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, 12 October 2018 20:00

News Weakly - 9/13/18

"Islam" Means "Peace"Tell that to Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. Politicians that tried to assist her were assassinated. Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab, was shot by his own bodyguards for it. The headline reads, "Pakistan Islamists warn of...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 12 October 2018 19:31

Weekend A La Carte (October 13)

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Today I bring you A La Carte from Quito, Ecuador. If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you at La Fuente Iglesia on Sunday evening.

Today’s Kindle deals include a newly reprinted classic.

(Yesterday on the blog: Susie)

Always Wanting More

“The problem with comparison...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 12 October 2018 19:13

“Jonah’s Experience at the Hand of God”

A few days ago, I received a photograph from a friend. It was a picture of his wife in a small boat holding a huge fish which she had just caught. It was almost as big as herself. As I looked, I wondered how she managed to get it into the boat without being pulled into the water herself! This led...

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Written by Allan Murray
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:21

Babies, Militants and the Media Featured

Blue skies and plenty of sunshine – a great day to march for the babies again. The ninth annual March for the Babies in Melbourne just finished. Several thousand passionate and peaceful marchers – men and women, children, grandmothers and grandfathers – marched to remind...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Spirit Entities and the Occult

October 13, 2018
Robert Jastrow (founder and for many years director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies) theorizes that the evolutionary process could have been going on ten billion years longer on some other planets than on...

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Written by tbc staff - bl
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:00

Overcoming Victory

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4) The power behind our overcoming victory is none other than th... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 12 October 2018 15:05

October 13: “Christian Weapons Not Carnal, but Spiritual”

Time to Dust Off a Great Sermon

imageAs we begin to prepare our hearts and minds for times of worship tomorrow, this message seems both timely and appropriate to the purpose. It was on this day, October 13th, in 1826, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Miller...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 12 October 2018 15:00

The Birthright: Wallpaper

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"This is the birthright of the child of God: that God comes and invades us by the Holy Spirit, takes up residence in our lives, and creates within us a passion for God and a love for Him." - Alistair Begg

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iPhones and iPod...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 12 October 2018 13:30

Are you invited to The Great Banquet? (Not the one hosted by Jesus, another one). If so, read this Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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This is part 1 of a 3-part series. I'll look in this part at the theology behind The Great Banquet/Tres Dias/Walk to Emmaus retreats (all parallel movements under the same origin, Cursillo, a Roman Catholic three-day course).In part 2 I'll look at the experience participants...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 12 October 2018 13:02

Question 41: How does unity exist if women are subservient to men?

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***DISCLAIMER***The following is far from an exhaustive answer to the question. It is simply an answer nonetheless.

Recently, someone asked me, basically, how unity can exist if women are subservient to men. What follows is the original question, a request for clarity, the response to said request,...

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Written by C.T. Adams
Friday, 12 October 2018 12:03

Bible Study for Oct. 14: The Object of Our Prayer

Matthew 6:9a; Psalm 103:1-5, 11-13, 19-22 Victor Lyons, pastor First Avenue Baptist Church, Rochelle

Today we begin a study of prayer, highlighting the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6) and supplementing it by a second passage of Scripture.

Whether one feels satisfied, inadequate, or resistant to...

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Written by Victor Lyons
Friday, 12 October 2018 12:01

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/7 – 10/13)

image KINDLE DEALS: Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley $1.99 The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World by Owen Strachan $1.99 Basic Christianity by John Stott $2.99 God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely...

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Written by Steve Domark
Friday, 12 October 2018 11:10

ANTIFAS: “OUR ATTACK IS MERELY THE BEGINNING” Promises More Violence On the Way

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After vandalizing the GOP Headquarters in NYC, these violent and very well paid anarchists promise that this is only the beginning.  I can just hear their “Daddy”  George Soros saying to them – “We’ll scare them!  We will make them back down just to...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 12 October 2018 11:00

Veterans or Deserters

“When it comes to the culture wars, distinguish between those who are tired from being on the right side, and those who are tired of being on the right side” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 126).

The post Veterans or Deserters appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 12 October 2018 10:29

Hypergrace is not Grace

(This are some notes for a lecture in Chile on the matter of “hypergrace” — hence the Spanish Bible translations)

The pattern throughout Scripture is that God rescues and redeems his people, then God transforms the life of his people through the Word and Spirit of God. Thus, while...

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Written by memoirandremains
Friday, 12 October 2018 10:26

Pastor Beth Moore Featured

1. Seth continues his review of 2 Thessalonians 3, examining confidence in God. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission about book reviews. 3. Driving Miss Beth. 3. Seth discusses pastors who preach like Beth Moore.

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Written by Seth - Host of the Christian Commute
Friday, 12 October 2018 10:11

Let Ancient People Speak for Themselves: Round II

At the beginning of this year I put up a post called "Let Ancient People Speak for Themselves." Recently, in the course of doing research for the book I am currently writing (hence my slower blogging pace), I have been putting together a large number of additional ancient quotations on historical...

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Written by
What's Wrong with the World
Friday, 12 October 2018 10:00

Turkey Vultures and How to Ruin A Marriage

– Episode 2364 –

Turkey Vultures and How to Ruin A Marriage

Segment 1 (00:00) Are You A Turkey Vulture?

Segment 2 (08:39) The Best Ways To Belittle Your Wife

Segment 3 (18:28) The Greatest Ways to Grieve Your Husband

Wretched Surprise! (25:13) Sermon Illustration: Biffing It

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Written by samueljroys
Friday, 12 October 2018 09:44

After Failed Hurricane Michael “Prophecy” “Prophet” Shamp Repeatedly Lashes Out Against “Heresy Hunters”

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Summary Charlie Shamp has repeatedly lashed out against “Heresy Hunters” on his Facebook page after his failed prophecy about the silencing of Hurricane Michael (At landfall it was a category 4 with 155 mph winds, that has caused massive damage and life lost.) You can read coverage of...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Friday, 12 October 2018 08:08

Sola Fide: Justification by Faith Alone – John Chrysostom (349-407 AD)

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Written by Ken Temple
Friday, 12 October 2018 07:44

‘Does plagiarism matter to Christians’ – or Christine Caine?

Warren Throckmorton writes a follow-up article in response to his previous reporting about Christine Caine’s plagiarism of author Carey Scott’s book. Throckmorton reported that ‘Scott accused Caine of copying sections of Scott’s book Untangled: Let God Loosen the...

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Written by churchwatcher
Friday, 12 October 2018 06:49

Sermon 1 John 3:1-10

Friday, 12 October 2018 06:25

Minimal structural damage to churches reported following Michael’s path

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High winds ranging from 80 to 120 mph tore through Southwest Georgia, such as those ripping vinyl from the sides and roof shingles from the sanctuary of Hopeful Church in Hopeful. KAYLA CROSS/Special

HOPEFUL — Initial reports of serious church damage throughout Southwest Georgia remain sketchy...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Friday, 12 October 2018 06:05

Preaching from God before God

By Tony Wolfe

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) — As a young man, when I accepted the call to pastor a church I was both excited and terrified — excited to begin the new season of leading and serving Christ’s bride yet terrified that I may fail them.

When it came to weekly tasks, my greatest...

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Written by Baptist Press
Friday, 12 October 2018 05:07

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

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This writer has often been taken to task for his alleged inconsistency in “eliminating” water baptism from God’s program for today, while holding to the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

This criticism is based upon the unscriptural assumption that baptism and the...

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Written by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Friday, 12 October 2018 04:54

10/12/2018

•How you will know if Justin Peters has been kidnapped
•The problem with depending on extra-biblical revelation
•Did Jesus teach collective guilt?
•A discernment blog doing Satan’s work
•Is seminary necessary for pastors?
•The difference between hyperbole and exaggeration
•Help! My church elder is on his phone all service
•Will A&E attack the church while attacking a cult?
•A God-honoring obituary
•How casual can we be during prayer?
•Temple Merchants and Church bookstores
•Should I provide child care for a homosexual couple?

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Written by joey
Friday, 12 October 2018 04:26

7 Reasons to Stop Claiming “Americans Support Roe v. Wade”

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Charles Camosy—associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, board member of Democrats for Life, and author of Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation—had an article in July helpfully summarizing seven reasons it is deeply...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Friday, 12 October 2018 03:34

The Weight of Being a Pastor

Do you have a Bible verse that jumps off the page at you every time you read it? No matter how many times you have come across it, you always stop to ponder it. This verse is a never-ending wonder to you. You might be encouraged by it, convicted by it, or perplexed by it, […]

Authors: Scott...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Friday, 12 October 2018 03:23

This 'n' That

imageFall has officially arrived. I'm busting out my hand warmers to keep my digits warm while I type at work, and I'm dangerously close to buying some of those microwaveable slippers to keep my toes toasty during the day (I work from home, so slippers are allowed). I actually really like fall, but the...

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Written by EBenz
Friday, 12 October 2018 03:07

Social Justice Is a Threat to Human Rights and the Gospel

In 1920, a young activist organized a public meeting in a major city. Inside a hall holding hundreds of poor, underprivileged people, he delivered a speech describing how his ethnic people were oppressed and burdened, exploited and betrayed, excluded and bullied by a more privileged group.

He...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Friday, 12 October 2018 03:00

October 11, 2018 with Dr. Jeffrey C. Waddington on “The Debate Over Retrieving Thomas Aquinas for Reformed Theology”

Theme:

October 11, 2018:

Dr. JEFFREY C. WADDINGTON, stated supply of Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, PA, secretary of the board of the Reformed Forum, panelist at Christ the Center & East of Eden, & articles editor for the Confessional Presbyterian Journal, & Adjunct...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Friday, 12 October 2018 02:26

Yes, This is another book give-away

As with the book, The Excellent Wife, (previously given away), we bought extra copies of this one while we active in counseling.  This is the only extra copy I have left.
This book is an excellent source of biblical counseling/study in regards to the husband’s roles and responsibilities...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Friday, 12 October 2018 02:22

Random Bits

image"I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
- BREAKING NEWS - American pastor Andrew Brunson is to be released from custody in Turkey and allowed to travel to the United States. This is from a secret deal between Turkey and the Trump administration

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Written by Doug Evans
Friday, 12 October 2018 02:04

The Statement on SJ G Explained: Article 6, Gospel (Josh Buice)

[Editorial Note: This is the sixth post in a series of posts in which we have invited the authors of "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" to expound upon the statement's affirmations and denials. We encourage our readers to take the time to read through our prefatory editorial...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Friday, 12 October 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away a brand new Bible that I think will be of a lot of interest to you:  The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God. There will be five...

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Written by Admin
Friday, 12 October 2018 02:00

Which Comes First in the Ordo Salutis (Order of Salvation)—Faith or Regeneration?

What is the order of salvation? Which part comes first: faith or regeneration? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson explains that we must be born again in order to believe.

To ask Ligonier a biblical or theological question, just visit Ask.Ligonier.org or message us on Facebook...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:49

A Sort of CostCo for Controversy

I am afraid that this book is kind of a beast. It is a collection of all my blog posts that were filed under the heading of “Auburn Avenue Stuff.” In addition, at the end I included the emails that I sent as part of the summit at Ft....

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:46

The Comfort of the Glory

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We are taken, in Matthew 17:1–8, to a setting that only three disciples are allowed to witness––Peter, James, and John. Six days prior, Jesus had forewarned his disciples what to expect once they entered Jerusalem. He described the events of his rejection, crucifixion, and the...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:42

Fun fact: Randal Rauser is a fool

According to young earth creationists, Adam had a 24 hour day to name all the animals (Gen. 2:20).Fun fact 1: scientists estimate approximately 8.7 million animal species currently live on earth; millions more species are extinct.Fun fact 2: There are 86,400 seconds in a day.

— Tentative...

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Written by steve
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:22

A Conversation with a Cigar-Smoking Reformed Baptist on Confessionalism, Calvinism, and Doubt

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The conversation above is from the new video / podcast, SelfWire, hosted by Paul Maxwell.

Joe is always worth listening to, and I commend to you their conversation.

 

Authors: Justin Taylor...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:16

Abraham, Lazarus, and Dives

27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And...

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Written by steve
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:02

DBG Spotlight 10-12-18 (Weekend Edition)

After taking a season off through an extremely busy summer filled with travel, speaking engagements, and other responsibilities—the DBG Spotlight is back. It is my desire during these posts to highlight good articles in various different lanes (from ministry and pastoral related articles to...

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Written by Josh Buice
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:54

Psalm 121 Commentary: Where Does Our Help Come From?

imageWhen your world turns dark and your journey turns rugged, where do you turn for help? What is your source for the confidence you need to face the headwinds of life?

Psalm 121 encourages us in such times. It reminds us where our help comes from and infuses us with confidence: “My help comes...

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Written by Jeremy Bouma
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:53

Translating Genesis 1:1

Although this article does not really raise any new issues regarding the best way to render Genesis 1:1, it may be a good read for some who are less acquainted with the different approaches to the verse. For me, Victor Hamilton's discussion in his commentary on Genesis 1-17 does a better job of...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:07

Hallmark flowers

It came not long after Lisa and her husband visited Auschwitz, the infamous concentration camp in Poland and were feeling especially aggrieved over the sheer amount of evil in the world.  
Did they never read...

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Written by steve
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:04

Theses 27-28: Love for the Unlovable

27. Actually one should call the work of Christ an actively functioning work and our work is a completed work, and thus a completed...

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Written by Dr. Wade Johnston
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:04

What does Paul mean when he says “she will saved through childbearing”?

Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. (1 Tim 2:15)

The interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:15 has been an item of great debate among commentators. The confusion over the meaning of this verse is reflected in different English...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The Gosnell movie opens today in 750 theaters, and I’m going to see it!

imageEmpty benches at the Gosnell trial reserved for the mainstream news media

Since I’m going to see the Gosnell movie today, I thought I would read a few articles to remind me of the facts. The best article was by the film makers themselves, writing for the Daily Signal.

They say:

In progressive...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

An Alien Righteousness

We are saved by a righteousness that is not our own. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul shares the good news of Christ's imputed righteousness.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for a donation of any...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham