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, 15 October 2018 07:16

The Audacity of Gender-Reveal Parties: Another Step Towards Cultural Insanity Featured

The leaders of the transgender revolution revile the celebrated declaration, “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl,” when a baby is born. Transgender activists recognize that their revolution cannot succeed until doctors who deliver babies, or ultrasound technicians at...

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Written by Albert Mohler
Monday, 15 October 2018 07:04

The Spirituality of Social Justice

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Here’s what it feels like to be pro-social justice without actually risking anything:

Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply “preach the Gospel.” Those who avoid all political discussions and engagement are essentially casting a vote for the social status...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 15 October 2018 06:52

Overview of the Book of Philippians

Monday, 15 October 2018 06:30

How Do I Know That I Am Elect? How Do I Know My Faith Is Genuine?

Can we know for sure that we are saved? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the doctrine of assurance and what it means to be born again.

Do you have a biblical or theological question? We invite you to ask Ligonier at Ask.Ligonier.org.

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 15 October 2018 06:24

10/15/2018

•Ben Sasse gets at the root of the Cultural divide
•David Grantham is talking about suicide on campuses
•The difference between an explanation and a reason
•Andy Crouch on how cultural advancement has destroyed community
•Switzerland gives jail time to homophobes
•20% of clergy are now women
•Moody Bible Institute has a new president

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Written by joey
Monday, 15 October 2018 06:12

NPC is the new SJW…and triggered Snowflakes are melting everywhere. Featured

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The snowflakes are melting!

The snowflakes are melting!

I know, I know…what else is new, right? What better than habitual meltdowns should anyone expect from the perpetually triggered, perpetually outraged, and perpetually pouting Snowflake Culture that’s come to dominate the scene these...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:40

Too Wretched For Radio 10/15/2018

Andy Stanley thinks Jesus called pastors “shepherds” at random

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Written by joey
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:34

The view from the prison cell

Clearly in a sense Buddhism is atheistic. There is no creator God who set everything in motion, and there is no providential God who hovers over his creation and who is prepared to intervene when things go drastically wrong. For the Buddhist, there is no ultimate meaning to life in this sort of...

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Written by steve
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:30

To Asia and Back: Using Good Soil Resources

Local church pastor, Ron Berrus, who helped to develop The Story of Hope writes about some neat experiences he has had recently in using the Good Soil resources...

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:30

Men and Women in the Household of God

In January of last year, hundreds of thousands of women marched in our nation’s capital and in other major cities around the country in what became known as “The Women’s March”. It was no accident the organizers planned this march to occur right on the heals of the...

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Written by CBMW
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:24

Practical Advice on Memorizing the Bible

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Does the Bible tell us we should memorize Scripture? Is it profitable for Christians to memorize the Bible? Tim shares some practical advice on memorizing the Bible and storing it up in your heart.

Authors: Tim Conway

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Written by Tim Conway
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:23

Justice Discourse in the Internet Age, Part 1: Introduction

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I have a guest post over on the Davenant Institute’s blog, the first of a multi-part series on the character of justice discourse in the Internet Age.

As we become increasingly absorbed in the virtual and abstract world of social media, our discourse can be compared to a two-way mirror. A...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Monday, 15 October 2018 05:15

The Statement on SJ G Explained: Article 7, Salvation (Justin Peters)

[Editorial Note: This is the seventh post in a series of posts in which we have invited the authors of "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" to expound upon the statement's affirmations and denials. We encourage our readers to take the time to read through our prefatory...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 15 October 2018 04:33

Rejecting Pig Food and Being a Slave

Rejecting pig food and being a slave! What kind of a nonsense title to an article is that, you may ask. Well, stay with me for a bit. In their book A Puritan Theology – Doctrine for Life, Joel Beeke and Mark Jones have a chapter called The Puritans on Coming to Christ. This section […]

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Written by Alf Cengia
Monday, 15 October 2018 03:49

Five Ways Apologetics Can Respond to Postmodernity

  imageOne of the great questions occupying the minds of theologians and pastors alike is how the Church can respond to an increasingly...

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Written by Bruce Hillman
Monday, 15 October 2018 03:16

Original Sin Defined and Illustrated

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One of the most difficult doctrines for people, even professing Christians, to accept is that teaching known as original sin. Let me first define it, then demonstrate with three God-given illustrations how clearly original sin is revealed to us.

The term "original sin" does not refer to the first...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 15 October 2018 03:00

October 12, 2018 Show with Sule Prince on “The Stress of Ministry”

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October 12, 2018: SULE PRINCE, Senior Pastor of Oakwood Wesleyan Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who will address: “The STRESS of MINISTRY”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Monday, 15 October 2018 02:58

Funeral Sermon: Not Far from the Kingdom

Last week I received a phone call that a man I’ve known for many years suddenly passed away. He was young. He was strong. He was skilled at his job. He loved his family, and now—without a moment of notice, he’s in eternity.

We know the script of such stories. They never get any...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 15 October 2018 02:29

Talking with Our Children about Death

“Is she going to die?” That’s what my boys wanted to know when we told them how sick their Bisabuela[1] was. How do we answer that question and other questions about death that our children ask? Talking about death is uncomfortable, isn’t it? As a culture, we...

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Written by Rachel Miller
Monday, 15 October 2018 02:29

What Is This Book?

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A beautiful paragraph, found in the introduction of every Bible produced by the remarkable Gideon International:

The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.

Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Monday, 15 October 2018 02:01

2 Reasons Why Coveting Is a Serious Sin

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This sponsored post is adapted fromThe Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them by Kevin DeYoung.

Taking Sin Seriously

What makes coveting such a serious sin? First, we covet when we want for ourselves what belongs to someone else. Coveting is more than...

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Written by Admin
Monday, 15 October 2018 02:00

Our Daily Bread

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I came across this news itemand groaned as I read it. A small wooden sign hanging just above a fire extinguisher in the cafeteria of a Maryland elementary school simply reads: “Give us this day our daily bread.” Sounds rather innocent, doesn’t it? You wouldn’t think that...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 15 October 2018 02:00

A Good Short Series on Guidance and the Voice of God

Instead of writing some long and substantial new post (which is slowly happening), I was going through my dozens of drafts and found a few things that I’ll put up over the next little while; articles that I’ve saved, brief thoughts, etc.  For now, I ran across a series of...

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Written by mennoknight
Monday, 15 October 2018 01:50

Paul’s Dying Charge

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: Paul’s Dying Charge
Subtitle: Guarding the Flock
Speaker: Phil Johnson
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 10/14/2018
Bible: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Length: 60 min.
Over...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Monday, 15 October 2018 01:33

Second/Third-Century Christian Texts: Update

I’ve just got around to placing an updated list of Christian texts dated to the second/third century, including now the relevant items in the recently published Oxyrhynchus Papyri volume (vol. 83).  That is, P137 (the Mark fragment), and P138 (the Luke fragment).

As before, this list is...

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Written by larryhurtado
Monday, 15 October 2018 01:15

Book Review: The Bible Illuminated

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When textual critics study a New Testament manuscript, their primary focus is the text that it contains. Dr. Karen York, who served until January 2018 as the Director of the Curatorial Department of the Museum of the Bible, explores...

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Written by James Snapp
Monday, 15 October 2018 01:00

Salvation from Start to Finish Is a Work of God for His Glory

We contribute nothing to our salvation. In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols explains that from start to finish, salvation is a work of God for His Glory.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for a...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:49

Always Be Ready: Interview with Dr. Hugh Ross

imageDr. Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe has just published a new book entitled Always Be Ready, which provides personal stories and practical advice on how to share your faith with others.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Hugh and discuss his story of how he came to Christ and how...

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Written by Come Reason's Apologetics Notes
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:38

4 Lessons I Learned About Pastoral Ministry from Francis Schaeffer

Not in person, of course. It would have been an absolute pleasure to meet and do ministry with Schaeffer, but I wasn’t around back then. That’s one of the reasons I’m thankful for good books because they put you in touch with the life and heart and mind of the author even when...

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Written by David Qaoud
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:37

Elders Are to Be Hospitable, Not Just Their Wives

“Scripture lays out the qualifications for an elder that he must be ‘given to hospitality.’ How is that seen in your life?”

This question is always asked in our presbytery exams early on in the process of examining a man to be a teaching elder. We take seriously the biblical...

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Written by 9Marks
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:19

The Lost Art of Reading the Biblical Languages

This article makes a case for recovering the lost art of reading the biblical languages.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:16

Gain from Wrongdoing

2 Peter 2:15-16, “15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:15

Trump, Kavanaugh, Kanye, Pence, Bahnsen, Sasse, and a Few Random White Guys

So over the weekend I tweeted out a link to David Bahnsen’s recent article about “the Kavanaugh-hearing as opening salvo” for a lot more of the same, which I thought an appropriate and solemn reminder for us all. And if you go to read it, I would remind you that Bahnsen was not arg...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:10

All That’s Good by Hannah Anderson

In her latest book All That’s Good, Hannah Anderson stirs our appetite for goodness. There is a satisfying simplicity to her thesis that we ought to train ourselves in discernment by taking up Paul’s charge to the Philippians and seeking out “whatever is true, whatever is...

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Written by Laura Lundgren
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

5 Encouraging Truths for When You’re Weary

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Just when you are about to finish one of the letters from the Apostle Paul, he hits you between the eyes with a one-liner that tells you how well he understands your Christian life. Have you ever experienced this?

Take 2 Thessalonians 3:13: “Do not grow weary in doing good.” Both Paul...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:50

Scott Redd– The Wholeness Imperative: How Christ Unifies our Desires, Identity and Impact in the World

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Scott Redd discuss the importance of the Christian’s identity in Christ, what it means to truly delight in the Lord and His Word, along with his book, The Wholeness Imperative: How Christ Unifies our Desires, Identity and...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:37

Column: Why I call Joel Osteen a false teacher

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This column appeared at Fredricksburg.comWhy I call Joel Osteen a false teacherBy Adan BlosserOct 9, 2018
Joel Osteen recently spoke at an event in our area. I knew about the event ahead of time and took the time to listen to it on Facebook Live as it was taking place. I then read the article that...

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Written by Doug Evans
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:34

The BGV Theorem: An Unexpected Asset for Christian Theism

By: Brian G. Chilton | October 15, 2018

Turn on the Discovery Channel or the Science Channel and you may find interesting theories pertaining to how the universe came to be. Some propose that an eternal multiverse gave rise to our modern universe. Others will hold that eternal wiggling dimensions or...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:28

Heaven on Earth?: Talking with Our Children about Death

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Rachel Miller
Oct 15, 2018
“Is she going to die?” That’s what my boys wanted to know when we told them how sick their Bisabuela was. How do we answer that question and other questions about death that our children ask? Continue...

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Written by Rachel Miller
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:22

The Dirty Dozen of Unbiblical Parenting

*This is the fourth, and final, post from Counsel with Confidence by Joel James.image

In family counseling, you will encounter many unbiblical approaches to parenting. Some common ones to keep your eyes open for are listed below.

  1. Permissiveness. Parents who follow this strategy never tell their children...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:18

1929 Or 2018?

You will have a battle, too, when you go forth as ministers into the church. The church is now in a period of deadly conflict. The redemptive religion known as Christianity is contending, in our own Presbyterian Church and in all the . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:12

Office Hours: Echoes Of Exodus

Few stories in the Bible are as important to understanding the rest of Scripture as the Exodus. Throughout the Old Testament and beyond, this event came to define the nature of salvation. It was paradigmatic. Thus, in order to understand Scripture on . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:00

Postmodernism America’s Failed Education System

Alarming things are going on behind the scenes in public education that many parents have no idea about while many others are too busy to care. Since the 1960s, the system has flipped on its head. Political correctness and postmodernism have ruled American education to the point that by the college...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:00

Is the Sabbath Optional? An Evaluation of Romans 14 and Colossians 2

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Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 3, pp. 171-176.

Objection 4: The Sabbath Is Detrimental to the Gospel.

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the...

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Written by Paul J. Barth
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:00

Their sins hang upon them.

“That’s the trouble with the sinners…they’ve turned against God, broken His Commandments, trampled His Law under their feet, and their sins hang upon them; until they show signs of repentance their sin will remain. But the moment they see their iniquity and come to...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:00

Regular Pastor Podcast (S2:E4) – When Is a Church Member Allowed to Leave Their Church

Sunday, 14 October 2018 22:34

“It is of no use building our churches”

The church is to be centered on this inspired sufficient, necessary, truthful, clear authoritative, and productive Word of God. As P.T. Forsyth urged “If we are not going to use our Bibles, it is of no use building our Churches.” …Paul emphasizes the preaching of good news (vv....

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Written by memoirandremains
Sunday, 14 October 2018 22:19

Video: Moving Mountains

Today’s question:

What is your interpretation of Jesus’ sayings about the prayers of believers “moving mountains”?

Within my discussion, I reference N.T. Wright’s interpretation from Jesus and the Victory of God.

If you have any questions for me, please leave them...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Sunday, 14 October 2018 21:00

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the First 39 Books of Your Bible

October 15, 2018 by: Jay Sklar

An Incomplete Narrative

Trying to understand the New Testament without the Old Testament is like trying to understand the last four chapters of a book without ever reading the first eight chapters of a book. In the Old Testament, the story that finds its...

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Written by Jay Sklar
Sunday, 14 October 2018 20:53

Michael survivor says “We are all hurting down here”

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The missing steeple, which tore a nearly 8-foot-hole in the roof, only hints of the destruction inside the sanctuary.The gaping hole allowed rain and wind to enter the building, compounding the damage. The back brick wall collapsed in the storm. KEITH BOWEN/Special

DONALSONVILLE — At least two...

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Written by Joe Westbury