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, 15 November 2017 01:28

Wolves? Who is Randy Clark?

imageRandy Clark is big in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). He is claimed to be a modern-day apostle. As we wrote about previously, even people within the Charismatic Movement are calling out these so-called prophets and apostles with great concern for what they are inviting and allowing into the...

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Written by modres
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:15

Outside forces don’t represent Georgia’s values

By Emory Dunahoo

After reading the editorial on the Gainesville Times page Oct. 29, I feel compelled to respond as a legislator from Hall County. The Times is supporting the position that our state should avoid religious liberty legislation due to economic consequences that could result from...

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Written by christianindex
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:00

November 14, 2017 Show with Phil Johnson on “The Evangelical Limbo: How Low Did We Go? (An Assessment of the Theological Health of Modern Day Evangelicals)”

Theme:

November 14, 2017:

Phil Johnson, Executive Director of GRACE to YOU, the radio, TV & publishing ministry of JOHN MacARTHUR, who will speak on: “The EVANGELICAL LIMBO: HOW LOW DID WE GO? (An Assessment of the Theological Health of Modern Day Evangelicals)” *PLUS* announcing the 201...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:34

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Anger

imageYou shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13) Well, that’s easy enough. After all, it’s one thing to be angry, annoyed, or irritated by someone, but it would have to be a really depraved person who would actually murder another human being. You and I, in all of our sinfulness, just wouldn’t dream of doing th...

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Written by EBenz
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:18

In the world but not of the world

A perennial issue is the relationship between the church and the world. That ranges a long a continuum. At one end is the Amish paradigm of separation. Literal, physical separation. A quarantine model. It treats the world like a pathogen, and the church like an island. 
There are, however,...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:04

Academic eBooks Sale 2017: Save up to 77%

Gender roles. Evolution. Hell. The Holy Spirit, the voice of Scripture, and more. Check out our academic eBooks sale today and save up to 77%.

You’ll find 27 deals on biblical studies and theology from authors like Scot McKnight, Roger Olson, Tremper Longman III, Preston Sprinkle, and more.

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Written by ZA Blog
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 23:00

Death for the New Natural Lawyers

Our friend and erstwhile contributor, Professor Edward Feser, has with a colleague Joe Bessette written a most important book about the death penalty and about Catholic doctrine, By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment. The most important feature (from my point of...

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What's Wrong with the World
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 23:00

William Lane Craig debates Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: evil, suffering and God

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This is one of the top 4 best debates that William Lane Craig has done in my opinion. (The other three are Craig-Millican debate and the first and second Craig-Dacey debates).

Sinnott-Armstrong is very courteous, respectful and intelligent scholar...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:31

DBG Spotlight (11-15-17)

How should a church engage in disciple making?  Voddie Baucham explains in this short 2 minute segment.  Are you registered for the 2018 G3 Conference on discipleship?

Following Leaders — “Salvation is free. Discipleship costs. Leadership costs a lot more. Praise God,...

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Written by Josh Buice
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:21

Good, Bad, and Ugly

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:15

Why and how do we sing to one other?

We all understand that our singing during our gatherings is for God. But do we also think about how we’re supposed to sing to each other?

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:00

Underneath the waters for about five months!

Noah’s Flood was much more destructive than any 40-day rainstorm ever could be. Scripture says that “all the fountains of the great deep” broke open (see Gen. 7:11). In other words, earthquakes, volcanoes, and geysers of molten lava and scalding water were squeezed out of the...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:41

Netflix Thinks You’re Bored and Lonely

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This is for all the lonely peopleThinking that life has passed them by…

So sang the rock band America in 1974. Forty years later, lonely people are probably streaming Stranger Things.

At a conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal last year, Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix offered a...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:36

Outrage Goes in the Purple Bin

So in something of a prescient move, in my last post I mentioned my widening circle of irrelevance—my particular brand of toxicity is now being increasingly opposed, and out of the blue, by various important voices, modulated voices, voices of sweet reason. The latest is from Elizabeth...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:04

Revitalizing an Eighteenth-Century Christian Community: Baptists Seeking Revival (Michael Haykin )

Theological Reformation Eighteenth-century Baptists did not emerge from their spiritual "winter" until the last two or three decades of the century. Again, there were a variety of reasons for what amounts to a profound revival among their ranks. There was theological reformation, in which the...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:00

Knowing God Featured

John 17:3 says, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

There is a big difference between knowing about God and knowing God. In the Bible, knowing God means two things. It means you have an accurate knowledge about God and...

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Written by Jared Longshore
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:41

Check out

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog front the past few days because Shona and I have been speaking at a conference at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, where Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore are the pastors. We tagged on three days vacation with a few of our kids at the end of it....

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Written by David Murray
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:38

Hitting the state convention annual meeting

I had not planned to attend this year even though the site is fairly close to me but I had forgotten that my wife was scheduled to sing in the big, statewide chorus. I rearranged my plans.

As a seasoned observer of such meetings, I offer a few vignettes of the meeting:

Our convention is in pretty...

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Written by William Thornton
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:03

The Spirit of Antichrist

1 John 4:1-3: "Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:00

The Art of Godliness, Episode 9: Personal Devotions

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Welcome to another episode of The Art of Godliness podcast. In this podcast, Paul Martin and I do our utmost to provoke you obey God in leading a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This time around we are discussing the always-important and always-difficult subject of...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:00

A Marvel More Fascinating Than Your iPhone

November 15, 2017 by: Douglas D. Axe

More Complex Than an iPhone

We look at something like an iPhone and recognize it as a technological marvel. It’s far beyond things of yesteryear that were technological marvels in their day. You look at a steam engine and recognize that it’s...

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Written by Douglas D. Axe
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:30

Sanctifying a Slight Suffering

I’m in my easy chair, where I’ve spent most of the past five days with a run of vertigo, likely due to a bug. Because this dizziness is mostly what’s on my mind, I’ve been seeking God’s grace to find ways to sanctify this slight suffering. Here are some lessons...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:09

A La Carte (November 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few you’ll want to look at if you’re an avid reader.

Be sure to check out Westminster Books for a great deal on A Puritan Theology, a giant book I’ve found tremendously helpful.

Opinion Polls and the ‘Evangelical’ Illusion

Thomas Kidd...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

As the Bard Might Say . . .

Four centuries after his death, Shakespeare remains a peerless playwright because of his remarkable insight into the human condition. Love, ambition, fear, guilt, nobility, pomposity, patriotism, absurdity, sheer wickedness—you name it, Will grasped something of its essence. His work...

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Written by First Things RSS Feed - Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers | First Things
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

Gift Cards to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter Now Available

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Want to inspire someone to visit the Creation Museum or Ark Encounter? We have the perfect idea: gift cards redeemable at both attractions. These gift cards make fantastic (not to mention unique) Christmas gifts for anyone on your list.

Many people nowadays are requesting experiences, rather than...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

The Women of Genesis: Lesson 2

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

A Few Reasons Why Christianity Aligns with Reality

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First of all, as I mentioned on Monday, we need to recognize that Christianity is a religion focused on freedom and individual choice. It is consistent with our humanity. Jesus Christ came to earth to die for our sins, and we can accept this free gift of salvation. We also have the ability to...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

On the City and the Gods: A Lost Chapter of Aristotle

By Greg Forster

Having considered Socrates’ proposals in theRepublic for the community of women and property, and his somewhat modified proposals in theLaws, we now consider his fanciful proposal in the less well-known dialogueGlaucon for a city in which men will be free to disagree about...

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Written by Guest Writer
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

The Consequences of Putting Second Things First

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The Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA) is catching some flak for inviting Ken Ham to keynote their annual convention. Ken Ham is the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, which is a leading young-earth creationist ministry. Answers in Genesis also runs the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter...

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Written by Tim Barnett
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:02

We Cannot Believe This Too Deeply

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11(NLT)

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:00

Article: 8 Ways Christians Can Understand Mass Shootings by Mark Perez

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Today's featured article is from Mark Perez, a retired deputy chief from the Los Angeles Police Department who holds a master’s in philosophy of science from California State University-Los Angeles, a CSU certificate in critical thinking, and a master’s in public administration...

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Written by Chad
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:00

The Theology of Adultery

On more than one occasion, the Bible connects idolatry and adultery (e.g., Hos 4:12-14; Isa 57:1-3; Ezek 6:9; Jer 2:23-24; etc.). Interesting connection. And you can see why. In the Old Testament Israel was referred to as God's wife and in the New Testament the Church is the Bride of Christ. So...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: How Repentance and Faith Work Together

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What is the relationship between faith and repentance?

John Snyder explains in this video that faith and repentance are two sides of one coin. No one would turn to God from their sin apart from a saving faith. After conversion, we believe what God has said about us and the world and sin. We want to...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:00

The Necessity of Effectively Communicating to Children

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Like many, I have watched my fair share of films over the years, and the vast majority have been quite forgettable. There are a small number that I enjoyed enough to purchase in order to watch them again. But there are very, very few that were so powerful in one way or another that they have stayed...

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Written by Keith A. Mathison
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:18

The centrality of communion Featured

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Life gets interesting about the time you turn three. In the midst of sentences that are 75% intelligible, the average three-year-old punctuates conversation with the question “why?”

Unfortunately, for most people the magic fades by the time we enter school, a system that rewards right...

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Written by Jon Rourke
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:04

Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Arabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Savior”?

image TheArabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Savioris an ancient text purportedly providing detail about the childhood of Jesus. But is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it really written by eyewitnesses who observed Jesus as a child? There are four attributes of reliable eyewitness testimony, and...

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Written by jwallace
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:00

Nuggets from Seeking and Finding God—The Necessity of an Infinite Person

November 15, 2017
No, not something but Someone , without beginning or end. But why Someone ? It is self-evident that the universe, from the structure of the atom, space, and galaxies, to a cell, the smallest living unit,...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:00

"Mindfulness" is a Meaningless Word with Shoddy Science Behind it

November 15, 2017
The benefits of meditation may have been seriously overhyped, a group of psychologists, neuroscientists, Buddhist scholars and mindfulness teachers warn—and the evidence to support mindfulness as a treatment...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:00

Poverty-Fighting Principle #2: We All Have Gifts to Use for God’s Glory

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series on biblical principles that are essential to poverty-fighting efforts. 

Each of us is made with unique and specific gifts and talents, and we are called to steward those gifts for God’s glory. We should use our gifts and...

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Written by Kathryn Feliciano
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:00

The Big Non-Negotiable

In a day when Christians are sometimes perceived as narrow-minded, mean-spirited and judgmental, it is wise to frequently visit 1 Corinthians 13, commonly referred to as “the love chapter.” Jesus himself said that the first and greatest command is to love God, and the second (which...

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Written by Guest
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:59

Mid-November 2017 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:32

8 Ways to Help Depressed Christians

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David Murray:

Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed. We want to help but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding holds us back. So, let me suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people.

1. Prepare for it.

Eventually, someone in your church or in your family is...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:30

Pre-Order 'Supernatural' for Free Resources

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 FTC Managing Editor Jared C. Wilson's new book Supernatural Power for Everyday People: Experiencing God's Extraordinary Spirit in Your Ordinary Life releases from Thomas Nelson on January 23. And right now Nelson has a great deal going for pre-order purchases. If you pre-order the book,...

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Written by Staff
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:24

Journey through Genesis – for the SKEPTIC

imageSomeone’s Journey through Genesis just began! At the Pensacola October 21st Private Premiere, 96% of invited guests who experienced this film responded that they would use GENESIS: Paradise Lost as an evangelistic tool November 13 and 16. With stats that the Genesis trailer was the second...

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Written by Jo Hovind
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:03

The Gospel According to the Gospels

Mike Harding

FrontLine • January/February 2009

The Good News of the Gospels centers on the bloody, sacrificial, vicarious death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins, evidenced by His burial and bodily resurrection. The necessary implications of these truths include that we are...

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Written by Mike Harding