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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Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:03

The Invisible Presence of God

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We serve and worship an invisible God. He is a Spirit (Jn 4:24). In addition, no human being has ever viewed God with his eyes (Jn 1:18). The nation of Israel struggled with this reality. For a period of 400 years (nearly twice the age of the United States of America), they lived immersed in...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:03

I’ll Do It My Way

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Proverbs 18:1-2 (NKJV), A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.

Isolationism is what is spoken of here in these verses, a sense of doing something “my way” even when it...

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Faith is in retreat, atheism is on the march. But only in China does a majority positively state they don’t believe in God.

Source: China is the world’s only country where ‘convinced atheists’ are in the majority | Big Think

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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imageHow does one reconcile child abuse within an institution that claims to follow Jesus?

Source: It’s becoming harder to explain why I’m still Catholic – The Washington Post

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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imageBut our failures as parents and spouses, as sons and daughters, ultimately point the way to something better.

Source: Russell Moore: Family Life Isn’t Just Humbling—It’s Humiliating | Christianity Today

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 17:03

Teach Us to Pray

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FrontLine | July/August 2018

When setting out to put together this issue of FrontLine, we regularly encountered an objection from prospective writers. Not, “Sorry brother, I just can’t make any more commitments at this time,” but, “Brother, I just don’t feel...

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John McCain did not get along well with fundamentalists, especially during and following the 2000 Republican primaries, but there was a history between McCain and the FBFI.  In 1982 John McCain met with Dr. James Singleton (Long time FBFI board member and leader) in his office in Tempe to seek...

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imageAn ecclesial straight shooter. A reliable character. A serious man. That’s how sources familiar with Carlo Maria Viganò describe the Italian archbishop, who served as the Vatican ambassador to the

Source: The Catholic abuse scandal now leads all the to way the Vatican

Authors: Kevin...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 04:34

The FBFI and the Text and Translation Debate

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I have been asked to write about how the FBFI should view the boundaries of fellowship and other practical issues relating to the text and translation controversy. A necessary starting point for discussing this matter is what the FBFI has already said. Below is a review the history of FBFI text and...

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This is by far the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind.  (KSchaal)

 

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Drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought, according to a new study that concludes there’s no “safe” level of alcohol consumption.The comprehensive study,...

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Christians across the nation are expressing grave concerns over a proposed California law that would outlaw speech dealing with certain issues – including homosexuality and gender identity – by clergy members, licensed counselors and others.

Assembly Bill 2943, authored by Democratic...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 02:09

The Christian and Adoption – BJUtoday

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“Adoption is basic Christianity.” Those words, written in an email we received a decade ago by a twenty-four-year-old BJU graduate working as an English teacher in China, set us on a path to adoption. She and her husband intended to live in China for a...

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imageBy Noah BerlatskyAugust 21

DC Comics has just suggested that Batman is an atheist.On the one hand, that seems a bit odd, since Batman — a.k.a Bruce Wayne — has met a wide array of gods and demigods personally. On the other hand, Batman’s atheism makes sense. When humans have...

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Bob Jones University will reduce its staff over the next year by about 50 employees, the result of a $4.5 million expense overage in the last fiscal year, school officials said Tuesday.Faculty members in academic programs “where we have more faculty than needed” have been...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:03

Staying on the Mountaintop

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Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain (Isaiah 40:4).

There is something so beautiful and majestic when viewing mountains 10,000 to 14,000 feet in height. It is a wonderful experience to hike in...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 17:03

The Error of Counterfeit Holiness

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The Scripture upholds true godliness and holiness with statements like “Godliness is profitable unto all things” (I Tim. 4:8), and warns against the counterfeit, with statements like “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Tim....

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:03

Gospel Tract Soulwinning

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If we obey God’s Great Commission we will be concerned about and looking for opportunities to give the gospel message to the lost all around us—at our front doors, at stores, banks, gas stations, or wherever our daily routine takes us. While there are other good methods of personal...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 17:03

A Voice from The Past

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The Background

The Gospel of John wraps up the public ministry of Jesus in an unexpected way, by returning to the memory of John the Baptist. At the beginning of this gospel, we read about the message of John the Baptist (John 1:6-36). But after the introduction and baptism of Jesus, his followers...

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:01

FBFI and the KJV

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Some questions have arisen as a result of Mark Ward’s presentation at our Annual Fellowship regarding the King James Version.  I would just like to clarify a few things on this topic.

  1. As with all of our speakers in all of our General Sessions and Workshops, Mark was speaking...

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Euthanasia tourists are flocking to Brussels to get a lethal dose. Doctors at hospitals and clinics at Belgium’s capital are seeing an increase in number of euthanasia tourists who are travelling from across the world to their accident and emergency rooms. Olivier Vermylen, an emergency...

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Euthanasia . . . for Children?by Ken Ham on August 16, 2018 00:03 06:25Share: The European country of Belgium has some of the most permissive laws regarding euthanasia of any nation in the world. Euthanasia, also known as “doctor assisted suicide,” is the idea that a terminally ill...

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This article is not linked in the interest of “Catholic-bashing.”  There are vast theological differences between fundamentalists and Catholics on the very core issues of what it means to be a Christian. We are linking this as a reminder of the corruption that is potential in any...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:03

Hills and Valleys

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Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain (Isaiah 40:4).

When you drive through Colorado, you cannot help but be impressed as you approach a mountain 12,000 feet high. But as you get closer, you...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:03

Life Is Like a Dickens Novel

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known. – Sydney Carton

This famous line marks the end of the masterful novel, A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens.If you know the story, you know how fitting this...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:03

Church Music – Old Versus New?

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Recently I had a conversation with another Christian and I was “challenged” (that may be too strong a word) to select more ‘modern’ hymns for Sunday worship than the hymns I had chosen. This actually was much more of an amicable discussion than you might think, but it left...

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