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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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:35

The Long Drive Home

She was the kind of girl who always said the wrong thing. She tried to claw her way into the popular crowd, in her de-clawed, shy kitten sort of way. It was high school in the early nineties, and we were all just doing the best we could with the very little that we knew… [read more]

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Written by Melissa
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:15

Do You Suffer from ‘Bible Anorexia’?

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Our souls can starve, just like our bodies. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). Our souls require regular meals from the Scriptures. And notice the word “every” in Matthew 4:4. We need all ...

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Written by Keri Folmar
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:10

Using Social Media as a Legitimate Ministry

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When it comes to digital, most churches are doing it wrong. We post our events and blast what we are doing inside our four walls to the world. We talk about Jesus, but we focus on our events. We invite those looking for a church, but we don’t speak to the lost or to those who are hurting. In...

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Written by Jared Laitgo
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:05

February 22: Rev. John Craig the Call for Independence

Augusta County Presbyterians call for independenceby Rev. David T. Myers

It was simple and direct. The mass meeting of people from the Virginia county of Augusta in Stanton chose two delegates to represent them in Richmond, Virginia in the Virginia Convention. One was Thomas Lewis and the other one...

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Written by archivist
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:05

When Bible Study Goes Wrong

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The Pharisees were experts in the word of God. In light of their diligent study, they were sure they knew what God expected of them. They were thought to be the most principled in their serious-minded adherence to God’s word. They were particularly scrupulous in observing food laws...

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Written by David Prince
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:00

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 3 continues Paul’s instructions for specific groups in the local church, continuing with the elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7). In the New Testament, the terms “overseer” and “shepherd” describe the main functions of the elders, i.e., they rule over the congregation...

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Written by Hannah Graves
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:00

Truthpartner? Establish a self-service account

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Are you a Truthpartner and request the monthly resource(s) each month through the mail, phone, or website with your donation? We’ve recently enhanced our website, and you can now request your monthly resources through your self-service account!

Along with requesting monthly resources, you can...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:00

Digital Technology is Killing our Relationships

Although so much digital technology revolves around communication, it has had a devastating impact on so many aspects of relationships.

Digital Technology is Killing our Identity

Successful relationships cannot happen unless the people involved have a clear sense of personal identity. But we...

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Written by David Murray
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:36

Von Hildebrand and Christian Moral and Political Engagement Featured

Many folks, if asked to name a religious figure who opposed Hitler and the Nazis, would be able to name Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Lutheran pastor was indeed a leading figure in the German Christian community who resolutely opposed this diabolical political ideology.

But there is another name we...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:23

Genesis and History

imageArticle by Director Thomas Purifoy Jr.: Six Reasons Reformed Christians Should Embrace Six-Day Creation (original source here)

When ‘Is Genesis History?’ opened in theaters last year, we had no idea it would be the top-grossing Christian documentary for 2017. We were even more surprised...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:10

Learning Theology and Engaging Others… in Service to the Great Commission

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The best way to understand your culture is to leave it, at least for a while.

For me, it took being outof American society for five years to understand certain aspects of the culture in which I was raised. Whenever I returned home from doing mission work in Romania, I noticed things I had never...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:07

And the Prayers

Text: Acts 2:42

Since God is Sovereign, why pray?

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:05

How to Find the Will of God

imageArticle by R. C. Sproul: What Is the Will of God for My Life?

This excerpt is taken from the book “Everyone’s a Theologian”.

What does the Bible say about God’s leading? It says that if we acknowledge God in all our ways, He will direct our paths (Prov. 3:5–6). We are...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:45

A Tribute to Billy Graham

At age 99, Billy Graham passed from this life to the next, and he is enjoying his forever home. To God be the Glory!

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:20

YWAM’s Occultic New Age ‘Alternatives’ Ministry

The Christian community was recently shocked to discover that a group out of Bethel Redding – Christ Alignment – was practicing divination using “Destiny Cards”, and involved in forbidden occultic practices under the guise of ‘ministering’ to New Agers. As it...

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Written by Mark Jefferies
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:56

Gucci Models At Milan Fashion Week Featured Cyborgs Carrying Severed Heads For ‘Feminist Message’

On Wednesday afternoon during Milan Fashion Week, Gucci staged a spectacular yet peculiar fashion show that included “cyborg” models — which, upon a deeper look, possessed an underlying metaphorical feminist message.

“Without natural affection, trucebreakers,...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:54

Jesus Suffered the Penalty in Hell Kenneth Copeland Still Says 02-21-2018

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Kenneth Copeland is still teaching that Jesus suffered the penalty in hell. He said it in a newly made video posted to Facebook on 02-21-2018. On 02-19-2018 Dr. Michael Brown was under the impression Kenneth Copeland had renounced this teaching.

 

Full video here.

Authors: isnotsatire...

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Written by isnotsatire
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:43

Government Deploys Public School Drones In Battle For “Gun Control” Featured

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Not the unmanned mechanical kind that we’ve become all too familiar with in recent years, though the drones we’re talking about are every bit as State-programmed as any Predator-like product deployed in any of our numerous, perpetually ongoing overseas military...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:00

William Franklin Graham, Jr (November, 7, 1918 - February 21, 2018) (Jonathan Master)

The Bible tells us that Christ graciously gives gifted people to His Church for her growth and maturity. Among these are the evangelists. Today we learned that the best known American evangelist has died; he is now present with the Lord whom he served. Much should and will be written about the...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:00

The Center is not the Circumference

“I put a distinction between the Church and the Kingdom. The Church is at the center, Word and sacrament, and only sacred things are sacred. Because what the Church does is potent, this transforms the entire world—but it doesn’t turn the world into Church. That’s not the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:56

Billy Graham

A few random thoughts about Billy Graham. I'll begin with a theological criticism, then say some positive things:
i) Decisional evangelism has a fundamentally flawed understanding of conversion. Decisional evangelism basically eliminates saving faith. To make a decision is an act of the will. That...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:26

Is Billy Graham in heaven? Featured

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Billy Graham, aged 99, has passed away. Best known for his itinerant global evangelism, his Decision Magazine, his Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and the popular radio show Hour of Decision from 1950 to 1954. Graham spent his life preaching to the masses.He developed mass evangelism events...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:00

This is NOT the gospel

– Episode 2232 –

This is NOT the gospel

Segment 1 (00:00) – The real good news requires the real bad news

Segment 2 (09:33) – The real gospel requires the real good news

Segment 3 (16:38) – The real gospel preached by Steve Lawson

Wretched Surprise! (26:33) – Sermon...

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Written by samueljroys
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:04

This Week in Kris Vallotton -- Money Rocks and Religion Sucks

Vallotton is back at it with two more absurd postings. One embracing money to sell his new book and the other denouncing religion to try and avoid any criticism.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:03

Standing firm in God’s truth no matter the cost Featured

by Mike Ratliff

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.”23 So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:02

Billy Graham (1918–2018)

As many probably know by now, Billy Graham has gone to be with the Lord. I am thankful for his ministry and especially so, because I came to know the Lord through one of his crusades.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:25

Holy Ghost Finger Gun Is Biblical but John MacArthur Is Not? Dr. Michael Brown

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Rolland Baker’s Holy Ghost finger gun is biblical, but John MacArthur is unbiblical? Dr. Michael Brown just uploaded a video to Youtube about fellowship with the Holy Spirit and experiencing God. In the video he said John MacArthur is unbiblical in the area of fellowship with the Holy Spirit...

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Written by isnotsatire
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:57

02/21/2018

•Witness Wednesday
•David has left the church. Has he left the faith?
•A radio host in training
•Trish is at the Texas wine festival
•An Italian catholic
•Shane is drinking a lot of beer at the wine festival

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Written by joey
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:43

Behold Your God: The Only Creator

In this part of this short series, we are going to look at the fact that Jesus is the Creator. There is only one Creator. God didn’t choose a human being and endow him with the ability to create. Jesus as God the Son has the power to create because He is God. The role of creating everything...

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Written by modres
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:11

Ruth Bell Graham’s Answered Prayer

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Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid (as we’re inclined to do), I do not need a handsome man but let him be like You; I do not need one big and strong nor yet so very tall, nor need he be some genius, or wealthy, Lord, at all; but let his head be high, dear God, and let his eye be clear, his...

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Written by Melissa Kruger
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:52

“Leaving Mormonism” – A Review

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I was sent this book (and another that I must review soon) before Christmas and the publisher, quite understandably wishes me to review it.  I am very happy to do so since this is a fine resource

A Review of Leaving Mormonism: Why Four Scholars Changed Their Minds, edited by Corey Miller &...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:41

FBFI Statement On the Death of Evangelist Billy Graham

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Billy Graham was a gospel preacher and evangelist.  He has also been an architect of and most influential spokesman for the movement that has become present day evangelicalism.   His influence has been immense.  There are many thousands in heaven today...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:04

Alistair Begg Remembers Billy Graham

Alistair Begg shares memories of Billy Graham and his ministry.

Authors: TFL...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:29

7 things every Christian can learn from Billy Graham

Definitive pronouncements about a person’s legacy are best left to future historians, but in the case of Billy Graham, certain reliable observations can be made now. As I both mourn his passing today, and rejoice that he is now with the Savior whom he deeply loved, I offer these reflections...

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Written by Timothy K. Beougher
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:25

Michael Brown Retweets Claim His New Book is Word from God Featured

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Michael Brown

Michael Brown is the chief apologist for the Charismaniac movement, giving vocal defenses and stirring endorsements for men like Bill Johnson, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, and Rodney Howard Browne.

Sadly, the Michael Brown you see on The Dividing Line or on his program, the Line of...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:07

Check Out The Updated AGR Website

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:04

Christ Replaces Moses as a Lawgiver

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Christ replaces Moses as a lawgiver, just as He replaced other Old Testament types. Moses was the shadow, but Christ is the substance. Moses gave laws to a civil nation made up of mostly unregenerate people. Christ gave laws for a nation of fully regenerate people who all know the Lord and are...

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Written by Charles Leiter
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:03

Random Good Articles

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The articles linked to below are good for educating yourself on the various issues so as to be able to intelligently discuss them with others. You’ll notice the majority have to do with the Roman Catholic faith, demonstrating the unbiblical nature of some of their doctrines.

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:03

It’s not conversion therapy; it’s just conversion.

image Last week, Jackie-Hill Perry spoke on the campus of Harvard University for a campus student group called Harvard College Faith and Action (HCFA). For those unfamiliar with Jackie-Hill Perry, she’s a poet and a Christian who was converted to Christ out of lesbianism. She is courageous, bold,...

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Written by Denny Burk
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:46

Billy Graham’s Death Sign of Great Revival, Said Benny Hinn Featured

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In the video clip below, you’ll see a gaggle of false prophets spouting nonsense about the End Times. One says “there will be a converge of signs [that overlap] and there’s a company of people that have been hidden in God for a season, but they’re going to come out of hiding...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:39

Hey Dr. Michael Brown, Your New Book is Already Useless! Featured

imageDr. Michael Brown has been very busy promoting his new book, even though it won't be released until April 3rd.

Here's an ad that is selling "signed and numbered" books:

Here's how this new book is described

So, it sounds like Dr. Michael Brown is finally going to say something about the cesspool of...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:30

A Faithful Legacy: Billy Graham

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” “I trust Jesus with all my tomorrows, knowing that He will solve the mystery of life beyond the grave.” North Carolina native and evangelist, the Reverend Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99. Known by...

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Written by Greg Mathias
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:22

Top For Glory – 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

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Authors: Pastor Jeff Seekins...

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Written by Pastor Jeff Seekins
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:16

Learning the Biblical ABCs of Emotional Intelligence

As Christians, we are all about growth—growing in grace to become more like Christ.

And, as Christians, we have scores and scores of resources for renewing our minds and taking every thought captive to the gospel.

Yet, as Christians, we don’t spend as much time thinking about, nor do we...

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Written by Bob