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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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 23:18

Podcast: Should Pagans Have Religious Liberty?

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On today’s program, JD answers a bunch of questions about church discipline, Phillips, Craig and Dean, and whether or not Christians should want to give religious liberty to Pagans. JD discusses an article at P&P about why the Holy Spirit is not abiding among charismatics and then a downgrade segment about female pastors praying for the

Monday, 12 October 2015 14:16

The Charismatic Delusion and Discernment Dilemma Featured

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Jim Bakker. The name says it all.

The Background

Getting a start on Pat Robertson’s Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1966, Jim Bakker started hosting his own show with wife, Tammy. He showed promise as the producer of a religious variety show, and soon ran off to California to star on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, ran by his former

Monday, 12 October 2015 06:21

Podcast: Theonomy and Stuff

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On today’s program, Tim Hurd and Len Pettis of the Bible Thumping Wingnut podcast fill in for JD (and are also joined by Andrew Rappaport). After “good tweet or bad tweet,” they discuss the strong-arm tactics and false claim of misrepresentation often accompanying theonomy and post-millennialism.

As always, you can listen above or

Friday, 09 October 2015 17:14

What Drives Discernment Guys? Featured

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“This ain’t right, bro. Seriously. Christians are being marketed to. This is all fake. Why can’t people see this?”

The Past

That was my take on what was probably the first “discernment” piece I ever wrote. It was about seven years ago on my first website, The Daily Soap Box. I could not understand, for the life of

Friday, 09 October 2015 08:26

Podcast: Is Wanting Jesus to Return “Hateful”?

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On today’s program, JD answers a couple sincere questions, and then review Jeff Durbin at Apologia Radio and what appears to be hyper post-millennialism in his claim that saying “Maranatha” is hateful to our lost neighbors and that the term disturbs him. And then, a crazy prophet update from John Hagee.

As always, you can listen

In this guest post, JoAnne Elizabeth of Vancouver, WA recounts her experience of going from Beth Moore Groupie to warning every woman she knows to stay far, far away from Beth Moore.

I once was a Beth Moore groupie.  I am no longer.  I have gone from completely undiscerning and unquestioning to something so much better, yet so much harder

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:35

SBC Speaker Affirms Prophetess Cindy Jacob’s “Prophetic Ministry” Featured

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If you don’t know who Cindy Jacobs is, you don’t listen to Fighting for the Faith. Weekly, sometimes daily, Chris Rosebrough plays clip after clip of the bizarre, outlandish prophesies of this woman, each one more astoundingly insane and (provenly) wrong than the next. For anyone in orthodox Christianity, Cindy Jacobs – like Willi

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:34

Sermon: Ye Who Are Too Little

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A part of the 66 Gospels, taken from Micah 5 and Jesus as the shepherd-king from Jerusalem.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking below.

Authors: JD Hall

 

On today’s program, JD answers a few sincere questions (about protecting one’s wife if they can’t purchase a firearm as a felon and relationship evangelism), and then critiques a podcast with Karen Swallow Prior (ERLC research fellow) in which she attacks the farming and ranching industry under the guise of “animal

Monday, 05 October 2015 06:00

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #10

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For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love. Galatians 5:6

This post is the tenth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianity” that originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has since made its way around the internet. In this

Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:18

Podcast: Jesus Ain’t No Pacifist

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In this program, JD focuses mainly on why Jesus was not a pacifist and why Christians should support gun ownership and the right of self-defense.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

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Friday, 02 October 2015 17:01

Sermon: Brother Against Brother

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From the 66 Gospels, taken from Micah 7. Jesus said he came to bring not peace, but a sword. The gospel causes contention and division in families.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the links below.

Authors: JD Hall

Just because we’re good people doesn’t mean we won’t kill you – Rick Grimes

Right. So, maybe a Biblical defense for self-defense shouldn’t begin with quotation from the protagonist in a televised Zombie apocalypse set in the dystopian near-future. But, when I heard Rick say that, it was real. There’s no room for

Friday, 02 October 2015 00:13

Calvinists Targeting Youth

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On this episode of P&PP, JD answers several sincere questions, including one from a Catholic about the Pope calling the cross (humanly speaking) a failure in which he demostrates, yeah…they kinda do consider the cross insufficient (humanly speaking). JD handles a couple of news items, including the Charismatic Prophet Mafia Guild (a

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:19

David Jeremiah, Charismatics, Rabbi, Anoint Donald Trump Featured

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An odd mishmash of religious folk gathered together in a steaming pile of ecumenical syncretism to anoint Donald Trump in prayer and blessings – a guy who doesn’t know if he “has ever asked God for forgiveness.” This is a real #facepalm moment for American evangelicalism.

David Jeremiah – Southern Baptist

Kenn

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 23:32

Podcast: SBC Focuses on Animal Welfare

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On this episode of Pulpit & Pen, JD answers a number of sincere questions, briefly mentions the “thing with Dr. White,” discusses an article at P&P about the Shemitah and Four Blood Moons bringing judgment against charismatics, the ERLC and SBC getting into the animal welfare business, and a crazy prophet update from Jim

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 10:33

SBC Joins Animal Rights Activism

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The SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission will be revealing the Evangelical Statement on Responsible Care for Animals in conjunction with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Clapham Group. The statement, which the ERLC calls a “unifying document,” will be joined with the Every Living Thing Campaign.

The statement can

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 09:40

Four Blood Moons and Shemitah Bring Judgment…Upon Charismatics Featured

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Two “significant” events (read that, rather ordinary, foreseeable and cyclical events that are predictable by the Farmer’s Almanac) recently brought God’s judgment – as expected and promised – by America’s prophets. That God used these “signs” to judge was not surprising, but who God

I’m more annoyed at myself than anyone else, really. There’s no decent reason to be giving an anonymous-pseudonymous social media account the time of day, let alone using a few minutes of my hunting-day to provide a defense to the incessant goading and belligerence by one known as “Turretin Fan.” Most

Monday, 28 September 2015 06:00

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #9

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“And the evil spirit answered and said to them, ‘I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?’” Acts 19:15

This post is the ninth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianity” that originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has since made its way around the

Sunday, 27 September 2015 21:30

Podcast: Pope Says Cross A Failure (Humanly Speaking)

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On today’s program, JD answers a sincere question about church discipline, discusses the Four Blood Moons failure, the discernment of the Mormon Church, the Pope’s calling the cross a failure (humanly speaking) and that “whole thing” and then, reads from an article quoting Ed Stetzer saying, “…praise God for

Saturday, 26 September 2015 15:26

Bam Bam Bentley is Slapping Corpses to Life…Supposedly

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Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not

Friday, 25 September 2015 13:34

Pope Calls Jesus, the Cross, a Failure #StillProtesting Featured

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The Roman pontiff, who is – according to the 1689 London Baptist Confession and others – the or an antichrist, spoke yesterday at St. Patrick’s cathedral in New York.

For the full transcript of the Pope’s words, click here. Among his words, were the following (video below)…

The cross shows us a different way of

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:50

Sermon: Jonah and the Fish-God

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This message is from the 66 Gospels sermon series, the book of Jonah

As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes.

I have junk to do, or else I would respond via text form to the defenses given yesterday for Karen Swallow Prior on an obscure wordpress blog  – and most laughably – to the defense that she’s not an evangelical feminist.

That’s kinda hard to say with a straight face, considering she started a chapter of