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, 14 October 2019 20:04

A Milestone: 2million+ views

Sometime over the past ten days or so, the count of views of pages on this blog site passed the 2million mark.  I had intended to keep closer track as we approached that milestone, but have been distracted with completing a writing project.  So, a bit tardily, my thanks to viewers of this...

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Written by larryhurtado
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

Watch Ken Ham Debate Jeff Zweerink of Reasons to Believe

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Do we live on a young or an old earth? That question was the subject of a recent debate on a Christian radio show in the United Kingdom, Unbelievable. For over an hour, I debated Dr. Jeff Zweerink of Reasons to Believe (an old-earth organization). I challenged listeners to start with God’s...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

Ensign Taylor Featured

Meet “Ensign” Taylor. “Ensign” Taylor has attended your church for the past 6 months. He’s a nice enough guy, fun to talk to, and he has a really interesting story. You see “Ensign” Taylor lives on the Starship Excellence which, he informs us, is currently...

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Written by Jason Marianna
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

Blog Orientation for New Readers and Old Friends Featured

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Here are a few features and resources of the blog which I hope will be helpful.

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

Joker

The latest entry from the DC Comics is the new movie, Joker. I haven't seen it. A friend wanted to know why I wasn't interested. Our conversation made me wonder and I'm sure you'll be able to help me figure this out.The movie's website describes it as a movie about Arthur Fleck (played by Joaquin...

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

Families Rooted and Grounded in Scripture

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What is one of the most important things that families should seek after?

Rob Ventura explains that it is incredibly important that families build our homes on Scripture. The way we live our lives cannot be based on opinion or preference. If our homes are founded upon shifting opinions, our families...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

The Joke’s on You: Why Leviathan Needs the Joker

As men require a heaping dose of dreams to reconcile themselves to waking life, so too does the hulking Leviathan of society require its dreams—which are films. This fantastical notion—that films function as society’s dreams—was first heralded by a smattering of early...

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Written by Michael Shindler
Monday, 14 October 2019 20:00

How Porn Affects Your Brain

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Your brain is amazing.

Weighing in at three pounds, your brain contains roughly 90 billion nerve cells—called neurons—with trillions of cell connections—called synapses. When connected together, these synapses form back roads, highways, and superhighways in your brain that signals...

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Written by Tim Barnett
Monday, 14 October 2019 19:55

Papyri and Disappointment

Yesterday, I learned of the recent posting on the Egypt Exploration Society website concerning reports of papyri in the ownership of the EES that allegedly were sold on to Hobby Lobby by Professor Dirk Obbink.  The EES statement is here.

To read the EES statement is, for me as well as some...

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Written by larryhurtado
Monday, 14 October 2019 19:46

God has big plans for you! Featured

By Elizabeth PrataI know you've heard of that before. In evangelizing, it seems that many believers want to entice the lost into the faith by promising them big success, in the form if this line

God has big plans for you!

It's everywhere.
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I find this offensive. Here is reason #1:It's pride. This kind...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:39

Can My Friend Be Excited About Sin and Be a Christian? (Video)

In this video, recorded at a Fearless Faith Seminar, J. Warner Wallace helps answer an audience question: Can My Friend Be Excited About Sin and Be a Christian? Why do we still struggle with sin, even though we have professed Christ as our savior?

To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace,...

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Written by J. Warner
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:35

The changing face of abortion in the US Featured

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This last decade has seen substantial changes to the way abortion is perceived in the United States. These changes are essential for those in the pro-life movement to understand.

Ten years ago, a typical woman who pursued abortion was a first-time mom. If not a teenager, she was almost certainly...

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Written by Jesse Johnson
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:22

Latina Lady Professor Scared Off-Campus

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Last Wednesday, in what one may call a stump speech, Jennine Capó Crucet spoke on the issues of diversity on college campuses. This presentation is based on the content of her book, Make Your...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:00

God and Something From Nothing

 
October 15, 2019
There may be no sign of it, no probability of it, no germ of it from which to start, but God is able to make it out of nothing by a word. He does so make it by the word which faith claims. He needs no protoplasm to build His...Read more
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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Power, Power, Who Has the Power?

 
October 15, 2019
Instead of the eons of effort and initiation which the Mormon expects to endure in order to reach godhood, yoga offers self-realization (the arousal of the Kundalini serpent power) in this life. Parapsychologists...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:00

A Truly New Thing

“How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.” (Jeremiah 31:22) Long ago, the wise man concluded... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Monday, 14 October 2019 17:03

Where Are the Anti-Liberty Guns Pointed?

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Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally

Last week, candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, Beto O’Rourke, drew headlines for announcing that churches should lose their tax-exempt status for opposing same-sex marriage.

“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for any...

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Written by Don Johnson
Monday, 14 October 2019 16:55

He Is Able

Innumerable voices in the media relentlessly tell us, “You can do it!” But if we are honest with ourselves, we know deep down that we can’t. We fail often. We are not invincible. Life’s challenges reveal to us that we are not as strong as we thought we were. But there is...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Monday, 14 October 2019 16:32

Addressing The Mormon Dogma Of Celestial Marriage

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           -A doctrine of Mormonism is that of celestial marriage. It is believed by Mormons that husbands will reign as gods in their own universes with their families and procreate for eternity. One biblical text that is problematic for this idea, however,...

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Written by Jesse
Monday, 14 October 2019 15:37

Conflicted about God

Some Christians develop conflicted feelings about God, and some atheists taunt Christians who suffer from conflicted feelings about God. After all, if everything happens according to supreme wisdom, then it's irrational to resent God for what happens. They use that as wedge tactic. 
But is it...

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Written by steve
Monday, 14 October 2019 15:05

October 15: Harmony Sunday-School Society

“I owe more, said the speaker, to my knowledge of these doctrines, as taught in that manual, than to my three years’ study in the Theological Seminary.”

A few thoughts on the value of the Westminster Shorter Catechism,excerpted from THE CHARLESTON OBSERVER, 15 October 1836,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Monday, 14 October 2019 15:00

41 - How to Share the Gospel With a Japanese Buddhist (with Chris Moore)

Alright, so how much do you know about Buddhism? Here in the United States, about 77% of our neighbors claim some kind of Christian identity. So when we’re sharing the Gospel, that means we’re more than likely able to do so using biblical terms that generally make sense both to...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Monday, 14 October 2019 15:00

The Key To The Missionary Message Featured

And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. — 1 John 2:2

The key to the missionary message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus. Take any phase of Christ’s work — the healing phase, the saving and sanctifying...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Monday, 14 October 2019 15:00

Jeremiah’s Great Eschatological Vision (Part 5)

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Read the series.

What Yahweh Thinks of Covenant-Breakers

Having just uttered what is undoubtedly one of the most unambiguous promises in literature, and coming on the back of an entire extended portion on the subject of Israel’s eschatological hope (Jer. 30 – 33), Jeremiah switches gear...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Monday, 14 October 2019 14:28

The Art of the Book Review

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Writers who publish books will find their books subjected to reviews. Although good book reviews are enormously helpful for keeping up with what’s happening in one’s field, for individual authors they can be frustrating, perplexing, and even paralyzing. Negative reviews can send writers...

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Written by Thomas Kidd
Monday, 14 October 2019 14:23

The Olivet Discourse vs Universalism and Annihilationism Featured

We must stand with Scripture and reject these two major errors:

These two isms are heresies which orthodox Christianity has always rejected and treated as clear departures from biblical teaching. The first one claims that everyone will be saved while the second one claims that the lost will simply...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:22

California Fires Power Shutdowns, Carbon Taxes Destroying Food Production - Agenda 21 on Steroids!

What is going on with the Californian wildfires and power outages? Why are foreign corporations buying up land in New Zealand, while concurrently the government is imposing carbon taxes on the agricultural industry? Why is food production being targeted, and … Continue reading

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Written by Tony Koretz
Monday, 14 October 2019 12:18

Consumerism Is Driving the Church

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It should not surprise one that the church in its larger contours is eaten up with consumerist mentalities. The wider culture in North America is certainly rushing full-throttle on the capitalist train, so it...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Monday, 14 October 2019 12:15

Exceeding Great and Precious Promises

Monday, 14 October 2019 11:13

The Universe: How did it get here why are we part of it

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Roger Penrose and William Lane Craig discuss:

Authors: Hawk...

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Written by Hawk
Monday, 14 October 2019 11:12

The Kurds

Trump has come under intense criticism for withdrawing military support for the Kurds. Perhaps that's well-deserved. I haven't studied the issue, so I have no firm opinion one way or the other. But I'll venture a few generic observations:
1. The talk about "abandoning" a military ally is...

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Written by steve
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:58

The Big Question: What Happens When We Die?

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Of all the questions we have as humans, perhaps the biggest one, is “What happens when we die?” Since humans have roamed the planet, we have wondered about certain matters. Some are trivial, some...

The post The Big Question: What Happens When We Die? appeared first on Pulpit & Pen.

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:51

Kanye West Defends Mormons, Catholics, and T.D. Jakes, Says We All Have the Same Gospel

There has been much hoopla in the last several weeks surrounding Kanye West and his supposed conversion to Christianity. Some

The post Kanye West Defends Mormons, Catholics, and T.D. Jakes, Says We All Have the Same Gospel appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:47

Church Leaders, Value the Souls of People

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How much value does a soul have to you? If you are in church leadership, how do you demonstrate the worth of another human being?

Clearly Jesus valued the souls of people highly. He knew that men and women were made in the very image of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Jesus said gaining the whole world was not...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:43

Is it reasonable to believe Christianity is false?

People can reasonably believe Christianity is true. People can reasonably believe Christianity is false. If that doesn't seem reasonable to you, it may be because you have an unreasonable view of reason.
At the risk of triggering Rauser's...

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Written by steve
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:00

How To Love Your Wife Properly

-Episode 2548-

How To Love Your Wife Properly

Segment 1 (00:00) Todd leads us through Ephesians 5:25, how did Christ love the church, how should we love our wives?

Segment 2 (09:24) Todd ironically says you should turn off the TV and listen to your wife. Yes, that means the Youtube machine and even...

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Written by joey
Monday, 14 October 2019 08:03

10/14/2019

•Is Todd drinking the Kool-aid?
•Can we agree with heathens without endorsing them?
•The world’s answer to STDs is more risky behavior
•Fighting depression with self-esteem
•God’s purpose in suffering

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Written by joey
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:51

Sanctified! Featured

It was the late Professor John Murray who first articulated the doctrine of definitive sanctification. As he studied the exegetical statements of the New Testament that spoke of believers having been sanctified through the death of Christ (e.g. 1 Corinthians 1:26:11; ...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:46

Too Wretched For Radio 10/14/2019

Your questions for Phil: Redressing past sins, Mormon baptism, stay at home dads, Gospel groups, and trans pronouns

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Written by joey
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:41

Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind Featured

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So much of the Christian life consists of the mind being renewed and working properly. We must not settle for mere outward imitation and external conformity; we must be renewed in the spirit of our minds.

Authors: Tim Conway...

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Written by Tim Conway
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:38

A Little Jumpy Perhaps?

This morning I posted a review of one chapter of Rachel Miller’s book, and in a ships-passing-in-the-night kind of way, today she also posted a response to Mark Jones’ criticism of how she cited me. Still with me?

In my post this morning, I alluded to the fact that she is not a reliable...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:36

The Necessity of Good Works Featured

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Are good works “necessary to the attainment of eternal life,” as A. A. Hodge wrote at one point? Is that simply what the Confession of Faith and Catechisms say?

“Necessary” is actually a word infrequently used in the Westminster Standards. It appears six times in the first...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:35

Do We Care for the Sheep or Do We Use the Sheep?

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Some of my favorite and most challenging descriptions of pastoral ministry come from the twentieth chapter of Acts and Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders. Here Paul the planter and pastor is bidding a final farewell to the elders at a church he loves. And in verse 28 he comes to...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:18

The Cultural Left Bares Its Teeth: An Open Threat to Churches and Christians Who Hold to Biblical Conviction Featured

A moral, political, and cultural earthquake tremored last Thursday night as CNN's Equality Town Hall featured the leading contenders for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States. The rhetoric of the candidates finally bared the teeth of a Democratic Party sold out to the most...

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Written by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Monday, 14 October 2019 05:49

Junior High School Art Teacher Fired For Not Allowing LGBTQ Propaganda in Art Class

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE — Chandler Unified School District fired an art teacher for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student and

The post Junior High School Art Teacher Fired For Not Allowing LGBTQ Propaganda in Art Class appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Curated News
Monday, 14 October 2019 05:29

Replay – Social Justice: The Trojan Horse – Part 3

This week, I wasn't able to record an episode for you all. Thankfully, my brothers over at Stop and Think About It allowed me to reair this episode from their series on Social Justice: The Trojan Horse Part 3! I hope you find this edifying and Lord willing we will be back for episode 82 […]

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Written by Jamal Bandy
Monday, 14 October 2019 05:16

Is Middle Knowledge Biblical? An Evaluation (Charles Rennie) Featured

  In part one of this series, the doctrine of middle knowledge was set forth and explained on its own terms. Its principal concern is to reconcile the sovereignty of divine agency and the liberty of human agency by inserting a third logical moment between God's natural knowledge and visionary...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 14 October 2019 05:08

All Girls High School Kicks Off “Pride Week” Featuring Transgender Propaganda

It may seem counterproductive to have an all-girls school — a school that only girls are allowed to attend —

The post All Girls High School Kicks Off “Pride Week” Featuring Transgender Propaganda appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 14 October 2019 05:00

The Authority of the Son Featured

by Mike Ratliff

25 ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἔρχεται ὥρα καὶ νῦν ἐστιν ὅτε...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 14 October 2019 04:55

News Statement: ‘Museum of the Bible Helps EES Recover Antiquities’

The MOTB has now made the following statement, click image to read (HT: Mike Holmes):
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Authors: Tommy Wasserman...

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Written by Tommy Wasserman