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

The Riddleblog - Apologetic Report

People who are new to Reformed theology, find that the writings of our doctors, "divines," and professors, are very wonderful and valuable statements, expositions, and defenses of Reformed doctrine--rich in biblical breadth, and theological wisdom.  These writings are the usual points of...

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At Christ Reformed Church, we celebrate the Lord's Supper each Lord's Day. 

Reformed people often ask me, "how come so frequently?"

Visiting Evangelicals will ask, "what is a sacrament?  Isn't that a Roman Catholic notion?"

I am also asked, "why do you fence the table?"  Some...

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Saturday, 29 June 2019 02:14

When Life Imitates Chess

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Queen to B3.  Bishop to C6 . . .

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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A generation ago, this was not even thinkable.  Most evangelicals truly thought amillennarians were closet anti-Semites who really did not take the Bible seriously.  Times have changed!  Apparently, the case has been made, as someone has put it.

On June 19, 2019, the Evangelical Free...

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One of the most common requests I get concerns resources regarding infant baptism.

What is the biblical basis for the practice?  

What about those questions which inevitably arise when folks consider attending a Reformed or Presbyterian church and witness an infant presented for baptism by the...

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People often ask me, "what should I read to learn more about . . . ?"

So, throughout the coming summer, I'd like to suggest books (and on occasion other resources) on those topics about which folks frequently seek resources.

The books I will suggest throughout this series are primarily intended...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:26

"They Know Not the Lord"

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  Hosea (4)

As a prophet called to his office by YHWH, Hosea functions as a divine process server to God’s covenant people, Israel.  Hosea brings the people of Israel the list of the charges which YHWH has against them.  The list is long and quite...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 06:20

"You Are My People" -- Hosea 1:10-3:5

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  Hosea (3)

YHWH has divorced Israel.  The name YHWH gives to Gomer’s third child in Hosea 1:9, is Lo-Ammi.  The boy’s name means “not my people.”  His name functions as YHWH’s symbolic declaration regarding...

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Here's the audio from this mornings's sermon on 1 Timothy 4:6-16:   Train Yourself for Godliness

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 03:16

"Not My People" -- Hosea 1:1-9

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  Hosea (2)

If anyone present desires to be a prophet, I would simply ask you to consider the prophetic call of Hosea: “Hosea, go and marry a prostitute, have a child with her, then willingly accept her back after she abandons you and becomes destitute, and...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon 1 Timothy 3:14-5:4:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  Hosea (1)

Now for something completely different–the Prophecy of Hosea.  Hosea has been described as the “death-bed prophet of Israel.”  This is because he is the last of YHWH’s prophets sent to the Northern Kingdom of Israel,...

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Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:05

"God's Church" -- 1 Timothy 3:1-13

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on 1 Timothy 3:1-13:  God's Church

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Friday, 24 May 2019 01:57

Bridge Radio: A Case for Amillennialism

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I was recently a guest on Bridge Radio with Julio Rodriguez.  We discussed my book, and related topics such as the biding of Satan, the 144,000, etc. 

Here's the link: Bridge Radio: A Case for Amillennialism

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets -- The Book of Jonah (4)

What pleased God (the repentance of Nineveh), only made Jonah mad – a rather ironic sentiment from someone called to be YHWH’s prophet.  Why was Jonah so upset that YHWH brought salvation to pagan Ninevites?  Jonah,...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on 1 Timothy:  Adam Was Created First

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  The Book of Jonah (3)

It is impossible to imagine the misery Jonah endured for those three days and nights he spent in the belly of a huge fish–both his tomb and his salvation.  Jonah’s distress is great–it is that of a dying man. ...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 07:59

"One Mediator" -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on 1 Timothy 2:1-7: 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  The Book of Jonah (2)

God called the Prophet Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh (in the heart of the Assyrian empire) and preach his word to the Ninevites.  Refusing to go to Nineveh, instead Jonah undertook the fool’s errand of attempting to flee from...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on 1 Timothy 1:12-20, "But I Received Mercy 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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