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

Reformation Theology - Apologetic Report
Monday, 15 January 2018 00:47

Behold the Lamb of God

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Text: John 1:29

EMERGENCY ALERT: Sin is deadly serious in the sight of God. God's wrath, His 'holy revulsion against that which is the contradiction of His holiness' is fully justified. The only way of escape from this inevitable and just judgment is God's provision in His sin atoning Lamb. This is...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 05:55

Sola Gratia - Grace Alone

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I am thankful for today's opportunity to share God's word. I was able to say a whole lot on the vital theme of "Sola Gratia" (Grace Alone) in just under an hour. - JS

The host, Julio Rodriguez wrote, "Today, I had the privilege of having John Samson join me on BRIDGE Radio to talk about the...

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What are some really good (scriptural) reasons to commit to a specific local congregation/ body of believers as opposed to just being a "free range Christian"?

I seek to answer that question on the Iron Sharpens Iron podcast found here. - John Samson

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 06:47

Would You Please Just Grow Up!?

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Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 06:07

Christ the Exegete

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Text: "No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known." - John 1:18

Christ's unique, eternal relationship with the Father means that He is the only authorized way to know God. The ramifications for this are breath-taking.

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 07:15

Grace After Grace After Grace

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Text: John 1:15-17

Highlighting Christ's pre-existence once again, John goes on to portray Him as the Source of Grace. Would "grace" be the word to describe your life as a Christian? Are you living in the good of what Christ accomplished for you?

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 22:51

Do Modern Bible Translations Leave Some Verses Out?

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17 Missing Verses in the NIV?

One of the questions out there is why are there 17 verses missing from the NIV, and were they left out for theological reasons? The answer is that while the verses references are not in the text, these verses are in the footnotes. Here is why this is true not only for...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 07:43

The Word Became Flesh

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Text: John 1:14

In the first century – many believed in the “gods” – whether we speak of Rome or of Greece… polytheism was everywhere. In Greek thinking – the spiritual is good – matter is evil. Therefore it seemed unthinkable in their minds, that God would...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 07:40

The New Birth: Signs of Life

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Text: John 1:12,13

Before someone can enter the kingdom of God they need a miracle. More than that, they need to BE a miracle - to be born again. Amazingly, this new birth is not under man's control. The right bloodline (family or national heritage), human effort or even human will are no factors...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:24

What Happens In The New Birth?

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Text: John 1:9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 07:42

Luther's Happy Discovery

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1. Dr. Michael Reeves: Luther's Happy Discovery

Luther's Happy Discovery from Union on Vimeo.

2. Dr. Michael Reeves preaches Luther's early sermon on Luke 18 entitled 'The Pharisee and the Tax-Collector' which gets to the heart of his gospel discovery.

This talk was delivered at Immanuel Nashville's...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 02:40

Exposing the Word of Faith

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"Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them." - Ephesians 5:11

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For anyone wishing to know about the heretical doctrines of the Word of Faith and the modern day counterpart of the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation), the following two iron sharpens iron radio...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 18:11

A Fresh Look at the Five Solas (Sermon Series)

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Over the last five Sundays in a sermon series at King's Church, we have been taking a fresh look at the Five Solas of the Reformation. In that time, we have drunk deeply at the well of salvation and seen the Lord Jesus Christ and His power to save in new and fresh ways. It has been a joy! I hope...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:19

From New Age to Christ

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In this powerful interview, Steve Bancarz describes his dramatic conversion to Christ, and why he walked away from being a high prominence writer in the New Age movement with a monthly salary of around $40,000 a month. Along the way, he discusses the pervasiveness of the movement and its teaching...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 03:09

The More Sure Word

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Text: Matt 17:1-8; 2 Peter 1:16-21

In terms of human experience, Peter had the big one!!! Only two other men on planet earth experienced it - the Transfiguration of Christ - where He was seen in His glory and where the audible voice of God the Father was heard speaking from heaven. And yet, Peter...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 04:41

Costi Hinn Interview (Iron Sharpens Iron)

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Costi Hinn's recent interview (9/8/17) on Chris Arzens "Iron Sharpens Iron" broadcast is now available to listen to at this link. Costi (the nephew of Benny Hinn) has much to say regarding the lifestyle and teaching of the word of faith movement. I'm involved a little in asking a few questions (as...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:32

Membership and Eldership

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Where's Church Membership in the New Testament?

John Samson (9/10/17) teaching the Sunday School hour at Eastford Baptist Church in Eastford, CT:

Appoint Elders in Every Town

John Samson (9/10/17): The importance of biblical eldership, and what having a plurality of elders means for the overall health...

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This sermon by Dr. David Murray addresses the impact of Calvinism upon culture. Dr. Murray gives the theological foundations, historical applications and practical principles for us today. This message was preached at the 2015 Reformation Preaching Conference (RP15).

Authors: John Samson...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 02:02

Responding to Critiques of Calvinism

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John Samson writes:

When writing an article that finds its way to the internet, there is often feedback, both positive and negative. The process, including the negative reactions, can actually sharpen the thought process or enable things to be communicated in a better, more helpful way.

Sometimes...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 14:40

John's Gospel - What's It All About?

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Text: John 20:30,31

The Gospel of John presents Jesus from John's unique perspective. When we understand the intended purpose for writing, we can begin to grasp the "why" behind all of this Gospel's contents.

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 08:49

What Every Christian Should Know

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JS: This morning I had the privilege of preaching at a local Church here in Phoenix (while their Pastor was away). My theme was "What Every Christian Should Know" and the base text was 2 Timothy 3:10-17. The service was live-streamed and can be viewed here (I am introduced around the 26 minute, 20...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:44

The Word is Alive!

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Text: Hebrews 4:12,13

Contrary the claims of the charismatic movement that the Bible is just a dead book in desperate need of the Holy Spirit's life, it is very much alive, powerful, energetic, dynamic and sharper than any human instrument ever made. It is always at work in human hearts whenever it...

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Saturday, 19 August 2017 23:40

Saints Preserved!

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"Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it." - 1 Thess. 5:23-24

These verses are regularly quoted and yet their meaning and...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 11:07

Preaching: The Sacred Task

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Text: Hebrews 4:12,13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

God requires much of a preacher. That's because a Church’s worship never rises above the view of God proclaimed from the pulpit. A high view of God, proclaiming the high majesty, holiness and Sovereignty of God leads to high worship of God. A weak and...

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