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

Sunday, 26 January 2020 22:11

Revisiting Revoice: Same-Sex Attraction in Sanctification Featured

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This article is part 5 of a 5-part series entitled Revisiting Revoice

No Rest Remains

The end of Revoice theology is the belief that what is wrong with same-sex attraction is not that it is sinful, but that others are sinfully opposed to it. If Adam experienced the desire to sin prior to the Fall,...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:45

SBC2020: Rescind Resolution 9 Featured

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Over the last several months I have had hundreds of exchanges with Southern Baptists who are deeply concerned about the direction of the SBC generally and things going on inside of some SBC entities specifically. The adoption of Resolution 9, “On Critical Race Theory and...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 04:43

Revisiting Revoice: Same-Sex Attraction in Redemption Featured

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This article is part 4 of a 5-part series entitled Revisiting Revoice

Another way of calling into question whether or not SSA is morally culpable sin is by re-envisioning how Jesus Christ must have experienced temptation to sin. Did Jesus ever desire something contrary to the will of God? What of...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 05:22

Revisiting Revoice: Same-Sex Attraction in the Fall Featured

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This article is part 3 of a 5-part series entitled Revisiting Revoice

Once upon a time, it may have been enough for someone to say that homosexuality is sin, and leave it at that, in order to be considered an individual who holds to a traditional and biblically faithful sexual ethic. That is no...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 05:14

Revisiting Revoice: Same-Sex Attraction in Creation Featured

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This article is part 2 of a 5-part series entitled Revisiting Revoice

According to Genesis 1:31, when God finished creating everything in just six days, “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.” In 1 Timothy 4:1-5, we learn that much of the goodness of God’s...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 05:30

Revisiting Revoice: The Need For This Discussion Featured

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This article is part 1 of a 5-part series entitled Revisiting Revoice

Danny Akin’s recent hiring of Karen Swallow Prior at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary sparked newfound concern regarding Prior’s signing of the Nashville Statement and subsequent endorsement of the Revoice...

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Friday, 03 January 2020 07:02

Brave Heart and the Great White Shark Featured

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About one year ago, in January of 2019, I went to South Africa to preach at two pastors’ conferences, one in Pretoria and the other in Cape Town. Sharing preaching responsibilities with me was David Carmichael, a pastor in the Church of Scotland, serving the same church in a small town for 37...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 07:16

What People Are Saying - By What Standard? Reviews Featured

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Back during the conservative resurgence, a “moderate” friend said we “Fundamentalists” were “using a cannon to kill a mosquito.” Similarly, some denominational leaders told us, “Move on. Nothing to see here” and suggested we were pointlessly...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 01:53

Secularism and the Absurdity of Neutrality Featured

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There is a lot of talk about facts these days. Everyone seems to think that the facts are on their side. We have been introduced to the idea of alternative facts. Ben Shapiro is famous for stating that facts don’t care about our feelings. We like to think that we let the facts speak for...

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Wednesday, 25 December 2019 22:52

Update from Tom and Donna Ascol Featured

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Thank you for all the prayers on our behalf. The Lord is answering them in ways that continue to astound us. It was a little over two weeks ago on Sunday, December 8, 2019, that Tom was taken by ambulance to a trauma hospital after collapsing during a time of prayer on Sunday morning with Grace...

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This article is a Part 3 of a three part series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

The Leaven of CRT and Intersectionality (continued)

WHEREAS, Evangelical scholars who affirm the authority and sufficiency of Scripture have employed selective insights from critical race theory and intersectionality...

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This article is a Part 2 of a three part series. Read Part 1 here.

The Leaven of CRT and Intersectionality

Throughout Resolution Nine, likewise, assurances are given that CRT and intersectionality should not take precedence over Scripture. Doubtless these are sincere caveats, but too confident of the...

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At the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention, in a rushed session near its close, the Convention adopted Resolution 9, On Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. The presentation from the resolutions committee substantially altered the resolution as originally presented. Changing it from a heavy...

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Monday, 16 December 2019 02:51

The Inevitability of a Christian Victory Featured

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It’s hard to be courageous when you know that you’re going to fail. How can a soldier charge the enemy’s lines if he knows that, not only will his life be spent in the endeavor, but the whole enterprise will end in disaster? If, however, the soldier has hope that, whether he lives...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:29

By What Standard? God's World... God's Rules Featured

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The apostle Paul tells us to “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in...

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 06:44

A Message From Tom Ascol - My Heart Is Full of Thankfulness Featured

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The Gettys wrote the song “My Heart is Full of Thankfulness” in order to express gratitude for spiritual blessings that flow from the grace of God in Jesus Christ. Eternal blessings far outweigh temporal ones but for believers, they are not unrelated. “Every good gift and every...

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:33

An Encouraging Update about Pastor Tom Ascol Featured

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We thank God for your prayers for Pastor Tom Ascol, President of Founders Ministries. He has shown more and more progress. He was able to walk a bit yesterday with assistance.

Many tests were run over these few days, but they have only ruled out various causes. The doctors say the bottom line is...

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Sunday, 08 December 2019 19:30

A Follow Up Update on Pastor Tom Ascol Featured

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See the original prayer request for Pastor Tom Ascol here.

Over the past few hours, as his church, family, and other congregations have prayed, Pastor Tom Ascol has become much more coherent and responsive. While he has little mobility he is speaking clearly, smiling, and talking of the goodness of...

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Sunday, 08 December 2019 13:18

Pray for Tom Ascol Featured

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While ministering to his church this morning, Pastor Tom Ascol of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral Florida suddenly fell to the ground and was unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital where he now, having stable vitals, is in and out of responsiveness. We request your earnest prayers for Pastor...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 11:03

Matthew Hall’s Rejection of Critical Race Theory Featured

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It is no secret that I am among those who have taken exception to some of Matthew Hall’s public statements about and seemingly related to Critical Race Theory (CRT). I first wrote about his comments in an article responding to Thabiti Anybwile on the threat of the social justice movement to...

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Saturday, 23 November 2019 11:51

A Follow Up about the Karen Swallow Prior Kerfuffle Featured

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Dr. Karen Swallow Prior was removed from her position as a Fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission earlier this year after her book, Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues, was published. I am sure that was painful for her but it seemed like a good move for...

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Friday, 22 November 2019 08:34

Change in the Founders Board and Upcoming Founders Conference Featured

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I am saddened to announce that Dr. Tom Nettles has stepped down from his service as a member of the Founders Ministries Board for personal reasons. Tom is a lifelong friend and one of the original founders of this ministry. His deep investments in the work of Founders over 37 years are inestimable....

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 05:07

There Is No Peace Featured

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God called Jeremiah to expose serious problems with His old covenant people in the years leading up to their overthrow by the Babylonian hordes under Nebuchadnezzar. During that time they were enjoying “life as usual,” confident that all was well between them and their God. They kept...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:00

How Covenant Theology Clarifies Justice Issues Featured

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Whether we owe it to the spirit of the age or to the quirks of our own subculture, we evangelicals generally disdain labels. We prefer to be “Christ-followers,” not Christians; “gospel-centered,” not Reformed.

This isn’t always a bad thing. Labels carry baggage. And...

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When things start to drift, it can be tough to know where you are. How far have we gone downstream? How far have the winds of worldliness blown us? That’s an important question. We shouldn’t exaggerate problems. And we shouldn’t minimize them either. Love hopes all things. And we...

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