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[Jim] did not make a practice of asking members of the congregation to make an overt response to the message, feeling that if the Holy Spirit was at work in the mind and heart of the listener during the meeting, He would continue that work later. –Elisabeth Elliott

I just stopped shopping at Home Depot

From OneMillionMoms: Home Depot seeks children at multiple gay pride parades According to the Nashville Gay Pride website, Home Depot gave over $5,000 to be a major sponsor of its 2009 Gay Pride Festival in June. But simply financing the event wasn’t enough for the big box chain. Home Depot also signed on as a […]

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The practice of leading someone in a sinner’s prayer for their salvation has produced many tares or false converts in churches over the last 100 years (Matt. 13:25-40). This “evangelical tradition” cannot be found anywhere in the New Testament. Those who desire to evangelize God’s way will follow the instructions given by the Lord of […]

What happens when you ask a Roman Catholic priest a tough question?

How much more do you think he would have squirmed in his chair and changed the topic if this had been the question: How can you continue to represent the Roman Catholic religion in light of Romans, Galatians, and Hebrews (just to name three books of the Bible) that all contradict Roman Catholicism and prove […]

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“You would have loved the communion service we had during that weekend…After a few opening remarks we began to pray and sing familiar hymns as different ones led. [Ed] McCully broke the bread and gave thanks for the cup. It took a long time for the single cup and plate to get around to 180 […]

Sermon of the week: “Cheap Imitations of Love” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Cheap Imitations of Love by Phil Johnson. Some say lust is “love.” Some say pre-marital fornication is “love.” Still others say not warning people of God’s coming judgment but letting people live however they want–live and let live–is “love.” In this world where everything is subjective and “love” is […]

Redeeming a vampire?

Not satisfied with the drivel that is known as the majority of what passes as Christian literature today, (obviously a reflection of what’s oozing from most pulpits), the Christian publishing world has long abandoned classic Christian literature like that found in the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s. Today, the Christian book publishing world is moving in […]

Recognizing those who are taking a stand against the current downgrade.

There are few left who continue to be a voice in the wilderness. It seems that warning the flock and taking a stand against the relentless tide of apostasy, heresy, lukewarmness, easy-believeism, and countless other cancers that are plaguing the Body is often met with resistance by the mass lemmings of lukewarm professing Christians and […]

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A woman who focuses on worshiping God will consider carefully how she is dressed, because her heart will dictate her wardrobe and appearance. – John MacArthur

Steven J. Lawson: “The Broken Heart of a Believing Pastor” (Galatians 4:12-4:20)

Galatians 4:12-4:20 (NASB)–12 I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong; 13 but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; 14 and that which was a trial […]

BitterSpring NewSpring defenders–defend this!

From Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries comes this troubling article about one of Perry Noble’s “pastors”. All you defenders of Perry Noble, who like to claim that he has led 175,000 people to Jesus. You tell us to “examine the fruit of Perry Noble’s ministry.” What’s the old saying? Oh yeah. Be careful what you […]

Welcome, Emily Frances Schlueter!

Ingrid Schlueter, host of Slice of Laodicea and The Hope Blog (formerly Hope In Laodicea), gave birth July 22 to a 7 lb, 7 oz. little girl. Please pray for Ingrid, her husband Tom, their son Sam, and new daughter Emily, that God would continue to use them for His glory!! Sam writes at The […]

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If I [as a Christian] commit a sin, I am “conscious” of my sin as a child, not as a convicted felon, and I confess my sin to God as a son confesses to his father, not as a criminal confesses to a judge. I come with confidence into the holy place by the blood […]

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Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me. – Jim Elliot 1927 – 1956

Sermon of the week: “The Glory of Sovereign Love” by Phil Johnson.

Phil Johnson exposits 1 John 4:19 in your sermon of the week, The Glory of Sovereign Love. “We love, because He first loved us.” Johnson provides five points from this passage, all of which attest to the doctrines of grace: 1. The perverseness of our fallen state. 2. The priority of God’s electing choice. 3. […]

Another milestone for DefCon.

Today DefCon received its half-a-millionth visit. Thank you to all our faithful readers, and those who loathe us but for some reason can’t stop reading. – The Pilgrim

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Our Lord’s strong language about the false teachers of the Jews ends here. Those who think that unsound ministers ought never to be exposed and held up to notice, and men ought never to be warned against them, would do well to study this passage. No class of character throughout our Lord’s ministry seems to […]

“Ten reasons NOT to ask Jesus into your heart” by Todd Friel.

Ten reasons NOT to ask Jesus into your heart. By Todd Friel The music weeps, the preacher pleads, “Give your heart to Jesus. You have a God shaped hole in your heart and only Jesus can fill it.” Dozens, hundreds or thousands of people who want to get their spiritual life on track make their […]

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How vain is the presumptuous hope of the wicked, who, notwithstanding their continued defiance of God, nevertheless count upon His being merciful to them. How many there are who say, I do not believe that God will ever cast me into Hell; He is too merciful. Such a hope is a viper, which if cherished […]

The “1914 generation” false prophecy of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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The office of pastor is not one that is to be attained to lightly. If a man desire the office of bishop, he desireth a good work (1st Timothy 3:1). But what is required of such a one? In order to be called a bishop, one must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, […]

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Today, virtually every heresy found in the Christian ranks can be traced back to some form of rejection of the Bible as God’s final authority. It may be pragmatism (which adds success to the Bible); mysticism (which adds experience); tradition (which adds the past): legalism (which adds man’s rules); or philosophy such as psychology (which […]

Seriously, but not literally.

If you wanted  a great example of the genesis for all the errors that we have presently slithering around under the umbrella of Christianity claiming to be truth, look no further than this video from a Bible society. This is heresy at it’s finest: Did God really say . . . ? You can almost […]

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So why do Catholics think we are bashing them when we are demonstrating a compelling love to show them how to escape the eternal lake of fire? It appears to be a pathetically weak defensive ploy to hide their lack of biblical understanding. By calling someone a name, they are released from any obligation to […]

Sandra Tanner: Joseph Smith as a sexual predator

Sandra Tanner, of Utah Lighthouse Ministries, speaks for a few moments about a pedophile prophet–no, not Muhammed, but close–Joseph Smith. From the Manti evangelism seminar (via Mormon Coffee):

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We read not that Christ ever exercised force but once, and that was to drive profane ones out of His temple, and not to force them in. – John Milton 1608 – 1674

I feel raindrops.

As a follow-up to The Brewing Storm and the Coming Demise of DefCon, and Another Clap of Thunder on the Horizon, here’s yet another sign of the times: See also: It’s a Free Country.

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In our preparation of people for the Gospel, we must bring them to the point where they realize they can do nothing. But even when people do understand their inability to do anything, many evangelists, missionaries, and preachers tell enquirers things such as, “Now, you must give your heart to Jesus.” Having told them they […]

“For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions”

This Sunday the fellow that preaches at our little church will be headed for Africa, so I will be filling the pulpit. About the middle of last week, I started to feel drawn to a particular text in Romans. Didn’t know why. Now I know why (From Christian News Wire, via Slice of Laodicea): In […]

It’s a Free Country

I can’t believe some of the things Americans are saying to me. They sound like they’re from downtown Stalingrad, doing their best to toe the party line. “You can’t say things that might offend people.” “You can’t tell people they’re going to hell.” “You can’t call people sinners.” “The right to free speech doesn’t mean […]