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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Monday, 18 February 2019 23:03

Love One Another

People frequently express their thoughts on the subject of love—whether in word, songs, or even in prayers. For example, last week, within which Valentine’s Day occurred, was filled with syrupy thoughts of love. Dionne Warwick sang about the need for love in a 1960s song written by Burt...

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Written by Terry Wilder
Monday, 18 February 2019 23:00

When Jesus Comes to Dinner: A Pharisee, a Sinner, and the Savior

Authors: Bill Cook

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Written by Bill Cook
Monday, 18 February 2019 23:00

An actual hate crime just happened, but the national news media is silent about it

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An actual hate crime just occurred, but you won’t have heard about it. The victim of this hate crime is a straight white male Republican. The gunman is an angry hate-filled Democrat. This crime won’t be reported as...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 18 February 2019 22:49

My Shepherd and a Weeping Prophet

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Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute and Silver Birch Ranch joins us to discuss two crucial men and lessons from the Old Testament that are important for believers these days. First we look at the “weeping prophet” Jeremiah, a man called by God to bring a warning to God’s people...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 18 February 2019 22:40

The misrepresentation of ESS

Another way in which some recent Calvinist theologians advance the notion of a compositional unity of divine knowledge and will is through the teaching of eternal functional subordination. In short, this teaching claims that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father such that the Father has a...

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Written by Daniel C
Monday, 18 February 2019 22:22

3GT Episode 121: Is ABC as Easy as 123?

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In an episode guaranteed to get some (if not all!) of their listeners mad at them, the guys tackle the subject of how to educate our children. With passions often running strong in congregations about education, is teaching our kids the ABC's as easy as 1) public, 2) private, or 3) home schooling?

Wi...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 18 February 2019 22:15

George Soros-Funded Southern Baptist Leader: One Day, We Will Be Ashamed of Trump’s Refugee Policy

The Evangelical Immigration Table is a branch of the National Immigration Forum which is heavily funded by George Soros. Russell

The post George Soros-Funded Southern Baptist Leader: One Day, We Will Be Ashamed of Trump’s Refugee Policy appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Monday, 18 February 2019 22:00

Ungodly society.

How tragic for any parents to see their sons slaughtered before their eyes. Yet, that happens so often with the ungodly in contemporary society. They don’t fear of the Lord, and so their children grow up like their parents, become involved in a violent lifestyle of drugs or alcohol, and die...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 18 February 2019 22:00

Who Wrote the Book of Acts?

The following post is adapted from Robert H. Gundry’s online course,New Testament Survey.

According to church tradition, Luke wrote the book of Acts. If he did, the book is a sequel to the Gospel of Luke. Evidence within Acts supports authorship by Luke:

  • Just as his Gospel opens with a...

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Written by ZA Blog
Monday, 18 February 2019 21:43

Paul Cain’s Homosexuality, Drunkenness, Failed Restoration Recalled by Rick Joyner

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Rick Joyner posted a video on Facebook where he recalled the past homosexual relationships, drunkenness, and failed restoration of Paul Cain.

(Link to video if it doesn’t show above.) Rick Joyner claims Paul Cain fell into homosexuality, was a drunkardm and basically rebelled against the...

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Written by heterodoxresearchinitiative
Monday, 18 February 2019 21:27

The Bewildering Mr. Brainerd

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I have, for the first time, finally read through David Brainerd's Diary. I'm not sure why it took me this long to get around to it. I now understand why this man, who lived such a short life, has had such an enormous impact on the church and the world of missions. Consider a few of the...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Monday, 18 February 2019 21:00

Download (Free) — "The Kingdom of God" — The Bible's Story, from Genesis to Revelation

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Look out an airplane window at 35,000 feet, and you’ll see patterns in the landscape below that would be unobservable from the ground. In the same way, when we examine the sixty-six books of the Bible through a wide-angle lens, we discover far more than a collection of disjointed writings....

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Written by TFL
Monday, 18 February 2019 21:00

Terminology Tuesday: Model

image A representation—which may consist of a physical structure or collection of objects, a picture, or a collection of abstract entities—that has a systematic relation to that which it represents. Typically this requires one to be able to translate or map both the elements of what is...

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Written by Richard Porter
Monday, 18 February 2019 20:30

Ten Commandment Tuesday - How To Delete A Commandment You Don't Like

imageI Bring You These Fifteen... oops... Ten Commandments...
Are there 10 commandments? Mel Brooks told us that there were really 15 commandments but there was this issue coming down off Mt. Sinai. An atheist who didn't know anything about the bible he was arguing against said that there were over 600...

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Written by Doug Evans
Monday, 18 February 2019 20:08

Jesus Got Angry At Death

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When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.And he said, “Where have you laid him?”They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. (John 11:33-35)

God is not put off by your grief....

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Written by Paul Tautges
Monday, 18 February 2019 20:02

Tripping on Scripture (Bruce Baugus)

Humans are amazing pattern finders. We detect patterns everywhere in the world around us: contorted faces in the wood grain, mythical creatures in the clouds, phantom ailments in our aches and pains--there's no end to the patterns our vibrant and active minds discover in the world around...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 18 February 2019 20:00

Do This and Remember

February 19, 2019 by: Guy Prentiss Watersimage

Sign of the Promise

From Genesis to Revelation, there is a succession of covenants. There are basically two covenants in the Bible: the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. God made the covenant of works in the garden with Adam and, in Adam,...

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Written by Guy Prentiss Waters
Monday, 18 February 2019 19:39

Grace and Wisdom for Seasons When Things Are Going Well

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Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die.

Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 18 February 2019 19:01

A La Carte (February 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a solid biography of Martin Luther and several other good books.

What Was It Like to Pastor at 17?

HB Charles Jr.: “What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all! God saved...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 18 February 2019 19:00

“I Love Answers in Genesis”

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I love hearing from children and young people who’ve been impacted by the ministry of Answers in Genesis and our two attractions, the Ark Encounter, and the Creation Museum. After all, one of our great desires is to help raise the coming generations to stand boldly on God’s Word. Ever...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 18 February 2019 19:00

Favorite Finds ~ February 19, 2019

imageSexual abuse support group, Bible reference books, upcoming movies, tips for Scripture memory, CCM discernment resource

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 18 February 2019 19:00

My Decision Regarding James MacDonald and Two of My Books

As many have reported, includingJulie RoysandChristianity Today, on February 13, 2019, James MacDonald was fired by Harvest Bible Chapel. In an announcement to the congregation on February 16, 2019, Bill Sperling, an elder on the executive committee, stated concerning the firing of James MacDonald...

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Written by Bob
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:56

Answering the alleged “95 Catholic Verses” – # 86.

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Today, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound” Protestants.

This week, we will...

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Written by Tom
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:14

Update: Preparation to Teach Overseas Spring 2019

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Had a lot of counseling and things come up this month pastorally while in the midst of working on preparing to teach overseas this Spring in an undisclosed location.

Please pray for my studies and preparation that I can get everything done and done well.

Basically I’ll be teaching a...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:00

Pie in the Sky By and By

I'm going to give you some lyrics and you name that tune:
When we've been there Ten thousand yearsBright shining as the sunWe've no less days To sing God's praiseThan when we first begun.
Easy, right? Amazing Grace. It's interesting to me, however, how many hymns have that same theme in their final...

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:00

Do You Have an Epaphras?

Every church would do well to have one, but far too often they labor in secret and are seldom recognized, but how beneficial it is for a church to have a man who labors in prayer on behalf of the church. That was the case for the church in Colossae—and as Paul closed out his letter to them,...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:00

Honoring One Another Online

Here’s an excerpt from Honoring One Another Online, Matt Smethurst’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:

The internet can be exhausting. And that’s on the good days.

The pull of our screens—and the interactions they mediate—is often more spiritually taxing...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 18 February 2019 17:06

How Objective Moral Laws and Obligations Point to the Existence of God (Video)

J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, discusses the nature of the universe and the evidence for God’s existence. Do objective moral laws and obligations exist? If so, what is the best explanation for their existence? Can moral laws and obligations be explained from...

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Written by J. Warner
Monday, 18 February 2019 17:01

Five Reasons Why I’m Going to Italy as a Missionary Featured

image One of the biggest questions we can face as believers is “where does God want me to serve Him?” Of course, we’re all called to serve the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58), but some of us have a hard time knowing exactly where He is calling us to do that long-term.

That is, perhaps, one of the...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 18 February 2019 17:00

Should We Interpret Genesis Literally?

February 19, 2019
The theistic evolutionist [asserts] that the early chapters of Genesis cannot be taken literally. This is an arbitrary, ad hoc assumption, contrary to the plain reading of these Scriptures, and taken only so that the theory of evolution may be...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 18 February 2019 17:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Why the Biblical Prohibition?

February 19, 2019
To prevent such deception being embraced, the Bible forbids any attempt to contact discarnate spirits. Not because such contact is possible, but because it is impossible—and demons take advantage of this human...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Monday, 18 February 2019 16:38

The Vital Imperative of Protecting Life Featured

We live in such strange times. Everyone is so keen to protect children, to look after the wellbeing of children, and to ensure that they are not in any way abused or harmed. However, all this talk and concern seems to come to an abrupt end when we speak about children who are still in their...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 18 February 2019 16:03

Wars and Rumors of Wars

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FrontLine: January/February 2019 | VOLUME 29 | NUMBER 1

December 8, 1941:The headlines across the country read, “WAR!” and “US at War!” Again our country would find itself in the throes of a worldwide conflict. Whether or not we would be victorious in this conflict, at least...

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Written by Joe Willis
Monday, 18 February 2019 16:00

Spirits of Truth and Error

“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” (1 John 4:6) Here we are given assurance that w... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 18 February 2019 15:00

LGBT group criticizes Chick-fil-A exec’s invitation

By Diana Chandler

imageChick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, right, stands with Chick-fil-A Foundation head Rodney Bullard, promoting Bullard’s 2018 book “Heroes Wanted.” FACEBOOK/Special

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) — An LGBT advocacy group cites Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s support of...

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Written by Baptist Press
Monday, 18 February 2019 15:00

Don’t Believe in Yourself

Here’s the third video in the Christian Man Academy. Click through for a transcript or to enroll for the weekly newsletter.

Authors: David Murray...

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Written by David Murray
Monday, 18 February 2019 14:15

Refuting the Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

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September 18th, 2018 marked the twenty-year anniversary of a book that many have read or at least heard of: John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. If you haven’t heard of him, John Maxwell is a fairly famous former pastor and leadership expert. In 1998, I...

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Written by Matt Carter
Monday, 18 February 2019 14:10

Equip Your People to Counsel Each Other

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I remember hearing a pastor of a fairly large church saying—at a counseling conference no less—that he wasn’t going to hire any more counselors on the church pastoral staff. What he meant was this: he had hired fine counselors whose schedules quickly filled with counseling,...

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Written by Ed Welch
Monday, 18 February 2019 14:05

February 19: Bethel PCA, organized 1819

The Early History of Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church, Sparta, IL

imageThe history of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Randolph County, Illinois, goes back to the year 1818.  To the Rev. Samuel Wylie belongs the credit of the planting of the church.  He was born in County Antrim,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Monday, 18 February 2019 14:00

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The Four Horsemen of Divorce The Four Horsemen are criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling and contempt.

Is God All You Need? “In this article, Scott Hubbard shares some thoughts about the statement “All I need is God.” He writes, “Throughout Scripture, God’s people...

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Written by David Murray
Monday, 18 February 2019 14:00

Book Review – The Glory of the Ministry: Paul’s Exultation in Preaching

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by A T Robertson
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Reprinted with permission from As I See It, which is available free by writing to the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reviewed Edition – Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977 reprint of 1911...

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Written by Douglas K. Kutilek
Monday, 18 February 2019 13:10

Here’s Why I Keep Returning to Lesslie Newbigin

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Lesslie Newbigin was a missionary from Great Britain who spent 40 years working in India during the 20th century. When Newbigin went back home, he experienced a greater shock than anything he’d confronted in India. The churches in his own country—the churches that had sent him to...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Monday, 18 February 2019 13:00

Collegiate ministry dinner theatre serves dual purpose of entertainment, ministry

imageThe cast of “Into the Woods” works out their choreography for one of the final songs during rehearsal for this year’s BCM at UGA Dinner Theatre production. “Into the Woods” is just the latest production in a SendMeNow fundraising program that has been running for 38...

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Written by Adam Wynn
Monday, 18 February 2019 12:00

Episode 76: On Pastoral Pay

The Great Commission has been fulfilled, at least in part, by local Christians setting aside money to pay someone to teach them God’s Word full-time when possible.

Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman discuss the principle of churches paying their pastors.

Authors:...

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:29

Who Hath Believed Our Report?

Monday, 18 February 2019 11:08

We’ll Give Up Everything But Our Entitlement

I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of Christianity. I think about the coming days of the country that I live in, and I wonder what we will be called to suffer through as our culture turns more and more anti-Christian and anti-Bible. I often pray that my family and I will… [read...

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Written by Melissa
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:08

‘In this moment’: Greear urges repentance, strong Southern Baptist response to abuse allegations

imageSouthern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear addresses the SBC Executive Committee last fall in this file photo. In tonight’s SBC Executive Committee gathering, Greear spoke on the recent reporting of sexual abuse in the SBC and steps to address it through an advisory group formed last...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Monday, 18 February 2019 10:55

Joyce Meyer Stumbles Over Well-Known Bible Verse, Attributes to Wrong Author and Book

Joyce Meyer — the baritone-throated false prophetess and Word of Faith pastrix hurls heresy from every angle in her bamboozling ministry

The post Joyce Meyer Stumbles Over Well-Known Bible Verse, Attributes to Wrong Author and Book appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 18 February 2019 10:49

The question of sola Scriptura

I like to keep up with the competition. Brand Pitre is one of the best younger generation Catholic apologists. I recent read his book The Case for Jesus, which was pretty good.
So I decided to look at the outlines posted at his website. One thing I notice is that his view of Scripture is very...

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Written by steve
Monday, 18 February 2019 10:33

Erasmus' Manuscript of Revelation

           Erasmus’ first edition of the printed Greek New Testament – it was released by the printer Johann Froben in 1516 – has several famous features. One of them involves the way Erasmus treated the last six verses...

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Written by James Snapp