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

Ecclesia: All About the Church

The Biblical Role of the Pastor

1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:1-5

  1. The biblical pastor has a CALLED role (1 Tim. 3:1; Acts 20:28; John 15:16).
  2. The biblical pastor has a QUALIFIED role (1 Tim. 3:2-7).
    1. Qualified in his behavior (3:2-3).
    2. Qualified by his family (3:4-5).
    3. Qualified...

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By: Brian Chilton | April 25, 2017

Hank Hanegraaff is a name known by many in the apologetic and theological community. Hank Handegraaff is a writer and host of his daily radio show The Bible Answer Man.Hanegraaff is associated with the Christian Research Institute and of Equip.org. Due to the...

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Wow! I can tell you one thing…the devil did not want this podcast posted. But, God would have the victory. Believe it or not, the website had malfunctioned and a wonderful Christian man helped fix it. Now, why would the devil be against this podcast? Perhaps it is because I am joined by cult...

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Join us for this special Easter message delivered by Pastor Brian Chilton at Huntsville Baptist Church. Today, Brian discusses the reality of the risen Jesus and the impact that it made on his disciples. The impact from the resurrection of Jesus is still felt today by those who have come to know...

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By: Brian Chilton | April 18th, 2017

The Shroud of Turin is perhaps one of the most controversial artifacts of all-time. Either it is one of the most incredible, holy relics related to Jesus of Nazareth or it is one of the most ingenious hoaxes ever invented. The Shroud of Turin is a 14’...

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On today’s podcast, we are joined by archaeologist Ted Wright. Ted is the founder of EpicArchaeology.org which launched Easter Sunday of 2017 (April 16th, 2017), one day after the airing of this episode. Ted has been featured on CNN’s documentary Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, and...

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Our series on the church continues in this week’s message as Pastor Brian Chilton of Huntsville Baptist Church of Yadkinville, NC discusses the attributes and roles of the people of God’s church. Join us as we discuss the principles found in 1 Corinthians 12:1-14, 24-31 and 1 Tim....

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By: Brian Chilton | April 11, 2017

When I left the ministry due to my skepticism, one of the factors involved in my departure concerned the reliability of the New Testament documents and the resurrection of Jesus. The folks from the Jesus Seminar had me second-guessing whether I could trust what the...

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By: Brian Chilton | April 10, 2017

Recently, I have experienced firsthand the sorrow of death. I attended the funeral of a young 21-year-old man. Just a few days ago, I took part in my grandmother’s funeral. She was the last grandparent I had. Death is sorrowful. I found myself weeping the...

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By: Brian Chilton | April 6, 2017

Not quite a year ago, I wrote a tribute for my late grandfather, Rev. Odell Sisk. While he was not known much beyond the humble district of Surry County, North Carolina, his legacy is carried on in the hearts and minds of those whom he touched. However,...

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Many online bloggers are under the assumption that the early Christians expected and anticipated the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Such, however, was not the case. Rather, the resurrection of image Jesus took the church by great surprise. N. T. Wright, in his book The Resurrection of the Son...

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On this podcast, we begin a new series on the church. People attend church, are married at a church, and many are buried at a church. But, what is the church? This series seeks to answer that question from a biblical perspective. For the first message, we explore the mission of the church. Jesus...

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Throughout the New Testament, one will find early creeds, formulations, and hymns that predate the New Testament itself. These texts are often called “proto-New Testament texts.” Proto-New Testament texts date back to the earliest church from those who were eyewitnesses of Jesus...

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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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