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, 02 December 2019 09:00

Voddie Baucham: “Racial” Relations

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Voddie Baucham: “Racial” Relations

Segment 1 (00:00) Todd sits with Voddie Baucham to discuss racism in America. They touch on the idea of sharing stories as a means to communicate the issues minorities face in America.

Segment 2 (09:23) Todd and Voddie discuss the different...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Monday, 02 December 2019 08:48

(Podcast 12.2.19) Four Steps to Proper Biblical Interpretation

On this podcast, Brian Chilton shares a lesson that he taught at Westfield Baptist Church on proper biblical interpretation. Using four steps, he notes how one should draw out what the Bible actually says rather than interjecting into the Bible what a person wants it to say. Improper biblical...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Monday, 02 December 2019 08:33

End-of-life testimonies

There's a genre of conversion testimonies. I believe this originated in the evangelical faith. After all, if you're a cradle Catholic, you were supposedly born again during infant baptism. 
There are variations on the formula. Most common is how individuals became Christian in their teens or...

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Written by steve
Monday, 02 December 2019 08:27

The Mod | The Messianic Prophesies in The Book of Micah

In December 1865, the Rev. Philipps Brooks travelled to the land of Israel. As he stood and overlooked the town of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, Brooks was so moved by what he saw that he penned the words of the celebrated Christmas hymn, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Writing home to his...

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Written by Brooke Ventura
Monday, 02 December 2019 07:56

57 - 6 Facts About The Think Institute

What is the Think Institute? Where did we come from? And why are we here? I thought I would answer a few basic questions and tell our story, to help you understand what this movement is all about. 

Get the complete show notes at http://TheThink.Institute.

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Written by Joel Settecase
Monday, 02 December 2019 06:53

On Paul's Religion (Nicholas Batzig) Featured

Through sophisticated statements on social media, certain prominent voices in the evangelical wing of Christendom have revealed their penchant for pitting Jesus' ethical teaching against that of the Apostle Paul. To elevate what Jesus taught over against what His apostles taught reveals a...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 02 December 2019 06:50

Responding to Pastor Mike Winger on Radio Free Geneva

Pastor Mike Winger posted a response to me on July 23, 2019 on the subject of the atonement. I watched it at that time, but never responded to it, as I was traveling, Michael Brown had responded to me as well, and I just didn’t get around to it. But I kept it in the back of my mind, and...

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Written by James White
Monday, 02 December 2019 06:44

A Study in Projection: Responding to JD Hall

Tis the season to have to respond to another low in internet “polemics,” and so we did, responding to JD Hall’s show, which featured a picture he trolled from my social media feed, “James White is What Would Happen if Ignorance and Arrogance Had a Love Child.” Yep,...

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Written by James White
Monday, 02 December 2019 06:15

12/02/2019

•Lessons from Todd’s trip to Springville
•How can we show grace despite disagreement?
•Get ready for Christmas Strife
•Why was Jesus buried in someone else’s tomb?
•What teens look like when they have senior influence
•One church rakes in big money while avoiding confrontation
•Christmas commercialism continues to ignore Christ
•The blessing of a faithful preacher

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Written by joey
Monday, 02 December 2019 06:00

It's all been a waste?

Introduction

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When Monday morning comes we often feel like that! There really was no point! All the efforts seem a waste! I'm exhausted in the work and think I've had enough!

Isaiah's Second Servant Song

Take comfort faithful servant! Messiah had such thoughts! God had fully armed Him for His work! His...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Monday, 02 December 2019 05:26

What Was Jesus Thinking? Featured

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You might have thought that Jesus was not exactly interested in social justice when you read Luke’s account of Christ’s interaction with the Capernaum centurion:

After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 02 December 2019 05:06

Local Flood Theory: Why It Doesn’t Work

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Some people don’t believe in a global flood. Since the geological revolution in the 1800s—driven by naturalistic, deistic, agnostic, and atheistic assumptions—some Christians have been attempting to fit the long ages into Scripture.

Since the geological revolution of the...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 02 December 2019 05:00

Announcing New Dedicated-Language Outreaches: French and Farsi Featured

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Today we are announcing new dedicated-language outreaches in French and in Farsi. Both languages were strategically chosen, allowing us to bring trustworthy teaching to hundreds of millions of people around the world. These outreaches have been made possible by the generous support of people like...

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Written by J.D. Bridges
Monday, 02 December 2019 04:00

God Can Multitask

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The experts tell us that multitasking is a myth. This is because, for most people, when we divide our attention between multiple tasks, we experience a diminishing return in our productivity.

While this is true for most people, it does not accurately describe God. In God’s sovereignty,...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Monday, 02 December 2019 03:58

Preparing for a (Humorous) Reformed Baptist Christmas!

This is an old humorous clip....

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Written by The Cidrìe
Monday, 02 December 2019 03:35

Salvation Army Leader Meets With Pope Francis to Promote “Ecumenism” and “Redemption of Humanity”

The Salvation Army has long been an icon of charity often dubbed the “Church of the Red Kettle” while its

The post Salvation Army Leader Meets With Pope Francis to Promote “Ecumenism” and “Redemption of Humanity” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 02 December 2019 03:35

Why Did The Watchtower Society Become An Associate Member Of The United Nations In 1992 Until 2001?

"Before posing this question as an attack on the organisation it is best to prepare the way otherwise the effect can be lost. Start by asking why JWs are not allowed to participate in political affairs. Then move on to asking them why they hate the UN so much. Getting them to confirm first how the...

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Written by Jesse
Monday, 02 December 2019 02:35

Linda Harvey: Sexual Corruption in Education and Culture

Our culture is in a state of chaos. From young children being taught they can be whatever gender they choose, to adults being too busy or overwhelmed to deal with the onslaught of propaganda against Christians, biblical values, and religious freedom; something must change before it's too...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 02 December 2019 01:07

James White: The Federal Vision “Stands In Opposition To The Gospel“

How can anyone not read [the Federal Vision theology] as blatant, unvarnished sacerdotalism that stands in opposition to the gospel….

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 02 December 2019 01:03

Christianity and Politics: If A=B and B=C, then A=C. Or does it?

If I remember 8th-grade math correctly, and if I am hearing some of my fellow evangelicals clearly, either they or I have transgressed a basic principle of math. I’m pretty sure they are the ones who goofed about a basic issue, our worldview.

What I mean is that, as a people, we are a priori co...

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Written by Gary Shogren
Monday, 02 December 2019 01:01

Use Everything to Strengthen the New Man Featured

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God made us new from the inside, but we need to actively put on the new man. One of the practical ways we can put on the new man is to do everything we can to strengthen him.

Authors: Tim Conway...

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Written by Tim Conway
Monday, 02 December 2019 00:59

The Forgotten Church Mothers, Part 4: Remembering a Church Grandmother

imageA Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 4 of a four-part blog mini-series on The Forgotten Church Mothers. When we ponder early church history, our minds naturally focus on the Church Fathers. Sadly, we normally fail even to consider the Church Mothers. In our modern Western Evangelical world,...

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Written by Bob
Monday, 02 December 2019 00:48

The One-TWO-Three of More Urgent Preaching

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Preaching should have a sense of urgency to it. As Martyn Lloyd-Jones stated to students in his classic work Preaching and Preachers, “You are not simply imparting information, you are dealing with souls, you are dealing with pilgrims on the way to eternity, you are dealing with matters not...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 02 December 2019 00:09

Hezekiah: A Second David with “Messianic Dimensions” (Arnold)

image Hezekiah was one of those kings of Judah that really sticks out in the biblical record.  And he sticks out in a good way.  The author of Kings, the Chronicler, and the prophecies of Isaiah contain quite a bit of information on king Hezekiah. His story, reign, and literary references...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:54

Pain: Our Present Reality

Recently, my family set out on an afternoon walk. Beauty surrounded us; the fall colors set the trees aglow, and the sun shimmered upon the lake as it set. There was much glory to behold that day. The display of the changing season was spectacular. Upon returning home, I was reflecting on all we...

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Written by Jimmy Adkins
Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:21

Book of the Month/December 2019

We live in demented times, and proofs of this assertion can be found by pointing in pretty much any and every direction. One of those proofs is the fact that I am able to select as my book of the month a book written by an open homosexual, and with the topic of the book being certain issues...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:00

Does abortion reduce violent crime? Does abortion reduce child abuse?

imageIf abortion reduces crime, why does the evidence show that it doesn’t?

Grr, my annoying co-workers are at it again this morning. This time, it’s the man who annoyed me about overpopulation fears, which I responded to earlier this week. He says to me this morning that Alabama is going to...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:00

Martin Luther, the Rule of Faith, and the Bible

Luther teaches that the catechism holds the entirety of the Christian faith. Even the educated laity and clergy need simple words and short summaries; how much more the simple and uneducated? Actually that’s why Luther thinks the simple need the catechism so badly: the educated have lost or...

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Written by Todd Hains
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:50

The Answer to my Struggle with Sin, Anger, and Self-Condemnation

I got really angry the other day. I have to admit I am ashamed as I type these words. I wasn’t angry for some noble reason. There was no godly anger. I was angry because I had been personally offended, slighted in my opinion. And it was over something so trivial, so unimportant. But here I...

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Written by Judi Prince
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:46

Office Hours: Carl Trueman On Luther As Theologian Of The Cross

There are few figures more central to the history of the West than Martin Luther (1486–1546). Without him there would have been no Reformation, or at least it would have looked very differently. The confessional Protestant churches, i.e., Lutherans and the Reformed . . . Continue reading...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:43

Church of Sweden Places Blasphemous Scenes of Homosexuality in Garden of Eden Behind Altar

The Church of Sweden is an apostate Lutheran denomination that is related to the Evangelical Luthern Church in America (ELCA).

The post Church of Sweden Places Blasphemous Scenes of Homosexuality in Garden of Eden Behind Altar appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:13

Lesbian Feminist Receives The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 Book Award for Evangelism and Apologetics

If you think it’s an exaggeration to say that The Gospel Coalition (TGC) has embraced a new religion of homosexual

The post Lesbian Feminist Receives The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 Book Award for Evangelism and Apologetics appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:08

What to Look for When You’re Looking for a Church

image In 2019 economists expect American shoppers to spend a whopping $100 million dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This number is a reminder that Americans love to shop. Brick and mortar stores. Online retailers. It really doesn’t matter. Americans love to shop.

I think most pastors would...

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Written by Landon Coleman
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:00

How Can I Avoid Becoming Prideful? Featured

The grace of God humbles us, but it does not degrade us. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Burk Parsons encourages us to combat our tendency toward pride by praying that God would grant us humility.

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
Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:00

Should We Pray to the Saints in Heaven?

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Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism pp. 542-548

The objections which the Papists bring against us in favor of the Invocation of the Saints.

Obj. 1.

The saints, on account of their virtues, are to be honored with the worship either of adoration (λατρε&io...

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Written by Paul J. Barth
Sunday, 01 December 2019 21:38

Pastor Receives Death Threats After Tweeting that Gay Pride Events are “Harmful for Children”

A Christian pastor received a death threat after saying he believed gay Pride events were “harmful for children”. In his

The post Pastor Receives Death Threats After Tweeting that Gay Pride Events are “Harmful for Children” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors:...

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Written by Curated News
Sunday, 01 December 2019 21:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (12/1)

image Veracity Hill Ep 177: New Testament Scripture – PT1 Why those books and not others? Who really wrote the New Testament documents? In today’s episode, Kurt is joined by Dr. Michael Kruger to talk about the question of canon. Reasonable Faith Scientists Discuss Reformed Epistemology...

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Written by Richard Porter
Sunday, 01 December 2019 20:57

John Haller: Top End Times Signs Relating to Bible Prophecy

It’s hard to believe we’re in the final year of 2019. While some of us are saying, “thank God!” others are trying to figure out where the year went. Today, John Haller and I are going to look at 10 Categories of end times signs that line up with Bible Prophecy and indicate...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Sunday, 01 December 2019 20:00

Classic Reformed Theology Series

The Reformed faith has deep roots in the patristic and medieval church, but its emergence as a distinct tradition, growing out of the Lutheran Reformation, may be traced to the early 1520s. The development of Reformed theology as distinct from Lutheranism is . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 01 December 2019 20:00

A Message for Young People

Peter gives specific advice to young people,

"Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Sunday, 01 December 2019 20:00

Podcast: How to Do Family Worship During the Holidays (Don Whitney)

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This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Creating a Family Practice of Worship

In this episode, Don Whitney, author of Family Worship discusses how to help your family not lose sight of God and the gospel during the holidays. He explains why...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 01 December 2019 19:13

It is almost the end of 2019, where are you with your New Year’s Resolution?

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It’s almost the end of 2019, where are you with your New Year’s Resolution?

My resolution for this year (2019) was to grow more in the Old Testament.  I think God has been gracious in allowing me to grow more in the Old Testament this year.

  • I’ve studied and taught on the minor...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 01 December 2019 19:00

Why We Need an Interfaith Gravedigger’s Guild

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” — 1 Corinthians 15:19

Walt Whitman was one of the first in America to articulate the modern sensibility with respect to death. He wrote in 1860, before the Civil War, that he “found that every...

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Written by J Arthur Bloom
Sunday, 01 December 2019 19:00

A Multigenerational Vision

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How can we as parents help to facilitate generational faithfulness to God?

Kirk Smith explains in this video that generations will perish if there is no vision. He tells his children that he hopes and prays that each generation of his family will continue to grow in godliness and build on the...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Sunday, 01 December 2019 19:00

The Mailbag: What should we tell our kids about Santa Claus? Featured

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Is it OK for Christian families to "do Santa Claus"?

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 01 December 2019 19:00

In one hour everything will change…

The post In one hour everything will change… appeared first on Eljasib.

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Written by Eljasib
Sunday, 01 December 2019 19:00

2019 Advent Devotionals — Week 2 Featured

Whether or not the liturgical calendar is even on your radar, we hope these devotions give you an opportunity to think about the incarnation, the reason Jesus came, and afford you the opportunity to dialogue with your family and others about the glory and greatness of Christ, our treasure and King....

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Written by Allen Nelson IV
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:49

Nativity Advent: Nazareth the Podunk Town Featured

Written by The End Time
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:38

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 7- The Magi Seek the Child Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe flow of the series is a presentation of an initial section of 11 verses on photos depicting the life of Jesus from prophecy to birth and boyhood.The next section beginning at #12-16 will feature verses about the Son.From #17-26 we will survey the Preeminence of the Son, His...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:22

Living and Loving at the Pace of Grace

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Therefore, the Lord waits to be gracious to you,

and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Isa. 30:18 (ESV)

You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. James 5:8 (NLT)

The...

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Written by Scotty Smith