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, 17 July 2019 06:09

Some Articles for Edification and/or Education

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As I do with the reports about wolves and false teachings, I also like to periodically share links to articles I found to be informative in many ways. These are the links I have collected over the past few weeks. I hope you find them as interesting as have I.

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 05:40

SBTS Grad, Kyle Howard to Join Lesbian to Discuss “Spiritual Abuse”

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think Kyle Howard’s current trajectory wasn’t at least to some extent comical

The post SBTS Grad, Kyle Howard to Join Lesbian to Discuss “Spiritual Abuse” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 03:46

Wen Ya Gotta Go, Ya Gotta Go

A while back I wrote about the collision between feminism and transgenderism on the field of so-called abortion rights. Well, here’s an interesting update. Initial reports suggest that Leana Wen, who was removed this week from her position as president of Planned Parenthood after less than a...

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Written by James
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 03:24

Trump Was Right About the Squad: “Why Don’t They Go Back?” Featured

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With over 208k likes on Twitter, President Trump’s comment, “Why don’t they go back,” is lighting up the internet and threatening to end friendships. In this comment and in the discussion it precipitated, bold...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 03:22

Faith as Sight

Faith can have different meanings. We who follow Jesus Christ are called people of faith. This faith is something you either have or don’t have: you put your faith and trust in Jesus, or you don’t. Yet there is more. Faith is also a gift from God that can grow. You can have weak or...

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Written by Jimmy Adkins
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 03:10

Weaponized Ticks, Threats of Biological Weapons, Flesh Eating Bacterial Invasion of East Coast: What is Happening?

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Recently I updated an article on Globalist’s plans to decrease the population of planet earth by up to 95%.  Yes, you read that right.

In case you missed that piece, I will post it here:

Agenda 21 and the Plan to Depopulate Our Planet by 95% By 2030

I said in that article that there would...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:46

Racism Inflation

No, let me correct that. We have entered an era of racism hyper-inflation. And what that does, in every instance, is debase the currency. The word and the offense is it supposed to represent have become meaningless, devoid of content, a null set, a big nothing. And it is the ostensible foes of...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:45

NEA Continues Sinister Plan to Indoctrinate American Children Featured

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The National Education Association, or NEA, is the nation’s largest union with over 3 million members from all levels of education. At their most recent national convention in Houston, the group outlined their sinister...

The post NEA Continues Sinister Plan to Indoctrinate American Children ap...

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Written by Bill Perkins
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:07

The complex role of faith in the women’s suffrage movement – Religion News Service

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(RNS) — This week marks 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.Passed in the wake of a cataclysmic world war, it wasn’t ratified until 1920.Many of the women who had lobbied for it (it was first introduced in Congress...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:57

The President of PP was Axed Yesterday: Here’s Why Featured

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They say she who dines with the cannibals will sooner or later get eaten. Yesterday Planned Parenthood’s executive board held a secret meeting to formalize giving their president, Dr. Leanna Wen, the axe. Apparently...

The post The President of PP was Axed Yesterday: Here’s Why appeared...

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Written by Diane Gaskins
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:33

Happy Hanukkah

I doubt it's coincidental that when Jesus calls himself the light of the world (Jn 8:12; 9:5), that's a lead-in to the account of Jesus at the temple during Hanukkah (Jn 10:22). And on the other side of the festival is the fate of those bereft of light, to be overtaken by darkness (Jn 11:9). The...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:11

Is President Trump Racist?

The short answer is plain: he was not a racist until he became president of the United States of America, so is all of these attacks simply made up? Let’s take a quick look at the evidence in front of us.

President Trump literally called out the four women in Congress who are often referred to...

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Written by modres
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:11

Viral Tweet: “White People Love Dogs so Much Because Deep Down They Miss Owning Slaves” Featured

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Why do white people love dogs? Why does anyone love dogs? Maybe it’s because dogs are wonderful. Maybe it’s because a righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10). Or...

The post Viral Tweet: “White People Love Dogs so Much Because Deep Down They Miss Owning...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:07

Proverbs and Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting article here about a scholar who specialized in studying proverbs and his accumulation of books on the topic. While the article does not directly relate to the Bible's wisdom literature, the story does highlight the universal nature of proverbial...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:06

Culture of Death Seeks Another Young Victim in the U.K. Featured

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LONDON, England, July 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The parents of a little girl who suffered a sudden stroke are now fighting for her life — against doctors who wish to remove her from life...

The post Culture of Death Seeks Another Young Victim in the U.K. appeared first on Pulpit & Pen...

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Written by Bill Perkins
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:02

Bible Q A with Phil Johnson and Mike Riccardi

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: Bible Q&A with Phil Johnson and Mike Riccardi
Speaker: Phil Johnson
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Question & Answer
Date: 6/23/2019
Length: 54 min.
Overview: TheGracelifePu...

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:53

The Political Temptation Facing Churches and Ministers

USA Today (7/15/19) reports that an ELCA bishop in Baltimore together with a network of interfaith leaders “monitor ICE activity.” A Lutheran bishop monitoring a federal government agency carrying out its governmental duties. What’s wrong with this picture? Such activity reveals...

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Written by Paul Raabe
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:35

Suicide bombers in the Bible?

Philip Jenkins argues that Samson's suicide in the temple -- "down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived." (Judges 16:30) is an ANE equivalent of the contemporary suicide bomber. Do you agree?

— Tentative Apologist...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:18

The Glory of Closing Words: Part 1

Ephesians 6:21-22, “So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.”

 

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Written by Charlie Handren
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:14

What does the Reformation’s legacy look like today in Switzerland?

Switzerland was once the birthplace of the Reformation. But what happens when we trade this legacy for liberalism? Swiss church leader Christian Schmidt explains.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

Pursue Useful Knowledge

In this brief clip from our 2012 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey encourages us to pursue useful knowledge. 

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John Calvin was aware of the various strains and tensions in the history of Christianity in relation to the intellect. As he says in his Institutes, one extreme...

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Written by W. Robert Godfrey
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

How often are accusations of rape or sexual assault false?

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The purpose of this post is to make the case that claims of rape and sexual assault should be made to the police, investigated by the police, and then proceed to trial. We should not punish men for charges...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:56

Small Churches are the Norm

Did you know… two thirds of churches have attendance under 125? Did you know that 40% churches in America are 0-49 in attendance; 27% are 50-124; 18% are 125-249; 8% are 250-499; 4% are 500-999; 2% are 1000-1999 and less than 1/2 of 1% are over 2000. This, from “Why Smaller...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:55

Finding Grace

“Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight”(Exodus 33:13).

I get chill bumps every time I read this verse. Partly because of the surrounding context: in the verse before, Moses quotes...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:50

Dear Pastor: Please Serve Me Jesus

Dear Pastor,

I had the honor of visiting your church this past weekend and was warmly welcomed by your flock. We managed with ease into the children’s ministry and found comfortable seating in the sanctuary. The sound of the choir’s harmonies caressed my arms, leaving goosebumps in its...

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Written by Christine Chappell
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:30

Dismantling the Lies of the Enemy

The only way to dismantle lies is to respectfully confront them with truth. We try doing this on our radio program when it comes to lies not only in our culture but sadly, within churches in America. Our guest is a professional 'lie-debunker' and travels around the world sharing the hope of Jesus...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:08

Looking this way and that: About that secret sin... Featured

By Elizabeth PrataNow it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:00

“God wants to prohibit man from having knowledge.”

Some skeptics see the word “knowledge” in Gen. 3:5 and conclude that God wants to prohibit man from having knowledge. They claim God likes people to be ignorant and unthinking, but they fail to consider what it is a knowledge of. But their sin brought evil into the world, and once...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:53

On Watching a Caterpillar and Leaving Our Home

A week ago, perhaps more, maybe less, I spent an hour watching a caterpillar make its way from the dill plant he and his friends have been consuming all the way around our pool to the garden on the other side. He took the long way and the journey was arduous, full of terra-cotta pots and a privacy...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:35

Five Encouragements for Pastors Intimidated by Biblical Counseling

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In pastoral ministry, your time loosely clusters around the public ministry (preaching and teaching) and personal ministry (pastoral care and counsel). Between the two, personal ministry is where you spend most of your time. It involves conversations after church, brief words of encouragement...

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Written by Ed Welch
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:30

5 Ways to Protect Your Eldership from “Yes Men”

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I recently heard the complaint that our elders are “yes men” to my desires. Perhaps it is because our pastors are relatively young in age. Perhaps it is because two of our pastors came through our pastoral residency prior to becoming elders at our church. I gave an immediate rebuttal to...

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Written by Joshua Hedger
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 21:57

Top 25 most-viewed posts from the past twelve months

This blog broke ground on this date four years ago. Wow! Has it really been four years? I started the blog mainly for the purpose of reaching out to Roman Catholics with the Gospel of grace and also to warn evangelicals of the dangers of ecumenism with the Roman church. While I’m certainly...

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Written by Tom
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 21:12

Gratitude and Hope Are Always En Vogue

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.  James 1:17-18

Heavenly Father, I woke up...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 21:06

Globalists and the Precipice of Global Pandemonium

  High numbers of earthquakes globally, unprecedented rain in America. Expected crop losses and food shortages. Deutsche Bank in trouble, along with a global economic slowdown. The Epstein child trafficking and conspiracy case – who will the Elite’s sacrifice?  

Authors: Tony...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 21:00

Who Is the Man of Lawlessness? (2 Thessalonians 2)

July 17, 2019 by: David W. Chapman

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

3Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,4who opposes and exalts himself against...

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Written by David W. Chapman
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:39

Life goes on

Back when I was around 35, we moved into the neighborhood where I now live. It was a fairly large old wood-frame house, built in the 1880s, near a creek, but far enough back from the creek that we wouldn’t be bothered by flooding. It was on a street that had just recently been an old dirt...

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Written by John Bugay
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

Go, Therefore: Praying Before Meals

“Go, Therefore” posts are quick tips to help Christians live lives of evangelism. At a Restaurant When you go to a restaurant to eat and pray publicly, folks around you will notice. Now this isn’t necessarily evangelism, but when we pray publicly, it does remind people about...

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Written by Michael Coughlin
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

1 2 Timothy: Lesson 13- Wrap Up

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1&2 Timothy- Lesson 13- Wrap Up

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

A Treasure Hunt!: The History of Biblical Counseling

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When I was in seminary in the early 80s (1980s, not 1880s), open warfare broke out over competing counseling models. During these debates, I was struck by the fact that no one was using church history as a guide to assess modern church counseling approaches. I kept thinking:

“Surely the church...

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Written by Bob
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

Sincere Faith

I recently read an article in the Los Angeles Times about how millennials replaced religion with astrology and crystals. Like the rise of the "Nones" -- those people who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious" -- it was another story about Man's constant efforts to replace God with "God...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

What is Good Preaching?

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Francis James Grimke (1850-1937) was a presbyterian minister in Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, Florida. An African-American pastor, highly respected for his long leadership and preaching, he also gave voice and leadership to the church’s work of reconciliation. Born into slavery, he was...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

Don’t Let Popular Culture Shape Your View of Reality

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In an essay titled “De Futilitate,” where C. S. Lewis was making a point about the distinction our culture makes between the ability of science vs. other kinds of thought to give us knowledge about reality, I noticed something interesting. Here’s the quote:

It is widely believed...

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Written by Amy K. Hall
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:07

Yesterday

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We went to see Yesterday last week. Old married's 'date night'. The trailers looked fun, although reviews were a bit sniffy. You probably know at lest the gist of the plot. The write-up contains spoilers. A global power outage made people forget stuff. Like The Beatles. Mostpeople anyway. A...

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Written by Guy Davies
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:00

What Does the Bible Say about Private Property?

Why have some societies seen so much human suffering? One foundational reason for the collapse of so many of these countries has been the lack of respect for private property in all forms. The reality is that private property laws have been key—maybe even thekey—to the economic...

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Written by Dr. Art Lindsley
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:00

3 Types of Legalism

Have you, as a Christian, ever been accused of legalism? That word is often bandied about in the Christian subculture incorrectly. For example, some people might call John a legalist because they view him as narrow-minded. But the term legalism does not refer to narrow-mindedness. In reality,...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:36

Quick Shot Responses to “Moral Truths Are a Matter of Personal Opinion” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E17)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Moral Truths Are a Matter of Personal Opinion.” How are moral truths “grounded”? Are they simply a matter of personal opinion or...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:11

Thankful for God’s Sustaining Grace: Thinking of Last Year on This Week

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Last year on this week things were quite hectic.

One year ago this week I was preaching my guts out at another church’s retreat, while ministering, counseling and listening to many in our church who were going through many unusual difficult things, then our car was struck by another car in an...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:00

Mother Goddess Worshiped at Bethel Redding Sister Church

July 17, 2019
The unclean spirit behind the goddess of The Shack , the novel written by Paul Young, is still at work. It seems more than coincidental that Bethesda NW, a Bethel Redding sister church, uses Young’s interpretation of El...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Faith in Faith—Or in God?

July 17, 2019
Many people who call themselves Christians have come to that decision on a purely subjective and emotional basis. Their Christianity is self-centered and dependent on feelings. They go from church to church seeking signs...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:00

Wonderful Things to Come

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) This fan... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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