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, 15 August 2017 14:26

On Pastors Opposing the Alt-Right

I want to be very clear about what is going on under the surface, whether these pastors and Christian leaders know it or not: in letting the media drive their commentaries and phraseology, they are becoming tools of the political narrative.

Let those words sink in. I mean it very...

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Written by C.Jay Engel
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:09

Episode 52: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Part 1

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This is technically part 1 of our series on  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but it also serves as a good primer on all things William Shakespeare, as Brandon leads our heroes through the tangle of what we know about the Bard, what we don’t, and how we should feel about it. Plus, our...

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Written by The Warhorn Editors
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:01

Slow Down

AUGUST 16

“We wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.” -1 THESSALONIANS 2:18

If we will wait patiently before the Lord then He will make us know His will. Almost any mistake can be rectified except presumption and rashness. The flesh is...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:00

Friends Help Friends Grow in the Gospel

Written by: Scotty Smith

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:52

The Charlottesville Fiasco

People are becoming so flakey that they now insist that if I do not speak out concerning the Charlottesville incident I will be considered a “white supremacist” (or perhaps a “black racist”). I do not wish to indulge in fruitless word wrangling with individuals whose minds...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:41

Let the Chips Fall

One of the biggest criticisms that people like Dave Smith of Part of the Problem Podcast, and Tom Woods (who needs no introduction) had of the Libertarian Party (LP) during the recent election cycle was the cozying up to the Left that the LP inexplicably decided was a good tactic.

Bill Weld and Gary...

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Written by Bryan Smith
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:24

The Sounds of Judgment: 7 Trumpets

Text: Revelation 8-11

This is the 2nd set of judgments in Revelation, beginning at the breaking of the 7th Seal in the Book of Redemptive History. These judgments grow progressively more frightening and terrible as God ramps up the Divine War Machine and prepares to unleash His full fury.

There is...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:46

Does the Quran promote peace?

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Debate: Does the Quran Promote Peace?

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:46

God and the Transgender Debate

imageAndrew Walker’s important new book has just released today. It is titled God and the Transgender Debate, and it is a must-read. That is in fact what I wrote in my endorsement for the publisher:

The post-Christian West says that we are what we think we are, not what our bodies reveal us to be...

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Written by Denny Burk
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:31

The Sin of Sodom Featured

Today there is a determined effort being made by some renegades and activists in the church to completely undermine and twist the scriptural position on homosexuality. A number of theological revisionists have appeared over the past half century arguing for a radically different understanding of...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:36

A.W. Tozer | When Interests Collide

by A.W. Tozer Whether we are considering two men or two nations we see how personal interest controls their relation to each other. Two men can live together in perfect harmony as long as their interests coincide. Indeed it might correctly be said that human society can exist only by organizing...

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Written by revival-library
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:12

The Problem with Handing a Blank Cheque to Equality

It is becoming an entrenched part of the Evangeligentsia’s piety to affirm with creedal reverence the idea that all man are equal in the eyes of God, or that somehow the concept of being created in the image of God entails some sort of equality of mankind. To ask for the meaning of this vague...

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Written by Rubati
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:00

If God is good by nature…

God’s anger against our sins is not only justified, it should be expected if God is good by nature. No judge in a civil court would be considered a “good” judge if he allowed crimes to go unpunished. If he is good, he must see that justice is done, and if God is perfectly good, He...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:43

“I’m Offended!” – The Anti-Intellectual Argument

image Postmodern philosophy declares that all truth is valid truth. Since every person’s particular definition of truth is considered to be, in fact, true, there can be no competing ideologies. In other words, everyone can hold to their own personal ideology, regardless of whether or not it can...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:23

It Wasn’t That Long Ago

Written by: Kevin DeYoung

imageDo we need really need one more hot take on Charlottesville?

Racism is wrong. White supremacy is sinful. Murder (by car, or by any other means) is deplorable. The whole scene was ugly. The pictures of Tiki torches and Nazi salutes would be silly, were they not so sinister.

Bey...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:10

Why Does It Take An Eclipse To Get Us To Look Up to the Heavens?

Written by: Trevin Wax
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PHOTOGRAPH BY COLLEEN PINSKI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Middle Tennessee is in the eclipse zone. On August 21, my city will be inundated with people traveling from thousands of miles to witness a total eclipse, a rare event in which the moon obstructs the sun for several minutes.

Here'...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:05

What Does it Mean to be the Apple of God’s Eye?

Written by: Erik Raymond
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Our English phrase the apple of your eye is a helpful translation of the Hebrew which is the little man of the eye. When you look into someone's eye, you can see yourself reflected in the pupil of their eyeball as a little person. Also, your eye is the most...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:50

Summer 2017 Teaching Theology Overseas Update #1

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I haven’t been online as normal as back in the States of course and I’m about to start my lessons soon in a bit but I wanted to give a quick update.

Yesterday was my first day of the pastor’s training.  Of course the other days I was here I was still doing ministry but to...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:14

The Spiritual Chymist, Meditation LII

The most recent post in this series may be found here

Upon a Rock

It is the saying of the moralists, that accidents which befall men have a double handle by which they may be apprehended. So as they be rightly taken they become less burdensome and unpleasant, and also of use and advantage to...

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Written by memoirandremains
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:08

What doctors tell kids behind closed doors

Friends of ours related a chilling incident that happened to their teen son.

Visiting a family physician for a school sports physical, the boy was asked by the doctor, “So, are you attracted to girls, to boys, or both?”

Stunned, the boy replied, “To girls,” and later recounted...

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Written by Linda Harvey
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:26

JD Hall v Ante Pavkovic Debate: Critical Review II of II

Subtitle: This is Not That This is part 2 of my review of the JD Hall – Ante Pavkovic debate. Enjoy! At 1:04 –   In his cross examination of Ante, Jordon used a Mormon website that affirms the charismata. However, Ante missed Jordon’s point completely in his rebuttal because...

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Written by edingess
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:18

Photo Companion to the Bible: The Gospels

BiblePlaces has just announced the release of a new photo collection called the Photo Companion to the Bible. This new series will illustrate the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse. I know of no other resource like this one. If you want to use visuals in your preaching and...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:14

The Wisdom of God Featured

by Mike Ratliff

18 Ὁ λόγος γὰρ ὁ τοῦ σταυροῦ τοῖς μὲν ἀπολλυμένοις...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:11

Ask the Theologian Live | August 15, 2017 Featured

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Broadcast Date: August 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM Mountain

Dr. Randy White takes your Biblical, theological, and worldview questions.

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The post Ask the Theologian Live | August 15, 2017, appeared first on Randy White Ministries.

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Written by Randy White
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:47

Skeptics say they can’t believe in God because of hell | Whattaya Do?

Written by Anthony Uvenio
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:36

Declaring War Against Dinner Table Racism

Like many, I was horrified over the weekend as I watched media images from Charlottesville, Virginia scroll across my social media timelines. The scene brought to the present so many aspects of a shameful past: Confederate flags waving, hooded men hiding, young white men spewing hatred, cowardly...

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Written by Casey McCall
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:28

A Vile Wretch

image The following is an excerpt of a short conversation that ensued as a result of this Lloyd-Jones quote:

Visitor: Actually Man was made in the image of God and God said that His creation was very good!! I do not see myself as a wretch but as a child of God, who God thought was worth the blood of...

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Written by john_hendryx
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:22

Watch: "An Exposition of Psalm 19, Part Two"

God's Word is essential for the Christian Life from beginning to end. Alistair Begg teaches that the Word of God gives life to dead souls, provides wisdom appropriate to our weakness, and spurs us on to purity. In it, we discover warnings to be heeded and promises to be trusted as we look to Jesus,...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:15

Joyce Meyer Teaching the "Relationship over Religion" Heresy

Do not denounce what God has ordained. Religion is from God, relationship theology is from man.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:12

Does Cultural Christianity Advance the Gospel?

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Missionaries tell us no. Convincing indigenous peoples that they don’t need to become western or American in order to trust Christ has been a chief insight of modern missions at least since 1900. But for some of the younger Calvinistically inclined folks, the push back against liberalism...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:20

The Fallacy of the Hidden Major Premise

The Fallacy of the Hidden Major Premise

This fallacy is the presentation of a minor premise and conclusion without stating the inconvenient major premise involved. It’s a type of enthymeme, though highly problematic. Here is a popular example.

Minor premise: In the New Jerusalem there will be...

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Written by Stephen Wolfe
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:15

The Power of Parenting

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The POWER of parentingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchEvery parent could honestly say that often the cry of our hearts is “Help, Lord!” Indeed, we as parents desperately need God’s strength for the daunting — and humanly impossible — task of...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:14

King David Bible Uncovered

A team of archaeologists recently unearthed a new scroll containing 2 Samuel 12. It is now being dubbed the King David Version, as it presents the king as not incurring all the guilt for his murderous affair with Bathsheba. Randy Hogan, chairman of the Super Convenient Archaeology...

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Written by Mike Leake
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:08

The Overlap Between Pro-Choice Ethics And Racist Bigotry

imageThere are polarizing angles in pretty much any discourse, from theology to philosophy to social issues. We are all rightly appalled at the recent murders of anti-racist protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia (just an hour from me). It raises questions about the future of American society and...

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Written by Richard Bushey
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:59

What are the greatest needs in missions today?

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:36

Christianity Today Interview “Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?

Caleb Lindgren of Christianity Todayinterviewed Mike Licona on his book Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? This article appeared in the May 2017 printed issue as well as on the CTweb site.

The post Christianity Today Interview “Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? appeared...

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Written by Mike Licona
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:08

It Is What It Is! and It’s Not What It’s Not!

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Headlines last week boldly proclaimed, “Discovery of 13 Million-Year-Old Ape Skull Shows What Human Ancestors May Have Looked Like.” Of course, this is nothing more than evolutionary hype. What the research team discovered is, by their own admission, nothing more than a baby ape skull....

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:02

10 Things You Should Know about Repentance

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Sam Storms:

Repentance is a massively important spiritual issue that calls for careful study and clear articulation. Here are ten things to remember about what it means to repent of our sin.

(1) Genuine repentance begins, but by no means ends, with heartfelt conviction of sin. That is to...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 04:26

Why We Take The Creation Account Literally.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, ‘Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the...

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Written by brianschoonmaker
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 04:00

The Place of Submission

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Mutuality within marriage does not negate the place of submission. –Alistair Begg

  Listen to, Being a Wife - God's Way (Part 1 of 2)

When a wife becomes insecure about her role in marriage, the whole relationship can be at risk. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg talks...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 03:57

One Victim, One Trauma, One Violent Death

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What is it about modern American society that is so dispiriting to people? Even at home, there are great stresses that contribute to a person’s isolation even when he is surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors. For most modern Americans, a close-knit family, intimate friendships, and...

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Written by Donavon Riley
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 03:29

Sound of Sanity, Episode 1: Wonder Woman

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After a summer of hearing otherwise normal conservative Christians try to claim Wonder Woman as one of their own, our heroes can’t take it anymore.

Subscribe to Sound of Sanity on iTunes today!

 

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Written by The Warhorn Editors
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:34

How Great the Agony of Reformation: T.F. Torrance (and Epiphanius) on the Deviant Dogma of Mary’s Bodily Assumption

Today, the 15th of August, is the feast day of the bodily assumption of Mary, formally promulgated as Roman Catholic dogma and necessary to saving faith by Pope Pius XII on 1 November 1950. While this dogma is an obligatory article of belief for roughly half of the world’s professing...

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Written by Jonathan Kleis
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:28

Education: Parental Rights, Palestinian Propaganda, and Progressive Politics

You may be surprised to hear some provocative and perhaps controversial statements on today's program. One reason you may perceive them to be so is the fact that we rarely hear the truth - an honest evaluation of what's really happening in the education system in America today. My parents were...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:11

Beyond Conservatism and Toward God’s Kingdom

Conservatism is not Christianity. Pursuing the kingdom of God and His righteousness includes both conserving what is good and progressing in what is lacking.

When it comes to politics, we religious conservatives are quick to point out that much of what the world calls “progress” is...

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Written by Todd Benkert