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, 21 February 2019 21:47

Another Give Away!

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I don’t remember how I got a hold of this journal, but I’ve had it for over 20 years.  It used to be my only reference of this particular beliefs system.  I now have other books on cults which include this cult so this is redundant to my library.
This journal is 34 pages long...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:59

More Wolves and False Teachings

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It seems like the devil never ceases to find things to tempt people into believing rather than the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Educate yourself by studying Scripture and being aware of what is going on within the “church” at large so as to be able to discern what to...

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 03:47

True Worship

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As a pattern for true worship [Nehemiah 9] should be seriously studied and earnestly followed. Several important elements of worship should be noted. First, it springs from the reading and teaching of the Word of God. Second, it is centered in a knowledge of the greatness, holiness, and...

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 02:14

Don’t Allegorize the Bible

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Allegories are empty speculations and as it were the scum of Holy Scripture. Origen’s allegories are not worth so much dirt. To allegorize is to juggle the Scripture. Allegorizing may degenerate into a mere monkey game. Allegories are awkward, absurd, inventive, obsolete, loose rags. Martin...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 00:17

Wrong Spiritual Warfare

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How then has the church survived for over 2000 years without the need for the modern day spiritual warfare movement? The answer is quite simple. Man created the modern day spiritual warfare and man also created the supposed need.
Ignacio Rovirosa,The Bondage Makers, pg.29

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 03:16

Christianity vs Other Religions

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QUESTION: How do you know that Christianity is true versus other religions?
This has to be answered using logic and philosophy to first show that other types of religions have problems with being true, and that, to start with, only a theistic religion can be true — a religion that has a God...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 22:50

Cults Separate Families

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New religions usually want to alienate children from parents. When one thinks of cults, one of the first associations is the attempt to drive a wedge between parents and children.
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Biblical Literacy, pg.430

Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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A review of an interview with William Lane Craig demonstrates problems with the theology of some who are acclaimed as top-notch apologists. I, personally, would never point anyone to Craig for defending the faith.

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 01:57

Christians, Stay Away From Psychology!

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I’ve previously posted many articles about the fraudulent and spiritually dangerous teachings and practices of psychology, especially a 7-part series in November 2011.  However, I just found a sheet in my file with reasons to not trust psychology and I felt I should post it here. I...

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:48

Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

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The sexual abuse of boys by Catholic clergy is now a mushroom cloud hanging over the Church. … But the Church invited this scandal when it began allowing homosexuals to enter its seminaries in the 1960s. They did so because of the difficulty of recruiting young men into the priesthood who...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 04:08

Objectively Test Belief

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There must be an objective test for what we believe. Experience is not a test; a many may become very happy and live a much better life than he did before, though he believes something that is not true. Things with are not true in and of themselves may appear at first to do us good because, of...

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Monday, 28 January 2019 07:03

Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

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One’s theology will inevitably affect Christian living. Right worship and right service flow from right thoughts about God. One whose theology is impoverished or distorted will be hindered in his relationship with, service to, and worship of the Living God.
James K.A. Smith, “Theological...

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Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:32

Interesting Articles for Your Edification

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Origin of theChristmas tree?
John 6:51-55 and transubstantiation. Twisting of Scripture by Rome.
Did Ignatiusteach transubstantiation, as Rome claims he did? No, he did not. What aboutJustin Martyr? Again, nope.Clement of Alexandria? Huh,...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 06:16

Book Give-Away!

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I purchased this book back in 2010 because it got a great review; but it sat on my “to read” shelf until December 2014 before I finally read it. 
Overall, this 628-page hard-bound book (including appendices and index) is excellent teaching. However, the author takes a liberal...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:30

Personal Bible Notes: Luke

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Refer to my9/25/18 postabout the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog.
1:44: What Elizabeth is carrying is a baby—not a blob of tissue.
2:6: “While they were there…”  They did not just arrive!
2:7: “at the inn.” Actually a...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:15

Personal Bible Notes: Mark

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Refer to my9/25/18 postabout the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog
Most notes made for Matthew about parallel passages in Mark aren’t repeated. Otherwise, these are my margin notes for Mark.
3:14-15: Shows the authority of the apostles.
3:31:-31: Jesus...

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Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:48

Politics and Morality

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Political action will not change people spiritually. Moralistic preaching did not help Sodom. The only thing that will change a Sodomite is repentance and faith.
David J. MacLeod, “The Judgment of Sodom,”The Emmaus Journal, Vol.2/No.3, pg.163

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Friday, 18 January 2019 00:39

God Is Spirit, Light, and Love

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God is spirit as to His essence; He is not flesh and blood. To be sure, Jesus Christ now has a glorified body in heaven, and one day we shall have bodies like His body. But being by nature spirit, Go is not limited by time and space the way His creatures are.
God is light. This refers to His holy...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:23

Hermeneutics

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You should discern in the Bible what God says to different people at different times; there are passages that apply specifically to the Jews, or to the Gentiles, or to the Church (1 Cor.10:32). You must be careful to distinguish between them. Though all of the Bible was written for you, not all of...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 06:39

Bad and Ugly Stuff in the Church

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Hillsong’s Brain Houston wins theFalse Teacher of the Year Award.
More proof that thePope is a pawn of Satan.
First it was the priests who sexually molested children,now it’s the nuns.  This is what happens when you force your people to abstain from sex — they do it secretly!...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 03:01

The Subtle Advance of Worldliness

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It is important to note that no Christian becomes worldly all of a sudden. Worldliness creeps up on a believer; it is a gradual process. First is the friendship of the world (James 4:4). By nature, the world and the Christian are enemies (“Marvel not, my brethren, it the world hate...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 01:24

Love and Hate

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In more than one area of life, love and hate go hand in hand. A husband who loves his wife is certainly going to exercise a hatred for what would harm her.
Warren W. Wiersbe,Be Real [commentary on 1 John], pg.65

Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 01:39

The Trouble With Lying

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One problem with dishonesty is that just keeping a record of our lies and pretenses is a full-time job! Abraham Lincoln used to say that if a man is going to be a liar, he had better have a good memory! When a person uses up all his energy in pretending, he has nothing left for living; and life...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 06:21

Sin Has Unchangeable Consequences

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God can and will cleanse the record, but He does not change the results. No one can unscramble an egg.
Warren W. Wiersbe,Be Real [commentary on 1 John], pg. 30

Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 02:31

The Need to Distinguish Error

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As never before, Christians today need ability to distinguish between right and wrong, between truth and error. The notion is widespread, in our generation, that there are no “absolutes”—that nothing is always wrong and that nothing is always right. False doctrines, therefore, are...

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