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, 27 April 2017 01:03

Slowly Recovering From A Trip

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I may be back soon with some actual articles!  
Well, I had a short note last week about where I’ve been, but I thought I’d give you a wee bit more information just for fun.
TheNational Museum of the United States Air Force is my favorite museum, and I have visited there about 50...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:10

Miscellany

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Although I’ve been quite busy with life, I’ve been trying to keep up with my daily reading so as to keep up with all the good and the bad teachings within the Church.  This time I’m posting links to a few edifying articles and then the rest are links to items pointing out the...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:09

Should We Sing That Song?

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Rather than waiting for a collection of links for posting, I thought this would be perfect as a separate post!
An article I read this week succinctly demonstrates how to discern whether or not a song should be used for corporate worship in the assembly.  Titled,Should We Sing That Song,”...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 02:36

Where Am I?

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We’ve been gone for a few days, having left home at 0700 Sunday and returned right at midnight last night.  Went 8.5 hrs east to observe the celebrations at the National Museum of the USAF honoring the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.
So now I’m a wee bit behind on lots...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 15:05

Celebrating the Resurrection

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Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 06:46

Discipline and Instruction of the Lord

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Too many Christians abuse the Scripture about using the “rod” to discipline, either claiming that the culture of the Bible was different and we don’t use the “rod” now, or else they determine that the use of the rod must be severe.  Proper discernment should lead...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 07:08

Some Good Stuff

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and theirfalse teaching about Enoch.
Digging in my files to clean out obsolete stuff, I came across a great article from the January 2006 issue of ChristianityTodayAstray. Titled “Raising Ebenezer,” it explains the lyrics...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 06:57

Random Things Needing Discernment

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Do discoveries of new planets validate E.G. White’s “visions”?  NO!
Kari Jobe, one of the worst “worship artists,” spreads aberrant and heretical theology.
Here’s another periodic reminder of the dangers of Adventures in Missions and The World Racelots...

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Monday, 10 April 2017 04:56

2 John 10

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2 John 10 has been often used to say that we should not allow Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons into our homes to have discussions with them.  But is the proper use of this passage?
The first question is, to who is the letter addressed?  Who is the “elect lady [or “chosen...

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Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:49

Another Book Give-Away

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A friend gave me this book 15 years ago.  It’s pretty good, except for some occasional pop-psychology psychobabble, but that doesn’t interfere much with the teaching.
About 270 pages, easy reading.  I’d like to pass it on to U.S. addresses only.
You can comment on this...

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Friday, 07 April 2017 01:43

A Man Must Examine Himself

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While Roman Catholics claim that the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist) is a sacrifice of Christ, with the elements actually turning into Jesus’ blood and body, those who follow what the Bible says understand that it is really a memorial with symbols reflecting the reality of the work of Christ...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:35

Another Book Give-Away

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THIS BOOK HAS BEEN CLAIMED.
I picked up this book 13 years ago for my counseling library.  It is a good book for young adults just entering the teen years, and is 163 pages of easy reading with very good advice.
As with all the books I offer, it is redundant to other books in my library so...

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I guess I’m never surprised at the choices our song leaders make regarding songs to use for congregational singing.  Most of these new songs are just not designed for such use, but are more for performing by someone on stage or making a recording.  The writers of these songs heavily...

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I have come across many articles, including posted by a Lutheran on Facebook, which claims that baptism is necessary for salvation, and that baptism itself saves (which is why infant baptism is important).  The main proof text I’ve seen used lately to support their doctrine is 1 Peter...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 23:00

Yep, another book give away

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Larry Crabb’s “gospel” is about the same as the “gospel” of all other “Christian psychologists,” in that it is just Freudism dressed up with Christianese.  The Bobgans do an excellent job of exposing the horrors of “Christian psychology,”...

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Friday, 31 March 2017 02:35

Random Things Needing Discernment

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Just when you thought Steven Furtick couldn’t get more aberrant, he’s nowjoining up with the New Apostolic Reformation.
Is Freemasonry compatible with Christianity? ...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:21

Another Book Give-Away

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The author of this book was in the Word of Faith movement but came out of it and then later went to seminary to become a Lutheran (LCMS) pastor.  He also began an apologetics ministry.
I picked up this book at an apologetics conference in 2002 where the author was a plenary speaker. ...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:13

A Neophyte’s Devotion

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Glorious and Holy God,
Provocations against thy divine majesty have filed my whole life.
My offenses have been countless and aggravated.
Conscience has rebuked me,
friends have admonished me,
the examples of others have reproached me,
thy rod has chastised me,
the kindnesses allured me.
Thou hast seen and...

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Monday, 27 March 2017 05:18

Where Do We Go When We Die?

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Many teachings about where we go when dead can be totally unbiblical, including the ideas of “soul sleep” and annihilation, as promoted by cults such as the Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as by many individual false teachers.  Along with these...

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Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:42

Yet another book to give away

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This guide is copyright in 1983, but I picked it up at a Goodwill store in 2000. It is not a concise study of these cults, rather it is a good introduction to what they believe, along with Christian responses.  Including endnotes, it is 215 pages long.
As with all the books I offer, it is...

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Friday, 24 March 2017 07:22

What is the “Gift of God”?

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The text at which we will look is Ephesians 2:8-9:
For by grace you are saved through faith; and this is not from yourselves, it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast.  (HCSB)
From the very first time I read the Bible I always understood that the “gift of...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:43

Another Book Give-Away

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This book is written by a charismatic pastor, yet even he sees the problem with the prophetic movement (he’s a pretty good apologist overall, and is a pastor in Cedar Rapids, with his church being about 25 miles from me; I’ve met him several times).
The book is easy-reading and is only...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:35

1 Thessalonians and the Rapture

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In adult Bible class this past Sunday I learned an interesting observation.  Every chapter of 1 Thessalonians ends, either in the last sentence or last paragraph, with a statement about the Rapture.
Here are the passages in the Holman Christian Standard Bible:
1: 10: …and to wait...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:20

Another Book Give-Away

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If you are interested in studying the Jehovah’s Witnesses, this book is an in-depth look at one aspect — their bizarre and legalistic teaching on blood transfusions.  This is a paperback book. It has 122 pages of text, then 9 pages of questions you can use in discussions with JWs...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 03:32

Random Things Needing Discernment

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Proof of ahorrible lack of discernment among Christians and Christian leaders.
Where does it say that Goddoesn’t talk to us audibly? (A problem with this article is that she does as many do — she applies Rev....

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