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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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Finally, a Biblical Marriage Counseling Primer!

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Do you know the feeling when you come across a grand slam book? Something inside of you ignites as the words on the page send you into outward exclamations of “amen” or “that’s so helpful.” That is exactly how I felt when reading Jonathan Holmes...

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Written by Eliza Huie
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Meet the Socialists

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC for short) is the new face for the new Socialism (their term, not mine) pushing into what used to be a democratic government. She's the face; she's not the lone person. Bernie Sanders, for instance, did disturbingly well in his run for president on that platform. Their...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Our King-Servant-Anointed Conqueror: Jesus

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Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights. (Isa. 42:1)
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by...

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Written by Derek W.H. Thomas
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:44

¿Por Que Se You Que Los Evangelios Fueron Escritos Tempranamente?

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El primer criterio que utilizo para poner a prueba la fiabilidad de un testigo es simplemente esto: realmente estaba presente cuando ocurrió el crimen el supuesto “testigo”? No se puede ser un verdadero testigo si no estaban aún...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:34

Lessons in Evangelism (and Christian Case Making) from the Life of Roadies

imageA few years back I taught three services at Liquid Church in Morristown, New Jersey. Liquid is a growing, vibrant, passionate family of believers, and the group’s energy was palpable and contagious. It was an exciting opportunity to connect with brothers and sisters on the other side of the...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:29

50 United States: Christian First Grade Homeschool Lesson 3

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on the 50 United States.

I typically go over two states at a time since we teach our kids multiple subjects during the day and two states at a time seems to be enough.  However if one is teaching one subject at a time I think going...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:00

Was Jesus a Historical Figure?

February 13, 2019
Two separate sources recently questioned the historicity of Jesus. But let us set the record straight. First, on a comedy show on TBS, “The Guestbook,” just before Christmastime, one of the characters likened belief in Jesus to belief in...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Séances and Mediums

February 13, 2019
Séances, in which contact was made with alleged discarnates, were held in the White House while Abraham Lincoln, a professing Christian, was President. Powerful manifestations of poltergeist activity, including the...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:00

How to Handle Temptation at Work

A committed church member, Rob couldn’t believe the situation he now faced. Sitting in the pastor’s office, he found himself confessing a significant moral failure. After a one-night stand with a co-worker, she conceived and would soon give birth to Rob’s daughter.

“I just...

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Written by David L. Winters
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:03

Bearing Witness to the Testimony of Jesus

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In the conclusion to John’s gospel, he says this, “This is the disciple who testifies of these things and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true” (John 21:24). In this statement, he uses the same word twice, once as a verb and once as a noun. The verb...

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Written by Thomas Overmiller
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:00

The Houston Chronicle’s Report on Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse, and the Lessons for All Evangelical Churches

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On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle released the first of a three-part series titled “Abuse of Faith:20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reform.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article—though please read it for yourself. (And remember,...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:00

The Importance of Reading

“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” (1 Timothy 4:13) In this video age, Christians are in grave danger of forgetting the importance of reading. The word tr... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:00

Blessed Assurance Featured

God is holy and we are sinful. Those two inescapable truths should frame our entire worldview. They also explain the terror God’s saints always felt during the divine encounters recorded in Scripture. It shouldn’t surprise us that even the apostle John collapsed “like a dead...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:00

Kintsugi and Grace

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Here's a beautiful illustration of the Romans 5:20 principle that "where sin increased, grace abounded all the more." It comes from Glenn Packiam's forthcoming book Blessed, Broken, Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus, which I've just had the privilege of endorsing.

We were...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:46

228 – Lynette Zang – What you Need to Know About The Coming Global Financial Crash!

Episode 228 of the A Minute To Midnite Show. Tony is joined by Lynette Zang, and he asks her a plethora of important questions about the global economy, on what’s happening and what’s coming. Hear her important answers in this … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:36

A poem by Thomas Hardy

Fame and power in human beings is a relative thing. I knew a man who was quite famous in one country. His picture was on billboards and posters. He was on tv. People would wait for hours to great him. Yet in his home country, he was unknown. A lovely pleasant interesting man, but not the least...

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Written by memoirandremains
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:15

Do Not Regard God's Discipline Lightly

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I’ve never met a person who said that discipline was pleasant. Parents battle their kid’s temper tantrums with heavy hearts and tears, athletes break their bodies in order to build strength and train for victory, and reckless drivers receive expensive tickets so the roads are...

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Written by Kristen Wetherell
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:10

He Came - We Go

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I am composing this as I sit next to my daughter’s hospital bed. For several days now she has been fighting dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus common in Cambodia where she spent the previous two weeks. She was working with a ministry that cares for children who are trapped in a cycle of...

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Written by Eric Hankins
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:05

February 13: Rev. Gilbert McMaster

Pastor Ken McHeard is the current pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Duanesburg, New York, engaged in a faithful ministry there, as he follows a long and eminent roster of pastors at that church. The organizing pastor of this historic church was the Rev. James...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:00

Hymn: "So Send I You" by Margaret Clarkson

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So send I you—to labor unrewarded, To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown, To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing— So send I you to toil for Me alone.

So send I you—to bind the bruised and broken, O’er wand’ring souls to work, to weep, to wake, To bear the...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:00

A Biblical View of Church Revitalization

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by Marshall Fant III

What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “church revitalization”? Do you think of it as the next popular ministry? Or as a program replacing church planting? Or maybe you think of other “re” words like refocus, realign, rebuild,or renew. Perhaps...

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Written by Guest
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:01

Trending in the 13th Century

People love to hear about the latest trends. But what was trending in the 1200s? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at the people, places, and events of this momentous century.

The post Trending in the 13th Century appeared first on 5 Minutes in Church History.

A...

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:32

Mutiny in Rome

I've watched some YouTube clips of The Young Pope, a fictional drama about a youthful pope who's a throwback to antimodernist popes (e.g. Pius IX; Leo XIII) or even medieval popes (e.g. Innocent III; Boniface VIII). He's the dream pope of RadTrad Catholics 
It seems likely that the successor to...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:31

Sharing the Gospel with Your Family

Sometimes it can feel easier to evangelize a total stranger than that *one* person in your family. But when you take the opportunities God gives you, and you trust him to work, guess what. He works. Here’s a good article over on the Cru website about presenting the Gospel to family members....

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Written by Joel Settecase
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:30

Water Heater Maintenance

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Last week our water heater broke down. I thought the pilot light went out because we have had some heavy rains and flooding lately. As it turns out, it was not the pilot light going out, but rather the tank breathing its last. Due to busy schedules, our plumber could not replace it for a couple of...

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Written by Nathan Eshelman
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:26

Trinity of the gaps?

Recently I listened to the tail-end of a podcast by apostate Dale Tuggy critiquing Fred Sanders for allegedly concealing a trade secret from lay Christians that he concedes when writing to fellow scholars. Tuggy casts the issue as if the Trinity is like the God-of-the-gaps. Due to the steady march...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:02

Sorrow Belongs to the Temporal Realm

Imagine the great sorrow to enter the Celestial City and discover that a son, daughter, Mom or Dad, Grandmother or Grandfather, husband or wife, grandchildren, or other loved ones, are not there. How can we be eternally happy in eternity knowing that they are in a place of torment? That thought has...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:26

“Mancow Airs Shocking Comments By James MacDonald”: Julie Roys’ Response Featured

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[Julie Roys] I never thought I would hear an evangelical, mega-church pastor talk about planting child pornography on the computer of an executive at a Christian publication. But today, Chicago radio personality Mancow Muller played shocking clips of someone sounding exactly like Harvest Bible...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:23

Bible Study Helps: Deuteronomy Featured

All sixty-six books of the Bible are vitally important reading for the Christian of course, and in this series I have looked at all of them. But I must say that some books are so very important that they really deserve special attention. This is certainly the case with Deuteronomy.

But like most of...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:00

What Hath Darwin Wrought, Pt. II

Episode 2439

What Hath Darwin Wrought, Pt. II

Segment 1 (00:00) Naming Names

Segment 2 (00:00) Ideas Have Consequences

Segment 3 (00:00) The Greatest Eugenist of All

Wretched Surprise! (24:44) The Road with No End

The post What Hath Darwin Wrought, Pt. II appeared first on Wretched.

Authors: samueljroys...

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Written by samueljroys
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:48

Does the Magisterium actually solve the problem it poses for itself?

RR: You say that the attempt to relativize a subset of doctrinal disagreements has a fatal flaw as regards the challenge of identifying which doctrines can be properly relativized. You then suggest that the way to neutralize that flaw is by appealing to an authoritative magisterium which...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:33

Are You a Pro-Choice Supporter? Be Warned, Judgment is Coming!

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These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood… (Prov. 6:16-17, emphasis mine).
The topic of abortion has often led to many vituperative debates. Christians are the leading bastions of the pro-life...

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Written by Sonny Hernandez
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:26

The natural state of the fool is unbelief Featured

by Mike Ratliff

20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20 (NASB) 

I moved my writing ministry to Possessing the Treasure in 2006. Not long after that Ken Silva asked me to come on...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:18

Questions in search of answers

Despite the dismal state of our culture, or perhaps because of its dismal state, there are people with serious questions seeking serious answers. That's why, more than ever, Christian apologetics is so important. If they can't get good answers from Christians, they'll get bad answers from the world:...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:03

Are There Giants and Super-Soldiers in Deep Underground Military Bases?

                  By Joanie Stahl with Foreword by Tony K Feb 2019 EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE I was recently sent a dream by Joanie Stahl, that she had in December 2018. Bear in … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:54

JD Greear Says Abuse Victims Need to Bypass the Church, Go Seek Secular Help First

The Southern Baptist president has certainly made a name for himself in recent days. After preaching a sermon calling on

The post JD Greear Says Abuse Victims Need to Bypass the Church, Go Seek Secular Help First appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:28

Russell Moore’s Statement, Steven Anderson on KJVOC Chapter 2

Spent most of our time today examining Dr. Russell Moore’s statement on the Houston Chronicle article, and specifically what he identified as “wrongheaded” and “dangerous” ideas. This required us to revisit Rome’s doctrine of the priesthood and related...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:13

Divine Sovereignty, Evil, Mystery, and “Calvinism” (2)

In part 1 we looked at the what of the problem of evil and at the way Psalm 73 talks about it. Now we want to think about who is talking about the problem of evil in our time. The number of . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:25

Al Mohler Condemns Identity Politics, Intersectionality. Can We Take Him Seriously? Featured

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Trying to understand what is going through the head of Albert Mohler, the consummate politican-theologian, is never easy. He just condemned, for lack of a better word, Identity Politics and Intersectionality. These are two major tenets of Cultural Marxism, an ideology that is pouring out of...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:18

Faith and Philosophy Journal Now Open-Access

imageSplendid news: Faith and Philosophy, the journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers, is now open-access. Kudos to the SCP Executive Committee for that decision and its execution. All articles and book reviews from all past issues (dating back to 1984) are freely available for PDF download.

The...

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Written by James
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:13

“A Welcoming Place to Come Out”: Evangelical University Accomodates LGBTQ Featured

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[John Longhurst | RNS] When the administration of Azusa Pacific University dropped the section of its student code of conduct that banned same-sex relationships last August, reaction was swift.

American Christian media and church leaders were quick to accuse the evangelical school of caving to...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:12

Todd White Exposed-Fake Leg Lengthening Trick! Featured

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The following short clip was taken from the new movieThe American Gospel: Christ Alone:

When this clip was posted to social media, most of the comments were positive, however, when we look at negative comments from Todd White supporters it is very revealing. Anyone who watches this clip (whether...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:51

Prophets, Priests, and Kings

This is a very basic attempt to delineate between the offices of the prophets, priests and kings in ancient Israel.
 
Kings, Priests, and Prophets in Israel
Title
King
Priest
Prophet
Function
Rules by God
Represents the people before God
Represents God before the people
Tribal
Yes (Judah)
Yes (Levi)
No
Wome...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:33

02/12/2019

•Happy Darwin Day
•How Social Darwinism led to infanticide
•Scientists are dismantling Darwinian evolution
•Darwin wasn’t ready for the implications of his theory
•Are there really 30,000 denominations?
•Hitler’s religion was based more on Darwin than Christ
•The DSM-VI is considering Religious Trauma
•Senator Ben Sasse calls out infanticide. Will Congress listen?

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:56

Word and Work: Faith in the Midst of Crisis

In this episode, Dr. Dale A. Meyer interviews Dale Kreienkamp, human resources professional and author of the new book How Long, O Lord, How Long?In his book, Kreienkamp discusses surviving unemployment. He shares aspects of losing a job and offers tips for those who are currently facing that...

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Written by Editor
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:36

Journaling: The Art of Prayerful Meditation Featured

You don’t have to journal. It’s not a biblical command. But, you do need to develop a way to prayerfully meditate on Scripture. Meditation on Scripture is fundamental to fruitfulness in our life with God. Many believers, myself included, find journaling a worthwhile avenue for prayerful...

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Written by Dan Jarms
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:17

The Power of the Gospel and the Meltdown of Identity Politics Featured

American politics increasingly resembles a soap opera and, at least for now, Virginia has taken center stage. The drama in the state continues to unfold as the Commonwealth’s top three Democrats face pressure to resign. The Governor’s personal yearbook page from medical school contained...

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Written by Albert Mohler
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:08

"Like nothing I've ever seen."

What are we to make of the evidence released by the Pentagon of UFOs?

It may seem a strange question, but the facts force themselves upon the skeptic. The US military supplied the public, about 18 months ago, with three extraordinary videos; and permitted some of the principals involved in the...

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Written by
What's Wrong with the World
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:41

IMB appoints Georgia Baptist missionary, 18 others

RICHMOND, Va.(BP) — International Mission Board trustees appointed 19 new missionaries for service around the globe during their Feb. 6-7 meeting in Richmond, Va.

Natalie Samford*, a Georgia Baptist, was one of the missionaries appointed. Sent by Clarkston International Bible Church, she will...

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Written by Baptist Press
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:39

“Gospel of the Happy God” (Knibb)

imageIn First Timothy 1:11, Paul speaks of “the gospel of the glory of the blessed God.” There was a nineteenth-century pastor named William Knibb who paraphrased this passage as “the gospel of the happy God,” and, as Charles Spurgeon said in his own sermon on the text,...

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Written by Fred Sanders