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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Monday, 28 May 2018 17:03

New Testament Tongues

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The Meaning of Speaking in Tongues

At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit enabled a group of believers to speak with “other tongues” (Acts 2:4). This was the first time that “speaking in tongues” occurred in the New Testament. People have offered various interpretations about the...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 18:10

Stewards of Their Sacrifice

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Four brothers went to war—World War 2. Their names were Albert, John, George, and Henry. As of last month, the last one (George) entered heaven’s gates at 95 years old.  They were my uncles, my father’s older brothers.

Only three brothers came home from the war. Henry J....

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:03

An Exemplary Pastor’s Wife

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Many people have written books and articles about the pastor’s wife. She is too often unnoticed and under-appreciated in our service for Christ. I’d like to testify on the role by the example of the pastor’s wife I know best, my own.

Whatever impact I have had with people largely...

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This is an incredibly sobering post written by Al Mohler about his own circle of fellowship.  It is a solemn reminder that orthodoxy does not automatically produce moral integrity and we all must be careful to guard our own hearts and ministries against the ravages of sin.  We need...

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Do you have one of those names that give telemarketers pause? You almost feel bad for the guy who has to cold-call a Mr. Anuszkiewicz or a Mrs. Lefebvre to try and persuade them to upgrade their cable, phone, and internet package. By the same token, there are some people out there who always gets...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:03

Do You Trivialize Sin?

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Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:5

From Reader’s Digest: You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please disregard this notice.image

There is some confusion as to what sin is. As a teenager, I learned this...

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In Germany, kids have to go to school whether their parents want them there or not.Police in southern Germany have filed 21 cases of truancy after spot checks at the Allgäu and Nuremberg airports on May 17 and 18. Officers caught families attempting to fly prior to the three-day Pentecost...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 17:03

New Testament Prophecy

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The Nature of Prophecy

The word prophecy in Scripture means “to speak the words of another.” A man-to-man example of this occurred in the Old Testament when Moses gave words to his brother Aaron to speak on his behalf (Ex 4:15). In this arrangement, God described Levi as the prophet of...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 03:15

Separation is Not Always the Answer

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Separation is not always the answer. I know that statement seems contradictory to the fundamentalist ideal, but it is really not. Remaining in fellowship with people with whom we disagree and knowing how to engage in a good controversial debate has been essential to our faith and will be in the...

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imagePope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that “God made you that way and loves you as you are,” apparently pushing the pontiff’s acceptance of homosexuality to a new level.  more…

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:03

The Importance of Strong Biblical Leadership

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In the headlines, we occasionally see stories of abuse of power and failure of leadership. Some of these stories are of failures at a church or other religious organization. Many voices rise up when these events occur, clamoring for a renovation of church polity, denigrating the status quo, calling...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 17:03

Help for Our Failings in Corporate Prayer

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Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people. And the speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked for this thing(I Kings 3:9-12).

After prayer, have you ever asked yourself...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 17:03

The Scope of General Revelation

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Combining famous quotations with the power of the Internet is a recipe for satire and confusion. Case in point, nowhere else can you find a picture of Joseph Stalin stating, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Then there’s Abraham...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 17:03

Do Not Despise God’s Word

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imageProverbs 13:13 “He who despises the Word will be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.”

There is no mistaking the importance of God’s Word in the life of the believer. However, we can easily slip into dangerous modes regarding God’s Word.

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They keep falling like flies–even the public figures who have most supported the #MeToo movement (Growing list). These situations are not new to the modern era and there are many angles that need to be discussed. However, I think it is appropriate to sound a word of warning to men, especially...

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Matthew 1:1-16; Romans 5:20

Every second Sunday of May, our national calendar encourages us to remember our mothers, and we respond to this reminder in various ways. For instance, you may show appreciation on a surface or external level by giving your mother a corsage or bouquet of flowers, or you...

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Repudiating the West’s Dominant EthicSecond, Feminist Woman’s position on sexual morality is as self-contradictory as her position on women.Classical Marxists once equated traditional Christian sexual morality with a form of “bourgeois” repression. Feminist Woman, exposing...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:00

I Loved You Enough

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I know it’s not a religious piece, but it does reflect the thinking of much of the society in which I grew up. Erma Bombeck wrote this in her book, If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, Why am I in the Pits (1985). My mother loved reading Erma Bombeck when I was growing up. This...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 17:03

Evolution and Music

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imageSome weeks ago, I posted an article called, Evolution and Marriage. The basis for that article and this is reading various histories that assume Darwinian progression in every aspect of human existence. In that article, I pointed out that if you hold a Darwinian/Materialist point of view, the...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:03

Joining in Prayer

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Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3

imageIt is God’s will for His children in Christ Jesus to gather for corporate prayer. It is one of the very important ways of establishing and maintaining unity in the local Body of...

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The increasing religious polarization suggests that, unlike in the past, traditional believers cannot count on a widespread, if thin, cultural sympathy for their commitments. A large and growing percentage of Americans has no experience of traditional religion—and, to the extent it has had...

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During the past seven years, my wife and I have spent about fourteen months in India. As I think about India, several impressions fill my mind. India is changing economically. In the past many Bible college students came with very little clothing and no financial ability. Today most have good...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 02:56

Mormon support for gay marriage gradually grows

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imageMormon Alex Landers supports the legalization of gay marriage despite her religion’s opposition for a simple reason: She has LGBTQ friends who she loves and respects, including her best friend who is a bisexual man.

“I can’t look at him and his boyfriend and tell them that they...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 17:17

Thank God for Joyful Moms (and Dads)

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On May 4, Heather Wilhelm published an article in the National Review that panned all the media sources today talking about the “horror” and misery of motherhood (motherhood-portrayal-in-media-wrong) Of course, Heather says that contrary to the media portrayal, motherhood is worth...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 17:03

Confronting Loneliness

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A recent study deems loneliness a national epidemic, plaguing nearly half of our population. Specifically, 46% of Americans report “always feeling alone,” and 27% feel as though people do not understand them. Generation Z (ages 18-22) is the loneliest generation according to this study....

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