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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Friday, 13 October 2017 15:51

CoG+: A Delicate Flower Featured

As you probably can tell is this another post about the notorious Professor Leighton Flowers. He has made a few new videos (probably in preparation for his upcoming debate).Flowers has the spiritual gift of not being able to add any new content to the conversation. He...

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Written by John Wilkinson
Friday, 13 October 2017 15:49

Acknowledging the Vulnerability of Not Having Control

Written by: Scotty Smith

The life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. Job 12:10 (NLT)

Heavenly Father, we're so thankful that you, quite literally, have the whole world in your hand. That frees us to acknowledge the obvious--we don't. We don't have control over...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 13 October 2017 15:05

October 14: Ruling Elders as Moderators

Not Every Presbyterian Denomination Operates This Way

The moderator of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America was a ruling elder–the Hon. W. Jack Williamson. Since that time, the PCA has established a tradition of alternating between ruling elders and teaching elders...

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Written by archivist
Friday, 13 October 2017 15:00

The Key to the Missionary’s Work

Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…" —Matthew 28:18-19

The key to the missionary’s work is the authority of Jesus Christ, not the needs of the lost. We are inclined to...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 13 October 2017 15:00

1 Kings 17; Colossians 4; Ezekiel 47; Psalm 103

Written by: Don Carson

1 Kings 17; Colossians 4; Ezekiel 47; Psalm 103

HERE AND THERE IN THE New Testament we are suddenly given brief glimpses of arrays of Christian people. Romans 16 provides such a snapshot, and Colossians 4:7-18 provides us with another. The men and women briefly introduced...

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Written by Don Carson
Friday, 13 October 2017 15:00

My Sheep:Wallpaper

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"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." -John 10:27-28

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Written by TFL
Friday, 13 October 2017 14:30

Review: DC Universe: Rebirth

A Friday night weekend light reading review!  Don’t miss the end of this review where I have a Christian reflection.

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Geoff Johns.  DC Universe: Rebirth. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, May 25th 2016. 80 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I enjoyed this work.  Having been...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 13 October 2017 13:39

Michael Brown capitalizing on people’s ignorance to lie about the New Apostolic Reformation.

Holly Pivec was invited for an interview on the Naked Bible podcast, where she warned her hosts about the dangers of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). To continue the discussion on the NAR, the hosts decided to invite Dr Michael Brown in a follow-up podcast.

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Above: Apostle James Goll and Apostle...

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Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 13 October 2017 13:38

Weekly Roundup Links 10/9/2017-10/14/2017

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/9/2017-10/14/2017. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

The Fight Against Sex Trafficking in the U.S. by Helen Taylor and Laila Micklwait:

“Sex trafficking is happening all around us every day, and many people...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 13 October 2017 13:01

The Impact of Practical Mystics versus Cults

The Impact of Practical Mystics versus Cults

By Ray Yungen (Author of A Time of Departing) Evangelical scholar David L. Smith correctly assessed the powerful, yet subtle, impact New Age spirituality is having on society when he made the following observations: Not since Gnosticism at the dawn of the...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:16

Tentative Thoughts on VidAngel

I am so far from telling other Christians what they should do with VidAngel. So far. I don’t want to be a member of the Fraternal Order of Discernment Police. I’m just wary of my own flesh. I hate the feeling of spoiled pleasures; I love the feeling of pure ones.

I’m putting this...

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Written by Mark Ward
Friday, 13 October 2017 10:07

Honor your mummy

On Facebook, I answered some questions from a curious unbeliever:
1.) Is there a “proper” Christian way to dispose of a body? 
Or is it all good, so long as there’s at least some well-meant attempt at a funeral rite?
Or is the notion of a “proper Christian burial” a...

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Written by steve
Friday, 13 October 2017 10:04

New Blog

Theological Fireside Chats was created for the young men at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Once per month it will be updated with the topic for the following month's discussion group.The kickoff for this fellowship was Friday night, September 15. 14 young bucks attended. Our next...

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Written by Reformed Apologist
Friday, 13 October 2017 09:38

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member. Christian Blumenthal Gott im Markusevangelium: Wort und Gegenwart Gottes bei Markushttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10459 Re...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 13 October 2017 08:54

Gloating

Proverbs 24:17-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him,
And He turns away His wrath from him.
God is more concerned with our attitude than with...

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Written by Reformed Apologist
Friday, 13 October 2017 07:44

In By Grace, Stay In By Faithfulness?

We are approaching on Reformation Day again this seems like a good time to cover the basics again. The medieval church came to teach that we enter a state of grace through baptism. According to the medieval church, we remain in a . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 13 October 2017 07:16

The Mentality of Abuse

image In the past few years, I’ve written several posts on church bullies andabuse(also here).  These two topics overlap and I’ve studied them on and off for some time.  Another resource that has to do with these topics is Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 13 October 2017 07:05

Luther and Discipleship

Recently, I spent eight days tracing the steps of Martin Luther on a Reformation 500 tour. As I read, studied, and prepared for the tour over the past year, I focused on the significant events and essential facts of Luther and the Protestant Reformation. As with any trip like this, you always leave...

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Written by Josh Buice
Friday, 13 October 2017 07:00

Knowledge of Sin

“The more I learn about my sin in my own heart, the more I want to know God’s grace.” – A.W. Tozer The Contrast of Sin and Grace Admin: There is a large and ever growing sentiment among many Christians, that we don’t need to make much mention of sin. That instead we...

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Written by revival-library
Friday, 13 October 2017 05:57

Pipe Up Pastor: Justification, Sanctification, Good Works, and Judgment

Hold up! Someone on the internet is wrong. I think. Maybe. Perhaps. At least that’s what I was told. She says it’s him. He says it’s her. He says its him. Him says its he. They say it’s them. And…them say it’s they. Confusing, right? I have to admit that’s...

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Written by Kyle Borg
Friday, 13 October 2017 05:45

Wisdom from the chicken coop…

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One of the more revealing things I’ve seen on the refrigerators of women of my congregations was the little magnet on the refrigerator of the wife of an elder in my second church. The magnet had a picture of a hen and a rooster with the words, “the rooster rules the roost and the hen...

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Written by Tim Bayly
Friday, 13 October 2017 05:35

Affleck’s Batman, Weinstein’s Super-Predator, And The Dawn Of Justice Over Hollywood Featured

image The cause, character, and continuing trajectory of the Harvey Weinstein scandal now consuming Hollyweird is, in essence, neatly summarized in one tiny little scene from last year’s big budget blockbuster “superhero” flick, Batman vs. Superman:Dawn of Justice.

Before...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Friday, 13 October 2017 05:23

Random Bits

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"I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
 
Fair warning: If you're not a history buff just skip over this part. Today is a dark anniversary in Catholicism - 710 years ago today King Philip IV of France exercised the nuclear option to erase his debt with...

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Written by Doug Evans
Friday, 13 October 2017 05:07

Assessing Piper’s Critics: Love Hopes All Things

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Mark Jones and D. Patrick Ramsey.

Where is the love?

Charity

The Aquila Report and Professor R. Scott Clark continue their onslaught against a foe that doesn’t actually exist.

The most depressing thing about the various articles that are supposedly...

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Written by Mark Jones
Friday, 13 October 2017 05:03

The Road to Hollywood

The “open secret of Hollywood” is the talk of the town where I live. In the aftermath of a Hollywood empire beginning to crumble under weight of sexual scandal, it seems that everyone has always known that this is how Hollywood is run. It’s our open secret.

The church and the...

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Written by Nathan Eshelman
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:56

The Rivers of Babylon: A Cartographical Inquiry

In a recent post at First Things, Archbishop Charles Chaput seems to want to appropriate Martin Luther’s image of “Babylonian captivity” to describe the situation of “believing Catholics and Protestants alike” over against the bugbears of modernity: for instance,...

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Written by E.J. Hutchinson
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:32

Why Apologetics Has a Bad Name

In the updated Evidence that Demands a Verdict, my father and I lay out some of the most recent and compelling historical evidence for the Christian faith. And yet before we present the evidence, we offer some reasons why many Christians dismiss apologetics entirely. The goal of this post is to...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:25

Nine common types of church cowards

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Thom Rainer

By Thom Rainer

Many pastors and church leaders are miserable because of fewer than five percent of the church members.

Let me state if positively. Over 95 percent of church members are supportive and encouraging.

So pastors and other church leaders need to learn and deal with the reality of...

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Written by christianindex
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:24

Gospel Driven Assurance

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Contrary to what some have taught, full assurance is possible in this life for every believer because Jesus Christ has secured their justification by His finished work. Assurance of salvation is resting in Christ’s finished work. If we look to ourselves, we will never have a well-grounded...

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Written by Don Currin
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:13

Smashmouth Incrementalism, Part Dos

So I wrote this piece a few days ago, and it has engendered some responses. The best one I have seen was offered up by Toby Sumpter, with which I entirely agree. In addition to what Toby said, allow me to make just a few additional, scattered observations.image

I have been ardently pro-life from the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:05

Auburn First Baptist – ‘The Little Engine that Could’

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Sheldon Younes, left, and Pastor Chris Parkin stand in the yard of a North Georgia resident who needed help after a tree fell in her yard. AUBURN FIRST BAPTIST/Special

AUBURNThe Little Engine That Could is an illustrated children’s book about a small railroad engine built for pulling...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Friday, 13 October 2017 04:02

7th Lincoln College Summer School of Greek Palaeography

Georgi Parpulov has announced the 7th Lincoln College Summer School of Greek Palaeography.
imageThe school is intended for students of Classics, Patristics, Theology, Biblical or Byzantine Studies. Potential applicants are advised that it only offers introductory-level instruction in Greek...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Friday, 13 October 2017 03:44

Free Stuff Fridays (Win Logos!)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Logos Bible Software who also sponsored the blog this week. They are offering a great prize this week: One winner will receive Logos 7 Silver. There’s no better way to kickstart your Logos collection!

While you’re considering...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 13 October 2017 03:23

Known Completely

Friday, 13 October 2017 03:00

October 12, 2017 Show with Gary DeMar on “Wars Rumors of Wars”

Theme:

October 12, 2017:

Gary DeMar (M.Div. @ Reformed Theological Seminary) Founder & Senior Fellow of American Vision,author of countless essays, news articles, & more than 27 book titles, who has been featured by nearly every major news media outlet & has hosted The Gary DeMar Show,...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Friday, 13 October 2017 02:42

1518 The Legacy Project?

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The image of a German monk nailing a revolutionary document—The 95 Theses—is inspiring and iconic. For this reason, some who don’t know much about Martin Luther and his legacy turn first to those theses from 1517. When they do, they are often confused. At this stage in...

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Written by Dr. Jeff Mallinson
Friday, 13 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

imageThere are times when I am just not very good at masking my frustration. Worse, there are times when I take to social media, particularly Twitter, to vent. I did it just this past week as I stood in the Post Office frustrated with and by...the Post Office. Now, to be clear, my mailman is fantastic....

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Written by EBenz
Friday, 13 October 2017 02:30

Why Doesn’t God Just Talk To Me?

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In the following piece over at TheoLatte, Dan DeWitt appeals to professing believers to consider the ramifications of God actually speaking to His people in any way except through the Holy Spirit inspired scriptures. For example, “what happens if God says something contradictory to...

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Written by Marsha West
Friday, 13 October 2017 02:03

How The American State Grooms Us For Perpetual War With Russia Featured

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Ask the average American public school product to find North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any of the other nations atop America’s hit list of the moment on a globe or a map, and you’re likely to discover that the same State-programmed children and adults most likely to cheer endless...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Friday, 13 October 2017 02:00

Sin, Destruction and Recreation (Story of Noah) Genesis 6-8

Increasing Corruption on Earth

When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in[a]...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Friday, 13 October 2017 01:23

Visions, dreams, and revelations: Demon possession or genuine prophetic fits? Featured

Have you noticed the similarity among some of the founders of the major false religions of what I call "prophetic fits"? Most cults in the world began from some kind of vision or direct revelation or visitation from celestial beings claiming to be Mary, Jesus, angels, and so on. I listed some below...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 13 October 2017 01:14

Taboo Calvinism

Most Calvinists I have ever read or heard or spoken to will insist that God is not the author of sin and evil. But can they, real Calvinists, say that with logic on their side? Or, when they say that, from within their own theological system, are they simply sacrificing logic entirely?
Calvin,...

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Written by steve
Friday, 13 October 2017 00:50

Holiness Deserves Thoughtful Consideration – An Excerpt from Sanctification (NSD)

Thinking the holy for Christians, and specifically for reformational Christians, appears a difficult task. It remains needed, however, for the prophetic and apostolic witness to Jesus Christ insists on the importance of holiness from start to finish.

Many view holiness as accidental or expendable or...

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Written by ZA Blog
Friday, 13 October 2017 00:45

Zwingli Contra The Pentecostalism Of The Catabaptists

Though the Catabaptists, who pretend to be so directed by the Spirit that if they stand still suddenly or go forward suddenly, they put it down to the Spirit, are not wrong (for we do not live, much less move, without the . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 13 October 2017 00:26

Who Was Charles Fuller?

Written by: Justin Taylor

Fuller Theological Seminary--founded 70 years ago by evangelist Charles E. Fuller (1887-1968), his wife Grace, and Harold John Ockenga--has produced a nice little video about Fuller’s life and ministry.

George Marsden says that Daniel Fuller’s...

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Written by Justin Taylor