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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Friday, 25 May 2018 23:56

Culture’s Bipolar View of Violence

image Our culture has a bipolar view of violence.  On the one hand, we are completely against it.  The media is constantly pointing out all the violence in our culture: rape, shootings, homicides, etc.  Our culture is always speaking against these things and the media highlights them...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 25 May 2018 23:36

News Weakly - 5/26/18

NOT the Faith Once For All DeliveredThe pope met privately with Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of priestly sexual abuse in Chile. In that meeting Cruz reports the pope told him, "Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and it doesn't matter to me....

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 25 May 2018 23:17

2018 may be the SBC’s annus horribilis

My apologies to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, from whose 1992 speech I borrowed the Latin phrase.  The royal family had a number of personal difficulties that year…and Windsor Castle caught fire. Sometimes royalty, even in the SBC, has difficulty.

In the Grand Old Southern Baptist...

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Written by William Thornton
Friday, 25 May 2018 23:00

Mysterious Mark Fragment Published

image A few days ago the mysterious fragment of the Gospel of Mark was published. In 2012 Dan Wallace said in a debate against Bart Ehrman that he had it on good knowledge that a first century fragment of the Gospel of Mark was discovered. This bit of news excited the apologetics community, but then...

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Written by Kurt Jaros
Friday, 25 May 2018 22:37

Colorblind Theology: Exegetically Unavoidable and Scientifically Verifiable.

A lot is being said these days about racial reconciliation, most of it lacking support in Scripture as well as in Science. In fact, the prevailing attitudes about race are not only woefully lacking in their scientific credentials but they are utterly devoid of anything remotely resembling...

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Written by edingess
Friday, 25 May 2018 22:24

The Unforgetting God

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Jeremy Walker
May 26, 2018
I go there from time to time. The lady I visit is the wife of an old friend from another part of the country. He went to be with the Lord several years ago. Even then, she had begun, as the British can affectionately say, “to lose her...

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Written by Jeremy Walker
Friday, 25 May 2018 21:00

An Open Letter to Graduates: Part 1

image What do graduates need to know to be successful in life after school? Sean briefly shares some biblical principles and encouragement for graduates.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Friday, 25 May 2018 21:00

What Is Progressive Revelation?

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Progressive Revelation

Instead of Columbus “discovering America,” suppose the American Indians had journeyed east to tell us about themselves and about the marvelous land to the west where they lived.

The Old Testament is like that: it is not the...

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Written by Alec Motyer
Friday, 25 May 2018 20:37

When the World Applauds the Sermon

This week, Rich and Chris discuss the sermon preached at the Royal Wedding and the danger such sermons represent when the entire world applauds.

Show Links:

Bishop Curry’s Sermon

Pastor Gabe Hughes Article

TGC Article: All You Need is Love…?

Wretched Radio Podcast

The post When the World...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Friday, 25 May 2018 20:22

Weekend A La Carte (May 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of new/old books you may want to add to your collection. I also added a few for the history buffs.

(Yesterday on the blog: Would You Like To Read a Christian Classic With Me?)

What is a Praying Life?

This is a really sweet article about prayer. “I...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 25 May 2018 20:00

Pro-Life Ministry “Stand-Up Girl” Saves Lives over the Internet

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A few weeks ago, while speaking in Portland, Oregon, I met a lawyer who later shared with me about an important ministry his organization supports that is actually saving lives and doing it over the internet!

Here’s what he shared:

Ken, your explanation of the many sinful norms of our modern...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 25 May 2018 19:34

Love Well: Kindness Trumps Contempt

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1 Corinthians 13:1 If I don’t have love … I’m a clanging cymbal. 2 If I don’t have love… I am nothing. 3 If don’t have love… I gain nothing.

Heavenly Father, as we meditate through this timeless, humbling passage, we’re...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 25 May 2018 19:33

Quick Meme response to alleged Bible Contradiction: Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?

Earlier this week I wrote a post titled “Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?

I thought I make a quick meme that summarizes the problem with the skeptics’ reasoning:

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To read our detailed response check out “Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 25 May 2018 18:00

What Is Sin

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4) The Bible warns that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and “the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20). These are strange... More.....

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 25 May 2018 16:10

183- Global Beast, Acchain, UFO's Alien Deception - Doug Woodward Gary Huffman

Episode 183: Is Block chain, and more specifically the Acchain, the next link in the system that will culminate in the Mark of the Beast? Also UFO’s and aliens – the coming great deception. These and other topics are covered … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Friday, 25 May 2018 15:05

May 26: John Calvin, World Reconstructionist (part 2)

Today we conclude our post on John Calvin, in observation of his death on May 27, in 1564. 

John Calvin, the World Reconstructionist (part 2)

By the Late Rev. James Mitchell Foster, D.D. (Revised and Edited by his Daughter)

[Christianity Today6.8 (January 1936): 173-178.]

[Reverend James Mitchell...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 25 May 2018 14:42

Stop Pretending You Are a Christian Featured

Here is my in-your-face thesis: When folks vote against things God so very highly regards such as the sanctity of life and heterosexual marriage and family, they forfeit the right to call themselves Christians, and they very likely are not Christians.

imageYes, I know, some qualifications need to be...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 25 May 2018 14:21

Your Mom Has a Blog Podcast, Episode 74

Day 25 of 31 Things to Teach Your Kids: Teach them to be grateful.

Authors: Melissa...

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Written by Melissa
Friday, 25 May 2018 13:55

The incredible shrinking One True Church®

I’m sorry to inform you that my talks on “Clearing Up the Confusion and Controversy Concerning the Current Catholic Crisis” scheduled to take place Thursday night (May 24) at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City and Friday night (May 25) at the Hampton Inn & Suites...

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Written by steve
Friday, 25 May 2018 13:45

Paige Patterson Appears Unrepentant / Does the Male Headship He and Others Profess Contribute to Abuse?

Patriarchy is good for women, good for children, and good for families. - Russell Moore

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Friday, 25 May 2018 13:38

Reading Genesis Well

This should be the best exegetical defense of old-earth creationism:https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Genesis-Well-Navigating-History/dp/0310598575/

Authors: steve...

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Written by steve
Friday, 25 May 2018 13:16

Wasting seed

Gen 38:8-10 is a traditional prooftext against "artificial" contraception (and masturbation). But what exactly is Onan's sin? According to one interpretation, "wasting seed" is a grave or mortal sin. To put this in Thomistic natural law terms, "wasting seed" thwarts the natural telos of seminal...

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Written by steve
Friday, 25 May 2018 12:38

The next world

9 Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, “What...

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Written by steve
Friday, 25 May 2018 11:34

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (5/20 – 5/26)

image KINDLE DEALS: Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics $2.99 Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture’s Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ by Darrell L. Bock $.99 Case for Christ for Kids 90-Day Devotional by Lee Strobel $1.99 Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J. R....

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Written by Steve Domark
Friday, 25 May 2018 11:02

Legalism vs. Lawlessness

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The term “legalism” does not appear in the Bible and is therefore difficult to define Biblically. For purposes of this study, however, legalism can be defined as reliance on law keeping to secure salvation and sanctification. The...

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Written by Charles Leiter
Friday, 25 May 2018 11:00

The Real Revolt

“Nothing is more truly counter-cultural than holiness” (Confessions of a Food Catholic, p. 82).

The post The Real Revolt appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 25 May 2018 10:24

The Striking Similarities Between the Purpose Driven Church Used Car Salesmen

Comparing a recent article revealing 6 secrets of car salesmen to the purpose driven church model was quite revealing...

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Friday, 25 May 2018 10:16

The Terrifying Puffball of Dandelion Evangelism

image Evangelism scares the you-know-what out of people. If you want to see beads of sweat drip down most any believers head, mention that you are setting up an evangelism evening and that you’re going to go out and share the gospel…and that they are invited!!

Wont that be fun?

Want to...

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Written by One Christian Dad
Friday, 25 May 2018 10:00

What is Biblical “fire”?

– Episode 2297 –

What is Biblical “fire”?

Segment 1 (00:00) – How “fire” is being used today

Segment 2 (09:17) – How “fire” is used in the Bible

Segment 3 (18:53) – The right desires behind “fire”

Wretched Surprise! (25:50)...

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Written by samueljroys
Friday, 25 May 2018 09:55

Clarifying on The Law of Christ: Charles Leiter Interview

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Does Charles Leiter deny the moral law of God? What exactly is the Law of Christ, what are the practical implications, and what are the misunderstandings about this issue?

Question asked: 1. Why is this topic important to understand as a Christian? 2. What is your response to those who say you deny...

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Written by Charles Leiter
Friday, 25 May 2018 09:43

Two Completed Projects

I was involved with two projects this week. First of all, something that I believe, over time, will prove to be one of the most important resources I have made, explaining the order of worship in our service (or liturgy). It answers the vital question “why do we do what we do when we gather...

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Written by John Samson
Friday, 25 May 2018 09:27

(Podcast 5.25.18) The Morals of the Story: Part 2 (w. Drs. David and Marybeth Baggett) - Bellator Christi

In this second of a two-part series, we discuss moral apologetics with Drs. David and Marybeth Baggett, professors at Liberty University and authors of the book The Morals of the Story: Good News about a Good God. This podcast will conclude our conversation as we discuss the following:

-Mar...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Friday, 25 May 2018 08:59

The Root of the Matter Featured

by Phil Johnsonimagehe issue underlying practically every popular evangelical trend we have ever decried here on PyroManiacs is the same moral defect that was the besetting sin of the Pharisees—namely, a craving for human applause. The current ranks of evangelical leadership are filled with men...

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Written by Phil Johnson
Friday, 25 May 2018 07:24

Presenting Every Man Perfect, Part 2

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: Presenting Every Man Perfect, Part 2
Subtitle: Admonishing Every Man
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/20/2018
Bible: Colossians 1:28-29
Leng...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Friday, 25 May 2018 07:04

The Spiritual Chymist, Meditation LIX

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Upon Going to Bed

How like is the frail life of Man to a day, as well for the inequality of its length, as the mixture that it has both of clouds and sunshine? What a kind of exact parallel are sleep and death: the one being a state of ligation of the senses; and the other, the privation of them?...

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Written by memoirandremains
Friday, 25 May 2018 06:12

How Was Christ Broken For Us?

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“How could the Lord say that His body was broken for us if other verses say that none of His bones were broken?”

Speaking of the bread that the Lord broke at the last supper (1 Cor. 11:23), Paul said,

“…He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Friday, 25 May 2018 06:05

Do You Have A Lust for Conflict? Featured

I was reminded today of how well-meaning Christians waste their time casting pearls before swine by wrangling with heretics. The love of intellectual fighting is a real problem with Christians that engage in apologetics. In our zeal to contend for the faith once for all handed down to the saints or...

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Written by Dustin Segers
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:54

Transforming New York City Was Always Going to be a Slog

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Kyle B. Roberts explains:

Evangelical New Yorkers did nothing less than make the city between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Their systematic strategy of aggressively building in new opening neighborhoods put them on the forward edge of urban development. . . . Asylums, bethels, book...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:34

05/25/2018

•What Ecclesiastes has to say about Johnny Carson and the Beatles
•God saved Todd despite is idolatry of carpet
•Your questions answered
•My pastor controls the finances. Is that ok?
•Should Christians avoid the beach?
•Awana a la Ukraine, thanks to Tomorrow Clubs
•Is Financial Peace University wise?
•Without the music, the NAR will crumble
•Ludie Creach explains what is happening in Ireland

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Written by joey
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:26

Renewal Vows of an Unfaithful Husband

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‘Reconciliation’ by Josefina de Vasconcellos

As a pastor, few things are more heart wrenching than watching a married couple pick up the pieces after adultery. Feelings of betrayal, the unraveling of lies, and the waves of grief can seem insurmountable. At times those waves sink the...

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Written by garrettk
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:21

Athanasius: Why Not Eternal Creation?

In an most interesting section of his Orations Against the Arians, Athanasius fields an objection against the eternal generation of the Son based on a parallel with creation. Athanasius has been arguing that certain divine names (Father, Wisdom, Word) show us that God must have always had a...

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Written by Steven Wedgeworth
Friday, 25 May 2018 04:40

The American and French Revolutions Compared

Introduction

So I would like to discuss the radical difference between the American and French revolutions, and would like to do so with the aid of Friedrich von Gentz (1764-1832). He was a German writer, thinker, publicist, and man of public affairs. He wrote a short little booklet comparing the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 25 May 2018 04:31

Consequences of Christian Faith in the Early Period

Another video in the series sponsored by our Centre for the Study of Christian Origins has just been posted here.  In this one, I talk about the “social consequences” of adherence to early Christianity.

Authors: larryhurtado...

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Written by larryhurtado
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:52

Apologetics in a Post Christian Age (Audio) -- The Knowledge of God (Part Two)

Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Content of the Innate and Acquired Knowledge of God--A Biblical Catalogue

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:42

Quick Devotional from Ephesians 4:26 (Observation from the Greek)

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Ephesians 4:17.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 26 ὀργίζεσθε...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:36

Praylexa

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It has been several months since my last post, and I’m sure many of you have feared the worst. But fret not! I have not died and been taxidermied; I am alive and well and have been busy, applying my enormous mind to the most important questions at the cutting edge of theology.

As you have...

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Written by Saint Stuffed Shirt
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:30

6 Ways the SBC Needs to Grow in Light of Our Recent Failures

I am deeply grieved by what I am reading online about the crisis at my alma mater, Southwestern Seminary.  It is devastating to me learning of the women who have been hurt through this crisis. I have been a Southern Baptist (SBC) my whole life, all 44 years. Born and raised in a Southern...

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Written by John Roland
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:26

Walking on the Water

Friday, 25 May 2018 03:11

Random Bits

image"I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
 
Mr. Pope makes a mockery of God's word again. Seriously, how can become chief cook and bottle washer of the top religious money making machine in history, claim to be the human embodiment of Christ here on earth,...

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Written by Doug Evans
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:00

March 24, 2018 Show with Michael Anthony on "A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth Love in an Age of Intolerance Fear"

Theme:

May 24, 2018:

MICHAEL ANTHONY, popular speaker & blogger @ CourageMatters.com, founder of the National Week of Repentance, author, lead pastor at Grace Fellowship of York, PA & host of the GODFACTOR Radio Broadcast, who will address: “A CALL FOR COURAGE: Living with Power, Truth...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
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