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“Why Do We Have To Wait?”

Wally Morris I don’t like waiting. For several years, I worked in retail sales, and the most common complaint from customers concerned long waits in checkout lines. We don’t like waiting at stoplights, traffic delays, slow computers, and people who take forever to tell us something. Last summer, I pulled some poison oak weeds and…

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Was Simon Magus a Christian?

Don Johnson Simon Magus is the name for a man also called “Simon the sorcerer” in Acts 8. He made his living (undoubtedly a lucrative one) by astounding fellow-Samaritans with magic arts. Until Philip, the evangelist came to town, that is. When Philip arrived preaching the good news of salvation in Christ (and accompanied by…

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It’s not hypocritical to be thankful

  It’s as if a gang of thugs was mugging us — beaten, robbed, and likely on our way to being murdered. Suddenly a huge biker character emerges from the shadows, shouting vulgarities, with the smell of alcohol on his breath and tattoos of naked women on both arms. For some strange reason he beats…

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Our New Look

Proclaim & Defend is sporting a new look today, as I suppose should be obvious to all. You will find all our previous posts as you search through the site, but hopefully we have achieved a simpler, cleaner look. We also have a few changes I’d like to point out.

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Repentance Denied?

Hebrews 12:16, 17 Randy Leedy FrontLine • May/June 2008 Perhaps you, as I, have had a Christian friend who became convinced that he or she was under condemnation, an apostate denied any opportunity to repent. My friend and I had shared fellowship and ministry for years, but a variety of trials left him utterly defeated,…

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Evolution and Marriage

Don Johnson Recent reading reminds me how thoroughly our world is committed to Darwinism. We see its effects in theories on a wide variety of subjects in the human experience. One such is the subject of marriage. I suppose we should not be surprised, but most of my reading focuses on Christian themes and literature,…

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Hope

George Stiekes For in Thee, O LORD, do I hope: Thou wilt hear, O LORD my God. Psalm 38:15 The Hebrew word for HOPE here more literally means, to wait, to be patient, to tarry and even to trust. The Greek word emphasizes trust and expectation. Our English word is much the same emphasizing confidence…

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eclectica 2018.1.26

Today I’d like to share a few links that might be of interest to you. Some are from current news, others are more eclectic. Religious Activists in HHS • Christian Courage Nelson Trial Worldwide Persecution • Archaeology • On Virtue (secular)

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Three Powerful Reasons to Believe In the Deity of Christ

Matt Recker The doctrine of the deity of Jesus Christ, or that He is God manifest in the flesh, is foundational to the Christian faith. Jesus Himself said with all authority, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in you sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die…

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