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, 21 April 2017 05:58

Muhammed and Jesus Contrasted

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Muhammed taught, in many circumstances, that we ought to kill or subjugate our enemies (e.g. Surah 9). Christ by example taught we ought to die for our enemies and liberate them ... It is recorded in history that Mohammed had killed dozens of his enemies by the time of his death. Jesus, having...

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It cannot be stressed too much that to confuse the gospel with certain important things that go hand in hand with it is to invite theological, hermeneutical and spiritual confusion.  Such ingredients of preaching and teaching that we might want to link with the gospel...

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This post is adapted from the chapter entitled "Revelation" by Charles E. Hill in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospel Realized, edited by Michael J. Kruger.

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The “Revelation of Jesus Christ” portrays in dramatic fashion the...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:27

The Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ

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“The Spirit’s coming inaugurates a communion with Christ in which the Spirit who dwelt on Christ now dwells on and in believers… The coming of the Spirit is the equivalent of the indwelling of Jesus…

Having the Spirit is the equivalent, indeed the...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 05:19

Making a Case for the Resurrection

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A Guest Post by Steve Hays

Over the years I've read a number of prominent Christian apologists make their case for the Resurrection. Notable examples include John Warwick Montgomery, C.E.B. Cranfield, William Lane Craig, Timothy and Lydia McGrew, Richard Swinburne, Gary Habermas, N. T. Wright, and...

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Friday, 14 April 2017 04:23

16 Free Classic eBooks on the Atonement

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image The following free eBooks are mostly in ePub and .mobi formats.  On the download page, use your default browser and not your Facebook app to download.

The Atonement of Christ (eBook)by Francis Turretin(Also a moderized version here)

Introductory Essay to John Owen’s Death of Death in the...

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No, man has a will and he makes voluntary choices. But, being fallen, when he hears the gospel he makes the wrong choice. He loves darkness too much, he hates the light and will not come into the light lest his deeds be exposed (John 3:19-20). He neither understands nor wants to understand because...

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Two amazing quotes by Calvin on the relationship of justification and sanctification.

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:Justification and sanctification, gifts of grace, go together as if tied by an inseparable bond, so that if anyone tries to separate them, he is, in a sense, tearing Christ to pieces. Sanctification...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:50

Who is the author of regeneration?

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    a)      It is God the Father by way of eminence. Since regeneration appears as something completely new, it fits with the economy of the Father that regeneration is ascribed to Him. “According to his great mercy, the God and Father...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 06:32

Reformed Podcasts

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The following is a short list of Reformed podcasts we are familiar with and find helpful.  If you know of any others please feel free to share them with us.

Authors: john_hendryx...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 09:52

"What is the opposite of antinomianism?"

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"What is the opposite of antinomianism?"

Would it be fair to assume that the instinctive response ... would be "Legalism"? It might be the right answer at the level of common usage, but it would be unsatisfactory from the standpoint of theology, for antinomianism and legalism...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 01:37

Obeying the Gospel

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image “But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?'” (Rom 10:16)."in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus." (2 Thessalonians 1:8)1 Peter...

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Friday, 31 March 2017 07:56

Men Often Use Morality as a Way to Avoid Jesus

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"God, I thank You that I'm not like other people—greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get." Luke 18:11-12

Many please and satisfy themselves with mere civility and common morality. They bless...

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by Edward Payson

"In his pride, the wicked does not seek God; in all his thoughts, there is no room for God!" Psalm 10:4

The pride of the wicked is the principal reason why they will not seek after the knowledge of God. Pride renders God a disagreeable and undesirable object of contemplation to the...

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Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” -  Galatians 3:11-12

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:17

King Alphonso's Folly!

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King Alphonso of Portugal said that if God had consulted him at the creation,about the placements and motions of the planets and stars, etc. — that he would have contrived them better than they are. I suppose the poor man took the schemes and dreams of the astronomers of his...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 08:31

'Irresistible' and 'Resistible' Grace

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by Herman Bavinck

The term “irresistible grace” is not really of Reformed origin but was used by Jesuits and Remonstrants to characterize the doctrine of the efficacy of grace as it was advocated by Augustine and those who believed as he did.  The Reformed in fact had some...

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SLIMJIM over at the blog The Domain for Truth has compiled a list of apologetics media resources.  He reconstructed is list that was originally listed on a now deleted blog account elsewhere on the web .This is an amazing collection and a great service to the Church. I am thankful for his...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 05:51

Are You Wearing The Right Wedding Garment?

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A guest post by Justin Hoke

Matthew 22:1-14 1And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:  2"The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,  3"and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 03:22

A Life of Obedience by Grace

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image Don't make a savior of your morality. It cannot deliver you. Repent of trusting in your own righteousness and instead believe on Christ alone.

Remember, grace is not earned by meeting a condition, or it would no longer be grace. It is not a reward for either faith or obedience but the cause of...

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Saturday, 11 March 2017 05:23

The Will in Regeneration

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by William Cunningham

Excerpt from The Doctrine of the Will (eBook)

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 03:04

How to Get Rid of the Problem of ‘Self’

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“Here is a superb bit of psychology, for what after all, is the main cause of this spirit of fear? The answer is ‘self’ – self-love, self-concern, self-protection. Had you realized that the essence of this trouble is that these fearful people are...

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This post is adapted from Kim Riddlebarger’s chapter, "Eschatology," in Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary edited by Matthew Barrett.

"On the Sleep of the Soul"

John Calvin’s first published work of theology was the Psychopannychia (“On the Sleep of the...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:57

The Christian's Reasonable Service (Indexed)

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With a decidedly Puritan flavor and representing  Reformed experiential religion at its best, Wilhelmus à Brakel systematically moves through the major doctrines of the Bible in hopes of seeing the minds of God’s people renewed for the purpose of promoting...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:21

Evolution is a Channel, not a Canal

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Steve Hays has an impromptu debate with an atheist on Facebook:

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