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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Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:00

Remarkable Soap

 
May 28, 2020
“But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap” ( Malachi:3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:22

Praying Against Enemies Featured

How should we understand biblical prayers against one’s enemies?

Some might think I got my title wrong, and that I meant to say ‘Pray For Your Enemies’. Yes, there certainly is a place for that, as Jesus stated (Matthew 5:44, eg.). But is there also a place to pray for justice, and...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:21

Is God Calling Us to Fast? (part 4)

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John Wesley was no stranger to global crisis and revival. Thankfully for us, nor was he shy in sharing some of the wisdom that he learned. When he looked back on the key factors that had turned the tide in his own equivalent of our coronavirus crisis, he put his finger on the biblical discipline of...

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Written by Phil Moore
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:04

The Meaning and Purpose of Verbal Plenary Inspiration

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Verbal Plenary Inspiration?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Theopneustos and Verbal Plenary Inspiration. The Old Testament and the Inspiration of Scripture. The New Testament and Inspiration....

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:03

Theological Triage – 2nd Order Issues Part 2

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave consider how to preach and teach second-order issues, respond when second-order issues are denied, and approach issues and people with love and humility. What You Will Hear on This Episode How to preach on second-order doctrines. How to respond when...

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Written by Andy Cain
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:03

Bearing the Yoke in Your Youth

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Armchair sociologists are already calling them “Generation C.” A recent article in The Atlantic, put it this way: “Generation C Has Nowhere to Turn: Recent history suggests young people could see their careers derailed, finances shattered, and social lives upended.”1 The...

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Written by Gordon Dickson
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:02

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard

Discipleship is one of the most important aspects of Christian parenting. The young hearts of children are very impressionable and need to be carefully guarded and led. It is for this reason why it is crucial to start discipleship early in a child’s life. Proverbs 22:6 reminds us that if we...

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Written by Zach Kendrick
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:01

Husbands, Wives, and Children

Colossians 3:18-21, “18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:00

How Should We Respond to Injustice and Incompetence?

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I was planning to write this post early in the UK’s lockdown, assuming that we would see many situations where leaders made poor choices and were criticised and moaned about on social media. But there was surprisingly little of that. Yes, there was slowness to provide PPE for those who needed...

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Written by Jennie Pollock
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:19

“Hope and Help for the Anxious Heart” Seminar Video

GracePoint Counseling, a ministry of Tri-County Bible Church in Rensselaer, Indiana, has graciously made the recording of Tuesday’s webinar available to the public via this YouTube video.

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Written by Paul Tautges
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:00

Following the Science

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I have nothing to say against real science.  But isn’t it interesting that the people who talk most about “following the science” usually don’t know much about the science?

Today we have a vaccine for chickenpox, which is much safer than the disease.  Get your...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 15:50

United Nations New World Order – Luciferian Happiness Ruse!

Much is happening as we head deeper into the New World Order on the back of manufactured chaos.  

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 15:00

Unquestioned Revelation Featured

And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. — John 16:23

When is “that day”? When the Ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. In that day you will be one with the Father as Jesus is, and “in that day,” Jesus says, “ye shall ask Me nothing.” Until the...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 14:44

A Discussion of Cessationism

Pastor Joel Ellis discusses the question: Why Do Confessionally Reformed Christians Believe Miraculous Gifts and New Revelation Are No Longer Given to Christians?

4:09 – Distinguishing Acts of God: Miracles and Extraordinary Providence

7:06 – Distinguishing Views: Cessationist,...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 14:36

Are Acts 15 And Galatians 2 Different Accounts Of The Same Incident?

        There is debate as to whether the Apostle Paul in Galatians 2 was recounting the Jerusalem Council of Acts 15. Points of resemblance would include incidents happening at Jerusalem with the same individuals and the same themes being objects of discussion. Both texts...

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Written by Jesse
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:56

Chronological Bible Reading Psalm 111-118.

27 May 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, Psalm 111-118. 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
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:55

Loke: Investigating the Resurrection

Andrew Loke has several lengthy responses to critics of his new book Investigating the Resurrection in this thread. That said, there's a mixture of things with which I'd agree and things with which I'd disagree.

Loke's book is currently free on Amazon Kindle as well as on his Academia.edu (pdf).

Au...

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Written by Hawk
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:44

U.S. Says Hong Kong’s Autonomy Is Gone

The Trump administration said it could no longer certify Hong Kong’s political autonomy from China, a move that could trigger sanctions and have far-reaching consequences on the former British colony’s special trading status with the U.S.

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the...

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Written by Hawk
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:28

The Grieving Pastor and the Future Church

Our church met inside our building on Sunday for the first time since mid-March. As the pastor, Chad has been through several phases in the past two months, from the exhaustion of ministering in the early days, tending to all of the financial needs, the fear, the online production, to the parking...

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Written by Melissa
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:56

The Conscience Challenge We Face Featured

Romans 13-14 Should you take the cash or not? Imagine for a moment that you’re walking around your neighborhood to get some fresh air. You’re deep in thought, minding your own business,…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:00

Self-Awareness . . .

“Well, he would be a fool if he weren’t, honey. And he is no fool. How could he not be after you? I thought we put a mirror in your room. Did you break it?”

The Man in the Dark, p. 55

The post Self-Awareness . . . appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:00

Responding to the Problem of Evil

-Episode 2700-

Atheists love to throw around the argument of why a good God would allow evil in the world. In today’s Witness Wednesday episode, Todd brings back some open-air preaching and shows us how he responded to the issue of evil.

The post Responding to the Problem of Evil appeared...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 07:56

05/27/2020

•Witness Wednesday on the college campus
•Tash just doesn’t care about religion
•Payton sees design in computers but not in nature
•Tiernan the Irish Catholic was told by a priest to become an agnostic

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Written by joey
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 07:47

Agglomeration

The Good - For Education and/or Edification
Admonishing with tears — the job of apologists. And it SHOULD be the job of pastors and elders.
Formerly known as male and female.  Thought-provoking article.
Good review of Rick...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 07:03

Ruth 4:5

Gary Rendsburg has a fairly technical explanation here of how he understands Ruth 4:5. Although the discussion is technical Rendsburg does a good job explaining things. I am not sure I agree with the conclusion but it is worth considering.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 07:01

God Prefers His Strength

One of the common misconceptions of Christians is that God prefers weakness. And sometimes this misconception is exploited by those who hate God and His church. Some might point to Israel’s weakness at the Red Sea or the weakness of David a young shepherd boy or the weakness of Daniel and his...

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Written by Toby
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 07:00

For God So Loved the World Featured

by Mike Ratliff

16 οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:42

Suffering By Grace

Saved by grace is a term that flows off our lips comfortably. If you have been an evangelical Christian for long, the phrase is as natural as saying your name. Suffering by grace just does not sound correct as it rolls off your lips. It sounds awkward. Nevertheless, we must deal with Paul’s...

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Written by David Prince
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:28

Do Churches Need Alliances to Say that Churches are Essential? Featured

imageBrett McCracken tries to rally the gospel allies under the banner of the the notion that church is essential. Of course, as a mild-mannered evangelical, he refuses to to give offense: “I’m not suggesting churches should defy government directives, deeming themselves...
 

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Written by D. G. Hart
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:23

On Being a Blessing in Your Local Church

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As everyone well knows, this virus situation has been a very difficult and complex issue for churches. It’s difficult and complex because it has to do with a variety of issues, from health to politics to laws to biblical principles to various views on these issues. I don’t want to...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:10

Comments On The Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation Rendering Of 2 Peter 1:1

        "Simon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have acquired a faith as precious as ours through the righteousness of our God and the Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:1, New World Translation, emphasis added)        "Simon Peter, a...

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Written by Jesse
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 05:50

NC Governor Admits Wearing Masks Nothing More than Virtue-Signaling, Says Do it Anyways

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there has been much debate over whether or not face masks actually do anything to protect people from the disease. Evidence is largely mounting that it does not. Nonetheless, leftists are continuing to fear-monger and insist that doing so will somehow help mitigate...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 04:30

“Dr. Bryan Loritts” Touts Questionable Doctorate from School with “F” Rating

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Well-known author, speaker and pastor, Bryan Loritts, who was just hired by J.D. Greear’s Summit Church, claims to be a “Dr.” on his website, Instagram, and Twitter.

Yet Loritts has no earned doctorate. And the honorary doctorate he does have is from  St. Thomas Christian...

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Written by Julie Roys
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 03:34

Creatures of Habit

Mahatma Gandhi wrote:  “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”  Since the word...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 03:31

Iranian Father Beheads His 13-year-old Daughter in “Honor Killing” During Sleep

DAILYMAIL — A 13-year-old Iranian girl has been beheaded in an honour killing by her father while she was sleeping, local media have claimed.  Romina Ashrafi was killed with a farming sickle in her family home in Hovigh, Talesh county, as a form of ‘punishment’, reports...

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Written by Curated News
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 03:01

Bart Ehrman Stuff, then Valentinian Gnosticism

Talked a little about a new video from Ancient Paths TV about Bart Ehrman, playing a few clips and making application. Then we gave an introduction to a vitally important variant of Gnosticism in ancient history, Valentinianism. Don’t let the name dissuade you, this is really important...

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Written by James White
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 03:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—A Subtle Takeover in Process

 
May 27, 2020
Posing as scientists of the psyche, or soul, psychologists and psychiatrists have taken over as the experts who alone can define normal behavior. Martin L. Gross explains: “As the Protestant ethic has weakened in...

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Written by TBC Staff - CT
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:17

Our Gracious Host: Pursuing and Keeping (Psalm 23:6) Featured

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Throughout Psalm 23, David reveals the personal nature of his close relationship with the Lord. David has said “me” a total of six times, “I” four times, and “my” seven times. In this beloved psalm, David writes a total of seventeen personal references in only...

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Written by Dr. Steven J. Lawson
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:11

Book Blurbs: Rick Marrs, Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered

Erik Herrmann talks with Richard “Rick” Marrs about Marrs’ new book, Making Christian Counseling More ChristCentered, which focuses on the relevance of a Lutheran law and gospel dynamic in Christian counseling. Marrs is the director of the Master of Divinity and Residential...

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Written by Editor
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:00

The Cross Amidst a Plague: Choosing Cruciformity Over Self-Interest

In the weeks leading to Easter, Americans found themselves, religious or not, on an enforced fast from normal life. The liturgical feelings associated with Lent became the daily realities of uneasiness, mourning, fear. There are the real personal fears, the grinding fear of exposure, the concerns...

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Written by Billy Boyce
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:24

False Prophet Says He Doesn’t Fear Coronavirus Because His Son, Wife Raised From the Dead

Andrew Wommack is a popular Word of Faith teacher who twists the Word of God, teaching false doctrines such as “positive confession” and “seed sowing.” In his online commentary, he teaches, “we can actually bind up the positive results of sowing and reaping in...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:48

Flying the Fear Flag

Introduction

We need to begin with the question, the answer, and the qualification.

The question is why are Americans so afraid to die? The answer is that we are afraid to die because we deserve to die, about which more in a minute. And the qualification is that, of course, not all Americans are...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:24

Jen Hatmaker Says “LGBTQ Christians” Preach in Her Church, Calls For Mass Exodus of Conservative Denoms

Jen Hatmaker, who first publicly renounced Christianity in an interview with Jonathan Merritt — a gay activist and son of former Southern Baptist Convention president, James Merritt — and says she first questioned Evangelical Christianity because gay people couldn’t have sex with...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:21

Revoice Revisited with Jared Moore Josh Gielow

imageSouthern Baptist Jared Moore joins Presbycast to discuss Revoice and the PCA.

 

Authors: Chris Bolt...

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Written by Chris Bolt
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:18

Most Americans Distrust the Media

imageMake no mistake: the media have been successful at shaping public opinion. I don’t want the media to report in favor of my worldview all the time, I’m just asking why not report truthfully – to both sides – and let the people decide. ...Think about the state of today’s...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:00

Why did the lead vocalist of a Christian rock band abandon belief in God?

imageA conflict of worldviews

Carla told me about this celebrity singer who decided to leave Christianity. Since we’ve had a few high profile departures, I thought it might be worth giving my very controversial view on Christian musicians, artists, athletes and celebrities. I’ve always been...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:50

Christian Rockstar Loses His Faith. 3 Big Lessons for the Church.

image Jon Steingard is the former guitarist and singer for the band Hawk Nelson. He no longer believes in God. Sean shares 3 important lessons for the church.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:29

Unity: Goal or By-product?

In the midst of the ministry battles of today and the ensuing clash of beliefs, there is often a call for unity. Understandably so. But will it ever work to make unity the goal? At best, such an attempt can only produce a surface unity. True unity is a by-product, not a goal.

Jesus speaks to this...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:05

Video: “The Incomparable Christ — Part Four” by Alistair Begg

Since the beginning, man has been rebellious. By nature, instead of trusting God’s wisdom and goodness, we assert our right to rule over our own lives. By grace, though, God established Jesus as the ultimate King to subdue us to Himself, to defend and keep us, and to conquer our enemies....

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:17

22-Year Professor at Southern Seminary Accuses School of Knowingly Hiring False Teachers

If you’ve been following the drama since the firing of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor, Russell Fuller, then you’re probably aware of the the explosive claims the highly-respected theologian made regarding the liberal drift the school has seen over the last several...

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Written by Jeff Maples