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, 22 July 2017 03:59

A Cup of Hot Water

Almost 25 years ago the Lord brought a man into my life and ministry who became not only a very dear friend, but a mentor and team member. When we had our first meal together he ordered a cup of hot water.

I asked if he wanted a tea bag to go with it. He smiled and said, “No, I just...

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Written by Jerry Drace
Saturday, 22 July 2017 03:58

A. W. Tozer Sermon: The Top Side of Our Souls

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” –Luke 10:41-42 …every real Christian, however practical, is in some...

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Written by revival-library
Saturday, 22 July 2017 03:30

The Pilgrim’s Heart Part 11 – The Assured Heart Featured

by Mike Ratliff

36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36 (NASB) 

24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 22 July 2017 02:43

Prayer Dunkirk

How a day of prayer saved Britain at Dunkirk

Article by: J.John (original source here)

As a new Hollywood blockbuster commemorates one of the Second World War’s most important events, J.John explains why he believes a National Day of Prayer saved Britain from Hitler’s army at Dunkirk It&rs...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 22 July 2017 02:30

J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”

taken from lecture notes by Richard Barcellos

EXCURSUS 1: J. V. Fesko, “On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology”[1]

In J. V. Fesko’s contribution to a book in honor of Richard B. Gaffin, he addresses an important issue – the antiquity of biblical theology. He readily...

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Written by RBAP
Saturday, 22 July 2017 02:18

INSANITY: Signing A Peace Treaty With Palestinian Terrorist Thugs

You will not read Israel’s side of terrorist attacks against civilians and police in the MSM.  The Leftist media are generally anti-Semitic and definitely HATE Israel. It’s a demonic hatred – a hatred that covers up the truth and attempts to vindicate the murderous...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:56

Good, Bad, and Ugly

Well I got my computer back for the second time this past Monday, and it’s all fixed.  But it’s been a very chaotic week, so some of this stuff I’ve collected you may have already seen on other sites. On Monday I played for the graveside service after a funeral for a friend...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:49

Gossip and Slander Resources Featured

Gossip

Bible Dictionary- The Hebrew word translated “gossip” in the Old Testament is defined as “one who reveals secrets, one who goes about as a talebearer or scandal-monger.” A gossiper is a person who has privileged information about people and proceeds to reveal that...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:27

Ten Things You Should Know about the Biblical Covenants

image by: Thomas R. Schreiner (original source here)

Thomas R. Schreiner (MDiv and ThM, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean of the school of theology at the Southern Baptist...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:46

Has the Bible Changed What You Watch?

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Being a Berean means studying the Bible so that you’ll gain knowledge and be able to rightly handle the word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15)  Believers who study God’s Word in context know His heart. They understand who He is and His ways. They know what His will is for their lives....

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Written by Marsha West
Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:40

The Earliest Christians Had A Rural Mission Too

To be clear, Robinson’s point is not that early Christians prioritized rural over urban. Rather his point is that the rural dimension of early Christianity has been routinely overlooked due to a reigning paradigm that has insisted Christians were predominantly urban. In . . . Continue reading...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:32

A Plea For Concerted Prayer Against Political Correctness

Yesterday in the UK a story hit the headlines – a leading high street pharmaceutical company, Boots, became the center of a political storm and a media feeding frenzy.

In brief the story went something like this. Following recent legalization of the ‘morning after pill’, Boots,...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:31

James White vs. Adnan Rashid Debates

I watched these when they were first published by others in 2013; now Alpha & Omega Ministries has put them out.   Dr. White and Adnan Rashid have debated several times before and are also available on You Tube.

  1.  Debate on “The Bible or the Qur’an?  Which one is the...

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Written by Ken Temple
Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:30

Weekly Roundup 7/17/2017-7/22/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/17/2017-7/22/2017. 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 7/17/2017

Episode 103- Gaye...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:00

Are atheists able to perform the greatest moral duty?

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J. Warner Wallace looks at what Jesus says the most important commandment is, and then asks whether atheists can be justified morally if Jesus is right.

He writes:

I was an atheist for the first thirty-five years of my life. While I was a committed (and often...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 21 July 2017 23:59

If You Want To Know What P R Christians Believe, Read The Confessions

HB readers frequently write to ask, “What do Reformed Christians believe about x?” It really does not matter what x is. It might be predestination (it frequently is) or it might be baptism (it is frequently is) or it might be about . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 21 July 2017 23:19

What Matters Most – Seeking God’s Glory

Over the last week or two, I’ve been taking some time out to study John’s Gospel in more depth. My particular concern and focus has been to get a better handle on the relationship that exists between Jesus and the Father.

This morning I was looking at John Chapter 7.10-24. This section...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Friday, 21 July 2017 22:52

Letter to the Editor: Purpose Driven Movement – Is There Really Something to Be Concerned About?

Letter to the Editor: Purpose Driven Movement – Is There Really Something to Be Concerned About?

Dear Lighthouse Trails: I don’t normally write others with questions, but seek answers through my own research. Your posting about Rick Warren and the Purpose-Driven Church, along with books...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails Editors
Friday, 21 July 2017 22:22

The real reason that some “evangelicals” are switching to pro-gay theology: $$$

imageIt obviously isn’t because of the Bible.  Only malicious wolves like Matthew Vines and/or gullible people who never read the texts in question can pretend otherwise.

Note that two of the three types of pro-gay theology* agree that the Bible describes the behavior as sinful, and the other...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Friday, 21 July 2017 22:17

Preparing New Christians Biblically

To count the cost is one of the first duties that ought to be pressed on Christians in every age. It is no kindness to young beginners to paint the service of Christ in false colors, and to keep back from them the old truth, “Through much tribulation we must enter the kingdom of God” (Ac...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Friday, 21 July 2017 22:00

God Be Merciful to Me A Sinner

Friday, 21 July 2017 21:52

Wanting It Enough

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I want to have 10 percent body fat. I set that goal a while ago and even managed to get really close to reaching it. But eventually I found out that I want to have 10 percent body fat just a bit less than I want to have 13 percent. There’s a key difference between the two: While 13 percent...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 21 July 2017 21:43

Does the Bible Command a Girl to Marry Her Rapist?

Critics of the Bible often point to Deuteronomy 22:28–29 as evidence that the Bible is hopelessly out of touch with ethical norms and the common decency which marks contemporary society. This passage reads as follows:

“If a man finds a girl who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes...

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Written by Peter Goeman
Friday, 21 July 2017 21:41

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 Jul 2017

Apologetics

Deb Welch – Difficult Passages Series: Judges 19 and The Gospel

“We are all prone to wander and forget our True King and Redeemer. Our savior Jesus, who has written our names on his hands, has rescued us from the kingdom darkness described in Judges 19 and elsewhere, and...

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Written by Mike Boling
Friday, 21 July 2017 21:24

Prata's Place: Graceful Garlands 26: Mundane Miracle?

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Authors: The End Time...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:00

Join Us at the Creation Museum for Raptor Run 5K

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Strap on your running shoes, grab a water bottle, and hit the scenic roads around the Creation Museum for our ninth annual Raptor Run 5K. This family-friendly event takes place October 14, 2017, on closed streets, starting and ending at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Whether you run,...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:00

News Weakly - 7/22/2017

News of the WeekOkay, now, let's see. Well, the important stuff ...> Ryan Secrest announced that he's returning to American Idol ... because that's important.> The lyrics to the hit song, Despocito, have been translated into English. Oh, good.> Oh, and, hey! Pokemon Go is releasing the...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 21 July 2017 19:00

A Plea to Preachers

There is a center to the Bible and its message of grace. It is found in Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. Grace, therefore, must be preached in a way that is centered and focused on Jesus Christ Himself. We must never offer the benefits of the gospel without the Benefactor Himself. For many...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Friday, 21 July 2017 18:58

What Should Be Is Not Yet What Is

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Of all creatures, only God's image can cry, And laughter is also exclusively his— For he alone senses our world has gone wrong, And sees that what should be is not yet what is, Which leads him to weep, and to joke, and to sigh, And in his best moments, to cry out: how long?

Authors: Andrew...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Friday, 21 July 2017 18:36

Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links: Third Week of July 2017

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Here are the links related to Presuppositonal Apologetics gathered from July 15th-21st, 2017.

1.) It’s Easy to Believe in God: Atheism is Impossible

2.) Introduction to Covenantal Apologetics

3.) A Lovely Argument for The Existence of God

4.) The Euthyphro dilemma...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 21 July 2017 18:00

Praise at the Incarnation

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.” (Luke 1:68-69)

These words of praise, uttered by Zacharias the priest at the birth of John the Baptist, comprise one of...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 21 July 2017 17:42

Who Rules the World?

The question in the title is a very important one for every thinking person, especially at the present time. Things are changing very fast, and there is growing tension between the powerful nations of the world. This is not a new thing. What is new is the emergence of North Korea as a potential...

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Written by Allan Murray
Friday, 21 July 2017 16:49

In the Nick of Time

Continuing history on the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship.

Filed under: Baptists, Church History, FBFI, GARBC, NTAIBC

Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Friday, 21 July 2017 16:24

This Is Worth Remembering:

Governments Don’t Give People Rights,” by Donald J. Boudreaux at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Rights pre-exist government. Therefore, even if – as most people believe – government is necessary to help to secure individuals’ rights, government does not...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Friday, 21 July 2017 16:18

APPARITIONS OF THE VIRGIN MARY, OR DEMONS IN DISGUISE? EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE IN LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE – PART 1 OF 3

As we begin this series of posts, I would like to start out by sharing some Scriptures with you in order to lay a solid foundation based on the truth of God’s Word before we start looking into some of the serious concerns that one should have when it comes to these supposed apparitions of...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Friday, 21 July 2017 16:06

Anancephalic Children and Zombies

Maureen Condic’s essay at the Witherspoon Instituteis a combination of philosophy, bioethics, and science fiction. It’s worth a read. Here is her conclusion:

Stated in more philosophical terms, “rational animal” is the essential definition of a human being, and...

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Written by Kevin T. Bauder
Friday, 21 July 2017 16:00

GOD’S LIVING WORDS OF TRUTH, HOPE, ENCOURAGEMENT, OR WARNINGS, TO START YOUR DAY

INTRODUCTION – FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO THIS SERIES Because there seems to be such a lack of emphasis on God’s Word these days, I wanted to start a new series that will simply focus on God’s Word. So, Lord willing, at the beginning of each and every day I will just be sharing...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Friday, 21 July 2017 15:36

Longing for a Grace Saturated and Strengthened Heart

Written by: Scotty Smith

It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace… Hebrews 13:9

Lord Jesus, this little verse must be one of the greatest understatements in the whole Bible. What will it profit us if we only eat organic foods, can run an 8-minute mile at age 80, have a...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 21 July 2017 15:05

July 22: Richard Cameron [1647-1680]

It was on this day, July 22nd, in 1933 that Wiley Post became the first man to fly around the world, traversing 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours, and 45 minutes. Which has absolutely nothing to do with our post for today. Wiley was not a Presbyterian, to the best of my knowledge. It was just an...

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Written by archivist
Friday, 21 July 2017 15:00

Sanctification (1)

This is the will of God, your sanctification… —1 Thessalonians 4:3

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The Death Side. In sanctification God has to deal with us on the death side as well as on the life side. Sanctification requires our coming to the place of death, but many of us spend so much time there that we become...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 21 July 2017 15:00

Judges 5; Acts 9; Jeremiah 18; Mark 4

Written by: Don Carson

Judges 5; Acts 9; Jeremiah 18; Mark 4

WHAT WAS PAUL'S PERSPECTIVE before he was converted (Acts 9)? Elsewhere (Acts 22:2; Acts 23:6; Phil. 3:4-6) he tells us that he was a strict Pharisee, brought up (apparently) in Jerusalem, taught by one of the most renowned rabbis of the...

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Written by Don Carson
Friday, 21 July 2017 15:00

Great Design : Wallpaper

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 "God's great design in all His works is the manifestation of His own glory." - C.H. Spurgeon

View Past Wallpaper Archives on Pinterest What is my screen resolution.

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices: iphones and iPod touch ipads

Android Phones: ...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 21 July 2017 14:01

A Rock That Offends

JULY 22
A Rock That Offends
“‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,’ and ‘A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.’” 1 PETER 2:7,8

The people to whom Jesus preached already had their own ideas about what the Messiah would do, and...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Friday, 21 July 2017 13:55

Christian Concern: Missing In Action Featured

I wish to speak to the issue of Christian concern and involvement in vitally important issues of the day. I would like to assess just how willing Christians are to stand up and be counted. I want to examine how many might actually do something about the things that matter.

I refer especially to the...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg