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, 18 April 2019 08:39

For You Were (Not) Slaves in Egypt?

My students are often very surprised that many Jewish people deny that that the Exodus every happened. But as this Haaretzstory unfortunately hidden behind a paywall states quite explictly, 
"The Passover narrative is one of the greatest stories ever told. More than any other biblical account,...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:20

Commandment Thursday

This is Easter Week 2019. On this day, since the late 4th century (393) the Western (Latin) church has remembered that our Lord instituted the sign and seal of the renewal of the covenant of grace, holy communion (the Lord’s Supper). On . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:20

Did You Know Jesus Ripped Off Pagan Gods? Featured

The following is a chapter from my book 25 Christmas Myths. Because skeptics continue to repeat the myth that the story of Jesus is either a rip-off or a composite of other pagan traditions, I've decided to post this chapter for easy reference. Enjoy! Oh, and buy my book ;)
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Did you know that Jesus...

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Written by FSBCJC
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:41

2019 Fellowship Conference Livestream

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For those interested in watching the Fellowship Conference live stream you can go to the following link to see Session #1 via YouTube.

Authors: James Jennings...

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Written by James Jennings
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:31

The Rite of Circumcision: A Response to Dru Johnson

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute’s website, in which I respond to an article by Dru Johnson. Johnson’s article argues for a close relationship between moral and ritual knowledge and I explore the particular case of circumcision in this regard.

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:27

White Horse Inn Supporter of “Hypergrace” Barbara Duguid Featured

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Written by Toni S. Brown White Horse Inn has been a consistent supporter of Barbara Duguid and this month Core Christianity interviewed her once again to promote her book Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed In Our Weakness. Duguid is a popular...

The...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:10

Spirituality of the Roman Catholic Church

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Massimo Faggioli complains about Americanism among U.S. Roman Catholics (for more on why this seems odd, see this):

As the Republican Party has been radicalized in the past decade, so have more than a few bishops. During the same period, some prominent conservative intellectuals have embraced...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:06

How apostasy takes over Featured

by Mike Ratliff

11 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:05

Q#83 Imitation or Impartation?

Q. In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul tells us, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” As I began reading some of Rees Howells – Intercessor, the author mentions that Rees at one point resolved to “live up to the teaching of the Savior,” which I take to be obediently...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:00

Podcast: The Atonement (with William Lane Craig)

What exactly does it mean to say that "Christ died on the cross for us?" Listen as Scott interviews Talbot research professor and renowned Christian philosopher William Lane Craig as they discuss the implications of the cross for us today, coming out of his recent book, The Atonement. As we...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 18 April 2019 06:48

(Podcast 4.18.19) What Are the Days of Holy Week?

You have probably heard of Good Friday and most certainly Easter Sunday. But did you know that the other days of Holy Week have names, too? On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses each day of Holy Week and what each day represents.

About the Host

Brian G. Chilton...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 06:07

Why are Christians STILL Watching Game of Thrones?

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In case you missed it, HBO just broadcasted the eighth and final season of their show, “Game of Thrones,” which is based off George R.R. Martin’s books. This show (and the books) have now become a sort of cultural phenomenon. The show was the most expensive TV show produced in...

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Written by Pursuing the Pursuer - Blog
Thursday, 18 April 2019 05:00

Word and Work: The Gospel Across Cultures

In this episode of Word and Work: An Intersection, Dr. Dale Meyer is joined by Rev. Kou Seying, associate dean for Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to talk about cross-cultural ministry. Seying reveals the important implications of second-generation immigrant...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 18 April 2019 05:00

04/18/2019

•A pastor invites kids to spit on him to learn about Easter
•Preachers with Gucci bags
•Lessons from the Notre Dame fire?
•Justin Welby and Francis Chan show Roman Catholics some love
•Mike Riccardi explains why the Christian should never boast
•Corrections about Israel Folau
•Good news for Moody Bible Institute
•Joaquin Phoenix tries to improve the Gospels
•One Judge needs to hear the SLED argument

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Written by joey
Thursday, 18 April 2019 04:16

Are Demons Afraid of Zoloft? Toward and Evangelical Demonology

I remember in seminary Dr. Frank Minirth covering my class on pastoral counseling. He was an internationally know Christian psychiatrist who had a successful ministry in healthcare and had published dozens of books including Happiness is a Choice. I was excited about the subject. I don’t...

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Written by C Michael Patton
Thursday, 18 April 2019 03:43

Crucifixion Resurrection Eucatastrophe

The concept of Eucatastrophe is an invention of J. R. R. Tolkien. It’s a hard word to write without making a spelling mistake. Try it! I like the concept. And I’m not alone. Though Tolkien was a Roman Catholic, many modern Reformed folk have paid homage to the idea of Eucatastrophe....

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 18 April 2019 03:39

Why Do Conservative Christians Blindly Follow Big-Name Moderates and Liberals?

You cannot crowd-source truth.

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For instance, why are conservatives even asking whether Evangelical Inc.’s “third-way” leader Timothy Keller can be a trustworthy source?

https://medium.com/media/daec2344f92d47301f3082712686cffc/href

What led to this trend?

In a word: Second-handedn...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Thursday, 18 April 2019 03:13

Christian Kids Must Slay Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, Not Pet Them!

Here’s a sobering fact the Church must come to grips with: Even children who are “churched” are woefully unprepared to

The post Christian Kids Must Slay Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, Not Pet Them! appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Marsha West...

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Written by Marsha West
Thursday, 18 April 2019 03:00

April 17, 2019 Show with Dr. Scott Basolo on "Church Planting: The Value Process of Multiplying Spreading the Flock of Christ"

Theme:

April 17, 2019:

Dr. SCOTT BASOLO, former Director of Admissions @ The Master’s Seminary, former elder @ Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA, former Senior Pastor @ Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Mobile, AL, & current Senior Pastor @ The Master’s Church of Bucks...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:54

Responses to Catholic Nick's article on Imputation as part of Justification by Faith Alone

https://apologeticsandagape.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/response-to-catholic-nick-on-imputation-as-part-of-justification-by-faith-alone/From several years ago, Joey Henry wrote an excellent 8 Part response to "Catholic Nick" (linked to on Devin Rose's blog) on Imputation as part of Justification by...

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Written by Ken Temple
Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:49

Snake Cults - put this one in the "This is Weird" files Featured

By Elizabeth PrataFratelli Alinari are the Alinari Brothers of Italy, who founded the world's oldest photography studio. They have been documenting important works of art, sculpture, costume, and life in towns and cities since 1852. Their archive holds over 5,500,000 pictures.Recently the company...

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:48

Response to Catholic Nick on Imputation as part of Justification by Faith Alone

http://thessalonians516.blogspot.com/search/label/Imputation

Joey Henry wrote an excellent 8 part response that I hope to write more about later.

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Written by Ken Temple
Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:14

The Church’s One Foundation and the Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

By Joshua Heavin

Upon initially hearing there was a fire at Cathédrale Notre-Dame, I assumed that perhaps some light smoke damage would be incurred; such a titanic vessel must be unsinkable, and our sophisticated modern technology will undoubtedly prevent any serious damage.

The prospect did...

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Written by Guest Writer
Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:56

SEBTS Suggests That White People Adopt Black Children Because They Have a “Savior Complex”

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), the home of Danny Akin, is woke. Danny Akin is woke. The entire Southern Baptist

The post SEBTS Suggests That White People Adopt Black Children Because They Have a “Savior Complex” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:50

What Hour Was Jesus Crucified? Resolving an Apparent Bible Contradiction

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According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus was crucified on the “third hour” (Mark 15:25).

The Gospel of John, however, says Pilate sentenced Jesus to crucifixion on “about the sixth hour” (John 19:14).

In a book I worked on with Andreas Köstenberger and Alexander...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:28

What To Do With Our Emotions? (Groves Smith)

image When it comes to emotions in the Christian life there are extremes to avoid.  For one thing, we don’t want to totally ignore our emotions or always suppress them.  Emotions aren’t necessarily sinful.  On the other hand, we don’t want to make too much of our...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:13

Could we be ‘they’?

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” – Luke 23:34 

Father, forgive them. Who are they? A lot of different groups witnessed (and surprisingly didn’t witness) Jesus’ crucifixion. Today, let’s think about the soldiers.

They...

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Written by Jim Duggan
Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:05

Quietly Content to Use the Means for Saving Souls, without Seeing them Saved? No!

A dying plea from Horatius Bonar in 1889 was, “Please don’t write a biography of me.” He knew that people would be interested in his life but he always wanted to point men to Christ, not to Bonar. He died on July 31, 1889.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he studied at Edinburgh...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 18 April 2019 01:02

Was Jesus Rejected by The Father on The Cross?

It’s passion week. On Good Friday, Christians tend to think more about the cross than usual. One thing I’ve heard from many over the years is that when Jesus died on the cross, the Father rejected him. When Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”...

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Written by David Qaoud
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:34

Sermons about Christ's Death

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Why did Christ die and what does his death mean for us today? Alistair Begg looks at the death of Christ in the sermons below and reminds us that by dying on the cross, Jesus Christ beared the wrath of our sins.

Christ's Sacrifice of Himself (Hebrews 9:11-14) — Listen | Down...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:19

What’s So Good About Good Friday?

Good Friday is the annual holiday celebrated by Christians which precedes Resurrection Sunday — commonly called Easter Sunday. It is

The post What’s So Good About Good Friday? appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:15

God for Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son

Abby Ross Hutto wants us to know that God can reach every single one of us. Using an innovative allegorical approach, Hutto turns the true stories of men and women she knows into characters named after the characteristic that describes them: Distant, Skeptic, Wanderer, Betrayed, Wounded, to name a...

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Written by Laura Lundgren
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:10

Around the Horn (April 18)

As Bruce Ashford notes in this short piece, there are numerous things that could be said about Christians and public life, but there is one that should definitely not be forgotten. This one extremely needed idea he highlights is...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:05

How to Come to God—A Holy Week Message

Can our sorrows ever be salvaged? Can our tears be turned to the wine of joy?

A gifted troubled older minister came to me one day. He said that he wanted to talk to me about his depression. I ask some usual questions to diagnose his spiritual condition. He seemed to me to be a most faithful man. He...

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Written by Michael Milton
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:03

Making Known God’s Manifold Wisdom

Ephesians 3:10, “… so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”

Christians enjoy many benefits in the redemption Christ has purchased. These benefits include:

  • Peace with God.
  • Freedom from sin’s...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Christ’s Vision for the Church’s Mission

Authors: Paul Chitwood

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Written by Paul Chitwood
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Looking for the Lamb

Exodus 12:1-27

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” the child asks. The golden twilight feels heavier than...

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Written by Cindy Koch
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

What is the definition of marriage according to Jesus?

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I noticed that there is some silly Democrat running around harrasing Mike Pence because he accepts Jesus’ definition of marriage. What’s annoying about this particular Democrat is that he calls himself a Christian, despite being in a gay relationship with another man....

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:55

Jonathan Holmes– Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Jonathan Holmes discuss the biblical basics of counseling, the spiritual disciplines of the counselor and married couples, along with his book, Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling (Zondervan, 2019).

What...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47

Biblical Christianity in the “Crosshairs”

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Americans have been historically blessed with a Constitution that guarantees us the right to religious beliefs, conscience and action.  But slowly and surely those freedoms are under attack by secular humanists, public education, media and an out of control government.  At some point we...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:31

“Not My Will But Thine Be Done”

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 3 of a 3-part blog mini-series on Grief and Jesus. You can readPart 1 here: “Man of Sorrows.”AndPart 2 here: “Watch with Me.”These posts come from my 31-day devotional from P&R Publishing:Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

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Written by Bob
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:27

NUGGETS

What Is the Day that the Lord Has Made? – An excellent 3-minute Wordboard video explaining the meaning of Psalm 118:24.

More Truth About Self-Care – Part two of an important article from the True Woman blog.

When Churches Can’t Do Everything – Valuable insight from Kevin...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:00

The Bride of Christ.

Some say that the queen had good reason to refuse. God forbid that we should ever refuse to be seen as the Bride of Christ and dishonor our Bridegroom (see 2 Cor. 11:2). By our boldness we encourage others to be bold in their faith. See Phil. 1:14.

Esther 1:17 For the queen’s behavior...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:29

5 Easy Ways Keep Tabs on the So-Called Gospel Coalition

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How do you keep up with recent misdoings at The Gospel Coalition?

Start by reading their own articles. That is witness enough. Here is a good start.

Read those who are fighting back:

1. Join this Faceb...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:22

How Far Are You Willing to Go to Reach the Nations?

20 minutes from the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern is a very unique community. It is a community comprised predominantly of refugees, refugees from more than 30 countries. These are men, women, and children who have fled their home country to...

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Written by Denise O'Donoghue
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:04

Catholic Voodoo: Burying a St. Joseph statue in the yard in order to sell a house faster

For today’s “Throwback Thursday” installment, we’re going to revisit a slightly re-edited post that was first published back on August 1, 2015. The subject material is timely since we’re entering into the busiest months of the real estate buying/selling season.

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Written by Tom
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:44

What Was Happening on the Cross as Jesus Died?

Several years ago, TheShack by William Young made headlines because of his use of “God” as a character in his story that did not align with the clear teachings of the Bible. It likewise denied key doctrines such as hell and the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross. When William...

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Written by Josh Buice
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:00

The Resurrection Answers 3 Big Questions

Does God exist? Which religion is true? Is there life after death? If true, the resurrection answers these three questions.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:00

Does Doctrine Matter for the Everyday Christian?

April 18, 2019 by: Matthew Barrett

Relevant for Christian Living

Sometimes the temptation is to think Doctrine, in general, is just stuff for the head, for the academics, for those in institutions. In the church though, we’re about the heart.

Well, the biblical authors would strongly...

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Written by Matthew Barrett
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:14

Loving as Jesus Loves Us

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Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.John 13:1 (NIV)

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34-35 (NLT)

Lord Jesus, it’s the day of Holy Week we...

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Written by Scotty Smith