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
Friday, 02 November 2018 00:00

He is love itself.

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We obtain grace and favor from our King and are given the crown of life (James 1;12), but not because of our beauty. There is nothing in us that draws out the love of God. God loves us because He is love itself.

Esther 2:17 The king loved Esther more than all theother women, and she...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 00:00

“The Bible is filled with violence!”

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The Bible is filled with incredible violence—from the first murder, to the drowning of almost the entire human race, to the death of Jezebel (and her aftermath), to the stomach-turning death of Eglon (see Judges 3:21–24) and the hammering of a tent-peg through the head of a sleeping...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Virtual war or peaceful surrender.

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There can be no compromise in the war with this sinful world. The only option for sinners is to surrender to God.

“Just as rebellion leads to war, so surrender results in peace… The choice is ours—a virtual war with God or a peaceful surrender. Whichever we choose, we will find...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:00

Worship without service.

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Are we serving God by seeking the lost? Or do we lift our hands in worship to God, but refuse to reach out our hands in evangelism for God? Worship without service is empty hypocrisy. It is to draw near to Him with our lips, but have our hearts far from Him (see Isa. 29:13). It is to worship Him in...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

Attracting “fish.”

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During Open-air preaching, one way to attract “fish” is to use any type of entertainment, such as playing a guitar and singing. If it would help me pull in a crowd, I would sing, if I could. If I could dance or juggle or smash wood with my fist, I would use that skill for the glory of...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 23:00

A “vindicative” God.

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Those who say that the God of the Old Testament is “vindictive” should also know that the Lord is merciful, gracious, longsuffering, abounding in goodness and truth. He will forgive sin, but those who refuse His mercy offered in the gospel will reap His judgment. He will by no means...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 23:00

Descendants of the Amalekites.

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God told Moses to “write this for a memorial in the book,” and God preserved the Book for 5,000 years so skeptics would know that God keeps every promise He makes. The phrase “I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven” means that He will blot them...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 23:00

A threefold temptation.

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Our first parents faced a threefold temptation, mentioned in 1 John 2:16: “the tree was good for food”—lust of the flesh, “it was pleasant to the eyes”—lust of the eyes, and it was “desirable to make one wise”—pride of life. These are the same...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 23:00

Soon find Christ.

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“When men earnestly seek the Lord and are in earnest about their salvation, they will soon find Christ. You do not need to go up to the heights to bring Him down, or down to the depths to bring Him up, or go off to some distant city to find Him. This day He is near to every one of us.” D...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:00

A lowly donkey.

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How incredible to think that the Lord had need of a little donkey. But He did. He chose to be carried into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey. God has also chosen lowly creatures like us to carry the Savior to this sinful world. How incredible.

Luke 19:31And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you...

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If a man commits rape and doesn’t consider it a violation of the law, it doesn’t change the fact that it is. Here is proof that lust is a violation of the Ten Commandments: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery’ [Seventh...

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Some people have the idea that Christians will spend eternity sitting on clouds playing rusty harps. If that’s all I hoped for, I wouldn’t be a Christian. The hope I have is not nebulous; it is concrete. It is an “anchor of the soul,” and is both sure and steadfast. Here is...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:00

The other 9 commandments.

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“The First Commandment, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before Me’: My friend, are you ready to be weighed against this Commandment? Have you fulfilled, or are you willing to fulfill all the requirements of this Law? Put it into one of the scales, and step into the other. Is your...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 23:00

The fire must consume the leaf.

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If you were to place a dried-out leaf into the presence of fire, you would notice that the fire would not hesitate to consume the leaf in a matter of seconds. The fire must consume the leaf because of its very nature. Even if the fire didn’t want to dispose of the leaf, it wouldn’t...

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:00

Their sins hang upon them.

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“That’s the trouble with the sinners…they’ve turned against God, broken His Commandments, trampled His Law under their feet, and their sins hang upon them; until they show signs of repentance their sin will remain. But the moment they see their iniquity and come to...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 23:00

A new liberty.

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How committed are we to reaching the lost? Too often we creep out into the waters of evangelism, but only up to our ankles. We would find a new liberty if we abandoned ourselves to the task of bringing others to the “pure river of water of life” (see Rev. 22:1).

Ezekiel 47:1 Then he...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:00

Step into the plane.

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Two hundred years ago, “rational” thinking folks would have mocked you if you spoke of the possibility of massive jumbo jets floating through the air filled with human beings. Any sensible person knew that massively heavy objects couldn’t possibly float through the air, as though...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:00

Being born again.

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This is the miracle of the new birth (see John 3:3). Many people, when questioned about their faith, will say that they have been born again. They confuse it with being sprinkled as a baby or having a change of mind about God. So make sure you explain that the new birth comes through understanding...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 23:00

The centerpiece.

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Notice that the ark was the centerpiece: they “assembled…before the ark,” they “brought in the ark,” etc. Also notice that there was nothing in the ark but the Ten Commandments. God loves His Law (the reason for the cross), and He cannot be separated from it....

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 23:00

Talking to the dead.

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Those who attempt to speak to the dead are dabbling with the demonic realm, a forbidden occult practice that is punishable by stoning: “A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones” (Lev. 20:27).

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 23:00

Enduring reproach.

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Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for us (see 1 Tim. 2:6). If He could endure the cross for the joy that was before Him (see Heb. 12:2), we can endure the reproach of this world for that which is in store for us.

Isaiah 35:10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,

And come to Zion with singing,

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:00

Witnessing to family members.

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“Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:39)

Here is some advice that may save you a great deal of grief. As a new Christian, I did...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 23:00

A shallow life philosophy until…

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The reality of death makes this life futile—until we come to know God through the new birth (see John 3:3–8). Sadly, many of the godless have a shallow life philosophy until they are at death’s door. See Rom. 8:20–22 for further details on this futility.

Ecclesiastes 1:2&ldquo...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 23:00

No reverence for God.

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The covenant of the Law was given that we might fear God. Those who preach the gospel with no reference to God’s Law will reap “converts” who have no reverence for God. Verse 5 underscores the Third Commandment, which demands reverence for God’s holy name.

The end of these...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:00

God wrote them.

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“We call it the ‘Mosaic’ Law, but it has been well said that the Commandments did not originate with Moses, nor were they done away with when the Mosaic Law was fulfilled in Christ, and many of its ceremonies and regulations abolished. We can find no trace of the existence of...

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