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, 13 June 2019 15:00

Get A Move On

Abide in Me. — John 15:4

In the Matter of Determination

The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by the Atonement, then I have to construct with patience the way of thinking that is exactly in accordance with my Lord. God will not make me think like Jesus, I have to do it myself; I have…

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:00

Video: "Give Us a King" by Alistair Begg

As Samuel aged and his succession plan failed, Israel clamored for a new leader. No longer wanting to be distinct, they chose to imitate the behavior of other nations and asked to trade God’s rule for that of an earthly king. While God granted Israel’s request, Alistair Begg explains,...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:00

Synchronized Sinners: Joy Is a Team Sport

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Reposted from The Cripplegate.

The Olympic Games is a dignified affair. The athletes who are selected to compete represent the most physically and mentally dedicated, talented, and trained people on the planet. The various events serve to put on display the prowess, agility, strength, and...

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Written by Clint Archer
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:44

Why did David transport the ark on a cart? 2 Sam. 6

In 2 Samuel 6 records David’s work of bringing the Ark of God up to the City of David (Jerusalem).  The Law required that the Ark be carried on posts held by the Priests. But David did not have the Ark on posts, but rather put it on a cart pulled by cows?

Carrying the ark on a cart was...

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Written by memoirandremains
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:16

A La Carte (June 14)

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I’m a few time zones removed from home so am posting this before bed. I’ll check for Kindle deals when I get up.

Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person

Kevin DeYoung provides some of the marks that distinguish a quarrelsome person. Also, don’t be a quarrelsome person.

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Kindle Deal: Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay. $1.99.

1. Rebecca McLaughlin – 20 Quotes on the Hardest Questions Christians FaceThese come from an excellent book — one of my favorites so far this year. 

2. Stephen Woodworth – Why do some pastors sabotage their own...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:03

In Defense of Pro-Life Incrementalism

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Last month Alabama passed the strictest abortion ban in the nation. Most legal experts believe the law will be struck down by the federal courts and that the Supreme Court will simply ignore it. But while it won’t be effective in ending abortions, the law has been successful in re-launching...

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Written by Joe Carter
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:00

Help! My Teen Doesn’t Want to Attend Church

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It’s Sunday morning and the buzzing alarm signals the beginning of an all-too-familiar battle: Your teenager has let you know in no uncertain terms that she doesn’t want to go to church. Tossing back the covers, you mentally prepare to cajole, bargain, and plead her begrudgingly from...

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Written by Lindsey Carlson
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:00

$5 Friday: Grace, Salvation, the Psalms

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as abortion, the Psalms, John Calvin, Moses, end times, salvation, grace, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:33

The SBC’s Resolution “On Sexuality and Personal Identity”

image I know that most of the news coming out the Southern Baptist Convention this week relates to official actions on abuse, debates about complementarianism, and the controversial Resolution 9. These are important items that I may write about in coming days, but right now I wish to highlight something...

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:21

250- Ex 32° Freemason Blows more Lids off the Organisation!

Episode 250 of the A Minute to Midnite Show. Tony is joined by Jeremy the Ex 32° Scottish Rite Freemason, who shares more important information on the masonic cult.

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:40

Richard Sibbes Sermons on Canticles, Sermons 2.4

The previous post on this sermon may be found here:

The next branch is, III. Christ’s acceptation.

Sibbes here considers the words:

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have gathered my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly,...

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Written by memoirandremains
Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:31

Democracy

When conservatives complain about liberal tolerance giving way to the illiberal imposition of liberal hegemony, they're often just elliptically saying that democracy is unacceptable in liberalizing, minority-conservative societies.
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Written by steve
Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:01

I was a teenage fundamentalist

There's a stereotypical kind of person who frequents the internet. They're like stock character in fiction (e.g. the wicked stepmother), only they really exist. I recently said to one of them: As I recall, you're one of those dime-a-dozen "I used to be a teenage fundamentalist" who then goes...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 13 June 2019 11:07

‘But “Homosexuality” is Not in the Bible!’ Featured

As soon as Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the excuse-making began. And it has been that way ever since. Sinners who love their sin will do everything they can to try to convince themselves and others that their sin is not actually sinful.

imageEvery lousy trick in the book is pulled out to justify, excuse...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:16

SBC 2019: Resolutions Committee ‘Severely Altered’ Resolution Against Identity Politics Featured

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Southern Baptist Deep State Strikes Back? The controversial Resolution approving Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality was originally submitted to condemn these tools of racial identity politics, according to the resolution’s author. Pastor Stephen Feinstein...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:26

BIG TECH CRACKDOWN: YouTube DELETES Project Veritas Video On Pinterest Censorship Featured

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In a chilling move that suggests Big Tech is coordinating to censor conservative voices, YouTube deleted a video produced by Project Veritas exposing alleged censorship of conservative and Christian content by Pinterest. Along with...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 13 June 2019 08:51

Truth twisting Featured

by Mike Ratliff

29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Acts 20:29-30 (NASB) 

Several years ago when I was doing almost daily...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 13 June 2019 07:19

06/13/2019

•The Southern Baptists are addressing Social Justice
•Thank you for your Christian criticism
•Hebrew Roots and the Law of God
•Can we work for Righteousness but not Salvation?
•John MacArthur on the ineffectiveness of the Law
•Jack Philips is being sued yet again
•Should social media censor Christians? How should we respond?
•Atheists want “In God We Trust” off our money
•New York kills babies but protects cats

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Written by joey
Thursday, 13 June 2019 07:15

Are You Defensive?

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We all have blind spots that need to be identified and point out. One of the main ways God points out our blind spots is through other Christians approaching us about them. When you get approached or corrected about something in your life, how do you receive it? Are you defensive?

Hear the full...

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Written by Mack Tomlinson
Thursday, 13 June 2019 07:00

Podcast: The Myth of the Dying Church (with Glenn Stanton)

Is atheism growing? Is the church dying? Is the image of non-believers towards the church becoming increasingly hostile? The answers might surprise you. In this interview, based on his recent research-based book, Glenn Stanton challenges many of these commonly accepted ideas within the church.

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 13 June 2019 06:50

Breaking: Jury Slams Oberlin College with Maximum Punitive Damages in Gibson’s Bakery Lawsuit Featured

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The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case. Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages...

The post Breaking: Jury Slams Oberlin College with Maximum Punitive Damages...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 13 June 2019 06:23

Illinois Governor Signs Most Permissive Abortion Law In The Nation, Legalizes Abortion ‘Until Birth’ Featured

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Illinois governor JB Pritzker signed the nation’s most permissive abortion bill into law Wednesday, as part of an effort to make abortion a “fundamental right” in the state. The legislature passed the sweeping abortion...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 13 June 2019 06:00

Inter-Faith Leaders, Silent Buttigieg Rally Against the “Evil Policies of the Trump Administration” Featured

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A diverse band of faith leaders and at least one presidential candidate descended on a park outside the White House on Wednesday (June 12), gathering to decry what organizers called the “evil” policies of...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 13 June 2019 05:22

BIG TECH’S CENSORSHIP: The LEFT’S Diabolical Plan to Silence Conservative Views

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I believe that the Left relive the night that Trump won the presidency over and over – every single day.  It must drive them CRAZY!!!!   This has prompted the Giant Tech Social media companies to actually write algorithms which weed out Conservative thought from their sites....

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 13 June 2019 05:05

Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin?

Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin?

The post Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin? appeared first on Wretched.

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Written by samueljroys
Thursday, 13 June 2019 04:33

You Do Not Have The Right To Watch Erotic Entertainment

“We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.”

The post You Do Not Have The Right To Watch Erotic Entertainment appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Rob Nelsen...

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Written by Rob Nelsen
Thursday, 13 June 2019 04:11

Around the Horn (June 13)

In this post by Tim Challies, he highlights the fact that we interact on a daily basis with people in ordinary jobs. It is people in ordinary jobs they can make the most difference.

In this brief...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 13 June 2019 03:59

ARMED GUNMEN KIDNAP 19 CHRISTIANS, KILL ONE IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA Featured

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a church choir practice and kidnapped 17 Christians in north-central Nigeria on May 19, the same night gunmen killed a Christian and kidnapped two others at a Baptist church, sources...

The post ARMED GUNMEN KIDNAP 19 CHRISTIANS, KILL ONE IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA app...

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Written by Curated News
Thursday, 13 June 2019 03:10

Looking Forward from Emmaus

In a previous post (Looking Back from Emmaus) I looked at the Emmaus discussion Jesus had with two disciples. Jesus had opened up the Old Testament for them. What happened over the last few days had been forecasted by Moses and the prophets. This time we will be Looking Forward from Emmaus. If the...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 13 June 2019 03:00

Punishing Jehu for the Blood of Jezreel?

The names of Hosea’s children surely raised quite a few eyebrows in Hebrew kindergarten. The name Jezreel means, “May God sow.” But more shockingly, the Jezreel valley was well known as the location of much fighting and bloodshed (1 Sam 29:1; 2 Sam 2:8; 1 Kgs 21:1; 2 Kgs 9:24ff)....

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Written by Peter Goeman
Thursday, 13 June 2019 03:00

June 12, 2019 Show with R. C. Sproul Jr. on "Growing Up (with ) R. C." Truths I Learned About Grace, Redemption the Holiness of God

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June 12, 2019:

R. C. SPROUL, JR., son of the founder of Ligonier Ministries, the late R. C. Sproul, who will address: “GROWING UP (with) R. C.: Truths I Learned About Grace, Redemption & the Holiness of God”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:42

The quaternity argument

Call it the Quaternity Argument:
1. If something intentionally communicates using a human language, it is a self.
2. According to the Bible, God intentionally communicates using various human languages.
3. Therefore according to the Bible, God is a self. (1,2)
4. According to the Bible, God is the...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:35

Top Ten "Christ Culture" Videos

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Thank you for watching and sharing these videos! For the last year and a half, I’ve been working with Freedom Project Media on a weekly Christ and Culture segment and have tackled some of the most controversial, hot-button issues today. The most popular video in the series currently has over...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:17

The Loneliness of the Christian in These EVIL Last Days

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I said recently that my writing might be coming to an end.  My husband and I prayed about this and we believe that we heard from the Lord that I have been called to write in these last days – but that I must listen carefully for His voice when I need to rest.

A reader of my articles wrote...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Thursday, 13 June 2019 02:05

Arrogance and Humility: Worlds in Collision.

Introduction:

As we are engaged together in the endeavor of building an alternative school system, one natural question arises. Alternative to what? How can we be counter-cultural without knowing what culture we are countering, and what kind of culture we are countering with?

Not surprisingly, the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:58

Songwriters Are Teachers

Like it or not, songwriters are teachers as well. Many of the lyrics they write will be ingrained far more deeply and permanently in the minds of Christians than anything pastors teach from the pulpit. How many songwriters are skilled enough in theology and Scripture to qualify for such a vital...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:46

The Common Grace of the Enneagram in My Life

“Identity is never simply a creation. It is always a discovery. True identity is always a gift of God.”

David Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself

About seven years ago, when I was still working as a graphic designer, another blogger asked me to work on a site she was building for her new...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:41

Be Careful What You Post or Tweet

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I’m in a Wendell Berry frame of mind and here’s something worth considering about ecclesiastical communions as communities and about the effects of social media on trust:

The health of a community depends absolutely on trust. A community knows itself and knows its place in a way that is...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:39

The Woke Tools of the SBC: A Review of Resolution 9 on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality Featured

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The Southern Baptist Convention fought a 30-year long battle for the Bible known as the Conservative Resurgence, but what happened in Birmingham, Alabama might just prove to validate the woke movement for the largest protestant denomination in America. Did the SBC abandon the sufficiency of...

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Written by Josh Buice
Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:30

How to Respond with Truth and Grace During LGBTQ Pride Month

For those who haven't heard, June is Gay Pride month. The LGBTQ+ community and their allies are out in full force in American culture in the hopes of making converts to moral relativism and justifying unbilical lifestyles. From rainbow flags outside buildings across social media to multicolored...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:10

The demon-puppet objection

i) It's hard to make sense of Dale's analogy. Unless you're a physicalist, a body without a soul is a corpse. If a demon takes possession of a fresh corpse, then it's merely piloting a human body. The combination...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:54

When Dead Men Speak... (Adam Parker)

I just finished watching the TV miniseries Chernobyl. I have to say I was brought to tears by the end of the series. In the final episode (spoiler alert, the reactor explodes), Legasov, the nuclear expert rises to speak before the Soviet tribunal tasked with determining whose fault the...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:49

Spurgeon Thursday: Is Your Church Doing Their Job?

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Authors: Doug Evans...

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Written by Doug Evans
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:46

Government: What’s the Point?

In an era when people are both fascinated and cynical about politicians and governments, it is worth pausing to ask: what exactly is the purpose of government? What is it supposed to do? In order to answer this question, we ought to first consider the kind of thing that is going to be governed...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:33

Westminster John Knox

All Westminster John Knox books are on sale for 50%-off until July 31. Use the promo code SAVE50. You can also receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:30

Consider Jesus

In chapter 22 of Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones highlights four reasons Scripture gives for everyone to consider Jesus:

He is the fulfillment of all prophecies and promises

Jesus himself teaches that all of Scripture points to himself (John 5:39; Luke 24:27). He is the seed promised...

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Written by James Williams
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:25

Children of Light

Throughout Scripture, divine activity, and human response are carefully balanced. The two are never opposed to one another but are always presented as working in conjunction with one another. A classic verse that demonstrates this reality is Philippians 2:12: “work out your salvation with...

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Written by Kris Sinclair
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

God’s Attribute of Kindness

God's attribute of kindness Rapp Report Daily 0334 Get the Attributes of God reference card  https://strivingforeternity.org/product/attributes-god-reference-card This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org Listen to other...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

New study: 1 in 8 divorces is caused by student loan debt

I like to make plans in advance and calculate everything out before I try to do anything. This is the curse of being a software engineer. We’re taught to take a test-first approach to design. So, when I think about marriage, I naturally think about what tests marriage is supposed to pass, and...

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Written by Wintery Knight