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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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:03

Guns and Sanctification

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The recent tragedy of the shooting in Florida reminds us once again of man’s depravity and his need for salvation through Jesus Christ to receive a changed heart.

The wake of this egregious crime certainly has spurred debate about guns, but common sense recognizes the truth of the adage,...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:19

The religion of Madeleine L’Engle

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image‘A Wrinkle in Time’ author Madeleine L’Engle, a deeply religious writer, faced attacks from fellow Christians – The Washington Post

L’Engle was not afraid to push buttons, said Luci Shaw, a poet, co-author, editor and a friend of L’Engle’s for more than...

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CINCINNATI (BP) — Religious freedom provides no legal basis to discipline transgender workers who violate workplace gender policies, a U.S. appeals court has ruled in a groundbreaking decision. more…

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Monday, 12 March 2018 17:04

Religion Needs a Savior

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Tribal Divisions Created by Religion Most Harmful in Global Conflict, Experts Say | Best Countries | US News

imageIn a recent Best Countries survey of more than 21,000 people from all regions of the world, the majority of respondents identified religion as the “primary source of most global...

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Believers living in America need to give serious attention to what Paul teaches in Romans 13:1-7. He teaches that followers of Christ must conscientiously refuse to participate in any form of disrespect or disobedience to civil law and government officials. The only exception allowed by God is...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 15:39

Omniscient God

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Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.  Psalm 147:5

We worship an omniscient God.  There has been a movement over the last couple of decades to redefine the omniscience of God.  The problem that some see with the Bible presentation of omniscience is that...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 11:23

Surrogacy for Money

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imageThe demand for surrogate mothers is rising so much, partly due to gay marriages, that more states are legalizing surrogacy for money. That is, paying women […]  More . . .

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 11:17

C. J. Mahaney Withdraws from T4G 

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Following Rachael Denhollander’s Sovereign Grace claims, the former SGM president once again says he wants to avoid distracting from the biennial conference.

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Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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I have been involved in leading churches for four decades, with an emphasis on church planting in the last few years. I’ve also visited and addressed hundreds of churches around the world and have had the privilege of meeting thousands of Christian leaders. Through this time, I’ve...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 11:02

Homeschool Will Not Save Them

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imageShe memorized Scripture verses in AWANA club and learned the books of the Bible, days of creation, and the Ten Commandments by heart. They were beautiful days that passed into gratifying years; and together, we reveled in the joy of learning about our Creator and his creation. Like the woman of...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 04:19

Course on How We Got the Bible

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TGC Course | Early Christianity and the New Testament Canon

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How can I trust my Bible? How do I know the right books made it into the canon of Scripture? How do I know my English Bible accurately reflects the words in the original manuscripts? Maybe you have asked yourself questions like this before....

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 16:15

Can a Christian University have a law school?

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The covenant and the courts: Inside a Christian university’s law school crusade | National Post

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When Trinity, a private evangelical Christian institution, first proposed a faculty of education in 2000, the B.C. College of Teachers rejected its application: It argued that the university’s...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 16:03

Knowing Is Not Enough (2)

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Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Job 22:21

imageEliphaz is trying to tell Job what he needed to do. He wants Job to repent and be reconciled to God, to submit to Him, as opposed to questioning and accusing Him, and to be at peace with Him. Much of...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 06:41

Pro-Life Is Pro-Women’s Health

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imageWith the re-institution of a comprehensive, pro-life policy that blocks the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for overseas abortions, the United States stands as a beacon of pro-women health policy this International Wom  en’s Day.    More . . .

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 16:03

SIMPLE FAITH IN ACTION

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imageDoes our faith show up 24/7? This story from Joy in Frederick, Maryland reminds us that the littlest things we say can open big gospel doors.

Joy was shopping at a new mattress store in her community where she met the owner. Joy couldn’t take advantage of the stellar deal he offered her until...

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 imageIt didn’t take long for Denhollander to respond to SGC’s February 13th statement. Last evening she posted a lengthy statement on Facebook. She begins with this explanation (see excerpt below):I have prayed and considered for nearly three weeks whether to respond to the...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 02:11

Earth’s Magnetic Field is Young

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imageThe earth’s magnetic field is a powerful witness for a world much younger than the billions of years required by evolutionary theories. Let’s start the story with the most prominent feature of the field today–its very rapid decay.The Field Is Decaying RapidlyThe...

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imageThroughout its 24-year history, Answers in Genesis has come under attack from a variety of people for holding Bible-based beliefs. Recently, AiG was targeted in a free speech, religious liberty matter at one of America’s universities.Earlier this year, Ken Ham, AiG president, was scheduled to...

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In recent years, however, many evangelical scholars have expressed doubts about a literal Adam and Eve as the first humans created by God and the universal ancestors of all human beings. More recent contributions from genetic analysis that suggests that the original population of humans was...

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imageMost adherents of the world’s religions claim that their traditions place a premium on virtues like love, compassion and forgiveness, and that the state toward which they aim is one of universal peace. History has shown us, however, that religious traditions are human affairs, and that no...

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Eduimagecation Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming under renewed pressure to uproot the Obama administration’s lenient school-discipline directive, which critics say backfired tragically with last month’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, has urged...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:03

Using a Blog in Ministry

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Platforms for Written Communication

In the fourteenth century BC, neighboring statesmen and Egyptian pharaohs used clay tablets to exchange messages. We call these the Amarna Letters. Today people continue to exchange written messages but use different platforms. We’ve moved...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 16:03

The Real Problem with Gun Violence

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Eighteen years ago, on April 20, 1999, our nation changed. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered into Columbine High School, killed fifteen individuals (including themselves), and injured twenty-four. It wasn’t the first school shooting, but at the time it was the most memorable. The...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 08:13

The Holy Grail of Dinosaurs?–ICR

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A recent article by a team of paleontologists, led by Hesham Sallam, of Mansoura University, Egypt, claims to have found the Holy Grail of dinosaurs in the middle of Egypt.1 The Genesis Flood model easily explains this unique discovery. More . . .

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Abortion is still illegal in Ireland.  This article describes the struggle going on in Ireland right now and how many Catholics believe it might impact the Roman Catholic Church there.

Sadly, St. Patrick’s vision of the extinguishing of the Catholic faith in Ireland has...

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