Proverbs
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:3-4

The Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:1-5

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John 14:6

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Defending Contending

Redemptive Historical Perspective - Thu, 17 Apr 2014
From Dispensationalism Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow by Grover Gunn  In Reformed interpretation, the unifying theme that is the key to understanding the development of redemptive history is the saving work of Jesus Christ. God created Adam and gave him the earth to rule and to subdue. Because of Adam’s fall into sin, the earth was […]

Blasphemy in Song - Sun, 13 Apr 2014
For those who know the background or meaning of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, the following is a public service announcement. Blasphemy in Song by Laurence M. Vance by Laurence M. Vance This past weekend, since it was the closest weekend to the Fourth of July holiday that we observe today, churches all across America […]

Is the Mosaic law tripartite? - Fri, 11 Apr 2014
Is the Mosaic law tripartite? By Maël Introduction During my last semester at SEBTS, I took a Christian Ethics class. It seems customary, when studying Christian ethics, to assume that the Mosaic law is tripartite, which means that the Old Testament law is assumed to be divided into three parts: moral, ceremonial, and civil/judicial. Following […]


Do Not Be Surprised

No Compromise Radio: Is Keller Off Center?

"Make a Decision" to Get the Gospel Right

Sunday Morning Praise


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Ligonier Ministries Blog

Youth-Driven Culture

Sending "Everyone's a Theologian" to Asia, Africa, and South America

Do Your Duty


m’Kayla’s Corner

The Missive “bible” and the gay youth pastor - Tue, 25 Mar 2014
Originally posted on My Word Like Fire:
The pastor of the mega-church sat behind his polished mahogany desk, wincing as the fierce pounding assaulted his temples. The youth pastor would be here any minute now. With growing anxiety, Pastor Billy Rapp…

Once An Alcoholic, Always An Alcoholic, THE Lie….A Testimony - Sat, 01 Feb 2014
I received the following testimony as a comment, and wanted to share it as an article. Thanks and blessings, Doug! Dear Readers, First and foremost, hats off to Mkayla,for not braking ranks in this WAR! Okay, I have a story … Continue reading

Warnings, Jacob Prasch - Wed, 29 Jan 2014
This a valuable, in-depth study of the apostasy noted in 2 Thessalonians 2, that Jesus repeatedly warned about in Matthew 24, commonly known as the Olivet Discourse. I hope all my readers take the time to listen, especially those who … Continue reading


Moriel Ministries

Is John Mac Arthur Running Scared from a Fair Debate? - Fri, 18 Apr 2014
April 18, 2014 James Jacob Prasch WHEN YOU CAN’T RESPOND TO THE VIDEO CLIP – EDIT IT AND EVADE THE ISSUE  IS JOHN MAC ARTHUR RUNNING SCARED FROM A FAIR DEBATE? PHIL JOHNSON’S HATCHET JOB EDITING OF THE ORIGINAL CLIP CERTAINLY MAKES THIS LOOK TO BE THE CASE A recent challenge by Jacob Prasch to publicly [...]

Noah and the ‘Rewritten Bible’ - Thu, 17 Apr 2014
April 17, 2014 by Anthony Royle Before I watched the film of Noah I thought the film would be a case of ’this is how it really happened’. I imagined that the story of Noah would be demythologized in order to rationally explain that climate change caused the flood, the flood was localised, Noah would [...]

Four Blood moons are Coming - Thu, 17 Apr 2014
January 6, 2014 by Mike Oppenheimer We have been hearing from a number of people on four Blood (red) Moons for 2014, making it is a unique and significant event. We are told the first of these four Blood Moons is to occur on Passover (Pesach) 2014 and through October (Sukkot) 2015. We are reminded [...]


Pyromaniacs

Can You Persuade Me? - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You may speak in your defense.”

So Paul, gesturing with his hand, started his defense: “I am fortunate, King Agrippa, that you are the one hearing my defense today against all these accusations made by the Jewish leaders, for I know you are an expert on all Jewish customs and controversies. Now please listen to me patiently!

“As the Jewish leaders are well aware, I was given a thorough Jewish training from my earliest childhood among my own people and in Jerusalem. If they would admit it, they know that I have been a member of the Pharisees, the strictest sect of our religion. Now I am on trial because of my hope in the fulfillment of God’s promise made to our ancestors. In fact, that is why the twelve tribes of Israel zealously worship God night and day, and they share the same hope I have. Yet, Your Majesty, they accuse me for having this hope! Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead?

“I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the very name of Jesus the Nazarene. Indeed, I did just that in Jerusalem. Authorized by the leading priests, I caused many believers there to be sent to prison. And I cast my vote against them when they were condemned to death. Many times I had them punished in the synagogues to get them to curse Jesus. I was so violently opposed to them that I even chased them down in foreign cities.

“One day I was on such a mission to Damascus, armed with the authority and commission of the leading priests. About noon, Your Majesty, as I was on the road, a light from heaven brighter than the sun shone down on me and my companions. We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is useless for you to fight against my will.’

“‘Who are you, lord?’ I asked.

“And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future. And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

“And so, King Agrippa, I obeyed that vision from heaven. I preached first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do. Some Jews arrested me in the Temple for preaching this, and they tried to kill me. But God has protected me right up to this present time so I can testify to everyone, from the least to the greatest. I teach nothing except what the prophets and Moses said would happen— that the Messiah would suffer and be the first to rise from the dead, and in this way announce God’s light to Jews and Gentiles alike.”

Suddenly, Festus shouted, “Paul, you are insane. Too much study has made you crazy!”

But Paul replied, “I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. What I am saying is the sober truth. And King Agrippa knows about these things. I speak boldly, for I am sure these events are all familiar to him, for they were not done in a corner! King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do—”

Agrippa interrupted him. “Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian so quickly?”

Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.”


Slaughter of the Sheep

Mark Driscoll: Plagiarism – Thou Shalt Not Steal! - Thu, 05 Dec 2013
Recently, Janet Mefferd, host of the syndicated radio show, The Janet Mefferd Show, interviewed Mark Driscoll on her broadcast.  On the November 21st show, she expressed deep concern that parts of Driscoll’s new book, A Call to Resurgence (14 pages to be … Continue reading

Paul Crouch, Founder of TBN, Dies - Sat, 30 Nov 2013
Paul Crouch, founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, has passed away.  Remember the Crouch family in your prayers, more specifically, that they would come to repentance. It’s still too soon to tell, but all indications are that Matt Crouch will be … Continue reading

Spin Control: Sorry for the Hassle - Wed, 30 Oct 2013
In responding to the news article exposing his new mansion, Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, apologized to his congregation for all the hassle they have gone through because of his taste for fine things. It sounds … Continue reading


Sola Dei Gloria

Dave Garrison documents global surge in Muslims leading Muslims to Christ - Wed, 23 Apr 2014
This is wonderful encouraging news. Praise God for what the Holy Spirit is doing among Muslims Missiologist Dave Garrison documents global surge in Muslims leading Muslims to Christ. He calls it, “Unprecedented.”  After traveling 250,000 miles through Dar al-Islam (“House of Islam”) as Muslims call their world, career missiologist David Garrison came to a startling […]

The Passion of Jesus: So that we can be accepted - Fri, 18 Apr 2014
The Book of Isaiah, written around 700 years before the coming of Jesus Christ, is quoted more times in the New Testament than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures. Why? Because Isaiah 53 so explicitly refers to the Lord Jesus it doesn’t need much by way of explanation. Indeed it became so obvious that […]

New York Times calls on U.S. administration to drop peace efforts - Wed, 16 Apr 2014
Haaretz posted an article this evening concerning the NYTimes call for the U.S. administration to drop peace efforts. I agree. It’s long past time the United States stops wasting it’s time. We need to call Kerry home or send him where his presence is really needed, and immediately cancel the recent multi-billion dollar “gift” allotted to […]


The Cripplegate

Center Church: summary and contextualization - Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Timothy Keller’s recent work, Center Church (CC), is a substantive book on ecclesiology and philosophy of ministry.  It has received a lot of attention since it was released last September.  With its graphic, glossy hardcover, and double columns throughout, the 395-page volume has the look and feel of a textbook.  I believe that is what […]

Shepherds’ Conference 2015 - Tue, 22 Apr 2014
In case you haven’t heard. . . next year’s Shepherds’ Conference promises to be one of the most memorable and impactful yet. If you’re thinking about coming, you should plan to register sooner than later. (The conference is already more than half full.) You can check out the promo video here.

A Resurrection Riddle - Mon, 21 Apr 2014
Linda Lou Taylor only got married once…for love. It was in 1957. Linda was sixteen and she married 31 year old George Scott, whom she loved deeply. The marriage lasted seven years, ending in a regrettable divorce. After that Linda gave up on the idea of marrying for love, and instead began to marry, it […]


The Watchman’s Bagpipes

The Convicting Spirit

What Do You Put In Your Mind?

Where, O death, is your victory?