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, 07 October 2019 04:25

The Purpose of Marriage

Theology Gals| Episode 132   This week Coleen and Rachel discuss the purpose of marriage.  Women can join our Facebook Group Theology Gals-Ladies Theology Discussion and Encouragement Follow us: On Facebook On Twitter @TheologyGals On Instagram theologygals Email us at...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Monday, 07 October 2019 04:17

Pro-Gay Campus Crusade Leader Calls for Black Out on Compromising Information

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Matt “You can be gay and follow Jesus” Mikalotos, instructed Cru (Campus Crusade) employees to ignore the criticism he has been receiving about the surrender to heresy being committed by Cru’s top leadership. Matt...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Monday, 07 October 2019 04:17

Victim Celebrity, Rachael Denhollander, Insists David Raped Bathsheba. But Did He?

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Rachel Denhollander might make a great victim, but she’s a terrible theologian. After being victimized by Olympic doctor, Larry Nassar, Rachael Denhollander courageously spoke-out and led the choir of right-minded folks calling for criminal...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 07 October 2019 03:58

Too Wretched For Radio 10/07/2019

The Gospel according to Willy Wonka, and why God is male according to Dennis Prager

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Written by joey
Monday, 07 October 2019 03:49

How to Read 1–2 Peter Theologically

Textbooks and commentaries on 1–2 Peter must address a variety of issues. Often, questions of sources, traditions, authorship, and “problem passages” occupy a disproportionate amount of space. Did Peter write both 1 Peter and 2 Peter? Did he write neither? Does 2 Peter present a...

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Written by Josh Currie
Monday, 07 October 2019 03:39

Male Student Crowned Homecoming Queen at California High School

In Clovis California, another male student has been crowned as homecoming “queen” despite the fact that he is, well, not

The post Male Student Crowned Homecoming Queen at California High School appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 07 October 2019 03:24

Reign of the LORD’s Anointed Featured

The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed is the sub-title under Psalm 2 in my NASB Bible. It could as easily be titled, “Why do the nations rage?” As we look all around us it’s obvious that the nations of the earth are indeed raging against God. We see rebellion in the secular...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Monday, 07 October 2019 02:54

(Podcast 10.7.19) Message: “Can God Use Me?” (Jer. 1:4-10)

Pastor Brian Chilton discusses how each person can be used by God if they are willing. The message comes from Jeremiah 1:4-10.

 

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Written by Brian Chilton
Monday, 07 October 2019 02:38

Office Hours: From The Pasture To The Pastorate

Office Hours kicks off its 11th season (247 episodes so far) with an interview with our newest faculty member, Dr Craig Troxel. Craig comes to Escondido from Bethel Presbyterian Church (OPC), Wheaton, IL. Prior to that he was pastor Glenside OPC, in . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 07 October 2019 02:12

Impeachment is Built On a Trap That Obama Created For Romney

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I must say that if another movie was ever made with a person playing the part of “Antichrist” Obama would slip into that role and play it brilliantly.  He has it all – charisma -looks – power, but most of all, the EVIL within his heart isdiabolical.

But Obama has the...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Monday, 07 October 2019 02:01

How Software is Helping Churches Stay Connected

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This week the blog is sponsored by Church Social and today’s post is written by Jonathan Reinink.

I am a software developer by trade. I am also a Christian. Figuring out how the two fit together is an ongoing journey I am on. I sometimes feel a little like my father, who was a hog farmer. He...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 07 October 2019 01:54

Bach on Faith

David Maxwell, this time with some help from Erik Herrmann, continues his video series at the organ of Concordia Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Dr. Maxwell discusses—and plays—what is known as J. S. Bach’s Credo Fugue, based on Martin Luther’s creedal...

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Written by David Maxwell
Monday, 07 October 2019 01:45

Pastor: What To Do When Members Leave Your Church

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Pastors embrace a call to a new church with joy and excitement for all that God can and will do in this new season of ministry. Indeed, many pastors have dreams and visions for the church: exponential growth, Christ-like membership, friendships, joy for your family, and years of fruitful...

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Written by Bryan Pain
Monday, 07 October 2019 01:18

What Is Justification?

Justification is the act of God whereby He declare believing sinners to be righteous in His sight due to the merits and work of Christ. This act of God brings with it regeneration or the new birth for the believing sinner, so that he consciously becomes aware that he is “alive unto God.”...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Monday, 07 October 2019 01:12

Health Updates

Just a quick word on my health and my wife’s upcoming surgery this Wednesday. It’s been several weeks since I quit coffee and it’s been a bit up and down. That’s probably normal for someone who has been drinking one to two cups of coffee daily for years.

I also know that my...

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Written by modres
Monday, 07 October 2019 01:08

A Plethora of Resources for You Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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We are blessed to be living in an internet age. There are so many theological resources available to us! Many of these are free. Here are a few:I really love Biblehub.com. On this one site you can read the Bible in any translation, or compare several translations at once. You can...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 07 October 2019 01:00

Roman Catholicism and the Battle Over Words Featured

Roman Catholics may use words like “grace” and “faith,” but they often have very different meanings. In this brief clip, Leonardo De Chirico explains one of the main challenges coming from present-day Roman Catholicism.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 07 October 2019 00:30

A Red Lady Bug, With Black Dots

Introduction

So regular readers with good memory skills should be able to recall that I have tangled before with a woman named Rachel Green Miller a time or two. Or three. One example of that was when she subjected my wedding exhortations to something called quantitative analysis, which, I...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 07 October 2019 00:15

In an Effort to Tear Down “Power Structures, Social Justice Warriors Now Claim David Raped Bathsheba

The Evangelical social justice movement is a conglomeration of a bunch of leftist propaganda combined with feminism, Critical Theory, and

The post In an Effort to Tear Down “Power Structures, Social Justice Warriors Now Claim David Raped Bathsheba appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 07 October 2019 00:05

Unbelievable: Netflix Shows Christian Faith at Work

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I did not expect Netflix’s new show Unbelievable, about a horrific series of rapes, to feature a heroic portrayal of evangelical Christian faith. Yet it does.

The show is based on real events, first told by ProPublica and The Marshall Project in a Pulitzer-prize-winning article in 2015 and...

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Written by J.K. Wall
Monday, 07 October 2019 00:00

Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?

Rapp Report Daily 0416 Why Won't God Heal Amputees? Now when you think about this challenge, this challenge has within it a presupposition that somehow God is obligated to heal everybody especially amputees. Now, the simple reality is that God allowed sin into the world for purposes that he...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Monday, 07 October 2019 00:00

Under Trump, black and Hispanic unemployment rates drop to 50-year record low

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A lot happened on the weekend in current events that I wanted to write about. Elizabeth Warren got caught lying about being a victim (again). Audio and e-mail evidence emerged showing that the Democrat National Committee colluded with...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:55

Headache Heartache and Kindness Blindness

“The pain that gnaws me takes no rest …”(Job 30:17)

“Weep with those who weep…Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

(Romans 12:15; Galatians 6:2)

Headache Heartache

I was a 30-year-old guy minding my own business. As pastor of 100 and...

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Written by Tim Shorey
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:52

Randy angels

1. Gen 6:1-4 is enigmatic, in part because it's so compressed, and in part because it uses a designation ("sons of God") that has no parallel elsewhere in the Pentateuch.
A popular interpretation is that it describes fallen angels mating with women, thereby spawning a race of hybrids. 
2. There...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:51

The Word Is Greater Than The Preacher (Luther)

image Last year I posted this section of a sermon Martin Luther gave on Luke 2, but it’s worth mentioning again in our celebrity preacher situation.  In this part of the sermon, Luther was talking about how the shepherds outside of Bethlehem heard the angels’ words proclaiming the...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:50

Pastoral Care in the Digital Age

It’s no secret that we spend more and more time online. You’re reading this article online. You likely have at least one—and probably several—social media accounts. And many of our churches likewise have an online presence, even if it’s just a dorky early 2000s website...

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Written by Russell Meek
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:45

United with Christ

Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 2:20 is a verse many believers know well. It’s one...

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Written by Christina Fox
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:41

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Acts

The book of Acts is the narrative of how God’s end-times promises have begun to be fulfilled by the risen Lord Jesus through the Spirit-empowered apostolic preaching of the gospel to all people and the establishing of local churches.

I have had the blessing of preaching through Acts in our...

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Written by 9Marks
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:40

David Steele- A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and David Steele talk about the life and ministry of John Calvin, and what we can learn from him about the doctrine of God, humility, contrition, and the marks of a Christian, along with his book, A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:39

Claiming to Be Wise, They Proposed the Simulation Hypothesis

image A few months ago, NBC News posted an article titled “Are We Living in a Simulated Universe? Here’s what Scientists Say.” In the article, Dan Falk suggests that we may be living in a such a simulation, behind which stands an “architect” or a “programmer.”...

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Written by Landon Coleman
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:00

A Short Catechism On Worship

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DR. OWEN’S INSTRUCTION IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD, BY WAY OF QUESTION AND ANSWER; WITH AN EXPLICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF THOSE ANSWERS (1667).

Q. 1. What doth God require of us in our dependence on him, that he may be glorified by us, and we accepted with him?

A. That we (a) worship him (b...

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Written by drdowname
Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:00

Can You Deny the Existence of Hell and Still Be a Christian? Featured

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The goodness of God demands the doctrine of hell. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul explains that since God is good, He must punish evil.

To get real-time answers to your biblical and theological questions, just Ask.Ligonier.org.

Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 06 October 2019 22:58

October 7: Presbyterians at The Battle of King’s Mountain

The Tide of War Turned to Favor Independence of America by Rev. David T. Myers

Americans were gathering to do battle that fall of 1780.  The only problem was that those who were on the side of England and those who were in favor of independence were the forces who were gathering.  It...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 06 October 2019 22:44

Sermons from the Book of Habakkuk by Alistair Begg

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Listen to or download free sermons from Habakkuk by Alistair Begg. Choose from below or see additional sermons using our bible scripture sorting tool.

1. How Long and Why?

Habakkuk 1:1-4

2. Faith That is Tested, Part One

Habakkuk 1:1-4

3. Look and Be Amazed!

Habakkuk 1:5-2:1

4. Faith That is Tested,...

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 06 October 2019 22:35

Roundup

Many Transsexuals Want to Detransition — Of course they do.  They had serious problems that the ignorant, cowardly and malicious Left told them would be solved with chemicals and surgery.   The mainstream media will try to hide this, but hopefully people will share it on social...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Sunday, 06 October 2019 22:31

Looking at Miracles Again: A Great New Book on David Hume

In my most recent post, “Are Miracles Improbable? Rethinking What Makes Something ‘Likely’ to Happen,” I analyzed (and critiqued) the main arguments against miracles.  And, like any discussion of miracles, I felt required to mention the work of Scottish philosopher...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Sunday, 06 October 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

image Veracity Hill Ep 169: Kurt’s Research Update Have you been curious about Kurt’s doctoral research? Tune in as he talks about the so-called Semi-Pelagians. Reasonable Faith Joshua Harris and Purity Culture Dr. Craig comments on the controversy surrounding popular author Joshua Harris....

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Written by Richard Porter
Sunday, 06 October 2019 21:35

Review: Help! I’m in a Painful Marriage

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Carrie Foldberg. Help! I’m in a Painful Marriage.Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, December 3rd 2018. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you in a difficult marriage or know someone who is in a painful marriage who can benefit from a booklet that would apply biblical...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 06 October 2019 21:32

The HOPE + HELP Project Podcast

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Recently, I had the privilege to be interviewed by Christine Chappell for The HOPE + HELP Project podcast. The Hope + Help Project podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life’s challenging problems. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Sunday, 06 October 2019 21:00

Free ESV.org Subscriptions for Those in Ministry Outside of the US

October 07, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

Free Access for Ministry Workers

If you are currently working in ministry outside of the US, we want to serve you with free access to the ESV.org Basic subscription plan featuring a host of robust Bible study resources, including:

  • 7 study Bibles, including the...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 06 October 2019 21:00

Podcast: C. S. Lewis on Truth, Beauty, and the Human Heart (Joe Rigney)

October 07, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

The Complex Human Heart

Joe Rigney, author of Lewis on the Christian Life, explores the legacy of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century—C. S. Lewis. He discusses...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 06 October 2019 21:00

Discipleship Is Never Anti-Intellectual

October 07, 2019 by: Jeffrey P. Greenman

Faith Requires Learning

All disciples are called to love God with their minds. Consequently, authentic discipleship is never anti-intellectual. The need for ongoing Christian learning is a direct implication of faith. Although it is not widely enough...

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Written by Jeffrey P. Greenman
Sunday, 06 October 2019 21:00

Phil Pringle gives ‘altar call’ for church to tithe, suggests ‘death and curses’ if they don’t?

In the recent two-part investigation on C3 Church and Phil Pringle, ‘A Current Affair’ made strong claims that were substantiated with audio/footage of Pringle from the ‘not so distant’ past. With that audio/footage in mind, Church Watch Central has other footage that needs...

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Written by churchwatcher
Sunday, 06 October 2019 20:55

Thank you, Lord, for your faithful servant, ex-priest, Richard Bennett!

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After I returned to the Lord in 2014 following my very long prodigal “season,” I once again sought out evangelical ministries that specialized in Gospel outreach to Roman Catholics. I had been a Roman Catholic for 27 years, from 1956 until 1983, when, praise God, He saved me by His...

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Written by Tom
Sunday, 06 October 2019 20:04

Jesus, Our Generous Refresher

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One person gives freely,

yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshedProv. 11:24-25

Lord Jesus, we can’t read these words without lifting our hearts and hands toward heaven. “Who...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 06 October 2019 20:00

Satan’s Strategies for Temptation — Part 1 Featured

Satan takes God’s Word and he twists it and he downplays the consequences for disobeying it, and he downplays the consequences for sin. The famous RG Lee quote is pertinent here: “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more...

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Written by Allen Nelson IV
Sunday, 06 October 2019 20:00

The Mailbag: Can you recommend a good Bible study for women/teens/kids? Featured

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Can you recommend a good women's/teen's/children's Bible study?

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 06 October 2019 20:00

How Jonah Applied to My Life This Week

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I’ve got to be honest with you guys. This has been a week with a lot of interesting things going on. I don’t necessarily want to go into detail with you all, but I think it will suffice to say that a lot of chaos that I was not thinking about a week ago right now is certainly front and...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Sunday, 06 October 2019 20:00

A Failed Attempt to Reset the Nationalism Debate

Werntz’s ‘markets-first’ account of how nations and peoples are formed is commendable for the way it moves economics into the foreground. There is (still) considerable need to reflect on the ways our economy here within the United States makes us neighbors to those who are far...

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Written by Matthew Lee Anderson