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

Ray Combort's Daily Evidence - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:00

The evil of sin.

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“All who, without commission from God, dare to execute private revenge, and who, from ambition, covetousness, or resentment, wage war and desolate kingdoms, must one day answer for it. But if God, instead of sending an earthquake, a pestilence, or a famine, be pleased to authorize and command...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:00

Not a “young maiden.”

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Isaiah 7:14 can only mean a virgin. If it was merely referring to a “young maiden,” as some maintain, it would not have been a miraculous “sign” from God. Every day, thousands of young maidens conceive; only once has it happened to a virgin. This messianic prophecy was...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 23:00

Skin color.

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“When the families scattered from Babel, they each took different combinations of genes with them. In such small populations, trivial differences (such as skin color) can arise quickly in only a few generations. Even evolutionists admit this is true. But different shades of skin and slightly...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 23:00

The verdict is “guilty.”

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Incorporating the Law into the gospel presentation does many things. It primarily brings the knowledge of sin (see Rom. 7:7), showing the sinner that he is a criminal and that God is his Judge. The Law (in the hand of the Holy Spirit) stops his mouth of justification and leaves him guilty before...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:00

Against our age.

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“The man whose little sermon is ‘repent’ sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges. There is but one end for such a man—‘off with his head! You had better not try to preach repentance...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:00

God lavishes his goodness…

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It is good to point out, when witnessing, that God lavishes His goodness on the ungodly. He gives them eyes to see His creation, ears to enjoy good music, and taste buds to enjoy the wonderful array of food that His has created. He has given them life itself, yet they live in rebellion to His will...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 23:00

I’ll fight to the very end!

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“While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry as they do now, I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 23:00

Memorize God’s Law.

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Memorize God’s Law for the purpose of sharing your faith. Learn to use the Commandments to speak directly to the conscience and bring the knowledge of sin, as Jesus did (see Mark 10:17–21) and as Paul did (see Rom. 2:21–24).

Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 23:00

Holy in Christ.

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God has made us holy in Christ. We have our “beautiful” feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, so that we can take the message of salvation to those who stand on unholy ground (see Rom. 10:15; Eph. 6:15).

Exodus 3:5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place....

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 23:00

The New Covenant.

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This is the New Covenant, mediated by Jesus through His blood (see Luke 22:20; Heb. 10:16,17). Through the gospel God’s perfect Law is written upon our hearts, causing us to walk in His statutes. This is wonderful beyond words. This is why the true convert delights to seek and save that which...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 23:00

Which Bible is right?

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Skeptics often ask which Bible is right, and point to the fact that there are many versions. The implication is that each one is different, and therefore they have no credibility. How can they if they differ? They are right about the number of versions—there are thousands. There are Chinese...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 23:00

Begging the question.

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“Those who argue that the biblical timescale is wrong often commit the fallacy of begging the question—they merely assume the very thing they are trying to prove. Any argument that the earth is billions of years old must presuppose that rates and conditions are basically constant (e.g.,...

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 23:00

How Much Do Lost People Matter?

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By Steven D. Mathewson

When the religious leaders of Jesus’ day criticized him for hanging out with sinners, Jesus told three stories about lost items: a lost sheep (Luke 15:1–7), a lost coin (Luke 15:8–10), and a lost son (Luke 15:11–32).

The shepherd left 99 sheep in open...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 23:00

The Law cannot be kept.

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“The Law is the Word in which God teaches and tells us what we are to do and not to do, as in the Ten Commandments. Now wherever human nature is alone, without the grace of God, the Law cannot be kept, because since Adam’s fall in paradise man is corrupt and has nothing but a wicked...

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Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:00

They will probably put me in a box…

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“Now, I know that someday I am going to come to what some people will say is the end of this life. They will probably put me in a box and roll me right down here in front of the church, and some people will gather around, and a few people will cry. But I have told them not to do that because...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 23:00

An oasis of water.

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Two men were crawling through a desert, dying of thirst. One man managed to get to his feet, and stumbled over a small rise. To his utter surprise he found an oasis of cool, fresh water. He fell into the water, drank to his heart’s content, and ran back to tell his dying friend the good news.

H...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:00

A fragrant ointment.

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The name of Jesus to the Christian is like a wonderful, fragrant ointment that releases the aroma of the love of God. Jesus is the focal point of our salvation: “If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed” (1 Cor. 16:22).

Song of Solomon 1:3 Because of the...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 23:00

Christ can be found now!

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“At Dublin a young man found Christ. He went home and lived so godly and so Christlike a life that two of his brothers could not understand what had wrought the change in him. They left Dublin and followed us to Sheffield, and there found Christ. They were in earnest. But, thanks be to God,...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 23:00

An opportunity.

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We need not hide verses that speak of God killing whom He will. All of His judgments are righteous and true altogether, and the One who gave us life has the right to take it from all who sin (see 1 Sam. 2:6; Job 12:10). If God were to give humanity absolute justice, we all would be struck down the...

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This perceptive atheist has identified a problem with this popular but unbiblical phrase. Modern preachers often tell a sinner that if he dies without Christ’s forgiveness he will be “separated from God” forever. It’s what I call a “fear of man...

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It deeply concerns me when I hear a professing Christian telling an unbeliever that he is a good person. Jesus said that there is no one good but God (see Mark 10:18). Anyone who says that human beings are good is calling Jesus a liar. My concern isn’t just that the unbeliever is being...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

All Christians are missionaries.

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It is essential that all Christians understand that they are missionaries, and that the world that lies outside of their church’s doors in the mission field.

“It is one thing for a minister to be an advocate and supporter of missions: it is another and very different thing for him to...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:00

No contradiction.

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Skeptics argue that some verses say the earth was established forever (Psa.78:69; Eccl. 1:4; 3:14), contradicting those that say the earth will someday perish (Psa. 102:25,26; Matt. 24:35; Heb. 1:10,11; 2 Pet. 3:10).

God has established that the earth will exist forever, though it will be completely...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00

Divine hatred is without sin.

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This image of God is hard to reconcile with the world’s belief that “God is a God of love.” He is also a God of justice, righteousness, and truth, and any hatred is judicial. Divine hatred is without sin (1 John 1:5). See also Psa. 5:5

Hosea 9:15 “All their...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 00:00

Go to the closet.

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As a man or woman of God, do you have a “closet” in which you pray, and do you plead with God to raise up laborers as you have been commanded to do (see Luke 10:2)? This is perhaps the most neglected command in Scripture. If we do not seek the lost, the last thing we are going to pray...

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