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
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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By A. W. Pink

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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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 04:28

Sanctification: Monergistic or Synergistic?

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image "so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctificationand redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” - 1 Cor 1:29-31&nb...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 04:55

A Few Thoughts on Repentance

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  1. Repentance is a gift from God. We mustn’t assume that repentance has its origin within us. God gives repentance as a gift of grace through the work of the Spirit in His people and as such ought to be treated as a gift with an awareness of an undeserved mercy. (2 Tim. 2:25)
  2. Repentance is...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 08:35

Why Do We Pray for the Lost?

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image As Phil Johnson once posted, "I often ask Arminians,

'Why do you even pray for the lost? Your theology tells you God has already done everything He could possibly do to save them and now its all up to them. So why do you pray for your lost relatives? Something in you knows that God is sovereign...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:03

The Responsibility of the Church in the New Age

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The following is a short excerpt from Machen’s essay, “The Responsibility of the Church in Our New Age.” This remarkably relevant work originally appeared in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 1933. You can hear a reading of...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 13:30

The Biblical Importance of Catechizing

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“If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed…Train yourself for godliness” (1 Tim. 4:6-7).

A friendly, pastoral reminder to remember to review and...

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image The following post is a response to this comment found on social media:

"Being GAY is not a CRIME. And it is not a SIN.: Stop using God to justify your prejudice. Religion is about Loving one another, You're just looking for an excuse to hate."

If someone were to simply take a few hours out of their...

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image Would Christ have had to die for the social justice gospel to be true?

If the answer is no ... if social justice has, de facto, become the gospel itself, and our goal is simply to "redeem" the culture" then Jesus would not be needed as a Savior, but merely as an example. Without personal...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:39

What podcasts are you listening to this week?

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I have been listening to the following podcasts over the last few days.

TheocastThe Covenant of Works: How this one theological concept is essential to understanding the Bible, the Gospel, the life of Christ and the doctrine of justification. Its long history in reformed theology. Why it’s...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 10:09

The Use of Means in Regeneration

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image One of the great benefits of the Internet is that nothing stays hidden within a single community very long.  When false statements are made and bandied about, the liklihood of them being exposed for what they are is much more likely then when there was no Internet and teachers could speak to...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:56

Predestination destroys legalism

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Predestination destroys legalism. If salvation is by Christ ALONE, it leaves no room for boasting or trusting in ourselves, even a little. It strips us bare and forces us to abandon all hope in our own wisdom, will-power, efforts or rules. The Scripture declares: "It is because of Him you are in...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:53

Prayer and Legalism

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image "Since prayer is an aspect of our sanctification, our development or growth in godliness, it too must be understood as the fruit of what Christ has done for us. This is often the missing dimension in books and sermons on prayer...Problems emerge when the task of praying is urged without the motive...

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"Because of the bondage of sin by which the will is held bound, it cannot move toward good, much less apply itself thereto; for a movement of this sort is the beginning of conversion to God, which in Scripture is ascribed entirely to God’s grace. So Jeremiah prayed to the Lord...

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Answer: No. definitely not. He answers our prayers THAT WE MAY have victory over sin.  It is by the grace of God in Jesus Christ that we overcome sin. We come to Jesus empty handed.  We have nothing to offer but our sin.  Any good in us us purely the mercy and grace of God. ...

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