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

Latest Headlines: - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 02 April 2020 09:40

Live in 20 Minutes: nbsp; Protecting Your Family During COVID-19

On the webinar tonight, we will talk about really practical issues families are facing. We will examine financial pressures and what families can do to protect themselves, how to deal with quarantine overload and the impact on the culture of the family staying home. We will speak about pressures...

Read more

Written by NCFIC Blog
Thursday, 02 April 2020 08:06

Thoughts on the New Legacy Standard Bible Project, Ephesians 2:8-9, and Then Phone Calls

Talked a bit about the announcement from Master’s that they are going to be putting out (and soon) the Legacy Standard Bible, an update/revision of the (I assume) 1995 NASB. Some thoughts on some of the unique elements of the translation. Then we talked a bit about what the...

Read more

Written by James White
Thursday, 02 April 2020 08:04

Sanctification By Grace

image

(From a message given at the Berean Bible Fellowship 2019 winter conference in Inverness, Florida.)

“Day one: I went for a walk down a street. I fell into a hole. I didn’t see it. It took me a long time to get out. It’s not my fault.

“Day two: I went for a walk down the same...

Read more

Written by Pastor Kevin Sadler
Thursday, 02 April 2020 08:00

Podcast: God, Greed and the Prosperity Gospel (with Costi Hinn)

One of the most destructive departures from biblical teaching spreading around the world today is what is known as the “prosperity gospel.” Scott and Sean interview pastor Costi Hinn, nephew of the well-known televangelist and proponent of the prosperity gospel, Benny Hinn. Join us...

Read more

Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 02 April 2020 07:52

3 Types of Skeptics

I engage with skeptics all the time, as you can imagine. The mass majority of the ones I deal with are from America and have a Christian upbringing. All of these ridicule the Gospel, Christ, the Bible and belief in God, finding solace in their claim to some sort of intellectual enlightenment. ...

Read more

Written by C Michael Patton
Thursday, 02 April 2020 07:48

Risen Without A Doubt Preview

Risen Without A Doubt This week we have been hosting a Live Online Class on the Resurrection of Christ. The students have loved it so much that they wanted to share at least one of the classes with their friends and family. We hope you enjoy our unique style and sense of humor and learn [...]

Authors...

Read more

Written by Eric Hovind
Thursday, 02 April 2020 07:00

By Grace Through Faith Featured

by Mike Ratliff

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in...

Read more

Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 02 April 2020 06:55

Standing in Evil Days Featured

image

It is easy to stand in the days that are pleasant, but how many Christians are able to stand in the evil day? Each of us will face the evil day when we experience overwhelming assaults from the devil. We’ll only be able to stand if we have the whole armor of God on with no pieces missing.

Autho...

Read more

Written by Don Currin
Thursday, 02 April 2020 06:01

PCA General Assembly Rulings On Virtual Communion

For those who've inquired about any PCA precedent on digitally "administering" the Lord's Supper, below is a pertinent string of excerpts from the Minutes of the 39th, 40th and 41st General Assemblies (2011, 2012 and 2013 in Louisville, Virginia Beach and Greenville SC). Continue reading →

Autho...

Read more

Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 02 April 2020 05:51

Responding to COVID-19

In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer sits down with Dr. Julie Gary, the Seminary’s health and wellness coordinator. Dr. Gary is a U.S. Army veteran with a bachelor’s degree in premedical studies from the University of Notre Dame,...

Read more

Written by Editor
Thursday, 02 April 2020 05:33

Jacob Went Down to Egypt – Acts 7:15-28

image

https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Acts7.15-28.mp3

Summary:

When Stephen said that Jacob went down to Egypt (v. 15), that was a type of how Christ went down to Egypt (Mt. 2:13-15).  But why does Matthew quote a verse there about Isr...

Read more

Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:53

Another Revision of the NASB

Over the last few years, I noted that the NASB, last updated in 1995, is currently undergoing a major revision (see here and here). Today, a video came out from Pastor John MacArthur that faculty at his university and seminary have been working on yet another revision of their own.It will be...

Read more

Written by Peter Gurry
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:49

Vern Poythress talks about Spiritual Warfare Featured

When someone like Vern Poythress talks about Spiritual Warfare and demonic activity, I’m inclined to pay close attention. You see, Poythress is a sober Reformed scholar and apologist, with a background in mathematics. Among other things, he’s written a book titled Logic – A God...

Read more

Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:47

Israel Tour 2021

Click Here for information on the 2021 Israel Tour:

2021-israel-tour-information

The post Israel Tour 2021 appeared first on Risen Jesus, Inc..

Authors: Debbie Licona...

Read more

Written by Debbie Licona
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:46

The tipping point of nations and churches: Beware of over institutionalization (pt. 3) – The Christian Post

In times like these when whole societies seem to be at the “tipping point” of judgment, church leaders must think organically more than institutionally.This is vital because the authentic New Testament church is the “strategic remnant” with an important role when a nation...

Read more

Written by Kevin Schaal
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:41

Culture-Reclaiming Kingdom Unity Is the Right Unity

image

There are no atheists in foxholes, or so goes the adage. There are also no sectarians (unwarranted church dividers) in foxholes. Secondary theological differences seem not just a silly triviality but also a dangerous luxury when your very life is at stake. This is one reason there’s...

Read more

Written by P. Andrew Sandlin
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:31

Turretin: We Affirm The Unity Of The Covenant Of Grace Against The Socinians, Remonstrants, And Anabaptists

FIFTH QUESTION: THE UNITY OF THE COVENANT OF GRACE Was the covenant of grace one and the same as to substance under each dispensation? We affirm against the Socinians, Anabaptists and Remonstrants I. This most important controversy is waged by us with . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott...

Read more

Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:30

A Dilemma For The Catholic Unity Argument

        In arguing against Sola Scriptura, Catholic apologists assert that Protestantism is broken up into thousands of denominations over scriptural interpretation. They propose the pope and Magisterium as the solution to the divisions that exist within Christianity. Even...

Read more

Written by Jesse
Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:27

What About Mysticism?

Mysticism is the exaltation of subjective experience over objective truth....  How many times have you heard the plea for us to get rid of our "silly doctrine," and come together in unity?... [Doctrine] is the body of objective truth, the teaching of God's Word.  Doctrine is the only...

Read more

Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:58

Does Christianity Have an Answer? Featured

Apr 2, 2020
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long? — Psalm 6:2, 3 Anglican scholar N. T. Wright posted an article last...

Read more

Written by Richard D. Phillips
Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:13

Don’t Just Be an Informed Person. Be a Wise Person.

During a time of uncertainty or crisis, being informed is important, but not an issue. Being wise is just as important, but far less common.

The post Don’t Just Be an Informed Person. Be a Wise Person. appeared first on Credo House Ministries.

Authors: Clint Roberts...

Read more

Written by Clint Roberts
Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:01

The Ordo Salutis: Perseverance Featured

imageRay Heiple
Apr 2, 2020
The doctrine of the perseverance of the saints means if a person is truly saved he cannot lose his salvation. Roman Catholicism and some strands of Protestant theology, such as traditional Arminianism, Methodism, and Pentecostalism reject this...

Read more

Written by Ray Heiple
Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:00

Sacraments, Technology, and Streaming Worship in a Pandemic

To stream or not to stream? That is the question facing empty churches across the country. At least, that is, how to stream and what to stream—few appear to have considered the possibility of not streaming at all. But why stream in the first place? And what occurs in the process?

The...

Read more

Written by Brad East
Thursday, 02 April 2020 02:30

Around the Horn (April 2)

In this short post, Joe Thorn draws upon Horatius Bonar’s Words to Winners of Souls to remind us of the importance of a minister’s diligence in guarding his own soul before he can minister to others.

It Takes Theology to Lament 

What does lament mean?...

Read more

Written by Staff
Thursday, 02 April 2020 02:04

COVID Catechism Q4

Q. In a time of pandemic and confusion, what is the first temptation we should be concerned to resist?  

I would say that the first temptation we should be resolved to resist is the temptation to give way to fear. This is why we began with our understanding of who God is—we want to be...

Read more

Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:53

New Research: Churches Going Digital, While Offerings Drop

image

Earlier this week, LifeWay Research conducted a survey of Protestant pastors, hoping to discern how the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted their congregation so far. Aaron Earls reports on the results here.

The new research shows a massive swing toward digital avenues of connection and communication, as...

Read more

Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:44

Do all theodicies fail?

I'll comment on part of a thread by atheist Jeff Lowder:
@SecularOutpost
Likewise, when atheists argue that facts about evil, pain, suffering, imperfection are evidence against God's existence, it's a complete nonstarter to talk about how God is logically compatible with those facts. 
i) That...

Read more

Written by steve
Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:44

7 Tips: How to Adapt Quickly to Online Teaching

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt and distress people around the world, many colleges, universities, and seminaries have switched on-campus classes to online media such as video conferencing or recorded lectures. For students who are unfamiliar with online learning, the abrupt switch will...

Read more

Written by Bruce Ashford
Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:38

COVID-19 Series: 5—Share the world’s only good news

19 Pastoral Thoughts On COVID-19
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone” (Isaiah 9:2).
image
I hear that in only 3 months we are about to hit a staggering 1 million coronavirus cases around the world and...

Read more

Written by Conrad Mbewe
Thursday, 02 April 2020 00:53

Leviticus and Critical Scholarship: A Jewish Perspective

Here is an interesting article by a rabbi trying to reconcile critical scholarship and more traditional readings and understandings of Scripture, specifically here Leviticus.

Authors: BibleX...

Read more

Written by BibleX
Thursday, 02 April 2020 00:45

Why We Can Be Sure Jesus Really Died on the Cross (Video)

Isn’t it possible that Jesus was simply unconscious on the cross? If that were the case, he would have been resuscitated rather than resurrected. What evidence do we have that Jesus really died? In this clip from a presentation given at a Gateway Seminary chapel, J. Warner describes the case...

Read more

Written by J. Warner
Thursday, 02 April 2020 00:26

Thursday, April 2, 2020 Featured

Apr 2, 2020
Psalm 77 In the day of my trouble, I seek the Lord… The Bible is remarkably honest about the troubles and sorrows we will face in this life. Any expectation that Christians may expect to avoid or somehow rise above suffering and sadness in this...

Read more

Written by Todd Pruitt
Thursday, 02 April 2020 00:13

Is Same-Sex Attraction Sinful? Featured

TheGraceLifePulpit.com

Authors: The GraceLife Pulpit

image
Duration: 3240 secondsSize: 26.16 Mb...

Read more

Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Thursday, 02 April 2020 00:00

What do ancient non-Christian sources tell us about the historical Jesus?

imageThe Annals, by Roman historian Tacitus

This article from Biblical Archaeology covers all the non-Christian historical sources that discuss Jesus.

About the author:

Lawrence Mykytiuk is associate professor of library science and the history librarian at Purdue University. He holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew and...

Read more

Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:52

Forced mass quarantine

4. Forced mass quarantine or any other top down approach to an outbreak securitizes the response. This may not be successful and could increase the spread of the disease. Sick people actively seeking care, testing and public health messages concerning self-isolation and quarantine of contacts are...

Read more

Written by steve
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:51

OT slavery

Fasta Parian:

Leviticus 25 44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property....

Read more

Written by Hawk
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:42

Jan Markell: An Upside Down World – Signs of the Times

"God doesn’t shake the entire globe very often. He did during the time of Noah and at the Tower of Babel. There was a terrible plague in the 1300s and a pandemic in 1918. Two world wars took a stunning toll. But now an unseen enemy—a virus, no less—has created fear-driven...

Read more

Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:15

Hymn Story: Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

Originally titled ‘Hymn for Easter Day,’ Charles Wesley published the well-loved anthem ‘Christ the Lord is Risen Today’ in 1739 – which was within the first year of his conversion. The song had its debut during the first worship service at the Wesleyan Chapel in...

Read more

Written by Clayton Kraby
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 22:40

At this Time or In this Day and Age?

image

I was struck a couple of days ago, while driving to visit my dying mother, by the tone of the normally-upbeat, smokey-voiced, DJs, as they discussed the Covid-19 crisis.

Seriously, solemn, the old self-confident, affirmation of post-modernity was gone. It was no longer "in this day and age!" This...

Read more

Written by Andrew Kerr
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 22:29

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Drag Queens Now Offering Homeschool Story Hour Online

image

As the world is facing the coronavirus pandemic, some of the light in the tunnel has been the reduction of

The post Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Drag Queens Now Offering Homeschool Story Hour Online appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

Read more

Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 22:07

Danny Akin’s Son Tries to Whitewash Former FBC Naples Pastor’s Criminal Record to Naples Congregation?

image

The Southern Baptist Convention’s elite circuit is nothing less than a deep-state cabal filled with nepotism and favoritism and those

The post Danny Akin’s Son Tries to Whitewash Former FBC Naples Pastor’s Criminal Record to Naples Congregation? appeared first on Reformation...

Read more

Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 22:05

Throwback Thursday: New organization, the Reformanda Initiative, seeks to educate Evangelicals about Roman Catholicism

Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on November 25, 2015 and has been revised.

image

I guess you could say I’m a bit of a Christian “Rumpelstiltskon.” I attended an...

Read more

Written by Tom
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 22:00

Ursinus: Christ Was The Author And Mediator Of The Old Covenant

IV. IN WHAT DO THE OLD AND THE NEW COVENANT AGREE, AND IN WHAT DO THEY DIFFER? Since there is but one covenant, and the Scriptures speak of it as though it were two, we must consider in what particulars the old . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

Read more

Written by R. Scott Clark
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:46

Helpful Christian resources on anxiety depression Featured

By Elizabeth PrataHow are you coping, my sisters? This is going on a while longer than we would like or hope, right? We received word yesterday from our Governor here in Georgia that school is closed for the rest of the year. Many people had an emotional reaction to that news, including me, so I...

Read more

Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:44

Face to Face

image

How much are we going to come to regret the phrase ‘social distancing’?

That, on my early morning dog walk, I pass other dog walkers at a safe distance is appropriate but it is getting weird how guilty and furtive many people look. One of the unwritten rules of British social etiquette...

Read more

Written by Matthew Hosier
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:00

For the Joy Set Before Him

April 02, 2020 by: Dane C. Ortlundimage

This article is part of the Gentle and Lowly: A 14-Day Devotional series.

Day 3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race...

Read more

Written by Dane C. Ortlund
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:00

God Cares about Beauty (and We Should, Too)

April 02, 2020 by: Leland Ryken

Beautiful Form and Content

God is a God of beauty. I am fond of a statement that a student of mine made on a paper, “If God didn’t neglect beauty when he created the world, why would he neglect it when he gave us the Bible?”

God has implanted...

Read more

Written by Leland Ryken
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:00

Fear Not, Your Future Is Secure

April 02, 2020 by: Paul David Trippimage

A Sure Hope

You have not been left to secure your own future, because God in grace has secured an end to your story more glorious than you can grasp. You and I absolutely need our lives to be shaped and reshaped by these words:

Blessed be the God and...

Read more

Written by Paul David Tripp
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:00

Is Anyone Sick Among You?

In James 5, believers are commanded to call the elders of the church when they are sick. in Luke chapter 8 we see the same pattern for those who are healed. There are three examples. First, the Gadarene demoniac came and met Jesus. Second, the woman with the flow of blood reached out and touched...

Read more

Written by NCFIC Blog
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 21:00

How Would Jesus Respond to COVID-19? 5 Encouragements.

image Many posts have been written on how to think Christianly about the coronavirus, but in this post Sean offers 5 ways Jesus would encourage people to respond.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

Read more

Written by Sean McDowell
Page 1 of 853