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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Saturday, 14 October 2017 23:00

I Will Draw All To Me–John 12:32

It seems that anytime a person begins to expound John 6:36-45, those who believe the sinner’s free will is the final arbiter in determining who will be the recipients of salvation attempt to blunt the force of that passage by citing John 12:32.  In that verse, Jesus said...

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Written by gracewriterrandy
Saturday, 14 October 2017 21:00

Answer to ‘Tis a Point

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A short time ago I shared a beautiful little poem by John Newton: ‘Tis a Point I Long to Know. In that poem Newton professes the universal experience of the Christian in our searching, our wondering, our perplexity, and, eventually, our confidence. After I posted it, I learned that a friend...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 14 October 2017 21:00

7 Key Characteristics of the Church

October 15, 2017 by: Gregg R. Allison

How the Reformation Shaped the Church

From Reformation theology flows seven characteristics or identity markers of the church.

First, the church is doxological, it’s oriented to the glory of God.

Second, the church is Word-centered. It’s...

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Written by Gregg R. Allison
Saturday, 14 October 2017 21:00

How Husbands Can Protect Their Wives from Burnout

October 15, 2017 by: Shona Murray, David Murray

Guard Her Rest and Give Her Help

Men tend to overlook their wives’ burnout. At least in my own case, I didn’t see it coming. So, keep your eyes open. Watch and listen for warning signs, and heed them.

One of the great things men can...

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Written by Shona Murray, David Murray
Saturday, 14 October 2017 20:04

The Assault on Marriage, Craven Christians, and Lessons from Bonhoeffer Featured

The current debate over homosexual marriage in Australia has sadly divided many churches, and even denominations. Households have been divided, and friendships have been lost. It is such a polarising issue that many Christians refuse to even speak out about it for fear of upsetting people or...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 14 October 2017 20:00

The Only Answer to Racism—Getting Back to the Truth of God’s Word

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Racism is a growing problem in America. Various solutions have been proposed and movements started, but the only answer to racism is found in the record of the true history of humans in God’s Word. We are one race biologically—the human race—all descended from Adam and Eve....

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 14 October 2017 20:00

Jesus is for Losers

One of my favorite musicians, Steve Taylor, had a song titled Jesus is for Losers. It echoes one of the most common assertions about Christianity -- "Christianity is just a crutch." Of course, Taylor holds that he is a loser and, therefore, is delighted that Jesus is for losers, but the complaint...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 14 October 2017 19:00

Social Media Highlights (10/15/17)

Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

What did the building of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome have to do with the Protestant Reformation? #Reformation500pic.twitter.com/viGZI8RS2H

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:00

5 Ways to Help the Depressed Among Us

Some people struggle with deep depression, past failings, or past tragedies. Some people just get depressed because of the way they are wired. Sometimes there are medical conditions that cause depression; sometimes there is no clear explanation as to why a person is depressed. I am a person who has...

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Written by Silverio Gonzalez
Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:00

Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith—Too Wonderful to Believe

October 15, 2017
At the heart of this relationship is a fact so astonishing that most Christians, including those who have known the Lord for many years, seldom live in its full enjoyment. It is not that we do not believe...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 14 October 2017 18:00

Christ and the Four Thieves

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

There were four thieves closely involved in the events surrounding the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:49

Mid-October 2017 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between October 8th-14th, 2017.  Enjoy!

1.) A Fresh Argument from Truth: Proof for God

2.) 2017 Reformation of Apologetics Conference Videos

3.) A Non-classical Proof for the Existence of God

4.) This is...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:00

WHI-1384 | Christianity Liberalism

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

On this program, the hosts continue their discussion which began last week on the influence of the Radical Reformation. How did the theology of the Anabaptist and Pietist movements end up influencing so many forms of Protestantism, both here in America and around the...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:15

Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?

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"But who may abide the day of his coming?"-- Malachi 3:2

His first coming was without external pomp or show of power, and yet in truth there were few who could abide its testing might. Herod and all Jerusalem with him were stirred at the news of the wondrous birth. Those who supposed themselves to...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:05

October 15: Van Horn on WSC Q. 31

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn

Q. 31. — What is effectual calling?

A. — Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ. and renewing...

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Written by archivist
Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:00

The Key to the Missionary’s Message

He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. —1 John 2:2

The key to the missionary’s message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus— His sacrifice for us that completely satisfied the wrath of God. Look at any other aspect of...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:00

1 Kings 18; 1 Thessalonians 1; Ezekiel 48; Psalm 104

Written by: Don Carson

1 Kings 18; 1 Thessalonians 1; Ezekiel 48; Psalm 104

IT IS TEMPTING TO COMMENT further on the Pauline triad found in 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (see meditation on October 11), but the confrontation on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18) beckons.

The most shocking thing about that confrontation...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 14 October 2017 14:55

Council of Google Plus: The Cornelius Effect Featured

Authors: John Wilkinson

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Written by John Wilkinson
Saturday, 14 October 2017 14:12

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment

Authors: Steve Matthews...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Saturday, 14 October 2017 14:00

Daily Bible Readings: Oct. 16-31

Monday, October 16 Jeremiah 28:1-29:32 1 Timothy 1:1-20 Psalm 86:1-17 Proverbs 25:17

Tuesday, October 17 Jeremiah 30:1-31:26 1 Timothy 2:1-15 Psalm 87:1-7 Proverbs 25:18-19

Wednesday, October 18 Jeremiah 31:27-32:44 1 Timothy 3:1-16 Psalm 88:1-18 Proverbs 25:20-22

Thursday, October 19 Jeremiah...

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Written by christianindex
Saturday, 14 October 2017 13:43

Our Secure, Awesome, and Guaranteed Future

Written by: Scotty Smith

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Heavenly Father, I know this verse isn't a private verse for us to claim. Far better, it's your mega-promise that...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 14 October 2017 13:25

The Council of Google Plus: Special Edition-Cody Robbins interviews Dr. White Featured

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Council member Cody interviews Dr. White at the Power of God Apologetic conference.

The post The Council of Google Plus: Special Edition-Cody Robbins interviews Dr. White appeared first on Bible Thumping Wingnut.

Authors: Duane Vincent Lancon Jr

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Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:52

30 Things You Need to Know About The Ministry of Jesus: #29 The Ascension Featured

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Broadcast date: October 14th, 2017 | 11:15 AM

Dr. Randy White preaches the next to the last sermon in this series about the ministry of Jesus. In this 29th sermon, Dr. White teaches the ascension of Jesus and what Jesus is doing in Heaven today.

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Written by Nathan White
Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:47

Charismatic Gifts | Clashing of Theology | SFE | BTWN Featured

This month’s Clashing of t Theology will discuss the Charismatic gifts. Clashing of Theology is host by Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity (http://StrivingForEternity.org). This is part the Bible Thumping WIngnut Network where all the different network partners discuss their...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:37

How the Bible Came to Us | Todd Bowman | Session 3 Featured

imageListen to layman Todd Bowman give a history of the English Bible.

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The post How the Bible Came to Us | Todd Bowman | Session 3 appeared first on Randy White Ministries.

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Written by Nathan White
Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:48

Polemics Report 165 | David Platt at the IMB Featured

On today’s episode, JD answers a few sincere questions (1) a question regarding the interpretation of a passage preached from on Monday’s program and (2) why the outrage concerning Platt’s appointment at the IMB. Then, Spurgeon is calling.

Original Air Date: August 28, 2014

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Written by Justus Zenas
Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:45

Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus: An Interview with Brian J. Wright

In December 2017, Fortress Press will publish Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus: A Window into Early Christian Reading Practices, by Brian J. Wright. Wright is adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has published a number of academic studies in the Journal of Theological Studies...

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Written by EPS Blog
Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:45

Polemics Report 164 | Strippers Protesting a Church? Featured

On today’s program, JD answers a few questions and then discusses strippers protesting a church that protests strippers. He also discusses Mark Driscoll and cautions us about jumping on the “beat him down” wagon along with liberal egalitarians. Then, Spurgeon is calling.

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Written by Justus Zenas
Saturday, 14 October 2017 09:45

Are Christians born again or born from above? Featured

by Mike Ratliff

3 ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 14 October 2017 09:29

Are my personal experiences, visions, dreams, signs and wonders valid? Featured

On October 12 I'd posted an essay examining the difference between people today who claim to have visions accompanied by seizures or other physical manifestations, and people in the Bible who had visions, none of which evidenced the same kind of violent thrashing we see in today's false...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 14 October 2017 07:00

EChurch@Wartburg – 10.15.17

What Upsets You the Most is What Matters the Most

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Saturday, 14 October 2017 06:34

Fundamentalism and Liberalism

Saturday, 14 October 2017 06:29

Apostle Danny Nalliah honoring serial pedophile ‘NARpostle’ Frank Houston in 2006… with the Prime Minister and Brian Houston’s endorsement?

In light of the audio of Frank Houston preaching before his death, (exposing that Brian Houston lied to the Royal Commission), it is worth highlighting the Houston family attended a ‘Thanksgiving Service’ put on by Apostle Danny Nalliah. Although Brian Houston (as CLC/Hillsong...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 14 October 2017 04:52

10 Classic Christian Books That Are Ridiculously Cheap on Kindle

A few years ago, I read an articlethat outlined 25 Classic Christian books. Bad news: most of the books are expensive. Good news: many of the books are ridiculously cheap on Kindle. What do you do?

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For you e-readersreading on a budget, here are 10 classics you can add to your arsenal right away...

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Written by David Qaoud
Saturday, 14 October 2017 04:45

Visions, dreams, and revelations: Demon possession or genuine prophetic fits?

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Elizabeth Prata delves into the latest trend in the visible Church that has God speaking to His people through visions, dreams, visits, i.e. extra-biblical revelation. Those who claim to hear directly from God say they’re Christians but the truth of the matter is that many of these...

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Written by Marsha West
Saturday, 14 October 2017 03:15

Weekly Roundup 10/9/2017-10/14/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/9/2017-10/14/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 10/9/2017

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:58

Why is the Reformation Important for Daily Living?

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I have heard people ask, “Why is this important to us?” The five main doctrines around which the Reformers united stem from the very gospel that impacts daily living. In the midst of turmoil with the Roman Catholic Church, many...

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Written by Kevin Carson
Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:55

Which Joy Rules Your Heart?

John Owen (1616–1683) has a reputation for being hard on sin — and even harder to read. Nineteenth-century Scottish professor John Duncan is famous for assigning Owen to his students with the warning, “Prepare for the knife!” And theologian A.W. Pink said he found more salt...

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Written by Brian Hedges
Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:18

Revealing Quotes by Influential Contemplatives

Revealing Quotes by Influential Contemplatives

These revealing quotes are from well-known figures who have significantly influenced the religious landscape in today’s culture. Sadly, they have helped to mislead millions with their promotion of contemplative prayer (a mystical,...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails Editors
Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:10

Why you must pray for the local church when there is a break up or scandal.

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Written by Acidri
Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:09

Joel Green on penal substitution

Joel Green is a leading Arminian NT scholar and critic of penal substitution. I'm going to comment on some of his objections to Tom Schreiner's exposition of penal substitution in J. Beilby & P. Eddy, eds. The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views (IVP 2006).
By what logic can it be...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:00

The Inductive Three

First up in our series on Methodologies of Bible Study are what I call the Inductive Three. These are the three questions at the heart of Inductive Study and indeed, are foundational to expository teaching. They are:

  • What does it say?
  • What does it mean?
  • What do I need to do about it (Sometimes phrased...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Saturday, 14 October 2017 01:36

Christian Competence

Time is pressing on in sermon preparation, so on this Saturday afternoon I thought I’d share my morning thoughts.

Introduction

Perhaps your feeling tired or jaded in the work. Maybe you feel the burden of the responsibility to preach. “Who” you may wonder “is sufficient for...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Saturday, 14 October 2017 01:29

Antichrist(s)

image This is an excellent, balanced, and biblical resource on an often misunderstood teaching of Scripture: The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth about the Antichrist. I marked the following paragraphs (among many others) that are worth sharing:

“The biblical writers do indeed foretell of...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Saturday, 14 October 2017 01:21

Dr. Irons on "The Righteousness of God and the New Perspective on Paul"

Here's the audio from Dr. Charles Lee Irons Author's Forum Lecture on his book/dissertation, The Righteousness of God:  A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation.

The Righteousness of God

 

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger