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

Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:53

Random Thoughts on that Virus Featured

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Here are my random thoughts on that virus which has gripped the planet. Not that you asked. Don’t expect any deep wisdom from me either. These are just personal observations, and perhaps more than a little rambling. First I want to comment on the secular aspect of this crisis. Pray for...

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Monday, 23 March 2020 03:39

Sometimes God Pays the Christian a Visit Featured

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Sometimes God Pays the Christian a Visit. Moses and Isaiah were Old Testament examples, but there are many more recent ones. Why does God do it? Well, the reasons vary and He is sovereign after all. Years ago, when I was experiencing bouts of sadness and depression over various concerns, I’d...

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Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:10

Christian News Weekly Recap March 16 – 21, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap March 16 – 21, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday March 16, 2020 Trump Urges Americans to Pray: ‘With God’s Help, We Will Overcome This Threat’ Religious Freedom Quickly Becoming...

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 08:30

On Prophecy Charts and Virgins Featured

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On Prophecy Charts and Virgins. Or putting it another way, how does believing a posttrib chart turn someone into a Tribulation Prepared Saint? Some people seem to think it does. I used to be one of the administrators of a pretrib-prophecy Facebook group. Every now and then I revisit the forum. On...

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Monday, 16 March 2020 06:34

Prayer to the Holy Spirit Featured

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit. This prayer by Richard Baxter is taken from the book, Piercing Heaven- Prayers of the Puritans. Paul wrote: Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with...

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:55

Christian News Weekly Recap March 9 – 14, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap March 9 – 14, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday March 9, 2020 Christians in Iran Boldly Proclaim Testimonies on Satellite TV Hindu extremists beat Christian leader, run him over with motorcycles...

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Sunday, 08 March 2020 10:13

Christian News Weekly Recap March 2 – 7, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap March 2 – 7, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday March 2, 2020 Andrew Brunson: US ‘increasingly hostile’ to Christianity; Christians Call for Global Day of Prayer to End Coronavirus...

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Monday, 02 March 2020 05:56

A Prayer Suggestion from Charles Spurgeon Featured

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Here is a prayer suggestion from Charles Spurgeon. I don’t offer any apology for bringing Spurgeon up once again. He’s been a great help to me. In fact I find when I skimp on his devotionals I feel a backwards slide in my spiritual life. Spurgeon understood despair, despondency and...

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Sunday, 01 March 2020 07:52

Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 24 – 29, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 24 – 29, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Feb 24, 2020 ‘Waves’ of repentance, revival occurring in Tennessee Scottish Court Orders Venue to Explain Why Franklin Graham’s...

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Thursday, 27 February 2020 07:29

On Beatitudes Pride and Wolves Featured

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On Beatitudes Pride and Wolves: The Beatitudes are found in Matthew chapter five, the Sermon on the Mount. What do they have to do with pride and wolves you ask? You can read teachings on the Sermon on the Mount from people like Martyn Lloyd-Jones, A. W. Pink, John MacArthur and others. Monergism...

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Monday, 24 February 2020 07:13

Spurgeon on Suffering Depression and Trials Featured

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Spurgeon on Suffering Depression and Trials: Perhaps it isn’t commonly known that Charles Spurgeon suffered from depression. In his book, Spurgeon on the Christian Life, Michael Reeves notes that today he would most certainly be diagnosed as clinically depressed. At age twenty-two he was the...

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Sunday, 23 February 2020 07:39

Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 17 – 22, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 17 – 22, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Feb 17, 2020 Pakistani Christian Girl Reunited with Family After Being Kidnapped, Raped, and Forced to Convert to Islam ‘Hoping and...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 08:20

Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 10 – 15, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 10 – 15, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Feb 10, 2020 Christian event brings together 140,000 youth — and Brazil’s president Church Leaders Concerned for Christianity’s...

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Thursday, 13 February 2020 05:42

Bible Prophecy Covenant Theology Featured

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Bible Prophecy and Covenant Theology – how does Covenant Theology (CT) deal with prophecy in the Old Testament? Does it try to avoid the subject? I’ve looked at this topic previously. But I wanted to make some additional observations. Recently, Westminster Seminary Press republished a...

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Sunday, 09 February 2020 22:11

Praying in Circles Featured

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Praying in Circles.  Should we pray in circles? Tim Challies warns against it, and for good reason. It’s unbiblical! Excerpt: Praying in circles is fast becoming a thing in some Evangelical churches. People have been taught to draw circles around the things they want, or even to walk in...

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Sunday, 09 February 2020 07:44

Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 3 – 8, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Feb 3 – 8, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Feb 3, 2020 Edinburgh Cancels Christian Conference over Pastor’s Views on LGBTQ Relationships Largest Christian Adoption Agency in U.S. to Stop...

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:17

Another Peace Plan Boat Floats down the River Featured

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And so another Peace Plan Boat Floats down the River. It was a long time coming, with speculation aplenty about the “Deal of the Century”. Is it headed for the same ghost-ship harbor where all the other plans have ended up? I’m not optimistic. In fact I’ll wager it was dead...

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Monday, 03 February 2020 06:08

Preparing for Battle Featured

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Preparing for Battle is the title of a prayer written by Puritan Robert Hawker. It appears in the section “Help Me Ask for Help” of a book called Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans. The world is a mess and getting worse. Each day is a spiritual battle. And, whether we realize it...

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 07:53

Christian News Weekly Recap Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Jan 27, 2020 Brazil Selects Creationist to Head Education Agency Vikings QB Kirk Cousins read through entire Bible for the first time Pastor...

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Thursday, 30 January 2020 06:16

The Song of the Twenty Four Elders Featured

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There’s a High Doxology in The Song of the Twenty Four Elders. As we’ve noted in a previous article, Doxology is an expression of praise to God, especially in the form of singing hymns and uttering praises. Revelation is a book of High Doxology, not just eschatology and symbols....

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Sunday, 26 January 2020 07:17

Christian News Weekly Recap Jan 20 – 25, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Jan 20 – 25, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Jan 20, 2020 Jack Van Impe Dies at 88-Years-Old More than 20,000 Orthodox Christians Flock to Jordan River to Be Baptized Christian Activist Mary...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 08:37

Bifurcating the Parousia? Featured

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Bifurcating the Parousia? Is that what pretribulationists do? During a fairly recent protracted exchange on Facebook someone commented that pretribbers “bifurcate the singular future Parousia of Christ into two events,” among other grievances. It came from a proponent of the prewrath...

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Monday, 20 January 2020 07:42

Make Me a Captive, Lord Featured

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Make Me a Captive, Lord – is the title of a hymn by George Matheson. It is a paradoxical hymn in the sense that in taking us captive, God actually frees us from our sin natures. Man naturally struggles against God’s will. Yet when we give ourselves to Him we can experience our greatest...

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 07:52

Christian News Weekly Recap Jan 13 – 18, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap Jan 13 – 18, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Jan 13, 2020 Operation Blessing Helps Filipinos Fleeing Potential ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ Puerto Ricans standing on faith amid fear of deadly...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 03:29

Fake Modern Israel Featured

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Fake Modern Israel: This is one of many terms I keep hearing from some Christians. Oddly enough, sometimes these are people who have a futuristic premillenial view. In another article I looked at whether the future allegedly “fake tribulation temple” was unholy or not. At the time I...

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