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, 25 March 2017 01:30

Equipping Eve: Canon Conversations

imageHow do we know the 66 books of our Bibles are the correct 66 books? Could there be more? Should there be less? Who determined the canon: man or God? Click here to listen to this latest episode of Equipping Eve. Additional Resources The Journey from Texts to Translations (book) Further...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:24

Anointed Cake Saves Gay, Atheist, Bar Owner Says Lance Wallnau Featured

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What should you do if you know a gay atheist who owned a bar and has a severe chip on his shoulder about Christianity? Most Christians within the bounds of orthodoxy would suggest praying for him, sharing scripture, and inviting him to church. But when you're a nutty seven mountains mandate guru...

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Written by Chris Rice
Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:21

On Bringing Your Bible to Church

For various reasons, the practice of bringing your Bible to church is slipping away from many. Because of a number of factors—the fact that many of you have six little kids, the fact that eight psalters are quite enough to haul around, the fact that the text of the sermon is on the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:19

Preemptive Discernment Alert! New Heretic-Authored Book Forthcoming

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In a piece over at Pulpit & Pen, Bud Ahlheim gives us a glimpse of “rock star icon of the Emerging Church” Rob Bell’s latest attempt to rewrite the Bible. In his new book, the former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, MI looks at the Bible in a...

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Written by Marsha West
Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:10

The Plow of God

God plows his people. He deals with us, and He deals with us here in the Supper. He deals with sin in the Supper.

This is very different from us trying to deal with sin on our own before we come, in order to make ourselves worthy. That misses the point, almost entirely. You do not improve...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:48

The Defeated Christian Life

We try weight loss programs for Christians when we should be focusing on the objective, once-and-for-all sacrifice for sins that God has given us to conquer the world, the flesh, and the devil. When we return to the good news of the . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:42

Yet another book to give away

This guide is copyright in 1983, but I picked it up at a Goodwill store in 2000. It is not a concise study of these cults, rather it is a good introduction to what they believe, along with Christian responses.  Including endnotes, it is 215 pages long.
As with all the books I offer, it is...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:40

The argument from ignorance

Atheists often mock the Christian appeal to mystery or paradox. They think that's intellectually evasive. A cop-out.
Before getting to the main point, I'd note that mystery and paradox are not synonymous. A logical paradox is mysterious, but a mystery isn't necessarily paradoxical. 
On a related...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:20

What Does Semper Reformanda Mean?

imageThis article by Dr. Robert Godfrey, was originally published in Tabletalk magazine.

The phrase ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (the church reformed, always reforming) has been used so often as to make it a motto or slogan. People have used it to support a surprising array of theological and...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:18

Can we know the Bible?

Typically, Scripturalists take the position that the Bible is the only source of knowledge. All other sources of information are relegated to opinion. But there's a basic problem with that: knowledge of the Bible depends on memory, and memory is fallible. So the logic of Scripturalism commits the...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:07

Animals of Eden

10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 
19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Peer-reviewed paper: Michael Behe’s “First Rule of Adaptive Evolution”

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Let’s take a look at Mike Behe’s first rule of adaptive evolution, which states that most examples of adaptation in evolutionary experiments involve a loss of function, or a modification of an existing function. Not new functionality.

The paper was...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 24 March 2017 23:38

LBM Podcast 0065 | Review of Kevin Thompson’s video “Calvinism = Synergism” Featured

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In this podcast Jason Mullett and Michael Venter critique the video put out by Kevin Thompson entitled “Calvinism = Synergism”.

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Kevin Thompson’s Video “Calvinism = Synergism”

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Written by Jason Mullett
Friday, 24 March 2017 23:12

A Minister of Mercy

An Offer Too Good To Refuse

What a wonderful surprise! That’s was my reaction to the very kind and generous offer made by one of the older members of my congregation. He is a retired missionary who possesses a deep theological knowledge. I couldn’t believe my ears: ‘Take...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Friday, 24 March 2017 23:10

Though Evil and Corruption Seem Overwhelming, a New Dawn IS Coming

I’m glad I’m a Christian! I don’t say that to brag. I say it in a deep sense of relief and joy for what I know Jesus did for me. He offered Himself as a propitiation for my sin, for your sin, and for the sins of the world. All who will come to Him in humility and submission...

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Written by modres
Friday, 24 March 2017 22:56

It Takes a Populist to Know a Populist

imageBoniface notices another wrinkle of papal audacity:

The poor of the world oppressed by corrupt elites. The downtrodden encouraged to rise up and take their destiny into their own hands. The great leader, the pope, urging them on and joining his voices with those of the oppressed. A call to translate...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 24 March 2017 22:00

March Gladness: Greatest CCM Songs of the 90s Elite Elight

We were so close to seeing a no. 1 seed go down. So close. But Michael W. Smith pulled out the win and we are left with all upper seeds.

Every 1 and 2 seed has avoided all the upsets. Now we are in for some classic matchups in the Elite Eight of March Gladness.

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Now let’s breakdown each region...

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Written by Aaron Earls
Friday, 24 March 2017 21:36

Preparing Our Hearts to Worship: Psalm 34:1-3

This Lord’s Day, March 26, we begin to look toward Resurrection Day and, in our hearts, we once again pause to ponder the magnificence of the Lord…

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will boast in the Lord; the humble will hear and be...

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Written by msherro
Friday, 24 March 2017 21:10

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 19-25 March 2017

Current Issues

Albert Mohler – The Gathering Storm: Religious Liberty in the Wake of the Sexual Revolution

“Human rights and human dignity are temporary abstractions if they are severed from their reality as gifts of the Creator. The eclipse of Christian truth will lead inevitably to a...

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Written by Mike Boling
Friday, 24 March 2017 21:00

2 Lessons from Living on Skid Row

image Last week I led a trip of 30+ high school students to Skid Row. We had a life-changing experience. Here are two lessons and stories from our trip.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Friday, 24 March 2017 20:51

The Hidden Strength of a Weak Mother (Christian Men and Their Godly Moms)

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You may have heard the phrase before: Behind every great man there’s a great woman. Like most maxims, it is generally true, even if not universally true. But here’s the surprise: Sometimes that great woman is not behind the man, but before him. Sometimes that great woman is not his wife...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 24 March 2017 20:36

Weekend A La Carte (March 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just Tolkien’s Roverandom which will likely appeal mostly to hard-core fans.

Logos users will want to cast one final vote in March Madness and perhaps browse through the long, long list of deals.

Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor!

Tom Nettles makes a pretty...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 24 March 2017 20:00

News Weakly - 3/25/2017

In a World Gone MadThe Bible argues that what is needed for Christians is "the renewal of your mind" (Rom 12:2) because, apparently, sin rots the brain (Rom 1:28). Apparently the Bible has access to today's news stories. Like the one where a mother and her son have decided to "transition" to a...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 24 March 2017 19:48

Help! I Have Problem of Keeping People Close

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On another public forum online I saw someone shared his problem:

A few friends to laugh and joke with is fine, but when someone starts to take a genuine interest in me, I freak out.

Here’s some thought and hopefully a biblical strategy for biblical counseling.

The Two Step

I think it might be...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 24 March 2017 19:00

TULIP and Reformed Theology: Total Depravity

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The doctrine of total depravity reflects the Reformed viewpoint of original sin. That term—original sin—is often misunderstood in the popular arena. Some people assume that the term original sin must refer to the first sin—the original transgression that we've all copied in many...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Friday, 24 March 2017 18:00

His Word Is with Power

“And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.” (Luke 4:32)

God’s words, whether spoken by Jesus or written in Scripture, are indeed full of power, and it is noteworthy how many and varied are the physical analogies used to characterize and emphasize its...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:30

03/25/17 Promises

READING: Joshua 19-21, Luke 2:25-52

“. . . all came to pass.”

Joshua 21:45

I don’t know the origin of the saying, but I’ve heard it for years: “Promises are made to be broken.” It’s really quite a sad saying, actually, but it seems like it’s more...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:05

March 25: Robert Smith

A Watchful Shepherd After God’s Own Heart by David Myers

It is true that Today in Presbyterian History has already posted two articles on Robert Smith, one on October 3rd and a second one on December 27th. So why post another one on this early Presbyterian pastor on March 25, 1751? The answer...

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Written by archivist
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:00

Maintaining the Proper Relationship

…the friend of the bridegroom… —John 3:29

Goodness and purity should never be traits that draw attention to themselves, but should simply be magnets that draw people to Jesus Christ. If my holiness is not drawing others to Him, it is not the right kind of holiness; it is only an...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:00

Exodus 36; John 15; Proverbs 12; Ephesians 5

Exodus 36; John 15; Proverbs 12; Ephesians 5

GOD’S LOVE IS SPOKEN of in a variety of ways in the Bible.

In some passages God’s love is directed toward his elect. He loves them and not others (e.g., Deut. 4:37; 7:7-8; Mal. 1:2). But if we think of the love of God as invariably restricted...

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Written by Don Carson
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:00

Why Some People Won’t Come to Church This Weekend

In my consulting work, we often ask church members to interview unchurched friends and neighbors to find out why they’re not going to church. Here are some of the most common responses we’ve heard over the last several years:

  1. “It’s just never been a part of my...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:00

Armor of God : Wallpaper

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"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." - Ephesians 6:11

View Past Wallpaper Archives on Pinterest  |  What is my screen resolution.

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Written by TFL
Friday, 24 March 2017 14:08

Celebrating Him

If there is no spirit-and-truth worship in our prayer closet at home, we cannot expect spirit-and-truth worship when we gather together.

The post Celebrating Him appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Friday, 24 March 2017 13:43

The One Great, Heart-Liberating, Hope-Fueling Constant in Our Lives

     Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever.” When hard...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 24 March 2017 13:30

Remembering SGM Survivors – Those Who Have Been Hurt as Well as the Website

Where's the SGM Survivors website?

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Friday, 24 March 2017 12:02

On 4000 Featured

OK, another day, another milestone. For what it is worth, this is the 4000th article to appear on this site. As I have often said, if you want someone to fix your car, I am not your man. If you want someone to tend your garden, look elsewhere. But if you want a thousand word article in under a half...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 24 March 2017 11:38

Podcast: The Bible Code- Bigfoot and Jesus Featured

On today’s episode of Polemics Report, JD talks about an article at Charisma Mag about “the Bible Code” and JD logs online to try out the Bible Code for himself, and finds some surprising messages there (let’s just say it involves Bigfoot and Jesus). He also discusses an...

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Written by JD Hall
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:50

Calvin on Republication of the Covenant of Works

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Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” -  Galatians 3:11-12

Authors: john_hendryx...

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Written by john_hendryx
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:07

The Resurrection of the Son of God: A Review Featured

Who is N.T. Wright?

N.T. Wright is a retired Anglican Bishop and one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars; he earned a Doctor of Philosophy and a Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University in 1981 and 2000, respectively.[1]  “He has broadcast frequently on radio and...

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Written by Seth Dunn