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

Apologetic Report - The Watchmans Bagpipes
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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Monday, 20 March 2017 08:41

Again, Think About What You Sing!!

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I had hoped after my letter to our music leader that he would no longer use Vineyard songs.  Alas, it isn’t so.  We sang five songs during our worship service and the rest were okay (except I thought one was a bit juvenile when the lyrics had “banners fling” to rhyme...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 00:59

Deception By Investment

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The blinding of a person’s will happens when he or she has fully invested themselves into something which turns out to be a terrible mistake. Not willing to accept that they have fully invested themselves in an egregious error blinds them from the reality of it. They simply will the error to...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 22:23

Freemasonry vs Christianity

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This is the second of the two articles I found in my files, which I wrote many years ago.  This took a while to type up off the old sheets!  I hope you find it informative.
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Franklin Roosevelt was a Mason, and he stacked the Supreme Court with Masonic justices in 1941.  The E...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 05:45

Is Freemasonry A Religion?

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Freemasons always deny that their organization is a religion but they meet all the requirements of a religion, as I demonstrated in my article,Freemasonry - An Occult Religion.”
Well, while still cleaning out old files I found a couple items about Freemasonry which I typed up many years ago,...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 01:05

Think About What You Sing

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A friend who is still at the church we left a couple years ago keeps me informed about some of the unbiblical comings and goings there, including some of the poor choices of “worship” songs by the music leader they hired to help them change the direction of that church.
Well, this week...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 23:05

Another Book Give-Away

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Well, this will be the 17th book I’ve sent out so far this year! (Being curious, I looked at my records, and last year — the first year offering books — I sent out 42 books, 11 DVDs and several booklets; giving myself lots more shelf space!)
This is a paperback, 126 pages, from...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 03:59

Beware of Receiving Error

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The more error we receive, the more the ability to discern goes numb and then dies in us. It applies to us as individuals. It applies to churches.

Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:22

Another Book Give-Away

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This book is an abridged version of William Paley’s A View of the Evidence of Christianity.  It is a paper-back, 5X7 inches in size, about 1” thick with 318 pages.
As with all the books I offer, it is redundant to other books in my library so I’d like to pass it on.
You can...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 23:26

Good Biblical Interpretation

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Let it be said at the outset … that the aim of good interpretation is not uniqueness; one is not trying to discover what no one else has seen before.  Interpretation that aims at, or thrives on, uniqueness can usually be attributed to pride (an attempt to “out clever” the...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 01:39

Random Things Needing Discernment

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Rick Warren’s wife Kay is now professing to have a vision from God.  She’ll tell you all about it for a fee.
Transubstantiation — what did Jesus really mean?
The Shack.  Book, now a movie, is about as heretical of a...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 22:05

We Are Responsible for Our Own Sin

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While certainly things in our past can greatly affect us, especially parental influences, blaming another person for our sin is not biblical and will hamper spiritual growth.Marie O'Toole, Redeemed From the Pit, pg.54

Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Having a great impact has absolutely nothing to do with godliness or truth.  It has everything to do with ambition, money, and a willingness to embrace cutting-edge technologies.  The Mormon Church is making great strides evangelistically in America and around the world.  Islam is...

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Saturday, 04 March 2017 06:48

Another Book Give-Away

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THIS BOOK HAS BEEN CLAIMED AND WILL BE ON ITS WAY TO KANSAS!This book is 234 pages long, and I purchased in in 202 at a Biblical Counselors’ Conference.   As with all the books I offer, it is redundant to other books in my library so I’d like to pass it on.
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Friday, 03 March 2017 05:27

Another Book Give-Away

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THIS BOOK HAS BEEN CLAIMED!This book is 153 pages long, just a small paperback with some good introductory information about the Freemasons and why Masonry is incompatible with Christianity.  Again, it is redundant to many other books in my library so I’d like to pass it on (it’s...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 21:48

The Woman of Revelation 12 is NOT Mary

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Of course I’ve known this for decades, but I thought this question and answer from Mike Gendron’s “Proclaiming the Gospel” email news (3/1/17) would be good for posting in case other people needed to know it!
Hi Mike. I enjoy listening to you on different radio programs. I...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 22:56

Time For Some Good Stuff

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Some interesting articles I’ve read recently, with some good information.
A wolf in the house: 18 signs of apostasy in the assembly.
Biblically sound blogsby women.  Looks like with some you might encounter TULIPs,...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:11

HUH?!?

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This past Sunday (2/26) we ended our service at church with a short chorus — well it would have been short had it not been repeated three times.  But I wonder if the song leader gave much thought to the lyrics, because I found them confusing.  Here’s the song:
Oh, the Glory of...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 22:12

The Londonderry Air

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One of my favorite pipe tunes is the Londonderry Air, which most people know from the song Danny Boy.  The tune itself comes from Ireland in the mid-19th century (although by looking atWikipedia I found there is some debate as to when it was written).
Other than Danny Boy, the first time I...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 22:29

The Youth Minister

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We must reform our view of the qualification for—and even the legitimacy of—a “youth minister.”  The normative pattern in Scripture implores young people to emulate the values of their elders.  They must respect them, be instructed by them and follow their example....

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