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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliott

The Message of the Missionary

From Steven J Lawson’s book entitled Famine in the Land he gives this quote: Noah’s message from the steps going up to the Ark was not “Something good is going to happen to you!” Amos was not confronted by the high priest of Israel for proclaiming, “Confession is possession!” Jeremiah was not put into the […]

Rob Bell invites heretical mystic woman to speak

  Phyllis Tickle (She’s the one on the right. And yes, that’s her name, and that’s what she does to the ears) was invited to speak at a pagan shrine in Grand Rapids, MI recently. The shrine to the gods is headed by emergent guru Rob Bell, and was host to this woman who quoted all kinds of […]

What exactly IS a “unicorn” anyway?

We hear from the skeptics so often, that the Bible can’t be trusted because it talks about “unicorns.”  The word “unicorn” comes from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) rendering the Hebrew word raeim as monokeros, meaning “one horn.” And, of course, it is a lightning rod for those who fancy themselves as intellectuals, yet are too smart […]

Wolf!

And I wonder how many “Christian” bookstores still carry this man’s books. HT: A Little Leaven

Sermon of the week: “Men After God’s Own Heart” by Carey Hardy.

For the next few weeks (leading up to Father’s Day) DefCon’s sermon for each week will be directed toward men, husbands, and fathers. We begin with this week’s message by Carey Hardy Men After God’s Own Heart from the 2005 Shepherds’ Conference.

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In the ordinance of singing, we must not make noise, but music; and the heart must make melody to the Lord. Augustine complained of some in his time, that “they minded more the tune than the truth; more the manner than the matter; more the governing of the voice than the uplifting of the mind;” […]

The life and death of Madalyn Murray O’Hair.

In spite of this documentary attempting to paint Atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair in a favorable light, you can’t help but see the irony of her life in the oddity surrounding her death. In this documentary the true O’Hair is revealed including a domestic incident which resulted in her battery on police officers which led to […]

Home Bible study illegal in San Diego?

WorldNet Daily in this post is reporting about government persecution of a home Bible study in San Diego, California. Here’s one quote from the article: “The Western Center for Law and Policy is troubled by this draconian move to suppress home Bible studies,” said the law center in a statement. “If the current trends in […]

Lest We Forget – THANK YOU!

Through almost 223 years of America’s history, boys (and in more recent years girls also) have said goodbye to parents and with heads held high have marched off to serve their country.  Many of those years have actually been years of peace and a great number of those brave soldiers have never been required to […]

The brewing storm and the coming demise of Defcon.

There’s something in the air. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but you can feel it. It’s not necessarily tangible but you can sense its impending approach. It is persecution. And not just “they-laughed-at-me-because-I-go-to-church” persecution that we’ve all come to consider as persecution here in America, but an intense, relentless, horrifying persecution. A […]

Dr. Steven J. Lawson: “What Is the Purpose of the Law? (part 2)” (Galatians 3:21-25)

Galatians 3:21-25 (NASB)–21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law. 22 But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith […]

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Divisions and separations are most objectionable in religion. They weaken the cause of true Christianity…But before we blame people for them, we must be careful that we lay the blame where it is deserved. False doctrine and heresy are even worse than schism. If people separate themselves from teaching that is positively false and unscriptural, […]

A convicting insight from a Mennonite gospel tract.

An honest evaluation reveals that not all is well today with twenty-first century Christianity. There are trends that should alarm us, even among the so-called fundamentalists. One of these trends needing urgent attention is the loss of holiness—the absence of a Bible-based, God honoring expression in the daily lives of many professing believers in Christ. […]

Just what DOES 1st Timothy 2:4 mean, anyway?

As a sequel to this post. And again, should we differ on our views, may we always remember charity. 1st Timothy 2:4 is another verse some use to say that God’s will is that all men be saved. But is that what it really says? Let us allow God’s written word be the final arbiter. […]

Sermon of the week: “Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship” by John MacArthur.

Your sermon of the week is Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma by John MacArthur. This is a great examination of the unholy worship of a false goddess advanced by the Romish religious system. You can download both parts below. Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship (Part One) Exposing the Idolatry of Mary […]

Just what DOES 2nd Peter 3:9 mean, anyway?

(Left: George Whitefield; Right: John Wesley. Two men who differed greatly concerning election, yet for all their differences, accorded the other as being very devout and godly men. Should we disagree, may we be as charitable.) ———————————————————- Yesterday morning, in a group prayer before worship service, one of the fellows in the group quoted 2nd […]

The Unsung Hero

Often not knowing all the reasons why, she nods her head in submission as to the Lord when her husband shares the news that he believes the gospel is to be shared with a tribe who live on another planet in a distant galaxy who speaks “Klingon” and who wear nothing but toothless grimaces and […]

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There is very little understanding or desire for biblical truth and theology even among Christians. The Bible is not being expounded in many pulpits today. Christian radio saturates the airwaves with talk shows and psychology experts. Christian magazines aimed at the laymen are full of testimonies but devoid of solid spiritual food, and so few […]

Our Hero Lives.

Have a blessed Lord’s Day.

Dr. Steven J. Lawson: “What Is the Purpose of the Law? (part 1)” (Galatians 3:15-20)

15 Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it. 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to […]

Our Daily Bread Crumbles??

Few who personally know me realize I have concerns over the devotional publication entitled Our Daily Bread. This little publication gives a daily text reading from the Scripture accompanied by a little story of some kind designed to give encouragement as the reader travels the rat race of life for the day. However, when the […]

Have You Considered?

I edited this post to make it distinct from the video on African baptisms. Ask as you read – Have I considered the life of a missionary? May this encourage you to pray more fervently for those who serve the Lord of the Harvest! The rest of this post can be found at The Desert […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (Answer 24)

Notice the little picture above. It is an Oriborus. I really think it symbolizes Mormon theology, because if you share the truth with a Mormon long enough, their theology will start to eat itself. Tower To Truth Question: 24. If the Adam-God doctrine isn’t true, how come D. & C. 27:11 calls Adam the Ancient […]

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One might clothe a leper in the finest white silk to cover his sores, but immediately the corruption of his flesh would bleed through the garment, leaving it as vile as the man it seeks to hide. So are the “good works” of men before God. They bear the corruption of the man who does […]

Are You Staying?

HT: artribou

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Wanting to listen to the Word is inevitable if men and women are born again and have become Christians. A babe…has an instinct for milk. He wants it!…He is alive and wants the mother’s milk, and rightly so. The point is clear. One simply cannot be a Christian and have no desire for a knowledge […]

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The church of Christ can as little bear continual prosperity, as long adversity: a calm is sometimes as dangerous as a storm. Many are the temptations and snares of a prosperous condition: it breeds hypocrites; errors and heresies spring up like weeds in rank ground; professors are apt to grow remiss and careless, wanton and […]

Wanda Sykes wishes Rush Limbaugh would die

And who is that laughing at the prospect of another man’s death? Barack Obama himself. The man that so many who claim to be Christian voted for, because he managed to pass himself off as a “Christian”–and now we are reaping the consequences. The man who found a wool coat at a thrift store to […]

Sermon of the week: “Whoever Controls the Schools Controls the World” by Voddie Baucham.

Hold onto your hats. Your sermon of the week is a scathing blow to the concept of government education by Voddie Baucham entitled Whoever Controls the Schools Controls the World. Baucham clearly lays out the argument against Christian parents subjugating their parental responsibilities to the Godless, Marxist behavioral engineering centers known as public schools. All […]