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, 25 June 2019 23:36

Car Dealership Gives Away Bible, Shotgun, and American Flag With Purchase of Vehicle

CHATOM, Ala. – An Alabama car dealership is offering prospective buyers lots of interesting add-ons with vehicle purchases throughout the

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:00

Our threefold enemy.

We are to reckon the sinful nature dead to our threefold enemy (the world, the flesh, and the devil) as it hangs with Christ on the cross of Calvary. However, to effectively do this, we need the assistance of the Ten Commandments to kill our sinful nature (see Rom. 7:10,11). The Law sends us to the...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:00

Quick Shot Responses to “Jesus Didn’t Even Think He was God” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E15)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Jesus Didn’t Even Think He was God.” Was Jesus a simple rabbi who merely came to teach love to His disciples? Did Jesus think He was God?...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:12

Staudt on”Monotheistic” Expressions

In reading a colleague’s draft essay I was reminded of a book that I found particularly helpful, but has received a disappointing level of notice, even, it appears, in scholarly circles.  I reviewed the book several years ago in the German journal, Theologische Literaturzeitung, but...

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Written by larryhurtado
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:00

Gender Catechism

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Today marks four years since the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges case that became a major turning point in the United States. This U.S. Supreme Court decision, requiring states to grant licenses to, and officially recognize, “same-sex marriage” (more accurately called “same-sex mirage&rd...

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Written by Josh Niemi
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:00

How Birth Teaches Us to Boast

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A Flashing Sign

While self-awareness is a natural side effect of maturity, God-awareness is a supernatural gift of grace.

I was watching my kids take swimming lessons at the pool one afternoon when a toddler drifted by seated in a floating device and wearing a...

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Written by Gloria Furman
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:00

The First Sin of the Day

O LORD OF GRACE, I have been hasty and short in private prayer, O quicken my conscience to feel this folly, to bewail this ingratitude; My first sin of the day leads into others, and it is just that thou shouldst withdraw thy presence from one who waited carelessly on thee. Keep me at all times...

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Written by Denny Burk
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:55

Ethical Or Expedient? The True Philosophy behind Abortion

An American outcry has erupted recently in response to newly legislated restrictions on abortion in certain states. Outraged, public figures have gone so far as to boycott Georgia, an entire state, in protest. Why have the American people fought so hard against abortion restrictions and pushed so...

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Written by Madelyn Wood
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:13

A Passion for Preaching the Gospel to Ourselves

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Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!1 Cor. 9:16

Lord Jesus, if “to woe” is to express dread, distress, and despair, then I’ve certainly done my share of “woe-ing.” “Woe is me, if she won’t go out with me”, or “if I don’t get the...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:00

Before The Throne Book Review: Exalting God’s Holiness

I’m happy and blessed to have read Allen Nelson’s book, Before the Throne. There aren’t many books about God’s holiness that accurately convey the wondrous truths of God’s manifold holiness in 12 readable, bite-sized, yet satisfying, chapters. It was a breath of fresh...

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Written by George Alvarado
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:00

A Glitch in the Book

Christians believe that the Bible is God's Word, breathed out by God, reliable, and authoritative. This is all well and good, but what happens if you find a glitch in the Book?I was reading along in Paul's first letter to Timothy when I came across this:
Let no one despise you for your youth, but...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:00

Ten Fun Things to Do This Summer Other Than Go to War with Iran

By Susannah Black, Christian Young, and Jake Meador

Looking for some creative summer weekend plans and keep coming back to the possibility of military intervention in Iran? Before you pencil that in, consider these less-expensive alternatives that are just as much fun!

  1. Buy a sailboat, fully outfit it...

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Written by Guest Writer
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:00

Why Intelligent Design Is An Argument from Knowledge, Not Ignorance

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A common misunderstanding of intelligent design theory is the idea that it’s an argument from ignorance—i.e., we don’t understand how natural forces could create something as complex as a human body, therefore “God did it.” This, they say, is a “God of the...

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Written by Amy K. Hall
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:56

The Coming Millennial Midlife Crisis

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One of the things I most admire about the Millennial generation is their desire to make a difference in the world. They are convinced that it’s their responsibility to make the world a better place. Not only that, but they believe they actually can. It’s little wonder, then, that...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:45

A La Carte (June 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a book by John Piper and a book about Lloyd-Jones.

Crossway will give you a free ebook copy of 12 Ways Your iPhone is Changing You if you fill out a brief survey.

Pro-Life For All: The Image of God in the Elderly

Be sure to read this one! “The statistics on the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:00

C.S. Lewis on Greed, Selfishness, and Self-Interest

In 2013, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, claimed business is under attack. Speaking to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, he said,

Humanity has been lifted up by business and yet it has been completely hijacked by its enemies who create a narrative that business is selfish, and greedy, and...

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Written by Dr. Art Lindsley
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:00

Grappling with the Fears of Technological Change

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As Christians, we look with ultimate hope to our ultimate future—the sure hope that we will be with God forever in a world free of sin and all its ugly effects. Christ will return, and what He has prepared for us will be more glorious than all we can ask or even imagine. It's the immediate...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:00

The Send’s Lou Engle Blesses Those Helping the “Evangelical and Catholic Worlds Become One”

June 26, 2019
For some time now Catholic evangelists Keith and Iwona Major have worked with The Send founder Lou Engle and IHOPKC’s (International House of Prayer Kansas City) Mike...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:00

Created by Christ

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 3:9) In the cont... More...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:26

SBC Resolution 5: Where is the Love?

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This past week many godly voices condemned the Southern Baptist Convention’s recently approved starry-eyed love letter to Cultural Marxism and Intersectionality known as Resolution 9. All God’s people rightly answered “Amen,” which may lead us to overlook another Resolution...

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Written by Diane Gaskins
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:03

Crying Out to God

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And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to CRY OUT, and say, Jesus, Thou Son of David, haver mercy on me.Mark 10:47

There are many reasons why our prayers and not always answered. We all know that sin interferes with successful praying (Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 59:1-2). The other...

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Written by George Stiekes
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:00

An Update on Mincaye, a Dear Brother and the Former Warrior who Speared to Death Nate Saint and Ed McCully

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When I was a brand new Christian in 1969 I heard the story of the five missionary martyrs in Ecuador. It had a powerful effect on my life, one that has never diminished.

Some years ago Steve Saint (Nate Saint’s son) and I became friends. He came to my home church within a week of the...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:00

KJV's Immanent Frames

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A while back I became convinced that my glasses were growing bigger. I'd look at myself in the mirror in the morning, sure that someone had substituted larger frames during the night. What was going on?

I eventually came to understand: it wasn’t that my glasses had changed, but my perception...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:15

Not So with the Onlookers

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Recently, during one of our weekly Community Group discussions, a friend's comment brought to mind the travelers/"balconeers" analogy written first by John Mackay and used by J.I. Packer in his introduction to Knowing God. In the bit, Mackay envisions two types of people, those who happen...

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Written by Mike Brooks
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:05

June 26: A Sad Division (OPC/BPC)

Sad Schism Among the Saintsby Rev. David T. Myers

They were united in their conviction over the apostasy of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. A number of the teaching and ruling elders had suffered over expulsion from the rolls of the visible church. Others had lost church buildings, manses, and...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:05

Five Challenges for Missionaries from The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

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While reading the missions classic The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, I was struck by David Brainerd’s perseverance through great hardships. He endured them all to accomplish one transcendent cause: to lead Native Americans to Christ. His short life (1718–1747) was devoted...

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Written by Erik Odegard
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:00

Always Now

We…beseech you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. — 2 Corinthians 6:1

The grace you had yesterday will not do for to-day. Grace is the overflowing favour of God; you can always reckon it is there to draw upon. “In much patience, in afflictions, in necessities,...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:00

Video: "The Donkeys and the King" by Alistair Begg

Change was on the horizon for Israel as the nation anticipated its new king. This time of transition was not marked by God’s absence, though. Instead, it highlighted His providential care for His people. Walking us through the events that led the future king, Saul, to meet Samuel, the prophet...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:00

Covenant in Isaiah, Part 4

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This post continues a series of extracts from a draft chapter in the book The Words of the Covenant: A Biblical Theology, Vol. 1 (forthcoming, d.v.). Read the series.

The Suffering Servant

God’s Servant reappears in Isaiah 52:13-53:12. This passage is of great significance because in it the...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:01

Fuller Seminary

On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols is on location at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, to discuss its founding and history.

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Authors: Ligonier Ministries

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:39

Another interview regarding Galatians

Dealing with questions such as New Perspective(s), faith in/of Christ, etc.

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Written by Craig Keener
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:17

Victim mentality

1. This is my wrapup on the latest White imbroglio. A black Christian friend asked me what my opinion was of his tweet, which is why I originally commented. I did two posts:

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:21

Folau: The Never Ending Story Featured

Lest people think I might be obsessed with Folau, they need to understand that it is not me who is obsessed, but his many enemies who will just NOT stop their ongoing persecution of him. The folks at GoFundMe thought they had won by pulling his funding campaign, only to find that twice as much was...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:03

The Image of God in Man

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  God created man in His...

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Written by M. Ashley Evans
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:00

But Not All Dumb Mistakes Are God’s Truth

“When we say all truth is God’s truth, we do not mean to say that this truth that we just thought we discovered ten minutes ago should be used to trump what we have known to be true for centuries. That is quite a different thing” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 88).

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 10:59

Hand-to-Hand Combat: Sinaiticus vs. Textus Receptus in Rev. 22

           It is often claimed that the text in older manuscripts is more accurate than the text in younger manuscripts. At first glance, this makes sense: fewer years implies fewer opportunities for copyists to corrupt the text.&nb...

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Written by James Snapp Jr
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 10:44

1 Peter 1:11 Is Biblical Support For The Trinity

"[1 Peter 1:11]. what--Greek, "In reference to what, or what manner of time." What expresses the time absolutely: what was to be the era of Messiah's coming; what manner of time; what events and features should characterize the time of His coming. The "or" implies that some of the prophets, if they...

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Written by Jesse
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:36

Bethel’s BSSM promotes ‘prophetic’ UNO cards?

Discerning believers should never be surprised at the latest antics coming out of Bethel and their Supernatural School of Ministry. Having already been exposed for their connection to, and endorsement of, Christalignment’s ‘Christian tarot cards’, you would think they would...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:57

Being Partakers Of The Divine Nature

"[2 Peter] 1:4 by them. i.e., through glory and excellence (v. 3). partakers in the divine nature. The believer shares in the life of God by means of Christ and the Spirit living in him (Rom. 8:9; Gal. 2:20)."The Ryrie Study Bible [New American Standard Bible], p. 1550

Authors: Jesse...

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Written by Jesse
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:48

The Tweet Heard Around the World: Explained, Defended, Vindicated, and What it Means to the Church

Went a little over 90 minutes today on my Saturday morning tweet that broke the Internet.  Had to deal with a whole lot of issues that came to light as a result.  Leave it to me to combine ethnicity and abortion in a single tweet! But it was important, and remains important, after all the...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:04

Christian Yoga – Exercise or Religious Deception?

MattS AMTM June 2019 Part 24 (heresy and false teachings) I would have thought this one was a “no brainer”, but, apparently not. Yoga has crept in everywhere, and seems to be acceptable in every level of society as a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:02

The Lamb of God and the Atonement Featured

by Mike Ratliff

29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 (NASB) 

In my Nave’s Topical Bible there is a subsection under “Atonement” titled “Atonement – Made by Jesus.”...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:43

What All Christians Need To Know About The 7 Noahide Laws, The New World Order And The Coming Short-Lived Kingdom Of The Antichrist

Even though we will not be here for the time of Jacob’s trouble, every Christian needs to know about the origin of the 7 Noahide Laws, who’s behind them and how they’re connected with the coming kingdom of the Antichrist and the New World Order

The vast majority of Christians know...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:39

Time for Pitchforks and Torches? Judge Rules Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open, Even Without a License Featured

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A St. Louis Circuit Judge named Michael Stelzer has extended a preliminary injunction allowing a St. Louis abortion clinic to continue murdering infants in spite of the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:54

Snoop Dogg Wins Gospel Music Award Featured

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Pulpit & Pen told you in 2017 that ‘Snoop Dogg’ would be producing a Gospel album, and then reported to you last year that Mr. Dogg’s album was topping the ‘Christian and Gospel’ section...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:50

06/25/2019

•Distracted parents are letting their children drown
•Aborted fetuses are oppressed women too
•British judge forces a woman to abort her baby
•This pastor understands Harry Potter better than ecclesiology
•Tom Hammond joins us in studio
•Getting inside What Time is Purple
•How one atheist blogger converted to Christianity
•Which argument for God’s existence is best?
•How should we make use of Presuppositional apologetics?

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:40

Starkweather: Depravity, Dystopia, And The Death Penalty In The Heart Of America

On this date in 1959 the state of Nebraska executed the death sentence upon Charles Starkweather, an admitted, notorious spree killer and mass murderer. Certainly, when “Charlie” (as he was known) was captured after a shootout in Douglas, Wyoming there was little doubt and by the end of...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:22

Man Charged for Interrupting Drag ‘Queen’ Library Story Time Featured

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Wow. Interrupting a drag queen story time really gets the book thrown at you. At least, in Maryland. Ashley Kyle Morgan (we assume his first name is unfortunate, considering the context of this story)...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:15

Evangelism, Apologetics, and Godly Conduct

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In his first letter to the early church, the apostle Peter very much emphasized the themes of Christian speech and Christian conduct. In Peter’s teaching Christian speech and Christian conduct are derived from the truths of the gospel. Through Christ’s death and resurrection the...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 05:56

Bethel Church Advertising “Prophetic UNO” Cards Featured

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In 2017, Pulpit & Pen revealed that Bethel Church in Redding, California, was peddling Christian Tarot Cards, which was subsequently written about in other media outlets like the Christian Post. Bethel leadership denied using...

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