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

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On this edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the recent tornadoes that raged through his community and how it was that God was found in the untold miracles that took place despite the destruction. While many individuals may ask, “How could a loving God allow such a...

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We have been engaged in a series titled “Ecclesia: All About the Church.” The series has investigated various attributes of the church including its mission, the people who make up the church, the roles of pastor and deacon, and the ordinance of baptism. Today, Brian Chilton discusses...

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By: Brian Chilton | May 23, 2017

Last week, Jason Kline and I co-authored an article on the three positions on prayer: the pantheist view (that individuals can coerce and force God to speak); the deist view (the view that God never speaks); and the theist view (that God speaks to his people...

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Special Disclaimer: This podcast discusses the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The discussion of this series is by no means an endorsement by Pastor Brian Chilton, the Bellator Christi Podcast, BellatorChristi.com, or its affiliates of this highly controversial series. 13 Reasons Why i...

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In this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton delivers a Mother’s Day message as he discusses the 8 characteristics of a godly woman. These 8 characteristics formulate a biblical picture of a godly woman.

The Portrait of a Godly Woman

Proverbs 31:10-31

  1. A godly woman is...

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By: Brian Chilton and Jason Kline | May 16, 2017

In recent years, we have noticed an increasing amount of skepticism among Christian ranks concerning prayer and how God responds. Much of the skepticism about God’s involvement in prayer comes from false understandings of prayer often...

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For the past few weeks, host, Brian Chilton and Michael Boehm have been delving into the world of the occult. On this final episode of the series entitled “Evaluating the Occult,” Brian and Michael round out their discussion with a conversation about ways the occult has entered church...

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In this message, we continue our series on the church called “Ecclesia: All About the Church.” Already in this series, we have investigated the mission of the church, the people of the church, as well as the roles of the pastor and deacon. The final two messages in this series will...

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By: Brian Chilton | May 9, 2017

A major issue facing the theological and apologetics world is the issue with the harmonization of the Gospels. The Four New Testament Gospels often present varying details of the life of Christ. Cold-case homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace, notes that the Gospels...

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In this second of a three part series, we are joined by Michael Boehm of Youth Apologetics Training. In our first episode, Michael distinguished the differences between the various types of the occult found in the Western world. In this second episode, Michael finishes his examination of the types...

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Ecclesia: All About the Church

The Biblical Role of Deacons

Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13

  1. The biblical deacon holds the role of a WORKING servant of the church (Acts 6:1-2, 4).
  2. The biblical deacon holds the role of a QUALIFIED servant of the church (Acts 6:3 & 1 Tim. 3:8-12).
    1. The biblical deacon is...

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By: Brian Chilton | May 2, 2017

The more I study the New Testament documents, the more I am convinced that the documents, particularly the Synoptic Gospels, are earlier than expected. Scholars like W. F. Albright and John A. T. Robinson—both who are not necessarily conservative in their...

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(BCP) When God Says No - Bellator Christi

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Prayer is an important aspect of the Christian’s life. Prayer allows us to communicate with God. At times, prayer becomes crucial as an individual faces difficulties in life. These difficulties can range from anything from physical ailments, financial troubles, to familial discord. God will...

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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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