the laws of God. This is not about the economy, Benghazi, lies, treason, their lack of theology, or anything apart from following the Scriptures...

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Written by Mark Anthony Escalera
Saturday, 22 October 2016 08:18

The Missing Elements of Modern Worship


Popular blogger, author and pastor Tim Challies wonders: “If a worship service includes no prayer and no Bible reading, can we even recognize it as Christian worship?” The question you need to ask yourself is, does the church you attend follow the Bible’s instruction on the...

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Written by Marsha West
Saturday, 22 October 2016 08:00

What The Bible Is All About

The hit TV show Seinfeld has been called a show about nothing. One of the most pernicious falsehoods about the Bible is that it, too, is a book about nothing, that it is a random collection of ancient myths and moral aphorisms. . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 22 October 2016 07:46

Declared Clean

This is a meal, and we know that we are to wash up for meals. It is the same with this sacramental meal as it is with any meal. Before you eat, you wash up. That is just what you do.image

We understand this by how we place our time of confession at the beginning of the service and the meal at the end of...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 22 October 2016 07:27

8th Century Papyrus Mentioning Jerusalem?

Apparently, an 8th century BC papyrus which mentions the word “Yerushalma” (possibly meaning “to Jerusalem”) has been discovered. You can read about it here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 22 October 2016 07:03

News Weakly - 10/22/2016

The Beauty of SpinSo, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties -- the union for Pennsylvania's university faculties -- has gone on strike for more money and better benefits. More than 100,000 students are on hold for classes as some 5,500 faculty members from 14 state...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 22 October 2016 07:00

Reported cases of sexually-transmitted diseases reaches record high

imageHIV infection rates from Center for Disease Control

This is from the far-left CNN, of all places.


There were more reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before in the United States, according to the latest STD surveillance report by the Centers for Disease Control...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 22 October 2016 06:14

Refreshment on Revival

At last…..  almost a month without proper internet access & the stress of moving to a new house. Which reminds me of a few thoughts I had some time ago on Revival from Zechariah 1.1-6….

Exile was now over. The people had returned. State-sponsored rebuilding of the...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Saturday, 22 October 2016 05:28

John 3:36

imageJohn 3:36  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life;whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Authors: John Chisham...

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Written by John Chisham
Saturday, 22 October 2016 05:27

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 October 2016

Current Events

Top 5 International Stories of the Week

ERLC outlines some important international headlines from this past week.

Scientists locate site where ancient Roman armies breached Jerusalem walls

“Recent excavations revealed a section of the so-called “Third Wall” of Jerusalem...

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Written by Mike Boling
Saturday, 22 October 2016 05:10

What is the Eye of the Needle?

By Cameron BuettelimageI haven’t always sat under the teaching ministry of John MacArthur. In fact, earlier parts of my Christian walk have been tarnished by over-exposure to some really bad Bible teachers, and attendance in some very man-centered churches. A lot of my expertise in error comes...

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Written by Glenn Leatherman
Saturday, 22 October 2016 05:01

Why the Local Church Really Matters


As we prepare to worship God tomorrow, it may do us good to pause for just a few moments to consider the local church. What is the church? Why has God called us into these little communities? Does the local church really matter? It does! The local church is foundational to God’s plan for his...

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Written by Tim
Saturday, 22 October 2016 04:46

Is Calvinism the Donald Trump of Western Christianity?

imageThis sounds off putting:

Oh, Calvinism—I don’t know if any doctrinal system has ignited more faith-feuds than this. Relationships have been fractured and churches have been split because believing men and women have allowed differing perspectives of God’s sovereignty to arouse the...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Saturday, 22 October 2016 04:00

Weekend A La Carte (October 22)


It’s the weekend! This one kind of snuck up on me and yet somehow it’s one of those ridiculously packed-full ones. Mostly I’m looking forward to being at New City Baptist Church tomorrow to lead Sunday school and preach there. Other than that, it’s a weekend for family and...

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Written by Tim
Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:10

The Strategic Movement Toward a 50/50 Distribution (by Randy C. Davis)

Randy is the Executive Director/Treasurer of the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention

You are familiar with the story. Two mothers came before King Solomon with a baby, each claiming to be the mother. An argument ensued; accusations fly, and Solomon decides to divide the baby, thereby...

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Written by Dave Miller
Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:00

Late-Term Abortion, the Life of the Mother and the 3rd Presidential Debate

During the 3rd presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump1 of using scare tactics when describing a late term abortion.  I took issue with her claim on social media and stated that Trump’s words were not scare tactics, but an accurate description of the process.  I...

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Written by Chad
Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:00

When You Don’t Feel God’s Love, Look at the Cross

Whoever has been through deep suffering is worth learning from. I’ve been reading Elisabeth Elliot’s book A Path through Suffering, and I recommend it to you. It’s arranged in short, devotional-type chapters, but even though it’s not a difficult read, the theology is rich,...

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Written by Amy K. Hall
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