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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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:00

The Discipline of Hearing

Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. —Matthew 10:27

Sometimes God puts us through the experience and discipline of darkness to teach us to hear and obey Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and God puts us into...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:00

Episcopal diocese ends use of masculine pronouns for God

Last week the Episcopal Church in the Washington D.C. diocese passed a resolution to eliminate “gendered language for God.” The use of masculine pronouns for God will not be used when the church’s Book of Common Prayer is revised.

One writer describes the decision as an example of...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:23

When You Lose Your Temper With Your Children

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Every parent knows the experience. You’re tired and your children ignore your every word. You told them over and over, but they persevere in their obstinacy. Then you do what seems like the only option– you lose your temper. You lose control and give full vent to everything you have...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:08

A Casualty Of The Sexual Revolution

Hello Deirdre. It is a lot worse than that. The first time she molested me, I was three. The last time, I was twelve, and able to walk away. I put Walter in jail for molesting one boy. I had tried to . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:25

Busting A Few Common Myths About Libertarianism

imageEvery position subject to the public sphere has been mishandled and misrepresented both by its own advocates and especially by detractors. The public eagerly awaits the opportunity to craft mindless cartoon versions of robust and complex philosophical models that leave one wondering, “How...

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Written by Jim Boucher
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:19

Jeremiah and the Suffering of God Featured

The true prophet identifies with and represents the people of God before God, but he also identifies with and represents God before the people of God. Jeremiah is a classic example of this. Here I want to highlight both of these aspects, especially in terms of the suffering God as reflected in the...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:59

Is Same Sex Attraction a Sin? Or Only Homosexual Behavior? Featured

[Editor’s Note: This piece is from Richard Phillips, posted first at Reformation 21, the blog for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is shared only in part, in accordance with Fair Use and a link will be provided below for you to read the rest. We decided to run this article, even...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:39

The Gospel Coalition Uses 50 Shades of Grey Featured

The Gospel Coalition has been using films and cinema to draw religious parallels for years. Infatuated with culture, the organization – which is increasingly focused on social justice – has been steadily reaching lower and lower into the gutter of pop culture to make their points. Led...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:05

Tackling The Myth Of Neutrality In The State Capitol Featured

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This week in our Tennessee General Assembly Bible study, we tackled Part 2 of our “Know Your Enemy”series, with a focus on the myth of neutrality. It was a blast!

Our parallel study for staff members and anyone else involved in the legislative process in Nashville will happen on...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:02

An Absurd Reading of Genesis 3

When I first saw this posting I thought it had to be fake news but apparently it is not. This is simply the most absurd reading of Genesis 3 that I have ever seen. The fact that it is made by a so-called rabbi makes it even worse. I thought about not even providing the link but it needs to be seen...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:00

Or, More Recently, Presidential Portrait Painters

“I do not believe that the builders of the Salisbury Cathedral, the composer of the Brandenburg Concertos, the painter of The Night Watch, or the writer of Paradise Lost, have anything to apologize for in the thin shade of Kanye West, John Cage, Jackson Pollock, Walter Gropius, or Barry...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:12

New Book: 'Fake Atheism'

imageFake Atheism: The Suppression of the Truth and the Atheist Syndrome
by Mike A. Robinson

Atheists know God exists - discover how to reach them
 
Aggressive atheism is attempting to make an impact in the West, and its opponent is God. Yet, a person who claims to be an atheist is suppressing the...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:07

New Presuppositional Apologetics Books,

imageFresh Apologetics Books, eBooks, and Unique Resources

In parts of the world the growth of Christianity is spectacular, yet in the West, atheism and skepticism are fervently seeking converts. “The many proofs for...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:00

RC Sproul, four rules for studying the Bible

– Episode 2226 –

RC Sproul, four rules for studying the Bible

Segment 1 (00:00) – Rule 1 and 2

Segment 2 (10:05) – Rule 3 and 4

Segment 3 (20:45) – The decorative chair example

Wretched Surprise! (26:47) – An Adrian Surprise!

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Written by samueljroys
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:59

SAL#68 Your Marriage Can Be Amazing | God’s Design For Marriage Featured

Decent Marriages Are A Miserable Picture Of Christ And His Church

As a light to the world, the Christian marriage should be thriving and amazing! It’s a beautiful picture of grace, truth and love! In this show, you’ll learn the purpose of marriage, the roles we...

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Written by Adam Staub
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:56

How biblical is Molinism, finis

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:54

Defining Deception Ranked a Best Selling New Release on Amazon

imageDefining Deception’s release went better than imagined, quickly becoming an Amazon best-selling new release. We are very grateful for the entire team at Southern California Seminary and to each of you, our readers, who supported the years of research and preparation behind the work. Thus far,...

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Written by Anthony Wood
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:42

Not in my backyard

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:39

The Catholic contraceptive taboo

I'm going to comment on a longish defense of Rome's position on contraception by a Catholic philosophy prof. (Christopher M. Brown) at UT Martin:
One of the problems with natural law arguments against...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:28

Watch Bill Johnson and Sid Roth Fail at Their Own Outrageous Miracle Claims in Less Than 40 Seconds

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You can watch Bill Johnson and Sid Roth fail at their own outrageous miracle claims in less than 40 seconds on this video.

Authors: isnotsatire...

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Written by isnotsatire
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:24

Calling out 'LGBT' agenda: Hate or hope?

For my birthday this year, my husband gave me an inscribed silver bracelet, reading, “With God, all things are possible.” It’s particularly meaningful because I close my Mission America radio shows with that verse, a play on the “Mission: Impossible” theme.

Because...

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Written by Linda Harvey
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:14

The Christian’s Citizenship

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Paul spent so much time looking believers in the eyes and reminding them of who they are in Christ. We see this in Ephesians 2:19, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”

Authors: Tim Conway

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:09

What Does the Bible Say? – Is the Earth Only a Few Thousand Years Old?

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Authors: Pastor Ken Lawson...

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Written by Pastor Ken Lawson
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:06

Q: We the People Have the Power

imageOne of the themes that Q continues to repeat is that we, the people have the power. He keeps telling us that we’ve simply forgotten how to play the game. At times, it feels hopeless because we wonder what we can actually accomplish?

Then I read a post from Q from yesterday that opened my eyes...

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Written by modres
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:55

My Valentine

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:18

Real Love Really Matters: The Superiority of Christian Love in Light of the New Morality of Love

You and I live in a time where real love is under assault every single second of every single day. At first, that sentence may seem alarming or even shocking especially if you were to walk into a grocery store or a flower shop this time of year. And yet the fact remains real love is under assault...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:10

Chris Rosebrough in conversation with Costi Hinn, nephew of Benny Hinn.

Chris Rosebrough interviews Costi Hinn about his book ‘Defining Deception’. Costi Hinn is the Executive Pastor at Mission Bible Church and is completing his Masters of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Costi Hinn and co-author Anthony Wood are committed...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:02

James White will debate Shawn McCraney at 10pm EST Tonight

Authors: Rich Pierce...

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Written by Rich Pierce
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:01

Happy Galentine's Day?

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What is Galentine’s day? A holiday introduced by fictional character Leslie Knope in an episode of Parks and Recreation that debuted in 2010. According to Knope, Galentine’s Day—celebrated on February 13—is a time to celebrate the importance of female friendship. And this...

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Written by Kelly Needham
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:56

David Platt’s Administration in Retrospect

In the interest of full disclosure—I am a retired IMB missionary. My wife and I served 24 years with the IMB in Southeast Asia. I have taught missions at Southern Baptist Seminary and now at Mid-America Baptist Seminary. This post reflects my personal opinions, and they do not represent the...

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Written by Mark Terry
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:48

Jennifer Leclaire -- Christo-Feminism, Strawmen, and Michael Brown -- Oh My

Leclaire employs a Dr. Brown tactic to hide her campaign for the cause of Christo-feminism.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:24

Big Little Lies

David Frum stays very concerned about the Trump administration’s habit of lying. We know this, because he regularly tweets and writes about it. Frum’s not joking around, here. Presidents and their partisans shouldn’t lie, and when they do lie, as Frum frequently notes, the public...

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Written by Samuel James
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:07

Romans Commentary, Romans 1:1-17

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This commentary was prepared for Kairos Publications in Buenos Aires. It was composed specifically for the Latin American church. In some cases I have retained the words “Latin America,” at other times I have substituted “the Americas.” The bibliography reflects what is...

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Written by Gary Shogren
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:59

02/13/2018

•The war over the Bible within Christianity
•How do I direct my child struggling with same-sex attraction?
•Ben Shapiro vs Calvinists: battle of God’s chosen peoples
•How to live with unbelievers
•How you can utelize Don’t Stub Your Toe
•Has Todd gone liberal?
•Why do churches cover up sin?

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:56

Terminology Tuesday: Aseity

Aseity: The divine property of being completely independent of everything distinct from God himself. Everything other than God depends on God, but God depends on nothing beside himself.     Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove,...

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Written by Richard Porter
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:40

Christians: Rebels Deserving Death (Schaeffer)

image Although I have read several books by Francis Schaeffer, I haven’t read one of his more popular ones called How Should We Then Live? I’m around the halfway point and so far I’m enjoying it.  Right near the beginning, Schaeffer talked about Roman persecution of...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:30

On the Changing President of the IMB

By now, most would have heard that Dr. David Platt has asked the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) to begin searching for a new president. (Click here for news story) For many, this news comes as a shock. For some, it may even be a point of frustration and fear. The IMB is,...

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Written by Scott Hildreth
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:26

The Benny Hinn vs. Todd White Sing-Off Competition and Commissioning Ceremony Featured

image2017 was a really good year for Todd White; he became a "Christian Super Star" and even received extra special treatment from Kenneth CopelandandBenny Hinn! In this video, we see the special sing-off competition and commissioning ceremony that took place at the Jesus Conference 2017:

Todd White...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:55

Missing Us on Facebook? 

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Facebook recently announced changes to what they will show on your news feed. Because of these changes you may see less and less of Truth For Life's content. If you want to make sure you don't miss out on TFL's posts, follow the steps below.

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:50

3GT Episode 72: Hitting the Pause Button

Kyle’s been cruisin’ again. Did he really say he had been to the Copacabana? Progreso, Mexico? Anyway, it got the guys talking about R&R, vacations, sabbaths, and even sabbaticals.

Questions arise. How do you slow down and disconnect in this fast-paced world in which we live? What...

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Written by Barry York
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:49

Jesus Is Not Your Flu Shot; He is Your God Featured

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Surely by now you've heard about Gloria Copeland's Jesus-is-your-flu-shot video. Gloria, wife of famed televangelist Kenneth Copeland, made international headlines last week after she posted a video on Facebook saying that you don't need to get the flu shot because Jesus is your flu shot. All you...

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Written by FSBCJC
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:06

An Orphan in a China Shop Featured

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Hebrews 12:3-13 (HCSB)“For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart. In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses...

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Written by theidolbabbler.com
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 03:45

Risen

Risen: The Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Historical Apologetics: Resurrection)
By: Mike Robinson
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 Did Jesus Christ really rise from the dead? Of the countless world religions, only one claims that its founder returned from the grave. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the...

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Written by Mike Robinson
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:54

Q Posts February 11/12: Big Pharma

If you’ve been following Q’s posts at all, you know that he’s (they’ve) been very busy this past weekend and on Monday. There have been no less than 48 posts since Friday, February 9th. Obviously, people will be discussing these posts and trying to figure out what it all...

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Written by modres
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:49

Another Missionary Perspective on Platt and the IMB

For security reasons, this post must remain anonymous. 

As someone currently serving on the field, I am disappointed to see Platt go. However, I don’t want to see a pendulum swing in response. Platt led us well, and his strategy forced us to reevaluate many of our on the field practices...

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Written by Guest Blogger