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, 22 April 2019 11:56

Chip Away at Your Children's Spiritual Growth

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My husband loves to tell the story of speaking with a World War II veteran almost 20 years ago. Mark was working at Oppenheimer Funds, advising and serving clients with their mutual funds. He got a call one day from a man in his 80s who, Mark quickly found out, had well over a million dollars in...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Monday, 22 April 2019 11:00

In Other Words, Way Ridonkulous

“There is no way to have law without a lawgiver, design without a designer, engineering without an engineer, creation without a Creator. And so they opt for the incredible hypothesis that the immense complexity that we call organic life managed to fall up the stairs, assembling itself as it...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 22 April 2019 10:44

Emotions and Growth in Grace

Step 3, Part 2: Understanding and Managing Emotions

What is the role of emotions in the Christian life? What are you to make of your emotional world? Is the Christian life a life of emotions or should we avoid them? Before we answer these very important questions, we must start with a more basic...

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Written by Tim Lane
Monday, 22 April 2019 10:16

Critical Theory, Social Justice, and Christianity: Are They Compatible?” | Neil Shenvi

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Written by memoirandremains
Monday, 22 April 2019 10:14

Richard Sibbes Sermons on Canticles, Sermon 1.4

He comes to the next image: the wind blowing upon the garden so that the spice may disburse:

But to what end must these winds blow upon the garden?

‘That the spices thereof may flow out.’

The end of this blowing is, you see, ‘that the spices thereof may flow out.’ Good things...

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Written by memoirandremains
Monday, 22 April 2019 10:00

Mike Fabarez: Expatriates, Pt. 1

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Mike Fabarez: Expatriates, Pt. 1

Segment 1 (00:00) – Todd explains the term “expatriates” and how Christians fall under that label. Todd shows clips from Mike Fabarez’s sermon that explain how we as Christians are not citizens of the kingdom we currently live in,...

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Written by samueljroys
Monday, 22 April 2019 09:24

By His Wounds, We Are Healed

Happy Easter everyone (or Resurrection Sunday if you prefer). I had hoped to publish this yesterday, but it wasn’t quite ready yet. Yesterday we went to our respective churches and celebrated that Jesus is no longer dead and in the grave, but rose again to life (possibly after an annual...

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Written by Julia
Monday, 22 April 2019 07:42

Sometimes The QIRC Leads To Rome

As I was running errands this past Saturday I listened to a podcast in the Ricochet network hosted by Mark Bauerlein, himself a convert to Rome from atheism, in which he interviewed a convert to Rome (from evangelicalism) about the impending canonization . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 22 April 2019 07:34

What did Jesus mean when He said, “It is Finished!”? Featured

by Mike Ratliff

28 Μετὰ τοῦτο εἰδὼς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ὅτι ἤδη πάντα...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 22 April 2019 07:32

Sorrow Turned Into Joy

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Jesus taught and promised amazing things to His disciples the night before He died. One of these amazing promises is that they would have fullness of joy that no one would be able to take away. He promised joy that would remain with them even in the midst of suffering.

Text: John 16:16-26

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Written by Jesse Barrington
Monday, 22 April 2019 07:28

The NKJV Open Bible Review

2019 sees the relaunch of what the late Dr. Jerry Falwell called the best study-reference Bible in existence, the Open Bible. The Open Bible has been a perennial favorite for me and I think it is one that you will enjoy it as well.  Disclaimer:  Thomas Nelson sent two copies, one brown...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Monday, 22 April 2019 07:19

Kuyper in the Minor Leagues with Machen

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Oliver O’Donovan, a favorite political theologian of many Protestants who may not be comfortable with Stanley Hauerwas’ anti-establishmentarian outlook but also want an alternative to the Religious Right (and won’t even consider the spirituality of the church), has a review of...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 22 April 2019 07:00

Climate Carnage!

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After a week of 'extinction rebel' protests, in which citizens glued themselves to trains, even the media outlets realize the London 'lunacy' went too far.

Actress Emma Thompson, the most vocal 'Queen-of-Protesters,' was an unwitting hypocrite, & keen for arrest, after her LA-London flight left...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Monday, 22 April 2019 06:38

Why we are not "Easter Worshipers" and why it matters Featured

By Elizabeth PrataWords matter. The words we choose to use form a basis for discourse, in teaching, and through the exchanging of ideas in a civil society.I've said this many times, but when a group in one culture decides to dispense with or change the meaning of words the rest of us have commonly...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 22 April 2019 06:12

A Tale of Two Religions: Liberal Theology Without Illusions Featured

Two times a year, during Christmas and Easter, the secular media becomes a little less secular. The historic Christian dominance within the American population necessitates this pattern, even among the most liberal and mainstream news outlets.... The post A Tale of Two Religions: Liberal...

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Written by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:38

Drawing the Lines: Matt Walsh, Serene Jones, Ron Underwood

Did a live DL from London (Westminster) today via Zoom (worked really well!) discussing how we “draw the lines,” using three examples to provide us with some perspective for this challenging discussion.  We looked at Matt Walsh, Roman Catholic, who was interviewed on the...

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Written by James White
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:28

Too Wretched For Radio 04/22/2019

Erwin McManus embraces the Kenotic heresy

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Written by joey
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:23

God Keeps His Promises (and he uses people to do it)

Last week during our Good Friday service, Isaiah 53 was read aloud. I’ve read the chapter dozens maybe hundreds of times in my life, but one line once burry came into a particular focus that evening. “They made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death,” and I...

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:16

04/22/2019

•Do we prove the Resurrection without the Bible?
•Battling Spring illness at Wretched studios
•Which news story is more troublesome?
•The continuing saga of Israel Folau
•Protesting trans-bathrooms leads to self-defense and assault
•Charlize Theron lets her 3 year old son become a girl
•What are the marks of a cult?
•Church membership is down, no thanks to Easter shenanigans
•The rules of discernment

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Written by joey
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:03

Asian Writer for The Gospel Coalition Upset That Some Black People Are Too “White”

When all sanity is lost and a particular narrative is reduced to complete logical absurdity, what you end up with

The post Asian Writer for The Gospel Coalition Upset That Some Black People Are Too “White” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:00

A Pastoral Look at Spafford and His Hymn

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Recently I read the haunting article "It is well..." by Janie Cheaney in WORLDmagazine about Horatio Spafford. Spafford was a lawyer and dedicated Presbyterian from the Chicago area, who at one time served with famous evangelist D.L. Moody. He is the author of the poem turned familiar hymn "It is...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 22 April 2019 04:47

A Chosen Race, A Royal Priesthood, A Holy Nation Featured

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On March 29-30, the organization Sparrow Women, which claims as its mission, "We want to pursue racial harmony by equipping women through Sparrow Resources, by partnering with churches and organizations in the training of leaders, by unifying women through Sparrow Conference, and by...

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Written by Phil Johnson
Monday, 22 April 2019 04:33

When Gimmicks Go Wrong: Video Surfaces of Youth Pastor Getting Stabbed/Cut As Part of Object Lesson Featured

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At Pulpit & Pen, we are regularly throwing shade at gimmicks and stunts. Shameless gimmickry, we feel, cheapens the Gospel. On top of that, we don’t believe that youth and adults need object lessons...

The post When Gimmicks Go Wrong: Video Surfaces of Youth Pastor Getting Stabbed/Cut As...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 22 April 2019 03:59

The Cross in Types Shadows (2)

Continuing the theme of seeing the cross in the Old Testament scriptures, attention is focused on Genesis 22, Exodus 12 and especially Psalm 22 - an absorbing proclamation of Messiah in His life, death, burial and resurrection.

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 22 April 2019 03:39

MYSTICISM MONDAY – WARREN B SMITH – ‘THE RIGHT HAND OF FALSEHOOD’

INTRODUCTION Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation, or has your pastor been preaching on it? Have you been involved in...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Monday, 22 April 2019 02:49

Gay Pastor and Gay Christian Journalist Spar Over Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

A gay man who calls himself a “pastor” and openly advocates for premarital sex and calling it “moral” and good”

The post Gay Pastor and Gay Christian Journalist Spar Over Bodily Resurrection of Jesus appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 22 April 2019 02:30

Women Go on “Birth-Strike” for Earth Day, Refuse to Procreate to Save Earth Featured

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Women like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are refusing to procreate in order to save the planet. In the case of the infamous AOC, this might be a good thing. In general, however, children are good. Due...

The post Women Go on “Birth-Strike” for Earth Day, Refuse to Procreate to Save Earth appea...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 22 April 2019 02:26

Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever

Monday, 22 April 2019 01:54

Three Important Things Christians Need to Know About Earth Day Featured

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Yesterday, believers around the world gathered in local assemblies to celebrate the resurrection of the God-Man, Jesus Christ, from the dead. The Christian celebration originates from the belief that the Second Person of a...

The post Three Important Things Christians Need to Know About Earth Day app...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 22 April 2019 01:47

I Shall Live

Easter is a day of visceral gladness. On the day of the resurrection, all guilt and doubt...

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Written by Caleb Keith
Monday, 22 April 2019 01:35

Index – Answering the alleged “95 Catholic Verses”

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In his book, “The Catholic Verses” (2004), Catholic apologist, Dave Armstrong, presented 95 Bible verses or passages (in an attempt to match Martin Luther’s 95 theses, although 104 passages were actually presented) that he alleged supported Catholicism’s salvation system of...

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Written by Tom
Monday, 22 April 2019 01:23

Preaching Christ from history

1. A perennial issue in Christian theology is how to preach Christ from the OT. There's no consensus among evangelical scholars in that regard, viz.
One of the dangers, or perceived dangers, is that we're...

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Written by steve
Monday, 22 April 2019 01:22

Ben Shapiro Sits Down with Stephen Meyer to Talk about God, Darwin, and Intelligent Design

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Stephen Meyer, director of the Center for Science & Culture at the Discovery Institute, is the author of Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell, as well as a co-editor of Theistic Evolution.

In the above video, Ben Shapiro sits down for an hour-long conversation with...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Monday, 22 April 2019 01:20

Proverbs and OT Theology(?) (Waltke)

image Some OT scholars find Proverbs problematic because as wisdom literature it doesn’t seem to fit into the OT.  Proverbs never mentions covenant for example, nor does it have a messianic emphasis.  G. E. Wright said that OT wisdom literature like Proverbs “is something of a...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:50

GraceLife Women's Brunch

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: GraceLife Women's Brunch
Subtitle: GraceLife Women's Brunch
Speaker: Various Speakers
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/23/2019
Length: 75 min.
Overview: GraceLif...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:49

Higher Than Scripture, Holier Than God

Introduction

Sovereign Grace Churches recently issued a statement explaining why they could not agree to a third-party investigation of the allegations that have been raised against them. That statement can be found here. And in response, Rachael Denhollender replied to their statement, and her...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:47

Heretic Women to Host ‘The View’ Knock-Off on TBN Featured

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What’s worse than a gaggle of Chatty Cathy pecking hens cackling out their ill-informed opinions and old wives’ fables? Add heresy on top of it, and you have a new show on the Trinity...

The post Heretic Women to Host ‘The View’ Knock-Off on TBN appeared first on Pulpit &...

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Written by News Division
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:43

Christians Heresies 101 Podcast

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Apr 22, 2019
Today’s conversation might “trigger” you with some pretty big words…but there’s nothing to worry about. Jonathan and James are willing to break them down and carefully explain what they mean.

Authors: Jonathan...

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Written by Jonathan Master
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:23

The Discerning Walk Featured

A Testimony of God's Goodness
"Quicken me after Thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of Thy mouth."(Psalm 119:88)
Recently the publishers of this blog (Lynn & Sarah Leslie) had an opportunity to share some of our personal testimony at the Community Church of Devore in Devore,...

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Written by Discernment Research Group
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:15

6 Questions To Ask Before Using Social Media

In 2019, experts estimate that almost 3 billion people will utilize social media in some capacity. In 2017, 71% of internet users engaged with social media.[1] If you are reading this article, the chances are you saw this posted on a social media platform you engage in on your phone.

Social media is...

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Written by Joey Tomlinson
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:10

Suffering and Glory

Ephesians 3:13, “So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.”

Previous generations have not enjoyed the advances in medicines and other technologies that have eliminated much of the previous suffering generations endured. In the West, childbirth,...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:02

The Hope of Heaven, the Labor on Earth

Hope permeates Paul’s letters.

Colossians 1:1-6, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this, you...

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Written by Joseph Hamrick
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

I have to debate a co-worker on Trump-Russia collusion, here are my notes

imageThe media spent 2 years pushing a fake news story paid for by Democrats

Well, now that the Mueller report is out, I am dealing with a bunch of angry progressives at work. They want to know how why their favorite mainstream media sources got the Trump-Collusion story so wrong. One of them even asked...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:57

#ShorterLOVES showcases university’s Christ-centered mission

imageShorter University Christian Studies faculty members Earl Kellett, left, and Alan Hix, right, attended Jay Chambers’ ordination service. SHORTER/Special

Since its founding in 1873, Shorter University has been a citadel of light and learning to Rome, Georgia and beyond.

Now, the very best of...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:50

Dan Dewitt- Sunny Side Up- The Breakfast Conversation That Could Change Your Life

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Dan DeWitt discuss the importance of sound doctrine and humility in the Christian life, along with his book, Sunny Side Up- The Breakfast Conversation That Could Change Your Life (The Good Book Company, 2019)

What you’ll hear in...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:50

Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

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A clarification to my brothers and sisters in Christ who, like me, hold to the biblical teaching that sexual activity is reserved only for a man and woman married to each other.

The discussion about homosexual desire is too often oversimplified and seldom given appropriate nuance. For example,...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:45

Power for Missions Restored (Philip DeHart)

Since the early 19th Century the American church has largely taken for granted the necessity and legitimacy of mission agencies, both church and para-church. By the mid 20th Century they were as firmly entrenched as any feature of American church life. But a surprising deja-vu moment occurred...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:44

Bethel Church Affirms Roman Catholics as Believers Now “In the Arms of the Beloved Savior”

Bethel Church is a charismatic cult and one of their underlying principles is their demand to be accepted among orthodox

The post Bethel Church Affirms Roman Catholics as Believers Now “In the Arms of the Beloved Savior” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:20

Islamic Attacks in Sri Lanka Are Sad, But The Victims Were Not Christians

There is a lot of news about the recent attacks in Sri Lanka and many are rightly so saddened by

The post Islamic Attacks in Sri Lanka Are Sad, But The Victims Were Not Christians appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:06

After ‘Easter’ – Jesus is Lord every day of the year

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We are fresh off of Easter weekend as many of us celebrated the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ—God in the flesh who shed His blood for our redemption.  He has freed us from the power of death and sin.  But with the simple yet profound message of the gospel, many...

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