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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Monday, 24 June 2019 20:00

Does the Bible Teach That Life Begins at First Breath?

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Internet memes can be dangerous.

They almost always present an idea in a humorous way. Sadly, those who are unable to think critically confuse comedy with veracity.

To make matters worse, these memes are easily shared on social media, so the false idea spreads like a virus—infecting minds that...

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Written by Tim Barnett
Monday, 24 June 2019 19:59

A La Carte (June 25)

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There are a few new Kindle deals for today.

(Yesterday on the blog: This Is Not Your Grandparents’ Church)

What the New Testament Teaches about Divorce and Remarriage

Andy Naselli shared an article on divorce and remarriage he wrote for the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal.If you’d...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 24 June 2019 19:00

Bodily Metaphors for the Christian Life

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Here’s an excerpt from Bodily Metaphors for the Christian Life, Greg Lanier’s contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

Isolation. Division. It is a truism to say that our cultural moment is dominated by these two features. Studies show that people increasingly feel starved of real...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 24 June 2019 18:47

What churches should know about YWAM Part 2: Partnering with the New Apostolic Reformation.

Holly Pivec continues to provide strong evidence about the very dangerous New Apostolic Reformation – a movement that apparently doesn’t exist according to Dr. Michael Brown, despite his participation and ‘apostleship’ within its hallowed ranks as acknowledged by fellow NAR...

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Written by churchwatcher
Monday, 24 June 2019 18:40

There Are Cemeteries in Italy Too Featured

I have a secret for you. There are cemeteries in Italy too.

As soon as I said that she got emotional and it was as if a weight was lifted off her shoulders.

Every time I spend time with my grandfather I always learn something. He moved to Italy as a missionary at the age of twenty-one, 7 years later...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 24 June 2019 18:37

Animals In The Enfield Case

A dog doesn't have a human's capacity to be biased or carry out a hoax. For that and other reasons, the involvement of animals in paranormal cases deserves more attention than the subject typically gets. That's true of the Enfield Poltergeist. I want to address several incidents in that case that...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Monday, 24 June 2019 18:00

Born for Endurance

June 25, 2019
Christianity was born for endurance; it is not an exotic, but a hardy plant, braced by the keen wind; not languid, nor childish nor cowardly. It walks with strong step and erect frame; it is kindly, but firm; it is gentle, but honest; it is calm, but not facile;...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 24 June 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Military and Government Involvement

June 25, 2019
It would take several books to report on the occult invasion of the U.S. Military. Psychic Warrior by David Morehouse lifted the lid of secrecy on the military’s remote-viewing program. Morehouse reveals the...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Monday, 24 June 2019 18:00

A Tree of Life

“She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” (Proverbs 3:18) The tree of life in the Garden of Eden was a literal tree, whose marvelous fr... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 24 June 2019 17:03

Applying the Bible after the Manner of the Bible

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In my previous article, I explained that the nature and teaching of the Bible calls for its application to our present circumstances. This article will, I trust, uncover examples in Scripture that model direct application in preaching. “Direct application” refers to going beyond the...

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Written by Michael Miller
Monday, 24 June 2019 16:00

Book Giveaway Happening on July 1st!

Starting today, if you

1) follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter),

2) comment on one of my giveaway posts on social media with the name of a friend who you think might enjoy reading what’s here at jenoshman.com, and

3) subscribe to my newsletter (by clicking on “Stay...

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Written by Jen Oshman
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:39

251- John Haller – Examining Important World Events in Light of Bible Prophecy

Episode 251 of the A Minute To Midnite Show. John Haller joins Tony K to examine some of the important events and issues of recent days, and looks at them in the light of Bible prophecy.  

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:17

The Sexual Revolution in a Nutshell

If you want to understand the sexual revolution in a nutshell, read Nathaniel Frank’s Washington Post column from a few days ago. He argues that the gay rights movement has been at the forefront of decoupling sex from procreation and of establishing sexual liberation as a driving norm....

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Written by Denny Burk
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:15

Don’t Waste Your Vacation

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Vacation, as a planned and protracted leisurely excursion, is a relatively modern invention. Middle-class furloughs to the beach, weeks at theme parks, and recurring holiday getaways all would be unfamiliar to the premodern family.

Yet, seasons of rest and recreation are a pattern as old as the...

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Written by Jason K. Allen
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:13

The People Have Spoken – And God Always Gets the Last Word Featured

The masses are awaking from their slumber. They are mad, and they are not going to take it anymore. They have had a gutful of political correctness and the fascist radical left which is always overreaching and always trampling on their faith and freedom. They want the swamp drained, and they want...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:10

The Bible in Miniature

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This may come as news to you, and if so, I am sorry that it has taken this long for someone to tell you, but you are not the center of the universe. You aren’t the point of it all. I do not mean to insult the intelligence of any reader; I know you know you are not the liter...

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Written by Sam Parkison
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:05

June 25: “Ye Shall Be My Witnesses”

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Our post today is from an editorial by the Rev. David S. Kennedy, who served as the editor of THE PRESBYTERIAN, a Philadelphia-based magazine of long standing. Rev. Kennedy’s associate editor at this time and later successor in that post was the Rev....

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:00

A Short History of “Emotion”

Some might be surprised to learn that the word emotion is perhaps only 200 years old. Thomas Dixon has documented the history of the term “emotion” in his book From Passions to Emotions. He shows that what was originally a moral category in Christian thought named affections or pass...

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Written by David
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:00

Receiving One’s Self In The Fires Of Sorrow

What shall I say? Father, save me, from this hour? [mg] But for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify Thy name. — John 12:27-29 (rv)

My attitude as a saint to sorrow and difficulty is not to ask that they may be prevented, but to ask that I may preserve the self God...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:00

Baptists and the American Standard Version of the Bible

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Posted with permission from As I See It, which is available free by writing to the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The American Standard Version(ASV) of the Bible was published in 1901. It is occasionally referred to in writings of that era as the American Revised Version (ARV), or even, the American...

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Written by Douglas K. Kutilek
Monday, 24 June 2019 14:10

The Great Temptation for the Multi-Directional Leader

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In previous columns, we’ve looked at the danger and prevalence of “one-directional leadership”—when a leader is skillful at fending off dangers that appear from only one direction while neglecting or ignoring dangers that come from other directions. (See here, ...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Monday, 24 June 2019 13:52

The art of blame-shifting

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1 Samuel Ch. 13 is a fascinating account of blame-shifting.

Saul is king and has 3000 fighting men, according to v2.

In v3, Jonathan, Saul’s son – the crown prince – defeats a Philistine garrison and the Philistines gather to march on Israel.

The Philistines, however, have 30 000...

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Written by Pastorfish
Monday, 24 June 2019 13:11

Catholic myths

I'm going to comment on a new interview with Bishop Barron:
I can imagine Barron is very persuasive if you're already sympathetic to Catholicism and desperate for pat answers to objections. Likewise, he's persuasive if you lack a proper frame of reference...

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Written by steve
Monday, 24 June 2019 12:54

TRAITOR Maxine Waters Should Be in Jail – NOT serving in Our Congress!

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There are a few Congressmen who should be excused from their offices. This is utterly ridiculous!  I love our First Amendment, but at times it allows speech which should NEVER come out from the mouths of elected officials in Congress.

Someone needs to speak up about this in Congress!

Maxine...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Monday, 24 June 2019 12:28

Breaking: As a Minister, Ravi Zacharias Pressured Teenage Girl to Have Abortion Featured

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Recent revelations indicate that international apologist and evangelist, Ravi Zacharias, pressured his brother’s teenage girlfriend to receive an abortion, even while a minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. “There is no other way...

The post Breaking: As a Minister, Ravi...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 24 June 2019 12:09

Folau, Faith, Freedom, and Fake Friends Featured

The Israel Folau story seems to be never ending. But that is because it deals with some of the most important things there are, including the place of religious liberty in an increasingly secular and hostile society. This is NOT just about Israel Folau. It is about all of us. If they silence Folau...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 24 June 2019 11:37

The Triumphal Entry

Written by Pastor J. C. O'Hair
Monday, 24 June 2019 11:00

One Voice

“When someone claims that they do contradict [Christ, Scripture, and natural revelation], this is generally a preface to an attempt at poor exegesis on the form of revelation they consider supreme. If they say that Jesus Himself is to be preferred (over against Scripture and natural...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 24 June 2019 09:54

Don’t Be Fooled By Russell Moore’s Video on Socialism Featured

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He is a double-minded man, unstable in all of his ways. – James 1:8 Russell Moore, the communitarian leader of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ERLC, recently made a video denouncing socialism by name. The...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 24 June 2019 09:13

Was First Century Judaism Legalistic?

  • Defining The Issues:
          -Advocates of the New Perspective on Paul argue that the first century Jews did not actually believe that righteousness is obtained through the keeping of the Law, but rather subscribed to covenantal nomism which is defined by Theopedi...

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Written by Jesse
Monday, 24 June 2019 08:51

When Pressed, Beth Moore Chooses Not to Condemn Homosexuality Featured

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When given the chance to clarify her position on the sinfulness of homosexuality from an open letter addressed to her by female-to-female Bible teachers, Beth Moore chose to clarify nothing at all. Aligning herself...

The post When Pressed, Beth Moore Chooses Not to Condemn Homosexuality appeared...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 24 June 2019 07:41

Evangelical Leader Pressuring Pastors to Affirm LGBTQ Featured

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Azusa Pacific University Chaplin and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals, Dr. Kevin Mannoia, shocked Christian leaders last week when he testified in favor of a California resolution directing pastors and...

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Written by Curated News
Monday, 24 June 2019 07:23

Your DNA Test Results

Text: John 8:34-47

According to Jesus there are two families – the family of God and the family of the Devil. Are you sure which one you belong to?

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 24 June 2019 07:14

The light of nature

James Anderson continues his chapter by chapter review of J. V. Fesko's Reforming Apologetics in "Reforming Apologetics (The Light of Nature)".

Authors: Hawk...

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Written by Hawk
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:57

Congressman Gohmert Responds to Exposure of Google’s Censorship Featured

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Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the undercover video of Google released by Project Veritas: “This video shows Google’s biases are now a threat to a free and fair election,...

The post Congressman Gohmert Responds to Exposure of...

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Written by Curated News
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:38

06/24/2019

•Should we throw in the towel on the Culture Wars?
•Alaska’s opening convocation from a Satanist
•Drag Queen story time in a Presbyterian “church”
•Should your kids watch the filth at Pride parades? NO!
•When God divided languages and when He united them
•The Evangelical Free Church takes no stance on Eschatology
•Smartphones are giving kids horns
•The worst degrees for getting a job
•Liberty University clears out its divinity school

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Written by joey
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:28

Rob Bell as Drag Queen

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Talk about click bait. But if a drag queen could provoke Sorhab Ahmari to go digitally postal on David French-ism, the once-upon-a-time emergent church poster boy seems to have prompted Christianity Today’s editor, Mark Galli, to question the logic of the missional church:

I was interviewing...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:19

Your DNA Test Results

According to Jesus there are two families – the family of God and the family of the devil. Are you sure which one you belong to?

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:14

Reforming Apologetics (The Light of Nature)

Previous posts:

Summary of Chapter 1

Chapter 1 explores the term light of nature, primarily as it appears in the Westminster Confession (five times: 1.1, 1.6, 10.4, 20.4, 21.1). In seeking to understand what the Westminster divines meant by the term, Dr. Fesko...

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Written by James
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:13

Too Wretched For Radio 06/24/2019

Russell Moore is asked about women preaching, he responds with words

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Written by joey
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:11

The Wisdom Of Using Strong Language Against Heretics

They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good

The post The Wisdom Of Using Strong Language Against Heretics appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Rob Nelsen...

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Written by Rob Nelsen
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:11

The Complementarian Responsibility Toward Women Featured

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After 13 years of ministry alongside college-and-career-aged single folks, I've witnessed and counseled and comforted more than my share, perhaps, of dear people who have suffered from the tragedy of sexual and physical abuse. And in a culture that is seemingly degrading by the day,...

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Written by Phil Johnson
Monday, 24 June 2019 06:04

Reflections with Rutherford on the Loss of Children

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One of the most helpful balms for the pain-stricken hearts of mothers who have lost children, whether through miscarriage, childhood illness, or tragedy, is to reflect on the experience and lessons the Lord has taught others in similar circumstances. In the book Letters of Samuel Rutherford, there...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 24 June 2019 05:16

Can a Christian Get a Tattoo?

Can a Christian Get a Tattoo?

The post Can a Christian Get a Tattoo? appeared first on Wretched.

Authors: samueljroys...

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Written by samueljroys
Monday, 24 June 2019 05:03

Burgess Owens: Righteous Indignation – Democratic Party Should Pay For All the Misery It Brought to My Race

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And he is right.

God is waking up many in the Black community to the truth about what has been done for decades against them by the Democratic Party; including 40% of Black babies – 20 million of them murdered in the womb!

Satan is very devious and tricky. He has most of the world believing...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Monday, 24 June 2019 04:57

God Does Not Need You

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in

The post God Does Not Need You appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Rob Nelsen...

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Written by Rob Nelsen
Monday, 24 June 2019 04:47

Marxism: A False Religion that Cannot Deliver on Its Promises

Socialism is a polarizing phenomenon in the United States, having caught the nation’s attention during the 2016 election cycle and continuing to exert an influence over the national conversation. There are many varieties of socialism, but what each has in common is an emphasis on material...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Monday, 24 June 2019 04:20

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good Evil

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An essential event in the Genesis creation account is the fall of man and the bringing in of sin and death to this world. We see the devil deceiving Adam and Eve to eat fruit that God had forbidden. We see the lie that he used and we can also see that he uses this exact same lie today.

Authors: Tim...

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Written by Tim Conway
Monday, 24 June 2019 04:04

Grumpy Old Men, “A Ministry Of Condemnation,” And The Church

The Bible contrasts two very different kinds of ministries.  In 2 Corinthians 3:6 the apostle Paul says that we are ministers of the New Covenant, of the Spirit and not of the letter.  The contrast the apostle is making is between the New Covenant as the fulfillment of the promises made...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 24 June 2019 04:04

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Forcing Mentally Disable Woman to Abort Child Featured

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The mother of a mentally disabled woman has appealed the ruling of a British judge has ruled that doctors can force her pregnant daughter to have an abortion. And the appeals court just overturned...

The post Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Forcing Mentally Disable Woman to Abort Child appeared first...

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