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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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:11

Southern Baptist Lava Lamps – Douglas Wilson

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The Southern Baptist Convention is in decline because it’s elevating cultural engagement and political activism over biblical truth. The lead ethicist, Russell Moore, is partnering with Muslims (in contradiction to 2 Cor. 6:14, Eph 5:11, etc.) to advocate for mosque building. I believe in religious freedom too, but it’s not an idol,

If you web wander over to the Baptist Press today (June 15) – today being the day after Ronnie Floyd’s 2016 National Call to Prayer for Spiritual Leadership, Revived Churches Nationwide, and Global Awakening – you will find numerous stories about the Southern Baptist Convention’s second day of business.

There was, of

Monday, 13 June 2016 18:33

A Christian Apologetic for Reactions to the Orlando Massacre Featured

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In the wake of the tragic slaughter and maiming of over 100 people human beings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida by a young Muslim claiming allegiance to ISIS, Christians must be prepared to make a defense for their faith.  In both Christian and Muslim theology, homosexuality is considered an abominable sin.

Mike Bickle, founder of Kansas City’s International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) along with other charismatic evangelical leaders recently met with the pope of Rome to “discuss Jesus.” Remember, the same Mike Bickle that Southern Baptist President, Ronnie Floyd, joined up with in 2015 for a prayer rally?

According to CharismaNews,

Update: It has been confirmed that Majorchange.org, the same organization that brought the Catholic Track to the OneThing 2016 IHOP event put on by false teacher, Mike Bickle at the end of 2015, is now partnering with Southern Baptist President, Ronnie Floyd, and the Pope, to lead people into ecumenical disarray. The goal of Major Change,

 

Early this Sunday morning, June 12, at least 50 people in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida were murdered. Over 50 more were injured in what is already being referred to as the most lethal massacre in American history. As with the loss of any life, in any place, we mourn for those who have died and pray for their families. We pray that

Where are all those so-called church leaders who are supposed to be guarding the gates of the SBC? How is it that Ronnie Floyd can be running around giving a big ecumenical group hug to every apostate wolf in the world? How is it that Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Paula White and Steven Furtick can be named among the denomination that claims Spurgeon

Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:56

SBC’s Mosque-Building Moore Defends Alliances With Evil Featured

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Not so many months ago, Americans watched the current Administration create an intentional alliance with Iran, perhaps the greatest threat in the Middle East, and certainly the most vocal enemy of America. Those on the right bellowed a righteous, slack-jawed “what are you possibly thinking?” while many on the left hemmed and hawed

There is a great danger that can arise in the hearts of men when we esteem our earthly families over God and our eternal family. If we are not careful we can make an Idol out of our family and refuse to truly love them by showing them their sin and need for Jesus Christ.

Everyone that comes to Jesus Must take Him as He is, and fully commit to

Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:07

Polemics Killed Peter: Is That Why Pastors Don’t Do It? Featured

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Nobody likes polemics, I think.  I know I don’t.  I yearn for an ecclesiastic environment where Scripture-abiding preachers serve diligently as shepherds by not only edifying Christ’s sheep with the Word but also fending off the incessant onslaught of wolves seeking to mislead “even the elect if possible.”

The Crystal Cathedral, the largest glass building in the world, stands in Orange County, CA as a testament to the idolatry of money and self. The congregation of Robert Schuller, founder of the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral Minstries, once dwelt in this building until it was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for nearly 60 million

If the Christian orthodox view that there is one true God is still held by Southern Baptists, the behavior exhibited by Russell Moore, President of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission seems to seriously undermine its claim.

By now you may know that Moore, via the ERLC, has aligned the SBC in support of Muslims in Bernards, New

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:33

Epic Report: SBC Loses Nearly A Million Members Featured

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The Baptist Press just released the Annual Church Profile report for 2015. The article opens with the decidedly Scripture-oblivious words, “Southern Baptists may find cause for hope in the latest Annual Profile Report.   The Southern Baptist Convention added more churches in 2015, due mostly to church planting efforts.”

Really

Yesterday, I sat down with my friend, Jordan Day, to informally debate our respective worldviews.  I am a Biblical Christian who affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.  Jordan is a former professing (Southern Baptist) Christian who now holds to Pantheistic Deism.  The topic of the debate was “Why would someone doubt my

“Let’s cross denominational lines and simply be the bride of Christ together.” Andrea Helton, Enlightened Hearts

One of the newest evangelical women’s ministries on the block is Enlightened Hearts out of Cartersville, GA.  The organization is closely associated with the First Baptist Church of Cartersville and counts

Thursday, 02 June 2016 10:55

Hillsong’s Houston Has Saddle Sores Featured

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The naked cowboy has apparently caused Brian Houston some saddle sores. Yesterday, June 1, he issued a mea culpa that defended his wife Bobbie, the “convener” of the conference where the pants-free cowpoke appeared, as well as clearing Carl Lentz, pastor of Hillsong NYC and his wife, Laura, from responsibility for the vulgar

Today, Bud talks about trying to prove Charles Spurgeon wrong.

https://archive.org/download/grapnell_gmail_006/006.mp3

Authors: Bud Ahlheim

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:29

A Gorilla, A False Teacher A Resurrected Chicken Featured

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No, it isn’t the start of a bad joke.  I’ve been shaking my head since Tuesday morning.  In case you haven’t noticed, yet again, Scripture is being confirmed in the news of the world.

This is not intended to be intentionally callous towards Harambe, the now dead gorilla, or Jan Crouch, the now dead false teacher. It is

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 06:55

Hillsong: Houston IS The Problem Featured

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Brian Houston’s autobiographical fodder entitled Live Love Lead, published in 2015 by Faith Words, an indicia of Hatchette Book Group Inc (It certainly is a “hatchet” job on truth!), is hyped to be “a transformative approach to life” that will “help you navigate a faith path that is all your

Part 1: To the Lord Jesus He gave, from all eternity, a people to be His seed. These, in time, would be redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified by the Lord Jesus.

Jesus was appointed to be our Savior and Messiah. He fulfilled the Roles of Prophet, Priest,and King and in doing so God secured for Himself a people from among all

Narcigesis – A biblical hermeneutic where one reads themselves into the bible and writes God out of it. (source)

Steven Furtick, the king of narcigesis, makes no uncertainty about who he thinks Scripture is about. Of course, most conservative biblical theologians would, without hesitation, say it’s about Jesus. But Furtick

Monday, 30 May 2016 08:22

Trying To Prove Spurgeon Wrong

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(You won’t be able to fully file this brief article under our mainsail category of polemics, nor does it necessarily carry sufficient wind to be drawn from either discernment, and theology. It’s a quick burst of breeze that flutters, perhaps, across all three points of our masthead. If you forced me to pick, though, I’d dump this

Saturday, 28 May 2016 18:22

Queries Worth Considering: Questions for The SBC Nominees Featured

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With the upcoming Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting mere days away – June 14-15 – and since more, shall we say, “conventional” leaning websites have generated their own “Ask The Nominee” queries, I thought perhaps a similar list would be useful from a more discerning source, such as Pulpit & Pen.

Here

 

As reported in The Christian Post, pastrix and false teacherJoyce Meyerpreached a sermon that the church is compromising with sin.  The Christian Post article was titled – (I’m not kidding, either)Joyce Meyer: Church Is Making Compromise With Sin.

It is not clear whether the congregation voiced audible

We recently brought you the story of Hillsong’s Women’s Colour Conference in New York featuring the Dancing Naked Cowboy. At the time, we didn’t know who was behind the outfit–or should I say, missing outfit? Now it’s recently come to light who is behind the shenanigans.

Meet Diego Simila, a boy-band pop star out of