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

Bellator Christi - Apologetic Report
Monday, 18 September 2017 01:31

Remembering Nabeel Qureshi - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian Chilton | September 18, 2017

image The Christian community lost a wonderful man of God this past Saturday, September 16, 2017. Nabeel Qureshi entered his eternal home after a year-long battle with stomach cancer at the tender age of 34. While Nabeel has left us, he has left behind a wonderful...

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On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we talk to Dr. Amy Downey, the founder of Tzedakah Ministries, about the ancient Jewish sect known as the Essenes. The Essenes are known for being the caretakers of what later become known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Were some of the early Christians...

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The Bible provides a manual on how the Christian worker should serve the Lord and the local church. But, what can we learn from this manual? Join Brian Chilton today as he delivers a message on this topic from Acts 6:1-7 as he examines the calling of the first deacons.

  • The MINISTRY of the Christian...

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In this message, Brian Chilton discusses the attitude that Peter and the disciples held towards ministry even when facing opposition.

  • A divine attitude towards ministry is COURAGEOUS despite THREATS (5:33-39).
  • A divine attitude towards ministry is JOYFUL despite SUFFERING (5:40-41).
  • A divine attitude...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:12

Who Wrote the Book of Jude? - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian Chilton | September 14, 2017

Over the past few months, we have been examining the authors and background information for the books of the New Testament. For this article, we will examine a little book towards the end of the New Testament known as Jude. What do we know about this book and...

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By: Brian Chilton and Jason Kline | September 11, 2017

image I (Brian) was saved near the age of seven and was called into the ministry at the age of 16. However, in the late 90s during the rise of the Jesus Seminar, my faith was challenged due to the Seminar’s findings. They claimed that only a...

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By: Brian Chilton | September 10, 2017

How should the Christian engage the culture? Some have adopted the idea that the Christian should completely separate oneself from culture entirely. Others have adopted the idea that the Christian should completely absorb into society so that there is no...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 01:03

Who Wrote the Letters of John? - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian Chilton | September 7, 2017

The website has devoted substantial time in exploring the identity of the authors of the New Testament texts. This journey continues as we explore the three letters attributed to John. Who was the person named John behind these letters?

Author:   &n...

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By: Brian Chilton | September 3, 2017

What do the following names have in common: Paige Patterson, Charles Kelley, current SBC president Steve Gaines, and the late Adrian Rodgers? All of the individuals affirm the title of Traditional Baptist. But what do Traditional Baptists believe? How do they...

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When a person turns on the news, one is bombarded with negative data that causes great anxiety and fear. However, the Christian does not need to live in fear. The believer can take certain steps to allow one’s faith to override one’s fears. Listen to today’s message delivered by...

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By: James Michael Castleton, MD | August 30, 2017

Editorial Note: The views expressed by guest writers may not reflect those of BellatorChristi.com, Bellator Christi Ministries, or its affiliates.

In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis reflects on the ingratitude and ungraciousness expressed by some toward...

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On today’s podcast, Brian discusses how one discovers the mark of the divine in math. In the book Faith and Learning: A Handbook for Christian Higher Education, edited by David S. Dockery, Jeanette Russ, in her chapter “Christian Scholarship in Math, Physics, and...

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In celebration of the recent solar eclipse of August 2017, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses how God works in our lives to our own eclipses. Find out more in today’s message as we discuss Acts 5:12-16.

The Amazing Eclipses of God

Acts 5:12-16

  1. God amazingly eclipses our WEAKNESS with his POWER...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 03:17

Who Wrote the Letters of Peter? - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian Chilton | August 23, 2017

 

Over the past few months, we have been investigating the authors and backgrounds of the New Testament books. In this article, we will look into the letters attributed to Peter. Towards the back of the New Testament, one will find two letters associated with...

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On today’s podcast, Brian interviews Dr. Amy Downey. Downey holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of the Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics at Liberty University. Downey is also the founder of Tzedakah Ministries, found at tzedakahministries.org. Today, Amy and Brian discuss...

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This message continues the series that Pastor Brian Chilton has been teaching in the book of Acts. In this message, one considers how the Holy Spirit operates in and through the church providing unity, charity through genuine believers, and purity as given by the example of Ananias and Sapphira.

The...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:42

An Uncivil War - Bellator Christi

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By: Rev. Christopher Burcham | August 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: The views expressed by guests writers on Bellator Christi represent those of its intended author(s) and may not necessarily reflect those of the staff or affiliates of BellatorChristi.com or The Bellator Christi Podcast.

Having...

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As this video shows, the game of “Telephone” does not apply to the oral and then eventual written transmission of the Bible. This video was posted from Josh McDowell Ministries. All rights belong its authors.

Authors: Brian Chilton...

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By: Brian Chilton | August 14, 2017

This past Saturday, I returned home from our church’s annual Vacation Bible School. The topic for this year’s VBS was on putting on the full armor of God. When I sat down in my office chair, I turned on my laptop to check the website and look over a...

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On today’s podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses his personal journey back to the Christian faith. Brian was saved at the age of 7 and was called into the gospel ministry at 16 years of age. However, he left the faith in 2000 due to personal issues and doubts that he had pertaining to the...

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On this podcast, Pastor Brian continues his study in the book of Acts. This message discusses the elements of the disciples’ prayer for boldness as they returned after having been threatened by the religious authorities of their day. The modern believer needs the same kind of boldness as one...

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By: Brian Chilton | August 7, 2017

As you know, we have been examining the authorship of the New Testament letters over the past few weeks. Thus far, we have learned that good reasons exist to accept the apostles Matthew and John as authors of the First and Fourth Gospels; John Mark as the author of...

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Today’s podcast is a double-header. In the first half, we discuss lessons Brian recently learned from his son’s involvement with the theater. The second half deals with the correlation one finds between divine sovereignty and human freedom in Acts 4. Join us for what is an interesting...

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As a child, one of my favorite cartoons was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In this show, peace loving Prince Adam would do everything possible to use his intellect to solve problems. But when force was necessary, he would raise his sword in the air and exclaim, “By the...

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By: Brian Chilton | August 1, 2017

Throughout the past several weeks, we have been exploring who the authors of the books of the New Testament were. Already we have seen that there are good reasons for supporting the traditional view that the apostles Matthew and John wrote the Gospels attributed to...

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