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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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:27

Texas Senate Passes Bill Creating Physician-Patient Relationship for Abortion Survivors Featured

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Tuesday the Texas Senate approved House Bill 16 the Born Alive Act giving the unborn child that survives an abortion the right to life-saving healthcare. The legislation would create a physician-patient relationship. One of...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:25

Gary Habermas on grief

Well, my wife, it was over pretty quickly, but my wife had been sick for a few months. We had no idea what it was, and when they finally sent us for testing, they had already sent us for other tests, but when they sent us for the final testing, they discovered it. Turned out she had stage four...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:02

SBC Leaders Lobby for Woman for Top Denominational Teaching Job Featured

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Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders have lobbied for female leadership in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination for about a year now, most recently throwing out the name of Beth Moore as a possible president...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:16

More Wolves and False Teachings

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Timothy and Kathy Keller — ruining the church.
More aboutFrancis Chan, and this ISN’T satire!Changets worse and worse.Take the time for a more in-depth look at the situationhere. If that one doesn’t make you totally avoid...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:00

April 16, 2019 Show with Flip Michaels on “Five Half-Truths: Addressing the Most Common Misconceptions of Christianity”

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April 16, 2019:

FLIP MICHAELS, author, Associate Pastor & Staff Elder @ GraceLife Church of Annville, PA, who will address: “FIVE HALF-TRUTHS: Addressing the Most Common MISCONCEPTIONS of CHRISTIANITY”

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:52

Hatred of the Gospel

Jesus warned us that in the last days, the gospel would be rejected and His followers would be hated.  Though unreported by secular media, we are seeing staggering increases in the persecution of Christians and the destruction of Christian Churches worldwide.  This morning Mike and David...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:15

Our Lady of the Deep Metaphor

Introduction

The fire that devastated Notre Dame cathedral in Paris burned for twelve hours, but the fire wasn’t even out before some people started being stupid about it. Most of the world was simply in shock as they watched one of the most magnificent buildings in the world go up in flames....

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:00

What Is Definite Atonement?

In this brief clip from our 2012 Theology Night, R.C. Sproul explains that God’s purpose in the atonement was limited and definite.

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What is in view here is God's purpose, His design. Did God intend, when He sent into the world His Son to die, did He intend that that death would...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:51

Mass and movie theaters

1. Catholic apologists like to poke fun at Protestant sacraments. When Protestants take communion, "they are just eating bread"–unlike the Mass. When they undergo baptism, they "just get wet". 
i) Now, there's a sense in which that's true. From a metaphysical standpoint, the bread is just...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:33

What genuine faith is not

People want to know what real faith in God looks like. Just like Paul made no claim to attaining it (Phil. 3:12), I don’t claim to even come close to what God wants in my lie. I fail miserably, daily. But like other people, I want to know what kind of faith is possible in the life of a human...

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Written by Buck Burch
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:26

The Burning of Notre Dame

image While it was tragic for the people of France to have lost a National Symbol, I could not help but reflect on what the Notre Dame Cathedral actually represents. For over 800 years it has been a place where Roman Catholic priests have committed the most serious sin of idolatry by lifting up a wafer...

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Written by Proclaiming the Gospel Blog: PTG Blog
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:59

Why They Are Supporting Me

I am fundraising my entire salary for full-time pro-life work at the Canadian Center For Bio-ethical Reform. And as you can imagine, it’s a very challenging and humbling experience. But this opportunity to stand up for pre-born babies is forcing me to knee before God. And I am thankful for...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:54

10 priorities for the busy pastor

Everyone is busy. This is the reality of our modern culture. There is work that needs to be done, a family to care for, a house and car to maintain, friendships to cultivate, doctors to visit.   There are kid’s activities to schedule and guests to host. For those of us who are...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:52

Breaking: Not a Single Charismatic Prophet Predicted Notre Dame Fire Featured

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Charismatics claim to be receiving direct and divine revelation from the Holy Spirit constantly. They claim to have insights into the future as prophets. In a sense, every charismatic ‘Christian’ is a prophet in...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:48

Is Americanism a Superstition?

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Why are some Roman Catholics so willing to look at the United States as the basement of human flourishing but then turn a blind eye to the variety of cults that surround local saints and their relics? A couple years ago, a battle was raging between two saints — St. Muerte vs. St. Jude...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:37

The Open Air Preacher's Day of Equipping Instruction (Sat, May 25th, St Louis, MO)

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OPEN AIR PREACHER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! What?The Open Air Preacher’s Day of Equipping & InstructionWhen? Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 9AM - 2PM | with STL Cardinals Game Evangelism that evening 6PM [optional]
Where?Located at Christ Fellowship Bible Church (9321 Litzsinger Road, St...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:31

How to Study Scripture Theologically

How to Study Scripture Theologically from Crossway on Vimeo.

Theology in Community

Doing theology is a process that involves both study and personal spirituality. And these are not, in our mind, two separate activities, but really two sides of one work done in the presence of the living God. It...

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Written by Joel Beeke
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:23

A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments by James Durham

I was absolutely thrilled to receive a copy of James Durham’s A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments from Reformation Heritage Books (RHB) to review. The Ten Commandments have been a particular area of focus for me over the last couple of years, and I’ve been plodding through as...

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Written by Joey Tomlinson
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:21

Southern Baptists Surrender on Abortion, Turn to Fight Artificial Intelligence (AI) Featured

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Ever since Russell Moore, the leftist communitarian and former Democratic staffer, took control of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, it has focused less and less on the topic of abortion....

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Southern Baptists Seem to Have Forgotten What the Reformation Was About

Earlier this week, one of the most iconic symbols of Roman Catholic idolatry — the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Written by JeffMaples
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Cursed by a Name

“The nations shall see your vindication,and all the kings your glory;and you shall be called by a new namethat the mouth of the...

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Written by Dan van Voorhis
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

New study: there has been NO surge in “hate crimes” since Trump was elected

imageIs this “epidemic” of hate crimes just like the Smollett hoax?

I see that a lot of people in the mainstream media are talking about a rise in “hate crimes” since Donald Trump was elected. I was skeptical, because these are the same people who droned on and on about the...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:24

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.” (Psalm 22:1-2)

Life hurts, and sometimes God feels far away. But if you feel forsaken or...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:00

Explaining the Lure of Atheism in the 21st Century

“Atheism” is no longer an alien, rarely heard-of term. It is, in fact, a phenomenon that continues to grow at

The post Explaining the Lure of Atheism in the 21st Century appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:00

A new realm.

I am sure a talking parrot, three hundred people flying through the sky in a big tin can called a jumbo jet, a human being growing inside another person, and men walking on the moon don’t sound logical to the uninformed. However, science and technology have given the word...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:56

Deconstructing Destruction in the Church: Forgiveness

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Apr 17, 2019
The parable of the unmerciful servant recorded in Matthew 18:23-34 clarifies that the one who professes to be a Christian must forgive his fellow Christian (his or her “brother”) on the basis of God’s...

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Written by David Smith
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:17

Rhyme Thee to Good (Bret Saunders)

In the first post in this short series on the theology of the seventeenth Anglican poet, George Herbert, we considered the centrality of salvation by grace in the altar poem. It shows up throughout his other poems as well. But of course the Gospel is only good news if preceded by the bad news of...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:00

The Powerful Appeal of Social Justice Issues Featured

In June 1990, the “Social Justice and Peacemaking Unit of the General Assembly Council, Presbyterian Church (USA)” published a journal entitled Hate Crime in America. It constituted the May/June edition of Church and Society, published bi-monthly “to provide a forum for...

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Written by Tom Nettles
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:04

The Cross and the Angels

As we come this week to celebrate afresh, in a focused way, the death and resurrection of Jesus, it will benefit us to consider the way in which the Savior’s death effected much more than simply the forgiveness of our sins. Though that is certainly foremost among the benefits that we received...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:03

Petra, Jordan, and God's Mighty Love Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThis essay first appeared on The End Time in July 2010. It has been lightly edited.imageJordan and Israel's relationship during the Tribulation is an interesting one. In researching, I learned that Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab nations to have normalized relations with Israel....

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:00

Lies Sex

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The devil is a liar. Since the beginning, lies have been his stock and trade, his most valuable weapon against God's children. So effective are his lies that the world and our hearts sing harmony to his melody.

When it comes to the realm of sexual morality, the battle between truth and lies rages...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Philippians

April 17, 2019 by: Jon Dennisimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Rejoice!

If there ever was a clarion call to rejoice because of the gospel, it is Paul’s epistle to the Philippians. Writing from his jail cell in Rome (Phil. 1:12–16), Paul calls the...

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Written by Jon Dennis
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Ephesians

April 17, 2019 by: Kevin DeYoungimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Explanation and Application

The book of Ephesians is full of gospel from start to finish. In fact, there may be no other book in all the Bible that packs in as much gospel per square inch. The...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Colossians

April 17, 2019 by: Julius J. Kimimage

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Christ's Supremacy and Sufficiency

Of all the books in the Bible, Colossians may rightly be considered the most Christ-centered. In this short letter Paul goes to great lengths to proclaim the...

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Written by Julius J. Kim
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00

A Battle of Letters to the Editor

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In late January, a frequent Answers in Genesis’ critic had her letter appear in one of our local newspapers, the Kenton Recorder (Kenton County, Kentucky, not far from the Creation Museum). It was in response to my guest column two weeks prior in the same paper. Over the years, Nancy R. has...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00

“Watch with Me”

imageA Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 2 of a 3-part blog mini-series on Grief and Jesus. You can readPart 1 here: “Man of Sorrows.”These posts come from my 31-day devotional from P&R Publishing:Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

“And taking with him Peter and the two sons of...

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Written by Bob
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00

Because of You

Paul, in several of his letters, tells his readers something like, "We give thanks to God always for all of you" (1 Thess 1:2). How nice. Because of them, Paul gave thanks to God. They're lives and attitudes and actions and faith caused Paul to be grateful. On the other hand we read, "The name of...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:54

It’s Time To Break Free From the Algorithm-Driven Life

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A recent story from Wired helpfully explains the latest batch of changes Facebook has made to its algorithm—the algorithm that sorts through the billions of available articles, photographs, and videos to determine the few we will actually see as we scroll our news feeds. This is just their...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:53

A La Carte (April 17)

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Westminster Books has a deal this week on Joel Beeke’s new magnum opus. (Wait, wasn’t A Puritan Theology his magnum opus? I guess you can’t go wrong either way!)

On Graying Toward Glory

This is such a good and encouraging article. “There is, though, a sweetness to the truth of...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:44

Wednesday of Holy Week: Jesus Thoughts

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Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: “What do you think about the Messiah? Matt. 22:41-42 (NLT)

Lord Jesus, there’s no greater honor and joy in life than knowing you. Throughout eternity, we will be exploring, experiencing, and savoring your glory and...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:41

Gary DeMar: A Response to Christian Doormats

In his recent criticism of John MacArthur, Gary DeMar begins his article with the question, Can the gospel and social activism co-exist? Demar then sets up his argument by asking if Christians should pursue advanced degrees in education, get jobs in certain fields like medicine, or even politics....

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Written by edingess
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:00

Easter Is Only One Chapter of God’s Story

Those who come to church only at Christmas and Easter are not only missing out on fellowship and regular teaching within the body of Christ, they are also missing out on learning more about the whole story—what God planned from beginning to end. It’s like walking into the middle of a...

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:00

What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean?

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When we talk about the vicarious aspect of the atonement, two rather technical words come up again and again: expiation and propitiation. These words spark all kinds of arguments about which one should be used to translate a particular Greek word, and some versions of the Bible will use one of...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:33

50 United States: Christian First Grade Homeschool Lesson 10

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on the 50 United States.

I typically go over two states at a time since we teach our kids multiple subjects during the day and two states at a time seems to be enough.  However if one is teaching one subject at a time I think going...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:23

Quick Shot Responses to “It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E7)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God.” In an age of pluralism and diversity, aren’t Christian claims of...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:11

What makes ‘Good Friday’ good?

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Sam Storms:

If you plan on being in Oklahoma City on Friday, April 18, I want to invite you to join us for our traditional “Good Friday” service at 6:30 p.m. in our auditorium. I would also encourage you to invite friends and family members who may not know Jesus and his saving love....

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00

Netherlands: Ex-Muslims Get Threatened 'Every Single Day'

April 17, 2019
Three converts from Islam to Christianity who live in the Netherlands recently spoke about their experiences, and it’s clear that they’re not exactly finding diversity, in the form of mass Muslim migration into...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—The Greening of Christianity

April 17, 2019
Mikhail Gorbachev, still President of the Soviet Union at the time, was of course one of the plenary speakers at the 1990 Global Forum in Moscow. In his speech, as an atheist, Gorbachev called mankind to reconciliation...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00

Christ Our Passover

“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exod... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00

Christ Plus Mysticism Featured

It is easy to feel inferior to someone who knows something you don’t—especially when they hold information that you earnestly desire. For centuries, religious mystics have been working overtime to insinuate that the church suffers from the same kind of information void, supposedly a...

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Written by Grace to You Blog