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

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:00

Interviews With the Authors: Myths and Mistakes—Elijah Hixson

Series Introduction: Leigh Ann Thompson | Interview: Joy Singh and Elijah Hixson

In November the book Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism—edited by Peter Gurry and Elijah Hixson— hit the shelves. Each chapter in the book considers a “myth” about...

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Written by Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:00

The Attractional Quality of Beauty

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By Jeffrey D. Burr

This year marked the 10th anniversary of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is an international art competition that takes place over 19 days every other fall. More than $500,000 in prizes are awarded. In 2018, over 1,260 works, created by artists from 41 states and 40...

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Written by Guest
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:15

Chronological Bible Reading Job 38-39

14 Jan 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, Job 38-39. My wife, Lori, and I are reading through the Bible in chronological order, which is the order in which the events happened. Her blog on this can be found here. This is not intended to be a lesson or a sermon. It is my thoughts and notes...

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Written by wbmoore
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:10

When Suffering Strikes Your Story

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In the previous three columns, we’ve considered the challenge of living according to the Scriptural Story of our world when lesser stories so easily occupy our time and attention: career advancement, political involvement, or entertainment. The primary story for the Christian should be the...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:01

Robertus Stephanus

Robertus Stephanus was born in 1503 in Paris. (His French name was Robert Estienne, but we know him more commonly by his Latin name). He lived and worked in Paris for most of his life, until his death in 1559. His life perfectly corresponds to the early, formative decades of the...

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:00

Do You Walk In White? Featured

Buried with Him…that…even so we also should walk in newness of life. — Romans 6:4

No one enters into the experience of entire sanctification without going through a “white funeral”* — the burial of the old life. If there has never been this crisis of death,...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:00

Struck Down but Not Destroyed Featured

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Jan 15, 2020
Following a discussion of various conspiracy theories, bad driving, and why the Spinners will never record episodes while in a car with Aimee at the wheel…the conversation turns to the topic of anxiety. To broach the subject, the...

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Written by mospodcast
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 12:27

Pope Francis Invites Freakish Circus With Scantily-Clad Women Doing Sexually Charged Dances To Perform In Reptile Shaped Vatican Hall

At the end of the General Audience, the “Aqua Circus” performers put on a show for the pope and pilgrims.

The Roman Catholic Church has always had a penchant for things that are odd, creepy, dark, weird and offbeat. Did you know that every Roman Catholic Church has a ‘relic‘...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 12:05

Will nasty bloggers be damned?—LOIDOROI in 1 Corinthians 6:10

Although we often notice Paul’s denunciation of sexual sins in his vice lists, one sin not so often noticed is his mention of “revilers.” This appears in his list of damnable sins in 1 Cor 6:10 (and 5:11). Paul might focus on it there because it may have been an issue in the...

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Written by Craig Keener
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:57

Old Testament terms for Sins Part 1

imagePurpose: In this session we will look at three Old Testament words used to describe sin so that we understand more biblically what sin is and see sin the way God sees it.

Hebrew verb 1: חטא (khaw-taw)

  1. We see the non-moral use of this term in Judges 20:16: “Out of...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:48

Albert Pike “Predicted” Three World Wars – Fact or Fake?

One of the things that  is very important when exposing the Luciferian conspiracy that runs through human history, is to separate fact from fiction.  There is an alleged prediction by Albert Pike,of Three World Wars, supposedly written in a letter … Continue reading

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Written by Tony Koretz
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:05

Holiness Not Legalism

“To teach the standards of moral conduct that adorn the gospel and insist that our hearers heed them is neither legalism nor pharisaism but plain apostolic Christianity.”

Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 35

The post Holiness Not Legalism appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:00

How Could It Not?

“The controversy had gone national when he had achieved the high-water mark of two running jokes on Letterman. Here was a mega-bestselling evangelical author, caught up in a sex scandal. How could he not make it to Letterman? Then somebody took the AP wire, stretched it across the road and...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:18

Churches, the Left, and Baby-Killing Featured

Those who hate life and hate God are ramping up their attacks on prolifers:

A war is upon us, whether we like it or not. It is a war between light and darkness, God and the devil, life and death. And all these things are closely connected. Light and life in part describe God and who he is. Darkness...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:00

Life Lessons for Teenagers

-Episode 2604-

Life Lessons for Teenagers

Segment 1 (00:18)Every generation has trouble wanting to learn from older people. We can use the book of Proverbs to become better at living using wisdom from the past generations. You can learn things through a difficult experience or you can accept the...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:59

Help! I’m Struggling to Strike a Work/Life Balance

The holy grail of modern life is to achieve work/life balance. But despite millions of ‘new decade resolutions’ to that effect, the vast majority will fail miserably in 2020, making this year as miserable as last year for themselves and for those around them.

Maybe you’re one of...

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Written by David Murray
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:55

Nuggets from Occult Invasion

 
January 15, 2020
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, based upon the same “Our Lady of Fatima” prophecy, predicted that Islam would be converted to Christianity “through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God”: “The Koran …...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:49

Throwing sixes

1. A stock argument for the composite authorship of the Pentateuch is doublets. Classified as alternate traditions or alternate legends. 
I guess the theory behind this is that because each tradition had sacred pedigree, the redactors incorporated conflicting traditions into the Pentateuch. But...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:35

How Much is Your Firstborn Worth?

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Hollywood’s Michelle Williams made some outlandish statements recently as she accepted her 2020 Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a limited series, and emphasized how grateful she is to live in a country where women could access abortion. Naturally, the awards show audience applauded...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:31

Farewell To Mundane Sundays!

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:24

The British Library 2020: Manuscript Index

           The British Library houses Codex Sinaiticus (most of it, at least) and Codex Alexandrinus. As reported at the British Library’s website, 905 Greek manuscripts in the British Library’s large collection of Greek...

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Written by James Snapp Jr
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 06:40

How Social Justice Inevitably Surrenders Inerrancy

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In this episode, I rant about a number of issues and nearly every one of them demonstrates how the chaos that is evangelicalism is threatening the very fiber of Christianity by threatening the Sacred Text upon which it rests.

If you were to die today, where would you go? Heaven? Hell? Not sure?...

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Written by Ed Dingess
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 06:14

Practical Ways to Evangelize Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Practical ways to evangelize:Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchHere are some very pastoral and practical tips for you to consider as you proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. These are just some suggestions and practical ways that you can begin and engage in conversations with the...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 05:41

01/14/2020

•Help for panic attacks
•Reza Aslan thinks we invented God, thus we are God
•Another cult that claims to raise the dead
•The Glaciers are still in Glacier National Park
•Michael Bloomberg thinks he has earned Heaven
•The Pope denounces evangelism
•Blessing communities with a plane full of holy water

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 05:00

Joseph Mattera adds his NARpostolic ‘weight’ to the latest Todd Bentley scandal.

With thanks to Reverend Anthony Wade from ‘828 Ministries’ for his latest article about the Todd Bentley scandal – and for updating CWC on “full-throated NAR dominionist” Joseph Mattera’s involvement in the investigation.

In light of the charge of being a...

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Written by churchwatcher
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:58

Do You Have Trouble Memorizing Scripture?

Do you have difficulty memorizing Scripture? You are not alone. The most common reasons I hear for not memorizing Scripture are “Bible verses are for the children” or “I don’t have a good memory” or “I’m too old to memorize” and probably the most...

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Written by Glenn Leatherman
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:46

The Struggles of the Christian Life

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Struggles are a significant part of the Christian life. If our view of God and life is too simple, then it can lead to frustration and fear. We are left to wonder, “If God is in control, then why am I facing this struggle? If God’s eternal plan is working, then why did he plan for me to...

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Written by Kyle E. Sims
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:21

The Eleven Commandments For Long Winded Preachers

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Eleven… because these are notdivinely inspired, but I hope they point in the general direction of wisdom.

  1. Thou shalt not be uncertain about the burden of your message.Sermons run over when the preacher doesn’t know what the sermon is about. What is the thrust of the message? Can you...

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Written by Colin Adams
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:12

Humanizing the Reformers (2): Luther to Jonas on the Death of Melanchthon’s Son

In aprevious post, we looked at Melanchthon’s response to the birth of Joachim Camerarius’s daughter and to the death of his own son, Georg, in August of 1529.

Two days after that event, Martin Luther wrote to his friend Justus Jonas about Georg’s death and Melanchthon’s...

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Written by E.J. Hutchinson
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:54

The Mod | “Gay Girl, Good God” by Jackie Hill Perry

In her book, Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was and Who God Has Always Been, Jackie Hill Perry joins with other thoughtful, discerning Christians to offer a different perspective on sin and sexuality. Like Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and others, she refuses to reduce who we are to...

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Written by Brooke Ventura
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:54

Children of Light, Awake! Featured

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We often find ourselves needing to awaken the lost to the coming judgment and their need for a Savior. But are there times when we ourselves need to be awakened? May God keep us from falling asleep and letting our light go dim in this dark world.

Authors: Tim Conway...

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:47

Maintaining Joy Fellowship

1 Jn. 1:1-10

IntroductionConfession of sin is the oil that keeps the engine of fellowship running smoothly. But biblically speaking, fellowship is not merely the absence of trouble, it is also a fullness of joy.

Summary of the TextJohn begins his letter testifying that he and the other apostles have...

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Written by Toby
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:39

This is Your Body Today

On Sabbath we talk about old age, ours and our parents. We talk about theirs because they will always be 25 or 30 years older than us and as we age, they do too, as we falter, they do too, as we forget, they do too. We talk about ours because what does a person need as they grow old? Shelter. Food....

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Written by Lore Wilbert
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:36

Evangelical Pastor and Author Max Lucado Endorses Pro-Gay Jen Hatmaker

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Jen Hatmaker is the progressive queen of liberal pro-gay faux Christianity who advocates for the broad acceptance of homosexuality and other aberrant sexual orientations in the Church. Like her late counterpart, Rachel Held Evans, Hatmaker is known for her endorsement of “gay...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:15

Perkins: By Nature We Seek To Contribute To Our Salvation But The Gospel….

By nature we desire to stand upright and righteous before God by some good thing in ourselves; as the rich man in the gospel, he demands of Christ, ‘What good thing shall I do to be saved?’ [Matthew 19:16]. Again, it is . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:05

Commentary on Apologetics from a Review of Portions of the Dillahunty/Scrivener Dialogue

Used the comments made by Matt Dillahunty and Glen Scrivener on the Unbelievable program as a platform for a discussion of apologetic methodology and application today on the program, going just under 90 minutes. This included definitions of presuppositionalism as well as a short discussion of...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:58

The Deficient Great Commission

As I was reading the book I could tell the author was driven by the prospect of making disciples. Every other word was “mission” “culture” “multiplication” “evangelism” “outreach” and so forth. Governing the author’s intention was...

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Written by David Qaoud
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:21

Text and History: Reassessing the Relationship between the Bible and Archaeological Findings

https://denverseminary.edu/resources/news-and-articles/text-and-history-reassessing-the-relationship-between-the-bible-and-archaeological-findings-a-review-essay/This is basically a critique of secular biblical archeology. The primary value lies in the correctives provided by Hess rather than the...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:15

Jay Seegert: What on Earth are You Doing?

“A firefighter rescuing people from a burning building may be fearful and prefer to be home with his family, but he ignores his fears and denies himself. Like him, our thoughts are not on ourselves but on the fate of the perishing.” Evangelist, Ray Comfort, Living Waters...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 13 January 2020 23:53

The Qualifying Principles of Gender Distinction and Modesty

Recently, a preacher friend introduced an interesting thought to me regarding gender distinction and modesty.  While man without God chafes and pushes against God’s design, those with a heart for Him must recognize that each principle has boundaries and that each qualifies the other.

God...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Monday, 13 January 2020 23:40

Reasons for hell

Recently I was listening to philosophical theologians give bad answers on hell. I've probably discussed most of this before at one time or another, but it may be useful to summarize them in one place. By way of preliminary comment, the primary reason Christians believe in hell is because they...

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Written by steve
Monday, 13 January 2020 23:38

Letters With Light Feet

Safeguards

Good stuff! You might enjoy Andrew McCarthy’s podcast. You might also enjoy Dan Bongino’s. He’s an ex-Secret Service agent and an ex-NYC cop, which gives him a unique perspective on current events. He’s been way out ahead on all he spy-gate stuff.

Rob

Rob, thank you.

P...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 13 January 2020 23:29

The Historical Reliability of the Old Testament

Most of my students are surprised and some are scandalized when I tell them that there is a great deal of skepticism in the scholarly community in reference to the historical reliability of the biblical record to describe the history of Israel. Andrew Tobolowsky helps illustrate this with the...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 13 January 2020 23:02

Lunatic Man Who Keeps Suing to Have His Genitals Waxed Caught Assaulting a Journalist on Camera

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Jessica Yaniv, the crazy lunatic that keeps suing conservative wax shops who refused to wax his genitals, was recently caught on camera assaulting a journalist covering a hearing at the courthouse.

Late last year, a court ruled against Yaniv stating that estheticians were not required to wax a...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 13 January 2020 23:00

New study: which group of voters correctly answered questions about basic facts?

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The non-partisan web site Just Facts has been cited as an authority by IBM, PBS, Vanderbilt University, the Wall Street Journal, etc. In their latest study, they tested conservative and progressive voters to see which group...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 13 January 2020 22:46

Bringing our Children to the Table Featured

Since the practice of the Lord’s Supper has regained focus treatment online in recent days, I thought it might be advantageous to focus on another important aspect of the Lord’s Supper–namely, how and when should we bring our children to the Table. In doctrinally serious churches,...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Monday, 13 January 2020 22:28

Idaho State Capitol to Hear Arguments in Favor of Stopping Charismatic “Faith-Healers” From Harming Children

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The charismatic “faith-healer” movement is one of the most nefarious perversions of Christianity in the world plaguing practically every populated continent with its false gospel of physical healing, health, and wealth. Faith-healing, a subsect of the sub-Christian Word of Faith sect,...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 13 January 2020 22:15

A Common Seminary Complaint: How Academic Research Can Sometimes Steal Your Joy (Video)

Haden Clark from Help Me Believe interviews J. Warner Wallace for the Help Me Believe YouTube Channel. Haden comments that one common observation of seminary students is that rigorous theological study, especially when it aims at the creation of term papers and studies, can sometime...

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Written by J. Warner
Monday, 13 January 2020 22:07

Who Drops Dead in the New Testament? Featured

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Jan 14, 2020
You learn a lot about what matters to someone by what drives them to extremes. Think of a person camping out, lining up in the rain, to get concert tickets. Think of a couple paying physical and emotional costs to adopt a special needs child...

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Written by Bruce Lowe
Monday, 13 January 2020 21:54

(BANNED VIDEO) Abortion: A Doctrine of Demons | Full Short Film

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After months of battle, Created Equal Films has overcome attempts by Hollywood media elites to ban the film Abortion: A Doctrine of Demons. Today, Created Equal Films re-released this short documentary exposing the troubling link between Satanism and abortion.

If you were to die today, where would...

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Written by Jeff Maples