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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Saturday, 20 April 2019 03:32

Scattered and Gathered Both

The prophet Zechariah predicted that when the shepherd was struck, the sheep would be scattered (Zech. 13:7). And the gospel writers record that this was in fact fulfilled when Jesus was arrested, tried, and killed. His disciples scattered (Matt. 26:31; Mark 14: 27).

But there was more to it. When...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 20 April 2019 03:08

What you think of when trapped in a school lockdown

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I was sitting in the media center of Cartersville High Thursday, meeting with a couple of seniors and talking about their next steps...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Saturday, 20 April 2019 03:05

City Transformed

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Is this what Tim Keller and the redeemers of culture had in mind?

Grand Rapids, Michigan, was one of the first cities to go in for the complete redevelopment of its downtown area using Title III money from the 1949 Housing Act as amended in 1954. In 1959, Grand Rapids invited to town John Paul...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Saturday, 20 April 2019 03:00

Democrat Legislator Demands Black Babies Be Exempt From Heartbeat Laws Featured

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law that outlaws abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected, but a Democrat legislator tried to make sure that black babies could still be slaughtered....

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 20 April 2019 03:00

Democrat Legislator Demands Black Babies Be Exempt From Heartbeat Laws Featured

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law that outlaws abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected, but a Democrat legislator tried to make sure that black babies could still be slaughtered....

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:50

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX ‘Infallibly Declared’ That Mary Was A Divine Being And Commanded Catholics Everywhere To Worship Her

Pope Pius IX is also known for writing the Roman Catholic doctrine concerning the character and nature of Mary, called the Ineffabilis Deus, published on December 8, 1854, in Rome

If you are a Roman Catholic, you might want to click away right now, because this article will blow your mind. In it, we...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:32

Weekly Roundup 4/15/2019-4/20/2019

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/15/2019-4/20/2019. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 4/15/2019

Proverbs for the Writer by...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:22

Ark Encounter and Bodie Hodge Featured on FOX Friends

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Answers in Genesis writer and speaker Bodie Hodge was recently interview by Todd Piro from FOX & Friends (on the FOX News channel) down at the Ark Encounter. The resulting 3-minute video on the life-size Ark attraction was phenomenal. Bodie not only explained this world-class attraction but...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:15

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/15/2019-4/20/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/15/2019-4/20/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of articles from around the internet

  1. A new issue of Credo Magazine: The Impassability of God  https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/t...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:13

Rachel Held Evans in Coma Featured

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Rachel Held Evans, best known as a liberal ‘Christian’ columnist and feminist writer, is in a medically induced coma after experiencing seizures. She is in intensive care and doctors are still unaware of the...

The post Rachel Held Evans in Coma appeared first on Pulpit & Pen.

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:00

The Old Cross vs The New Cross

If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Saturday, 20 April 2019 01:50

Two Coal Fires

Introduction:

The presence of the Lord Jesus, alive just as He had promised He would be, transforms everything. We can see this very clearly in the fall and restoration of the apostle Peter after the resurrection. The account of Christ’s care for Peter is given to us so that we might...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 20 April 2019 01:20

Why I became Muslim

I don't know if this is worth responding to:
So First Things, basically a Catholic outfit, is hosting a conversion story about an atheist who became a Muslim. A revealing example of the identity crisis that besets post-Vatican...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 20 April 2019 01:14

Removed SWBTS Stained-Glass Windows Offered to Catholic Church Notre Dame Re-Build Effort

imageParis, France (WD Press) - In a stunning move of solidarity and generosity, the Southern Baptist Convention has offered to the Catholic Church the recently removed stained-glass windows of famous SBC preachers at their Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, to support the Catholic church's efforts...

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Written by FBC Jax Watchdog
Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:35

The Lens of the Cross

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

When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him”(Luke 24:30-31).

Sufferi...

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Written by Bob
Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:26

How you can serve our guests tomorrow on Resurrection Sunday (and every Sunday after that) Featured

[I wrote the following for our church to help us prepare for welcoming guests who will join us for worship tomorrow. The principles could be helpful for other churches, too.]

Tomorrow, like many churches, we expect more than the usual number of guests to join us for worship. Some of these will have...

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Written by Tom Ascol
Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:14

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:00

2019 Atlanta Conference: Secure Your Special Online Rate

Have you ever been ridiculed or despised for your faith? Sadly, this is all too common in today’s culture, where the mark of sophistication is to question not only the truths of Scripture but the existence of truth at all. In this hostile environment, it’s essential for you to clearly...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:00

Jeff Hester debates William Lane Craig on the topic “Is Belief in God Rational in a Scientific Age?”

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I was very excited to see a recent debate by Christian philosopher William Lane Craig against atheist astronomer Jeff Hester. When I summarize a debate, I do a fair, objective summary if the atheist is intelligent and informed, as with...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 19 April 2019 23:21

Feeling Threatened in School Restroom: Female Student Expelled for Kneeing Male Student in the Groin Featured

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Transgender students at North Pole High School in Alaska have a lot of choice, the choice of using the boy’s bathroom, the girl’s bathroom or a gender neutral bathroom. Female students who feel threatened...

The post Feeling Threatened in School Restroom: Female Student Expelled for...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Friday, 19 April 2019 23:14

JD Greear, President of the SBC, charged money to attend his Good Friday worship service Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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Pastor JD Greear is currently serving as 62nd President of the Southern Baptist Convention. His church is called Summit Church. It is a multi-site church with 9 campuses in and around Durham, NC.Greear had been college pastor for 18 months before he was called to be the senior...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 19 April 2019 22:49

…was Crucified, Died and was Buried…

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The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the foundation of the Christian faith. Christianity stands or falls on these two great historical realities. So it’s understandable, perhaps, that what happened in between the climactic events of the cross and the resurrection should be somewhat...

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Written by Warren Peel
Friday, 19 April 2019 22:43

How the Old Testament Prepares Us for the Third Day

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Justin Dillehay:

When I was a church teen in the 1990s, one of hottest new Christian bands was Third Day. The name seemed like a riff on the mainstream band Third Eye Blind, but we all know where it really came from. According to Paul’s gospel, Christ was “raised on the third day in...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Friday, 19 April 2019 22:34

Lord’s Day Worship x2 (Lloyd-Jones)

image In the history of Reformed churches, the Lord’s Day practice has been to gather for corporate worship twice, usually morning and evening.  True, there is no command in Scripture to worship twice on the Lord’s Day.  However, I would say that a person needs a good biblical...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 19 April 2019 22:09

Free Guide To Church Spring Cleaning

A growing church is a clean church! These pointers will help you get your church ready for guests. Get your free Spring Cleaning checklist today. My mom did a good job of keeping the house clean when I was growing up. I’m thankful we didn’t grow up in a filthy home. Although she may...

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Written by admin
Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00

Who Is Responsible for the Murder of Jesus?

Yesterday was Good Friday, and on Good Friday we commemorated a very specific murder—perhaps the most significant murder in human history. We remembered that Jesus was murdered on a cross.

In this post, I want to answer a question. Who is responsible for the murder of Jesus?

Now, at the...

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Written by Larry Lin
Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 4/14 – 4/20

image Kindle deals: The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ by Charles Foster $1.99 Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths by Paul Louis Metzger $1.99 The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller $1.99 Creation Care:...

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Written by Steve Domark
Friday, 19 April 2019 21:30

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 4/20/19

Catholics are forbidden to eat meat on Lenten Fridays under threat of mortal sin and eternal damnation, however there are exceptions to the rule. Many of you have read my post about the papal dispensation allowing Venezuelans to...

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Written by Tom
Friday, 19 April 2019 21:08

“It’s Not My Fault!”

On this Good Friday episode, tornadoes in Mississippi set the backdrop for Rich and Chris’ conversation on the issue of personal responsibility.

Show Link:

Washington Post Article

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Friday, 19 April 2019 21:06

Christ in the Old Testament: Abner Chou’s Rice Lecture Series

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Abner Chou is a professor at the Master’s Seminary.  He recently delivered his William R. Rice Lecture Series for Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary this Spring 2019.

This would be timely in light of yesterday being Good Friday and tomorrow being Resurrection Sunday.

Here are the three...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 19 April 2019 21:00

Pastoral Concern about Evangelical Prophecy

April 20, 2019 by: Paul M. Smalley, Joel R. Beeke

Bondage to Individual Leaders

The question about the cessation or continuation of special revelation has very practical ramifications for the Christian life, for God’s special revelation carries great authority. When people ascribe that...

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Written by Paul M. Smalley, Joel R. Beeke
Friday, 19 April 2019 20:51

Tap dancing on the fence Featured

By Elizabeth PrataChristianity is a dichotomy. A dichotomy is defined as "a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different."With Christianity, you're in or you're outYou're in Christ or you're in satanYou're saved or you're lostYou are on...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 19 April 2019 20:47

Weekend A La Carte (April 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all sorts of good stuff.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Gave Him Such Confidence?)

3 Suggestions for Dealing with Frustrating Cultural Differences

I find culture endlessly fascinating. “Maybe you are preparing for a short-term trip or long-term service to a place...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 19 April 2019 20:37

“Spotless!”

The Song of Solomon is not a book that we usually associate with doctrine. It normally strikes us as a book that appeals to the emotions more than the mind. There is no other song  that gladdens the heart of the christian like this one; yet there is one doctrine which is displayed throughout...

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Written by Allan Murray
Friday, 19 April 2019 20:15

Silent Saturday: The Day Before Jesus’ Resurrection

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The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate.

They told him, “Sir, we remember what thatdeceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day....

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

Discover the Truth About Fossils While You Dig Them Up

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Are you looking for a day of adventure, exploring nature while searching for creatures buried during the global flood of Noah’s day? If this fossil hunt sounds like it’s for you, I encourage you to register today for our 2019 Fossil Hunt on June 1 with geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling,...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 19 April 2019 20:00

Get Equipped with Online Creation Apologetics Courses

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I know the 2018–2019 school year isn’t over yet, so you probably don’t want to start thinking about the next school year! However, we think you’ll be excited about our recently upgraded resources that you can use now or next school year: online creation apologetics courses....

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 19 April 2019 20:00

News Weakly - 4/20/19

The Burnt CathedralThe big news of the week seems to be the disaster in Paris. The venerable Notre Dame cathedral burned. It was devastated in an apparently accidental fire. There was a universal sense of horror from the thousands of onlookers. There are photos of a seemingly miraculous...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 19 April 2019 19:00

Is God Both Just and Merciful?

Many people have tended to pit God’s attributes against one another. Perhaps you’ve heard someone claim that the Old and New Testaments are describing different gods: one of justice and one of mercy. But God is not made up of competing qualities. He is both just and merciful.

In today&rsq...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 19 April 2019 18:00

Hidden Rocks

“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear.” (Jude 1:12) The “spots” that the translators chose for this description by Jude ... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 19 April 2019 17:34

What Was the Location of the Death and Burial of Jesus of Nazareth?

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The ESV Study Bible contains some helpful notes on what we know about Golgotha and the tomb of Jesus.

For many centuries, Christians have worshiped at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the belief that this was the place where Jesus was crucified, buried, and rose from the dead.

This view was...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Friday, 19 April 2019 17:00

Notre Dame: A 21st Century Parable

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There is something parable-like in the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral. Its architectural splendour has graced the Parisian skyline for nearly a millennia. Its soaring artistry and elegance has taken the breath away of thousands of worshippers, citizens and tourists. Its history anchored it to...

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Written by Mark Loughridge
Friday, 19 April 2019 16:43

It Is The Spirit That Gives Life

"[John] 6:63 Spirit...flesh...words. When Jesus has ascended where He was before, He will bestow the Spirit on those who believe in Him (7:39). The Spirit will lead those who believe into all truth (16:13); He will enable the believer to apprehend that the flesh of Jesus, which in itself is of no...

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Written by Jesse
Friday, 19 April 2019 16:30

A Beautiful Biblical Theology of the Passover in Song

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Caroline Cobb and Sean Carter provide a great example of biblical theology through song, from the album The Blood + the Breath: Songs That Tell the Story of Redemption:

There’s a promise in our veins But it’s faded by all these years in chains Send a prophet, send the plagues That...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Friday, 19 April 2019 15:08

Equipping Eve: Behold the Lamb!

With this week being the annual celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection, it seems appropriate for us to focus this episode on one of the greatest statements in the New Testament:

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,...

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Written by E Benz
Friday, 19 April 2019 15:05

April 20: Warfield’s Inaugural Address

It was on this day, April 20th, in 1880 that the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, at the age of twenty-nine, was inaugurated as Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Literature at the Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We take as the text of our post today the...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 19 April 2019 15:00

Prayer Life: Wallpaper

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"There is nothing more important—and there is nothing more difficult—than to establish and maintain a healthy, meaningful prayer life." - Alistair Begg

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iPhones and iPod touch iPads

Android Phones: Galaxy S...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 19 April 2019 14:37

On Restoring Notre Dame Featured

Plenty of money has already been raised for the reconstruction and restoration of the damaged Notre Dame cathedral. And plenty of discussion and debate has already ensued about all this. Should it be rebuilt? Are we moderns even capable of making such a structure again? Are we wasting money on...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 19 April 2019 13:35

On Being a Cultural Missionary Featured

After the Apostle Paul had a radical conversion, he began to fearlessly proclaim the gospel, first to his fellow Jews. He then of course made a move into a rather different culture: that of the Greek-speaking Gentile world. Although his first world of operations was in one sense very close to his...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg