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

Robert Truelove - Apologetic Report

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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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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:39

Hey Matt Chandler, Let’s Have a Conversation

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Matt,

(The following citations I am speaking to in this post were made by Matt Chandler at the MLK50: Gospel Reflections From the Mountaintop event and summarized in the relevantmagazine.com post found here…)

If I preach the sermon out of the book of Isaiah on justice, my inbox would fill...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:11

Millennial Madness and Apathetic Elders

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“The percentage of Millennials who said it was important to keep abreast of political affairs fell, from 50% for Baby Boomers to 39% for Gen-Xers, and 35% for millennials. The notion of “developing a meaningful philosophy of life” decreased the most across generations, from 73%...

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I find all too often that people excuse their need for serious, sober, and prayerful study with the claim that the “power of the Holy Spirit” has revealed such and such to me.
 
In reality, if one is truly seeking the power of the Holy Spirit, he will recognize that the same Spirit...

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In the premodern episteme [approach to knowledge], in which critical thought was subordinated to a theological a priori, it was almost inconceivable to doubt the inspiration of Scripture, or even to conceive of it as a human text subject to the same rules of composition and transmission as any...

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Exclusive Psalmody (and inspired hymnody) is the only position(s) that provide a direct answer to those demanding multiculturalism in the church. They say we need to multiculturalism to bring us together, but it cannot. What we need is a Christ centered culture.

The worldly answer is the promotion...

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Bible believing pastors who have accepted the critical approach to the text live with a cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, there is the Bible’s own self-witness to its PRESENT infallibility and immutability. On the other, there is the endless regress of textual criticism.

Unable to...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 23:57

The Myth of Social Justice

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It is stunning how leftists who speak of “tolerance” and “diversity” limit such things to people who agree with them. The hypocrisy is absolutely stunning, but such hypocrisy has ben seen many times before in history.
It happens in EVERY generation of man. I think of the...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

The Religious Affections Versus Worldliness

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“Unto you therefore which believe he [Jesus] is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:21

Pandering from the Pulpit

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Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

—Micah 2:6

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: that this is a rebellious...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:40

Rallying Around Heretics?

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I agree with Todd Freel regarding the MLK50 Conference. Christians should rally around the gospel and seek racial unity through the Christ of the Scriptures.

I am all for a conference promoting racial unity but when white Christian leaders rally around a man who taught gross heresy, I can’t...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 04:31

The Loneliness of Being Different

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I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

—Hebrews 13:5

When my father and my mother forsake me,then the Lord will take me up.

—Psalm 27:10

We live in a culture that cheers the oddball. The person that marches to the tune of a different drummer. The one with interests and...

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This post G.K. Chesterton: Women Shouldn’t Pursue Careers? was originally published on Intellectual Takeout by Devin Foley.

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As we drove home from a family trip, my wife and I got to talking about the challenging situations some of her female friends find themselves in. They are...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 02:49

William Whitaker on Canon and Text

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For those who make scripture authentic, make it canonical; since it is only authentic scripture that is canonical, and it is canonical, because it is authentic. Now they have made their scripture authentic, forasmuch as it was not authentic previously. Therefore they make scripture canonical ;...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:54

The King James Version is “Our Bible”

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In light of my last post, I thought I’d share the following. I came across something like this on the Internet the other day…

The KJV is not a publisher’s Bible but our Bible. Millions of people have adopted the KJV, have come to love it, and have deep feelings for...

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