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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Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari (photo left), once again reports that his friend, pope Francis, has said something controversial. This time, Scalfari claims that Francis stated in private conversation his belief that “Jesus Christ was not...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 21:34

Strength training with dumbbells – 101

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As stewards of all of the Lord’s gifts, we need to take care of our physical bodies. A good diet, exercise, and rest are essential. But all things in their proper proportion. Our relationship with the Lord takes precedence over everything else. Many people these days, even some believers,...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 21:34

Throwback Thursday: Charles Spurgeon on Roman Catholicism

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on September 17th, 2015 and has been slightly revised.

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Geese in their Hoods: Selected Writings on Roman Catholicism by...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 00:04

Brother Lawrence our example? Really?

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I’ll begin by saying it’s grievous to have to write this…

One day last week, as I was preparing to do some work on our powder room, I set up my iPhone to play that day’s radio message from evangelical pastor, Alistair Begg (photo left), via the Truth for Life website. I used...

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After I returned to the Lord in 2014 following my very long prodigal “season,” I once again sought out evangelical ministries that specialized in Gospel outreach to Roman Catholics. I had been a Roman Catholic for 27 years, from 1956 until 1983, when, praise God, He saved me by His...

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One of the fundamental doctrines of Roman Catholicism is baptismal regeneration. The Roman church teaches that water administered in conjunction with the recitation of the trinitarian baptism formula actually cleanses a soul (in Catholicism, usually an infant) of all original sin and by which a...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment! Today, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on July 22, 2015, and has been slightly revised.

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The Two Babylons, or The Papal Worship, Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife By Alexander...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 20:32

Secondaries?

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We’re all adults here, so I’m hoping no one minds if I broach a semi-sensitive topic, but one that we must all deal with on a daily basis.

After my wife and I were married back in 1974, we happily moved into our first home together at the massive Rustic Village apartment complex in...

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Sunday, 29 September 2019 20:43

Ecumenicity, Evangelicals, and Rome

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Ecumenicity, Evangelicals, and Rome By John Warwick Montgomery, Ph.D. Zondervan, 1969, 113 pp.

While reading a booklet on the errors of Catholicism, “What’s Happening in the Roman Church?: A Report from Rome” by William C. Standridge (see my review here), I took note of the...

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Friday, 27 September 2019 21:11

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 9/28/19

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This, friends, is breathtaking! The headline and accompanying photo above say it all. Gospel Christians have always been aware of the Biblically-prophesied, one-world, false religious...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 20:34

The Catholic Merit Game!

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Back when I attended Catholic grammar school from 1961 to 1970, the nuns were quite clear about the church’s teaching on how a person could possibly attain Heaven. Yes, the church’s sacraments were important, but it was mostly about obeying the Ten Commandments (impossible!) and church...

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on October 3th, 2015 and has been slightly revised.

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Back in 2010, Pastor Robert Jeffress (photo above) of the First...

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David Crosby: Remember My Name Directed by A.J. Eaton, Sony Classics, 2019, 1 hr 35 min

A couple of Thursdays ago, my wife and I went to the theater to see the documentary, “David Crosby: Remember My Name.” David Crosby was a founding member of two very popular and influential bands from...

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Before we start with another roundup of weekly news, I thought it might be a good idea to ponder a bit about why I do this. Most of the stories I present every Saturday focus on the Catholic church. You might ask yourself, “Why should Gospel Christians be concerned about what’s going on...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:29

Final Word

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Nope, it’s not my goodbye to the blogosphere, but, rather, it’s the title of John MacArthur’s latest book!

Final Word: Why We Need the Bible By John MacArthur Reformation Trust, 2019, 136 pp.

Over the past couple of years, Reformation Trust has published three short books written by...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment! Today, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on October 1, 2015, and has been slightly revised.

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Roman Catholicism By Loraine Boettner Presbyterian & Reformed, 1962, 466 pp.

“Roman...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 21:24

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 9/14/19

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Due to the mounting lawsuits filed by former victims of priest sexual abuse, the Catholic diocese of Rochester, N.Y. (where I...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 21:20

How a Yankee New Yorker became a fan of Bluegrass Music

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A couple of weeks ago, I threw a birthday bash for my wife and after everybody left, I crawled into bed and aimlessly surfed the cable channels as is my nightly custom. When I got to PBS, I saw they were broadcasting a documentary about the history of Bluegrass music. Are you kidding me? I love...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:25

Throwback Thursday: One of those old and angry ex-Catholics?

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on October 9th, 2015 and has been slightly revised.

[The information in this post is closely associated with the...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:14

A Loving Warning to All Catholics

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In this short, 7+ minute video, evangelist Ray Comfort reaches out to a Roman Catholic college student with the Gospel of grace. Every Roman Catholic would benefit by watching this video. In addition, every evangelical who mistakenly believes the Roman Catholic church preaches the Gospel...

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Born-Again Catholics and the Mass By William C. Standridge Independent Faith Mission, 1980, 32 pp.

Yesterday, we reviewed the 1975 booklet, “What’s Happening in the Roman Church,” by William Standridge, in which the missionary-to-Italy commented on the growing misbelief within...

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What’s Happening in the Roman Church?: A Report from Rome By William C. Standridge Independent Faith Mission, 1975*, 32 pp.

Several generations ago, evangelical Christians in America were under no illusions regarding Catholicism. The Catholic church unabashedly preached “another...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment! Today, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on October 29, 2015, but has been revised substantially.

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Ravi Zacharias is a very familiar name to many evangelicals. The apologist has written...

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 20:53

Intensely proud of “McQ”?

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You see all kinds of bumper stickers on cars, but here in Rochester, N.Y., you’ll often see one or both of the ovals shown in the photo above left; OLM and McQ.

“OLM” stands for Our Lady of Mercy High School, while “McQ” stands for McQuaid Jesuit High School. Alumni and...

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