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
I know I've been writing about women who step into biblically unauthorized leadership positions frequently of late. I thought I was done, but then I came across something and I wanted to add to the cache of previous essays I've done in the last couple of weeks. I believe this is a highly important...

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 01:22

Sunday Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Peace Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOn Sundays I usually post a theological word with its definition, then an explanation, and use it in a verse. I also use a picture to represent the concept. This is my effort to maintain a theological literacy among the brethren and between generations, something I believe is...

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Prata Potpourri. I've found some interesting links and tossed them into the mix for your consideration. The week ended on a good note for me. To be honest it started on a good note, so all in all it was a good week! I hope it was for you as well. The rapture...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 19:32

Is Same Sex Attraction a Sin? Featured

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Reblogging this from Purely Presbyterian, with a foreword from my friend Pastor James Bell. Here's Pastor Bell-IS SAME SEX ATTRACTION (SSA) a sin? What does God’s Word say!?THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION of the Grow in Grace Newsletter…Sam Allberry, (a homosexual priest in the Anglican...

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By Elizabeth PrataWomen have made many contributions to Christianity. Women believers are an incredible resource, and not incidentally, made in God's likeness and full participants in His faith.However, it is also a fact that God made an order to things. Men are to lead in holy matters, women are...

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By Elizabeth PrataYou know how some people jokingly say he or she 'broke the internet'? Well, Anne Hutchinson broke the colony.History hasn't been that kind to Puritan wife Anne Hutchinson. She is either portrayed as an oppressed early feminist denied her identity, or a screeching harridan who...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 20:14

Kay Cude poetry: Faith and a Broken Heart Featured

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Kay Cude poetry. Used with permission. Click to enlargeArtist's Statement: By Kay CudeThere are staunchly defended and heatedly argued "opinions" concerning man's "free-will" faith (the heart's object is "self") and his personal work of "inviting, allowing, and/or accepting" Christ VS. faith (the...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 21:34

On Writing Featured

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As I was talking with a church friend last night at our church bonfire, he asked me about my writing. He wondered if I make a schedule of what essays I'm going to write for the week. I said I try to do an outline listing some draft subjects of blog essays for the week, but more often than not, it...

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By Elizabeth PrataSometimes the pot warms its water so slowly even the most discerning frog swimming in it doesn't realize the change in temperature in his environment until it's too late. Even though this isn't scientifically true, "the story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or...

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By Elizabeth Prata
"I don't have time to read." I hear this a lot. I say this a lot. I used to read widely and incessantly before I was saved. Nowadays I am working a day job and ministering/serving at night, with Bible reading too. That leaves me either no time to read other books or tired eyes if...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 23:54

Is scripture clear? Should we speak declarative truth? Featured

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By Elizqbeth PrataI hope this fine fall week has offered you beautiful glimpses of God's creative intellect and His wonderful power. It's finally cooled down here in north Georgia. We always enjoy the march of the seasons. "He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down." (Psalm...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 20:03

Gay demographics: what are the REAL numbers? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis post first appeared on The End Time in June 2012If the homosexual lobby is to be believed, every other person you bump into is gay. At work, at home, in town, in the city, in church, the more vocal activists in the lobby make it seem like people who self-identify as...

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Here are a few items for your consideration tonight.It's been a cool fall day here in north Georgia, and I appreciate this season so much. The oppressive heat has broken and the days are crystal clear and bright. One of these fine days, Jesus will blow the trumpet of God and call us home. We will...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:34

A Day in the Life of A: Potter Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataPrevious essays in the series:

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By Elizabeth PrataPart 1 here: The Cursillo TheologyPart 2 here: The Cursillo ExperienceThe plaudits and accolades and gushes of past participants of the many different Cursillo programs are readily available online. Many people have gone through a Cursillo Weekend (in their terminology, "made...

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Saturday, 13 October 2018 22:06

Sunday Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Joy Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOn Sundays I usually post a theological word with its definition, then an explanation, and use it in a verse. I also use a picture to represent the concept. This is my effort to maintain a theological literacy among the brethren and between generations, something I believe is...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Part 1 here
Introduction
Please forgive the length. I researched scrupulously and collected a good amount of original source material. I put it together in a way I have not seen widely on the internet, barring one or two books for purchase one...

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This is part 1 of a 3-part series. I'll look in this part at the theology behind The Great Banquet/Tres Dias/Walk to Emmaus retreats (all parallel movements under the same origin, Cursillo, a Roman Catholic three-day course).In part 2 I'll look at the experience participants...

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By Elizabeth PrataThis first appeared on The End Time in July 2011.We are told that in the last days, deceivers will come. They will carry false doctrines, false teachings, and they will want to follow their own lusts instead of sound doctrine. This web page has a list of all the verses in the...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 07:14

Beth Moore anoints Kevin Jones as a third Adam Featured

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When someone is a false teacher, their perfidy can show almost immediately, as it did with Charles Templeton. Or it can be hidden for a number of years and emerge slowly and minimally, as has happened to Beth Moore.A writer at The King's Dale was an early discerner of Moore, at least publicly...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:06

Jesus's pain, His love, His priesthood Featured

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We are told that the times during the Tribulation will become increasingly loveless (Matthew 24:12). They are turning cold even now. Many people tell me they are experiencing it or sense it. As the times become more cold, and love ekes away, many people may find they are searching for warmth. Isaiah...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 07:34

What will become of the devil? Satan's end Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataPart 1: I will vs. I AMPart 2: From Lucifer to Satan: The Devil's originsOn Friday I posted a comparison of the statements in the Bible that satan and God made. The named angel Lucifer, later known as satan or the devil, said in his heart that he will ascend higher than the...

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 21:23

Sunday Word of the Week: Love Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOn Sundays I usually post a theological word with its definition, then an explanation, and use it in a verse. I also use a picture to represent the concept. This is my effort to maintain a theological literacy among the brethren and between generations, something I believe is...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 23:00

From Lucifer to Satan: The Devil's origins Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataPart 1: I will vs. I AMSatan fell. (Isaiah 14:12, Ezekiel 28:11-19). We do not know when, because the timeline for God's creation of the universe and all its beings (including angels) is not specifically mentioned in scripture. We know that they were already created when God...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 23:03

Throwback Thursday: The Locked Door and the Key of David Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis essay first appeared on The End Time in October 2009imageHave you ever locked yourself out of your car? Or worse, your house? LOL. It's always aggravating when that happens, and it happens to the best of us. Sometimes your child will lock you out on purpose, and you stand there...

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