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
Friday, 18 August 2017 21:20

The Continental Divide of Theology

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image This excerpt is adapted from Foundations of Grace by Steven J. Lawson.

Through the western regions of North America, there runs an imaginary geographic line that determines the flow of streams into oceans. It is known as the Continental Divide. Ultimately, precipitation falling on the east side of...

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Friday, 18 August 2017 04:51

Two Articles on Evolution

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(1) This article describes the intellectual journey of a man troubled by evolution as it relates to the book of Genesis.

(2) University settles lawsuit with scientist fired after he found soft tissue in dinosaur bones at this link.

Authors: John Samson...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 23:30

The Other Side of the Rainbow

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The other side of the rainbow – Millie Fontana’s story.

Millie is the daughter of lesbians and reveals here why she is against same-sex marriage.

Other than an assumption of evolution in the speech, this is a quite amazing and brave testimony of what it is like to be raised in a lesbian...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 19:30

The Test Of Our Profession

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image “If there was a drawn sword pointed to my breast and Christ at the other end of it, if I had no other way to be at Him and with Him, I would run myself upon it to be at Him and with Him forever: for He is my life, my heaven, and my all.” – Rev. Thomas Hog

(The test of our...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 19:10

A Beginner’s Guide to Free Will

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image Article by Dr. John Piper (original source here)

Before the fall of Adam, man was sinless and able not to sin. For God “saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). But he was also able to sin. For God had said, “In the day that you eat of it [the...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 07:59

Absolutely Sovereign

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Dr. Steve Lawson on Psalm 93:

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 10:06

Preaching: The Sacred Task

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Text: Hebrews 4:12,13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

God requires much of a preacher. That’s because a Church’s worship never rises above the view of God proclaimed from the pulpit. A high view of God, proclaiming the high majesty, holiness and Sovereignty of God leads to high worship of God. A...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 09:41

Science Confirms the Bible

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Two Talks:

1. For Teens: In this popular video, Ken Ham tackles the biggest creation/evolution questions that he’s constantly asked. Over a dozen “hot topics” are answered.

At this link.

2. The Ultimate Proof of Creation – Dr Jason Lisle

Authors: John Samson...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:35

10 Misconceptions About the New Testament Canon

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By Dr. Michael Kruger:

This series exams some common beliefs out there in the academic (and lay-level) communities that prove to be problematic upon closer examination.

1. The Term “Canon” Can Only Refer to a Fixed, Closed List of Books 2. Nothing in Early Christianity Dictated That There...

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image Dr. Roger Nicole (December 10, 1915 – December 11, 2010[1]) was a native Swiss Reformed Baptist theologian. He was an associate editor for the New Geneva Study Bible, assisted in the translation of the New International Version, and was a founding member of both the International Council on...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:18

Refuting The King James Only Advocates

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From 2002: Hank Hanegraaff interviews Dr. James White on the King James Only cult.

Authors: John Samson...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:13

Sola Scriptura (Resources)

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Phil Johnson – Why We Can’t Abandon Sola Scriptura:

Dr. James White – 2 Hours on Sola Scriptura:

Dr. Robert Godfrey: Martin Luther and Sola Scriptura:

Dr. Michael Horton: John Calvin and Sola Scriptura:

A young James White:

Dr. James White – Audio Message from 2017:

Dr. Al Mohler...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 06:57

Total Eclipse of the Mind

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imageWARNING: SARCASM AHEAD:

I just saw an article written by someone called “Gary” on Bible prophecy entitled “The Divine Message Of The August Eclipse” (original source here, including any links to other articles). I don’t look for these articles, I promise, but somehow...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 15:43

Romans 9

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Dr. James White:

Authors: John Samson...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 00:54

The Most Offensive Verse In The Bible

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image Excerpt from an article “The most offensive verse in the Bible” by Dan Phillips (original source here)

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1

“The most offensive thing I believe is Genesis 1:1, and everything it implies. That is,...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 17:19

Reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses with the Gospel

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By Mike Riccardi: An audio resource along with a lengthy powerpoint presentation at this link.

Authors: John Samson...

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image Article: 10 Things You Should Know About The Sovereignty of God by Dr. Sam Storms (original source here)

Few things are more controversial among Christians than the sovereignty of God. Is God truly sovereign over everything, including calamity, natural disasters, death, and demons, or is his...

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image Here’s my interview on the Apologia Radio broadcast:

Apologia writes: There are episodes of Apologia Radio there are simply “Don’t miss”. This is one of those! We have a very special guest, John Samson. We discuss his newest book defending the “Five Solas”. We...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 22:05

3 Ways Ministry Can Make You Conceited

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I don’t always find myself in agreement with Tim Keller, but this article is very insightful (original source here).

“Ministry will lead to conceit unless God intervenes.” — Tim Keller

I’ve been in ordained vocational ministry for 42 years. Many who started with me...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 21:14

Understanding the Wrath of God

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image Article: An Angry God by Tim Challies (original source here)

What makes you angry? We all have triggers, don’t we? We all have certain contexts and situations, certain affronts to our dignity or pride that stoke the anger within.

I know a lot about anger, as Aileen can no doubt attest. When...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:34

The Slain in the Spirit Phenomenon

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Sola Scriptura – the Bible alone is the word of God and therefore the sole (only) infallible rule of faith for the people of God. May I ask, do you believe that? I do.

The Bible (the 66 book canon of Old and New Testament books) is the ‘God breathed’ (inspired) record of the Holy...

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image Article by John Hendryx (original source here)

The term “prevenient grace” – a distinctly Arminian doctrine – refers to a universal grace which precedes and enables the first stirrings of a good will or inclination toward God and it explains the extent or degree to which...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:55

Should Every Christian Join a Church?

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image Article by Dr. Mark Dever (an excerpt from What is a Healthy Church? – original source here) Pastor Dever (Ph.D. Cambridge) serves as the Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and is the author of several books including Nine Marks of a Healthy Church and The...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 14:23

Ancient Heresies in the Modern Church

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2008 John Bunyan Conference with Dr. James White.

9 messages found at this link

Authors: John Samson...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 04:35

Responding to Objections to Sola Scriptura

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