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, 20 February 2018 08:56

Game, set, match

It’s a deal! https://t.co/UnNTM0lYWW

Dear Christian apologist, if you're allowed to quote Camus or Sartre as representative of the atheistic worldview then the atheist apologist is allowed to quote John Calvin or Jonathan Edwards as...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:43

167-Ralph Epperson- Forget what you’ve been told – Real Jesse James Lived to be 103!

Episode 167 of the A Minute To Midnite Show sees the return of Ralph Epperson. In this interview with Tony K, Ralph presents an amazing case for his belief that the history books have it all wrong. The Real Jesse … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:29

The Depraved Minded Are Brothers? Dr. Michael Brown on Kenneth Copeland’s He’s a Brother in the Lord Statement

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Scripture says those who view godliness as a means of gain have a depraved mind and are deprived of the truth.

and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 1 Timothy 6:5

It’s common knowledge...

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Written by isnotsatire
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:28

Moreland on Licona and McGrew

JP doesn't have FB, so he asked me to post this for him. Definitely worth considering.

"I have just read Lydia McGrew's stunning, refreshing, rigorous, and powerful new book Hidden in Plain View. McGrew--who, along with her husband, Tim, is a professor of philosophy at Western Michigan University,...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:18

167- Ralph Epperson – audio only version

167-Ralph Epperson- Forget what you’ve been told – Real Jesse James Lived to be 103! Right click to Download

Authors: Tony Koretz

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:11

What Does the Bible Say? – Are There Dinosaurs in the Bible?

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Authors: Pastor Ken Lawson...

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Written by Pastor Ken Lawson
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 07:58

Dr. Michael Brown AHHH! FIIIRE! IGNITE IGNITE! “Far more scripture for doing this” at Brownsville Revival

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This video has a lot of Dr. Michael Brown screaming out AHHH AHHH! and FIIIRE FIIIRE! and IGNITE IGNITE at the Brownsville Revival. At one point he says there is far more scripture for doing that than there is going through an ordered church program.

Full video here.

Authors: isnotsatire...

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Written by isnotsatire
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 07:50

Dream act

Here's my side of an exchange I had with Darrell Bock on his recently article:
Darrell,
A chronic problem with your political articles is that you never engage the other side of the...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 07:05

Breaking the Cycle of Christian Shaming Regarding Debt

Where is the mercy from Christian leaders for people who end up in debt through no malfeasance of their own?

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:37

India Mission Trip Video 2014

It’s a long time coming but we wanted to share a video that we were just able to finish.  Elizabeth and I (Kyle) took a very humbling trip to India in 2014, meeting hundreds and were able to share the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. God is so compassionate to allow us to be involved in such...

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Written by Kyle Peart
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:09

God talks to me; and I try to tell others what He says

Mike Pence, vice president of the United States, is not hesitant about his Christian faith. He frequently talks about coming to faith in Christ as a student after a visit to a Christian music festival in 1978.

Martin Sanders, writing in Christianity Today, says, “He (Pence) demonstrably holds...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:08

Who will and who will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Featured

by Mike Ratliff

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 1 Corinthians 15:50 (NKJV) 

There are only two religions in the entire world. There is genuine Christianity and then every other form of religiosity...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:50

Atheist Christian Book Club: Watch Now - Feb. Meeting (Part 2)

Good afternoon , What happened at this months Atheist and Christian Book Club? By popular demand, you can now watch our Feb. 2018 meeting. Youd think this is a recipe for a riot! Put 25 Christians and atheist in the same room talking about God and and brace for the explosion. Yes, it can get tense...

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Written by profilesubs
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:47

Prophet Passion Java Meets Benny Hinn

I’m posting this mostly for record keeping purposes. Prophet Passion Java from Africa has been on tour in the U.S. and he just met Benny Hinn. He’s one of the first false prophets from Africa I’ve observed making waves in my country. He’s very flashy, smooth talking, and...

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Written by isnotsatire
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:37

Being Liturgical


imageA very busy Liturgical Calendar
 
I was raised in a Roman Catholic household, so catholic in fact that there was even a priest in the family (Fr. Teddy, he was a missionary in the Philippines) so yeah, I'm familiar with Liturgical. Do you realize that this coming Thursday, February 22, is the Feast of...

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Written by Doug Evans
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:34

Liberalism Is Alive and Well

Let’s be clear what we are talking about here. What Peter Enns said last week in Plymouth, Minnesota, is nothing less than new iteration of old theological liberalism. Casting doubt on the Genesis record, disputing the supernatural nature of the Scriptures, and denying the work of Christ was...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:03

Modalism and Modern Worship (Horton)

image One of the many blessings of a liturgy shaped by biblical truths and phrases is that it gets in you.  If a liturgy is full of biblical truth, it teaches the truth.  Both kids and adults learn good theology from a good liturgy.  On the other hand, if a liturgy doesn’t...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:57

Terminology Tuesday: Equivocal

Adjective that describes the status of a term when it is used in more than one sense in the course of an argument, so that the argument commits the logical fallacy of equivocation. Note the equivocal use of terms in the following humorous example: “I love you. Therefore I am a lover. All the...

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Written by Richard Porter
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:54

The Cynical J.K. Rowling

For the past decade, J.K. Rowling’s relationship to her own work has been incredibly cynical and stunningly mercenary. As a serious fan of the Harry Potter books, I’m thankful for her obvious talents and the richness and beauty of the mythology she’s made. Her mammoth wealth and...

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Written by Samuel James
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:34

Exposing Dr. Michael Brown | BTWN from the Pulpit Pen Archive Featured

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Written by Tim Hurd
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:19

Freud, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, “Forgetting Proper Names”

(The painter whose name Freud could not remember):

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Freud argues that it is not merely forgetting but “substituting” which is interesting: I search for the name of X, I substitute the name Y — and that substitution “persists”.  This process of substituting one name...

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Written by memoirandremains
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:02

Jesus Died so You Could Be a Successful Entrepreneur Says Shawn Bolz

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Shawn Bolz wants us to come into the fullness of everything God’s love paid for, and you can find out for $49. Jesus paid the price so you could be successful in technology, information, entrepreneurship, ingenuity and science, according to Bolz.

Scripture says people who view godliness as...

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Written by isnotsatire
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:02

Planning, Planting and Pastoral Ministry

My dad carried a little note pad with him throughout the entirety of my childhood. I watched him write down what he had to accomplish and then watched as he systematically did all that he had planned to do. I never asked where he learned to do this. He would often tell me that so much of life...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:39

Do you know of any good books on graciousness?

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Well, I do now!  My friend, John Crott’s new book on this needed subject just released.  Graciousness: Tempering Truth with Love is a book that every pastor and every Christian lover of truth needs to read.  The goal is not to temper our love for the truth, but to learn how to...

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Written by Brian
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:32

The Nearness of God in His Word

Psalm 119:145-152, “145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes.146 I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:30

2018 Pastor’s Conference Lineup Announced

Last May I expressed my excitement on this blog that H.B. Charles would be nominated to serve as the President of the 2018 SBC Pastor’s Conference.  Then at the annual meeting in Phoenix last year, Pastor Charles was unanimously elected to serve as the first African American president of...

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Written by Adam Blosser
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:30

How to Deal with Grief

Grief is a strange thing. Months, even years after a loss, it can show up unexpectedly.

About eight months after my grandfather passed away, I was traveling on the highway and passed the exit I would take to get to his house. I suddenly started crying and couldn’t stop. The wave of grief came...

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Written by Christina Fox
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:25

The Glory of Jesus in the Wilderness

Matthew 4 records an intense and supernatural conflict, as Satan seeks to tempt Jesus in the wilderness. Although the language Matthew uses suggests that Satan was constantly testing Jesus for forty days and forty nights, three temptations are mentioned specifically. And of those three, it seems...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:15

Abiding in Christ

imageArticle: What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ? by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson (original source here)

The exhortation to “abide” has been frequently misunderstood, as though it were a special, mystical, and indefinable experience. But Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of...

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Written by John Samson
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:11

02/20/2018

•How a baseball scout and sovereignty helped Costi Hinn get saved
•How do I get my loved ones out of the Prosperity movement?
•Governor Matt Bevin is addressing the culture that creates gun violence
•The Gospel is the long-term solution to gun violence
•What is the short-term solution to gun violence?

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:09

The Wages Of Sin Is Death

God’s holy Law says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all he law and . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 02:03

Michael Brown Affirms Kenneth Copeland as a Christian Brother Featured

Michael Brown has published a new book, which he claims will call out the excesses of charismaticism. The book is called, Playing With Holy Fire: AWake Up Call to the Pentecostal-Charismatic Church, and will supposedly rebuke those in charismaticism that have been polluting the bathwater, wherein...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:40

Pastoral Training

Christianity Today has posted an article here on the changing nature of pastoral training in the United States.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:33

Hillsong’s Bobbie Houston Claims Apostolic Anointing For Husband, Brian Featured

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Bobbie Houston is the wife of Brian Houston, and calls herself the “co-senior pastor of Hillsong church.” Hillsong is the Australia-based global phenomenon that has been growing throughout the world through its Arian Snare pop-music, Word-Faith theology, and celebrity endorsements. With...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:27

As Korea Winter Games wind down, second team still sharing their faith

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The second team of Georgia Baptists are currently in PyeongChang and are scheduled to return this Saturday, Feb. 24. MARTY YOUNGBLOOD/Special

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — With only a handful of days remaining for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games here, Georgia Baptists remain onsite with a second...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:10

The Question of Infant Salvation Featured

The Second London Baptist Confession, chapter 10, paragraph 3, discusses the question of what happens to elect infants, dying in infancy. It reads:

Elect infants dying in infancy are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit;10 who works when, and where, and how He pleases;11 so also are...

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Written by Jared Longshore
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:00

February 19, 2018 Show with Vincent Sawyer on “The Need for Biblical Parenting in the Age of School Massacres”

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February 19, 2018:

Vincent Sawyer, pastor of Victory Baptist Church of Port Charlotte, FL, & founder of Macedonian Call Ministries, who will discuss:

“The NEED For BIBLICAL PARENTING in the Age of SCHOOL MASSACRES”

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Authors: Eric...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:43

Dr. Michael Brown — When Dangerous Becomes Delusional

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“This is another hallmark of the Michael Brown playbook,” chides Anthony Wade. “He always wants to sound like the more reasonable party in the discussion. So he pays lips service to the cause of the other side.” In the following quote, Brown actually admits that some online...

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Written by Marsha West
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:35

5 tips every wife and mother in ministry needs

Many ministry wives are overwhelmed, stressed out, and stretched thin.

I’m so thankful that Sojourn Network invests in ministry wives. During this year’s Leaders’ Summit, I was asked to speak to the wives on the topic of balancing ministry, motherhood, and marriage (you can listen...

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Written by Nikki Daniel
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:31

What Can Churches Do to Help with Mental Health Conditions?

image ADHD and autism, depression and anxiety, mood disorders and other common mental health conditions are all part of people’s lives this side of the fall.

Yet the very place that should offer healing and hope is often the least equipped to help. Further, it is the place least likely to be...

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Written by Jeremy Bouma
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:26

3GT Episode 73: When Two Kingdoms Become One

Why would the 3GTers want to talk about the Democratic primary for the governor’s race in Texas? Because one candidate who is promoting a pro-choice position is an elder in a Reformed church, and other elders in his denomination are calling him to repent!

The guys use this situation to delve...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 19 February 2018 23:43

Letters Over the Transom

Hollow Soul Bullets

I do believe this is one of the finest commentaries on the issues surrounding the ongoing epidemic of public school shootings that I have been privileged to read. I must, once again, briefly comment on the links included in your post. When I saw the one highlighted as “as...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 19 February 2018 23:43

You Can Unlock the Supernatural from the Courts of Heaven! (For $139.00) Featured

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Got an extra $139 laying around? The Apostle Robert Henderson will grant you permission to:

Unlock the Supernatural from the Courts of Heaven!

And if you think this is gonna be just another flakey conference don't worry, this conference features some heavyweight theologians like: Patricia King,...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Monday, 19 February 2018 23:41

Men on Mission: The Aggression of Love

Love is not merely an emotion. Love is not an abstract theory. Love is not harmless niceness. Love is not permissiveness. Love is aggressive and concrete. In fact, love is as aggressive and concrete as a bloody cross with the incarnate Son of God hanging on it. The most familiar verse in the Bible...

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Written by David Prince
Monday, 19 February 2018 23:41

10 Point Sermon Checklist

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1. What is the main purpose of my sermon?

In a book of interest to preachers, Phillip Collins writes:

“All speeches can be divided into at least one of the three functions: 

1. Information: a speech whose principal function is to leave an audience better informed than they were before you...

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Written by Peter Grainger