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, 14 January 2018 23:23

A Court, Clay, and the Cross: Examining the Problem of Evil

The physician returns to the examination room with a clipboard, tired eyes, and a noticeable weight on his shoulders. “I’m sorry, ma’am,” he begins. “The results came back and the news is not good.” You think to yourself, “How can a child . . . Continue...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:15

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: The Flood recedes Featured

This chapter 8 of the first book of the Bible, can be thought of as "Judgment and Grace" as pastor S. Lewis Johnson put it in his sermon. It is no surprise that Noah and his family worshiped and sacrificed upon emerging from the ark.
Not only was the ark and Noah and their experience, a revelation...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:12

The Ultimate Question Regarding Christ

Everyone who believes on the Son of God, and trusts their soul to Him, is at once pardoned, forgiven, justified, counted righteous, reckoned innocent, and freed from all liability to condemnation. Their sins, however many, are at once cleansed away by Christ’s precious blood. Their soul,...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:00

Google now censoring conservative news, while giving leftist propaganda a free pass

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Google is a radically leftist company that fires employees (e.g. – James Damore) who step outside of progressive dogma. And now they’re promoting leftist causes in their search engine – by censoring conservative news sources.

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:50

Catholic tropes

I was reading a critic of a recent book on Roman Catholicism. He recycled standard Catholic tropes. 
I think the problem mostly exists and subsists in the more individualist...forms of Protestantism to be frank.
i) Individualism is neutral. Individualism isn't inherently good or bad. Depends on...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:42

Truth and Error: LEARN TO DISCERN; FALSE TEACHING IN THE CHURCH TOD...

A BLOG ON DISCERNMENTTruth and Error: LEARN TO DISCERN; FALSE TEACHING IN THE CHURCH TOD...: LEARN TO DISCERN; FALSE TEACHING IN THE CHURCH TODAY (Part 4) by Daniel Plunkett In the first three sections, we looked at the ori...

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Written by Dan Plunkett
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:41

The Peculiarity of Early Christian Worship (or How Early Christians Managed to Offend Just about Everybody)

“What in the world is this Christianity thing?”

A phrase like this would not have been unusual among Romans in the first couple of centuries.  In the eyes of the average citizen, Christians were an odd bunch. And what made them odd was not just what they believed.  It was how...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:39

What is Puritan Theology?

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Answering the question, “What is Puritan Theology?” may sound too much like attempting to define Puritanism, a slippery term that evades a crisp definition or at least agreement on one. Indeed, there exists a great deal of overlap between Puritanism and Puritan Theology, but I hope to...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:30

We Cannot Walk Alone

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday we have observed since 1986 that commemorates the efforts of the Civil Rights movement in our country, and especially one of the most important voices: Martin Luther King Jr. Though Dr. King spoke and wrote much, it is his “I Have a Dream”...

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Written by Madison Grace
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:00

The Nature of Conscience and its Corruption

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Anthony Burgess Treatise on Original Sin Part 3, chapter 2, section 1.

But even their mind, and conscience is defiled.” (Titus 1:15).

Hitherto we have been discovering original sin as seated in the understanding, the metropolis (as it were) of the soul. We now proceed to manifest it as...

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Written by Paul J. Barth
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:00

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls…”

Psalm 58:10,11. Skeptics argue that these verses contradict Prov. 24:16–18: “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls…” The context of these verses is God’s judgment of the wicked. There is a big difference between rejoicing when misfortune comes and when justice is...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:00

4 Reasons Why God Isn’t Answering Your Prayers

imageGod answers every prayer — but he often says “no.” Why does God sometimes not answer your prayers the way you want him to?

There’s more than just four reasons, I’m sure. But below are a few things that come to mind. Some may apply to you, some of them won’t. ...

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Written by David Qaoud
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:00

Like a Dog Chasing a Firetruck

Introduction:

What I would like to do, if you all will be kind enough to permit it, is further explain what I mean when I say that all societies are theocratic, by necessity, of necessity. I would also like to do it in a way that is compelling to absolutely everyone on the planet. But I know you...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:45

The church’s role in racial reconciliation: a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

Editor’s Note: Two years before his famous March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Southern Seminary and spoke in chapel. His address, titled “The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tension,” was a prophetic challenge for the church to shut down the old age of...

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Written by Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:36

Full Text: The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tension

Dr. Howington, members of the faculty, members of the student body of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ladies and gentlemen, I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be on the campus of this great institution of learning and to be part of this chapel period. I have looked forward to...

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Written by Doug Hanna
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:18

When Caesar demands what is God’s—Exodus 5:14-21

Pharaoh requires the slaves to meet their daily quota of brick-making although he is no longer supplying some of the raw materials they need to make the bricks. He deliberately sets them up to fail, so he can pretend that their failure is their own fault. When they fail, their overseers get beaten.

I...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:00

Our Emotionalism Has Left Many Christians Intellectually Defenseless

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I’m saddened that atheists are so passionate about what they believe that they will read stacks of books in order to define their beliefs, while we are happy to float along the surface with a “Hillsong-deep theology” and call it good. And we wonder why people are leaving the...

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Written by Mark Farnham
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:23

So, How Many Angels Can Dance On the Head of a Needle?

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Study & Teach God's Word

Scholars, at times, ask and explore silly questions! The classic medieval question often cited as being a prime example of ‘wasted thinking’ was ‘How many angels can dance on the head of a needle?’ Isaac D’Israeli, the father of British...

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Written by exceptionnoted
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:22

THE Day, MLK Day, and Today

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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my Disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

Lord Jesus, remembering the work of Martin Luther King Jr. ignites our longings for the Day...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:06

The Difficulty of Jesus’ Divinity | NY Minute

Authors: Anthony Uvenio...

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Written by Anthony Uvenio
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:01

Continuationism is NOT a Secondary Issue [3] | Disturbing Manifestations and Bizarre Worship Practices Featured

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I’ve been laying out my case as to why I believe continuationism is not a non-essential, second-tier doctrinal issue.

As I explained in two previous posts on this subject, see Part 1 and Part 2, continuationism is a disastrous doctrine both in the church and with individuals....

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Written by Fredman
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

How Should New Covenant Believers Think About the Old Covenant Law?

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The Law of Moses The first five books of the Old Testament contain (among other things) the record of God giving his law to the Israelite people, through the prophet Moses. Because it came through Moses, we refer to it as the Mosaic Law. In total, there were 613 commands given. It may sound like...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

The Easiest Sin to Justify

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As we grow in grace and become ever-more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, we wondrously, inevitably find that sin is loosening its grip on us. Sins that once tormented us are now mere irritations; temptations that once consistently overwhelmed us now arouse little interest or enthusiasm. We...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

Adoption's Formidable Enemy

January 15, 2018 by: Russell D. Moore

Adoption Is a Battle

When I'm talking to families who are considering adoption or who have been through adoption, spiritual warfare is one of the things that I bring up at the very beginning. Sometimes people are a little bit thrown by that because they...

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Written by Russell D. Moore
Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

What Does “Gospel” Really Mean?

imageWe often describe God’s gracious offer of Salvation as “good news”, and while this makes sense, given the magnitude of God’s gift to us, there are actually good etymological reasons for describing Salvation in this way. The word “Gospel” is derived from an...

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Written by jwallace
Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:00

The Mailbag: Potpourri (Soul Ties, SBC Communion, Women in children’s ministry, Heretical book disposal)

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Soul ties, disposing of heretical books, how often do SBC churches have communion, should women be children's ministers.

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:00

An Unborn Child Is Distinct from Its Mother

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If you learned nothing else from what I wrote last week, I hope I at least clearly communicated one very important fact: Planned Parenthood does not want abortion to be rare. They have a huge financial interest in keeping abortion legal in as many states as possible with no restrictions or at least...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:00

Notes on Edgardo Mortara from a Protestant Onlooker

Last week First Things, as the colloquialism earthily says, stepped in it.

The occasion for this unpleasantness was the publication of an essay by Romanus Cessario, O.P., arguing that the church was within its rights when Pope Pius IX abducted Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish child who had been...

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Written by Jake Meador
Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:00

Preparing for Winter Featured

Last weekend I had the pleasure of lecturing at the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism Faculty Retreat on the challenges facing Christians in higher education. One point I made concerned the need for Christian institutions to wean themselves off of government money as soon...

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Written by First Things RSS Feed - Carl R. Trueman
Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:00

Does Christianity Brainwash the Vulnerable? (Video)

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Greg refutes the challenge that those who turn to Christ during a difficult time in life have somehow been taken advantage of.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Written by Greg Koukl
Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:59

A La Carte (January 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of books from Crossway; the common denominator seems to be preaching. You’ll also find many volumes of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Headlines and Happening, a roundup of some of the things...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:49

The #116Challenge | BTWN Episode 290 Featured

  1. In this episode Tim introduces the 116 Challenge.

The 116 Challenge is a movement of committed Christians who have joined together to proclaim the Gospel.

The 116 Challenge is this: Everyday set an alarm for 1:16 PM. When the alarm goes off share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the next person you...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:00

Assurance?

One of the disagreements between the Protestants and the Catholics was the issue of assurance. The Reformers believed that God cannot lose any of His own, that He sustains them all to the end. The Catholics were appalled. In the Council of Trent they said, "If any one saith, that he will for...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:00

A Catechism on the Heart

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Sometimes people ask authors, "Which of your books is your favorite?" The first time the question is asked, the response is likely to be "I am not sure; I have never really thought about it." But forced to think about it, my own standard response has become, "I am not sure what my favorite book is;...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:49

Before You Believed, You Belonged

Article by John Piper (original source here)

When it comes to weighty matters in the Bible, let’s be like Mary. “Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). First, she took note of important things and put them in a safe place — her heart....

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:39

The Question of Science and God (Part 1)

John Lennox speaks to Eric Metaxas on the ‘The Question of Science and God’ for Socrates in the City (at event in 2017 for Fixed Point Foundation)

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Written by johnlennox
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:10

One Simple Thought On MLK Day

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Just one thought, and it is this: every human being—regardless of color, nationality, economic status, or intellect—has been created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect.

Yes, we all know that. Or at least we should know that as Christians. It’s...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:01

Waiting for God? Oh. Featured

image If you haven’t seen Samuel Beckett’s famous play, Waiting for Godot, let me tell you what you missed by quoting a stage critic, Vivian Mercier: “Waiting for Godot has achieved theoretical impossibility: a play in which… nothing happens, twice.”

The play has two...

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:00

Nuggets from Seeking and Finding God—Prophetic Proof

January 15, 2018
Only the Bible has written the details of history centuries and even thousands of years before they happened. It is this fact, above all, that puts the Bible in a class of its own. Its many plainly stated prophecies (not in...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:00

One Israeli Man's Mission to Bring 'Gospel Back to Jewish People'

January 15, 2018
Jacob Damkani is a man on a mission. In his case, it’s a mission to his people: the Jews. Damkani is warm and intense, with a resonant baritone voice, a thick gray beard and curly hair. Compact and vigorous, he...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:00

What “Hidden Figures” and MLK Say About Reconciliation and Shalom

You could hear a pin drop in the office as Katherine Goble stood dripping wet from having to run a half mile in the rain in the middle of her workday. Why? It was the early 1960s and Katherine Goble, an African American mathematician, worked for NASA, which still had “colored bathrooms”...

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Written by Kristin Brown
Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:21

Mid-January 2018 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2018.

1.) Did Religion Kill More People? No. Atheism’s Huge Body Count

2.) Greg Bahnsen’s Dissertation Online!

3.) God Must Exist: Truth Telling and Lying

4.) A Complexity...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:03

Why Should You Stay Married? And How? Part 3

Matt Recker

There are five strong reasons in Malachi 2:13-16 that lead believers to remain faithful to their marriage vows. Our study of the first three reasons are in part one and part two of this series. They are: Remain faithful because of the divine covenant of marriage,because of the infinite...

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Written by Matt Recker
Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:00

My Writing Process, Advice for Aspiring Authors, and Answers to Other Questions about Writing

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The following are questions about writing I answered a few months ago for an article inToday’s Christian Living magazine.

What motivates you to write?

I believe it’s what God has called me to do. Scripture tells us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:00

Axioms for Bible Interpretation

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How can Christians tell which interpretation is valid? Different people read the same text, and have different ideas about what it means. Why? Don’t we all have the same Lord, the same faith, the same baptism of the Spirit, and the same God and Father? Why don’t we agree on what the...

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Written by TylerR
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