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, 09 July 2019 20:00

1 2 Timothy: Lesson 12

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1&2 Timothy- Lesson 12

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:00

Stay Connected to Answers in Genesis

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Something exciting is always going on at Answers in Genesis. Whether it’s a new update or expansion at one of our world-class attractions, an exciting new resource, or a major announcement, we want you to stay in the know. And there are several ways you can do that.

Whether it’s a new...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:00

What is the Gospel: Introduction

What is the Gospel? How would you summarize it? I’m afraid the way we typically define and summarize the Gospel is far different than the the apostles. Over the next few weeks, I want to share with you what I believe is the biblical summary of the Gospel. Today, I simply want to give a brief...

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Written by Wes
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:00

Think It Through

The word, "queer," describes something that is strange or odd. Merriam-Webster lists as the first definition "differing in some way from what is usual or normal." It is, in fact, with that in mind that the homosexual community adopts "queer" as their moniker. There is "straight" and there is...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:00

Farmers and Humanists in an Age of Crisis: Technology, Death, and Resurrection

As a teenager at my parents’ small-town church, I heard men in business suits express relief that they made it out of the farm where they grew up. “I got out,” they would say. The implication: I moved up.

I don’t begrudge them that they found farming not to their liking. I...

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Written by Tessa Carman
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:00

Are Pro-Lifers Who Are Pro-Capital Punishment Being Inconsistent?

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There is an alleged inconsistency that is sometimes raised between being pro-life and also pro-capital punishment. Here’s the question: “Is it inconsistent to be pro-life when it comes to the issue of abortion and yet also support capital punishment in certain situations?”

In his...

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Written by Aaron Brake
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 19:31

Review: Bible Infographics for Kids

In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” here’s a review of a Christian Children’s book.   I got this book after I recently finished Bible Infographics for Kids Volume 2 with my kids.

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Harvest House Bible Inforgraphics Team. Bible...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 19:00

9 Essential Points on the Theology of Work

There is a significant need to recover a biblical theology of work in our time. In the past, there has been a failure of the evangelical church to address a theology of work. Thankfully, there are now a number of churches and organizations that are addressing this issue, but they are still far too...

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Written by Dr. Art Lindsley
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 19:00

The Heart of John Calvin

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"If we, then, are not our own [cf. 1 Cor. 6:19] but the Lord's, it is clear what error we must flee, and whither we must direct all the acts of our life." —John Calvin

We are not our own; we belong to the Lord. That confession, in essence, is the heart of true Calvinism. Our salvation belongs...

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Written by Dr. Burk Parsons
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 18:16

Quick Shot Responses to “Christianity is Anti-Science” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E16)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Christianity is Anti-Science.” Is belief in Christianity (or God’s existence in general) anti-scientific? Does the Christian worldview...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 18:00

"Progressive" Church Adds Psychic to Staff

July 10, 2019
Many churches today have staff members beyond just the pastor and music minister but an Atlanta church is making news with a new hire: a self-described psychic medium. Lakara Foster has been brought on to the staff of Vision Church in Atlanta....

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 18:00

Chastening

“Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.” (Job 5:17) One of the fascinating paradoxes of Scripture (and of human life) is the oft-re... More...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 17:03

On Allegorizing – Is there Biblical Precedent?

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Galatians 4:21–31—An Allegory?

Those who adopt an allegorical method of interpretation often appeal to Galatians 4:21–31. After all, Paul says these things “are an allegory” (v. 24). The question of whether this passage justifies adopting an allegorical hermeneutic,...

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Written by Brian Collins
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 17:00

Seeing Jesus: The Happiest-Making Sight

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Ancient theologians often spoke of the “beatific vision.” The term comes from three Latin words that together mean “a happy-making sight.” The sight they spoke of was God. To see God’s face is the loftiest of all aspirations. But sadly, for most of us, it’s not...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 16:56

On the Restoration of Fallen Pastors

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Here’s a very insightful (and robust) challenge from Carl Trueman, on the Mortification of Spin podcast. His distinction between restoration to fellowship and restoration to office is critical, I think:

We’ve had a couple of these recently: high profile guys who have been caught in...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 16:00

Lose Your Best Life

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“She’s really living her best life. Traveling. Just doing whatever she wants, you know?”

I heard these words last week on a street in Rome packed wall to wall with college students and young adults all living their best lives. Having just finished a missions conference, we were...

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Written by Jen Oshman
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:10

What Happy People Do Differently

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I recently stumbled upon a list of the things happy people do differently. I was intrigued to hear their secret. Interestingly, it wasn’t the typical “self-help,” pep-talk kind of advice you might expect. In fact, it sounded more than a little familiar. Several of these...

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Written by Katie McCoy
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:05

July 10: Rev. David R. Frazer [1837-1915]

Man Knows Not His Time

In The Daily Princetonian (Volume 38, no. 345, 27 January 1916), we read of the Rev. David R. Frazer, D.D., a graduate of the Princeton University, Class of 1861, who for many years was a trustee of Princeton University, that he had died very suddenly on Sunday,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:05

Why I Like to Read Biographies, and Why You Should Too

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“The history of the world is but the biography of great men,” argued Thomas Carlyle, the proponent of what has come to be known as the “Great Man Theory of History.” This theory suggests that the broader movements and contours of history all go back to the leadership of...

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Written by Jason K. Allen
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:00

The Spiritual Sluggard

Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together. — Hebrews 10:24-25

We are all capable of being spiritual sluggards; we do not want to mix with the rough and tumble of life as it is, our one object is to secure...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:00

Did OT Believers Go to Sheol?

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Reposted, with permission, from DBTS blog.

Despite many advances over the last century in archaeology and biblical backgrounds, together with a growing field of studies in biblical theology, consensus concerning ancient Israel’s perspective of the afterlife remains elusive. The view that...

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Written by kyle.dunham
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 14:13

255- Lynette Zang – What you need to know about the Market Implosion that has begun

  Episode 255 of the A Minute to Midnite Show. Tony is joined by Lynette Zang, who explains what’s happening right now in the global financial system, tells you why it’s important to know about it, and gives information on … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 14:01

Latin American Pioneers

On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Pepe Mendoza joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to introduce the pioneers who brought the gospel to Latin America.

The post Latin American Pioneers appeared first on 5 Minutes in Church History.

Authors: Ligonier Ministries

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:47

Happy Birthday, Mr. Calvin

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Jehan Cauvin (John Calvin) was born on July 10, 1509 in Noyon, a town in Picardy, which was a province of the Kingdom of France. He  was was the second of six children born to Jeanne le Franc (daughter of an innkeeper from Cambrai) and Gerard Cauvin (registrar to the ecclesiastical court).

His...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:29

Hort's Lecture on Justin and Irenaeus

 imageFenton John Anthony Hort          In 1890, Fenton John Anthony Hort (half of the Westcott-Hort duo) delivered a series of six lectures on ante-Nicene fathers.  They were published in 1895, a few years after his death.  What...

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Written by James Snapp Jr
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 12:32

Your Sin is Not Your Friend

Early in my Christian life, I heard the famous quote from the English pastor and theologian John Owen, “Be killing sin or it will be killing you.” While that quote may sound a little radical, for any person who truly knows himself, he understands that his sin can kill him. He feels in...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 12:28

Biblical Controversy – The Gross Misinterpretation of Exodus 4

Biblical Controversy – The Gross Misinterpretation of Exodus 4
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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:43

Atlantis

Plato's legend of Atlantis, in the Timaeus and the Critias, captured the imagination. It's popular among New Age gurus. It may well be a myth of Plato's own devising.

However, it's intriguing to consider that one of the two candidates for the location of Eden is lower Mesopotamia, at the mouth of...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:00

A Brief (Maybe Incomplete) History of Women in the RPCNA

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Last year our congregation celebrated 150 years of gospel ministry. It was quite the milestone! For a century and a half our congregation has been led by godly ministers and committed elders, and served by compassionate deacons. But as I reflected on our history and those dedicated to our...

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Written by Kyle Borg
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:00

Where Nothing Sticks Out

“If absolutely everything is going to be put right, with no remainder, this means that every person will have to find a final place that fits. And in order for something to fit, it must be fitting, and before that can be, it must be fitted. And—given the bent and twisted nature of our...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:28

A Bible for Today: The New Progressive Revised Version Featured

We live in pretty radical times, and so we need some pretty radical solutions for all that ails us. And many people think that our biggest problems include a lack of tolerance and inclusion, and being offended all the time. So how can we deal with these bigtime problems?

Well, one way is to rewrite...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 08:41

More Moore, Tim Staples Speaks Synergism, Steven Anderson and the RBs, Phone Calls, Thoughts on Growth and Change

A little over 90 minutes today looking at Beth Moore’s article released over the weekend first, then moving on to Tim Staples sounding very much like our synergistic friends in his argumentation.  Then we looked at the cooperation of some (to me) local Reformed Baptists with Steven...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 08:17

07/09/2019

•How you can stop delaying manhood
•8 admonitions for husbands
•Don’t treat women Frank Sinatra’s way
•Answering tough questions about the role of women
•The US is one of the worst countries for human trafficking
•Infanticide is still illegal, yet still the same as abortion
•California tells pastors what sins they can address in the pulpit
•Don’t kick people with special needs out of the service

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 06:35

Florida Court Rules Atheists Can Open in Prayer Featured

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[Reuters] A federal appeals court on Monday declared a Florida county’s ban on atheists and other non-religious groups from giving invocations before public meetings unconstitutional, even as it ordered the narrowing of an injunction...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 06:03

TGC Doesn’t Want You to Vote for Trump. WE GET IT. Featured

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The Gospel Coalition doesn’t want you to vote for President Trump in 2020. We get it. The political organization, masquerading as a religious 501(c)3, couldn’t be clearer that their main goal is to change...

The post TGC Doesn’t Want You to Vote for Trump. WE GET IT. appeared first...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 05:23

Fig Leaves: Hiding Our Nakedness

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One of the results of the fall of Adam and Eve is that now all of us feel ashamed to be naked. No matter where you go in this world, everyone knows the shame of being naked and the need to cover themselves. And in a spiritual sense, we all are trying to cover ourselves before God. But our coverings...

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 05:21

ERLC President Rejects Proposed Chinese Tariffs Because It Might Hurt Lifeway’s Business and Stifle Supply of Bibles

If there is one person in all of Evangelicalism that you can find opposing the current president on virtually every

The post ERLC President Rejects Proposed Chinese Tariffs Because It Might Hurt Lifeway’s Business and Stifle Supply of Bibles appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 04:56

THE GOD’S VOICE “CONTROLLED OPPOSITION” CONFERENCE

Dear Saints,

Last January I posted a promotional piece for the “God’s Voice Conference” which was held in late February. I regret promoting this conference. I had reservations but it was not until I watched the conference that I realized sending the promo was a huge mistake. For...

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Written by watch-pray
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 04:50

More About Jesus I Would Know

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I have found that if you mention theology around some folks they will head towards the door. A lot of people are not interested in how their salvation works. They just want to be end-users. They want to be saved but do not want to know the ins and outs of that salvation. They just want to believe...

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Written by Kyle E. Sims
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 04:28

Rep. Maxine Waters Preaches Sermon at Church, Calls Trump a ‘Demon’ Featured

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California Representative Maxine Waters took to the pulpit at a church conference and preached against Donald Trump, calling him a “demon.” Waters, whose entire political platform resembles something straight out of a list of...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 03:53

Nations Largest Teacher’s Union Officially Affirms Abortion as a “Fundamental Right”

The teachers that make up the nation’s largest teacher’s union, the National Education Association (NEA) are the future of America.

The post Nations Largest Teacher’s Union Officially Affirms Abortion as a “Fundamental Right” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Autho...

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Written by JeffMaples
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 03:29

Canadian Provincial Government to Pay for Breast Implants…for Men Featured

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The Canadian province of Nova Scotia will be using taxpayer money to pay for the breast implants of men who are pretending to be women. The province announced toward the end of June that...

The post Canadian Provincial Government to Pay for Breast Implants…for Men appeared first on Pulpit...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 03:15

Should I Use the Sinner’s Prayer in Evangelism? Featured

I think many of us, at some point in our lives, have prayed this prayer. But can we actually have the confidence to base our eternity on repeating these words after our mom, dad, or youth leader?

The post Should I Use the Sinner’s Prayer in Evangelism? appeared first on The Master's Seminary.

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Written by Michael Riccardi
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:51

Israel’s Richest Person Says “Book of Trump” Should Be Added to the Bible Featured

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Israel’s richest person, Miriam Adelson, recently claimed that a book in Donald Trump’s honor should be added to the canon of Scripture in appreciation of his contributions to the nation of Israel. Adelson made...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:39

Before You Convert To Roman Catholicism

Repost from 8/2011

"Roman Catholicism has a gospel that does not give peace, because it fundamentally violates the Scriptural teaching on how one is made right with God. Rome has a false gospel that cannot save, hence, I have no reason to abandon the peace I have with God through Christ’s...

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Written by John Samson
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:28

Batovici on L2484 (Trinity Cambridge MS O.9.27)

Dan Batovici, ‘Digital Palimpsests: Mark in Trinity College Cambridge MS. O.9.27’ Open Theology 5 (2019). Abstract: The O.9.27 manuscript of Trinity College Cambridge is a minuscule manuscript of Hesiod’s Opera et Dies. In a 2001 PhD thesis on Greek palimpsests in Cambridge by...

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Written by Peter M. Head
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:19

Wisdom and Foolishness

I’ve decided to write another book, so I’ll actually be spending less time publishing articles here. I’ll continue to try to put things up but they will likely be much shorter and longer in between each article. I apologize about that, but life is busy.

I’m actually...

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Written by modres
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:10

The Christian College And The Great Commission

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This sponsored posted was written by R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of Southern Seminary and Boyce College (which, as it happens, is the college my son attends). Everything about Boyce — its theological core, its commitment to a biblical worldview, its community of discipleship, and its...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:06

Epistles from You Guys

Beth Moore

I’m sure you’re aware of the most recent Beth Moore kerfuffle over on SBC Twitter. Beth has revised her already scant teaching on the topic of homosexuality to bring it into conformity with the spirit of this age, which is to say, she has entirely removed it from her lexicon...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 01:36

All be one

that they may all be one (Jn 17:21).
That's a Catholic prooftext I've discussed a more than one occasion. Some additional observations:
i) Catholics mentally translate this into a prayer that all Christians be (or become) Roman Catholic. But on the Catholic construal, not only has Christ's prayer...

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Written by steve