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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Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:45

Children of the Congregation

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As Reformed Christians, we naturally think in terms of covenants. We do this when thinking about our salvation, and the covenant of grace, and we also do it when it comes to some of our horizontal relationships—we have a rich understanding, for example, of the covenant of...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 10:00

A Foundational Creed

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“The Table of Contents found at the beginning of every edition of the Scriptures I have ever seen is the foundational Creed of the Church. It is no more inspired than the maps and concordance are, but it is much more authoritative. It outranks, by definition, every other creed” (Papa...

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I would urge everyone who cares about the Church standing faithfully in the central assault against us being made in our time to go and read this article. If we want to continue to stand faithfully, we must have a full understanding of the ways in which we tend to fall unfaithfully. When we...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:00

Someday

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“Someday, after I am an archbishop and past grace, I will no doubt have the time to devote to it” (Papa Don’t Pope, p. 36).

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:00

Romans for Rome

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“So in a very real way, the book of Romans is a covenant possession of the Church of Rome and belongs in the Vatican library. Also, in a real way, that letter stands as a Song of Moses to them; it is a testimony against them. In multiple ways, the Church of Rome formally denies various...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:57

Wokescold Gillette and the Misplaced Antithesis

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Gillette has decided to join the ranks of all the wokescold corporations, and they did this by rolling out an ad campaign admonishing men to do better. Be better. C’mon, guys. And a few days before that, the American Psychological Association determined that traditional...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:00

The Word Secures the Bones

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“Christ’s bones were breakable, just like ours, but God’s Word is not breakable. In a similar way, we are His bones and so the elect will persevere. In themselves, the elect are capable of falling away, but in the decrees of God they are completely secure” (Papa Don’t...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 00:17

That Time Fred Astaire Was Visited by the FBI

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Am I Being Detained?

RE: “My Little Visit from the FBI” I’m not a glazed eyed conspiracy person, an Alex Jones-ite or any such thing. I do have some affinity for Ron Paul but that is as far as my fringe views go. I am pretty much a Greg Bahnsen type theonomist and love John Murray...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 11:16

Logos Online 2019

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Registration is about to open for Logos Online next year. Check out the new banner ad above, which you can click on to get to an educational happy spot. In addition to that, you can check out the video below. How’s that?

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Monday, 14 January 2019 10:00

A Frail Thing in a Sturdy Container

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“According to the historic Reformed faith, the elect of God cannot fall away. This is not because they are made out of stainless steel—they are as frail as the non-elect and can in fact be broken. But the Word of God cannot be broken” (Papa Don’t Pope, p. 21).

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Monday, 14 January 2019 00:43

Yellow Vest Presbyterians

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The early returns seem to indicate that another controversy is brewing, and once again, it involves the PCA, St. Louis and Covenant Seminary. That said, the controversy appears to be functioning on a smaller but fruitier scale than the Revoice controversy did. What they have lost in...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:51

What It Means to be Forgiven

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When we are forgiven for our sins, there are two fundamental aspects to this. First we are delivered, definitively, all at once, from the penalty of sin. Our sins and our lawless deeds God will remember no more. They are forgiven, meaning they won’t come up at all in the Day of...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 10:00

And Good Either Way

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“If Rome was cut out [of the olive tree], she can be grafted back in. If Rome was not cut out, but only radically cut back, she will flourish and bear evangelical fruit once again” (Papa Don’t Pope, p. 7).

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 10:00

But We Don’t Understand

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“Many complaints about the ‘disunity’ of the Church are actually complaints about how God knits in the darkness of the womb” (Papa Don’t Pope, p. 7).

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:05

In Case You Were Interested

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Looking back over my stats for the last two years, I thought I would pass on to you what the top three sellers have been from my little Mablog Shop on the corner. This is to help along those of you who have not yet purchased one of these little babies (one dollar a piece, remember), and now you...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:00

Stands to Reason

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“A shepherd who tolerates wolves is a shepherd who hates his own sheep. A shepherd who loves his sheep is one who fights the wolves” (Papa Don’t Pope, p. 6).

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 00:22

My Little Visit from the FBI

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So one small postscript from my “No Quarter November” remains necessary. I did want to share with you all that my month-long adventure in blogging without brakes did garner me a visit from the FBI. It was not as exciting as it sounds, but it was noteworthy, and worthy of a few follow-up...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 10:00

And Who Doesn’t Want True Catholicity?

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“True catholicity begins with defining catholicity” (Papa Don’t Pope, p. x).

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Monday, 07 January 2019 10:05

So Fret Not

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“We do not live in a post-Christian America. We live in a post-resurrection America, and there is nothing whatever that can be done to reverse that” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 259).

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Monday, 07 January 2019 10:00

So Don’t Tell Anybody

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“Losing does not disturb us; it does not unsettle our faith. This is something the Church generally does really well. Speaking frankly, we frequently lose successfully far more often than we succeed successfully. Losing is our secret weapon” (Same Sex Mirage, pp. 258-259).

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Monday, 07 January 2019 01:07

The Salvation of Emeth

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One episode in the Narnia stories has caused no little consternation for evangelical parents as they have read to their children, and that element of the story concerns the salvation of Emeth. On another occasion, I discussed the curious fact of Susan’s absence from the heavenly...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 23:58

Mere Gospel

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When it comes to how we live our lives, making our day-to-day choices, the world only becomes a tangled and complicated place if we are drifting lazily into a dark confusion wrought by sin. Think about it for a moment. Keep it simple. There are only two kinds of people in the...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 10:00

Post-Obergefell Options

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“Either same-sex unions will once again be rejected by all fifty states, with homosexuality therefore returning to the closet, or, second, your decision will stand in all fifty states, and the faithful church in America will go off-grid and underground in various ways, with all that implies,...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 01:26

The Idolatry of Consent

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Conservative believers have been outmaneuvered in the culture wars so many times that you would think we would be able to anticipate by now when it is about to happen again. As I have said many times, this culture war is actually a lexical war, a battle over control of the dictionary....

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 01:36

Climate Change and Subjectivism

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There are many reasons C.S. Lewis has been a prophet for our time, but one of the central ones was his hatred of relativistic subjectivism. He did this by according right reason its proper place in the pursuit of truth, a place of final authority, and without abandoning the rich fields of the...

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