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 End Times
Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:27

God created a colorful world. He didn't have to... Featured

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Genesis 1:1:In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earthWhen God created the earth, He could have made it colorless. He could have used only His brush strokes of black, or gray, or brown. The world could look like this:
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Did you ever wonder why God graced us with a common grace of color?...

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Saturday, 25 March 2017 20:58

Kay Cude Poetry: Apprise Your Time Featured

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Kay Cude poetry. Click to Enlarge
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Authors: The End Time...

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Saturday, 25 March 2017 04:41

El Shama: A God who hears, He is a God who listens Featured

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Doesn't it just crush you to pray to Jesus...and know He hears us? It's incredible, and a privilege we always remember in gratitude.As Isaiah cried in his wonder and grief, "I am a man of unclean lips!" (Isaiah 6:5). In my case, a woman of unclean lips. Why should I be able to use these lips to...

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Friday, 24 March 2017 08:16

He Will Glorify Me: By Chris Powers Featured

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Chris Powers is creating visual resources for the global church. As an artist, Powers illustrates and animates theological concepts, and along with his explanations based on and in scripture, he presents thoughtful and beautiful tracts, studies, and videos for the brethren to consume freely. His...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 09:07

How does the Holy Spirit lead us? Featured

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On Facebook last night I'd posted a mini-discernment lesson regarding a tweet Beth Moore had written advocating a process for distilling whether a prompt from the Holy Spirit is legitimate or if it's your own imagination. I wrote the following in response to her tweet:
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Beth Moore is an alleged...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:10

Our struggles are not so different Featured

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"Help me never to mistake the excitement of my passions for the renewing of the Holy Spirit, never to judge my religion by occasional impressions and impulses..."Excerpt from the Valley of Vision, today's devotional, 'True Religion'. The set of Puritan prayers edited by Arthur Bennett is...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:43

New Blogger theme, new look for The End Time Featured

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I've been on Blogger for ten years. For most of those ten, Blogger hasn't put out any new themes. Themes are the offered Blogger standard templates one can use to present your blog. Its design, look, etc. I've been using 'Simple' for almost the entire ten years, customizing where possible. Blogger...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 07:37

Re-blog of Jennifer's "What Happens After You Die?" Featured

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Last December, Jennifer of the blog One Hired Late In the Day wrote an essay about what happens after you die, . It's good. I re-blog it here.
What Happens When You Die?
Posted on December 2, 2016 by Jennifer, author at onehiredlateintheday 
This morning I woke to the news that a friend from high...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 07:33

Natural History moment: Palm branches Featured

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How wonderful it must have been to a caravan of spice traders to climb the latest hill and see green instead of brown. Swaying palm branches clustered at oasis signaled water, refreshment, and perhaps, an arrival to their destination and an end to their journey.When I was a freshman attending...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 21:37

Kay Cude poetry: Peace Featured

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Poetry by Kay Cude. Click to enlarge.The Lord of the universe gives us peace, HIS peace. No longer at enmity with Him, we possess peace in our heart and fear is dispelled.
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Authors: The End Time...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 23:12

Losing my salvation Featured

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John MacArthur has famously said on more than one occasion, "If I could lose my salvation, I would." His comment is a succinct but devastatingly incisive statement about the fallenness of man. The fleshly part of man wants to be in control. It wants to be king of our lives. Even Christians who...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:20

Love One Another: by Chris Powers Featured

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Chris Powers is creating visual resources for the global church. As an artist, Powers illustrates and animates theological concepts, and along with his explanations based on and in scripture, he presents thoughtful and beautiful tracts, studies, and videos for the brethren to consume freely. His...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 07:46

A Mother's Agony Featured

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Luke 2:34-35And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”We know...

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Look at the list of devastating experiences Paul said he had endured for the Gospel:Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 20:05

The truth about grace Featured

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Grace is a concept. But it's not justa concept. Grace is a gift, but it's not justa gift. Grace is a force. Think about how powerful grace is. Think about its power as it exists in Jesus, as it is delivered to the saints, in its common state as it covers the world, and in its special state as it...

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Vessels of Wrath, part 1 here Vessels of Wrath, part 2 hereA few days ago I'd posted an essay about predestination. This is the doctrine where the Bible teaches that God is completely sovereign over everything that happens, including individual salvations. He elects people to...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 01:16

God cares very deeply and eternally for His people Featured

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If you haven't listened to Martyn Lloyd Jones' series called Great Biblical Doctrines, you're missing out. I listened to two this morning, Redemption: The Eternal Plan of God and The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament. These  and the other sermons in the series edify and...

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The verse to consider today is from Romans 9:21-24Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of...

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A few days ago I'd posted an essay about predestination. This is the doctrine where the Bible teaches that God is completely sovereign over everything that happens, including individual salvations. He elects people to salvation, independently and apart from foreknowledge of any decision they make....

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 06:41

One day as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day Featured

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The reality of a faith-filled life is a beautiful thing. Jesus' sweet intercessions, His providential care, the magnanimity of His salvation, the ongoing gratitude we feel during increased sanctification, are all wonderful buttresses to the daily grind we experience. It's wonderful to have Him to...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:57

Is the god of The Shack the God of heaven? Featured

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Almost ten years ago author William P. Young published what became a phenomenal success in the  publishing world, a book called The Shack. It has recently been made into a movie, which was released this past weekend.
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I've written about The Shack's theological issues and heresies before, and...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 19:14

The second best moment in all the universe Featured

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But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you...

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I'm thankful for the internet. I leaped on that thing the minute it was invented! I've been an Amazon customer for 20 years. I've had the same email address for almost 20 years. Recently I was looking at my Flickr account, it's ten years old. I have over 1500 photos there. I can't believe so much...

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Saturday, 04 March 2017 23:50

Angels: Majestic messengers of God Featured

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Valentine's Day has just passed, two weeks ago. All those chubby little Cupid cherubs flying around with stubby wings, shyly lobbing arrows to create ever more happy, lovestruck couples. Sigh. Cupid comes from Greek and Roman mythology.The Renaissance Italians did a good job of presenting constant...

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Wikipedia's introduction in their entry abut American actor and comedian Jimmy Durante:
James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language-butchery,...

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