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Who is the Anti-Christ?

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the […]

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The tragedy is often that the “one-hundred-per-cent god” is introduced into the life of the sensitive by the comparatively insensitive, who literally cannot imagine the harm they are doing. What is the way out? The words of Christ, “Learn of Me,” provide the best clue. Some of our modern enthusiastic Christians of the hearty type […]

Pharisees, leprous Samaritans, and other bloggers.

This post may not win me friends, and it may only make the sport of loathing me (and this blog) all the more attractive, but I am compelled to address a problem within the Christian internet community; a problem that doesn’t appear to show signs of ending anytime soon. The problem I am speaking of is […]

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I know well the tendency there is, at a certain stage of anxious inquiry, to ask, “What is faith that I may do it?” It is a legalist’s work to satisfy that craving; but this is what is in the “inquiry-room.” “Who is He that I may believe in Him?” was the question asked by […]

Saturday sermon series: “The Gospel Demands Radical Urgency” by Chris Nichols.

Today we bring you part four in the series Radical. Today’s message is The Gospel Demands Radical Urgency by Chris Nichols.

Should Christians Boycott?

Every year, especially around this time, a huge outcry comes from the American Christian church. It basically amounts to, “If you don’t call it Christmas, we will boycott you”! On the surface, this seems like a pretty straightforward issue. December 25 has been the long celebrated, if not very accurate, date of the birth of […]

Oops – Murdered the Wrong Baby!

From the British Broadcasting Network An Australian hospital has launched an inquiry after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus. Doctors had told the woman that one of her babies had a congenital heart defect that would require numerous operations, if he survived. The woman chose to abort the 32-week […]

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Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.   – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  

No need for commentary.

From the NY Post: It’s Our Lady of Spin the Bottle. Pastor Maurice Johnson of the Winners Church in Queens delivers the sexiest Sunday sermon in town, preaching on how to keep romance alive in marriage — and then asking congregants to make out in a passionate, public kissing contest during the service. The parishioners […]

Sermon of the week: “Biblical Nonconformity” by Robert Briggs.

Your sermon of the week is the three-part message, Biblical Nonconformity, by Robert Briggs.  Biblical Nonconformity Part 1 (Introduction) Biblical Nonconformity Part 2 Biblical Nonconformity Part 3 (Source of our Strength)

The erosion of parental rights.

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Living Dangerously: A Dangerous View

Almost a year ago now, I had a quick discussion with the author of Living Dangerously: Seven Keys to Intentional Discipleship in the comments of one of his blog posts. Before I knew Shawn Anderson was the author of any book, I disagreed with the YouTube video he posted and with his related comments. One […]

Caustic Calvinists.

In the recent past I’ve attempted to address some of the concerns I’ve had with those who use defending the faith as a conduit to unleash a torrent of scathing attacks in harsh-toned debates and disagreements with those whom they’re in disagreement with.  I posted two such admonitions this past year: One was a sermon on […]

Saturday sermon series: “The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion” by David Platt.

We continue our Saturday sermon series from David Platt.  The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion is part three in this eight-part series.  This series was the inspiration for Platt’s book, Radical.   Here is the description of the series: “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my […]

Sermon of the week: “A Praying Family” by Akash Sant Singh.

Do you pray as a benefactor or a beggar? Do you pray at all? You won’t want to miss this Thursday’s sermon of the week by Akash Sant Singh, A Praying Family. Pastor Akash tears down the false notion of God being our cosmic vending machine, and he cuts to the quick regarding our prayer […]

The Balance of Marriage and Ministry

Below is a link to an article I read that, along with the counsel of godly brethren, I have found very helpful at this stage in my Christian walk. For weeks, I have struggled with how to balance the various ministries I am part of with my duties as a husband and father. The author […]

The atheist makers.

Are you an atheist factory? An atheist factory is known by many different titles: Lukewarm Christian, nominal Christian, professing Christian, Laodicean, hypocrite, etc. Atheist factories are easy to spot. The gospel transforms what they do on Sunday mornings, who they vote for in November, and what kind of bumper stickers they put on their cars, […]

Saturday sermon series: “The Gospel Demands Radical Sacrifice” by David Platt.

We continue our Saturday sermon series with the second installment from David Platt’s series Radical which inspired the book by the same name. This week’s message is The Gospel Demands Radical Sacrifice (you can find last week’s message here). This sermon series is one of the most sobering and deeply challenging that I’ve ever listened […]

Sermon of the week: “Brokenness” by Voddie Baucham.

Your sermon of the week is Brokenness by Voddie Baucham. This is a powerful message on King David’s brokenness that you won’t want to miss (unless of course you’re a Rob Bell fan or like the book The Shack since Baucham pulls no punches on these conduits of false doctrine). This is one of Baucham’s […]

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“Unless you bow to Christ’s sceptre, you will not receive the benefits of Christ’s sacrifice…Jesus was not waiting for the man’s invitation to enter his heart. Christ was offering the terms:” I will give you eternal life if you come and follow me. You become my servant. Submit your mind to my teachings; for I […]

And the crowd goes wild!

Joel Osteen introduces his audience to someone he describes as a “world changer,” a “history maker,” and “one of the great voices of our generation.” And the crowd goes wild! HT: Twisted Crown of Thorns

Yet another ten (very) quick questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

You’ve enjoyed Ten (very) quick questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ten more (very) quick questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses and Another ten (very) quick questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses. DefCon presents ten more questions from Keith Walker of Evidence Ministries. Viewer discretion advised on the fourth video below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Hymns of Praise (1)

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended? By foes derided, by Thine own rejected, O most afflicted. Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon Thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone Thee. ’Twas I, Lord, Jesus, I it was denied Thee! I crucified Thee. Lo, […]

What’s your top ten?

If you were to be stranded on a deserted island and could only have five Old Testament Books and five New Testament books, which would you choose? My ten (in order of appearance) would be: OLD TESTAMENT Genesis Exodus Proverbs Ecclesiastes Jonah NEW TESTAMENT John Romans Galatians Hebrews 1 John

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“On the shallow ground of man’s logic, large numbers have been led to assume they have a right to everlasting life and have been given an assurance which does not belong to them. Evangelicals are swelling the ranks of the deluded with a perverted gospel.” Walter J. Chantry Today’s Gospel – Authentic or Synthetic

Saturday sermon series: “What the Gospel Demands” by David Platt.

Yes, I’m going to do it. Starting today I am going to post a series of sermons so weighty and so sobering that I dare say they rival any other sermon ever presented on DefCon in the area of depth of conviction. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to listen to today’s message […]

He Has Sent Redemption


Sermon of the week: “The Gospel Revolution in Work” by Akash Sant Singh.

As a follow-up to last week’s two-part message on Christian work ethic by Brian Borgman (found here), DefCon is pleased to present another two-part message on this same subject by Akash Sant Singh entitled The Gospel Revolution in Work. This is a great message that every Christian should listen to whether they work in the […]

Has Mark Driscoll gone Charismatic?

The Sola Sisters have posted a doozey about Mark Driscoll talking to demons and giving extra-biblical advice on how to perform exorcisms. Had I only read the transcript from the following video–not knowing who it came from–I would have never guessed it came from Mark Driscoll. I would have been sure it came from someone […]

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The gospel reveals eternal realities about God that we would sometimes rather not face. We prefer to sit back, enjoy our clichés, and picture God as a Father who might help us, all the while ignoring God as a Judge who might damn us. Maybe this is why we fill our lives with the constant […]