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

Proclaim & Defend - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 16:03

Have You Made Peace with God?

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Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.Psalm 119:165

I was in the hospital talking to a man who will soon leave this world. I asked him what he would say when God asked, “Why should I let you into My heaven?” His answer was one I have heard on many other...

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Kanye West is scheduled to attend Joel Osteen’s church service on Sunday.

Source: Kanye West and Choir Will Appear at Joel Osteen’s Sunday Service

Authors: Don Johnson...

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 I have written several times about homosexuality and my experiences identifying as a lesbian when I was a young woman. I know firsthand that dealing with same-sex attraction used to carry a huge stigma. If people knew, it was a mark of disgrace. Most of us dealing with it felt ashamed and...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 16:03

THE FUNDAMENTALS: The Bible

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O How I Love Your Law

God’s people have always loved His Word. Clement of Rome, who ministered just after the apostles, instructed his readers, “Look carefully into the Scriptures, which are the true utterances of the Holy Spirit.”...

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In our local church on Sunday, Chaplain Chris Melvin reminded us of the importance of keeping our minds on the big picture when confronted with the evil around us. CH Melvin (MAJ) has just been selected as Senior Chaplain for the Arizona Army Guard. However, his connection with Pastor Jason...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 16:03

Meditations on Creation

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Earlier this summer, John Mincy began a series of meditations on the Bible, posted via his Facebook page. He shares them with us for your edification. For this post, I am leaving the format as daily journal entries for you to get a sense of the flow of thought brother Mincy offers us. We hope you...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 16:03

Well the Pastor Gets Paid, So…

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It’s a common assumption; you and I have heard it before. We get tired of the exhausting work of ministry and, understandably, we want to take a break. If the church members can’t carry the load, then there is always the pastor and his family. “I mean, he gets paid, right?...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 16:03

A Ministry Philosophy for Others to Follow

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As leaders, we desire to commit the things which we have learned “to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2). Using three simple steps (what, why,and who), you can express your ministry philosophy so that others can follow it and put it into practice.

In...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 16:02

Sanctified by the Truth of God

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In John 17, we hear how Jesus prayed to the Father on the night of his betrayal and arrest. As we listen, we learn that he didn’t pray very much for himself. Instead, he prayed for the glory and purposes of God to be accomplished through his suffering. In addition to this, he prayed intently...

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 14:55

On President Trump and Paula White

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According to the NY Times (here), Paula White will now be officially serving in the White House as an aide to shore up President Trump’s relationship with evangelicals.

Now that is perplexing since Paula White is a false teacher.

She preaches and teaches a prosperity gospel that does great...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 17:03

General Meditations on the Bible

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Ed. Note: Our friend John Mincy started a project of daily Scripture meditations on his FaceBook page. For your edification, we would like to share them from time to time. This first piece contains thoughts on the Bible itself, our precious word from God.

Revelation (the Bible is revealed by God to...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 17:03

Salvation in Dispensationalism

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imageDispensationalism inherently sees distinctions in many areas of theology and practice between the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the progress of revelation includes a progression of dispensational expectations and truth, some expanding upon information from former dispensations and some in...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 17:03

Sola Scriptura – Conclusion

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The Bible is fully sufficient for the salvation of man and the development of the believer into full maturity (2 Tim 3:16–17). Through the assimilated Word of God, each man and woman who belongs to God is to be “fully equipped” by the Holy Spirit so that they may know either in...

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It seems that some within the SBC consider Resolution 9 so serious that it demands withdrawal from the SBC altogether.  Al Mohler has also spoken out against Resolution 9 post Convention, but did not do so at the Convention. This is a developing story and it is important to keep an eye on it...

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Monday, 28 October 2019 17:03

What Is Worldliness?

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A new look at 1 Jn 2.15-17

What is worldliness? The term is among many that seemingly defy precise definition. Many Christians know the “love not the world…” passage in 1 John very well. Many sermons address this passage; it’s a “go-to” passage for...

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imageGod is doing a work among the men in our church. It is not necessarily a revival, but there are certainly many personal revivals happening. I am not sure exactly how or when it started but I have been watching it happen for some time now. I have watched men quit lucrative and prestigious jobs...

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The first two-generation “trans” family is getting a lot of blowback as they have announced their son is transitioning into a girl. This startling news comes out of Glasgow, Scotland. The parents, Jody and Greg Rogers from Glasgow said they both suffered abuse online and in their...

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forrest, a seminary belonging to the Southern Baptist Convention, just hired a radical leftist and gay-affirming feminist to its faculty. Karen Swallow Prior’s days at Liberty University were limited after promoting her pro-gay book on...

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[Funan County, China] The continued crackdown on Christianity continues in China with the levelling of a megachurch during a worship service. This was followed by the arrest of the two senior pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao, on what seem to be made-up charges called “suspected...

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:03

Coming to Grips with the Fear of the LORD

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The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.Psalm 36:1

The psalmist indicated his own insight as to why there was so much wickedness. They sense no fear because of their sin. They are part of those who say in their hearts “there is no...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:03

What Is Evangelicalism?

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Writers employ much ink and many pixels, attempting to answer this question. Defining such things as evangelicalism (and fundamentalism) is difficult. We are attempting to define movements. Movements, by definition are moving, ergo, we are describing a moving target.

Recent reading provides yet...

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 17:03

Suffering – Too Wonderful to Understand

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Why do people who know and follow God still suffer excruciating things? This piercing question haunted Job after he had suffered the devastating loss of his resources, family, and health. Three of his so-called friends attempted to answer this question by accusing him of hidden sin. Despite their...

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The Scriptures Counsel by Establishing Correct Behavior

Finally, God’s Word “trains” or “disciplines in righteousness” (πρὸς παιδείαν τὴν ἐν...

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Enrollment rates and retention are critical for small Christian schools. The experiences of Trevecca and Bryan call attention to how important it is for a college to cultivate a niche identity—without creating any controversy that might make prospective students or their parents leery of the...

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Introduction

Christians disagree over what Scripture teaches on the millennium. Those that hold to amillennialism don’t think Scripture teaches a future earthly reign of Christ on earth before the last judgment. Instead, they believe “God’s kingdom is now present in the world as...

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