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, 11 October 2019 01:18

Factionalism within the Reformed blogosphere

If you’re concerned about Rachel Miller but not this then you’re doing it wrong pic.twitter.com/up6v1QtSac— Todd Pruitt (@ToddPruitt6) October 7, 2019 Rachel Miller, of anti-ESS screed fame, has published a book entitled Beyond Authority and Submission, which has at least a...

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Written by Daniel C
Friday, 11 October 2019 01:11

Elizabeth Warren Promotes Polygamy at Latest Event, Democrats Cheer

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In a quip that had Democrats applauding, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate responded to a question about gay marriage by also promoting polygamy. It turns out the Democratic Party really is as godless as...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 11 October 2019 01:03

Which Textus Receptus?

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Some people hold out the question “Which TR?” to Received Text advocates as if a definitive answer is needed or it is a deal breaker for the position. It is important to understand that the differences between its major editions are infinitesimal.

Here are some interesting quotes from...

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Written by Robert Truelove
Friday, 11 October 2019 01:00

What is the Goal of Missions?

Two goals in missions are often affirmed as non-negotiable.  They sound contradictory and can even work against each other.  But they are, nevertheless, both wrong in their own right.  The first goal is: nationalise (or indigenise) the mission.  The second goal is: pursue multicultural ide...

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Written by Rollin Grams
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:47

The SLC Atheism Debate

Apologia Studios has released the video from the first debate in Salt Lake City. This fiery debate features atheists Dr. Greg Clark and Dan Ellis vs Jeff Durbin and James White. Don’t miss the epic ending featuring Prestone Antifreeze.

Authors: Rich Pierce...

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Written by Rich Pierce
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:28

Democrat, Beto O’Rourke, Says Churches Must Include Gays Or Suffer Consequences

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The same U.S. Democratic presidential primary candidate who said the government would come to our door and take away AR-15 rifles has now demanded that churches surrender their conscience as well. Robert Francis “Beto”...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:25

Apologetics315 Interview with Fuz Rana

image Today’s interview is with biochemist Fazale Rana, the vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe. He is the author of several books, including /Who Was Adam, Creating Life in the Lab/, /The Cell’s Design/and /Dinosaur Blood and the Age of the Earth/. He holds a...

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Written by Kurt Jaros
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:23

Genre and Preaching Jonah

Ed Scott raises the important question of how one's understanding of the genre of Jonah influences the preaching of Jonah here. But unfortunately he does not really address the issue other than affirming the book's historicity. I agree with that the book reflects a historical event but that is not...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:21

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Pure and Undefiled Religion

Let us consider, in the first place, the things wherein pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is said to consist. In visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and in keeping ourselves unspotted from the world. Visiting the fatherless and the widows in their...

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Written by Staff
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:14

Child discipline

1. I agree with Hsiao that spanking is morally justifiable, and I salute his courage in defending an unfashionable but biblical practice. 
2. I'm not a child psychologist, but I doubt that the effectiveness of spanking is primarily due to...

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Written by steve
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:03

TGC Post on ‘Culture of Gentleness’ in Ministry Chooses Photo of Reeds Blowing in Wind

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In a post advocating for a “culture of gentleness in the pastorate” and likening pastors to “breast-feeding mothers,” The Gospel Coalition chose an ironic featured photo. Adorning the article is a photograph of actual...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:00

The Necessity of Nations

Dr. Werntz has argued that the question ‘can Christians be nationalists?’ is largely without meaning, at present at least, because it cannot be answered using the terms given in the debate so far.

Our global, neo-liberal order has unmade nations through the establishment of invisible...

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Written by Jake Meador
Friday, 11 October 2019 00:00

How the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation falsified atheism

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Prior to certain scientific discoveries, most people thought that the universe had always been here, and no need to ask who or what may have caused it. But today, that’s all changed. Today, the standard model of the origin of the universe is that all...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:30

John Robbins Quick Quote

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I saw this quote posted on a Facebook Clark page and decided to post it here only because it’s such a strong point that virtually no one ever makes.  How easy are we impressed by the so-called “good works” of others that it completely blinds us to the soul-destroying...

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Written by Sean Gerety
Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:06

John Bunyan and Pastoral Calling

At the southwest corner of St. Peter’s green in the English town of Bedford, a bronze statue of a man sits close to the street. The man’s eyes are lifted to the sky and a Bible rests in his hands; he bears a grave expression, yet he looks ready to speak a word of truth at any moment, to...

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Written by Sam Emadi
Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:00

How Did the Reformers and Puritans View Christian Piety? Featured

No area of our lives falls outside the realm of worshiping God. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Stephen Nichols explores what we can learn from the piety of the Reformers and Puritans.

To get real-time answers to your biblical and theological questions, just Ask.Ligonier.org.

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:00

Come, Lord Jesus: A New Sermon Series

Erik Herrmann delves in the 2019 Advent-Christmas Sermon Series with its author, W. Mart Thompson, associate professor of practical theology. “Come, Lord Jesus: An Advent-Christmas Sermon Series” published by Concordia Seminary Press is available for download at https://www.csl.edu/produ...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:10

Your Marriage and the Church Part 1

imagePurpose: Today we will see three four reason why your marriage needs to be involved with the church so that we will grow in God through the church as part of our life.

  1. Reason #1: Going to church show your family that God is important
  2. Reason #2: Husbands learn...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:00

No Rain?

We have been exploring common misconceptions regarding origins.  Several such misconceptions pertain to the time between creation and the global flood.  Here we explore the claim that the Bible teaches or at least implies that there was no rain before the flood.  The claim is based...

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Written by Dr. Lisle
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:00

What is the Difference Between LORD and Lord?

Rapp Report Daily 0420 What is the Difference Between LORD and Lord? In some translations of the Bible people ask the question, what is the difference between LORD or GOD versus Lord or God? There are these different spellings in several of the more literal or formal translations of the Bible your...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Thursday, 10 October 2019 21:34

Strength training with dumbbells – 101

As stewards of all of the Lord’s gifts, we need to take care of our physical bodies. A good diet, exercise, and rest are essential. But all things in their proper proportion. Our relationship with the Lord takes precedence over everything else. Many people these days, even some believers,...

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Written by Tom
Thursday, 10 October 2019 21:00

The Role of the Holy Spirit – Part 1

God the Holy Spirit   Far too often in conservative, reformed, evangelical circles, the subject of the Holy Spirit is met with tension and uneasiness. Cessationists will bristle, not wanting to venture too far into Continuationist territory. Many believers so greatly dislike the tension and...

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Written by M. Ashley Evans
Thursday, 10 October 2019 21:00

How Professors Can Integrate Faith and Learning

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Parallel Sources of Truth

Recognizing the complexity and difficulty of the integrative task, several authors have attempted to provide guides for faculty, specifically identifying and defining various approaches to integrating faith and learning. Mark...

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Written by Laurie Matthias
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:07

Are hordes of Muslims coming to Christ though dreams of Isa? Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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I wrote about the Muslim Dream conversion stories issue in 2011. At that time I investigated and my conclusion was a big NO.Are Massive Numbers of Muslims Coming to Christ?I wrote again in 2018 when unfortunately, IMB President David Platt affirmed these dreams and second hand...

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:06

A Good News Heart in a Bad News World

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Surely the righteous will never be shaken;

they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure; they will have no fear. Psalm 112:6-8 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, how can we not be attracted to...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:05

Book Review — The Whole Christ Featured

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant...

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Written by Chuck Ivey
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:00

Walk up the Ark Ramp at the Ark Encounter

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We recently introduced yet another unique experience for our Ark Encounter guests. We’ve opened up the large ramp outside the Ark for guests to walk up and take photos, including getting their picture taken in front of the massive door into the Ark. It’s a great experience—with a...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:00

A Weeping Profit Featured

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We must immerse ourselves in God's Word if we truly want to feast on it and know His heart.

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:00

Passive Thinking

"Whatcha thinkin' about?" "Oh, nuthin'." I'm sure you've heard it. I'm sure you've done it. The truth is we are never thinking about nothing at all. What we might do is "passive thinking." The separation here is "active thinking" versus "passive thinking" (as opposed to some sort of bizarre "zen"...

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Written by Winging It
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:00

Keeping Scripture in the Center of Family Life

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How does a family keep the Word of God central in their lives?

Calvin Beisner explains in this video that families must be steeped in God's Word -- it must be a central part of their everyday life. They must recognize Scripture as the ultimate source of authority.

In his family, he explains that for...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Thursday, 10 October 2019 19:00

Want Economic Development? Get Smart Entrepreneurs

Since our banishment from the Garden of Eden, man has faced a central cultural dilemma: how do we fulfill God’s creation mandate in a world of aggravated scarcity without either starving to death or killing one another?

This is not at all a moot point.

Whether they know it or not, different...

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Written by Dr. Shawn Ritenour
Thursday, 10 October 2019 19:00

Reformed and Always Reforming Featured

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The year 2017 was the Martin Luther year. We remembered the Reformation and we celebrated it. But we must also continue the Reformation. The Reformation is not a museum to be visited occasionally on a tour bus. It was and is a vital movement for truth and life in the church of Jesus. How should we...

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Written by W. Robert Godfrey
Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:32

Difficult Bible Passages: 2 Peter 1:4 Featured

Is Peter offering us a type of pantheism, or New Age teaching in this passage?

Peter uses a phrase in this passage that is not found elsewhere in the New Testament. While similar sorts of thoughts are found elsewhere, the wording is unique to this text. Let me here offer three recent translations of...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:31

Talk Back To Your Anxiety

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:3-4

Emotions can go wrong in times of grief. This is the case with anger, but it’s often the case with anxiety, too. With loss...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:19

What Does the Bible Say About the Nature and Power of Angelic Beings?

imageThere are good reasons to believe in the existence of angelic beings, but our reasoning powers cannot reveal everything there is to know about these beings. God’s special revelation (in the Bible) provides us with the information unavailable elsewhere. The Apostle Paul, for example,...

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Written by J. Warner
Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:00

If Scripture Is Sufficient, Why Are So Many Professing Believers Looking for Something More? Featured

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Today the shelves of Christian bookstores sag under the weight of devotionals, guidebooks, and manuals purporting to help you hear and understand what God has to say to you personally. Wildly popular books like Experiencing God and Jesus Calling encourage believers to look beyond the confines of...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—“Ye Shall Be as Gods”

 
October 11, 2019
Like Finis Dake in God’s Plan for Man, televangelist Benny Hinn claims that Adam and Eve were super beings who could fly faster and higher than birds, even into space, and outswim the best fish under water:...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:00

The Man Born Blind

“And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” (

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:52

To the Young Man Who Has Been Asked To Preach for the First Time

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I’m really excited and really encouraged to hear that you’ve been given the opportunity to preach this Sunday. And, frankly, I’m not surprised—I’ve seen how seriously you’ve been taking your faith, how faithfully you’ve been committing yourself to the Word,...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:46

A La Carte (October 11)

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There are just a couple of new Kindle deals today, though they are both of books I think I’ve never seen on the list before.

Like Father, Like Son

I really enjoyed Larry Lin’s article on fathers and sons. “Two years ago, I became a father myself. The pregnancy process was...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:03

Signs, Wonders, and the Testimony of God

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In the Bible, the term “signs and wonders” occurs approximately twenty-nine times. The Old Testament references almost exclusively refer to the birth of Israel under the leadership of Moses, through whom God worked the signs and delivered Israel from Egypt. The only exceptions to this...

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Written by Don Johnson
Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:00

Where Is Real Peace Found?

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Many thanks to those who have prayed for and left comments for Nanci and me after I shared about her then upcoming CT scan, which was done last Monday. At the follow up appointments, we received some challenging news about the results. Two different surgeons believe Nanci's cancer, which they...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:00

Music in the Bible and the Contemporary Music Styles Debate (Part 5)

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Gregg Strawbridge continues his series about contemporary music styles in the church.

Toward a Truly Christian Aesthetics of Music

The Biblical Foundations

As has been demonstrated, music in the Bible is both emotive and fluidly connected to language. Yet Scripture strongly indicates the role of music...

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Written by TylerR
Thursday, 10 October 2019 16:00

Identifying the Image: Can Cain Help?

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In my last post, I argued against the common view that the image of God is lost or damaged through human sin. Despite its popularity, there is no Scriptural warrant for the view and there is biblical support for the idea that every human is created and remains in the image of God, just as Adam and...

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Written by Andrew Bunt
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:57

Room with a view

Dexter Horton IV was a self-made man, and he never let you forget it. The sun at the center of his solar system, around whom the satellites revolved. Starting a business from the bottom up, five wives and two estranged sons later, he was the CEO of Fortune 500 company. While many CEOs had...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:05

October 11: Reflecting on the Death of a Great Man

Dr. Robert Dick Wilson

We have written before how one of the great Princeton professors and a founding professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Robert Dick Wilson, died on this day, October 11, at the start of the second academic year at Westminster. Today, we present a different insight...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:05

This ‘n’ That

Can you believe it’s already almost the middle of October? Think back to when you were a child. If you were like me, this time of year seemed to absolutely drag by. It seemed to take eons to get to Halloween, and then to Thanksgiving (which, let’s face it, we were never really excited...

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Written by E Benz
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:00

After God’s Silence – What? Featured

When He had heard therefore that he was sick, He abode two days in the same place where he was. — John 11:6

Has God trusted you with a silence — a silence that is big with meaning? God’s silences are His answers. Think of those days of absolute silence in the home at Bethany!...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:00

39 - Why It's So Hard to Share Your Faith (and 3 simple steps to become more evangelistic)

Ready to go to the next level in your evangelism (and apologetics and biblical worldview? Sign up for the Think Update, a brief, weekly email with tools and tips to help you explain, share and defend your Christian faith, delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up right here. When you think about...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Thursday, 10 October 2019 14:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Podcast pick for the week: At Mere Fidelity, Thomas Kidd joins Matthew Lee Anderson and Derek Rishmawy for a conversation on his new book Who Is An Evangelical? 

Kindle Deal: The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion by...

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Written by Trevin Wax