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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Friday, 21 June 2019 18:00

The Days of Yore

“For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?” (<... href="http://www.icr.org/article/11327/" title="Read entire article">More...</...>

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 21 June 2019 16:00

Camping Through Colossians Day 4

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Day 4 with Campers 

Pray: “Father God, as we begin the second half of this week, renew our energy and our minds. We know the campers better now, we have a team rhythm, and we have some expectations in place. Help us to walk in the truth, Lord, that all things are possible with you. Help...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Friday, 21 June 2019 15:05

June 22: Dr. John Ewing [1732-1802]

A Polymath of the First Order

imageWhile in the mad rush to finish preparing for the PCA’s General Assembly, we take this opportunity to press the Rev. Dr. Miller into service as guest author for today’s post. The following is Dr. Miller’s reply to William Buell Sprague’s request...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 21 June 2019 15:00

The Undeviating Test

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. — Matthew 7:2

This statement is not a haphazard guess, it is an eternal law of God. Whatever judgment you give, it is measured to you again. There is a difference between...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 21 June 2019 15:00

Weakness: Wallpaper

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"Our weakness, diffidence, and lack of giftedness—the very thing that we try and cover up in ourselves—is the very foundation that God uses to magnify His Son." - Alistair Begg

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Written by TFL
Friday, 21 June 2019 14:58

When the Church Becomes Indistinguishable from the World Featured

That the Western church has some pressing problems goes without saying. While pockets of believers remain faithful and true to Christ and his Word, we have far too much rank disbelief, disobedience and deception found all over the place.

Sadly there is never a shortage of examples of this. I...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 21 June 2019 14:19

Reduced to Christ

The principle in John 3:30 is that I must decrease. As surely as Christ must increase, so I must decrease. It must be so; therefore it will be so.

“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).

There are two Universal Spiritual Principles found in John 3:30 that express two very...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Friday, 21 June 2019 14:00

Spiritual Lessons from the Land of Israel

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Unlike Abraham, my first glimpse of the Promised Land was from 10,000 feet as I sat alert in my airplane window seat. In 11 hours, I had crossed an ocean and a continent, dwarfing Abraham’s journey from Ur to the same destination 4,000 years before.

Also unlike Abraham, God hadn’t told...

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Written by Adam Stewart Brown
Friday, 21 June 2019 12:06

Primeval ice

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the...

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Written by steve
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:35

Creation reversed

Narratives like Gen 1 or Gen 2-3 are brief and sketchy, yet inexhaustible. There's always something new you didn't notice before. 
I'm going to revisit my abiding interest in the biblical symbolism of light. On the one hand, each day in the Gen 1 creation account has something distinctive. Day...

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Written by steve
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:00

Less Than False

“In short, ‘God does not exist’ is not a false statement. It is nonsense, incoherent” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 86).

The post Less Than False appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 21 June 2019 09:44

More Wolves and False Teachings

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Yes, here is another episode alerting you to some of the more public wolves seeking Christians — and especially non-believers — to devour. Beware of the danger.
Francis Chan continues his spiral intototal apostasy.
So if one has the audacity to expose Beth Moore’s false teachings,...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Friday, 21 June 2019 09:03

Act against the rainbow bullies

Have you had your fill of “pride” yet?

Corporations, government agencies, online sites, schools. AT&T, Walmart, Kellogg’s, Nationwide, Ikea. I was already on rainbow overload when I opened the mail.

An unmarked letter contained a flyer listing Bible verses ( “Love your...

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Written by Linda Harvey
Friday, 21 June 2019 08:24

The opposite view of Elisha's servant Featured

By Elizabeth PrataDuring preparation for battle, prophet Elisha's servant was weak kneed and worried. There seemed to be a lot of them and not a lot of us.When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 21 June 2019 07:50

06/21/2019

•Your questions, comments, and conundrums
•Was Jesus an asylum seeker?
•Thomas Brooks’ words for those with chronic illness
•Is it sinful to listen to a female-led Bible podcast?
•What if only Eve ate from the Tree?
•How do I respond when an unbeliever prays for me?
•Does 1 Timothy 2:12 only address wives?
•How did Judas cast out demons?
•Taylor Swift isn’t good enough for LGBT allies
•Christians can’t adopt in Canada
•How do I work with students too busy for ministry?
•Do storefront churches cheapen worship?
•When does a disagreement become heresy?

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Written by joey
Friday, 21 June 2019 07:11

By the Author of ‘The Shack’ Comes a Shocking New Book Called ‘EVE’ And It Is BLASPHEMOUS!

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Here is an article I wrote on “The Shack” in 2016:

Christians Beware: Just like “The Message” “The Shack” Is New Age Mysticism

Wm. Paul Young outdoes his previous book “The Shack” with his newest blasphemous fantasy about creation.  Brethren, when...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 21 June 2019 07:00

Slavery Reparations and the Christian

Slavery reparations are all the rage right now. This week there was a House hearing on reparations, and there were a variety of celebrity testimonies, including Danny Glover and Burgess Owens arguing for or against reparations.

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This conversation has really ignited over the last year. When the...

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Written by Peter Goeman
Friday, 21 June 2019 06:35

If You Go From Progressive to Backward, Can You Still Be Ahead of Your Time?

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The quotation from Francis Schaeffer (from 1968 even!!) has been circulating among those who want to listen to make the world safe for the sorts of discussions that went into the Revoice Conference. Jake Meador invoked Schaeffer four years ago to defend Karen Swallow Prior:

…consider the...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 21 June 2019 06:00

Can Women Preach? and the Word of Faith

Justin Peters will join Andrew Rappaport to discuss if God allows women to pastor/preach in church. They will also discuss the Word of Faith movement. Open letter to Beth Moore that every lady should sign: https://michellelesley.com/2019/06/19/an-open-letter-to-beth-moore/ Apologetics Live...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Friday, 21 June 2019 05:48

God Justly Punishes People We Know and Love

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Believer, do you realize that hell is for a bunch of people you know and love who are outside of Christ? After a funeral of an unbeliever are you faithful to give your children an honest and Biblical answer of where that person is at? It is a blessing for a person to have a fear of God, that they...

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Written by Nathan Rages
Friday, 21 June 2019 04:28

Toy Story 4 (2019)

image Memorable characters are one thing, but being relatable is just as important (if not more so). This is one of the main reasons why the Toy Story films have been so effective for nearly a quarter century. Like The Godfather, Star Wars, and films in the MCU (not to mention other Pixar films), the...

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Written by Mark Lester
Friday, 21 June 2019 04:22

Six Reasons the Church in America is Becoming Increasingly Impotent

“We can never worship God acceptably unless we worship him regularly; and how can we do that if we are ignorant of the rules and elements of religion?” Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity My purpose in writing this article is to expound on the tweet below, which expresses my own personal...

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Written by Darrell B. Harrison
Friday, 21 June 2019 03:58

Link Love Handle With Care, now available for pre-order

Who’s tired of bad news? Me too. Here’s a little gathering of beauty from around the Internets I’ve rounded up for you. They’re mostly about our bodies and minds and human limitations, which are things I think about a lot these days. I hope you enjoy.

This piece of sublime...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Friday, 21 June 2019 03:42

What Has Christianity Done for the World?

image What has the Christian faith contributed to the world? Has it been a force largely of good, of bad, or some combination of the two? Sean briefly responds.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Friday, 21 June 2019 03:02

What is the Sinner's Initial Repentance?

Does Christ require the sinner to "stop sinning and you'll be pardoned"?, or something else?

When you trust in Christ for the first time, you are trusting in Him as a Savior FROM SIN, both its guilt and power. No one "just believes" in Christ's existence to be saved; we come to him, rather, to be...

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Written by john_hendryx
Friday, 21 June 2019 02:55

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Fasting and Other Duties

Fasting, and Other Duties

Matthew 6:16-34

Our Lord’s discourse is not designed to amuse his disciples with curious disquisitions, but to direct them as to their daily walk, partly in their approaches to God, and partly in their conversation with the world.

Ver. 16. “Moreover, when ye...

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Written by Staff
Friday, 21 June 2019 02:19

Gay Pride Leader Caught in Child Sex Sting Featured

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An unnamed head of the Swedish gay pride movement was allegedly caught sending sexually explicit messages to the social media account of a 14-year-old boy who was actually two undercover Swedish journalists. The two...

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Written by Curated News
Friday, 21 June 2019 02:13

How Do We Become Spiritually Mature?

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John MacArthur:

We don’t want to remain spiritual children, perpetually stuck in infancy. We don’t want to be weak, vulnerable, and immature. Nor do we want to be ignorant about God’s truth, because we want to fully glorify Him for everything He has done. We want to appreciate Him...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Friday, 21 June 2019 01:46

Sacred Weapons for Spiritual War: Wearing the Whole Armor of God

Over recent years, there have been many television shows aimed at helping people get properly dressed. Sometimes the premise revolves around experts helping people to pick the right outfit for a wedding. At other times, someone with a woefully poor fashion sense receives a total makeover with the...

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Written by Victor Kim
Friday, 21 June 2019 01:26

The Catholic lectionary

I don't get this trope about Catholics not knowing the Bible. You get 3 scripture readings every Sunday mass, and almost every prayer is a direct quote from or allusion to a Bible verse. It's even more baffling in the case of those who go to daily masses in addition to Sundays.
— Miles Christi...

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Written by steve
Friday, 21 June 2019 01:08

Romans Series: The Power of God For Salvation (28)

Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the congregation in Rome, Paul sent this pastoral letter to make clear the gospel, that salvation is from the Lord, . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 21 June 2019 01:03

Q#89 How to Grow Faith

Q. If I see a defect in my character (an area of frequent failure), does that mean I need more faith? What is your advice on how to grow faith? It seems “trying harder to have more faith” can also become a work of the “self.”

Thank you,

Irene

A. Hello Irene,

Great question!...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Friday, 21 June 2019 01:01

My Toronto March For Life Speech

Years ago, when I was 18, I received a phone call from a friend of mine. And minutes into the phone call, she asked me: “​Sam, what would you say to a girl considering an abortion?

I believed that was just another one of her hypothetical questions. I believed that was just a random...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Friday, 21 June 2019 00:18

Reading the Apocrypha

Greg Lanier talks about how reading the Apocrypha might be edifying here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Why is America so much more prosperous than other nations?

It occurred to me that young people are being taught in government-run schools that central planning of the economy by the federal government works better than allowing states to decide policy for themselves. Naturally, the students – lacking life experience and at the mercy of the unionized...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology of the Cross

  imageDietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is perhaps remembered as the most famous Christian martyr of the twentieth century. He was also a...

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Written by John W. Hoyum
Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Son of Encouragement

So after discussing encouragement, this week. Have you been encouraged? Have you encouraged others? Here's the thing, when we look in the Scriptures, we see that there are many people who have relationships with one another, where their relationship is one of encouragement we see this with Jonathan...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Has Critical Race Theory Invaded the SBC? Featured

This week, Chris and Rich the recent Southern Baptist Annual Convention where the now famous “Resolution 9 – On Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality” was adopted.  What does this resolution say, what was it intended to be, and why does it matter to the Church at large?

Sh...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Thursday, 20 June 2019 23:55

Perpetual Gratitude

Eph. 5:20-21, “giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Paul does not command us to be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18) and then immediately move on to other subjects....

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 20 June 2019 23:50

#12: A King like All The Nations[Sermon]

Join Dave as he looks at 1 Samuel 8:1-22.

The post #12: A King like All The Nations[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 20 June 2019 23:00

“When Paul spoke in Athens, why did he begin his preaching with creation as opposed to the Law?”

In Acts 17:16 we are told that Paul was grieved because the whole city of Athens was given over to idolatry. So, in vv. 22–28, he tells his hearers that they had other gods before the God of creation. He is in essence opening up the First and Second Commandments: “I am the Lord your...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Thursday, 20 June 2019 22:54

Former Catholics for Christ Conference: Videos of all eight sessions

For the last two weeks, I’ve been posting videos of the individual sessions of the recent Former Catholics for Christ Conference, which was held at the Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois this past May 17-19.

Today, I am publishing all of the videos in a single post as an easy...

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Written by Tom
Thursday, 20 June 2019 22:00

Animal Death – God’s Fault or Man’s Fault?

There is something wonderful about having a pet, these cute wiggly little balls of fur that give us unconditional love.  They just want to be near their human, often to the point that they practically jump out of their skin to greet us as we return home from time away.  But we only have...

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Written by Dr. Lisle
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:40

On The Communist Manifesto

In order to understand Marx, you must understand Hegel. But no one can understand Hegel. Ergo… Okay, so perhaps we don’t have to completely understand Hegel but merely get a rough grasp of what he was saying. Hegel was born in 1770, taught philosophy at the University of Jena...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:11

The Original Pronunciation for Shakespeare’s Plays

Well isn’t this fascinating. Shakespeare’s plays were pronounced significantly differently when they were originally performed. And we miss some humor and rhyming because of it. It is more than possible—and this video argues that it is pretty well universal—that contemporary...

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Written by Mark Ward
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:00

How to Apply Discernment Rightly

The Need for Discernment With the rise in the number of various social media accounts has also risen the number of people who think they have the gift of discernment and believe it is their duty to lash out harshly at everyone who holds a different opinion. How can we be sure that this is […]...

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Written by M. Ashley Evans
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:00

Advantages of listing your church on the NCFIC network

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:00

How to Pray when Preparing for Family Vacation

June 21, 2019 by: Andreas J. Köstenberger, Margaret Elizabeth Köstenbergerimage

This article is part of the How to Pray series.

Prioritize Prayer

When you’re getting ready for that long-awaited family vacation, the last thing some of us think to do—or think we have time to...

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Written by Andreas J. Köstenberger, Margaret Elizabeth Köstenberger
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:53

American Christians identify with nationality more than relationship with Christ?

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I saw this on Reddit:

I’m a Christian, and I happen to be from America. Personally, I don’t really care where I’m from and have no pride in being from America. We aren’t this special place that God loves more than any other place, and I don’t understand the whole...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:08

Being Careful with Our Anger

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“In your anger do not sin”:

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.Eph. 4:26–27

Lord Jesus, I’ve learned the hard way to be careful about letting just anyone through our front door. There are certain...

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Written by Scotty Smith