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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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:02

Exposing More Contradictions

In this brief podcast, Frank tackles some of the inconsistencies of adhering to a worldview that claims we can choose our own gender. He also educates those who claim that one can be “racist” against Islam (Muslims). Listen also to Exposing Atheists Contradictions (Part 1)

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Written by Frank Turek
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:01

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:46

Formation of the Catholic epistles

Catholic apologists treat the canon of Scripture as a miscellaneous collection of books. Only church authority can justify that particular, arbitrary selection. The unity is imposed by the church, and not by the internal contents.By contrast, this study draws attention to intertextual unity. The...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:35

The US President orders embassy move to Jerusalem Featured

Today the US President Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and Orders U.S. Embassy to Move
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:31

Unbelief is rooted in neutralist thinking Featured

by Mike Ratliff

17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:15

An Update on Dr. Sproul's Health

12/6/17 at 5:15pm ET

Dr. Sproul remains in a serious condition, his breathing being supported by a ventilator. He is currently sedated as the medical staff in ICU continues to monitor his health, even as they attempt a number of techniques to eliminate any infection.

His family is close by and...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:10

Darwinism: science or philosophy?

Darwinism: Scientific Inference or Philosophical Preference?

An old symposium (1992). However it contains papers and presentations from several intelligent scientists and philosophers. Such as Michael Behe, William Dembski, Stephen Meyer, and Peter van Inwagen.

For example, here is van...

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Written by epistleofdude
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:48

Seminary and Higher Education Links

David Murray has a helpful list here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:47

Cruise the Rhine with PRTS

Travel with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary on a 15-day study tour and cruise featuring Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. 

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Highlights include majestic alpine scenery, uniquely Puritan and Reformed historical sites, a week-long cruise on the lovely Rhine River, and a stay...

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Written by David Murray
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:41

Review: Michael Sandel’s What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

imageWhat Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I find it incredibly refreshing to find any writer who sees through the tempting veneer secularism has laid not just on our politics but on our lives. It’s a tempting veneer, because it is very...

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Written by Mark Ward
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:37

“My Body,” Their Souls

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Father Dwight (who seems to write more than Tim Keller) is back with a biblical justification for placing relics under the altar in Roman Catholic churches.

In Revelation 6:9 it is written: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:00

You Are Never More Justified Than the Moment You First Believed

In this brief clipfrom his teaching series The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson explains that our sanctification does not add to our justification.

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I remember myself, as a very young Christian, being taught that every day I should have my quiet time. And if I didn't have my quiet...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 04:25

Arkansas Baptist State Convention affirms Nashville Statement “without equivocation”

At the 164th annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) last month, messengers from across the state approved a resolution to affirm the Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality.

The resolution included excerpts from articles of the Nashville Statement along with a strong...

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Written by CBMW
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 03:59

Bible Study for Dec. 10: Jesus teaches

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A seed either lives or dies, depending on the soil it enters, writes Pastor Rick Statham. GETTY IMAGES

Mark 4:1-9 Richard C. Statham Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist, McDonough

This past February while leading a group in Israel, we were seated for a time of teaching in the ancient ruins of the synagogue...

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Written by Rick Statham
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 03:47

Episode 129: The Three Members of the Godhead are Distinct Persons

Having recognized the equally divine and eternal nature of each member of the Godhead, join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn how Scripture also portrays them as persons, each having the attributes of a personal being and not merely an abstract force or emanation of some kind.

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 03:41

Episode 128: The Father, Son and Spirit are God

Having established the three-in-oneness of God, join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to learn how Scripture also teaches that each member of the Godhead is equally and eternally God, no more and no less than the others.

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 03:38

Episode 127: A Plurality in the Godhead

While Scriptures clearly teach that there is one God, they also intimate that somehow there is a plurality within the Godhead. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover what this means and where the Bible teaches this idea.

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 03:36

Episode 126: God is One

To understand the Trinity properly, it is necessary to observe that the Bible reveals one God and not three. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover what the Bible teaches about the oneness of God.

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 03:18

Papal silly putty

Having reversed church policy on the admission of adulterous Catholics to communion, Francis is now making moves to reverse church policy on capital punishment. This has been in the pipeline for some time now. Main difference is that he apparently intends to formalize the reversal.
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Written by steve
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:53

The Three Members of the Godhead are Distinct Persons

Having recognized the equally divine and eternal nature of each member of the Godhead, it is necessary to recognize that Scripture also portrays them as persons, each having the attributes of a personal being and not merely an abstract force or emanation of some kind. As such, Scripture reveals...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:53

The Father, Son, and Spirit are God

The Father is God Having established the three-in-oneness of God, it is necessary to establish that Scripture also teaches that each member of the Godhead is equally and eternally God, no more and no less than the others. This begins by recognizing the deity and eternality of God the Father....

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:53

Columbus pastor Struecker named to position at Southeastern Seminary

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Jeff Struecker, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus and Army Ranger who was part of the “Black Hawk Down” operation in Somalia, speaks at the 2016 GBC annual meeting. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index

WAKE FOREST, NC — Jeff Struecker, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus,...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:42

Live Up To Your Call! – 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

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Authors: Pastor Jeff Seekins...

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Written by Pastor Jeff Seekins
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:38

The Dictator Pope

imageThis is a blog post about a fairly shocking review (shocking even for me) of the recently released work entitled “The Dictator Pope”, by Robert Royal. Royal is Editor in Chief of “The Catholic Thing” publication, which, according to its own mission statement, is a...

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Written by John Bugay
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:38

Farewell, Comments, Hello Letters

After some reflection, I have decided to disable the comments feature here at Mablog. I think there are advantages to this, obviously, or I wouldn’t do it. But at the same time, there are disadvantages. I trust that we have come up with a solution that will ameliorate, at least somewhat,...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:33

Definitive Proof That Bill Gates is a Eugenicist “Mad Scientist” Who is Murdering People in Third World Countries

 

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Through the years, I have written numerous articles about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  These unscrupulous Eugenicists have been maiming and murdering untold number of people – especially in third world countries.

For the readers convenience, I will post the links to some...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 02:06

DECEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

imagePaul Abramson and 20 years of Creationism.org! Originally from the Northwest, Paul Abramson earned his B.S. in History from Portland State University. His studies of Scripture, history, science, and evidence all led him to leave his belief in theistic evolution, which rejects a literal reading of...

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Written by Jo Hovind
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:46

Calculating the Number of the Beast

Here’s a very interesting article by Gary DeMar that will certainly challenge much current thinking about the identity of the Beast in the book of Revelation. (original source here)

Dr. R. C. Sproul has come to similar conclusions – see his lecture on “The Beast” at this link)...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:26

The Real Prayer of Jabez

imageArticle by Dr. Steve Lawson (original source here)

Riding a tidal wave of surging popularity, few Christian books have burst onto the publishing scene and been as widely received as The Prayer of Jabez (Multnomah, 2000). In only its sixth year of circulation, this brief, ninety-three-page book has...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:09

Knowing when it’s time to leave a church

How do you know when it’s time to leave a church? Juan Sanchez has some advice.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:07

A Pox Upon Our House: Three Chronic Diseases Plaguing Women’s Ministry

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Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley examines women’s ministries. According to Lesley, women’s groups aren’t nearly as effective as they could be for a umber of reasons. For example, because many women hardly ever read and study their bibles they’re...

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Written by Marsha West
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:04

Vaccines Vampires: How shooting up dead baby bits became "normal" in America. Featured

image While there are many reasons to be anything from skeptical to outraged over the manner in which vaccines have proliferated in America, one of the more under-reported problems with many popular vaccines products pumped into the bloodstreams of Americans by the millions each year is the fact that the...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:03

Anger Met with Tears

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My son-in-law was praying before dinner at our home. Meanwhile, my four-year-old twin grandsons continued their conversation. So it was appropriate for me to say something.

“Guys, when we pray it is time to listen, not talk.” I spoke in a normal, conversational tone.

Immediately, one of...

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Written by Jimmy Adkins
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:00

December 5, 2017 Show with Kurt M. Smith on "Thundering the Word: The Life, Ministry Gospel of George Whitfield" (Part 2)

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December 5, 2017:

Kurt M. Smith, author & pastor of Providence Reformed Baptist Church of Pine Mountain, AL who will discuss: PART 2 of: “THUNDERING THE WORD: The Life, Ministry & Gospel of GEORGE WHITFIELD”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:50

Prayer: Sovereignty Prayer

imageRachel Miller
Dec 6, 2017
One of the frequently asked questions about God's sovereignty is: if God is sovereign, why pray? On the one hand, it is an understandable question. If we believe that God is in control of all things and has ordained “whatsoever comes to...

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Written by Rachel Miller
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:40

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Pride

imageWe are proud of our children, proud of our friends, proud of our homes, proud of...ourselves. We are proud of our accomplishments, proud of how we have averted disaster, proud of our successes. We are a proud people. Yet even as Christians we often forget that every good and perfect gift is from...

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Written by EBenz
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:09

Book Review: Owen on the Christian Life

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Matthew Barrett and Michael A. G. Haykin, Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in Christ, Theologians on the Christian Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015). 296pp. Paperback.
 
 As a minister, I would love to believe that everyone in the church would read John Owen. There are...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:40

Jesus, His Critics and How to Handle Criticism

Criticism can either be helpful or unhelpful. Criticism is unhelpful when it aims to attack the person and belittles them. Criticism is valuable when it seeks to help the person grow to be like Jesus. In this article from Luke 23:6-12, we will see Jesus interact with His critics on His way to the...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:37

Now Available: Theology, Church, and Ministry

imageTheology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education

David Dockery, Editor

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Theology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education enables readers to understand the key role that theological education plays in preparing God-called ministers for service in...

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Written by Barnabas Piper
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:34

Our Pastoral Residency Program Reading List

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Liberty Baptist Church recently launched our Pastoral Training Center, an 18-month residency program for men training for ministry. Currently 13 guys are working through the program, most of them students at Midwestern. These guys are getting a variety of degrees — BA, MDiv, MTS, PhD. Because...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:24

God’s Generosity Trumping Our Unbelief

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“Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” Then he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also?...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:00

Highlights from day one of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case

image Kristen Waggoner of Alliance Defending Freedom argued Jack Phillips’ case before the Supreme Court. (Photo: Jeff Malet/The Heritage Foundation)

I thought it might be worth reading about the first day of arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Not only can we find out what is likely to...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 22:49

A Very Good Question

Shall we judge of matters of the Christian faith by the fathers or primitive writers for three or four hundred years after Christ?  But they often contradicted one another, and themselves too; and what is worse, they sometimes contradicted Scripture itself.
Isaac Watts, Logic: The Right Use of...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 22:33

DBG Spotlight (12-6-17)

There are many false teachers and antiChrists who are already out in the world sowing their seeds of discord.  This has been the case since the day of the early church and we see a clear warning by John in 1 John 4:1.  Take a moment to watch this video where Justin Peters exposes many of...

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Written by Josh Buice
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 22:26

Marriage Conflict and Separation

image No marriage is perfect.  Husbands and wives sin.  Every marriage has at least some conflict from time to time.  I probably don’t need to explain this fact since most of us know it from experience!  Sadly, however, some marriage conflict is destructive and dangerous....

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Written by Reformed Reader