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

The Berean Call - Apologetic Report
Monday, 10 September 2018 18:00

Testing Faith in the Fire

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September 11, 2018
On February 25, 1536 Jakob Hutter was burned at the stake in Innsbruck. “Come closer, those of you who contradict me!” he called out. “Let us test our faith in the fire. This fire will harm my soul as little as the fiery furnace harmed...

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September 11, 2018
Occult practices abound today in every culture around the world. On the roof garden of a fashionable Istanbul hotel, wealthy businessmen (who also regularly pray in Islam ’s time-honored way)...

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September 10, 2018
It's a rock-solid Western conviction: All men—and women—are created equal. But where does it come from? Well, not the Enlightenment. Few modern historians have done more to educate the public about the...

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September 9, 2018
The proliferation and popularity of psychic networks is evident by the commercials on TV and in newspaper ads. Occultism is one of the growth industries of our time. In November 1996 USA Today reported:...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Good or Bad?

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September 7, 2018
Occult powers that produce results which cannot be explained by material science are found in the practice of almost every religion, from much that calls itself Christianity to paganism, idolatry, witchcraft, and Satanism. Occultism is...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 18:00

The Genius of Insect Flight

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September 6, 2018
“He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts” ( Psalm:105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. See All... ). Flying insects have been a huge mystery to scientists,...

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September 5, 2018
Of particular interest is the fact that, as the Smithsonian article documents, dowsing is now being used to uncover all sorts of information—answers to virtually every question one could ask. Dowsing,...

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September 5, 2018
A convert from Islam in Iran said he and 11 other Christians were sentenced to a year in prison for “inclination to the land of Christianity” among other charges, according to Mohabat News....

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Monday, 03 September 2018 18:00

Mingling with Gentiles

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September 4, 2018
Mingling with Gentiles was very risky for a Jew who could be exposed to all sorts of contamination. [The] Jewish midrash states: “It happened that Shimeon the son of Kimkhith (the high-priest) went out to speak with the King of the Arabians, and there...

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September 3, 2018
More important, for some dowsers the wand or pendulum will, in response to questions, accurately indicate the depth at which the water will be found and the flow of water per minute and even the...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 18:00

Pressure on Christians heats up in Nepal

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September 3, 2018
In a rash of recent actions against Christians in Nepal, an alcoholic who became violent during an intervention had Christian leaders arrested on forcible conversion charges, and a foreign couple was deported. Isak Tamang of the Shreejanga...

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September 1, 2018
Logically, a belief in the occult could hardly have persisted for thousands of years unless enough people had convincing evidence that there was something to it. Of course, multitudes in primitive societies...

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August 31, 2018
“You’re not serious,” the lawyer responded with a skeptical smile. “I’m afraid I am. This amazing contact with mysterious beings from a nonphysical dimension has been going on since the...

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August 30, 2018
Many churches spend a large amount of time and energy on making their services appealing to their congregations and potential churchgoers. According to a new study, however, a perfectly in tune praise band or a preacher who...

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August 29, 2018
Some years ago, a leading attorney in a city in Florida where I was lecturing, having read some of my books and knowing the type of research I was doing, invited me to breakfast in order to ask me some questions. As soon as we had...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:00

Bill Hybels and the Illusion of "Private Sin"

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August 29, 2018
Bill Hybels is making headlines again. The New York Times tells the story of a woman who worked as his personal assistant at Willow Creek Community Church. She is now describing multiple occasions in which he behaved toward her in...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 18:00

Losing Our First Love

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August 28, 2018
In considering the apostasy , we have seen its root in the loss of the first love, whereby a separation was made between the Lord and the Church,— the Head and the body, — and He was hindered in the exercise of His headship. Through the same loss of...

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August 27, 2018
The word occult comes from the Latin occultus , which means “concealed” or “hidden.” It involves mystic knowledge and magic powers received from the spirit world and dispensed for the benefit of devotees or...

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August 27, 2018
A method known as Disciple Making Movements (DMM) has taken over the missions discussion. Few missionaries sent out in the last 8-10 years have been trained in any other method. Amidst many biblically questionable assumptions is the...

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August 25, 2018
Jean Houston, who is both a psychologist and a theologian, presents us with a synthesis of psychology , occultism, and evolution in her workshops and writings. In some of her workshops she leads participants into an alleged...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:00

Don't Eat the Red Snow

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August 23, 2018
“He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?” ( Psalm:147:16-17 [16] He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. [17] He casteth forth...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Facing the Truth

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August 23, 2018
Johnson shocked the academic world in 1991 with his book Darwin on Trial. Knowing that it is the unpardonable sin in academia to oppose evolution, Johnson courageously and with the precision of a trial lawyer demolished Darwinism by...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:00

Christian Student Group Refuses LGBT Demands

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August 22, 2018
A Christian student group located on the University of Iowa campus says it won’t cave to the school’s demands that it open its leadership to LGBT persons. The group, Business Leaders in Christ, says it has the right as a...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 18:00

Breaking Down the Wall

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August 21, 2018
"For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us " ( Ephesians:2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; See All... ). Understanding...

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August 21, 2018
Ignorant of scientific refutation of evolution and of its contradiction of Scripture, Donald Devine, former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, spoke out in support of his Pope: “Prehuman man apparently...

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