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

Cripplegate - Apologetic Report
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:01

Two Verses that Prove Man did not Invent the Gospel Featured

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image The Bible never ceases to amaze me. It is a never ending fountain, flowing unceasingly with soul-stirring truth.

Every so often there are some verses in Scripture that remind us that God works on a whole different level. In fact, some verses are so crazy that they reminds us that the Gospel works...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:01

Are there prophets today (in fewer than 500 words)? Featured

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image I was asked this question in an e-mail. I’m notoriously long-winded (perhaps you’ve noticed). But I am trying to be more concise (please say you’ve noticed). I get asked this question a lot, and I wanted a pithy reply I can cut-and-paste in the future. So I am crowd-sourcing the...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:02

Differences Between Salvation in the Qur'an the Bible Featured

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imageUltimately, it’s the only question that matters. It’s the question that everyone must ask. Failure to correctly ask and answer it results in eternal catastrophe. “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). Every system, philosophy, and religion proposes some form of...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 17:01

Fifteen Ways to Know you are Growing in Holiness Featured

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image Over the past few weeks I have been reading Edward Welch’s new book A small book about a big problem.Although I wouldn’t have described myself as someone who struggled with anger this book has revealed how much and how often I do fall short in this area.

All in all it is a book that I...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 17:01

Book review of a FBI Hostage Negotiation manual Featured

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image Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it by Chris Voss, FBI.

What does a terrorist hostage negotiator for the FBI have in common with a Reformed Baptist pastor? As it turns out, way more than I imagined.

I’m not saying my church is any more fraught with...

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image In the ongoing debate between premillennialism and amillennialism, the most fundamental disagreement concerns the thousand-year reign of Christ in Revelation 20. Premillennialists believe the thousand years refers to a future reign of Jesus on earth, an intermediate kingdom between His Second...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 18:01

Would Jesus Bake the Cake? Featured

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The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case held that a government cannot punish a baker for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony if that government has also shown hostility toward the baker’s...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 18:01

Two hands, Two Souls, and the Glory of God Displayed Featured

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“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” (John 9:3)

Those were the words spoken by Jesus to the disciples when they asked him why the blind man in John 9 was born blind.

As they passed by,...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 17:01

Just Stop it, Part 5: How To Repent Of Corrupting Talk Featured

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Have you heard about suppressed memories?

It’s a phenomenon where you deliberately forget about something that happened to you because of how unpleasant it was. Well, some time ago I had a suppressed memory resurface and I re-lived a childhood trauma.

I have a little watercooler that was given...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 17:01

Just Stop it, Part 5: How To Repent Of Corrupting Talk Featured

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Have you heard about suppressed memories?

It’s a phenomenon where you deliberately forget about something that happened to you because of how unpleasant it was. Well, some time ago I had a suppressed memory resurface and I re-lived a childhood trauma.

I have a little watercooler that was given...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:00

Biblical Doctrine and Extrabiblical Terminology Featured

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image During the Arian controversy of the fourth century, the Arians employed many arguments against the doctrines of the Trinity and the Deity of Christ. Perhaps one of the most popular arguments was that men like Athanasius were using unbiblical terminology to describe the nature of God and the person...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:00

Biblical Doctrine and Extrabiblical Terminology Featured

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image During the Arian controversy of the fourth century, the Arians employed many arguments against the doctrines of the Trinity and the Deity of Christ. Perhaps one of the most popular arguments was that men like Athanasius were using unbiblical terminology to describe the nature of God and the person...

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imageRecently I came across a professor who is a professing Christian. The individual was celebrating the idea that the Qur’an mentions Jesus Christ. They went on to suggest that Christians and Muslims can have a measure of theological and spiritual unity because both sacred books—the...

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imageRecently I came across a professor who is a professing Christian. The individual was celebrating the idea that the Qur’an mentions Jesus Christ. They went on to suggest that Christians and Muslims can have a measure of theological and spiritual unity because both sacred books—the...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 19:01

Heaven’s Jihad: The Gospel of Peace Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Jordan Standridge delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 10, 2018.

War. There is hardly a more universal phenomenon. It is said that the world has had peace for just 268 out of the last 3,4000 years and that more than 4 billion...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 19:01

Heaven’s Jihad: The Gospel of Peace Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Jordan Standridge delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 10, 2018.

War. There is hardly a more universal phenomenon. It is said that the world has had peace for just 268 out of the last 3,400 years and that more than 4 billion...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 17:01

Light into Darkness: How To Evangelize Muslims Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Clint Archer delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 10, 2018.

image The Italian film, Life is Beautiful, is a foreign film about an Italian Jew set in Italy in the time of the Nazi occupation of Europe. The film is disturbing and very...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 17:01

Light into Darkness: How To Evangelize Muslims Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Clint Archer delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 10, 2018.

image The Italian film, Life is Beautiful, is a foreign film about an Italian Jew set in Italy in the time of the Nazi occupation of Europe. The film is disturbing and very...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:01

The Nature of God: A loving Trinity or a Tri-Theism? Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Jesse Johnson delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 8, 2018. You can listen to the audio from this session at the bottom of this post. You can also download the audio here.

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One of the most essential doctrines of the Bible is...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:01

The Nature of God: A loving Trinity or a Tri-Theism? Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Jesse Johnson delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 8, 2018. You can listen to the audio from this session at the bottom of this post. You can also download the audio here.

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One of the most essential doctrines of the Bible is...

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imageYou’ve probably heard it said. “All of the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—they all worship the same God.” More and more today, we hear such things from the mouths and tweets of idealized and uninformed westerners.

However, such thinking is a...

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imageYou’ve probably heard it said. “All of the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—they all worship the same God.” More and more today, we hear such things from the mouths and tweets of idealized and uninformed westerners.

However, such thinking is a...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 17:01

Is Salvation Promise Or Potential? Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Clint Archer delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 9, 2018.

Second Timothy is Paul’s swan song. He was writing to his protégé from prison. He was about to be decapitated and yet he doesn’t show the slightest...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 17:01

Is Salvation Promise Or Potential? Featured

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This post is adapted from the message Clint Archer delivered at the Cripplegate Conference in Washington D.C. on June 9, 2018.

Second Timothy is Paul’s swan song. He was writing to his protégé from prison. He was about to be decapitated and yet he doesn’t show the slightest...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:02

Differences Between the Qur’an and the Bible: An Introduction Featured

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imageFrom time to time at the Cripplegate we attempt to equip people to think biblically about other religions and cults. For example, we have addressed Mormonism, the Jehovah Witnesses, Buddhism, and Seventh Day Adventism, among others. Over the next few weeks, we will attempt to address Islam. In...

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