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Living With Eternity in View?

Do we who claim the name of Christ live with eternity in view, or does what the world have to offer with all of its cheap baubles keep us attracted like a moth to the fire? If it is the latter, when will we realize that something is going to burn? It is ONLY what […]

Glenn Beck’s Trojan Horse.

Last year, Mormon radio host Glenn Beck swept the conservative political movement off its feet (and many Evangelical Christians as well) with his Divine Destiny rally. At that time (and since) many non-discerning Christians have embraced Glenn Beck as a brother in Christ and have even made excuses and justifications for his Mormon theology (a […]

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To come to Jesus with a price in our hand would be insufferable pride, even if we had any price that we could bring. What does He need from us? What could we bring if He did need it? Would He sell the priceless blessings of His redemption? That which He wrought out in His […]

Missions: From the comfort zone to the combat zone.

Sermon of the week: “The Three Most Important Facts of Life” by Rick Holland.

Your sermon of the week is The Three Most Important Facts of Life by Rick Holland. In this message from the 2008 Resolved Conference, Rick Holland discusses what so many pastors avoid: The taboo subjects of death and Hell.

Is Joseph Smith the gateway to heaven?

Absolutely amazing blasphemies from the Mormon church: “[There is] “no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith. If Joseph Smith was verily a prophet, and if he told the truth…no man can reject that testimony without incurring the most dreadful consequences, for he cannot enter the kingdom of God” -Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, […]

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Peruse the Christian marketplace, and you will find a plethora of books, songs, and paintings that depict God as a loving Father. And He is that. . . . Yes, God is a loving Father, but He is also a wrathful Judge. In His wrath He hates sin. . . . And in some sense, […]

Jesus, thank you.

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If  a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? – David Livingstone 1813 – 1873

Sermon of the week: “The Breadth of God’s Moral Law” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is The Breadth of God’s Moral Law by Phil Johnson. This is the second installment on Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that will be featured every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays). This sermon (like the first one in this series) is a prelude to […]

If James contradicts Paul, then James also contradicted himself.

For a long time I struggled with the second chapter of the letter of James. I had great difficulty reconciling what James was saying with the rest of Scripture. I would listen intently to any preacher who was expositing this chapter of James for an explanation but their answers never seemed to satisfy me regarding […]

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Seminars for God’s people are big these days. There are church growth seminars, counseling seminars, and things like the Institute of Basic Youth Conflicts. Most of these seminars multiply registrations by appealing to a broad clientele. They take no stand on separation from apostasy and compromise. As a result, the fundamentalist enticed to the seminary […]

Mark Hofmann’s parole board letter released.

The handwritten letter by Mormon forger and bomber, Mark Hofmann, to his parole board in 1988 has finally been released. For those not familiar with Hofmann and the great Salamander Letter controversy, here’s a synopsis: Mark Hofmann fooled the prophets and leaders of his church in the 1980s when he began making a lucrative living […]

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Catholics are taught to believe a miracle has occurred when the inner essence of the host (wafer) is changed into the body and blood of Christ even though it still looks and tastes like a wafer. Can you think of any miracle in the Bible that never appeared to happen? – Mike Gendron

Sermon of the week: “The Sufficiency of Scripture” by John MacArthur.

Your sermon of the week is The Sufficiency of Scripture by John MacArthur. In this message MacArthur defends the perspicuity of the Bible starting from the very first attack against God’s Word in the Garden of Eden all the way up to the current attack on God’s Word by the Emergent movement. This is one […]

The sea is His, for it was He who made it. (Psalm 95:5)

Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. – Psalm 33:8

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He that desires to read his Bible with profit, must first ask the Lord Jesus to open the eyes of his understanding by the Holy Spirit. Human commentaries are useful in their way. The help of good and learned men is not to be despised. But there is no commentary to be compared with the […]

Sermon of the week: “The Preeminence of God’s Moral Law” by Phil Johnson.

DefCon begins our 2011 weekly sermons with a new series by Phil Johnson on the subject of the Ten Commandments. We begin with one of two preludes to the Ten Commandments entitled The Preeminence of God’s Moral Law. We will continue with this series every other week.

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I blush today to think about the religious fodder that is now being handed out to children. There was a day when they sat around as the fire crackled in the hearth and listened to a serious but kindly old grandfather read Pilgrim’s Progress, and the young Canadian and the young American grew up knowing […]