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
Monday, 22 May 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 6)

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Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3Part 4Part 5

The Meaning of Honorable

To many people, being an honorable man might simply mean to practice things that are good, helpful, and kind. A husband might believe he is honorable if he does not commit adultery and if he...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:03

Teach Me Thy Way

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George Stiekes

Teach me Thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Psalm 27:11

Teach Me Thy Way, O LORD is one of my favorite songs. God’s Word reveals God’s way for our lives. When David was King in Israel, it was the Word of God that directed his kingly...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 17:03

What Can You Do About Millennials?

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Don Johnson

On April 30, an article appeared on FoxNews entitled, “Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity.” The author is Alex McFarland, Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University. He appears to base his comments on...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 5)

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Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3Part 4

In discussing what it means to be an honorable Christian man, it is helpful to first understand what each word means. Since the crux of the phrase is the word “Christian” we will begin there. What does it mean to be a...

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Layton Talbert

FrontLine • May/June 2007

At a Glance: Ezra Part 1 ♦ Ezra Part 2

This column recently explored the historical and theological significance of the book of Ezra. Ezra’s contemporary and political counterpart was Nehemiah. Persia’s King Artaxerxes commissioned both...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 17:03

The Ministry of Funerals for Unbelievers

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Wally Morris

My wife and I have been serving the Lord at Charity Baptist Church for almost 23 years, longer than any other pastor in Huntington. Our town is a small town (less than 18,000 people) and the population is decreasing as businesses are closing. Huntington is a rural, farming area with...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 17:03

Seven Marks of Counterfeit Holiness

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John Van Gelderen

In a recent post we addressed the error of counterfeit holiness (see The Error of Counterfeit Holiness). The major error is in focusing primarily on applications of holiness instead of the person of holiness—the Holy One. Although there are many, following are seven marks of...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:03

Three Perspectives on Calvinism

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Recently three articles dealing with the Calvinism vs. Armianism vs. In-between-ism came to our attention. One of the articles goes back to 2010, a lifetime in internet years. Each of them reflect different perspectives on the questions surrounding the theology of salvation. None of them are...

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Don Johnson

Very interesting article over at the Gospel Coalition by Joe Carter, “What Last Century’s Fundamentalists Can Teach Us About This Century’s Apostasy.” The apostasy Carter is referring to is the rapid rise of evangelical acceptance of homosexuality and related...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 17:03

Ezra, Part 2

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At A Glance

Layton Talbert

FrontLine • March/April 2007

All history is theological. Human history is the illustrated encyclopedia of the acts of God—a branch of general revelation and applied theology whereby God makes Himself known to any man who has eyes to see it and a Bible by which to...

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Monday, 08 May 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 4)

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Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

The need for Honorable Christian Men is great because the Scriptural expectations are great.

Many men are no doubt wondering how they can grow in becoming an honorable Christian man. Is there any hope for spiritual growth and victory? The biblical...

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Michael LaPierrre

Thank you for sharing with us during the FBFI Southern Region Fellowship at the Wilds a few weeks back relating to the name change rationale. While I will always consider myself a fundamental Baptist (and happily so), I fully comprehend and appreciate why a change is needed. Thank...

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James Singleton

These words were published seventeen years ago (and republished on P&D in 2012). Their insight into the signs of the times are worth reading again.

FrontLine• March/April 2000

It was said that Rip Van Winkle slept through the American Revolution. Today we face a cultural...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 17:03

Ezra, Part 1

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At A Glance

Layton Talbert

FrontLine • January/February 2007

A new year always carries with it the potential for a fresh start, a rededication to building (and in some cases, rebuilding) the work of God in your life. Ezra and Nehemiah are just such books of new beginning and (re)building. God had...

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Don Johnson

Much discussion followed our last FrontLine issue (“Why We’re Still Here” March/April 2017), both here and elsewhere online. As always with internet discussion, some was inane, prejudiced, annoying, irrelevant, thoughtless, and/or unprofitable. And then there was what...

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Monday, 01 May 2017 17:03

The Emptiness of a Full Life

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Wally Morris

What shall it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Matthew 8:36).

I recently watched a brief video highlighting the comments of novelists, poets, and other authors concerning their belief in God, or rather lack of belief in God. The...

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Sunday, 30 April 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (Pt 3)

Written by

Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2

The need for Honorable Christian Manhood is great because the assaults on Honorable Christian Manhood are great.

THE HOLLYWOOD ASSAULT

Often if a character in a Hollywood movie is being chivalrous, it is sexually motivated rather than motivated by the noble quality...

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Luke 17:7–10

Matt Recker

FrontLine •November/December 2007.

Serving God is wonderful and satisfying … sometimes. It is fantastic if we do it for God and not man, and if we accomplish it in God’s power and not our own. When we lose focus on God, then service can be burdensome;...

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Our Annual Fellowship this year is a combined meeting with the New Testament Baptist Fellowship.

Our meeting is hosted by Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI.

Full conference information here. Registration here.

Speakers:

MARK POORMAN
Pastor – Woodcrest Baptist Church, Mpls, MN
 
JOHN...

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Tom Wheeler

FrontLine • March/April 2002.

One of the most important doctrines of our Christian faith is the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus must be God to save us (Isa. 45:21, 22). Jehovah’s Witnesses, among others, deny this Biblical truth. One passage that they twist in...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 17:03

The Impact of a Book

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Wally Morris

I collect different editions of John Broadus’ The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. I have 20 different editions of this book. Broadus was a Southern Baptist instrumental in starting Southern Seminary. I grew up in Southern Baptist churches but ended my association with SBC...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 2)

Written by

Taigen Joos

God’s people have always been led by God’s men. From Adam, to Abraham, to Moses, to David, to Peter and Paul, and scores of others, God has historically used men to help lead and guide His people down paths of righteousness and holiness. All of those men were imperfect, and...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:03

First Freedom: A review

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Duesing, Jason G, Thomas White, and Malcolm B Yarnell, eds. First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious Liberty. Second Edition. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2016.

Reviewed by Don Johnson

I laboured through this volume, I have to say that right up front. It is not that the subject isn’t...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:21

Observations About Those Who Are Still Here

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Don Johnson

This week we are featuring our March/April FrontLine, I hope you’ve seen our previous articles.[1] In this post, I’d like to take note of several themes I see repeating in each testimonial.

First, a much repeated theme was an over-all good experience with fundamentalism, often...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 17:03

Why We’re Still Here – Previews

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imageWe are promoting FrontLine this week. We offered a look at the latest issue with its opening editorials and contents on Monday. Yesterday we published the lead article by Mark Ward, “Why I’m Still Here.” The articles in this issue of the magazine consist of testimonials from...

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