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Richard Dawkins: How to successfully avoid a question by not answering the question.

Richard Dawkins is dumbfounded after being asked to “give an example of a genetic mutation or an evolutionary process which can be seen to increase the information in the genome” – quite a reasonable question that one would expect Oxford University’s Professor for the Public Understanding of Science – so adamant in his belief in […]

Sermon of the week: “A Scriptural Critique of Infant Baptism” by John MacArthur.

John MacArthur completely obliterates the erroneous doctrine of infant baptism in this week’s sermon of the week: A Scriptural Critique of Infant Baptism. This can be considered a follow-up to Coram Deo’s original posting (the transcript of this sermon) found here. If you are curious about the doctrine of infant baptism: why it’s practiced in […]

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Grace will bring a man to Heaven without working miracles, but working miracles will never bring a man to Heaven without grace. – Matthew Henry 1662 – 1714

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A Christian not yielded to the Spirit does not manifest the Christ-life.  The Spirit of God has to permeate a life if that life is to radiate Him.  We cannot do anything apart from being filled with the Spirit. I have a glove.  If I say to the glove, “Play the piano”, what does the […]

Bezel333: “21st Century signs and wonders”

Once again, Bezel uncovers the truth using a little thing called “Scripture” to debunk the claims made by the Satanic signs and lying wonders crowd who take God out of the box and make Him dance like He’s their own little puppet.

The preaching of the cross is foolishness . . . to Mormons.

The Mormon organization has no problem with Masonic symbols, occultic symbols, and even inverted pentagrams adorning their temples, but they draw the line when it comes to that offensive cross. The two most common ‘excuses’ they provide for their aversion to the cross are: 1). “The cross is a pagan symbol.” And the pagan symbols […]

Should All Christians Witness?

I have been challenged by a commenter on this post to explain why I say every Christian has been commanded to proclaim the gospel. I appreciate his challenge, because it has motivated me to further my understanding of what the Bible teaches about evangelism. The Great Commission I had been faced with the objection that […]

Creation vs Evolution.

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If man is merely the result of a cosmic accident, there is no inherent dignity or value in human life. In fact, it was this type of evolutionary thinking that led to the atrocities of the Nazi regime in Hitler’s Germany. If there are races of people who represent a higher level of evolution than […]

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For myself, as I am ashamed of my dull and careless heart, and of my slow and unprofitable course of life, so, the Lord knows, I am ashamed of every sermon I preach; when I think what I have been speaking of, and who sent me, and that men’s salvation or damnation is so much […]

Young Girl With More Guts Than Most Christian Men

There is little doubt that it takes guts to step out of our comfort zone to proclaim the gospel. Several men in my church have admitted to me that they’re just too scared to go out witnessing. It’s all right to be scared. It’s not all right to let your fear cause you to be […]

Sermon of the week: “Seeing the Risen Christ” by Jonathan Sims.

Your sermon of the week is Seeing the Risen Christ by Pastor Jonathan Sims of Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church in Tennessee. Unlike the unbiblical foolishness masquerading as “Christianity” among the Laodicean landscape this past Resurrection Sunday (e.g. AC/DC Sunday at New Spring) this message by Pastor Sims was all about Christ and Him crucified; true […]

Film review: “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas”

I don’t usually do this–in fact this is a first (and probably a last) for DefCon–but I have a secular movie recommendation. Before you think I’ve lost my mind, hear me out first. I gave up secular movies over two years ago for obvious reasons (sex, violence, profanity, etc.) in addition to the fact that […]

In a world without God, rape can be moral.

Kyle Butt cross-examines Atheist Dan Barker in regards to the morality of rape.

Book Review: “The Robber’s Cave” by Charlotte Maria Tucker.

Yet another fine book from the Lamplighter Series of Rare Books. Written in 1887 by Charlotte Maria Tucker under the alias of A.L.O.E. (A Lady of England), The Robber’s Cave is a good read for all ages. It is suspenseful, reflective, and entertaining. Furthermore, Tucker is not afraid to show Roman Catholicism (the religion practiced […]

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If the Holy Spirit were taken away from the New Testament church, ninety percent of what they did would come to a halt. But if the Holy Spirit were taken away from today’s church, only ten percent of what it does would cease. – A.W. Tozer

Another example of Mormons “not attacking” another religion.

Anyone who tries sharing the true gospel of Jesus Christ with a Mormon will eventually (if they haven’t already) run into the tried and true LDS tactic of pulling the victim card. They’ll say, “We have never attacked anyone’s religion, why are you attacking us?” Well, not only has this claim by Mormons been proven […]

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I cannot see how any man deserves to be called “holy,” who willfully allows himself in sins, and is not humbled and ashamed because of them. – J.C. Ryle 1816 – 1900

John MacArthur on Mark Driscoll – Part 2

As a follow up to the original piece John MacArthur on Mark Driscoll there has been a flurry of recent activity on several fronts addressing what seems to be fast becoming a latter day Great Downgrade Controversy of sorts. Recently Phil Johnson, director of Grace to You, editor of several of John MacArthur’s books, co-pastor of the […]

Perry Noble’s message from AC/DC Sunday

Well, I went and did it. I took the plunge and listened to Perry Noble’s message from this past AC/DC Resurrection Sunday. Nah, I wasn’t surprised. Just the kind of ear-ticklingly good pop-psychology pep-talk I expected. With a little bit about Jesus thrown in. Here’s the summary: 1st 4 minutes–Talked about American Idol. Not a […]

Barack O’Telepromter: So Christian, he can’t stand to see Christ’s name

Not sure which is more telling. The fact that Barack O’Telepromter is ashamed to have people see the name of Christ. Or that the Roman Catholic goatherders at Georgetown University acquiesced to his wishes. From FOXNews: Georgetown University hid a religious inscription representing the name of Jesus during President Obama’s address there Tuesday, has […]

Man Retreat 2009.

Maranatha Chapel is planning their Man Retreat 2009 for this May, and they needed a really cool theme. I can only imagine the planning went something like this: (The following exchange is purely fictional, but sadly, the end result is not) Hip and Relevant Pastor: We need something to attract the men to our summer […]

Happy birthday DefCon.

Yesterday, April 15th, marked DefCon’s one-year anniversary. Since changing from Reformation Nation to DefCon one year ago, we’ve had over 370,000 views and our top three posts are: Taking a closer look at Todd Bentley . . . literally. How Do You Read Romans 1:16? John MacArthur on Mark Driscoll. Thank you to all our […]

Ten more (very) quick Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

1 (Also for LDS) 2 (Also for LDS) 3 4 5 6 7 8 (Also for LDS) 9 10 To see the first ten (very) quick questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses, click here.

Ten more (very) quick questions for Mormons.

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Was Christ “tempted”–or “tested”?

Here is an article I posted at my own blog a while back. With the back-and-forth still going on here concerning Mark Driscoll’s assertions that Jesus wanted to have sexual relations with a woman, I decided it was high time to post it here, for easier reference. Here is Mark Driscoll’s comment that Jesus had […]

Sermon of the week: “Conquest and Compromise” by Brian Borgman.

Your sermon of the week is Conquest and Compromise from the book of Judges by Brian Borgman of Grace Community Church. He shows how in the wake of great triumph, the Israelites (much like us with the world and culture we are in) begin “living with” the Caananites and “tolerating” their wicked practices, and soon […]


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Answering a student’s question, “Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?” thus, it is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved. Charles Spurgeon

Debates: Walter Martin vs Bishop John Spong.

The late Christian Apologist Dr. Walter Martin takes on the heretic Bishop Spong in this fifteen part debate on the topic of morality, homosexuality, and other sexual ethics. The first four videos set the tone for the debate as Spong denies the physical resurrection of Christ and His deity.