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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Thursday, 07 December 2017 01:30

When a Church Misses THE Entire Point of Christ's Incarnation Featured

Cedar Ridge Christian Church in Broken Arrow, OK clearly has a problem. Their pastor does not understand what Scripture reveals regarding Christ's Incarnation.Their upcoming Christmas sermon series is all about teaching YOU how to to be God in human flesh rather than teaching how God took on human...

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Written by Chris Rosebrough
Thursday, 07 December 2017 01:14

Freedom of association

Phillips is not discriminating against anyone because of their sexual orientation. He is not refusing service to gay couples because they are gay. In fact, he serves gay customers all the time. He is perfectly happy and willing to serve gay customers in his shop. 

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Written by steve
Thursday, 07 December 2017 01:08

Pope Francis Angry at Trump; Says Jerusalem Belongs to Muslims Featured

imageIn the year 1095, Pope Urban II ordered the first invasion of Israel, calling on all the Christians of Europe to physically take back the Promised Land by force. He famously shouted, concerning their reclaiming of Jerusalem from the Muslim hordes, “Deus vult!” or “God wills...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 07 December 2017 01:07

Ghost Writers in the Sky – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2Tim3.16-17.mp3

 

Summary:

The Bible was written by men like Moses and Paul, but it was Holy Ghost written by God. We know that “scripture” (v.16) means the books of the Bible, for Paul quoted...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Thursday, 07 December 2017 01:00

December 6, 2017 Show with Scott Lively Kevin Abrams on "The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party ( its Relevance in 21st Century America)"

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December 6, 2017:

Being interviewed TOGETHER, for the VERY FIRST TIME ON A SINGLE SHOW Scott Lively & KEVIN ABRAMS, authors of: “THE PINK SWASTIKA: HOMOSEXUALITY in the NAZI PARTY (& its Relevance in 21st Century America)”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:59

Thoughts on the Restoration of Fallen Pastors

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When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?

These sorts of questions are not new, but they do seem more relevant than ever. While there are lots of articles out there on...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:47

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – changed hearts in Japan

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Jared and Tara Jones (center), IMB missionaries to Japan, gather for a meal with friends. The couple met when they were both serving in Japan as Journeymen and have since gotten married and planted their family there, saying they believe God is at work in the hearts of the Japanese. IMB/Special

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Written by International Mission Board
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:32

Roman Catholics Drag More Dismembered Body Parts Around Canada Featured

imageRoman Catholicism is essentially a necromantic death cult, praying to the dead, worshiping a dead woman, and collecting decapitated and dismembered body parts to hold in sacred veneration.

They have vials of Mary’s breast milk (it’s been pasteurized, apparently), St....

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:31

Christian, Why Do You Sing A Swedenborgian, Social-Gospel, Hymn Written By A Unitarian Minister?

“It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” (now typically titled, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”) was first published in 1834. It was written by Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810–76), an Unitarian minister with Swedenborgian convictions. C. Michael Hawn, who teaches sacred music,...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:24

Westminster Conference 2017 Report

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When I was at the London Seminary many moons ago, students used to refer to the Westminster Conference as Back to the Future because attending was a bit like travelling back in time. Without the aid of a DeLorean. We were young and foolish then and didn't perhaps appreciate the...

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Written by Guy Davies
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:23

The Father of Hymnody

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On December 7, 374, Ambrose became bishop of Milan and thereby became a staunch defender of the Faith against the Arians. Ambrose was born into a prominent Christian Roman family around 340 in Trier (which is in modern Germany). His father was the prefect of the region, but when he died about 14...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 23:38

The Effects of Lawlessness

Hardly a day passes which doesn’t show us the effects of lawlessness in our culture and how it has changed “normal life.” The effects range from mere “inconveniences” to jeopardizing one’s financial or physical safety. We are not talking about the normal dangers...

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Written by Don and Joy Veinot
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 23:20

When You Cannot Yet See the Great Light

A quiet, pulsing comfort when I'm reminded, in no uncertain terms, that we don't always get what we want, is we haven't been promised most of whatever it is we want. Marriage? More money? Bigger house? Health? More kids? Kids at all? None of them are promised. The years go by with no prospective...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 23:01

Learned and Turned (Christ and Adam… Respectively)

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There is a quality which both Adam and Christ share. They each lacked what we all do not lack… “original sin.”

What is original sin?

Here’s a description of original sin as given by Got Questions?org

“…that sin and its guilt that we all possess in...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 23:00

Greg Koukl and Michael Krueger discuss Bart Ehrman’s skepticism of the gospels

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Here is a recent episode that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Details:

Michael Kruger on Bart Ehrman’s claim we can’t trust the  Gospel accounts (April 1, 2016)

The MP3 file is here.

Topics:

  • Who is Bart Ehrman? What are his books about?
  • C...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:59

Prince Charles Declares “Let’s Remember Muhammad on Christmas”

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Is he serious?

Yes, he is dead serious. Has the future King of England become a Muslim? Or is he attempting to appease the Muslims who are gaining in great numbers and influence in England? After all, Prince Charles would not like to be remembered as the King who lost his head.

Fromtownhall.com

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:56

Book Review: 40 Questions about Membership Discipline, by Jeremy Kimble

Jeremy M. Kimble, 40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline. Kregel Publications, 2017. 272 pps, $14.95.

 

If Western Christians think church membership and discipline are strange and alien ideas, then it’s totally new for churches in China. During the cultural revolution and...

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Written by 9Marks
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:51

Why Should I Care What Genesis Says?! (Part one)

With all of the travel that we do today we’re in a lot of varied environments – christian schools, public schools, youth groups, home meetings, church meetings, etc.  Despite the wide variety of venues, we see something that all of these places have in common.  And that is,...

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Written by Reasons for Hope
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:34

Bringing Our Fears to Jesus

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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:23

How do male pastors care well for women in their churches?

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Unfortunately, this picture represents the effort that many male pastors make to care for women in their churches.  Out of caution, too often men overcompensate and leave ladies in the church feeling very relationally uncared for by men.  And yet, in our cultural milieu where accusations...

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Written by Brian
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:20

Immutability and Reformed Theology

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I wrote last week about James Dolezal’s important book All That Is In God. The book continues to generate spirited discussion, with a growing number of blog posts populating the internet.

In an effort to promote more light than heat, I thought it might be helpful to compare two different...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:00

Planting seeds.

There may be times when you do not see any fruit for your evangelistic labors. You are planting seed in the hearts of sinners but it seems that no one is being born again. If that is the case, consider this verse: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:34

Another Song to Manufacture Emotion

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This is a song I haven’t seen for a few years (thankfully) but this past Sunday it invaded our assembly. It is based on charismania, which is why it gets everyone feeling good instead of thinking about what they are singing. Let’s take a look:
Shine Jesus Shine
By Graham...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:29

Truth: There is No Christian Life Apart from Christian Doctrine

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Via the Dutch Calvinist.

Filed under: Theology

Authors: Jim...

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Written by Jim
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:17

Pope Francis Errs When He Mangles the Lord’s Prayer

Don’t miss this grand rejoinder by an actual biblical scholar to Pope Francis’s attempt to distort the Lord’s Prayer:

Diskussion um das Gebet der Gebete: Papst Franziskus bemängelt, »und führe uns nicht in Versuchung« sei eine schlechte Übersetzung. Die...

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Written by Jim
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:04

Standing With Israel

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Over the past several decades most Presidential candidates have proclaimed they believe that Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel and that they would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.  History has proven of course this to be simple political rhetoric to capture votes as no President has...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 20:00

Is Being Good Enough to Get to Heaven?

image Are good works enough to get one to heaven? Are humans naturally good, or are we fallen and require a savior? Sean responds with both Scripture and history.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 20:00

Simply Read: Day 5

December 07, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Be My Witnesses

It's day 5 of Simply Read, an 8-day Bible reading challenge adapted from ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set aimed at helping us set aside time—prolonged time—to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as we enter this holiday...

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Written by Crossway
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:51

To Be Like Christ: When the Knife Sinks Deep

After nearly four decades in this job, I believe it is fair to say that the ministry presents unique challenges.

No, despite what we like to say when we are together boasting about who is the busiest, we preachers don’t work harder than anyone else. Every job has its stress and the people in...

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Written by Dave Miller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:49

Where is the Church Heading? (Part 2)

In most parts of the world, Biblical, orthodox Christianity is returning to the position it held before the rise of the European church-state complex we call Christendom.

Authors: Valiant for Truth Blog...

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Written by Valiant for Truth Blog
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:37

Three Productivity Tips That Actually Work – Three-Minute Thursdays #6

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We’re nearing the end of the year, which means we’re already beginning to turn our attention to the next year, aren’t we? Now for most of us, that means we’re evaluating the year that was, and starting to determine, how can we do better in the year ahead? In this edition of 3...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:05

Thirty Days of Jesus: Day 11, He was obedient Featured

We've flowed through the first section of this series, in looking at a few verses that prophesy Jesus' coming, His arrival, and His early life. Starting tomorrow, from Day 12-16 we will look at verses that focus on Jesus as The Son. From Day 17-26, verses will focus on the preeminence of the Son,...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:00

Did Hominids or Crocodiles Make Marks on Old Bones?

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I saw a story in the news recently that reminded me of the tentative nature of historical science (the kind of science that is not directly testable, observable, and repeatable because it deals with the past and how frequently the evolutionary story changes. Many fossil bones have been discovered...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:00

Liberalism and the Wrath of the Privileged Whites

Each of our parties is acting crazy, thanks to its own elites. The Republicans are acting crazy thanks to the narcissism and entitlement of the right-leaning business and professional classes. The Democrats are acting crazy thanks to racial politics—specifically, the angry racial politics...

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:00

Throwback Thursday ~ The Mailbag: Do Nativity Scenes Break the Second Commandment?

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Do portrayals of the baby Jesus break the second Commandment?

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:00

The Offense of the Gospel and the Offense of Roy Moore

By Douglas Webster

Christians in the state of Alabama are experiencing a painful identity crisis. Roy Moore impresses many around the country as an ideological warrior for a brand of conservative Christianity that has little to do with Jesus Christ and the New Testament. Never mind about the Sermon...

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Written by Guest Writer
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:00

Debating Christian Physicalism

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The highlight of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) annual meeting was, for me, a panel discussion on “Debating Christian Physicalism.” Technically, the event was part of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) meeting, but it was held during the ETS event in Providence,...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:46

Review: I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God

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Diane Stortz. I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing Company, February 2nd 2016.  224 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Looking for a devotional Bible stories book you can read to your kids?  I like this particular book because this is a...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:36

We are but strangers and pilgrims on the earth Featured

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Alas! how we forget.... that we are but strangers and pilgrims on the earth; that we are journeying to our home; and that we will soon be there! Octavius Winslow - "Present Suffering Weighed With Future Glory" 

Authors: Reformed Spirit...

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Written by Reformed Spirit
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:11

A La Carte (December 7)

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I was not able to track down new Kindle deals today, but will hope for better things tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ve just arrived in Jerusalem as the next stop on my EPIC church history journey. I’ll begin sharing some photos soon. I’d appreciate prayers for safety in...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:03

‘If They Had Been of Us, They Would Have Remained With Us’: Zwingli and the Re-Baptizers

H. Wayne Pipkin’s fine essay titled  «They went out from us, for they were not of US»  Zwingli’s Judgment of the Early Anabaptists is as interesting now as it was in 1992, two decades ago.  He begins

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Written by Jim
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:00

Book Preview: Lies Pastors Believe by Dayton Hartman

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About the AuthorDayton Hartman is lead pastor at Redeemer Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He has a PhD in church and dogma history from North-West University (South Africa), and serves as an adjunct professor at both Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Columbia International...

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Written by Chad
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:00

Your Aim Will Help

This last Thanksgiving week my siblings and I along with our spouses, our parents, and some of the grandkids got together to discuss our tradition of a family reunion ... every Thanksgiving. You see, it occurred to us that we weren't sure of the question of why we got together. Because, if we don't...

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: The Distinction Between Wordly and Godly Sorrow

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What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow?

Mike Davenport explains in this video that there is a significant difference between worldly and godly sorrow. Worldly sorrow is a sorrow that may lead to repentance, but it is primarily concerned with self and how others think of them. In...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:00

Depravity and Advent Featured

For centuries theologians have been writing and Christians have been debating the details of depravity.  Augustine took his cue from Paul and Pelagius went in the opposite direction.  Luther agreed with Augustine while Erasmus purported the aged idea that man was free.

Just how corrupt is...

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Written by Josh Buice