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, 18 September 2018 09:50

Let's not be spiritually merciless or censure harshly Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataJohn Owen’s book 'Indwelling Sin' is a guide to knowing our enemy, sin. Spiritual pride comes from that place of sin, and Owen's book talks at length about how to deal with this mortal enemy.In one section, Owen talks about the hypocrites & the importance of knowing...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 10:04

Depression suicide in the Christian Featured

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Depression and suicide are on the rise in the world, and sadly, it is on the rise for Christians too. Suicide rates for Christians are about the same as for non-Christians. Pastor suicide rates are up also. Just last month it was reported that Inland Hills Church in California was...

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 03:01

A Day in the Life of a: Shepherd Featured

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Third in a seriesWhat was a day in the life like for a person who lived in New Testament Bible times? It depended on what trade the person made their living. The first time I looked at the woman of Thyatira, Lydia, a seller of purple. Then we looked at tanners, such as Simon the...

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Discernment is important.Let me rephrase that.Discernment is important.Discernment is:
Discernment is the skill of understanding and applying God’s Word with the purpose of separating truth from error and right from wrong. ~Tim Challies
Charles Spurgeon drills down even further:
Discernment is...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 07:06

Throwback Thursday: DO YOU PASS THE SMELL TEST? Featured

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This first appeared on The End Time in January 2010By Elizabeth Prata"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 19:51

The spiritual battle is real Featured

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We are in a battle. It is real, and it is constant.You learn about predators during shark week and when the week is over, turn it off and think of other things. You learn about raptors watching Jurassic Park and when the movie's over think of other things. But our enemy is just as fierce,...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 20:25

The Truest Poverty Social Justice Can Never Cure Featured

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They had it all, "social justice" had been performed nearly, and Jesus told them that they were still suffering from wretchedness, nakedness, blindness, and poverty. Here is the verse:Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched,...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 19:43

Staying afloat from all the negativity Featured

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I publish a scripture picture every day on my personal Facebook, my The End Time Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter. Also Pinterest if I think of it. I usually tie the daily pictures to a theme for the week. Recently, I've been writing a Sunday Biblical Literacy essay ("Word of the Week")...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 22:23

Remembering our earliest grace Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataNew Christians are so full of zeal and fervor! They run hither and yon, proclaiming and exclaiming the glories and perfections of Christ. Those early days of their grace-filled life are sweet to witness. Do you remember your early days?As sanctification grows, so does the fruit of...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 08:11

The only glory they'll ever see... Featured

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...is when they are standing at the Great White Throne. It will be the ultimate flashbulb moment.Psychologists have a thing called 'Flashbulb memory". It's that moment when a piece of extremely emotional or traumatic news was heard. Cognition Magazine explains,
"Almost everyone can remember, with an...

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Friday, 07 September 2018 06:05

Cappadocia fairy chimneys Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWell, this is quite an interesting landform I've just learned about. It's in CappadociaCappadocia is mentioned in the Bible in several places. When Peter was preaching the first sermon in Acts 2, people from around the region who had gathered for the Jewish Passover, heard Peter...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 20:22

I Surrender All (Or Do I?) Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI do hope your faith is growing and your trust in Jesus is too. He is so magnificent. Daily I'm awed by His sweetness, perfection, and power. I wrote on this blog a while ago about how the Spirit sometimes leads me through listening to hymns, and one example blessed me. I like the...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 06:05

Biblical theology: Eating the elephant one bite at a time Featured

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‎Biblical theology is theology drawn from the Bible rather than theology imposed onto the Bible. Biblical theology helps Christians understand the broad biblical message, discern developments in the canon, and see how each particular text fits...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 20:25

Goodbye for now, Nahum Featured

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King Sennacherib and his crown prince Arda-Mullissi after the battle of Lachish in 701 BC. From the palace at Nineveh. Source LookLex EncyclopediaWho is Nahum?He was an Old Testament prophet about whom we know little. Nahum the Elkoshite is a short form of the name Nehemiah. His...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 03:28

A Day in the Life of: A Tanner Featured

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Second in a series.What was a day in the life like for a person who lived in New Testament Bible times? It depended on what trade the person made their living. Last time I looked at the woman of Thyatira, Lydia, a seller of purple. Today I'm interested in what a day in the life of...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 23:43

Sunday Word of the Week: Aseity Featured

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imageBy Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.

Aseity

When we affirm that God is eternal, we are also saying that He possesses the attribute of aseity, or self-existence. ......

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 01:37

More reviews on Girl, Wash Your Face Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe week that was. I'd reviewed a popular book called "Girl, Wash Your Face" last week. It is an extremely popular book, sold as a How/To and published by an allegedly Christian writer, Rachel Hollis.Speak to doctrinal or biblical living expectations, and the hits are...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:07

Kay Cude Poetry: Can You Discern The Truth of God's Word? Featured

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Kay Cude Poetry. Kay Cude is a Texas poet. Used with permission. Click to enlarge
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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:16

Throwback Thursday: One Day Closer to Seeing Our Groom Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis post first appeared on The End Time in September 2012. I notice that my "Throwback" essays that I choose are usually prophecy. I am sad that eschatological topics have become marginalized, or too "controversial" to discuss. Many people avoid them altogether. This should not...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 06:52

The Gospel is simple, and narrow Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThere is something in us that deep down, quite disbelieves the Gospel could be so simple.Years ago when I was teaching fourth graders, they thought that the more you wrote, the better the answer. They thought that the bigger the words they used, the better. The more complicated...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 07:27

Indwelling sin and beaver dams Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataJohn Owen's treatise on indwelling sin is a devastating look at our internal selves, both regenerate and unregenerate. It's devastating because he draws out the reality of our sin, something, to be honest, most of us would rather just glance at then away, than study for any length...

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 20:25

Shout Your Abortion, and John Owen on infanticide Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataEvil in the Last DaysThis know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 20:32

Sunday Word of the week: Perspicuity (of scripture) Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.Do we need "Bible codes"? Is scripture unclear enough so that only a few, more knowing, can understand it? It is too much to...

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By Elizabeth PrataMany Christian Celebrity Moms are Distorting Biblical Motherhood; Part 1
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Photo: Susannah Spurgeon with her twin boys, Thomas and Charles
Yesterday in part 1 I looked at the problem: how the images and life-lessons of many celebrity self-identified Christian women tout a feminist...

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By Elizabeth PrataThis part one will present the problem. Part two discusses the biblical correction/solution.
"She lived and labored for her boys and her husband. At home she was a wife and mother and a model of what each should be. She taught the Bible to her sons and pleaded with them to turn to...

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