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John Piper on Hell.

Part One – 5:20 Part Two – 3:25

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We must never let doctrinal error go unabated because it dishonors God and deceives the unsuspecting. It defiles the conscience, corrupts the heart, and destroys the soul. According to Scripture, that which flows from the lips of false teachers includes: “strange doctrines,” “commandments of men,” “doctrines of devils,” “damnable heresies,” “traditions of men,” “lies,” “falsehood,” […]

Bezel333: “Benny needs a tank of gas”

Can we all pitch in and help poor ol’ “Pastor” Benny to put a little fuel in his tank? Thanx!

Happy 100,000th.

Today DefCon received its 100,000th hit since its inception on April 15th, (three and a half months ago). I want to thank all the faithful readers who have helped us reach this milestone, and I want to thank the contributors that have been faithful to the cause of defending truth and contending for the faith. […]

How can you tell when professing “Christians” are following the Gospel according to Todd Bentley instead of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

By observing their reaction to someone preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this actions-speak-louder-than-words and the-proof-is-in-the-pudding post from Tony Miano, you can check out for yourself the way Bentley-ites react to the preaching of the Gospel. It’s very revealing; the Gospel is an obvious stumbling block to them. Read all about what happened when […]

The heretic and the not-so-good apologist.

What do you get when a heretic and a not-so-good apologist duke it out on the topic of Hell’s existence? You get a debate that leaves you feeling a little empty . . . like a fantastic opportunity was lost. The one defending the truth of the doctrine of Hell tries with all his might, […]

Movie Review: “The Search for the Real Mt. Sinai.”

In this documentary two explorers take you to the real location of Mt. Sinai and they have photographic and video proof that this is where the Israelites camped, where Moses ascended the mountain, and where God gave him the Ten Commandments. This is an amazing documentary that challenges the traditional theory of Mt. Sinai’s location. […]

Sermon of the week: “The Present Effects of Trembling at the Wrath of God” by John Piper.

Your sermon of the week is The Present Effects of Trembling at the Wrath of God preached only as John Piper can. You can also watch the video or read the transcript by clicking here. This sermon is actually part two of his teaching on God’s wrath (part one can be found here).

“Disney World Doctrine” and other lies of a “kinda’ pastor.”

Shameful. Utterly shameful.

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When discipline leaves the church, Christ goes with it. – John Dagg 1794 – 1884

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The unregenerate do not really believe in the holiness of God. Their concept of His character is altogether one-sided. They fondly hope that His mercy will override everything else. . . . They think only of a god patterned after their own evil hearts, hence their continuance in a course of mad folly. – A.W. […]

Apprising Ministries Is Back Online

By the grace of God, Ken Silva’s Apprising Ministries is back online and now sports a nifty new design too. It is still accessible at http://apprising.org. Hallelujah!

The theology (or lack thereof) of Unitarian Universalists.

After hearing about the recent tragedy (caused by the evil of man’s wicked heart) at a U.U. gathering in Tennessee (and FourPointer’s post on the incident found here), I did a little looking into what this group is about and thought I’d share my discoveries with you. The following information was obtained here. What do […]

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The Church in contemporary America does not need more strategies, steps, or keys to the Christian life. The Church needs truth, and more specifically, the great foundational truths of historical Christianity. – Paul Washer

Where are we ever “safe”?

I’m sure, by now, you have heard the news about the shooting at the church here in Knoxville: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were investigating why an apparent stranger entered a Unitarian church and opened fire during a children’s performance based on the musical “Annie,” killing two, including a burly usher hailed as […]

God will never bless a nation that does this.

It’s amazing what you’ll find in a dumpster in America . . . and we still have the audacity to ask God to bless America. You might as well take all those “God Bless America” bumper stickers off your cars because God will never continue to bless a nation that does what we do. On […]

The March of the Unqualified.

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It may be that a certain profession of religion has become so fashionable and comparatively easy in the present age that the streams which were once narrow and deep have become wide and shallow, and what we have gained in outward show we have lost in quality. It may be that the vast increase of […]

Does anyone else see the similarities?

I discovered the following comparison chart on the blog End Times Deception. Toronto/Brownsville/Lakeland Manifestations Kundalini Yoga Manifestations Uncontrollable laughter Laughing and weeping are as unintentional and uncontrollable as hiccoughs Jerking, tremors, shaking Jerking, tremors, shaking Involuntary body movements Postures or moving one’s body in unusual ways Spontaneous trance states Spontaneous trance states Making animal noises, […]

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What we are afraid to speak before men, we should be afraid to think before God. – The 1777 New England Primer

Studies in Ephesians: Part Eighteen.

Here’s Pastor Mark Escalera’s weekly Saturday sermon series on the book of Ephesians entitled Studies in Ephesians: Part Eighteen.

Catholicism: Crisis of Faith.

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And lest you think that your sins do not deserve this kind of wrath, ponder these four things: It was one sin alone that brought the entire world under the judgment of God, and brought death upon all people (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12). And you have not committed one sin, but tens of thousands of […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 14)

Tower To Truth Question: 14. Why did God encourage Abraham & Sarah to lie in Abra. 2:24? Isn’t lying a sin according to the 10 commandments? Why did God tell Abraham and Sarah to lie when 2 Nephi condemns liars to hell? —————————– FAIR Answer: In the Bible, there are accounts of God commanding or […]

Strange fire.

I am sure some of the people in the following two videos sincerely believe that they are participating in a form of “worship” that is acceptable to God. I grieve for them, especially the young, because I was there not too long ago myself. With very limited Biblical literacy and understanding, I too was swept […]

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Apostasy can have far-reaching and disastrous effects on an entire congregation’s spiritual health. When false teaching goes unchallenged, it breeds more confusion and draws still more shallow and insincere people into the fold. If not vigorously resisted, apostasy will spread like leaven through seminaries, denominations, missions agencies, and other Christian institutions. False teaching thus attacks […]

Sad news from Old Truth.

Jim Bublitz of Old Truth has published his last post (for at least a long time) due to his health taking a serious turn for the worst. You can read his last post here. Please keep Jim in prayer as he suffers daily and still has to face incredible struggles in the future. I fondly […]

When God’s not moving, Todd Bentley moves God.

Just wait long enough and the arrogance of a false prophet eventually always come out. From out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth speaks. HT: Slice of Laodicea

John MacArthur on what the Bible says about Hell

Four videos of Dr. MacArthur expositing the word of God to teach us the truth about God’s eternal justice. Courtesy of YouTube user mikejmon333.

The Crosstalk episode you’ve all been waiting for on Ray Comfort and the Word of Faith conference.

The CrossTalk episode you’ve all been waiting for on Ray Comfort, Word of Faith False Teachings, is here! Ingrid spends a good portion of the show discussing the night she attended this gathering of wolves in Armani suits in which John Avenzini spoke about his new doctrine of “reverse entrapment” that “God” just revealed to […]