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, 17 October 2019 04:36

Who’s Worse: Beth Moore or Paula White?

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As conservative evangelical leaders (rightfully) took a beating this week for endorsing a book by Prosperity Gospel teacher, Paula White, they did so largely because of the pushback given them by people who promote...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:24

Justin Peters Calls Out Matt Chandler and Beth Moore at John MacArthur’s Truth Matters Conference

Justin Peters is one of the foremost apologists for cessationism in the Evangelical Church and he is a strong opponent

The post Justin Peters Calls Out Matt Chandler and Beth Moore at John MacArthur’s Truth Matters Conference appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:10

Conservative Baptist Leaders Remove Tweets Endorsing Paula White’s Book

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After widespread outrage for tweeting endorsements for Paula White’s new book, a number of prominent conservative Christian leaders deleted their tweets. Among the outraged were primarily progressive evangelicals who venerate other heretics, like Martin...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:00

Word and Work: A Life in Mission

In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer delves into the topic of missions with Dr. Will Schumacher, the mission professor of historical theology, director of the Institute for Mission Studies, and the Buehner-Duesenberg Professor of Missions at...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:52

The Beatitudes

If you are preaching or teaching from the Beatitudes in Matthew or Luke you might want to take a look at these links provided by Christianity Today.

Authors: BibleX...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:42

Stickers Defining “Woman” Being Treated as “Trans-phobic” Hate-Crime By Police

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Someone somewhere is leaving stickers with the textbook dictionary definition of “woman” around Oxford. Stickers are also being left that have simple phrases like, “Transgender women are men…and most have penises.” Police are treating...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:29

That Sound You Heard Was Paul Blanshard’s Head Exploding Featured

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Paul Blanshard, for those born after Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern, was a lapsed Congregationalist (redundant?) who wrote the last best-selling work of anti-Catholicism. American Freedom and Catholic Power was perhaps the last gasp of Protestant bigotry, but it was still sufficiently...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:25

Two Text-Critical Dissertations

I mention here two dissertations in NTTC that have recently been brought to my attention. The first is by Bart Kamphuis and was completed at VU Amersterdam and has now been published as volume 56 in the NTTS sereis.
Against All Authorities: The New Testament Conjectural Criticism of Jan Hendrik...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:22

‘Facial Recognition’ Not Fooled by Transgenders, Correctly Identifies Biological Sex

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A new study shows that without the bias imposed upon it by political correctness, objective facial recognition software refuses to be fooled by a substantial percentage of “trans” people trying to appear as the...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:11

Covenant in Ezekiel (Pt. 5) Featured

Part Four

A Literal Reading

The structure of Ezekiel reaches its crescendo in the theme of the returning Glory to the Temple in Ezekiel 43:1-7.[1]   This return must be linked with the abandonment of Solomon’s Temple by the Glory-cloud in chapter 11.  There is a narrative-theological...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:46

The Future -- Covenant and Eschatology (Part Five in a Series)

Here's the audio from the Wednesday Night Bible Study:  "Covenant and Eschatology" -- Part Five

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:42

Disciples Who Passed the Sobriety Test – Acts 2:14-21

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https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Acts2.14-21.mp3

 

Video of this message is available on YouTube: Disciples Who Passed the Sobriety Test – Acts 2:14-21

Summary:

When the crowd at Pentecost heard the Lord’s 120 disciples (Acts...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:36

Exposing Error

Exposing error is most unpopular work. But from every true standpoint it is worthwhile work. To our Savior, it means that He receives from us, His blood-bought ones, the loyalty that is His due. To ourselves, if we consider "the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt," it...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:31

Vatican’s New Device Will Record, Store Prayers and Sin Confessions

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The Vatican’s new smart device, the eRosary, is sparking privacy concerns as the gadget will record and store prayers and confession made to the object. It will then beam your deepest sins and darkest...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:18

Listening to His Law (Bret Saunders) Featured

Editor's Note: This is the final post in this series. Part 1 [available here] introduced the connection between a biblical understanding of education and that of fatherhood. Part 2 [available here] explored the storytelling aspect of education. Now the author turns to the second aspect, Law, and...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:00

Just Do Something Featured

Here’s an excerpt from Just Do Something, Gene Edward Veith's contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

After I spoke at a Christian college about the doctrine of vocation, a student came up and asked if I could give him some guidance. He came to the school thinking that he wanted to be...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:53

Rep. Elijah Cummings Moves to Crime Infested Neighborhood

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Representative Elijah Cummings, a pro-choice House representative from Baltimore who never saw an abortion bill he wouldn’t support, has passed away in a hospice center at the age of 68. During Cummings tenure in...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:46

Art, Music, Words, Work, Faith (Peterson)

image I’m one of those people who absolutely love music. It goes back to my childhood when I was messing around with radios and speakers trying to get my dad’s old Beach Boys 8-tracks to play (loudly!).  Although today I can play a handful of instruments (badly!), I always tell my...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:44

Is the Day-Age Theory Biblical? Featured

Some people suggest that God did not create the world in seven, 24-hour solar days (which is the Young Earth viewpoint). They suggest instead that each day consisted of a long, protracted…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:43

What Is Justification in Scripture and Reformation Theology?

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Stephen J Wellum:

In church history people have disagreed as to what justification is, and the purpose of this chapter is not to restate all the data for the Reformation’s view of justification as the biblical view.[1] Numerous books have argued this case, along with other chapters in...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:40

Liberation Theology: A New Jesus Part 1

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Historically, many theologians and Bible scholars have embarked to understand and explain who Jesus Christ is. The formal term for this kind of study is called Christology. Christology is defined as a specific type...

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Written by Guest Post
Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:25

Heavenly Praise Here on Earth

…For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Mt 5:45b ESV)

I love certain types of music, as most people have their own favorite genres. I have always been musically inclined. I began playing cornet, drums and piano in the fifth grade....

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:16

Around the Horn (October 17)

In this post, Randy Alcorn writes, “Happiness in Christ is one of our most powerful evangelic tools.” So, why are Christians perceived as being so unhappy? Alcorn makes the case that we should be a celebratory people.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:00

What Does "Simul Justus et Peccator" Mean? Featured

By whose righteousness will we be judged? In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul shares the very heart of the gospel as he explains Martin Luther's Latin phrase, "Simul Justus et Peccator."

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:00

Truth Is No Quibble. Build Your Christian Vocabulary with Simply Put. Featured

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Today, some people believe that the Protestant Reformation was a mere quibble about words—words like justification, grace, and imputed righteousness. However, the truth is no quibble. In order to know God and His gospel rightly, we must seek to understand what His Word teaches with precision...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:49

Lauren Daigle Takes Break From Bible Bashing Tour To Collect Multiple Dove Awards

The 50th anniversary of the Dove Awards, the Grammy’s of the Christian music world was dominated by popular artist Lauren

The post Lauren Daigle Takes Break From Bible Bashing Tour To Collect Multiple Dove Awards appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:25

Rethinking Israel

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The Theopolis Institute has been having a conversation surrounding the identity and future of Israel over on its website. Theopolis Conversations are designed to explore complex yet important issue from different perspectives with various positions in sharpening dialogue. I’ve just posted a...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:00

Democrat presidential candidate proposes door-to-door confiscation of legally obtained firearms

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So, there was a debate on Tuesday night, and something interesting was said by Robert O’Rourke. He presented a solution to violent crime. Instead of proposing tougher sentences on criminals who commit crimes with weapons, he proposed sending armed policemen...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 23:55

Why Then the Law?

In the middle of his discussion of the relationship between the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, Paul poses the question that his readers—and we—were likely thinking about: “Why then the Law?” If the promise, as Paul stated earlier, had come through Abraham, and Christ had...

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Written by Russell Meek
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 23:45

Cultivating Godly Character While Waiting on the Lord

On today’s episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “How can I cultivate godly character while waiting on the Lord?”

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The Bible’s teaching on waiting on God.
  • Focusing on the Lord in all of life.
  • Challenges are opportunities to grow...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 23:35

Pro-Abortion, Pro-Sodomy Politician Struck Dead at 68

When wicked men die, they can no longer harm people. In this case, a wicked politician from Maryland whose hand was involved in innumerable deaths of innocent children around the world was struck dead by God at 68 years of age. God’s mercy on him is no more.

Elijah Cummings, member of the U.S....

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 22:12

Throwback Thursday: Flying nuns and flying priests?

Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment! Today, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on July 20, 2015, and has been slightly revised.

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I’ve heard of “The Flying Nun” but has anyone heard of flying priests? ABC’s...

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Written by Tom
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 22:00

Who Is Jesus?

Rapp Report Daily 0424 Who Is Jesus? Who is Jesus? Well, he is truly God and truly man. He is God Almighty, Eternal. He has all the attributes that God has. He became a man in flesh and had all the attributes of a man as well.  Now the difference with Him is that he […]

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 21:00

The NBA-China Drama Reminds Me Why I am A Christian

image The NBA is engrossed in a drama about its human rights and its business in China. Sean offers an insight from this drama about why he is a Christian.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 21:00

3 Goals of Pastoral Counseling

October 17, 2019 by: Deepak Reju, Jeremy Pierre

Stay on Track

Remembering these goals throughout the process of pastoral counseling will prevent you from going astray or lacking direction. To use a building metaphor, they are like the construction drawings that show what needs to be...

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Written by Deepak Reju, Jeremy Pierre
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:36

A La Carte (October 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an amazing list that features a lot of excellent church history resources.

As is usually the case, Westminster Books has a weekly sale with some good deals on new books.

(Yesterday on the blog: 8 New and Notable Books for October)

Albert Mohler Offers 10 Points on...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:09

Our Father Writes with the Indelible Ink of Grace

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Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Ps. 115:3 (ESV)

Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:02

Why are so many believers looking for more? Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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Sufficiency of scripture is an important topic for me as a woman, because so many of the books aimed at women loading the shelves at Christian bookstores, and so many women's ministries telling us we should be hearing from God or are touting some author's experience from...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:00

“Progressive Christian” Children’s Book to Offer a Different Picture of Creation

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What’s on your child’s bookshelf? The books we read to our children can have a huge impact in shaping their views, beliefs, and theology. And for so-called “progressive Christians,” this can be a problem because many children’s books written by Christians are, as they...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:00

Throwback Thursday ~ 6 Reasons to Recapture Righteous Anger Featured

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Getting angry over the right things in the right way makes the church healthier.

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:00

I Learned Everything I Know about Spiritual Growth from Baseball

In 2008, my hometown Philadelphia Phillies did the unthinkable and won the World Series. And the way they did it involved having a manager at the helm who literally exasperated fans every time he made a double switch on the field. The problem was that manager Charlie Manuel was known as a hitting...

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Written by Joe Kim
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:00

What Are You Thinking?

When I was growing up my stay-at-home mom did most of the discipline because she was right there. I remember, though, on those few occasions when my transgressions were sufficient to be elevated to my dad, he seemed to always ask the same question. "What were you thinking?" Now, truth be told, the...

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:00

Four Critical Parts of Family Worship

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What is something that parents can do to strengthen their families?

Dr. Joel Beeke explains in this video that there are a number of things that parents can do that will benefit their families. Family worship needs to be something that regularly occurs within a family. It is the underpinning of all...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:00

Hey! I Need You!

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In the year 2000 or so, my daughter’s home school group presented a musical based upon 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul addresses the importance of all the parts of the body. This was when the Survivor show was very popular here in the US. According to Wikipedia, Survivor “places a group of...

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Written by Sharon Sampson
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:39

How a Detective Template Can Help You Investigate the Fine Tuning of the Universe (Video)

In this clip from J. Warner Wallace’s longer talk on the existence of God from cosmological evidence (based on his book, God’s Crime Scene), J. Warner describes a simple investigative template that will help you determine if the universe has been fine-tuned for life. Are there good...

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Written by J. Warner
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:29

Handling Criticism in Marriage Series: Table of Contents

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This series has been very edifying for me to work on and also our church has been really blessed when I went over it in various contexts (couple’s meeting, counseling and mid-week fellowship).

Below is the table of contents of this series.  I have also included as a PDF below as well.

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Written by SLIMJIM
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:01

The Day Jesus Stopped Listening to Mary Featured

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He never sinned, He always obeyed His mother.

But then came His first public miracle and something clearly changed.

In John chapter 2, we find ourselves at a wedding not too far from where Jesus grew up. Mary seems to have important responsibilities at this wedding. Mary is...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:00

Rapid Chernobyl Adaptations Surprise Evolutionists

 
October 17, 2019
Stuart Thompson, senior lecturer in plant biochemistry at the University of Westminster, describes plants thriving around the former Chernobyl nuclear reactor in spite of high doses of radiation. Though he claims the...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Wonderful Truth or Cruel Hoax?

 
October 17, 2019
The goal of para psychology is to prove that people do indeed have such powers—that they are gods who create their own universe with their minds. Any child knows that is not true. Who walks in sunshine while the...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:00

The Amen

“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) The word “amen” is a most remarkable word. It is transliterate... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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