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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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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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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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:00

The Cripplegate Conference on Islam: Summary Featured

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Last Sunday night concluded our first ever Cripplegate conference. The theme of this conference was Islam: Equipping Christians to think biblically about the Muslim faith.

As far as conferences on Islam go, this one was rather unique. Instead of expert scholars and professors lecturing on the...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 17:01

5 Lessons From Visiting the Ark Encounter Featured

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God created the world in six literal days. I am certain of it. Not so much because of the evidence, but because the Bible says so, and I believe it is without error from beginning to end. The evidence, though, is overwhelming. Not that I need any evidence, but it sure is encouraging to my heart to...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 17:01

Just Stop it, Part 4: How to Repent of Stealing Featured

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Apparently, from what I learned online, for some people stealing proves to be quite difficult. According to the FBI, most modern-day bank robberies are “unsophisticated and unprofessional crimes.” Even though banks use surveillance cameras, 76% of robbers use no disguise. Some use...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 18:58

Posts on eschatology Featured

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imageHere is a list of the most viewed and most linked-to Cripplegate posts on eschatology, the rapture, and the millennium. I hope this a helpful resource to help you find what we’ve done on those issues.  

Posts on eschatology in general:

  1. Eschatology 101—definitions to understand
  2. Esc...

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imageToday’s post is a review of the book, I Can’t Believe You Just Said That: Biblical Wisdom for Training Your Child’s Tongue by Ginger Hubbard. Meg Farrington, who reviewed the book, is married, a mother of two, and a member of Cornerstone Church in Jackson, Wyoming.

The book...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 17:01

An Encounter With a Mother-God Cult Evangelist Featured

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I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now, it’s called the Mother-God cult. The official name is the World Mission Society Church of God. I’ve had my share of run-ins with them over the years.

The Mother-God cult is a religion that started in South Korea, and now has more than 2.7...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 17:01

Just Stop it, Part 3: How To Repent Of Anger Featured

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When I was a really little kid a cheesy 80’s horror movie hit the big screen. It was called Gremlins. The story is about a boy who finds a small, furry, odd-looking creature called a mogwai that seems as harmless as a hamster. But you discover that if this unassuming little pet stays up...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 04:49

Why our conference is on Islam Featured

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The American culture is changing quickly and rapidly. Secularism is on the rise, but so is Islam. It might strike you at first that these two are unrelated, but when you start to peel back the layers of these worldviews you realize they have a lot more in common than you might think.

Both Islam and...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:42

Top 10 books on election Featured

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image I recently preached on James 1:18 (“Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creation”) as well as Romans 9. In light of those sermons, several people asked me what resources I’d recommend on the doctrine of...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 17:01

Just Stop it, Part 2: How To Repent Of Lying Featured

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This is one of those math questions that doesn’t look like a math question, and when you see it on a test it makes you want to cry:

If you encounter two men in the forest, each one guarding a path, and all you know is that one of them always tells the truth and the other always tells a lie,...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 18:02

Parents and Perspectives on Multi-Ethnic Marriage Featured

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The royal wedding of an American actress and a British prince last weekend—which I did indeed watch with my daughters—gives occasion to answer a question I am regularly asked: what exactly does the Bible say about interracial marriage? I used to serve in college ministry and often...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:01

The Dignity of Being a Sinner Featured

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imageSinner. Transgressor. Law-breaker.

These are not the most en vogue labels today.

Even so, the word “sin,” “transgression,” or “iniquity” occurs 1148 times in the NASB translation of the Bible in 906 verses. This is more, for example, than the word...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 18:01

Obsessed with the Gospel Featured

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How can you stop someone who is obsessed with the Gospel?

If you tell him or her to stop, they only grow in their zeal. (Acts 4:19-20)

If you take away their home, it’s ok because they have a greater home in Heaven. (John 14:2)

If you take away their freedom, then they write letters, books, and...

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