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Is this house under a convent in Nazareth the boyhood home of Jesus?

You're not going to find an inscription saying this is the house of Jesus," Ken Dark admits, but the professor of archaeology and history at England's Reading University believes there's a strong case to be made for the house he's been studying for …

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Kenneth Copeland Blood Covenant Ceremony
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Scientists splice HUMAN genes into monkey brains to make them bigger in terrifying Planet of the Apes-style experiment

Experts took the gene known as ARHGAP11B - which directs stem cells in the human brain - and placed it into the brains of common marmosets. The experiment ended up with the monkey fetuses having larger, more advanced, and more-human like brains, ac…

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Nov. 19, 2020

The Niagara Creed

The Niagara Creed

The 14 Point Niagara Creed  1. We believe “that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we understand the whole of the book called the Bible; nor do we take the statement in the sense in which it is sometimes foolis…

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Conspiracy theories, explained

Americans are embracing dangerous conspiratorial beliefs, from QAnon to coronavirus denial.  Read a report on this dangerous trend here: Conspiracies   

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Nov. 17, 2020

Puritan Paperback Series

Puritan Paperback Series

The Puritan Paperbacks Series includes some of the most classic Puritan works published by the Banner of Truth. These books are selections of larger works from the Puritans, published in small paperbacks to make them more accessible and affordable. …

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The Election and Voter Fraud

Here are links to articles that I referenced in yesterday's Theology Central podcast episode. There is Undeniable Mathematical Evidence the Election is Being Stolen. Read the article here: Stolen  Trump Election Lawsuits Have Mostly Failed. H…

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Vatican Report Says Pope John Paul II Knew About Allegations Against Former Cardinal

A new Vatican report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct that spanned decades, shows that Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI were aware of the accusations against him. The Vatica…

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Why I’m More Concerned About Purifying the Church Than Winning the White House

The following article was found at the Roys Report. You can read the complete article here: Church Tomorrow, the future of our American Republic is at stake and it’s up to Christian voters to save it. At least that’s what some eva…

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Seeking power in Jesus’ name: Trump sparks a rise of Patriot Churches

The new congregation is gathered in a barn in Lenoir City, Tenn., with a roof that has a 60-foot American flag painted on it. And they are praying for a Trump landslide.   Standing in a circle, the dozen or so men and women, young and old, la…

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Christian Witness Demands That We Defend Truth—and Reject Donald Trump

Once we no longer care about the truth, our own deliberations become corrupt. When the positions we take and the policies we advocate are not restrained by truth, it no longer seems to matter how we bring about our agenda. All that matters is that w…

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We’re Experiencing Another Reformation, and Not in a Good Way

A new report released Tuesday by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) of Arizona Christian University has a troubling conclusion. American Christians are undergoing a “post-Christian Reformation,” says Dr. George Barna, Director of Researc…

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Sept. 28, 2020

SAME GOD?

SAME GOD?

Traditionally, evangelicalism—like biblical fundamentalism—has held to the belief that Jesus is the only way to experience eternal life and a relationship with God, for He, as God the Son, paid the penalty for the sin of man through His …

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Despite Indoor Services, Grace Community Church Doesn’t Want to Get Sued if You Get COVID-19 at the Church

Even though L.A. County said they placed them in the wrong spots, Grace Community Church posts signs disclaiming responsibility for any sickness if a person gets COVID-19 at the church. Given this disclaimer, it is not surprising that persons who sa…

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THE DOCTRINAL VALUE OF THE FIRST CHAPTERS OF GENESIS

THE DOCTRINAL VALUE OF THE FIRST CHAPTERS OF GENESIS   By Dyson Hague, M. A., Vicar of The Church of the Epiphany; Professor of Liturgics, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Book of Genesis is in many respects the most importan…

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QAnon: The alternative religion that’s coming to your church

Here is the link to the original source: QAnon It’s a rough time to be a pastor. An election year, national racial unrest and a global pandemic each challenged the usual methods of ministry. Taken together, many church leaders are facing the …

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Christ, not Caesar, Is Head of the Church

Christ, not Caesar, Is Head of the Churchby John MacArthur Friday, July 24, 2020A Biblical Case for the Church’s Duty to Remain Open Christ is Lord of all. He is the one true head of the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18). He is …

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HOW TO PRAY THROUGH JOURNALING

Have you ever thought about prayer? What do you think about prayer? “Am I doing this right? Am I just supposed to ask God questions? Or ask for things I want? Or to help me through a difficult situation?” These are all thoughts I’…

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Exposition of the Apostles' Creed

Download your free copy of the book, Exposition of the Apostles Creed by William Perkins here: Creed     

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Catholic Church Received $1.4 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy…

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Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?

We have never had a president like Donald Trump. Some say he is our best president ever. Others say he is the absolute worst. Some look to him as a savior figure, while others compare him to the antichrist. Some say that, as Christians, we must s…

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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.   Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotect…

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Hardin-Simmons student behind 'deeply disappointing' Tik Tok video no longer enrolled

Original Source: Video  The Hardin-Simmons University student behind a "deeply disappointing" Tik Tok video no longer enrolled at the university   In the video -- posted Tuesday evening -- a student wearing an HSU shirt revealed how she…

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Only 39 Percent of Americans Believe 'Life Is Sacred,' Barna Finds

Six out of 10 Americans disagree with the statement that “human life is sacred," according to a new survey.   Barna Group surveyed about 2,000 people and asked about feelings on human life. “Sacred” was defined as &ldqu…

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Horror Show': Watchdog Reveals FDA Paid for 'Fresh Human Fetal Parts' for 'Humanized Mice' Experiments

Original source: fetal  In what sounds like something from the mind of writer Mary Shelley who authored the novel "Frankenstein," a federal government agency paid for human fetal body parts to be used in the creation of "humanized mice." Judi…

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A New Yorker Story, “In Search of King David’s Lost Empire”

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June 19, 2020

Prayer and Cancer

Prayer and Cancer

Please take some time and pray for Elizabeth Flowers as she battles Cholangiocarcinoma. This is a rare liver cancer. You can read about her story and possibly contribute to help with the cost of the cancer treatment at this link: cancer&nb…

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Evangelicals perfected cancel culture. Now it’s coming for them.

Evangelicals perfected cancel culture. Now it’s coming for them.     Liking a tweet is technically free, but one Alabama megachurch is paying a hefty price. This month, Chis Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands, an ev…

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Churches Must Address Fundamentals, Not Symptoms

  Black Lives Matter has a pro-Marxist agenda to tear down traditional America and replace it with a socialist state. Its platform calls for remaking the current U.S. political system, end to capitalism, collective ownership of property, redis…

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June 17, 2020

Editing Human Embryos

Editing Human Embryos

A human embryo editing experiment gone wrong has scientists warning against treading into the field altogether. To understand the role of a single gene in early human development, a team of scientists at the London-based Francis Crick Institute rem…

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The Spiritual Danger of Trump

A new book consisting of essays by 30 evangelical Christians of different political and professional stripes is calling on white evangelicals to rethink their support for President Donald Trump in 2020 and warns the president is damaging the broader…

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Hybrids, Supersoldiers & The Coming Genetic Apocalypse

I mentioned this 16 DVD set on a recent episode of the Theology Central podcast. If you would like to get more information about it, follow this link: DVD     

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What Happened to the Church?

25 years ago, David Wells wrote No Place for Truth, a microscopic analysis of how the purpose of the church and of pastoral ministry was shifting. Wells recounts a few responses from church members at large and theology students alike about what the…

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June 11, 2020

The Evil of Evils

The Evil of Evils

The Evil of Evils was published in 1654 consisting of sixty-seven chapters encouraging believers to choose affliction over sin. Being a treatise of the evil of evils, or the exceeding sinfulness of sin. Wherein is shewed, 1 There is more evil in the…

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History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology

Building on his critically acclaimed Gifford Lectures, N. T. Wright presents a richly nuanced case for a theology based on a renewed understanding of historical knowledge.   The question of 'natural theology' interlocks with the related quest…

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Can Science Explain Religion?

Robert Wright’s “The Evolution of God” both surveys the history of religion and offers a new theory to explain why this history unfolded as it did. The New York Review of BooksH. Allen Orr   Robert Wright is not afraid to t…

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Rich Wilkerson Jr Biffs Numbers 13 & 14
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Contemplating the Religious Future After the Crisis

The original source for the following can be found here: Future  Like many of us, I am thinking a great deal right now about the impact of our current virus crisis on religion and faith. Will our current constraints and limitations prove just …

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May 21, 2020

QAnon Anonymous

QAnon Anonymous

The QAnon Anonymous Podcast chops & screws the best conspiracy theories of the post-truth era. Your hosts Jake, Julian, and Travis dredge up wild beliefs from online fever swamps, engage QAnon followers in irregular warfare, and trip over derang…

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Is QAnon the newest American religion?

QAnon adherents, insofar as I've seen photos of them at President Trump's campaign rallies or attached to reports on the conspiracy theory they profess, are remarkable mainly for how normal they appe…

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Review: TV Series 'Snowpiercer'

Snowpiercer is a new series on TNT based on Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho's film by the same name. Listen to a review here: Snowpiercer   

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May 18, 2020

Rediscovering Truth

Rediscovering Truth

In February, the Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit on behalf of three female high school track athletes who are being forced to compete against biological males. During the oral arguments, the presiding judge demanded that ADF attorneys ref…

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May 17, 2020

St. Augustine

St. Augustine

St. Augustine,” between 1645 and 1650, by Philippe de Champaigne. Oil on canvas; 30.9 inches by 24.4 inches.

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A Biblical Mystery at Oxford

A renowned scholar claimed that he discovered a first-century gospel fragment. Now he’s facing allegations of antiquities theft, cover-up, and fraud. n the evening of February 1, 2012, more than 1,000 people crowded into an auditorium at…

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The pandemic broke America

Source: Pandemic Eight weeks into this nation's greatest crisis since World War II, we seem no closer to a national strategy to reopen the nation, rebuild the economy and defeat the coronavirus. Why it matters: America's ongoing cultural war…

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The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member. The Imitation…

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CBS Staged Fake COVID19 News Report w/ Fake Patients
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May 3, 2020

HUMAN FRATERNITY

HUMAN FRATERNITY

A DOCUMENT ON HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHER     INTRODUCTION Faith leads a believer to see in the other a brother or sister to be supported and loved. Through faith in God, who has created the universe, creatur…

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Church in a Post-Covid-19 World

I listen to a lot of podcast and I like to share what I listen to.  Sharing doesn’t indicated whether I agree or disagree, it simply is me sharing and hoping you will listen and think.  In this podcast, you will hear a discussi…

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THE CHURCH-CULTURE CONUNDRUM

  THE CHURCH-CULTURE CONUNDRUM by Matt Costella  Although culture is often difficult to define, in general, it usually refers to the prevailing thoughts, philosophies, and lifestyles manifested in the lives and expressions of society. O…

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April 25, 2020

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

Here is the Guidelines booklet from Dr J Vernon McGee. We are using this to supplement our Journey Through the Bible. Get your copy here: guidelines   

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April 24, 2020

Bible Study Warmup

Bible Study Warmup

Currently in the VBC Bible Institute we are learning How to Study the Bible. You can listen to the most recent episode here: study In the episode two resources were mentioned. 1. Lechtturm1917 Notebook. You can purchase one here: Not…

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April 23, 2020

Ordo Salutis

Ordo Salutis

What steps take place in the salvation of a Christian? Today, Barry Cooper provides an encouraging reminder that God's redemption of His people is an unstoppable process.Listen Here: Ordo   

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The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity

Michael Kruger is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, and professor of New Testament and Early Christianity. Hes contributed much to the Reformed theological world with his writings about the Canon and scriptural authori…

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The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy

The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy « Biola Magazine By Kenneth Berding Stacey Irvine ate almost nothing but chicken nuggets for 15 years. She never tasted fruits or vegetables. She occasionally supplemented her diet with French fries. One day…

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Journey Through The Bible: Introduction

Today I introduced what will be a journey through the entire bible. Listen to the course introduction here: Journey   

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Old Testament Survey, Part 1: Overview & Genesis

The Old Testament Survey is a series of nine courses covering all the books of the Old Testament in the order in which they were written. This first course begins with an introduction to the importance of the Old Testament as a whole for believers t…

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The High Cost Of Sexual Purity

The internet brings pornography to anyone who wants it. This inflames desires and leads to sexual addictionsa good reason why the Bible tells us to guard our hearts. Lets explore the mind of an addict and recognize the steps we should take to be fre…

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Doctrine is Heaven: Systematics for the Whole Man

What does it mean for systematic theology to be reformed? Why is it important that we understand reformed systematic theology as creedal in nature? Why is covenant so critical to how we do systematic theology? Is systematic theology antithetical to …

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The Country Preacher Who Came to Town

If you had a message for the political, social, and religious leaders of the world, who would you send to deliver it? God chose a man from the back side of the desert, using the foolish to confound the wise. Listen here: Preacher   

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Discernment, Discipline And Discipleship

Christians are torn. Do we abandon technology we cant live without and become isolated from the culture? Or do we risk exposure to violence and sexual images while trying to engage the world we live in? In 1 Corinthians 6, God speaks to us about dis…

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The Quran with Christian Commentary: A Guide to Understanding the Scripture of Islam

The evangelical publishing company Zondervan is releasing a guide carrying precise modern English translation of the Quran, with a Christian commentary alongside, to equip Christian ministers to interact with Muslims. You can read about and order a …

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The Viral Pandemic of Distrust and Misinformation

Listen to the commentary, The Viral Pandemic of Distrust and Misinformation here: pandemic   

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Old Fashioned Christian Music Radio

If you are looking for some sacred music to help set your mind on things above, consider downloading the Old Christian Radio app. It is available for IOS and Android devices. For Android: OCR  For Apple: IOS    

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April 16, 2020

Understanding Imputation

Understanding Imputation

In Romans chapter 4 we encounter the crucial word "imputation," a doctrine many Christians may not be familiar with. What does this word mean, and why is it so crucial to understand? How will today's pastors score when we ask them to explain the ter…

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April 16, 2020

What Grace Teaches Us

What Grace Teaches Us

Like everyone else, Christians are drowning in a sea of moral impurity, and we are becoming increasingly isolated. Social media is replacing face-to-face communication, and many people text all day long. Our addiction to technology and the rapid bre…

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Loving The World, Loving God

While some issues in life may lie in gray areas, others are black and white. One such issue is found in 1 John 2: If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For believers, loving God and the world at the same time is impossible…

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Tech Giants Begin the Crackdown on Unapproved Sermons as Churches Are Forced Online

I came across the following information about an hour ago. I haven't had an opportunity to verify everything but it is information people need to know and look into. Here is the link to the original source: Crackdown With coronavirus restricti…

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The Seductive Power Of Desire

Imagine yourself in a boat thats safe and dry. Across the pond another boat is leaking and sinking. You may think youre okay. But in terms of moral temptation, were all in the same boat. All of us as humans are prone to moral sins, and the media mak…

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April 13, 2020

Exodus: Myth or History?

Exodus: Myth or History?

Many archaeologists today claim that the ancient Israelites were never actually in Egypt and that the entire story of the Exodus is just an old legend. But is this really the case? What can we learn about the Exodus from history and archaeology? Hav…

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Why smart people believe coronavirus myths

  The following is from the BBC: Read the original article here: Myths From students to politicians, many smart people have fallen for dangerous lies spread about the new coronavirus. Why? And how can you protect yourself from misinformation?…

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American Gospel: Christ Crucified

Shane Rosenthal talks with writer and director Brandon Kimber about his American Gospel documentary series. His first film, American Gospel: Christ Alone, explored the problem of moralistic preaching and issues related to the prosperi…

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April 10, 2020

Unto the Hills

Unto the Hills

Psalm 121 has rightly been called, The Travelers Psalm. Its a psalm the ancient pilgrims sang as they crested the ridge overlooking Jerusalem, and its a psalm thats comforted many modern-day travelers and refugees. Join us for The Bible Study Hour a…

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The Passion of Christ in the Psalms

Do we find the passion of Christ in the Psalms? Listen to a discussion here: Christ     

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Proof That Pentecostals are RESTORATIONISTS Not Continuationists
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The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 and Church Services

The Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 killed 50 to 100 million worldwide and 670,000 in America.    It was the last year of World War I, and the war had created economic hardship. Gasoline and sugar were rationed. There was a shortage of…

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Communion and Coronavirus

Roy Jenkins and guests discuss Holy Communion, and how churches are reacting to Coronavirus. Listen here: Communion     

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The Cross: The Basis For Morality, Part 2 of 2

Americans are adrift in a sea of moral relativism. We need a moral compass. The cross of Christ is that compass, and the church must live by the cross if our culture is to survive. Lets help the world by first calling the church back to the cross of…

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The Cross: The Basis For Morality, Part 1 of 2

A culture that rejects Christ is a culture that creates its own standard for moral choices. This moral standard influences our vote, which then determines our nations destiny. So, where does true morality come from? Listen here: Cross  

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Does Everyone Go to Heaven?

Not long ago, Netflix released a film about the life of Pentecostal preacher Carlton Pearson who stopped believing in hell after he claimed that God spoke to him and revealed that Jesus’ death on the cross saves everyone in the world, includin…

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Imputation of the Active Obedience of Christ

How important is the doctrine of the active obedience of Christ? The resulting conversation deals not only with the biblical text, but with the historical aspect of the doctrine as well. Listen here: Imputation   

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The Coronavirus is the Finger of God

This is the Finger of God - J.C. Ryle on the Plague     Here is JC Ryle on how to think about the Cattle Plague in his day This is the Finger of God!   J.C. Ryle, written during the Great Cattle Plague of England, 1865-18…

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March 27, 2020

God’s Providence

God’s Providence

Lord’s Day 10  Q & A 27  Q. What do you understandby the providence of God?  A. The almighty and ever present power of God1 by which God upholds, as with his hand,  heavenand earthand all creatures,2 a…

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What I Found On My Way To Church

I came out to the Church to live stream today and found this

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The Mystery of Incarnation

Christ’s incarnation is not solely a topic for discussion at Christmas. So today, the crew explores this great and amazing mystery of Scripture.  Were the disciples and others seeing God when they looked at Jesus? The answer to this quest…

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Why Do People Believe in Hell?

In a recent issue of the New York Times, an article by David Bentley Hart raised the question, “Why Do People Believe in Hell?” In this article, the author claims that “no truly accomplished New Testament scholar … believes …

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Will the Real Luther Please Stand Up?

What kind of hermeneutic did Martin Luther apply to scripture? Why did Luther believe the presence of God was so important for a right interpretation of scripture? What is the relation between the cross and the canon for Luther? What does Luther mea…

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The Puritans on Adam and the Covenant of Works

Through His covenants, God gives the terms for a relationship with Him. But, we find again and again throughout the Bible--beginning with Adam, and continuing with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David--that we are covenantbreakerswhile God is a covenant …

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March 24, 2020

What is Worldliness?

What is Worldliness?

Wisdom comes from two placesfrom above and from below. The Epistle of James has a great deal to say about the wisdom that is heavenly and that which is worldly. Listen to a classic sermon by Dr. J. Vernon McGee: Worldliness      

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March 23, 2020

Easy Riches, Sudden Death

Easy Riches, Sudden Death

Listen to an episode of the classic radio drama, The Chase  Easy Riches, Sudden Death

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March 23, 2020

Trials and Temptations

Trials and Temptations

Take some time to listen to a classic message from Dr Donal Gray Barnhouse Trials and Temptations   

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New U.S. fatalities exceed 100 for first time in a single day, pushing death toll past 500

U.S. states on Monday reported more than 100 deaths from the novel coronavirus, pushing the country’s total death toll past 500 and marking the first time single-day fatalities have risen into the triple-digits since the pandemic reached U.S…

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