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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Thursday, 14 June 2018 22:41

Who were the Nephilim in Genesis 6?

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There seem to be two primary interpretations of who the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4 are:
  1. Offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men.”
  2. A race of wicked people who were contemporaries of the “sons of God” and “daughters of men.
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Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:17

Genesis 6:4

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Before I post my article on who the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4 were, I think it would be good to review what various Bibles say in their translations (I’m even including the horrid “The Message” here because I have parallel with it and the NIV, and I found the...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 10:40

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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I am really getting behind on things.  It’s a good thing I’m retired because otherwise I don’t know how I’d have enough time to go to work!!
I’ve been doing a lot of reading articles which come my way, and I’m again going to be sharing with you:
The Good:
Some...

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This article will attempt to answer the question, “Who were the 'sons of God' and the 'daughters of men' of Genesis Chapter 6:1-4?"  I posted the original version of this article on 3 January 2015, but since that time I felt the need to include more information and delete the commentary...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 00:03

Timothy Keller Is WRONG!

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First, we use only professional and/or trained musicians for our worship services, and we pay them all. … Second, we often include no-Christian musicians in our services who have wonderful gifts and talent. … When we invite non-Christians to use their talents in corporate worship, we...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:24

A Little Leaven . . .

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Let us beware of the very small beginnings of false doctrine. Every heresy began at one time with some little departure of truth. There is only a little seed of error needed to create a great tree … It is the omission or addition of one little item in the doctor’s prescription that...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:34

The Milk of Mindless Repetition!

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Another song new to me was used this past Sunday during our worship.  It is titled “Have Your Way,” by Don Moen.  Take a look:
Have your way
Have your way
Holy Spirit, fill our hearts
And have your way
As we wait (we wait on you)
And as we pray (we pray to you)
Speak your word into...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 08:30

Hold On To Truth

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He that perverts truth shall soon be incapable of knowing the true from the false. If you persist in wearing glasses that distort, everything will be distorted to you.
Charles H. Spurgeon

Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 23:16

Get Your Theology Right!

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Christian involvement in the public square these days is predictable—not because the increasingly secular society knows its Bible, but because it knows which secular “powers that be” each side of the Christian divide answers to.
Until Christians put their theology first, their...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:27

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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I’ve been quit busy and otherwise occupied over the past couple of weeks, and it doesn’t seem to be looking any better any time too soon.  I’ve been busy with several gigs and have many coming up, and the yard work is WAY behind (the weeds are taking over the gardens). ...

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Multiple translations don’t make a text more or less reliable. But it’s interesting that there’s kind of an underlying assumption when people make that statement and it feels something like this: “well, the Bible has been translated and once it got translated, people have...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 04:54

Book Giveaway!!!!

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A couple weeks ago I posted a list of books which I really, really would like to get into the hands of people who will read them rather than dumping them off at Goodwill to sell.  While ten books were taken, there are still many good ones seeking homes, and you will find the listing below,...

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The apostasy is just getting worse by the day, as too many places in Scripture predict.  There are a lot of teachers, teachings, and groups which need to be marked and avoided.  This post will link to articles of exposing some of the worst — worst because they are sucking in too...

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Three incidents recently have led me to write this post. First, I was accused of being “self-righteous” for exposing David Jeremiah’s support of false teachers. Secondly, I was told I lacked compassion when I pointed out a problem with Hillsong’s “Ocea...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 04:19

Some Educational and Edifying Articles

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I have been reading some excellent articles this past couple weeks, which I think need to be promoted; they have information which I believe is necessary for Christians to know for defending the Faith.  So, here are the links:

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 07:42

More Hillsong Theo-eroticism

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One of the more popular songs invading churches during worship is Hillsong’s Oceans.  The trouble with this song, as with so many, it that there are some good (well, okay) lyrics which become subtly undermined by what is becoming known as “theo-eroticism” (i.e.,...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:06

Here We Go Again!

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Sunday, as the Pastor ended his teaching, he said we would now sing a great hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. I noticed on the bulletin for the day that it was the closing hymn, but I wondered why there was no hymn number as usual; after all, it is in our hymnal. I soon found out!
The...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 03:51

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Today I’ve got a back log of links to share with all sorts of articles.  Also, I’m still looking for homes for lots of books, as listed onthis post. I’ve already sent out 15 books from the list (I deleted those no longer available)!
The Good:
Some good articles discussing...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:25

The Best Safeguard Against False Doctrine

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If anyone asks me, “What is the best safeguard against false doctrine?” I answer in one word: “The Bible—the Bible regularly read, regularly prayed over, regularly studied.” We must go back to the old prescription of our Master: “Search the Scriptures”...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:19

Is It Really Satire? Hard to Tell

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Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:44

Church Leaders Can’t Fear Controversy

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To tell us, as others do, that clergymen ought never to handle controversial subjects, and never to warn their people against erroneous views, is senseless and unreasonable. At this rate, we might neglect much of the New Testament. Surely the dog that does not bark and the sleeping shepherd are the...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 09:50

Books to Give Away

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I’ve been going through my library looking for books which have become redundant to my collection, as well as finding some books left over from our book table ministry.  So here are the titles, and if I have more than once copy, I will note it. If you aren’t familiar with the...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 04:21

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
Christian heresies throughout history.  Good history lesson as well as a good lesson on heresies still invading the church.
White evangelicalism”?!  This is the kind of nonsense you get from those who teach a social gospel while leaving...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 23:44

Another Book Give-Away

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This is an excellent primer on Islam, and it is one of the books we gave away duringour book table ministry.  I have my own copy, and have also given copies away to fellow believers who have asked me if I had any information on Islam. I just discovered nine copies in a box that got shoved...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 04:35

A.W. Tozer Quotes

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These quotations are from 2009 posts, which I thought needed to be brought up again!
On Modern "Praise"
I’m always suspicious when we talk too much about ourselves. Somebody pointed out that hymnody took a downward trend when we left the great objective hymns that talked about God and began to...

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