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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Sunday, 07 July 2019 02:50

The Language of God: Earthquakes Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis is an updated version of the essay I published in June 2010.In looking at ways God has spoken to us in the past and of the ways He has promised to speak to us in the future, we discover God's vocabulary. Among other ways that He has spoken to us, part of His language...

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Saturday, 06 July 2019 22:26

Kay Cude Poetry: God's Purpose in Suffering Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI've blogged here for ten years. There are over 4,800 essays to peruse. (Which no one will actually do). So, I put before you several of the series I have written that new followers and recent readers might not know about.A Day in the LifeI got curious about how the tradesmen and...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 08:25

Gifts from the Sea Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataHappy Fourth of July long weekend, if you're taking it off! For many of us the beginning of July is high summer. Lots of families take vacations at this time of year, and many of those, choose to go to the beach.

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 20:49

Independence Day in the US today, but a future freedom awaits Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataFor our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; (Philippians 3:20)Charles Spurgeon preached on this verse:Citizenship in heaven
Our text, I think, might be best translated thus— “Our citizenship is in heaven.”...

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By Elizabeth PrataWe live in the age of "tolerance". It's not the tolerance you and I might have grown up with. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines tolerance as
sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own, or : the allowable deviation from a...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 22:30

The Lord will thresh and winnow Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis was posted in May 2009 on The End Time. My feeling of burden for coming judgment on those who don't know/refuse/reject is still heavy on me ten years later as it was when I wrote this.imageGod uses a process as an example in His Word that would have been immediately identifiable...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 05:35

About those verses of braided hair... Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI've been watching The Waltons in my free time here during summer break. It's a sweet drama based on writer Earl Hamner, Jr.'s life on the fictional Walton's Mountain. His actual boyhood home was in in the Appalachians of the area of Schuyler in Nelson County, Virginia. The time...

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By Elizabeth PrataI know there has been a lot of negativity lately. I know you, as I do, look around at our country and the world and see so many lost souls, see the name of Jesus stomped on, and discouragement can creep in.But then I see things like this and I remember that His name IS spotless...

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Saturday, 29 June 2019 03:32

Even Salon.com says "Joel Osteen Worships Himself" (re-post) Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI was working on an essay about the Drag Queen programs in public libraries but I simply could not continue. Here is a repost of an essay I wrote in June 2012. Joel Osteen is a false teacher, you guys.
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Friday, 28 June 2019 08:16

Learning when to stay in and when to separate out Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataProverbs is one of the Bible's Wisdom books. The others are Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs.We Christians love all people, because we know that all people are image bearers of God. We also love them because we are to live our lives as a witness to the power of Jesus to...

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Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:19

What is love? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI don't like writing about myself and I never talk about my internal emotions and thoughts. I'd really rather die than talk about what's going on inside me. But I have to this time, because it's about Jesus.As a woman who grew up in a difficult circumstance, I learned to rely only...

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:26

Good fruit (Not what you think) Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI was cutting up a nectarine that had been sitting in my fruit bowl for many days. "Surely it will be ripe by now" I thought.I began chopping it into chunks to add to my oatmeal, and it was still hard and unripe. Gah! Other times when I think the piece of fruit is ripe, it's dried...

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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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