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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Younger people are opposed to abortion.

Perhaps more alarming for the Democrats is that younger people moved in greater proportion towards the pro-life position than older age cohorts. And a May 2019 Hill-HarrisXsurvey found that 55% of those polled found a Georgia-style six-week abortion ban either...

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The call came in 2014, shortly after Easter. Four years earlier, Catrin Almako’s family had applied for special visas to the United States. Catrin’s husband, Evan, had cut hair for the U.S. military during the early years of its occupation of Iraq. Now a staffer from the International...

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For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods (Psalm 96:4). Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, Who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto Thee(Psalm 71:19)!

From the book, Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer indicates that we have lost the...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:03

Partial Baptists

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Baptists have distinctives, and in a typical ordination council, a Baptist ministerial candidate is asked to articulate them. Though some people may include additional items, these seven elements are at the heart of Baptist distinctives:

  • The Bible: the only rule of faith and practice
  • Priesthood of...

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One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Hebrews 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” It reminds me that Jesus Christ, the very Son of God, understands my...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 17:03

The Fundamentals

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As the twentieth century dawned, a battle for the gospel broke out in the United States and around the world. The battle was not confined to any particular denominational group. The early fundamentalists understood that the very soul of New Testament...

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Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia, has been a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage. What’s made him unusual is that in recent years he’s been trying to make the case to liberals that “same-sex marriage and religious liberty can co-exist.” In...

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As a student at the University of Notre Dame, I have always been taught to try to make a difference in my community. So when I noticed that campus culture has a pornography problem, I wanted to do everything possible to remedy it.

On campus, I have met several people who struggled with an addiction...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:15

Practicing Biblical Separation Wisely

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One of the defining characteristics of biblical fundamentalism is the doctrine and practice of biblical separation. It is not something the fundamentalists conjured up.

I believe there are two types of separation and a third practice that looks like it but is not it exactly.

Separation from false...

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In our day, the alleged personal liberation of the sexual revolution is becoming progressively socialized in institutions and norms. As a result, we have moved beyond the cultural condition in which scientific research into the related social behaviors (hormonal contraceptive use, premarital sex,...

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Supporters of the Equality Act claim it will increase equality in America, but it will actually harm one of the most fundamental rights we all share as Americans – religious freedom. It purports to ban discrimination, but it actually bans disagreement. If passed, the law will...

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The Scripture provides a number of phrases that describe the characteristics of the Holy Spirit.

He is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 John 4:6). As such, He guides us into all truth and seeks to keep us from error.

He is the Spirit of holiness (Rom. 1:4). As such, He separates us...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:03

The Real Reason Game of Thrones Will Disappoint

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Eight years ago, I tried to watch Game of Thrones: Season 1. A few episodes in, I put the DVDs back in the case and returned them. I had seen enough. Besides being disturbed by the nihilistic violence and rape, I felt the story of Westeros wasn’t going anywhere meaningful, and I was right....

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Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd of graduates from the Christian-based Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, that they ought to be ready for ridicule because this secular world is about as intolerant of those of the faith as can be.How right he is.Christianity is, after all, the most...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:03

Unreal Reality? Unreal!

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In 2015, Rachel Dolezal became the subject of national debate when the truth materialized that this Eastern Washington University instructor was not in fact what she claimed to be – African American. Dolezal admitted that she was “born white to white parents,” but now she...

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The return of a rare Bible to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is more than a homecoming – it is a reminder that the Geneva Bible has been part of this country’s religious heritage since the beginning.

The Geneva Bible doesn’t have the modern constituency of the King...

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One of the primary jobs of a husband, according to the Bible, is to love his wife as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25ff). While there are other things involved, I believe this responsibility is critical for any Christian husband to follow. Yet this calling has a web of nuances and...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 16:41

Our Motherly God

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God is called our Father. All the pronouns in scripture that refer to Him directly are masculine. That is how the Bible refers to Him and how we should address Him as well. But there are also a number of scriptures that describe God in what we often consider very feminine ways. It might be that the...

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 18:03

The Two Mothers of Moses

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Gen 49:5-7; Exo 2:1-10; 6:20; Acts 7:20-22; Heb 11:23-26

In an ideal world filled with sunshine and buttercups, rainbows and butterflies, lemonade and candy, one nice, happy, cookie-cutter family raises children who go on to marry people from other nice, happy, cookie-cutter families, and this story...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 17:03

The National Day Of Prayer Contradicts the Bible

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As you probably know, just last week our nation observed The National Day Of Prayer. President Donald Trump issued an official proclamation concerning it, and events occurred in relationship to it.

One of those events included a time of prayer held on the White House lawn. Representatives from...

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Stop accepting the Bible as true and admit Christianity has gotten it terribly wrong on homosexuality. This is the advice Rev. Oliver Thomas gives in a recent opinion article in USA Today for how the church can stop “hemorrhaging members” and see brighter days.

He warns that “the...

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 17:03

Proclaiming Freedom to the Captives

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Let me tell you how a new evangelistic ministry is reaching the lost in our community!

First a Bit of History

A middle-aged friend of mine, Wynn Freeman, who came to Christ as a young man in the back seat of a squad car after he was arrested for drug possession, had made me think deeply about the...

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This article is excerpted from a blog where a member of the FBFI Emeritus Board shares his thoughts and musings.

Frankly, I’ve read only one book on the subject of grace that was signally helpful to me, but in the context of my grace journey that book was a capstone to several other influences...

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Christian parents and pastors must learn more about counteracting online hatred.Whenever we hear news of a mass shooting, we expect the shooter’s life to follow a certain kind of biographical script. Perhaps he’s long suffered from mental instability. Perhaps he’s from a troubled...

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My generation of pastors and leaders has faced unusual challenges. Many of the leaders of my generation inherited plateaued or declining ministries from their predecessors. From the 1940s until the 1980s were boom years for fundamentalism and its related ministries in this country. “The...

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