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

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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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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:53

The Silence of the Lamb

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Matthew 27:14 (HCSB)But He didn’t answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

When Jesus was before Pontus Pilate (the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judea), though false charges were greatly stacked up against Him, He remained silent.

Think about it….

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 14:16

Social Justice and the Fear of God

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“Social Justice” is about changing the plight of a group of people who are being treated unfairly by the powers that be. Usually, the battle for fairness is about wealth distribution, unachievable opportunities, and/or privileges which are nearly impossible to obtain by the non-elite....

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James 2:8 (HCSB)Indeed, if you keep theroyal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well.

According to “Blue Letter Bible,” the “royal law” (in its most literal form) means… the “law of our king.” Here is a picture...

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“How great the value which this truth teaches us to attach to each single day! We are so easily led to look at life as a great whole, and to neglect the little to-day, to forget that the single days do indeed make up the whole, and that the value of each single day depends on its influence on...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 09:46

Loving His Manner

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Psalms 119:97 (ESV)Oh how I love your law!It is my meditation all the day.

When I became a Christian, I suddenly had an affinity for righteousness. I was instantly drawn towards all that is good, what is holy. I was drawn to God Himself. The above verse expresses what only those who have been...

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Do you ever shy away from evangelizing, because you are not sure how to make it clear to non-Christians that they are culpable to God? I know that I have. Sharing the Gospel can be scary stuff. In order to make encounters a little less frightening, here is an easy way to explain to an unbeliever...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 05:46

That Helpful Tension

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Matthew 22:34-40 (HCSB)When the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. And one of them, an expert in the law, asked a question to test Him: “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 11:34

God is Jealous?

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Exodus 34:14 (NASB)—for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—

Jealousy describes the experience of not being loved by the one you love. Of course, God is jealous! His image bearers reject Him, even though they know better…

Romans...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 21:28

4:17… An Address With Many Answers

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Who is God?

God…

Romans 4:17b (HCSB)…gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist.

What is sin?

James 4:17 (HCSB)So it is a sin for the person who knows to do what is good and doesn’t do it.

What does God’s judgement of sin look like?

1 Peter 4:17...

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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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