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

I was browsing Sermon Audio recently, listening to certain people when I came across a sermon that I found to be exceptionally good and edifying by Pastor Jordan "J.D." Hall. It is linked below.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:49

Right Vs. Almost Right

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have noticed a tendency common among my fellow Reformed and Calvinistic brethren to let down our guard when it comes to those who believe in predestination. We often tend to give them a free pass and withhold discernment if they have a correct understanding of the Doctrines of Grace. Instead of testing all things against Scripture, we let certain
Saturday, 07 May 2016 15:42

The Truth About Jeremiah 29:11 Featured

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​"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11, ESV)
This verse is often taken by modern Christians and applied to themselves. However, there are some very serious issues with that. When people pick out a single verse without reading the
Jen Hatmaker, an evangelical speaker who often hangs around the likes of Beth Moore, put out a post in late April that seemed to take a soft stance on homosexuality, not once calling them to repentance or even making the clarification that homosexuality is a sin.
​As you can see, this post initially makes the mistake of assuming that there is
C.S. Lewis is a loved writer by much of modern Christianity. While almost no one will deny he is a brilliant writer, many people have brought up concerns about his theology. Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio said, "Let's just avoid C.S. Lewis, and when someone is quoting C.S. Lewis to you all the time, I worry about them." (Source). Similarly,
For a while, thought the Moravians were scripturally solid. However, last year, I heard a radio broadcast from Wretched Radio, and Todd Friel was speaking of said cult's beliefs (Similar, but not exactly, to this clip). I read more into it, and sure enough they believed heresy. They believe the Holy Spirit was a woman, who was born when Jesus was
Almost every time someone points out the evils of partnering with heretics, sharing the stage with false teachers, or in any way violating the “one degree of separation” rule clearly laid out in Scripture, the complaints of labeling them “guilty by association” begin. This never fails. If someone were to mention that John
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 08:03

Another Year of God's Mercy and Grace

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I wrote this post a few days before I posted this. By the time the first of you are reading this, I will be celebrating my 17th Birthday in some way or another. As I look back on my past year of life, I know that God has been very merciful on me and gracious to me in many ways.He has continued to give me His gift of salvation, despite the fact
Russell Moore is the leader of the ERLC, which is the portion of the Southern Baptist Convention that is fully devoted to ethics. As a result, he has spoken on things such as Immigration (Even going as far as to call Jesus an illegal immigrant), Animal Rights (Calling it "a Gospel Issue), Donald Trump (I actually agree on Trump), and Racial
Monday, 28 March 2016 13:02

Post-Easter: What Now?

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This article was written by my friend, Pamela Couvrette, and originally appeared on her blog, Guarding the Deposit. You can find the original article here.
Easter reminds true Christians of how much Jesus loved us; yes, even through every scornful word and undeserved beating that He received on the way to, and eventually on Golgotha.
This Sunday, like many years before it, children will wake up and go to get the Easter Baskets. Some day near this Sunday, families and Churches and community places will hold Easter egg hunts. I believe that these matters are a matter of Christian liberty (Similar to eating meat sacrificed to idols in 1 Corinthians 10). As long as it is not used
At the last Shepherd's Conference, both Paul Washer and Phil Johnson gave very good talks. Paul Washer spoke in the way only Paul Washer can do, connecting Substitutionary Atonement, God's Wrath, Total Depravity, Original Sin, the Active Obedience of Christ, Imputation, Propitiation, and Regeneration all into one beautiful message. 
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 11:12

Concerns About the Ministry of Steven Furtick Featured

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Steven Furtick recently released his new book, "(Un)Qualified". Given the context around his book, I don't think he quite understands what describing himself as unqualified means (That he shouldn't be holding the pastoral office). This new book has to bring in the question: Is this sloppy wording, or is this an unintentional mention of guilt?
  1. Not
As Christians, we use a lot of cliches to make certain points or purvey certain messages. However, these cliches can often times be poorly worded, if not blatantly unbiblical. Here are just a few examples of cliches that can be both harmful and erroneous. 

1. Only God Can Judge Me

In one sense, it is true that God is the judge of the universe
The other day, I was listening to an episode of Pastor Chris Rosebrough's "Fighting for the Faith" podcast (This episode), I got to listen in on one of Pastor Rosebrough's Sunday School lessons. In that lesson, he told of a historical Lutheran Chaplain named Henry Gerecke. Henry Gerecke is notable because he was the chaplain selected to minister
Benjamin Corey, a Pro-Gay, Anti-Gunpacifist, has recently put out a series of articles with attacks (In the form of questions) against Penal Substitionary Atonement. If you don't know what that word is, Penal Substitutionary Atonement basically means that Jesus died in our place. Jesus suffered the wrath of God so that we do not have to. Here, I
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 07:03

Concerns About the Ministry of Rick Warren Featured

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Rick Warren is the pastor of Saddleback Megachurch and the author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold over 30,000,000 copies. He is undeniably popular and well liked throughout the visible church. However, some concerns have arisen in his ministry that must be addressed, and in light of these issues we must question as to whether or
Saturday, 12 March 2016 10:58

Jefferson Bethke Teaches Word of Faith Heresy Featured

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Last month, Jefferson Bethke, who is known for his video that confuses the definition of religion (You can see Kevin DeYoung's response here), decided to tackel the issue of profanity. He starts out saying that the issue is, "not as black and white as we like to make it out to be." At that point I was already expecting some sort of error in the
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:06

Concerns About the Ministry of Beth Moore Featured

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Beth Moore is by far the most popular female teacher in the Southern Baptist Convention. However, just how sound is Beth Moore? Is her teaching Biblical, or is she twisting God's Word and teaching things she ought not to teach? Here are a few points to show the issues with Beth Moore's ministry.
  1. Beth Moore lacks severely in the Discernment area.
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:02

The Oklahoma Tragedy Featured

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In the past week in Oklahoma, a particular bill was able to gain traction and support. What did this bill propose? The total abolition of abortion. However, this bill has faced heavy opposition. At first glance, one may think that those who opposed it would be liberals and those who are supporting of abortion. I wish that were the case. The same
Adam4d's Parody site, The Babylon Bee, recently tackled a common theme among evangelicals when a popular movie comes up that a Christian probably shouldn't go to see. This theme is to try and find the Gospel Theme among evangelicals who go to see the movie under the guise of trying to find Christian elements in a movie that isn't Christian. Be
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:21

Concerns About the Ministry of Andy Stanley Featured

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Yesterday a sermon clip arose about Andy Stanley saying that people who attend small churches are selfish and hate their kids. Because of the backlash, Stanley apologized, so I will not be talking about this here. However, the event has caused many people, even some of his fans, to call to question just how good of a teacher that Andy Stanley
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 16:02

Anne Graham Lotz's Faulty Prayer Advice Featured

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On February 25th this year at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Anne Graham Lotz (Who has told people to pray like Honi ha-M'agel) spoke at "An Evening With Anne". 900 people attended this event. Eventually, Lotz came to the question, "What can one person do when we're faced with a mess or a disaster?" Her response? It closely
On February 20th, Marcus Rogers, a professing Christian Rapper, released a video attacking the Doctrine of the Trinity. He made an argument for what appeared to be Partialism. While he called the Trinity, "false doctrine" and "man made", he appeared to not truly understand it (In the short 3 minutes he spoke, the only thing he ended up refuting
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:03

Joseph Prince Posts Word of Faith Heresy on FaceBook Featured

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In the above picture you can see Joseph Prince claiming that we need to speak God's Word over our situation. He then takes John 15:7 out of context and claims that, "Your miracle is in your mouth!" This Word of Faith heresy is a teaching that stretches back to E.W. Kenyon and it teaches that our words have power and that we, like God in Genesis 1,
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