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, 22 June 2017 11:00

“Why is there pain and suffering?”

“In one-on-one witnessing encounters, a common question asked is, ‘Why is there pain and suffering?’ If you have your Bible with you at the time, open to Isaiah 24:5-6, and have the person you’re talking with read it aloud. When he finishes reading, explain that...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:38

You Gotta Be More Specific

A blogger named MarkCC demonstrates a few common misunderstandings regarding Intelligent Design (ID). First we need to clarify some terms, as there is some jargon given in the post that the reader may not be familiar with. Specified Event – The phrase “Go Take Out the Trash” is a...

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Written by Brent Hardaway
Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:30

Truth decay

I'd like to make another point about the debate between Spencer and White:
White repeated a couple of things he's said on several occasions:
i) Due to inconsistencies in early sources of Islam, as well as alternative interpretive grids, there is no one true...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:10

Trevin’s Seven

Written by: Trevin Wax

Podcast: On the Pastor Talk Roundtable, Marty Duren, Chris Martin, Barnabas Piper and I discuss the discipline of writing.

Kindle Deal: A Year with G. K. Chesterton: 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder$1.99.

imageSeven of the best articles I came across this week:

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:59

Our Secular Life Is A Covenant Of Works

It is vital for Christians to understand that, for their standing with God (justification) and their gracious and gradual conformity to Christ (sanctification), i.e., for their salvation from the wrath to come and their deliverance from the bondage of sin, they are . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:56

Israel Will Mourn for Him

And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. Zech 12:10 […]

The post I...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:21

The Regulative Principle of “Liturgical Sameness?”

image Unlike the author of this article, I am not a Presbyterean, nor am I a part of the PCA, but the principles outlined here by Steve Tipton concerning the Regulative Principle of Worship, I find helpful.

Article: The Regulative Principle of “Liturgical Sameness?” by Steve Tipton (original...

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Written by John Samson
Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:35

Usurping the Seat of Christ

Dr. John MacArthur: Usurping the Seat of Christ

(An Overview of Roman Catholicism and its teachings)

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:34

Senator Bernie Sanders Responds to My Letter Regarding Russell Vought

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I previously wrote a blog post where I shared a letter I wrote to the office of my Senator, Bernie Sanders. I was very concerned about his view of Christians after his unconstitutional line of questioning to nominee Russell Vought. You can read my letter here, and I promised that if Senator Sanders...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:00

Choose to Serve Positive Thinking per Joshua 24:15 - Victoria Osteen Featured

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Victoria Osteen transformed Joshua 24:15 into a callto serve positive thinking. Instead of a call to turn from the Devil, sin, and self, and turn toward God, she spritzed the Bible with the Osteen doctrine of positive thinking and ends up calling people to serve the idol of positive thinking. This...

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Written by Chris Rice
Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:00

Colossians 3 in P46, Hagmann’s Take on the Dialogue, Beginning of Review/Response to Abu Zakariya

Started off with some thoughts based upon Colossians 3 (looking at P46 as our basis), and then moved on to consider the “dark underside of the Christian web” in light of recent attacks and smears upon the ministry.  Then we started looking at Abu Zakariya’s new book, Jesu...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:59

Choose to Serve Positive Thinking per Joshua 24:15 – Victoria Osteen

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Victoria Osteen crystalized Joshua 24:15 into a callto serve positive thinking. Instead of a call to turn from the Devil, sin, and self, and turn toward God, she spritzed the bible with the Osteen doctrine of positive thinking and calls her hearers to serve the idol of positive thinking.

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Written by isnotsatire
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:33

Do works have anything to do with Everlasting Life? Featured

by Mike Ratliff

28 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” John 6:28 (NASB) 

The flesh is still with us all, even those who have been born again unto eternal life. The flesh does not understand grace. The flesh does not understand...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:23

Sell or Destroy Sports Gear I Idolized?

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Should a Christian sell or destroy the sports memorabilia that they idolized? If by selling it, would they be selling an idol to another buyer who would also idolize it? Tim considers some practical things to any who are facing this inner conflict.

Original question:Pastor Tim, I had a conflict on...

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Written by Tim Conway
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:11

Two Views on Homosexuality, The Bible, and the Church (editors Preston Sprinkle and Stanley N. Gundry)

The Counterpoints series by Zondervan is a long-standing examination of various Christian views and issues that allow different perspectives to be shared together in one volume, with the hopes that it allows us all a better understanding of each other’s position, and help us land where we may....

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Written by Zach Barnhart
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:08

The Mad Dash for Meaning

Psalm 8:1-9

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the band, Soundgarden stepped on the platform at the Fox Theater in Detroit on May 17. Two hours after the show ended, he was dead. Medical examiners determined that he had hung himself. Cornell is memorialized as a father and a philanthropist. One...

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Written by David Steele
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:02

Left, Right, Left…

Left, Right, Left…

When I was eighteen years old, I joined the military. I wish I could say I joined out of a sense of duty or patriotism, but I did not. I was a rebellious, unreliable, irresponsible kid. Evidently I was just the type of kid they were looking for, because I soon found myself...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:00

NASB Side Column Reference Bible (2017) Review

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Since at least 1973, the Side Column Reference Bible (SCR) has been a mainstay of the New American Standard Bible. It is the “workhorse” Bible for many a pastor, student, missionary, or at-home Christian who wants to know God better. It is the one Bible that I keep going back to,...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:00

The Danger of Biblicism

image Biblicism is a problem in the conservative Christian church today.  By “biblicism” I mean an over-rigid adherence to certain Bible texts or teachings at the expense of context and other biblical teachings.  Biblicism is a cousin of legalism since both are often quite rigid,...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:00

Episode 97- Writing and Editing with Excellence to the Glory of God

Welcome to the ninety-seventh episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, and Gaye Clark discuss writing and editing with excellence to the glory of God

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Writing and editing as a means of discipleship.
  • The role...

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Written by Dave Jenkins and Gaye Clark
Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:57

An Evangelical Conservative’s Guide to the Alt-Right

During March 2016 Breitbart News’ then-editor Milo Yiannopolous published a long-form essay entitled, “An Establishment Conservative’s Guide to the Alt-Right.” The banner image at the top of the article depicted a cemetery in the dead of night: in the background of the...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:42

Dangerous Advice For Anxiety

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A young woman my wife and I have been counseling for several years (for various issues) read the book,The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety For Good?, by Rhett Smith. Before reading it she asked me if I knew anything about the author which would lead me to not recommend him. W...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:20

The Book of Daniel | Session 19 | Daniel 12 Featured

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In Session 19 of the verse-by-verse study of Daniel, Dr. Randy White examines Daniel 12, verse-by-verse.

Broadcast Schedule: June 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM Mountain

Session Video

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Previous Sessions

Bonus for Club 8 and Club 360 members:

Dr. White is writing a narrative...

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Written by Jeremiah Sutton
Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:18

Scholar says intersectional feminism is a cult

Christina Hoff Sommers studies the politics of gender and feminism as resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and she is the host of the “Factual Feminist” video series. Yesterday, Ben Domenech interviewed her for The Federalist Radio Hour (download hereor listen below).

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 22 June 2017 05:59

‘Sharpen your saw’ associational missionary leader encourages peers

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Several Georgia Baptist associational missionaries gathered in Phoenix for the annual Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders meeting. Pictured left to right are: Greg Bentley, Altamaha/New Sunbury Association; Bobby Braswell, Middle Baptist Association; Ray Gentry, Southside Baptist...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Thursday, 22 June 2017 05:31

The Official Beginning Of the One World Religion (Short Video)

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As a Christian, the reader will notice immediately which “religion” is missing.   Well, it’s not a religion at all. We are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.  But you will not see a presentative from the Evangelical Church – not in this line up of the new One...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 22 June 2017 04:55

Don’t Waste Your Summer Break: Read!

 

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It was officially the first day of summer Tuesday on June 20th, 2017.

College kids would go on summer break.  People go on vacation.

But don’t waste your summer away doing nothing.  Read!

Why?  For the pleasure of enjoying God!  See our previous Christian Theology...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Thursday, 22 June 2017 04:41

Do They Know You By Your Suit?

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Speaking on the matter of Christian freedom John Calvin said, “This is a slippery place, and there is great danger of falling on either side.”1 Too true! Christians face the duel temptation of excessive rule-making and inappropriate freedom-flaunting when it comes to matters that...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Thursday, 22 June 2017 04:09

A Better Altar Call

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I still remember visiting a friend’s church. A fine church, I suppose. Bible based they kept telling me. It’s the very word of God, the preacher proclaimed. Some music pumped us up. Some were crying and raising their hands. Nothing wrong with that.

Then something strange happened. A...

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Written by Joel Hess
Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:53

Hitler’s Plan to Replace Christianity With a “New” Christianity

Hitler’s Plan to Replace Christianity With a “New” Christianity

By Tony Pearce Light for the Last Days Ministries (excerpt from The Messiah Factor) Those who blame God for the Nazi Holocaust should note that the roots of the Nazi ideology lay in a definite rejection, indeed a...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:34

A Conditional Problem for Adherents of Universal Divine Love

Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:33

Lost in Translation…To CSB or Not to CSB

Since the Protestant Reformation (remember to celebrate it’s 500th anniversary this year!) and the invention of the printing press, translations of the Bible have abounded in multiple languages around the world. This fact is good news. That the Good News can be made accessible to as many...

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Written by Scott Gordon
Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:29

GBC President Thomas Hammond looks to Win Georgia

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Georgia Baptist Convention President Thomas Hammond challenges messengers during his report at the 2016 Georgia Baptist Convention annual meeting held at Calvary Baptist Temple in Savannah. Hammond recently announced “Win Georgia” as the theme for the 2017 annual meeting, to be held...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:29

Handicapping the Spencer/White debate

I'd like to comment on the recent radio debate between Robert Spencer and James White, hosted and moderated by Michael Brown:
1. The larger context of this debate is the current political situation in the Mid-East, Africa, Europe, the UK, and the USA, where...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:18

Why does it take you so long to ask for help?

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In the biblical book of Judges, we get an accounting of the history of ancient Israel before the monarchy was established. During this period, there was no king, the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes (often with disastrous moral consequences), and the nation as a whole descended...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:18

Tim Tebow Teams Up With Host of False Teachers at Catalyst Conference Featured

…providing amusement is in direct antagonism to the teaching and life of Christ and all his apostles. What was the attitude of the church to the world? Ye are the salt” (Matt. 5:13), not the sugar candy—something the world will spit out not swallow. Short and sharp was the...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:30

Why Reformation Bible College Exists

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Reformation Bible College (RBC) is unique, and its mission is urgent: “Above all, know God.” It fills a needed gap among institutions of higher education. Firmly established upon and governed by theological convictions, RBC is unabashedly a Christian college. There are two main types of...

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Written by Stephen J. Nichols
Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:26

#SBCPC17 Sermons: David Choi – Philippians 1:1-11

All of the sermons from the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference are available here.  Over the next few weeks we will be posting the video from each sermon here at SBC Voices along with the text for that sermon from the CSB and some notable quotes from the sermon.  Let us know in the...

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Written by Adam Blosser
Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:16

God Ordains ‘Whatsoever Comes to Pass’

Do you believe that God ordains whatsoever comes to pass? In this brief clip from his teaching series Chosen By God, R.C. Sproul explains how this question distinguishes between atheists and theists.

Transcript

The third chapter the Westminster Confession begins with these words: “God from all...

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Written by John Samson
Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:12

The Heidelblog’s Monologue of Misrepresentation

In a hurry? Skip down to the Summary.

I greatly appreciate R. Scott Clark’s zeal for the gospel and his defense of sola fide. However, he has a reputation for not accurately representing the nuances of various theological disagreements and for silencing those he disagrees...

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Written by brandonadams
Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:10

Countdown to Reformation Day: Justification and Justice

I had an extraordinary experience in my junior year of college when I was a student at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Already enthralled by the world-affirming aspects of Reformation theology, I was amazed at the cultural impact of the Reformation. While the rise...

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Written by Michael Horton
Thursday, 22 June 2017 01:46

Hitler’s Plan to Replace Christianity with a “New” Christianity

Hitler’s Plan to Replace Christianity with a “New” Christianity

By Tony Pearce (excerpt from The Messiah Factor) Those who blame God for the Nazi Holocaust should note that the roots of the Nazi ideology lay in a definite rejection, indeed a bitter hatred of not just Judaism, but...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:44

So how did Vermeer do it...

(HT to Kelly R.) Fascinating. Vermeer was (merely?) a perfectionist tinkerer. Andrew Henry, meet Tim Jenison. (Actually, though, I'm guessing you already know all about it.) 

If you're an odd man who prefers to read, here's an article.

Author...

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Written by Tim Bayly