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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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.

QUESTION

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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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.

RESPONSE

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.

QUESTION

How should a...

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William Lane Craig and Paul M. Gould edit a book titled The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar. These two tasks involve both redeeming the soul and redeeming the mind. This book is a collection of essays that address the two tasks mainly in academia and the humanities. Both Gould and Craig...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 22:57

Semi-Devo 6: Acts 2:36

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In order to best understand Acts 2:36, one must look at the passage’s context. The three rules for sound biblical exegesis are context, context and context. To best understand Acts 2:36 one must read Acts 2:14-47 (NASB). The verse in question is at the end of Peter’s sermon. However,...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 22:47

Question 43: How Has God Always Existed?

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

Recently (as in over a month ago; I’ve been slacking, so forgive me), someone asked how God has always existed. Because his question was so direct and brief, what follows is...

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imageRecently, someone asked me about what the “Floodgates Prophecy” is. This same person also asked me if we should believe such a thing. What follows is the question followed by my response to it. Because this article gives a final word on the matter, I place this under the...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:40

Semi-Devo 5: 1 Chronicles 16:30

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Recently, someone asked me if 1 Chronicles 16:30 taught that the earth doesn’t move. In order to best understand what 1 Chronicles 16:30 means, one must look at the context of that verse. In fact, the three sound rules for biblical exegesis are context, context and context. This...

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***DISCLAIMER***This book is not set for release until November 20, 2018. This book’s publisher, a gentleman by the name of Jameson Ketchum, reached out to me to have me review this book. As you will see, my review of it is very critical. I warned Jameson about this prior to my sending him...

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Recently someone asked me if there is an advantage to being a Christian at youth. What follows is question followed by my response to it. It should be noted that I answered this...

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I recently shared an article by Costi Hinn on social media. The article is as follows:

http://www.forthegospel.org/should-your-church-sing-jesus-culture-bethel-music/

Someone commented on it. The comment is below, edited for grammar and punctuation:

This sounds very much like the pharisees. It is very...

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Saturday, 13 October 2018 03:08

Book Review 34: “Radical” by David Platt

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David Platt’s Radical, which was copyrighted in 2010, attempts to challenge the reader to “consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences” (back cover).

After some pages of praise from various people, the book wastes no time in...

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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, basically, how unity can exist if women are subservient to men. What follows is the original question, a request for clarity, the response to said request,...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:38

Profile 21: Universal Consciousness

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Recently, someone asked me about a term known as “Universal Consciousness.” What follows is the question followed by my response to it. Because this is about a particular...

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Recently, someone asked me if using ministry as an excuse to skip school activity is a sin. What follows is the dialogue between me and the questioner. I had to seek clarification on...

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Recently, someone asked me if God was made up just to scare people into believing in Him through the concept of hell. What follows is the question followed by my response to it.

QUESTION...

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***DISCLAIMER***The following is far from an exhaustive post on contemporary Christian music.

Recently, someone asked me about whether or not it is wrong for contemporary Christian music to focus on the self. What follows is the question followed by my response to it. Because I give some final words...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 05:35

Question 38: Is polygamy a sin?

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Recently, someone attempted to make a big case for polygamy. Below is his dialogue followed by mine.

THE QUESTION

First off, please don’t take this as an offense, but this question...

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