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, 17 April 2018 14:54

Revelation 3.1-6-Sardis (12.45 min)

Sardis is the prototypical “dead church.” Jesus issues a wakeup call.

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Written by Craig Keener
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 14:53

Cosmic waterfall

I'm going to briefly revisit an issue I often discuss. Did ancient people believe the world was flat? Did appearances indicate that the world was flat? Was prescientific observation inadequate to detect the falsity of a flat earth?
Consider a beach. The ocean extends from the shoreline to the...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 14:17

Exposing the Word of Faith (Youtube)

B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries writes: "John Samson joins BRIDGE Radio again to give the testimony of his time and immersion in the word of faith movement for many years before leaving. John was not only a prosperity preacher but also a TBN host who was friends with well-known figures of the movement. We...

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Written by John Samson
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 14:05

Why Did Jesus Make So Much Wine?

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The miracles of Jesus certainly provoke awe and reverence, but they also prompt questions. One such scene is Jesus’ first public miracle at the wedding at Cana (John 2). In this passage, Jesus was at a wedding, and the hosts ran out of wine. After some discussion with Mary, his mother, Jesus...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:24

Why You Should Study Theology

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Recently I was in a restaurant and a Bible study group was meeting at a nearby table. The leader had a voice that carried, so I could have heard a good portion of the study, but the first thing I heard him say so captured my attention that I missed the rest of it. He said, “I love...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:10

#21 Mid-West Jiu Jitsu Camp Wrap Up | A.J. Agazarm Calls Out Rogan Bravo Featured

My experience at the Mid-West Jiu Jitsu Camp

Comparing yourself against others is only going to hold you back. Read it here: https://www.jiujitsutimes.com/you-really-have-nothing-to-prove/

You’re not the only one who struggles with “Imposter Syndrome.” Read it...

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Written by Len Pettis
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:00

Timeout 4: The Base Of Religions, The Reason Behind Peoples’ Beliefs, And The Reality Of Hell

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Recently, someone asked me a number of questions on a variety of things. What I have done here is organize the questions into three sections. I list the question and then I answer it. At this article’s end, I give a final word to summarize this all. I place this under the...

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Written by C.T. Adams
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:22

More Christian than Black or White | Rapp Report Weekly 0006 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Darrell Harrison and Tom Buck join Andrew Rappaport to talk about the 9 Marks article by Isaac Adams “More Christian than Black or White“.

The racism issue is a cultural divide but the social justice warriors are destroying the church with this division now. This podcast covers the...

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Written by Andrew
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:59

On alleged Victim’s of Church abuse… “Can you blame them?”…. “Yes I can”

Can you blame them? This was the rhetorical question I heard recently, posed by a speaker at a Conference of religious studies teachers that I attended.  The answer to the question was supposed to be No, and most of the audience seemed to take this to be the correct answer. Nor is this...

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Written by Matt
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:17

GBP Church Revitalization Conference (Registration now open)

Brian Croft is a Plenary Speaker for this Revitalization Conference in England.

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Register HERE

 

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Written by Brian
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:30

Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson

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On April 17th, Sinclair Ferguson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This event was streamed live here on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter. You...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:29

Every True Practitioner of Piety (Bayly)

image Lewis Bayly’s Practice of Piety is a classic work of doctrine and devotion that demolishes the idea that there’s any division between the two.

Those of us who simply love to read theology, more or less for its own sake, sometimes need to be reminded that knowing  God has practical...

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Written by Fred Sanders
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:17

175- Doug Woodward Gary Huffman - Exposing the Truth Behind Middle East War Drums!

Episode 175 of the A Minute To Midnite Show. Doug Woodward and Gary Huffman join Tony  in a revealing discussion on what it really happening in Syria and the Middle East. What is the significance of current events when weighed … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:12

The Authority of the Book

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I have a guest post over on the Political Theology blog, in which I discuss the importance of considering our broader culture of textual production, ownership, and use when considering questions of scriptural authority.

In an age of mass production and digital replication, we are frequently...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:00

Capital punishment and Jesus Christ Superstar

– Episode 2274 –

Capital punishment and Jesus Christ Superstar

Segment 1 (00:00) – Arguing for the death penalty

Segment 2 (11:41) – An abortion story

Segment 3 (22:01) – WWUTT, Jesus Christ…Superstar?

Wretched Surprise! (26:07) – Bible Verse, Matthew 10:29-31

Th...

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Written by samueljroys
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:29

Buck the current Featured

For a while in my free-wheeling days, I lived on a sailboat with my husband. We sailed from Maine down to Florida, over to the Bahamas down as far as the Tropic of Cancer. Then we turned around and sailed back. We made this mini-circumnavigation twice, putting about 12,000 nautical miles under our...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:13

Nearly Two Hours on Critical Race Theory, White Privilege, T4G, and More

Had to take the entire program today to cover developments since the MLK50 Conference and last weekend’s T4G Conference.  Nearly two hours on the entire Critical Race Theory/White Privilege/”Woke” Church movement.  Hope to take calls and get back to Ehrman, etc., on...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:02

Adios, Facebook … P.S. Two men can’t get married

I’d been considering it and debating it for months, and now the deed is done. I’m off Facebook. Many people have asked me why I would do it and “allow the liberals to win.” I don’t see leaving Facebook as allowing the liberals to win. I see it as a win for me and...

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Written by JanetMefferd
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:58

Getting Out of the Boat

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Jesus calls us to do things that we are not able to do. When He calls us to do impossible things, like step out on to water and walk, are we going to trust and obey Him? Or are we going to sit safely in our boat under the pretense of not being presumptuous?

Authors: Tim Conway

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:57

SAL#75 Your Pastor Is Likely Tired, Lonely And Neglected Featured

Caring For Your Pastor

Statistics show that your pastor is probably tired, lonely and neglected.  Does the way we’ve structured our churches lend to this and what can the Body of Christ do to bear the burden of these men?  Lets talk about how we got here and what we can do...

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Written by Adam Staub
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:41

Acts 17… A Special Chapter Featured

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Acts 17:22-34 (ESV)Then Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that you are extremely religious in every respect. For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed:

TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.

Therefore,...

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Written by theidolbabbler.com
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:05

04/17/2018

•RC Sproul’s final sermon
•Are you neglecting so great a salvation?
•Would you still love God if there were no Hell?
•The Minnesota blizzard and Climate Change
•Church discipline has disappeared in America
•Todd likes Millennials
•Sad Church statistics
•Don’t be too quick to boycott
•Are you thankful to the Giver for His gifts?
•New Yorkers are scared of Chick Fil A

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:59

Lucca: Cradle Of The Reformation

It was on 18 April 1521 that Luther appeared before the powers of this world and, ostensibly, the next, at at the Diet of Worms. It was there he announced publicly the formal cause of the Reformation, sola Scriptura. That doctrine says . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:43

The Moral Argument for God’s Existence: Some Thomistic Natural Law Musings

In continuing my discussion on theistic arguments, I would be remiss if I said nothing about the moral argument—surely the most popular argument for God’s existence currently making the rounds. Perhaps the most familiar, cogently set forth, and adroitly defended version of the moral...

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Written by quodlibetalblog
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:09

The Problem with Lying

Lying: The Case Against Dishonesty
By: Mike Robinson
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Many types of personal vice and public immorality flow from and are sustained by lies.  Acts of infidelity and other personal disloyalties, financial deceit, government dishonesty—even killing and massacres—usually involve an...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:01

National Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

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The crowd at the Bartow County courthouse stands together to pray during the National Day of Prayer 2014. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index

By Diana Chandler

WASHINGTON (BP) — Unity across the nation and among churches spanning all denominations, generations, races, and cultures is the overarching plea of...

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Written by Baptist Press
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:00

Obviously, Tim Has Not Read Meredith

imageTim Challies posted a brief for medical missions that could help anyone understand why a health gospel is not far removed from a wealth version:

2. You are able to proclaim the gospel at a time in life when your listeners are keenly aware that there are serious problems they cannot remedy in their...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:35

Being Desperate for God

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I have written about the culture wars, the social order of the day, political corruption, secular humanists, and a myriad of things in my 15 years as editor of The Christian Index. Sometimes I get weary of addressing those issues, but I also believe that someone must sound the alarm.

I...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:30

Global Missions Week Fosters Great Commission Focus

“Our main call is not to this location; it’s to be disciples and make disciples.” Phil Bartuska, a missionary in Vienna, Austria, encouraged students with this message along with other panelists at “Knowing Your Call,” one of the many Global Missions Week events hosted...

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Written by CGCS
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:28

All the messages and sermons from “Together for the Gospel” (T4G) 2018

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:16

What Does the Bible Say? – Galatians 1:4

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Written by Pastor Ken Lawson
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:14

Apostolic Twirling Picnic Blanket Sports Coat Is Coming to a City near You!

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Apostle and governmental prophet Dr. Matthew L. Stevenson III is coming to a city near you with his apostolic twirling picnic blanket sports coat. Many false apostles go for the boring single color sports coat. This false apostle is different. He’s managed to use his fake apostolic...

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Written by isnotsatire
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 05:58

The Scottish Reformation: Patrick Hamilton

image Patrick Hamilton (b. 1504) grew up in early 16th century Scotland in the Roman Catholic Church there.  He was very much a scholar, studying philosophy and theology under some of the prominent professors at St. Andrew’s.  He most likely rubbed shoulders with John Knox during...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 05:53

BREAKING: SBC Executive Committee Forms Search Committee

The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention met in Nashville today for a special called meeting to elect a search committee to find the next President and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee.  This meeting was necessitated by the sudden resignation of Dr. Frank Page last month.

The...

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Written by Adam Blosser
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 05:17

Do You Need A Great Testimony for God to Use You?

image Do you need a dramatic conversion story for God to use you? From his own experience, Sean discusses how God can use anyone willing to share their story.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 05:11

Redemption and depravity Featured

by Mike Ratliff

15 For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:15...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 05:00

No Real Jesus Without the Trinity

The Trinity may be a rather neglected doctrine in the church today, even seen as secondary by many. In this article, we’ll consider some of the responses from Christians and non-Christians objecting to the importance of the necessary doctrine of the Trinity and evaluate them. Non-Trinitarians...

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Written by CAA Guests and Features
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 04:40

Bible Study for April 22: How to make good decisions

Esther 2:1-23 Daryel O’Barr, pastor/evangelist

I was talking to a friend and we were remembering some of the stupid things we did as teenagers. One of our favorite things to do was to spend all week working on my car to take it to the drag strip on the...

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Written by Daryel O'Barr
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 04:19

With a love for discipleship, Don Moye’s retirement is a technicality

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Friends at First Baptist Church in Vidalia appluad Don and Glenda Moye Jan. 6, honoring the couple’s more-than-four decades of ministry at the church. During that time, Don served as music and youth minister, then executive associate pastor. FIRST VIDALIA/Special

VIDALIA — Titles often...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 04:06

Marxist Brain Trust Gathers at Wheaton to Discuss Moving Evangelicals Left Featured

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Tim Keller, who openly subscribes to the Marxist Frankfurt School and founder of the Gospel Coalition, met with approximately 50 other globalist or leftist leaders today, discussing how they can turn American evangelicalism to the political left.

It’s no secret that the Communist Party...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:43

"Our Citizenship Is In Heaven" -- Philippians 3:12-4:1

The Seventh in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Whatever we say about Paul and the importance of his doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, on account of Christ alone, we must not overlook the fact that Paul is an eschatological thinker–his focus...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:34

Church, cliques and tithing

Someone complained they didn’t go to church because the churches are full of cliques they are ot part of and are always trying to get into their wallets. Yes churches are filled with imperfect people and some have cliques (not all do). Yes some churches focus on tithing. But sometimes we feel...

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Written by wbmoore
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:05

The Little Anger that Grew

I got a little angry last week and then I got a little more angry this week and that's okay, I guess, if you live by yourself and never have to communicate with real people whom you love or you don't love Jesus. But I don't live by myself and I do love Jesus and my little anger has been spilling...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:00

April 16, 2018 Show with Jim Andrews on “Polishing God’s Monuments: Pillars of Hope for Punishing Times”

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April 16, 2018:

JIM ANDREWS, (B.A. in Journalism @ West Virginia Tech, Th.M in New Testament @ Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. in Classics @ the University of Colorado) former head of the division of ministerial studies @ Western Bible College (Denver) & Western Seminary (Portland),...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:15

What Does It Mean to be Part of God’s Kingdom? Featured

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He dealt with many people who believed they were part of the kingdom. In response, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount and showed those who are in the kingdom of heaven recognize their sin, see God’s perfection, have a pure heart, and conduct...

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Written by Bryan Murphy
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:03

Taxes and the Day of Salvation

That dreaded day is upon us again, April 15th.

When our American fathers stormed the Boston docks, threw out the British tea, and cried, “No taxation without representation,” they could not possibly have imagined what freedom from our mother country would bring.

Untold treasure and...

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Written by Jim Elliff
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:01

Why you should Read the Westminster Confession of Faith

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Today’s post is written by Justin Holcomb, a theology professor at Reformed Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is sponsored by Zondervan Academic Online Courses.

The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession produced in 1646 by the Westminster...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:43

Brethren: Guard Yourselves From Deception – It is Everywhere!

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As believers in Christ, having the Holy Spirit indwelling us; we should be able to discern spiritual matters.  Why is it then that so many of the church are easily deceived?  Later on in this piece, I will speak of the need for brothers and sisters in Christ to learn to discern the Ne...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:39

When Jesus Smashes Our Religious Piggy Banks

imageWhat is the value of a friend? What about a marriage? Children? What is the net worth of a successful career, large house, and good...

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Written by Donavon Riley
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:36

New Volume in the Photo Companion to the Bible Series

Todd Bolen and the folks at Bible Places have done it again with their newest volume in the Photo Companion to the Bible series.This volume focuses on Ruthand it once again provides a plethora of pictorial resources broken down by chapter/verse. These images are helpfully presented in four...

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Written by BibleX