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, 17 August 2018 07:17

Euthanasia . . . for Children? | Answers in Genesis

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Euthanasia . . . for Children?by Ken Ham on August 16, 2018 00:03 06:25Share: The European country of Belgium has some of the most permissive laws regarding euthanasia of any nation in the world. Euthanasia, also known as “doctor assisted suicide,” is the idea that a terminally ill...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Friday, 17 August 2018 07:07

Prata Potpourri: Women's edition Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWhen I drive to work each morning I am so thankful for it all. I'm thankful always, of course, but in the mornings with the sun glowing pink, and the clouds gently wafting over the pastures, and cows calmly munching, ribbons of road winding over the foothills of the...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 17 August 2018 06:57

Patricia King dismisses the 12 Apostles in favour of the New Apostolic Reformation.

imageIn an article published by Steve Shultz on The Elijah List, Patricia King openly promotes the New Apostolic Reformation and quotes C. Peter Wagner to demonstrate how this new ‘restoration movement’ will renovate the church.

King notes,

“The season we are in is often called a...

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Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 17 August 2018 06:43

Growing Up in Harrisburg, Us Kids Knew Some Priests Were Monsters. So Did the Bishops Who Are Still Pretending Otherwise.

This article is not linked in the interest of “Catholic-bashing.”  There are vast theological differences between fundamentalists and Catholics on the very core issues of what it means to be a Christian. We are linking this as a reminder of the corruption that is potential in any...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Friday, 17 August 2018 05:59

When a State Agency Endorses Two Kingdoms

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And they didn’t even address the situation in Ireland.

The state office in question was the Westminster Assembly, a gathering of ministers to write a new set of church standards for the English church. One of their most forceful arguments about the spirituality of the church came in the...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 17 August 2018 05:22

What is the Mark of the Beast?

9.24 minute video interview:

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Written by Craig Keener
Friday, 17 August 2018 05:16

The Decline of Scottish Common Sense Realism (SCSR)

Thomas Reid's tombstone

Reid on Perception

The Decline of SCSRAlthough more influential during his lifetime than was Hume, one question lurking throughout this discussion is why did Reid and SCSR fall into such relative obscurity so quickly if common sense is self-evident?  The obvious...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Friday, 17 August 2018 05:00

Is It Biblical to Say God “Loves You” to Believers and Nonbelievers Alike?

Is it biblical to say “God loves you” to non-Christians? From our 2017 National Conference, R.C. Sproul answers this question and explains the three different types of divine love. To ask us a biblical or theological question, just visit Ask.Ligonier.org or message us on Facebook or...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 17 August 2018 04:52

Contarini on Justification (16)

We’ve now referred to “twofold justice” a few times, viz. the justice and charity inherent in us by grace, and the justice of Christ’s perfect merit imputed to us through union with Christ by faith. But, having dealt with the potential ambiguity of the term...

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Written by E.J. Hutchinson
Friday, 17 August 2018 04:25

Last day on Facebook for Eternity Matters: August 24

I’ve already deleted my personal Facebook account and will be deleting the Eternity Matters Facebook page on August 24.

So please join me at mewe.com/join/eternity_matters . It is like Facebook, only with a cleaner interface and they don’t abuse your privacy.

Big Tech is out of...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Friday, 17 August 2018 04:13

God Anointed You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Implies Apostle Kevin Seagle

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Apostle Kevin Seagle said on Facebook that Aretha Franklin had a crazy anointing flowing through her as she played and sang. He attached a video of You Make Me Feel to the post. The implication is that God anointed her singing of You Make Me Feel. Apostle Seagle is running for county commissioner in...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Friday, 17 August 2018 03:44

Scolding Invalids: Joyce Meyer Turns Jesus Into The Invalid Scolder

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Joyce Meyer turned Jesus into the invalid scolder. She had to restructure the story of the the sick man at the Pool of Bethesda in John 5: 1-16. It’s clear from verse nine that Jesus healed the guy because it says he became well. Glossing over that point is what makes her restructuring look...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Friday, 17 August 2018 03:37

Replacing Malchus’ Ear

Friday, 17 August 2018 03:28

Truett McConnell welcomes largest incoming group in history, recognizes anniversaries

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The incoming group of students is estimated to be Truett McConnel University’s largest in history, lending projections for total student enrollment this fall to creep up to 3,000. TMU/Special

Members of the TMU soccer teams helped carry items in the dorm rooms of new students. TMU/Special

CLEVEL...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Friday, 17 August 2018 03:00

August 16, 2018 Show with Nancy Snyder on “The Gospel for Moving Targets: Helping Active Children Grow in Grace” (Part 2)

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August 16, 2018:

NANCY SNYDER, K-12 Student Support Services Coordinator @ Logos Academy in York, PA, with experience as a homeschooling parent of 4 sons, & interpreter of conferences & translator of seminary courses for Deaf pastors, who will discuss PART 2 of: “The GOSPEL For...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:50

An Apostle In Hope of Eternal Life

image“Paul…an apostle of Jesus Christ…in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:1,2).

If you’re a Gentile, you should be eternally grateful that Paul, “the apostle of the Gentiles” (Rom. 11:13), was made an...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:48

Wonderful Merciful Savior

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I was just imagining us who adore our Lord Jesus, when we finally see Him face to face; all of the trials and the hardships of this world will melt away. I believe that we will not even remember our lives here.

I believe that when we see the Lord of Glory, the One who gave Himself for us, the...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

imageIt's raining. It's been raining. It's humid. It's been humid. All. Summer. Long (the humidity, not the rain). The air outside is so thick, you can barely breathe. Even though the sun isn't shining, today you can step outside and quickly break into a sweat just because the heavy, stagnant air isn't...

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Written by EBenz
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:27

08/17/2018

•Voddie Baucham shows us that all humans are one blood
•Race is a category error
•Only the Gospel will fix racial attitudes
•Gramscian Marxism is influencing the Church
•The rotten roots of racism in cults and the Church
•Dad; don’t choose your phone over your kids
•The sad news from our Adrian Rogers clip
•What do I do when my pastor goes off the rails?

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Written by joey
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:26

The Mormon multiverse

This is related to a recent post I did, but I'd like to narrow the focus. It's my impression that some Mormon apologists invoke the multiverse to sidestep monotheistic passages in the Bible. The argument is that passages about idolatry pertain to the god of our universe. Yahweh is the god in charge...

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Written by steve
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:12

Mental Health and the Young Christian

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

—2 Timothy 1:7

I write this to the young Christian because you have the opportunity now, in your youth, to develop profitable, spiritual disciplines that will lead to mental health and wisdom as you...

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Written by Robert Truelove
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:08

Why Personal Character Matters for Public Office

Nearly two decades after President Bill Clinton was impeached on charges surrounding a sexual harassment lawsuit, the American people remain deeply ambivalent about whether a political leader’s personal behavior has public import. Then and now, some Americans consider a public...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:02

University of Iowa reinstates religious groups for now

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University of Iowa religious student organizations have received temporary recognition after being deregistered from the school. The controversy came when the groups’ constitutions were deemed not in line with the school’s human rights policy. BP/Special

By David Roach

IOWA CITY, Iowa (BP)...

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Written by Baptist Press
Friday, 17 August 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Reformation Worship Conference)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by the Reformation Worship Conference, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five free registrations to the Ninth Annual Reformation Worship Conference, Powder Springs, Georgia, Oct. 18-21. Each free registration recipient will...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 17 August 2018 01:24

Is a foundation unrepeatable?

[God's household is] built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone (Eph 2:20). 
1. This may be the central prooftext for cessationism. Here's how a leading cessationist put it:
Ephesians 2:20, then, indicates that the apostles had a...

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Written by steve
Friday, 17 August 2018 01:15

Theses 5-6: The Deadly Sin in All of Us

This is the third installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 5 and 6 by Caleb...

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Written by Kelsi Klembara
Friday, 17 August 2018 01:15

The Mod | The Silence of the Women: Understanding Paul’s Admonition in 1 Corinthians 14:33-35

Before the creepy documentary thriller The Blair Witch Project launched Burkittsville, Maryland into national fame, the small town was already well-known to locals as a ghost-story landmark. Teens looking for something to do on a Friday night drive the windy mountain back roads to Spook Hill,...

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Written by Brooke Ventura
Friday, 17 August 2018 01:02

Three ways to show church members the value of regular church attendance

In the last several years, observers of American church life have noted that the definition of a regular church attendee is changing. With increasing affluence, mobility, commitments, and entertainment options, many Christians gather with their church family less often than they did ten years ago....

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Friday, 17 August 2018 00:53

Expedition 27: A Church on a Mountain

Here’s the video for Expedition 27 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

If you haven’t started your kids on the...

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Written by David Murray
Friday, 17 August 2018 00:36

Random Bits

image "I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
 
A grand jury in Pennsylvania just issued a 884 page report stating that they have evidence of 301 Roman Catholic priests who were raping little boys and girls. One priest raped a 7 year old girl while he was...

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Written by Doug Evans
Friday, 17 August 2018 00:00

Questions, Comments, Criticisms: Listener’s Show!

It's the Listeners Show where Mike and David tackle your questions and comments from this week (... and a few weeks prior that we could not fit in). Here are some of the questions and comments from today's program. Is it a sin to not have children if there's a serious risk of birth defects?...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Friday, 17 August 2018 00:00

47-year-old divorced woman with kids sues dating agency for failing to find her a rich husband

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Today, many women put off marriage while they’re in their 20s, when they are most attractive to marriage-minded men. Some marry, but they marry based on spontaneity and feelings, and it turns into divorce. What happens next?...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:55

#94: The Glory of Christ’s High Priest Prayer[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 17:1-5.

The post #94: The Glory of Christ’s High Priest Prayer[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Duration: 1150 secondsSize: 35.09 Mb...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:51

Help for Humanly Impossible Acts

Beauty of Corporate Worship

It is beautifully fitting that Christian people gather for corporate worship every week. When they do, they give united expression to their truth-rooted knowledge of the triune God and their treasure-rooted affections for all God is for them in Jesus. They have seen with...

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Written by John Piper
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:50

The Eyes of the Lord

1 Peter 3:10-12, “For

“Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:49

My Times are in Your Hand

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On Wednesday of last week our family returned from our vacation feeling refreshed and looking forward to being back in our own home once again, meeting friends and family and settling back into the work of ministry in our congregation. I had a funeral to conduct the next day, and so I went to visit...

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Written by Warren Peel
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:25

Jude: Contend for the Faith, Expose Apostates, Warn the Church

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Some of today’s false teachers are under the umbrella of the emergent church which generally falls under the cult of Liberalism. This man-pleasing movement prefers to conform to this world and rejects the inerrancy of Scripture. They revel in the idea we are in a postmodern or post-Christian...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:20

Free Greek Reader

Nijay Gupta is making a Greek reader he has coauthored available as a free download here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:00

Idolatry and pride.

An idolatrous understanding of God is always at the core of the pride of man. But when the holiness of the Law of God is paraded before a sinful heart, it stirs the conscience and humbles a man. It brings him to his rightful place—on his face before Almighty God.

Isaiah 2:17 The loftiness...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Thursday, 16 August 2018 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: Fuller on Christian Conduct and the State of a Nation

The 21st of September, 1803, was fixed upon, by several dissenting ministers in London, as a day of fasting and prayer on account of the state of the nation; and they expressed a wish that their brethren in the country would unite with them. Being at one of those meetings in the country, I was...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 16 August 2018 22:16

Jan Hus on Roman Catholicism and Spiritual Authority

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In God's good providence, I found myself reading from Foxe's Book of Martyrs this morning and being amazed at the steadfast testimony of Jan Hus. This Czech priest, philosopher and leader in the Bohemian Reformation was one of the early lights of the Protestant Reformation whose story of martyrdom...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Thursday, 16 August 2018 22:00

Origin of the Bible: Part 1 – Uniquely Authentic

How did we get the Bible?  How do we know that it is God’s Word, and what does that really mean anyway?  If the Bible has been copied and translated so many times, can we have any confidence in modern translations?  How do we know that the right books got included, and have any...

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Written by Dr. Lisle
Thursday, 16 August 2018 22:00

Three Lessons from My Summer Internship Featured

Consider how faithful our Lord Jesus is to His church. Every generation of the church has had to defend the truths of the gospel against error. Many times in church history, Christians have been persecuted for the gospel, even to the point that they were put to death. Each generation must proclaim...

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Written by Andrew Graham
Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:30

Sin Paralyzes Love – 30 Days to Victory

Don’t let your heart grow cold.     Matthew 24:12  “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Most people are particular about the temperature of the beverages they drink.  If it was meant to be hot, they want it hot.  If it was...

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Written by admin
Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:24

A Soul-Refreshed Life (Dustin Benge)

On a spring day in 1747, twenty-nine-year-old David Brainerd rode horseback into the yard of a Northampton parsonage. It was the home of eminent New England pastor and theologian, Jonathan Edwards and his wife Sarah. Edwards and Brainerd, prior to this day, were relative strangers to one another,...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:00

The Danger of Wrongful Comparison

August 17, 2018 by: Jen Wilkin

Knowledge of God and Self

John Calvin, in the opening lines of Institutes of the Christian Religion, expresses this idea: The knowledge of God and the knowledge of self always go hand in hand. There is no true knowledge of self apart from the knowledge of God.

W...

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Written by Jen Wilkin
Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:00

Join Us for Animal Enrichment Workshops at the Creation Museum

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Our Eden Animal Experience at the Creation Museum has been a huge hit with guests. Visitors enjoy interacting with our camels, zorse and zonkey, Zebu steers, wallabies, goats, sheep, and other creatures. Our zookeepers do a great job caring for the animals, and part of that care involves animal...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:00

What Your Godly Wife Wants You to Know About Leading Her Spiritually – An Open Letter to My Brothers

imageBrother, with God's help and the empowering grace of the Holy Spirit, you can do this - so be encouraged, and don't be afraid to try!

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:00

Those Sinners in Your Church

My wife and I go to a nice church. We have good teachers, good preachers, good fellowship, good friends, good stuff. I'm not writing about our church; I'm writing about yours. You have sinners in your church. You know it. That well-known guy who was seen coming out of a bar late one night. The wife...

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Written by Winging It
Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:36

Let’s Be Careful Where We Park Our Trust

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Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 (ESV)

Heavenly Father, the battle for our heart’s trust is relentless, often vicious, and quite deceptive. On this August Friday, we affirm that you, alone,are worthy of our...

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Written by Scotty Smith