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, 18 June 2019 11:00

Standing on Air

“Either first principles are axiomatic and self-evident, or there are no principles at all anywhere, including the nihilistic principle that there are no principles” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 82).

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:50

UPDATE: Missouri Judge Blocks State From Defunding Planned Parenthood Featured

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In an update on RHS Planned parenthood St. Louis, the clinic that received a 60 page deficiency report, a federal judge blocked a state budget measure to strip tax dollars from groups that provide...

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Written by Reagan Hall
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:40

KESWICK—A GOOD WORD OR A BAD ONE? Part One: Historical Background and Theology

Occasionally, I hear people use the label Keswick in a derogatory fashion. Yet others use the term quite positively. Hearing something of these widely ranging opinions, someone unfamiliar with the term might wonder whether this word Keswick denotes something good or something bad. The issue, of...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:13

3GT Episode 137: Tornadoes and the Intermediate State

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As they recorded this episode, the guys were hunkered down under tornado watches in their respective states. So their minds turned to what would happen if a whirlwind took them up to heaven Elijah-like so to speak. What is it like in the intermediate state?

As the skies darken outside their windows,...

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Written by Barry York
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:11

Why philosophy ruins everything!

A recipe for perpetual misery: become a philosopher!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1HVTNxwt7w

Authors: steve...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:46

Way Too Many Topics Today to Put in the Title! Listen Anyway!

Here’s a list of topics: the Convert’s Guide to Not Becoming Catholic (which came along with a long recitation about my history with Gerry Matatics and Scott Hahn), the article on whether homosexuality has always been in the Bible, the California Bill to allow inmates to choose their...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:00

Final Word, New from John MacArthur and Reformation Trust

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The Bible is under attack on all sides. Unbelievers denounce it as backward, narrow-minded, and intolerant, and even some professing Christians deny its truth to gain approval from the culture. With each assault, we hear echoes of the serpent’s question in the garden of Eden: “Did God...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:57

And they will go after the Youth

By Matt S AMTM June 2019 (opinion piece). EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE The Hitler youth were a big part of Hitler’s plan to “brainwash” the young Germans and carry his ideology forward, they could also spy on their parents and … Continue reading

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:47

06/18/2019

•Tony is embracing old age
•Pretending to be perfect doesn’t honor God
•Did Jesus minimize physical suffering?
•How not to comfort someone who is suffering, from Gavin Ortlund
•Homer Simpson helps Todd explain work on the new Earth

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:41

Is the CSB Suitable for Expository Preaching? An Excerpt from my Sent Folder

A reader who attends Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary:

I’m not going to keep you, this is the only question I will ask and then I’ll simply follow you via social media; can I trust the CSB as an expository preacher? Interested in your...

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Written by Mark Ward
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:06

Is The Lord Calling Me to Foreign Missions?

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The following comprises the substance of Dr. Judson’s address to the Society for Missionary Inquiry, in Brown University, during his visit back to America (1845) after decades of being overseas as a missionary.

Only One Right Path For Every Believer

My dear young Brethren: There is one, and...

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Written by Adoniram Judson
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 06:52

Agape, Phileo, and Eros: Sorting Through The Meanings

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I’m sure many of our readers have heard all sorts of info about the differences between three words for love: agape (αγαπη), eros (ερως), and phileo (φιλεω). I’ve heard a few of these discussions myself and...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 06:47

Why was Jesus baptized?

If we were to compile a catalog of practices that are essential to the Christian faith, what would be included? Among other essentials, baptism would certainly need to be high on the list. Baptism is one of the means by which Jesus commissions his followers to make disciples (Matt. 28:18–20)....

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 06:44

Real Men Discipline in a God-Like Way

Discipline your children in a way that provokes them to love God and you. Visit the Christian Man Academy for a transcript of this video and to enroll in the Academy.

Authors: David Murray...

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Written by David Murray
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 05:41

Christ is Building His Church: Reports from South Africa, Austria, and Lebanon

Here are a couple of reports from recent trips by Steve and Patty, and Pam and me.

Christ is Building His Church:Steve Burchett’s Report from Austria and Lebanon

It’s one thing to think “in theory” about Jesus’ promise to build his church (Matthew 16:18), but it’s...

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Written by Jim Elliff
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 05:18

What Did They Mean, “Believe in Christ?”

How do we explain the sudden reversals of life found in the New Testament?

As Jesus spoke, or Paul or Philip or any of the other presenters in the early days of Christianity, scores of people believed. It’s the suddenness of belief that shocks you. In a moment, before a day was over, or before...

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Written by Jim Elliff
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 05:06

How to Point to Jesus chapter by chapter in the book of Jonah

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When I was teaching overseas earlier this year I was asked by a seminary student of how would I point to Jesus in each chapter of the book of Jonah.

Here’s my answer.

Jonah Chapter 1

Point: I would point to Jesus in that Jesus is the opposite of Jonah the unwilling prophet in that Jesus is the...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:50

The Meaning of “Life” in John’s Gospel

Richard from St. Petersburg, FL writes: 

The distinction between ‘eternal life’ (aeon zoe) and ‘life’ (zoe) in John, is, exactly, what? Zoe-life is itself eternal, yes? Why does John’s Gospel have a hundred references to zoe with only 17 of them joined...

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Written by Shane Rosenthal
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:26

LifeWay Employee Molests Kids at Church Camp Featured

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A LifeWay camp counselor was arrested in Arizona for child molestation. This is according to a Jun 14 press release by LifeWay “Christian” Resources. This isn’t the first time that LifeWay has hired predators...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:16

Be Careful, God Destroys People Like This:

“Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy,” Ps. 101:5

Authors: NCFIC Blog...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:59

Satanist Vegetarians Want to Change Our DNA to Keep Us From Getting Saved, Says Charismatic Leader Featured

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Okay, so how’s this for a conspiracy theory? Charismatic Prophet, Rick Wiles, claims that genetically modified foods and meat-alternatives are an attempt by government conspiracists to change our human DNA and thereby keep us...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:46

An Open Letter To Beth Moore Featured

Dear Mrs. Moore,Hello – we hope this finds you doing well.We as female Bible teachers ourselves write this letter to you in hopes of receiving clarification of your views on an important issue: homosexuality.In the last few years, particularly since 2016, you have been very vocal in your...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:26

"They Know Not the Lord"

Sermons on the Minor Prophets:  Hosea (4)

As a prophet called to his office by YHWH, Hosea functions as a divine process server to God’s covenant people, Israel.  Hosea brings the people of Israel the list of the charges which YHWH has against them.  The list is long and quite...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:23

Aladdin (2019)–AYJW093

The live-action Aladdin provides a foundation to discuss greed versus contentment, external versus internal change, and the attributes of God. Visit areyoujustwatching.com/93 for the complete show notes.

Authors: Eve Franklin...

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Written by Eve Franklin
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:23

In Stunning Reversal, Roman Catholics to Ordain Married Men as Priests, Women as Clergy Featured

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[Rome] As Pulpit & Pen first reported in November of 2017, the Romanist church was considering the ordination of married men as priests. Chiefly, the Vatican was considering the changes because of a shortage...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:16

Why Should I Read Deuteronomy? Featured

We need to ensure we love God in the way He has dictated. And Deuteronomy is the book that defines what it means to love God.

The post Why Should I Read Deuteronomy? appeared first on The Master's Seminary.

Authors: Abner Chou...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:06

Show THIS To Your Democratic/Socialist Friends and Family

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A lot of the young people love Bernie Sanders.  They say he reminds them of Larry David – the creator of Seinfeld.  I say to these young people; God gave you a brain to discern smart from stupid.  Your choice of Bernie Sanders as a future president of the U.S. is STUPID....

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 03:00

June 17, 2019 Show with Mostyn Roberts on "The Subversive Puritan: Roger Williams Freedom of Conscience"

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June 17, 2019:

MOSTYN ROBERTS, minister of Welwyn Evangelical Church in Hertfordshire, UK, & the author of a biography of Francis Schaeffer in EP’s Bitesize Biography series, who will address: “The SUBVERSIVE PURITAN: ROGER WILLIAMS & FREEDOM of CONSCIENCE”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:34

Dave Wager: Living vs Loving In Our World

Mike and David are off today. Crash Connell visits with Dave Wager about what the Bible teaches believers how we should live and love in the world around us.  What is our motivation? Dave often refers to a book he's reading, THE HOLY WAR by John Bunyan, 1st & 2nd John and passages in the...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:23

Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology

The reviewer has more of a "Confessional Calvinist" mindset than I do. However, the reviewer makes some useful points:http://www.meetthepuritans.com/blog/book-review-cambridge-companion-to-reformed-theology

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:10

Priceless: Mastercard to Let Trannies Use Pretend Names

Mastercard’s slogan is Priceless: There are some things money can’t buy, but for everything else, there’s Mastercard. One of the

The post Priceless: Mastercard to Let Trannies Use Pretend Names appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:09

Guys Who Make Worship Innovative and Convenient

Jeroboam was an innovative worship leader:

“So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, ‘You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough ...’”

In 1 Kings 12, we are introduced to a smart and popular worship leader named Jeroboam. He was...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:07

Jesus is Unconquered

  imageJesus has taken away sin and death, and through the cross, God's furious anger is taken away. God's Word of Law hurled God's furious...

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Written by Donavon Riley
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:03

Pedophilia, the Next Step in Leftist Sex Agenda

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Just over fifty years ago, adultery and fornication spread through American culture followed by the gradual increase of pornography, abortion, homosexuality, and eventually, transgenderism. The immoral influence of Margaret Sanger, Alfred Kinsey, Hugh Heffner, and several others began infecting a...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:47

Notorious False Prophet Says Calling Him a False Prophet Will Invoke God’s Wrath

You can ordinarily watch Mark Taylor blather on with his notoriously wrong prophecies on the television program belonging to the

The post Notorious False Prophet Says Calling Him a False Prophet Will Invoke God’s Wrath appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:08

One is Not Like the Others: “Harry Potter meets Jesus Sermon Series Brings New Muggles to Church Featured

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The large banner on the lawn of Leverington Church in Roxborough has been raising eyebrows as if it were a Wingardium Leviosa spell. “If I read ‘Harry Potter meets Jesus,’ I’d probably think it was cheesy,...

The post One is Not Like the Others: “Harry Potter...

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Written by Curated News
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:29

Thoughts on Psalm 127

Psalm 127 thematically breaks into two parts. In verses 1-2, security and significance are addressed by noting the vanity of self-reliance (see the commentary). The idea of security is expressed with images of watching over, watchmen, and sleep. The concept of...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:14

Can We Know Anything about the Historical Jesus? Yes, and It’s Much More than You Think!

By: Brian G. Chilton | June 18, 2019

In 2000, I made the difficult decision to step away from my faith. I entered into what I call theistic-leaning agnosticism, one step removed from pantheism. I believed that some kind of God could possibly exist. However, I didn’t know that a person...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:12

This is not a difficult concept

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This seems to be a popular meme. A few basic issues:
i) If you remove the yoke and white from the shell, you interrupt the process of gestation. 
ii) Turning silk into a dress is not a natural process or natural continuum. 
iii) Why is an acorn not a tree? Is the difference that some acorns...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Encourage Someone Today

In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, we see it says, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up”. This is something we should be doing. And unfortunately, not enough of us do this. We should be trying to encourage one another as much as we can. We often think about the fact that we...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Is Sam Harris successful at rationally grounding objective moral values and duties?

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I just wanted to put out a few snips from this layperson-level article on the Reasonable Faith web site. The article is about atheist scholar Sam Harris, and his attempt to provide a basis for morality on atheism.

Here’s the Harris project:

The...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:50

Jonathan Edwards: His Life and Writings | Podcast #18

Jonathan Edwards is regarded as many as the greatest mind America has ever produced and he is held up as an excellent example of a pastor-theologian. Even so, many people’s familiarity with Edwards does not extend beyond his famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” On...

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:50

Paul and Slavery: Union With Christ and One Another

Colossians 3:11 – “Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is call, and in all.”

On top of slowly going through books of the Bible verse-by-verse, I’ve been trying to take the time to read entire books and...

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Written by Joseph Hamrick
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:50

The Gospel According to Job

Job was a righteous man who suffered great destruction. Specifically, God sovereignly allowed Satan to take Job’s wealth, his children, and his physical health. Throughout the book of Job, we see Job and his friends engage in an extended dialogue, trying to process the painful thing that has...

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Written by Laura Baxter
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:48

How to Choose the Right Seminary: 6 Factors to Consider 

If you’re thinking about seminary, below you can find six things to consider to help you choose the right one. I have in mind those interested in the Master of Divinity program.

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In no particular order:

1. The Faculty Factor

Many will tell you to choose a seminary based on the seminary faculty....

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Written by David Qaoud
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:40

Show me a miracle!

A popular atheist trope is that if God performed a custom-made miracle for the atheist, he'd believe in God. To put this in reverse, they feel justified in not believing in God unless they see a miracle. There are a couple of problems with this trope:

i) It doesn't occur to them that it might not...

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Written by steve
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:40

Using Time Well

Ephesians 5:15-16, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

Paul begins Ephesians 4 with an appeal to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” He spends much of...

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Written by James Williams
Monday, 17 June 2019 23:00

“I’ll just pay for my sins when I die.”

It is true that the Bible says, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). Those who say such things are gambling the whole of their eternity on the meaning of one word: “death.” They assume it means the “termination of existence,” but their assumption is...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 17 June 2019 22:53

Sing hallelujah to the Lord

More information here: "How a worship song is fueling pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong".

This is inspiring to see and hear. A defiant little light in all the darkness. Hong Kong denizens, which of course includes Christians, are encircled by the tendrils of a totalitarian state. They're staring...

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Written by Hawk
Monday, 17 June 2019 22:09

Former Catholics for Christ Conference: Session #5: “Contending Against False Ecumenism”

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Today, we continue with our video series from the recent Former Catholics for Christ Conference, which was held at the Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois this past May 17-19.

Below is the video of the fifth presentation of the conference, titled…

“Contending Against False...

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Written by Tom