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
Often times Christians struggle with prayer because they forget the wonderful intimacy that comes from their relationship to God. We forget the access and we forget his love.
Jesus taught us to call God our Father (Mt. 6.9) and the Holy Spirit compels our hearts to cry out to God calling him Father (Rm. 8.14-17). This new relationship of being
5 Books You Should Read This Election Year | Trevin Wax, TGC “To aid us in this task of enduring an Election year and engaging the political process well, I’ve selected five books as recommended reading.”
The Sabbath: The Antidote for Achievement-Addicts | Kelly Needham, True Woman Blog “Though we might not be slaves,
Rico Tice, Honest Evangelism: How to Talk about Jesus Even When It’s Tough. The Good Book Company, 2015. 112 pps, $12.99.
Few topics in Christianity are as paradoxical as evangelism. Christians are those who have been saved by the greatest news in the world, but are often hesitant to share it. When we do share it, we often do so
Pro-lifers are gathering at new Planned Parenthood for a rally Saturday morning at 10 am. Several local pro-life leaders have been scheduled to speak.
The rally will be held to protest Planned Parenthood’s toxic presence near the West end of our fair city. This move is consistent with Planned Parenthood’s M.O. in other cities, where
Genesis 37; Mark 7; Job 3; Romans 7
FROM JOB 3 UNTIL THE FIRST PART of the last chapter of the book, with a small exception at the beginning of chapter 32, the text is written in Hebrew poetry. The book is a giant drama, like a Shakespearean play. Speech follows speech, the movement of the drama carried forward on the sustained argument between
Many individuals are like the Rich Young Man when Jesus said to him, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19:18-19), readily reply, “All these
i) Odin is"Odin's a person, he's immortal, he has supernatural powers, he is the most powerful supernatural being, etc. If you can't see how Odin could be analogous (which doesn't mean "identical") to Yahweh then I don't know what else to say."
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father
"Active allegiance to God involves sustained resistance to the devil." -Alistair Begg
Submission has to be one of the least-liked words in the Bible. But submitting to God joyfully, instead of grudgingly, yields a harvest of blessing. The book of James provides practical pointers that will
Ah, the church sign. Who would have thought it was possible to cram so much bad theology into such a small space! One church sign recently caught my eye and read, "You make the choice, God makes the change!" Is this what the Bible says about conversion? Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve. Click here for a list of
“We owe nothing to people who are ‘deeply flawed’.”
So says Wilglory Tanjong, writing for the Black Justice League, to explain why Princeton University should strip its buildings and titles of any reference to one of the school’s most notable alumni, former president Woodrow Wilson. The Black Justice League believes
What a ridiculous question? Everyone knows that church planting is not something God does, but what pastors and evangelists and missionaries do. What kind of blog title is that? The kind you get from a ministry like No Compromise Radio whose tag line is: “Always biblical, always provocative; always in that order.”
When I moved from New
Here’s a summary of the research of UCLA professor Jeffrey Schwartz, authored by William Dembski.
Schwartz provides a nonmaterialist interpretation of neuroscience and argues that this interpretation is more compelling than the standard materialist interpretation. He arrived at this position as a
by Mike Ratliff
18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I
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Kent Hovind, the Pope and the Lutherans, CAIR on worship, AMC Pintos and a YouTube meltdown all on today’s audio only Dividing Line.
Here is the YouTube link:
Authors: James White
The Wretched Segment of the Day: Postmodernism in full bloom.
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Yesterday, two generals made a proposal that women should also be drafted along with men. This follows the December mandate by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that women be integrated into all combat arms roles across the military.
Wow! Where does Joel Osteen get these clever book ideas?!...
Oh yeah, he's copies his ideas from New Age/Non-Christian books...
Olsteen has the same ideas as some real interesting people...
The following is a rundown of today's podcast, annotated with links that were either mentioned on the show or inspired by it:
Commentary: The Work of Writing and the Christian Story (0:00)
Our last article in this series brought us up to Ecclesiastes 2:23. I want to finish up chapter 2 with the few remaining verses – 24 through 26 – in this article.
24 There is nothing better for people than to eat and drink, and to find enjoyment in their work. I also perceived that this ability to find enjoyment comes from God. 25...
On this episode, JD answers some sincere questions about charismatic gifting, about the Spirit leading to the knowledge of truth, and then discusses several articles in relation to Russell Moore and how finally some Baptists are getting in. He sticks up for an elderly gentleman who was berated by an SBC employee. Then, JD discusses “Gamer
Welcome back as we continue working through the Gospel According to Mark. Last week we covered Mark 4, where we saw Jesus teaching in parables and demonstrating His authority over the winds, over the sea, over creation.
Today, we’ll resume reading, beginning in Chapter 5 of the Gospel According to Mark.
Mark 5:1-20 (ESV) | Jesus
Robert Haldane quoting William Romaine in his commentary on the book of Romans:
True spiritual mortification does not consist in sin not being in thee, nor in its being put on the cross daily, nor yet in its being kept upon it. There must be something more to establish perfect peace in thy conscience; and that is the testimony of God
I was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion on “The Bible and Homosexuality” at our local high school. The panel is being hosted by the Gay/Straight Alliance student group. Given the time constraints, I probably will not get to say everything you see here, but this is what I have prepared. Please be in prayer for me and
By Marsha West In Joshua 1:8 God said: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” So, what exactly did God have in mind when He told […]
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In the face of scorn and disbelief, Jesus Christ announced His kingdom. In the face of hatred and death, He demonstrated its power. In this twelve-lecture series, Sermon on the Mount, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson explains how the Sermon on the Mount equips us to live a kingdom life in a fallen world. Dr. Ferguson highlights Christ's exhortations to
This last summer, the pro-abortion world was rocked by the release of a series of sting videos that showed Planned Parenthood illegally serving as merchants of baby parts. I hesitate in using that word illegally because their practices are ghoulish and appalling long before they become illegal. What they do is manifestly illegal, but that is not
This post is the first in a four part series on Secularization and the Sexual Revolution.
In the face of the sexual revolution the Christian church in the West now faces a set of challenges that exceeds anything it has experienced, of a similar magnitude, in the past. This is a revolution of ideas—one that is transforming the entire
Story from Life News.
A Louisville, Kentucky Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shut down Friday after pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin discovered the abortion clinic was operating without a license.
The new abortion clinic opened in December and applied for a license to do abortions from the state; however,
“I am doggedly sworn to irrelevance, insofar as relevance implies a corrupt indebtedness to modernity. . . . My deepest desire as a theologian is to be permitted to study the unchanging God without some pragmatic reason. I simply want to enjoy the study of God — not write about it, not view it in relation to its political
Last week, Hillary Clinton visited Mother Bethel A.M.E. church in Philadelphia, where she addressed a group of about 50 black pastors from around the country. During this meeting, the ministers laid hands on her in a prayer, in which they “decreed and declared” the favor of the Lord on her, while she stands there bobbing her head and
The biblical account of Abraham offering up Isaac (Gen. 22) is full of redemptive-historical, typological and experiential riches. As we read through the history of God’s dealing with Abraham, we get the sense that everything is moving to that moment when the Father offered up his only begotten son. The sacrifice of Isaac
The mystical spirituality that is so popular in evangelical and charismatic circles today is a yearning for an experiential relationship with God that downplays the role of faith and Scripture and that exalts “transcendental” experiences that lift the individual from the earthly mundane into a higher “spiritual” plane.
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