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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Sunday, 21 April 2019 07:13

The Great Apostasy: What Believers Need to Know to Keep Them Safe Part 2

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I have decided to devote this entire piece to the false “Social Justice Gospel.”

When I think of heretical teachings in our churches, the Social Justice Gospel is by far the most dangerous to true Christianity.  The majority of people who are attracted to this heresy are young and...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:45

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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In this episode, I rant about the event of the resurrection, how we know it happened, what it means, and how we should defend it. I return to criticize Frank Turek and Andy Stanley’s ideas as toxic and to be avoided at all costs.

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Written by edingess
Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:32

Humble Soil and the Implanted Word

“Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21

I have been studying through the book of James with my Bible Fellowship Group for a couple of months. My friend and I, who I co-teach with,...

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Written by Judi Prince
Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:55

Christ Must Reign: The Empty Tomb and the Death of Death (1 Corinthians 15:12-28)

Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:48

150 Pastors and Clergy Sign Joint Letter to Governor In Support of Abortion

In a world that appears to be imploding on itself in a never-ending inferno of human depravity, one bright spot

The post 150 Pastors and Clergy Sign Joint Letter to Governor In Support of Abortion appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:45

Fallen angels

It's striking how little the Bible explicitly has to say about the fall of angels. Just a few scattered, sometimes ambiguous passages. 
Liberals say the theology of fallen angels is a Second Temple development (e.g. 1 Enoch). And because it's a later development, this is legendary embellishment...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:30

Social Justice Warrior Turns the Resurrection Into a Race Issue

The Evangelical social justice movement is anti-social and anything but just. It is in fact the most subversively unjust theological

The post Social Justice Warrior Turns the Resurrection Into a Race Issue appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:23

Evaluating History Channel’s Jesus: His Life

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Every year around this time the mainstream media and various cable networks would feature things about Jesus and/or the Bible that often is inaccurate and deeply problematic.  This include this year’s History Channel featured series called “Jesus: His Life.”

What follows below...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:51

The SOURCE of My Joy: Nothing Can Ever Take it From Me

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Joy is different from happiness.  Did you know that?

Happiness is dependent upon what is “happening.”  It can come and go.  I’ve known people who are not happy unless they have something planned  – something to look forward to.

JOY is only found in the Lord...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:46

Resurrection Is a Toy: Church of the Rock’s Resurrection Joy Story

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Church of the Rock did Easter Joy Story for their Easter 2019 service. An adaptation of the movie franchise Toy Story.

Churches do these things because they don’t think the preached word is enough. They think God needs the assistance of manmade tricks and gimmicks. Scripture says the...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:08

Pray For Rachel Held Evans #PrayForRHE

I want to be as graceful and as tactful as I can in this post without compromising the truth. Rachel

The post Pray For Rachel Held Evans #PrayForRHE appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 21 April 2019 00:00

Looking for a great Easter sermon? Andy Stanley preaches on 1 Corinthians 15:3-7

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Although I went to church today, I thought I would post Andy Stanley’s Easter sermon for those who didn’t go. I listened to this sermon, and I think it’s excellent.

The sermon was about 1 Corinthias 15:3-7, which is an early eyewitness creed...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:14

Your Resurrected Savior Knows Your Name

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post from my 31-day devotional,Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away,...

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Written by Bob
Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:59

Why the Resurrection is the Most Important Truth in the World

On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That much is clear. What is not clear to many people, however, is what the resurrection means to Christians and why we would make such a big deal of it.

The resurrection only makes sense if we first understand what the Christian...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:40

Have A Blessed Easter

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Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high. Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply: Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King. Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now they sting? Alleluia!
Dying once, He all doth save....

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:38

How It Felt to Hear the Good News for the First Time

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It is the greatest and truest news in all the world:

Jesus is risen!

This is how his followers felt and we should still feel today.

Authors: Justin Taylor...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:37

Sri Lanka, Jihadist Massacres, and Western Denial Featured

By now you should have heard about the deadly Islamic attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Mind you, the mainstream media coverage was once again rather thin, but nonetheless the Easter Sunday attacks were some of the worst in quite a while.

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:50

He Is Risen!

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Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:45

Easter 2019: Some Personal Reflections

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As we sat in the sanctuary on Passion Sunday, my daughter of seven asked me again what was the meaning of all the purple shrouds about the altar. Why would we cover everything that was most beautiful? "What am I supposed to look at?" It was one of those penetrating questions children ask, simple...

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What's Wrong with the World
Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:03

He is Risen! Featured

He is Risen indeed!
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They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. (Luke 24:2-3)Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:00

4 Reasons We Neglect the Resurrection

April 21, 2019 by: Adrian Warnock

1. The Resurrection Could Be Eclipsed by the Prominence of the Cross

The cross is the basis by which we can be forgiven. Our penalty was placed on Jesus; there our debt was discharged. Because the cross is literally crucial, it sometimes overshadows the...

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Written by Adrian Warnock
Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:30

How We Worshipped One Sunday in April

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I do this simply to provide an example of how one church structures our time of worship, hoping it will prove a helpful resource to others.

This service’s cast of characters included Paul as...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:25

Things Into Which Angels Long To Look

Earlier in this Easter season, I posted an article about Jesus' fulfillment of Isaiah's first three Servant Songs. Elsewhere, I've posted a collection of articles on other Easter prophecies, and you can go here to find a collection of posts we've written on prophecy fulfillment more broadly. As we...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:00

He Arose! Hallelujah! Christ Arose!

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One of my favorite hymns celebrating the resurrection of Christ from the grave is “Low in the grave he lay” (also known in many hymn books as “He Arose”) by Robert Lowry, a 19th-century preacher and hymn writer. Apparently, he wrote this beautiful hymn at his organ rather...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:00

Celebrating Resurrection

I read this recently. Paul was writing to the church at Thessalonica. He wanted to reassure them about those who had died. He wanted them to know that because Jesus died and rose again, "even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep" (1 Thess 4:14). What Paul is...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:00

Christ Is Raised for Us

In this brief clip from his series What Did Jesus Do?, R.C. Sproul explains that the resurrection of Christ is at the very heart of the Christian faith.

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“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption....

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:27

Jesus Has Risen, He Has Risen Indeed!

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:00

Take Away the Resurrection and You Take Away Christianity

Here is the watershed of human history where the misery of the race is transformed into grandeur. Here the kerygma, the proclamation of the early church, was born with the cry "He is risen." We can view this event as a symbol, a lovely tale of hope. We can reduce it to a moralism that declares, as...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Saturday, 20 April 2019 18:56

Easter 2019: Pray for Sri Lanka

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Let us pray for Sri Lanka.  According to the news:

Six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka,

As of right now 137 people have been murdered and many more injured.

The targets include hotels and churches.

Let’...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 20 April 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Irrationality of Environmental Causes

April 21, 2019
The human con science stands as a firm witness against Darwinism and the entire ecological movement which is based upon it. Even the most fanatical defenders of evolution contradict it in their daily lives. To be...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 20 April 2019 18:00

Alive with Christ

“Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.” (Romans 6:8-9) ... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:33

Graciously Engaging a KJV-Only Believer: The Story of God’s Grace in One Soul

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Back in April of 2008, I was a PhD student in the beginning stages of my dissertation work, I was engaged to be married in a month to a beautiful woman from Ohio, and there were a bunch of black-suit-clad KJV-Only protesters out in front of my school, Bob Jones University.

One of them held a sign...

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Written by Mark Ward
Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:22

The Messianic Kingship Of Jesus Christ

"[Psalm 110:1] The Lord says. For the name the Lord, also in vv. 2 and 4, see Ex 6:3 note. What the Lord says is expressed in the original by the noun "oracle," i.e., a divine communication or revelation which the prophets transmit to their hearers with the introduction: "Thus says the Lord." (2 Ch...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:15

At the Right Hand of God

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"Who is even at the right hand of God."-- Romans 8:34

He who was once despised and rejected of men, now occupies the honourable position of a beloved and honoured Son. The right hand of God is the place of majesty and favour. Our Lord Jesus is his people's representative. When he died for them, they...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:05

April 21: School Family Catechist WSC Q’s 17-18

THE SCHOOL & FAMILY CATECHIST.Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions 17-18.

Q. 17.Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?

A. The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery

EXPLICATION.

The fall.—Adam’s first sin is so called, because by it he lost his innocence, and...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:00

Easter Sunday Morning Praise

Authors: E Benz...

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Written by E Benz
Saturday, 20 April 2019 14:00

An Easter Hymn

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O Jesus, Savior of my life, My hope, my joy, my sacrifice, I’ve searched and found no other one Who loves me more than you have done.

So I denounce my lingering sin Whose power You have broke within My ever weak and faithless frame. Its vigor’s crushed in Jesus name.

For your death did at...

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Written by Denny Burk
Saturday, 20 April 2019 13:05

Easter and the Nations: ‘He Shall Put Everything Under His Feet’ Featured

We rightly celebrate Easter this time of year as we think of the wonderful exchange that took place at Calvary: our sins and impurity for his forgiveness and righteousness. New life in Christ is at the heart of the Easter message. But there is more to it than that. Entire cultures and nations have...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 20 April 2019 11:47

The Resurrection and the Glory

There is almost no more exciting biblical-theological truth with which we can occupy our minds as we come to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday as that which we find in the Gospel of John about the Angels inside the empty tomb. What transpired on that first day of the week on...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Saturday, 20 April 2019 11:44

Responding to Bethel fortune-telling through “prophetic jewellery”.

As Lindsay Davis, now former student of BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry), continues on her wonderful journey away from the influence of Bethel’s false teaching, she takes the time to respond to the selling of false “prophetic jewellery” being promoted by Bethel...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 20 April 2019 10:47

Extreme altruism

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends (Jn 15:13).
There can be a gray area between suicide and altruism. Suppose a father has a teenager son with liver disease. The son needs a liver transplant. Suppose the father contracts a type of cancer that's almost...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 20 April 2019 10:20

Despite Rumored Threats of Career Risk, SBTS Professor Signs Social Justice Statement

You may remember the rumored threats from a few months ago that Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The post Despite Rumored Threats of Career Risk, SBTS Professor Signs Social Justice Statement appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Reformation Charlotte News...

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Written by Reformation Charlotte News
Saturday, 20 April 2019 07:47

241- Media, Money, Political Sedition and the Orwellian State - Doug Woodward Gary Huffman

Episode 241 of the A Minute To Midnite Show. Tony is joined by Doug Woodward and Gary Huffman. They look at some crucial aspects of the Deep State and those above them, and associated events that are currently occurring.   

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Saturday, 20 April 2019 07:09

Abortion Doctor Pulls Into Clinic and Yells “Rape Them and Send Them Here”

Ron Virmani is an abortionist at A Preferred Women’s Health Center in Charlotte, NC — the largest abortion provider in

The post Abortion Doctor Pulls Into Clinic and Yells “Rape Them and Send Them Here” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Saturday, 20 April 2019 07:01

Critical Theory, Social Justice, and Christianity: Are They Compatible?

Neil Shenvi is a scientist with a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Berkley, but in recent years he has become a budding Christian apologist. He is a member of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina (where JD Greear is pastor) and has been putting out some really insightful, accessible...

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Written by Denny Burk
Saturday, 20 April 2019 05:49

BREAKING: Mohler Allegedly Removed from Ligonier for Social Justice Position Featured

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Albert Mohler is a Social Justice Warrior, make no mistake about it. His snapping at Phil Johnson at the ill-advised ShepCon Q&A included the caveat that who he “platforms” speaks for his positions. If...

The post BREAKING: Mohler Allegedly Removed from Ligonier for Social Justice...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 20 April 2019 05:22

A Poem for Holy Saturday: George Herbert’s “Sepulchre”

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George Herbert (1633):

Oh blessed body!  Whither art thou thrown?

No lodging for thee, but a cold hard stone?

So many hearts on earth, and yet not one

Receive thee?

 

Sure there is room within our hearts good store;

For they can lodge transgressions by the score:

Thousands of toys dwell there,...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Saturday, 20 April 2019 05:17

The Danger of Discontentment

In 1985, Prince and The Revolution released the critically-acclaimed album Around the World in a Day. The album included two top-10 singles: “Raspberry Beret,” which peaked at number two in the United States, and “Pop Life,” which reached number seven. Though the...

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Written by Darrell B. Harrison
Saturday, 20 April 2019 04:58

Sam Allberry Defecting From Pro-Gay ‘Living Out’ Featured

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Sam Allberry is the same-sex attracted Anglican priest who is being heavily promoted by The Gospel Coalition and other Social Justice Warriors, who are letting him direct their theology on sex and the family....

The post Sam Allberry Defecting From Pro-Gay ‘Living Out’ appeared first on P...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 20 April 2019 03:44

SBC President Defends Charging Admission for Good Friday Service, Contradicts Self Featured

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Last night I published an article reporting that Summit Church in North Carolina, which is pastored by Southen Baptist Convention President JD Greear, was charging admission to it’s Good Friday service. In less than...

The post SBC President Defends Charging Admission for Good Friday Service,...

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Written by Seth Dunn