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

The End Times - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:02

Book Review Shots: Updates on books read and to-read Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataTime for a reading update!I am on summer break from my job in an elementary school. I'm a teacher's aide, now called "para-professional." I enjoy summer break enormously and one of the ways I try to 'redem the time' is to catch up on some quality reading.I set aside a bunch of...

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By Elizabeth PrataThere has been quite a hue and cry over the Open Letter to Beth Moore that I and 5 other ladies published on June 18. That is a direct testament to the influence and fame of Beth Moore. In the Letter we posed 5 simple questions, asking her to make clear her stance on homosexuality....

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 21:41

Kay Cude Poetry: The Hypocrites Featured

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 02:37

Propitiation: A Stunning Method to Bring the Son a Bride Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataFrom John MacArthur et al Biblical Doctrine
Propitiation: Scripture represents Christ's death not merely as a sacrifice, but as a propitiatory sacrifice. That is to say, by receiving the full exercise of the father's wrath against the sins of his people, Christ satisfied God's...

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Friday, 21 June 2019 08:24

The opposite view of Elisha's servant Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataDuring preparation for battle, prophet Elisha's servant was weak kneed and worried. There seemed to be a lot of them and not a lot of us.When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:33

Interlude: Thoughts on our Dazzling, Righteous, Holy Savior Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataSometimes when I read the Bible and I learn the deep truths of God, I cry and turn my face away, saying, "God, it’s too much for me!" Not that I am super spiritual. Sometimes when I read the Bible, I read it just to get through the reading for that day. Then I repent of...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:18

Bring me a minstrel: Music in worship Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataYou know the quote, I'm sure:
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.― William Congreve
Music does make a difference to our mood. King Saul used music to soothe him when his savagery arose in him, calling for David to play.And...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:46

An Open Letter To Beth Moore Featured

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Dear Mrs. Moore,Hello – we hope this finds you doing well.We as female Bible teachers ourselves write this letter to you in hopes of receiving clarification of your views on an important issue: homosexuality.In the last few years, particularly since 2016, you have been very vocal in your...

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Monday, 17 June 2019 20:55

Theology Gals: Encouragement for Singles Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI don't "struggle with singleness." There are lots of things I do struggle with, but living single isn't one of them.My parents' marriage was not the best, and other marriages I'd observed weren't glowing with love and gentleness either. Divorce was rampant in my growing up years....

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:12

The only way to deal with sin is to mortify it Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataReading through 1 and 2 Kings is tough. The same patterns are shown, the sinful kings who did right only ... It's like saying you're sorry, but. Over and over we read the same refrain,Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah became king...He did right in the sight of the LORD, yet...

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 20:30

Kay Cude Poetry: "Remain: You are chosen by God the Son" Featured

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 02:09

Dead bodies and live bodies Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI'm reading through 1 and 2 Kings this month. There are certainly many interesting and strange things happening in those books of history. Remember, the events in those Bible books really happened. Elijah really slew 400 prophets of Baal. God really threw down fire and consumed...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 20:02

Where are the good and godly men in your life? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI know there's a lot of "where are the strong Christian men" themes around. I know that male headship is under attack and the rise of feminism in the church has perhaps caused a seeming widespread dearth of strong and principled male leadership in homes and in the church. But...I'l...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 19:32

On having ears to hear Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataYou can hear the difference, can't you? When a sermon is full of truth or if it isn't. When a person is sincere and when they aren't. Discernment is a gift given to some on the Body (1 Corinthians 12:10), discernment is also a skill demanded of all (Hebrews 5:14).The illustration...

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 02:02

On Every High Hill... Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata'Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD'.For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree. 24There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 21:45

Panting after more light Featured

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A little light

We've all got our favorite metaphors from the Bible and mine's the "light". Just before I was converted, I first understood sin and redemption as concepts of darkness and light. Afterward, I loved the idea of Jesus as the Light, his glory brightness, and the...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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I love to listen to sermons, especially my own pastor's sermons. They are rich and deep with a lot to think about. He exposits verse by verse or chapter by chapter through a book of the Bible, and along the way he challenges us with his points. Just the way I like it.I'm such a...

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Saturday, 08 June 2019 19:36

Kay Cude Poetry: Mortifying Misundertanding Featured

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Friday, 07 June 2019 20:33

There are no other gods Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataO come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.3 For the Lord is a great GodAnd a great King above all gods,(Psalm 95:1-3)There are no other gods...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 20:11

'Put on' love Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI'm old enough now that the songs played on the radio's Oldies station are the songs of my youth and teen years. The Supremes' 1964 song "Baby, baby where did our love go" is catchy. It was on the radio the other day. It got me thinking in pictures. As in, 'love' going somewhere....

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By Elizabeth Prata
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We've had two weeks of intensely hot weather here. It started in May and just didn't let up. The hot dryness meant withering flowers and browning lawns. But today it's supposed to be cooler and rainy. I know the plants and flowers will drink up any moisture we receive.In my...

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By Elizabeth PrataIn 2013 I watched a movie called End of the Spear, about missionaries making first contact with the Stone Age Huaorani tribe of Ecuador not far from the Shell oil company corporate base in Shell-Mera Ecuador. It's a good movie and I recommend it. The missionaries made the contact...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 00:37

So late so soon? The passage of time for us all Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI was driving along, listening to my favorite radio station. It's a station that plays country during the day, old timey southern Gospel at night, and in between, random oldies from the 60s, 70's and 80s. I like the variety.A song from 1978 came on, "I Love the Night Life" by...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 20:36

Don't read the Bible as water through a pipe Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOne of our elders referred to this quote by George Muller at Sunday School yesterday. I focused on the part that said 'water through a pipe'.
As the outward man is not fit for work for any length of time unless he eats, so is with the inner man. What is the food for the inner man?...

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Saturday, 01 June 2019 21:14

Poetry by Kay Cude: The Measure Featured

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