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The Painful Truth

NEW YORK — An outdoor advertising company has taken down an anti-abortion billboard that pictured a black girl along with the tagline, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” Some residents had said they found the billboard offensive, and members of the black community were especially outraged by it. Taken from […]

Rob Bell – Apostate Universalist

Rob Bell is “pastor” of Mars Hill “Bible church” in Grand Rapids, MI. He is coy, congenial, and evil in his deceptive lies about the word of God and the Lord Jesus. His “Nooma” videos were the rage in many churches for a while. He has written several books, leading shallow thinking or non-thinking people astray from […]

Parents – Pay Heed!

Many parents who give their children to the government to train up fail to comprehend a doctrine that most government schools operate under – that of in loco parentis: [Latin, in the place of a parent.] The legal doctrine under which an individual assumes parental rights, duties, and obligations without going through the formalities of […]

Mr. Carnal Confidence

STUDIES ON SAVING FAITH – A. W. Pink Part IV DIALOGUE 1 Mr. Carnal Confidence Mr. Carnal Confidence: “Good morning, Mr. Editor, I wish to have a talk with you about those articles on ‘Assurance’ which you published in last year’s Studies.” The Writer: “Be seated, please. First of all, may we courteously but frankly […]

Sermon of the week: “Revelation 5″ by Akash Sant Singh.

Your sermon of the week is a great one by Akash Sant Singh on the fifth chapter of Revelation. This is a great message that lifts up our Lord and Savior, the Lamb that was slain, the only One worthy to open the scroll with the seven seals, and to whom all of creation will […]

Paul Washer: “We haven’t even got the foundation straight.”

A proper response to How to make a false convert.

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To pretend to trust Christ to save you from sin while you are still determined to continue in it is making a mockery of Christ. – C. H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

Did God sin?

This video portrays why my heart grieves for these precious souls and why Mormonism and Christianity never has and never will be compatible. Source: GodNeverSinned.com

A refreshing perspective from a Christian musician that gets it!

Of the many Christian artists in the world, there are some that actually understand their calling: By the 2005 release of his third CD “White Flag,” based on his study and teaching of the Beatitudes, Shaun was questioning what his calling really was. He knew he was made for more than just entertaining audiences, and […]

The Power of the Preacher

“Brethren, we shall not adjust our Bible to the age; but before we have done with it, by God’s grace, we shall adjust the age to the Bible. “We shall not fall into the error of that absent-minded doctor who had to cook for himself an egg; and, therefore, depositing his watch in the saucepan, […]

A biker, an Atheist, a Mormon, and a Muslim walk into a church . . .

Imagine if you will, that you’ve been witnessing to your next door neighbor for years. Let’s call him Bob. Bob is a big burly biker who swears that he’ll never step foot in a church as long as he’s alive. Then one Saturday night he knocks on your door and tells you that he’s been […]

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Let us often ask ourselves whether we are doing good or harm in the world. We cannot live to ourselves, if we are Christians. The eyes of many will always be upon us. Men will judge by what they see, far more than by what they hear. If they see the Christian contradicting by his […]

Get good books into the hands of African pastors.

Want to help get doctrinally sound theology books into the hands of pastors in Africa? Here are two ways: 1). There’s the Portuguese Adopt a Pastor program for Mozambique, Africa (along with video introduction) here. 2). You can also support indigenous pastors in Liberia, Africa with books and other resources and learn more about the […]

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The charismatic movement is largely the reason the church is in the mess it’s in today. In virtually every area where church life is unbiblical, you can attribute it to the charismatic movement. In virtually every area — bad theology, superficial worship, ego, prosperity gospel, personality elevation — all of that comes out of the […]

Is Your Pastor Wimpy?

The Bible tells pastors – those who are called to shepherd the souls within a local church – to preach the whole counsel of His Word. Those who fail to do so will answer to God. Those who fail to do so because they value the opinion of man over the approval of God will […]

The lie of LDS unity.

If I had a nickel for every time a Mormon cited Christendom’s presence of denominations as proof that Christianity is apostate while citing their Mormon unity as proof that they’re the one true church, I’d have . . . well, an awful lot of nickels. Chances are, if you’ve ever engaged Mormons in a debate […]

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We must mourn more for the sin of a child than for the sickness of a child . . . more for fear they died in sin, than because they died. – William Jenkyn 1613 – 1685

Seizing the crumbs hurled from the celebrity table.

Ingrid Schlueter hits the nail on the head with her article (reprinted in its entirety below) about pop sensation Justin Bieber and the Christian conservatives who now have a “legitimate” reason to fawn over him because of his announcement that he’s opposed to abortion. I suppose that since Bieber has been Christianized merely because he’s […]

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The ladder is long enough to reach from Jacob prostrate on the earth to Jehovah reigning in heaven. To bring another ladder would be to suppose that He failed to bridge the distance, which would grievously dishonor Him. If to add to His words is to draw a curse upon ourselves, what must it be […]

“Inner Promptings”

I’ve recently read a most excellent book about how to determine the will of God, titled Just Do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc. Available here  http://shop.churchandfamilyreformation.org/Just-Do-Something-BKJDSKD.htm and at Amazon and other places. About which, this observation […]

A video for Nikki.

In response to Chuck Smith’s worldly and utterly unbiblical counsel to Nikki, I offer this video of baby Elliot who (according to doctors) wasn’t supposed to make it to birth. I pray that this video finds its way to Nikki before it’s too late. First posted on DefCon on July 7, 2008

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The primacy of the Word of God during [the early decades of the 1700s] was seen in the highly doctrinal sermons, which were addressed to both the heart and the mind. The plain-style worship services ensured that the focus was neither on the minister nor on the surroundings but on the God who addressed them […]

Sermon of the week: “No Graven Images” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is No Graven Images by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that will be featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

The Daniel Plan.

Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan has begun and Jennifer Pekich was there for its inception. Her report from inside the lion’s den (pun intended) can be found here. Here’s a quote from her article: Following Dr. Hyman’s talk my best friend arrived to observe the day with me, only to hear Dr. Amen mention in his presentation that he […]

Changed by God

David Brainerd (1718-1747) was a missionary to the American Indians in New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Born in Connecticut in 1718, he died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-nine.  Many people know of his work among the Indians, but in reading his diary (as edited by Jonathan Edwards), I was most struck […]

The Offense of Biblical Creation & The False Authority of Science

John Piper keeps getting himself into hot water with the reformed folks he has been among for decades.  Latest is his comfort with the unbiblical quasi-scientific perspective on the age of the Earth. As asked in the article below, “why would there be a need to harmonize the creation account with modern science? To prove […]

Unbelievable abortion counsel from Calvary Chapel’s Chuck Smith.

Chuck Smith’s advice: God will be with you while you kill your child and He won’t condemn you for it. Voddie Baucham’s reaction to this ungodly counsel (from Facebook): I must admit that this one made me ANGRY! I’m on the road preaching at a pro-life banquet and someone sent me this YouTube video of […]

Converted by his own sermon!

If you have read any history of the church, you should be aware that the Church of England went through an extended period (after their separation from Rome) wherein they had difficulty finding regenerate pastors. Wesley and Whitefield and Spurgeon all rubbed up against this. One such pastor in the Church of England discovered this […]

Sermon of the week: “A Final Word” by Angelo Sanchez.

What message would you deliver to your congregation if it was your final sermon after twenty years as their pastor? Find out what candid words of exhortation and warning Pastor Sanchez has for not only his congregation but also for the pastor taking his place in the message A Final Word. This message delivered to […]

Jesus IS Lord in 1st Corinthians

1st Corinthians 1:1-3—Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God…with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1st Corinthians 1:4-10—I thank my God always […]