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, 09 December 2017 04:13

¿Quién Escribió La Carta De Santiago?

Por Brian Chilton Como saben, hemos estado examinando la autoría de las cartas del Nuevo Testamento en las últimas semanas. Hasta ahora, hemos aprendido que existen buenas razones para aceptar a los apóstoles Mateo y Juan como autores del Primer y del Cuarto Evangelio; Juan,...

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Written by Guest
Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:00

EChurch@Wartburg – 12.10.17

The Glory Defined

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Saturday, 09 December 2017 03:26

The Liberty and Limitations of Conscience

In a wood shop in Italy a little cricket emerged and seated himself on a box of matches. As firelight danced on the walls the cricket drew near to a wooden puppet and asked if he wanted to be a real boy. Eager to learn he and the cricket had a heart-to-heart where, in a song that is chiseled on the...

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Written by Kyle Borg
Saturday, 09 December 2017 03:23

Three Videos on Science Christianity

I have been putting my introductory lectures for Telos on Apologetics & Worldview up on YouTube.  There are several more to come, but I thought it would be useful to place the three classes dealing with Science together in a post.  Throughout the classes I quote from quite a number of...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:52

The Apostles Creed 21: And the Life Everlasting. Amen.


The gospel is given to us so that fellowship with God might be restored. God created us without fault or failing, and yet through our father Adam we all grasped for the fruit, and fell into spiritual death. When we reached for the knowledge of good and evil, we were attempting to seize...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:41

Planned Parenthood Finally Under Investigation by DOJ For Profiting From Aborted Human (Baby) Tissue


This article on the upcoming DOJ investigation of Planned Parenthood and their profiting from sale of aborted baby tissue is actually about two issues.

  1. The immoral selling of human baby’s tissue for profit and Abortion itself
  2. The lying press – FAKE NEWS

I have chosen two Fake News sites:...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:06

Jerusalem: Eternal Capital of the Jews Featured


Dr. Randy White teaches the history and prophetic significance of the city of Jerusalem.

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The post Jerusalem: Eternal Capital of the Jews appeared first on Randy White Ministries.

Authors: Nathan White...

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Written by Nathan White
Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:02

Manion on By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

A highly recommended book that sheds the patient, clear light of reason on the issue of capital punishment.  Every U.S. bishop...

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Written by Edward Feser
Saturday, 09 December 2017 01:01

Thomas Aquinas was the Problem; the Reformation was the Solution


“Where was your Church before Aquinas”

Ever since the Reformation, Roman Catholics have been fond of asking, “Where was your Church before the Reformation”. Protestants have a good reply to that: “Where was your Church before Aquinas”. Peter Lombard (in his...

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Written by John Bugay
Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:38

Sola Scriptura: What It Isn’t (Muller)

image The Reformation teaching of sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) does not mean that the Christian alone reads the Bible alone and interprets it alone.  Sola Scriptura does not at all mean we should be lone rangers when studying, interpreting, and applying God’s Word.  According to ...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:25

Which Ditch Beckons

God is the great giver of gifts. When we give things away in imitation of Him, we are learning how to become like Him. When we give things away with strings attached, we are becoming more and more like the devil, growing in the ways of manipulation.image

We are in the shopping season for Christmas, and...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:04

Eating and Drinking Weakness

We must be careful not to slip into the assumptions of modernity, thinking that the principalities and powers, against which we do battle, have somehow disappeared in our enlightened age. And we must also take care not to misunderstand the nature of these principalities and powers, which is always...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:00

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
Friday, 08 December 2017 23:57

Two Messiahs?

Friday, 08 December 2017 23:45

Contemplating Contemplative Prayer: Is It Really Prayer?

(Originally printed in the Winter 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 10) “God’s first language is silence.”1 “Progress in intimacy with God means progress toward silence.”2 “The important thing is that we are relaxed and our back is straight so that...

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Written by Guest Writer
Friday, 08 December 2017 23:16

Entrusting Our Kids, Grandkids, and Ourselves to Our Grace-full Father


And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 08 December 2017 23:06

For the Bibliophiles

Jessica Stillman reminds us "Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read" here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 08 December 2017 21:40

Movie Review: Hallmark's Garage Sale Mystery with Lori Loughlin Featured

Hallmark Movies & Mystery Channel features a series of movies in the "Cozy Mysteries" genre.
Cozy mysteries, also referred to as "cozies", are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community....

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 08 December 2017 20:42

Abiding in the Law of Love

This week, Rich and Chris actually stay on task and talk about how we as Christians can evidence the Law of Love in our walk.

The post Abiding in the Law of Love appeared first on Slave to the King.

Authors: Chris Hohnholz...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Friday, 08 December 2017 20:17

Irenaeus and the church at Rome in his day

Apologetics and Agape

Irenaeus was one of the most important church fathers of the second century, who was bishop of Lyon, France, and who wrote around 180-200 AD, his famous work, Against Heresies, that was against Gnosticism and other heretical groups.  This article is about a famous passage...

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Written by Ken Temple
Friday, 08 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 7

December 09, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Sent by the Spirit

It's day 7 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this holiday...

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Written by Crossway
Friday, 08 December 2017 20:00

2017 Christmas Gift Guide

December 09, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Great Books for Everyone on Your List

Books and Bibles make great gifts for thoughtful, growing Christians. Browse the lists below, clicking on a specific category to be taken directly to the list you’re interested in seeing.

May many hearts be encouraged...

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Written by Crossway
Friday, 08 December 2017 19:41

Thirty Days of Jesus: Day 13, God is pleased with His Son Featured

Friday, 08 December 2017 19:36

Weekend A La Carte (December 9)


Today’s Kindle deals include just a few deals, but ones worth looking at.

Westminster Books has a deal on volumes of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

Thoughts on the Restoration of Fallen Pastors

“When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 08 December 2017 19:17

Philo of Alexandria

The prolific Jewish writer of the early first century CE, Philo of Alexandria has come up in recent discussion.  His substantial body of works ranges over a number of matters, and exhibit different approaches:  sometimes apologetical, sometimes allegorizing, and sometimes...

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Written by larryhurtado
Friday, 08 December 2017 19:13

Steven Furtick misses an important reason for why we follow Christ

I have a hard time with Steven Furtick.  He’s the preacher that is infamous for his “Hey Haters” wannabe rap or whatever it is.  It’s far from anything pastoral, check it out yourself:

Recently on his Twitter account he has the following image for his cover picture:



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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 08 December 2017 19:00

Free Christmas Sunday School Lessons from Answers Bible Curriculum


This season enjoy a Christmas gift from us—three free Christmas Sunday school lessons complete with teaching, crafts, and games for kids from prekindergarten up to middle school. These lessons, part of our increasingly popular Answers Bible Curriculum—used in over 10,000...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 08 December 2017 18:00

News Weakly - 12/9/17

It FiguresIn the midst of a huge firestorm about sexual abuse with heavy attention on Hollywood, the film winning awards and favored to win the Academy Awards is a "gay love story" about a teenager who falls in love with his father's assistant. Ironic.Religious Freedom in CanadaCanada's first...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 08 December 2017 18:00

Relevant, Old Paths

My dad was fifty-two years old when I was born. When I was thirteen, he asked me if I was embarrassed that he was so much older than my friends' dads. I told him I wasn't embarrassed but that I respected him and learned more from him because he was older. He was born a few years after the end of...

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Written by Dr. Burk Parsons
Friday, 08 December 2017 17:00

Nuggets from Seeking and Finding God—Religious “Faith”

December 9, 2017
Whatever expectations people entertain of life after death, such beliefs are generally categorized as part of their religion. Another word for religion is “faith,” and by that definition, there are...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Friday, 08 December 2017 16:50

Weekly Roundup 12/3/2017-12/9/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 12/3/2017-12/9/2017. 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.

Sunday 12/3/2017

He Came to Bring...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 08 December 2017 16:00

Faint Not

“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:3)

The Christian life and ministry can grow wearisome and hard at times, but with Christ Himself as our example, the Lord admonishes us not to faint...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 08 December 2017 15:26

A Reformation Reader Guide Featured

Five hundred years ago the posting of a number of theses by an Augustinian monk turned the world upside down. Plenty has been written of this, and if I simply tried to list here all the books that have appeared this year – and the past few years – on the Reformation, I would keep very...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 08 December 2017 14:05

December 9: Presbyterian Churchmen United

It is commonly noted that there were four main organizations that were formative of the Presbyterian Church in America : 1. Concerned Presbyterians, a layman’s group led by ruling elders; 2. Presbyterian Churchmen United, an organization for pastors; 3. The Presbyterian Journal, a magazine...

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Written by archivist
Friday, 08 December 2017 14:00

Nations: Wallpaper


"I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations." - Psalm 57:9

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Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iPhones and iPod touch iPads

Android Phones: Galaxy S Series, Edge, Nexus 5X, 6P, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, LG...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:01

Boasting In Infirmities

December 9

“Most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” -2 CORINTHIANS 12:9

If you want to boast, take pride in the things that make you weak, for when you are weak, you are strong – in Him. Be afraid of the praise and acceptance of...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:00

The Opposition of the Natural

Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. —Galatians 5:24

The natural life itself is not sinful. But we must abandon sin, having nothing to do with it in any way whatsoever. Sin belongs to hell and to the devil. I, as a child of God, belong to heaven...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 08 December 2017 12:31

Favorite Biblical Studies Books of 2017

Josh Philpot has the first favorite biblical studies books of 2017 list that I have seen so far here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 08 December 2017 11:31

Where To In the Culture Wars? Learning From Our Mistakes Featured

In the culture wars the other side is proactive, hyper-active and ever-active, while our side is usually just asleep. The old joke about complacency applies especially to most of the church in the West: “Do you think we are too ignorant and too apathetic? I don’t know and I don’t...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 08 December 2017 11:09

Biblical Counseling: Anyone Can Do It, Sin Is the Focus, Confidentiality Is Not Guaranteed and Women Should Beware

The concerning, fundamental beliefs of biblical counseling.

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Friday, 08 December 2017 10:00

Or Maybe Three

[Speaking of Hugh Hewitt’s idea that Ground Zero in New York is a secular sacred space] “This is the kind of political analysis that a freshman in the Eusebian School of Panegyrics might have written for his first homework assignment, late in the evening and after a couple of...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 08 December 2017 09:03

Ear to the ground

I heard the first two minutes of an interview with Peter Hitchens. 
I stopped listening because Eric Metaxas is so obnoxious. There are two kinds of interviewers: those who showcase the guest and those who showcase themselves. 
Anyway, Hitchens...

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Written by steve
Friday, 08 December 2017 07:32

Review: 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor

A weekend nonfiction leisure reading review…because even Pastors need a break from heavy theological reading.


Flo Groberg. 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor.  New York, NY: Simon Schuster, November 17th, 2017. 208 pp.

5 out...

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Written by SLIMJIM
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