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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Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:00

So… (2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10)

Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:00

The West is Dead . . .

Below are my notes from an address to the God and Government conference for ARPA, held in Ottawa.

We live in a time when we are constantly reminded of the sins of the West. I do not wish to deny the reality of such sins, and still less the gravity of them. But I do want to place them in a different...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:10

SBC Entities Suppress Dissent of Seminary Professors, Students, Church Planters on MLK50 and CRT Featured

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Within hours of the MLK50 event going live, Southern Baptist church planters across the country had begun to complain online. For some, it was that Martin Luther King was hardly worth venerating, with his promiscuous and extra-marital sexual behavior (both heterosexual and homosexual) and his...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:09

The keys to the mortification of sin Featured

by Mike Ratliff

9 I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; 10 and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; 11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me....

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:52

Prophetic Dream – Could Aliens Play A Role in End Times Deception?

Prophetic Dream – Could Aliens Play A Role in End Times Deception? By Joanie Stahl (April, 2018) EXCERPT: I was focused on what I was seeing because I have neverseen anything like it before.  As described above in the dream, … Continue reading

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Written by Tony Koretz
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:21

Conservative Evangelicals Walk Out During Wheaton’s Marxist Brain Trust Meeting Featured

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Ed Stetzer helped to host a meeting of 50 prominent leftist evangelicals, who gathered to discuss how to turn evangelicalism to the hard left. Some of those invited, however, left because they saw it for what it was.

Pulpit & Pen reported on Tuesday that evangelical leftists, some of whom are...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:07

I Am He… Oh, the Irony

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Back in December of 2017, the Church of Sweden made a move to begin using more gender-neutral language when referring to God. (Click here to read the article.) A month later, in January of this year, the same concept was adopted by the Episcopalian Diocese of Washington, D.C. (Click here to read...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:00

What would you do for a King?

– Episode 2273 –

What would you do for a King?

Segment 1 (00:00) – The origin of “Go Serve Your King”

Segment 2 (09:00) – The man from George Street

Segment 3 (17:46) – What it will be like when the King returns

Wretched Surprise! (26:46) – Bible Verse, 2...

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Written by samueljroys
Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:21

WACO: My Interview with an Ex-Branch Davidian (+2 free books)

Good afternoon , WACO, TEXAS -- 25-years ago 4 ATF agents were tragically killed in the line of duty and over 80 Branch Davidians along with their prophet, David Koresh died in a horrific fire. Our ministry was able to help the family of one Branch Davidian, Robert Scott, escape from Koresh before...

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Written by profilesubs
Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:20

The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology can’t be stopped!

imageWhile PCRT was in Grand Rapids, Sunday morning arose to a thick glaze of ice covering cars and making travel hazardous. Sadly but safely, the session of First Christian Reformed Church (of Byron Center) made the hard call to cancel the final meeting of PCRT.

That’s when Dawn Yingst had a...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:48

Evangelizing Our Lost Loved Ones

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If we only had one more opportunity to speak to our lost loved ones, we should urge them to ask for mercy from God that is only found through Jesus Christ.

Authors: Geoff Thomas

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Duration: 304 secondsSize: 2.37 Mb...

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Written by Geoff Thomas
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:30

Pope Francis’ Inclusivism and the Little Boy Reviewed, Open Phones, Many Topics

Started off looking carefully, and hopefully fairly, at the video of Pope Francis speaking to a young boy whose atheist father had died.  We examined the reality that Francis is an inclusivist, a person who clearly does not believe that explicit confession of faith in Jesus Christ is...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:24

Exodus 21 and the Issue of Abortion

Below I provide the text of a small tract I wrote a few decades ago that touches upon Exodus 21 and God’s law regarding the unborn.  There are, of course, far more in-depth discussions to be had, but a caller asked, and I thought I’d provide this information.

Infanticide

The word...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:00

The Life of Samson: A New Teaching Series from W. Robert Godfrey

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Who was Samson? A man of incredible physical strength and debilitating moral weakness, Samson was nevertheless God’s instrument to rescue Israel from the Philistines during the era of the judges. In light of these contrasts, what are we to make of Samson and his place in the Lord’s...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 19 April 2018 07:53

I Lost My Joy

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No – not my joy in the Lord.  I will never lose that.

I met Joy on Facebook almost five years ago.  We were in a Christian group together and began to chat.  I loved her immediately.  She adored the Lord Jesus Christ and we chatted off an on all day about Him, about the...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:46

What will it take for American pastors to preach the Word of God on children’s education? Featured

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One of the most tragi-comedic displays emanating from self-described Christians in America these days is the way that most of them still excuse, defend, enable, and/or encourage the perpetuation of public schools.

The willful (and suicidal) idiocy of this situation only grows more cringe-worthy as...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:37

T4G Pre-conference on The Nashville Statement

CBMW hosted a pre-conference at T4G last week, and the topic was The Nashville Statement. Lig Duncan, Al Mohler, Sam Allberry, and myself all delivered messages. All four of us were in the room in Nashville last August when the statement was finalized.

In our talks, we try to make the case for The...

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:25

The Church is Under Siege

Anyone who keeps track of the news should be somewhat aware that the church is under siege to varying degrees. The components of these attacks on the church vary depending on the global region. They range from mild persecution to outright murder. One only has to track websites such as Open Doors...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:22

04/19/2018

•Is the Pope Catholic? No, really.
•Get ready to learn about Christian Liberty
•Making sanctification and biblical sexuality illegal
•The problematic life of George Whitefield, slave owner
•Where was Ken Copeland during this week’s weather?
•How to create a missionary sending culture at your church

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Written by joey
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:15

Michael Brown of North Carolina is a Council Member of NAR USCAL Organization

Michael Brown of North Carolna is a national council member of the NAR organization US Coalition of Apostolic Leaders.

It’s explained below. Each claim is linked to the source. If you copy and paste this somewhere, please make sure links to the evidence are included.

ApostleJoseph Mattera is...

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Written by isnotsatire
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:02

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Titus 1

By: Daniel Goepfrich Titus Overview Titus is one of three letters Paul wrote specifically to individual co-workers in his ministry. (The others were both to Timothy. Philemon was not a co-worker.) Although he is never mentioned in the book of Acts, we can piece together some information about Titus...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:50

God and Man

imageThis file contains the text of a booklet by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam which is now out-of-print.  You can view or download the file using the link at the bottom of this page.

Authors: Pastor Cornelius R. Stam...

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Written by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:36

A Call For Prayer Meetings

“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints,...

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Written by Shane Peterson
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:33

Is the Trinity tritheistic?

Is the Trinity tritheistic? Compared to what? What's the point of contrast in biblical monotheism? Pagan polytheism. Physical humanoid gods with superhuman, but finite abilities. Gods who come into being, usually through sexual intercourse between a god and goddess. Gods who can pass out of...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:27

Coming Great Delusion Will Unite Humanity

Take a few moments to consider the following scenario:

One day possibly soon, government agencies make a huge show of information they said they could not previously release because of how they believe society would have reacted to such news and information. However, they now believe the time is...

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Written by modres
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:26

The Minister’s Jealousy, Part 2

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: The Minister’s Jealousy, Part 2
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/15/2018
Bible: 2 Corinthians 11:1-4
Length: 57 min.
Overview: http-...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:21

Don’t Give Heed to Untrue Stories – Titus 1:14-16

Summary:

A “fable” (1:14) is an untrue story, and the Jews in Crete were telling some fables that were causing problems in the churches. These fables had to do with the “commandments of...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:19

Is It Really Satire? Hard to Tell

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Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:49

Polycarp Gives NAR Prophet A Divine Message Concerning Trump Featured

NAR Prophet Stephen Powell Claims Polycarp Gave Him A Divine Message Concerning Trump.

Late into the night of April 14th, 2018 Stephen Powell of “Financial Glory Ministries” received a divine message concerning President Donald Trump from Polycarp!

Yes, the same Stephen Powell BTWN...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:34

Conversation with Brad Littlejohn on Jordan Peterson now on Youtube

A number of you asked whether we would put this on Youtube. Here you go:

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:06

Justin and the Gospels, Encore (in Dialogue with Brent Nongbri)

Brent Nongbri issued a response (here) to my posting (here) about Justin Martyr and the Gospels, but his response seems to me more assertion than based in evidence.  I have to say, thus, that I don’t find that Larsen’s claims are supported, in particular that Justin didn’t...

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Written by larryhurtado
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:04

Lift high the cross Featured

Part of this essay appeared on The End Time in 2010.The Wayside Cross is a huge tradition in Canada and Europe, where it has abounded for over a thousand years. "In Quebec, and Europe, a wayside cross marks a place where the members of a community gather to meet and pray, and often commemorates an...

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:02

15 Things Seminary Teaches Me that My Busy Pastor(ate) Can’t

The limitations and/or impracticality of seminary or theological education for pastoral ministry is frequently noted. But this post is a good reminder of what a good seminary or theological education can do for you.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:29

We Only Baptize Babies

imageOften times friends of mine complain about our practice of baptizing infants. I used to take time arguing the fine points of why. But now...

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Written by Joel Hess
Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:29

Pope Francis Comforts Grieving Boy By Telling Him His Atheist Father Is ‘Surely In Heaven’ Because He Was A ‘Good Man’

Watch as the Pope comforts a grieving boy who feared his atheist father isn’t in heaven – and tells him that God is ‘surely proud’ of his dad, and that God wouldn’t leave a ‘good man’ out of Heaven’

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:23

Bethel Pastor Contradicts Bill Johnson’s Narrative on the now Infamous practice of “Grave Sucking” Featured

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Grave-sucking, or Grave-Soaking, is the charismatic and occultic practice of trying to get an anointing or “mantle” from the dead.

Banning Liebscher, a pastor at Bethel Church in Redding California, did a tell-all interview in which he gave testimony conflicting with Bethel’s...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:02

Prophet Paul Cain: A few important details

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*Prophet Paul Cain has admitted to past homosexual sin, and drunkenness. Yet on his bio on his website, he laments moral failures in the healing-revival movement of the past. His website doesn’t include his own major moral failures. He presents himself to the readers of his website as a...

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Written by isnotsatire
Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:00

April 18, 2018 Show with Michael Gaydosh on “Should Christians Only Read the Bible Since it is Our Only Inerrant, God-Breathed Rule of Faith?”

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April 18, 2018:

Michael A Gaydosh, ordained Baptist minister & founder of Solid Ground Christian Books, who will address: “Should Christians ONLY READ the BIBLE Since it is Our ONLY INERRANT, GOD-BREATHED RULE of FAITH?”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 19 April 2018 02:19

On Racism, MLK50, and SBC Churches: An Alternative Voice from Louisiana

I have the great privilege to be a part of the network of churches that make up the New Orleans Baptist Association. We are so diverse from one another and yet there is such unity within our diversity. We have different traditions, ethnicities, broad soteriologies, differing worship styles,...

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Written by Jay Adkins
Thursday, 19 April 2018 02:14

The Spirit says

I'm going to comment on some related passages of Scripture, then consider their implications:
But the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and he spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself within your house (Ezk 3:24; cf. 2:1-3).
Syntactically, the speaker seems to be the Spirit...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 19 April 2018 02:03

Why Study Theophany?

imageWhile a number of studies over the years have looked at God’s appearing in theophany(a literal combination of the words God/θεος + To shine, become visible, appear/φαινω), several recent studies have been devoted to considering this topic...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:56

Calvin Addressed The Same Objections To Infant Baptism That We Hear Today

[responding to Art. 1 of the Schleitheim Confession]…But I reply, first of all, that infant baptism is not a recent introduction, nor are its origins traceable to the papal church. For I say that it has always been a holy ordinance observed . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:49

Why Are We Afraid Of Death?

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Just a week ago I was in the hospital after having a procedure on my heart and guess what? Here I am, thank God! But not everybody makes it through surgery. In fact, not everybody makes it home from work. It brings up the question of the ages: What happens to us after we die? […]

Authors:...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:45

Apologetics in a Post Christian Age (Audio) -- God's Revelation (Part Three)

Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study:  Modern Theories of Revelation

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:23

How God Used the Radical Gift of Ordinary Hospitality to Win Rosaria Butterfield to Christ

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A beautiful introduction to Rosaria Butterfield’s new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (Crossway, 2018).

Authors: Justin Taylor...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:20

The Crisis in Christian Discipline and the Opportunity Before Us

We are long overdue for a sustained argument about the purpose and means of church discipline as well as the broader role of Christian discipline in the life of individual Christians and Christian communities. By church discipline, I mean some sort of formalized process that an individual...

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Written by Jake Meador
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:12

The Dangers of Reading Providence

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Sam Storms:

As I’ve been preaching through the book of Revelation it has become ever more evident to me that reading divine providence is a tricky and often dangerous business. By “reading providence” I mean the tendency that all of us have to interpret what God is doing in the...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:41

Passions and Singleness

I feel like I've been throwing you all sorts of links to writing I'm doing elsewhere, but I had an emergency root canal yesterday and producing any sort of coherent thoughts today feels near impossible. So here's some writing I did while not under the influence of pain medication.

First is a piece...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:39

Around the Horn (April 19)

Why Good Theology is the Answer to Bad Technology

What do old truths have to do with new technological challenges? In this article, David Murray makes the case that good theology is the only correct solution to the issues that new technology brings.

If We are More Connected Than Ever, Why are We So...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:30

Gossip, anyone?

“Let’s pray first!” I overheard the two sitting at the next table at my favorite coffee shop, before they sipped their coffees and nibbled at their bizcochos. I smiled to hear people stop to pray in a public place.

  • And so they bowed their heads.
  • And prayed.
  • And launched an immediate...

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Written by Gary Shogren