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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Thursday, 04 July 2019 23:45

H. P. Lovecraft and Atheism

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In the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft we read the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. These “Great Old Ones”, ancient beings from other worlds who have been on Earth for countless eons who now sleep or even being dead still exert their influence over the world. The day is coming when they shall...

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Friday, 28 June 2019 02:12

Tradents of truth or heresy?

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When the church neglects rigorous theology, a void is created that inevitably gets filled by an unbiblical theology and that without challenge.

We are tradents of the truth and it is our duty to not only grow in the wisdom and knowledge of Christ as we receive and test (by the Scriptures) those...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 00:20

Learning to read well (1)

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This post is the first in a series that I will keep coming back to on the subject of learning to read well. In the first installment, I’m going to address the problem the Internet poses to efficacious reading. So here we go…

Be intentional about your environment. Don’t have any...

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Baptists need not resort to the covenantal argument of paedobaptists for light in regards to teaching our children to pray but nor should we react against it declaring it inappropriate to teach them to pray. The later is a more grievous error than ever was paedobaptism.
 
While we may not...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:16

Trump, the product of the Left

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So why doesn’t Trump want people to see his tax returns? In all likelihood it is because he is not worth nearly as much as he boasts.

“Trump” is a brand that means wealth and success. His tax return would likely damage that brand.

The illusion that one is more successful than he...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:47

The Pollution of Pride

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The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

—Psalm 10:4

Pride is the great polluter of truth. While men may possess the knowledge of the truth, pride makes of it a canker. The man who thinks highly of himself does not fear God.

The...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 08:30

Are you ready for the day?

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Alas for the day! for the day of the Lordis at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

—Joel 1:15

The light is far spent. An evil moon is rising. Our freedoms are under open assault. Millennials and iGenners have little problem with the Caitlyn Jenners nor with the use of...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 01:38

The War on the White Man

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“White devil! White devil! Just shut up and listen!”



“But there are some problems with the charges you are making and we need to have a discussion, not a monologue.”

“See! You’re a racist!”

“Well to hell with you on the same boat with the...

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It amazes me how many educated young men think our 21+ trillion dollar national debt is normal and will eventually be corrected.

Gentlemen, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is nothing normal about this. In the past when the national debt was raised it was due to something like a war....

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:49

How Christianity Becomes Irrelevant

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The vast majority of people think the way they have been taught and conditioned to think. It makes no difference if they think they are critical thinkers or not—for part of their conditioning is to convince them that they are critical thinkers while bringing them to tow the line of the...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 03:09

A Pastor’s Plea to Young Men!

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Young men it is time to wake up! You have been nurtured in the comforts of sleep and taught to act in the realm of dreams. The minds of young men have been captured by this present age and so shaped as to be deceived. AWAKE!

Where is the wise? Do they not now, for the most part, speak from...

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For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were...

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The progressive ideology that speaks of systemic victimization is actually a mask for a pervasive, systemic, anti-Christ ideology.

Ironically, Progressive Ideology victimizes EVERYONE. It is the oppressor and the worst victims are those who are caught up in its deception.

One cannot hold to...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 01:33

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy

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Psalm 126:5 in the glory of the inspired writ speaks from the context of God’s judgement in the captivity of the people. We do indeed “sow in tears” at times but this Psalm causes me to consider what sort of tears I sow when I weep?

Do I weep tears of bitterness and envy or do I...

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I think the vast majority of Bible believing Christians intuitively believe just as I do concerning the text of the Scripture. That is, we actually possess the infallible word of God, not in theory, but in fact. The rub doesn’t come until they turn a corner and run into lower criticism.

Once,...

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Chapter 1, Section 8 of the  Westminster Confession declares the Biblical text the framers possessed is the infallible word of God. This is what is meant by “authentic”. We only have to look back to the Council of Trent to see that this is a counterclaim to Rome for Rome used the...

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A congregation that is not equipped to properly evaluate a pastoral candidate is going to be particularly apt to rely upon formal credentials to qualify a man as academically able. This is understandable but far from optimal.

As our churches grow we need to be encouraging gifted, godly young men to...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 03:19

Communal Bible Reading

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“Till I come, give attendance to reading [public],to exhortation, to doctrine.”1 Timothy 4:13

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If the Biblical epistles originally written to churches are to be a guide as to what Biblical teaching and preaching should look like (and they should), they presuppose the hearer have a fairly...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 09:50

Updating the King James Version

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As an experiment, I updated Psalms 1-5 of the King James Version in order to revise archaic words. Verb endings and 2nd person singular and plural (thee, thy, thou, thine, ye) have been retained as they have never been the problem with understanding the KJV and are necessary to retain the cadence...

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Friday, 17 August 2018 02:12

Mental Health and the Young Christian

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

—2 Timothy 1:7

I write this to the young Christian because you have the opportunity now, in your youth, to develop profitable, spiritual disciplines that will lead to mental health and wisdom as you...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 00:18

The Foolishness of “Speaking Your Truth”

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I hear people talking a lot about the need to “speak your truth”. What is often meant by this is to be your real self. Don’t conform to the expectations of others, but live and express yourself in a way that is consistent with the way you truly feel.

On the surface this may seem...

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If the point of Bible reading were Anglophilic enculturation or Early Modern English decoding practice, then giving people KJVs would be ideal. But if the point is understanding what God said, then people should be given the Bible in their English, not someone else’s.

Mark Ward, The Gospel...

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