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
Monday, 24 June 2019 04:03

"Christians are Bigots"

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VisitorChristians are bigots. They tell gay people that their very identity is unnatural and that they should not live their lives based on their sexuality.

ResponseChristians believe all people without exception are under the wrath of God for their sin, not just homosexuals. So no one is being...

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Friday, 21 June 2019 03:02

What is the Sinner's Initial Repentance?

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Does Christ require the sinner to "stop sinning and you'll be pardoned"?, or something else?

When you trust in Christ for the first time, you are trusting in Him as a Savior FROM SIN, both its guilt and power. No one "just believes" in Christ's existence to be saved; we come to him, rather, to be...

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image by Jonathan Edwards

Where [grace] does truly exist in the heart, all its enemies cannot destroy it, and all the opposition made against it cannot crush it. It endures all things, and stands all shocks, and remains notwithstanding all opposers. And the reason of this may be seen in these two things:

A...

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image It is a myth that Christians think they are good people, entitled to sit in judgment over others because they are morally superior. On the contrary, a true Christian knows with certainty they are NOT good, that they are no better than anyone else... that they are rebel sinners who justly deserve...

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Friday, 07 June 2019 02:26

Pluralism as Dogma

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by Tim Keller & Charles Garland

About every other week, I confront popular pluralist notions that have become a large part of the way Americans think. For example, pluralists contend that no one religion can know the fullness of spiritual truth, therefore all religions are valid. But while it is...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:36

Recommended Expositions on Romans (MP3 Format)

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imageThe following are some expositons on Paul's Epistle to the Romans that we highly recommend.  

Exposition of Romans(MP3 Series)by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Exposition of Romans (MP3 Series)by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Exposition of Romans, 6-16 (MP3 Sermon Series)by Voddie Baucham

Exposition of Romans...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 08:50

The Secularist Dilemma

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Modern society tends to be deeply incoherent. On the one hand our culture demands justice for the oppressed and impartial benevolence toward all. On the other hand it teaches that no one has the right to declare right and wrong to anyone else, as secularism asserts that every person must determine...

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 07:40

Your Political Tribe Can't Save You

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image Do not replace Christ with political tribalism or the state. These are false christs which cannot save you.

Authors: john_hendryx...

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image Question: Can someone receive Jesus as Savior, but not as Lord?

Answer: When God opens someone's eyes to recognize and trust Jesus as Savior, they already affirm Him as Lord. The concepts are so interrelated that cannot really be separated. Here's why:

If, by grace, you want Jesus to save you from...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:05

List of Heresies

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  • Adoptionism The belief Jesus is not eternally God but became God sometime after His birth
  • Antinomianism The belief that Christians are not bound by God’s law and are free to sin as they please. That Jesus' rescues from the guilt of sin but not its power..
  • Anti-Paulism The belief...

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image Israel in the Plan of God

Replacement theology is understood to be the view that the Church has replaced God's chosen people, the Jews, entirely, and that God wants nothing more to do with them as a people. It says that since Israel rejected their Messiah, they forfeit all of their God-given...

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image by John Calvin

From Calvin's Institutes 3.3.15-21, pg 607-617

15. Repentance according to 2 Cor. 7:11

It is for a very good reason that the apostle enumerates seven causes, effects, or parts in his description of repentance. They are earnestness or carefulness, excuse, indignation, fear, longing,...

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image by John Newton

Dear Sir,

Your letter breathes the spirit of a Christian, though you say you are not a Calvinist. I would have still confined myself, in my letters, to the great truths in which we are agreed, if you had not invited me to touch upon the points wherein we differ. If you were insistent...

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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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image by Jonathan Edwards

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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image by Richard Sibbes

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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image by Thomas Boston

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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image by David Wells

"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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