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, 14 November 2017 16:03

The Gospel According to the Gospels

Written by

Mike Harding

FrontLine • January/February 2009

The Good News of the Gospels centers on the bloody, sacrificial, vicarious death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins, evidenced by His burial and bodily resurrection. The necessary implications of these truths include that we are...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 16:03

The Reformation Is Not Finished

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Wally Morris

I recently attended a “Faith and Spirituality in Politics” luncheon hosted by our state senator. We met at a Catholic retreat center located in our town. The retreat center is very beautiful and peaceful. The luncheon was interesting and helpful, as far as understanding more...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:03

Never Be Shamed from Prayer

Written by

Matt Recker

A term called “prayer shaming” arose after the terrorist shooting in San Bernardino in 2015. Its users intend it as a rebuke to those who offer prayers after a massacre but will not take any political steps, such as new gun laws, to stop future attacks. One paper blared the...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:03

Blogs of note for November 10, 2017

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For today’s post we’d like to highlight a few blogs we noticed recently that are worth your time to read. Here are the headlines:

  • Where Do Catholics Go When They Die?
  • Review: Martin Luther – A Spiritual Biography
  • Christian Taste in Entertainment
  • Stop Looking for the Perfect Friend

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 16:03

What Are You Thinking?

Written by

Ken Endean

FrontLine • May/June 2008

Almost 350 years ago, with the restoration of the English monarchy, King Charles II sought to control the churches. The Act of Uniformity was passed in 1662, requiring all churches to use the Book of Common Prayer and follow the direction of the Church of...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 16:03

Paul’s Amazing Statement on Christian Suffering

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Matt Recker

Colossians 1:24: Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the church.

Paul’s statement on suffering is amazing on a number of levels.

First, it is amazing that Paul rejoices...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 16:03

Predestination

Written by

George Stiekes

Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.John 15:16

There have so many disputes, arguments, and even church splits over the issue of predestination. It is sad when brothers and sisters in Christ divide over the issue of free will or election because both are taught in the Bible.

The...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 16:03

Why a Universal Call to Salvation is Essential

Written by

Kevin Schaal

It is hard to believe, but there were some mid-19th Century London Baptists who accused Charles Haddon Spurgeon of having a “a second-hand ministry, deeply tainted with an Arminian spirit.”[1] Yes. Spurgeon was called a closet-Arminian by some of his peers.

One of their...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 17:03

The Routine of the Tabernacle Worship

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Taigen Joos

Most Christians are familiar with the first half of the book of Exodus. The calling of Moses, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, the giving of the Law, etc. The latter part of the book may be less appealing because it is largely about the instructions for making the components...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:03

God Knows Us and Still Loves Us

Written by

George Stiekes

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.Jeremiah 31:3

God has a very special love for His own. His love is referred to in Scripture as an everlasting love, something no one on earth...

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Wally Morris

One of the most significant changes in attitude and behavior among conservative Evangelicals and some Fundamentalists is the acceptance of the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The increase in consumption of beer, wine, and liquor is characteristic of the wider American culture and...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 05:03

Martin Luther — The Man Who Started the Reformation

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Sam Horn

Bring … the Books

FrontLine• September/October 2006

Since your Imperial Majesty requires a plain answer, I will give one without horns or hoof! It is this: that I must be convinced either by the testimony of Scripture or by clear arguments. I cannot trust the Pope or Councils by...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 17:03

Tempted to Quit? Do You Know Why You Shouldn’t?

Written by

Matt Recker

Church attendance is dropping nationwide. Many think they are perfectly justified. They offer many excuses, but here are some common ones:

  1. “Someone said or did something to hurt me deeply.”
  2. “I’ve got new interests.”
  3. “I don’t like how the church...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 17:03

Opening Our Eyes to the Clash of Worldviews

Written by

George Stiekes

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God(Romans 12:2).

Ken Ham wrote: “Statistical research shows that approximately two-thirds of young people in America...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:03

FrontLine Sept/Oct 17 – Mentoring into Ministry

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FrontLine September/October 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 5

Editorial by David Shumate

We all have a sad tendency to take for granted some of life’s greatest blessings. In thinking about this issue of FrontLine, “Mentoring into the Ministry,” I came to the realization that my Christian...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:03

Problems and Misunderstandings

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FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism?

In this brief concluding message, Dr. Innes deals with problems and misunderstandings that cause confusion, weakness and unnecessary, unbiblical divisions among Fundamentalists....

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Matt Recker

God’s message through Malachi to a disillusioned nation begins with this comforting declaration: “I have loved you, saith the LORD.” Nevertheless, the people childishly argue back to God saying, “How have you loved us?” (Mal 1.2)

This interaction causes one...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:03

Clapping vs. Amen — Which Will Win?

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Wally Morris

The increase in clapping of the hands in churches as a response to musical ministries and even preaching is one of the obvious changes taking place in many churches. What I find intriguing is why? What is behind this growing preference for hand clapping as a sign of approval rather than...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:03

The Same Commit Thou to Faithful Men

Written by

Josiah M. Wambua

FrontLine• January/February 2010

The cliché “Christianity in Africa is many miles wide but only a few inches deep” is not new to most ears. Unfortunately, it still remains a reality to this day. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that believers are to pray so that the...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:02

The Battle

Written by

George Stiekes

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:03

The Genius of Apostasy (2)

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FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism?

Dr. Innes concludes his message from the previous week, summing up the subtle movements that lead a man towards apostasy. He answers the question, “When do I start speaking up or...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:03

Dung on the Face?

Written by

Matt Recker

Malachi 2:3 “I will… spread dung upon your faces…

We might think this is a bit “over the top!” I have never preached about God spreading dung on the faces of the priests, and, on the surface, it seems a coarse tactic to use. In preaching through...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:02

Christians and the Movies

Written by

Don Johnson

You can’t escape the media these days, which means almost everyone knows of their latest obsessions within a few hours of their formation. The last week or so, one story crowded out the regular obsessions. You can hardly go to a site on the web that isn’t offering some kind...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:03

FBFI Weblog: Creation in Real Time

Written by

Don Johnson

The worldviews dominating our culture find their roots in many movements of the past five hundred years, but one particular force that led us to this point in time is the doctrine of evolution. It is axiomatic in the lost world today that “science disproves the Bible,” hence,...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:03

The Biblical Teaching of Hell (Part Two)

Written by

Jerry Sivnksty

FrontLine • November/December 2009 (Part One here)

In Luke 16 we have an account of two men who died. We read in Luke 16:22, “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was...

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