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, 16 August 2019 00:31

Lot’s of Good Stuff

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As busy as I have been lately with doctor appointments and playing for funerals, I still try to get daily reading taken care of, all the while collecting links to articles I feel need sharing.  So here are the links I’ve been collection since the last time I posted “good...

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:43

Be Careful What You Do With Genesis

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I agree with [old earth creationists] that people can believe the Gospel without reference to Genesis. The problem is that the Bible doesn’t present our sin problem as a mere existential crisis untethered to the history of humanity and the world (The good news without the bad news is no news...

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 06:43

The Way of the Heretic

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The heretics were never dishonest men; they were mistaken men. They should not be thought of as men who were deliberately setting out to go wrong and to teach something that is wrong; they have been some of the most sincere men that the Church has ever known. What was the matter with them? Their...

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Saturday, 10 August 2019 10:19

More Wolves and False Teachings

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The only thing I have trouble with in reporting these things is which things are more important in the huge line-up of wolves and false teaching popping up all over the place.  Sadly, here are the choices for this week.
Beth Moore, again.  So if an adulterer chooses to not practice the sin...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:29

Qualifications for Marriage?

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Today is the 43rd anniversary of the day I married my wonderful wife, as well as the 45th anniversary of the day we first met. So marriage is my topic today.
There is a Christian blogger who I think is probably about 40 years old, who has yet to marry, and, with his demands for his spouse to...

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Saturday, 27 July 2019 10:02

What’s Keeping Me Busy!

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Well, my only posts lately have been my reports on false teachers/teachings and reports of some good stuff. The past couple months have been difficult on my attempts to get some writing done due to several things.  One issue was a million doctor appointments. Due to a fainting spell I had...

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Saturday, 27 July 2019 06:50

More Wolves and False Teachings

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Hot off the press this morning —Josh Harris, the homeschool and courtship cults’ darling, has decided that he isn’t a believer after all.  First he announces his divorce from his wife, and then he announces (the most likely reason for the divorce) his total apostasy from the...

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As I do with the reports about wolves and false teachings, I also like to periodically share links to articles I found to be informative in many ways. These are the links I have collected over the past few weeks. I hope you find them as interesting as have I.

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 01:15

More Wolves and False Teachings

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I’ve been hard-pressed to even think about blogging due to the many days I am not home for the past few weeks.  Many reasons which can’t be avoided lead to being home overnight but during the days the gardens are neglected, housework gets behind, and blogging gets forgotten. When...

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Friday, 21 June 2019 09:44

More Wolves and False Teachings

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Yes, here is another episode alerting you to some of the more public wolves seeking Christians — and especially non-believers — to devour. Beware of the danger.
Francis Chan continues his spiral intototal apostasy.
So if one has the audacity to expose Beth Moore’s false teachings,...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:58

Songwriters Are Teachers

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Like it or not, songwriters are teachers as well. Many of the lyrics they write will be ingrained far more deeply and permanently in the minds of Christians than anything pastors teach from the pulpit. How many songwriters are skilled enough in theology and Scripture to qualify for such a vital...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 09:12

Don’t Run On Emotions!

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Just because we have a moving experience when we read a passage of Scripture does not mean that we have understood it properly, or that it is God telling us something through that verse. What God tells us through a verse is what the verse actually means in context. God is not going to tell...

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 03:42

If God Does Not Exist

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If God does not exist, they you are just a miscarriage of nature, thrust into a purposeless universe to live a purposeless life. …
If God does not exist, then nobody has any value. Only if God exists can a person consistently support women’s rights. For if God does not exist, then...

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The following are the “headlines” for the ten paragraphs in the article, “Ten Guidelines for Dealing with Bible Difficulties,” by Steven B. Cowan, in Areopagus Journal, January 2002, Pg.32-35.  Each “headline” has a good explanation.
One.  Consider the...

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This post is a study paper I did back in October 2006. I just found it in my files and decided it should be on my blog.
The Roman Catholic stance can be found in my personal library in two solidly-approved Roman Catholic books:
1. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, by Dr. Ludwig Ott
2. C...

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 03:40

Satan and His Control

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Initial explanation: When talking about Satan, I mean Satan and the demons. Since Satan and the demons were created as angels - albeit now they are fallen angels - they are not able to be in more than one location at a time. So when the name Satan is spoken in this article, it refers to Satan and...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 08:32

More Wolves and False Teachings

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RIP RHE.  The only thing wrong with this article is “RIP,” since as an unbeliever RHE will not RIP.  (If you are not familiar with RHE’s teachings, Neil has agood report on them here.)
The aberrant “Pensacola Revival”is coming back and, as before, false...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 02:10

So-Called Christians

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The number of supposedly Christian individuals whose moral compasses are calibrated to the spirit of the age rather than the authority of Scripture has become astounding.  Leaning on their own understanding they choose the attributes of a god they want to worship, one who seems...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:59

Music in Worship

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Martin Luther once said that music is second only to theology in the service of God. According to Luther, “He who despises music . . .  does not please me. Music is a gift of God, not a gift of men. . . . After theology I accord to music the highest place and the greatest honor.”
Of...

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Saturday, 25 May 2019 23:25

Elohim

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“Elohim” is the normal Hebrew word for God in the Old Testament. It is plural in form, but is used with a singular verb when referring to the true God. The fact that a plural verb is used in Exodus 22:9 (“he whom the Elohim condemn”), and the fact that the other verses...

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Friday, 24 May 2019 00:09

Don't Eat Poisoned Food

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If I have a joint of meat on my table of which the smell and the taste at once convince me that it is putrid and unwholesome, should I show discretion by eating the whole of it before giving my judgment that it is not fit for food?
One mouthful is quite enough, and one sentence of some books ought...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:55

Personal Bible Notes: 1st Corinthians

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(Refer tomy 9/25/18 post about the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog.)
1:1:  Paul was directly called by Christ.
1:2b: This letter is applicable to ALL Christians, not just those in Corinth and not just those in the 1st century.
Chapter 2 seems to be...

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Here are links to some good articles I’ve read over the past month.  I hope you find them thought-provoking as well as edifying.

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 05:24

Catholic Good-Luck Charms

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Recently I was with other members of the band performing in front of a Catholic Church. During a break I was inside in their foyer and found these two items, which I couldn’t resist taking (there were many for the taking) to write about! (They are both 2-sided but I couldn't get the sides to...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 05:11

A Thought About the Psalms

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The English word “psalms” is a transliteration of the Greek title of the book. That is, this is the Greek word simply spelled in English or Roman letters. The Greek word psalmoi was first translated into Latin as Psalmi, and then into English as “Psalms.” The Greek word...

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