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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Costi Hinn and Anthony Wood write an excellent and thoroughly researched book titled Defining Deception.John MacArthur writes the book’s foreword. This book, which spans seven chapters, five appendices and a very loaded bibliography, carefully and thoroughly exposes false teachers, heretical...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 22:00

Celebrating Pride Month with WordPress.com

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Happy Pride Month! My favorite parts about celebrating this month are the stories shared from LGBTQ+ folks, their loved ones, and organizations looking to show support. At WordPress.com, we strive to be a platform that democratizes publishing so that anyone can share their stories regardless of...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 09:38

Video Review 6: The Bible vs. Joseph Smith

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A documentary/expose that tests both the biblical prophets and the prophets mentioned in the Book of Mormon, Joel Kramer, the engine behind Sourceflix (formerly known as Living Hope Ministries) dialogues with a Mormon friend named Greg Gifford in The Bible vs. Joseph Smith. In this...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 09:12

Semi-Devo 8: Luke 10:19

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Someone recently asked me about Luke 10:19 as it pertained to what it means to trample on snakes and scorpions. Below is my response:

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In order to best understand Luke 10:19, one must understand it in its context. For that reason, one should read Luke 10:1-37 (NASB):

Now after this the...

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For my inaugural “song review” post, I review “Good Grace” by Hillsong United. Hillsong United released this song in December 2018. It has reached as high as #11 on the U.S. Christian music chart. Joel Houston wrote this song’s lyrics and music.

As for my reasoning for...

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The late D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ book Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure is a compilation of twenty-one consecutive Sunday sermons preached by Lloyd-Jones in Westminster Chapel in London. A lengthy read clocking in at about three hundred pages, this meaty book biblically addresses the...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 03:27

Question 54: Does Philosophy bury God?

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If philosophy indeed buried God, then Christians are basically most to be pitied (1 Corinthians 15:13-19). However, Jesus Christ died a real death on a real cross for real sin (Isaiah 53:5-6; 1 Timothy 1:15; Luke 23:33-24:12; John 1:29; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Luke 19:10). He also rose again and...

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Sharing is a core part of the iOS experience, and WordPress is committed to helping people share their stories, products, or services freely and widely.  So when the fine folks at Shiny Frog—makers of the excellent writing app Bear—asked for an easier way turn Bear notes into...

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

Dean Inserra’s The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity With The Gospel represents the tenth book I have reviewed for Moody Publishers. Spanning fifteen chapters plus a few miscellaneous sections...

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Robert D. Jones writes a must-own of a book titled Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help For a Common Problem. This book, spanning ten chapters and two “appendix” sections, explains the concept of anger, the importance of dealing with anger, helping others deal with anger, how to change...

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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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Keeping your visitors interested is the key to a successful website—and one great way to do that is with email. A smart email outreach plan piques peoples’ interest, keeps them engaged, and brings them back to your website.

To send emails, you need a mailing list, and Mailchimp is the...

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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.

Speaki...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 04:02

Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

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Your website’s dashboard should be as welcoming to you as your website’s home page is to your visitors. One way to do that? Customize your WordPress.com dashboard with color schemes.

Today, you’ve got three new options for adding a little behind-the-scenes zing: introducing Powder...

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Distributed teams, different geographies, and complex dynamics are redefining the modern workday. Soon, “job perks” like flexible hours and work-from-anywhere will become table-stakes benefits that every company needs to offer to stay competitive.

WordPress.com’s parent company...

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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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Electric Literature launched 10 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, as a quarterly print journal with a mission to make literature more relevant, exciting, and inclusive. And today they’re celebrating the launch of a new website on WordPress, at electricliterature.com.

Surviving (and thriving)...

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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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