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

Friday, 24 January 2020 01:41

Before you convert to Roman Catholicism... (Top Ten List) Featured

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by James White

Dear Mr. White, For someone considering converting to Catholicism, what questions would you put to them in order to discern whether or not they have examined their situation sufficiently? Say, a Top 10 list. Thanks.

When I posted this question in our chat channel a number of folks...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 04:13

What Happens When the Holy Spirit Converts a Person? Featured

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BY THEODORE VANDERGROE

First, he who truly knows the Lord Jesus to be his savior has been convicted by the Holy Spirit of his sins, misery, and wretchedness. He has learned to know himself as one who is an utterly unholy, ungodly, abominable, and hell-worthy sinner, who is fully subject to the...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 03:07

The Advantages of Understanding Providence Featured

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by Theodore VanderGroe

Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. —1 PETER 4:19

Question 28: What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by His providence doth still uphold...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 07:08

The Trials and Sufferings of the Godly Featured

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by Thomas Watson

God's own people often suffer great afflictions.

"This is what the wicked are like—always carefree, they increase in wealth. Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence. For I am afflicted all day long!" Psalm 73:12-14

How...

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Saturday, 11 January 2020 02:01

The Covenant of Grace in Time and Eternity Featured

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by Herman Bavinck

Election is not the whole counsel of redemption, but is a part, the first and principle part, of it.  Included and established in that counsel is also the way in which the election is to be actualized - in short, the whole accomplishment and application is redemption.  We...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 08:25

We shall see Him as He is! Featured

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by Thomas Boston

"We shall see Him as He is!" - 1 John 3:2

Then we shall behold Him who died for us, that we might live forevermore; whose matchless love made Him swim through the Red Sea of God's wrath, to make a path in the midst of it for us, by which we might pass safely to our...

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Friday, 20 December 2019 03:09

Books I Read in 2019 Featured

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I love to read books; especially books on the Bible and theology.  As you can see, with only 52 books on the list, I am not a fast reader and look with great admiration at those who can read a 600 page volume of dense theology in a week. But slow reading, it seems to me,  does...

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Monday, 16 December 2019 07:13

Fellowship with the Triune God Featured

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by Herman Bavinck

“ Fellowship with the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14), and secondarily with each other (1 John 1:7; 1 Cor. 12:12-31; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:16). The purpose of human life is fellowship with God; to live in Him is life's goal. The spiritual life is to live in fellowship with the Triune...

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Friday, 06 December 2019 15:01

Lasting Forgiveness for the Members of the Church! Featured

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by John Calvin

Lasting forgiveness for the members of the church!Not only does the Lord through forgiveness of sins receive and adopt us once for all into the church, but through the same means he preserves and protects us there. For what would be the point of providing a pardon for us that was...

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D. Scott Meadows 

John Calvin wrote that “God’s will is . . . the cause of all things, [which makes] his providence the determinative principle for all human plans and works, not only in order to display its force in the elect, who are ruled by the Holy Spirit, but also to compel...

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Saturday, 09 November 2019 02:48

Can We Get Meaning and Purpose out of Life by Being a Good Person? Featured

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Those who attempt to get meaning, purpose and satisfaction out of life by being a good person will be sadly disappointed. If we want justice in the world we ought to be careful what we wish for, because more often than not, the injustice is our own. The problem with the world is not simply "out...

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A visitor claimed that someone could still self-identify and continue a gay lifestyle and be a Christian.

Response:If a person goes to Christ to save them from hell, but does not want Him to save them from sin, then it is a false understanding of the gospel. Christ saves us from sins' guilt AND...

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Saturday, 26 October 2019 10:31

The Resurrection of Jesus and the Early Church Featured

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Many of the first Christians genuinely believed they witnessed Christ's physical resurrection from the dead (over 500 of them - 1 Cor 15:1-8). Including some who initially opposed it like Paul. The writings of the New Testament took place in the same generation as when it took place (early). And...

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Friday, 25 October 2019 02:39

Some Thoughts From Calvin for Reformation Day Featured

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image by John Calvin

OUR feeling of ignorance, vanity, want, weakness, in short, depravity and corruption, reminds us, that in the Lord, and none but He, dwell the true light of wisdom, solid virtue, exuberant goodness. We are accordingly urged by our own evil things to consider the good things of...

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 02:41

Thor, Zeus, Orbiting Teapots and the Error of Equivocation Featured

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Two of the most common errors modern web atheists commit are the CATEGORY ERRORand the ERROR of EQUIVOCATION.

CATEGORY ERROR an error in logic in which one category of a thing is presented as belonging to another category. 

Ex - Comparing rocks to snails, animate with inanimate,...

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 02:03

Dear Atheist Friends (and Other Skeptics) Featured

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Dear atheist friends,

If there is one thing I know for certain it is that I am not better than you. My purpose here is not to try to convince you that I am morally superior to you. Clearly, I am not. Neither am I the least bit interested in promoting my tribe. You are not our enemy. I am just like...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 06:38

Cognitive Dissonance Featured

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imageCognitive dissonance is a state of conflict occurring within a person when they hold two contradictory beliefs at the same time. The conflict produces feelings of discomfort which the individual seeks to relieve by convincing himself they do not exist, or by adopting some other type of...

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Question:

Why does the Bible ask people to repent and believe if they are unable to respond?

Answer:

That's an important question... As R. C. Sproul once said, "God is not going to negotiate His holiness to accomodate us".  As fallen creatures God does not lower the bar of his holiness  He...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 03:35

Secularism: Road to Nowhere Featured

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When I was a college freshman before I was a Christian, a friend of mine and I were on some mind altering substance and we decided to take a drive. He was driving towards the mountains.

I said, "let's take this road."

He asked, "where does it go?."

I answered "nowhere"

He replied, "I like that place."...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 07:24

In Prayer We Come as Humble Suppliants for Mercy Featured

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image by John Calvin

In prayer, we yield all confidence in ourselves and humbly plead for pardon

8. We come as humble suppliants for mercy

Authors: john_hendryx...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 04:35

Slavery and the Idols of our Culture Featured

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Have you ever noticed how many of our country's social problems are directly or indirectly connected to the idol of sex? You have abortion (millions dead), pornography, human trafficking, STDs, perversions, the gnostic belief that our body is not core to our identity, and that is just scratching...

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 01:17

The Gospel of Jesus Christ Featured

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THE GOSPEL IS A MESSAGE ABOUT:

1. GOD

1. Is. 6:1-5, 5:16; Rev.4:8-11. God is Holy.

2. Dan. 4:35; Ps. 135:6. God is Sovereign.

3. 1 Jn. 4:8,16. God is Love.

4. Heb. 12:29. God is a Communing Fire.

5. Gen. 17:1; Jer. 32:17; Is. 43:13; Amos 9:2-3. God is Omnipotent.

6. Ps. 139:1-6; Rom....

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 00:34

Sinners Before an Infinitely Holy God Featured

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The following is a negative response by a visitor to the Christian belief that those who trust in their morality will end up in hell - that good morality is not what makes a Christian.

Visitor:I don’t accept a belief system [like yours] that preaches equality. So even if I am a better human...

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Monday, 02 September 2019 07:25

How Do You Know All Things Can Be Explained by Natural Causes? Featured

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Atheist: A supernatural explanation of the universe is wrong because it cannot be explained by natural causes.

Response: Your assertion reveals an a priori commitment to naturalism. You conclude that all things must be explained by natural causes by assuming that all things must be explained by...

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Thursday, 29 August 2019 02:27

Atheist Says You Should Not Lie to Your Children Featured

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Atheist: It is wrong to teach the Bible to your children because you're lying to them.

Response: Didn't you say you were an atheist who believes in evolution? Your assertion is actually self-refuting. I'll show why below.

First, I do believe lying is wrong. But for the sake of argument, if all human...

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