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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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 08:09

NARpostle Joseph Prince’s kenotic Christ and demonic sonship spirit.

Scripture reveals that even the demons cried out in terror, recognizing that in the person of Jesus Christ he was both fully God and fully man.

And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?” Matthew 8:29.

But when...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:43

When the Apostate Church Leads the Call for Unity

Amidst all of the cries from false teachers for unity it is time for the remnant to turn back to the Bible and examine biblical unity.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:38

Will Brian Houston Hillsong elders be found "guilty of covering up child sex abuse" like Archbishop Wilson?

As we all know, the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) is in the global spotlight regarding pedophilia and covering up its crimes.

Child sexual abuse and the Catholic Church – what you need to know.

Recently the media reported on the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide (Australia), Philip Wilson,...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:37

06/12/2018

•Austria stands firm against Islamic machinations
•How Mr. Rogers created a generation of egotists
•Suicide is on the rise
•Better questions to ask when counseling
•The Mars Rover found methane, not life
•Home schooling meets cosplay
•Beth Moore is gaining influence in the absence of solid reasoning
•The Southern Baptists are dealing with racism and reparations

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:51

Politicians Speaking at the Southern Baptist Annual Meeting: A Brief History

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The Southern Baptist Convention meeting added even more controversy to its agenda this week with the announcement that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would address the gathering. The decision generated much debate and consternation on social media, but a motion to stop Pence’s appearance was...

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Written by Thomas Kidd
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:44

Insights into the Doctrine of Scripture from the Old Testament – part 2

Dan Caffese guest hosts: Today we considered the process of inscripturation, the Lord putting His Word into writing as a means of preserving it. We also discussed the adequacy of written language to convey God’s thoughts to mankind and the unalterable nature of God’s word as...

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Written by Rich Pierce
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:15

A Conversation with J. D. Greear, the New President of the Southern Baptist Convention

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This afternoon the Southern Baptist Convention—the largest Protestant body in the United States and the largest Baptist denomination in the world—elected 45-year-old pastor J. D. Greear as its 62nd president, the youngest man to hold the office in 38 years.

Two years ago, Greear...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:52

What Does the Bible Say? – Galatians 2:15-21

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Written by Pastor Ken Lawson
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:45

When Does a Believer Receive the Holy Spirit?

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Does the Christian receive the Holy Spirit the moment they believe? If so, how should we understand the accounts in the book of Acts when believers apparently receive the Holy Spirit subsequent to their conversion?

Authors: Tim Conway

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:43

Terminology Tuesday: Merton Hypothesis

image The Merton thesis is the claim of a positive correlation between Protestant religion and scientific productivity during the early modern period (i.e., the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). Scholars continue to debate the validity of the theiss, which can seem more or less credible depending on...

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Written by Kurt Jaros
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 04:58

Reading the Prophets With The New Testament (2)

In part 1 we considered the nature of hermeneutics generally, the genre of prophetic literature, and how the New Testament authors interpret the OT prophets by focusing on the way the NT interprets Jeremiah 31:31–33. Here we will consider a second example, . . . Continue reading →

Authors:...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 04:51

SBC Messengers Angry at VP Pence Invite | Daily Update Featured

SBC Messengers Angry at VP Pence Invite
Pulpit and Pen article JD references – HERE
Hear More Archived Episodes of The Polemics Report – HERE
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Written by social element
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:10

The Apostle Paul on The Impact of Salvation By Faith Alone

It’s been said that the content of your doctrine determines the conduct of your life. To put it another way, our theological views are not simply academic. They inform and influence the way we live our lives each day. For example, the doctrine of justification by faith—which teaches...

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:00

June 11, 2018 Show with Mack Tomlinson on “Vital Lessons from the Book of Job” PLUS “Preserving Unity in the Local Church”

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June 11, 2018:

MACK TOMLINSON (BA degree in New Testament from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX, having done graduate studies in Israel & through Southwestern Baptist Seminary & Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX), ordained gospel minister for over 40 years, author, ed...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:04

Our God: the God of Failures

imageGod made Adam and Eve in His perfect, holy image; He placed them in Eden to live in His rest, peace, and goodness; and He gave them His...

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Written by Sam Schuldheisz
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:02

Augustine Quick Quote

All these things came upon Jerusalem the bond woman, in which some also reigned who were children of the free woman, holding that kingdom in temporary stewardship, but holding the kingdom of the heavenly Jerusalem, whose children they were, in true faith, and hoping in the true Christ.

Chapter...

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Written by brandonadams
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:01

“Is My Baby In Heaven?” Why I Believe God’s Word Assures Us We Can Say, “Yes.” Featured

God does not want us to be agnostics on the eternal destiny of babies. Shouldn't we expect that He would give us an answer to something that affects so many? I believe that God is clear in Scripture that He welcomes into heaven each baby who dies, born or unborn.

The post “Is My Baby In...

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Written by Tim Counts
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:47

Suicide: America’s Epidemic of Despair?

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Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Is. 40:31  Two famous people took their own lives last week, and the same week, 850 others committed...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:23

SBC annual meeting now in session, Index writers reporting live

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Nearly 9,000 messengers are registered for this year’s annual SBC meeting in Dallas, with registration ongoing. SBC/Special

DALLAS, TX — The 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention opened this morning at 9:35 a.m. Atlanta time. Nearly 9,000 messengers were registered...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:12

Andy Stanley, Modern Liberal

J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism, first published in 1923, has shown amazing resiliency in the applicability of its message. When I heard Andy Stanley’s recent comments that we should stop asking, “What does the Bible say about that?” Machen’s words...

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Written by David Prince
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:51

New Covenant Theology vs. Covenant Theology Part 1 Featured

Enjoy the following discussion where Josh Sommer and I discuss the differences between New Covenant Theology and the Baptistic version of Covenant Theology. I appreciate this brother’s ability to act like a Christian in spite of our strong disagreements in certain areas of our theology. Be...

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Written by Dustin Segers
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:29

Podcast: SBC Voices is Stupid (and more on egalitarianism) Featured

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SBC Voices is Stupid (and more on egalitarianism)
JD tackles a blog post at SBC Voices by Jacki King, who is clearly not the best...

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Written by JD Hall
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:18

Dangers of Non-Christocentric Preaching: Moralistic Sermons

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Russell D. Moore writes, “Whenever we approach the Bible without focusing on what the Bible is about—Christ Jesus and His Gospel—we are going to wind up with a kind of golden-rule Christianity that doesn’t last a generation, indeed rarely lasts an hour after it is...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:16

Jesus calls you to hate your family. Here’s why

I can’t count the times he said to me, “I like you, Robinson, but I can certainly do without your religion”—“religion” meaning my commitment to Christ. He held a particular disdain for claims that the Bible is the Word of God.

One day, my friend and fellow...

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Written by Jeff Robinson
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

Ten scientific problems with global warming alarmism

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My friend Bruce posted this article from the the Daily Wire, and I think it’s a good summary of the scientific evidence against global warming alarmism. After we go over this, I’ll take a stab at explaining why so...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:59

When Mountains Fall

They shall say to the mountains, “Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!” – Hosea 10:8   Then they will begin ‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’ – Luke 23:30   And the kings of...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:58

SBC Messengers Angry at VP Pence Invite, But Were Silent About 2015 Hillary Clinton Invitation Featured

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Hillary Clinton declined Russell Moore’s invitation to speak at the 2015 affair, but two non-evangelical politicians did not decline. No one complained.

The informal theme of the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting was supposed to be “wokeness,” an awareness of Social...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:52

The Imitation of Christ (1)

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One of the great fictional adventure stories of all-time is one of the oldest: The Odyssey by Homer. In this book, the main character, Odysseus, along with his crew, are sailing home. During their long journey, they are forced to sail through a narrow strait between two rock peaks.
 
There...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:34

More than meets the eye

i) A trope we find in some scifi and horror flicks is vampires, werewolves, and extraterrestrials who can pass for humans. Except when they transform on a full moon, werewolves are indistinguishable from humans. Vampires have no vital signs, but they look human on the outside, even if they work the...

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Written by steve
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:10

Love for the Father and His Children

1 John 5:1, NASB, “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.”

Don’t tell me that you loveme, but that you don’t really care formy wife.

Those were the words of one of my...

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Written by Kurt Strassner
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:05

David Slays Three Giants

“David and Goliath.”

Besides being one of the most well-known stories in the Bible, it has also become a proverbial expression for any small force that overcomes seemingly impossible odds. Without a doubt, it took tremendous courage for David to face off with the giant, seasoned warrior...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Monday, 11 June 2018 23:00

Rainfall and the “water cycle.”

Job 28:26. Centuries after Job wrote this, scientists began to discern the “law for the rain.” Rainfall is part of a process called the “water cycle.” The sun evaporates water from the ocean. The water vapor then rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 11 June 2018 22:58

Georgia Baptists bathe SBC meeting in prayer

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Men gather at the Omni Hotel in Dallas on Monday night to pray for the Southern Baptist Convention. GERALD HARRIS/Index

There is nothing like an old fashioned, fervent, focused and faith-filled prayer meeting to provide healing in a time of hurt, peace in a time of petulance, solace in a time of...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Monday, 11 June 2018 22:53

Jesus Is Our Scapegoat

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Last Sunday, as part of our current sermon series From Garden to Garden, we looked at Leviticus 16 together. As we learned of God’s inauguration of the Day of Atonement, we focused most of our attention on the two goats which Aaron, the high priest, cast lots over. Here’s what we...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Monday, 11 June 2018 22:40

Is There Really a Shadow Government in Our Nation?

imageThere will always be conspiracy theories in every day life. Back in the 1960s there was talk of a "shadow government" that really set the agenda and pulled the strings of government officials, doing the bidding of power hungry globalists. These theories were widely dismissed. But is the 'Shadow...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 11 June 2018 21:52

Brother Rachid comparing Jesus Muhammad on teaching on Greetings

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Written by Ken Temple
Monday, 11 June 2018 21:30

Who’re You Gonna Sin With?

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The late pioneer of Christian rock Larry Norman once sang, “Everybody has to choose whether they will win or lose, follow God or sing the blues, and who they’re gonna sin with.” I’ve always thought that was pretty clever. Because when you get right down to it, we are all...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Monday, 11 June 2018 21:00

Free Ebook: ‘Newton on the Christian Life’

June 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Learning from John Newton

John Newton is famous for his legendary hymn “Amazing Grace.” Many have celebrated his dramatic conversion from a life in the slave trade to his eventual work to end it. But often overlooked are Newton’s forty years as a...

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Written by Crossway
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:50

Heart Boss

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col. 3:15

Lord Jesus, today, like every day, somebody or something is going to claim “dibs” on the attention, affection, and allegiance of our hearts. We will be wooed,...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:17

A Pastor's Reflections: Funerals and Sinners

I was once asked to do a funeral for the grandmother of one of my younger church members. This young man told me that his grandmother was a believer, so I was a bit relieved. It’s difficult enough to do a funeral for a Christian, let alone an unbeliever who died in an unrepentant state.

Authors...

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Written by Valiant for Truth Blog
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:05

EPIC: Africa (with Special Guests Voddie Baucham Conrad Mbewe)

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My round-the-world EPIC journey recently took me to Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. This trip involved 9 planes, 20,000 miles of flying, hours of driving, and a whole lot of walking. Here’s just some of what I saw and experienced as I searched for the history of Christianity in that...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:00

Want to Work for Answers in Genesis, the Ark Encounter, or the Creation Museum?

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The Answers in Genesis ministry is quickly growing, and, as we do, our staff grows! We’ve been welcoming many new staff members, and we’re still hiring for a wide variety of positions. As of this writing, our AiG staff, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees at our...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:00

Favorite Finds ~ June 12, 2018

imageSheologians on Bible study, Scripture Type freebies, Cripplegate's "Just Stop It", SBC live stream, Tom Buck on Complementarianism

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:00

Minority Status

A poster in the building in which I work invited all employees to a seminar "to learn about the challenges faced by sexual and gender minorities." What in interesting phrase. If words are intended to convey an idea, what idea are we trying to convey in the phrase, "sexual and gender minorities"?That...

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:00

A Critical Review of Spiritual Friendship

By Steven Wedgeworth

Later this summer a group of Christian writers will meet in St Louis forthe Revoice Conference, an event that seeks to make a place for “gay, lesbian, same-sex attracted, and other LGBT Christians” in the conservative traditions of the Christian Church. These...

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Written by Guest Writer
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:00

The Magical Birth Canal

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If pro-lifers are going to convince the culture that abortion is wrong, we are going to have to find creative ways to communicate our arguments. And that’s exactly what Choice42 has done with their latest video (see below).

Pro-life proponents are convinced that every human...

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Written by Tim Barnett
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:56

A La Carte (June 12)

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There are once again some pretty good Kindle deals for you to check out.

Also, you may be interested to know that Cruciform Press has just released a revised and updating edition of John Piper’s Preparing for Marriage.

(Yesterday on the blog: How the Church Submits to Jesus Christ)

Dear...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:00

Launching Your Graduate: Three Biblical Life Lessons

Every June in America, many celebrate their educational achievement by walking across a stage to receive their high school diploma or college degree—a small piece of paper that signifies you really did it and it’s time to “launch” into the real world.

I remember fondly that...

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Written by Gary Hansen
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:00

Walls That Prevent Constructive Criticism in the SBC Could Hinder Progress Considerably: Why Romans 16:17 is a Local Church Matter

Today, the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention begins in the city of Dallas, Texas. Contrary to popular belief, the SBC is really only in existence, in technical terms, for two days each year during the annual meeting that assembles to take care of the business and organize the ministry partnerships...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:00

The Double-Minded Man

Here's an excerpt from The Double-Minded Man, Larry Mininger’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

Ever had double vision where your brain saw one picture twice, overlapping and leaving you disoriented? James warns that we can be double-visioned or double-minded (literally,...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham