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

Founders - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:00

“A Foolish Man who Built His House on the Sand” Featured

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Given the fluidity of doctrinal views in the modernist-infiltrated Convention, certain facts had to be taken into account. They gave a transparent presentation of these facts in the Annual of the Northern Baptist Convention, 1925, 85, 86:

  1. That the denomination itself is constituted of...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 22:00

An Object Lesson in Non-Confessionalism Featured

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As the Southern Baptist Convention was in the process of adopting the 1925 Baptist Faith and Message,the Northern Baptist Convention provided an object lesson as to why non-confessionalism expands confusion and minimizes clear witness. A. H. Strong’s visit to the mission field in 1918 had...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:00

Be Christ-Centered, Not Just Gospel-Centered Featured

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Buzzwords have a funny way of painting their subject in the best possible light.

Consider a few examples. “Progressive”—who doesn’t want to make progress? “Attractional”—who doesn’t want to attract unbelievers into the church?...

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Friday, 15 March 2019 01:29

The Practicality of Justification Featured

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The doctrine of justification by faith alone teaches that it is God alone who justifies a sinner by declaring that sinner to be righteous (or just) on the ground of the imputed righteousness of His Son. Far from being an abstract or tedious exercise in speculative theology, the doctrine of...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:00

#MeToo, Feminism, and Tyranny Featured

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I’m glad that many women who have been sexually abused have found the courage to speak out about their abuse in the current #MeToo moment. According to the Bible, God absolutely despises the violation of a woman’s body. In the Old Testament, the penalty for rape was death, meaning that...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:15

The Problem Isn’t the Great Commission Featured

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Anthony Bradley has been a loud voice in the social justice movement among reformed and evangelical Christians in America. He actually helped awaken me to the threat of this movement to the gospel. It was his comment on Twitter on December 22, 2017 that started bringing into focus what I had...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 00:12

Resentment and the Market Demand for ‘Reconciliation’ Featured

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At a recent medical consult, a doctor strongly recommended I schedule a particular outpatient surgical procedure. Since I’d been having some discomfort, I quickly obliged and booked the appointment.

Of course, as the date of the surgery drew near, I weighed the costs and realized my recovery...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 22:19

The Lies of Feminism Featured

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Sometimes we think of the early feminists as though they were just sweet little ladies who wanted more legal rights. They didn’t deny the existence of God, and they pleaded for fair treatment for both women and slaves. They played an instrumental role in the ending of slavery in America, a...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 19:15

By What Standard? Featured

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That is perhaps the most important question that Christians need to learn ask early and often when debates about ethics, morality, justice, and equity arise. Which is to say, all the time. Not that believers are regularly having formal debates over the issues, but much of our thinking and...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:00

Preaching for Doctrinal Discernment Featured

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For nearly twenty years of ministry I have heard Mark Twain’s words ringing in my ear, “Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” This has become like proverbial wisdom in preaching books, courses, and conferences. There is a certain admirable pastoral...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 21:00

Why Do Missions When Our Own Nation Is in Flames? Featured

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If you’re anything like me, it’s been hard to pray for the nations when our own is in such turmoil.

I speak from the perspective of an American, but I recognize that this conversation extends to people in any number of Western countries. As I write this post, the state of New York has...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:00

Poverty and the Moral Law Featured

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Is poverty an inherent injustice? Can we say the same about wealth? As one recent Congresswoman has stated, is it immoral for billionaires to exist in the world? With all of the debates surrounding social justice, the topic of poverty has gained prominence as questions regarding economic inequality...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 21:00

Covenantally and Spiritually Generated Featured

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The Bible is an organic whole that reveals the one plan of God for the salvation of His people, through the person and work of His Son. God desires us to worship Him through practicing and enjoying His blessings. A question may arise about how God purchases these saving blessings under the New...

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:00

Seeing God's Goodness Even Through Life's Storms Featured

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This life can be filled with all measure of things that tempt us to doubt that God is truly good. We see people sick, or we ourselves get a bad diagnosis, and we doubt that God is really good. We see injustice, unfairness and inequity, and we don’t see God acting to fix it, and we can be...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:10

Southern Baptists, Sexual Abuse, and a Far More Serious Problem Featured

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Southern Baptists and Sexual Abuse

The first story by the Houston Chronicle on sexual abuse within Southern Baptist churches and entities is horrific to read. The information that the authors compiled into a database was gathered primarily from public sources. The power of having all of that data...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:00

Love Covers a Multitude of Sins Featured

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The deep, deep love of Jesus for his elect makes all earthly sorrow and hatred nothing—yea, less than nothing. There has never been any point within the existence of the triune God when the Son of God was not committed to a love relationship with a redeemed humanity—a humanity that...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 21:00

Social Justice Is Not About Justice Featured

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In a recent post, I set two worldviews on a collision course. One is the worldview of King Jesus ruling over all and the other is the worldview of the man in the mirror ruling the same. And let’s be honest, there is no peace between the two. Judging by the clap back, this is a subject...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 21:00

The Incompatibility of Social Justice and Reformed Theology Featured

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We might understand how social justice with all of its attendant ideologies could work its way into the evangelical world. But the crowd stands befuddled at the sight of social justice’s presence in the reformed evangelical world. At its core social justice is a worldview of victimized...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 13:31

In Memory of Ted Christman Featured

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Ted Christman left the land of the dying and entered the land of the living yesterday morning, February 4, 2018. He was a dear, personal friend and a friend of Founders Ministries. Everyone who knew him will feel his loss. He was a faithful servant of our Lord. Ted was one of the finest pastors I...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 20:55

What's Good for Systemic Racism Is Good for Systemic Molechism Featured

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The current social justice movement is proving to be a haven for hypocrisy by many who are calling for repentance by white evangelicals for racism. Not necessarily personal racism, mind you, but racism nonetheless as it permeates society both institutionally and systemically. That’s the...

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In my previous post, I stated that there are two major two heresies in the church: antinomianism and legalism. In this post, I will focus on how antinomianism affects various relationships within the church and why we must repent faithfully from all traces of antinomianism for the sake of Christ....

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 21:00

3 Reasons Definite Atonement is Basic to Biblical Missions Featured

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“Sit down, young man. When God decides to save the heathen, he will do it without your help.”

These were the words of John Ryland to a passionate, young English Particular Baptist named William Carey, now known to us as the father of the modern missionary movement.

Since them, the...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:00

Learn How to 'Adult' Before You 'Missionary' Featured

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Every head bowed, every eye closed. Good. Now, do you feel a stirring deep in your soul when I talk about missions? If so, stand up.

If you’ve spent any time in evangelicalism, you know all too well this familiar scene, when the trajectory of one’s life boils down to a single, mystical...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:00

J. P. Boyce and the New Year Featured

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Just before his twenty-second birthday, when J. P. Boyce was editor of The Southern Baptist, he wrote an editorial welcoming the opportunity for a new resolve for holiness and usefulness presented by the new year. Boyce had graduated from Brown College under the presidency of Francis Wayland, had...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:00

Are Some Cultures 'Better' Than Others? Featured

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“When I went to war, I marked my enemies like a sniper. And when I got to them, I chopped their heads off with a knife.”

These are the translated words of Wangloi Wangshu, one of the few surviving members of the Naga headhunting tribe in northern India, documented in 2015 by National...

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