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, 20 December 2013 00:00

The Christmas Intruder Featured

by John MacArthur 

In 2011 Christmas fell on a Sunday, and several churches canceled their church services because they didn’t want to interrupt Christmas. What a bizarre idea—not wanting to impose the worship of Jesus Christ on the day we celebrate His birth!

It is, however, an even...

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Thursday, 19 December 2013 23:00

Keep Watch! - Nothing Will Be Impossible

The angel Gabriel announced the birth of Christ to Mary. How is this announcement and the birth similar to the Christian's life journey?

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00

Marks of a True Apostle: Foundation of the Church Featured

by John MacArthur

The New Apostolic Reformation—led by Peter Wagner and other modern apostles—contends that we’re living in the second apostolic age of the church, in which they exert the same authority over the church as the New Testament apostles. But as we’ve seen over the...

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Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

Marks of a True Apostle: Unique Ministry Duties Featured

by John MacArthur

Depending on whom you believe, there are perhaps thousands or even tens of thousands of apostles living and serving in the church today. Never mind that these modern apostles bear little resemblance to the men we read about in the New Testament. In fact, their teaching and their...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 23:00

Keep Watch! - Little Star up Above the World so High: Is the Journey of the Magi a Story of our Journey?

The three wise men knew about the birth of Christ. How did they know and what are the lessons for believers today?

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Monday, 09 December 2013 00:00

Marks of a True Apostle: Witness of the Risen Christ Featured

by John MacArthur

Titles have meaning. They communicate authority and position, and they depend on the proper credentials. A person can’t simply call himself an army sergeant, a ship’s captain, or a medical doctor just because he likes the sound of the title. And he certainly can’t...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2013 00:00

Marks of a True Apostle: Appointed by Jesus Featured

by John MacArthur

Lots of people today claim to be apostles—to wield the same authority and power as the leaders of the New Testament church. To properly evaluate those claims, we’re looking at the biblical requirements for apostleship and measuring the credentials of these modern...

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Sunday, 01 December 2013 23:00

Keep Watch! - Hope for Christmas in America

Aside from the commercial aspects of holiday, the Christmas Season has always carried a special place in the hearts of many Americans. How should Christians respond the naysayers who want to do away with all vestiges of God and Christmas?

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Monday, 25 November 2013 00:00

Marks of a True Apostle: Chosen by God Featured

by John MacArthur

Have you ever met an apostle? Considering the vast number of people today who have laid claim to the highest of biblical offices, it’s entirely possible you have at some point. Some people have even tried to label me an apostle for this generation.

But has the apostolic office...

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Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

Discernment and Disaster Featured

by Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson

On June 23, 2008, C. Peter Wagner and sixteen other high-profile charismatics—including many of the big guns of the modern apostolic movement—gathered in Lakeland, Florida, to affirm the Lord’s blessing on the ministry of Todd Bentley, and to...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

False Apostles and the Case of Todd Bentley Featured

by Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson

The self-professing modern apostles of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) would have you believe they have the most direct line of communication with God. But their faulty track record—even on matters of simple biblical discernment—gives you good...

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Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

The Apostles Who Don't Do Anything Featured

by Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson

It is not new, it is not apostolic, and it is not a reformation.– John MacArthur on the New Apostolic Reformation

What should we think of self-styled apostles who meet none of the biblical standards for apostleship? They make much of the gift of prophecy...

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Sunday, 17 November 2013 23:00

Keep Watch! - The Graven Image of Apostasy

An evangelical church that will not preach the whole counsel of God is presenting a gospel that no longer needs a Savior and herein the greatest graven image of all.

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 01:12

WOL Philippines Typhoon Recovery Effort

WORD OF LIFE PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RECOVERY EFFORTS

If you have been following any of the news reports coming out of the Philippines you have seen the horrible human tragedy that is unfolding day by day. What was perhaps the most powerful typhoon ever recorded devasted portions of the Philippines just...

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Written by David James
Monday, 11 November 2013 00:00

Four Points About Tongues from 1 Corinthians 14 Featured

by Phil Johnson

A goodly portion of Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians is focused on correcting that congregation’s abuse of spiritual gifts—tongues in particular. The whole theme of the apostle’s admonition about how the gifts were to function is neatly summarized in 1...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 23:00

Keep Watch! - Who is your covering?

The Bible teaches all authority belongs to Christ. Should pastors have authority over you? Does the Bible identify who is your covering?

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Monday, 04 November 2013 11:32

Javier Returns Home to Mexico With Hope

MEXICO—Javier came to the USA with a dream of finding a good job to provide for his wife and children in Mexico. But when he gets saved through studying The Story of Hope, he returns to Mexico to win his family to Jesus Christ.

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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Monday, 04 November 2013 00:00

John MacArthur Answers His Critics Featured

Earlier today, part one of a new interview with John MacArthur was posted at Tim Challies’s website. In the interview, John responds to several questions regarding the Strange Fire conference and Strange Fire book—all of which came directly from readers of Challies’s blog.

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:00

John MacArthur's Interview at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Featured

Earlier this week, John MacArthur was a guest speaker at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his visit, he was interviewed by Dr. Jason Allen. Their brief discussion primarily focused on the charismatic movement, Reformed continuationists, and the recent Strange Fire conference. And...

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Cross within Us

Intelligent Design gives evidence of God having crafted the universe and living organisms to a high degree of complexity with operational precision going far beyond imagination. What should the Christian response be to the overwhelming evidence of God's ingenious handiwork?

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 01:00

Unforgivable? Featured

by Phil Johnson

Several years ago in a live Q&A session, someone asked John MacArthur if taking the mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation would be an unpardonable sin. His answer, in short, was no. Though there is a stern warning against taking the mark of the Beast in Revelation 14,...

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Monday, 28 October 2013 01:00

The Broad Brush Featured

by Phil Johnson

Without question, the most common complaint I hear from my charismatic friends about the Strange Fire conference is, “You always paint with a broad brush!

I hate being pedantic, but I can’t resist pointing out that such a criticism itself is a fairly sweeping...

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Friday, 25 October 2013 01:00

John MacArthur on Making an Informed Response to Strange Fire Featured

Below are some helpful thoughts from John MacArthur on the aftermath of Strange Fire and how best to respond to the teaching from the conference.

As John mentioned, all the Strange Fire conference audio is now available to stream or download for free. The videos of those same sessions are...

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Friday, 25 October 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Apostasy of Star Trek

While some believers have a fruitful relationship with Christ and preach the gospel by their daily walk, others do not. They fail and give unbelievers every reason to believe Christians have nothing special. How do we change that perception?

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 01:00

Strange Fire: What Now? Featured

Good news! The audio and video from the Strange Fire conference is coming soonhere (with more on the way). You can help Grace to You share this powerful teaching with as many people as possible by directing them to gty.org. And whether you saw it as a conference attendee or you’re planning to...

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Saturday, 19 October 2013 01:00

Strange Fire Recap: Day Three Featured

Conrad Mbewe – “Are We Preachers or Are We Witch Doctors?”

Zambian preacher and author Conrad Mbewe kicked off the third and final day of Strange Fire with a powerful introduction to life in the African church. He vividly explained that many charismatic pastors hold the same...

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Friday, 18 October 2013 01:00

Strange Fire Recap: Day Two Featured

John MacArthur – “Testing the Spirits”

John MacArthur kicked off the second day of Strange Fire with an exhortation to “test the spirits” of the charismatic movement. He explained that true spiritual warfare is a fight for the mind, and that “for the charismatic...

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 01:00

Strange Fire Recap: Day One Featured

 John MacArthur – “Strange Fire”

Strange Fire launched Wednesday morning with John MacArthur explaining the basis and the need for the conference. Starting with the story of Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10), he described the dangers of fraudulent worship and the vital need for...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:00

John MacArthur on the True Legacy of the Charismatic Movement Featured

Strange Fire starts tomorrow. Throughout the last several months building up to the conference, we’ve heard critics saying that we don’t understand the true nature of the charismatic movement—that we’ve chosen too broad a brush to paint with. Defenders are quick to point out...

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Monday, 14 October 2013 01:00

Should Type-R Charismatics Get a Free Pass? Featured

(The following blog post was first published by Phil Johnson in November of 2007. Phil is one of the featured speakers at Strange Fire, and we wanted to share this article with you in advance of his teaching later this week. Remember, you don’t need to miss a minute of Strange...

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Monday, 14 October 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Apostasy of Star Trek

How 'Star Trek' has introduced concepts into modern culture that are disturbing at the least and apostacy at the worst.

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Thursday, 10 October 2013 01:00

Tongue Tied, Part 2 Featured

The following is an excerpt from the preface of the Chinese edition ofCharismatic Chaos. It explains the origins and early history of the charismatic movement. With the Strange Fire conference rapidly approaching, we believe it is appropriate to share this material with you. This is the second of...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 01:00

Tongue Tied, Part 1 Featured

The following is an excerpt from the preface of the Chinese edition ofCharismatic Chaos. It explains the origins and early history of the charismatic movement. With the Strange Fire conference rapidly approaching, we believe it is appropriate to share this material with you. Part one is excerpted...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 01:00

What Does the Cessationist Position Share in Common with the Magisterial Reformers? Featured

The sufficiency of Scripture is a hill Christians need to be prepared to die on. Embracing additional revelation portrays the Bible as insufficient, dilutes biblical authority, and often supplants Scripture altogether. 

In stark contrast, the Reformational call for Sola Scripturawas a line in...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - Why do the heathen rage? What's happening in America?

Do you wonder why the heathen rage and do unspeakable things to each other? Does the Bible explain evil behavior?

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Monday, 07 October 2013 01:00

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross: Sonship Featured

by John MacArthur

How a person views the life and death of Christ is not a question of subjective preference or perspective. The issues are objective and bear eternal consequences. And it is incumbent on believers—who have already experienced the life-transforming power of God’s...

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Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:00

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross: Salvation Featured

by John MacArthur

Jesus Christ didn’t set aside His glory and come into the world to be a good teacher, a countercultural philosopher, a political revolutionary, a social activist, or any of the other skewed legacies the world attempts to foist on Him. In fact, His true legacy isn’t for...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 01:00

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross: Satisfaction Featured

by John MacArthur

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.—1 John 4:10

“Propitiation” is an odd word, and not one you’re likely to hear often. But it is a vital concept in our ongoing study of...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00

Steve Lawson on the Fundamental Flaw of the Charismatic Movement Featured

The charismatic movement is hard to define. It represents a vast, diverse array of teaching and practice. On the charismatic spectrum, you’ll find extravagant prosperity teachers, ecstatic speaking in tongues, strange “spiritual” manifestations, as well as legitimate ministries...

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 01:00

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross: Substitute Featured

by John MacArthur

What was the point of Christ's death?

Depending on whom you ask, you could receive a variety of confused and conflicting answers. Even within the church, many people are inclined to look at the life and death of Jesus through their own skewed perspective of what it means to them.

But...

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - Like a Diamond: What glimmers more intensely than a diamond?

The Bible urges believers to pray for discernment and recognize apostasy in the church? Why are these admonitions essential to our faith?

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 01:00

John MacArthur on Signs and Wonders Featured

In the following audio clip, John MacArthur explains the significance of the signs and wonders of Jesus and the apostles.

There is an obvious difference between, say, a tourist attraction and a road sign directing you there. The sign merely points to what is ahead—it’s not the...

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Monday, 23 September 2013 01:00

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross: Submission Featured

by John MacArthur

Truth isn’t subjective. That’s an unpopular perspective today, but a vital one—especially when it comes to studying the Bible. Too many people take a self-centered approach with God’s Word. They’re not as interested in what it means as they are in what...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:00

R.C. Sproul on the True Ministry of the Holy Spirit Featured

Having a lot to say is not the same thing as being an expert. The charismatic movement would have all Christians believe that they—the charismatics—are the experts on the Holy Spirit. But is volume the true measure of expertise?

Scripture is clear about what to look for when it comes to...

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Monday, 16 September 2013 01:00

Heaven's Perspective on the Cross: Sacrifice Featured

by John MacArthur

One of the most frequently perverted and abused aspects of the life of Christ is His death. The world can tolerate Him as a human martyr, but that view undermines and ignores the real significance of His death.

Even in the church, we often tend to think of the cross only in terms of...

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