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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Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:00

Herman Who, Genres

Episode 2406

Herman Who, Genres

Segment 1 (00:00) Consider the Context

Segment 2 (09:36) The Meaningfulness of Meaning

Segment 3 (18:24) Never Alone

Wretched Surprise! (26:19) Romans 8:38-39

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:40

Celibate Jesus

It's sometimes alleged that Jesus was a bachelor because Jesus was gay. 
Some people say Jesus was gay, not because they really believe that, but because they like to get a rise out of Christians. They know some Christians will wax indignant if they make outrageous statements about...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:32

Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices: Reading (How to turn information into transformation)

A WORD TO THE READER

This section of the work contains Thomas Brooks Directions for Reading. He begins with the proposition drawn from the Proverbs, that one must obtain truth. Thus, Brooks is not speaking of all reading, but of reading that which is profitable.

DEAR FRIEND!—Solomon bids us buy...

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Written by memoirandremains
Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:30

God Used R.C. Sproul and Continues to Do so Today

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God used R.C. Sproul and continues to do so today. R.C.’s teaching is timeless because it centered on the proclamation of God’s unchanging character as revealed in the Bible. Ligonier began as—and continues to be—a fellowship of gifted Bible teachers seeking to serve every...

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Written by Chris Larson
Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:05

An Authorized Milestone

I’ve just achieved a milestone with Amazon reviews of Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible. I now have every important kind of review there is. I have five-star reviews, I have one-star reviews, and I have just gotten the coveted “my book showed up as...

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Written by Mark Ward
Thursday, 13 December 2018 08:04

221- Carla Butaud – Audio Only Version

221- Carla Butaud – To be Effective You must Know Who You are in Christ Right click to Download      

Authors: Tony Koretz

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:57

A Video Interview On The Bible Version Issue, Along With A Brief Testimony

A friend on Twitter recently asked me to do an interview with him in order to give a short testimony, to briefly discuss my street evangelism, and to explain what prompted me to turn from being an NIV advocate to a KJB warrior. I believe there is some solid content regarding the evidence for the...

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Written by Sola Scriptura
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:45

Charlie Shamp: You’ll Stop the Sun in 2019 and an Ironic Clouds Without Water Lecture

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We’re nearing a new year and it’s that time where apostles and prophets offer up an all you can puke on buffet of nebulous and grandiose prophetic words for the upcoming year. Prophet Charlie Shamp offered his for 2019, and told us Christians will be able to stop the sun. He then talked...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:34

Can I Work at My Job as a Believer?

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One of the most difficult places to live out our Christian convictions is in the workplace. So often we’re faced with hard situations that we must sort through and figure out what’s most pleasing to God. What are some principles to bear in mind of how we should conduct ourselves in the...

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Written by Tim Conway
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:17

Audio CD Review: The History Of Christianity In The Reformation Era

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Brad S. Gregory. The History Of Christianity In The Reformation Era. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, July 8, 2013. 18 hours, 47 minutes, 6 seconds.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is an audio history lecture produced by The Teaching Company.  It is the second set that I listened...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:15

Tim Keller: The Antinomian Featured

What is an antinomian?

ANTINOMIAN  (noun)

  1. relating to the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law.

Antinomians are anti-law. Tim Keller would publicly reject the idea that he is an antinomian, but an examination of his teachings exposes a hater of...

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Written by Toni Brown
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:10

Using Memes and GIFs in Classroom Teaching

I have used some GIFs in the past but I thought they looked a bit cheesy. But this article has caused me to rethink using them.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:10

Book Review: The Creator Revealed by Michael G. Strauss

image Introduction  The Creator Revealed:A Physicist Examines the Big Bang and the Bible by Michael G. Strauss provides a concise and easy-to-understand look at the relationship between science and faith through the eyes of a physicist. Strauss sets the stage by explaining his position: God both...

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Written by Lucas Giolas
Thursday, 13 December 2018 07:06

Andrew Fuller Friday: Fuller on the Significance of Christ’s Death

The death of Christ is a subject of so much importance in Christianity as to be essential to it. Without this, the sacrifices and prophecies of the Old Testament would be nearly void of meaning, and the other great facts recorded in the New Testament divested of importance. It is not so much a...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:27

Asia Bibi the Canary

Most of us have heard the phrase “Canary in the Coal Mine.” If it died the miners knew there were dangerous gases around. The term has been used of the Jews. The rise of anti-Semitism and violence against Jews is the Canary. The West should be concerned that Asia Bibi is also the Canary...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:27

Recommended Ruth Commentary

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As I’m studying and preaching through Ruth, I’ve really been enjoying Daniel Block’s commentary in the New American Commentary series.  I appreciate the balance Block strikes between exegesis and interpretation.  He works carefully with the Hebrew text and...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:14

Charismatic False Prophet Connects Abortion and Miscarriages With “Apostolic Midwives”

A charismatic false teacher, Jeremy Gibson, lead pastor at Awakening Church and former Liberty University student, utters a ridiculous and insulting false prophecy claiming there will be “no more stillborns” and “no more miscarriages” because God is going to connect you with...

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:10

What is Going on in the SBC?

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I understand somewhat the dilemmas created by the communion’s troubled history of racism, but does honesty about the past require finding sustenance in Marian devotion? Here is how the authors of what is pasted below describe themselves:

Matt Emerson (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:00

Podcast: Present Day Miracles (with Craig Keener)

We know God worked many and mighty miracles throughout biblical times, but for many Christians, we don’t see as much evidence for miracles in our lives as there was in biblical times. You won’t want to miss Scott’s interview with Dr. Craig Keener, renowned New Testament scholar,...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:48

Word and Work: The Song of Christmas

image In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Peter Mayer of the Peter Mayer Group about his music, his new album “A Junkman’s Christmas,” his experience playing with Jimmy Buffet for the past 30 years, and his upcoming...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:23

Is a Virgin Birth Possible? That Depends on God’s Existence.

image Skeptics often claim that a Virgin Birth is naturally impossible. Thus, we should dismiss the miraculous story. Sean offers a critical response to this claim.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:16

It’s Impossible for a Minister

William gouge, speaks of the importance of the home, 

It is impossible that a minister, and they have many hundreds of children his responsibility, instruct them all well. It is therefore required at each parent and instruct his own children.”

From, “Building a godly home, a holy...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:53

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 As the deer pants for the water brooks,So my soul pants for You, O God.2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;When shall I come and appear before God? Psalms 42:1-2 (NASB) 

Spiritually healthy Christians have a deep desire to know God’s will thereby knowing...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:49

12/13/2018

•5 Myths the Church believes about domestic violence
•Sexual abuse is happening in protestant churches too
•Why do women seem more prone to defending false teachers?
•John Gray criticizes “Pulpit pimps” before buying his wife a Lamborghini
•The types of stunts that disqualify youth pastors
•Does your pastor dress less professionally than sports commentators?

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Written by joey
Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:38

Baptist Megachurch Minister Embezzles Nearly a Million Dollars

HOUSTON – A Harris County grand jury indicted a former Houston’s First Baptist Church minister Monday for allegedly stealing more than $800,000 from the church. Jerrell G. Altic, 40, allegedly embezzled the money during a six-year period that ended in November 2017, according to the...

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:23

“Bring Home the Bagels”: PETA Urges People to Drop “Anti-Animal” Speech

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Instead of saying, “beat a dead horse,” animal activist group PETA wants you to say, “feed a fed horse.” They also want to change “kill two birds with one stone” to “feed two birds with one scone,” “take a bull by its horns” to become...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:54

Does an Eternal Hell Call Into Question God’s Love?

The existence of an eternal Hell is not a character flaw of God. It “amens” his glory because in Hell, we see sin for the horrid, blasphemous folly that it truly is.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:49

Republican “Pro-Life” Governor Kasich to Veto Heartbeat Bill Featured

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[13ABC Action News] The Ohio Senate has approved a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill despite indications it has little chance of passage this year.

The GOP-controlled Senate by an 18-13 vote Wednesday passed the measure banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually within a...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:27

Tim Keller Promotes Globalism at The “Gospel” Coalition Featured

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“Also, it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation” – Revelation 13:7

 Tim Keller is a Marxist. That should come as no surprise to anyone who the vaguest understanding of the...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:56

Something From Nothing

According to a writer for the New York Times, “If ‘On the Origin of Species’ was biology’s deadliest blow to supernaturalism, we may come to see […]

Authors: Carl Kerby...

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Written by Carl Kerby
Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:38

Sodomites and Drag Queens Feature Children

…but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6 Please consider supporting our ministry financially with a donation to help cover the...

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:27

Thoughts about Christmas Sermons

When missionaries arrive in a cross-cultural context, they look for cultural interests that may serve as points of contact for gospel proclamation. The preacher already has points of contact built in to his calendar through holidays and special cultural days. It seems to me special sermons...

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Written by David Prince
Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:03

Mohler’s Pandering to Racialists Backfires, as They Now Demand Reparations from SBTS Featured

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Albert Mohler, who has slowly been turning the once-great Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from a bastion of solid theology to a center for social religion and Neo-Liberalism, recently released a report on the racist beginnings of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). In a pandering,...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:00

December 12, 2018 Show with Dr. William Webster Rev. David T. King on "The Lie of Rome that Sola Scriptura Was Invented by the Reformers"

Theme:

December 12, 2018:

Dr. WILLIAM WEBSTER, Pastor of Grace Bible Church of Battle Ground, WA, founder of Christian Resources, & author of a number of books, including the Banner of Truth titles, “The CHURCH of ROME at the BAR of History” & “SALVATION, the BIBLE &...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:51

Apologetics in a Post Christian Age (Audio) -- The Witness of the Holy Spirit (Part Six)

Here's the audio from the Wednesday night Bible Study: 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:36

New Madrid Fault Zone Waking Up: When it Occurs -It WILL Be the Big One

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For years I have been researching and watching this little known Fault Zone, which scientists say will wreak much havoc in midwest states. It is said that a powerful quake in the New Madrid area would forever change the landscape of the U.S.

Earthquakes that occur in the New Madrid Seismic Zone...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:25

Mother Makes Facebook Post to Her Baby, Explaining Why She Just Aborted Them Featured

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Skyla Rose Loesch, who describes herself on Facebook as a “20 years old, mother to two babies and two angels,” made a post to her baby, expressing her love to the child she just paid a surgical hitman to murder. 

The two “angels” to whom she is a mother are two children...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:09

Around the Horn (December 13)

Medical and bioethical technology continues to move at an unprecedented pace, and pastors are increasingly confronted with issues that were science fiction a generation ago. This article offers some practical wisdom for pastors dealing with...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:04

“Woke” Goes Broke: Boy Scouts Filing for Bankruptcy Featured

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[Red State News] The once proud organization known as the Boy Scouts is declaring bankruptcy after severely flagging numbers due to a myriad of problems, including implementing social justice measures to make it more inclusive.

According to the Daily Caller, the Boy Scouts changed its name to...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Mary’s Magnificat

We may not know what Mary's opinion was about Elvis or horses, but we know that she was a good girl who loved Jesus, and her boyfriend...

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Written by Bror Erickson
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:37

Watch: Mom Sings Creepy Lullaby at Clinic “Blessing” Claiming Baby Wrote Song Before She Aborted Her Featured

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[Life News] A pro-life group has released an unbelievable video of a mother singing a creepy lullaby that her baby “gave” her before she killed her baby in an abortion. The woman sang the song recently at a “blessing” of a local abortion clinic in Ohio by...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:27

Advice for undertrained missionaries like John Chau

From a Chinese missiologist:https://www.patheos.com/blogs/jacksonwu/2018/12/11/missionaries-undertrained-john-chau/I'd point out that historically, many missionaries were poorly prepared. It was on the job training. They learned about the unevangelized by living and working with the unevangelized....

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:12

Can a Calvinist honestly say “God loves you” to everyone and anyone?

I'll comment on a recent post by Arminian theologian Roger Olson:
Recently a leading American Calvinist pastor-theologian has asked and answered this all-important question on his blog: Can a...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:05

Joy in Christ During a Busy Season

Everything about this season is meant to bring us joy. This joy is supposed to be evident in all we experience from Christmas decorations, the hustle and bustle in the malls, gift giving, celebrating with family and friends, TV and movie specials, and getting your kids picture taken with Santa (or...

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Written by Kyle Bjerga
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:00

J. Warner Wallace: different answers to the question “why are you a Christian?”

imageLAPD homicide detective Jim Wallace examining an assault rifle

I sometimes think about the horrible experiences I had encountering “normal” Christians in American churches after having become a Christian on my own through reading the New Testament, reading apologetics, and watching...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:57

How to Help Sufferers When You Don’t Know What to Say

My heart ached as I read her message. Her precious, unborn baby had passed away in miscarriage. She was devastated. She was in despair. Her empty arms longed to hold her baby she would never meet.

I wanted to say something. I wanted to reply with words of grace and comfort, I wanted to take away her...

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Written by Lara Dentremont
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:42

Evangelical college associations capitulate in return for exemptions

The boards of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Evangelicals have endorsedfederal laws explicitly enshrining sexual orientation and gender identity as specially protected classes, as long as such laws contain exemptions that they think will exempt...

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Written by
What's Wrong with the World
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:30

Top 5 Seminary Hill Press Books of 2018

Seminary Hill Press is the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, publishing books, pamphlets, tracts, and other Christian resources by the institution’s faculty and alumni. In 2018, the press produced multiple titles that would make great Christmas gifts for theologians...

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Written by Theological Matters Editors
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:17

Angry, Racist Westminster Theological Seminary Graduate Demands Reparations From White People

Ekemini Uwan recently took to Twitter to lament her frustration with white people in the Southern Baptist Convention who, according to her, owe her and other black people a “free education” among various other reparative acts. Uwan, according to her online biography, is a public...

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Written by JeffMaples
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:06

The Rule Of Love – Jonathan Leeman (2018)

Submission and authority are hot topics these days. Tragically, however, most people are not flocking to read about it, let alone embrace this important reality. Jonathan Leeman explores this subject in his book, The Rule of Love. The subtitle nicely captures the essence of the book: How the Local...

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Written by David Steele