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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Monday, 10 December 2018 17:00

24 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2018

A Banner Year for Biblical Counseling Publishing 

If you’re a counselor, pastor, student, educator, one-another minister, small group leader, soul care provider, spiritual friend, spouse, or parent, you want to know the most helpful books about biblical counseling—books that seek to...

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Written by Bob
Monday, 10 December 2018 16:15

Terminology Tuesday: Public square

image A metaphorical way of referring to the “space” in which citizens of a democracy discuss and decide issues of common concern. There is much debate over the place of religion in the public square in a pluralistic democracy. Classical liberals as well as such postmodernist thinkers as...

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Written by Richard Porter
Monday, 10 December 2018 16:03

The Importance of the Written Word for our Faith and Practice

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The internet changed the topics I dip into. Some are more eclectic than others are. A recent e-zine I discovered has an article about the Incas of South America and their non-written language. The article comments on the success of the Incan empire without a written language. You will have to read,...

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Written by Don Johnson
Monday, 10 December 2018 16:01

Romans 7: The Mature Christian’s Struggle Featured

My doctor told me that he isn’t satisfied with containing the cancer in my body he wants to eradicate it. When he said that I realized that we should have the same attitude with our sin, we shouldn’t contain it we should kill it!

image Those were the words of Ed, a man in my church who has...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 10 December 2018 16:00

The Sons of God

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” (1 John 3:1) When John says &ld... More...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 15:00

What Not to Say When Someone Confesses Their Sin

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Confession: I waste an awful lot of my time. Just comparing Andrew Wilson's reading list for the year with mine puts me to shame. And I haven't written as many blog posts (or books) delivered as many sermons, or organised as many conferences as him either. Not by a long chalk! Where does he find...

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Written by Jennie Pollock
Monday, 10 December 2018 14:15

Why We Shouldn't Change the Gospel

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At times, change can be a good thing. I know it has been for me. Over a decade ago, I made a change and moved to the DFW metroplex. Growing up, I never thought I would live in Dallas, but when the opportunity presented itself, I took it. I took the opportunity because I...

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Written by Casey Lewis
Monday, 10 December 2018 14:10

Advent: Two Kinds of Waiting at Once

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During the long December weeks of Advent, children anticipate the joy of Christmas morning. And they’re right to do so: our traditional Christmas celebrations—the presents, the food, the songs—properly echo the spiritual joy we feel at knowing that God is with us, Emmanuel, here...

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Written by Jessica Snell
Monday, 10 December 2018 14:05

December 11: Rev. George Duffield

A Sermon Preached on a National Observanceby Rev. David T. Myers

The Congress of the nation had appointed this day in 1783 as a Day of Thanksgiving, because Peace has been restored, Independence had been established, with rights and Privileges Enjoyed. One of the ministers who took the opportunity...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Monday, 10 December 2018 14:00

How Do We Teach Truth in a World of Untruths?

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Discerning what's real in a culture of obscured reality isn't easy. Many of our friends and neighbors wonder:

  • Does my life have a purpose?
  • Does God exist?
  • What happens when I die?

The good news is, we can point them to the answers!

The Bible teaches us all we need to know about life, death, and...

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Written by TFL
Monday, 10 December 2018 14:00

A Case for Cessationism, Part 8

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From Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal, Vol 3, No. 2, Fall 2013. Reproduced with permission. This installment competes the survey of biblical evdence and concludes the study. Read the full series.

Hebrews 1:1, 2

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by...

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Written by Fred Moritz
Monday, 10 December 2018 13:10

10 Favorite Reads of 2018

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Books are companions during specific seasons of life. As I look back over the past decade of top 10 “favorite reads,” I can see myself in particular locations reading these books: the hospital room, the bus, on the living room couch, in my home library, by the nightstand, or on a plane....

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Written by Trevin Wax
Monday, 10 December 2018 13:05

The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: An Interview with Melani McAlister

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Today I am interviewing Dr. Melani McAlister, professor of American studies and international affairs at George Washington University. She is the author most recently of The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals (Oxford, 2018).

[TK] Why do you take a...

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Written by Thomas Kidd
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:20

When Moses Made a Cocktail

Moses is a mixologist.

Back in Exodus 32, Moses takes that Aaron-crafted golden calf, the one worshiped by the Israelites, and he smashes it into a powder.

Get this scene in your eyes.

There’s Moses, after smashing the tablets with the Law on them, he drags the golden calf to a place where...

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Written by J.A. Medders
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:14

Two Paths - Two Destinations

Psalm 1:

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 10 December 2018 11:17

Catholic Priest Says His Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim is Only After Money, a “Woman Scorned”

Please consider supporting our ministry financially with a donation to help cover the expenses of travel, sound permitting and equipment, printed materials, and various other costs associated with our ministry of taking the gospel to darkest areas of Charlotte, NC and beyond.

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 10 December 2018 11:14

Know Why You Believe

No, not that book of the same title, by Paul E. Little. I was actually required to read that thing for an “apologetics” class. Don’t do it. This review is on Know Why You Believe, by K. Scott Oliphint. After quite a long break from studying apologetics, I finally broke the...

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Written by Nate
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:10

Tim Keller’s Worst Tweet Yet? Patently, Biblically Absurd Featured

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The gospel of John begins with a prologue about the divinity and eternality of Jesus Christ.  Immediately thereafter, the story of John the Baptist begins.  John was the herald of the coming Messiah.  His ministry attracted throngs of religious Jews.  By the 29th verse of John...

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Written by Seth Dunn
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:00

Hellish Forgetfulness

“I don’t think anyone should stand anywhere near the Memory Hole—it is the entry way to the Bottomless Pit . . . Like Nebuchadnezzar’s men, it is pretty easy to fall in when you are throwing things” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 224).

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 10 December 2018 09:47

The War Against “Conversion Therapy” Featured

The endgame of the militant homosexual lobby has always been this: the complete and final elimination of any and all opposition and criticism. Not only that, but the compulsory promotion and celebration of this lifestyle has also been actively sought after and worked for.

And the biggest obstacle to...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 10 December 2018 09:31

Year End Reflection and Celebration of God’s Faithfulness!

This time every year,

I have the opportunity to reflect back on the last 12 months of ministry opportunities. It gives me a reason to pause, give thanks to God, and share the progress with you. Here are a few highlights from the past year and some opportunities that are on the horizon in 2019:

New...

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Written by Tim Lane
Monday, 10 December 2018 09:27

The Believer’s Supreme Act of Spiritual Worship Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 Παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν τοῦ...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 10 December 2018 09:22

Famous for Sin Featured

1. Seth continues his review 1 Timothy 4 examining reading scripture. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission about psychology. 3. Seth discusses Christians famous for being gay.

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Written by Seth - Host of the Christian Commute
Monday, 10 December 2018 09:00

Clint Eastwood Recites Modern Worship Songs

Episode 2403

Clint Eastwood Recites Modern Worship Songs

Segment 1 (00:00) Fact Over Fluff

Segment 2 (10:19) Repetition, Repetition, Repetition…

Segment 3 (19:17) Post-Christian Side Effects

Wretched Surprise! (00:00) Ephesians 2:10

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Written by samueljroys
Monday, 10 December 2018 08:44

A PRAYER REQUEST AND IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM LIVING4HISGLORY’S BLOG

Last week one of my dear sisters was hospitalized and is still in intensive care due to a ruptured appendix and many other serious complications including a severe infection that began to spread throughout her system. She has had very little sleep over the past week and therefore they gave her a...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Monday, 10 December 2018 08:41

220- James Musker – Audio Only Version

220- James Musker – Exposing the Truth – A Luciferian Plot for a Global Religion Right click to Download    

Authors: Tony Koretz

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Written by Tony Koretz
Monday, 10 December 2018 08:32

Do Believers Who Had an Immoral Past Know God More?

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Does having an outwardly immoral life mean that if you become a Christian, you will know God more and be more mature than those who didn’t live such a life?

Original question:

Thank you for your ministry. I have been watching theYouTube Q&A videos and I would like to direct the question...

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Written by Tim Conway
Monday, 10 December 2018 08:32

China Arrests Elders and a Hundred Congregants of Protestant Church Featured

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[South China Morning Post] About 100 worshippers at an unofficial church in southwestern China were snatched from their homes or from the streets in coordinated raids which began on Sunday evening.

Chinese authorities targeted members of the Early Rain Covenant Church across various districts of...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 10 December 2018 08:16

Students Stage Protest After Teacher Fired for Correctly Identifying Student’s Gender Featured

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[Lifesite News] WEST POINT, Virginia, December 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A large group of students walked out of their classes Friday to protest the firing of a teacher who refused to refer to a female gender-confused student as male.

The West Point, Virginia school board’s...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 10 December 2018 08:12

The Pastor's Wife Who Scraped Gum Off the Floor

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When I was a new wife to a young seminarian I watched my then-pastor’s wife do something that I think of nearly every Sunday. That was almost 20 years ago. That means her actions have run through my mind over 1,000 times now. 

Here’s what she did one Sunday morning when our...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Monday, 10 December 2018 07:48

Mark 16:9-20, Inerrancy, and Liberal Propaganda

            Have you ever been told that textual variants have no impact on Christian doctrine? Of course you have, if you have read text-critical handbooks by evangelical authors. However, some textual variants exist which are capable of having a strong...

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Written by James Snapp
Monday, 10 December 2018 07:42

Hundreds of Sex Abuse Cases Found in Fundamental Baptist Churches Featured

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[Star Telegram] Joy Evans Ryder was 15 years old when she says her church youth director pinned her to his office floor and raped her.

“It’s OK. It’s OK,” he told her. “You don’t have to be afraid of anything.”

He straddled her with his knees, and she looked...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 10 December 2018 07:20

Karen Swallow Prior Attacks BACON! Featured

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Karen Swallow Prior, a gay-affirming feminist who works as a research fellow for the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), has now turned her sights on the evils of…bacon.

Now, it’s serious.

Prior, has frequented gay film festivals, was chosen by animal...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 10 December 2018 06:59

The Pastor That Told His Congregation to Take What They Need From Offering Basket Gifts His Wife $200K Lamborghini

John Gray – Relentless Church, SC Just two weeks ago, South Carolina pastor John Gray received a lot of praise for telling his congregants to take what they need from the offering basket is now taking heat for gifting his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini.  John Gray, a former associate of the...

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 10 December 2018 06:55

'Tis the Season: Advent Sermons by Sinclair Ferguson

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Sinclair Ferguson has recently released his second advent themed book, Love Came Down.Together with his previously published Child in the Manger,this has quickly become one of my favorite sources for advent meditations. That is not at all surprising, as I have...

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Written by john_hendryx
Monday, 10 December 2018 06:53

12/10/2018

•Alistair Begg got worked up
•American Christianity doesn’t always line up with the Bible
•Planned Parenthood did just fine with a Republican congress
•Welfare vs Charity
•Mike Fabarez asks if you weep over the same things as Jesus
•Candy Canes are banned for looking like a J
•College students brand Veggie Tales as racist

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Written by joey
Monday, 10 December 2018 06:43

Peter and Paul at Jerusalem

Monday, 10 December 2018 06:42

The Danger of Over-Spiritualizing the "Gift" of Singleness -- Part One

A look at another taboo subject in the church - single Christians. Yes, we are a thing.

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Monday, 10 December 2018 06:16

The SJW Boycott of Pulpit Pen Failed~Miserably. Here's why. Featured

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Last week, leftists and Social Justice Warriors called for a boycott of Pulpit & Pen, which is independent and often times blunt Christian news. Incensed (whether real or fake) at our use of “trigger words” regarding an Intersectional Golden Goose, Jackie Hill Perry,...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 10 December 2018 05:55

Church as Start-Up or Farm?

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He who has eyes, let him see. She who has ears, let her hear.

18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 10 December 2018 04:52

Luther on the Verge: Burning the Papal Bull

  imageOn the afternoon[1] of December 10, 1520, a number of faculty from the University of Wittenberg and a batch of students gathered...

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Written by Ken Sudet Jones
Monday, 10 December 2018 04:47

Michael Reeves on Christianity’s Triune God

Dr. Michael Reeves has written and spoken much on Christianity’s Triune God. The first time I ever read anything by Reeves was in the book High King of Heaven. He contributed the first chapter The Eternal Word: God the Son in Eternity Past. Though I didn’t mention him in my...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Monday, 10 December 2018 04:46

A Lesson Heard in Longfellow’s Home

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While in Cambridge on a trip to visit churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island this past weekend, my host, Tom Fisher, took me on a walking tour of Harvard. Tom is a walking encyclopedia himself, and I immensely enjoyed hearing the history of the people, buildings, and sites on this sunny but...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 10 December 2018 04:18

Biological Man Hannah Mouncey Dominating Women’s Handball In Australia As A Transgender Athlete

Until 2016, Hannah Mouncey played for Australia’s men’s handball league. But now, after transitioning to a woman, the six-foot-two, 220-pound Mouncey is utterly dominating Australia’s women’s handball league.

One of the biggest scandals that the fake news media will...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Monday, 10 December 2018 04:01

Too Wretched For Radio 12/10/2018

The Lottery, TBN, Lauren Daigle and modern idols

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Written by joey
Monday, 10 December 2018 03:43

Learning to Love Thy Body: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey

Authors: CBMW

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Written by CBMW
Monday, 10 December 2018 03:37

A Christmas journey you may not have considered

The Christmas season is notorious for traffic and travel. Over the course of the next three weeks, many people will travel great distances to celebrate with loved ones. The highways will be clogged with travelers, any of which will not be exhibiting the joy of the season. Hopefully for you, all of...

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Written by Jim Duggan
Monday, 10 December 2018 03:11

How do you abide in Christ?

The phrase “Abide in Christ” is spoken of often in Christian circles. This isn’t a shock, because the Bible itself mentions it often. Christ Himself speaks of abiding, and He focuses quite a bit of His teaching to His disciples on the subject. However, simply because something is...

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Written by David Appelt
Monday, 10 December 2018 03:06

Sodomites Raising Baby Say They Will “Pick Gender” When Baby is Older

…but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.Matthew 18:6 Two sodomites who say they identify as “transgender men” are raising a...

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 10 December 2018 02:56

Is Isaiah 7:14 a Messianic Prophecy?

By: Brian G. Chilton | December 10, 2018

More and more scholars are becoming skeptical of Messianic prophecy in the Hebrew Bible—that is, the Old Testament. Michael Rydelniknotes that “Although evangelical scholarship still recognizes that there is something messianic about the Hebrew...

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Written by Brian Chilton