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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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:42

Former Cru Employees Describe Working For Cru “Like Working For a Cult”

Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, is a worldwide mission organization that focuses primarily on students. The organization has branches

The post Former Cru Employees Describe Working For Cru “Like Working For a Cult” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:02

Impeachment Madness

This week pastor Wilson talks about the impeachment madness and a few things the Democrats might consider, unpacks the greek work apopsucho, and highlights Thomas Sowell’s “Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality.” Happy Plodding! 

Pre-order Brave Ollie Possum here: https://cano...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:00

A Grand Purée of Sorrow

I think I discovered something while watching this video below. It is a video montage of three professors at Southern talking about whiteness, white supremacy, critical race theory, and all that jazz. I’ll give you a chance to watch it too, and then we’ll check in afterwards to see if...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:48

Reforming God?

This highly theological article by Dr. Carl Trueman, is filled with distinctions and nuances that are more than helpful regarding maintaining orthodoxy in our day. To follow the arguments made requires great concentration at times, but the result is well worth the intellectual expenditure. https://...

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Written by John Samson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:00

What Does it Mean that God is the Creator?

Rapp Report Daily 0423 What Does it Mean that God is the Creator? When people say that God is the Creator. What does it mean? Well, quite simply it means that God is the Creator. It means that God created everything that was created. We see this starting in Genesis chapter one where in the...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:35

Wacky British-Israelism

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I was saved back in 1983, well before the age of the internet. In those days, the most popular information mediums were still print and television. There was an elderly man who used to appear on television every weekend by the name of Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986, photo left). Armstrong was the...

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Written by Tom
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:30

Looking Closely at Speaking in Tongues

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1 Corinthians 14 is not an easy passage. The rise of modern Pentecostalism over the last 120 years has made the issue of speaking in tongues a perpetual issue, making it even more important to study this passage carefully. Further, Paul's arguments in this chapter--made in response to the...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:00

An Open Letter to Parents Feeling Unequipped to Disciple Their Kids

October 16, 2019 by: J. Ryan Listerimage

This article is part of the Open Letters series.

It’s Supernatural

Let me begin with where you are—actually where we all are.

You feel unequipped because you are unequipped. So am I. So is everyone else. Discipleship isn’t easy. It...

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Written by J. Ryan Lister
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:00

My Heart Cries Out: A 6-Day Devotional

October 16, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Speaking to God from the Heart

The Christian life is marked by joys and struggles, and much like the psalmists, our hearts long to cry out to God, our maker, sustainer, and redeemer—in both praise...

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Written by Crossway
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:55

BREAKING: Andrew Stimer's Pieces of P129 and P131 and Their Fake Provenance

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Earlier this summerwe reported on two new papyriwhich accidentally were made public on the webpage of he Institute for New Testament Textual Research. They turned out to be pieces of P129 (1 Cor) and P131 (Romans), respectively. It was the owner, Andrew Stimer, who had sent in documentation and...

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Written by Tommy Wasserman
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:11

8 New and Notable Books for October

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As you know by now, I like to keep an eye on new Christian books as they are released. And once a month or so I like to make you aware of some of the ones I consider particularly notable for whatever reason. So to that end, here are eight new and notable books for October 2019.

Giving Is the Good...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:07

A La Carte (October 16)

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I was able to dig up just a few new Kindle deals for today.

Here’s a fun little exchange to start the day today. A couple of days ago, The Babylon Bee wrote an article titled “Keith And Kristyn Getty Struggling To Come Up With Word That Rhymes With ‘Substitutionary...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:00

Replacing Darwin and Quick Answers to Tough Questions Now on DVD

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People have a lot of questions about the truth of God’s Word.

  • Hasn’t science proved millions of years?
  • Where do dinosaurs fit into the Bible?
  • Why is there death and suffering?
  • What about evolution?
  • And many more.

And you can find answers to these often-asked questions, and more, in two...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:00

All The More They Were Eager Featured

It is the law of God, held before a sinner, that exposes and even entices the indwelling sin. Remember Romans 7? Consider verse 8: "But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead." There is something about...

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Written by Michael Coughlin
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:00

Sweet Hour of Prayer: Lesson 7 Featured

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Sweet Hour of Prayer- Lesson 7

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:00

Outward

We live in an "inward" world. The "important" part starts with "me" and works outward from there. Generally, the farther out it gets, the less important it is. It's normal. It's what we do. It's exactly the opposite of God's design.God's demand is that we begin with Him. That's more difficult than...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 20:00

Living in a Child-Oriented Culture

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What is an important lesson to teach our children?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that when children are raised with the mentality that the world resolves around them, they become unhappy, selfish, and self-seeking. It is necessary for parents to teach their children early on that the world...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:41

Just imagine if someone came up to you and said this! Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe Bible is clear that there is a devil, and that he was an angel who fell and now opposes God and all He stands for. The Bible isn't too frequently forthcoming on explicit information on the old snake but it does reveal some.I keep going back to Isaiah 14:12-14,How you are...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:26

How Jesus Secures Your Highest Joy

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David Mathis:

Christian Hedonists aim to make the pursuit of joy in God our life’s work. Which is not at odds with devoting our lives to God’s glory — because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

But Christian Hedonists must, in...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:00

How to Read Your Job Well

Whether a book, the news, or someone’s facial expression, we all read things regularly in our daily lives.

But have you ever considered reading your work? This type of reading requires discovering wisdom about what practices and principles best apply to your unique job.

This skill of reading...

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Written by Steve Lindsey
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:51

Gratitude for Those Who Give Us the Gospel

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Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me:

to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ. Eph. 3:8 (NIV)

Heavenly Father, on this October Wednesday, we want to thank you for those who preach/teach/share the Gospel of your grace with...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:47

Listener Q and A – with Amy Hall (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner joins Stand to Reason’s Amy Hall to answer questions in an episode of #STRAsk. Is it wrong to call Mormon missionaries “elders”? Is it a good or bad idea to have an atheist come speak to a youth group? How should I respond if, when I ask an atheist if he...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:35

Nuggets

For the Baby I Didn’t Get to Hold – This choked me up. Even if you have not experienced miscarriage or stillbirth, you need to read this so that you learn to be compassionate, to weep with those who weep.

Manipulation: The Subtle and Enslaving Sin – “A manipulator will at...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:03

Dinosaurs First Grade Homeschool Lessons: Table of Contents

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We finished our 7 part Christian home school series on dinosaurs!

These are meant for first graders.

Since we have finished this series I thought I put all this series linked in one post as a table of contents.

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:00

It's Not Enough to Know Your Own Beliefs

 
October 16, 2019
“What is truth?” This question Pontius Pilate asked Christ moments before the Crucifixion is, in my opinion, the question that the rest of the Gospels spend answering. It is the reason why Jesus gives no specific answer to Pilate...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:00

Out of the Ivory Palaces

“All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.” (Psalm 45:8) Psalm 45 is one of the Messianic psalms, quoted as such in More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:03

The Believer’s Certainty that the Scriptures Are the Final Authority for Belief and Behavior (Part 3)

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The Scriptures Correct by Exposing Aberrant Behavior

“Correction” (ἐπανόρθωσιν, 2 Tim 3:16c) is used in the sense of “setting something right,” most likely with reference to conduct as it was sometimes used in extra...

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Written by Mike Harding
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:02

So Great a Salvation Featured

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“I am a Christian.” “I am saved.” “I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.” 

I wonder if we grasp the fullness of what that means. Though we cannot know all the fullness of salvation until we are with the Lord, Scripture escorts us in to the beginnings of...

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Written by Eric Davis
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:00

The Problem of Evil and Suffering, as Faced by Vaneetha Rendall Risner, Whose Perspective May Surprise You

imagePlease take nine minutes to watch this video, beautifully produced by Desiring God, featuring a woman crippled because of a doctor’s mistake, who lost her child’s life because of another doctor’s mistake, whose husband left her for another woman, and who has surely faced far more...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:00

How Christianity Made the Western Mind: Joel Virgo Reviews Tom Holland

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The title “popular historian” might commonly bring to mind the equivalent of a tabloid hack, who won’t let facts spoil the yarn he’s spinning. If we imagine an author with no patience for scholarly rigour, it seems the wrong category for Tom Holland. His books do read like...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:35

Employ Wisdom Wisely

Wisdom. The word appears in approximately 200 verses in our English Bibles. Many of these occurrences of “wisdom” or the word “wise” appear in the book of Proverbs. When we add synonyms to that list, the number of verses addressing this topic increases. Indeed, the verses...

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Written by E Benz
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:29

41 - What Pronouns Should We Use For Transgender People?

Why Christians should uphold the biblical gender binary, and why you shouldn't worry that this will hurt your evangelism.

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Written by Joel Settecase
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:05

October 16: Rev. George A. Blackburn

imageGeorge Andrew Blackburn, D.D., was born in Greene County, Tennessee, on this day, October 16th, in 1861. He was the son of John Melson* Blackburn, a Presbyterian minister, who held a number of pastorates in the State of Alabama. George received his preparatory school education at his home, his...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:00

The Key To The Master’s Orders Featured

Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest. — Matthew 9:38

The key to the missionary problem is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not work, that is, not work as the word is popularly understood to-day because that may mean the...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:00

Brand New: A Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Counsel Couples in Difficulty

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Strained relationships are a weary reality for many married couples—and if your role is to counsel couples in the midst of marriage crisis, you may often feel as though you’re less equipped for the task than you’d like.

Scripture offers perfect and sufficient help for addressing...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:00

Old Testament Commands Today? A Response to Dr. Fullilove

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Reposted from The Cripplegate.

Last week Tim Challies linked to a video by Dr. William Fullilove of Reformed Theological Seminary, called “Do Old Testament commands apply today?” His main points, in summary,...

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Written by Clint Archer
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:10

A Closer Look at the ‘Nones’ in Their 20s

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Earlier this week, I shared some surprising findings about the religious beliefs and practices of Americans in their 20s, based on research included in a new book, The Twenty-Something Soulby Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley.

Today, I’m going back to their book to offer a few...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:01

Maximus the Confessor

What is Dyothelitism? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces Maximus the Confessor, one of the early champions of this doctrine.

The post Maximus the Confessor appeared first on 5 Minutes in Church History.

Authors: Ligonier Ministries...

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:55

Historical Jesus interview, part 8 (7.41 minutes)

Authors: Craig Keener

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Written by Craig Keener
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:51

The astrodome

To revisit a pet issue of mine, there are scholars who insist that Bible writers operate with a flat-earth/three-story cosmography. They say we should interpret the Bible in the same way an ancient Near Eastern audience would understand it. And there's nothing wrong with that general principle....

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:40

NKJV Care and Counsel Bible

This is the third article related to Bibles offering counseling resources. Thus far, I have reviewed the NLT Life Recovery Bible and the CSB Restoration Bible and now I am reviewing the Bible offering the most comprehensive set of helps for biblical counseling, the Care and Counsel Bible from the...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:40

NKJV Care and Counsel Bible

This is the third article related to Bibles offering counseling resources. Thus far, I have reviewed the NLT Life Recovery Bible and the CSB Restoration Bible and now I am reviewing the Bible offering the most comprehensive set of helps for biblical counseling, the Care and Counsel Bible from the...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:31

Why Am I and So Many Others In Facebook Jail??

image I’ve placed two articles about my time in FB jail in this piece. One from 2017 and one from 2018.

Today, I find myself once again in this jail. This is twice in two weeks.  The first one was because I used “Christ” in a title.  The jail time I’ve serving now is...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:15

Conference Audio: Law, Gospel, And Galawspel

This past Friday and Saturday I had the pleasure of speaking at the conference, So You You Say You Want A Reformation? hosted by Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA. This is the first session of the conference from Friday evening. . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:05

Which Means They are Buying Something Else

“Consumers are extremely savvy, and are fully aware that there are no relevant differences between brands across a vast range of products.”

Nation of Rebels, p. 212

The post Which Means They are Buying Something Else appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:00

As Strange as It May Seem

“In Genesis 6, we find an account give of the Deluge, and of the reasons for it. It was because the ‘sons of God,’ or bene elohim, saw that human women were fair, married them, and had children by them. Everywhere else this phrase appears in the Bible, it refers to celestial...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:57

Did Dr. Michael Brown deny confidence in literal creation account?

“If Christians doubt what at first appears to be insignificant details of Scripture, then others may begin to look at the whole Bible differently, eventually doubting the central tenets of the Christian faith, namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus the historicity of...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:39

Finally, a Brave and Biblical Church Leader Featured

Thank God for one bold and biblical churchman, Glenn Davies:

Today in far too many churches – including supposedly Bible-based evangelical churches – we find this mindset in action: ‘Hey, Jesus was a friend of sinners, and we should be as well. Thus we welcome all sinners into our...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:11

“I think Hillsong is nothing but a business.”

imageBrett Sengstock ‘is still deeply traumatised and age has not made the sexual abuse he suffered as a little seven-year-old any easier to talk about’ – much of what happened to Brett, he still can’t describe. Despite losing his claim for compensation on a technicality, he...

 

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:00

How To Properly Worship

-Episode 2549-

How To Properly Worship

Segment 1 (00:00): Todd uses a sermon from Tom Pennington to help define and demonstrate what true worship is really supposed to be like.

Segment 2 (08:50): Todd and Tom explain why it is crucial to participate in corporate worship.

Segment 3 (18:26): Is it...

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Written by joey