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, 19 April 2018 18:00

Visit

“Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.” (Acts 15:14) Our English word “visit” has come to mean a social call, but not so in the Greek, where it can mean to inspect, to look upon in order to help, or...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:03

Never Underestimate Satan

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And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Job 1:8

There are so many questions asked in the book of Job. When God’s people suffer hurt and tribulation, it...

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Written by George Stiekes
Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:01

Guest Review: High King of Heaven

(Note: This is a guest post written by Alf.  I am currently away and I am thankful for Alf for this guest post.  If you have thoughts and questions, feel free to comment and when he has time he will respond.  He blogs here and here and tweets here.)

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If you were going to spend a...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:00

A Quiet Place and Our Silencing of the Unborn

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Nanci and I saw The Quiet Place, a unique and unforgettable film which left us instinctively whispering and not wanting to make noises afterward. If you see the movie, which I don’t recommend unless you like 90 minutes of tension and lots of dread, you’ll know what I mean. But for sure,...

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Written by Greg Morse
Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:00

We Believe the Children

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This is a timely and in many ways terrifying comment from Alan Jacobs. You wouldn't think that the transgender moment and allegations of Satanic ritual abuse had much in common, but perhaps they do:

One clever little speciality of adult humans works like this: You very carefully (and, if...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:21

Rush Limbaugh Is Disliked Because of the Leviathan Spirit Says Lance Wallnau

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Did you know that if you dislike Rush Limbaugh it could be because you’re influenced by the Leviathan spirit? Yeah, it’s true, if Lance Wallnau is right. We know he’s not right. Lance is over spiritualizing pretty much everything related to politics. Basically if you disagree with...

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Written by isnotsatire
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:05

April 20: Machen’s Love of the Alps

To Stand Before the Majesty and Power of Our Omnipotent Lord

Several years ago we found some letters among the Papers of Allan A. MacRae that shed further light on J. Gresham Machen’s love of mountain climbing and especially his love of the Alps. Machen was able to visit and climb in the Alps...

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Written by archivist
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:00

Characteristics of a cult: Endangerment | Rapp Report Daily 0035 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

In this 2-minute podcast, we will address the fifth of five characteristics of a cult.   The fifth trait of a cult is that the organization endangers any that will leave the group. They cause a spiritual and sometimes physical danger.

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Written by Andrew
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:00

How Biblical is Molinism? (Part 5)

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Reposted from Analogical Thoughts, with permission. Read the series so far.

A long time ago, in a galaxy remarkably like this one, I began a series addressing the question, How well is Molinism supported by the Bible? It’s high time I started to wrap things up. So, to recap:

In the first post,...

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Written by James Anderson
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:44

A Proposed Mechanism for Relating “Psychology” and “Biblical Counseling”

(The following is a draft of a tool for analyzing the common grace elements of psychology. It will be for the second half of an article on the usefulness and limitations of common grace for counseling in a manner which is consistent with the claims of Scripture).

As will be set forth at length...

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Written by memoirandremains
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:29

What first steps would you suggest for a church just starting a women's ministry?

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Author's Note: This past weekend I attended a Word-Filled Women Workshop hosted by The Gospel Coalition at another Acts29 church in Denver. The workshop concluded with a panel discussion, to which attendees could present questions that come from their local context. I was glad...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:27

Keeping the Evangel in Evangelism: Why Evangelicalism Can’t Abandon the Old, Old Story

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Al Mohler:

The Great Commission stands at the center of Christianity as the command of the risen Lord Jesus Christ for his church to proclaim the name of God in the world for the sake of all nations and God’s glory among them. The church fulfills the commission by making disciples of Christ,...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:18

Dr. Michael Brown’s NAR USCAL Agenda to Dictate, Govern, Rule, Control, Infiltrate: Usher in New Apostolic Reformation

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Summary 1.Dr. Michael Brown is an apostolic leader in USCAL (US Coalition of Apostolic Leaders). 2.USCAL clearly identifies as part of the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation). 3. USCAL seeks to usher in a new apostolic reformation. 4.USCAL seeks to restore apostolic ministry, converge with evangelical...

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Written by isnotsatire
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Podcast:In the newest episode of Word Matters, Tom Schreiner joins me and Brandon Smith to discuss Romans 1 and the question, “Does the Bible forbid same-sex sexual activity?”

Kindle Deal: One of my favorite books from the past ten years is Notes from the Tilt-a-whirl&nbsp...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:00

Revisiting Martin Luther the Murderer

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Here's one that came up on the Catholic Answers Discussion forums. A Roman Catholic participant was utilizing Father Mitch Pacwa for some Martin Luther information on the canon. A Lutheran participant responded by saying Father Pacwa  "is not a Luther scholar by any means and has falsely...

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Written by James Swan
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Prayer, Faith, the Gospel

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as prayer, Jonathan Edwards, atheism, creeds, faith, Charles Spurgeon, apologetics, the gospel, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

View today's $5 Friday sale items.

Authors: Nathan W....

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:48

Infinity mirror

Apostate Dale Tuggy labors to trip up Christians by generating contradictions in how the word "God" is used in verbal formulations of the Trinity. Two brief observations:
1. When I say the Trinity is "God", I'm using "God" in a categorical sense. When I say the Father is "God", the Son is "God", and...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:33

The #churchtoo Movement Comes to the Free Church of Scotland’s Donald Macleod

TWW believes the victims who accused Donald Macleod. #metoo #churchtoo #FreeChurchtoo

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:12

David Brainerd’s 300th Birthday

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April 20 marks the 300th birthday of David Brainerd, the celebrated missionary to Native Americans and protege of Jonathan Edwards. Edwards’s publication of Brainerd’s journal made Brainerd an enduring inspiration to many Christians, including missionaries, for a century and more after...

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Written by Thomas Kidd
Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:28

RC Sproul on The Precious Blood of Christ —Isaiah 53:10 Featured

In the rush of doing apologetics or polemics, it is important to stop, slow down, and remember the very reason we are engaged in our mission. The reason we do what we do is in part to the precious blood of Christ. The fact is that we are bought at a price, that price is Christ’s...

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Written by Richard Haas
Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:00

So… (2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10)

Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:00

The West is Dead . . .

Below are my notes from an address to the God and Government conference for ARPA, held in Ottawa.

We live in a time when we are constantly reminded of the sins of the West. I do not wish to deny the reality of such sins, and still less the gravity of them. But I do want to place them in a different...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:10

SBC Entities Suppress Dissent of Seminary Professors, Students, Church Planters on MLK50 and CRT Featured

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Within hours of the MLK50 event going live, Southern Baptist church planters across the country had begun to complain online. For some, it was that Martin Luther King was hardly worth venerating, with his promiscuous and extra-marital sexual behavior (both heterosexual and homosexual) and his...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:09

The keys to the mortification of sin Featured

by Mike Ratliff

9 I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; 10 and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; 11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me....

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:52

Prophetic Dream – Could Aliens Play A Role in End Times Deception?

Prophetic Dream – Could Aliens Play A Role in End Times Deception? By Joanie Stahl (April, 2018) EXCERPT: I was focused on what I was seeing because I have neverseen anything like it before.  As described above in the dream, … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:21

Conservative Evangelicals Walk Out During Wheaton’s Marxist Brain Trust Meeting Featured

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Ed Stetzer helped to host a meeting of 50 prominent leftist evangelicals, who gathered to discuss how to turn evangelicalism to the hard left. Some of those invited, however, left because they saw it for what it was.

Pulpit & Pen reported on Tuesday that evangelical leftists, some of whom are...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:07

I Am He… Oh, the Irony

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Back in December of 2017, the Church of Sweden made a move to begin using more gender-neutral language when referring to God. (Click here to read the article.) A month later, in January of this year, the same concept was adopted by the Episcopalian Diocese of Washington, D.C. (Click here to read...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:00

What would you do for a King?

– Episode 2273 –

What would you do for a King?

Segment 1 (00:00) – The origin of “Go Serve Your King”

Segment 2 (09:00) – The man from George Street

Segment 3 (17:46) – What it will be like when the King returns

Wretched Surprise! (26:46) – Bible Verse, 2...

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Written by samueljroys
Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:21

WACO: My Interview with an Ex-Branch Davidian (+2 free books)

Good afternoon , WACO, TEXAS -- 25-years ago 4 ATF agents were tragically killed in the line of duty and over 80 Branch Davidians along with their prophet, David Koresh died in a horrific fire. Our ministry was able to help the family of one Branch Davidian, Robert Scott, escape from Koresh before...

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Written by profilesubs
Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:20

The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology can’t be stopped!

imageWhile PCRT was in Grand Rapids, Sunday morning arose to a thick glaze of ice covering cars and making travel hazardous. Sadly but safely, the session of First Christian Reformed Church (of Byron Center) made the hard call to cancel the final meeting of PCRT.

That’s when Dawn Yingst had a...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:48

Evangelizing Our Lost Loved Ones

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If we only had one more opportunity to speak to our lost loved ones, we should urge them to ask for mercy from God that is only found through Jesus Christ.

Authors: Geoff Thomas

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Written by Geoff Thomas
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:30

Pope Francis’ Inclusivism and the Little Boy Reviewed, Open Phones, Many Topics

Started off looking carefully, and hopefully fairly, at the video of Pope Francis speaking to a young boy whose atheist father had died.  We examined the reality that Francis is an inclusivist, a person who clearly does not believe that explicit confession of faith in Jesus Christ is...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:24

Exodus 21 and the Issue of Abortion

Below I provide the text of a small tract I wrote a few decades ago that touches upon Exodus 21 and God’s law regarding the unborn.  There are, of course, far more in-depth discussions to be had, but a caller asked, and I thought I’d provide this information.

Infanticide

The word...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:00

The Life of Samson: A New Teaching Series from W. Robert Godfrey

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Who was Samson? A man of incredible physical strength and debilitating moral weakness, Samson was nevertheless God’s instrument to rescue Israel from the Philistines during the era of the judges. In light of these contrasts, what are we to make of Samson and his place in the Lord’s...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 19 April 2018 07:53

I Lost My Joy

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No – not my joy in the Lord.  I will never lose that.

I met Joy on Facebook almost five years ago.  We were in a Christian group together and began to chat.  I loved her immediately.  She adored the Lord Jesus Christ and we chatted off an on all day about Him, about the...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:46

What will it take for American pastors to preach the Word of God on children’s education? Featured

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One of the most tragi-comedic displays emanating from self-described Christians in America these days is the way that most of them still excuse, defend, enable, and/or encourage the perpetuation of public schools.

The willful (and suicidal) idiocy of this situation only grows more cringe-worthy as...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:37

T4G Pre-conference on The Nashville Statement

CBMW hosted a pre-conference at T4G last week, and the topic was The Nashville Statement. Lig Duncan, Al Mohler, Sam Allberry, and myself all delivered messages. All four of us were in the room in Nashville last August when the statement was finalized.

In our talks, we try to make the case for The...

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:25

The Church is Under Siege

Anyone who keeps track of the news should be somewhat aware that the church is under siege to varying degrees. The components of these attacks on the church vary depending on the global region. They range from mild persecution to outright murder. One only has to track websites such as Open Doors...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:22

04/19/2018

•Is the Pope Catholic? No, really.
•Get ready to learn about Christian Liberty
•Making sanctification and biblical sexuality illegal
•The problematic life of George Whitefield, slave owner
•Where was Ken Copeland during this week’s weather?
•How to create a missionary sending culture at your church

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Written by joey
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:15

Michael Brown of North Carolina is a Council Member of NAR USCAL Organization

Michael Brown of North Carolna is a national council member of the NAR organization US Coalition of Apostolic Leaders.

It’s explained below. Each claim is linked to the source. If you copy and paste this somewhere, please make sure links to the evidence are included.

ApostleJoseph Mattera is...

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Written by isnotsatire
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:02

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Titus 1

By: Daniel Goepfrich Titus Overview Titus is one of three letters Paul wrote specifically to individual co-workers in his ministry. (The others were both to Timothy. Philemon was not a co-worker.) Although he is never mentioned in the book of Acts, we can piece together some information about Titus...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:50

God and Man

imageThis file contains the text of a booklet by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam which is now out-of-print.  You can view or download the file using the link at the bottom of this page.

Authors: Pastor Cornelius R. Stam...

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Written by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:36

A Call For Prayer Meetings

“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints,...

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Written by Shane Peterson
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:33

Is the Trinity tritheistic?

Is the Trinity tritheistic? Compared to what? What's the point of contrast in biblical monotheism? Pagan polytheism. Physical humanoid gods with superhuman, but finite abilities. Gods who come into being, usually through sexual intercourse between a god and goddess. Gods who can pass out of...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:27

Coming Great Delusion Will Unite Humanity

Take a few moments to consider the following scenario:

One day possibly soon, government agencies make a huge show of information they said they could not previously release because of how they believe society would have reacted to such news and information. However, they now believe the time is...

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Written by modres
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:26

The Minister’s Jealousy, Part 2

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: The Minister’s Jealousy, Part 2
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/15/2018
Bible: 2 Corinthians 11:1-4
Length: 57 min.
Overview: http-...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:21

Don’t Give Heed to Untrue Stories – Titus 1:14-16

Summary:

A “fable” (1:14) is an untrue story, and the Jews in Crete were telling some fables that were causing problems in the churches. These fables had to do with the “commandments of...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:19

Is It Really Satire? Hard to Tell

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Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:49

Polycarp Gives NAR Prophet A Divine Message Concerning Trump Featured

NAR Prophet Stephen Powell Claims Polycarp Gave Him A Divine Message Concerning Trump.

Late into the night of April 14th, 2018 Stephen Powell of “Financial Glory Ministries” received a divine message concerning President Donald Trump from Polycarp!

Yes, the same Stephen Powell BTWN...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Thursday, 19 April 2018 04:34

Conversation with Brad Littlejohn on Jordan Peterson now on Youtube

A number of you asked whether we would put this on Youtube. Here you go:

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Written by Alastair Roberts