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, 14 August 2018 14:12

Very friendly dialogue between Craig Keener and Michael Horton

Friendly dialogue on continuationism vs. cessationism, held in Brazil in March 2018 (naturally, with Portuguese translation), between friends Craig Keener and Michael Horton. The total time is 1 hour, 36 minutes, but feel free to skip around, so long as nothing is out of context! image

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Written by Craig Keener
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 13:46

No, God Isn’t Going to Heal You on Demand Every Time You Ask

I know that may come as a shock to most Word by Faith communities and Pentecostals, but just stay with me a while. I recently read a post in a Christian apologetics group on Facebook where someone posed this question: “I have recently heard several pastors in sermons say that believers who...

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Written by Rulonda JaBrey
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 13:12

Runaway plane

For those who find Catholicism appealing, a major source of appeal is the notion of a living oracle. It's a nice idea. No doubt most Bible commentators wish they could interview the Bible writer they strive to interpret.
There are some familiar challenges for Protestants. A few books of the canon...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:42

08/14/2018

•The prosperity Gospel is still popular, and still false
•Justin Peters joins Todd on the phone
•Social Justice is dividing in the name of Unity
•What does the Chick Fil A drive through have to do with social justice?
•Jesus was the happiest human who ever lived
•Modernizing Jane Austen in all the wrong ways

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:20

The Incredibles 2: Christ is Better Than Our Uniqueness and Service

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Disney Movies & Pixar

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In episode 21 of the Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast, we engage Pixar’s latest, The Incredibles2. It’s a fun movie that’s worth your money, but...

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Written by Jared Moore
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:34

Of Calvin, Social Justice, And The Theology Of The Cross

Yesterday (August 13) was the 477th anniversary of a small but symbolic event in Reformation history. On that date in 1541 John Calvin returned to Geneva from Strasbourg, where he had been a happy exile for about three years. On his first . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:34

The Discipleship Minister Featured

1. Seth completes his review of 2 Thessalonians, examining Paul’s longing to visit. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission about Flat-Earthers and KJV Onlyists. 3. Seth discusses Sunday School the title of “Discipleship Pastor”

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Written by Seth - Host of the Christian Commute
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:25

The Trinity Debate Two Years On

image It’s been about two years since the great online conflagration known as “the Trinity debate” began to wind down. I still think a lot about what happened during those months during the summer of 2016. Two years hence, I can say that my dominant feelings about it are thankfulness....

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Written by Denny Burk
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:00

Which Helps a Bit

“Imagine you have been invited to dinner somewhere, and suppose you just can’t get past the fact that your hosts are, apparently without malice, serving up carcinogens covered in gravy. Well, Jesus said that we had to take up our cross in order to follow Him. Your obligation is to die...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:04

The King’s Golden Image Featured

by Mike Ratliff

16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:00

Gorgeous Goatskin Greek New Testaments, 3 Mormons, Open Phones

Started off showing off my new Nestle-Aland 28th Edition Large Print Greek New Testament as rebound in gorgeous turquoise Italian goatskin by Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding, run by Jeffrey Rice.  I had Jeffrey call in and talk with me about his work. Now, I know some will think I am just...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 08:10

Top Five Responses to Authorized from KJV-Only Brothers

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:55

Poor Charismatic Teaching Part One -- Misunderstanding Wolves

Recent article from a charismatic pastor outlines how the NAR can corrupt even the simplest of biblical terms...

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:51

True Love: A Funeral Sermon for a Friend

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Introduction
In the movie The Princess Bride, Westley has to leave his fiancé Buttercup in order to make his fortune. Buttercup is worried that she will never see him again. Westley reassures her: “This is true love-you think this happens every day.”
 
True love is the reason...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:34

“Outreach” Services

I have previously written an article aboutwhat the assembled church is for. One thing I pointed out is that the assembled church is NOT for inviting in unbelievers, such as with “outreach” services. The assembly is for corporate worship, edification, etc, for believers. And it is where...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:31

Today marks the day...

Today marks the day when we move to video as well as audio on our youtube channel. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe to the King's Church TV channel:

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:22

Prata's Place / Graceful Garlands 49: Simply Sophisticated Featured

By Elizabeth PrataMy title comes fromHear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. (Proverbs 1:8-9).
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Authors: The End Time...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:16

How Can You Separate Church and State When the Pope Speaks (so much) about Both?

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Did Vatican II pave the way for Pope Francis’ recent change development of the catechism’s teaching on capital punishment? Korey Maas thinks so even if the laity (so far the bishops aren’t giving much guidance) are divide:

Largely unremarked in the debate over capital punishment,...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:10

Children: Who is Man? (Part 2)

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Who is man? Man is completely different than anything else God created. But man has a tremendous problem: he’s dying. What can be the hope for dying man?

Authors: Tim Conway

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:04

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Thousands of Abuse Cases by Hundreds of Predator Priests

The attorney general of the state of Pennsylvania has just released a report of an extensive grand jury investigation that names more than 300 priest-abusers across six of eight Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania (encompassing 54 of 67 counties). Just for the record, the Diocese of Pittsburgh...

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Written by John Bugay
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:29

When Leaders Fail to Discipline Their Children Featured

One of the saddest and most damaging ways a leader can fail is when they fail in the raising of their own children. In 2 Samuel, we see how David failed in acting with justice when it was his own children who needed to be punished. There are principles here for all parents and any affected by the...

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Written by Reagan Rose
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:05

Terminology Tuesday: Creation Order

image Lawlike structure or order that is rooted in God’s intentions at creation. Those who affirm this notion typically think that there are particular “orders” or “spheres” of creation, such as the state and the family, each with its own purposes and norms. The term is...

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Written by Richard Porter
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:40

Dead Mentors

Some would consider having a dead mentor to be an oxymoron but Michael O'Neal makes a case for it here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:19

How Not to Worship Your Worship

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Bob Kauflin:

It was almost forty years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

At the end of an evening church meeting, we flowed seamlessly into an “afterglow service.” For the first time in my life I heard and sang these words, penned by Laurie Klein:

I love you, LordAnd I lift my...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:14

Clash of the Idols: The NFL vs. American Statism (Round 2) Featured

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Here in “the land of the free and home of the brave”, three things are guaranteed to happen each and every August:

  1. Tens of thousands of American baby boys and girls will be “legally” murdered in American police/military protected child mass murder and dismemberment facilities...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:44

INSANITY: Releasing Terrorists Who Were Training Children To Be School Shooters

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This story almost made my head explode.

Fromfoxnews.com

Horrifying details released in investigation of ‘extremist Muslim’ compound that allegedly conducted school-shooting training

The children discovered at an “extremist Muslim” compound in New Mexico earlier this...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:39

Making sense of our suffering

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What has been your most difficult trial in the last couple of years?

Sickness, strained relationships, persecution, isolation, financial difficulties, family problems?

Today, as all through the ages, people have different responses to trials, suffering and hardship.

They may think, “God...

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Written by Pastorfish
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:12

Enjoy Sight Sound Theatre's Moses on the Big Screen

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The biblical account of Moses is coming to the big screen for two days only, September 13 and 15, 2018, in movie theaters across the US. Our friends at the Sight & Sound Theatre in Pennsylvania put on a spectacular live stage production of Moses’ life, including his discovery by the...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:07

Reid on Perception (Part Four)

Reid on "Common Sense"

Reid on “Perception” -- Reid v. Kant and Van Til (Round One)

 Kant argued that what we perceive with our senses is not “the thing in itself,” since sense data must be mediated through our a priori categories.  We all may see the same object...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 03:00

August 13, 2018 Show with Kevin Hamilton on "Bringing the Gospel God's Word to the Deaf"

Theme:

August 13, 2018:

KEVIN HAMILTON, biblical counselor (the first Deaf person to be certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors), leader of a group of other Deaf Christians preparing to become certified as biblical counselors, the North America Scripture Engagement coordinat...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 02:43

The More Evangelical You Become, The Less Presbyterian

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On this morning’s broadcast with Angelo and company, I heard Carson Wentz describe the bond he shares with Nick Foles by virtue of a common faith. I’m sure many evangelicals were encouraged.

But I could not help but wonder what would happen when Carson learned that his Lutheran church...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 02:11

Parachurch ministry

1. Are parachurch ministries biblically warranted? To begin with, what are parachurch ministries? Examples include apologetic/countercult organizations, publishing, campus ministry, athletic outreach, evangelistic organizations, Christian media, hospital chaplains, educational institutions, and...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:48

Not Every Letter Agrees . . .

Balsa Wood

As one who works at the organization that built Solar Probe (and knows many of the good people who built it; yes it is audacious!), I very much liked your reference. And I do expect there will be some people who speak up about what happened in St Louis. We might not be the big and famous...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:42

Truth will Change People

19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what ...

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Written by Carl Kerby
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:38

The Mod | “Radical Sacrifice” by Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is my favourite Marxist critic, though I must add that the competition for that title is less than fierce. His status as such rests upon the clarity of his prose, the elegance of his wit, the breadth of his learning, a sense of self-parody (sadly a rare commodity among radicals of...

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Written by Brooke Ventura
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:29

A Trusted Leader

image57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. (Luke 9)
This man made a...

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Written by Tina Cole
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:26

MacArthur: Social Injustice and the Gospel

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Let me commend to you a blog series by John MacArthur. He launched it yesterday and will be posting through the next couple of weeks. He doesn’t name those he is criticizing, but perhaps that is to come. — dcsj

The evangelicals who are saying the most and talking the loudest these...

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Written by dcsj
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:55

Daily Bible Readings August 16-31

Thursday, August 16 Nehemiah 11:1-12:26 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 Psalm 34:11-22 Proverbs 21:14-16

Friday, August 17 Nehemiah 12:27-13:31 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 Psalm 35:1-16 Proverbs 21:17-18

Saturday, August 18 Esther 1:1-3:15 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Psalm 35:17-28 Proverbs 21:19-20

Sunday, August 19 Est...

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Written by christianindex
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:49

Millennial Definitions

Let’s briefly look at some millennial definitions. First of all, what does “millennium” mean? In eschatology (the study of Last Things) millennium is a word used for a period of time. It is taken from the Latin meaning “thousand.” In Revelation 20:1-7 the Greek word...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:36

Bible Study for August 19: Prioritize 

Nehemiah 6:1-3,15-16; 8:1-3,5-8
Harris Malcom, state missionary
Middle Georgia Region

Distractions come from all kinds of sources and directions. The enemy wants to stop God’s work any way possible. It could be settling for what is good above what is God. Sometimes it is by...

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Written by Harris Malcom
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:31

Daily Bread Bread of Life

Jesus is faithful, loving, and kind. He gladly helps everybody and is good to everyone. This is what it means that He’s God and...

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Written by Donavon Riley
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:29

The Problem With Mr. Jones

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By now you've heard of the left wing shut down of Alex Jones, bull horn of the InfoWars website. I am not a fan of Alec Jones, I've seen a total of maybe 10 minutes of his raucous bluster and came away feeling like I lost IQ points.
YouTube, Facebook, Apple podcast, and Spotify all removed Alex...

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Written by Doug Evans
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:04

An Interview About My Book “Discipling the Flock”

Today, Books At a Glance published a recent interview that I did with Fred Zaspel. In the interview, Fred asked about the goal and purpose of my book, Discipling the Flock, focusing most of his attention on the second chapter. He then wrapped up the interview by asking what I believe authentic...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:03

5 Reasons Church Revitalization is Risky

Church planters as risk takers. They start churches — often with little funding. They typically have no building when they start out, and many have no members. Church planting is inherently risky.

But I would argue that church revitalization must be risky as well. Indeed, I believe church...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:02

Podcast: The Weirdness of Matthew 27:51-54

image In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss one of the very weird passages of the New Testament, Matthew 27:51-54, where bodies raised from the grave appear in Jerusalem following Christ’s resurrection. Having only chosen the topic a few minutes before...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Do moral dilemmas undermine objective moral absolutes?

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One reason why some people reject the existence of objective morality is because moral absolutes can conflict.

Canadian philosopher Michael Horner to explains the problem.

He writes:

You may have been confronted with the story of the Nazi soldier...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:57

Lasting Beauty

1 Peter 3:3-6, “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:55

Seeing Sin Soberly in Light of the Cross

Imagine if someone asks you to paint a portrait of a sinner.

Where would you turn for inspiration: The front page? The evening news? The history books? Any of these sources would provide an abundance of sinful specimens to observe: murderous dictators, hate-filled racists, violent predators....

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Written by Paul Jewell
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:53

The Importance of Praying Scripture

In his recent book Praying the Bible, Don Whitney—a widely recognized scholar of Christian spiritual disciplines—writes: “It must be possible for every Christian…to have a meaningful, satisfying prayer life.”

Would you agree? Or does that claim surprise you? Have you...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:50

Normal Pastor Conference Audio

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We were pleased to host the 2nd Normal Pastor Conference at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO last weekend, and I’ve been really blessed by the feedback from those who attended. The audio of the messages — from D.A. Horton, John Onwuchekwa, Won Kwak, Nathan Rose, and me —...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson