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, 16 April 2018 10:00

John Macarthur – The truth about Hell

– Episode 2270 –

John Macarthur – The truth about Hell

Segment 1 (00:00) – The consequences of sin

Segment 2 (10:22) – Hell has an architect and purpose

Segment 3 (20:29) – Christianity grows despite teaching hell for centuries

Wretched Surprise! (26:14) –...

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Written by samueljroys
Monday, 16 April 2018 09:39

Top 3 Questions Defining Deception’s Readers are Asking

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Over the past 3 months our latest book, Defining Deception, has ended up in the hands of nearly 3000 people. Reviews are pouring in from people who claim a variety of denominational alliances and most (including Pentecostals and Charismatics) are calling the book a timely work with a...

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Written by Costi Hinn
Monday, 16 April 2018 08:59

MOTHER OF HARLOTS: The Vatican Now Training Catholics To Perform Exorcisms Over Their Mobile Phones

Hundreds of wannabe exorcists flocked to a week-long course on how to cast out demons – even by mobile phone. More than 200 Catholics, many of them priests, will attend lectures and talks in Rome on Monday on a range of topics as demand for exorcisms skyrockets.

“And when he had called...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:47

Some Notes on Daniel 7 (Pt.1)

Just as there are four kingdoms represented by the materials in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream-image in Daniel 2, four kingdoms are also present in Daniel’s vision of the four beasts in chapter 7.  Since we find weird creatures, portents of the last days, a supernatural guide and such,...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:42

2 chances to battle schools' perversion promotion

[Warning: graphic content]

On his daily radio program on April 5, Rush Limbaugh revealed the pornographic nature of school sex education, much of it tied to Planned Parenthood.

Big surprise? For many Americans, it probably was.

The medically risky practices of asphyxiation for sexual pleasure and anal...

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Written by Linda Harvey
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:30

Don't You Name Those Wolves!

Bert Farias and Charisma News are back on the offensive...attacking discernment ministries for daring to name the names of the wolves devouring God's sheep.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:30

Matt Chandler as a Charismatic prophet Featured

What offering strange fire leads to

In October 2013, as part of the Truth Matters series, John MacArthur and a host of men such as Steve Lawson, Tom Pennington, RC Sproul, Justin Peters, and others participated in the Strange Fire conference. It was named Strange Fire from the verse in Leviticus...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:26

Too Wretched For Radio 04/16/2018

Blasphemous eisegesis in the name of Trans-rights

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Written by joey
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:23

04/16/2018

•Intolerant Personality Disorder; the DSM’s hazy diagnosis
•Science says that a fertilized egg is a whole human being
•Pedophilia is getting its letter added to LGBT
•The book of James and the call to repentance
•Bethel Church Kids is taking on a more subtle name: Bright Ones
•Creflow Dollar, Snoop Dogg, and Bill Hybels; lessons in judging
•Will the rapture happen on April 23? No

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Written by joey
Monday, 16 April 2018 07:04

When the Pastor Speaks at a Graveside Service.

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When the Pastor Speaks at a Graveside ServiceGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchIt’s a time of loss and a time when the cruel effects of sin stand visibly before our eyes, when you stand in a graveyard with the casket there ready to be lowered into the ground, what does a...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Monday, 16 April 2018 06:59

Microwave evangelism or crockpot revivals

Are we guilty of trying to make church easy? Is being a Christian even supposed to be easy? Has our culture reduced Christianity to a simple, comfortable, relaxed experience that in no way resembles New Testament Christianity?

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Evangelist Jon Reed preaches at numerous churches such as Northeast...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Monday, 16 April 2018 06:43

What if Russia launched missile strikes on Planned Parenthood operations in America? Featured

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It’s been a revealing year or so here in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA.

The American Perpetual War Machine is as itchy for war with Russia as it’s ever been and we’re as nonchalant as we’ve ever been about committing flagrant acts of war all over...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Monday, 16 April 2018 06:39

What Would a Woke Christian Do (WWWCD)?

imageIs it just I, or do the times when Jesus ministered seem very different from ours?

5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”

7Jesus said to him, “Shall I come...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 16 April 2018 06:03

Yes, You Can Sweat Blood-Discover

imageYes, You Can Sweat BloodBy Nathaniel Scharping | April 12, 2018 4:19 pm57 An Italian woman says she had been sweating blood for three years. (Credit: CMAJ)We’ve all heard of sweating bullets, but this is something else entirely.A medical case report in the Canadian Medical Association...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Monday, 16 April 2018 06:03

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 16 April 2018 05:50

Oh To Glory in the Cross of Christ!

What you think now about the cross of Christ, I cannot tell; but I can wish you nothing better than this,—that you may be able to say with the apostle Paul, before you die or meet the Lord, “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”(Gal. 6:14...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Monday, 16 April 2018 05:37

Does God take pleasure in the death of sinners?

Here's a popular Arminian prooftext:
Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? (Ezk 18:23; cf. 33:11).
But for some odd reason, this is not a popular Arminian prooftext: 
And as Yahweh took delight in doing you...

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Written by steve
Monday, 16 April 2018 05:28

Are Our Good Works Accepted by God? (Boston)

image The Bible teaches that a sinner is justified by faith alone apart from works (e.g. Rom 3-4).  One question the Christian might ask in light of “faith alone” is this:  “How can any of our works be accepted by a holy God since there is so much sinfulness in even best...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:28

Heaven: God’s Presence and Purpose

The Bible provides a lot of rich imagery: a city, a temple, a land. This descriptive and symbolic language is reaching for what the new creation will be like.

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When many people think of heaven — the eternal state in which believers are gathered together under the permanent rule of God —...

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Written by Oren Martin
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:27

Preaching: An exercise in longing

What do you do when you long for something? What does that look like? This idea struck me anew on my way back from a recent mission trip to Ethiopia. During the flight back to the United States, my heart was filled with a deep, intense desire to see my family after being out of the country for ten...

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Written by Michael Pohlman
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:27

A call to teach and to reconcile: Boyce professor teaches the gospel and race reconciliation

Kevin Jones’s call to teach came early. As a junior in high school, his Sunday School teacher told him, “The Lord has given you a gift to teach.”

“Yeah, OK,” he thought.

“What older folks said in the church, you did,” he said. “She said, ‘Show...

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Written by Sarah Haywood
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:25

An amillennial interpretation of Revelation 20

The millennium, the intermediate state, and the eternal state are three distinct but related concepts. Unlike the other two, the millennium is frequently debated even among conservative, evangelical Christians. In this edition of the Theology Forum, Peter J. Gentry, professor of Old Testament...

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Written by Peter J. Gentry
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:25

A.T. Robertson’s Heavenly Sermon

Although A. T. Robertson, Southern Seminary’s world-renowned New Testament professor, passed away in 1934 after suffering a heart attack a month before his seventy-first birthday, a compilation of his sermons was published in 1937 under the title Jesus as a Soul-Winner and Other Sermons....

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Written by Adam Winters
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:23

Distilling doctrine

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, talks with Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith about his new book, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith.

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AJWS: This book seeks to make Christian doctrine more readily available — for students and...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:23

Feature Book Review: 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology by Gregg R. Allison

If you have ever taught Bible or theology to kids or teenagers as a recently enrolled seminary student, you know that it can be difficult to distill all of the complex and nuanced information...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:22

Women in Leadership = Slavery???

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A very brand new reader of this blog recently asked: 
Women in leadership and slavery are very similar subjects. If we can on the basis of two scriptures forbid women from assuming leadership roles, can we on the basis of Paul REGULATE slavery?
The statement that "women in leadership and...

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Written by Doug Evans
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:22

Book Reviews: ‘A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards’; ‘Becoming a Welcoming Church’; ‘Evergreen’; ‘The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers’

 

imageA Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards by Nathan Finn and Jeremy M. Kimble (Crossway, 2017 $21.99)

Review by Aaron Cline Hanbury

No American wields more theological influence on evangelical than Jonathan Edwards. Yet if you ask around, you’ll find few Christians...

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Written by Aaron Cline Hanbury, Caleb T. Shaw, Matt Damico, and Andrew J.W. Smith
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:04

Pastor Wears Dress, Portrays ‘Stranger Things’ Girl, to Promote Sermon Series Featured

The West Side Christian Church in Springfield, Illinois, promoted their sermon series, “Stranger Things,” by posting a video re-creating the popular Netflix series which included putting the pastor in a dress. Imitating the popular character, Eleven, Pastor Eddie Lowan wore a dress...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 16 April 2018 04:02

The Gospel, Social Justice, and T4G

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On Friday, Oklahoma City Thunder announcer Brian Davis was suspended for saying on air that Russell Westbrook was playing “out of his cotton-pickin’ mind.” He said it in an effort to be complimentary to Westbrook for a stretch of inexplicably amazing play. No one is accusing him...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Monday, 16 April 2018 03:46

Lessons or Sermon Conclusions

Although this article in Inc ("Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead") is not aimed specifically at the sermon or lesson, there is some good advice in it.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 16 April 2018 03:44

Audio from Dr. Godfrey's Author's Forum, "Learning to Love the Psalms"

Here's the audio from Friday Night's Author's Forum with Dr. W. Robert Godfrey: 

You can purchase Dr. Godfrey's book here: 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Monday, 16 April 2018 03:31

Christianity Explored, What’s the Best News You’ve Ever Heard? (Leader’s Handbook 4th Edition)

This handbook accompanies a student manual and is designed to lead a small group of unbelievers on a seven-week study through the Gospel of Mark.  Attention is focused on three threads that are traced throughout the Gospel.  The identity of Jesus is examined during the first two sessions;...

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Written by Gary Gilley
Monday, 16 April 2018 03:30

Younger Christians Need Older Christians to Mentor Them

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,  and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. –Titus 2:7-8 I remember when I...

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Written by Robert Nelsen
Monday, 16 April 2018 03:00

April 13, 2018 Show with Dr. Jack D. Kinneer on "Eastern Orthodoxy: What Separates It From Rome the Reformation?"

Theme:

April 13, 2018:

DR. JACK D. KINNEER, Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies, teaching Greek & New Testament Exegesis, along with General Epistles & Revelation, & Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA,...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Monday, 16 April 2018 02:52

The dictionary fallacy

Apostate Dale Tuggy attempted a response to my (then) latest post:
No, there’s nothing “slanted” about the question. OT monotheism is as clear as can be – the one true God there, the only...

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Written by steve
Monday, 16 April 2018 02:49

NLT Wayfinding Bible: A Pastoral Use Case

Instead of simply  providing a review of the NLT Wayfinding Bible, and focusing on the physical book, I want to talk to you about how I, as a pastor, use the Wayfinding Bible. (Disclaimer: Tyndale provided this Bible free in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Monday, 16 April 2018 02:37

Civil Liberties Watch: It Is Yours Until A Big Developer Wants It

Kelo v. City of New London effectively turned an explicit constitutional right into a nullity. Though the language of the Fifth Amendment is clear — “nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation” — state and local governments . . . Continue...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 16 April 2018 02:36

Facebook's Alt-Church Fail

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In a speech last year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted the social network he founded to perform the role that once used to be played by churches. He suggested that with the decline of churchgoing, “people now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else." Sounds very...

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Written by Guy Davies
Monday, 16 April 2018 02:06

Didache Bible Review

  The Didache Bible Review Let me start with two disclaimers: I am not Roman Catholic; I’m a Baptist but I am not trying to attack/slam the Didache Bible. I acquired this Bible at my own expense. Neither Ignatius Press or Midwest Theological Forum was involved in selecting this book for...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Monday, 16 April 2018 01:38

Office Hours: Where Are They Now? Preaching The Gospel To Cuba

Dan Warne is from Kansas and grew up on the mission field in Sinaloa, Mexico (just across the Gulf of California from Baja California, Mexico). He is also a 2017 graduate of Westminster Seminary California. Unlike most of the graduates, his ministry . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 16 April 2018 01:37

Prophets Without Honor

There is a growing movement within America and other parts of the world today that believes there are those whom God has called and anointed as today’s “prophets.” We’ve discussed this many times in the past in numerous articles and mini-series on New Apostolic Reformation...

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Written by modres
Monday, 16 April 2018 01:17

Preachers: Don’t Flatter, Speak Truth

Well would it be for the Church of Christ, if it possessed more plain-speaking ministers, like John the Baptist, in these latter days. A morbid dislike to strong language  an excessive fear of giving offence, a constant flinching from directness and plain speaking are,...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Monday, 16 April 2018 01:13

Steven Furtick Admits They Lie About Baptism Numbers Featured

In the video below, Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church, admits that one of his pastors is “prone to exaggeration” about baptism numbers. In other words, they lie about it. See the video for yourself below:

HT: Is Not Satire

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Written by Pulpit & Pen
Monday, 16 April 2018 01:02

If They Fell, So Can You

How Sin Seduced the Strongest, Wisest, and Godliest

She sat across from me with fingers pressed into her forehead. “How did I get here?” she groaned.

Jackie had been a faithful wife for many years. Yet she found herself ensnared in a sinful pit with no way out. Her web of lies had...

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Written by garrettk
Monday, 16 April 2018 01:01

Just a Hallmark Holiday

image“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” –...

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Written by Bror Erickson
Monday, 16 April 2018 00:53

Brewton-Parker reaches out to homeschool community

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Matt Haley, assistant professor of Music, demonstrates the trumpet during the Homeschool Band interest day held in August 2017. The Homeschool Band is one extracurricular activity provided by Brewton-Parker College to homeschoolers. CAITLYN PARRISH/BPC

By Lauren Moye

MOUNT VERNON —...

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Written by Brewton-Parker College
Monday, 16 April 2018 00:06

The Obedience of Cancer

Introduction:

If God governs the world—as He does—then this means that all things must be obedient to Him. But there is another side to this, leaving us with an antimony. We know for a fact that we live in a sinful world, which means that there are entities and individuals that are disobe...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 16 April 2018 00:00

Can a person believe in both God and Darwinian evolution?

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The term for a person who believes in fully naturalistic evolution but who also believes in God is “theistic evolutionist”.

Terrell Clemmons takes a look at one organization of theistic evolutionists “Biologos”, and makes a distinction...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:46

Lessons from the Worst Sermon I Ever Heard

I try to make a habit of not listening to other people’s preaching with a critical spirit. After all, I know how much unseen work goes into writing a good sermon. And I also know how sometimes, despite your best efforts, the sermon you’ve planned doesn’t come off in quite the same...

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Written by 9Marks
Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:35

10 Thoughts about “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines

image Recently a friend asked me to read God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. This book was originally published in 2014, and several helpful “response books” have been written since then. One is God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines edited by Albert...

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Written by Landon Coleman