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, 16 August 2017 17:00

Kim Jong Un: the Jim Jones and David Koresh of East Asia

The Wall Street Journal story titled “North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat” appeared three days ago (Monday, August 14) at 9:36 p.m. (ET). Kim Jong Un had taken his military belt off his socialist pants and was all set to administer a nuclear spanking to the bad-boy U.S....

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Written by Ron Henzel
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:00

Theology Thursday - Carnell on the "Perils" of Fundamentalism (Part 3)

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In this excerpt, Carnell concludes his critique of fundamentalism from his book The Case for Orthodox Theology​(1959). Here, he has two criticisms. First, he believes the fundamentalist places an overemphasis on soul-winning at the expense of doctrine and Christian love. Second, he charges...

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Written by TylerR
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:02

NYC Regional Fellowship of the FBFI–2017

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Location:Grace Baptist Church 798 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010

Hosted by: Heritage Baptist Church in NYC

Guest Speaker: Chaplain Joe Willis

We are thrilled to welcome Chaplain Joe Willis to New York City for the Regional Fellowship of the Foundations Baptist...

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Written by Proclaim and Defend
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:01

The Essence of Idolatry

When I break God’s law, I stand above God’s law, and I feel like I am God, the one in control. Seeing myself as one who lives under the law is a constant reminder to me that I am not God but a creature, subject to his rule. The sheer delight Augustine found in stealing the mediocre and...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:20

ACL Attack: Double Standards, Coverups, and Protected PC Ideologies Featured

Imagine this scenario: a devout Christian conservative drives a vehicle full of explosives to the main headquarters of a key atheistic homosexual organisation and sets it off, seeking to cause the maximum amount of damage. How would the media and authorities treat this?

We know exactly how they...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:15

From Mumbling to Singing

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We all know the feeling of standing in a corporate worship setting where it seems the congregation has replaced singing with mumbling. Maybe some of us have been mumblers ourselves. I’ve even experienced this in settings in which good doctrine is being sung. In these situations, pastors and...

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Written by Joshua Jenkins
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:10

3 Things I Know About Church Planting

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Since revealing the news that I’m going to be planting a church, I’ve been asked several times, “How does that even work?” “Do you even have a building yet?” “Who will come?” If I'm honest, part of me wants to give them all the answers as if I...

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Written by Joel Littlefield
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:05

August 17: “Six Johns”

Dangerous Times Demand Vigorous Faithby Rev. David T. Myers

The Protestant Reformation had been a long time in coming to Scotland. But finally, that reformation which had begun in Germany and Switzerland under Martin Luther and John Calvin hit the shores of Scotland under the spiritual...

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Written by archivist
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:05

The Advantages of On-Campus Seminary

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This week is significant for many seminaries across the country. Orientations, student move-ins, and syllabi abound. A year and a half ago, I sat in a banquet hall, hearing the ins and outs of what seminary life would be like, and wondered if I'd made the right decision in uprooting our...

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Written by Mike Brooks
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:00

Are You Discouraged or Devoted?

…Jesus…said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have…and come, follow Me." But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. —Luke 18:22-23

Have you ever heard the Master say something very difficult to you? If you haven’t, I...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:00

New Manuscripts from the National Library of Greece 

 Additional manuscripts digitized by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts have just been added to our collection. These include 10 manuscripts from the National Library of Greece in Athens, the site of our 2015-16 digitization project.

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A leaf from...

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Written by Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:00

1 Samuel 9; Romans 7; Jeremiah 46; Psalm 22

Written by: Don Carson

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OCCASIONALLY SOMEONE COMES ALONG who shows exceptional promise from his or her youth, and then lives up to that promise. But that does not seem to be the common way of things. Who would have thought that a minor painter from Vienna...

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Written by Don Carson
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:00

Watch: "An Exposition of Psalm 1, Part One"

The writer of Psalm 1 is clear: the righteous will prosper and the wicked will perish. Since only Jesus has been truly righteous, what does that mean for everyone else? Alistair Begg helps us understand this righteousness is a blessing found in Christ, not an achievement earned on our own. When the...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:40

Word, Spirit, and Gospel Shaped Thinking

Written by: Scotty Smith

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom. 12:2

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:30

Watch: "An Exposition of Psalm 1, Part Two"

Psalm 1 tells us that the righteous will prosper, and the wicked will perish, so why do wicked people often appear to be prospering? Alistair Begg explains that while evil doers succeed in this life, they are unprepared to face their death. God has fixed a day of judgment for the unrighteousness of...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:49

Human Vulnerability and the Problem of Evil

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I've been listening to Jordan B. Peterson's lectures on Genesis. For someone who professes no 'belief' in Jesus Christ he has some remarkable psychological insights on the biblical narrative. Last Sunday at One Harbor Church I took one of those insights - about the problem of evil - and attempted...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:17

Nathan Ward Died in Las Vegas

My Friend Nathan Ward Died Las Vegas, NV

A Heartfelt Eulogy
by Mike Robinson
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Nathan Ward died in Las Vegas August 15, 2017
Hebrews 12:2 Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith.
It seemed that almost everything felt wrong that sorrowful summer evening. I just heard the news: Nathan...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:38

Preachers Using Technology

Justin Trapp has written a reminder here that preachers throughout history have utilized technology to further the gospel.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:10

Maintaining Christian Freedom (Bolton)

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Near the end of his excellent exposition of Christian liberty, Samuel Bolton (d. 1654) explained how Christians are to stand fast in the liberty which Christ has won for us (cf. Gal. 5:1).  Here’s one helpful paragraph from that section.  I...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:00

Knowing the future.

If you knew even five minutes into the future, I am certain things would radically change for you. I am not talking about playing blackjack in Vegas; rather, I am thinking about what car or plane you would climb into, what pill you would consume. I am sure if Heath Ledger had known the future, he...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:48

Speaker Q A | The Judge Not Conference Featured

Phil Johnson, Mike Abendroth, Jordan Hall, Justin Peters & Andrew Rappaport field questions at the “Judge Not” Conference. Hosted by Tim Hurd the BTWN Guy

Watch Q & A Video on Facebook – Click Here

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Written by Tim Hurd
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:19

Can we interpret the Bible by finding out what this verse means to me? Featured

Have you ever gone to a Bible study and either they use a curriculum or the Bible itself, and the teacher reads a passage and then opens it up for comments by saying "What does this verse mean to you"? What is happening here is the teacher is confusing interpretation and application. There's a book...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:16

If We Start From Scripture, What Can We Conclude About Dinosaurs?

To the best of my understandably limited recollection, I was not a gifted student of science. I barely survived Mrs. Chalfant’s high school biology class and the only thing that has stayed with me from physiology is the stench of the formaldehyde soaked cat I had to dissect. I have to...

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Written by brianschoonmaker
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:09

The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us Featured

by Mike Ratliff

15 For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:20

How a Letter Meant to Hurt Dee in Her Church and Community Gave Her a Precious Gift Instead

A letter meant to cause harm to Dee and her husband.

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:17

Review of the book Heaven

A Review of the book Heaven. Edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. From the Theology in Community series, published by Crossway (Paperback 287 pages). It seems I can’t get enough of books on heaven. When I first saw this book in our Church Bookstore I ignored it as I already...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:03

George R. Knight on Romans 13

In “Exploring Romans: A Devotional Commentary,” George R. Knight mentions that Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-14 were Hitler’s favorite passages. “One of those two texts had to be preached every year in every church in the Third Reich.”

Knight clarifies that...

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Written by Brandon Adams
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:59

Do Visitors To Your Church Feel Welcomed?

The Gospel Coalition just published a very interesting article, one which seemed to resonate with at least one friend. The author writes:

Do you make visitors feel conspicuous in the worship service? Stop it. Seriously. Please stop. Some visitors don’t care and will actually appreciate...

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Written by Gary Shogren
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:45

Mail, I get mail!

Today’s “love letter” to my blog.

“Your website contains some of the worst humanist thinking out there disguised at Christian teaching…You speak from a lying spirit and the world loves what you say! And if the world loves you then you are not of Christ!”

Believe...

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Written by Gary Shogren
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:38

The Book of Romans | Session 20 | Romans 7:14-25 Featured

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The Book of Romans is foundational to understanding the Gospel of grace and the requirements for Christian living.

Dr. Randy White teaches Romans 7:14-25 verse-by-verse.

In this study, Dr. Randy White will teach the book of Romans verse-by-verse.  The study is presented from the pulpit of Taos,...

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Written by Randy White
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:33

Codex Macedonianus

 
In 1901, twenty years had passed since the publication of Westcott and Hort’s groundbreaking compilation of the Greek New Testament.  The Textus Receptus and its primarily Byzantine readings had, for the most...

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Written by James Snapp
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:28

Beware of Bob Lenz

This past Saturday I was asked by my retired pastor friend to find information about Bob Lenz and his program called “Dignity Revolution.”  Mr. Lenz has been invited to speak at the church my friend attends, and then the next day speak at a public school in a nearby town.
Well,...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:18

EPIC: Germany (Days 2-3)

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The EPIC trip to Germany continues. Yesterday we toured Wittenberg (where Luther lived, taught, preached, and, of course, nailed those 95 Theses to the door) and today we spent time in Eisleben (where Luther was born and died). As before, click any image to see it larger.

Authors: Tim Challies...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:11

How Christians Hate

One thing I am continually appalled at is how many professing Christians I know seem to think the following line of thinking is OK:

“When I look at the people who dislike President Trump, that makes me like him all the more.”

I want us to get honest for a minute about what this sentence...

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Written by Samuel James
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:00

How Alive is Alive? The Four-Fold Risenness of the Christian (Part 1)

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The Bible teaches us that it is God who makes Christians. Paul says in Ephesians that God has made us alive together with Christ. God makes people into something that they were not before. We are not talking about something that men start, but it is the essential work of God.

Ephesians 2:4-7 But...

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Written by Tim Conway
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:00

How Alive is Alive? The Four-Fold Risenness of the Christian (Part 1)

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The Bible teaches us that it is God who makes Christians. Paul says in Ephesians that God has made us alive together with Christ. God makes people into something that they were not before. We are not talking about something that men start, but it is the essential work of God.

Ephesians 2:4-7 But...

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Written by Tim Conway
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:40

The Goals of Parenting

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The Goals of ParentingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchWithout goals, it’s only a matter of time before one wanders without a sense of direction and purpose. Without clear, decisive, straightforward goals, no ultimate mark will be hit and ultimately one will be meandering...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:34

The Folly of Violence

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It only takes two people to start a bar brawl. Someone knocks over a beer, the guy hits him, and soon everyone is fighting. 
Violence always spreads and there is only one thing that you and I can do that stops it: We must not join in. 
No matter how angry one might feel about a...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 05:57

TELOS Videos on the New Covenant

Here is the first of a set of links to some TELOS video teachings on my position on the New Covenant.  As I see it, this is the heart of Biblical Covenantalism.  I hope you will watch all five videos in the series, which, as it happens, is part of a larger series entitled ‘The...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 05:56

Prophecies of Isaiah, Pt 5

We’re all familiar with the saying that goes something like, “A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth” or something similar. This saying is often attributed to Hitler, Goebbels, Lenin or someone similar. It doesn’t really matter who said it. What matters is how often...

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Written by modres
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 05:30

Hope

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I'm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, if you're into that sorta thing.

Also: Adam4d.com is my full-time job and I'm funded by readers like you. If you're interested in learning more about that, check out my Patreon page.

Authors: Adam Ford...

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Written by Adam Ford
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:35

Extra Nos (Outside Ourselves)

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The pillars of the Reformation are Latin phrases called the solas. These are Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), and Solus Christus (Christ alone). Together, these describe the formula of justification usually articulated; the Christian is justified...

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Written by Caleb Keith
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:35

Freedom From the Web of Pornography

The best gifts become the most ugly in a fallen world. Worship becomes idolatry. Brotherly love becomes murder. Possessions turn to glittery excess. And sex becomes adultery. At the heart of marriage is covenant companionship (Prov. 2:17). Adultery not only breaks the faithfulness but the...

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Written by Dan Adams
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:35

What Kind of Christian is John Fea?

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John Fea responds to my post that wondered about his ongoing criticism of David Barton, Donald Trump, and the evangelicals who support the POTUS. As convenient as social media is (are?) for carrying on discussions, this one may be bordering on excess.

The nub of the disagreement seems to be the...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:28

New Online BA Degree from The Master’s University

Over the summer, I’ve been busy with a number of ministry projects which I never looked for, but were brought to me in the Lord’s providence. One of these projects was to design a course entitled The Theological Basis for Biblical Counseling for a new online Bachelor of Arts in Biblical...

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Written by Paul Tautges