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, 13 July 2018 19:20

Reminder of Resources on our Blog

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I’m out preaching at a retreat and won’t be as fast commenting and reading your posts.  Since we have gotten a lot of new readers and viewers this year I thought this would be a time to remind readers or share with you for the first time some of the various Christian resources we...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 13 July 2018 18:05

Joshua 20-21; Acts 1; Jeremiah 10; Matthew 24

Joshua 20-21; Acts 1; Jeremiah 10; Matthew 24

BETWEEN JESUS’ ASCENSION AND Pentecost, the nascent church, about one hundred and twenty strong, met together and prayed. At one such meeting, Peter stood up and initiated the action that appointed Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:15-26).

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Written by Don Carson
Friday, 13 July 2018 18:00

Son of Man

“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” (Revelation 14:14) This is the last of some 87 New Testament references (84 in the four gospels, one in Acts, none in the...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 13 July 2018 16:00

A Tasket, a Tiskit, a Green and Orange Statistic

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I wasn’t planning to post today, but my eye was caught by the news headline, “There’s a New No. 1 In Presidential Rankings.”  Based on a new Pew Research Center study, the article breathlessly reports that Mr. Obama is now more popular than any other recent...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Friday, 13 July 2018 15:05

July 14: Daniel Morgan

The Father of U.S. Special Forcesby Rev. David T. Myers

Of all of the soldiers of the Revolutionary War in our nation’s history, very little has been written on Daniel Morgan.  Yet he fought in the French and Indian War, and in the battles associated with our nation’s independence.

In...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 13 July 2018 15:00

Prayerfully Supported: Wallpaper

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"Local churches will never be able to do their work effectively if the leaders are not continually, prayerfully, and loyally supported by their followers." - Alistair Begg

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iPhones and iPod touch iPads

Android Phones: Galaxy...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 13 July 2018 13:59

Profile 19: Christine Caine

Founder of both Propel Women and The A21 Campaign. contributor to Hillsong and author of several books, Christine Caine holds much influence today. Therefore, it would be good to examine her teachings to see if they come in agreement with God’s Word (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1;...

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Written by C.T. Adams
Friday, 13 July 2018 13:38

A Christian Theology for Defense: Introduction

Theology is thinking about God and everything else in relation to God. Apart from the existence of God and his knowledge, we could not think of God at all. Apart from the existence of God and his knowledge, we could not think of anything else at all either, whether the creation around us, the...

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Written by C. L. Bolt
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:46

Pink Apostates Featured

There IS such a thing as apostasy, and there ARE such things as apostates. When folks deny key biblical truths and effectively call the Lord Jesus Christ a liar, they have become apostates. One way in which apostasy rears its ugly head so often of late is over the whole matter of homosexuality.

The...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:41

Gay “Christian” Woodstock Taking Place This Weekend Featured

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The “Wild Goose Festival” is a four-day extravaganza of music, interactive story-telling, “reconciliation yoga,’” and “progressive Christian mysticism.” In other words, is a big, gay, fake-Christian Woodstock.

Taking place July 12-15, the Wild Goose festival...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:19

Jordan Peterson vs Susan Blackmore | BTWN Review Featured

This debate was originally aired on “Unbelievable” with Justin Brierly. Len & Dustin are reviewing this debate and offering commentary to the Glory of God and for the good of His church.
Video of this episode:
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Written by social element
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:15

Did the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board Decide Not to Report Sexual Assault They Knew About for Years?

We have in our possession a 300 page document that proves the IMB knew about a sexual assault and did not report. The perp has now been charged with a crime.

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Friday, 13 July 2018 11:54

As SBC Moves Egalitarian, Remember Russell Moore Promoted Patriarchy Featured

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I just made mention of the “old days,” which would be, in Reformed evangelical circles, about six months ago, and even earlier. – Douglas Wilson, here.

The thing about the Downgrade – the theological notion defined here – is that it happens so quickly you hardly notice....

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Written by News Division
Friday, 13 July 2018 11:00

You Know?

“I believe alternative food producers should be free to sell their unpasteurized milk off the back of their pick-up truck if they want to. We are all Christians here, and we all have to go to Heaven sometime” (Confessions of a Food Catholic, p. 136).

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 13 July 2018 10:48

Even Catholics Notice Southern Baptists Compromise on LGBT Featured

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LifeSite News is a Roman Catholic press outlet, and the following article was written by Brian Camenker and posted there first

 

July 13, 2018 (Mass Resistance) – In April 2017, Rev. Tom Littleton of Alabama gave a chilling talk on “How the LGBT movement is infiltrating...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 13 July 2018 10:00

Anxiety lessons from Habakuk

– Episode 2314 –

Anxiety lessons from Habakuk

Segment 1 (00:00) – Anxiety

Segment 2 (08:53) – Evil vs. Calamity and hardship.  God’s perspective vs. man’s

Segment 3 (19:10) – Our response to Anxiety, and trusting God

Wretched Surprise!...

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Written by samueljroys
Friday, 13 July 2018 09:49

Video: What is the Biblical Theological Significance of Melchizedek?

In my latest video I answer this question: ‘Why is Melchizedek so important to the author of Hebrews? What’s the biblical-theological significance of Jesus being a priest after the order of Melchizedek?’

If you have any questions, please leave them on my Curious Cat account.

Aut...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Friday, 13 July 2018 09:19

Does Your Heart Murmur?

imageAfter high school, I worked in a huge plant that employed thousands. Four gals from my high school worked there also, so we began sharing lunch breaks. However, one of them was constantly negative. Nearly everything out of her mouth was a complaint about something or someone, and it had a negative...

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Written by Pastor John Frederickson
Friday, 13 July 2018 08:35

Life begins at conception

"Life begins at fertilization, science teaches":

  1. The aforementioned article cites several medical and scientific textbooks stating life begins at conception aka fertilization.
  2. It's a helpful list. There are others like it elsewhere (e.g. The Ethics of Abortion by Christopher Kaczor if I remember...

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Written by Patrick Chan
Friday, 13 July 2018 07:59

The Sliding Scale of Charismaniacal Absurdity -- From Brown to Bethel to Bentley

A look at the distance between the sublime and the ridiculous in Charismania.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Friday, 13 July 2018 07:41

The 39: The Sacraments (4)

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In our continual series through "The 39" Articles of Religion of the Reformed Church of England, Thomas Cranmer continues the exposition of the sacraments in a more specific study of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
XXVIII—Of the Lord’s Supper
The Supper of the Lord is not...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Friday, 13 July 2018 07:29

This 'n' That

imageThere are nights when I turn off my lights, ready to drift into (hopefully) sound sleep, and I realize that my room is still bright, awash with the glow of the moon. Other nights, I awaken in the wee hours of the morning wondering who is shining a flashlight in my face, only to recognize that...

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Written by EBenz
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:57

In praise of ordinary Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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I live a quiet life, very limited, with a small 'reach' in the daily routines in which I dwell. If it's fall, winter, or spring, I go to work, go to church, go to small group, and come home, where I drink tea, read, nap, and commune with my cats.If it's summer, I do all the above...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:28

Minorities within a Small Segment of a Sliver of the Population

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This reflection about the experience of ethnic minorities and the Southern Baptist Convention got me thinking (which is about when then missus leaves the room):

Dave Miller wrote in SBC Voices that although he didn’t comprehend why many minorities reacted so strongly to the announcement of...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 13 July 2018 05:51

Making the Legalist in Us Squirm (Luther)

image Martin Luther’s comments on Galatians 4:3 will make the legalist in us squirm.  But they will also help explain what “Christ alone” means for the guilty conscience:

The law does tell me to love the Lord my God, but it does not enable me to do so or to lay hold of Christ.

I...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 13 July 2018 05:06

As Satan Comes Disguised as An Angel of Light – So Does RACHEL HELD EVANS: Pretty as a Picture Yet Slippery As a Snake

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 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 13 July 2018 05:03

07/13/2018

•Your response to The Gathering Storm of Social Justice
•Let’s have a discussion about the roles of Men in the Church
•Ecclesiastes has a different emphasis on the oppression of the poor
•Pastor Don Green explains the dangers of the Social Justice movement
•Mark Driscoll has new friends
•Get ready for more Wretched Gospel pamphlets
•Where do we get “God willing” from?
•Should we reserve evangelism for church events only?
•Is Westboro Baptist doing any good?
•How should I let my toddler interact with a children’s Bible
•My pastor is pushing for revival

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Written by joey
Friday, 13 July 2018 04:25

Crossed wires

I'm going to comment on an article by Christian apologist Frank Turek:
I'm going to comment on the article in its own right as well as in relation to something else. Turek is a graduate of SES. In addition, he's an SES...

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Written by steve
Friday, 13 July 2018 04:24

Four Progressive Steps into Apostasy

Throughout the 2000 year history of the Church, we have seen a continual departure of people and churches from the faith of the apostles. As incredibly tragic as this has been, it should not surprise us because Paul warned: "The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from...

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Written by Proclaiming the Gospel Blog: PTG Blog
Friday, 13 July 2018 04:11

Teaching Outline Hosea 4:1-3

(This is an initial outline and observations on Hosea 4:1-3) Hosea 4:1–3 (ESV)

4 Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; 2 there is...

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Written by memoirandremains
Friday, 13 July 2018 04:10

What Darkened Sinaiticus?

Last year, I wrote a three-part series of posts refuting a conspiracy-claim to the effect that the famous Codex Sinaiticus is a forgery made in the 1800s. Alas, the conspiracy theorists – particularly David W. Daniels of Chick Publications, assisted by Steven Avery – have...

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Written by James Snapp
Friday, 13 July 2018 03:33

Healing of a Man Born Blind

Friday, 13 July 2018 03:28

Keep the Channels of Love Open

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If we would expect God to visit us, we need to be sure and keep the channels of love open for Him. We can’t let the channels be clogged up with sin or things that grieve the Holy Spirit. Whatever it is in our lives that may be keeping us from walking closer with God and knowing the love of...

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Written by Tim Conway
Friday, 13 July 2018 03:25

Luther on Galatians -- A New Translation

Our Lutheran friends over at 1517 have just released Haraldo Camacho's new translation of Martin Luther's 1535 Commentary on Galatians.  This is a fantastic read and truly captures Luther's passion for the gospel. 

In the forward, Michael Horton exhorts the reader, "please read this new...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Friday, 13 July 2018 03:00

July 12, 2018 Show with Dr. Michael G. Muñoz on "Christian Bioethics, Brain Death Vital Organ Donation"

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July 12, 2018:

Dr. MICHAEL G. MUÑOZ, Family Pastor @ Genesis Church of Spokane Valley, WA, having an earned Doctorate in Bioethics from Loyola University in Chicago, IL, who will address: “CHRISTIAN BIOETHICS, BRAIN DEATH & VITAL ORGAN DONATION”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Friday, 13 July 2018 02:22

UPDATE On YWAM’s New Age ‘Alternatives Ministry’

Back on Feb. 22nd, I posted an expose’ of YWAM’s ‘Alternatives Ministry’, which just like Bethel Redding’s ‘Christ Alignment‘, purports to be an outreach to New Agers, and yet uses occultic/ New Age devices and practices. The leader of YWAM’s New Age...

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Written by Mark Jefferies
Friday, 13 July 2018 02:22

Garden lessons for spiritual growth

My dad was a master gardener. We always had good, fresh vegetables during the summer. We had a clear division of labor in our house, too. My dad grew the food, my mom cooked it, and I ate it. Soon enough I became old enough to join in the work preparing, planting, and tending the garden.

After...

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Written by Jim Duggan
Friday, 13 July 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (The Gospel Project)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Gospel Project, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five sets (though, unfortunately, we need to limit them to North America) of resources from The Gospel Project for Kids. These sets include:

  • The Gospel Project for...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 13 July 2018 01:57

2 tips for using technology (without losing your soul)

I grew up surrounded by technology. I am child of the 80s, a time before most people had a personal computer much less the internet in their home. But my dad worked for Xerox for over 25 years so we have had a personal computer and some form of the internet for as long as I can remember. We had the...

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Written by Jason Thacker
Friday, 13 July 2018 01:32

Whales, Leviathan, Jonah, and the Talmud

Here is an interesting article related to recent discoveries both archaeological and actual whales in the Mediterranean Sea.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 13 July 2018 01:30

Canada Forces Christians into the Closet

imageToronto Police said a Christian man, Bill Whatcott “distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community.” The 51-year-old was charged and faces 2 years in jail. Also, Canada’s Supreme Court recently ruled 7-2 against a Christian college, Trinity Western...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Friday, 13 July 2018 01:17

Assertions and Assumptions are NOT the Foundation of the Church Featured

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Assertion: (noun) a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason:Without providing any evidence, he made an assertion.

Assumption: (noun) something taken for granted; a supposition:She didn't check the facts to see if it was true, she just made an assumption.&nbsp...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Friday, 13 July 2018 01:17

The formation of the OT canon

A possible model for the formation of the Hebrew canon may be suggested here in broad outline. Deut 31:26 records that the "book of the law" (presumably Deuteronomy or a text similar to it) was to be placed in the most holy place of the tabernacle. As the Word of God was being written, it continued...

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Written by steve
Friday, 13 July 2018 01:09

The Open Door: 50 years of ministry and memories

On July 7, 1968, I was ordained to the Gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a moment in my life that I will always remember and cherish. So, during the past week I surpassed 50 years in the Gospel ministry. It truly doesn’t seem like 50 years. The time...

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Written by J. Robert White
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:49

So Many Religions

    

If there is a god, then which one? And who speaks accurately of him, if anyone? These are questions I asked myself many times before...

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Written by Larry Hughes
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:49

Book Review: The Gospel Comes with a House Key, by Rosaria Butterfield

Butterfield, Rosaria. The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World.Crossway, Wheaton, Ill. 2018. 240 pages.

 

Raw. Unvarnished. Personal. Real. These are some of the words which scrolled through my head as I put down...

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Written by 9Marks
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:41

Coptology Job, WWU-Münster

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Coptologists often lurk around as New Testament professors or the like, since only a handful of institutions dedicate a position to the subject area.  Stephen Emmel, whose ground-breaking work has fostered reconstruction of the disbursed fragments of Shenoute of Atripe's (Wikipedia article)...

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Written by Christian Askeland
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:17

Position of Privilege

1 Peter 1:10-12, “10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the...

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Written by Rick Hanna
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:15

You Will Die, But Will You Live?

There’s a famous saying that goes that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except two things: death and taxes. Don’t worry we won’t be talking about taxes, but you might not be that excited about that other thing either which is death. But we know like the quote goes...

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Written by Wei Feng Ho
Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

Why are so many women with good careers being forced to freeze their eggs?

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The New York Times says that more and more women are having to freeze their eggs because they can’t find good men to marry. The NYT doesn’t think that women are doing anything wrong. They blame the men for refusing to...

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Written by Wintery Knight