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, 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

Friday, 25 September 2015 00:57

Podcast: Rick Warren, TD Jakes and the Pope, Oh My

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On today’s program, JD answers a question about the 14th Amendment’s unconstitutionality, then discusses Rick Warren and Ed Stetzer, Rick Warren and TD Jakes, and the Pope. JD also discusses an article about him in regard to Karen Swallow Prior and brings out more facts about her feminism and anti-complementarianism. He also gets to an

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 23:41

Obama vs Pope vs Who Cares

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On today’s program, JD answers sincere questions about Kim Davis and whether a belief in inerrancy is necessary for salvation. Then, he addresses several topics including Mike Huckabee’s calling the Pope “His Holiness” and saying “the Pope is supposed to correct Christians, not the other way around.” JD also

Is the Pope really the AntiChrist? In at least one way or another, yes. Argue all you want (out in the hallway, away from me, preferably where I can’t hear you) about the eschatological antichrist and what burrow of New York he may come from or what his favorite color will be, but for our dispensation (see what I did, there?), there is no

Monday, 21 September 2015 13:01

Correcting Adam Harwood on Political Endorsement Featured

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…Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her….” He sent and had John beheaded in the prison, and his head was brought on a platter… (Matthew 14, truncated)

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Monday, 21 September 2015 08:00

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #8

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“Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be

Sunday, 20 September 2015 23:59

Podcast: Happy Pope Week – #StillProtesting

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On today’s program, JD answers a number of sincere questions – prepping, Brooklyn Tabernacle, etc – and introduces #StillProtesting. He discusses an “End Time Cloud,” and several articles at P&P.

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


Sunday, 20 September 2015 17:18

Trusting God’s Heart and Doubting Frank Cox Featured

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When Frank Cox accepted the position of pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church almost thirty-five years ago, the church was not a healthy one.  His compensation package was uncertain and older church members were duplicitous and contentious.  Not long after he arrived, a group formed that opposed Cox’s leadership.  Cox

Saturday, 19 September 2015 20:26

#StillProtesting: Why We Still Resist the AntiChrist of Rome Featured

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This is a picture of me, having tacked the 95 Theses on the door of the Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena Montana. I am #stillprotesting.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign

Saturday, 19 September 2015 15:37

Why God Has (Likely) Called You to Be a Long-Term Pastor

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There I was, 19 years old. One of “my youth” just had their custodial (grand)parent pass away. I walked into a house full of mourners. I tried to say some polite, pastoral things over the sound of conversation and joke-telling and crying. They politely nodded and listened, but not really. It was a cultural thing – be nice and

Friday, 18 September 2015 10:26

SERMON: Savior on Mt. Zion

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From 66 Gospels, “Savior on Mt. Zion,” from the prophet Obadiah.

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

Friday, 18 September 2015 09:43

These Are Not the Lord’s Cheeeps Featured

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Señor Ramon: There is no flavor. There are no spices. Where are the chips? Nacho: Somebody stole them. Señor Ramon: Did you not tell them that they were the Lord’s chips? Nacho: I was trying to!

Doritos is now partnering with the LGBT campaign, It Gets Better, to produce rainbow-colored Doritos in support of the gay agenda. The

Friday, 18 September 2015 00:10

Podcast: Gay Doritos – These Are Not the Lord’s Chips

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On today’s program, JD answers sincere questions about the Anglo-Israeli Movement, “specials” in the worship service, Abraham Lincoln and other questions. Then, he discusses Dorito’s new gay coloring in partnership with the Karen Swallow Prior-endorsed “It Gets Better Campaign.” Then, a clip from Bethel Redding

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:53

Podcast: Beware the SuperMoon

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On today’s program, JD answers sincere questions and then discusses a number of articles including one on “Jerks for Jesus,” Four Blood Moons, the upcoming “Super Moon,” coloring books as the latest spiritual exercise (for adults) and a church basing its Bible studies off of Garth Brooks music.

As always, you can

Monday, 14 September 2015 13:15

Douglas Wilson, Pedophiles and Pastors

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I keep hearing a rumbling in the distance somewhere, the yonder droning on of what I believe sounds like survivor blogs, cackling and clucking about Douglas Wilson and pedophiles. Here are the facts (so it seems):

  • A pedophile named Steven Sitler had become a part of Christ Church, where Douglas presides.
  • When Sitler’s crimes were

As of this morning, Jonathan Cahn’s best-selling book, The Mystery of the Shemitah, ranked #2 in Amazon’s prophecy category, #3 in religion and #129 in books overall (it did rank at #1). Cahn’s prophetic oracles also graced the New York Times Best-Seller’s list. Cahn has been selling his predictions on almost every major

Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:29

Podcast: I’m a Christian, But I Don’t…

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On today’s episode, JD answers a number of sincere questions, plays a great, small sermon clip, discusses an abortion doctor’s column about why her Christian upbringing led her to that profession and then critiques the “I’m a Christian, But I Don’t” video.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen

Overlaying the Jethro Principle

For those who believe in the inerrancy of scripture, the essential questions of Christian theology were settled long ago by the church fathers and their answers reiterated by the reformers. Except for the finer points of eschatology and soteriology, evangelical theologians have all but settled upon a systematic

Friday, 11 September 2015 11:29

Back-Pedaling Chicanery by ERLC’s Joe Carter and Russell Moore Featured

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For the past two days, I have had an interaction with Joe Carter, a colleague of Russell Moore at the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission (ERLC). The interaction revolved around the ERLC’s position regarding Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk of Court, Kim Davis, and her decision to not resign from her position while dissenting

Thursday, 10 September 2015 23:59

ERLC Waffles on Kim Davis

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In today’s program, JD answers multiple sincere questions including one about New Covenant Theology, then addresses the ERLC’s waffling on Kim Davis, and then a crazy prophet update.

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

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