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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Friday, 15 September 2017 20:52

Christian Democrat — An Oxymoron

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I’ve written many times in many venues that Christians who are part of, or support, the Democrat party are violating the Christian faith.  This doesn’t mean they should be, or support, any particular political party, rather it means if they are part of the Democrat party either as...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:28

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Although we are in sort of a drought, with virtually no rain for over a month (all the grass is turning brown, etc), it’s giving me time to work on fixing our deck, fixing our picket fence, digging out lilies (they’ve spread too much), etc. On top of the yard work I’ve had a...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 02:37

Quit Starving the Sheep

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I like reading articles by Matt Walsh because from a conservative Christian viewpoint he not only nails the topics about our culture, but also about false teachings in the church (sadly, he doesn’t recognize the false teachings of his own church, the Roman Catholic Church). Today’s...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 04:45

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
Captivated Through Philosophy and Empty Deceit.  Excellent review of popular false teachings from popular false teachers.
Chuck Missler, as well as many others, claim that there are secret messages in the Bible which can be found by discovering “codes.” Here’s a...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 08:52

The Importance of Genesis Chapters 1 through 11

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With so many liberal “Christians” denouncing Genesis 1-11 as essentially nothing but myth, it is important to understand that Jesus and the New Testament authors all accepted and taught these chapters as literal history.
An excellent resource examining the passages in the New Testament...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 03:46

To Give Away -- NOT a Book, but a CD!

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Robert Liichow was once a member of the Word of Faith cult, but then he went to Lutheran Seminary and became a Lutheran Pastor.  Since then he has written many books about the WOF cult, and has taught classes at some of the apologetics conferences I have attended.  This CD was picked up...

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Saturday, 02 September 2017 04:20

Just For Fun

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I have no idea where I got this, but I found it in my files.  Enjoy.
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I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others it was a revelation.  Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 06:58

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Lots of stuff coming across my computer this week, so I need to get it out before it gets too overwhelming!
The Good:
Follow-up about watching “Game of Thrones.”  I can’t understand the mentality of those who responded to the previous post.
No, reading the Bible isNOT equivalent...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:14

Monotony for Worship

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I really dislike “praise choruses” because they are usually vacuous in meaning and almost always repetitious and monotonous — and that doesn’t even consider whether or not the lyrics are worth while!
Case in point is one we (congregation, not me) sang this week.  Take a...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 23:14

The last book give-away for a while

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This is one of two extra copies of this book which we purchased for use in marital counseling; the other copy was given away.  I think it has some very good advice with Biblical support.  As with all books of this type, I don’t agree with everything (although nothing is really bad),...

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Saturday, 26 August 2017 08:51

Did They Really Say That?!?

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People have even argued about whether God is male or female.  But the Bible itself tells us that He’s both!  That’s right.  In the Hebrew language, all words have gender. They’re either male or female. But the Hebrew word Jehovah is both masculine and feminine....

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Friday, 25 August 2017 07:33

Another book give-away

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While this is a novel, it explains the whole contemplative movement and how it can affect people spiritually.  It’s setting is college, where so many Christians have struggles with their faith due to the non-Christian/anti-Christian elements in such places.  We’ve passed out...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:37

Yet another book to pass!

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Excellent examination of the Catholic Eucharist and how it affects the Emergent movement.  Discusses all aspects, including Catholic theology of it, a biblical review, supposed miracles, connection with Mary, etc.  Paperback, 185 pages. 
As with previous books, this offer is only for...

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Monday, 21 August 2017 03:34

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
Josephus and John the Baptist — is Josephus correct or are the Gospels?
The Bad:
Beth Moore just keeps getting worse.
Andy Stanley — again.
More horrid stuff from Bethel...

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Friday, 18 August 2017 06:27

Another Book to Pass

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I have several copies of this book left over from our Book Table days.  Easy reading paperback, 143 pages.  As with previous books, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A. — due to postage costs elsewhere!
Give me your name and address either in the comment box (it won't be...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 22:02

Book to Pass

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This book is left over from our Book Table days.  The idea behind this one is to reach Jews to learn about Jesus.  Paperback, 343 pages.  As with previous books, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A. — due to postage costs elsewhere!
Give me your name and address either in...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:28

Beware of Bob Lenz

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This past Saturday I was asked by my retired pastor friend to find information about Bob Lenz and his program called “Dignity Revolution.”  Mr. Lenz has been invited to speak at the church my friend attends, and then the next day speak at a public school in a nearby town.
Well,...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:54

A Meme Day

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Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 01:13

Some Good Stuff — No Bad or Ugly

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We’ve been doing a lot of traveling this past week or so, with band practice, visiting friends, and a 600-mile round trip to an aviation museum.  And we have a parade tomorrow.
I’ve been getting rid of more books, as some of you know by being the first claimants.  When you see...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 04:29

Praising God is no Passing Fancy

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I am aware that the recent history of the church has been beset with innumerable fads.  One new idea about theology, methodology, lifestyle, and church life follows another.  Each is presented with fanfare and excitement. Each flashes and splashes, then sparkles and sputters, and then is...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 22:00

Yet Another Book to pass

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This small commentary is by William G. Bellshaw, and I picked it up used in 1998.  It's a fairly simple, easy reading paperback of 112 pages.  My only complaint with it is that the author uses too many anecdotes (I commented about this inside the front cover).I'd like to pass it to...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 23:13

Another Book to Pass

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This commentary was given to me by a friend many years ago.  It is quite good, but redundant to my library.  It is a paperback of 126 pages.I'd like to pass it to someone who'd feel they'd benefit from it.  U.S. residents only (due to postage costs).  You can either post your...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 04:40

Leave the Fads Out of Worship

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Our current experimentation in the area of worship is too reliant on the fads of the present.  Contemporary popular verse and music is entirely too man-centered.  The focus of much contemporary Christian worship is almost entirely on man and his needs, with no hint that God wants us to...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 23:23

Fear Not the World

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Why should you fear?  Why should you be afraid?  Do you not know that the prince of this world has been judged?  He is no lord, no prince any more.  You have a different, a stronger Lord, Christ, who has overcome and bound him.  Therefore, let the prince and god of this...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 03:30

Book to Pass

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This book is an examination of the "Jesus Seminar," demonstrating the problems with "modern" liberal scholarship and why the Jesus Seminar is nonsense.  Good apologetics study.  Hardbound book, 243 pages.  I'd like to pass it to someone who'd really like to learn about this stuff....

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