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

Rational Christian Discernment - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 10:44

1 Peter 1:11 Is Biblical Support For The Trinity

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"[1 Peter 1:11]. what--Greek, "In reference to what, or what manner of time." What expresses the time absolutely: what was to be the era of Messiah's coming; what manner of time; what events and features should characterize the time of His coming. The "or" implies that some of the prophets, if they...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:57

Being Partakers Of The Divine Nature

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"[2 Peter] 1:4 by them. i.e., through glory and excellence (v. 3). partakers in the divine nature. The believer shares in the life of God by means of Christ and the Spirit living in him (Rom. 8:9; Gal. 2:20)."The Ryrie Study Bible [New American Standard Bible], p. 1550

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Monday, 24 June 2019 09:13

Was First Century Judaism Legalistic?

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  • Defining The Issues:
          -Advocates of the New Perspective on Paul argue that the first century Jews did not actually believe that righteousness is obtained through the keeping of the Law, but rather subscribed to covenantal nomism which is defined by Theopedi...

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  • Discussion:
          -This article serves as a rebuttal to a post on an otherwise interesting blog operated by Pastor Kent Brandenburg, where he defends his King James onlyism against claims of that translation being influenced by the Latin Vulgate. As is the typical...

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1 Corinthians 13:8-10:          
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect...

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Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:09

The Book Of Wisdom And Roman Catholic Eucharist

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  • Discussion:
          -Following is a text from the Roman Catholic apocrypha which is seemingly problematic for Catholic Eucharist theology:          "For truly, the ancient inhabitants of your holy land, whom you hated for deeds most odious-Works of...

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"There was a far more extensive and continuous use of Scripture in the public services of the early Church than there is among us. Usually speaking, our people only hear the Gospel and Epistle read in the Mass, with the psalms and the little chapter (scarcely more than a verse or two), usually from...

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"Remember that 1980’s cough syrup commercial when Chris Robinson said, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”? I wanted to paraphrase these immortal words when I read what actor Joaquin Phoenix of “Gladiator” fame said about his role as Jesus in the upcoming...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:37

Analyzing The Spiritual But Not Religious Movement

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          -There is a trend within Christianity where a distinction is made between religion and spirituality. In other words, adherents of this growing movement have pitted the two words against each other. Organized religion altogether has been condemned as...

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 16:48

Christians And Persecution

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"He [John Stott] says, “The first group escapes persecution by withdrawing from the world, the second group by becoming assimilated to the world.” It is just that simple. But God does not call us to either of those two extremes. Instead, he calls us to be salt and light, to plant...

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  • Discussion:
           -A few years back, I had written a detailed article addressing the Roman Catholic interpretation of Matthew 16:18-19, explaining how viewing the Apostle Peter as the rock in that text is problematic. The identity of that reference most...

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One quibble that we regularly hear from King James Version only advocates is that the Roman Catholic Church has produced corrupt Bible translations in an effort to discredit that particular archaic translation and gradually convert unsuspecting people.imageA few examples of Scripture passages that have...

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imageI just finished watching the first segment of Steven Anderson's review of Dr. James White's book titled the King James Only Controversy, but do not intend on watching the entire series as it is nothing but radical propaganda.

Let it be said that the arguments given by the critic overall lack...

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Jesus Christ’s life, death, and miraculous resurrection are events rooted in history. Whereas the lives of the Hindu holy men are enveloped in mythology.As an Eastern mystical religion, Hinduism does not emphasize chronology. And modern-day Hindus show little interest in the...

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Monday, 10 June 2019 05:47

We Are All His Offspring

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"[Acts] 17:28 The quotations are from two Greek poets, Epimenides (cf. Tts 1:12 note) and Aratus. The wise Greeks sensed the presence and working of God, yet did not turn from their idols to respond to Him with thanks and praise. (Ro 1:21)"Martin Franzmann, Concordia Self-study Commentary...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 15:49

The Law Of Retaliation And The New Covenant

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"5:38-42 The new righteousness exemplified by the law of retaliation (Ex 21:24; Lv 24:20; Dt 19:21). The Law cannot remove the desire for vengeance from man's heart; it can only, as it were, regulate revenge, setting a limit to it (eye for an eye). Jesus removes the impulse of revenge from His...

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  • Discussion:
          -This article is a rebuttal to a Roman Catholic commentary that attempts to justify the dogma of purgatory in light of difficult implications plainly set forth by the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Only a small portion of that post will be...

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Friday, 07 June 2019 05:35

Eastern Orthodox Commentary On Papal Supremacy

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"...astonishingly enough, in their [Roman Catholic theologians] efforts to make the doctrine of Papal supremacy more palatable to Orthodox and Protestants, they have tended, of late, to emphasize the Popes alleged "sollicitudo omnium ecclesiarum," as the Latin Vulgate renders the original Greek of...

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 17:13

The Unbiblical Three-Handed Mary Of Eastern Orthodoxy

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          -It is widely known that the Eastern Orthodox, just like Roman Catholics, cling to the odd and unusual practice of praying before and venerating icons that represent various saints within Christianity. Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, is the one who...

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  • Discussion:
           -One argument that can be raised against the idea of Jesus Christ's bodily resurrection being an elaborate hoax is that He appeared in His glorified body before people who did not believe in Him. He appeared before His half brother James (1...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:10

Answering Common Questions About Genesis Chapter One

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  • What Is The Meaning Of The Word "Day" In Genesis 1?:
          -The context of the creation account makes it crystal clear that the meaning of the word "day" (the Hebrew word is yom) refers to a 24-hour day. It distinguishes between morning and evening in relation to the...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 15:48

How Were Gentiles Saved In The Old Testament?

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           The Mosaic Covenant was instituted for the Jewish people to function as a code to guide behavior and a system of forgiveness. It foreshadowed the greater atonement of Jesus Christ that actually perfects those who believe on Him for salvation. The fact that...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 17:07

Psalm 49:6-9, Purgatory, And Indulgences

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          -This portion from the Psalms unequivocally indicates the impossibility of sinful man making any ransom for sin:          "Even those who trust in their wealth and boast in the abundance of their riches? No man can by...

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Saturday, 01 June 2019 07:56

Eastern Orthodoxy, The Mystical Trap

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By Richard Bennett of the Berean Beacon
In recent years interest in the Eastern Orthodox Church among Christians has grown steadily and there have been a number of...

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 14:58

Logizomai And Instantaneous Justification

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"As for the Fathers and justification, it is not difficult to find in the Fathers the idea of justification by faith alone apart from works. Origen says that “man is justified by faith alone apart from works.”59 Augustine declares that “works do not precede justification,”...

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