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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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

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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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image Guest Post by Jared Moore

[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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Guest Post by Rev. C. R. Biggs

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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Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:53

Passing Through the Wilderness of this World

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by John Newton

Dear Sir,I make no doubt but you have at times had pleasing reflections upon that promise made to the Israelites, "Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 02:55

5 Core Principles for Knowing God

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image In his book Knowing God J.I. Packer shares five basic truths that serve as core principles for knowing God:

1. God has spoken to man, and the Bible is His Word, given to us to make us wise unto salvation.

2. God is Lord and King over His world; He rules all things for His own glory, displaying His...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 03:35

Augustine on the New Life in Christ

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Chapter 5 of  The Triumph of Grace: Augustine's Writings on Salvation - posted with permission

THE NEW LIFE IN CHRIST

‘Can we possibly, without utter absurdity, maintain that there first existed in anyone the good virtue of a good will, to entitle him to the removal of...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 03:59

Justification

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The basic religious question is that of our relation to God. How can man be just with God? How can he be right with the Holy One? In our situation, however, the question is much more aggravated. It is not simply, how can man be just with God, but how can sinful man be just with God?...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 03:31

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations

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And he will lift up an ensign to the nations. This verse contains nothing more than the explanation of the former verse. The language is metaphorical, and admits of two meanings; either that, by giving an ensign, he will terrify adversaries, so that they will not dare to prevent his...

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image Guest Post by Nick Batzig

Sinclair Ferguson has recently released his second advent themed book, Love Came Down.Together with his previously published Child in the Manger,this has quickly become one of my favorite sources for advent meditations. That is not at all surprising, as I have...

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Excerpt from The Holy Spirit

by John Owen

“To say that we are able by our own efforts to think good thoughts or give God spiritual obedience before we are spiritually regenerate is to overthrow the gospel and the faith of the universal church in all ages.”- John Owen

All men can be divided...

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A Guest Post by Peter Kozushko

Since 2005, Bart Ehrman, a distinguished critical New Testament scholar, has authored four New York Times best sellers challenging the historical accuracy of the Bible. That is a significant readership for a Biblical scholar. Ehrman has succeeded in popularizing the...

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Starting around the 4th century - the expression "Visible Church" was referred to by theologians, not to a building, but to the members on the rolls of a local church. In other words, all persons who are members of a local church are considered to be a part of the visible church.

On the other hand,...

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