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
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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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:26

MacArthur: Social Injustice and the Gospel

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Let me commend to you a blog series by John MacArthur. He launched it yesterday and will be posting through the next couple of weeks. He doesn’t name those he is criticizing, but perhaps that is to come. — dcsj

The evangelicals who are saying the most and talking the loudest these...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 17:03

Chapter 4 – Trusting in the Silence

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“All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

― C.S....

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 19:28

When the Rule Book Changes

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I have been getting requests to address rule book changes at BJU. Now that IS a can of worms because the requests are running both fer and agin. Some are saying we should defend BJU against the criticism and the other group is deeply concerned about BJU changing directions. So what I do know is...

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The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.

But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 17:03

Best of Blogs: On Preaching

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Just a few days ago, I read an outstanding blog article on preaching by Michael Kruger, president of the Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. In Moving Beyond One-Dimensional Sermon Applications, Kruger outlines three categories of application for the sermon, the call to action, the...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:03

On Television

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I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes (Psalm101:3a).

Recently, I went through the normal old age event called “cataract surgery.” It is difficult to describe what I now see, based on what I did not see before. I no longer need glasses except for reading and another side blessing is...

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Every sunrise welcomes a new day filled with choices you will make and circumstances you will encounter. For some, this daily adventure is exhilarating. For others, it is overwhelming. And for others (perhaps most), it is routine. In every case, there is one important fact to remember: God is...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 17:03

Building Trust Relationships

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A developing romantic relationship contains many fearful delights. The delights are too numerous to exhaustively list, but they include the delight of discovery, the unfolding/revealing of the person upon whom you are bestowing your affection, the new paths into which your life is entering and a...

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 18:41

Two Stories Can Be Better than One

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Expository preaching presents some amazing challenges at times. In preaching through the lives of Elijah and Elisha some passages just flow, but some make you scratch your head. Recently I was working on the story of the floating ax head in 2 Kings 6. Understanding the story is easy enough. The...

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This series of wisdom statements in Proverbs 16 can help you to navigate the many decisions you make in life, big and small.

  • A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
  • He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he....

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Years ago as a young preacher boy (I embrace the term!), I sat under a young Mark Minnick as he taught a number of us “Pulpit Speech,” a Junior level speech class. The men in that class are well fixed in my memory, some of them among my closest friends to this day. One even teaches the...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:03

When It Looks Like God Is Losing

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It’s no fun when someone takes something from you that you weren’t looking to get taken. It’s just not a good way to start your day when you walk out to your car in the morning to find a thief has substituted your wheels with cinder blocks. How many ice cream stand owners out...

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Monday, 30 July 2018 17:03

Physical Exercise and Godliness

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Is physical exercise a good thing?

Over some coffee at Connecticut Muffin last week, some pastor friends and I discussed the subject of physical exercise. Is it good? Is it important? We can answer this question by giving attention to 1 Timothy 4:7-8, which says:

Exercise yourself toward godliness....

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Sunday, 29 July 2018 12:47

Let’s Clean Our Own Houses

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You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance (Psalm 90:8)

For Roman Catholics the secret is out, and now we realize it involves the most revered in Church leadership. Last week in a National Review article Michael Dougherty concluded that there will...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 04:25

‘LGBT Christians’ conf. draws SBTS, ERLC responses

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Among Southern Baptists, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. has criticized some aspects of the conference, as have the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission staff and Denny Burk, president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.Karen Swallow Prior, an...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 18:03

What is Worship?

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As a follow-up to Dr. Mincy’s thoughts yesterday, I thought it might be helpful to consider this question briefly. The term, worship, has several meanings according to Dictionary.com, but the ones we are most interested in are these:

As a noun, “reverent honor and homage paid to God or a...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:03

Worship Thoughts

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Worship of the true God is the most noble act that mankind can do. Worship is the specific act of a Christian bowing before God (either literally or in the heart), ascribing to our God the fact that He alone is God, and that we worship Him for the perfections of His character and for what He has...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:03

Review: Finding Truth

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Finding Truth is a relatively recent book (pub. 2015). Others have taken in hand to review it already. For a survey of the main argument of the...

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