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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Saturday, 19 October 2019 06:50

Danny Akin Pretends He Is Mad at John MacArthur’s Tone

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Danny Akin (President of the embattled Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) speaks of himself as someone “who wants to advocate a kinder, gentler, complementarianism.” Today he chided John MacArthur for saying “go home,” when MacArthur...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Saturday, 19 October 2019 06:28

“Open Our Eyes Lord” celebrates its 10th Birthday!

From the very beginning I was a reluctant blogger. Years ago, when my friend Mark suggested that I blog, my response was: “Isn’t that one of those things where I would go on and give random opinions and share vacation pictures?” Well, he answered, some blogs are like that, but...

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Written by Gary Shogren
Saturday, 19 October 2019 05:51

VOR Rewind: Michelle Lesley on Biblical Womanhood Featured

Beth Moore has re-entered evangelical discussion following a Q&A at the Truth Matters Conference where John MacArthur discussed biblical qualifications for preaching.  Go back with us to May of this year when Michelle Lesley discussed with us Beth Moore and women’s roles in the...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Saturday, 19 October 2019 05:00

The Word of God makes us clean Featured

by Mike Ratliff

3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:3 (NASB) 

All people are born dead in their trespasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13) This condition of spiritual death also means that each person, though desperate for fulfillment that...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 19 October 2019 04:59

On being Reformed: An appreciative but critical response to Dr R. Scott Clark

What we have come largely to differ from our forefathers is on a particular ethical inference. This revision of Reformed ethics is not of the substance of the faith. We still hold and confess the same view of the moral law and its application of the Christian life. [R. Scott Clark, "A House of...

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Written by Daniel C
Saturday, 19 October 2019 03:30

Weekly Roundup 10/14/2019-10/19/2019

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/14/2019-10/19/2019. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 10/14/2019

How to Keep from Falling...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 19 October 2019 03:20

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/14/2019-10/19/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/14/2019-10/19/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much here.

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 19 October 2019 03:19

More Conference Audio: The Quest For Illegitimate Religious Experience

Here is the fourth installment of the audio from the conference, So You You Say You Want A Reformation? hosted by Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA. This is one of the Saturday morning talks, on the QIRE (quest for illegitimate . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 19 October 2019 03:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Bringing God Down to Our Level

 
October 19, 2019
Most of those who teach that we can each create our own reality also theorize a Universal Mind as the source of infinite power and knowledge. Oddly enough, this infinite Mind has no mind of its own but mirrors what we...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 19 October 2019 02:49

HOT MIC: Baptist Leader Calls Beth Moore Stupid

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An important Baptist leader was caught on hidden audio calling Beth Moore Stupid. This should add to the outrage of those upset at Dr. MacArthur giving his sincere and respectful (but blunt) opinion that...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Saturday, 19 October 2019 02:41

Thor, Zeus, Orbiting Teapots and the Error of Equivocation Featured

Two of the most common errors modern web atheists commit are the CATEGORY ERRORand the ERROR of EQUIVOCATION.

CATEGORY ERROR an error in logic in which one category of a thing is presented as belonging to another category. 

Ex - Comparing rocks to snails, animate with inanimate,...

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Written by john_hendryx
Saturday, 19 October 2019 02:02

Don’t Just Have External Conformity Featured

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Being a Christian isn’t just learning how to say the right things. It is very easy to join a biblical church and try to externally mimic the behavior and speech of everyone there. But God doesn’t just want us to copy what other people without actually knowing why we are doing it. Does...

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Written by Tim Conway
Saturday, 19 October 2019 02:02

Gay Cereal: Kellogg’s Promotes Homosexuality to Kids

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Gay cereal? Kellogg’s cereal is now promoting homosexuality to kids. In partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Kellogg’s created the “All Together Cereal.” The project is part of the organization’s...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Saturday, 19 October 2019 01:59

The Danger of Popularity/Celebrity for Preachers (Newton)

image In a 1767 letter to one of his friends who was a pastor, John Newton said that a pastor has “two counter-streams to withstand.”  Both of them, he said, will swipe the pastor off his feet unless the Lord upholds him.  What are these two counter-streams? Opposition and popu...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Saturday, 19 October 2019 01:42

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 10/13 – 10/19

image Logos Free Logos Software and Book of the Month $20 Coupon Code on ANY* Logos resource 2019 Defenders Conference Keynote Speaker links – Michael Licona, Craig Keener, Bart Ehrman and Robert Bowman Kindle deals The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach by Michael Licona...

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Written by Steve Domark
Saturday, 19 October 2019 01:31

A Sermon for Americans

A Brief Explanation

The form of this sermon is unusual, and so I need to give a brief word of explanation before presenting the message. We have four gospels that contain many examples of our Lord’s teaching, whether in parables or in explanations to His disciples, but we really only have one...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 19 October 2019 01:14

‘Transgender Person’ Rejected For Adult Movie Is Considered a Hate Crime

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As strange as this may be, and it is mightily strange, the UK is becoming overly sensitive concerning perceived hate crimes. Recently, the Police in the UK were investigating a case of someone accused...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Saturday, 19 October 2019 01:09

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:56

Dirk Obbink Denies Wrongdoing

imageIn what appears to be his first public statement in months, Dirk Obbink has denied selling EES papyri. Here is his statement as published in the Waco Tribune-Herald:
Obbink, who is still a professor at Oxford, denied the allegations Friday through a statement by his attorneys to the Tribune-Herald,...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:56

Magic Johnson Quits NBA to Do Church Work

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The famed man-mammoth Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson has decided to leave his work as president of basketball operations for the Lakers. Johnson intends to spend more time doing community work with his congregation, the Pentecostal...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:48

Chandler’s Village Church Involved in ANOTHER Sex-Abuse Scandal

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[Friendlyatheist] The Village Church in Fort Worth, Texas — which is already facing a million-dollar lawsuit over its mishandling of a sexual assault case — just admitted it has another case of sexual assault on...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:39

Steven Anderson Gets Banned By Another Country

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The controversial Tempe pastor, Steven Anderson, is now banned from entering New Zealand. This makes a total of thirty-four countries that will not tolerate his speech, where it is considerably less free than in...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:00

Jeff Hester debates William Lane Craig on the topic “Is Belief in God Rational in a Scientific Age?”

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I was very excited to see a recent debate by Christian philosopher William Lane Craig against atheist astronomer Jeff Hester. When I summarize a debate, I do a fair, objective summary if the atheist is intelligent and informed, as with...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:00

Faith Comes by Hearing God’s Promises Featured

Faith comes by hearing God's promises. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey explains what John Calvin taught about faith, knowledge, and gospel preaching.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for this...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 18 October 2019 22:45

What Does it Mean to be Made in the Image of God?

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Both men and women are made in the image of God (Gen 1:27). This is why human life is sacred and protected (Gen 9:5-6). This is in contrast to the rest of creation (even our beloved pets). Only humanity has the privilege and honor of being created in the image of God. Hence humanity’s value...

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Written by Peter Goeman
Friday, 18 October 2019 21:00

The City Where We Belong

October 19, 2019 by: Paul David Tripp

The City

The city that surrounds me seems broken beyond repair. Lost ones wander the streets; evil lurks in the alleys. Sadness afflicts households; grief omits no one. Labor does not satisfy; victories seem short at best. Satisfaction evades the...

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Written by Paul David Tripp
Friday, 18 October 2019 21:00

How to Find Yourself in the Psalms

October 19, 2019 by: Paul David Tripp

Poetry Reminds Us

One of the things I love most about the psalms is that I can find myself in the psalms. My story and struggle is splashed across every page in the psalms (and so is yours). The angst, doubt, and weakness. The confusion, despair, and...

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Written by Paul David Tripp
Friday, 18 October 2019 21:00

Weekend A La Carte (October 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that, as far as I know, only rarely go on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Pastoring Is So Much More Than Preaching)

The Almost Invisible Church

Darryl Dash reflects on nearly invisible churches. “I’m not against big churches. God is at work...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 18 October 2019 20:52

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 10/19/19

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Vain repetition of prayer and praying to a false semi-deity have now entered the digital age with the Vatican introducing the eRosary (see photo above). The wrist device and associated smartphone app keep track of how often a Catholic...

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Written by Tom
Friday, 18 October 2019 20:34

Checklist: Before You Preach…

Written by John Samson
Friday, 18 October 2019 20:02

The Astonishing, Linger-Worthy Love of Jesus

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I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me. Song of Sol. 7:10

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. John 15:9 (NIV)

Lord Jesus, we long to lay hold of an even greater experience of this bold declaration of your love for us. You made us for yourself,...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 18 October 2019 20:00

Humble Beginnings: See AiG’s First Office from 25 Years Ago

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Technically, Answers in Genesis started in the San Diego, California, area (in January 1994). Now, AiG really started in Australia in our home way back in 1977. But the AiG ministry started in the USA over 25 years ago when three families moved from a temporary office in California to northern...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 18 October 2019 20:00

News Weakly - 10/19/19

Ban Hand Guns!A Kansas 13-year-old female middle school student has been charged with felony criminal threat when she answered a classmate's question in a discussion, "If you could kill five people in the room, who would they be?" with a "finger gun" pointing at four students and herself. Another...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 18 October 2019 19:54

Your Marriage and the Church Part 2

imagePurpose: Today we will see a general principle and five responsibilities your marriage has towards the church so that you serve God through the church as your life style.

  1. General Principle: Serve God together as husband and wife
  2. Responsibility 1: Disciple others
  3. Respo...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 18 October 2019 19:00

Martin Luther’s Evangelical Breakthrough Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey examines the event that changed Martin Luther's life. Watch the entire message for free today.

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Martin Luther later in his life would look back and say, “I came to this evangelical...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 18 October 2019 18:00

How “Pope Francis” is Dealing with the “Leaving Home” Network

The “Leaving Home” network (leaving Roman Catholicism) is much larger than the “Coming Home” network. And this seems to be one of the key things that’s driving the Bergoglio papacy. There is a very good reason why we see lots of “Coming Home” stories of...

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Written by John Bugay
Friday, 18 October 2019 18:00

It Is Christ

“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Romans 8:34) In our text, Paul ... More...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 16:33

The Pastor’s Job Isn’t To Fix Things

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Tim Challies:

You don’t have to look far to find articles about how and why the pastor’s job is uniquely difficult. Having been a pastor for a number of years now (in both paid, full-time and unpaid, part-time capacities) I can attest there are ways in which it is unlike any other...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Friday, 18 October 2019 16:25

Commentary On 2 Timothy 4:16

"16. Answer (Gr apologia). From this we get our word apology or defense. He is referring to his trial. Stood with me (Gr paraginomai). This is a technical word and would refer to a defense lawyer or advocate. All men forsook me. The same word used of Demas in verse 10, but he did not let it...

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Written by Jesse
Friday, 18 October 2019 16:12

Commentary On 2 Timothy 4:13

"[2 Timothy 4:13] The cloak. This was a long heavy cape with a hole in the middle to slip over one's head. It hung down to the knees. It was now needed in this cold damp dungeon. The books or scrolls were made from papyrus and the parchments were much better quality made from sheep or goat skins....

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Written by Jesse
Friday, 18 October 2019 15:05

October 19: John Livingston Nevius

A New Method of Missionary Workby Rev. David T. Myers

For centuries, the work of foreign missions all over the world  had been done by faithful missionaries going from nations like England or America, serving the Lord in some field white unto harvest, and then going off the...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 18 October 2019 15:00

The Unheeded Secret Featured

My kingdom is not of this world. — John 18:36

The great enemy to the Lord Jesus Christ in the present day is the conception of practical work that has not come from the New Testament, but from the Systems of the world in which endless energy and activities are insisted upon, but no...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 18 October 2019 15:00

Contentment: Wallpaper

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"I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:12–13 ESV

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Written by TFL
Friday, 18 October 2019 14:23

Face masks

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Background:

1. As many know, Hong Kong police have banned Hong Kong protestors from wearing riot gear face masks. However, Hong Kong police are allowed to wear face masks. They're allowed to be anonymous. They don't don their police badges or other identification. In other words, despite the fact...

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Written by Hawk
Friday, 18 October 2019 12:37

Depression, Quick Scripture Reference Guide

In advance of Sunday’s lesson on the Bible and Depression, we are offering this Quick Scripture Reference Guide on depression:   Depression often follows exhausting times (Judges 15:18) God is able to comfort the hurting (2 Samuel 22:29-31) God is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Friday, 18 October 2019 12:29

Shades of assurance

1. Kinds of certainty
One of the perennial debates in Christian theology is the assurance of salvation. Let's begin by drawing some philosophical distinctions regarding different kinds of certainty:
There are various kinds of certainty. A belief is psychologically certain when the subject...

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Written by steve
Friday, 18 October 2019 12:18

Christians, Climate and Catastrophism Featured

Christians must not succumb to emotive climate catastrophism:

C. S. Lewis once warned about “Christianity and…” That is, the dangerous tendency to supplement or add to the Christian faith some cause or some ideology or some trend. ‘Christianity and socialism’ would be...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 18 October 2019 12:17

Baptist Website Mourns Loss of Christians’ ‘Truth-Teller’, Elijah Cummings

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In response to the death of Elijah Cummings, one Baptist website had some remarkable things to say. Not that it should surprise us that Cummins will be hailed as a “Christian.” But it is...

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Written by Theodore Zachariades
Friday, 18 October 2019 11:47

‘EXTINCTION REBELLION’ – The World Has Gone Mad

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Did you know that millions around the planet have been marching and will continue to march in many countries to make it known that Climate Change deniers are going to make mankind extinct and our planet will go up in flames and be utterly destroyed?

Here is what is at the heart of “Extinction...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 18 October 2019 11:11

Trump Adviser, Paula White, Says it’s God’s Command to Support Jim Bakker

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Jim Bakker recently enlisted Trump’s “spiritual adviser”, Paula White, to help him collect the money of gullible believers so he can build a greater venue for spreading his message. The tactic he used was ingenious....

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Written by Theodore Zachariades