Archive | April 2009
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“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings” Genesis 3:7 ‘Adam and Eve’s famous attempt to make clothing of fig leaves perfectly illustrates the utter inadequacy of every human device ever conceived to try to cover shame. […]
I discovered this gem in a response to one of the posts here at defcon from a brother who frequents this site, Manfred. Thank you Manfred for bringing this to my attention by posting this in your response, it truly is inspiring!
Compare this with the anemic churches in America, the putrid gospel that is proclaimed by the likes of Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and numerous others… from Ken Askew of Heartcry Missionary Tears welled up in my eyes as I looked up and saw the faces in the windows. Never before had I witnessed such a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 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 […]
“God wants worshippers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers are those who have learned the lost art of worship. It is inconceivable that a sovereign and holy God should be so hard up for workers that He would press into service anyone who had been empowered regardless of his moral qualifications. The very stones […]
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 […]
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 […]
~Up until the fall of 2003, I lived the most sexually immoral, godless life one could imagine. My sin of choice was homosexuality. ~Before I continue, I want to make clear that homosexuality is not genetic; it truly is a sin of choice. Homosexuality is birthed out of lust. Romans 1:24 says, ‘wherefore, God also […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kyle Butt cross-examines Atheist Dan Barker in regards to the morality of rape.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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, FOXNews.com has […]
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 […]
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 […]
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