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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Monday, 20 January 2020 23:46

Gay Lutheran “Pastor” Who was Kicked Out of the Clergy in the ’80s For Coming Out has Been Reinstated

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) is an apostate denomination that affirms homosexuals as well as female clergy. Often, you can see them with booths set up at various gay pride marches around the country denying Christ and giving people a false hope in a false gospel.

The ELCA has...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 20 January 2020 23:43

Francis Chan at the Catholic Ecumenical Track

I watched the talk Francis Chan's recently gave to a Catholic group:
This is, of course, right on the heels of a sermon in which he was regurgitating Catholic talking-points. A few random observations:
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Written by steve
Monday, 20 January 2020 23:08

Church Names: 10 Tips for Church Planters and Rebranding Churches

A church planter friend of mine bounced some potential church names with me for his forthcoming church plant. After speaking with him, I began to think more about some practical thoughts on how to name a church.

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Below are ten thoughts. This list is neither perfect nor exhaustive. These tips are...

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Written by David Qaoud
Monday, 20 January 2020 23:03

Beth Moore Says She Stays Quiet on MLK Day Because a Black Man Told Her “Talk Less”

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Beth Moore has long left the reservation of sound, biblical Christianity. Besides the fact that she’s a rebellious woman who refuses to submit to the authority of God’s word by teaching and preaching to men, she has fully embraced the “woke church” movement and joined the...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 20 January 2020 23:00

William Lane Craig lectures on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus

imageSherlock Holmes and John Watson: let’s take a look at the facts

Here is Dr. William Lane Craig giving a long-form argument for the historical event of the resurrection of Jesus, and taking questions from the audience.

The speaker introduction goes for 6 minutes, then Dr. Craig speaks for 35...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 20 January 2020 22:45

Why, It’s Tuesday Again

On Evangelical Fascism

RE: The Crisis Regarding “Evangelical Fascism”

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020 Well done. This “I feel” instead of “I think” is dangerous and part of the feminizing of our culture. I’m old enough to remember when feeling was no...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 20 January 2020 22:37

Mark Hancock, Trail Life USA: Just Let Boys Be Boys

Boys and Girls are different. Fifty years ago we wouldn't have to clarify what we mean by this or defend this simple truth. And yet, there is a clear agenda by the Left, including Hollywood and the media to downplay masculinity. Gender roles and distinctions are being blurred at best and erased at...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 20 January 2020 22:01

Roundup

A Mass Shooting CNN Won’t Notice — I follow the news closely but hadn’t seen this anywhere else.  Yep, nothing to see here folks, just a guy who could not legally own a gun but “miraculously” got one anyway.  The Left only publicizes cases that let them grab...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Monday, 20 January 2020 21:26

Missouri Legislator Introduces Bill Criminalizing Drag Queen Story Hour in Public Libraries

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Drag Queens are indoctrinating and grooming children all over the world. Reformation Charlotte has consistently covered the happenings of the Drag Queen Story Hour phenomenon that is plaguing the country. It should never be shocking that a man who can’t even figure out which sports...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 20 January 2020 21:15

3GT Episode 165: When Two Masters Visit

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Once again Barry and Scott had to say Bon Voyage!" to Kyle,  who is off cruising somewhere on the high seas with his wife. So back at the 3GT port,  the guys welcome on the shores of this episode a couple who have taken a trip of a different sort.

For Mark and Sharon Sampson, who show...

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Written by Barry York
Monday, 20 January 2020 20:45

How Do Ancient Manuscript Variants Impact Our Notion of Inerrancy? (Video)

Haden Clark from Help Me Believe interviews J. Warner Wallace for the Help Me Believe YouTube Channel. Given that there are so many variants between the oldest New Testament manuscripts we possess, how can we trust them to tell us something reliable about Jesus? More importantly, how...

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Written by J. Warner
Monday, 20 January 2020 20:00

Your Kids Need You to Talk to Them

January 21, 2020 by: William P. Smithimage

Your Kids Mature through Conversations

In a perfect universe, God’s conversations with Adam and Eve were necessary so that humanity could find their place in his world. After sin ruined everything, such conversations remain foundational. Sin,...

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Written by William P. Smith
Monday, 20 January 2020 20:00

How the Sacraments Act As Contracts

January 21, 2020 by: Tim Chesterimage

Two Distinctive Sacraments

The word “sacrament” comes from the Latin word sacramentum. It was used in two ways at the time. First, it described the oath taken by soldiers in the Roman army. It was a sacred pledge of allegiance. Second, if you were...

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Written by Tim Chester
Monday, 20 January 2020 20:00

The Church is a Refuge

God gives preferential treatment to His people, protecting them and favoring them by His Spirit, his Laws and His promises. The story of the Passover makes this clear, "... that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel" (Ex. 11:7). Hundreds of promises...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Monday, 20 January 2020 20:00

A Pro-Life Message that “Sticks”

image What is the key to proclaiming a pro-life message that sticks with people after an encounter. Sean offers two memorable lessons for effective communication.

Authors: English...

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Written by English
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:54

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind by Tom Holland

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Little Brown, 2019, 594pp
When Paul arrived in Corinth sometime in the early 50s AD, the apostle was aware of the intellectual pretensions of that great city. The rock stars of the day were not musicians, but orators. Public speakers could command a handsome fee for their highfalutin disquisitions...

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Written by Guy Davies
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:22

Life Isn’t about Jesus Joining Our Team

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Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man

standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:15

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #15

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Yes, it’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, 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 on What a Name!, the magnificent name and titles of Jesus Christ.

Next, we have Pastor Cody...

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Written by Tom
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:04

Looking for Something Good To Read? (10 Book Suggestions)

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I spend a lot of time reading. And, for as long as my messed up hands keep me from being able to type as much as I’d like, I’ll be spending even more time reading than usual. Here, in case you’re looking for something good to read, are some of the books I’ve gone through in...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:01

A La Carte (January 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a lot of Wiersbe, with a few other authors represented as well.

(Yesterday on the blog: Worshiping a Not-So-Holy God)

Let Not Food Destroy the Body

Stacey Reaoch brings up some good and important points in this article on food. Like this: “Food preferences are...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:00

Don’t Miss Ken Ham in Queensland, Australia, January 31 and February 2

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G’day to everyone Down Under, particularly those in the Tanah Merah area of Queensland! I just made the long trip back to my homeland and my home state, to present at Dunamis Church on Friday night, January 31, and Sunday morning and evening, February 2, 2020. I hope to see you there!

These...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:00

Uncertainty Requires Courage: Adam and Eve, Strange Allies, and the Quest for Common Ground

An atheist, a Christian, and a Jew start talking about science and faith. This might seem like it is either the lead up to joke or the beginning of a fight. Instead, it was the setting of a meeting I attended last January where Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass gathered scientists and theologians of nearly...

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Written by T. Wyatt Reynolds
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:00

Movie Tuesday: By What Standard? Featured

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Movie Tuesday: By What Standard?

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 20 January 2020 19:00

Baby Girl Born at 24 Weeks With Hands the Size of a Penny Thriving at Home

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A baby girl given just a 5% chance of survival has beaten the odds and is now thriving at home with her parents Kym and Ryan.

With hands smaller than 1p coins, Isabella Evans was the smallest premature baby to be born in the UK, in over 15 years, at her birth on 14 June 2018.

Isabella had to be...

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Monday, 20 January 2020 18:29

From the mountaintop experience to cleaning the bathroom Featured

By Elizabeth PrataAnd whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17)Philippians 2:4 says not to grumble or complain.I experienced a mountaintop experience at the G3 Conference in Atlanta. The theme was Worship....

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 20 January 2020 18:17

A Prayer on Race and Roe

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The following is an edited version of my pastoral prayer from this past Sunday at Christ Covenant.

O loving and sovereign God, our heavenly Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus, your Son, our Lord, asking that you would hear our prayers for his sake.

In your providence, you have arranged for...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Monday, 20 January 2020 18:13

Frustration in Marriage: 2 Part Audio Series

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Frustrated in Marriage?

Sometimes we need to know we are not the first one who are going through marriage difficulty.  In this two part sermon we can see others in the past faced the same challenges.  Even back in Old Testament times.

Its worth a listen.

Here’s the sermons on Rachel...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 20 January 2020 18:00

Discerning and Stewarding God's Call for My Life Featured

Here’s an excerpt from Discerning and Stewarding God’s Call for My Life, Fred Greco's contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

We all want our lives to have meaning. We want to know that we are pursuing a course in life that is in accordance with God’s will—and we can...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 20 January 2020 18:00

Heretical

The word, "heretical," refers to an "opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine." We get that. The word comes from the Greek, "aihretikos." So in Titus in the King James Bible we read, "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject" (Titus 3:10)....

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 20 January 2020 18:00

One of the Most Overlooked Reasons Why We Should Trust the Bible by Michael J. Kruger

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In this featured article, New Testament Scholar Michael J. Krugerargues that one of the most overlooked reason to trust the Bible is often overlooked and is...JESUS!He writes:"Christians don’t overlook Jesus generally. He is central to about everything Christians think and do. But,...

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Written by Chad
Monday, 20 January 2020 17:59

Good Taste and Christian Taste Featured

Even atheists used to believe in good taste. The infamous David Hume wrote in his Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals “In many orders of beauty, particularly those of the finer arts, it is requisite to employ much reasoning in order to feel the proper sentiment; and a false relish may...

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Written by David
Monday, 20 January 2020 17:01

Why Roman Catholic Countries Should be Considered Unreached Featured

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Generally speaking, these are defined as populations with little to no access to the Gospel. There is, however, much disagreement over what constitutes an unreached country. The IMB, for example, considers any...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 20 January 2020 17:00

Man is Under a Death Sentence

 
January 21, 2020
The race of Adam is under death sentence. There is no commutation and no escape. God cannot approve any of the fruits of sin, however innocent they may appear or beautiful to the eyes of men. God salvages the individual by liquidating him and then...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 20 January 2020 17:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Occultism and the Roman Catholic Church

 
January 21, 2020
The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the true Christian church founded by Peter, who it claims Christ chose to be the first Pope. Supposedly, as the Bishop of Rome, Peter established that city as the hub of...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Monday, 20 January 2020 16:04

Husband of One Wife and Fighting Sexual Sin

On today’s Warriors of Grace episode, Dave talks about what it means to be a husband of one wife, along with providing strategies to learn to fight sexual sin with Scripture, joy in the Lord, and other practical guidance. What you’ll hear in this episode What it means to be a one-woman...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 20 January 2020 16:03

John Knox: The Founder of the Presbyterian Church

When we consider the Reformers, we may picture strong men and women with booming voices that echoed around the gathered crowd. We picture them as fearless, rebuking whoever contradicted the true teachings of Scripture, calling out heresy for what it was. But this isn’t the picture of John...

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Written by Lara d'Entremont
Monday, 20 January 2020 16:02

Christ-Centered Teaching: How His Kingdom Comes

Introduction What is the message we have to preach, but this? “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Recently I preached this core Christian message. It was recorded, and subsequently broadcast on several sites that ended up on the Internet. I often receive replies to these messages, and...

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Written by Michael Milton
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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Written by Matt Recker
Monday, 20 January 2020 16:00

Joy Is Better than Fun

“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” (Jeremiah 15:16) People today seem ... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 20 January 2020 15:53

The Spurious Nature Of Mary's Bodily Assumption

Thus, the Transitus literature is the real source of the teaching of the assumption of Mary and Roman Catholic authorities admit this.59 It was partially through these writings that teachers in the East and West began to embrace and promote the teaching. But it still took several centuries for...

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Written by Jesse
Monday, 20 January 2020 14:13

Yet More Dumb Memes and Sayings Featured

Christians can say and share the most foolish things:

The world always has been filled with goofy ideas, dumb ideas, and just plain false ideas. But with the advent of the internet, we seem to have far more of them – or certainly much easier and quicker access to them. Simply open a social...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 20 January 2020 14:05

January 21: Rev. Samuel Eusebius McCorkle

In His Time, the Lord Will Raise Up a Man.

There is so much that could be told here about our subject today. Samuel Eusebius McCorkle was born in Pennsylvania, near what is now the city of Harrisburg, in 1746. His parents were godly Scots-Irish settlers who raised their children in the fear of the...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Monday, 20 January 2020 14:00

The Cutting Edge: Technology Church Ministry

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All churches employ forms of modern technology to assist them in the tasks of outreach, discipleship, community, and worship. This raises the question as to whether the Bible provides the church with any guidelines or principles for choosing and using appropriate forms of technology in carrying out...

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Written by Bob Gonzales
Monday, 20 January 2020 14:00

71 - Mind-Blowing Evidence to Enhance Your Confidence in Christianity, with J. Warner Wallace

Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this episode is not to be missed!

What evidence is there that Christianity is true? As it turns out, quite. a. lot. 

Discovering the evidence for Christianity (and again, there is a lot of it) can have a profound impact on the confidence of believers. How...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Monday, 20 January 2020 13:59

What If the American Church Had One Day of Persecution?

What if the American church had one day of severe persecution, a day like those endured by many brothers and sisters in Christ in other nations?

One ministry focused on persecution and tracking developments around the globe claims North Korea is the most unsafe place for believers in Jesus. The...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Monday, 20 January 2020 13:10

The “Amputation” Approach to Changing Your Primary Story

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In this series so far, I’ve laid out one of the challenges facing the church today: we affirm the public truth of the gospel but live as if another story is primary. The narrative that gives our life meaning and direction is a lesser story, not the Scriptural one.

  • Growth in Christlikeness...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Monday, 20 January 2020 13:02

The Spirit's Presence from the Old to the New Testament Featured

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Jan 21, 2020
There is an interesting view that circulates around the church about the Holy Spirit. It goes something like this. In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit did not indwell anyone but only remained with people. However,...

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Written by Jeffrey Stivason
Monday, 20 January 2020 13:00

Recall What God Remembers Featured

I remember…the kindness of thy youth. — Jeremiah 2:2

Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me? There is...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Monday, 20 January 2020 12:08

The dangers of ‘charismatic conditioning’.

The following presentation from ‘The Messed Up Church’ Steve Kozar’s YouTube Channel, is like a trip down memory lane for some of our contributors and readers – a reminder of the ‘fear tactics’ they were so often exposed to in their former churches....

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Written by churchwatcher
Monday, 20 January 2020 12:08

One of the Most Overlooked Reasons Why We Should Trust the Bible

When deciding what to believe about the Bible, who should we listen to? That’s a rather basic question, and I suppose there are many possible answers. We could listen to our friends—maybe a r…

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Written by memoirandremains