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

Apologetics and Agape - Apologetic Report

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Apologetics and Agape

Ibn Issam wrote:Sorry but Jesus did not “predict His own arrest, trials, crucifixion, death and resurrection several times.” The Gospels were written by unknown pseudepigraphal authors who were writing about the events after the fact.

I understand that argument,...

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Apologetics and Agape

Ahmed Deedat explains why he started his own Islamic Da’wa (Invitation) – his work of debating Christians and inviting people to Islam.

Deedat recounts the author of the book, “Izharul Haqq”, ( اظهار...

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The Main points of the lecture are written out here. Pastor Mike Winger also does a good job in defense of the Gospel of Mark and authorship. First in a series on Mark.

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As you listen, please open the Bible, and stop and read the passages and think about them:

John 1:1-5

John 1:14

John 20:28

Dr. White makes a great point – “he said to him” – εἶπεν αὐτῷ – clearly “My Lord and My...

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http://thessalonians516.blogspot.com/search/label/Imputation

Joey Henry wrote an excellent 8 part response that I hope to write more about later.

Authors: Ken Temple...

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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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Unto Him

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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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

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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

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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.”

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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:

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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.

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