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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Sunday, 06 October 2019 00:00

John Calvin: Even the Most Barbarous Nations Know God

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“That there exists in the human minds and indeed by natural instinct, some sense of Deity, we hold to be beyond dispute, since God himself, to prevent any man from pretending ignorance, has endued...

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 23:00

William Tyndale on National Repentance in Egypt, Babylon, Israel…And England

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“And that Jonas was three days and three nights in the belly of his fish: we cannot thereby prove unto the Jews and infidels or unto any man, that Christ must therefore die and...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Saturday, 05 October 2019 22:30

The Great Tribulation Return of Christ: Matthew 24

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Three times in this sermon alone, Jesus mentions false teachers will deceive “many.” Also, the utter destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem was a prophecy, not a “sign,” it was a judgment of God on the Jewish people for rejecting the Messiah. Persecution often reveals...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Saturday, 05 October 2019 22:00

Justification by Faith Alone: Martin Luther and Romans 1:17 Featured

In Romans 1:17, we read that “The righteous shall live by faith.” In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul describes the moment of awakening Martin Luther had as he read this passage.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation....

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 05 October 2019 22:00

The Reformers and Their Nations

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John Hus, on the Czechs:  “According to every law, including the law of God, and the natural order of things, Czechs in the kingdom of Bohemia should be preferred in the offices of the...

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 21:00

Did Jesus Descend to Hell? (Ephesians 4)

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October 06, 2019 by: Benjamin L. Merkle

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

7But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8Therefore it says,“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9(...

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Written by Benjamin L. Merkle
Saturday, 05 October 2019 20:52

Word of the week: Regeneration Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.Today ... Regeneration
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Regeneration, JI Packer

Regeneration is the spiritual change wrought in the heart of man by the Holy Spirit in which...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 05 October 2019 20:01

Sing We the Song of Emmanuel

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Hymn Sunday is a collaboration with Getty Music. You will find a video along with downloadable sheet music.

“Sing We the Song of Emmanuel” started with the general theme of Christmas and the song title. The song evolved with a joyful and majestic sounding tune—and we asked the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 05 October 2019 20:00

Meet the Speakers Coming to Answers for Women 2020

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You’re invited to join us at the Ark Encounter, in our brand-new Answers Center auditorium, for Answers for Women, March 27–28, 2020. The theme this year is Truth: Uncovering the Lies We Believe. So many false teachings are dressed up in just enough half-truths or Christian lingo to...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 05 October 2019 20:00

A Powerful Prayer

In the third chapter of Paul's epistle to the church at Ephesus, he offers a prayer for the church. It's a big one ... much bigger than it first appears.
I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 05 October 2019 19:15

God’s Hand, Ear, Heart, and Timetable

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Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear. Isa. 59:1 (ESV)

Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. Jer. 32:17...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 05 October 2019 19:00

Will You Pray for Awakening? Download Your Free Prayer Guide Featured

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We live in a world that needs awakening. Millions of people do not know Jesus Christ. The church itself needs renewed zeal for the truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. Scripture reveals how this awakening comes about: by a powerful movement of the Spirit of God. It also tells us that when...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 05 October 2019 18:32

This Sunday at Church: Give Financially to the Church

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Give Financially to the Church.

We have been blogging for several months now on how one can practically do something meaningful at church every Sunday as a member of the church even if we are not leaders and pastors.  Among what...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 05 October 2019 18:00

Come, Let Us Worship: The Vanquished Foe

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 Picture the following scenario. A person gets in their car, equipped with surround sound-like airbag protection, secures the seatbelt across their torso, and proceeds to their destination.  On...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 05 October 2019 18:00

Prayer for Peter and James

“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.” (Acts 12:1-2) Verse 2 of our text rather casu... More...

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 16:21

C3 Church Oxford Falls – why another media blackout?

Since the airing of the investigative report on the secular TV program ‘A Current Affair’ last MondayTuesday, C3 Church Oxford Falls did little more than post a quite short media response that really didn’t address the valid questions raised on the program.

What ACA...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 05 October 2019 16:06

SCRIPTURE SUNDAY – THE BOOK OF 2 SAMUEL

  SCRIPTURE SUNDAY SERIES INTRODUCTION Sadly, many professing Christian pastors and teachers today teach that the Old Testament is no longer important or relevant. However, Jesus often quoted from the Old Testament, and Scripture in the New Testament clearly shows us the importance of the Old...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:34

That’s also what made want to become an actor

That’s also what made me want to become an actor, so that by taking on another’s role I could acquire a sort of surrogate for my own life and in this exchanging of externals find some form of diversion. That’s what I lacked for leading a completely human life and not just a life...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:15

Strangled and Burned: Remembering William Tyndale

Each day, millions of Christians open a Bible and read the written Word of God that is graciously given to us by the Creator of the universe. Many of these same Christians possess multiple copies of this Word. Various translations and bindings, sizes and formats may fill the bookshelf of any...

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Written by E Benz
Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:15

Sunday Morning Praise

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:05

October 6: School Family Catechist WSC Q. 49-50

imageTHE SCHOOL & FAMILY CATECHISTby Rev. William Smith

The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions 49-50.Q.49.Which is the second commandment?

A. The second commandment is, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:00

The Bent Of Regeneration Featured

When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me. — Galatians 1:15,16

If Jesus Christ is to regenerate me, what is the problem He is up against? I have a heredity I had no say in; I am not holy, nor likely to be; and if all Jesus Christ can do is to tell me I must be holy, His teaching...

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 14:22

Red-Letter Christianity Examined Featured

This week, Chris and Rich discuss “Red-Letter Christianity” which places a higher emphasis on the words of Christ in the gospels over the rest of the New Testament. This practice is not only unbiblical but actually attacks the inspiration and authority of Scripture.

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Saturday, 05 October 2019 13:30

What God Did in Uganda, Part 5

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 13:28

What God Did in Uganda, Part 4

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 13:26

What God Did in Uganda, Part 3

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 13:25

What God Did in Uganda, Part 2

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 13:22

What God Did in Uganda, Part 1

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 13:03

The best of both worlds

1. I assume much of the appeal of time-travel scenarios and parallel universe scenarios lies in the fact that in reality, we can't go through both doors at once. There are unrealized possibilities we wish we could explore.
There are situations where, with the benefit of hindsight, we'd make a...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 05 October 2019 11:06

Universal Atonement—The Arminian False Gospel

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The Arminian doctrine of universal atonement is a superstitious and vitiated dogma. According to this autosoteric, semi-pelagian worldview, Christ died for each and every person that has ever lived in the world. Can the doctrine of universal atonement be proven in Scripture? Absolutely not!
The...

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Written by Sonny Hernandez
Saturday, 05 October 2019 10:55

As the SBC Begins to Embrace Women Leaders, Let’s Remember Voddie Baucham’s Words

In 2008, Voddie Baucham spoke prophetic words about women in leadership both in the political realm and especially in the

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 10:47

Movies as mirrors

Parents:
JOKER IS NOT A KID MOVIE and I’m not comfortable saying it’s okay for teens either. I saw both (including a baby) in the theatre last night, despite AMC having signs warning “this is not a superhero movie.”
It is getting RAVE reviews for the acting and...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 05 October 2019 10:34

The ring of power

RadTrads obsess over Vatican II. They wish to see it repealed. Yet the deeper problem for RadTrads (indeed, for Catholicism generally) isn't Vatican II but Vatican I. That's what gave the papacy an ace in the hole. It represents the culmination of a...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 05 October 2019 09:19

Four Ways Your Faith Should Shape Your Friendships

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Friends are the new family. With the traditional nuclear family on the decline in America, people are still searching for some form of stability—and for many, their gaze is turning to friendship. With the largest population of singles our nation has ever seen, we shouldn’t be too...

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Written by Kelly Needham
Saturday, 05 October 2019 09:00

Joseph and Lia

God in His infinite wisdom has determined to make men and women very, very different. But we must be careful because there are different kinds of differences.

What do I mean? A coral reef and a cirrus cloud are quite different—as in entirely different. A violin and a bow are also completely...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 05 October 2019 08:33

Have I discovered a new version of the book of Acts?

Remember that whole ‘invaders from Mars’ radio show that got Orson Wells into hot water, for panicking the cattle and stampeding the humans? In was back in ’38, but you may have learned about it in school or seen it on the History channel. Well, on advice from the boys down in...

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Written by Gary Shogren
Saturday, 05 October 2019 08:28

David’s Great Sin Featured

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David conquered the giant Goliath but fell to a bigger giant, that of fleshly lusts. When you look at his life as a whole, you just cannot believe that this great sin happened to him. He went from having such a sensitive conscience, when his heart struck him for cutting Saul’s robe, to being...

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Written by Bob Jennings
Saturday, 05 October 2019 07:36

Understanding John 3:5 In Light Of The Prophet Ezekiel's Comments On Getting A New Heart

"Ezekiel 36:22–38 is the likeliest background for Jesus’ teaching on the need to be born of water and the Spirit. In this text, Ezekiel refers to the cleansing that Israel would receive after going through the Babylonian exile. The people would be purified and receive new hearts that...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 05 October 2019 07:22

Apostasy Is At the Door: Jemar Tisby, Kyle Howard, Beth Moore, Jen Wilkin

In this episode, I cover the latest news on Jemar Tisby’s view of forgiveness which is out of step with

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 07:10

So, Botham Jean Probably Believed a False Gospel

Earlier this week Reformation Charlotte reported on the hug that was heard around the world when Botham Jean’s younger brother,

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 07:00

Another Jesus Featured

by Mike Ratliff

3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 05 October 2019 05:47

Unity without fellowship

Crowds exhibit deceptive unity. Take a crowd at a public fireworks display. The crowd is united in the sense that everyone came to see the fireworks display. However, once the spectacle is over, the patterns of crowd dispersal expose how deeply disunited the crowd ultimately was. When it disperses,...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 05 October 2019 05:38

Brief Break from Podcasting

To Bellator Christi supporters,

The Bellator Christi Podcast hasn’t gone anywhere. I haven’t been able to record many podcasts lately. I am inundated with projects and activities over the past couple of months due to the release of the “Layman’s Manual on Christian...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Saturday, 05 October 2019 05:04

Temporary infallibility

I agree with Weishaupt that the exclusion of women from priestly ordination was declared infallibly by Pope St. John Paul II in Ordinatio sacerdotalis (1994), that such a ruling must be definitively held by all the faithful as a “secondary object of infallibility” 

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Written by steve
Saturday, 05 October 2019 03:44

Quick Devotional from Matthew 5:8 (Observation from the Greek)

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading some time ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 5:8.  Here is my translation:

“μακάριοι οἱ...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 05 October 2019 03:40

Apostasy Is at the Door (Tisby, Howard, Beth Moore, Jen Wilken) and Arminianism’s Conditional Election #42

In this episode, I cover the latest news on Jamar Tisby’s view of forgiveness which is out of step with Christian forgiveness, Kyle J. Howard and Beth Moore’s ineptness, and Jen Wilken’s dangerous efforts to destroy complementarianism after a new gospel segment that I have...

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Written by edingess
Saturday, 05 October 2019 03:35

Republicans Draft Bill to Require Reporting of Babies Who Survive Botched Abortions

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A bill sponsored by Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Tom Cotton of Arkansas will require abortion clinics to report when babie survive botched abortions, and a report of how the child later died...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 05 October 2019 03:19

Thanks for celebrating 10 million views with me. Here are some of my faves over the years Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIn blogging for ten years and in seeing some of the essays that have received the most views, I'm excited to see what the Lord is doing through my small ministry. But I also see some of my favorite essays receiving a more disappointing number of views. That's the way it goes. I'm...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 05 October 2019 03:18

Pope Francis Worships Topless Earth Goddess with Pagans at Vatican

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For once, Pope Francis was bowing to a statue of a woman that wasn’t the ‘Virgin’ Mary. It was a statue of a topless and pregnant earth goddess belonging to an Indigenous tribe that...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 05 October 2019 03:13

How Do We Know That God Is One In Three Persons (And Not Four Persons)?

AGR Reader Jason writes to ask: From a Christian perspective, how do we know that God is three persons (and not four or more)? Is it possible, from a Christian perspective, that God has only chosen to reveal three persons (but that . . . Continue reading →

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