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

Monday, 27 January 2020 16:03

Your Anger Is Not Okay

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I firmly believe that Christians generally undersell the danger of anger. For example, we constantly warn men about lust/pornography, and we warn women about letting the opinions of others control them. However, we rarely confront sinful anger1 with the same passion. One reason is because anger is...

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Sunday, 26 January 2020 14:51

Life is a Vapor–A Precious Vapor

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Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away(James 4:14).

I was just walking out of a teachers’ luncheon at church yesterday when one of our deacons broke the news to me.

“Kobe Bryant was...

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A good word from our friends at the ACCC:

What Should Biblical Christians Do?

Preach the good news, the real good news! It works—sinners are saved from their sin and when truly saved will show the fruits of being truly converted. While we should welcome sinners to our public services, we must...

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From the very first one, gender reveal parties have celebrated the life and innate humanity of unborn babies. Part of the pro-life message is that we all deserve dignity, even before we’re born. Being able to describe your baby as a “boy” or a “girl” (rather than an...

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As a result, since 2015, the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust  estimates that more than 6,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria (1,000 in 2019 alone) and as many as 12,000 more have been displaced from their homes.  In July of last year, the Jubilee Campaign, an international...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:03

Our Mighty God

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For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.Deuteronomy 10:17

As a child in the public school, we used to pray before snack time. God is great, God is good. Let us thank Him for our food. Amen!

Indeed,...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:03

How to Turn a Book into a Sunday School Series

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Teaching a Sunday school class, especially one for teens or adults, can be tough. Prefabricated curriculum can feel a bit canned. People aren’t looking for another sermon knowing they’ll get one right after class. They want to participate in something that’s engaging...

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The total of U.S. federal, state, and local debt, in combination with future spending commitments, foreshadows the most predictable financial disaster in human history. Washington’s obligations, growing at an estimated $1 trillion annually, now exceed $23 trillion, while neither of...

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Whitefield Academy is being smeared by the liberal media. It’s Covington Catholic, Part II

Source: Rainbow Cake Girl: The True Story | The American Conservative

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:03

What If One Lifetime Were Like One Year?

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Moses wrote in Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” All of us prepare for the seasons of the year.  (If you don’t believe me, check the mall parking lots at certain times of the year.) All of us know how to plan for New...

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Monday, 20 January 2020 16:01

The New York Times Assault on Hell

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The New York Times published an editorial, Why Do People Believe in Hell, on January 10, 2020 by David Bentley Hart that makes an all-out assault on the Biblical doctrine of hell. Hart says that the doctrine of “eternal damnation is neither biblically, philosophically, nor morally...

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:58

Respect the King, Obey the Law, Pay Your Taxes

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What are Christians supposed to do with presidents like Donald Trump, or Barak Obama?

President Trump is promising big action in the near future regarding school prayer. Time magazine did a long article this week critical of it before it is even announced. Again Trump will be hailed as a hero...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 16:03

Find Your Passion? Or Live for a Greater Cause?

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I try not to make a habit of this, but I’m going to start out by telling you a lie. It’s a lie that you already know and might already believe. It fills advice columns, podcasts, self-help books and Disney movies. Like the most insidious of lies, it even beckons us to make it the...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 16:03

A Good Evangelism Goal

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Paul’s outreach efforts in the first-century city of Ephesus yielded remarkable results, yet Luke did not record these results as a headcount of total converts. He described instead the scope of the surrounding population which had heard the gospel, regardless of how many had believed. Over...

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Should we share the gospel with others? Well, that depends on who (or what) your authority is. If your ultimate authority is a fallible human being, then it would depend on what that person, or group, says. But imperfect humans should never be our ultimate authority. We must always judge what...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:25

Abortion Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2019

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imageAbortion was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019, according to figures released from Worldometers.info, a website that uses reporting from the world’s governments to track demographics and vital statistics.LifeNews.com, a pro-life website, was among the few outlets to report on the...

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This has implications for Christian Schools across the country.  (KSchaal)

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Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear one of the most significant education cases in decades: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Centering around a modest tax-credit scholarship program in Montana,...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:03

The Body Is One

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“The eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you” (1 Cor. 12:21).

Of course they cannot! Either would be absurd: the eye alone cannot handle what it sees, nor can the head go without the feet. Yet Paul writes the sentence...

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imageThe traditional Reformation understanding of the Pauline doctrine of justification has come under attack recently. Surprisingly, the chief assault has notcome from Catholic or liberal Protestant theologians but from mainstream Evangelical theologians through an increasingly popular position...

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Sunday, 12 January 2020 16:45

Biblical Separation is About Doctrine, Not People

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There is a difference between biblical (doctrinal) separation and limited fellowship over philosophical differences. Obedient believers will have to practice both, but they are practiced differently.

The biblical mandates for separation are about battling for “the faith.” Jude...

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 23:03

A Constant Threat to True Faith

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Returning to our regular preaching after the Christmas break, we find ourselves beginning Acts 15. This is a pivotal chapter in the book of Acts, dealing with questions that form one of the major themes of the book. The theme and the questions rise in several other New Testament passages, notably...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 16:03

A Tale of Two Churches

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The following article is offered as a prospectus for hopefully more extensive research into the invasion of the two main Baptist conventions in the USA during the 20th Century into local church autonomy. If anything, a Baptist church is to be an autonomous body that is ruled by congregational...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 23:48

Jesus Killing Soleimani - Juicy Ecumenism

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Christian Left denounces killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, insisting Jesus opposes killing, but also tries to mobilize Just War doctrine, which is mainly about when it’s proper to kill.

Source: Jesus & Killing Soleimani – Juicy Ecumenism

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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The problem with the Red Letter Christians is their hermeneutic.  They seek to impose the ethics that should guide Christian individuals on human governments.  The very purpose of human government is to administrate justice so that individuals can live in peace.  Romans 13’s...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 16:03

Jesus-Devotion Early and Modern

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Introduction

Like many Americans around my age, I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I was a fan. And sometime after Fred Rogers’ death, I read about how he made it a point to respond to every letter he received from his fans. It made me wish I would have written to him when I...

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