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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Monday, 19 February 2018 14:05

February 20: Rev. Azel Roe

The Rebel Clergyman of New Jersey by Rev. David T. Myers

With half of inhabitants of New Jersey being Scotch-Irish Presbyterians during the American Revolution, it is not surprising that the British labeled our focus today as “the famous rebel clergyman of New Jersey.” Certainly, the...

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Written by archivist
Monday, 19 February 2018 14:00

Digital Technology is Killing our Minds

We have gained much from technology, but we have also lost much. It has enhanced our lives, but it’s also (slowly) killing our lives. I want to highlight its murderous power over the next few days, starting with how it’s killing our minds

Digital technology is killing our concentration

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Written by David Murray
Monday, 19 February 2018 14:00

Degrees of Reward: Part 2 – Living for Payday

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Reposted with permission from the Cripplegate. Read Part 1.

Previously I wrote a response to Dr Wellum’s video in which he expressed doubt about the existence of degrees of rewards in heaven. In addition, he stated the following: “We are not to be people who are living our lives...

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Written by Clint Archer
Monday, 19 February 2018 13:57

The Missing Word in Our Modern Gospel

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Every Christian loves the gospel. By definition, you cannot have a Christian who isn’t shaped by and saved by the gospel.

So three cheers for the gospel. Make that three million cheers.

But let’s preach the gospel the way Jesus and the Apostles did. Theirs was not a message of...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Monday, 19 February 2018 13:10

Does It Bother You That God Barred Moses from the Promised Land?

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For a long time, I was bothered by the fact that God didn’t allow Moses into the Promised Land. I sympathized with Moses in his one moment of weakness, and I wondered if God judged him too harshly.

I was also bothered by the fact I was bothered.

It’s not good to stay in a place where you...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Monday, 19 February 2018 13:00

They ‘paid a big price’ for racial reconciliation

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Pastor Paul Turner of First Baptist Church in Clinton, TN, told the congregation Scripture “never compromises with sin” the week after he was beaten by segregationists. Screen capture from YouTube

By David Roach

NASHVILLE (BP) — Striving for racial reconciliation was costly for some...

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Written by Baptist Press
Monday, 19 February 2018 13:00

Hedge maze

I'm going to comment on some related statements by A. J. Ayer. He was a prominent English atheist, not as famous as Russell, but also not as flippant. I'd note in passing that Russell and Ayer were both gifted children as well as emotionally neglected children. Both men were womanizers. As Paul...

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Written by steve
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:59

Adultery and Divorce: Sex Isn’t the Problem

Text Matthew 5:27-32 Jesus continues to unmask the self-righteous externalism typified by the scribes and Pharisees by showing that the only righteousness acceptable to God is purity of heart. Without that purity, the outward life makes no difference. God’s divine evaluation takes place in...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:28

Silence – When God shakes Everything and Turns Your World Upside Down

                                    By Joanie Stahl Feb 2018 EXTRACT FROM THE ARTICLE There is a great return that He is calling out for from His … Continue reading

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Written by Tony Koretz
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:16

You Can Call Things Into Existence Like God Does Says Joyce Meyer

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Joyce Meyer says we can call things into existence and command angels just like God can.

 

She cites Romans 4:17 as proof we can call things into existence.

in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Ye...

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Written by isnotsatire
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:07

Kierkegaard: Freedom of Choice in Either/Or

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Volume 2 of Either/Or is composed of two long, often tedious [the first letter, “Aesthetic Validity of Marriage” can be particularly slow, repetitious, dull], meandering, letters from Judge Vilhelm to man of volume 1 (which includes the famous Diary of a Seducer).  A primary aspect...

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Written by memoirandremains
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:07

Resources On Lent

William Whittaker Contra Lent Richard Sibbes Contra Lent Owen Contra Lent, Easter, And The Normative Principle Of Worship With The Reformed Pubcast On Lent And Sola Scriptura The Reformed Defense Of Christian Liberty In 1530 The Reformed Reject Lent In Basle In . . . Continue reading →

Authors:...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 19 February 2018 11:01

Does prayer stop bullets?

Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.

Tyson is a "public intellectual". Like Carl Sagan, Jerry Coyne, and Richard...

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Written by steve
Monday, 19 February 2018 10:21

Case Closed on the Veracity of Jules Woodson’s Story: Now Sit Back and Watch Savage, Conlee and Bradley Attempt a Gold Medal in Bible Gymnastics

Why this is a closed case and why I think Highpoint Memphis will attempt to medal in the all round Bible gymnastics event.

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Monday, 19 February 2018 10:08

Does the evangelical egalitarian spectrum include those who affirm gay marriage?

imageToday, I just happened to be reading Sarah Sumner’s essay on “Gender” in Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Sumner has a couple of paragraphs describing the complementarian and egalitarian spectrums. She says that while all complementarians believe that husbands are...

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Written by Denny Burk
Monday, 19 February 2018 10:00

The Warm Brownies of Natural Law

“A couple of young brothers go home after school, accompanied by a couple of unbelieving friends. When they get to the house, they find it clean and in good order. There are some beautiful paintings on the wall, the work of the boys’ mother. On the counter is a tray of brownies, still...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:56

Who Said That? – Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?

(Originally printed in the Summer 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal Beginning on page 14) An evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years it has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It...

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Written by Guest Writer
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:42

Dr. Michael Brown Promotes a False Spirit – Quit Putting up with it!

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On today’s Line of Fire episode Dr. Michael Brown talked about the need for experiences with God and fellowship of the Holy Spirit. There is one problem. Dr. Michael Brown promotes another spirit, and the church needs to quit putting up with it.

The video below clearly shows that Dr. Brown...

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Written by isnotsatire
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:12

Profile 13: Brian Houston

Author of thirteen books, pastor/founder of Hillsong Church and scheduled to speak at Thrive Southwest March 1-3 2018 (a conference that is a harborer of false teachers), Brian Houston certainly holds much influence today. As a result, it would be a good idea to compare his teachings to...

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Written by Clint Adams
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:00

12 reasons Millennials are over church, Part 1

– Episode 2230 –

12 reasons Millennials are over church, Part 1

Segment 1 (00:00) – Lessons from James

Segment 2 (09:14) – James and wisdom

Segment 3 (20:254) – How to respond to millennials

Wretched Surprise! (26:32) – Tomorrow Clubs

The post 12 reasons Millennials...

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Written by samueljroys
Monday, 19 February 2018 08:59

Evangelize Trusting in God’s Word, Not Your Arguments

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When sharing the gospel, all we need to do is proclaim what we know from the Word of God. We may feel very inefficient and incompetent, but the power is in God’s Word; not in our abilities, persuasive arguments, and debating skills. It’s not the vessel proclaiming the Word, but the...

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Written by Jeff Peterson
Monday, 19 February 2018 08:28

Hillsong Goes Full Roman Catholic Featured

[Editor’s Note: This was first published at EmergentWatch.com, written by Mark Jefferies. A link to the full article will be posted below. We are running an excerpt from this article because it is important to demonstrate the ecumenism of the New Apostolic Reformation and its reuniting of...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 19 February 2018 08:08

Nadia Bolz-Weber Says She’d Melt Down Purity Rings and Build Vagina Statue for Feminist, Gloria Steinem Featured

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“Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:59

God's Goodness To Those Who Live Far Away From Home

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Last Sunday when I was standing in front of our church making some announcements I stopped mid-sentence when a couple of visitors walked in the door. Midway through something about the next youth group, my mouth dropped open and out came, “Well hello, Mr. and Mrs. Cobb!” Grinning from...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:58

Ministering to Children – 7 suggestions

7 Ways Pastors Can Help Shepherd Children | ChuckLawless.com

We who serve as pastors often think about ministering to adults, but we don’t spend enough time thinking about how we can minister to the children in our congregation. Pastors, consider these possibilities: more…

This list...

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Written by dcsj
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:55

Teens with guns

I going to make a couple of loosely related observations about schoolyard snipers. Many advocates of "sensible gun control" seem to think we need to keep guns out of the hands of teenagers, or at the very least, military grade weapons. 
1. Some people think the solution, or at least one...

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Written by steve
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:33

What A Major New Commentary Says About Isaiah 9

H.G.M. Williamson's commentary on Isaiah 6-12 came out recently. I just wrote a post on Facebook about Williamson's material on Isaiah 9:1-7.

Authors: Jason Engwer...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:29

Sermon: The Fourth Pentecost Featured

This message is taken from Acts 19:7-11, in Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermons series. The message deals with the unconverted disciples in Ephesus who had not heard of the Holy Spirit. They had to be baptized, and then upon Paul’s laying on of hands, they manifested tongues and prophecy. The...

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Written by JD Hall
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:23

A Introduction to Family Worship

During the 2018 Pastor’s Conference at Bethlehem College and Seminary, Dr. Don Whitney lead a sesion titled “Family Worship: Leading as a Father, Mentoring as a Pastor.” During this 45-minute session, Whitney provided an introduction to the what, why, and how of family...

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:21

Podcast: Joy Behar and Hearing from God Featured

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On this episode of Polemics Report, JD...

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Written by JD Hall
Monday, 19 February 2018 06:04

Big Events This Week – 2/19/18

Authors: Kurt Jaros...

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Written by Kurt Jaros
Monday, 19 February 2018 05:35

The Tower of Babel error Featured

by Mike Ratliff

6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,Call upon Him while He is near.7 Let the wicked forsake his way,And the unrighteous man his thoughts;Let him return to the Lord,And He will have mercy on him;And to our God,For He will abundantly pardon.8 “For My thoughts are not your...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 19 February 2018 05:19

Scientific Determinism vs. Christian Predictability

by K. Scott Oliphint

Atheist: Sam Harris has written a masterful exposition of the myth of free will. And the reason that free will is a myth, Harris and I understand as committed scientists, is that all that happens is the product of a materially determined process. Since everything that happens,...

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Written by john_hendryx
Monday, 19 February 2018 05:15

Ohio parents lose custody of their "transgender" daughter

Well, that didn't take long.

Last June I reported on alarming developments for parental rights in Ontario and Illinois. Ontario passed a law that expressly raised the concern that parents could lose custody of their children if they refused to go along with aggressive transgender "treatment." At...

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What's Wrong with the World
Monday, 19 February 2018 05:11

The Case Against Judging God Featured

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Is it ever wise to put God on trial?

Is it ever proper to judge God’s motives and works by our standards?

This week in our Tennessee General Assembly Bible study, we’ll be tackling Part 3 of our “Know Your Enemy”series. This week we will be focusing on the inherent stupidity...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Monday, 19 February 2018 05:04

Slavery and Surrogacy

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That there was a time when 85,000 Africans a year were taken against their will from their motherland to work the plantations of the Caribbean and America is appalling to us. That the human rights of those so transported were utterly ignored appals us. The hypocrisy of respectable, morally upright...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:58

Finger of God: a Review of Darren Wilson's Documentary Featured

Dear Pastor HughesI would like to ask you a few questions regarding this film [Finger of God]. I read your blog, but I cannot find any new information. The Church I attend is planning to show this film. Would you recommend we do? If not, why?. Any updated information will help me.Thanks, MarioThank...

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Written by FSBCJC
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:58

Letters to a Broken Girl/E-Book Now Available

Click here to get to the store where this book is now available. You have the option of getting it in a PDF, EPub, or Mobi.

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The post Letters to a Broken Girl/E-Book Now Available appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:39

Reformation 500 Service Meditations

On October 31, 2017, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, hosted an overflow crowd who gathered to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The service included reflections by Seminary faculty on four of the “solas” of the Reformation. Below are videos of the four meditations. They...

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Written by Editor
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:17

02/19/2018

•Benny Hinn’s nephew shines light on what really happens at those meetings
•Benny Hinn has never healed anyone
•How material comforts distract you from sin
•Is Todd wrong about Gun Control?
•Does defending constitutional rights hinder the Gospel?
•A grieving mom demands action. What is the right action?

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Written by joey
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:02

Words that Only Some Western Christians May Sing

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1 A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing; nor fear, with Your righteousness on, my person and off’ring to bring. The terrors of law and of God with me can have nothing to do; my Savior’s obedience and blood hide all my transgressions from view.

2 The work which His goodness...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 19 February 2018 03:48

Graciousness: Tempering Truth With Love – John Crotts (2018)

The matter of truth is of utmost importance for the follower of Jesus Christ. However, sometimes a person with a passion for the truth has a tendency to “steamroll” the unsuspecting – the one who has either never learned the truth or the one who has chosen to reject...

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Written by David Steele
Monday, 19 February 2018 03:46

Providing transportation for Southern Baptist heroes

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On furlough from Peru, Mike and Kathy Weaver stand with their granddaughter as they are picked up at the Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. MCG/Special

MCDONOUGH — The Macedonian Call of Georgia is dedicated to assisting Southern Baptist heroes – our missionaries – with...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Monday, 19 February 2018 03:45

The Point of Being Presbyterian

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Yes, Presbyterianism is historic — it predates the conversions provoked by Jonathan Edwards. But that doesn’t mean that Presbyterianism uses whatever bits of Christian history that also qualify as historic. Presbyterianism says history doesn’t matter compared to something even...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 19 February 2018 03:45

The Heart of Pastoral Ministry: Loving God, His Word, and His People

I remember my old mentor, Dr. D. James Kennedy, telling me that the pastor must love three things more than all others: God, God’s Word, and God’s People. I believe his admonition of these simple and profound intuitive desires came from a singular passion stirred in the heart of the...

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Written by Michael Milton