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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Monday, 20 November 2017 04:05

Shawn Bolz Moves Goal Posts in Word of Knowledge says Close is Accurate Enough

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Shawn Bolz moved the goal posts in a recent word of knowledge video, as he proclaimed that being close is apparently accurate enough.

He starts out clearly calling Terra out by her age of 50. This is clearly about age to him. He finds out that Terra is 51. At that point he declares 50 as close...

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Written by isnotsatire
Monday, 20 November 2017 03:43

True Justice and Protecting Free Speech

Today we discuss some recent or pending court cases regarding religious freedom with the President of Pacific Justice Institute, Brad Dacus. He gives insight on the legal battles brewing across the country as well as the underlying evil advancing the transgender agenda. It is irresponsible to...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 20 November 2017 03:27

The NT Virtual Manuscript Room

I had occasion today to check on a particular variant that does not appear in the Nestle-Aland edition of the Greek NT (nor in the SBL or the new Tyndale editions either), and was very glad to have to hand the online “New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room” based in the University of...

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Written by larryhurtado
Monday, 20 November 2017 03:25

Pulpit Leapfrogging: Lance Wallnau’s “Revival” Rewind from Ken Hagin Featured

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Lance Wallnau wants to go back to the "good old days..."

Lance Wallnau’s 7 Mountain Mandate Underground Facebook page recently shared a video from a Kenneth Hagin revival meeting showing a lot of odd things attributed to a work of the Holy Ghost. It opens with someone leap frogging...

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Written by Chris Rice
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:47

Imagine Your Dream Car as Pastor Rides Your Back

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Pastor Musa Nherero Khumalo of Messiah International Church makes ridiculous claims. B-Metro reports that currently he tells a person to open their mouth, and then he sprays Brut Cologne into the mouth as they receive their miracle. B-Metro also reports that in the past he would tell...

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Written by isnotsatire
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:21

Instilling Gratitude in Your Family

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With the approach of Thanksgiving, I am often struck with how people—young and old alike—lack an important attribute: gratitude. I’m not looking for a warm fuzzy thank you for a gift, but a deep rich appreciation for life and what we’ve been given. Why is this? What gets in...

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Written by Jimmy Adkins
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:18

Eyes Wide Open

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In America we will celebrate Thanksgiving this week. It is a time to gather together with family and friends and celebrate with good food—we look forward to it. And yet the realities of living in a broken world don’t disappear because it is a holiday. As you prepare your heart and mind...

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Written by Jimmy Adkins
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:14

Evidence That Demands a Verdict with Sean McDowell, Ph.D.

Frank interviews the co-author of the modern apologetics classic that started it all and is now completely revised and updated—the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian...

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Written by Frank Turek
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:08

Real life Christian confession, Bible reading, study, and stuff Featured

Real Christianity Confession Time:I had a terrible week last week. I encountered some adverse conditions and I became petulant, grumpy, irritable, and self-pitying. I forewent Bible reading, rationalizing that I was too upset and couldn't think just now. Of course, in adverse conditions, Bible...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:02

Tribal Truth

Introduction

I want to offer a “get yourself oriented” explanation for the lunacy that has apparently descended upon virtually everybody. A fogbank of dunsical folly, stretching the length of the entire East Coast, has worked its way across the nation, and so it is that we hear distant,...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 20 November 2017 02:00

One Week Only: Download Saints of Zion for Free

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This Thanksgiving, download R.C. Sproul and Jeff Lippencott’s Saints of Zion album for free. Drawn from years of theological reflection and application, this collection of sacred music offers biblical truth through beautiful choral and orchestral arrangements. Suitable for congregational...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 20 November 2017 01:54

Making Church Attendance a Priority

We shall all do well to remember the charge: “Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is.” (Heb. 10:25). Never to be absent from God’s house on Sundays, without good reason – never to miss the Lord’s Supper when administered...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Monday, 20 November 2017 01:21

Something Insidious This Way Grows…

imageIt’s been happening for quite some time and we are now seeing it with regularity. It is actually almost epidemic in scale. Known Christian leaders appear to be moving away from the truth they once held and are now embracing ideas and concepts that have more in common with the New Age Movement...

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Written by modres
Monday, 20 November 2017 01:19

Why Do You Defend the Traditionalist Position on Hell?

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 Stand firm in Christ,
Chase

Authors: Chase...

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Written by Chase
Monday, 20 November 2017 01:07

The Lord is My Shepherd

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Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil,...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 20 November 2017 00:52

Some pretty good Baptist talk; some not so much

You can decide which is which for yourself.

I give Mike Leake high marks for his post calling the Sunday worship service a“weekly cataclysm,” a very nicely turned phrase. I confess that there was an occasional worship service I presided over that was a weekly calamity bec...

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Written by William Thornton
Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:58

The argument from undesigned coincidences

One of the nifty things about the argument from undesigned coincidences is that it's self-contained. All you need is the NT. You don't need extrabiblical corroboration. In that regard it's like a priori theistic proofs. 
Atheists love to put in the mouths of Christians "the Bible is the word of...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:45

Transhumanism And The Imagination

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C. S. Carmichael of Sacred Sandwich has written an exposé on Transhumanism that is an important read.  Carmichael gives the definition right off the bat (so we won’t) and reveals the reasons we should feel uneasy about some of the things science has accomplished in the field...

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Written by Marsha West
Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:08

Gardens grow at night

26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:00

Can secular leftist men find any value in women apart from sex?

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So, lately we have had a lot of scandals in the media where secular leftist men have been accused of raping, sexually assaulting, and sexually harassing women. I have been getting increasingly concerned about how radical...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:48

Loving Well in Stories of Memory Loss

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“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Isa. 49:15-16

Heavenly Father, an increasing number of my friends find themselves in the...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:40

Saving Faith Produces Victorious Living

Yesterday I had the privilege to preach the passage found in 1 John 5:1-5 in our ongoing series titled “KNOW.”  John is passionate about leading people to find assurance of their faith in Christ.  However, in doing so, he is likewise committed to pointing out the insufficient...

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Written by Josh Buice
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:20

The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How and When was the New Testament Canon Put Together?

For the last few weeks, I have been posting a series of videos where Andreas Köstenberger and I discuss our response to Walter Bauer’s thesis on heresy and orthodoxy in early Christianity.

These discussions are based on our book, The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:19

Living By Grace (Bridges)

 Martin Lloyd-Jones once famously said that the loud and clear preaching of salvation by grace alone will lead to a misunderstanding.  The misunderstanding is this: if we are saved by grace alone, then it doesn’t matter how we live.  Jerry Bridges comments on this topic:

That...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:00

“This Is My Body”: Literal or Figurative?

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Why dost thou prepare thy teeth and belly? Believe, and thou hast eaten.” (Augustine, Tractate 25).

Daniel Featley,Transubstantiation Exploded pp. 154-189.

That the words of the institution, “This is my Body,” are to be taken in a tropical [from trope. Figurative;...

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Written by Paul J. Barth
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:00

Establish a family altar.

If you want “godly offspring,” it is essential that you make the time to establish a family altar. Build it out of the unmovable rocks of resolution. You will need to be resolute about this because it will be a battle. Your flesh will fight it, and you can be sure there will be a...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:30

Andrew Loke on "A Novel Cosmological Argument"

imageIn 2017, Palgrave Macmillan published God and Ultimate Origins: A Novel Cosmological Argumentin the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion series by Andrew Ter Ern Loke. Loke is Research Assistant Professor in Faith and Global Engagement at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of The...

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Written by EPS Blog
Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:02

Luther's Lion-Hearted Historians (Aaron Denlinger)

Luther expressed his appreciation for history and historians on numerous occasions. History, he believed, provides fodder for both fear and praise since God is sovereign over the course of human events. History records and reminds us how God "upholds, rules, obstructs, prospers, punishes, and...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:00

The Calling

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The safest place to be is at the center of God’s calling, no matter how difficult or dangerous. The most dangerous place to be? Anywhere else. When God calls a man to a vocation, God is not primarily concerned with the things the man himself was concerned about before receiving that...

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Written by Gunner
Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:00

Is There an Evangelical Bias in Translation (Mark 5:23) – Mondays with Mounce 303

Sometimes we translators are accused of having an evangelical bias, of altering the translation of a passage to make the New Testament not contradict itself, or artificially conforming a New Testament citation to its Old Testament source.

It is an interesting charge, and is somewhat based on the...

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Written by Bill Mounce
Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:30

Reflections on Confession

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Over the last three weeks I’ve met with several groups of men for breakfast and Bible study. Our focus was directed to prayers of confession in the Old Testament. We looked at Psalm 51, Daniel 9, and Nehemiah 9. Each week we tried to make sense of the context as well as the actual prayer of...

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Written by Landon Coleman
Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:29

Anger in the First Degree

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Murders come in all kinds of ways. They come through violence. They come through domestic squabbles. They come through gang warfares. The history of the world is unfortunately littered with records of murder. In fact, murders are so commonplace that they don’t always make the news cycle...

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Written by Pursuing the Pursuer - Blog
Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:00

9 Passages to Read on Gratitude

November 20, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

1. Psalm 95:1-7

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:48

Vlog: What’s a Reader’s Bible All About?

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I wonder if you’ve noticed that over the past few years, our Bibles have gotten a little bit cluttered. Open your Bible and may notice it’s full of notes and footnotes and cross-references and other features. Each of these features is great, yet each one can also detract from the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:25

A La Carte (November 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an unusually modest number of books. As I said last week, I expect things will pick up a lot on Friday and next Monday as we get to holiday sales.

Board game lovers may want to check out Amazon’s deals of the day.

Church Members Must Keep an Eye on Their Elders...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:00

Christmas Is Coming to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

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With Thanksgiving this week, it will feel like Christmas is right around the corner. We’re excited to celebrate the Christmas season here at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky. At both attractions, our talented grounds teams are hard at work turning the properties...

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Written by Ken Ham
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:00

10 Ways to Share the Gospel During the Holidays

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What's your favorite way to share the gospel during the holidays?

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:00

100 Things I'm Thankful for: #1-#33

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Thanksgiving is upon us, so I thought that I would spend this week writing about things insightful for. In fact, I thought I would make a list of 100 things and divide it up between my three posts this week. I know that I don’t always take the time to be thankful like I really should, but it...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:00

Book Review: Awaiting the King by James K. A. Smith

By Jeff Bilbro

Awaiting the King, Jamie Smith’s third and final volume in his Cultural Liturgies series, is a provocative and hopeful call for Christians to participate boldly in the messy meantime of thesaeculum, confident that our King is on the way. As someone who nods my head regularly...

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Written by Guest Writer
Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:00

The Problem of Evil (Video)

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Greg discusses a road block that often stands in the way of belief in Christianity.

 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Written by Greg Koukl
Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:00

A Lousy Pray-er

I'm sure you've been there. In a group or with a friend. "Will you pray for me?" they ask and then give you a reason, a crisis, a decision, something that they need prayer for. All well and good ... the kind of thing we're supposed to do. It's just that ... well ... I'm a lousy pray-er.Oh, it's not...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: What Are the Blessings of Repentance?

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What are the blessings of repentance?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that fellowship and communion with God is restored when we repent of our sins. As Christians, we are in an undissolvable union with God, but communion with God can be broken when we give into and embrace sin.

If we do not break...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:00

Has Belief in God Harmed the Advancement of Science?

Atheists Claim That Belief in God Has Harmed the Advancement of Science

The position of classical atheism, and especially as argued by Dawkins, is that science has disproved God. Anybody who insists on clinging to belief in God is a superstitious reactionary, a religious fundamentalist who is in...

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Written by Guest
Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:00

If the Lord Marks Iniquity, Who Should Stand?

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The Psalmist asked the question: "If the Lord marks iniquity, who should stand?" This query is obviously rhetorical. The only answer, indeed the obvious answer is no one.

The question is stated in a conditional form. It merely considers the dire consequences that follow if the Lord marks iniquity....

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:41

House Rules . . . again

It’s been a while since I last reminded readers of the “house rules” on this blog site.  And also there are many new readers who may not have known to read them here.  The first rule is that we identify ourselves with our real names.  You know who I am, and common...

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Written by larryhurtado