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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Saturday, 24 August 2019 12:25

Joy and Apologetics: To Anyone Who Asks You Featured

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1 Peter 3:15…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect

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Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:53

So Now… I Created a YouTube Video Featured

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Back in November of 2018, I posted a blog entitled, “What is Sin?”

(You can check it out by clicking here)

The blog contains only verses from scripture. The idea was to offer what the Bible says that sin is, without with my own thoughts getting in the way. I even used this same concept in...

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Friday, 09 August 2019 22:35

This Past Week’s Daily Doses (Week #1, August 2019) Featured

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Saturday, August 10 – The reason why things go wrong…

Judges 17:6b & 21:25b (ESV)…Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Friday, August 9 – The prophet Joel describes God, in order to encourage repentance …

Joel 2:13b (HCSB)…He is gracious and...

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Thursday, 08 August 2019 03:50

Eating Together Featured

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Have you ever noticed that eating in a corporate setting is a big thing with God? It’s all over scripture, and I don’t think it’s merely a coincidence.

Some Examples

When God met with Abraham…

Genesis 18:1-8 (HCSB)Then the Lord appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre while he...

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Monday, 05 August 2019 00:28

Last Week’s Daily Doses from July 28-August 3 Featured

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Saturday , August 3 – Our worship must be of a Godly disposition (spirit) and rooted in what is actually real (truth)…

John 4:24 (HCSB)God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Friday, August 2 – Straightforward…

John 12:48 (HCSB)The one who...

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Friday, 26 July 2019 21:00

This Past Week’s Daily Doses (Week #4, July 2019) Featured

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Saturday, July 27 – An example of a doxology to start your day…

Jude 1:24-25 (HCSB)Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory,...

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019 08:45

Bearing God’s Image Featured

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During the early 90’s, tennis star, Andre Agassi, was the focus of an ad campaign for Cannon. The camera company successfully promoted their photography products with the flashy, long-haired, celebrity, athlete, touting their catchy slogan in commercials, “Image… is...

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Saturday, July 20 – Job’s response to his wife’s suggestion to “curse God and die,” after he had suffered tremendously, exemplified wisdom in light of what was experienced…

Job 2:10b (HCSB)“Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?”

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Saturday, 01 June 2019 05:33

The Priestly Duty

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Early on, in the timeline of the history, God explicitly described what His people (Israel) were supposed to be…

Exodus 19:4-6a (NIV)“You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 22:17

He Existed… Before Us All

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John 1:30b (HCSB)After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’

This is a quote from John the Baptist, and it’s incredible. He’s speaking about Jesus. What makes this so “incredible” cannot be realized unless one reads it in light of...

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I’m always looking for simple ways to present the Gospel (the “good news”), so that I’m ready when and if the opportunity arises. A verse that I like to use to help someone understand what sin is, is James 4:17…

James 4:17 (ESV)So whoever knows the right thing to do...

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Saturday, 09 March 2019 22:58

Wasting Time

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“The ‘Labor Theory of Value,’ (LTV) which is the amount of work that you put into something dictates the value of the thing, is a bunch of crap. If I spend all day outside making mud pies, that’s an awful amount of work… It’s also completely useless.” &ndas...

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 03:13

Made Whole… By the One, Three Person God

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This blog article can now be found here.

theidolbabbler is now a proud blog contributor to the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network.

Authors: theidolbabbler...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 09:09

The Ostrich

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So, I was reading through the book of Job, and I when came across this verse, something jumped out at me…

Job 39:13 (HCSB)The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork’s?

This is taken from where God ends His silence and addresses Job directly...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 02:43

Worship and The Prediction of Jesus

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Christians debate all the time about how God ought to be worshipped. In some church circles, there are well thought out standards for worship like “The Regulative Principle of Worship” and “The Normative Principle of Worship.” (For a brief overview of these two approaches,...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 07:31

Fear and Trembling

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Philippians 2:5-13 (HCSB)Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come...

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Psalms 23 (HCSB)The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me;...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:20

A Glorious Progression…

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A Glorious Progression…

Leviticus 16:2 (HCSB)The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he may not come whenever he wants into the holy place behind the veil in front of the mercy seat on the ark or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.”

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Monday, 05 November 2018 15:00

What is Sin?

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Proverbs 14:34b (ESV)…sin is a reproach to any people.

Proverbs 24:9a (ESV)The devising of folly is sin…

Romans 14:23b (ESV)…For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

James 4:17 (ESV)So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

1 John 3:4b...

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A summary of Biblical history and the Gospel, given by Paul…

Acts 13:14-43 (HCSB)From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying,...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:50

A Simple Progression for Evangelizing

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1) Romans 1:18-22… tells us that everyone knows that God exists and that we are all without excuse with regards to this notion.

2) Romans 2:12-16… tells us that everyone has a sense of right and wrong, and that everyone knows that they have violated virtue or sinned at some point in...

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Friday, 22 July 2016 18:09

But Now…

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Romans 3:21-22 (HCSB)But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed — attested by the Law and the Prophets — that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.

Romans 6:22 (HCSB)But now, since you have been liberated from sin and have become...

Friday, 08 July 2016 14:57

The Flaw of Gender Sensitive Materialism  Featured

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Isn’t it interesting how the “soul denying community” (materialists, physicalists, many atheists, etc.) usually defend the now popular notion that the immaterial self has precedence over the physical self, in determining which gender one is? In other words, generally speaking, this community is supportive of people who claim...

The Facts…

Psalms 1:5 (HCSB) “…the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.”

Acts 17:30-31 (HCSB) “Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has set a day when He is going to judge the world...

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:52

His Bullseye Featured

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Luke 16:15 (HCSB) “And He told them: “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly admired by people is revolting in God’s sight.”

Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for how they lived their lives, lives focused on self-justification and excusing oneself of any wrong...

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