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, 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!
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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!
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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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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 01:09

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Summer time is a busy time for all sorts of things that keep me outside.  The other thing which has been keeping me busy and away from my blog is researching things for other people and providing to them what I find.  But I still get a chance to read my morning news items, so here are...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:00

A Book To Pass, But Not About Theology!

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Here is a book I’ve been trying to give away to friends and no one is interested. I don’t know what it is about this culture that no one likes to read books, and if they do they don’t want to read about history. Not knowing about history is why we repeat it!
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Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:30

Questions, for Catholics, About Purgatory

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1. Hebrews 9:27 says that after death we face judgment, not purging.  How do reconcile this with purgatory?
2. Hebrews 1:3 and 2 Peter 1:9 say Christ already "purged" our sins (KJV - others say "provided purification" and the Catholic Bible says “cleansed.”).  So if Christ...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 02:25

Truth is More Important Than Peace

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We must not so seek peace with others as to wrong truth.  Peace must not be bought with the sale of truth.  Truth is the ground of faith, and the rule of life.  Truth is the most orient gem of the churches’ crown.  Truth is a deposit, or charge that God has entrusted with...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:56

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Well I got my computer back for the second time this past Monday, and it’s all fixed.  But it’s been a very chaotic week, so some of this stuff I’ve collected you may have already seen on other sites. On Monday I played for the graveside service after a funeral for a friend...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:18

A Treasury of Excellent Hymns

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We have a treasury of excellent hymns, lying in a chest in an attic.  Bring them down.  This is not a matter of prescribing one style for everyone.  There are two reasons why.  The first is that those hymns we no longer sing represent a wonderful variety of styles already....

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Friday, 14 July 2017 23:31

A Drab and Garish Culture

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Drab is a favorite color in our day; its companion is garish.  I defy any of my contemporaries to name one style of public building or style of dress or form of popular entertainment that is not now either drab or garish.  Our churchmen, no better educated than anyone else in the...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:18

The Roots of Willow Creek

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I’m still on a project of going through my apologetics file cabinet and cleaning out obsolete materials (it’s an arduous process).  This morning I came across a paper on which I typed this:The following information is from notes gleaned circa 1990 from a television show about the...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 21:48

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
Warning of Error.  Well worth reading.
A very good defense of an often-raised criticism of the Bible.
Excellent history lessonon the Reformation!
The Bad:
You have to read it to believe it.  When T.D. Jakes’ and Joel Osteen’s...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 08:53

A Cat Story

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I’M BACK! Well, a wee bit of a return. My computer problem wasn’t solved so it will be down again as another tech guy goes after it tomorrow. But I thought I’d let you know a personal story about what’s been taking a lot of time this past almost two weeks,...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 23:52

Unplanned Hiatus

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Monday my desktop computer had to be taken to the computer doctor, and it is expected to be returned to me tomorrow.My desktop is an iMac which I purchased six years ago.  During that time all my files have been transferred from my older Windows laptop and my laptop is used only for a back up....

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Monday, 03 July 2017 01:11

Early Church Views of Military Service

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While there have been views promoted in the Church over the centuries both for and against military service, overall the attitude had been favorable — or at least not against it.  Several years ago I posted an article aboutwar and killing, and you might look there for a good place to...

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Friday, 30 June 2017 07:55

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
Ecumenical vs Evangelical.  Thought-provoking.  Continuing in this vein, readIdolatry, Demons, and Ecumenism
How do they [blaspheme the Holy Spirit]?  By attributing to the Holy Spirit words that He didn’t say, deeds that He...

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:42

Can A Christian Be Demon-Possessed?

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Many people have been taught to believe that Christians can be demon-possessed, and the whole “deliverance ministry” makes money on this fraudulent teaching.  Bible verses teaching against the idea of demon possession are plentiful:  John 10:28; Col. 1:13;  Col. 2:15; 2...

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