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, 11 October 2018 09:48

October Ministry Spotlight – Sye Ten Bruggencate

image Since October is Evangelism Month, we wanted our Ministry Spotlight to focus on someone who has profoundly impacted the apologetic methods of many believers, including myself.  Ironically, it was through a Twitter conversation with some atheists that I discovered the man who would eventually...

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Written by Eric Hovind
Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:19

How to live a positive life in a negative world

Years ago, I read the book Raising PG Kids in an X Rated Society by Tipper Gore, former wife of former vice president, Al Gore. In the book Tipper points an accusing finger at some of the contemporary bands of the 1990s like Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Death by Stereo, and Led Zeppelin and suggests...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:13

Personal holiness and inward cleanliness Featured

by Mike Ratliff

24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Matthew 23:24 (NASB) 

A huge trap that Christians can fall into is self-righteousness. It is a form of idolatry and that always causes spiritual blindness (Romans 1:24-25). Self-righteousness puts all effort...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:45

DiM | “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship Featured

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October 11, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship which currently sits at #2 on the Top20 chart at 20theCountdownMagazine.

This is a song by Hillsong Worship, who recently declared themselves to be a denomination. This...

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Written by Faithful Stewardship
Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:44

"The Lion of Princeton" -- Podcast Discussion on B. B. Warfield

I was recently a guest on the podcast "Equipping You in Grace" hosted by Dave Jenkins

You can listen here:  The Lion of Princeton -- Podcast

Here's some of the ground we covered:

A brief sketch of B.B. Warfield’s life and importance to American evangelicalism and the greater Body of Christ....

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:55

Providence is remarkable.

image“If phony miracles and false prophecies or fabricated signs and wonders somehow make you feel more confident that God is imminent and personally involved in your life, then you are hanging your confidence on a false premise and you need to delve into the study of divine providence. ...

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Written by churchwatcher
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:54

XXV: The Enduring Vision of Albert Mohler at Southern Seminary

Authors: Southern Seminary Productions...

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Written by Southern Seminary Productions
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:33

Former SBC VP Calls for Affirmative Action in Denominational Hiring Featured

image[Sioux City, Iowa] Dave Miller, aka The Company Man, is a 2nd Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention, an office typically reserved for non-celebrity pastors. Think of it as “throwing a bone” to the little guys, while most other major offices are staffed by denominational...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:24

Personal Bible Notes: Joshua Through Job

Refer to my 9/25/18 post about the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog.  
Joshua
7:24-26: Punished IAW Deut. 17:2-7
9:14-15: They did NOT seek God’s counsel.
Judges
3:22 “insides”: Literally: dung, excrement
6:11,14: “Angel of the...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:20

Don’t underestimate the impact of Kanye West

I usually ignore celebrity endorsements on either side, as they can be fickle or even counterproductive (though I do like to see them pop up for Conservatives, given how nearly all are Leftists).  People like James Woods do a good job of articulating their views.

Kanye West’s meeting with...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:16

Alliance broadcasts can now be heard on Family Radio!

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It's a new day at Family Radio, and we're pleased to announce that the venerable network now features Alliance Bible teachers 7 days a week on its 100+ outlets in 29 states! Listen for Dr. Barnhouse & the Bible Monday through Sunday, and The Bible Study Hour twice every Lord's Day! 

Please...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:06

Are you going to see the Gosnell movie? Please spread the word!

I’m so glad to see they made this.  The trailer looks great.  I haven’t been to a movie in over a year, but I may make an exception for this one.

Initially, the government deliberately ignored the greatest serial killer in American history.  Fortunately, someone finally...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:57

A Different Kind of Social Justice (or African Theology)

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In today’s class on religion in the U.S., students and I discussed Mary Beth Swetnam Matthews’ book Doctrine and Race. Aside from lots of evidence of how pervasive racism was among the leaders of the fundamentalist movement (William Bell Riley, John Roach Straton, and J. Frank Norris...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:50

Farewell to Our Beloved Omega Letter

  Note that this article was written primarily to the Omega Letter Website audience. As some readers may be aware, the Omega Letter website founded by Jack Kinsella is closing down. Here’s my fond farewell to our beloved Omega Letter. I providentially discovered Jack Kinsella and...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:50

Without apology, Zondervan settles plagiarism case involving Christine Caine.

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According to Publisher’s Weekly yesterday, publisher HarperCollins Christian/Zondervan and author Christine Caine settled a plagiarism lawsuit with author Carey Scott. Scott accused Caine of copying sections of Scott’s bookUntangled: Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity in Your...

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Written by churchwatcher
Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:49

Satan’s Methods of Attacking the Christian’s Assurance

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The devil has many devices to use against the Christian and one primary device is to attack our assurance. In this study, Tim considers some of the methods the devil uses to attack our assurance and what some of the weapons are that we can use to overcome them.

1. Satan tries to convince you that...

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Written by Tim Conway
Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:48

Sermon 1 John 2:7-8

Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:45

General Revelation (Pt.5)

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Part Four

The Unsaved do not know God

The NT seems to say that the unsaved person does not know God.  We see this in several places.  Let us begin with Galatians 4:

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:17

10/11/2018

•A bad week for pro-choicers
•The Gosnell movie shines a light on the darkness of abortion
•Denny Burk admits he was wrong about Trump’s Supreme Court nominees
•Pro-lifers are being assaulted
•Tim Keller analyzes Christian politics but ignores abortion
•Todd and Darryl Evans are collaborating on worship songs
•Tim Challies reviews Francis Chan’s new book
•Beth Moore’s drummer apologizes to all women for all men

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Written by joey
Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:40

Responding to Tim Keller, Catholic Archbishop Says He Doesn’t Want Jesus As King Featured

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” – Revelation 19:16

[Brisbane, Australia] Jesus acknowledged being King to Pilate in John 18:37. Paul calls him the “only Sovereign” in 1 Timothy 6:15,...

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Written by News Division
Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:18

What If and What Is

“Do you want to take a leap of faith?” Saito raises his eyebrows. “Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting...

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Written by Valerie Locklair
Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:54

What Would Jesus Say to Christians in America Today? Repent!

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If Jesus rebuked many of the early churches for straying, leaving their first love, putting up with false doctrine, or for being lukewarm, how could we, American Christians, think He wouldn’t harshly rebuke many of our seeker-sensitive, shallow, lukewarm churches today? Some might claim the...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:29

Word and Work: Two Seminary Presidents Walk into a Bar…

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer chats with his counterpart at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Lawrence Rast. The two seminary presidents discuss the history of their institutions and Rast’s background. They also share some insight about what...

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Written by Editor
Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:41

South Georgia churches heavily damaged in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

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Ken Cloud of Bowen Association has been unable to leave his yard following the destruction of Hurricane Michael. KEN CLOUD/Special

PELHAM — South Georgia Baptists are reeling today after the strongest hurricane since 1898 tore through the Florida Panhandle and through the heart of the...

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Written by Joe Westbury
Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:28

Imagine the Left as Satan Himself

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I love Canada Free Press.

I’ve used them many times as a reliable source. Their commentators are known for accuracy and truth, and they are brilliant writers.

My husband came across a piece from their site recently and sent it to me. I immediately knew that the Lord wanted me to cover it....

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:08

A Short Documentary on Albert Mohler

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This is a wonderful documentary on the amazing story of how R. Albert Mohler Jr. assumed the presidency of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, 25 years ago this year, and returned the school to theological fidelity—one of the most significant events in 20th...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:00

Anchorage Equal Rights Commission Drops Charges Against Lawyer

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Earlier this year in Alaska, the Downtown Hope Center (DHC), a religiously affiliated, private non-profit organization that provides numerous services to Anchorage’s homeless population, became embroiled in a religious freedom and attorney-client lawsuit filed by the Anchorage Equal Rights...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:36

Critical Calvinists and Pride (Hughes, Bridges)

image   One thing I’ve noticed over the years is the fact that some Calvinists are also very critical of others.  I know that some people in general are critical by nature, but to me it seems worse when someone who holds to the doctrines of grace is always super critical about...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:15

What is man?

I recently read What is Man? (Elm Hill, 2018) by Edgar Andrews. It's a witty, erudite, wide-ranging monograph that defends biblical anthropology in light of modern scientific challenges. The book has a scientific emphasis, but that's integrated into a broader philosophical and theological...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:14

Doing Doctrine Pastorally? (Richard D. Phillips)

As Reformed churches face an array of social challenges and pastoral concerns, I have found the idea spreading that we must "do" doctrine pastorally. That is, we must decide the Bible's teaching based on how we think it will impact our hearers. Most recently, we see this occurring with respect to...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:00

Podcast: Faith and the Baseball Playoffs (with Brandon Cash)

Join us as Scott interviews Talbot professor and Los Angeles Dodgers chaplain Brandon Cash, as he describes his ongoing ministry with the Dodgers' players and coaches, with a specific emphasis on the current postseason playoffs.

Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at: biola.edu/thi...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:18

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Ecclesiastes

“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”

These are the opening words of the Preacher of Ecclesiastes, a wise man who had everything and found he had nothing. The rest of book is filled with brilliant, relentless, haunting, shocking, almost nihilistic...

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Written by 9Marks
Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:17

Pronouncing the Tetragrammaton

During my Bible college and seminary experience, some of my professors would  pronounce the Tetragrammaton (transliterated YHWH) as Yahweh and others would use Adonai or Lord. And during one written project in my doctoral studies I deliberately tried to  avoid the controversy by using...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

John 8:2-11

The post John 8:2-11 appeared first on Southern Equip.

Authors: Jimmy Scroggins

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Duration: 1676 secondsSize: 38.49 Mb...

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Written by Jimmy Scroggins
Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

What Has Authority to Bind the Conscience?

No written document of men has the authority to bind the conscience absolutely. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that only Scripture has that power.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for a...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:54

Prayer: A Source of Living Water and Strength for Desert Wanderers

We know we need to pray. We also know the Scripture commands us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). After all, the forces of evil will do everything in their power to stop God’s people  from praying. Even though, we know all that (or should know that),  yet we...

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Written by James Williams
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:50

Blots and Blemishes

2 Peter 2:12-13, “12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:45

Kim Riddlebarger– The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Kim Riddlebarger talk about the life, ministry, and influence of B.B. Warfield on Reformed theology in his day and today, along with his book The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian (Lexham Press, 2016).

What...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:40

Around the Horn (October 11)

In this article, John Piper discusses the idea that there is a Christian duty and biblical basis for using one’s imagination. In fact, in using our imagination, he argues that we are using our minds in the most...

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Written by Staff
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:29

John Frame’s 9-Point Checklist for Evaluating Theological Writings

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Theologian John Frame sets forth the criteria he uses—and tries to avoid—when evaluating theological writings.

1. Scripturality

  • Are the ideas teachings of Scripture?
  • Are they at least consistent with Scripture?
  • This is, of course, the chief criterion.

2. Truth

  • Even if an idea is not found in...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:21

Impartiality is a Biblical corollary to justice. Class struggle is not.

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For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were...

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Written by Robert Truelove
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:16

Theopolis Podcast: Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

image In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Hebrews 3:12-19, Mark 10:17-22.

You can follow the Theopolis podcast on SoundcloudiTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can read show...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:00

Step into the plane.

Two hundred years ago, “rational” thinking folks would have mocked you if you spoke of the possibility of massive jumbo jets floating through the air filled with human beings. Any sensible person knew that massively heavy objects couldn’t possibly float through the air, as though...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:00

Who Was Nebuchadnezzar?

Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful king of Babylon who reigned from about 605 BC until around 562 BC.

By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (501 Nelson Place, Nashville, TN 37214 USA) providing information about...

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Written by ZA Blog
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:45

Why can't they see she's a false teacher? One reason: "Deception by investment" Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThis first appeared on The End Time in July 2011.We are told that in the last days, deceivers will come. They will carry false doctrines, false teachings, and they will want to follow their own lusts instead of sound doctrine. This web page has a list of all the verses in the...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:34

China Legalizes ‘Concentration Camps’ Featured

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South China Morning Post

Chinese officials had earlier denied the existence of such arbitrary detention and enforced political re-education bases, but said some citizens had been sent to vocational centres for minor criminal misdemeanours.

The revision, issued by the regional legislature, recognises...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:28

What Happens After Death?

There is much mystery surrounding death and the unknown plagues many people with fear. However, it’s not completely veiled and mysterious since the Bible provides details. The good news is that we don’t need the “heavenly tourism” books to provide us the details of what...

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Written by Josh Buice
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:17

Natural Theology: The Design of Creation

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David Smith
Oct 11, 2018
Genesis 1-2 reveals that God created in an orderly way and a cosmic order with everything having a function based on what he created it to be. In other words, when we use the phrase “the design of creation” we ought to...

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Written by David Smith
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:12

Mormon No Longer

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In the final segment this morning, Mike and David look at an important announcement from leadership of the Mormon Church: they will no longer call themselves "Mormons" so they can, in their words, emphasize their "Christian" doctrine. We who understand the Bible and the foundational beliefs of...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:05

How did we get the biblical canon?

Authors: Robert Plummer...

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Written by Robert Plummer