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, 14 February 2019 01:00

February 13, 2019 Show with Matthew D. Aernie and Donald E. Hartley on "The Righteous and Merciful Judge: The Day of the Lord in the Life Theology of Paul"

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February 13, 2019:

Dr. DONALD E. HARTLEY, (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) Adjunct Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies @ Regent University, who will address: “The RIGHTEOUS & MERCIFUL JUDGE: The DAY of the LORD in the LIFE & THEOLOGY of PAUL”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:44

Are You Allowing Your Child to Be Injected with Vaccines that Contain Chopped Up Aborted Baby Parts?

imageThere is a lot of justified outrage out there of late about abortion among Christians. However, many Christian parents either do not want to know or are simply ignorant of the fact that major vaccines given to children contain aborted baby parts.This is not a post about the question of the safety...

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Written by Alan E. Kurschner
Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:40

How to be forgiving

i) How should we understanding passages like Mt 6:15 and Mt 18:21-35?
One problem is that it might suggest a cynical view of forgiveness. A quid pro quo. I don't forgive you for your sake but for my sake. I don't care about you. I don't forgive you because that's in your best interest, but because...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:18

Planned Parenthood Kept Babies Alive in Order to Harvest Brain Heart

WASHINGTON PUNDIT — In an undercover video, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was

The post Planned Parenthood Kept Babies Alive in Order to Harvest Brain & Heart appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:13

Hard cases

i) Not surprisingly, proponents of abortion and infanticide like Peter Singer lead with the hard cases because that's a wedge issue. Is it wrong to bring a child into the world at high risk of a short, painful life?
From a Christian standpoint, this life is not all there is, so the fact that you get...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:02

Pirates of the Reformation

I was born November 1949 in Cartagena, Colombia (pronounced “Carta-hen-a”). Cartagena was founded 416 years before, in...

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Written by Haroldo Camacho
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:56

Wetumpka’s First Baptist Church votes to return $25K rebuilding donation from Wind Creek Casino Featured

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[Marty Roney | Montgomery Advertiser] A Wetumpka church has returned a $25,000 donation, given to help the rebuilding effort after the church was damaged in the Jan. 19 tornado.

The congregation of First Baptist Church voted Sunday to return the donation from Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka, confirmed...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:53

Daily Bible Readings for February 16-28

Saturday, February 16Leviticus 1:1-3:17Mark 1:29-2:12Psalm 35:17-28Proverbs 9:13-18

Sunday, February 17Leviticus 4:1-5:19Mark 2:13-3:6Psalm 36:1-12Proverbs 10:1-2

Monday, February 18Leviticus 6:1-7:27Mark 3:7-30Psalm 37:1-11Proverbs 10:3-4

Tuesday, February 19Leviticus 7:28-9:6Mark 3:31-4:25Psalm...

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Written by christianindex
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:50

Valentine’s Day: Vanity, Pleasure, and the Love of God in Christ Alone

Today is Valentine’s Day a day where men all over the country and the world will spend a lot of money on their wives if they are married or their girlfriends if they aren’t. Valentine’s Day is, to put it mildly, a day where love is commercialized. This shouldn’t surprise us...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:43

Gay Activist to be Published by Zondervan: “Pastorally Accessible Biblical Theology of Gender and Sexuality”

Nate Collins describes himself as a “married, same-sex-attracted/gay man who is a husband, father, and follower of Christ,” and “a

The post Gay Activist to be Published by Zondervan: “Pastorally Accessible Biblical Theology of Gender and Sexuality” appeared first on Refo...

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Written by JeffMaples
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:35

What Does it Take to Get Banned from Twitter? Facts: ‘Women aren’t Men’ Featured

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[Martin M. Barillas | LifeSiteNews] Feminist writer Meghan Murphy has filed a lawsuit against Twitter because she was banned by the social media giant after she criticized so-called transgender people.

A Canadian, Murphy frequently writes on gender politics and is the founder of Feminist...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:28

Song of Songs

Philip Ryken posts 5 tips for reading the Songs here and 5 myths about the Songs here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:24

Dry bones come back to life!

If you saw a news headline that declared, “Dry bones come back to life!” you might think you were reading from a tabloid news outlet or maybe the entertainment section. You certainly would not expect it to be written by an eyewitness reporter who was on the scene when it happened. But...

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Written by Derek Spain
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:14

‘Spineless Morons’ — Dallas Megachurch Pastor Rips ‘Never Trump’ Evangelicals Featured

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[Scott Morefield | The Daily Caller] Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of one of the nation’s largest churches and a prominent evangelical supporter of President Donald Trump, criticized so-called “Never Trump” evangelicals as “spineless morons” who “cannot admit...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:13

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

God’s gifts to His children require something of them. As His...

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Written by Benjamin Wilson
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:10

Liberating Truth That Destroys the Lies of Addiction

The needle marks covering her arms gave me a glimpse of her story. She tried to cover them while she shared her heart, but there was no vein on her arm unharmed from the drugs. As I listened carefully through my trusty translator, I was blessed to hear how she had ended up in a center for...

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Written by Kimberly Cummings
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:00

What is the Sin that Leads to Death?

Authors: R Albert Mohler Jr.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:00

Podcast: Just Capitalism, Part 2 (with Brent Waters)

If you’re one of those people that think of economics as the "dismal science," or that economics has nothing to do with a person's day to day Christian life, you’re about to have those views challenged. Listen to the conclusion of this two part fascinating conversation on the...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:00

Why should a woman marry a man while she’s still under 25?

imageMarried men seem to enjoy a boost in earnings between age 22-45

I saw a bunch of pro-marriage friends were tweeting about this article from the St. Louis Federal Reserve which talks about how well married men do financially compared to single men, and using it as a reason to argue that men should...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:00

Announcing Open Book Season Two: Featuring John MacArthur

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Open Bookis a weekly podcast about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. In season two, special guest John MacArthur joins Stephen Nichols to share the stories behind the books that left their mark on him and his more than fifty years of ministry. From Puritan writers to trusted...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:29

5 Proofs of True Love

Love is a powerful concept. Everyone wants to be loved. I mean truly loved. Don’t settle for a counterfeit. This article will show you the five elements of true love so you can give it to others and experience it for yourself. Everyone wants to be loved, but love is one of the most...

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Written by admin
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:25

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Jonah

When I arrived at my church nine years ago, I began rotating back and forth between Old and New Testaments and genres. I quickly chose to preach Jonah. I thought, “Who doesn’t like Jonah? It’s a whale of a tale. Right?” Eh. Maybe not. But even as a young preacher, my...

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Written by 9Marks
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:00

Deeper Faith, Honest Questions, Sharing the Gospel

Two fantastic guests on the program means #doubletruththursday. Is that a thing? Anyway... Today, Mike and David welcome first-time guest, evangelist, Willie Herath of Ratio Christi in southern California and we discuss apologetics, deeper questions in the faith, and how to effectively respond to...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:00

Seek counsel and heed it.

Wisdom is so often forged in the sufferings of experience. Youth forget that the aged were once young and impetuous, and formed much of their life’s philosophies from their mistakes. A wise man said that parents should never worry if teenagers don’t seem to listen to their advice...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:47

Throwback Thursday: To Those Who Crave Controversy

imageI don't typically play into the "Throwback Thursday" gimmick, but lately, I've been remembering a few posts that seem like they might have renewed relevance. This is one of them. Every Christian needs to read the following letter written by John Newton. The backstory is that a minister i...

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Written by EBenz
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:16

37 Ways to Love One Another

A local church is not built by one man, or even a few men, but by every believer being actively involved in ministry through evangelizing the lost people in their lives and serving their fellow Christians. A quick glance at the practice of the New Testament church reveals that they thought very...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:00

Seeing God's Goodness Even Through Life's Storms Featured

This life can be filled with all measure of things that tempt us to doubt that God is truly good. We see people sick, or we ourselves get a bad diagnosis, and we doubt that God is really good. We see injustice, unfairness and inequity, and we don’t see God acting to fix it, and we can be...

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Written by Jon English Lee
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:00

Why Philosophical Proofs for God Are Better Than “Scientific” Proofs

image From the website of Dr. Brian Huffling: Let me first say that I think the “scientific” proofs for God’s existence are very good, as far as they go. (I’ll explain why that word is in quotes later.) Since middle school one of my hobbies has been backyard astronomy. I am very...

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Written by Kurt Jaros
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:55

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Hosea

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As one of the largest books of the Minor Prophets, Hosea stands as a monumental text, beloved not only by believers today, but clearly by the New Testament authors as well. Even a quick read through the book reveals that it serves as the basis for much of New Testament thought. For example, Paul...

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Written by Josh Niemi
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:53

3GT Episode 120: Valentine's Day Special on True Manliness

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It's tough being a Reformed man these days. The Neo-Calvinist types tell us we need to be strong patriarchs who make sure our wives submit and daughters kiss our signet ring. The Young, Restless, & Reformed types tell us the key is to have bushy beards and drink good beer. And Gillette...

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Written by Barry York
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:00

New California Health Standards Lack Diversity, Inclusion, and Openness

image California has adopted new health standards. Sean explains how they present serious challenges for Christians, Muslims, Mormons, and other religious believers.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:00

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Church?

Whether or not you’ve been raised in the life of a local church, test yourself to see how much you know about the church. Can you make a perfect score?

The church is God’s will for us as believers. Therefore, our knowledge of the local church and how it should function to accomplish...

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Written by Josh Buice
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:51

Cutthroat politics in the push to make the pope infallible

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Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church By John W. O’Malley Belknap Press, 2018, 320 pages

Some of my recent readings about the Catholic dogma of papal infallibility prompted me to download the ebook version of this very interesting book.

In the 19th-century, as...

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Written by Tom
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:39

Schoolmates in Car Parks

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Just back from a quick 20 minute run at the Gym - it was one of those lunchtimes when you feel you could run for Ireland!

I'd been hoping for an opportunity, for several years now, to speak to an old school acquaintance who I often bump into at the Gym - I've tried to open the conversation up...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:00

Did a “Taste for Fat” Make Us Human?

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It’s long been an evolutionary puzzle as to how early humans got the bigger brains they needed to evolve into modern humans. Well, a new study proposes maybe it was a taste for fat that did it—and that’s why we still crave fat today. Evolutionists currently believe supposed...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:00

Throwback Thursday ~ The Mailbag: What is Contemplative Prayer?

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What is contemplative prayer, and is it biblical?

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:00

How Can We Glorify God with Our Time?

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The way you spend your time says more about your spiritual condition than you may think. Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” In this clip, I try to expose two ways in which we...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:53

A La Carte (February 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent resources on the local church. You’ll also find my little book Run to Win and a few from Reformation Heritage Books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography)

James MacDonald Fired from Harvest

“In...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:50

Audio MP3 Message: Sacrificial Love of Spouse

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I will be honest I often find my guard go up when I think of our society’s view of love on Valentines Day.  On this day we can see how how society can sentimentalize love.  It can even commercialize and cheapen love.

But that’s not a biblical view of love.

I thought I share this...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:45

How Long Must The Lord Tarry? Habakkuk Asked the Same Thing Featured

By Elizabeth PrataAny sensitive Christian these days is probably be feeling what I am feeling. The gravity of the times and the perilousness of the dwindling time for the lost weighs heavily on me. I mourn the lost: the hand of Jesus is outstretched to one and all, but many bat it away, or refuse...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:33

The Love We Crave, for Which We’ve Been Made

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I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me. Song of Sol. 7:10 (NIV)

And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:00

The Testimony of Former Abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino

imageIn this talk, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes the tragic events that led him to see the value of the lives of all unborn children and dedicate his medical practice to God.  During the talk, Levatino makes reference to a second trimester abortion.  Although he does...

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Written by Chad
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:00

Falsies

I have a question.Jesus speaks of "false prophets" (where "prophet" refers to those who speak for God) "who come to you in sheep's clothing" (Matt 7:15). Now, what's that about "sheep's clothing"? Clearly, they come among us looking like us. Jesus says, "You will recognize them by their fruits"...

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:00

The Fifth Commandment Root of Honor

Here’s an excerpt from The Fifth Commandment Root of Honor, Kevin D. Gardner’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

In Romans 1:28–32, the Apostle Paul goes through a litany of offenses committed by those who don’t see fit to acknowledge God. Many of the charges...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:29

Decision Making and Christianity (Podcast)

In the inaugural Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the nature of truth and how it can be known. Can a street investigation teach us something about spiritual decision-making? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will...

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Written by J. Warner
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:00

Wrong on Viruses

February 14, 2019
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience” ( Ephesians:5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:03

Love Thy Body – a review

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Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality Nancy Pearcey Baker Books, 2018

Reviewed by Don Johnson.

Nancy Pearcey’s work is a blessing for anyone who wants to evangelize among the people of modern Western culture. Love Thy Body provides an analysis of modern rationales...

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Written by Don Johnson
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:00

Shall the Fundamentalists Win?

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In this landmark 1922 sermon, Henry E. Fosdick, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in New York, called for an open-minded, “tolerant” view of Christian fellowship. He delivered this address in the midst of the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy. As is plain from his sermon, he did...

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Written by TylerR
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:00

Sweet Naamah

“Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.” (Song of Solomon 1:16) These words begin King Solomon’s tender expressions of love to his beautiful young wife. So... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:32

Captive to Convenient Pressures

I know, it’s Valentine’s day and your feed is full of romance and hearts. But I want to draw your attention to an article by a person who changed their mind on abortion who isn’t by any stretch of the imagination the typical right-wing, Republican. Frederica Mathewes-Green in a...

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Written by Jonathan Miles