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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Thursday, 16 August 2018 10:49

God Played Lego with Me Says Prophet Keith Ferrante Featured

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Prophet Keith Ferrante claims God played Lego with him during his first ever encounter with God. He said the purpose of this was to show that God is a fun God. Ferrante shared this story during a recent promotional video for his book The Happy Prophet.

Ferrante describes how he used to be super...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Thursday, 16 August 2018 10:02

Movie Review- Spotlight; a must see Featured

By Elizabeth PrataGrowing up, I didn't know that the Catholic Church wasn't a church. I thought it was THE Church. I thought all churches were the same, except that the Catholic Church was the biggest. Then as a middle-aged woman I was saved and I learned the difference between orthodoxy and heresy....

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 16 August 2018 09:40

John Frame on Natural Law and Abortion

On page 243 of John Frame’s The Doctrine of the Christian Life, Frame writes, “Roman Catholics have argued that the case against abortion is not religious at all, but based only on scientific judgments about the nature of the unborn. So they oppose abortion by appealing to natural...

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Written by C. L. Bolt
Thursday, 16 August 2018 08:58

Pope Denies God’s Essential Attributes in Latest Book Featured

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Pope Francis has written a new book, published by Penguin Random House, in which he denies a number of God’s central attributes, including those already affirmed by Roman Catholic doctrine. Francis has been charged with heresy by Romanist theologians and has most recently contradicted the...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 16 August 2018 08:51

Current Events and Controversies Followed by Radio Free Geneva!

Did thirty minutes on current events (the ethnicity discussion mainly) before firing up the Radio Free Geneva theme and tackling two videos, one from Greg Boyd, and the other from Kevin Thompson, both aimed at refuting Calvinism. Boyd’s was the general discussion, Thompson pretended that...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 16 August 2018 08:24

Nadia Bolz-Weber Steps Down from Pastorate: Replaced by Gay Man Married to Drag Queen Featured

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Nadia Bolz-Weber

Nadia Bolz-Weber retired from her pastorate at the House for All Sinners and Saints (ELCA) and was replaced by a gay Episcopal man who is married to a drag queen who goes by the name “Fruit Bomb.” This is not satire.

Reagan Humber, the new ‘pastor’ of...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:21

Why get rid of priests who experience same-sex attraction?

image I read the news with horror two days ago after I saw the headline from The New York Times: “Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says.” If you haven’t been following this story, you need to. It is simply horrific. And all this in the wake of the disturbin...

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:13

Dr. Michael Brown -- Confusing NAR Pablum with the Gospel

Dr. Brown is at it again...preaching NAR principles

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:50

He Inclines Their Wills (Augustine)

image In 1 Kings 12 Solomon’s son Rehoboam had just become Israel’s new king.  Israel begged him to lighten the yoke of hard service.  To make a longer story short, Rehoboam flatly refused and told them that he’d instead add to the hard service (1 Ki 12:11, 14)....

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:44

The most important hour of your day

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On the very first day when God created the earth, He first created light. Then He separated the light from the dark to form the first day. “And there was evening, and there was morning, the first day” (Genesis 1:5). So from the beginning, the...

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Written by Jim Duggan
Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:27

Book Review: Christianity Considered by John Frame

image John Frame (1939-    ) has taught at some of the most prestigious seminaries in North America, including Westminster Seminary (Philadelphia), Westminster Seminary (Southern California) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). Perhaps best known for his 4-volume series A Theology...

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Written by Nathan Muse
Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:05

The Scariest Verse in the Bible?

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: The Scariest Verse in the Bible?
Speaker: Mike Abendroth
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/5/2018
Bible: Hebrews 4:12-16
Length: 50 min.
Overview: http---www.TheG...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:52

Ed Stetzer Attacks John MacArthur Over Social Justice Featured

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It’s hard to find a man who’s been more consistently wrong on important issues pertinent to evangelicalism than Ed Stetzer. Stetzer was an avid defender and compatriot of Mark Driscoll, before he was publicly disgraced and Mars Hill church collapsed like a pile of sand. Stetzer was a...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:33

The Scope, Strain, and Strength of Discipleship

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: The Scope, Strain, and Strength of Discipleship
Subtitle: Presenting Every Man Perfect
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 8/12/2018
Bible: Colo...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:32

Matthew Henry on the Method of Prayer

Matthew Henry is perhaps best known for his Bible Commentary. I first came across him when I downloaded my first copy of the E-Sword Bible program. His commentary is available as a free download. Henry (1662-1714) died after finishing Genesis through to Acts. The rest of his commentary was finished...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:27

Fiery angel

On this occasion [Exod 3:2-3] however, the "angel/messenger" does not appear in human form, but as a flame of fire...The "Angel of YHWH" appears in the form of "self-sustaining fire"...The use of fire to represent the presence of God in accounts of theophanies may be due to its nonmaterial,...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:10

Papyrus ark

Papyrus was suitable for weaving into basket-like containers, and because its stems were highly buoyant it was also used to make small boats. It was an ideal material for the manufacture of a waterproof chest that would float safely among the reeds bordering the riverbank T. D. Alexander, Exodu...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:00

Podcast: Sharing the Good News with Mormons (with Eric Johnson)

Are Mormons Christians? Is the Mormon church aligning with historic Christian doctrine? And how do we best share the good news with our Mormon friends, neighbors, and co-workers? Sean and Scott interview author, scholar, and missionary Eric Johnson about these questions and more.

Show notes,...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:32

Be Careful What You Wish For

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Back from a family holiday, and a break from the internet, and back to news of mass resignations at Willow Creek. Another giant ministry crumbling. Another inspirational figure whose books we will no longer be able to recommend or quote from.

I’ve never been to Willow and would have some...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:18

Church Growth, The Theology Of The Cross, And The Theology Of Glory

When I entered the evangelical world in the mid-70s there was much talk and teaching (and guilt manipulation) about personal evangelism but not much talk of church growth. A decade later, however, when I went to seminary, it was all the rage. . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:00

August 15, 2018 Show with Kevin Cottrell, Christina Miller, Doug Totter on "Help for Parents of Autistic Children from Parents of Autistic Children"

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August 15, 2018:

KEVIN COTTRELL, Program Director at Salem Media Group in the Greater New York City Area & Morning Host of “Koffee With Kevin” on AM570 “The Mission” WMCA Radio, CHRISTINA MILLER, mom to one child with autism & to another child with sensory...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:30

Museum of the Bible and Dirk Obbink

Somehow I missed this, but back in June, Michael Press wrote an article exploring the latest mandatory tax filing from the Museum of the Bible. Most of the payments are not terribly surprising although Press sees problems with some of the locations of their funded digs. He seems most troubled that...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:26

08/16/2018

•Voddie Baucham addresses pro-homosexual arguments
•Did Jesus never address homosexuality?
•Is there even such a thing as sexual orientation?
•Why do we pick and choose from Leviticus
•Pointing a gay-advocate to the Gospel

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Written by joey
Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:20

Educational Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

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A few months ago Josh Niemi blogged about what he called “educational limbo.” Niemi believes that when tolerating the amount of moral mischief in their child’s school, each parent has a personal limit of how low they will go before removing them. In his piece he quotes...

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Written by Marsha West
Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:18

Truth is Hard

There was a great cartoon that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. A bewildered man is depicted in Hell standing in front of...

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Written by Dr. Steven Hein
Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:13

New Bible Study Magazine

Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:06

The Book of Mormon And It Came To Pass - lifeafterministry

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The Book of Mormon And It Came To PassFrom the book by Mark Twain, “Roughing It”, Chapter XVI;"All men have heard of the Mormon Bible, but few, except the elect have seen it or at least taken the trouble to read it. I brought away a copy from Salt Lake. The book is a curiosity to me. It...

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Written by Doug Evans
Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:54

Cosmic programmers

Recently I was asked how I'd respond to this question:
Your recent discussion with the pagan brought back a question I had thought of a year or so back when Elon Musk was making all those headlines for saying he thinks reality is a computer simulation.
What would you say to an atheist who tries to...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:48

Resources On Church Growth And Ordinary Means Ministry

The church growth movement has been one of the more influential movements in modern evangelicalism for the last 40 years. Pastors receive a steady stream of emails and advertisements promising to “grow the church” if only his congregation will buy this product or service. In some...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:06

Children: The Judgement Day (Part 4)

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Jesus Christ owns everything in creation. One day He’s going to come back and history will be over and we will all give account to Him and be judged.

Tim: So children, you still have one more day, but this is my last day. So, what I am doing today is I am wrapping this thing up. We’re...

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Written by Tim Conway
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:56

The Usefulness Of Enemies As Footstools Featured

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The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand,until I make your enemies your footstool.” – Luke 20:42 (quoting Psalm 110)

One oft-neglected aspect of God promising to make Christ’s enemies into His footstool is the utility of a footstool. To be a bit more precise:...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:34

Book Review: Practicing the Power, by Sam Storms

Sam Storms will not remember the first time I met him. I was a fly-on-the-wall local church pastor invited to join an evening discussion between Storms, John Piper, and Wayne Grudem after a long day of meetings at the Evangelical Theological Society in Toronto. I was struck by two things that night...

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Written by 9Marks
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:05

Four Things to Remember When You Are Struck by Fear

All of us have been afraid. From children afraid of the dark to adults afraid of death, we’ve all experienced fear. Perhaps that’s why one of the most repeated commands in scripture is “fear not.”

Why are we told not to fear? Aren’t there times in our life when we...

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Written by James Williams
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

The Church in Constant Need of Reforming

Mike and David welcome back Pastor Andy Woods and discuss his latest book, Ever Reforming: Dispensational Theology and the Completion of the Protestant Reformation. We briefly review some past church history and why a reformation was necessary, as well as the fact that even the reformers were not...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Is the Roman Catholic church serious about stopping child abuse?

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At the risk of alienating my Catholic readers, I feel that I have to say something about the recent news story about the Catholic Church leaders abusing children of both sexes, and then covering it up. Let’s start with a news article, then a reaction from a Catholic...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

A Tender Heart

1 Peter 3:8-9, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.”

As we...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

One Week Only: Save 50% on over 50 Teaching Series

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From Genesis to Revelation, from apologetics to prayer, our video teaching series apply biblical truth to a broad range of topics.For one week only, you can save 50% on over 50 teaching series.

Millions of Christians have benefited from our vast library of teaching series. With hours of teaching...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:45

Jeff Robinson– 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins and Jeff Robinson discuss the importance of relational maturity in ministry, growing in grace, along with the book he edited with Colin Hansen, 15 Things Seminary Didn’t Teach Me(Crossway, 2018)

What you’ll hear...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:39

Around the Horn (August 16)

Pastor Andy Stanely continues to show a pattern of dangerous thinking in his approach to Scripture. He continues to treat the Old Testament as less valuable than the New Testament, and even claims that it can be...

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Written by Staff
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:22

Euthanasia . . . for Children?

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The European country of Belgium has some of the most permissive laws regarding euthanasia of any nation in the world. Euthanasia, also known as “doctor assisted suicide,” is the idea that a terminally ill patient (or, in some cases, just the very old, or those with predicted shortened...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:00

Deliverance and faith.

Egypt’s deliverance depended upon their faith. Had they not believed Joseph, they would not have bothered to store up for the future during the times of plenty. Our salvation rests on faith in Jesus and God’s Word. If we did not believe that there is a coming Judgment Day, we would not...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:26

Browse Worthy: The Overly Sexualized Church

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One of the great ironies of the modern world is that society bombards us daily with the sexualization of everything, then appears surprised when people act out on these encouraged impulses. The church should stand as a fortress of holiness against this evil madness, acting as a city set on a hill...

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Written by Barry York
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:30

Sin Wars Against The Soul – 30 Days To Victory

There is a war occurring in every Christian.  Fleshly desires of the sin nature besiege the redeemed soul.  The battle can be exhausting.  Here’s how to win.   1 Peter 2:11  “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts,...

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Written by admin
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:06

Free Video of Historical Jesus Course

Credo Courses is offering free video downloads of Darrell Bock's "The Historical Jesus" course. You can access this limited time offer here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:30

A Way to Pray for Believers

Thanking God for Other Christians When was the last time you thanked God for other Christians? When was the last time that you prayed, saying, “Thank you God for [so and so],” naming another Christian whom you know? From his letter to the believers at Ephesus, we learn that Paul did...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:12

Being a Friend of the Gospel and a Gospel Friend

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Jude 20 –But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith…

Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.

Heavenly Father,...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

Book Preview: Scientism and Secularism by J.P. Moreland

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About the AuthorJ. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is distinguished professor of philosophy at Biola University. He is an author of, contributor to, or editor of over ninety books, including The Soul: How We Know It's Real and Why It Matters.About the BookRigid adherence to...

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Written by Chad
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

Throwback Thursday ~ I Beg Your Pardon? I Never Promised you a Rose Garden.

imageGod never promised us a rose garden. He promised something better.

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

How Can I Know? 1 John

John tells us his purpose in writing his first epistle.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)
The whole purpose was that you may know that you have eternal life. Note that it was written to specific people....

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

On Dogmatic Virtue

By Matthew Emerson

Much of the current scholarship on theological method concerns itself with prolegomena and/or with practical matters like steps, tasks, and tools. This is right and good – dogmatic inquiry requires right philosophical and theological foundations and right practice. And yet,...

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