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

Effectual Grace - Apologetic Report

Stop motion animation that uses Playmobil to tell the story of Martin Luther, and the Reformation. Over 5000 individual photos bring to life scenes from the life of Luther like the castle where he hid as an outlaw, Wittenberg where he taught, the monastery where he was gripped by the Bible, and the...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:02

How to Make an Effective Preacher

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image How to Make an Effective Preacher – Author Unknown by Clint Archer (original source here)

John MacArthur, as the President of our seminary, read this out at my graduation ceremony. It has haunted me and inspired me since I became a pastor eleven years ago. When I am tempted to rethink and...

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Some time back the fine gentlemen at the Two Thieves podcast interviewed me on the subject of the Protestant Reformation and also about my time as a pastor in the word of faith movement. Here is the show:

Authors: John Samson...

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Saturday, 24 June 2017 08:14

Christ’s Prediction of Victory

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image Dr. Sam Waldron writes, “… one of the great things about the Optimistic Amillennialism which I defend and teach is that it is not mere theory and speculation about the distant future. The focus of optimistic amillennialism is not a Jewish Millennium by and by, but the Christian church...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 17:52

This We Believe

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image Article by by Carl R. Trueman (original source here)

Many evangelical Christians are instinctively suspicious of the whole idea of creeds and confessions, those set forms of words that certain churches have used throughout the ages to give concise expression to the Christian faith. For such people,...

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Dr. Michael Reeves – What’s Missing from Our Gospel? The Forgotten Key to Engaging Pluralist Society

How has the church effectively allowed pluralism to so dominate our culture, and what can be done now to engage our pluralist neighbors? What are we not understanding from a biblical...

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image Unlike the author of this article, I am not a Presbyterean, nor am I a part of the PCA, but the principles outlined here by Steve Tipton concerning the Regulative Principle of Worship, I find helpful.

Article: The Regulative Principle of “Liturgical Sameness?” by Steve Tipton (original...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:35

Usurping the Seat of Christ

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Dr. John MacArthur: Usurping the Seat of Christ

(An Overview of Roman Catholicism and its teachings)

Authors: John Samson...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:16

God Ordains ‘Whatsoever Comes to Pass’

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Do you believe that God ordains whatsoever comes to pass? In this brief clip from his teaching series Chosen By God, R.C. Sproul explains how this question distinguishes between atheists and theists.

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The third chapter the Westminster Confession begins with these words: “God from all...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 02:16

What is a Worldview?

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image by James Anderson (original source here)

Abortion. Euthanasia. Pornography. Same-sex marriage. Transgender rights. Embryonic research. Genetic enhancement. Christians surveying the cultural landscape in the West have a clear sense that things are headed in a destructive direction. While most...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:32

Heaven Through Faith Alone

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Good works are never the instrumental cause of salvation, but the fruit (evidence) of it. Article here.

Authors: John Samson...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:51

Sanctified By Grace

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“If any part of our salvation (justification, sanctification, glorification) is by works, then it is not by grace (Rom 11:6).” – Dr. R. Scott Clark

Article: Believer, You Are Being Graciously Sanctified

Authors: John Samson...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 09:39

Calvinism and Covenant Theology

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image Article by Tom Hicks: The Five Points of Calvinism and Covenant Theology (original source here)

In recent years, there has been a recovery of the five points of Calvinism among many evangelicals, but there has not been a concomitant revival of the covenant theology of seventeenth century Puritanism...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 09:33

The Killer Shoes of Peace

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Text: Ephesians 6:15 – “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.”

The heavily spiked shoes of the Roman soldier meant sure footing in any type of terrain and also could be used as something of an offensive weapon. In spiritual terms,...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:00

Responding to Objections to Sola Scriptura

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image Article: Countdown to Reformation Day: Responding to Objections to Sola Scriptura by Kenneth Richard Samples (original source here)

Kenneth Richard Samples is senior scholar at Reasons to Believe (a science-faith think tank) and an adjunct instructor of apologetics at Biola University. This article...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 19:30

Getting Past the TULIP

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image Article by Dr. Michael Horton (original source here)

Countdown to Reformation Day: Getting Past the TULIP

Just as Luther’s followers preferred to be called “evangelicals” but were labeled “Lutherans” by Rome, around 1558 Lutherans coined the term “Calvinist”...

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image Here’s a recent article (original source here) written by my pastor friend in Kenya, Elly Achok Olare:

CAN FAITH FORESTALL DEATH AND GIVE YOU LONGER LIFE?

I pose this question because of a post I read from a Facebook conversation. The person wrote among other things this statement which we...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 02:24

The Regulative Principle (Overview)

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image What follows is a very helpful series of articles by Dr. Ligon Duncan, written in July 2014 at his blog of ligonduncan.com:

Why how we worship matters July 12, 2014

Protestants have always believed that how we worship, the manner of our public worship, matters. The main reason for this is because...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 00:41

The Regulative Principle of Worship

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image A Banner of Truth article by Terry Johnson (original source here)

Jesus rejects the worship of the Pharisees saying their worship was futile because they were teaching their doctrines rather than God’s doctrines. They were worshiping according to their will rather than according to His will.

In...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 00:26

The Sovereignty of God

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Dr. Steve Lawson – The Sovereignty of God:

Session 1 – Radical Corruption: What Can a Dead Man Do?

Session 2 – Unconditional Election: Who Chose Whom?

Session 3 – Definite Atonement: For Whom Did Christ Die?

Session 4 – Sovereign Regeneration: How is one Born Again?

Revelati...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:37

Jonathan Wells Presents Zombie Science

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Jonathan Wells Presents Zombie Science at National Book Launch:

“In his new book Zombie Science, biologist Jonathan Wells asks a simple question: If the icons of evolution were just innocent textbook errors, why do so many of them still persist? Wells gave a presentation about Zombie Science...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:31

Raise Your Expectations for Sunday Morning

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Dr. John Piper:

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The word, under which you will now gather week in and week out, applied to you for the direction of your souls, is infinitely — I choose that word carefully — infinitely more authoritative than all presidential directives put together. The word of God in...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 23:30

Richard Baxter on Justification

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Richard Baxter is a man often quoted in Reformed circles, but as this article explains, he wrote some very troubling things concerning the doctrine of justification. Because of this fact, I believe that before we quote from his works, we should use a great deal of caution.

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Dr. James White:

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