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, 25 May 2020 20:07

A Gushing Fire Hydrant of Grace

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In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,

and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.Eph. 1:13–14

Gracious Father, sometimes reading...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 25 May 2020 20:00

Back to the Sources: Notes on Chesterton the Historian

G.K. Chesterton wore many hats in his lifetime. His enterprises as a writer, philosopher, and theologian yielded a majority of the recognition, but we ought also consider Chesterton the historian. Chesterton—though it was not explicitly amongst his primary faculties of study—greatly...

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Written by Jane Lewis
Monday, 25 May 2020 20:00

Wood, Hay, and Straw

In his first letter to the church at Corinth Paul talks about how each of us is working on a metaphorical building.
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. (1 Cor...

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 25 May 2020 20:00

Snatch them From the Flames Online Conference Featured

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 25 May 2020 20:00

New Ape Kind Exhibit Installed at Creation Museum

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In less than two weeks (June 8, 2020), we welcome guests back to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter—we can’t wait! By the time we open, we will have been closed for almost three months, and that has given our skeleton staff of exhibit designers, artists, and fabricators who were...

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Written by Ken Ham
Monday, 25 May 2020 19:51

Review: Faith Alone by RC Sproul

 

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RC Sproul. Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, January 17th 2017. 262 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Evangelical Christians would say sinners can be saved by placing their faith in Christ apart from their own works yet is this doctrine...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 25 May 2020 19:00

Turning the Other Cheek Featured

Here’s an excerpt from Turning the Other Cheek, Michael Aitcheson's contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Jesus' command to turn the other cheek (Matt. 5:38) probably strikes many of us as odd, at least at first. At best, it seems that Jesus is advocating neutrality from the victimized,...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 25 May 2020 18:50

Is God Calling Us to Fast? (part 3)

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Fasting is a key to freedom. Let me say that again: Fasting is a key to freedom. It bears repeating, because – let’s face it – ‘freedom’ and ‘enjoyment’ aren’t exactly the first words that spring to mind whenever we think about fasting. It tends to...

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Written by Phil Moore
Monday, 25 May 2020 18:01

The Dumbest Conspiracy Theory in History Featured

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The Coronavirus pandemic has brought much destruction to the health and wealth of the world. Our lives have changed dramatically and will be affected for the unforeseeable future.  

It has also brought about a whole lot of conspiracy theories. Some that might have at least a tiny bit of...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 25 May 2020 18:00

The Pillar and Ground of the Truth

“These things write I unto thee, hoping to come into thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 25 May 2020 18:00

What To Trust In

 
May 26, 2020
It is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues or our righteousness; but only in God's free pardon, as given us through faith in Jesus Christ. —John Wycliffe (c. 1320s – 31 December 1384, English scholastic philosopher, theologian, biblical...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:36

Live Images Are Not Living Persons Featured

Our technologies have come a long way from when John wrote, likely using a reed-pen on a papyrus sheet, “I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink; but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face.” (3 Jn. 1:13-14)

In the centuries since...

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Written by David
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:04

Repentance and Leadership in the Home: What It Means to be the Chief Repenter in the Home

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season three, Dave discusses what biblical repentance is and why it matters, persistent sins and biblical repentance, and what it looks like practically for men to be the chief repenter in their home. What you’ll hear in this episode What...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:03

A Christian Reading Manifesto

Modern technology has launched us into the stratosphere of learning. With the click of a mouse or a few keystrokes, we can access information from around the world and gain a treasure chest of knowledge. Smartphones are at the forefront of the new technological frontier and provide users with a...

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Written by David Steele
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:03

The Future of Fundamentalist Education: Students

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By every indicator, historic, mainstream fundamentalism is a shrinking movement. Churches are shrinking. Fellowships are shrinking. Mission agencies are shrinking. Schools have closed and those that remain are scrambling for students.

Furthermore, the churches are producing fewer young people who...

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Written by Kevin Bauder
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:02

How Paul Led from a Distance: A Model for Pastors Leading From A Distance

The apostle Paul led from a distance. His letters demonstrate deep affection for his readers, a longing to see them again, and his ongoing burden to lead well, even while apart. For example, Paul wrote to the Philippian church from a prison cell in Rome.  But his Roman imprisonment did not...

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Written by Jeff Mingee
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:01

Christ’s Word and the Believer

Colossians 3:16-17, “16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:00

Modalism Redux? The Idea of “Person” in Classical Trinitarianism

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The doctrine of the Trinity tells us there is “One Being, three Persons.” Of course, it’s more complicated than all that, but we’ll leave it there! In this definition, what is a “person?” That’s a hard question. Two main views are common today; the...

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Written by TylerR
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:00

A Thousand Generations

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The other day I was musing on my spiritual heritage, and thanking God for all the people he used to bring my parents to faith in him. On Dad’s side it stretches back generations. On mum’s side it includes a teacher, who took her RE class to a Billy Graham Crusade, where mum responded...

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Written by Jennie Pollock
Monday, 25 May 2020 17:00

“Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration,” with Dr. Anthony Bradley

Justice issues are ever prevalent in modern society. Moreover, conversations around justice are often co-opted by overly simplistic solutions. Dr. Anthony Bradley (Professor of Religious Studies at The King’s College in New York City and Research Fellow at the Acton Institute) joins Matt and...

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Written by Caleb Wait
Monday, 25 May 2020 15:13

Bible Study Helps: Ezra Featured

Here is some help for your study of the book of Ezra:

Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book, broken up sometime during the early church. Along with Esther, these make up the final three historical books which appear just before the Wisdom literature. Ezra and Nehemiah tell the story of the...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 25 May 2020 15:00

Think As Jesus Taught Featured

Pray without ceasing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:17

We think rightly or wrongly about prayer according to the conception we have in our minds of prayer. If we think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts, we think rightly. The blood flows ceaselessly, and...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:24

Comments On The Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation Rendering Of Acts 20:28

        “Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own Son.” (Acts 20:28, New World Translation, emphasis added) ...

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Written by Jesse
Monday, 25 May 2020 13:39

Bible Study Helps: Nehemiah Featured

Here are some aids to assist you as you study Nehemiah:

Nehemiah continues the story we find recorded in the book of Ezra. Just as with Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book in the Hebrew Bible. They both tell one story which covers a period of around a century....

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 25 May 2020 12:43

Chronological Bible Reading Psalm 131, Psalm 138-139, Psalm 143-145.

25 May 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, Psalm 131, Psalm 138-139, Psalm 143-145. 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...

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Written by wbmoore
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:46

The Chosen

Two friends at our church recently told us about a TV show that follows the book of Luke. I was interested so my wife and I decided to give it a watch to see how close it was to the book of Luke. The name of this series is called, “The Chosen.” We’ve since watched the entire first...

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Written by modres
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:46

Downgrade at Southern Seminary: Critical Theory Al Mohler (Part III)

In the third and final installment of the “Downgrade at Southern Seminary” series, Russell Fuller talks about Jarvis Williams and  Matthew Hall’s critical theory laced teachings and the effect they have had on some students. He also recounts the story of Dr. Albert...

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Written by Jon Harris
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:44

Still Growing

On our 21st wedding anniversary, we drove to a neighboring town with all three kids and ate Chick fil A in our car. There were no dressed up fancy dinners or trips to new and fun places. We refereed squabbles between the kids while we ate our (rather unsatisfying) grilled chicken nuggets and drank...

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Written by Melissa
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:43

Union with Christ: A Matter of Life and Death

“Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means!” This is how the apostle Paul responded to the idea that God’s abundant grace might cause us to embrace sin rather than fight it. In explaining why the Christian should not indulge in sin, the apostle expounds on the...

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Written by Clayton Kraby
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:00

Why You Get Embarrassed

 

-Episode 2698-

One of the easiest sins to fall into is the need for the approval of people: it can easily become an idol in our lives if we seek their approval more than God’s approval. In today’s episode, Todd outlines some ways we can spot whether we have a fear of man issue and...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:00

From the Library: GA 800

By Zachary Skarka

Zachary Skarka (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a doctoral student at the University of Birmingham and an adjunct professor at Southeastern University in Bradenton, FL. His doctoral thesis is “The Text and Transmission of Colossians” under Professor H.A.G....

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Written by Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:00

Trauma and the Trinitarian “God of All Comfort” (Review) Featured

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In the latest issue of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, I co-authored a book review with Chris Gibson, a PhD student at Gateway Seminary. Chris and I have been working on the doctrine of divine impassibility and how it relates to human suffering. So when we saw Scott...

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Written by Fred Sanders
Monday, 25 May 2020 09:40

Comparing Spiritual Things With Spiritual Things

"The subject of verses 12 and 13 is the doctrine of inspiration. In verse 12 Paul talks about the content of inspiration. That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. In verse 13 his concern is with the communication of inspiration which things (the things freely given) also we...

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Written by Jesse
Monday, 25 May 2020 09:37

VOR Rewind – Encouraging One Another for the Glory of God Featured

This week, let’s look back to when Rich and Chris took time to remind Christians to use their godly gifts to encourage one another in Christ.

The post VOR Rewind – Encouraging One Another for the Glory of God appeared first on Slave to the King.

Authors: Chris Hohnholz...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Monday, 25 May 2020 07:40

05/25/2020

•Steve Lawson on how to bring church-goers to Christ
•Ray Comfort gives a better alternative to Altar Calls
•The Word of God cuts to the heart
•The important difference between Lament and Grumbling
•Jesus was the happiest human who ever lived
•Modernizing Jane Austen in all the wrong ways

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Written by joey
Monday, 25 May 2020 07:00

Termites Featured

by Mike Ratliff

10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written,“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me,And every tongue shall give praise to...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 25 May 2020 05:41

Grace in a Town Called Malice?

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Well, Happy Birthday to Paul Weller, whose songs have been the soundtrack to my life. We've been to see him live several times. His gigs are often brought to a rapturous conclusion by the old Jam hit, Town Called Malice (Ooo, yeah). The 1982 song has a catchy Motown beat, but the...

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Written by Guy Davies
Monday, 25 May 2020 05:27

“American Gospel: Christ Alone” Is Now On Netflix

For far too many American and global Christians, the “prosperity gospel” is all they know of Christianity. For far too many Christians what the Scriptures actually teach about the law and the gospel is almost entirely unknown. Their leaders and influences are . . . Continue reading...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 25 May 2020 04:24

A New Investigation of the Resurrection: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Loke

image What does the latest evidence show about the resurrection of Jesus? How are naturalistic alternatives faring? Sean interviews professor Loke about his new book.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Monday, 25 May 2020 03:54

Apologists: Get on TikTok!

image TikTok presents an opportunity for apologists to enter the conversation. Here's Sean's quick advice and thoughts from joining TikTok.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Monday, 25 May 2020 03:34

Canaanite Prisoner Scene

There is an interesting article related to a find by a six year old child at Tel Jemmah/Gama near the Gaza border in The Times of Israel here. Supposedly, it is "3,500-year-old depiction of a naked, humiliated Canaanite prisoner and his victorious warden." The clay artifact found in March is...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 25 May 2020 03:30

An Inheritance the Hands to Receive It

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children” (Prov. 13:22).

This is one of the tasks of faithful parents, leaving an inheritance to their grandchildren. This inheritance should be understood biblically, which means it must be understood as both material...

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Written by Toby
Monday, 25 May 2020 03:14

What Is a Christian's Duty to Unjust Government? Featured

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This guy, angry that Grace Community Church yielded to the 9th Cicuit Court's ruling banning church meetings in California this weekend, Tweets at me: "An unjust law need not be followed."I'm appalled at how many people who profess to believe Scripture echo that sentiment. Nero was...

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Written by Phil Johnson
Monday, 25 May 2020 02:42

Psalm 21 Links

I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some helpful links that I discovered during my research. It includes a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 21 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in...

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Written by BibleX
Monday, 25 May 2020 02:00

Can You Change the Face of Missions in Africa?

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This sponsored post was written by Phil Hunt and Ben Straub on behalf of Central Africa Baptist University in Kitwe, Zambia, a university I have visited and believe in.

When you hear the phrase “missions in Africa,” what image comes to mind? For previous generations of Americans and...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 25 May 2020 02:00

Can You Change the Face of Missions in Africa?

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This sponsored post was written by Phil Hunt and Ben Straub on behalf of Central Africa Baptist University in Kitwe, Zambia, a university I have visited and believe in.

When you hear the phrase “missions in Africa,” what image comes to mind? For previous generations of Americans and...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 25 May 2020 01:28

A Continent-Wide Sumo Wrestling Contest

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As most of you know by now, just the other day President Trump said that churches, synagogues, and mosques needed to be opened up ipso pronto. This was said with a true populist instinct, because thousands of churches were gearing up to open anyhow, regardless of what their governors...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 25 May 2020 01:14

Why General Revelation isn't enough to get you into heaven Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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I was saved from God's wrath because God in His uninfluenced will decided before the foundation of the world that He would create me and then save me in His perfect timing. Salvation comes through the work of Jesus on the cross, to die for our (my) sin as having lived as the...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 25 May 2020 00:55

Sacrifices To Remember On Memorial Day

Some things should never be forgotten. Remember these selfless sacrifices today and follow their example for a bright future. Have you ever forgotten something of importance? A birthday? An Anniversary? An Appointment?  It is easy to do. Why? People are forgetful. The Bible gives us many...

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Written by admin
Monday, 25 May 2020 00:54

Weekly Podcast Roundup (05/24)

image Unbelievable? Justin hosts a tribute show to Christian apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020). Reasonable Faith Matt Fradd of Pints with Aquinas interviews Dr. Craig on a range of topics. Veracity Hill In this episode Kurt talks to Dr. Matthew Bates on the issues of salvation,...

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Written by Mark Lester