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 Domain For Truth - Apologetic Report

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Were Naaman and Ard the sons or the grandsons of Benjamin?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

They were the sons of Benjamin.

The sons of Benjamin: Bela...

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:29

Review: God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life

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Timothy Keller.  God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life. New York, NY: Viking, November 7th 2017. 400 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Want to find a year-long devotional on the book of Proverbs?  Preacher and author Timothy Keller has written this 365...

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 19:23

This Sunday at Church: Pray for someone

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Two weeks ago I wrote “This Sunday at Church: Thank someone who works behind the scene.”

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for someone.

Praying can be one of the most easiest thing to do…yet praying can be the hardest thing to do.

This week...

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I saw this on Reddit:

I’m a Christian, and I happen to be from America. Personally, I don’t really care where I’m from and have no pride in being from America. We aren’t this special place that God loves more than any other place, and I don’t understand the whole...

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 2:8.  Here is my translation:

“καὶ πέμψας...

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who were the sons of David born in Hebron?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Amnon, Chileab, Absalom, Adonijah, Shephatiah, Ithream.

Sons were born to David at...

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When I was teaching overseas earlier this year I was asked by a seminary student of how would I point to Jesus in each chapter of the book of Jonah.

Here’s my answer.

Jonah Chapter 1

Point: I would point to Jesus in that Jesus is the opposite of Jonah the unwilling prophet in that Jesus is the...

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:17

Review: Sociology

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Matthew S. Vos. Sociology Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, July 10th, 2014. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Does it benefit Christians to study human behavior in terms of groups?  Can Christians gain insight from it for...

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My “31 Day Quick Bible Devotional from Paul’s Epistles (Observations from the Greek)” is now in the top five spoken languages.

Before you think I paid a lot of money to have someone amazing translating all of this let me explain.

I saw a few days ago on my blog stats some...

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Friday, 14 June 2019 05:13

Review: Discrimination and Disparities

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A weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.

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Thomas Sowell.  Discrimination and Disparities.New York, NY: Basic Books, March 20th 2018. 192 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you in need of a resource that economically fact check...

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If you think “Four Truths that Jesus’ Garments taught us on Good Friday Day” sounds crazy bear with me.  Look up the passages of Scripture for yourself as I find this very fascinating and it led me to worship Jesus late into the night and early into the morning.

In the Greek...

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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” here’s a review of a Christian Children’s book.

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Marty Machowski.  Don’t Blame the Mud: Only Jesus Makes Us Clean.  Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, May 27th, 2019. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchas...

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Where did Joseph’s brothers find the hidden money?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

At home.

When they came to their father Jacob in the land of...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:47

Review: Richard Dawkins

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Ransom Poythress. Richard Dawkins.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, November 30th 2018. 192 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

No doubt many people today would have heard of atheist spokesman Richard Dawkins.  What does a...

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The Lord’s Day is important.  The Church is important.  Those are things near to my heart.  They are things near to the heart of God.  Christ died for His church.  The church, imperfect as it is, is what God uses to reach the lost and mobilize missions at the grass...

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Saturday, 08 June 2019 10:29

Review: Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide

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A weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.

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Brandon Webb.  Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide. New York, NY: Penguin Group, August 7th 2018. 221 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

How do you handle fear?  If you want to...

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Here are links gathered from June 1st-7th, 2019 concerning Presuppositional Apologetics or related topics that those into Presuppositional apologetics would find interesting.

1.) What About Those Who Never Heard the Gospel? John 14:6 and Lost Tribes

2.) Problem of Suffering in light of Christ...

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Establish the need: We can go over many things that Christians are to do and to become that sometimes it can feel overwhelming.  One might wonder: Can I as a Christian really change?

Purpose: In this session we will consider five truths that should give Christians hope for godly change so that...

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 20:19

Problem of Suffering in light of Christ and Psalm 23

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I have posted in the past “Chuck Norris Apologetics with the Problem of Evil.”  That post was about how the alleged problem of evil presupposes Christian theism.  In this present post I’m assuming what’s taught in that previous post.  Yet what is...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 21:00

Review: Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

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Stephen R. Platt. Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War.  New York, NY: Knopf, February 7th, 2012. 512 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Do you know what was the world’s bloodiest civil war?  Most people...

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Wow, I slept for 15 hours….I guess I’ve been extremely exhausted from the last two weeks of ministry with planning and preaching for our church retreat, officiating the wedding, our ongoing VBS decorations and regular teaching and preaching.

So here’s a lighter post that I wanted...

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Last night I was both the best man and wedding officiant for my best friend’s wedding which was something I have been looking forward to.

The day started out early at church where I preached and then went over to prepare for the wedding.

It also felt like a mini-reunion of some of the Marines I...

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Note: Previously I have posted “Looking for a daily devotional for next month?” and I plan on working on a new devotional series from time to time on our blog that focuses on verses from the four Gospel where we will make observations from the Greek but also draw out...

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