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 Watchmans Bagpipes - Apologetic Report
Nowhere in [1 Cor. 9] or in the New Testament does Paul advocate communicating the gospel by means that appeal to the masses.  Becoming “all things to all men” does not refer to an offensive strategy of inventiveness, creativity, persuasiveness, or accommodation to new modes of...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 23:04

Another book to pass

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This book for giving away has no cover to show — it’s just blank greenish cloth (hardbound).  The spine has the title.  It’s a book that ended up with me when a good friend passed away, and I already have an expanded version.
The title of this one is Unger’s Bible...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 00:09

CCM Changes the Gospel

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Though the acceptance of popular culture (and in the case of music, pop music) within the Christian church is now an established fact, its very normality across the face of virtually every variety of Christian theological persuasion is telling.  In a climate of extreme multiculturalism,...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:06

More Song Issues

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I really like the assembly we are currently attending, primarily because of the very good teaching, good leadership, and mostly friendly people. However, I really get tired of all the “radio” songs the music leader chooses for worship.
I call them “radio” songs because they...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 04:18

September Dawn

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On 11 September 1857, Mormons, pretending to be Indians, along with some Indians they talked into joining them, massacred over 120 men, women and children from a wagon train at a location in Utah known as Mountain Meadows.  This massacre is little known outside of those who study the history...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 05:49

Modern Day Prophets

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Too often I have read of different charismatic and New Apostolic Reformation Groups (e.g. IHOP) having their own “school of prophets.”  What I’ve also learned is that none of their prophets ever have a correct prophecy!
As I was reading 1 Peter, I came across this familiar...

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This was addressed somewhat in a post back on 1/25/11, but since we sang this song in church yesterday, I’m going to address it again, with a wee bit more commentary.
Isaac Watts had a great hymn (and I like it best to “Hamburg” rather than “Waly, Waly”) titled,...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 00:23

Christians Should Be Close-Minded

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There is a cultural and spiritual war going on around us. The Left realizes this and acts accordingly. Many Christians are still sitting politely at the table, though, hoping the other side will come and have a civilized chat over a cup of tea. And even if they never come, the genteel folks at the...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 03:37

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Another big collection today!
The Good:
How ‘LBGT-Affirming’ Is Like KJV-Onlyism.  Really good comparison.  The only problem I found is some things labeled as KJVO church behaviors SHOULD BE the same in ALL churches...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 07:39

Come, Thou Almighty King

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Come, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing;
Help us to praise.
Father all glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.
Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty Sword;
Our prayer attend.
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success.
Spirit of...

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Friday, 27 October 2017 02:32

“Black Lives Matter” and the Christian

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This week I learned that my neighbors (a dark-complected couple), who are ostensibly Christian, are racists.  Why do I say that?  Because I saw the wife wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”  So how does this make her racist, and why can’t Christians...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:26

Yet I Sin

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Eternal Father,
Thou art good beyond all thought, 
But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;
My lips ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel,
and my ways reluctant to amend.
I bring my soul to thee;
break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.
Unmask to me sin’s deformity, 
that I may...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 08:58

The Bad and the Ugly

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Yesterday I posted the “good,” so today you get the “bad” and the “ugly” in the Christian culture.  
The Bad:
Francis Chan continues his spiral towards apostasy by teaming with false teachers and the cult of IHOP.
The delusion so many Christians are...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 01:54

Some Good Stuff

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I’ve been out of town for a couple days and stuff is piling up!  I decided to do a separate post of links to some good articles and then tomorrow get my “bad and ugly” stuff together.  I hope you find this collection to be edifying or, at the very least, interesting.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:59

Beware of Joseph Farrah and Joe Kovacs

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Over the past few years there has been an individual providing me information about Joseph Farrah and Joe Kovacs and the Armstrongism heresy.  I get lots of bits and pieces, but collecting it all and making a cohesive article would take too much time since I have no real background...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 06:54

HMMMMM

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Romans 11:29:"...for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable." So, since God CALLED Israel to be His people, with a covenant between Himself and that nation, how come Roman Catholicism, and other teachings, claim that the Church replaced Israel? Doesn't that claim fly in the face of Romans 11:29?...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 07:31

The Dangers of Lust

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Lust is in opposition to love. It means to set your heart and passions on something forbidden. And for a believer it’s the first step out of fellowship with the Lord and with others. That’s because every object of your lust—whether it’s a young co-worker or a film actress,...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 10:02

The Spirit of Jezebel?

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Many false teachers and their followers, especially of the Word of Faith cult, rail at those who expose their false teachers by claiming the nay-sayers have “the spirit of Jezebel.”  This supposedly identifies the nay-sayers as false teachers opposing God.  But let’s...

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:24

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Way too much stuff collected to wait any longer!  And it has been a very busy week away from home with ER visit, doctor visit, wedding rehearsal and the wedding later today!  But the apologetics ministry never sleeps.  Lets look at what I’ve come across this week.
The Good:

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Monday, 02 October 2017 03:09

Protestant vs Roman Catholic Doctrine

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The following is from the October “Proclaiming the Gospel” email from Mike Gendron.  I felt it was important enough to post here so as to widen the audience reading it.
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The Reformation Recovered The Doctrine of Justification By Faith, by Mike Gendron
When Martin...

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:56

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
When sin goes from shocking to amusing.  Excellent article address a huge problem in the culture and invading the church.
When communicating with members of cults (and followers of false teachings) be sure todefine your terms.

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Monday, 25 September 2017 04:40

Live the Christian Life!

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My previous post was from a sermon I preached back in May 2000.  After I posted that article I was asked if I had done others, and then it was suggested that I post them also.  The following is the second sermon I preached at the Plymouth Brethren Assembly we were attending.  We were...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:33

False Teachings and the Church

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The following is from a sermon I delivered on 5/21/00 at the Plymouth Brethren assembly we were attending at the time.  I was asked to do a sermon about my testimony; the first part of my sermon was my testimony while this part was about what I learned during my Christian walk after having...

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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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