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, 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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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:01

The Importance of Doctrine

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The necessity of the doctrine of the apostles for effective and fruitful evangelism is insisted upon by our Lord Himself. And, sad to say, modern evangelicalism has neglected this pathetically with its courtship of modern psychology, emotionalism, and shallow theological thinking as food...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 05:39

Don’t Forget the Wrath of God

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One of the missing themes in modern preaching is the wrath of God. The mainline Christian churches have skipped right over it. In many evangelical churches the message is,”God is love, and we are accepted just as we are.” What this has given people is a dull gospel with no urgency. What...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 02:03

Check EVERY Teacher Against the Word

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Would there be any Christians in the congregation who would search the Scriptures to see if what Dr. [Billy] Graham was preaching was biblical? I have no doctrinal problems with the ministry of the world-famous evangelist, but is it not a symptom of our celebrity-obsessed society that few if any...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 01:22

Mary Was NOT a Perpetual Virgin

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“Mary is not degraded by her relations with Joseph.” Rather, she is degraded and the institution of marriage is degraded “if the principal mother in history is left physically isolated from her husband.” Mary’s full marriage may seem to make her less godlike to some,...

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Monday, 06 May 2019 04:14

Satan’s Vast Experience

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By his very longevity Satan has acquired a breadth and depth of experience which he matches against the limited knowledge of man. He has observed other believers in every conceivable situation, thus enabling him to predict with accuracy how we will respond to circumstances. Although Satan is not...

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Friday, 03 May 2019 23:08

We Are A Garrison In Enemy Territory

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It is urgently needful that the Christian people of our charge should come to understand that they are not a company of invalids, to be wheeled about, or fed by hand, nursed, and comforted, the minister being the Head Physician and Nurse; but a garrison in an enemy’s country, every soldier of...

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Heresy Hiding in Plain Sight. 2 hrs/24 min radio program exposing Hillsong’s “worship music.” The first 10-15 minutes waiting to get into the actual program is tedious, and even a few minutes after as they explain what they they are reporting. Have something to do while...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 02:26

The Church’s One Foundation?

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This satirical hymn, sung to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation, was written by Barbara Goodin. It was published at the back of the book, 12 Steps to Destruction: Codependency Recovery Heresies, by Martin and Deidre Bobgan. It pretty much sums up how the Church has come to rely on...

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Monday, 29 April 2019 02:58

Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

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There is no evidence that the early church tried to tarnish Mary Magdalene’s reputation by making her out to be a prostitute. Any reference to her as a prostitute does not come from the Bible. Here is what we do know of Mary from the biblical record: Seven demons were cast out of her by Jesus...

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