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

imageAfter 25 weeks, I thought we’d take a break in our “Answering the rebuttals of a Catholic apologist” 50-week series with this index of the 25 topics we’ve addressed so far. I’ll also post a complete index after we finish the series. I really appreciate everyone’s...

 

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on December 16, 2015 and has been revised.

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Evangelical minister, Rob Zins (above photo, right), has been reaching out to Roman Catholics with the...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:05

Reading about Martyn Lloyd-Jones during lockdown

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imageLloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire By Jason Meyer Crossway, 2018, 274 pp.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, I was determined to read something written by or about Martyn Lloyd-Jones so I downloaded this book to my Kindle.

Welsh-English pastor, Martyn Lloyd-Jones...

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imageThe popular idols of our post-modern era are tolerance, plurality, and relativism. Tolerance and plurality can be excellent guiding principles in some situations, but NOT when essential truth is at stake.

We have only one authority, God’s Word, and only one Gospel; the Good News! of salvation...

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Today, we continue with our series responding to “Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs” (2019), written by Karlo Broussard. With this next chapter, the Catholic apologist continues his section on Sacraments and the specific topic of...

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After returning to the Lord in 2014 after my very long prodigal “season,” the Lord introduced me to some solid Bible teachers, past and present, including D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981). I’ve read several books by and about MLJ and also enjoyed the 2015 documentary,...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 20:38

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #32

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imageIt’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. Thankfully, the technical problems that we had last week have been resolved.

First, we have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana preaching on Rahab the prostitute...

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Today, we continue with our series responding to “Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs” (2019), written by Karlo Broussard. With this next chapter, the Catholic apologist continues his section on Sacraments and the specific topic of...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:36

Throwback Thursday: Sorry, no unbaptized babies allowed!

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on December 17, 2015 and has been substantially revised.

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The Roman Catholic church boasts that it’s Semper eadem, always the same, but even a...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 20:17

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #31

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imageIt’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which normally means we would have had two sermons preached by the brethren down in Arkansas. However, due to technical difficulties, the sermons for Sunday, April 26th from Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana and from Holly Springs Missionary Baptist...

 

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The archdiocese of New Orleans is the 22nd U.S. Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy. Church officials cite the rising claims of survivors of priest abuse in combination with the sharp decline in contributions due to the COVID-19...

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Today, we continue with our series responding to “Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs” (2019), written by Karlo Broussard. With this next chapter, the Catholic apologist continues his section on Sacraments and the specific topic of...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on December 22, 2015 and has been revised.

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Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification By R.C. Sproul Baker Books, 1995, 219 pp.

I’v...

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 20:04

Inside the Vatican – Worldly grandeur but no Gospel

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imageInside the Vatican Oxford Films, 2019, 1h 54m Originally broadcast on PBS April 28, 2020

(Note re: single star: While the production standards of this documentary are quite high, the false “spirituality” it promotes is deadly)

I noticed an advertisement for this 2-hour, PBS documentary,...

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Today, as part of our “Kazan Redux” series, we’re going to re-review director Elia Kazan’s seventh film, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” As I re-watched “Streetcar” for this post, I thought about how viewers have been ambivalently fascinated and repulsed...

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In the photo above, six nuns act as vanguard in the procession of an alleged Jesus wafer (circled) through the streets of Washington, D.C. Roman Catholics believe the consecrated bread wafer is actually Jesus Christ and accord it...

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Today, we continue with our series responding to “Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs” (2019), written by Karlo Broussard. With this next chapter, the Catholic apologist continues his section on Sacraments as he moves from the topic...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on December 28, 2015 and has been revised.

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Stepping Out in Faith: Former Catholics Tell Their Stories Edited by Mark Gilbert Matthias Media, 2012,...

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Monday, 27 April 2020 20:53

Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #29

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imageIt’s Two-fer-Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. Both of these sermons were preached on Resurrection Sunday, April 12th.

First, we have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana.

Next is Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly...

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Sunday, 26 April 2020 20:08

Only Jesus and “Lordship Salvation”

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imageOnly Jesus: What It Really Means To Be Saved By John MacArthur Thomas Nelson, 2020, 173 pp.

In this small book, Pastor John MacArthur presents the genuine Good News! Gospel of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. As part of his presentation, MacArthur...

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 20:24

Dated but decent info about the New Age Movement

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Peace, Prosperity, and the Coming Holocaust By Dave Hunt The Berean Call, 2008, 282 pp.

Eschatology (theology of the endtimes) is not one of my strong interests. I received this book, written by evangelical apologist, Dave Hunt, and subtitled, “The New Age Movement in Prophecy,” as a...

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 20:14

“Saved? I don’t need to be saved!”

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imageIn my Friday “Answering the rebuttals of a Catholic apologist” series, I get into some heavy-duty comparative theology, but sometimes an anecdotal story can be quite illustrative.

I have five older sisters who were brought up in Roman Catholicism and attended Catholic grammar school and...

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Saturday, 18 April 2020 20:25

Resurrection Sunday 2020 Redux

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imageMy wife and I enjoyed an unusual Resurrection Sunday last week and I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts about it.

I was a Roman Catholic for twenty-seven years before I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and the Catholic liturgical calendar is one holy day/holiday after another, so I had my...

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Today, we continue with our series responding to “Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs” (2019), written by Karlo Broussard. With this next chapter, the Catholic apologist continues his twelve-part section on the Sacraments. Broussard...

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Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Today, we’re going to revisit a post that was originally published back on November 27, 2015 and has been completely revised.

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Prior to 2002, sporadic reports of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests had been...

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