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, 15 August 2019 01:45

Protestantism is not a church

I'm going to comment on something by an Eastern Orthodox apologist:
The EO/evangelical debate is underdeveloped on both sides compared to traditional debates like the Catholic/Protestant...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:40

Word and Work: Music Making Community

In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s director of Musical Arts and the Kreft Chair for Music Arts, about the annual Concordia Seminary Concert Series, the musical offerings at the Seminary,...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:23

Christ Is the Head Of the Church

Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church, has purchased the Church with His own blood, and rules over it by the Holy Spirit through the Word to make known the manifold wisdom of God and bring glory to Himself. No inventions or rules of man that disregard the authority of Scripture can usurp the...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:03

Philosophy of Evangelism of Christ Fellowship Bible Church

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Philosophy of EvangelismGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAt Christ Fellowship Bible Church, we believe that part of our mission is to evangelize the lost. The joyful privilege and God-given duty that rests upon every single Christian includes the proclamation of the saving message...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:43

Be Careful What You Do With Genesis

I agree with [old earth creationists] that people can believe the Gospel without reference to Genesis. The problem is that the Bible doesn’t present our sin problem as a mere existential crisis untethered to the history of humanity and the world (The good news without the bad news is no news...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:29

Apostasy and Pastoral Preparation for the Conflict Ahead

imageDavid French has an insightful column analyzing the apostasy of yet another Christian celebrity. French writes:

As our culture changes, secularizes, and grows less tolerant of Christian orthodoxy, I’m noticing a pattern in many of the people who fall away (again, only Sampson knows his heart):...

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

If God is Omnipresent will He be in Hell?

Rapp Report Daily 0379 If God is Omnipresent will He be in Hell? If God is omnipresent, will He be in hell forever? Now let us first start with what omnipresent means. Omnipresent means that God is everywhere present. In other words, there is nowhere that you can go where God is not present. Now...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Making sense of evil and suffering within a Christian worldview

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One thing I’ve noticed in talking to atheists who grew up in Christian homes is that they often leave their Christian worldview behind because of a disappointment with God. For some reason, they get this idea that God is our cosmic butler. We can do whatever we...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:58

The Things People Say

Nobody’s perfect, the old saying goes, and this truth is confirmed every day in our experience. We might pore over our work for hours, even days, seeking to catch every error, and yet the report we handed to our boss ends up having mistakes here and there. We measure and remeasure a wall so...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:50

10 Things You Should Know about Persecution

1. Persecution is bound up with Christ’s persecution.

Jesus made that clear on His way to Jerusalem when he told his disciples that there he would “suffer many things . . . and be killed, and on the third day be raised” (Matt. 16:21). And then he told his followers that they were,...

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Written by Tim Keesee
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:00

“I do not believe in dentists.”

“On a recent trip to the dentist, while the dentist was working on my teeth he said to me, ‘I do not believe in God.’ Now this dentist knows what I do for a living and how important my faith is to me, yet for numerous reasons (one main one being his hands were in my mouth) I...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:24

Three Reasons Why Jesus Did Not Go to Hell When He Died Featured

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Anyone who has studied 1 Peter 3:18-22 understands that it’s a challenging passage of Scripture to exegete and teach. There are some rather difficult passages to unpack and yet, there is one specific line in that section of verses that has caused many people to embrace a false teaching about...

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Written by Josh Buice
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:06

Raised Through the Blood Featured

What is the central message of Christianity? This is a subject of timeless importance in a day when many insist that the central message is kindness in interpersonal relations; or that it is justice in its variegated societal implementation. However compelling the case may be made for either of...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:04

Throwback Thursday: “From Antichrist to Brother in Christ: How Protestant Pastors View the Pope”*

For today’s “Throwback Thursday” installment, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on September 26th, 2015 and has been revised with some new material.

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In anticipation of pope Francis’ visit to the United States from September 22nd to September...

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Written by Tom
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:00

Introducing: A Word Fitly Spoken – A Podcast by Michelle Lesley and Amy Spreeman Featured

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A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast with Amy Spreeman and Michelle Lesley

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:51

The Pro-Life Movement Is on the Right Side of History and Science

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By David Gunn

Recent events have thrust the issue of abortion back into the public spotlight. Now the culture war’s battle lines are being redrawn in familiar places as pundits, partisans, and politicians line up to yell at and talk past one another. That’s unfortunate, because this...

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Written by Guest
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:39

Would You Give Up Your Life for Christ?

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In spite of all the violence in America, and a growing hatred for God and His Word, we are still very blessed as Christians to be Americans because of the religious freedoms we have.  That could be changing. We have not yet suffered to the point of torture or death for our faith in Jesus...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:00

Fascinating Interview: Craig Keener on his new book "Christobiography"

image In his latest book "Christobiography," Craig Keener aims to establish the reliability of the Gospels by exploring their genre. Keener briefly answers 5 Qs.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:00

The Economy Is about More than Money

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A System of Choices

The economy is not just money. It’s the complex system of choices we make about all our resources (including money), all our time, and all our standing in the eyes of others. Every choice we make throughout the day that involves...

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Written by Greg Forster
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:30

The New Covenant: Unmixed, Unbreakable, Unconditional (Part 1) Featured

Reread the title again. Let those words burn into your memory like a branding iron. The New Covenant (NC) that our LORD Jesus Christ inaugurated with his own blood (Hebrews 9:14-15) is unmixed, unbreakable, and unconditional. For some, this may seem obvious. But for the many, perhaps these words...

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Written by George Alvarado
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:06

In the Beginning – Heresy

Many seem surprised at how easily and quickly blatant false teaching is spreading today throughout the Evangelical church. But in fact, what we are seeing is not something new – heresy and deception have been with us since the beginning. The first deception is that of Satan himself, and that...

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Written by Don and Joy Veinot
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:00

Human-Monkey Chimeras Developed in China

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Headlines around the world announced that an international team of scientists working in China had created human-monkey chimeras. These “chimeras,” grown as embryos, have both human and monkey cells, and the goal is to grow organs able to be transplanted into humans waiting for an organ...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:00

Good morning, early birds! Featured

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If you’re an early riser, you’re probably wondering where in the world your Throwback Thursday article is. Well, it’s coming…tomorrow. …

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:00

Secular Orthodoxy

"Orthdoxy." We know that word, right? Well, maybe. English is a tough language. So, let's take a look at it. Because I use the word and you might use the word and we should be clear on what we're meaning by it.Orthodoxy is defined as "the quality or state of being orthodox." (Thanks, dictionary....

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:00

Unconditional Love in Marriage

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What is one way that our marriages can be strengthened?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that a husband is commanded to love his wife as Christ loved the church. The wife is commanded to respect her husband. One of the key things that we have lost today is that both a husband and a wife must give...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:59

A La Carte (August 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include small but diverse collection of books you should check out.

The recent deals from Westminster Books are focused on helping teens see life through three biblical lenses.

(Yesterday on the blog: Missing Elements in Our Discussions about Apostasy)

3 Questions D.A....

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:40

Interruptions, Changes, and Great Joy

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Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way,consider it an opportunity for great joy. 

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:2-3

    Heavenly Father, I’m sitting here with a confirmed seat...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:20

Cast your cares upon Him; He can handle it Featured

By Elizabeth PrataWe're all going through something. We all have burdens, griefs, and issues to deal with. If not at this moment, we might be coming out of one or going into one. The Lord said that in this life we would have trouble. (Jon 16:33).He cares for us and will be with us every step...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:00

Faithful Kingdom Service

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Before my husband, Mark, and I began working at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, he worked for eighteen years at Taco Bell. His passion for tacos remains strong, and he often knows exactly where friends of the Seminary live or have lived based upon the nearest Taco Bell to their...

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Written by Sharon Sampson
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:00

Matthew 7:1 Featured

Here’s an excerpt from Matthew 7:1, Tim Witmer's contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

Few texts are more misunderstood in our day than Matthew 7:1: “Judge not, that you be not judged.” It often comes up in conversations when one dares to make a moral assessment of another...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:50

Mid-August 2019 Presuppositional Apologetics Links

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 8th-15th, 2019.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 32 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.10 – God – The Failed Hypothesis

2.) We can know the words of the Old Testament: Table of Contents

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Written by SLIMJIM
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:34

Dealing with Bias – J. Warner Wallace as a Christian vs. J. Warner Wallace as an Atheist (Video)

J. Warner Wallace was interviewed by Stelman Smith of the Unapologetic Apologists and addressed the nature of the atheistic worldview, including the motives that cause us to act badly, deny truth claims and make bad claims. J. Warner also describes his own history as an atheist and how this history...

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Written by J. Warner
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:00

Elephants Evolve Smaller Tusks

 
August 15, 2019
“Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?” ( Ecclesiastes:3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:00

The Order of Melchizedek

“The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4) The importance of this intriguing verse is indicated both by the fact that it... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 17:03

God’s Work, God’s Way

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Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is (Mark 13:33). For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).

  1. God trained Joseph over a 13 year period to prepare him for preserving the...

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Written by George Stiekes
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 17:00

Not Sleeping but Strutting

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At Grace London at the moment we are (slowly) working through Mark’s Gospel. A few weeks ago we came to Mark 4:35-41, in which Jesus calms a storm. As we dug deeper into the passage and its lessons in our mid-week Life Group, the question arose, “How should the disciples have...

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Written by Jennie Pollock
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:05

August 15: James W.C. Pennington [1809-1870]

“I am an American to the Backbone.”

imageJames W.C. Pennington was born in 1809 and died in 1870, at the age of 63. To my knowledge, his exact birth and death dates are lost to us. But it was on this day, August 15th, in 1849, that he penned the Preface to his autobiography,“”...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:05

Activate Your Sanctified Imagination

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What we refer to as the Golden Rule had appeared in other places before Jesus stated it but always in a negative form, such as, “Do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you.” But Jesus provides a positive expression in his Sermon on the Mount, “So whatever you...

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Written by David Prince
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:00

Signs Of The New Birth Featured

Ye must be born again. — John 3:7

The answer to the question “How can a man be born when he is old?” is — When he is old enough to die — to die right out to his “rag rights,” to his virtues, to his religion, to everything, and to receive into himself...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:57

That's a hard question to answer

Today, I had an extended back and forth with atheist video blogger (and actor) Scott Clifton. I wanted to post one bit of the exchange here because I address a very common type of question about the problem of evil.
Clifton: Can you name a good—any good—that can’t be brought about...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 12:34

Lessons Learned In God’s School of Affliction

Note: This article is a guest post by Melissa Harrison.  On this, my forty-third birthday, I have been contemplating how gracious and merciful the Lord has been to me, especially lately. Three weeks ago, I was in a hospital emergency room in extreme pain; the most severe pain I’d ever...

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Written by Darrell B. Harrison
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 10:58

Lecture on Depression, Part 1

(I was out of the country on a counseling conference in Chile.  Here is the first half of my notes from a lecture on depression)

Notes on Depression Lecture

Begin with Psalm 88

Psalm 88 (ESV)

I Cry Out Day and Night Before You 88 A SONG. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. TO THE CHOIRMASTER:...

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Written by memoirandremains
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:39

Jeremiah’s Great Eschatological Vision (Pt. 3) Featured

Part Two

The Guarantee of the Lord of Creation and Providence

Returning to where we left off in Jeremiah 31, after Jeremiah has revealed a New covenant to replace the Mosaic covenant, he is given revelation which underlines its validity.

Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for a light by day, the...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:32

Abortion Doctor Admits He’s a Baby Killer Whether It’s In Or Out of the Womb

When it comes to abortion, there is no excuse on planet Earth that could be made for this atrocious act

The post Abortion Doctor Admits He’s a Baby Killer Whether It’s In Or Out of the Womb appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:30

A Disappointing Finish Featured

Apart from David and Solomon, whom the writer of Chronicles presents as exemplary kings, the 1-2 Chronicles names nineteen kings over Judah (the southern 2 tribes of Israel). Eleven of these men…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:58

Your understanding of salvation should shape your philosophy of ministry

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:10

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Contradict Christianity? Part 1

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Contradict Christianity? Part 1 Episode 0006 The Way Ministry Church: TheWayR122.org Recovery Reformation: RecoveryReformation.org Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On Facebook: The Way Radio Group, The Way R122, Recovery Reformation On Youtube: The Way Ministry Church Youtube...

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Written by Chad Prigmore
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:06

We’re looking for for the Harrisburg, PA, pastor born with polio that Todd White healed!

Let’s help find this pastor! ‘The Messed Up Church’ blogger Steven Kozar wants to hear directly from the pastor who was healed of polio by Todd White.

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Steven writes:

Todd White has recently appeared in a video where he tells the story of how he healed a pastor in Harrisburg,...

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Written by churchwatcher
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 07:46

I Pray God Turns the Church Upside Down

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During the Protestant Reformation, the church rediscovered the doctrine of justification, and the world got turned upside down. Today, I think it could be the church that is turned upside down if the application of the doctrine of justification were rediscovered. 

I don’t think I have to...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 07:13

The Church Under Grace

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An excerpt from Pastor Kevin Sadler’s new booklet, based on episode 70 of Transformed by Grace.  You can also watch episode 70 on YouTube.

“This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the...

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Written by Pastor Kevin Sadler