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

1517 The Legacy Project - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:01

Freed From the Law to be For the Law

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Ask a Law question, get a Law answer. For example, a religious leader asks Jesus a Law question: "Teacher, which commandment is the...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:54

Our Daughter Problem

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They say girls in our society should have nothing to worry about. They should have the opportunity for education and choices far...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 07:50

The Law, Between Fear and Freedom

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We’ve all heard the standard account by now, or at least some variation of it: overemphasize God’s justification of...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 01:00

Theses 25-26: The Final Turn

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25. He is not justified who does many works, but he who, without work, believes much in Christ.

For the righteousness of God is not...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:02

Considering the Weak in Faith?

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image"As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 02:18

Getting Saved, Doing Nothing

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We are all familiar with Paul’s thematic declaration in Romans that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation(Rom. 1:16). Th...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 23:51

Two Kings, Two Kingdoms

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Americans don't much like kings. Kings cramp our "live free or die" attitude. We do not need anybody to tell us what to do, where and...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 01:17

The Abandoned

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“My mom’s never gonna forgive me!” She was right. Her mom never forgave her.

I was translating for the 15-year-old...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 04:14

Theses 22-24: The Wisdom of the Cross

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22. That particular wisdom which uses works to interpret the invisible things of God entirely inflates, blinds, and hardens.

This has...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:56

Your Jesus has Saved You

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Ten lepers obey Jesus' command. As they go to the temple, they are cleansed. Nine go to see the priests. They follow Jesus' commands...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 02:42

A Very Expensive Six-Pack

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  imageAll too often, I have to translate the sentencing for drunk drivers. Those six-packs “on sale” turn out to be quite...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:29

The Belief Cure

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“I’m sorry. I tried.”

I couldn’t quite focus on the TV through my watery eyes, but I didn’t need to see...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 00:36

Thesis 21: When Good is Evil and Evil is Good

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21. A theologian of glory says that evil is good and good is evil. A theologian of the cross says that a thing is what it actually is.

T...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 23:50

Theses 19-20: God and the Unworthy Theologian

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This is the next installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 19 and 20 by Caleb...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 22:30

Divorce Never Decreed

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When the Family Court judge called the next name on the calendar, an elderly couple slowly made their way to the table. Each one sat...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 01:49

Jesus Opens Us

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I was recently asked, "Does Jesus ever just get fed up with how much time I need to spend each day taking care of myself? I have so...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:12

Finding Good News in the Midst of a Hurricane

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This morning, while watching the news I saw an elected official from Hurricane Florence-ravaged North Carolina plead for neighbors to...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 03:24

The Law According to Jordan Peterson

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imageYears ago, at the first Christ Hold Fast conference in Florida, I began my lecture by explaining that when my children were smaller...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 04:51

Theses 16-18: Adding Sin to Sin

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This is the next installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 16, 17 and 18 by...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:43

The Habits of Grace

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Striving for good habits is not an affront to salvation by grace alone, in fact, it is the very consequence of living out the new...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:09

The Unfair Judge

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Sooner or later, most drivers will receive an invitation to traffic court. They must answer guilty or not guilty to an infraction of...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 02:19

The Difference Between Belief and Ideology

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Beliefs are a basic component of the everyday human experience. We can’t go one day without them. In fact, we need them. Belief...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 02:31

Theses 13-15: Freedom from Our Free Will

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This is the seventh installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 13, 14 and 15 by...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 05:00

Our Only Answer to Evil

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The following is adapted from Called to Defendwritten by Valerie Locklair (1517 Publishing, 2017).  

“How can there be a...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:34

Thank God for Evolution

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Hip-hop and blues artist Micah Bournes has a provocative spoken word poem called, “Thank God for Evolution.” It tackles...

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