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
Sunday, 21 April 2019 14:11

Hebrews 1 And The Divinity of Jesus

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"[Hebrews] 1:5-13 The author's use of the OT will appear audacious, or even arbitrary, to anyone which does not share his convictions that: (a) the whole OT is the voice of God; (b) Jesus Christ is very God; (c) the whole OT testifies to Him. (Cf.  Introduction, pars. 12 and 13; Jn 5:39; Acts...

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 14:05

The Messianic Kingship Of Jesus Christ

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"[Psalm 110:1] The Lord says. For the name the Lord, also in vv. 2 and 4, see Ex 6:3 note. What the Lord says is expressed in the original by the noun "oracle," i.e., a divine communication or revelation which the prophets transmit to their hearers with the introduction: "Thus says the Lord." (2 Ch...

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Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:22

The Messianic Kingship Of Jesus Christ

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"[Psalm 110:1] The Lord says. For the name the Lord, also in vv. 2 and 4, see Ex 6:3 note. What the Lord says is expressed in the original by the noun "oracle," i.e., a divine communication or revelation which the prophets transmit to their hearers with the introduction: "Thus says the Lord." (2 Ch...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 16:43

It Is The Spirit That Gives Life

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"[John] 6:63 Spirit...flesh...words. When Jesus has ascended where He was before, He will bestow the Spirit on those who believe in Him (7:39). The Spirit will lead those who believe into all truth (16:13); He will enable the believer to apprehend that the flesh of Jesus, which in itself is of no...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:25

A Critical Response To De Maria On Transubstantiation

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          -Roman Catholic apologist De Maria wrote an article titled The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Mass, where he provides a few biblical arguments for transubstantiation alongside with rebuttals to certain objections. Each of the author's claims in regards...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 11:03

1 Timothy 3:16 And The Deity Of Jesus Christ

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           -"By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory." (1 Timothy 3:16)   ...

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"[Roger] Foley’s request to the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT), where he was directed to apply, was denied last year. Foley asked for a review of that decision, but his lawsuit alleges that the review process has been delayed multiple times as the CILT defaulted on deadlines.S...

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Sunday, 14 April 2019 04:59

Exposing The False Gospel Of Physical Well-being

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          -Prosperity gospel preachers are known for making fraudulent promises of recovery, financial blessings, and freedom from demonic influences to those who voluntarily donate large sums of money. It is claimed that God gives people who have enough faith...

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Friday, 12 April 2019 09:28

Christians Can Speak Things Into Existence?

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           -A blatantly unbiblical idea present among people involved in the Word of Faith Movement is that Christians can use the "force" of faith to speak things into existence. In other words, those who embrace this heretical doctrine view faith to be the...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:59

Holy Laughter Or Demon Inspired Nonsense?

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          -Having its origin in Pentecostal tradition, the central focus of the Word of Faith Movement is health and prosperity. This loosely affiliated, diverse group upholds doctrine that ranges from aberrant to outright bizarre. The Founding Father of the Word...

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An abortion doctor who is a professing Christian says he began performing abortions after having an “epiphany” while listening to a sermon about the Parable of the Good Samaritan.Willie Parker, an OB/GYN who provides abortions at clinics in five states (Alabama, Mississippi,...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 11:06

One Flesh

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"When a man and a woman come together sexually in “one flesh” (Genesis 2:24), they become a more complete expression of the infinite spectrum of God’s characteristics. This is a crucial aspect of the amazing power--the indescribable magnetism--of sex. It is meant to be a response...

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Saturday, 06 April 2019 12:36

Does God Promise Physical Healing?

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           -The Charismatic Movement is known for its emphasis on people having the ability to perform sign gifts that were originally conferred to the twelve apostles by the Holy Spirit. One of the miracles believed to remain operative today by a number of...

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Friday, 05 April 2019 14:17

Is Darwinism Truly Necessary For Biology?

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"Darwin's theory of evolution offers a sweeping explanation of the history of life, from the earliest microscopic organisms billions of years ago to all the plants and animals around us today. Much of the evidence that might have established the theory on an unshakable empirical foundation,...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 11:30

Is Conscious Eternal Torment Reasonable?

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          -A common objection that we hear to the doctrine of eternal hellfire is that it makes God cruel, unloving, and unjust. What needs to be understood, however, is that it is simply presumptuous for us to tell our Creator what is right or what is wrong.
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          -Roman Catholic apologist De Maria once wrote an article titled Faith Alone People Suffer with Two False Assumptions, where he dogmatically lectures his audience on the disagreement between Catholics and Evangelicals as to how the concept of faith...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 06:34

The Pope Is Not The Vicar Of Christ

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          -The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the pope is the representative of Jesus Christ on earth, deriving such a claim from its interpretation of the authority of the keys given to Peter in Matthew 16:18. This belief is expounded on in greater detail by...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:52

False Prophets In Our Modern Age

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"So many are claiming to be hearing directly from God these days that one has to wonder why the Holy Spirit even bothered to inspire the sacred writings to begin with!"Gary E. Gilley, “Why Definitions Matter: The Importance of Using Words That Communicate Biblical Truth,” The Quarterly...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 05:51

Early Church Evidence Against Transubstantiation

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          -Following is an excerpt fromThe Octavius of Minucius Felix on the Lord's Supper and the charge of cannibalism (a dialogue between a Christian and a pagan):
          "And now I should wish to meet him who...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 16:03

A Philosophical Dilemma For Unitarian Theology

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"...the Trinity helps us understand how love has existed from all eternity. The New Testament says God is love (1 John 4:16). But how can love exist in a rigid monotheistic being? There's no one else to love! Tri-unity in the Godhead solves the problem. After all, to have love, there must be a...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 15:43

The Lord Jesus Christ's Use Of Parables

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"In responding to the Pharisees' complaint that Jesus is receiving and dining with sinners (Luke 15:2), Jesus tells three parables-the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son (Luke 15:4-32). The implication is that Jesus is doing what the Old Testament says God does: he is a shepherd who...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 15:40

The Worship Of Dead Men's Bones?

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"In cities across the country, large crowds brought their written prayer petitions and touched them to the glass for a few seconds, then deposited them in baskets that would later be distributed to contemplative communities across Canada....One club member, who spent 12 hours ushering people to the...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:57

Why The Ascension Is Important

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"Jesus’ ascension refers to His going to a special place for a special purpose. He goes to the Father, to the Father’s right hand. He rises to the seat of cosmic authority.
Jesus goes to heaven for His coronation, His confirmation as the King of Kings. Jesus also ascended to enter the...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 13:49

Is The Old Testament Still Necessary?

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          -Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley once made the claim that Christians needed to "unhitch" themselves from the Old Testament. Apparently, He made that statement during a sermon in an effort to shift the attention of believers to the resurrection of Jesus...

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 09:42

A Powerful Biblical Argument Against Soul Sleep

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          -"I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from...

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