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, 13 August 2018 23:31

Is the Truth of the Bible Essential to the Christian Message? Engaging (Again) with Andy Stanley

There’s been a good bit of buzz lately about Andy Stanley’s recent interview with Jonathan Merritt (see here).  Stanley had already created a stir back in April when he said that Christians should “unhitch” themselves from the Old Testament (see here), and this...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:24

Human Dignity, Justice and the Death Penalty (Joshua Steely)

Pope Francis' recent and much-publicized change of the Catholic church's position on the death penalty presents a challenge in the realm of theological and ethical reasoning. His rationale for denouncing the death penalty, according to the Vatican statement, is that "the death penalty is...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:03

Podcast #01: What is the Gospel?

As believers, we want to understand the joy and fullness of our salvation, and we also want to be able to clearly articulate the Good News to others. In this first episode of the Reasonable Theology Podcast, Clay provides an example of how you might present our need for a Savior and make the case......

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Monday, 13 August 2018 23:00

Hell in the Old Testament.

When witnessing to Jewish people, it is not uncommon for them to claim that the Scriptures (specifically the Old Testament) do not talk about hell. While we must remember that the Bible is a progressive revelation—that is, more and more details and information are revealed over time—the...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 13 August 2018 22:33

Why Is Isaiah so Important?

Years ago, a boy made one of the greatest discoveries in modern history as he was walking along a path and casting stones into a cave. The discovery was not gold or diamonds, but something of far greater value. What the boy discovered was the Dead Sea Scrolls. In those caves were ancient scrolls...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 13 August 2018 22:32

Assorted Thoughts after Revoice

The controversy surrounding Revoice meant that the surrounding questions occupied more mental space this summer than I had intended. But before I move on to prepare for my fall teaching and other responsibilities, I thought I’d add one or two thoughts about related matters, perhaps as an...

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Written by Matthew Lee Anderson
Monday, 13 August 2018 22:15

Safe Space And Why White People Are Inappropriately Calling The Cops

A few days ago, yet anotherstory came across my feed about a black college student, this time at Smith of all places, who had the cops called on her for eating lunch in a dormitory common area. The incident was justthe latest in a series of incidents involving white people inappropriately calling...

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Written by Joe Kim
Monday, 13 August 2018 22:13

3GT Episode 95: Being Friends with Aimee Byrd

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Yes, a gal joins the guys on this latest episode! Aimee Byrd, co-host of the Mortification of Spin podcast, comes on 3GT to discuss her latest book Why Can't We Be Friends? regarding friendships between men and women.

In our modern context, on the one hand society constantly and boldly sexualizes...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 13 August 2018 22:00

Introducing the Simple Payment Widget

Since the introduction of the Simple Payment Button, we’ve been looking for more ways to streamline payments on WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled sites. Today, we’re introducing a new variant of the Simple Payment Button, available to WordPress.com Premium and Business plan subscribers...

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Written by Rodrigo
Monday, 13 August 2018 21:30

Sin Destroys the Body – 30 Days To Victory

Sin accelerates aging and death.  Learn why.   Psalm 49:14  “Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.” God made the...

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Written by admin
Monday, 13 August 2018 21:12

Exposing Radical Liberalism to the Light

imageRadical Liberalism will reveal its own hypocrisy and contradiction when it is exposed to the light of truth and logic.  Ultimately it shows its true agenda and colors when viewed objectively and exposed to rational thought.  This is particularly true of radical liberalism when it attempts...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 13 August 2018 21:00

Why Did God Use Wind to Split the Red Sea?

image Why didn't God simply split the Red Sea by His command? Why use an east wind? Sean offers two likely reasons for this.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Monday, 13 August 2018 21:00

Why It's Destructive to Deny God's Sovereignty in Suffering

August 14, 2018 by: Cameron Cole

Getting God Off the Hook?

When bad things happen and tragedies occur, many people feel like they need to get God off the hook. One of the ways they try to do that is by saying things like, "God didn't have anything to do with this tragedy," or "the devil is...

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Written by Cameron Cole
Monday, 13 August 2018 20:00

Testimony Tuesday: Charla’s Story

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 13 August 2018 20:00

How Can You Know? One Way

On yesterday's question regarding assurance of salvation, one of the most popular verses you might find is found in Paul's epistle to the church at Rome.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God. (Rom 8:16)
That's it. Pretty straightforward. We can all see it and...

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 13 August 2018 20:00

First Kings 19 and the “Still, Small Voice” of God

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If you’ve followed Stand to Reason for a good amount of time, you’ve likely heard us talk about Greg’s material on decision making and the will of God. Here at Stand to Reason, we promote the wisdom model of making decisions (i.e., we learn God’s moral will and wisdom from...

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Written by Amy K. Hall
Monday, 13 August 2018 19:56

Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus baptize anyone?

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus baptize anyone?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Yes

Jesus baptized people in Judea.

After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 13 August 2018 19:07

Cage-Stage Woke Folk: Brad Mason’s Mistaken Reply to John MacArthur

John MacArthur started a seriescalling out the “social justice” movement in evangelicalism.

Brad Mason’s recent response to the first installment in that series is most disappointing, to say the least.

Mason claims “there is not much substance in this particular piece, as...

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Written by C. L. Bolt
Monday, 13 August 2018 19:00

8 Biblical Counseling Resources on Fear, Panic Attacks, and Worry

The Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources 

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Today’s post is an excerpt from a 115-page PDF with an annotated list of over 500 biblical counseling resources, organized by topic:

The Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources: Truth for Life, 2018 Edition

Nearly every week someone...

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Written by Bob
Monday, 13 August 2018 19:00

Seven Principles on Spiritual Gifts for Our Work

The work of the Holy Spirit in the world has several implications for Christians and their work. Whether working in creation or regeneration, the Spirit constantly empowers us to carry out the callings God places on our lives. There are many stories throughout the Old Testament of the Spirit...

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Written by Dr. Art Lindsley
Monday, 13 August 2018 19:00

The Lord Is My Shepherd; I Shall Not Want

Here’s an excerpt from The Lord Is My Shepherd; I Shall Not Want, Sinclair Ferguson’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

It was many years before I could say, “I love Psalm 23.” I can still see the cover of my child’s storybook version. There stands David,...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:37

Overwhelmed by the Wonder and Weight of God’s Grace

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Romans 8:31 – What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 

Heavenly Father, it’s hard to stand up under the weight of all the grace in this passage. Our hearts dance, knees buckle, and our hands shoot up. Indeed, when we...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:20

Did the Disciples Invent the Story of the Resurrection? (Video)

In this clip from a Q&A Session at the 2018 NRBtv Defending Truth Conference, J. Warner Wallace answers a question related to the Resurrection of Jesus. Other panelists include Ravi Zacharias, Frank Turek, and Stuart McAllister. For more information about NRBtv, please visit their website.

To...

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Written by jwallace
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:05

1 Samuel 4; Romans 4; Jeremiah 42; Psalm 18

1 Samuel 4; Romans 4; Jeremiah 42; Psalm 18

WHEN PEOPLE KNOW LITTLE about the God who has actually disclosed himself, it is terribly easy for them to sink into some perverted view of this God, until the image held of him has very little to do with the reality.

One can understand the...

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Written by Don Carson
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:00

Were You Lost?

August 14, 2018
Years ago I asked a congregation of about 100 people “How many of you have ever been lost? Really lost? Aware of the fact that you were lost. If you died as you were, you certainly would have gone to hell. How many of you were in a conscious state...Read more
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Monday, 13 August 2018 18:00

It Is Enough

“And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.” (Genesis 45:28) When someone exclaims, “It is enough,” either a requirement has been satisfied, a need has been fulfilled, or a limit has been reached. This phrase occurs...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:03

Chapter 4 – Trusting in the Silence

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“All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

― C.S....

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Written by Cary Grant
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:01

The Lost Art of Hospitality Featured

image When is the last time you had someone over to your home?

So many Christians rarely, if ever, have people in their homes. If they do, it is just family or a few select friends. Some people don’t even know their neighbor’s name, let alone have them over for a meal.

Perhaps you never...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:00

INTF’s New Blog

imageAgainst Pete Head’s advice, the INTF has started a blog. Here is the first post from Greg Paulson:
The INTF has set up a new blog! Although we have featured blogs on our site before (as “Personal Blogs”), our newly implemented Liferay portlet called “Blog” aims to...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:00

Mere Fidelity: The Weirdness of Matthew 27:51-54

It’s a weird passage. So weird that even Alastair is stumped.

If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here.

Finally, as always, follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Ti...

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Written by Matthew Lee Anderson
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:00

Is the Old Testament Dying?

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A few weeks ago I sat in a room in Durham where around 100 Old Testament scholars and postgraduate students had gathered for the summer meeting of the Society of Old Testament Study. The first paper was presented by Brent Strawn, Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory...

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Written by Andrew Bunt
Monday, 13 August 2018 16:16

God Is the Prize of the Gospel – Explaining a Sixth Sola

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John Piper:

For five hundred years, Christians in the lineage of the Reformation — that is, Protestant Christians who love the Bible and are bent on seeing the gospel for all that it is — have described the gospel in terms of five solas, which is the Latin word for only or ...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Monday, 13 August 2018 16:00

A La Carte (August 14)

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If all goes well, I should be somewhere between Germany and France right around the time this post goes live. I’ll be starting my EPIC: Switzerland journey in Southern France, then driving to Geneva tomorrow. I’m excited to get it all underway!

What Can We Learn from the Jordan Peterson...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 13 August 2018 16:00

The Minister’s Soul is the Soul of his Ministry

I want to highly recommend Brian Croft and Jim Savastio’s new book, The Pastor’s Soul: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd. Here’s the foreword that I wrote for the book.

“The minister’s soul is the soul of his ministry.” I can’t remember where I first...

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Written by David Murray
Monday, 13 August 2018 16:00

#34 | Wade Barden of the Mid-West BJJ Immersion Camp Featured

Wade Barden is a BJJ Black Belt, owner of Strong Hold Athletics, and organizer of the Mid-West BJJ Immersion Camp. We discuss the camp specifics and details, such as who the instructors are and what to expect as a participant. We also discuss Wade’s experience as a business owner, how to...

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Written by Len Pettis
Monday, 13 August 2018 15:51

Actually No, Jesus Was Not a Socialist Featured

As biblical illiteracy and radical leftism both increase throughout the West, we are finding more and more people who say they are Christians making the silly claims that Jesus was a socialist, that socialism is somehow biblical, and that all Christians should be socialists.

With socialism again...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 13 August 2018 15:15

When Christ's Call is Urgent

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"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5:15-17

When Christ calls us to himself, he calls us immediately. There is no "ramp-up"...

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Written by David McLemore
Monday, 13 August 2018 15:10

True Preaching is Indispensable! What is it?

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In September 1967, D. M. Lloyd-Jones gave an address for a student conference at Westminster Theological Seminary on the topic, "What is Preaching?" The address is included in the Banner of Truth book Knowing the Times: Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions 1942-1977. I have always been...

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Written by David Prince
Monday, 13 August 2018 15:05

August 14: John Clark

He Shouldn’t Have Been Electedby Rev. David T. Myers

Given his political choice of party, which was Federalist, in the early nineteenth century in Delaware, he should have been a Methodist or an Episcopalian.  Those denominations usually won office to the position of governor in the...

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Written by archivist
Monday, 13 August 2018 15:00

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One Simple Key to Thriving with Mental Illness“I realized that my problem was simple. I’m still human and I still need human things. That is how God designed us all. Regardless of our mental illness, we still need to be in community. We still need to be known. We need...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 15:00

The Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture and the Role of Extra-Biblical Resources in Transformative Teaching and Learning, Part 3

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Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Case Study: Applications of Extra-Biblical Resources in Psychology and Counseling

Paul encourages transformative learning in several contexts in 1 Thessalonians. In 2:11-12 he describes “exhorting (parakalountes), encouraging (paramuthoumenoi), and imploring (marturo...

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Written by Christopher Cone
Monday, 13 August 2018 14:46

197- The Sinister Plot for a New World Religion – Luciferian Beliefs of the Elite – James Musker

Episode 197 of the A Minute To Midnite Show. Tony is joined by author  James Musker. Tthe plans of the elite are exposed..Have you ever wondered why the New World Order is coming into existence? The Cryptocracy already have practically … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz

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Written by Tony Koretz
Monday, 13 August 2018 14:20

Meet Truthpartner Bill from Toronto

Whether you listen on the radio, online, or through the free mobile app, Truth For Life is made possible by the generous giving of other listeners just like you! Our thanks go out to each and every Truthpartner for their passion to bring clear, relevant Bible teaching to a worldwide audience. Meet...

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Written by TFL
Monday, 13 August 2018 14:10

Gracious Confidence Is More Appealing Than Angst and Doubt

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In a recent post laying out four big challenges facing Christians in the West today, I mentioned the moral revolution in our society that has led many to see a number of Christian beliefs about morality and doctrine to be not only old-fashioned but also dangerous and repressive.

When you track the...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Monday, 13 August 2018 14:05

Teaching Salem Witchcraft

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One of the most provocative topics in the American History survey class is the Salem witchcraft trials. Although it was a great tragedy, the episode lends itself to wonderful discussions about historical interpretation. As Emerson Baker’s book A Storm of Witchcraft points out, the past four...

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Written by Thomas Kidd
Monday, 13 August 2018 14:04

Three Theologically Rich Book Recommendations By and For Women

You know I love to see theologically rich resources written by and for women. I’ve recently read three and want to recommend them to you. 

This book is a sequel to Wilkin’s None Like Him: 10 Ways God is...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:25

MacArthur Steps Into the Fray on Social Justice Featured

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My longtime friend and writer, Seth Dunn, likens things to professional wrestling way too often. And he does so on this website, to my regular chagrin. But frankly, there’s no more fitting analogy for how we feel today.

John MacArthur has entered the fray on social justice. It’s the...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:23

Entertaining Angels Unaware

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It was 1979 and I was carrying my first child.  I didn’t know the Lord yet. That wouldn’t happen until 4 years later. But things were going well with my pregnancy.  I was approaching the 9th month and the doctor said that all was well.

I had noticed that I had not felt my baby...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:06

Pray For Today | Open Theism is Stupid | BTWN Episode 314 Featured

Tim demonstrates the folly of Open theism and reads a resent blog post by theidolbabbler
Video of the making of this episode HERE
Read the blog post by theidolbabbler that Tim read – HERE
Watch the edited video by Open Theist Chris Fisher:
 
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Written by Tim Hurd
Monday, 13 August 2018 11:43

Promotion Sunday Featured

1. Seth continues a review of 2 Thessalonians, examining persecution. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission home groups. 3. Seth discusses Sunday School grade-level promotion.

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