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

Apologetic Report - Bellator Christi
Monday, 27 March 2017 02:12

(BCP) The Need for Rest - Bellator Christi

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On today’s edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian discusses the need for the believer (especially those in apologetics, theology, and ministry) to take regular intervals of rest. So much is transpiring in society that one can become overwhelmed with all the issues. God has given the...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 01:28

10 Signs of a Cultic Church - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian Chilton | March 23, 2017

A few weeks back, I was troubled to hear about a Word of Faith congregation in Spindale, North Carolina, that was guilty of abusing its members. Reports included young children being punched by the leadership while being called Satanists. Jane Whaley and her...

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In this message, we finish our series titled “Mere Christianity” as we conclude with the authority of Scripture, God’s holy Word–that is, the Bible. In this message, Pastor Brian discusses some of the fundamentals of Scripture, including the three understood...

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Does theology matter? To hear some people speak, theology is just a thing that brings division, a nuisance that is unimportant. I recently heard a host on a popular Christian nationally syndicated radio station say something to the degree of the following: “We need to focus less on theology...

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By: Wintery Knight | March 16, 2017

Article reposted with permission from author. Go to winteryknight.com for more by the author. The original article was published at https://winteryknight.com/2017/03/16/alexander-vilenkin-all-the-evidence-we-have-says-that-the-universe-had-a-beginning-6/#comme...

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By: Wintery Knight | March 16, 2017

Article reposted with permission from author. Go to winteryknight.com for more by the author. The original article was published at https://winteryknight.com/2017/03/16/alexander-vilenkin-all-the-evidence-we-have-says-that-the-universe-had-a-beginning-6/#comme...

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Over the course of the past nearly two months, we have been investigating the core fundamental claims of orthodox Christianity. Thus far, we have noted that Christianity holds:

1) God is exclusive, eternal, transcendent (beyond creation), and personal (working within creation).

2) Jesus is 100% God...

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Over the course of the past nearly two months, we have been investigating the core fundamental claims of orthodox Christianity. Thus far, we have noted that Christianity holds:

1) God is exclusive, eternal, transcendent (beyond creation), and personal (working within creation).

2) Jesus is 100% God...

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By: Brian Chilton | March 14, 2017

One of the more difficult of the apologetics arguments to understand is that known as the ontological argument. The ontological argument finds root in Anselm of Canterbury’s famed declaration, “God is that, than which noting greater can be...

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By: Brian Chilton | March 14, 2017

One of the more difficult of the apologetics arguments to understand is that known as the ontological argument. The ontological argument finds root in Anselm of Canterbury’s famed declaration, “God is that, than which noting greater can be...

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To say that we live in a busy world is the greatest understatement of the year. Social media, television, the internet, and life in general offers a panoply of distractions that will hinder one from remaining focused on their life’s goal and calling. But luckily, a person does not have to...

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To say that we live in a busy world is the greatest understatement of the year. Social media, television, the internet, and life in general offers a panoply of distractions that will hinder one from remaining focused on their life’s goal and calling. But luckily, a person does not have to...

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On Sunday mornings, we have been journeying through the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith in a series named after C. S. Lewis’ great work “Mere Christianity.” In this message, Pastor Brian discusses the fundamentals of Christ’s return. Anyone who knows anything...

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On Sunday mornings, we have been journeying through the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith in a series named after C. S. Lewis’ great work “Mere Christianity.” In this message, Pastor Brian discusses the fundamentals of Christ’s return. Anyone who knows anything...

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I read today on Dr. Thom Rainer’s website how that some pastors across the nation have been fired because of their posts on social media. You can read his article in its entirety at http://thomrainer.com/2017/03/five-reasons-pastors-getting-fired-social-media-posts/. I think Rainer wrote...

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I read today on Dr. Thom Rainer’s website how that some pastors across the nation have been fired because of their posts on social media. You can read his article in its entirety at http://thomrainer.com/2017/03/five-reasons-pastors-getting-fired-social-media-posts/. I think Rainer wrote...

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We continue our series called “Mere Christianity” as we focus on the core fundamental doctrines of the Christian religion. In today’s message, Pastor Brian examines the fundamentals of the Gospel message as found in John 3:16-21. John 3:16 has often been called “the Gospel...

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We continue our series called “Mere Christianity” as we focus on the core fundamental doctrines of the Christian religion. In today’s message, Pastor Brian examines the fundamentals of the Gospel message as found in John 3:16-21. John 3:16 has often been called “the Gospel...

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In this packed episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian discusses various issues including his review of the new Christian Standard Bible (CSB) due for release March of 2017. He also discusses a majorly dysfunctional church known as Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina. You...

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In this packed episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian discusses various issues including his review of the new Christian Standard Bible (CSB) due for release March of 2017. He also discusses a majorly dysfunctional church known as Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina. You...

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By: Brian Chilton | February 27, 2017

image I was privileged to receive a free review copy of the newest translation produced by Holman Bible Publishers, the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB is new translation which serves as a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). The HCSB was...

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By: Brian Chilton | February 27, 2017

image I was privileged to receive a free review copy of the newest translation produced by Holman Bible Publishers, the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB is new translation which serves as a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). The HCSB was...

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By: Brian Chilton | February 23, 2017

Today after finishing my message for Sunday, I was perusing the halls of social media when an article caught my attention. I noticed that Rob Bell is at it again. Bell is no stranger to controversy. Bell recently denied the existence of hell in his infamous book...

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By: Brian Chilton | February 23, 2017

Today after finishing my message for Sunday, I was perusing the halls of social media when an article caught my attention. I noticed that Rob Bell is at it again. Bell is no stranger to controversy. Bell recently denied the existence of hell in his infamous book...

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One of the more difficult aspects of Christianity to understand is the Triune nature of God. One God exists in three persons, or essences: God the Father (Yahweh), God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. But does the Bible teach the doctrine or is it a late invention of the church? Some...

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