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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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:35

Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 13

At long last, we reach the end of our discussion of Augustine’s Confessions. 

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Written by Matthew Lee Anderson
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:28

Charlie Shamp 2017 Maine Fishing Industry Prophecy Failed: Fishing Industry Declined Despite Word Saying It Would Break Records

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:24

Charlie Shamp 2017 Maine Fishing Industry Prophecy Failed: Fishing Industry Declined Despite Word Saying It Would Break Records

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Charlie Champ said God told him that Maine would break all records in the fishing industry in 2017. Lobster and fish were specifically mentioned. That was a false word from God because Maine did not break all records in the fishing industry in 2017 and actually showed decline.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:09

Video: Were Rebekah and Jacob Justified in Deceiving Isaac?

Today’s question:

Having read Jordan’s Primeval Saints I find that he interprets the life of Jacob through a different lens from a more recent reformation reading. Specifically in the story of Jacob “stealing” the birthright, Jordan posits that Rebekah and Jacob are...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:02

The metaphysics of resurrection

There are different models of resurrection. I don't mean the resurrection of Christ, in particular. I mean the more radical case of resurrecting someone whose body completely disintegrated. 
One model is replication. God creates a new body that duplicates your old body. The new body is...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:02

What is Behind the Liberal “Curtain”?

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When you watch a movie with great special effects what you see looks amazing (giant dinosaurs or super heroes flying)…but when you “look behind the curtain” and see how Computer Generated Imaging produces these effects the “magic” wears off and you realize it is all...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:00

The other 9 commandments.

“The First Commandment, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before Me’: My friend, are you ready to be weighed against this Commandment? Have you fulfilled, or are you willing to fulfill all the requirements of this Law? Put it into one of the scales, and step into the other. Is your...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:58

DBG Spotlight (10-17-18)

Can we know for sure that we are saved? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the doctrine of assurance and what it means to be born again.

The Joy of Overlooking an Offense — This is a helpful read and worthy of consideration.

Catching Up on Events...

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Written by Josh Buice
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:31

Even the Smallest Sin... (Nick Batzig)

I was intrigued to read the results about what evangelicals profess to believe concerning key biblical truths in 2018 in Ligonier Ministries' State of Theology survey. Among the many shocking findings was the conclusion on the category dealing with the just punishment for sin. Out of 3002...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:00

A Word to the Older Women

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a new series called, “Men and Women in the Household of God.” Links to other posts in this series can be found here.

After giving instructions about older men in the congregation, Paul now turns to the older women:

“Older women likewise are...

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Written by CBMW
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:52

A Beautiful Scandal (William Boekestein.)

There is a lot to like about the story of John Newton. And Simonetta Carr and Amal tell and illustrate it beautifully (Reformation Heritage Books, 2018). Newton first told the story himself in an 18th century best-seller. A young man with a dead mother and hard-to-please father pursues riches and...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:35

The Statement on SJ G Explained: Article 8, The Church (Josh Buice)

[Editorial Note: This is the eighth post in a series of posts in which we have invited the authors of "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" to expound upon the statement's affirmations and denials. We encourage our readers to take the time to read through our prefatory...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:31

Longing for the Day of No More Partial Knowing or Loving

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For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”Gal. 5:14 (NIV)

For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away1 Cor. 13:9-10 (ESV)

Heavenly Father, I...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:30

The Spirit and Union with Christ

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A Sunday school class has given me opportunity to revisit Sinclair Ferguson's masterful work The Holy Spirit. In the fifth chapter, Dr. Ferguson argues convincingly that understanding salvation through the lens of our union with Christ is a much more satisfying method than the ordo salutis--this...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:00

What C. S. Lewis Believed about Hell

October 17, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

Do We Choose Hell?

Lewis’s view on hell is often a controversial subject. First of all, that’s because even as a Protestant, he seemed to believe in something like purgatory—which isn’t hell (only the saved go to purgatory).

Protestants...

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Written by Joe Rigney
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:40

How We Worshipped on a Sunday Evening

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I have often shared examples of our Sunday morning services at Grace Fellowship Church. Yet are one of those rare churches that also has an evening service, so I thought you might be interested in seeing an example of how we structure them.

First, the answer to the question I know you’re...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:33

A La Carte (October 17)

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I am very much enjoying my time in Brazil at the Fiel Pastors’ Conference. It has been a joy to meet so many people and to both see and hear how the Lord is at work in Brazil.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why We Chose a Christian College)

A Christian Man Receives Justice

David French updates an...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:00

Imperishable Beauty: Lesson 5- A Beautiful Identity

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:00

Bearing Burdens

There is an interesting apparent contradiction built into Paul's letter to the churches of Galatia (a region, not a city). The passages, in fact, occur within a few verses of each other. Paul urges them to restore a brother who is caught in a transgression. Then he says,
Bear one another's burdens,...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:00

Update on Melinda’s Progress

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[See here for information about Melinda’s accident and here for links to previous updates.]

It’s been a while since our last update on Melinda’s progress, mostly because there’s not been much improvement in the 10 months since her accident on December 2. But that has changed...

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Written by Greg Koukl
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:00

Interview with Mats Tunehag on ‘The Wealth Creation Manifesto’

Is wealth creation godly or greedy?

The Bible teaches that the creation of wealth is both a godly gift and a command. Unfortunately, the biblical role of wealth creation is misunderstood in many churches today.

The good news is that there’s a global movement of Christians that are seeking to...

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Written by Kristin Brown
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: The Significance of Christ Being God

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Why is it important that Jesus is God?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that when we speak of the deity of Christ, we should ask ourselves what do we mean when we say that He is God? Why is that important?

Jesus has the same nature as God. It is significant that Christ is called God in the Old...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:00

Where Does Ultimate Authority Lie?

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There is a science in theology and in biblical studies that we call hermeneutics. It is the science of biblical interpretation. It teaches objective principles and rules that govern our treatment of the text, lest we turn the Bible into a piece of clay that we can shape and form for our own...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Demonic Possession?

October 17, 2018
That demonic possession could result from entering an altered state of consciousness is being increasingly acknowledged by scientists and psychologists and other researchers into para psychology . Jon Klimo, author of one of the...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:00

Farewell, Willow Creek: Where the “Regular” Churches Can Go From Here

October 17, 2018
It looks like the beginning of the end at Willow Creek. They aren’t saying that, but I feel like that’s what’s happening. If so, good riddance. Stanley Hauerwas said that the church...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:00

The Valley of Blessing

“And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.” (2 Chronicles... More...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:00

An Apostle in Exile Featured

We often think of Revelation as a prophetic look at the second coming of Christ. We think of the judgment that awaits the world because “He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him” (Revelation...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:40

Bible Contradiction? Was Zechariah Iddo’s son or grandson?

For more of our posts responding to alleged Bible contradictions check out our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Zechariah Iddo’s son or grandson?

Here are the two answers...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:03

Dealing with the Wiggleworm: Tips on Keeping Children Engaged

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Children must be discipled with care and devotion. A child is no less a citizen of God’s kingdom than their parents; they are not second-tier after thoughts to God like so many of our ministries seem to reflect. On the contrary, children seem to be some of the most esteemed members of...

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Written by George Binoka
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:00

When the Bible Conflicts with Our Culture

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Here’s another great post from one of my sons-in-law, Dan Franklin, who’s married to my daughter Karina. (Make sure you don’t miss this video and article I shared from him recently, about The Problem with “Speak Your Truth.”) While I admit I am biased about not only my...

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Written by Dan Franklin
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:00

Counterpoint Reading

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You may already do this, but I’ve only just realised how useful it is, so bear with me: it can be really illuminating to read books in pairs, where each provides a counterpoint to the other. That doesn’t necessarily mean books which explicitly disagree with each other, although of...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:10

How To Respond When You Get Punched In The Face

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“…you will perhaps find it a heavier trial than you are aware of…”

That heavy trial, to which Newton is referring to, is the trial of having your preaching of the gospel met with opposition. I’ve found the words of Mike Tyson to be true of pastoral ministry....

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Written by Mike Leake
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:05

October 17: Machen and the IBPFM

Time and Again, God Triumphs Over Our Sin

Attempts to reform the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church, USA were led in part by some of the faculty and board members at Westminster Theological Seminary. When those efforts failed, it was on June 27th in 1933 that the Independent Board for...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:05

Christ, The Wisdom And Righteousness Of God

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Studying the history of the church and of Christian theology can enrich your understanding of Scripture. This has been one of the most exciting aspects, for me, of studying church history and historical theology. Because I am only a finite human, rooted in a particular place and culture and in...

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Written by Benjamin Hawkins
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:00

Sermons on Pastoral Ministry

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Those in pastoral ministry have a great responsibility in preaching the Gospel to their congregation. Paul repeatedly encouraged Timothy and Titus to teach the good news with clarity and to model humility, integrity and godly character. In these sermons, Alistair Begg encourages pastors to stay...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:00

The Book of Psalms and the Biblical Covenants (Part 5)

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Read the series.

The Christology of the Psalms continued …

Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension

Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension in Psalms 16:10 (resurrection), and 68:18 (ascension).

Psalm 16:10: “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:04

‘Christine Caine appears to be harvesting what Joel Osteen planted’ – more plagiarism?

Warren Throckmorton brings to light more evidence of plagiarism by Christine Caine?

“For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17


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Warren writes:

Recently Christian motivational author Christine Caine settle...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:01

Church History in Stained Glass

Stained glass windows are not just beautiful works of art; they also teach us about our past. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at the windows inside Santee Chapel at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

The post Church History in Stained Glass appeared first on 5...

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:42

What Passes for a Miracle Featured

1. Seth continues his review of 2 Thessalonians 3, examining discipline. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission about prayer. 3. Seth discusses miracles.

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Written by Seth - Host of the Christian Commute
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:13

The Perilous State of Our Theological Illiteracy Featured

Time was, those who were the most concerned about good theology, who most stressed the importance of biblical truth, and who most sought to order their lives under the Word of God were evangelicals. Sadly it seems like this is no longer the case – not by a long shot.

We see a million bits of...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:08

Strategic inscrutability

There's a family of objections to God as an explanatory principle. There's Elliott Sober's objection that you can't draw a design inference unless you know the intentions of the designer. There's a related objection to skeptical theism as a double-edged sword: it relieves the problem of evil at the...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:13

Podcast #5: Sharing the Good News with Mormons

On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast we are joined by Eric Johnson of Mormonism Research Ministry to talk about how we can effectively witness to those in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together with Sean McDowell, Eric has recently released a book titled Sharing the...

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:09

Gay Priest Speaks at Southern Baptist Event Featured

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ERLC AND RUSSELL MOORE ADVOCATE REDEFINING FAMILY AND PROMOTE GAY PRIEST WHO WANTS TO BABYSIT YOUR CHILDREN.

[Thirty Pieces of Silver] The ERLC just completed its 2018 “Cross Shaped Family Conference” in Dallas, which was the second of an annual event. This year’s conference...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:09

Gay Priest Speaks at Southern Baptist Event Featured

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ERLC AND RUSSELL MOORE ADVOCATE REDEFINING FAMILY AND PROMOTE GAY PRIEST WHO WANTS TO BABYSIT YOUR CHILDREN.

[Thirty Pieces of Silver] The ERLC just completed its 2018 “Cross Shaped Family Conference” in Dallas, which was the second of an annual event. This year’s conference...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:00

Meum Tuum

“We . . . live in a time when the social justice gimme, gimme graspers have a poorer understanding of property rights than a dog with a chew toy does” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 129).

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:55

Russell Moore Compares ‘Social Justice Statement’ Signers to Racists, Bigots Featured

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Frankly, Russell Moore started this whole mess.

The left-of-center Communitarian, former Democratic staffer, George Soros acolyte and social progressive leader of the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) mainstreamed Critical Race Theory and Cultural Marxism among...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:55

Russell Moore Compares ‘Social Justice Statement’ Signers to Racists, Bigots Featured

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Frankly, Russell Moore started this whole mess.

The left-of-center Communitarian, former Democratic staffer, George Soros acolyte and social progressive leader of the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) mainstreamed Critical Race Theory and Cultural Marxism among...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:52

Platonic realism to the rescue

Platonism is the view that there exist abstract (that is, non-spatial, non-temporal) objects (see the entry on abstract objects). Because abstract objects are wholly non-spatiotemporal, it follows that they are also entirely non-physical (they do not exist in the physical world and are not made of...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:37

Beautiful Tates Creek Baptist Church hosts Liberty Baptist Association

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Tates Creek Baptist Church gathered for worship in their new worship center and Pastor Beatty welcomes new members into the fellowship. ASHLEY SHARP/Special

TOCCOATates Creek Baptist Church in the Toccoa area opened their doors for the annual Liberty Baptist Association meeting on Oct. 7....

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Written by Gerald Harris
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:00

The Many Degrees of Social Justice

– Episode 2366 –

The Many Degrees of Social Justice

Segment 1 (00:00) A Worldview Thermometer

Segment 2 (08:36) The Social Justice Points

Segment 3 (16:38) The Anti-Social Justice Points

Wretched Surprise! (26:52) 1 John 4:20

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