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, 07 November 2017 16:03

Paul’s Amazing Statement on Christian Suffering

Written by

Matt Recker

Colossians 1:24: Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the church.

Paul’s statement on suffering is amazing on a number of levels.

First, it is amazing that Paul rejoices...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 16:03

Predestination

Written by

George Stiekes

Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.John 15:16

There have so many disputes, arguments, and even church splits over the issue of predestination. It is sad when brothers and sisters in Christ divide over the issue of free will or election because both are taught in the Bible.

The...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 16:03

Why a Universal Call to Salvation is Essential

Written by

Kevin Schaal

It is hard to believe, but there were some mid-19th Century London Baptists who accused Charles Haddon Spurgeon of having a “a second-hand ministry, deeply tainted with an Arminian spirit.”[1] Yes. Spurgeon was called a closet-Arminian by some of his peers.

One of their...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 17:03

The Routine of the Tabernacle Worship

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Taigen Joos

Most Christians are familiar with the first half of the book of Exodus. The calling of Moses, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, the giving of the Law, etc. The latter part of the book may be less appealing because it is largely about the instructions for making the components...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:03

God Knows Us and Still Loves Us

Written by

George Stiekes

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.Jeremiah 31:3

God has a very special love for His own. His love is referred to in Scripture as an everlasting love, something no one on earth...

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Wally Morris

One of the most significant changes in attitude and behavior among conservative Evangelicals and some Fundamentalists is the acceptance of the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The increase in consumption of beer, wine, and liquor is characteristic of the wider American culture and...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 05:03

Martin Luther — The Man Who Started the Reformation

Written by

Sam Horn

Bring … the Books

FrontLine• September/October 2006

Since your Imperial Majesty requires a plain answer, I will give one without horns or hoof! It is this: that I must be convinced either by the testimony of Scripture or by clear arguments. I cannot trust the Pope or Councils by...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 17:03

Tempted to Quit? Do You Know Why You Shouldn’t?

Written by

Matt Recker

Church attendance is dropping nationwide. Many think they are perfectly justified. They offer many excuses, but here are some common ones:

  1. “Someone said or did something to hurt me deeply.”
  2. “I’ve got new interests.”
  3. “I don’t like how the church...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 17:03

Opening Our Eyes to the Clash of Worldviews

Written by

George Stiekes

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God(Romans 12:2).

Ken Ham wrote: “Statistical research shows that approximately two-thirds of young people in America...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:03

FrontLine Sept/Oct 17 – Mentoring into Ministry

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FrontLine September/October 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 5

Editorial by David Shumate

We all have a sad tendency to take for granted some of life’s greatest blessings. In thinking about this issue of FrontLine, “Mentoring into the Ministry,” I came to the realization that my Christian...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:03

Problems and Misunderstandings

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FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism?

In this brief concluding message, Dr. Innes deals with problems and misunderstandings that cause confusion, weakness and unnecessary, unbiblical divisions among Fundamentalists....

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Matt Recker

God’s message through Malachi to a disillusioned nation begins with this comforting declaration: “I have loved you, saith the LORD.” Nevertheless, the people childishly argue back to God saying, “How have you loved us?” (Mal 1.2)

This interaction causes one...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:03

Clapping vs. Amen — Which Will Win?

Written by

Wally Morris

The increase in clapping of the hands in churches as a response to musical ministries and even preaching is one of the obvious changes taking place in many churches. What I find intriguing is why? What is behind this growing preference for hand clapping as a sign of approval rather than...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:03

The Same Commit Thou to Faithful Men

Written by

Josiah M. Wambua

FrontLine• January/February 2010

The cliché “Christianity in Africa is many miles wide but only a few inches deep” is not new to most ears. Unfortunately, it still remains a reality to this day. Our Lord Jesus Christ said that believers are to pray so that the...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:02

The Battle

Written by

George Stiekes

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:03

The Genius of Apostasy (2)

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FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism?

Dr. Innes concludes his message from the previous week, summing up the subtle movements that lead a man towards apostasy. He answers the question, “When do I start speaking up or...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:03

Dung on the Face?

Written by

Matt Recker

Malachi 2:3 “I will… spread dung upon your faces…

We might think this is a bit “over the top!” I have never preached about God spreading dung on the faces of the priests, and, on the surface, it seems a coarse tactic to use. In preaching through...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:02

Christians and the Movies

Written by

Don Johnson

You can’t escape the media these days, which means almost everyone knows of their latest obsessions within a few hours of their formation. The last week or so, one story crowded out the regular obsessions. You can hardly go to a site on the web that isn’t offering some kind...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:03

FBFI Weblog: Creation in Real Time

Written by

Don Johnson

The worldviews dominating our culture find their roots in many movements of the past five hundred years, but one particular force that led us to this point in time is the doctrine of evolution. It is axiomatic in the lost world today that “science disproves the Bible,” hence,...

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:03

The Biblical Teaching of Hell (Part Two)

Written by

Jerry Sivnksty

FrontLine • November/December 2009 (Part One here)

In Luke 16 we have an account of two men who died. We read in Luke 16:22, “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:03

The Genius of Apostasy (1)

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FBFI Pulpit: Dr. David Innes, Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA Series: What is Fundamentalism?

imageIn this message, Dr. Innes deals with the difficulty of standing against apostasy. Apostasy appears to be compassionate, full of good works, well spoken of and command the attention and...

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Matt Recker

James 4:7-10

In such a time as this, as our hearts mourn the destruction of hurricanes throughout our land and the horror of the murderous rampage in Las Vegas, we may wonder how to respond. One Bible passage that gives a wonderful heart response are the “Ten Commandments” of...

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 17:03

The Power of Heartfelt Values

Written by

Thomas Overmiller

A Pagan Messaging Frenzy

The noteworthy “media” statistic for parents used to be the average number of hours teenagers spent in front of a television screen. This is no longer the case, because portable electronics and the omnipresent internet have changed the way that...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 17:03

The Heart of Modesty

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P&D weblog

Our post today features an article by Rachel Hicks on modesty. In “The Heart of Modesty” Rachel offers some correctives to the idea that modesty is primarily an effort to avoid being provocative. In fact, modesty is the fruit of spiritual living and thinking. She suggests...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:02

The Biblical Teaching of Hell (Part One)

Written by

Jerry Sivnksty

FrontLine• September/October 2009 29

The preaching of death and Hell has always been a means of bringing many individuals to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. However, many preachers have been scorned for their message of Hell-fire and damnation. Multitudes of the unsaved have...

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