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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Monday, 11 March 2019 12:57

Cyprian vs. Stephen, Bishop of Rome, 257-258 AD

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Originally posted on Jan. 19, 2015

Third Century Opposition to Claims of Primacy by Stephen (d. 257) especially by Cyprian (d. 258)

On Catholic Answers, episode #6796, Dr. David Anders argued that in the third century Pope Stephen asserted the primacy of the Roman see and...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 04:25

Israel Is the New Egypt in Matthew 2:15

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image The citation of Hosea 11:1 in Matthew 2:15 is a well-known example of a New Testament text using an Old Testament text, and the explanations for this particular case are multiple. For the record, I think Matthew is reading Hosea 11:1 typologically, but that’s not the primary argument...

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 10:36

God upholds us who know Him in the arena of our pain

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Authors: Ken Temple...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:52

A Diagnosis of the Soils, Part 1

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http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2019/02/does-magisterium-actually-solve-problem.html#comment-form

Trent Horn wrote:You could say in response, “Well, let each person examine the sources for belief and come to his own conclusion on those questions” and in one sense, everyone has to do that....

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:06

Augustine on the bondage of the will to sin

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“But now, can that part of the human race to whom God hath promised deliverance and a place in the eternal Kingdom be restored through the merits of their own works? Of course not! For what good works could a lost soul do except as he had been rescued from his lostness? Could he do this by...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 05:26

The Overwhelming Historical Evidence defeats Islam

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Excellent article by Dr. Mike Licona on the historical evidence for the crucifixion and death of Jesus, which defeats Islam and proves it is a false religion.

https://www.risenjesus.com/the-death-of-jesus-the-defeat-of-islam

Authors: Ken Temple...

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A Muslim interviews Dr. Bart Ehrman.  The Muslim guy is shocked to learn from Bart Ehrman that the doctrine of the Trinity is not based on just one verse.

Ehrman says, “the doctrine of the Trinity is not based on a single verse” and the Muslim guys is shocked –...

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A good defense of the “I am” statements in the Gospel of John as historically true and reliable.

https://robertbowman.net/2017/10/04/top-10-reasons-for-accepting-jesus-i-am-sayings-in-john-as-historically-reliable/#_edn11

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:46

Answer for Matthew 2:23

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23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” (Matthew 2:23, NASB)

Muslims ask about Matthew 2:23 – “where is it written in the prophets that Messiah would...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:43

Hebrew Refresh

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One of my regrets is that after learning Hebrew and Aramaic in my last year in seminary in 1987-1988 (Columbia International University, Columbia, SC), I did not keep up with it as I should have and I forgot a lot of it.  I even made pretty good grades and enjoyed it; but I confess I have...

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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/

 

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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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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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