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

In John 1:40, Andrew is reported to have been one of two disciples who heard John the Baptist and started to follow Jesus. Andrew, in verse 41, finds his brother Simon Peter and encourages him to follow Jesus, as well. But, who was the other disciple who originally left John the Baptist to follow...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | September 10, 2018

The Gospel of John has been one of my favorite Gospels since I first started studying the Bible. The Gospel of John is theologically rich as well as historically accurate. One of the important sections of John’s Gospel is found in its opening chapter....

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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the five apologetic methodologies that are used to defend Christianity, which are classicalism, evidentialism, cumulative case, presuppositional, and reformed epistemological. The podcast will define each of the methods,...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 00:05

(Podcast 8.31.18) RISEN - Bellator Christi

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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton gives an easy to remember acronym (“RISEN”) to help one recall the core defenses for Jesus’s resurrection. This podcast will prove to be a helpful tool for the apologist and theologian.

R-Records of Jesus’s...

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The following video was originally posted at Westfield Baptist Church’s Facebook page. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOa5t41IB2W49Sv-6YgHd0g. The video is a message by Pastor Brian Chilton discussing the need to glorify God through church unity which comes from Acts...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | August 28, 2018

I am fully immersed in a fantastic course describing apologetic methods. I have been engaged in apologetics since 2007. But, I never realized that there were so many various methodologies employed. One of the most off-putting of the methodologies that I have...

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On this first episode of the new season of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses 10 books that have influenced his life both theologically and apologetically. He also gives some additional notable mentions which he would have added should the list have been longer. See what those...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | August 21st, 2018

One of the most powerful ways a person can know that the testimony of Jesus is not the product of late legendary fictions is the evidence of pre-New Testament (pre-NT) material found in the New Testament text. Perhaps the most popular and important of the...

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In this last message in his series in the book of Acts, Brian Chilton describes how a person can find contentment in both ministry and in life. Catch this message on this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast and turn in your Bibles to Acts 28:11-31.

  1. Find contentment in God’s PROVIDING...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | August 9, 2018

Christian leaders are hit with many concerning issues within the modern church. Church attendance is in a state of decline in many areas. Even in the Bible Belt, the culture is becoming post-Christian. As a Christian leader myself, I have had great anxiety over...

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On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses the qualities that one should look for in a godly teacher. Both good and bad Christian preachers and teachers exist. So, what are those qualities that constitute a good teacher? Listen to today’s podcast to find...

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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses a time when Paul encountered the risen Jesus while in a jail cell. Jesus simply told him, “Have courage! For as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so it is necessary for you to testify in Rome” (Acts...

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What’s been going on with Bellator Christi? I’m sure you have noticed the reduced number of podcasts in recent weeks. Host Brian Chilton discusses the transition that he and his family is in at the time. In addition, he discusses the importance of following God’s direction when...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | July 24, 2018

A recent article on Newsmaxbroke the news that according to a new study, the Shroud of Turin was deemed a fake, most likely originated in mediaeval times.[1] According to a recent study, scientists used bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) by placing tubes into the...

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In this flashback edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Chet Roden author of 30 Days to Genesis. Dr. Roden completed his Ph.D. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Old Testament studies in Wake Forest, North Carolina; his M.Div. also at...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | July 16, 2018

This past weekend was difficult. For it was this weekend that I announced my resignation from my position as pastor at Huntsville Baptist Church due to having accepted the senior pastor position at Westfield Baptist Church in the Mount Airy area of North...

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On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses the critical role that Holy Spirit plays in ministry. Without the Holy Spirit, successful ministry is impossible. Pastor Chilton discusses five ways one sees the Holy Spirit’s role in Paul’s successful...

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On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses five reasons why a person should not fear when doing ministerial work. While ministry can be scary, these five things make ministry not so scary after all.

Reasons Not to Fear When Doing Ministry

Acts 18:1-23

  1. The...

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On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the importance of the church’s role in bringing up future leaders of the church. He discusses the role that Priscilla and Aquila held in the growth and development of Apollos’s ministry.

Bringing Up Future...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:22

Did God Create Evil? - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian G. Chilton | July 3, 2018

After Bible study one evening, a good friend of mine and I discussed the problem of evil. He asked an excellent question, “Did God create evil?” I said, “No, I don’t think he did.” However, my friend objected because he said,...

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image In this flashback edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, we air the interview conducted with Junior Matthews. Junior is an authentic American hero! He proudly served the United States Army in World War II and marched into Germany to combat the evil Nazi regime. He served the Lord...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | June 25, 2018

During a class on Paul, Dr. Leo Percer noted how people often bombard themselves with noise to keep from hearing the voice of God. As I began thinking about Percer’s statements, I found him to be absolutely right. Some will say, “But if God speaks,...

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image On this special flashback edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we go back to an interview originally aired in 2014 with Siv Ashley. Siv Ashley is a survivor of the concentration camps in Cambodia.  Siv accepted Jesus Christ (called Joo-Soo in Cambodian) at a young age.  Siv...

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image On this special flashback edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we go back to an interview originally aired in 2014 with Siv Ashley. Siv Ashley is a survivor of the concentration camps in Cambodia.  Siv accepted Jesus Christ (called Joo-Soo in Cambodian) at a young age.  Siv...

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On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses what needs to be in a person’s message as one shares the gospel to those who know very little about God, Jesus, or the Bible. Join us today as we delve into Paul’s message to the Athenians delivered at the...

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