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

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:08

Purgatory

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Debate on Purgatory and focus on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, between Tim Staples and James White. (from January of 2010)

Review of that debate on the Dividing Line:

Purgatory – a good article with quotes from an important book on Purgatory, “The Birth of Purgatory” by Jacques...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 13:31

On Depression and Suicide

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“He who was so deeply acquainted with grief, who knows better than anyone how tragic the world truly is, does not turn away when the darkness descends on our minds and hearts.”

Authors: Ken...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 12:08

The struggle of prayer

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The struggle of prayer is not our wrestling with God to convince Him to give us what we desire, but our wrestling with His Word until we are illuminated and subdued by it, saying, “Not my will, but Your will be done.”

Sinclair Ferguson

https://www.ligonier.org/blog/prayer-faith/

 

Autho...

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Saturday, 03 November 2018 14:56

The righteous shall live by faith alone!

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Romans 1:16-17

Romans 3:28

Luther added the word “alone” (sola) to Romans 3:28?

Scripture is superior to relics, statues, crucifixes, icons. The words of Scripture bring us to God because the words are “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16-17), when the Spirit works inside of us to...

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Authors: Ken Temple...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:33

A Reformation Day Summary

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Luther’s Reformation Breakthrough (by Church History, Historical Theology Professor Ryan Reeves, Gordon-Conwell Seminary)

Dr. Reeves summarizes Luther’s Breakthrough on Justification by Faith Alone:

The Importance of the Reformation:

Dr. Reeves then goes back to explain the 95 Theses:

I...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 08:06

Revelation 5:9 – Daily Dose of Greek

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Revelation 5.9 from Daily Dose of Greek on Vimeo.

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Lyrics and music by Keith Green

How can they live without Jesus? How can live without God’s love? How can they feel so at home down here? When there’s so much more up above
Throwin’ away things that matter They hold on to things that don’t The world has gone crazy But...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 14:28

The Perfect Wisdom of Our God – the Gettys

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One God or many gods? at Triablogue

Steve Hays provided an excellent quote by Bruce Waltke that refuted Peter Enns’ comment and some liberal theologians/commentators about “many gods”.

Then I added some comments: (edited here a little for smoothness)

Was the Mormon Kwaku (in the...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:36

Reliability of the New Testament Text

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A very important subject to get a handle on.

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Dr. James White teaches on the reliability of the New Testament Text.

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Authors: Ken Temple...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 02:41

About the Canon of Scripture and church history

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The original meaning of the word “canon” κανων is “standard”, “rule”, “law”, “measuring rod”, “criterion”), based on the Hebrew קנה (= reed, rod, measuring stick). The later meaning...

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Monday, 30 July 2018 14:45

How our suffering Glorifies God

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See the link where John Piper preached the same message at a different venue – see the written text of his message.

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/how-our-suffering-glorifies-the-greatness-of-the-grace-of-god

Authors: Ken Temple...

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“Make War on your urge to sulk” by John Piper

One of the reasons John Piper is such a blessing to me (and to so many) is that he is so honest and real about his own sinful tendencies; and also probably for me, these characteristics describe my sinful personality also. This is a good...

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A very interesting lesson from church history, by Robert Godfrey of Ligonier Ministries.

https://renewingyourmind.org/2018/07/28/empires-and-missions

Here are some notes I made:

Empires and Missions

Robert Godfrey

Late 19th and Early 20th century.

As Empires spread, so did missions.

Lawrence James –...

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Here is my response and interaction with an article at Triablogue:

“Christianity is a relationship, not a religion.”

Interesting. Why are relationship issues only a “feminine issue” ? or why is that “a rather feminine view of Christianity?”

You are right in that it...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 22:18

You cannot figure out God

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Christianity is not true because it works.

In many cases, it does not work. That is to say, it does not solve all of the problems that we think it should solve. Those who become Christians because they were told it would fix their marriages,...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 01:02

Ahmed Deedat rebuked and refuted by one verse

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Revelation 1:18

Jesus Christ said “I was dead, and now I am alive forevermore – into eternity”.  I will never forget in 1986, first hearing a debate between Josh McDowell & the famous Muslim debater and showman, Ahmed Deedat.  The debate took place in 1981, but I...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 13:30

An Earnest Plea to Roman Catholics

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 09:01

Debate on Indulgences

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Dr. James White vs. Roman Catholic Peter D. Williams debate Indulgences.

Peter D. Williams is another one of those Roman Catholic lay apologists who do most of “the heavy lifting”. (Matthew Schultz)

“The refrain of lay Catholic apologists is that Protestants must submit to the...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:58

Sin is to be mortified not modified

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Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, author of “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert”, breaks down 3 views of homosexuality among those who claim to be Christians.

Temptation is not just from without, from Satan and the world, but also from within, from our “flesh” or...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:34

What is Intersectionality?

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This video, along with another one about American Universities, (by Jordan Peterson, also done by Prager University), together make a stunning truthful analysis of root problems in our modern USA culture.

 

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 14:16

The God-centered Gospel

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https://tabletalkmagazine.com/article/2012/04/god-centered-gospel/

by Michael Horton

Here is a good portion of the article:  (go to the link to read the full article)

One of the great places where this gets worked out in Reformed theology is the covenant of redemption. Also known by its fancy...

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