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
Friday, 18 January 2019 09:18

Discernment sometimes is like the Great Wave off Kanagawa Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataA dear reader emailed me, dispirited. She said that she had tried to reason with a major Christian publishing company as to the fact that they sell so many books of false teachers, and thus they promote false doctrine. She became discouraged when the Publishing Rep countered her...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:15

Throwback: Genesis IS the beginning Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis essay first appeared on The End Time on May, 2011In a recent John MacArthur sermon, he said, "A well-known scientist named Herbert Spencer died in 1903. He discovered that all reality, all reality, all that exists in the universe can be contained in five categories...time,...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 07:59

Eschatology is more than "Jesus Wins" Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI taught kids at church on Wednesday nights. I loved their conversations and their thoughts and their joy. I remember one night, they were asking about Jesus and heaven. They got so excited when they figured out that their friends will be in heaven too. They practically jumped out...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:41

What are oracles? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAn oracle is on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment. Proverbs 16:10And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe. And the Spirit of God came upon him, and he took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 05:58

Dudette, where's your gravitas? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataLast week I asked Do You Like or Dislike Podcasts? I'd admitted that my toleration level for any and all auditory stimuli is low, due to my autism. Therefore if I'm going to listen to something I'd rather it be a sermon or soft classical music (very calming).The title...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:04

Word of the Week: Exegesis Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.Past Words of the Week have included Justification, Transcendence, Immanence, Propitiation, Sanctification, Glorification, Orthodoxy,...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 06:22

Peace and War, War and Peace Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWhen people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape." (1 Thessalonians 5:3)The world will always be seeking the increasingly elusive quality of peace and security. The...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 10:37

Do you like or dislike podcasts? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis essay isn't scripture or a review of something, it's a plain old editorial. An opinion piece. I don't often write editorials here, because my opinion really doesn't matter much. I don't need to weigh in, or vent, or get anything off my chest.Except now.I'd like to bring to...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 18:56

"There is no such thing as transgender" Featured

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Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. (Genesis 5:2)

Though some people these days (and fewer than we are presented with by the news) claim that there has been some sort of mistake, or that they don't feel right in their...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 19:12

Those first few minutes after Dad comes home... Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI grew up in a non-Christian home. My father was a strong atheist. He worked hard, very hard. In his mid-thirties he left the family business and struck out on his own, starting his own manufacturing company. I admired him for that. It's not easy.He workedlong hours, and being a...

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By Elizabeth PrataProverbs 30:7-9 saysTwo things I ask of you;deny them not to me before I die:8Remove far from me falsehood and lying;give me neither poverty nor riches;feed me with the food that is needful for me,9lest I be full and deny youand say, “Who is the LORD?”or lest I be poor...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 05:57

Looking at Christine Caine's speech at Passion 2019 Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe Passion 2019 conference concluded last weekend. The event has expanded to four simultaneous venues spread among three cities, and all four were sold out. A total of just over 43,000 youths between the ages of 18-25 were in attendance.One of the speakers this year was Christine...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 22:04

Word of the Week: Angel Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week. Past Words of the Week have included Justification, Transcendence, Immanence, Propitiation, Sanctification, Glorification, Orthodoxy,...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 01:11

Encouraging global news from Grace To You Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBrother Justin Peters tweeted this monthly newsletter from John MacArthur at Grace To You. It is a year-end wrap up letter. I found it so encouraging! With so much negative news today (another shooting at a bowling alley last night) and negative Christan news constantly barraging...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 23:49

There's such a thing as fake [Christian] news Featured

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We hear a lot these days from our President about 'fake news.' Wikipedia defines this new term fake news as,
Fake news or junk news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 19:25

"I know..." Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataJesus is omniscient. We read this in the Bible and we accept it. But accepting it and understanding it at the deepest level are sometimes two different things. In listening to Pastor Eric Spuur of Mt. Angel Bible Church go through Revelation (series begins here, and is also here on...

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By Elizabeth PrataAs 2019's new year launches off into the timeless void, lots of people are making resolutions. Many of those resolutions are vows to take better care of our bodies, by eating well or losing weight or exercising more.But do we take care of our mind?Christianity is a religion of the...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 20:38

"In 2019 let's open the Bible differently" by Ayanna Thomas Featured

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I really like Ayanna's writing. This is a repost/share from her Instagram. She posts photos, long captions, and mini-videos frequently. If you want, check her out.

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Monday, 31 December 2018 19:45

Those who reject are putting themselves in grave danger! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAs witnesses to His Gospel, in sharing with other people, I'm sure you, as have I, experienced the gamut of reactions. Some are curious, some are polite but have closed ears, and some, sadly are like wild pigs who turn on you ferociously and tear you to pieces.Give not that which...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 03:02

2018 roundup and thank you Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataY2K! Stock up! Computers will crash! Hysteria!That was the year-end feeling on December 31, 1999. It seems like yesterday that the millennium changed and we said goodbye to the 1990s and hello to the 2000s. Now we are looking at climbing into the last year of the second decade of...

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Saturday, 29 December 2018 20:57

Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit, Self-Control 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).In past essays, I explored the previous characteristics in the verse, from the first, joy, to gentleness,...

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By Elizabeth Prata
"Feelings are a bunch of monkeys. Our feelings are not bulletins from the Holy of Holies."
And just like that, Rachel Jankovic's new book "You Who?: Why You Matter & How To Deal With It" is off and running. Oh and by the way, she first mentions sin on page TWO. Take that, every...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:21

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Postlude 2: Like the Sun Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataChristmas means baby Jesus. Everybody loves the baby. The swaddling clothes (so cute!) the manger (awww, really?), the Wise Man (distinguished solemnity). It is a tremendous story. It is THE story of all of history. God Himself came in flesh, incarnated solely to grow, live a...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 20:27

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux, Postlude 1: He is coming again Featured

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 18:47

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: He Sat Down Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWe are coming toward the end of our look at the life of Jesus through scripture. The first section of His life was seen through verses focused on prophecy, arrival, and early life.The next section of verses looked at Him as the Son, second person of the Trinity.We proceeded into...

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