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, 04 November 2019 22:00

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #4

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It’s Tuesday once again, which means we have a couple of sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. In the first sermon, Associate Pastor, Kelvin Richarson at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana expounds on the sins of King David and what we need to learn about seeking God’s...

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 20:48

Spiritual lessons from raking leaves, redux!

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Yes, it’s THAT time of year once again! The leaf-raking season is officially underway here in Western New York, so it’s time to dig up this apropos post from November 2017, with a few updates added.

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After a very tumultuous period in our marriage, the Lord miraculously brought my...

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Friday, 01 November 2019 20:36

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 11/2/19

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Today, Catholics all around the world are observing All Souls’ Day by praying for dead relatives and friends who they suspect may be in purgatory. In Europe, Catholics will be making pilgrimages to cemeteries to pray over the graves of...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:17

New series: Answering another Catholic apologist

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I recently stumbled across a newly published book by Catholic apologist, Karlo Broussard, titled, “Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs” (Catholic Answers, 2019, 287 pp.) and I thought it would be beneficial to launch a series...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment! Today, in honor of Reformation Day, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on August 26, 2016 and has been slightly revised.

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The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation By...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 21:15

Dead man walking?

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Dead man walking?” The expression was made famous by Hollywood, but was based on fact. Evidently, a couple of generations ago, when a death row prisoner was led from his cell to the electric chair, the prison guards would call out, “Dead man...

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Monday, 28 October 2019 20:55

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series

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imageIt’s Tuesday, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching about our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ. And what a GREAT High Priest He is!

“For we do not have a high...

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Sunday, 27 October 2019 20:52

Mac and tuna: Ah, culinary bliss!

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The outside thermometer is starting to drop, so it’s time to start talking about piping hot “comfort foods.” Below is my recipe for one of my favorite cold-weather meals; macaroni and tuna fish. Allow me to set the stage:

I grew up in a Catholic family way back in the days when the...

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I somehow missed this news report from back in July about how LGBT radicals vandalized the Reformation Wall monument in Geneva, Switzerland with the requisite colors of the LGBT rainbow. LGBT activists will not rest until Gospel Christians deny/ignore the...

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 20:29

Honking the horn: Being helpful or being rude?

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Most people would describe me as a VERY laid-back, easygoing personality. But when I get behind the wheel of my, ahem, sporty, 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, I get a little crazy. For some reason, in the privacy of my car, I become less patient and more ornery with others. Well, for one thing, the stakes...

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Photo above: Pope Francis inside the alleged “Holy House of Loreto”

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on July 31st, 2015 and has been revised.

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As...

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 20:31

Militant Catholicism was no joke

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Catholic Power Today By Avro Manhattan Lyle Stuart, 1967, 288 pp.

The first Gospel-preaching church my wife and I attended after we accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior had an information table in the lobby that was stocked with tracts, including tracts from Chick Publications. I was a naive baby...

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Monday, 21 October 2019 21:27

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series

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It’s Tuesday, which means we have a couple of sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. In the first sermon, Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana expounds on the sufferings of Job. In the second sermon, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist...

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When I was growing up back in the 1960s, the Mafia was very much a “normal” part of society. In Rochester, everybody in town knew the name of Frank Valenti, the local Mafia kingpin. Most of the illegal gambling, extortion, loan sharking, insurance fraud, arson, narcotics, prostitution,...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 20:52

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 10/19/19

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Vain repetition of prayer and praying to a false semi-deity have now entered the digital age with the Vatican introducing the eRosary (see photo above). The wrist device and associated smartphone app keep track of how often a Catholic...

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 22:12

Throwback Thursday: Flying nuns and flying priests?

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment! Today, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published back on July 20, 2015, and has been slightly revised.

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I’ve heard of “The Flying Nun” but has anyone heard of flying priests? ABC’s...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 21:35

Wacky British-Israelism

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I was saved back in 1983, well before the age of the internet. In those days, the most popular information mediums were still print and television. There was an elderly man who used to appear on television every weekend by the name of Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986, photo left). Armstrong was the...

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Monday, 14 October 2019 20:57

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series

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Many of you are aware that brother Wally over at Truth in Palmyra has opted to take a sabbatical from blogging because of his very busy schedule at this time. I’m surely missing Wally’s daily posts, but I realize a brother needs to prioritize and get at least a little rest during the...

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:15

Argh! One of those Major Life Events

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I had one of those “major life events” a short time ago, but haven’t posted about it to this point. I guess I needed several weeks for the dust to settle.

In early-July, my boss informed me that one of our company’s major corporate customers was not renewing their contract...

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Friday, 11 October 2019 20:48

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 10/12/19

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Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari (photo left), once again reports that his friend, pope Francis, has said something controversial. This time, Scalfari claims that Francis stated in private conversation his belief that “Jesus Christ was not...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 21:34

Strength training with dumbbells – 101

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As stewards of all of the Lord’s gifts, we need to take care of our physical bodies. A good diet, exercise, and rest are essential. But all things in their proper proportion. Our relationship with the Lord takes precedence over everything else. Many people these days, even some believers,...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 21:34

Throwback Thursday: Charles Spurgeon on Roman Catholicism

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday.” For today’s installment, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on September 17th, 2015 and has been slightly revised.

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Geese in their Hoods: Selected Writings on Roman Catholicism by...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 00:04

Brother Lawrence our example? Really?

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I’ll begin by saying it’s grievous to have to write this…

One day last week, as I was preparing to do some work on our powder room, I set up my iPhone to play that day’s radio message from evangelical pastor, Alistair Begg (photo left), via the Truth for Life website. I used...

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After I returned to the Lord in 2014 following my very long prodigal “season,” I once again sought out evangelical ministries that specialized in Gospel outreach to Roman Catholics. I had been a Roman Catholic for 27 years, from 1956 until 1983, when, praise God, He saved me by His...

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