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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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 04:00

BTWN Interview on KJV Onlyism

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So I had the privilege of being interviewed by the hosts of one of my absolute favorite podcasts, The Bible Thumping Wingnut. We talked about a lot of fun stuff, but focused upon the issue of King James Onlyism.

BTWN Show 124, Fred on KJV Onlyism

We did a Google Hangout, and then it was posted up on You Tube. If you watch the You Tube version, you

Friday, 20 November 2015 03:00

Studies in Judges

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Next week will be a light week, it being Thanksgiving and all. The family is running around in Phoenix and the AZ desert, so besides from twittering, I’m not going to have anything on the blog.

A couple of years ago, I did an exposition on the books of Judges and Ruth for my volunteers. Doing a detailed study of the book caused it to become

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 03:15

Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners – A Review

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So we homeschool.

That’s right. We’re one of THOSE families.

When we pull up to Chic Fil A, we disgorge from our minivan like it’s a nauseated clown car. You get the picture.

Like many homeschooling families, we have converted one of the rooms in our house into a makeshift classroom. In our case, it is the room that would otherwise

Thursday, 12 November 2015 04:50

Studies in Eschatology [16] Featured

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A Physical or Spiritual Resurrection?

I have taken up a brief, exegetical study of Revelation 20:1-10. With this post I want to consider the subject of the First Resurrection.

Is the resurrection written about by John a physical resurrection of the saints from the dead, or does the Apostle mean to convey the idea of spiritual resurrection, as in

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When I was a kid, my family lived in the little Missouri town of Salem, population (at the time) of roughly 4,200 people. On occasion, my family would travel to Rolla, a bigger town, population (at the time) of about 8,500, about half an hour northwest of us.

Rolla had a McDonalds, so after we endured my

Thursday, 05 November 2015 04:00

12 Atheist Statements Featured

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From the Hip&Thigh Archives

So. In order to prevent folks from thinking Christian doctrine is only believed by hicks and I cannot offer good answers to those statements in my last post, see HERE, I will respond to each of them in turn. The original comments will be in Blue Bold.

To believe your bible in any translation(or original

Monday, 02 November 2015 03:05

Thank You Mr. Atheist for Your Loving Concern

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from the Hip&Thigh archives

 

image Found in my in-box,

To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: *****Subject: RE: [QUAR][Barracuda] Bible inerrant

 

Fred,

I accidently [sic] ran into your internet site and read your article about an inerrant Bible.

I won’t go into the area of screwed up translations.I will copy and paste some of your

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 03:00

Proofs for the Non-Existence of God

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Back in October 2005, the first year I began my blogging adventure, I stumbled upon a list of so-called proofs for the existence of God. Oddly, the list had been created by an atheist group, and they had posted it as a means to mock Christianity.

Hundreds of Proofs for the Existence of God

A Christian blog, maintained by a handful of amateur BIOLA

Friday, 23 October 2015 05:45

Studies in Eschatology [15] Featured

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The Binding of Satan: Present or Future?

Continuing with my series on eschatology, I am moving along with my exegetical study of Revelation 20. My contention is that the typological hermeneutics amillennialists and postmillennialists employ when reading Revelation, especially chapter 20, does not handle the exegesis of the text, and thus does not

Monday, 19 October 2015 03:15

Historical Science, Observational Science, and Creation Featured

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Introduction

Several months ago, I stumbled upon this post over at a blog called, Faithful Thinkers written by a fella named Luke Nix, a Reasons to Believe fan,

Observational Science vs. Historical Science?

It is meant to be an “apologetic” corrective to the sloppy thinking of young earth creationists, particularly the folks over at Answer

Friday, 09 October 2015 04:00

A Plea for Christian Parents to not be Idiots Featured

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Recently on Facebook, I read this screaming head line,

Mom’s Angry Note to Teacher About Islam Assignment Goes Viral

It links to a story about a hysterical mother in Bakersfield, CA, (about a 90 min. drive north from where I live) who believes creeping sharia is overtaking the schools.

Troubled that her son had to do an assignment that

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 03:00

Studies in Eschatology [14] Featured

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Revelation 20: Recapitulation or Sequential?

With this post I come specifically to the text of Revelation 20:1-10, the source of the main disagreement between the various millennial positions. Even more to the point is whether this passage is referring to a future millennium or is it describing the conditions present now during the age of the

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:15

Reviewing Which Bible Would Jesus Use? [6] Featured

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Editors Note: Beginning with this post I am announcing a change in strategy with my reviews. As I read ahead in the book, the chapters only continue to become a tedious hodge-podge of out of context citations from evangelical leaders that are accused of compromise with their views of Scripture. Examples of what I mean will be highlighted

Thursday, 24 September 2015 05:15

Archaic Words and Translational Precision

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King James Only apologists insist that the KJV is the most accurate and concise English translation in print. However, when confronted with the reality of archaic, out of use words that make no sense to today’s reader, the apologists will reluctantly admit archaic words do exist in the King James, but then claim there are no words so

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 03:30

Studies in Eschatology [13] Featured

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Apocalypticism and the Book of Revelation

One final area I need to discuss before moving into Revelation chapter 20 is the genre of the book of Revelation.The English title of the book, the Revelation, is translated from the Greek word apokalypsis and it simply means “to unveil,” “to disclose,” or “to reveal.”

Ther

Saturday, 19 September 2015 10:05

The Solar System to Scale

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I haven’t posted a video in a long time, but saw this on Facebook and thought it was awesome. Kudos to those guys who put so much time and effort in building their model.

Worth all 7 minutes of your time.

 

Once you finish watching, remember Psalm 8:3-5 and 104:5.

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Authors: fivepointer

Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:46

Dispensationalism/Covenantalism Q and A Featured

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On a Facebook group, a fellow posted a list of questions he had for apologists Matt Slick of CARM and Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity ministries. The questions were primarily directed at those two men and specifically centered around the systems of Dispensationalism and Covenantalism.

I asked if I could take a shot at offering my answers

Monday, 14 September 2015 06:00

Jerusalem’s King – A Review Featured

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I recently had the privilege of watching the documentary Jerusalem’s King. I got word of the film through Andy Olson of Echo Zoe ministries, who helped with the production along with being featured in it as a traveling tour guide of the land of Israel. Correction: Andy tells me that was the actual film maker giving the tour, not

Thursday, 10 September 2015 03:40

Studies in Eschatology [12] Featured

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The Millennium in Church History

Having briefly surveyed the three main eschatological systems, I want to turn my attention to a study of Revelation 20 where the disagreements between those systems are focused.

However, before I move to addressing Revelation 20 specifically, it is important to lay a little preliminary background.

Let me begin by

Thursday, 03 September 2015 03:35

Studies in Eschatology [11] Featured

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Premillennialism

I wish to return to my continuing series on the study of eschatology. I have turned my attention toward reviewing the three major millennial systems: amillennialism, postmillennialism, and premillennialism.

The last two articles addressed amillennialism and postmillennialism, and with this post I will sketch out the basic tenets of

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 03:45

Reviewing Which Bible Would Jesus Use? [5]

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Chapter 4

Why the Lord didn’t preserve the original autographs

I return once again to my review of Jack McElroy’s KJVO book, Which Bible Would Jesus Use? I will briefly provide summary of the chapter and then a review and response.

Summary

In his fourth chapter, McElroy derides the notion of the original manuscripts. He begins his

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 18:59

About that lying “prophet” that rebuked John MacArthur Featured

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If you run in my social media circles, you know that Sunday, August 16th, a self-appoint, spiritual narcissist, by the name of John O’Neill, jumped up on the platform at Grace Community Church when John MacArthur was greeting the congregation and telling about his summer. I was so totally bummed that I was out of town and had to miss it.

Once

Monday, 24 August 2015 07:00

Reviewing Which Bible Would Jesus Use? [4]

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Chapters 2 and 3

Two “dirty little secrets” of modern textual criticism

and

Proof — Prominent textual scholars believe God made mistakes when he wrote the Bible

 

I continue with my review and rebuttal of Jack McElroy’s book, Which Bible Would Jesus Use? With this post I’d like to review chapters 2 and 3 together

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 04:00

Studies in Eschatology [10]

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Postmillennialism

I wish to continue with my overview of the three main eschatological systems, amillennialism, postmillennialism, and premillennialism. I did a brief overview of amillennialism with my last post in this series, and with this one, I will review the second of the three, postmillennialism.

The prefix in “postmillennialism”

Thursday, 13 August 2015 05:05

Where Faith Journey Theology Takes Us

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A Rant

I’m gonna probably set off all sorts of “trigger warnings” with the pearl clutchers, but so be it.

During the last couple of weeks, it has been revealed that Hillsong Church, NYC, has a festering community of sodomites actively participating in their congregation.

While church officials state that no homosexuals serve

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