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, 19 April 2019 08:07

"Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani!"

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by F. W. Krummacher (1796-1868)

Once, when a voice spoke from heaven to the people who were assembled around Jesus, the evangelist relates, that "some said it thundered; others, that an angel spoke to him." No one exactly knew what to make of the wondrous sound, although all were affected, amazed,...

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There are many that make a profession and show of religion, and some that do many of the outward things which it requires, and possibly they may think that they have done and suffered much for God and his service. But the great inquiry is, has the heart been sincere in it all,...

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Saturday, 13 April 2019 09:17

Does TULIP Make Man an Automaton?

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Since we cannot pry into the secret will of God, we do not know who the elect are. From our standpoint, we have the good news and we see our friends perishing. What are we going to do with that? Hopefully it is to love our neighbor. God had such great mercy on us ... so we ought to be filled with...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 04:53

Peace For God’s People

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THERE be two sorts of people always in the visible church, one that Satan keeps under with false peace, whose life is nothing but a diversion to present contentments, and a running away from God and their own hearts, which they know can speak no good unto them; these speak peace...

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WE have seen already, that though there is a great change wrought on the elect in their regeneration yet that change is imperfect; there shall be no perfect delivery from indwelling sin till death; the body of death; though crucified, yet lives till the death of the body: and it is...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 07:26

The Magic Equality Wand

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by Dr. Thaddeus Williams

Imagine we could wave a Magic Equality Wand that instantly erased inequality around the world. This wand is so magical that it can bring perfect global equality without having to resort to some ever-bloating government regime to oversee and implement equal outcomes. The wand...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 04:55

The Appeal of Idolatry

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"Idolatry, ancient and modern alike, consists in trusting some substitute for God to serve some uniquely divine function…  Why do people choose the substitute over God himself?  Probably the most important reason is that it obviates accountability to God.  We...

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 04:15

The Noble Lie

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by Thaddeus Williams

In the era before the 17th century, before Galileo, Kepler and Newton, a fixation on meaning questions often left our understanding of the material world dragging woefully behind. In the era following the Scientific Revolution, we have come to understand the mechanics of the...

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For your weekend reading I wanted to pass along some classic sermons and essays that have had a deep impact:

Imitating the Incarnation (.pdf)by B. B. Warfield

The Religious Life of Theological Studentsby B B Warfield

Man's Utter Inability to Rescue Himselfby Thomas Boston

The Expulsive Power of a New...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:46

The Deceitfulness of Sin

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by Archibald Alexander

All sin takes its origin from false views of things. Our first parents had never sinned, had they not been deceived by the tempter

Authors: john_hendryx...

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image Recently a good friend of mine, who is an atheist, who seems convinced of total depravity, sent me a Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode (Parental Guidance recommended) where his guest, a world-renowned physicist makes some astonishing claims. Professor Brian Cox is an English physicist and...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 04:12

Do Not Grow Weary in Declaring God's Word

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There has never been a time when so much sound biblical teaching has been available at the fingertips of the ordinary person. And, thank the Lord, much of it is free. On the other hand, there has never been a time when such a vast amount of poor and heretical theology has been available to the same...

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by Dr. Thaddeus Williams

If I were the devil—which some of you may believe after reading on—if my sworn mission was to devour the Christian faith from the inside out, then here is what I would NOT do. I would not slither into a Sunday service, breathing blasphemy and dragon fire,...

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I understand that actress Ellen Page called out Chris Pratt for attending an 'infamously' anti-LGBTQ church. While not commenting on his specific church, I am trying to get my head around this common secular logic which they seem to apply to just about any local church or school which takes the...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 03:15

Changing Laws does not Change Hearts

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"On the issue of social justice, it is important to remember that changing laws does not change hearts. Changing a law may get you compliance, but it will never get you repentance, which is--or should be--the goal (at least for those who profess to be followers of Christ). Unjust laws are the...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 12:14

You Did Not Choose Me - Commentary on John 15:16

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16.You have not chosen me.He declares still more clearly that it must not be ascribed to their own merit, but to his grace, that they have arrived at so great an honor; for when he says that he was not chosen by them, it is as if he had said, that whatever they have they did not...

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[Glass has several things that may violate your conscience. Know your conscience. Be sure to look it up before you watch at Plugged In or Common Sense Media.]

*Additionally, if you want some very detailed interaction with Glass from a Christian worldview, check out the Glass...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:04

Particular Redemption Puts Christ at the Center

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Visitor: The atonement of Christ is sufficient for the entire cosmos.  The Lamb of God takes away the sin of the world, not just some people in the world.  It’s not “hypothetical” but completely real.  To be sure, only the elect receive the grace  to believe in...

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Monday, 28 January 2019 06:21

Augustinian Theology Vs. Semi-Pelagianism

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This classic issue between Augustinian theology and all forms of semi-Pelagianism focuses on one aspect of the order of salvation (ordo salutis): What is the relationship between regeneration and faith? Is regeneration a monergistic or synergistic work? Must a person first exercise...

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Friday, 25 January 2019 06:07

What is Semi-Pelagianism?

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Semi-Pelagianism is theological position midway between Pelagianism and the teachings of Augustine of Hippo regarding the origins of the experience of salvation. Pelagianism placed salvation in the power of human free-will; Augustine ascribed salvation (regeneration, new birth) wholly to God's...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:43

Are All Sins the Same Before God?

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There's a lot of talk today about abortion and national sin. There's also a significant display of ignorance about God's Law and His judgment upon nations (including pagan nations). I saw a few people arguing that though child sacrifice is sin, it's not like God would pick any one...

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Part I

By the middle of the second century,the Church had developed the Apostle's Creed which contained the foundational doctrines, or essential beliefs of the Christian Church. In the 4th century, the doctrines of the Trinity and the two natures of Christ...

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Question: Is promoting same sex romance in the church a primary issue or a secondary issue? In other words, shall we break fellowship with churches that promote this or shall we treat them as brothers?

Answer: This is a primary issue, because it is a gospel issue. Those who embrace these practices...

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By Jared Moore

[Bird Box has several things that may violate your conscience. Know your conscience. Be sure to look it up before you watch at Plugged In or Common Sense Media.]

*Additionally, if you want more detailed interaction with Bird Box, check out episode 36 of the Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 02:49

Eight Symptoms of False Doctrine

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by J. C.

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