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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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:20

Hate Week Essay #4: Hate Equals Darkness Featured

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. (1 John 2:9)What does this mean? Can we hate our brother if we're saved? I thought our lives were supposed to be characterized by love?Yes, that is true, but the sin nature is still inside us, crouching at the door and...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:00

In Memory of Billy Graham

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November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018
Famed preacher and evangelist Billy Graham passed away yesterday. Rev. Graham had dealt with a number of illnesses in his last years, including prostate cancer, hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid in the brain) and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
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Written by Chad
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:00

The Problem of Morality

We all know it. There is a morality problem in our nation ... in our world. All I have to do is mention Harvey Weinstein and we will all nod and say, "That's a bad thing." We are constantly flooded with repeated and new accusations of sexual abuse and harassment and it just doesn't seem to end. It...

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:00

Vocation in Retirement

Here's an excerpt from Vocation in Retirement, Gene Edward Veith’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

When I retired after more than four decades of college teaching and administrating, I expected certain people to give me a hard time. “So, the author of three books on...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:27

Tips for Presenting the Evidence for Christianity (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #103)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides helpful tips for those who want to share the evidence for God or Christianity. What can we glean from professional “evidence presenters” in criminal trials that might help us present the evidence fairly and...

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Written by jwallace
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:00

Whale Fin Inspires Safer Racing Wheels

February 22, 2018
The engineers who design racing bikes look to achieve the fastest, yet safest, bicycles possible. One company, Zipp Speed Weaponry, spent four years developing new rims for racing wheels that are aerodynamically more stable in crosswinds. The...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:00

How Billy Graham’s Legacy Shines in People Like Louis Zamperini

It’s not often the life of one person impacts the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe.

No doubt the news of Rev. Billy Graham passing’s was broadcast worldwide in many languages and to many cultures. Just imagine people on nearly every continent getting word of his...

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:40

Word Faith Teachers Deny Self-Denial

It seems obvious that Word Faith celebrities have created their own personal Jesus. With their egregious teachings and extravagant lifestyles, they, like the Mormons, Socialists, JWs and many others, have formulated their own acquiescent Jesus. No doubt they should be added to our “Designer...

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Written by Don and Joy Veinot
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:22

Presuppositional Apologetics’ Round Up: Third Week of February 2018

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between February 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) The Explanatory Weakness of Atheism: My Testimony

2.) Deuteronomy 18, Messianic Prophecy: How Jesus was like Moses Part 2

3.) Suppress the Truth at Your Own Peril

4.) Am I...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:03

It’s Getting Worse … (2)

The Christian’s Response to Mass Shootings

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The stories of mass-shootings overwhelm us. In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the church’s responsibility. Today, we think about this more personally. What do each of us need to do as individuals? All of us desire to make a difference...

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Written by Andy Montgomery
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:01

Three lessons from the extraordinary life of Billy Graham Featured

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As we learned yesterday about the loss of Billy Graham, it is with a great deal of sadness that we say farewell to this extraordinary figure. Perhaps never again—certainly not within our life time—will we witness an evangelist with such a global outreach. He became a figure larger...

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Written by Steven Lawson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:00

Exodus 5; Luke 8; Job 22; 1 Corinthians 9

Exodus 5; Luke 8; Job 22; 1 Corinthians 9

ACCORDING TO Luke 8:19-21, “Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him” but were unable to achieve their objective owing to the press of the crowd. Word was passed up to Jesus: “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting...

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Written by Don Carson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:00

Theology Thursday - Landmark Baptists

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James R. Graves popularized the so-called “Landmark Baptist” movement in the United States in the mid-19th century. Here, in this excerpt from his landmark work (pun intended) entitled Old Landmarkism – What is it?, we see Graves explain his position.1

Facts Taken For Granted:

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Written by TylerR
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:00

John the Baptist and Jesus

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.” (John 1:6-7)

John the Baptist was, according to Christ Himself, the greatest man who had ever lived up to that time (Matthew 11:11)....

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:30

Matt 18.11 as a Test of the ‘Internal’ Consistency of the Byzantine Priority Position

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Matt 18.11 It is one of a dozen or so verses that are completely missing (relative to the KJV) from modern English Bibles. It follows Matthew’s version of the parable of the lost sheep and fits quite well in that role. It reads thus in the KJV: “For...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:35

The Long Drive Home

She was the kind of girl who always said the wrong thing. She tried to claw her way into the popular crowd, in her de-clawed, shy kitten sort of way. It was high school in the early nineties, and we were all just doing the best we could with the very little that we knew… [read more]

Authors:...

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Written by Melissa
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:15

Do You Suffer from ‘Bible Anorexia’?

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Our souls can starve, just like our bodies. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). Our souls require regular meals from the Scriptures. And notice the word “every” in Matthew 4:4. We need all ...

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Written by Keri Folmar
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:10

Using Social Media as a Legitimate Ministry

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When it comes to digital, most churches are doing it wrong. We post our events and blast what we are doing inside our four walls to the world. We talk about Jesus, but we focus on our events. We invite those looking for a church, but we don’t speak to the lost or to those who are hurting. In...

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Written by Jared Laitgo
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:05

February 22: Rev. John Craig the Call for Independence

Augusta County Presbyterians call for independenceby Rev. David T. Myers

It was simple and direct. The mass meeting of people from the Virginia county of Augusta in Stanton chose two delegates to represent them in Richmond, Virginia in the Virginia Convention. One was Thomas Lewis and the other one...

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Written by archivist
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:05

When Bible Study Goes Wrong

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The Pharisees were experts in the word of God. In light of their diligent study, they were sure they knew what God expected of them. They were thought to be the most principled in their serious-minded adherence to God’s word. They were particularly scrupulous in observing food laws...

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Written by David Prince
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:00

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 3 continues Paul’s instructions for specific groups in the local church, continuing with the elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7). In the New Testament, the terms “overseer” and “shepherd” describe the main functions of the elders, i.e., they rule over the congregation...

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Written by Hannah Graves
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:00

Truthpartner? Establish a self-service account

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Are you a Truthpartner and request the monthly resource(s) each month through the mail, phone, or website with your donation? We’ve recently enhanced our website, and you can now request your monthly resources through your self-service account!

Along with requesting monthly resources, you can...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:00

Digital Technology is Killing our Relationships

Although so much digital technology revolves around communication, it has had a devastating impact on so many aspects of relationships.

Digital Technology is Killing our Identity

Successful relationships cannot happen unless the people involved have a clear sense of personal identity. But we...

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Written by David Murray
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:36

Von Hildebrand and Christian Moral and Political Engagement Featured

Many folks, if asked to name a religious figure who opposed Hitler and the Nazis, would be able to name Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Lutheran pastor was indeed a leading figure in the German Christian community who resolutely opposed this diabolical political ideology.

But there is another name we...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:23

Genesis and History

imageArticle by Director Thomas Purifoy Jr.: Six Reasons Reformed Christians Should Embrace Six-Day Creation (original source here)

When ‘Is Genesis History?’ opened in theaters last year, we had no idea it would be the top-grossing Christian documentary for 2017. We were even more surprised...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:10

Learning Theology and Engaging Others… in Service to the Great Commission

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The best way to understand your culture is to leave it, at least for a while.

For me, it took being outof American society for five years to understand certain aspects of the culture in which I was raised. Whenever I returned home from doing mission work in Romania, I noticed things I had never...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:07

And the Prayers

Text: Acts 2:42

Since God is Sovereign, why pray?

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:05

How to Find the Will of God

imageArticle by R. C. Sproul: What Is the Will of God for My Life?

This excerpt is taken from the book “Everyone’s a Theologian”.

What does the Bible say about God’s leading? It says that if we acknowledge God in all our ways, He will direct our paths (Prov. 3:5–6). We are...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:45

A Tribute to Billy Graham

At age 99, Billy Graham passed from this life to the next, and he is enjoying his forever home. To God be the Glory!

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:20

YWAM’s Occultic New Age ‘Alternatives’ Ministry

The Christian community was recently shocked to discover that a group out of Bethel Redding – Christ Alignment – was practicing divination using “Destiny Cards”, and involved in forbidden occultic practices under the guise of ‘ministering’ to New Agers. As it...

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Written by Mark Jefferies
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:56

Gucci Models At Milan Fashion Week Featured Cyborgs Carrying Severed Heads For ‘Feminist Message’

On Wednesday afternoon during Milan Fashion Week, Gucci staged a spectacular yet peculiar fashion show that included “cyborg” models — which, upon a deeper look, possessed an underlying metaphorical feminist message.

“Without natural affection, trucebreakers,...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:54

Jesus Suffered the Penalty in Hell Kenneth Copeland Still Says 02-21-2018

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Kenneth Copeland is still teaching that Jesus suffered the penalty in hell. He said it in a newly made video posted to Facebook on 02-21-2018. On 02-19-2018 Dr. Michael Brown was under the impression Kenneth Copeland had renounced this teaching.

 

Full video here.

Authors: isnotsatire...

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Written by isnotsatire
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:43

Government Deploys Public School Drones In Battle For “Gun Control” Featured

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Not the unmanned mechanical kind that we’ve become all too familiar with in recent years, though the drones we’re talking about are every bit as State-programmed as any Predator-like product deployed in any of our numerous, perpetually ongoing overseas military...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:00

William Franklin Graham, Jr (November, 7, 1918 - February 21, 2018) (Jonathan Master)

The Bible tells us that Christ graciously gives gifted people to His Church for her growth and maturity. Among these are the evangelists. Today we learned that the best known American evangelist has died; he is now present with the Lord whom he served. Much should and will be written about the...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:00

The Center is not the Circumference

“I put a distinction between the Church and the Kingdom. The Church is at the center, Word and sacrament, and only sacred things are sacred. Because what the Church does is potent, this transforms the entire world—but it doesn’t turn the world into Church. That’s not the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:56

Billy Graham

A few random thoughts about Billy Graham. I'll begin with a theological criticism, then say some positive things:
i) Decisional evangelism has a fundamentally flawed understanding of conversion. Decisional evangelism basically eliminates saving faith. To make a decision is an act of the will. That...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:26

Is Billy Graham in heaven? Featured

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Billy Graham, aged 99, has passed away. Best known for his itinerant global evangelism, his Decision Magazine, his Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and the popular radio show Hour of Decision from 1950 to 1954. Graham spent his life preaching to the masses.He developed mass evangelism events...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:00

This is NOT the gospel

– Episode 2232 –

This is NOT the gospel

Segment 1 (00:00) – The real good news requires the real bad news

Segment 2 (09:33) – The real gospel requires the real good news

Segment 3 (16:38) – The real gospel preached by Steve Lawson

Wretched Surprise! (26:33) – Sermon...

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Written by samueljroys
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:04

This Week in Kris Vallotton -- Money Rocks and Religion Sucks

Vallotton is back at it with two more absurd postings. One embracing money to sell his new book and the other denouncing religion to try and avoid any criticism.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:03

Standing firm in God’s truth no matter the cost Featured

by Mike Ratliff

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.”23 So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:02

Billy Graham (1918–2018)

As many probably know by now, Billy Graham has gone to be with the Lord. I am thankful for his ministry and especially so, because I came to know the Lord through one of his crusades.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:25

Holy Ghost Finger Gun Is Biblical but John MacArthur Is Not? Dr. Michael Brown

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Rolland Baker’s Holy Ghost finger gun is biblical, but John MacArthur is unbiblical? Dr. Michael Brown just uploaded a video to Youtube about fellowship with the Holy Spirit and experiencing God. In the video he said John MacArthur is unbiblical in the area of fellowship with the Holy Spirit...

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Written by isnotsatire
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:57

02/21/2018

•Witness Wednesday
•David has left the church. Has he left the faith?
•A radio host in training
•Trish is at the Texas wine festival
•An Italian catholic
•Shane is drinking a lot of beer at the wine festival

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Written by joey
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:43

Behold Your God: The Only Creator

In this part of this short series, we are going to look at the fact that Jesus is the Creator. There is only one Creator. God didn’t choose a human being and endow him with the ability to create. Jesus as God the Son has the power to create because He is God. The role of creating everything...

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Written by modres