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

Apologetic Report - Matt Moore
Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:43

Once Saved, Always Saved?

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“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death…

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I saw The Shack the week after it premiered. Though I did not read the book beforehand, I had read…

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:26

Everything Is Going to Be Okay

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Jon Bloom, co-founder of Desiring God, wrote the following sentence in one of his articles last November: “There’s only one…

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Monday, 13 March 2017 02:49

Lord, Deliver Me From Weak Faith

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In his short but powerful book All of Grace, Charles Spurgeon wrote that weak faith, as long as it is true…

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Monday, 06 March 2017 05:04

Your History Doesn’t Decide Your Ministry

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I once believed that my primary mission field was the LGBT community. God had not revealed this to me, nor…

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 04:47

God Sometimes Terrifies Those He Loves

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One of God’s first acts in his newly instituted church was killing two of its members. As Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, observed the praise other Christians were receiving for selling their properties and donating the proceeds to the church, they decided to join the...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:23

Do You Hear Jesus’ Voice?

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“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” – John 10:27

My friend Ben recently told me he fears he may not be saved. When I asked him to share with me the reason for his lack of assurance, I expected him to divulge that he was being mastered by some...

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:12

Hold Loosely

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God calls Christians to an odd kind of life—one that is lived in the present, transient world but lived forthe future, eternal world. Though some sects of Christianity take the “this is not our home” concept to an extreme and totally withdraw from the secular culture, God...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 10:44

He Will Sustain You to the End

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Do you ever worry your faith might fail before you finish the race (2 Timothy 4:7)? On days when avoiding irreparable spiritual shipwreck seems to require every bit of strength your weak soul possesses, do you fear you won’t be able to keep this up long-term? I think all Christians...

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One of the biggest challenges in my sanctification thus far has been coming to terms with how fallible my conceptions of goodness, love, righteousness, and justice actually are. I am so prone to approach the Bible in an arrogant, critical posture and measure God’s revelation of himself...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 11:35

Self-Denial is not Self-Hatred

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Jesus doesn’t hand out Get Out Of Hell Free passes—he hands out crosses. With his typical candidness, he said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and pick up his cross daily and follow me” (Matthew 16:24), and, in another turn of phrase,...

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If you are like me, you probably did not feel like you were at war with God prior to your conversion. You may have felt like you were disinterested in him or distant from him, but you most likely didn’t feel like you were opposed to him or he to you. That is an unpopular idea right...

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Monday, 30 January 2017 12:19

The New Covenant Always Produces New People

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Many people believe the Old and New Testaments stand in stark contrast to one another—that the nature and purposes of God revealed in the OT Scriptures are totally different than the nature and purposes of God revealed in the NT Scriptures. In most cases, such...

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Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

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Monday, 23 January 2017 09:18

The Kind of Seeking God Rewards

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I don’t know about you guys, but my time seeking the Lord every morning is often a less than electrifying experience. In fact, that hour of Bible reading and prayer is sometimes the most difficult part of my day. My heart often feels cold, my focus is frequently hard to maintain, and I am...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:15

Weak That We Might Be Strong

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“But [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me . . . For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – the Apostle...

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Monday, 16 January 2017 10:53

Love Conquers Cynicism

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The unbelieving world has always looked upon the church with a contemptuous glare, harshly criticizing, ridiculing, and even vilifying her. In his farewell discourse, Jesus predicted this animosity that the devil’s offspring (John 6:32) would have toward God’s sojourning children (John...

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Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:21

Bibleless Christianity is not Christianity

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My friend Trevor (not his real name) has proudly identified as a Christian for the nearly two decades I have known him. Throughout our childhood and teenage years, he was what I then mockingly called my “Bible-thumper” friend. He was heavily involved in the ministry of his church and...

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Monday, 09 January 2017 12:14

God Restores Repentant Failures

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Four years ago, I made a very public mess of my faith. In a season of obstinate resistance to God’s grace and faithless disobedience to his gospel, I was “outed” for having a profile on a gay social networking app. Within days of receiving an email that contained a screenshot of...

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 10:45

Is It Ever Too Late To Come Back To Jesus?

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“It’s never too late to come back to Jesus”—various versions of this statement appeared throughout the comments section of an article I wrote last summer. The article was about apostasy, and in it I recounted watching a number of my friends turn away from the God and Savior...

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Monday, 02 January 2017 09:09

Not an Anomaly

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Do you feel like your Christian experience is of such a peculiar nature that the believers around you are utterly unable to relate to you? Whenever you step into a worship service or community group, do you often feel like the odd one out—like no one can possibly understand the circumstances...

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:10

Alone With God

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Is it possible to actually avoid God while submerging ourselves in spiritual disciplines and Christian activities? I believe it is. I have this bad habit of running to good habits when I sense the Lord leading me to dwell quietly with him for a while. You see, reading big chunks of...

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Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:38

One Faith, Innumerable Callings

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Someone recently suggested I write about what it looks like in daily practice to live faithfully in Christ. My response was, “I would, but faithfulness to Jesus can be expressed in about three million different ways, and I’m skeptical I could find the time to describe each and every...

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Monday, 05 December 2016 13:20

Victims and Perpetrators of Evil

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I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago with a self-described atheist who blamed his adamant disbelief in God on the abundance of evil in the world. We’ll call this man Chad. Chad told me he had been through way too much hell in his life to believe an all-powerful and wholly good God...

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:35

Asking The Wrong Questions

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I am an avid Netflixer. I don’t waste my life away in front of the television every day or anything like that; I have boundaries in place and disciplines in action to guard against such idolatrous slothfulness. However, I do regularly and thoroughly enjoy letting my hyperactive mind wander...

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