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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Monday, 16 July 2018 13:50

Bible Study Helps: Isaiah Featured

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Isaiah is the first of the major prophets and one of the most important. His ministry took place before the Babylonian exile of 587 B.C. We are told he started his ministry when King Uzziah died around 740 B.C. His prophetic task lasted some four decades.

Assyria had already taken the Northern...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:13

Bible Study Helps: The Prophets Featured

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The last 16 books in the English Old Testament are made up of the prophetic writings: 4 major and 12 minor – so called because of their size, not their importance. Four major prophetic books (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel), and twelve minor prophets were all written about 760 to 460 B.C.

Th...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 15:05

More Mindless and Heartless Pro-Abortion Rhetoric Featured

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Dealing with those who insist on killing babies is seldom easy, and a good part of this is because most pro-aborts do not deal with facts or reason or rationality or evidence. They deal in emotion, anger and tired clichés. Of course these clichés have been answered countless times...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 12:46

Pink Apostates Featured

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There IS such a thing as apostasy, and there ARE such things as apostates. When folks deny key biblical truths and effectively call the Lord Jesus Christ a liar, they have become apostates. One way in which apostasy rears its ugly head so often of late is over the whole matter of homosexuality.

The...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:27

The Cultural Revolution 50 Years On Featured

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A half century ago America and much of the West was engulfed in the counterculture movement. It had other names, such as the hippy movement, the Woodstock generation, the cultural revolution, the peace and love generation, and the radical 60s. Already things like the free speech movement and the...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:34

Three Cheers for Rules (and For Keeping Them) Featured

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We expect non-Christians to rail against rules. Most want to be free to do whatever they desire, and they look upon rules and laws and the like as constraints on their “freedom”. They want the maximum ability to do as they please, and they look at rules and regulations as an impediment...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 21:45

The Thai Cave Rescue and Gospel Parallels Featured

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A dozen boys aged 11-16 trapped in a flooded mountain cave in northern Thailand with their football coach for over two weeks have all been rescued. As millions of people prayed and watched the media coverage, the thirteen have been saved at last, with the help of over a thousand multinational...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 11:36

Kavanaugh, SCOTUS and Abortion Featured

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Today President Trump has just named his preferred candidate for the Supreme Court vacancy left by justice Kennedy. He is Brett Kavanaugh who has served 12 years on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The 53-year-old is a Catholic, a keen constitutionalist and originalist.

imageHe is also a Bush insider,...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 15:44

Answering Cheap Troll Attacks Featured

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The internet and social media have created a relatively new and malicious monster: the troll. Today mischievous and irksome trolls seem to be everywhere, and anyone who seeks to share truth online will encounter a regular army of these serial pests. I certainly get my fair share of them.

If you are...

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 13:30

Little House on the PC Prairie Featured

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OK, I admit: I have not read them, but millions of others have. The much-loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie novels are under attack by the PC censorship brigade. The books are deemed to be racist and bigoted, and must now be censored and added to the list of verboten...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 17:16

Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 22:30 Featured

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So what happens to marriage when believers get to heaven? The passage we are discussing here seems to tell us that it will become superfluous. That may be of concern to many, especially those who have had a close, loving spouse for many decades. Does marriage really mean so little, at least in the...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 15:29

What Are We? Hetero or Homo? Featured

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As always, Christians must think carefully, clearly, and above all biblically, about all things. We must use our minds for the glory of God as we deal with the pressing issues of the day. A solid biblical worldview must inform our thinking and decision-making in all areas.

As I wrote in an article...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:32

What to Read On the Trinity and Christology Featured

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At the very heart of Christian theology is the notion of the triune God, and the idea of the deity of Christ. Both these doctrines – properly understood and explained – have always been at the centre of Christian orthodoxy. Indeed, they help to delineate orthodoxy from heresy.

Most of...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 15:29

Getting What We Want (By Killing Others) Featured

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Life is full of things we may covet, long for, desire, seek, thirst after, and dream of. But of course not everything we keenly desire is obtainable, at least by normal means – and moral means. We can get many things in life, but not always by doing the right thing.

For example, if I really...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 13:13

The Trinity for Dummies Featured

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OK, another somewhat misleading title – but an attention grabber perhaps. The truth is, when we are dealing with the most exalted, complex and mind-boggling reality there is – the God who is there – it can never be simple or easy. How could we expect it to be otherwise?

And to make...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 16:33

Faith, Family and Freedom in Today’s Russia Featured

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History is full of surprises. That includes the big picture as well as the finer details. Nations can come and go. Nations can change. Sure, they often change for the worse, and many will disappear into oblivion. But sometimes a nation can actually improve, at least to a certain extent.

Consider...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:33

Christianity Really Is Bookish Featured

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The Christian religion is one in which books really matter. Reading and writing matter greatly to biblical Christianity. It is a bookish religion. Note, I did not say Christians are bookish. Sadly that is not true of most Christians today. But they should be, because Christianity at its core is...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 15:23

SCOTUS, Kennedy and Beyond Featured

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Anyone who follows American politics knows how important it is to get the right sort of president in, because – among other things – he is the one who nominates new Supreme Court of the United States’ justices when one retires. And given that a justice can hang around for decades...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:03

50 Incredible Christians You Really Should Know About Featured

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I have said it before: one of the best ways to grow in your Christian faith, to be inspired, to be challenged, and to be renewed, is to read about the great Christian men and women of the past. I believe it is essential that all Christians read biographies and autobiographies of the great saints.

As...

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As has been often said, if it weren’t for double standards, most folks on the left would have no standards at all. In the West this duplicity and hypocrisy from the left is ever on display. Countless examples of it can be found, and sites like this are full of examples of such double...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 12:59

Sanders, Discrimination, and Leftist Double Standards Featured

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By now most of you should know about how Sarah Huckabee Sanders and a few others were munching on some cheese snacks while waiting to be served at the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia. When “concerned” staff realised the evil Trump Press Secretary had invaded their safe space, they asked...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 12:56

On Banning Plastic Bags Featured

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As more and more supermarket chains and other retailers pull plastic bags from their stores, presumably to do something for the environment, it is worth looking at the issue in a bit more detail. And the real question that must be asked here is this: Is this move in fact better or worse for the...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:49

Jesus and Division Featured

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It can be said with full biblical warrant that Jesus is the great divider. Perhaps no other figure in human history has been so divisive. And that may strike many people – even many Christians today – as being quite bizarre. “Really? Jesus divisive? I thought he was all about love...

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OK, by the time you read this, it will likely no longer be 33,333. The number will be higher, but the statistic is utterly telling, and should shock every single one of us. So what am I talking about? You can see the graphic for yourself. It says this: “Islamic terrorists have carried out...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:09

Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 1 and Luke 3 Featured

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This is another passage (or two) that is not only rather difficult but also a matter of some contention. Of course, atheists and those wanting to attack Christianity will claim that these two accounts of the genealogy of Jesus woefully contradict one another and thus prove that the Bible is...

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