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

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The music at our recent conference at First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan (also see here), was one of the outstanding features of the meeting. It reflected the good gifts God gave to Pastor Harding and his wife which bless their church every week. Many others on their team who contribute to this...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 21:09

Being Wrong and Loving It

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I can be wrong, but God never is.

“Of course!” you say.  For those of us in ministry leadership, this is often a hard lesson to learn. Some of the greatest blessings God has given me in my ministry came against my will.

When we were in our first building project, we were closing in...

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image Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., was suspended from public ministry on Wednesday, after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor was found to be credible. According to a statement released by the Archdiocese of New York, McCarrick was accused...

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1 Pet. 5.8 1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

I am aware how unpopular this take will be with sports-loving conservatives. But alas, we conservatives have imbibed a poisonous cultural norm in our worship of...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:03

Our Great God

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For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring. Acts 17:28

(A follow up toOur One Unique God, published last week.)

In verses 24 through 28 of Acts 17, the Apostle Paul provides us with a great statement regarding the...

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Don’t trust “I say it in a study” until you know more about the design of the study and who financed the study. “Science” is as political as anything else, and capable of manipulation by hidden agendas. – dcsj

The study was intended to test the hypothesis that one...

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In the early days of our fledgling nation, pressure to conform to the Church of England drove many individuals to the new world. Henry Dunster was one of many who departed England for the freedom and spiritual life available in the colonies, immigrating to the new colonies in the 1640.

Soon after...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:03

Audio from the 98th Annual Fellowship Meeting

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Last week, I posted a summary of the concluding message delivered at our meeting. Today, I’d like to highlight all the available audio with some highlights from each of them. We have all the files stored here on P&D as well as at the conference site.

Monday, June 11

7:00 PM — General...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 17:03

“Sorrowful yet Always Rejoicing”

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I don’t like sorrow. You might respond, “Of course, who does?” I mean, I really don’t like sorrow. My natural instinct is to flush it out as quickly and aggressively as possible. I don’t want to think about what is wrong, and I especially don’t want to talk about...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:13

Ten Things You Should Know about Religion in Canada

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1. Only 29% of religiously committed people in Canada view evangelism positively. Only 8% of all Canadians view evangelism positively. more…

My sense is that this article paints an accurate picture of the state of religion in Canada. Pray for revival! – dcsj

Authors: dcsj...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 17:03

Fortitude for Fathers

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One friend facetiously relayed to another, “I just watched a film where a man’s wife is brutally murdered by a serial killer and his son is left physically disabled. In a twisted turn of events, his son is kidnapped and he has to chase the kidnapper thousands of miles with the help of a...

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The Supreme Court [of Canada] has upheld the right of provincial law societies to reject the graduates of a proposed Christian law school over a rule that prohibits students from having sex outside of heterosexual marriage.  more….

Observation: the ruling is very disappointing, but...

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For me, that “aha” moment came while reading Farrell’s 1993 book, The Myth of Male Power, where I encountered his theory of “disposability” as the guiding principle behind men’s self-valuation. The basic idea is that our societies depend for their survival and...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:03

Young Man … Are You in Blood Earnest?

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the Foundations Baptist Fellowship Annual Meetingreport

What an outstanding meeting! We heartily commend Dr. Mike Harding and First Baptist Church of Troy for their excellence and graciousness in hosting us for the meeting. The speakers all did an outstanding job. The music was incredible. The...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:03

Bible Perspective On Suicide

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The recent deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade raise awareness of a disturbing fact. Even famous and accomplished people commit suicide. What’s more, the New Yorker claims that suicide rates increase following high-profile suicides like these. (Suicides...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 17:03

Bible Answers for Suicidal Thinking

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A tragic wave of suicides among the rich and famous rocked our news pages recently. This past weekend two others jumped out of Manhattan buildings to their death. These unspeakable tragedies remind us that sometimes the least likely people in the least likely places are thinking about suicide. It...

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Out of the plethora of godly preachers who have already entered into glory, who graces your list of heroes? There are plenty to choose from: Chrysostom, Whitefield, Edwards and Lloyd-Jones, Moody and Morgan, Torrey, Tozer, Spurgeon, and Simeon along with the rest of the great cloud of witnesses....

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Do not wait.  Abuse will not go away or get better over time (Proverbs 19:19).  It is much better to deal with it early than wait until more damage is done.  You want to reach out to your pastor for help, but you are not sure how to do it.  We understand that every situation is...

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A new genetic study showing that 90 percent of animals appeared on the Earth simultaneously and at the same time as humans affirms the biblical account of creation, says Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis.

The study, published in the journal Human Evolution, examined the “DNA...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 17:03

Praying, Praying, Praying

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Praying at All Times

When Paul says, “Praying always,” he encourages believers to pray all the time (Eph 6:18). He further portrays this as “being watchful,” which means to “stay awake.” He also portrays this as “with all perseverance,” which means,...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 17:03

Our One Unique God

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Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.John 14:6

Because of the activity of Isis, the religion of Islam is a major subject in the news every day. Christianity proposes the true God who is far different from the Allah...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 17:03

Introducing the P D Resources Page

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Proclaim & Defend recently added a Resources page. The topics we discuss on these pages often are more fully developed in books and resources that we highlight here. Additionally, many members of the Foundations Baptist Fellowship are writers. We want to promote their work here. They are worth...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 17:03

Lessons from an English Cathedral

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I am visiting in the United Kingdom for a couple of weeks, getting some quality “grandfather time” with two lovely granddaughters. In the process, we are dragging them around to all sorts of historical sites. They appear to tolerate it reasonably well, though I am sure they would rather...

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The justices provided a legal victory to Trump’s administration even though the teenager already has had the abortion because it eliminated a precedent at the federal appeals court level that could have applied in similar circumstances in which other detained minors sought abortions.In the...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 17:15

Regarding Physical Abuse in Marriage

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With the firing of Paige Patterson at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the way pastors have counseled physically abused women has become a serious topic of discussion. It is important that God’s people go on the public record regarding the topic of physical abuse in marriage.

The...

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