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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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 08:01

Don’t Use 1 Corinthians 13:8 to Argue for Cessationism

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Longtime readers will know that I am not a young-earth creationist (I think there are exegetical weaknesses I haven’t been able to overcome), but one of the things I appreciate about the young-earth-only ministry Answers in Genesis is that they have a section on their website entitled Argument...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:57

Word Meanings Change

Here are eleven English words that used to mean something significantly different. This is one reason that translations are important and why new translations are needed.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:51

Babies Were Murdered, Women Injured, Media Yawned

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Two of the main reasons you don’t really know about convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnell are, first, a complicit media covered-up the news and second, America has become apathetic about the abortion industry. At least Christians who are pro-life should care! For the moment, let’s set...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:40

Perfectionism and God and Grace

This article helps illustrate the relationship between our spiritual state before God and our subjective psychological state

A much better explanation, I would argue, is the eclipse of Christianity in this demographic.  Those who know nothing of grace, God’s love, or Christ’s...

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Written by memoirandremains
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:34

A Day in the Life of A: Potter Featured

By Elizabeth PrataPrevious essays in the series:

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:28

Free Gold

Vast explosions, throwing out gold, platinum and many of the world’s most precious elements, could be happening throughout the universe.

Nasa scientists have spotted what they think are immense explosions caused by neutron stars colliding into each other in distant space.

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Written by memoirandremains
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:19

Closing the Facebook (Adam Parker)

It's been two weeks since I deleted my Facebook account. I do not see myself going back. The reasons for leaving have nothing to do with cybersecurity or privacy - they have to do with what Facebook is doing to me as a person. I began using Facebook about a decade ago. Ten years ago my life was...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:15

Stung Again by a Familiar Passage

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When I was younger, I would see a tree and want to climb it. Now, a bit older I may consider the same tree useful to lean upon or as shade to rest. It’s interesting how our perspective changes with time.

I’ve noticed something similar now after twenty plus years of being a Christian. I...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:53

Sermon on Cain and Abel

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:45

10/16/2018

•Mormons support medical marijuana. Why shouldn’t Christians?
•Snatch them from the Flames; Where have signs and wonders been for 2000 years?
•The illogical practice of private prayer tongues
•7 things you need to know about the Bible
•John MacArthur joins us
•Why you should be careful with short-term missions
•Is expository preaching the “easy way out”?

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:34

Bible Study for Oct. 21: A Prayer of Praise

Matthew 6:9b; Psalm 96:1-9 Victor Lyons, PastorSecond Memorial Baptist Church, Perry

Who do you revere in your life?

What place does God hold in your life?

Honor and shame were important elements in the ancient world. Deeds that would bring honor were valued, and shame was to be avoided. Shame usually...

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Written by Victor Lyons
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:17

Tim Keller: Marxist Change Agent Featured

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In seven previous posts I have laid out clear and concise evidence of the progressive liberalism and Marxist ideology that drives Tim Keller’s false theology; all in his own words. It has been proven beyond any reasonable objection that he has set out to redefine biblical doctrine,...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:16

Why is pastoral ministry such a risky pursuit?

image Why is Practical Shepherding important?  Here’s one reason–these staggering stats.  These troubling numbers show the risk of those who set their hands to the plow of this noble, but costly work.

• 70% constantly fight depression.

• 50% feel so discouraged that they...

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Written by Brian
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:09

Gay Friar Hosts Hook-Up for Gays at Roman Catholic Church Featured

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This really, really gay friar is turning his parish into a hookup scene for homosexuals

What would you think if a man who identifies as “gay” happens to advertise himself as a “masseur” who specializes in “man-to-man bodywork? You would probably think that man...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:33

Atlanta Roman Catholic Priest Caught at Gay Club When Tagged in Photos on Facebook Featured

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Roman Catholic Atlanta-Area priest being kissed by “friend,” recently seen partying at gay club.

ATLANTA, Georgia – A Roman Catholic priest – who happens to be appointed as “spiritual director for victims of sexual abuse by clergy” recently attended a drag show...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:32

God’s Grace Is Greater Than Our Past

This post originally appeared on Gregg Potts’ blog on Oct. 16, 2018.

Recently I was talking with a person and the individual began telling me of the past indiscretions of a certain individual. I listened and I admit, it bothered me to hear some of these things. Hearing these things...

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Written by Gregg Potts
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:11

Relationship Fallouts and What to Do About Them

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The Lord is interested in us overcoming, and one of the greatest things we will have to overcome in our Christian life is having our feelings hurt and being offended by someone. And no, I am not talking about little minor infractions and common irritations that everyone experiences; but I’m...

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Written by Don Johnson
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:11

Gender and Sexuality News Roundup (10/16/18)

One mission we have at CBMW is to help Christians think through secular and ecclesial trends on gender and sexuality. Through this work, we pore over a lot of news reports and articles as we attempt to wade through the ceaseless flow of information on the web. In our weekly Gender and...

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Written by Jonathan Ahlgren
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:05

9 WAYS TO PRAY FOR VICTIMS OF RECENT HURRICANES AND STORMS

This post originally appeared on Chuck Lawless’ blog on Monday, Sept. 17. 

Too many believers, I suspect, watch the news about victims of recent storms, but then fail to pray with compassion and fervor for them. Here are some practical ways to pray for them:

  1. Pray for peace and...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 04:50

Dale doubles down on dumbing down

LOL. I'm a cult leader & a big bad bully as I'm not interested in arguing whether his silly insult was an insult. He tried to get back at me, to accuse me of insulting, by googling up a poorly done editorial in my old school's student newspaper! Anything but taking responsibility
— Dale...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 04:46

Is a foundation unrepeatable?

1. At the risk of belaboring Eph 2:20: a foundation has a horizontal dimension as well as a vertical dimension. Cessationists focus on the vertical dimension. I believe their argument goes something like this: according to the law of superposition, the bottommost layer is the earliest layer. The...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 04:22

Ten Commandments Tuesday - Do Not Misuse God’s Name

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I've been to a lot of bible studies but not one of them actually covered the 10 Commandments. Sure I've read them, I know that there's a difference between what we Protestants, the Catholics, and the Jews count as the ten, but nothing deeper than that. There's a difference between reading and...

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Written by Doug Evans
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 03:20

Should Christians Partake in Formal Debates About God?

Martin Lloyd-Jones was against formal debates with unbelievers. Why? His first reason is that no one comes to faith through a debate. Thus, debates are not useful. However, though the debate opponent rarely comes to faith, Dr. William Lane Craig (who debates non-believers regularly) claims people...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 03:00

The State of Theology: The Questions that Matter Most

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The year 1971 was a tumultuous time in American history. Three years earlier, the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago became a stage for riots, with armed police and guardsmen marching through the city streets. That same year, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. The...

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Written by Stephen J. Nichols
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 02:34

Stephen Hawking said ‘there is no god’ and that humans will ‘live in space’ in final book | Fox News

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The late Professor Stephen Hawking revealed his answers to 10 “big questions” he was often asked in a new book published six months after his death.

Source: Stephen Hawking said ‘there is no god’ and that humans will ‘live in space’ in final book | Fox News

Authors:...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 02:14

Are Science and Faith Compatible? Concept 1: Atheism is Self-Denying Featured

1 Peter 3:15 commands believers, “...always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within you...” So it is incumbent upon every Christian to comprehend some basic science that proactively supports biblical theism. Learning scientific support for God can seem...

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Written by Mark Phillips
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 02:00

Reclaiming the Reformation

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:51

Gayer Than a Stack of Lavender Pancakes

When a local emporium, what should know better, displays a book like what you see there to your right, the public of course gets to take a look at it, and I gets to comment on it.

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Back when I was young, when you wanted to confuse people about which sex you were seeking to be, this was done by the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:30

Is a foundation once and for all?

1. Once more I'm going to comment on Eph 2:20. This is the primary cessationist prooftext. I agree with cessationists that the Apostolate was a temporary arrangement which died out with the last apostle. Likewise, I agree with cessationists that the epoch of prophecy in the sense of public...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:07

The Rise in Women Preachers and What You Should Know

The category of “women preachers” has drastically risen in recent days and while some celebrate this trend—others are very concerned. How did we arrive at this juncture? Why are more women pursuing the pulpit and why are more Christian leaders promoting this movement? While we...

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Written by Josh Buice
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:06

Trying to Finish the Letters Feature

A Different Pence Rule

“If your imagination is not up to it, I have supplied a useful graphic.” Has anyone ever seen Mike Pence and Race Bannon in the same room at the same time? No? I didn’t think so. There! Image fixed! ; – )

Jason

Jason, except that I don’t know who...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:57

Religious Law and Christlike Love

Recently I had a conversation with a student about some trials his family is facing—one of his siblings has become wayward. He explained how his father is willing to accept this wayward sibling back into his home on the condition of repentance—an adherence to the house rules.

As I...

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Written by Charles Carpenter
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:46

Legalism Does Not Work

Legalism does not work, never has, and never will. Legalism is the pursuit of good works, obedience to God’s law and the ethical commands of the Bible (and beyond), abstracted from faith in Christ, in order to be acceptable before God. The legalist approaches the Bible as a law-centered...

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Written by David Prince
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:43

Dog Paddling on the Surface

Colossians 1:10

10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

No matter which side you take in the debate between Tozer and Lewis, the highest and holiest pursuit of our lives is to know God better than we do...

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Written by Cary Grant
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:06

Are you sure you need a quiet time?

You’ve always believed you should have what evangelicals commonly call a “quiet time.” Sometimes called “daily devotions,” a quiet time typically consists of Bible reading and prayer. Beyond these, the event can be highly individualized in terms of timing, duration,...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:05

Living Water that Satisfies in the Word of God

Restless and bored at my Grandma’s house, I picked up a magazine and began flipping through pages. I found weight loss tips and decorating ideas for the upcoming season, ads for cosmetics and inspirational stories about reunited families. There was nothing unusual or unexpected, until I set...

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Written by Laura Lundgren
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

A Compelling Case for Cooperation

Authors: Adam W. Greenway

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Written by Adam W. Greenway
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

Why are Western feminists silent about rapes committed outside the United States?

imageYazidi sex slave survivor Nadia Murad is awarded the Nobel Prize

My personal opinion on rape (a violent sexual attack that results in genital penetration without consent) is that the attacker should be killed or castrated (if male). Is the left against rape? They don’t seem to tell women how...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

What Does "Simul Justus et Peccator" Mean?

By whose righteousness will we be judged? In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul shares the very heart of the gospel as he explains Martin Luther's Latin phrase, "Simul Justus et Peccator."

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:55

Sports and the Christian Family

When my wife and I found out she was pregnant with our oldest son, we quickly realized there were a lot of parenting issues that we spent little to no time discussing beforehand like discipline, education, bedtime routines, etc. The countdown to the due date ends up being filled with conversations...

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Written by Kyle Bjerga
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:45

Pastor: Are You a Ceo or a Christian Shepherd?

This morning I picked up the Wall Street Journal and read about new leadership at the General Electric Company. G.E. has apparently fallen on difficult times recently (as of this writing in October 2018). A new chief executive officer has been chosen. The standard of leadership success in that...

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Written by Michael Milton
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:36

Walking in Forgiveness

Since they grumble about Him healing a man on the Sabbath, Jesus asks the religious leaders, "Is it easier to say, ‘Your sins...

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Written by Donavon Riley
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:19

“The Lord Laughed at Me” (Augustine)

image When Augustine, the great African theologian of the early church, first became a leader in the church, he was not prepared.  Using the imagery of a ship’s crew, Augustine said he was appointed to “the second place at the helm” although he “knew not how to...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:16

3GT Episode 103: What is Covenant Theology?

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After a conversation on what Reformed means, the guys follow up with a discussion on covenant theology. They answer such questions as: What is a covenant? Where do see covenants in the Bible? What is the Covenant of Works? Covenant of Grace? How does the concept of old and new covenants fit with...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:00

The fire must consume the leaf.

If you were to place a dried-out leaf into the presence of fire, you would notice that the fire would not hesitate to consume the leaf in a matter of seconds. The fire must consume the leaf because of its very nature. Even if the fire didn’t want to dispose of the leaf, it wouldn’t...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 15 October 2018 22:38

The Mod | “Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality” by Hector Macdonald

Hector Macdonald’s recent book, Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality, is ruthless in its timeliness. Over the past several years, a blend of technology, political events, and social change has attenuated the gatekeepers of knowledge and subjected us to a deluge of...

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Written by Brooke Ventura
Monday, 15 October 2018 22:33

The Great Divorce (I’m a Fraud and Here’s Why)

No, this post isn’t a commentary on the story by C.S. Lewis (just getting that out of the way first). This post is altogether something different. For my readers who have been following my journey from the beginning, this may surprise you (or maybe not, I don’t know). For those of you...

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Written by Lydia Harris