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

PyroManiacs - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:01

A Righteous Hatred of Ethnic Partiality Featured

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by Hohn Choimage I  was corresponding with a friend, and he suggested that it could be helpful if more people on the "priority of Gospel clarity and proclamation" side of the current "social justice" discussion were to declare clearly that they were opposed to ethnic partiality and hatred....

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 17:01

Delicate dilettantes disgusted Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 14, sermon number 831, "The...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 09:24

Seven Questions With Phil Johnson

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Note from Phil: Samuel Sey is one of my favorite bloggers, writing—always with keen insights and pithy prose—at "Slow to Write." We've invited him to join the team here. He's weighing the opportunity, so be kind to him—at least until he commits. He recently interviewed...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:01

When the Sunday Sermon Is Really Demon Doctrine Featured

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In my previous post, I introduced the topic of spiritual discernment and its appalling absence in the Church today. Despite God's explicit warning (1 Tim. 4:1) that, "in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons," many...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:03

The Broad Brush

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by Phil JohnsonimageAnswering a common complaint is it fair to criticize charismatic doctrine without exempting the Reformed (Type-R) Charismatics? Are you saying there is no safe zone within the charismatic movement?
(First posted at the GTY blog on Monday, October 28, 2013.)
 
Without question, the most...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 17:01

Overdrafts impossible

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The  PyroManiacs  devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Till He Come, pages 124-125, Pilgrim Publications.  

"If thou...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 06:22

God Has Spoken

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When it comes to the matter of "social justice"—a term I personally disavow but will use for the sake of this commentary—Lev. 19:15-18 is one of the most comprehensive passages in all of Scripture.It reads:
You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 10:01

The Story of My Life

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Friends of mine at Ambassador Advertising Agency do a feature on people in ministries they work with, and they are long-time partners with Grace to You. They very kindly included an interview with me in last month's issue of their newsletter. Their questions asked for some details I...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 04:05

The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel Featured

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This morning, "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" was released. Consisting of 14 main articles of affirmations and denials (plus an addendum), the entire statement is full of biblical truth and worth reading. Thabiti Anyabwile, who has been very involved in the discussion...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 17:01

My ways and yours Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 48, sermon number 2,796, "A...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:01

Sheep, or Wolf? A Call to Discern Featured

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by Dr. Colin EakinIimage
If you were asked to identify the Bible's most neglected command for the Christian today, how would you answer? Richard Stearns of World Vision has written that our greatest neglect—what he terms the "hole in our gospel"—is failure to address adequately the...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 08:36

Complicit Silence Featured

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Reader Graham and I have been having a fruitful exchange, and during it he said he was "stunned by the online reaction to a piece by Thabiti Anyabwile in The Washington Post in which Pastor Anyabwile argued that it was unwise for evangelicals to offer political support to Donald Trump." T...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 13:12

Where Insistence on Representation Ultimately Leads Featured

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Fred Butler and Shaun Marksbury have written responses to a piece where Terrence Jones accuses my pastor, John MacArthur (who is, among many other things, President of The Master's Seminary*), of the sin of partiality due to the nature of the curriculum independently chosen by TMS...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 17:01

A word to soul winners Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Sword and the Trowel, volume 7, pages 124-26, Pilgrim Publications....

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:01

The catholicon for church problems

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 36, sermon number 2127,...

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by Hohn Choimage
"Racist." "Ignorant." "Fools." "Pope MacArthur." "Out of touch." "A pile of conservative ideological rubbish." "Old white evangelical Pastors." "He's got nothing. I can't get why all his followers are so excited. Cult of personality, I suppose." "Their heroes were slave masters."...

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 17:01

The Parting Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from According to Promise, pages 28-30, Pilgrim Publications.   
"If...

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 17:01

Prescient medicine for social media (circa 1883) Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from the The Sword and the Trowel, May, 1883, "The use of wool in the...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 06:14

Sola Scriptura vs. Church Traditions

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I'm in Finland to speak to a group of Reforming church leaders on the subject of sola Scriptura. The conference here started tonight. I'll be covering topics like the authority, accuracy, and sufficiency of Scripture. I'll also be highlighting the dangers of vesting too much authority...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 17:01

Foul falls Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from the The New Park Street Pulpit, volume 1, sermon number 22, "A...

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Reader AK said: I and others are still unclear on the "woke dogmas" or the unifying convictions of this "Christian justice movement"This is a somewhat challenging question, because as with many decentralized movements, different people are going to answer this question in diverse ways....

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 17:01

“Alone

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PyroManiacsdevote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from the The Cheque-Book of the Bank of Faith, September 26, Pilgrim...

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imageby Dr. Colin Eakin
In our previous post, we asked the question that supersedes all others: What does it take to be right with God? The answer, as established in God's Word, is straightforward and consistent throughout: to be of the same glory as God Himself—holy, pure, perfect.This is ominous...

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imageby Dr. Colin L. Eakin
What does it take to be right with God? That is the central question of human existence. What are God's criteria for eternal life with Him? What does He require?Job had this question on his mind. The Book of Job is likely the oldest book in the Bible, so it is fitting that in...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:23

Don Green on Biblical Justice vs. Social Justice Featured

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posted by Phil JohnsonimageMy friend and one-time joint pastor of GraceLife wrote this brief post on FaceBook yesterday, and it was so good I wanted to save it here for easy access. FaceBook posts always disappear into the timeline, and it's really hard to search for them, so let's preserve this here:
 
When...

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