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 04:03

"Christians are Bigots"

VisitorChristians are bigots. They tell gay people that their very identity is unnatural and that they should not live their lives based on their sexuality.

ResponseChristians believe all people without exception are under the wrath of God for their sin, not just homosexuals. So no one is being...

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Written by john_hendryx
Monday, 24 June 2019 03:14

Things Are Coming Into Focus: Could the Time of the Man of Sin be Close At Hand?

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Nothing in the Christian’s life is happenstance.

Being a writer and constantly researching, I have found myself having a desire to understand Kabbalah and the Jews who follow this mysticism.

There is a website called “Chabad.org” and this is the one stop shop for all things Kabbalah....

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Monday, 24 June 2019 03:05

Google Executive Jen Gennai Caught In Hidden Cam Sting Reveals Search Engine Giant’s Evil Plan To Stop Donald Trump From Winning In 2020 Elections

Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider.

We warned you back in 2016 that search engine giant Google was in cahoots with the Hillary Clinton campaign, and was caught...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Monday, 24 June 2019 02:59

John Flavel God’s Providence

Puritan John Flavel is well known for, among other things, his work “The Mystery of Providence.” John Flavel answers fundamental questions regarding God’s providence which have plagued Christians throughout the history of the church, and still do. You can download Flavel’s...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Monday, 24 June 2019 02:03

City-to-City Evangelism (Nick Batzig)

Many of us who grew up in the D. James Kennedy era of Evangelism Explosion embraced the idea that spiritually mature Christians should be involved in formal and methodical one-on-one evangelism. The same is true of those who were influenced by the Way of the Master approach, spearheaded by Ray...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 24 June 2019 02:03

Jesus, Paul, and Virtue Signaling on Twitter.com

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John Piper:

Beware of announcing your compassion for the latest calamity on Twitter, like grieving for the people in New Zealand.

Why is that a problem? Because Jesus said,

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Monday, 24 June 2019 01:56

The Athanasian Creed and Its Importance

  imageChurch history has left us with three ecumenical creeds recited by the communion of saints throughout the centuries. While most are...

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Written by 1517
Monday, 24 June 2019 01:19

Defining Grace, the Gospel, and the Church

David Fiorazo and Crash Connell discuss many important issues with Grace To You's Cameron Buetell on today's program. Christian maturity, discipleship, evangelism, and a new slant on 'seeker-sensitive' churches! Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:54

Is Saul the Unnamed Benjamite Messenger?

I was recently watching a presentation where the speaker referred to the fact that in rabbinic tradition, Saul (later King Saul) was the unnamed Benjamite warrior who reported the defeat of Israel and the capture of the ark to Eli (1 Sam 4:12–17). This piqued my curiosity and I wanted to know...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:48

Refund Equality Act: Gives Same Sex Couples Tax Reparations Featured

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LGBTQ+ Americans have historically received unjust treatment by the United States government, but some politicians are now looking to correct past wrongs. On June 20, Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren introduced...

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Written by Curated News
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:43

What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?

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Sinclair Ferguson:

The exhortation to “abide” has been frequently misunderstood, as though it were a special, mystical, and indefinable experience. But Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of concrete realities.

First, union with our Lord depends on His grace. Of...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:35

That Cut Flowers Kind of Religious Liberty

Introduction

So I want to make a point I have made before, and I want to do it yet again, but this is perfectly all right because it is a point that cannot be made enough. And here it is again:

Religious liberty is not a secular value. Religious liberty is a religious value, and not all religions...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:15

Insider Blows Whistle on Google’s ‘Trump’ Plan Featured

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Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider.  The report appears to show Google’s plans to...

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Written by Curated News
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:00

Email some Encouragement

Email someone to encourage them today. Rapp Report Daily 0341 This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community: ChristianPodcastCommunity.org Support Striving for...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:00

Radical feminist magazine Teen Vogue promotes legalization of prostitution

imageTen Vogue urges young women to legalize sex trafficking of women

Feminism has always been about promoting the conditions that allow women to bypass the traditional path to marriage (chastity, courtship, marriage, children, stay at home wife and mother) and “have sex like a man” without...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:56

Liberals are the Science Deniers Featured

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress has issued its “Nation’s Report Card” on America’s schools and the data is clear. Private schools — which are mostly religious — outperform their public-school counterparts in science...

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Written by Curated News
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:50

It Takes Faith to Submit

John Piper,“If our marriages are going to tell the truth about Christ and his church, we cannot be indifferent to the meaning of headship and submission.”

Submission takes great faith. I am tempted to say it takes great faith for a wife to submit to her husband, but that would only be...

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Written by Hayley Sinclair
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:47

The Gospel Coalition’s Gay Priest Denies God’s Coming Wrath to Destroy the World

Sam Allberry is the gay Anglican priest who writes for The Gospel Coalition and appears regularly with Southern Baptist ethicist,

The post The Gospel Coalition’s Gay Priest Denies God’s Coming Wrath to Destroy the World appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:45

The Slave Is Our Brother

“I want my debit card back! Why can’t I have my debit card back?” Our 20-year-old son, Z., alternated between anger and puzzlement. Even the kind psychologist couldn’t get through to him. “You just got out of the hospital. You are recovering from a psychotic break. You...

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Written by Laura Baxter
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:42

Start Your College Search with Creation College Expo 2019

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So many Christian colleges and seminaries actually tear down students’ faith in God’s Word, rather than build it up, because they don’t uphold the authority of the Word of God. Instead, they teach students to compromise on God’s Word—and once you’ve opened the...

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Written by Ken Ham
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:35

Examining the Dark: What to Do When Depression Lifts

Anyone who has battled depression can tell you that relief is a welcome mercy from God.

Yet, as much as the relief is welcomed, it is also sometimes wasted. As a feral cat darting out of a cage, I have often sprinted back into everyday life after seasons of depression. What once was slow and...

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Written by Christine Chappell
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:34

Does the SBC and Lifeway apply a double standard to Beth Moore? Open Letter follow-up Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThere has been quite a hue and cry over the Open Letter to Beth Moore that I and 5 other ladies published on June 18. That is a direct testament to the influence and fame of Beth Moore. In the Letter we posed 5 simple questions, asking her to make clear her stance on homosexuality....

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:26

Beth Moore Refuses to Denounce Homosexuality as Sinful

Beth Moore has been under scrutiny for the last several weeks due to her outspoken advocacy for feminism and egalitarianism

The post Beth Moore Refuses to Denounce Homosexuality as Sinful appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:15

Sermons from the Book of Nehemiah by Alistair Begg

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Listen to or download for free sermons from Nehemiah by Alistair Begg. Choose from below or see additional sermons using our bible scripture sorting tool.

1. Ten Marks of Leadership

Nehemiah 1:1-2:20 

2. New Location, Same Proclamation

Nehemiah 8:1-18 

3. God's Plan for His People

Nehemiah 3:28&...

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:00

The Importance of Catechesis

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Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, pp. 10-16.

I. What is catechising, or the system of catechisation? II. Has it always been practiced in the church, or what is its origin? III. What are the principal parts thereof? IV. Why is it necessary? V. What is its design?

I. WHAT IS...

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Written by Paul J. Barth
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:00

Greatness of God.

The prayer in Isaiah 37:16 is similar to the prayer the disciples prayed when they suffered persecution (see Acts 4:24–31). Begin your prayer by looking to the greatness of God, not the greatness of your problem, and ask that God will be glorified (see v. 20).

Isaiah 37:16 “O Lord...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:00

Is God Present in Hell?

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Hell isn’t the absence of God but the presence of His judgment. From one of our live Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul gives us a biblical definition of hell.

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

Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 23 June 2019 22:41

A Few Creeds Plus the Bible: How to Shepherd a Church toward the Use of Confessions

“I agree with every word, but only Roman Catholics read creeds.”

A member of our congregation said this to me after I’d just finished discussing why our church reads creeds and confessions during congregational worship. To him, the issue was at once simple and decisive: our church...

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Written by 9Marks
Sunday, 23 June 2019 22:39

If Intentionality, then Not Physicalism

You and I believe, hope, fear, and have all sorts of other intentional thoughts. We think about things. If physicalism is true, then none of us have intentional thoughts. Since we plainly do, physicalism is false. Physicalism is the view that all existent entities are describable by theories of...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Sunday, 23 June 2019 22:04

Palaeography of an invoice

One thing I've already seen since Holmes' email last night (see some discussion by Brent Nongbri here and here) is a questioning of the authenticity of the First-century Gospels invoice. Some have cautioned against taking it at face value. I even had one conservative Christian ask me...

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Written by Elijah Hixson
Sunday, 23 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

image Veracity Hill Ep 154: Why Liturgy? In this episode Kurt speaks with Winfield Bevins Page on the value of liturgy. What is liturgy and why should Christians participate? Watch to learn more! Trinity Radio The Chris Date Interview Is hell eternal conscious torment, or the end of consciousness (like...

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Written by Richard Porter
Sunday, 23 June 2019 21:00

Smartphone as Palm-Sized Hell Portal

Reagan Rose says,

"The smartphone is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it grants us the ability to use apps which can make us more organized, more accessible, and more informed. But on the other hand, it can be a spiraling pit of distraction, actually making...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Sunday, 23 June 2019 21:00

Podcast: A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Modern Medicine and the End of Life (Kathryn Butler, MD)

June 24, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Biblical Wisdom for Medical Care

In this episode, Kathryn Butler, a medical doctor and the author of Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care, shares from her experiences...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 23 June 2019 21:00

1 John: A 15-Day Devotional

June 24, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

For Everyday Christian Living

The book of 1 John is written as a caring pastor to his flock, encouraging them to carry on through difficult times. In the ESV Expository Commentary: Hebrews–Revelation...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:59

The Love, Riches, and Mystery of the Trinity

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)

Most glorious, Triune God, we’re more used to hearing this verse pronounced as a benediction than we are marinating in its knee-buckling implications. This life of...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:00

As If Empathy

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 3 of a mini-series on Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ.Read Part 1: Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ. Read Part 2: How Not to Empathize: Job’s Miserable Counselors. I’ve taken this blog post and mini-series on biblical empathy...

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Written by Bob
Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:00

The Meaningless Cross of Christ

This last week the Supreme Court ruled that a monument in Maryland could remain. The controversial monument is the Peace Cross, a World War I memorial in the shape of a large Latin cross intended to memorialize the 49 men from Prince George's County who died during the war. The American Legion...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:00

Book Review: My Father Left Me Ireland by Michael Brendan Dougherty

By Hannah Anderson

In the recently released memoir, My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home, Michael Brenden Dougherty, senior editor at National Review,traces his personal history as the son of an absent Irish father. His journey to make sense of his roots began in...

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Written by Guest Writer
Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:00

3 Questions You Need to Ask When Reading the Bible (Video)

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Apologetics Tip #7: Alan shares the right questions to ask when reading the Bible so that you can get the most out of the meaning of the text.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:45

This Is Not Your Grandparents’ Church

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One of the ugliest boasts of so many of the churches created during the era of the Church Growth Movement was this: This is not your grandparents’ church. This was a slogan they proudly broadcast on signs outside their churches multi-function ministry centers, a motto they printed on...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:39

A La Carte (June 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some books from Crossway and a personal favorite by Richard Rogers.

Wokeness and Legalism

This is a very interesting look at how the secular woke movement is essentially a religion that is fatally flawed by legalism. “What does it mean to ‘become...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:36

Rescuing Those In Deception

In this teaching presented at the 2017 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 13-14, 2017, Mike Gendron explains helpful ways to reason with Roman Catholics about the true Gospel.

Part 1:  Rescuing Roman Catholics From Deception

Part 2: Fighting for the Faith of the...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:30

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.
Kim:
I have been reading -- and enjoying immensely -- Paul Tripp's Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands. Tripp discusses the importance of true heart change as opposed to merely changing our...

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Written by Kim Shay
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:29

Review: God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life

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Timothy Keller.  God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life. New York, NY: Viking, November 7th 2017. 400 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Want to find a year-long devotional on the book of Proverbs?  Preacher and author Timothy Keller has written this 365...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:12

The Curious Case of the “First Century Mark” Fragment

Readers of this and other blog sites with interest in NT textual criticism will have heard of a supposedly first-century fragment of the Gospel of Mark.  Yesterday, a new report came out from a senior figure connected with the Museum of the Bible (Dr. Michael Holmes), giving remarkable, even...

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Written by larryhurtado
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

The Book of Ruth Reveals God’s Presence in Our Work

Last October, my wife and I attended the 2018 Faith@Work Summit in Chicago. (You can read my reflections on that event here.) One of my favorite parts was a workshop led by Mark Greene, Executive Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. His topic was “Connecting How We...

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Written by Russell Gehrlein
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?

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The exhortation to "abide" has been frequently misunderstood, as though it were a special, mystical, and indefinable experience. But Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of concrete realities.

First, union with our Lord depends on His grace. Of course we are actively and personally...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Sunday, 23 June 2019 18:05

Quick Shot: “A loving God would not send people to hell”

image Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her...

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Written by J. Warner
Sunday, 23 June 2019 18:01

A Model of Modesty Featured

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance (1879), contains a well-known satirical song: “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.” The song is meant to poke fun at certain pompous and arrogant leaders in the British armed forces who took...

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 23 June 2019 18:00

The Religious Left may be Poised for a Comeback

June 24, 2019
Decades ago, the organized “religious right” was politically very powerful. Such organizations as The Moral Majority and The Family Research Council formed vital parts of the “conservative movement.” During the...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN