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

Monergism - Apologetic Report
Friday, 05 October 2018 04:59

John Owen on the Holy Spirit

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image John Owen is among the theologians whose thoughts most closely mirror my own and this particular book of his could easily be called a manifesto of monergistic, God-honoring theology. I agree with Dr. Sinclair Ferguson when he says, "Whenever I return to read Owen I find myself at least in part...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 06:13

My Social Media Strategy

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1. Relentlessly encourage, edify & inform.

2. Ignore trolls, mockers & slanderers into oblivion.

3. Starve dissensionists, narcissists, & errorists of the attention they crave.

4. Point people to sound people & resources.

5. Exalt Christ. Bible. Grace. Truth. Gospel.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:31

The Importance of Salvation

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In comparison with salvation, all other subjects are trivial. To waste time in the pursuit of wealth, or in the chase of sensual pleasure, while our salvation is not secure, is more than folly—it is madness. What, would you agree to dwell in the dark dungeon of despair...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 04:25

A New Creature

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thomas watson"Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things are become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:44

Who Made You to Differ?

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It is grace, free, sovereign grace, which has made you to differ!Should any here, supposing themselves to be the children of God, imagine that there is some reason "in them" why they should have been chosen, let them know, that as yet they are in the dark, concerning the first...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 02:55

Christ and Sanctification

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By simple, close, and searching views of the cross of Christ, the Spirit most effectually sanctifies the believer. This is the true and great method of gospel sanctification. Here lies the secret of all real holiness and, may I not add, of all real happiness? For if we separate...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 03:15

The Marks of True Prayer

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1. True prayer brings heaven down into the soul, and lifts the soul up to heaven.

2. True prayer is the prime exercise of faith where all saving graces converge to climax in both the highest expression of gratitute (to God) and the deepest expression of humility (with regard to...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 04:30

The Ground of Justification

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One of the most important points of the controversy between the Church of Rome and the Reformers, and between Reformed theology and the Arminians, concerned the ground of justification. With respect to this the Reformers taught:

1. Negatively, that this cannot be found in any virtue...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 08:40

The Distinction Between Free Will and Free Agency

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INABILITY: FALLEN HUMAN BEINGS ARE BOTH FREE AND ENSLAVED

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The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? - JEREMIAH 17:9

Clear thought about the fallen human condition requires a distinction between what for the past two centuries has been called free...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 05:42

Our Posture Before the Word of God

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1.    If I find something with which I cannot agree, I am wrong.

2.    If I find something which I cannot understand, I am wrong to judge it on that account. A quote from Martyn Lloyd-Jones: “You have a very small brain and you have a very poor spirit...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 09:24

The Great Giver

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"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" - Rom. 8:32

The above verse supplies us with an instance of Divine logic. It contains a conclusion drawn from a premise; the premise is that God delivered up...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 04:16

God's Electing Grace

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"Those who are passed over by God will never complain that God is being unfair. Left to themsleves, they have no desire to be chosen." - Ian Duguid

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:37

Historically Reformed

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A short summary of the historic meaning of what it is to be theologically Reformed

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Paul clearly declares that our sins were expiated by the death of Christ, because it was impossible for the law to confer righteousness upon us. It hence follows, that more is required by the law than what we can perform; for if we were capable of fulfilling the law there would have...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 07:45

Except Ye Repent

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Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). 

In view of these solemn words it is tremendously important that each of us should seek and obtain from God the repentance which He requires, not resting content with anything short of this. Hence, there needs to be...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 08:29

75 Best Sermons

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Below we have listed (in no particular order) 75 of the most Christ-honoring (recorded) sermons.  And while this is by no means an exhaustive list, this resource ought to keep you occupied and edified for some time.  So don't be cross if your favorite was not included or if someone you...

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What is it to have other gods besides the true God? I fear upon search, we have more idolaters among us than we are aware of.

(1) To trust in any thing more than God, is to make it a god. If we trust in our riches, we make riches our god. We may take comfort, but not put confidence...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 08:26

God as He is In Himself

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One thing which seems to be deeply lacking in much of modern evangelicalism is the study of God's attributes. I believe if more of us set aside serious time to study God and His perfections we would not only know him better but it would cause us to worship God in awe - and it would change our...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 05:08

7 Visible Signs of our Love to God

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Before all else let us remember, our love to God is a sign of his love to us. 'We love him because he first loved us.' I John 4: 19. By nature we have no love to God; we have hearts of stone. Ezek 36: 26. And how can any love be in hearts of stone? Our loving him is from his loving...

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London: Henry G. Bohn, 1844-45. Reproduced from the 6th & 7th edns. These books are in the Public Domain

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Friday, 18 May 2018 04:58

New eBooks - For the Week of 5/18/2018

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 08:30

Pietistic Vs. Biblical Sanctification

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How many of us try to clean ourselves up before approaching the Lord's Table, as if there were some degree or level of purity that we could reach that would make us acceptable to God? The command to love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself should be sufficient to make you...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 08:27

The Doctrines of Grace (Lecture Series)

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Here is the now completed series of B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries (Laredo, Texas) podcasts covering the doctrines of grace (the so called TULIP acrostic):

Teachers include Dr. John Frame, Pastor Jeff Durbin, Pastor John Samson, Dr. James White, Dr. Tim Trumper  & Dr. Joel Beeke.

1. The Sovereignty...

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