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, 29 November 2018 18:32

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 4 Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe only way to heaven and an afterlife of life, love, and rest, is through Jesus, who saves us from our sins.
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What is sin?What is the definition of sin? - Got QuestionsMatthew Henry on Matthew 1:18-25Thirty Days of Jesus Series-Introduction/BackgroundDay 1 postDay 2 postDay 3 post

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:10

This is worth its own post Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataCharles Surgeon's Morning Devotional this morning is especially pointed regarding tale-bearing.In this day and age, we are so proccupied with 'bigger' sins such as abortion and homosexuality, we forget that tale-bearing was almost the original sin (satan's pride was first) but his...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:00

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 3 Featured

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:33

John Allen Chau's death stuns, angers, and perplexes the world Featured

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John Allen Chau, a 27-year-old American, was killed a few weeks ago on Sentinel Island, part of a series of islands owned by India in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. An isolated tribe dwells there with whom very few people have made successful contact over the last hundreds...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:39

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 2 Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAdvent: Thirty days of exalting Jesus though selected verses with pictures representing the prophecy, life, death, resurrection, and Second Coming of our Savior.More information and background on this series, here
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Day 1: The Virgin Shall ConceiveLigonier: A Shoot from Jesse's...

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By Elizabeth PrataimageHeaven and Hell: Jonathan Edwards on the Afterlife by John H. GerstnerDr. Gerstner was an enthusiastic student of the famous Jonathan Edwards. He spent a good deal of his professional life studying Edwards and his theology. In this book, he examines the teaching of Edwards on the...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:46

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 1 Featured

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Grace To You: Is the Virgin Birth Essential Doctrine?Ligonier: Must Christians Believe in the Virgin Birth?GotQuestions: Why Is the Virgin Birth so Important?

Authors: The End Time...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:59

Thirty Days of Jesus: Redux Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataChristmas is coming. It's a blessed time of year.We always think of the Savior, all the year, every day. (Philippians 4:8). But the Christmas season is a time when we think more pointedly about His incarnation, life, ascension, and return. Who is this Jesus? He was born, lived,...

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Saturday, 24 November 2018 21:41

Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Goodness Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23).What is goodness? If you ask most people, they would declare that they "are a good person." But is mans'...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 21:07

Movie Review- American Gospel: Christ Alone Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAmerican Gospel: Christ Alone explores the core question of Christianity, 'What is the gospel?' Through the distorting lens of American culture. It is written and directed by Brandon Kimber and features interviews from many well-known American preachers and some not so well...

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By Elizabeth PrataJust as our minds can't conceive of how MUCH Jesus loves His own, we can't conceive of how deep sin will go. (1 Corinthians 2:9). Just when we think sin can't get any worse, it does. (Genesis 6:5).False teaching is a plague on the church. It destroys the sinner. It hinders the...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 23:31

Thanksgiving throwback Featured

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Why did the turkey cross the road?
To prove he wasn't chicken!
Enjoy your meal, breaking bread with friends and family.
For 43 years I rebelled against Christ, and He plucked me from my mire and saved me anyway. Today I'm thankful for grace.
Happy...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:53

Throwback: Lot Received So Much Mercy Featured

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I'm doing a Throwback today and tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!This first appeared on The End Time one year ago, 11/21/2017 The story of Lot is an interesting one. Abraham's nephew,...

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By Elizabeth Prata
From electing love to glorifying love, you are loved by God. You were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. He loved you in Christ before time began, and He will love you in Christ when time is over. The committed love of God for His people is as eternal as God is....

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Monday, 19 November 2018 06:18

Good advice from Charles Spurgeon about Twitter polls Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOn Twitter there is a function that lets you put up a poll. Typically, there is a question followed by three or four answers. You can choose one and then go see the current results.I've had qualms about polls for a while now, but was unable to put my finger on why, until this...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:09

Sunday word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Kindness Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
kindness here in Greek (xrēstótēs) means a useful kindness, referring to meeting real...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:30

Christmas Carols are on, including The Coventry Carol Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata Being home now on Thanksgiving Break all week has put me into the holiday mood. I started listening to Christmas carols this morning. At The Special Store (vintage estate resale store) yesterday I'd seen an Anne Murray CD called Christmas, issued in 2008. It was damaged...

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Friday, 16 November 2018 07:27

"We've always had false teachers..." Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataDiscussions about false teachers makes many people feel uncomfortable. It isn't my favorite topic of conversation, either. For someone who might be saved but is teaching an errant doctrine, it's a tragedy, because they are laboring under an incorrect interpretive method, or...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:35

Creation Grace: Build Your House Upon the Rock Featured

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Build Your House on the Rock
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:14

A plague of false teachers Featured

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"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity." Leonard Ravenhill.
We are living in a plague now. It is a plague of false teachers. False teachers bring a different Gospel, or meld the...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 18:58

Lord, give me strength to be valiant Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe greatest gift is Jesus and His greatest gift to us is eternal peace with Him and the right to be called His brothers. That is pretty amazing if you think about it. One of my favorite Bible books is the Book of Hebrews. In it, it is written-"Both the one who makes men holy and...

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 18:58

Praises for prophecy, higher praises for the One who ordains it Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI love prophecy. In the early days of the blog I did newspaper eisegesis, where I looked at the newspaper (AKA the global news) and then looked at the Bible to see how close we were to fulfillment. I don't mind that though, those were heady days. My eyes had been opened to all the...

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Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:19

Sunday Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit: Patience Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22).The fruit of the Spirit is singular. It's all one fruit. It's not like the believer works on love one...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 20:30

Kay Cude Poetry: Mortification of Sin Featured

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I recommend John Owen's works. Admittedly, his writing is dense and difficult, being 350 years old. However, there are many helps available to aid understanding of his writing, many notes and modern language updates. Here is one from Meet the Puritans. It is very much worth it to pursue a study of...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 06:22

Blasphemy: Jesus is not Isa, Isa is not Jesus Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataFor several years now we have been hearing stories of Muslim people in closed Islamic societies claiming to have had a dream of a certain person appearing to them in a white robe, sometimes introducing Himself as Isa, and variously either sharing the Gospel in the dream or saying...

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