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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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.

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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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Thursday, 31 May 2018 17:03

Christian Purpose

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But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8

A lot of people purpose to do things that they never...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:20

Who Are These Fundamentalists? « Don Boys

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U.S. Fundamentalists, including many who identify as Evangelical, consist of about 30 percent to 40 percent of the population. They are simply Christians who take the Bible seriously and are willing to stand alone if necessary for their beliefs. Their stand is usually conspicuous for its...

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During the May 30, 2018, Executive Committee meeting of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) Board of Trustees, new information confirmed this morning was presented regarding the handling of an allegation of sexual abuse against a student during Dr. Paige Patterson’s...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:03

Lessons from the Caffyn Controversy

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Can we learn from history? Given the oft-repeated mistakes of men, the adage that answers in the negative seems all too true. In the hope that perhaps we can be an exception, I’d like to draw your attention to Matthew Caffyn and...

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A woman religious casts her ballot May 25 in Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on its law on abortion. Voters went to the polls May 25 to decide whether to liberalize the country’s abortion laws. (CNS photo/Alex Fraser, Reuters)

DUBLIN (CNS) — Voters in Ireland have opted to remove...

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This article features quotes from a sixty-eight page article in the Penn State Law Review. The title is “John Leland and James Madison: Religious Influence on the Ratification of the Constitution and on the Proposal of the Bill of Rights,” written by Mark S. Scarberry, professor of law...

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