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, 21 March 2015 23:00

A Live Tweet Review of "Do You Believe?" Featured

Tonight I engaged in my first cinematic live tweet event with my friend Calvinist Batman.  We chose this movie for what should be obvious reasons: It's a Christian movie that is being released into the main stream, and it's made by Pure Flix who flat out whiffed on God's Not Dead.  Since...

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Written by Len Pettis
Friday, 20 March 2015 01:00

Jeremy Smith Featured

The Inerrancy Summit is now over, but the effects of that week are just beginning. After more than twenty hours of teaching and preaching, there is now much to meditate on and study, and much sanctifying work for the Holy Spirit to accomplish through the teaching delivered at the conference.

We...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:00

Jonah: His Final Lesson Featured

by John MacArthur

No missionary has ever received such a response. Upon hearing the threat of God’s impending wrath, hundreds of thousands of Ninevites repented of their wicked ways and believed in Him. Most missionaries would be extremely elated by such an overwhelming response to their...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:00

Keep Watch! - Brokenness of Spirit

People know they need to believe the Gospel but do they know saving faith follows brokenness of spirit?

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

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Monday, 16 March 2015 03:28

9 Unbiblical Statements That Christians Believe

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9 Unbiblical Statements That Christians Believe

By Shane Pruitt – @shane_pruitt78 

This Article was RELEVANT’s Most Popular Article for 2015. 

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This Article was Church Leader’s 3rd Most Popular Article for 2015.

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Written by Shane Pruitt
Monday, 16 March 2015 01:00

Jonah: Two Stories of Miraculous Repentance Featured

by John MacArthur

Though it has been highly romanticized as a Sunday school classic, Jonah’s three-day stay inside a fish was an indescribable horror. Lodged in the cramped and clammy darkness, he was likely unable to move and barely able to breathe due to the suffocating stench. The gastric...

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Friday, 13 March 2015 01:00

Jonah: The Rogue Prophet Featured

by John MacArthur

The sea is no place to go for peace and quiet. Modern meteorology has documented the destructive power rogue waves, tropical cyclones, microbursts, and other weather phenomena that pose unique threats to ships at sea. But the storm described in the first chapter of Jonah was...

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:53

Fearful to Faithful

The people of Papua New Guinea live with intense fear, but the Gospel has a way of changing that! ABWE missionaries to Papua New Guinea have used "The Story of Hope" to help a man named Rusta, a former criminal, go from being fearful to faithful.

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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Monday, 09 March 2015 14:00

How Deep the Root of Racism?

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When my wife and I purchased our first home, I determined our lawn would be at least comparable to that lovely lush landscape of the guy two doors down. Our street took a lot of pride in curbside appeal. I joined them in the weekly ritual of weeding, seeding, planting, mowing, watering, raking,...

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Friday, 06 March 2015 00:00

The Inerrancy Summit, Day Three Featured

by Jeremy Smith and Jeremiah Johnson

The sessions on Wednesday (day two) evening focused on the inseparable connection between theology and Christian living. Messages from Ian Hamilton and Mark Dever emphasized the significance of biblical inerrancy in both theology and practical godliness. Teaching...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:27

Nebraska, the Creation Museum, and Dinosaur Train

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I recently received this wonderful report from a group that visited the Creation Museum. I met the leader Debbie a few years ago when she took AiG’s online apologetics courses where I had the privilege of being her teacher. Debbie brought a group from her church all the way from Nebraska....

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Written by Dr. Georgia Purdom
Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:00

Inerrancy Summit, Day Two Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

Rather than attempting to condense a whole day’s worth of teaching into a few paragraphs, we want to give you glimpses of some of the high points from Tuesday and Wednesday, particularly some practical implications from the keynote sessions.

Your Life and Inerrancy

Ligon...

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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Inerrancy Summit, Day One Featured

by Jeremiah JohnsonDay one of the Inerrancy Summit kicked off with an opening address from John MacArthur. He began by reminiscing about the meetings that led up to the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. In an ironic turn of events, John left those meetings—where the Word of...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:00

Keep Watch! - Secretariat and Faith

Secretariat was asked to do the unimaginable. How does God ask us to step out on faith?

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

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Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Evangelical Syncretism: The Inflexibility of Inerrancy Featured

by Cameron Buettel

In October 1978, 334 evangelical leaders gathered in the city of Chicago to formulate what is now known as the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. One of the younger attendees at that gathering was John MacArthur, who was just shy of a decade into his pastorate at Grace...

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Friday, 27 February 2015 01:20

Titanic Drama, the Importance of Rescuing, and Answers for Women

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The theme of this year’s Answers for Women conference is Embrace: Compassionate Answers in a Fallen World. As I explained in my earlier post on the conference, we want to help women understand the effects of sin in our fallen world (in addition to confronting people about their sin) and offer...

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Written by Dr. Georgia Purdom
Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

Evangelical Syncretism: Seeker vs. Sinner Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

Does an unregenerate man bear a spark of the divine that draws him to a relationship with God, or is he utterly lost in the total depravity of his sin nature?

While that might seem like an obscure theological question, don’t dismiss it as merely fodder for academic debates....

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

Evangelical Syncretism: Rethinking the Reformation Featured

by Cameron Buettel  & Jeremiah Johnson

Exactly two years ago, as the Roman Catholic Church was preparing to elect its current pope, the GTY blog published several articles from John MacArthur exposing the heresies of the Catholic Church. With the papal election dominating the news cycle and...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 23 February 2015 00:41

Should We Be Saying, “It’s A God Thing”?

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Should We Be Saying, “It’s A God Thing”?

By Shane Pruitt

(The Article was picked up by RELEVANT Magazine online, and referred to in an article on www.baptistnews.com)

It was a total “God thing!”

If you’ve spent much time around church people, you’ve probably...

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Written by Shane Pruitt
Monday, 23 February 2015 00:00

Evangelical Syncretism: Therapeutic Confusion Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

The language of therapy has a stranglehold on our culture. Children don’t lie anymore, they tell stories. Serial adulterers have been re-branded as sex addicts. Drunkenness is now an alcohol disorder—in fact, addiction itself is treated like a disease. Even the gross...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Friday, 20 February 2015 05:50

“Widows and Orphans,” Gospel Hope, and Answers for Women

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The theme of this year’s Answers for Women conference is Embrace: Compassionate Answers in a Fallen World. As I explained in my earlier post on the conference, we want to help women understand the effects of sin in our fallen world (in addition to confronting people about their sin) and offer...

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Written by Dr. Georgia Purdom
Friday, 20 February 2015 00:00

John MacArthur on Men's and Women's Roles Featured

Why should the modern church subscribe to the outdated roles for men and women prescribed in Scripture? Shouldn’t the culture of the church closely mirror the culture of the world? Won’t excluding women from leadership turn off men and women who need to be reached with the gospel?

John...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:00

Keep Watch! - Should we be worried about the remaining two blood moons this year?

What's been happening in the world since the two Blood Moons in 2014? Should we be concerned about the next two this year? Should the Blood Moons be included with the end-time signs in 2015?

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

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Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:00

Shepherds' Conference Is Coming Soon Featured

The 2015 Shepherds’ Conference is right around the corner. In less than two weeks, more than 5,000 pastors and church leaders from around the world will gather for the Summit on Inerrancy. God’s Word is under assault on all sides—including from within the church. This...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:34

God has far exceeded my dreams!

A story from Chris, mother of an ABWE missionary... When my daughter was home recently, she left one of the Good Soil brochures for me to give to our pastor. When I gave it to him, he started looking through it quickly and said, "Is there anything in here on evangelism?" "Yes, right here! The...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00

Evangelical Syncretism: Submitting to Feminism Featured

by Cameron Buettel

It is no coincidence that the rise of feminism in the twentieth century paralleled an unprecedented push for female clergy in Western churches. With the shifting views and priorities of the culture, the timeless biblical truths of male headship and church leadership were suddenly...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

John MacArthur on the Importance of Genesis Featured

Today there is intense pressure—particularly in academic circles—for believers to abandon the literal understanding of the Genesis account of creation, and instead adopt a view more accommodating to evolution and other scientific theories. How Christians respond to that pressure says a...

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:00

CROSS 2015: A Free, One-Night Missions Simulcast on Feb. 27

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Isaac Adams, who works to serve the efforts of CROSS. I’ll be speaking at CROSS 2015 with my brothers and friends John Piper, David Platt, Mack Stiles, and Kevin DeYoung. We’d love to have you join us online for free!

CROSS 2015: Live...

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Written by admin
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:19

Is there a Saul of Tarsus Among Islamic Terrorists?

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Post by: Peter Boland

On Sunday February 15th, 2015, a video was released by the Islamic State (or ISIS) showing a mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who were kidnapped in Libya, and then beheaded on a beach. This is yet another horrifying terrorist attack by the Islamic State as they...

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Written by Blog | 5 Solas Evangelism
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

Evangelical Syncretism: The Genesis Crisis Featured

by Cameron Buettel

Most of us are familiar with politicians who obfuscate simple questions with complex political answers. Who can forget Bill Clinton’s “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”? Unfortunately, obfuscation exists in the realm of theology as...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 16 February 2015 13:00

Letters to a Young Protestor, 8: Black Crime

Dear Niecie,

What’s good? It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’m sorry about that. I trust school and life are good on your end?

I came across video footage of another young man gunned down by officers on February 11th. He apparently threw a stone at an officer, for...

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Written by admin
Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

Inerrancy and Evangelical Syncretism Featured

by Cameron Buettel

Among evangelical Christians, the word syncretism usually conjures thoughts of third-world missionaries who blend their religion with the indigenous pagan practices they encounter.

A visitor to my home church related a conversation he’d had with a Roman Catholic missionary...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:23

Homosexuality, A Train Wreck Conversion, and Answers for Women

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The theme of this year’s Answers for Women conference is Embrace: Compassionate Answers in a Fallen World. As I explained in my earlier post on the conference, we want to help women understand the effects of sin in our fallen world (in addition to confronting people about their sin) and offer...

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Written by Dr. Georgia Purdom
Monday, 09 February 2015 23:00

Keep Watch! - The Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Truth

God cares for the short-lived flower growing from the trash. How much more He cares for the beautiful truth lived out in gentle and quiet lives.

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

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Friday, 06 February 2015 00:00

The Shepherd's Public Reputation Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

Have you ever considered what the unbelieving world thinks about your pastor? He doesn’t need to be a household name or a celebrity preacher with a worldwide audience—it’s not a question of how famous he is. Put it this way: What do the nonbelievers in his life...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 21:13

Sexual Sin, Beauty from Ashes, and Answers for Women

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The theme of this year’s Answers for Women conference is Embrace: Compassionate Answers in a Fallen World. As I explained in my earlier post on the conference, we want to help women understand the effects of sin in our fallen world (in addition to confronting people about their sin) and offer...

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Written by Dr. Georgia Purdom
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Leadership and Spiritual Maturity Featured

by Jeremiah Johnson

New believers, and especially young men, are often very passionate for the truth. The joy of new life in Christ goes hand in hand with the desire to proclaim God’s truth to others and see them come to repentance and faith in Him.

But that passion usually exceeds the new...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 02:36

"I'm looking to become a Wiccan"

After the service, Moriah met the pastor in the lobby of the church. She said, "I enjoyed your church today. But I need to let you know I don't believe the same as you do. I'm looking to become a Wiccan. That's the way for me."

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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Monday, 02 February 2015 00:00

The Home of a Godly Shepherd Featured

by John MacArthur

The pastor’s primary mission field is not his congregation or the surrounding community—it’s his own home. His abilities to communicate the gospel, to be a godly example, and to lead others in sanctification and godliness are never more accurately on display than...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 01 February 2015 13:00

Letters to a Young Protestor, 7: On Racists

Dear Niecie,

It’s been too long since I’ve heard from you or written. I was glad to talk with your mom and see that she’s doing well with the new cancer treatments and to hear you’re doing well in school. I praise God for that.

I was also in turns a little amused and a bit...

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Written by admin
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

The Power of Integrity Featured

by John MacArthur

What is the most important quality leaders can demonstrate? Intelligence, a forceful personality, glibness, diligence, vision, administrative skills, decisiveness, courage, humor, tact, or any other similar natural attribute? Those all play a part, but the most desirable quality...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 29 January 2015 13:00

Recent Conference Audio and Video

A week or so ago I had the privilege of joining some dear brothers in Christ for a variety of conferences. These saints have made the sessions available, so I thought I’d link to them for the interested.

First, there was the always wonderful group of students and staff at The Master’s...

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Written by admin
Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:18

6 Non-Generic Prayer Requests From Your Pastor

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6 Non-Generic Prayer Requests From Your Pastor

Written by Shane Pruitt

(This Article was picked up by Christian Leaders online, Hello Christian, & The Christian Post)

What is a Pastor? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a Pastor is “a spiritual overseer”. That means a...

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Written by Shane Pruitt
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:51

Bringing Light to the darkness

Haiti is a land where so many are blinded by false and dark religions such as voodoo or distortions of Christianity. Good Soil trainer Fred Seiferth recently traveled there with Pastor Mike Vauters to lead a Good Soil seminar for 45 Haitian pastors. These pastors were extremely hungry to learn how...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Free from the Love of Money Featured

by John MacArthur

It is a severe and perverse corruption of biblical ministry to be in it for money. Contrary to the model we often see today, pastoral work and church leadership are not meant to be avenues to wealth and fame. In fact, men who carry the love of money into ministry are on the fast...

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