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, 01 May 2018 17:03

The Messiah and Your Marriage

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imageMany Christian homes are un-Christian in their practice. A married couple may profess to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but how they think, act, and live in their marriage betrays, or at least conflicts with that profession.

The Bible puts it clearly that marriage is a picture of Christ, who...

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This is a direct assault on the core premise of the Declaration of Independence. We Americans asserted that we “are endowed by (our) Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In the American Revolution, in our fight...

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Bernie Sanders and many of his fellow Democrats pushing single payer endlessly claim is that health care is a “basic human right.” What they never mention is that gaining that one means sacrificing many other rights. Just ask the parents of Alfie Evans.

Source: More at Alfie Evans...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 17:03

Christian Zionism

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imageWe should not let the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish state pass without celebrating the role that we, as Dispensational Fundamentalists, played in the return of the Jews to the Holy Land.

Modern Zionism began officially with the publication in 1896 of The Jewish State by Theodore...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 12:37

Three to Thrive: It’s not what you think

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Baptists used to encourage church attendance with the slogan, “Three to Thrive.” The “three” were the key services of the church for years—Sunday morning worship, Sunday evening worship, and Wednesday prayer meeting. These three primary meeting times are still common...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 04:12

An Addict in the Family – Just Between Us

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I work as a volunteer in drug abuse awareness, using shock and awe statistics to wake people up to the fact that we have a drug crisis in our American suburbs. The headline happened to us: “Christian family tries to do all the right things and son descends into drug use.” I still cry...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:03

Grow, Christian, Grow!

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May I ask you lovingly but directly, are you growing spiritually? Are you continually developing stronger spiritual character of love, self-control, peace, and holy desires? Jude tells us we need to be “building up yourselves on your most holy faith” (Jude 20). What a challenge! This...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:03

Closing the Generation Gap

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FrontLine March/April 2018 | VOLUME 28 | NUMBER 2

For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.Ecclesiastes 2:21

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:03

What’s So Special about “Special Music?”

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imageMy experience within fundamentalism began about 26 years ago. This is when I first remember hearing the idea of “special music” in church services. That term was and is used by churches to refer to a vocal soloist or other vocal piece sung by someone other than the congregation. Rarely...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 17:03

Baptist History in England and America

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Dr. David Beale recently published a new book on Baptist History, a welcome addition to the library of any independent Baptist. He gave us permission to publish the preface by Dr. Gerald Priest, which follows below. We also include the table of contents and links to bookstores where you may order...

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On March 12, 2018, Al Mohler posted a blog article on the Ligonier site that any fundamentalist could have written. The title of the article was, “Why Controversy is Sometimes Necessary”. His point was that controversy is not always bad even when it divides believers....

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May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the singles from churches all over the Bay Area for this great one day conference. Dr. Rand Hummel of the Wilds Christians Camp in North Carolina will be our special speaker. You do not want to miss this event! Please register with the church office or online by...

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Friday, 20 April 2018 07:11

Paul Against the Contextualizers

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Our friend Mike Riley writes a helpful corrective of our understanding of 1 Corinthians 9 and “all things to all men.”

To gain a hearing for the gospel, our inclination is to ask, “What problems do people have, and how can we present Jesus as the answer to those problems?”...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:03

Never Underestimate Satan

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And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Job 1:8

There are so many questions asked in the book of Job. When God’s people suffer hurt and tribulation, it...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 17:03

Three Powerful Steps in Standing for Truth

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imageOne might think that the first century church was full of heaven on earth: the apostles were present, miracles were abundant, and revelation was fresh and new. The books of 1, 2, and 3 John, however, give us an open window into severe inner tensions within Christ’s body.

In 1 John we discover...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 04:44

What Happened to Keswick? – Delnay

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Years ago a few Fundamentalists had occasion to identify with the Keswick movement, also known as the “deeper life,” or “victorious life.” Others have slurred the movement in somewhat the same way that New Evangelicals have slurred the Scofield Reference Bible. The point is...

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A decorated Army chaplain is facing what his attorneys are calling a “career-ending punishment” after he explained to a soldier that he could not conduct a marriage retreat that included same sex couples.A military investigation at Fort Bragg determined Chaplain Scott Squires should be...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:03

How to Speak about Jesus

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Praying for opportunities to speak about Jesus is an important step in being an effective gospel witness (Col 4:2-3). Living in a way that anticipates such opportunities is another important step (Col 4:4-5). However, when you take these steps, you need to be prepared to speak when opportunities...

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imageTwo unrelated reports last week illustrate the pressure the world exerts on institutions that fail to measure up to its standards. The first, “Pope Francis’ Supposed Liberalism Isn’t Making Him Less Popular,” reflects polling by the PEW Research Center, assuring us that Pope...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 06:03

Yes, You Can Sweat Blood-Discover

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imageYes, You Can Sweat BloodBy Nathaniel Scharping | April 12, 2018 4:19 pm57 An Italian woman says she had been sweating blood for three years. (Credit: CMAJ)We’ve all heard of sweating bullets, but this is something else entirely.A medical case report in the Canadian Medical Association...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 04:02

The Gospel, Social Justice, and T4G

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On Friday, Oklahoma City Thunder announcer Brian Davis was suspended for saying on air that Russell Westbrook was playing “out of his cotton-pickin’ mind.” He said it in an effort to be complimentary to Westbrook for a stretch of inexplicably amazing play. No one is accusing him...

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This short history behind one of the most important book of fundamentalism demonstrates the relationship between literal normal interpretation, dispensationalism, and biblical separation.  Pickering’s book is under attack today by some, but it is at their own peril. ...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:03

Help Me to See Sin As You See It

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imageHelp me dear Lord to see sin as You see it. Help me never to dress it up as men often do. Help me see how the smallest split-second sin, in the vast ocean of Your created universe is a monumental rebellion against Your holiness.

Help me dear Lord to see how sin makes me a rebel. Help me see sin as...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:03

Three Powerful Facts the Resurrection Proves

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imageLooking at the resurrection from a purely scientific or philosophical standpoint it may seem too impossible to be possible, too unbelievable to believe, and too incredible to be credible. Yet it is true. Jesus lives.

How can you explain the Apostles Paul or Peter, without the reality of the...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:03

Why Come to Church on Wednesday Night?

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With this post, we conclude a four-part series by the pastors of Life Point Baptist Church in Apple Valley, CA. The ministry at Life Point Baptist Church is typical of many independent Baptist churches, but no two churches have exactly the same format for their weekly meetings. We offer this series...

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