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

Faith Contender - Apologetic Report

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Your question is somewhat in line with this question here. People choose whether or not they want to be in the Lamb’s Book of Life. It should be noted that people are born dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1-3). Dead people cannot do anything to save themselves, especially since...

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I turn back the clock for this book review on F. LaGard Smith’sSodom’s Second Coming: What You Need To Know About The Deadly Homosexual Assault. Published in 1993, this book explores various aspects of the homosexual agenda. Smith, a retired law professor, explores these aspects using...

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Friday, 05 April 2019 23:42

Video Review 5: Church Of Tares

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A documentary by Holy Bible Prophecy, Church Of Tares explores both the purpose-driven and seeker-sensitive movements. It also looks at the movements’ ideas of church growth. Finally, it looks at the supposed New World Order that Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren is looking to create.

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A documentary by Holy Bible Prophecy, The Real Roots Of The Emergent Church explores how the Emergent Church, well, emerged to become one of the most controversial and blasphemous “churches” in America today. With a runtime of about two hours and a minute, this documentary features the...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 07:34

Video Review 3: Drunk In The Spirit

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Wretched.Org’s Drunk In The Spirit primarily analyzes the unbiblical movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation (henceforth referred to as the N.A.R.) in addition to Jesus Culture, the “worship” band from Bethel Redding (pastored by Bill Johnson) in Redding, CA. The resource...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 14:01

Video Review 2: Snatch Them From The Flames

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Recently, I viewed a video source called Snatch Them From the Flames. Wretched.Org created this source. It is basically an eleven-chapter conversation about the New Apostolic Reformation and Prosperity Gospel. Justin Peters and Todd Friel (the host of Wretched) have this conversation. These...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 02:43

Book Review 41: “Church” by A.W. Tozer

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***DISCLAIMER*** I received this book for free from Moody Publishers to review.

A.W. Tozer’s book Church: Living Faithfully as the People of God-Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer represents the ninth book I have reviewed for Moody Publishers. A posthumous work (henceforth referred to...

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Recently, someone asked me the following question:

Why do some pastors claim Jesus is the way and still say that Muslims (without faith in Christ) are going to heaven? I KNOW that Jesus is the only way. The “pastor” I spoke with claimed that God alone judges, and that I was self-...

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Charles Ryrie’s Basic Theology represents by far the longest book I have read. It consists of over six hundred pages spanning fifteen sections and ninety-four chapters. It took me almost two months to read (and this was even at reading thirty minutes a day everyday). Nevertheless, it was a...

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Recently someone asked me the following question:

In John 11, Jesus’ disciples fail to understand what Jesus meant by saying Lazarus is “asleep,” and Jesus has to correct Himself. Considering Jesus was all-knowing, why did he say something the disciples would misinterpret? Is there...

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Faith in God is much different from delusion. Faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (see Hebrews 11:1-40). True and penitent saving faith is found in Jesus Christ alone for salvation (Matthew 3:8; Acts 4:12, 16:31; Isaiah 43:11; Romans...

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 06:24

Video Review 1: American Gospel

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Recently, I had the privilege of watching the documentary American Gospel: Christ Alone. This documentary, which runs about two hours and twenty minutes in length, both explains the biblical gospel and refutes the heretical prosperity gospel (aka the Word-Faith Movement). The documentary features...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 11:01

Profile 23: Sign Chi Do

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Someone recently asked me if the tool known as Sign Chi Do is biblical. This brief article explains what it is.

Sign Chi Do does not have its basis in the Bible. After all, the inventor of it does not give any biblical basis for why she invented the practice. Therefore, one can easily conclude...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:59

Profile 22: Darwin Fish

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This article briefly answers an inquiry on Darwin Fish. The person’s inquiry follows in bold. My response comes after that.

There is a group called A True Church led by Mr. Darwin Fish. Hard as it may seem to believe, that is actually his real name. They hold a bunch of unorthodox and frankly...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:46

Question 50: How do New Agers view Jesus?

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New Agers basically reject Jesus Christ as Savior. As a result, the New Agers’ view on Jesus Christ is absolutely heretical. Shirley MacClaine, one of the forerunners of the New Age Movement (a movement that has its antecedents as far back as the prehistoric times with its...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:31

Semi-Devo 7: 1 Timothy 1:15

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This semi-devo stems from the following question I received:

What does the Apostle Paul mean in 1 Timothy 1:15 when he says “of sinners I am chief” or “of sinners I am the foremost”? 

I believe that Paul was speaking here after his conversion. I have seen it before as...

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I admire your seeking help in this situation of yours. It seems you have a desire to maintain fellowship with those who attend the same church as yourself. This desire is most definitely biblical (Hebrews 10:19-39; Acts 2:41-47; 1 John 1:5-10).

The actions you need to take depend on the situation...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 02:05

Book Review 39: “Sola” by Jason K. Allen

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***DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FOR FREE FROM MOODY PUBLISHERS TO REVIEW***

Jason K. Allen serves as the general editor of Sola, the eighth book I have reviewed for Moody Publishers. It is the second book edited by Jason K. Allen that I have reviewed. The first one, Portraits of a...

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Ed Hindson and Dan Mitchell serve as the general editors for “The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History.” This book, copyrighted in 2013, does not necessarily serve as an exhaustive list of the people, places and events that shaped Christianity. Nevertheless, it provides good...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 07:13

Question 48: Is changing one’s gender a sin?

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In regards to gender change, changing one’s gender is most definitely a sin. While Scripture does not list this action in itself verbatim as a sin, it is most definitely sinful since it basically aligns itself with that of a depraved mind (Romans 1:18-27). Changing one’s gender neither...

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In an effort to best understand the phrase “all truth is God’s truth”, one must understand that God reveals Himself (Romans 1:18-20). God Himself is true and cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18; Malachi 3:6; Titus 1:2; Numbers 23:19). His Word is also truth (John 17:17; Psalm 12:6). He is...

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***DISCLAIMER***The following is far from an exhaustive answer to the question. It is simple an answer nonetheless.

Recently, someone asked me if Jesus’ death and resurrection were a form of necromancy. What follows is the question followed by my response to it.

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Isn’t Jesus’...

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 11:06

Book Review 37: “Woke Church” by Eric Mason

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***DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FOR FREE FROM MOODY PUBLISHERS TO REVIEW***

Eric Mason’s Woke Church aims to “shine a spotlight on one of the aspects of the gospel that has been neglected and dismissed as inappropriate for discourse” (p. 43; that aspect he refers to is...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:13

Question 45: Is “The Talos Principle” Biblical?

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Recently, someone asked me if the game known as The Talos Principle is biblical. Below is my response.

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On the surface, it appears “The Talos Principle” is a rather harmless game involving thinking and choices. Having said that, I believe the greater question to ask is...

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***DISCLAIMER*** The following is far from an exhaustive answer to the question. It is simply an answer nonetheless.

Recently, someone asked me about the best way a Christian can convince an atheist to believe in God. What follows is the question followed by my response.

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How should a...

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