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
Thursday, 13 June 2019 20:02

Where are the good and godly men in your life? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI know there's a lot of "where are the strong Christian men" themes around. I know that male headship is under attack and the rise of feminism in the church has perhaps caused a seeming widespread dearth of strong and principled male leadership in homes and in the church. But...I'l...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 19:32

On having ears to hear Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataYou can hear the difference, can't you? When a sermon is full of truth or if it isn't. When a person is sincere and when they aren't. Discernment is a gift given to some on the Body (1 Corinthians 12:10), discernment is also a skill demanded of all (Hebrews 5:14).The illustration...

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 02:02

On Every High Hill... Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata'Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD'.For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree. 24There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 21:45

Panting after more light Featured

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A little light

We've all got our favorite metaphors from the Bible and mine's the "light". Just before I was converted, I first understood sin and redemption as concepts of darkness and light. Afterward, I loved the idea of Jesus as the Light, his glory brightness, and the...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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I love to listen to sermons, especially my own pastor's sermons. They are rich and deep with a lot to think about. He exposits verse by verse or chapter by chapter through a book of the Bible, and along the way he challenges us with his points. Just the way I like it.I'm such a...

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Saturday, 08 June 2019 19:36

Kay Cude Poetry: Mortifying Misundertanding Featured

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Friday, 07 June 2019 20:33

There are no other gods Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataO come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.3 For the Lord is a great GodAnd a great King above all gods,(Psalm 95:1-3)There are no other gods...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 20:11

'Put on' love Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI'm old enough now that the songs played on the radio's Oldies station are the songs of my youth and teen years. The Supremes' 1964 song "Baby, baby where did our love go" is catchy. It was on the radio the other day. It got me thinking in pictures. As in, 'love' going somewhere....

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By Elizabeth Prata
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We've had two weeks of intensely hot weather here. It started in May and just didn't let up. The hot dryness meant withering flowers and browning lawns. But today it's supposed to be cooler and rainy. I know the plants and flowers will drink up any moisture we receive.In my...

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By Elizabeth PrataIn 2013 I watched a movie called End of the Spear, about missionaries making first contact with the Stone Age Huaorani tribe of Ecuador not far from the Shell oil company corporate base in Shell-Mera Ecuador. It's a good movie and I recommend it. The missionaries made the contact...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 00:37

So late so soon? The passage of time for us all Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI was driving along, listening to my favorite radio station. It's a station that plays country during the day, old timey southern Gospel at night, and in between, random oldies from the 60s, 70's and 80s. I like the variety.A song from 1978 came on, "I Love the Night Life" by...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 20:36

Don't read the Bible as water through a pipe Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOne of our elders referred to this quote by George Muller at Sunday School yesterday. I focused on the part that said 'water through a pipe'.
As the outward man is not fit for work for any length of time unless he eats, so is with the inner man. What is the food for the inner man?...

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Saturday, 01 June 2019 21:14

Poetry by Kay Cude: The Measure Featured

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Friday, 31 May 2019 22:13

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIn Psalm 51, David famously wrote-Create in me a clean heart, O God,And renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me away from Your presenceAnd do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.Restore to me the joy of Your salvationAnd sustain me with a willing spirit.Then I will teach...

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 22:29

Party of three to party of infinity Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe intra-Trinitarian delight of the God-head in each other has always been perfect. The Father gives all to His son. The Son does all His Father does. John MacArthur put it this way:
God is love and because it is His nature to love, that love is expressed in the purest essence of...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:37

Having a Loose Spirit Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAn excerpt from my devotional reading in the Valley of Vision this morning-
When I sin against thee I cross thy will, love, life, and have no comforter, no creature, to go to.My sin is not so much this or that particular evil, but my continual separation, disunion, distance from...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 19:18

God doesn't leave you alone to figure it out Featured

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I follow Ayanna Mathis on Instagram. She puts together a good word of encouragement and exhortation. Here is another one by Ayanna.By ayannazariyaGOD’S INSTRUCTIONS COME WITH HELP Have you ever felt like you’ve been given a task to do that you felt alone in? Maybe you can recall a...

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By Elizabeth PrataI started my self-designed Summer Reading Plan yesterday. Now that I'm home from school and all that. One of the books I'd bought in the Banner of Truth "Godly Women" sale was a pamphlet written by a pastor's wife, Sara Leone. It's a short, 48 page book, called Her Husband's Crown....

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Monday, 27 May 2019 02:56

Enduring sound doctrine in the days of tickling ears Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataParts of this essay first appeared on the End Time in 2010.For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires... (2 Timothy 4:3)Do you notice...

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Saturday, 25 May 2019 21:31

Two New Resources for you! Short Podcasts To Enjoy Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataHere are a couple of resources for you. I am not a huge fan of podcasts. I am not a fan of giggling and banter the production values are a distraction, which a lot of podcasts have. In addition, I figure if I'm going to listen to something for half an hour or more a sermon serves...

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Friday, 24 May 2019 21:27

Pharmakeia: psychedelic drugs and spirituality Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI have pneumonia. I'll be posting 'encore essays' lol, until I can think clearly. This was first posted on The End Time in June 2010. It remains one of the most viewed essays on the site.--------------------------------image"Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 22:37

Thought for the Day Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataSatan attacks through the mind. He ultimately does this in two ways. He either gets you to think about God differently. (Eve). Or he gets you not to think about God at all. (Demas).God transforms us through the mind. If we put our mind on Christ, our mind will be renewed from the...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 09:01

Poppies reaching for the sun Featured

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imageThe boat is docked in Lubec, USA. The lighthouse is in...
By Elizabeth PrataI used to vacation in the small village of Lubec, Maine. It is the "nose" on the map of Maine that looks like a silhouette of a dog. It sits across from Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. I mean a stone's throw. See?

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 00:02

Urgency of the Times Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI have pneumonia. I'll be doing re-runs until I can clearly think and research. The essay below the line was published in October 2012 on The End Time.A prefatory note: I've always been interested in prophecy. Jesus's return has always been imminent. It was for Paul 2000 years ago...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 20:37

The Promise of Future Bounty Featured

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Editor's Note: I have pneumonia. I'll be doing re-runs until I can properly think and research. This essay appeared on The End Time in June 2012.By Elizabeth PrataThe spring has been gentle and the Lord has provided bounty from the earth. The summer garden crops have been planted and they are...

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