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

Friday, 29 May 2020 04:07

Treating the Underlying Disease Featured

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Something has gone terribly wrong the world and it must be made right. There is genocide, terrorism, corruption, authoritarianism, racism, world wars, human trafficking, slavery, abortion, environmental disaster, exploitation of children, greed, abuse, anger, addictions, etc. There is rightly a lot...

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Saturday, 16 May 2020 04:12

Moral Outrage and the Quest for Power Featured

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image It is not difficult to notice the overwhelming number of people who express their moral outrage toward social and political issues on social media. They find it natural to pronounce judgment on issues that offend them. Ironically, many of these same persons find the idea of the final judgment of...

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By Dr. Jared Moore

Introduction

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is currently embroiled in a controversy over the doctrines presented by Revoice. This is Part 4, the final part ( Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 ) of a multi-part series responding to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 05:37

Private Prayer is the Christian's Strongest Refuge in Trouble Featured

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by Thomas Brooks

In times of great trouble and trials, in times of great afflictions and persecutions, private prayer is the Christian’s food and drink. It is their chief city of refuge or shelter and hiding place in a stormy day. When the saints have been driven by violent persecutions into...

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By Dr. Jared Moore

Introduction

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is currently embroiled in a controversy over the doctrines presented by Revoice. This is Part 3 (Part 1, Part 2) of a multi-part series responding to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of Revoice. I wrote my dissertation...

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 03:17

Post Truth Featured

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We live in a post-truth era. In this secular age, truth is determined, not by any objective criteria, but is a social construct arbitrarily defined by a subjective community preference. But having no objective truth to look to, all that's left is power. Instead of having common ideals, this has...

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 09:54

The Failure of Secular Epistemologies Featured

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by Jason Lisle

Non-Christian worldviews would make knowledge impossible.  By this, I certainly do not mean that non-Christians can’t know anything.  Clearly they can.  But this is despite their worldview and not because of it.  My point is that if reality were the way...

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Monday, 27 April 2020 03:34

The Gospel in the Pentateuch (5 eBooks) Featured

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Saturday, 18 April 2020 03:54

We Found Myanmar Gold Featured

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Have you ever heard of Myanmar? Maybe by now you have, but a few years ago most of us had to Google it to find out. It was the new name for Burma. We’ve all seen Crab Rangoon on a menu somewhere, but few Westerners had ever been to this central city in Myanmar...

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Part 2 – Dear PCA, Don’t Let Revoice Fool You: A Response to Revoice’s Frequently Asked Questions

By Dr. Jared Moore

Introduction

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is currently embroiled in a controversy over the doctrines presented by...

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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 09:34

What is Justifying Faith? Featured

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What is justifying faith? I shall show, 

(1.) What it is not. It is not a bare acknowledgment that Christ is a Savior. There must be this acknowledgment, but that is not sufficient to justify. The devils acknowledged Christ's Godhead. "Jesus the Son of God." There may be an...

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Thursday, 09 April 2020 07:24

Reformation Theology Reading Guide Featured

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In bringing you this list, it is our hope to bring honor to God by exalting Jesus Christ in providing the biblical and theological works (both contemporary and classic) that we believe best reflect the Scriptires' teaching on grace and the Christian life. Below I've put together this concise guide...

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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 10:02

Self-Righteousness Featured

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"He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others." — Luke xviii. 9.

ARE there none to whom this parable is applicable in the present day? Truly, if it were so, the ministers of Jesus would have comparatively a light...

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By Dr. Jared Moore

Introduction

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is currently embroiled in a controversy over the doctrines presented by Revoice. This is the beginning of a multi-part series responding to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of Revoice...

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:32

The Means of our Effectual Call Featured

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The ordinary means which the Lord uses in calling us, is not by raptures and revelations—but is,

(1.) By His Wordwhich is "the rod of his strength" (Psalm 105:2). The voice of the Word is God's call to us; therefore He is said to speak to us from heaven (Heb. 12:25). That is,...

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 07:10

10 Ways Affliction Works for Good Featured

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(1). Affliction works for good, as it is our preacher and teacher—"Hear the rod" (Micah 6:9). Luther said that he could never rightly understand some of the Psalms—until he was in affliction. 

Affliction teaches what sin is. In the word preached, we hear what a...

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Monday, 23 March 2020 07:13

Adversity Featured

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by Terry Johnson

Background Reading:Romans 8:26-39; Genesis 50:15-21

In 1858, a gifted young Presbyterian missionary named John G. Paton sailed with his wife and infant son to the New Hebrides in the South Pacific to begin missionary work among the islanders. Within a few months of arrival, both his...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 03:03

Don't Confuse Justification with Regeneration or Sanctification Featured

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BY JOHN MURRAY, RALPH ERSKINE, WILLIAM PERKINS, JAMES USSHER, JAMES BUCHANAN

“The epistle to the Romans is concerned with this very subject, the justification of sinners. That is the grand theme of the first five chapters in particular. Romans 8:33,34 conclusively shows...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 03:00

Don't Confuse Justification with Regeneration or Sanctification Featured

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by John Murray, Ralph Erskine, William Perkins, James Ussher, James Buchanan

“The epistle to the Romans is concerned with this very subject, the justification of sinners. That is the grand theme of the first five chapters in particular. Romans 8:33,34 conclusively shows...

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BY THOMAS R. SCHREINER

Is definite atonement actually taught in the Scriptures, or do prejudiced interpreters read it into biblical texts? I. Howard Marshall asks the right question: “Is it possible to interpret the election statements in such a way as to be consistent with the universal...

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By Thomas R. Schreiner

Is definite atonement actually taught in the Scriptures, or do prejudiced interpreters read it into biblical texts? I. Howard Marshall asks the right question: “Is it possible to interpret the election statements in such a way as to be consistent with the universal...

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Saturday, 14 March 2020 09:05

Particular Redemption in John 17 Featured

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At the beginning of Jesus' High Priestly prayer in John 17, of Himself He declares, "you have given him authority over ALL FLESH, to give eternal life to ALL whom you have GIVEN HIM." (v.2)  This statement is universalin His authority over all flesh and particularin that He refers...

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Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:00

Prayer is Abandoning Reliance on Self Featured

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Prayer is abandoning my reliance on me and running toward the rest that can be found only when I rely on the power of God.

Prayer abandons independence. Prayer forsakes any thought that you can make it on your own. Prayer affirms dependency. Prayer acknowledges weakness. Prayer...

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Monday, 09 March 2020 06:50

The Work of the Holy Spirit and the Strengthening of Faith Featured

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by Theodorus Vandergroe

LORD’S DAY 25 

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. —ROMANS 10:17 

Question 65: Since then we are made partakers of Christ and all His benefits by faith only, whence doth this faith proceed? 

Answer: From the Holy Ghost, who...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 07:46

The Method of Grace Featured

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by George Whitefield

"They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace." - Jeremiah 6:14

Authors: john_hendryx...

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