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, 17 September 2017 04:42

Meeter Center Scholarships

The Meeter Center is delighted to announce that they have a new fellowship available starting in 2018-19. Thanks to the generosity of the Meeter family, a fellowship of $,3500 for a month to six weeks’ research at the Meeter Center in Grand Rapids will be open to faculty and independent...

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Written by Jim
Sunday, 17 September 2017 02:57

A tale of two cancer patients

Nabeel Qureshi and Christopher Hitchens both died of cancer. Both had powerful inducements to recant their views: Hitchens to recant his atheism, and Nabeel to recant his Christian conversion. Both died as they lived. Hitchens died for nothing while Nabeel died for everything. 

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Written by steve
Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:33

Why I Am Not a Protestant | Session 3 Featured

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Many non-Catholics think they are Protestant by virtue of not being Catholic. This is not true, however. With the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Randy White gives a brief history of the “radical reformation” that is the root of most fundamentalist and evangelical...

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Written by Nathan White
Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:32

Membership and Eldership

Where's Church Membership in the New Testament?

John Samson (9/10/17) teaching the Sunday School hour at Eastford Baptist Church in Eastford, CT:

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John Samson (9/10/17): The importance of biblical eldership, and what having a plurality of elders means for the overall health...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:29

30 Things You Need to Know About The Ministry of Jesus: #27 | The Crucifixion Featured

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Broadcast date: September 10, 2017 | 11:15 AM

In the continuing series on the ministry of Jesus, this sermon teaches the design and the accomplishment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Written by Nathan White
Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:00

The most important thing Christian parents need to focus on with their children

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I know what you’re thinking – I’m going to say apologetics. But, in dealing with the new membership questions of my PCA Presbyterian church, I have moved to think that it might be something else. Sean McDowell has a recent post about it, and...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 16 September 2017 23:36

I Am

A friend asked me about why the Synoptics don't include the "I am" statements of Jesus, and the views of Craig Evans on John's Gospel. 
Evans is mainly a Synoptic scholar. He rejects inerrancy. He's in the camp of those who argue for the "basic historical reliability" of the Synoptics. At the...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 16 September 2017 23:32

Membership Eldership

Where’s Church Membership in the New Testament?

John Samson (9/10/17) teaching the Sunday School hour at Eastford Baptist Church in Eastford, CT:

Appoint Elders in Every Town

John Samson (9/10/17): The importance of biblical eldership, and what having a plurality of elders means for the overall...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 16 September 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 16 September 2017 21:07

Letters to the Editor (The Bible, Grief, Divorce, Having Children, Respecting Husbands and Hurricane Harvey)

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It has been too long since I have compiled a collection of Letters to the Editor–letters from people who have read articles and are eager to respond. Here are some of the best from the past few weeks.

Letters on Is Your Church Messy Enough?

I wanted to comment on your use (and criticism) of the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:54

Kay Cude poetry: When We Remember

Kay Cude poetry. Used with permission. Click to enlargeArtist's Statement:
As I continue to go through them my perspective is reinforced with the fundamental truth: it is necessary that we learn and grow through "issues" and situations we'd rather avoid. They will either drive us deeper into...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:48

“The Pastors Message” | Christ The Rock Church Sermon | Pastor Austin Hestler Featured

Pastor Austin Hetsler, August 20, 2017 Part of the Exposition of Ephesians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:00

Since Visiting the Ark “I Started Reading the Bible”

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We frequently hear from guests who visited the Ark Encounter or Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky for a special event such as an anniversary, birthday, or family reunion. We think this is a great idea! We recently received two letters from people who came to celebrate special events with us,...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:00

Be There

It was an adorable video. She was maybe 3 years old. She sat in front of a laptop with a video playing. She held a guitar about 4 sizes too big for her and she strummed that guitar for all she was worth (without, you know, actually playing it) and sang to the video loudly. "How wonderful! How...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:00

#BlackLivesMatter (4): A Portrait of 6 BLM Leaders

Only those Americans whose heads were buried deeply in the sand could have missed the emergence and significance of the BLM movement. Yet, in spite of BLM’s prominence as a movement, its leaders remain unknown to many Americans.

Significantly, BLM leaders differ from twentieth-century leaders...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Saturday, 16 September 2017 18:30

God’s Providence and Nabeel Qureshi

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Former Muslim turn Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi went to be with the Lord yesterday on September 16, 2017.  He died after battling with a quick spreading cancer.  He might be the most prayed for and most mourn Christian apologist in recent memory, seeing how Christians of...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 16 September 2017 18:00

Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith—An Eternal Perspective

September 17, 2017
A new heaven and a new earth inhabited by a new race descended from a new Adam, Jesus Christ Himself! That is God’s purpose and it is staggering to contemplate. From this perspective, it is ludicrous...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 16 September 2017 18:00

That Which Endures Forever

“But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.” (Psalm 9:7)

This world will eventually pass away. The law of entropy assures us, in fact, that everything decays and dies. Atheistic scientists have even calculated that the very protons of which matter is...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 16 September 2017 17:52

The Jim Jones ‘Judge-Not’ Jingle?

Further building on our series – the Titus Technique,

“One of the NAR, an Apostle of their own, said, “advice for all Christians: Judge Ye Not … Love One Another.”

You might be thinking, so what? Who cares if an NAR Apostle said the above?

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 16 September 2017 17:17

Christian Persecution: Will You Go Against the Flow? Featured

As anti-Christian bigotry and persecution ramps up in the West, there will be more and more reasons why Christians will be targeted. Some will be good reasons and some will be bad reasons. Let me explain. Sometimes Christians get into trouble because they have brought it upon themselves.

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 16 September 2017 17:08

Learning The ‘Titus Technique’.

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To help our readers understand why NAR cults like Hillsong, C3, CHC (and individuals like Michael Brown) despise polemical discernment i.e. implementing the Word of God as our authority on all matters biblical – is because we apply the Titus technique to them.

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 16 September 2017 17:00

WHI-1380 | Grace Alone

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In the medieval church, sin was viewed as a kind of sickness that could be remedied if we reached out to take the medicine. But the Protestant Reformers sought to recover the clear teaching of Scripture that salvation “depends not on human will or exertion, but on...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:11

Are You Afraid to Pray?

This week, Rich and Chris discuss the need for prayer in the life of a believer.  They also discuss how wrong thinking can sometimes cause us to fear to pray to God.

The post Are You Afraid to Pray? appeared first on Slave to the King.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:00

Reflections on the Life of Robert L. Thomas, Th.D.

Robert L. Thomas, Th.D. (June 4, 1928–Sept. 6, 2017) The New Testament puts heavy emphasis on using the mind as the principal avenue to Christian growth.[1] Dr. Robert L. Thomas modeled this truth in his own life and ministry in the Word of God. Throughout his teaching ministry...

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Written by admin
Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:15

The Necessity of Encouragement

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"Encourage him."-- Deuteronomy 1:38

God employs his people to encourage one another. He did not say to an angel, "Gabriel, my servant Joshua is about to lead my people into Canaan--go, encourage him." God never works needless miracles; if his purposes can be accomplished by ordinary means, he will...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:05

September 17: Van Horn on WSC Q. 27

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Leonard T. Van Horn

Q. 27. — Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?

A. — Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the...

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Written by archivist
Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:00

Is There Good in Temptation?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man… —1 Corinthians 10:13

The word temptation has come to mean something bad to us today, but we tend to use the word in the wrong way. Temptation itself is not sin; it is something we are bound to face simply by virtue of...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:00

2 Samuel 13; 2 Corinthians 6; Ezekiel 20; Psalms 66–67

Written by: Don Carson

2 Samuel 13; 2 Corinthians 6; Ezekiel 20; Psalms 66-67

THE THREAT TO DAVID'S REIGN predicted by the prophet Nathan begins with a sordid side-tale that nevertheless betrays exactly what is wrong with David's rule (2 Sam. 13).

The multiplicity of royal wives meant that there were...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 16 September 2017 14:06

We Can Delight in the Lord Because He First, and Continually, Delights in Us

Written by: Scotty Smith

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (ESV)

He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me. Psalm 18:19 (NLT)

Heavenly Father, the command to delight ourselves in you is both astonishing and...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 16 September 2017 14:04

The race is not to the swift

I've discussed Nabeel's situation before, and some of my posts have been occasioned by his dire situation, even if I didn't mention him in particular. But I have some parting thoughts. Christians will have questions about his death, and Muslims will have malicious things to say, so I might as well...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 16 September 2017 14:01

Religion, or Spirit and Truth?

“Woe unto them! They have gone in the way of Cain…” (Jude 11a)

From the beginning of recorded history we find two paths, two principles of relating to the Lord: Religion, or Spirit and Truth. One is represented by the way of Cain, and the other is represented by the way of Abel.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 16 September 2017 13:58

Grappling With Theology Ep. 30: Grappling With Evil Featured

On this week’s episode, We grapple with the problem of evil. We give an update on Pastor Roy Cobb and Tyler Hill. Frank answers questions from the dojo.

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Written by Frank Mullis
Saturday, 16 September 2017 13:03

EChurch@Wartburg – 9.17.17

Abraham Wright Reminds All of Us - You Will Die (unless the Lord returns soon)

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:42

Mega Church Uses ACDC in Worship to Promote Financial Sheep Beating

Pointe Church in Indiana had their worship band perform a heavy metal classic but the sermon behind the decision was worse than the song...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:23

Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God's grace Featured

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"Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God's grace and God's grace alone for our salvation. It is difficult for our pride to rest on grace. Grace is for other people - for beggars. We don't want to live by a heavenly welfare system. We want to earn our own way and atone...

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Written by Reformed Spirit
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:22

Spiders And Sin

  Imagine for just a moment a scenario. As you walk into one of the rooms of your house to pick up your baby, you see a spider between you and your child. As you look closer, you realize in horror that it is a black widow spider. This poisonous spider is now moving closer to your child. What...

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Written by Ruminations
Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:03

Pardon of sin and love of sin are like oil and water…they will never go together. Featured

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"If you show me a man deliberately living an unholy and licentious life, and yet boasting that his sins are forgiven, I answer, 'He is under a ruinous delusion, and is not forgiven at all.' I would not believe he is forgiven if an angel from heaven affirmed it, and I charge you not to believe it...

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Written by Reformed Spirit
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:51

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

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Nabeel Qureshi went to Heaven today. He was a Christian apologist, a convert from Islam. Justin Taylor has written a beautiful post about Nabeel. Greg interviewed Nabeel about his book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Debout Muslim Encounters Christianity.  

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Written by Melinda Penner
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:24

Picture Mixture Saturday: Earth predicted to end this month, APOD, thrift stores, outdoors in fall, more Featured

Biblical prophecy claims earth will end on September 23. Good to know.
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This is why I love second hand stores. Second hand books! My local store often has good quality Christian material. I buy books to give away. Except for a few volumes that will always stay with me, my Christian bookshelves are...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:20

Polemics Report 144 | All Who the Father Sends Will Come to Me Featured

Original Air Date: July 29, 2014

On today’s episode, JD discusses Miley Cyrus’ positive influence on our culture and then an article on IVF. Afterward, JD launches into a Spurgeon Calling segment.

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:03

Polemics Report 143 | Family Worship or Worshiping Your Family? Featured

Original Air Date: July 2014

On today’s program, JD discusses several news items in the debriefing, including a video clip of a Heritage Foundation official answering a question on gay marriage (brilliantly) and an article from The Gospel Coalition...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:58

Nabeel Qureshi’s Passing and Hope

I have been praying hard for my friend Nabeel Qureshi ever since I learned of his stage 4 stomach cancer. Nabeel was so humble and a persistent and honest seeker after truth. Nabeel was also in the prime of life and health, and unlike some of us who are older, I thought, he should have decades of...

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Written by Craig Keener
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:55

Special Episode: Johnny Hunt Security Kicks Out Church Member over Ergun Caner | Polemics Report Episode 142 Featured

Original Air Date: July 27, 2014

A special Sunday edition of the Pulpit & Pen Program, FBC Woodstock and Johnny Hunt’s security team escorts church member off property for “spewing hate” before he...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:42

Polemics Report 141 | Johnny Hunt, Profaning His Pulpit Featured

Original Air Date: July 2014

On today’s program, JD talks about Kenneth Copeland’s eulogy for Tony Palmer and some under cover audio from a Planned Parenthood clinic giving advice on sadomasochism to a reported 15 year-old. Then, A Voice in...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:14

Why Ben Franklin Called for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention

Written by: Thomas S. Kidd

In observance of Constitution Day, I am posting an editorial I wrote for the Wall Street Journalin May. It draws from my recent religious biography of Franklin, published by Yale University Press.

The text of the unamended Constitution is notably...

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Written by Thomas S. Kidd