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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Friday, 15 February 2019 19:00

Answers in Genesis is Certified Transparent

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We’re excited to announce that in addition to being a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and meeting the Better Business Bureau’s accountability standards, we’ve now earned the Excellence in Giving Transparency Certificate from Nonprofit Analytics....

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 15 February 2019 18:44

Convergence of Catholicism and Islam

The pope and the grand imam of al-Azhar have signed a historic declaration calling for peace between nations, religions and races. There was a concerted effort to make sure all the religions of the world were represented at the gathering. The grand Inman, considered to be the most important imam in...

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Written by Proclaiming the Gospel Blog: PTG Blog
Friday, 15 February 2019 18:37

 Once Again Owning Our Jar-of-Clay-ness

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2 Cor. 4:7 – But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Lord Jesus, the de-stressing truth of this passage is awesome. You are the treasure Paul is writing about. To have you plus nothing makes us as rich...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 15 February 2019 18:00

News Weakly - 2/16/19

ConsentIt had to happen. If our version of "right and wrong" is predicated on consent, this was a sure thing. A 27-year-old man from Mumbai is suing his parents for having him. For his being born. He was born, it turns out, without his consent. Lousy parents. They should have asked first.Raphael...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 15 February 2019 18:00

The Wisdom and Folly of Solomon

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Solomon inherited a great and prosperous kingdom when he succeeded his father David as king of Israel. He humbly asked God for wisdom and understanding to govern the people justly, and God granted him riches and honor as well (1 Kings 3:11–13).

With God’s blessing, Solomon became famous...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 15 February 2019 17:57

The Four Horsemen of Divorce

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They were the ideal couple: he, a successful businessman; she, beautiful and creative. We sat at their table after a lovely meal. More coffee was offered—then it happened. “You can’t do that! It’s been sitting far too long! It’ll have gone bitter by...

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Written by Mark Loughridge
Friday, 15 February 2019 17:10

NUGGETS

I Am the Lover of My Home (for husbands) – Ron Allchin: ” The lover role comes before the leadership role! Husbands are to set the atmosphere for LOVE in their own home.”

Life As a Wife (for wives) – Sherry Allchin: “God always has a plan, and everything He does has a...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Friday, 15 February 2019 16:51

Whither the Church: Public Relations or Prophetic Proclamation? Featured

In today’s toxic, anti-truth, anti-Christian, and hyper-immoral culture there simply is no longer a place for pastors and church leaders – or any Christian for that matter – to be mealy-mouthed and cowardly when it comes to speaking to the vital issues of the day.

Of course one can...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 15 February 2019 16:00

The Saints

“Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.” (Philippians 4:21-22) The a... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 15 February 2019 14:05

February 16: Death of B. B. Warfield [02/16/1921]

Our post today is drawn from a brief article by the esteemed church history professor, Dr. David Calhoun. The article is titled “The Pastoral Heart of Old Princeton.” On this day, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Benjamin B. Warfield, February 16, 1921, we would draw your attention...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 15 February 2019 14:00

Like His Son: Wallpaper

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"In the experience of suffering we learn that God is prepared to go to any lengths to make us like His Son." - Alistair Begg

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iPhones and iPod touch iPads

Android Phones: Galaxy S Series, Edge, Nexus 5X, 6P, Google Pixel,...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 15 February 2019 13:45

John: The Apostle of Testimony

If you read John’s Gospel you will find that it is harmonious with Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but it is also quite apart from them. There is a profoundness there that is not present in the others.

If we look in the New Testament we see a natural order and progression of things. Matthew, Mark,...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Friday, 15 February 2019 13:23

Chris Pratt, Hillsong, and Help for Homosexuals Featured

Some of you may have heard about the recent stoush between Chris Pratt and Ellen Page. I must admit, I had known next to nothing about both of them. But with a bit of sniffing around, it seems that both are actors. Or should I say actor and actress? Or should I say act-persons? Whatever.

But it...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:31

Should I Still Read His Books (Or Listen To His Music)? Featured

Huh? That Bill guy sure comes up with some rather bizarre titles. But there is in fact a purpose in a piece like this, and for the Christian it has some practical and pastoral implications. It has to do with this: should we keep reading past books from Christians who go off the rails?

Should we keep...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:11

Dichotomized faith

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Philosophers of science are well aware that a theory does not need to have answers to all anomalies in order to be well-supported and rationally accepted. We have ample, to my mind overwhelming, evidence, quite independent of our response to the question of the Canaanite slaughters, that God...

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Written by steve
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:00

Tricksy Idols

“The heart is deceitfully wicked, and is fully up to the challenge, for one example, of fashioning even iconoclasm into an idol. When that happens the idol leers from his intellectual shelf in the temple of reason, as much as if to say, ‘Get me now.’” (Papa Don’t Pope,...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 15 February 2019 09:20

Winter 2018 issue of Philosophia Christi: Pascal's "Abductive Anthropological Argument"

In the Winter 2018 issue of Philosophia Christi, Jonathan Mark Threlfall's lead article addresses "The imago Dei and Blaise Pascal’s Abductive Anthropological Argument." Jonathan is Pastor of Preaching and Teaching at Trinity Baptist Church in Concord, New Hampshire.Here's the...

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Written by EPS Blog
Friday, 15 February 2019 09:00

Marriage and the Wedding Feast

Episode 2442

Marriage and the Wedding Feast

Segment 1 (00:00) A Garden Wedding

Segment 2 (10:54) A Cultural Wedding

Segment 3 (18:47) A Final Wedding

Wretched Surprise! (24:48) Grace Gem, Elizabeth Prentiss

The post Marriage and the Wedding Feast appeared first on Wretched.

Authors: samueljroys...

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Written by samueljroys
Friday, 15 February 2019 08:30

The SBC and Sexual Abuse: Mitigation Featured

1. Seth continues his review of 2 Timothy 2 examining quarrelsome environments.2. Seth responds to a listener submission about new songs at church.3. Seth further discusses the news about the SBC and sex abuse.

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Written by Seth - Host of the Christian Commute
Friday, 15 February 2019 08:24

229- Joanie Stahl – Dangerous Noahide Laws, Antichrist and Baal Sacrifices

Episode 229 of the A Minute To Midnite Show. Tony is joined by Joanie Stahl, and they discuss some very important End Time topics that are affecting the USA and the rest of the World now, and will do so … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Friday, 15 February 2019 08:20

John Calvin, The Mother of God, and The Great Protestant Cover-up

Here's a John Calvin quote that repeatedly appears on polemical Roman Catholic web-pages:
"Elizabeth called Mary Mother of the Lord, because the unity of the person in the two natures of Christ was such that she could have said that the mortal man engendered in the womb of Mary was at the same time...

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Written by James Swan
Friday, 15 February 2019 07:57

Black History, Marie Kondo, and Child Safety

Written by Jennifer Oshman
Friday, 15 February 2019 07:39

Review: Batman: Private Casebook

A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

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Paul Dini.  Batman: Private Casebook. New York, NY: DC Comics, December 23rd 2008. 160 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is another comic book on Batman.  This...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 15 February 2019 07:05

The Compassion of A Tired Messiah

    As I study the scriptures and see glorious truths, I often want to write about it. However the problem I have in regard to this blog is that, when I start working on a blog post in my head about the text, I tend to develop a sermon rather than a blog post. The text deserves more than...

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Written by Ruminations
Friday, 15 February 2019 06:20

02/15/2019

•Gisele Bundchen’s witchcraft won the Superbowl
•Help us reach more people with the Gospel
•Progressive school refuses to play a Christian school in football
•Is Orthodoxy really the true and original church?
•Did George Washington think God belonged in the Constitution?
•Will we have Eternal Companionship in Heaven?
•Are there still good Methodist churches?
•Chris Pratt tries to defend his church
•Good deconstruction?
•Church and the Soviet State

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Written by joey
Friday, 15 February 2019 05:53

Don’t Think God Can’t Expose Your Sin

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So many have deluded themselves into thinking that they can hide their sin. But they forget that God has innumerable ways of exposing their sin. Oh how better it is to come clean and not have to experience the painful humiliation of God exposing your sin.

Don’t think you can hide from God. And...

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Written by Ryan Fullerton
Friday, 15 February 2019 04:45

The Deity of Christ and the First Table of the Law

One of the standard arguments for the deity of Christ runs as follows:

  1. The First Commandment demands that we worship no other gods besides the Lord God (Exod. 20:3; Deut. 6:13; Matt. 4:10).
  2. Jesus is (rightly) worshiped by his disciples (Matt. 14:33; 28:9; 28:17; Luke 24:52; Rev. 5:11-14).
  3. Therefore,...

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Written by James
Friday, 15 February 2019 04:39

Al Mohler’s Incomplete Apology: My Story

Dr. Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, apologized in the Houston Chronicle yesterday for his longtime support of a man the paper described as “helping conceal sexual abuses at his former church” and “for making a joke that (Mohler) said downplayed...

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Written by JanetMefferd
Friday, 15 February 2019 04:28

Our Primary Source of Strength

imageWhere do you run to for strength in times of difficulty? Some merely wallow in depression. Others resort to efforts in the flesh. Many simply turn to other people. The tragedy of turning to any of these things or people is that their help or comfort is only marginal at best, and ignores what God...

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Written by Pastor John Fredericksen
Friday, 15 February 2019 04:23

[68] years after: Bill Wallace and the meaning of heroism

This commentary’s original title was “50 years after: Bill Wallace and the meaning of heroism” and was produced by Baptist Press on Feb. 22, 2001.

By Erich Bridges

imageSouthern Baptist missionary surgeon Bill Wallace, center, and his Stout Memorial Hospital staff, seen here in 1946,...

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Written by Baptist Press
Friday, 15 February 2019 04:12

Do Not Grow Weary in Declaring God's Word

There has never been a time when so much sound biblical teaching has been available at the fingertips of the ordinary person. And, thank the Lord, much of it is free. On the other hand, there has never been a time when such a vast amount of poor and heretical theology has been available to the same...

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Written by john_hendryx
Friday, 15 February 2019 03:56

Sex and virginity

Have you ever wondered what God thinks about being a virgin upon marriage? Deuteronomy 22:13-29 13 “If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then turns against her, 14 and charges her with shameful deeds and publicly defames her, and says, ‘I took this woman, but when I came near...

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Written by wbmoore
Friday, 15 February 2019 03:23

HELP WANTED: Utah Mission Trip 2019. Pray, help or go with us?

Good Afternoon , We are gearing up for our 2019 mission trip to Utah and need your help. There are three ways you can participate: PRAY, DONATE, or JOIN. Here is how it works. #1 Pray: For over 25 years, Watchman has had a team of missionaries sharing the true gospel with Mormons in Utah. Each...

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Written by profilesubs
Friday, 15 February 2019 03:19

James White and the NA/UBS Compilation

           “So do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” – Hebrews 10:35 (EHV)
           When one version of the New Testament has a verse, and...

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Written by James Snapp
Friday, 15 February 2019 03:01

Who Will Speak Up For the Little Ones? (Phil Keaggy)

imagePlease pass along this song by Phil Keaggy far and wide. The Unborn are depending on us!

MARANATHA!

Authors: Geri Ungurean...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 15 February 2019 02:17

Free Stuff Fridays (Ligonier and Reformation Trust)

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This week the blog has been sponsored by Ligonier and Reformation Trust.

What is baptism? Is it necessary for salvation? Who should be baptized, and how should we baptize them? In his new book,Baptism: Answers to Common Questions, Guy Richard tackles these questions and more. As he searches the...

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Written by Admin
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:55

Vatican and Microsoft Join Forces to Promote “AI Ethics”

PREMIER — The Vatican is set to team up with Microsoft to work on a strategy to promote ethics in

The post Vatican and Microsoft Join Forces to Promote “AI Ethics” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:42

Proposed Bill puts Homeschooled Children in Same Category as Abused or Neglected Featured

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Editor’s Note: A question that lies before those who homeschool their children may well be: Do bills such as Iowa’s HF272 establish a fundamental right of the state in the lives of children over those of their parents?

[Shane Vander Hart | CaffeinatedThoughts] Iowa House Democrats’...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:40

Meeting Melancthon

In honor of the anniversary of Philip Melanchthon’s Birthday, the following is an excerpt from Meeting Melanchthon written by...

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Written by Dr. Scott Keith
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:26

Cortez’ GREEN NEW DEAL Straight from the UNITED NATIONS

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I’m sure that many of you have watched Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) as the press have interviewed her.  It is actually painful to watch and listen.  She is, as they say, not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  She struggles to make a complete thought in a sentence.

So I ask you...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:25

Need Help With RL FAQs

As we revamp the site again, we do need help coming up with solid questions for the FAQs page. FAQs are a great way of introducing people to our ideas. Specifically, we want to come up with questions that the typical person from the Reformed world would wonder about if they were to start looking...

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Written by C.Jay Engel
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:13

Is He The One?

We lay in bed last night, my head on his ribs, and I reminded him today would be the anniversary of the first time we gathered together socially. He was going on dates with another girl I knew and I just kept tamping down the flares of interest rising in my heart about him. “Not for...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:11

Ken Cloud named Associational Missionary of the Year

imageKen Cloud responds to being named Associational Missionary of the Year after being presented the honor by Georgia Baptist Executive Director Thomas Hammond, right. Cloud’s leadership and efforts in Bowen Baptist Association in the days following Hurricane Michael were instrumental toward...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Friday, 15 February 2019 01:07

Should We Keep Studying a Fired Pastor’s Work?

Christianity Today addresses this interesting question here. I think the answer would depend on a variety of considerations such as the reason for the dismissal, orthodoxy, and whatthe resource is being used for. If one is well-grounded biblically and theologically, and can think critically, then...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 15 February 2019 00:39

Mark Dever’s Original Letter to a Church Plant on “The 9 Marks of a Healthy Church”

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In 1998, two thirty-something Southern Baptist church elders—Mark Dever (b. 1960) and Matt Schmucker (b. 1962) of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.—founded the Center for Church Reform, later renamed 9 Marks in the early 2000s.

Their purpose is “to equip church...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Friday, 15 February 2019 00:34

Apologetics in a Post Christian Age (Audio) -- Making the Case for Christianity (B. B. Warfield)

Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible Study:  Making the Case for Christianity -- the Apologetic Method of B. B. Warfield

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Friday, 15 February 2019 00:27

Puritan Prayer for World Mission (2)

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Reformed, experiential Christianity birthed the pioneer missionary efforts of men such as John Eliot (1604–1690), David Brainerd (1718–1747),William Carey (1761–1834),Adoniram Judson(1788–1850), and John G. Paton (1824–1907). This mission effort was small and...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Friday, 15 February 2019 00:25

Random Bits

Abbie Johnson worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years. Through those years she rose to be a clinical director, but what she saw started to disturb her. Rather than making abortion safe and rare, Planned...

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Written by Doug Evans
Friday, 15 February 2019 00:08

NJ law forcing schools to teach LGBT history is about ‘indoctrinating’ students, critics say

imageNew Jersey will soon require its schools to teach students about LGBT history and the impact that LGBT Americans have had on society, becoming the second state to pass a statewide educational requirement that some critics say is another step toward indoctrination.

Source: NJ law forcing schools to...

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Written by Kevin Schaal