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, 08 October 2018 12:21

Holding on.

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Discernment Ministry. What do you think of when you hear or read that term? Does your nose wrinkle a little? Does your upper lip curl in disgust? A lot of good, solid, caring, sheep-loving discerning writers are being told not to quit their day jobs due to the actions of a few. Whether those...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 05:37

Why we “Mark and Avoid”

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There is a growing trend to dismiss the Bible in a world that says, “you can’t believe a book that’s a couple thousand years old,” as Rob Bell has done. Bell recently made these statements and said that the Church is very close to embracing gay marriage. If you haven’t...

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According to JD Hall, celebrity pastor Tim Keller is now telling evangelicals, who vote for Republicans in large numbers, that they should also consider getting behind a party that is, in his opinion, “the declared enemy of God.” That would be the Democratic party. Why does Hall...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:11

Liberation-Not For Everybody

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Youth Testify, a new program launched by Advocates for Youth and the National Network of Abortion Funds is “helping young people advocate for their reproductive rights and reframe the narrative around abortion.” Reframe the narrative? According to Peter Jones,...

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Mark Dever is the senior pastor of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., author, speaker and the president of 9Marks, a ministry that encourages pastors to go to the Bible for instruction on how to lead their churches. Even though Dever’s doctrinal teaching is said to be...

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Megachurch leader Andy Stanley has made some interesting statements over the past few years. Most notably are his statements distancing himself from the authority of Scripture. Easy to mark and avoid a teacher like this, right? Actually, not so easy. Stanley’s many marketable brands include...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:14

Downplaying the Devil in NAR

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Should you pray for God’s protection from being deceived and then stop worrying about being deceived by the devil? Likewise, once you pray for protection should you then let your guard down, not worry about your need for protection, and embrace all–and I mean all–manifestations of...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:27

Thanks for Nothing

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Society paints people as victims. But does the Bible do that? Do we learn from reading the scriptures that although believers suffer unjustly and experience various trials, that those who suffer injustice should view themselves as victims? Certainly not! What the Bible does teach is that we are...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:31

The Gigantic Problem Beneath the Really Big Problem

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Something is true because it’s actually true-whether you like it or not.  Something is false because it’s actually false-whether you like it or not.  Has the American Evangelical Church abandoned God’s Word? According to Steven Kozar of Messed Up Church, God’s...

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Bible study author, speaker and blogger, Michelle Lesley, has come up with 8 steps every Christian should take in order to become what those of us involved in a discernment ministry refer to as a “Berean.” As we point out in our Discernment White Paper (which will help you guard against...

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According to Julie Roys, all Christians must take the blame for the scandals–and there are many–plaguing the Church. With homosexual pedophiles being publicly “outed,” the Roman Catholic Church and its current pope have a whole host of problems to deal with and lot of...

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“Make no mistake about it, the Word of God is sufficient and the very moment that we take a step away from the sufficiency of God’s Word we take a step into darkness.” Social Justice has an incorrect beginning and a flawed conclusion, says Josh Buice in an essay he penned for...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 02:30

Kids Tutored in “Pleasure” Despite STD Epidemic

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According to Linda Harvey, there’s a new trend in “comprehensive sexuality education”: teaching youngsters about “pleasure.” The group, promoting pleasure, is planning an October conference in San Diego. Harvey reports what’s on their agenda: So...

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Jackie Hill-Perry is an American poet, writer, hip hop artist and a professing Christian. When the hip hop artist penned a piece expressing her view that Christians should stop telling gay people that God can make them straight, not surprisingly what she said provoked a storm of criticism from...

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Baptist Press has a piece on the battle brewing over a recently released statement titled Social Justice & The Gospel. As a result, “productive conversations” are now taking place by those in the evangelical community who land on different sides of the social justice...

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In a piece over at Famine In The Land, Rick Becker reminds us that sound doctrine and discernment are no guarantee that we will be useful in the Lord’s service. Despite their positive aspects and uncompromising stance towards those who had perverted the gospel, in Revelation 2:4-5 the church...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:52

Helpful Book Reviews: “Girl, Wash Your Face”

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The first time I heard the book title, “Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be,” it was on a Twitter feed being discussed by Christian women who were considering this book for their women’s “Bible...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 03:29

Slouching To Ancient Rome

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Peter Jones examines the implications of Revoice 2018 that took place in July. Why was the conference held? According to their website: Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian...

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Worldly Christians are more concerned with the affairs of the world than with spiritual things. The Apostle Paul has a lot to say about worldliness in 1 Corinthians. For one thing, Paul makes clear that worldliness is the polar opposite of godliness; therefore, to be worldly is a sin...

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According to Linda Harvey, kids who attend public schools are exposed to books that are a Satanic stew designed to mess with their minds, souls and bodies.  She’s talking about your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors.  Most public schools are nothing more than...

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George Lawson has penned a piece on the Social Justice movement that’s posted over at The Cripplegate blog.  Those who’ve been following the heated controversy are aware that the arguments from hard-core social justice (progressive) Christians regarding “race...

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Saddleback Church youth staffer Ruven Meulenberg, 33, was convicted Wednesday of molesting two teenage boys on two occasions when they were 13 and 14 years old: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom told jurors in her opening statement that the defendant encouraged one of the boys to sit on his...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:20

Educational Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

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A few months ago Josh Niemi blogged about what he called “educational limbo.” Niemi believes that when tolerating the amount of moral mischief in their child’s school, each parent has a personal limit of how low they will go before removing them. In his piece he quotes...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:38

Farewell, Willow Creek

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Every once in a while progressive-leaning site Patheos has a story worth reading. Like this one titled, Farewell, Willow Creek: Where the “Regular” Churches Can Go From Here, by Jonathan Aigner. I share it here because it captures the frustration held by so many who came out of the...

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The Bible is absolutely clear regarding the qualifications for a pastor,” says Stephen Colin. In this piece over at Famine In The Land, Colin offers two examples of wolves in sheep’s clothing, Todd Bentley and Mark Driscoll, who have found shelter in the NAR cult, despite...

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