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, 04 December 2019 02:24

Weak Christian Responses To Weak Christmas Objections

A site affiliated with the BBC recently ran a story by Spencer Mizen on the historicity of a traditional Christian view of Jesus' childhood. It repeats a lot of claims that are frequently made. I'll point those who are interested to my collection of resources on Christmas issues. To Mizen's credit,...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 02:16

Satan’s Strategy #6: Just Say Sorry

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Satan tells us that repentance is easy and forgiveness is available, so yielding to temptation is not serious. We are tempted to think that we'll only commit a sin a few times and then claim God's forgiveness. “Correcting the situation after you sin is easy,” the Tempter tells us.

But...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 01:27

A Matter of Life and Death (Amy Mantravadi) Featured

The issue of abortion is one of the most divisive in modern political discourse. The option for a woman to end a pregnancy has been proclaimed by some to be a basic right, while others have decried it as the murder of a fellow human being. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for so-called...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 01:09

How To Rule The Unruly

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A young man had just graduated from Bible school and wanted to be a pastor.  But when he was offered a temporary job as a police officer, he accepted it, thinking it might give him some good insight into human nature that would come in handy later in the ministry.  One of the questions on...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 01:05

A Simple Prayer Request

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I haven't been around much because: life. My stepdaughter and her children, my grand babies, and both a blessing and a lesson on patience and humility and their living with us for the past few months has been a household calamity and a joy that lifted my heart from the other pains of this world.
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Written by Doug Evans
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:55

Pray Like a Lawyer Featured

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Many people pray, but how many people ask themselves why God should actually answer their prayers? How many Christians know how to argue with God in prayer?

Authors: Mark LaCour...

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Written by Mark LaCour
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:54

Perverted “Transgender” Couple Begins to “Transition” Their Son Into a Girl

Britain’s first transgender couple has stoked controversy by revealing that they will allow their 5-year-old child to also begin gender

The post Perverted “Transgender” Couple Begins to “Transition” Their Son Into a Girl appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Curated News
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:34

This Generation?

Article: DOES JOHN MACARTHUR MAKE HIS CASE ON THE OLIVET DISCOURSE? by Gary DeMar

In his book The Second Coming: Signs of Christ’s Return and the End of the Age, John MacArthur seems to go out of his way to avoid having to deal with the inherent problems of his prophetic system....

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:26

For unto us is Born … the Mighty God, Part 2

This article is the second in a series on Isaiah 9:6. To read the first article:http://www.davidprince.com/2019/12/03/for-to-us-is-born-the-wonderful-counselor/

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called...

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Written by David Prince
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:15

Guarding Our Words

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My friend Adam Niess preached for us last Sunday from James 3with the exhortation to guard our tongues.  It was a helpful, clear and convicting sermon. Our family has been using his outline for family worship this week and I wanted to use this post to consider some possible applications of...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:03

Impeaches Cream

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The House Democrats are discovering, and may have already discovered, that undying animus is not the same thing as a plan. The Wile E. Coyote memes appear to be writing themselves. Our deep state denizens are coming to grips with the fact that their unceasing attempts to take our normal...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:00

How Many Herods Are There in the New Testament?

The name Herod is mentioned nearly 50 times in the New Testament, but Scripture is not speaking of just one man. Herod the Great and his lineage feature prominently in the history of ancient Judea. In fact, the well-documented period of influence that these rulers had helps serve as reliable...

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:54

A Liberal Sees the Light as School Tries to Force Son Into “Transgender Counseling,” Threatens to Report Them

We’ve always said that liberalism is a self-defeating system. It quite literally eats its own from the inside out. Below

The post A Liberal Sees the Light as School Tries to Force Son Into “Transgender Counseling,” Threatens to Report Them appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:52

The Value of 2 Chronicles

Andrew Wilson explains here how 2 Chronicles is the most underrated book in the Bible.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:34

Book Review: What is a Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander

Abuse memoirs abound. But not many abuse memoirs describe the abuser being brought to justice. This is because not many abusers are brought to justice. As Rachael Denhollander reports in her new memoir, What is a Girl Worth?, for every 230 rapes reported, there are only five convictions. How...

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Written by Sarah Sanderson
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:33

Why We Really Don’t Know How to Stop the Bleeding of the American Church

By: Brian G. Chilton | December 4, 2019

Study after study emphasizes the astonishing problem the American church faces. People are leaving the church in massive numbers. The Millennial generation has caught the eye of many studies. However, Generation Z is even more non-religious than Millennials....

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Written by Brian Chilton
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:00

What Is the Name That Is above All Names? Featured

In this brief clip from his teaching series What Did Jesus Do?, R.C. Sproul reflects on the name that is above all names.

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Remember when Jesus was in the upper room the night before His execution? That night that He established the Lord's Supper and He went through that lengthy...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 23:00

Economist asks whether policies of white liberals will protect blacks from crime

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So, I’ve been talking about famous black economist Thomas Sowell, who helped me to form my views on economics in so many areas. But there’s another black economist who is very famous. My Dad sent me an article by Walter Williams where he looks at crime...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 22:23

Christmas Cheer

Christmastime. Truly the Christmas season has a uniqueness to it more than any other season. There is hope in the air—a sort of Christmas cheer. Though many do not understand why, there is hope because, even in secular society, there is a focus on Jesus more than at any other time of year....

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 22:00

Battling Heresy: Athanasius of Alexandria Featured

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God often delights to save the most unlikely people, seemingly far beyond the realm of human explanation. 

Early in the fourth century, an unlikely convert entered the fold of professing Christendom—the Roman Emperor Constantine. 

After accounting a military triumph to God’s...

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Written by Dr. Steven J. Lawson
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 21:38

Final Day to Save up to 70% Featured

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Today is your last day to save up to 70% on trustworthy resources for yourself or shop for family and friends at a highly discounted rate. This special three-day sale collection includes teaching series, books, conference collections, study guides, music, and more while supplies last.

Sale ends...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 20:18

The Spoken Unfathomable Featured

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.’ 
-John 1.14 
WORDS ARE THE STUFF of magic. Every sentence has the potential to be a spell and every expression an...

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Written by Joshua D Jones
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 20:00

Comforted by this: God Rules

Reading Daniel this morning… one central message - God Rules! God sets up and takes down… He governs all men and kingdoms… there is nothing to worry about, "He delivers and rescues,” "He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 20:00

How to Make Yourself at Home While Awaiting Heaven

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December 04, 2019 by: Betsy Childs Howard

Fix Your Eyes

Those who leave their homes for the sake of Christ don’t do it because their ties to home are weak. Instead, their ties to their heavenly home, the one Jesus promises, are so much stronger that they are freed to let go of earthly...

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Written by Betsy Childs Howard
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:57

Ray Comfort reaches out to a lost Roman Catholic with the Gospel

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In the 8-minute video below, evangelist Ray Comfort confronts a young Roman Catholic woman and her belief in her works-righteousness religion and offers her the Biblical Good News! Gospel of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

Authors: Tom...

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Written by Tom
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:23

Life Between Jesus’ Two Advents

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I know the plans I have for you,

declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hopeJer. 29:11 

Heavenly Father, this oft-quoted verse both confronts us and comforts us. It confronts that part of us that wishes you would simply...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:00

A Discussion on Homosexuality and the Transgender Movement

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I’m not trying to convince the world to adopt biblical sexual ethics, especially as they pertain to the LGBT movement. I’m trying to equip believers to stand firm on the truth and not capitulate to secular culture’s pressure to change the church’s view.

That’s what I...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:00

Keeping Short Accounts in the Home

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What is something that will contribute to greater harmony within the home?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that it is important to keep short accounts within the home and practice love and forgiveness towards those that wrong us.

We are to forgive a spouse or sibling as Christ forgave us. Luke...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:00

Top 10 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time Featured

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Top 10 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:00

Give us EARS to Hear Featured

I am wholeheartedly committed to the priority of the preaching of God’s Word in our regular church gatherings.  True, I am a pastor, so I guess by default I “have” to say that, but even apart from that role, there is a deep conviction running through me that the Word of God...

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Written by Allen Nelson IV
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:00

Should We Panic About the Climate? Get Answers at Our Easter Conference

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Panicking about the climate is nothing new—it’s been going on for decades (with few, if any, of the gloomy predictions coming true1). But it’s recently been hyped to new levels. Younger people are promising not to have children. Scientists are again suggesting population control...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:38

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 9, The Child Grew Featured

By Elizabeth Prataimage  Photo Source: Unsplash Samuel Zeller 

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Courtney Doctor

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a sneak peek interview with my good friend and colleague, Courtney Doctor about her new book, Steadfast: A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of...

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Written by Melissa Kruger
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:00

The Real Meaning of Christmas Featured

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One of the most remarkable stories of Christmas comes from one of the darkest moments of modern history. World War I ravaged a continent, leaving destruction and debris in its wake. The human cost, well in the millions, staggers us. But from the midst of this dark conflict comes the story of the...

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Written by Stephen J. Nichols
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:00

Inversion Layer

Every so often we find things in the Bible that are clearly backwards. Take, for instance, the story in Acts. Paul preached a sermon in Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:13-41) and the text says, "As many as had been appointed to eternal life believed" (Acts 13:48). Okay, hold on a minute; that...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 17:40

What Is the Essential Truth About “End Times”?

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the ways believers have traditionally viewed “end times”. What’s the difference between Pre-Millenialism, Post-Millenialism and A-Millenialism? Is only one of these views the orthodox view that we, as Christians, can accept and still...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 17:00

Ideas for Fighting the Spiritual and Material Causes of Poverty

How do we fight both the material and spiritual causes behind poverty? Finding such a holistic approach is the topic of this IFWE podcast featuring economist and author Anne Bradley.

Using the biblical and economic principles laid out in For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty,...

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Written by Greg Ayers
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 17:00

Public University Tells Professors Not to Grade Based on Merit

 
December 4, 2019
Faculty workshops designed to persuade teachers not to grade based upon merit are popping up at universities from Washington, D.C. to the potato capital of the world. Idaho’s Boise State University is hosting an...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:03

Blessed by Trials

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Occasionally I get the privilege of preaching at my church. I have been preaching through a series on James, so recently I opened my Bible browser online to look at the next passage, and it was this:

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the...

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Written by Cameron Pollock
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:02

John Calvin: For a New Reformation edited by Derek W.H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale

Over two thousand years of church history have produced a wide assortment of Christian leaders, theologians, and churchmen.  One man who exerted an enormous amount of influence in his day was John Calvin. In recent years, theologians and pastors have revived an interest in Calvin including, A...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:02

Plumbing, Self-Esteem, the Great Love of God Featured

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I recently noticed that the floor around my toilet looked stained with water. Knowing very little about plumbing, I contacted my trusty father-in-law. He knew what to do right away. “The wax seal is broken.” When he was in town for Thanksgiving, he held my hand through changing the...

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Written by Eric Davis
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:01

The Peril of Self-Deception

Galatians 6:7–8, “7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Material...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:00

The Bible Is Timeless Truth Featured

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God does not intend for His Word to be subdivided, excerpted, and wrenched out of context. The Bible speaks with consistent authority and perpetual relevance in all matters. It does not require correction, innovation, or editorial oversight.

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:00

The Immortal Dies

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17) The second verse of “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?&... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:00

121: Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself

This week Pastor Wilson talks about the “Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself memes, unpacks the greek word arsenokoites, and recommends the book Eggs Are Expensive, Sperm Is Cheap

The post 121: Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:00

When Your Wife Is Dubbed a Female Chuck Norris

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My wife Nanci was featured in a column Monday by Chuck Norris, our friend and brother in Christ. Chuck writes, “I know Nanci, and I know she's not happy with me placing this much focus on her, right Nanci?” He’s right. Both of us feel a bit awkward with the high praise for...

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Written by Chuck Norris
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:16

God and Leaders: Psalms 20

 

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Leaders and God

Psalm 20

Establishing the Need: How do you relate to the spiritual leaders in your life? 

Purpose: In this study we shall see two imperative from Psalm 20 so that we have a right relationship with our leaders and God during times of difficulties.

  • Support your leaders (v....

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:00

Books of the Year 2019

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I had a number of reading surprises this year. Several books which I expected to be great turned out to be only OK; some books I expected to be OK turned out to be great. (The life of Olaudah Equiano is a good example of the latter: an extraordinary autobiography, travelogue, critique of slavery...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 14:05

December 4: The National Presbyterian Church Begins (1973)

They Had No Manual, but a New Presbyterian Church was Bornby Rev. David T. Myers

Gathering in Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, were teaching and ruling elders ready to begin a new Presbyterian denomination.  Their date of gathering, or organization, was Decemb...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 14:00

From the Archives - Ministry Success The Great Commission

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A two-fold assumption is often evident when believers are evaluating the effectiveness of churches, ministries, movements, and denominations. The assumption is, first, that the Great Commission is the standard of measurement and, second, that the way to apply the standard is to count the number of...

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Written by Aaron Blumer