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, 11 July 2015 11:05

Why I’m not a Baptist

Recent events turned my attention again to the issue of paedobaptism, a subject I have not really thought about since 2008, when I debated credobaptist Gene Cook on the subject. However, a friend, Bnonn Tennant, recently posted a simple argument which he takes to conclusively prove credobaptism....

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Written by Paul
Friday, 10 July 2015 01:00

Respectable Elders Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

We’ve recently witnessed some changes in the cultural landscape that understandably cause believers great concern. Is society turning its back on the church? Is this the beginning of a new era of persecution and political pressure for the church? And how should we respond...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 09 July 2015 21:30

When True Love Doesn’t Wait

True love waits for many things.

It waits for Mr. Right to providentially appear instead of settling for Mr. Pseudo-Okay.  And even after the diamond is glittering on your finger, and the date is circled on the calendar, and the stamps for the invitations have all been licked. . .

True love...

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Written by Laura Berrey
Thursday, 09 July 2015 19:42

Prodcast #45: Lutero e a teologia da cruz (1)

Neste episódio, Josa, Schulz, Bob e Nayara discutem a contribuição de Lutero para a vida da igreja. O que podemos aprender com as teses do reformador na disputa de Heidelberg? Como Lutero lidou com eclesiologia? Esses tópicos serão discutidos nesse e no...

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Written by Reforma21
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 18:24

Os Dez Mandamentos como a Lei Moral de Deus

Muitos comentaristas cristãos estão preocupados com a tendência antinomista na igreja. Temos visto, em particular, a tentativa de se minimizar o papel da Lei de Deus como guia para a vida cristã (o chamado terceiro uso da lei). Uma pergunta que surge é se os Dez...

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Written by Victor Bimbato
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 01:00

Our Mighty Fortress Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us.

Martin Luther wrote those stirring words during the height of the Reformation, as he and his friends faced fierce physical...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 21:30

Should God Bless America?

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By Shane Pruitt

The phrase, “God bless America,” has probably become just as much a patriotic staple as the National Anthem. Most people believe that the phrase comes from the same song that’s now sometimes even sung during the seventh-inning-stretch of...

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Written by Shane Pruitt
Monday, 06 July 2015 18:14

Por que membresia é importante

“Por que se preocupar com a membresia da igreja?”

Já me fizeram essa pergunta antes. Às vezes, ela é feita com uma genuína curiosidade: “Explique-me o que ser membro significa”. Outras vezes, ela é feita com um quê de suspeita:...

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Written by Victor Bimbato
Monday, 06 July 2015 01:00

Integrity and Personal Holiness Featured

by John MacArthur

Do you sometimes struggle to tell the difference between the church and the world? The church is now so adept at compromising with the world that it has forgotten how to be uncompromising. Many modern churchgoers have let the culture influence and corrupt their values, tastes, and...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 05 July 2015 15:24

Bethel Redding’s Apostasy Seen in Its Ecumenism

image23 hours after posting this image to his Facebook public figure page, Kris Vallotton’s post had garnered 3,127 “likes.” That’s at least 3,127 people on Facebook who are applauding Vallotton’s unbiblical, ecumenical efforts.

Vallatton boast of 1,500 “new...

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Written by Tony Miano
Thursday, 02 July 2015 21:30

Truth Echoing in Unexpected Places

Rain-soaked and waiting to cheer my wife across the finish line of a half-marathon, I heard these lyrics thumping through the PA system:

So it’s here I stand, as a broken man, But I’ve found my friend, At the curtains of the waterfall.  Now I’m falling down, Through the...

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Written by Greg Baker
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:11

“Soaking”: An Old Unbiblical Game with a New Name

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Beni Johnson “soaking” with young people in Switzerland.

I came across this photo on Beni Johnson’s Facebook page. Beni included the following description with the photo:

“Oh you know just a little soaking with the youth today. Berne, Switzerland conference. That was...

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Written by Tony Miano
Thursday, 02 July 2015 01:00

John: Willingness to Suffer for God’s Glory Featured

By John MacArthur

The modern aversion to any form of human suffering is nothing new. The idea of suffering was not an enticing prospect for Jesus’ apostles either—they all forsook Jesus and fled on the night of His arrest (Mark 14:50). They were completely unable to reconcile suffering...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:05

15 Catechism Questions to Use with Lifeway's "Journey Off the Map" VBS

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Lifeway’s main VBS curriculum’s theme in 2015 is “Journey Off the Map.” Since children are little sponges that soak up and remember truth easily, for our VBS, I ask catechism questions and provide answers that go along with the lessons each day. In a 5 to 6 day VBS, you...

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Written by Jared Moore
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 19:29

40 perguntas para cristãos apoiando a bandeira do arco-íris

Para os evangélicos que lamentam a decisão da Suprema Corte americana da última Sexta-Feira, os últimos dias foram difíceis. Não estamos pedindo que sintam pena de nós, nem imagino que muitas pessoas estejam dispostas a isso. Nossa dor não...

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Written by Filipe Schulz
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:00

John: The Apostle of Godly Humility Featured

By John MacArthur

All of us have desires and ambitions. For the Christian, the challenge is to discern between the desires that are rooted in and feed our fallen flesh and the desires that have God as their source and His glory as their aim. Our conformity to Christ is tied to conforming our desires...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 01:00

John: The Apostle of Uncompromised Love Featured

By John MacArthur

No one likes confrontation. Even those who like to confront others don’t like being confronted themselves. It’s awkward, unpleasant, and nerve-racking. The proud can feel attacked and the humble discouraged. Only self-righteous confronters feel good about it.

That’s...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 29 June 2015 18:53

Há diferença entre pecado heterossexual e pecado homossexual?

Sou grato ao Sean Lucas por compartilhar, via Facebook, um excelente artigo de David Prince, “Will I Be Fully Accepted at Your Church as a Gay Man?” [Serei completamente aceito na sua igreja se eu for gay?”]. Ele respondeu dizendo que um homem gay certamente seria bem vindo para...

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Written by Filipe Schulz
Monday, 29 June 2015 02:13

10 Definitive Things the Bible Says About Marriage

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10 Definitive Things the Bible Says About Marriage

By Shane Pruitt

(This article was also picked up by The Christian Post)

Marriage is always a hot topic, no matter when it’s brought up. Obviously, there are a lot of current conversations taking place over the Supreme Court’s ruling on...

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Written by Shane Pruitt
Monday, 29 June 2015 01:00

John: The Divisive Apostle of Love Featured

by John MacArthur

It is remarkable that John is nicknamed “the apostle of love.” Indeed, he wrote more than any other New Testament author about the importance of love—laying particular stress on the Christian’s love for Christ, Christ’s love for His church, and the...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 29 June 2015 00:30

The tragic loss of the doctrine of sin

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I started writing this blog post on a flight across the Atlantic. I was disturbed. I left the USA on the same day that the Supreme Court there announced the legality of same-sex marriages. I had intended to write this post about a month ago but it now seems the right time to do so.At the risk of...

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Written by Conrad Mbewe
Friday, 26 June 2015 01:00

Heavenly Adoption Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

Have you ever considered why Scripture encourages us to call God our Father? What eternal truths does that simple title point to, and what does it teach us about the radical change God has wrought in the lives of those who love Him?

We began this series by considering the state of...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 25 June 2015 21:55

Steak, Sexuality and the New Orthodoxy

One Friday after work, Bill and John went out for steak. They had a great time, and the next week John ran into Bill at the water cooler.

John: “Hey, steak again tomorrow?”Bill: “You disgusting, carnivorous animal killer. I wouldn’t let a piece of dead animal get within 10...

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Written by Joel Arnold
Thursday, 25 June 2015 18:40

Carta aberta aos pais cristãos de filhos incrédulos

“E o nosso filho?” “E a nossa filha?” Como pastor, há conversas que eu rotineiramente tenho com os membros da minha igreja. Uma das interações tenho regularmente ao longo dos últimos anos começa com um dos pais cristãos, ou ambos os...

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Written by Nayara Andrejczyk
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 01:00

Wretched Man That I Am! Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

Every believer understands the frustration, confusion, and doubt caused by our sin after we’re saved. We know we’ve been transformed through the power of God’s redeeming work. He’s changed our nature and set us free from the dominion of sin and Satan. But...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 22 June 2015 21:00

7 Incredible Ways That Jesus Identifies With You

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7 Incredible Ways That Jesus Identifies With You

By Shane Pruitt 

(This Article was also picked up by World Religion News)

“Jesus couldn’t possibly understand what I’m going through right now, after all, He never had to experience what I am!” We’ve all said, or at...

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Written by Shane Pruitt
Monday, 22 June 2015 01:00

Slaves of Righteousness Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

Few issues can make a person cringe as much as slavery. It’s not the subject of casual, carefree conversation. Whether one refers to past injustices or modern evils, the subject of slavery is usually met with angst and contempt. With that in mind, slavery isn’t the...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 22 June 2015 01:00

Keep Watch! - God is Sovereign in all Things

The Bible tells us God is sovereign and capable of preventing tragedy, but He can allow it for His divine purpose. What is that purpose for the church in Charleston?

Authors: Keep Watch! by Jim Allen - Blogos.org...

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Sunday, 21 June 2015 20:28

Charleston: Perdão sem arrependimento?

Ouvir os parentes daqueles que foram impiedosamente mortos na igreja de Charleston foi uma oportunidade de testemunhar uma das melhores teologias que você verá em sua vida. Eu somente espero que, se algum dia enfrentar uma situação semelhante, possa reagir pelo menos a...

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Written by Josaías Jr
Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:38

When A False Teacher Calls America Israel: A Review of The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn

Jonathan Cahn, a popular Christian author, claims that his books reveal mysteries and predict the future. He thus portrays himself as like the Biblical prophets, including the claim of having new revelations. The main point of his book is that America is a second Israel and that she is being judged...

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Written by Critical Issues Commentary
Friday, 19 June 2015 01:00

John MacArthur on Keeping God's Law Featured

If Christ’s sacrifice completely paid the penalty for all my sins past, present, and future, why do I need to adhere to God’s commands? If it’s all been forgiven already, why can’t I do whatever I want?

Those questions, in one form or another, have puzzled believers going all...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:22

Uma casa limpa e uma vida desperdiçada

Você provavelmente já ouviu o ditado: uma casa limpa é sinal de um vida desperdiçada. O que quer que essa frase signifique, ela expressa um pouco da frustração e do senso de futilidade da vida nesse mundo. Pensei nesse ditado quando me deparei com o...

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Written by Kimberly Anastacio
Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:00

Reflections on the Tragedy in Charleston Featured

Hear John MacArthur’s response to Wednesday night’s shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:00

Abusing Grace Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson and Wayne de Villiers

You’ve likely heard the phrase too much of a good thing applied to junk food feasts, chocolate binges, and all-night movie marathons. But what about theology? Is it possible to put too much emphasis on an aspect of biblical truth? What is the cost of...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 15 June 2015 22:08

Why Paul’s Messy Churches Give Us Hope

We tend to think that the Christian church, like a mountain stream, is purer at its source; the closer we get to the churches planted by the apostles, the closer we get to “real Christianity.”

This intuition is destroyed when we look at the data. The apostolic churches were far from...

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Written by Jonathan Threlfall
Monday, 15 June 2015 17:58

Legalismo(s)

Legalismo é um assunto complicado. Não há um crente vivo no mundo que não lute com tendências legalistas. Para diagnosticar este problema, nós precisamos olhar para os diversos tipos de legalismos que encontramos na igreja e nos nossos corações...

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Written by Nayara Andrejczyk
Monday, 15 June 2015 01:00

Regeneration and Hypergrace Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson & Wayne de Villiers

Where does a believer’s obedience come from? How does he shed the grave clothes of his former life—old habits, the pull of persistent temptations, and corrupt patterns of thought and behavior—and live a righteous life in Christ?

Regeneratio...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Friday, 12 June 2015 01:00

The Stain of Sin Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

In the apostle John’s account of the Lord miraculously raising Lazarus from the dead, there’s a short statement that never fails to make church kids smirk. Always with an eye for practicality and propriety, Lazarus’s sister Martha urgently warned Christ,...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 11 June 2015 19:11

Prodcast #44: Criação de filhos, Igreja e Evangelho

Neste episódio, realizamos nossa primeira gravação internacional do Prodcast! Josa, Schulz e os novos colegas Bob e Nayara discutem a criação de filhos dentro do contexto da igreja local. Como começar uma família quando nem estou pronto? Qual a...

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Written by Josaías Jr
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 19:20

Como encorajar o meu pastor?

Baseado nos e-mails, mensagens e telefonemas que costumo receber, acredite: o seu pastor precisa de encorajamento. Ele precisa saber que o que ele faz semanalmente significa alguma coisa para Deus e para aqueles por quem ele trabalha. Aqui vão cinco sugestões para fazer isso:

1) Mostre...

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Written by Victor Bimbato
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:00

Nobody's Perfect Featured

by John MacArthur

Nobody's perfect. That truth, which ought to make us tremble before a God who is holy, holy, holy, is usually invoked to excuse sinful behavior. How often do we hear people brush aside their own wrongdoing with the casual words, “Well, after all, nobody's perfect”?...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:00

Keep Watch! - This World is not our Home

The world is not our home when society views corruption as a badge of honor, lying as an acceptable alternative to truth, and integrity as an obstacle to freedom. Can believers ever find rest in such a world?

Authors: Keep Watch! by Jim Allen - Blogos.org...

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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 20:00

Farewell, Dr John Anderson

It is now one week since the remains of my dearest friend, Dr John Anderson, were interred in the graveyard at Newhouse Baptist Church in England. I am now objective enough to reflect on what that man meant to me while the Lord lent him breath. Sorry the post is long!The beginning of our friendship
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Written by Conrad Mbewe
Monday, 08 June 2015 22:26

Christians and Clothes: How to Make Good Choices

In the first installment we learned that God cares about what you wear because clothing communicates, and because clothing is redemptive.

But those principles merely prepare us to talk about Christian modesty. The problem with modesty is that mere mention of the word conjures all sorts of emotions,...

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Written by Greg Baker
Monday, 08 June 2015 19:39

O ladrão da cruz: o que havia de tão grande em sua fé?

Há muitos atos de fé extraordinária na Bíblia. Aquele que mais me impressiona diz respeito ao ladrão na cruz. Nós poderíamos seguir a abordagem de que ele não tinha nada a perder, então resolveu apostar em Jesus. Mas isso não faz...

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Written by Josaías Jr