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 08:21

You can not be a Christian and do magic

Thinking of casting spells, practicing sorcery, witchcraft, divination, following psychics, consultng mediums? God said those folks are detestable, and he will set His face against those who turn to mediums and spiritists, and cut them off from their people. In fact, those who do these things will...

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Written by wbmoore
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:00

Assurance of Faith, A New Teaching Series from Joel Beeke Featured

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Are you sure you’re saved? Many Christians wrestle with this question, agonizing over guilt and worrying whether they’re truly in Christ. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In his new eleven-part video teaching series, Dr. Joel Beeke examines the Bible and the Westminster...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 07:48

10/15/2019

•Ed Welch helps you uncover the root of anger
•Beto O’Rourke is not in favor of religious liberty
•Corey Booker believes discrimination only goes one way
•Bethel Music is running for public office
•One terminally ill scientist wants to become a cyborg
•Sex robots are a troubling new reality
•How beauty points to God
•Irish Presbyterians are in trouble for having standards

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 07:07

A Simple Way To Refute The Mormon Narrative Of Joseph Smith Receiving Revelation From God

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           -Joseph Smith at the age of fourteen claimed that God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared personally to him with the intent of restoring the lost truth of Christianity. However, one point found in the New Testament that counters this...

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Written by Jesse
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 07:00

Boldness not Insolence Featured

by Mike Ratliff

7 οὗ ἐγενήθην διάκονος κατὰ τὴν δωρεὰν τῆς χάριτος...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:57

3BT | Episode 19: Using Your Time Well

The Follow Up to the Follow Up

Are we really good at managing our time, or do we just think that we are good at managing our time well? How is managing your time different when you have added responsibilities like a wife or children? The brothers explore what it means to learn about prioritizing...

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Written by Three Brothers Talking
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 05:56

Bringer of Eternal Peace (Childs)

image Isaiah 9:2-7 is a great prophetic promise that God would send a great light and much joy to people walking in death’s dark shadow.  This light and joy have to do with the birth of a son who is given royal names as he takes the throne of David forever to establish peace and justice....

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Written by Reformed Reader
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 05:53

Albert Mohler Offers 10 Points on Complementarianism in the SBC

Earlier today, Albert Mohler delivered a timely and needed chapel message on complementarianism. It is a message that is timely not only for our seminary community but also for our entire denomination—the Southern Baptist Convention.

In the last half of the message, Mohler offers ten points on...

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Written by Denny Burk
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 05:51

ERLC, Cru, Gospel Coalition, NAE Among Soros-Funded Organizations

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If you’re wondering why so many evangelical organizations are getting “woke,” wonder no more. This is a compiled list now circulating of the various organizations funded or partially funded by George Soros. In regards...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 05:15

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (10/15/19)

One mission of CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of different news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Written by Jonathan Ahlgren
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 05:12

Transvestite Chosen to Play Disney’s “Fairy Godmother”

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Billy Porter is primarily known as an entertainer who – although making no other attempt to appear feminine – shows up to award shows in dresses. Porter made the news earlier this year for...

The post Transvestite Chosen to Play Disney’s “Fairy Godmother” appeared first...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:42

Giving HIV On Purpose Should NOT Be Crime, Says Gay Candidate, Pete Buttigieg

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U.S. Democratic presidential primary candidate, Pete Buttigieg – a homosexual man and mayor of Southbend, Indiana – says that giving someone HIV on purpose should not be a crime. Being asked by Anderson Cooper,...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:37

Transgender “Pastor” Says “Transitioning” Cost Him His Family

Let’s just be clear about this — this man is not a woman nor is he a pastor. It’s sad

The post Transgender “Pastor” Says “Transitioning” Cost Him His Family appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:24

Preterist Archive: Martin Luther's Attitude Toward The Jews

The Preterist Archive has resurrected one of my old papers: Martin Luther's Attitude Toward The Jews(2005).  I appreciate that! for the last few years, the paper has only been available via the Internet Archive. No, I'm not a Preterist (as the term is popularly understood), but the Preterist...

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Written by James Swan
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:18

Review: Write Better, by Andrew T. Le Peau

Andrew Le Peau is surely qualified to write a book on writing better: he has been an editor at IVP for forty years. But I hope I’m qualified to say that (most of) the book, though fine, didn’t scratch where I personally itch. His advice for the first two thirds of the book is fairly...

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Written by Mark Ward
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:14

Kardashian Culture, Kanye West, and Celebrity “Christians”

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I really want to believe it. Kanye West recently said, “I’m not here for your entertainment; we’re here to spread the gospel,” at a recent event. What? So, is Kanye born again? And what’t this about Kim Kardashian West getting baptized? What does it mean, was it for...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:13

A Reflection on the Joker Film

image There are many ways to discuss, dissect, and critique the Joker film. Sean takes a unique angle and offers a personal reflection from watching the film.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 04:10

ERLC Trying to Kick Out Conservative SBC Pastors Because They Endorsed a Book

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An Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) employee is calling for prominent conservative Southern Baptist leaders to be excommunicated from the denomination after they endorsed a book by one of President Trump’s spiritual advisers....

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 03:31

Studies Show Girls Are Now Afraid to Use Restrooms Because of Transgender Problem

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[Lifesite] The backlash is continuing against the gender-neutral bathrooms transgender activists are demanding. Earlier this month, I noted a story in this month’s edition of The Atlantic, written by a parent who discussed the chaos that resulted...

The post Studies Show Girls...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:38

WARNING: Taco Bell Recalls 2.3 Million Pounds of Beef After Finding Metal Shavings

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Last Saturday, my husband picked us up Taco Bell for dinner.  I began having horrible stomach pain and it worsened as the evening went on.  I was up all night with the pain.  I finally took Pepto Bismol the next day, and as the day progressed, I began to feel better.  I could...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:28

While Endorsing Heretics For Political Causes, SJW’s Come Out Against Endorsing Heretics For Political Causes

Sometimes, the insanity among the social justice camp is bewildering beyond belief. It’s as though the mindlessness of their error

The post While Endorsing Heretics For Political Causes, SJW’s Come Out Against Endorsing Heretics For Political Causes appeared first on Reformation Charlotte...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:21

30 Books Every Christian Should Read Before Turning 30

I recently turned 30. I’ve entered a new decade for the first time in, well, a decade. I’m brimming with thanksgiving and thinking of all the things that have shaped me into the person I am today. Good Christian books certainly make that list.

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In this post, I want to share 30 books every...

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Written by David Qaoud
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:06

Podcast: J.D. Greear’s New “Inclusive” Gospel

J.D. Greear recently published an article using the cultural language of “inclusiveness” which, undoubtedly, bears much resemblance to the various

The post Podcast: J.D. Greear’s New “Inclusive” Gospel appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Ed Dingess...

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Written by Ed Dingess
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:04

MM: A Case for Exegetical Preaching

In this episode of Minister’s Minute, Royce interviews James White about the importance of Exegetical Preaching. They discuss the uses of this method and contrast it with eisegetical preaching.

Authors: James White...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:00

Mentor Us Featured

Here’s an excerpt from Mentor Us, Nicholas T. Batzig's contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

It would be impossible to measure the impact that William Still had on a generation of ministers throughout the latter part of the twentieth century. Although Still is now in glory with...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:00

Luther and the Thunderstorm Featured

Why did Martin Luther call out to Saint Anne during a terrifying thunderstorm? In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols takes us back to the incident that led Luther to become a monk.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 01:24

Christianity and the paranormal

I'd like to piggyback on a post by Jason Engwer:
Many Christians are very skittish about the paranormal. But it's important for Christian philosophers, apologists, theologians, and pastors to be informed about the...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 01:23

Hard Scriptures to Read In God’s Word

Narrow is the road. Narrow is the gate. Matthew 7:14 (ESV Strong's) 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV Strong's) Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:50

Southern Baptist Pastors Promotes Prosperity Gospel False Teacher, Paula White

When you have a common god, you share a common cause. In this case, their common god is right-wing politics.

The post Southern Baptist Pastors Promotes Prosperity Gospel False Teacher, Paula White appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:44

Christian Distance Education Models

Melissa Travis has a nice discussion and evaluation of three different Christian Distance Education models here.HT: VT Clark

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:31

3GT Episode 152: What about Roman Catholic Baptism?

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After a stunning introduction ends with an unfortunate mic whack, Scott gets back on track with a listener's question. Should a Protestant church receive a convert's Roman Catholic baptism?

The meaning and Westminster definition of baptism are referenced. The history of this question is given. The...

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Written by Barry York
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:23

Lessons From Ruth a Lioness

I’ve been preaching through Ruth at my church, and have been struck all over again by the godly namesake of this book. Ruth is one of the great heroes of the Old Testament, and the New. She is a lioness of faith and fortitude. And she still has many lessons to teach us in our faint-hearted...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:15

Letters to Our Students– “You are a Living Legacy: The Continuing Power of Catechetical Training”

“I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which...

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Written by Michael Milton
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:11

Learning to Be Loved

This past week I saw a heartbreaking video. It was of a newly adopted child speaking accolades about their new family. The child seemed to be young, was adopted at age four. Who knows what traumas they endured before those papers were signed, but at age four most of our survival mechanisms have...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

I’m not a Jehovah’s Witness for the same reason I’m not a global warming alarmist

In the summer, a couple of Jehovah’s Witness ladies were going door-to-door and they stopped by my house while I was out mowing. I decided to talk to them. They asked me why I was an evangelical Protestant rather than a JW. Rather than go into a lot of theology about the Trinity and the...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 14 October 2019 23:01

Now We Know Why Campus Crusade is Sliding Left, George Soros is Funding Them

There is no denying that Evangelicalism has taken a sharp turn toward the left over the past decade. The Southern

The post Now We Know Why Campus Crusade is Sliding Left, George Soros is Funding Them appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 14 October 2019 23:00

Cru’s “Social Justice Bible Studies”

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[Bev Nathaniel Sullivan] Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) has been faithful to God’s Word during much of its history. This hasn’t been the case in recent years, however, as the social justice movement...

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Written by Curated News
Monday, 14 October 2019 22:24

Clement Read Vaughan – a Faithful Friend Featured

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Oct 15, 2019
Today, Clement Read Vaughan (1827-1911) is remembered only occasionally for his comparison of faith to a bridge – an illustration used by many pastors. Not much is known about his life – mostly what Thomas Cary...

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Written by Simonetta Carr
Monday, 14 October 2019 22:04

J.D. Greear’s New Inclusive Gospel; Ayn Rand’s Objectionable Objectivism; Al Mohler’s Empty Words

In this episode, I rant about J.D. Greear’s silly point about the scandal of gospel inclusivity, Ayn Rand’s Objectable Objectivism, and Al Mohler’s criticism of the political party that many under his employment actually support.

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Written by edingess
Monday, 14 October 2019 22:00

Is It Biblical to Refer to God as Mother?

Rapp Report Daily 0422 Is It Biblical to Refer to God as Mother? There are many people who are having real issues with what the Bible says because God is referred to in a masculine sense.  Now what you see is people want to know is it biblical to refer to God as God the […]

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Monday, 14 October 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Moses Maimonides

image Spanish-born Jewish philosopher who eventually settled in Cairo after escaping forced conversion to Christianity. Maimonides defended a biblical view of creation against Aristotelian theories that the world is eternal while at the same time defending a negative theology that requires a recognition...

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Written by Richard Porter
Monday, 14 October 2019 21:52

2019 Internship Highlights: Ryan Thomas

Internships are just a small taste of full time ministry, true, but they also aren’t play time. You are dealing with real people, real souls, real sin, and real suffering. They need you to point them to Christ just as you need them. 

Authors: Valiant for Truth Blog...

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Written by Valiant for Truth Blog
Monday, 14 October 2019 21:00

Jay Smith Pt.1

Eddie  interviews legendary polemicist and evangelist to the Muslim world, Jay Smith. In this episode, Jay gives an overview of Islam and answers the question asked by many American Christians… “Do Muslims secretly want to kill me?” This is a fascinating look at an...

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Written by Eddie Roman
Monday, 14 October 2019 21:00

5 Myths about Teaching Theology to Youth

October 15, 2019 by: J. Ryan Lister

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

We Are Theology Practitioners

First things first: Everyone is practicing some form of theology—including our children. Whether we know it or not, our kids are theologians because God made them to be...

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Written by J. Ryan Lister
Monday, 14 October 2019 21:00

Emblems of the Infinite King: An 8-Day Reading Plan

October 15, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

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

Foundational Doctrine

Understanding the key facets of Christian doctrine (God, humanity, sin, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things) can help ground Christians young and old in...

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Written by Crossway
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:57

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series

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Many of you are aware that brother Wally over at Truth in Palmyra has opted to take a sabbatical from blogging because of his very busy schedule at this time. I’m surely missing Wally’s daily posts, but I realize a brother needs to prioritize and get at least a little rest during the...

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Written by Tom
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:30

Thoughts for Those Considering the Call to Ministry Featured

The call to ministry is not the lone voice in your head that says “go”, but the multiplicity of voices in a local church that train you to love and treasure Christ.

The post Thoughts for Those Considering the Call to Ministry appeared first on The Master's Seminary.

Authors: Jerod Gilcher...

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Written by Jerod Gilcher
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:17

Wearing the Lens of God’s Grace

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Accordingly, although I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,

yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment....

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:08

Mid-October 2019 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between October 8th-14th, 2019.  Lots of videos this time.  Enjoy!

1.) Ep. 41 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.15 – Can Science Determine Human Values

2.) Bible Contradiction? Is it good to be happy?

3.) Ath...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:06

A La Carte (October 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little list of titles (though, to be fair, a good number of them seem to go on sale every month or two).

(Yesterday on the blog: Do We Care for the Sheep or Do We Use the Sheep?)

Ten Things You Should Know about John Henry Newman (1801–1890)

John Henry...

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Written by Tim Challies