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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Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes that mass migration to the United States is the right of all North Americans and all people throughout the world.  Further, he promised to defend that right.  So where did Lopez Obrador get such a strange idea?  From the...

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Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to defend the right of  all migrants from the Americas and from everywhere else in the world to live in the United States at taxpayer expense.  Where does he get the idea that everyone in the world has a right to migrate to...

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, know popularly as AMLO, Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, has called for what amounts to a migrant invasion of the US.  His deeply flawed ideas can be traced to Rome’s teaching on immigration, migration and refugee resettlement as found in the...

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, leading Mexican presidential candidate wants to defend the rights of migrants to live in the United States.  That is, he believes foreigners have the right to steal from the American people, and he’s going to make sure they keep it. 

Mexican...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:31

Jeff Sessions and Romans 13

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imageUS Attorney General Jeff Sessions caused something of a stir last week with his comments on the Trump Administration’s new Zero-tolerance policy for those illegally crossing the US’s Southwest border with Mexico. In his June 14 speech in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sessions said, “I...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:22

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

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Escape of Lot from Sodom by Mattheus Merian (1593-1650)

From time to time I’ve written in this space about the collapse of Western Civilization that we so going on around us all on a daily basis. And in this author’s opinion, there is perhaps no better illustration of this collapse than...

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imageAnd Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land…

– (1Kings 15:11-12)

“How did it come to this?,” I muttered to myself the other day. “How did it come to this?” My words were my...

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image “Many people in relatively orthodox churches are confused about sanctification,” wrote John Robbins in the forward to Gordon Clark’s book Sanctification.

And not only is there a great deal of confusion about sanctification, but the errors people make on this doctrine place them in...

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As I wrap up this series on my brief time as a student at Knox Theological Seminary (KTS) and on some of the general lessons that can be drawn from the collapse of the school’s reformed witness, it seemed good to mention one last item before closing. In Part 2 of this series I mentioned that...

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Cover up is the Name of the Game

In March 2014, over seven years after leaving KTS, I received an email with the subject line “Important Announcement from Knox Seminary.” Opening up the email, I read, “It is with a sense of sadness that I report to you that at the executive...

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Today’s post represents the third in a series of posts about my time as a student at Knox Theological Seminary (KTS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I originally wrote about KTS and the controversy concerning Warren Gage in a 2008 book published by the Trinity Foundation titled Imagining a Vain...

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As a continuation of last week’s post, I’d like to outline a few of the larger lessons that can be drawn from the events surrounding the decline and fall of Knox Theological Seminary (KTS) which took place from 2001 until early 2008. I was a student at the school in the fall of 2006....

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Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This past week I had the privilege of recording a podcast interview with two new friends and brothers in Christ, Tim Shaughnessy and Carlos Montijo, the hosts of the Semper Reformanda Radiopodcast.

The subject of our interview was a book I wrote...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:07

The Golden Rule and Foreign Policy

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Before and after in Aleppo.

The great law of morality ought to have a national as well as a personal and individual application. We should act toward other nations as we wish them to act toward us.

– Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States , 1850 State of the Union Address

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image The following sermon was preached by John Robbins at Reformation Chapel in Unicoi Tennessee. Last week I featured part one of this sermon.  Today, I present part two. To read part one, please click here. The transcription is my own.

– Steve Matthews

Well, Luke continues in verse five,

Then,...

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The following sermon was preached by John Robbins at Reformation Chapel in Unicoi Tennessee. Today, I present part one of this sermon. Lord willing, part two will be posted next Sunday. The transcription is my own.

-Steve Matthews

And now Luke moves on in his narrative to the...

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image Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens has written a most remarkable editorial in today’s New York Times. I hope to do a video on his piece later this week, but for now I’d like to share with you this pearl of wisdom from Stevens. He wrote, “For over 200 years after the...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:53

The Shoddy Logic Of March For Our Lives

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Student leader David Hogg speaks at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., March 24, 2018.

They came, the saw, they marched. On Saturday, March 24 2018 approximately 200,000 people filled the streets of Washington D.C. to call on Congress to pass anti-gun legislation which the marchers...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:41

#14: Budget Busters, Etc.

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For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made.

Romans 1:20

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If you’ve ever read a book or heard a lecture on Christian apologetics, there’s a good chance Romans 1:19-20 were brought up. Perhaps...

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“I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Romans. The context of these words from Romans 14:14 was a treatment about the proper Christian attitude toward, and use of, food. In particular, it centered around the...

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“I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself,” wrote the Apostle Paul to the Romans. The context of these words from Romans 14:14 was a treatment about the proper Christian attitude toward, and use of, food. In particular, it centered around the...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 09:15

Billy Graham, A Biblical Evaluation

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The body of Rev. Billy Graham, who died February 21 at age 99, lies in the Capitol Rotunda as President Donald Trump, officials and dignitaries pay tribute to America’s most famous evangelist, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington.  (J. Scott Applewhite / The Associated Press) 

In...

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