But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Pastor Gabe Hughes - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 29 June 2017 07:14

Internet Famous: How a Young Couple's Quest for Fame Turned Deadly Featured

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A young couple wanted to be famous on YouTube. They aspired to have 300,000 followers and millions of views. What kind of stunt could they do to get that much attention? So the young man, Pedro Ruiz III, got an idea. He would have his girlfriend, Monalisa Perez, fire a gun at an encyclopedia he...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 06:32

Is Aaron Hernandez Guilty or Innocent? Featured

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Aaron Hernandez, the famed football tight-end for the New England Patriots, was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd who died of a gunshot wound on June 17, 2013, in North Attleborough, MA. Hernandez was arrested 9 days later in connection with his death, and was found guilty of first-degree...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 06:29

Things Only Christian Women Hear? Featured

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Last week, the hashtag #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear was trending on Twitter, and there were some beautiful things that were said. Such as:
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There is no place a woman can find her greatest joy and worth than in her Maker, Jesus Christ, being encouraged and built up by His bride, the church. The world...

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Hot on the release of the mediocre film The Shack (18% approval rating by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, 6.8 viewer rating on IMDb), the book's author William Paul Young has released Lies We Believe About God. It came out March 7, less than a week after The Shack hit theaters.If there was any question...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:58

An Uber Confusing Evangelism Experience Featured

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I'm presently in California for the Shepherd's Conference held at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley. The theme this year is in honor of the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation. Speakers include John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Mark Dever, Steve Lawson, and many others. It's going to be a...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 10:40

What the Whole World is Doing Featured

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This morning I shared a quote from J.C. Ryle, former Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. He was big on evangelism and critical of ritualism. From his book Practical Religion, he wrote, "Give me a candle and a Bible, and shut me up in a dark dungeon, and I will tell you all that the whole world is doing."O...

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Monday, 30 January 2017 12:56

Examining the Worship Song Above All Featured

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Above All is a popular praise and worship song made most famous by Michael W. Smith, released on his album Worship (which came out on September 11, 2001). Smith first came across the song, written by Lenny LeBlanc and Paul Baloche, when he was going through material to sing at George W. Bush's...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:55

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone: A Review Featured

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From Walden Media, Vertical Films, and ... the WWE? comes the Christian-themed movie The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, hitting theaters January 20. Because wrestler Shawn Michaels plays a minor role in the movie, apparently that makes it the property of WWE Studios. Which means you'll find it in the...

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Monday, 09 January 2017 10:05

Breaking Down Beth Moore's Comment at Passion 2017 Featured

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The annual Passion conference was held last week at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, headed up by Passion City Church pastor Louie Giglio and featuring speakers like John Piper, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, and Francis Chan. The conference targets young adults. In addition to preaching and music, they...

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Last week, I published a series of videos through WWUTT about false teachers at Bethel Church and Jesus Culture, including Bill Johnson and Todd White. This began with a video that Todd White posted on Facebook preaching a false man-centered gospel. I followed that up with a video on Bethel Church...

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Thursday, 08 December 2016 14:46

Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews? Featured

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The following is a response given on a recent episode of the WWUTT podcast, answering a question on who wrote the book of Hebrews. If you'd like to submit a question, the e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and subscribe to the podcast here! Questions are answered on Fridays.
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Monday, 28 November 2016 05:11

Why People Leave the Church Featured

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The following is an exchange I had a few months back with a woman named Melissa via e-mail. These kinds of exchanges are fairly regular. Receive my tone as even and caring. I want a person to love Christ and His church, which is why I share His word: so they will repent of their sins and through...

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:22

People Who Claimed to Be the Second Coming of Christ Featured

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Do you remember a story in 2011 where a man got arrested after shooting at the White House? Did you ever hear why? Well, that guy thought he was the second-coming of Jesus Christ, and he needed to stop Obama, the antichrist, from ruling the world. His name was Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez. In a...

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Monday, 14 November 2016 23:11

Hey, Porn Addict: Stop It Featured

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It's late as I'm writing this. I just finished an article from someone -- a sound teacher, plenty of credentials, reputable website -- offering five points in a tidy little acronym for how to fight a porn addiction. Honestly, I didn't read the whole thing. I browsed it. I read the main points in...

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 11:24

Some Post-Election Thoughts Featured

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I'm a small government guy, so I'm going to start with some small government advice. Pastors, might I recommend that you go grab your local paper and find out who won your local elections? Then write to those candidates congratulating them on their win. No matter who they are, they have received...

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Monday, 17 October 2016 13:33

Donald Trump is not David, Paul, or Samson Featured

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Donald Trump is not David or Solomon. He is not the Apostle Paul. He's not Samson. He isn't Nebuchadnezzar or Cyrus either. He's Donald Trump. To try and mirror him with any of these biblical characters is nothing but eisegesis -- imposing something on the text the reader wants it to say but it...

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In 1 Timothy 4:13, the Apostle Paul instructed, "Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching." Later he wrote, "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the...

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Monday, 03 October 2016 14:12

The Bible Says So Is Enough: a Response to Andy Stanley Featured

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"First, the elephant in the room," says Andy Stanley, beginning a 7,500 word apologetic argument published by Outreach Magazine on Friday. "I believe the Bible is without error in everything it affirms. I believe what the Bible says is true, is true."So there you have it. Stanley believes the...

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Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:05

These Words Shall Be On Your Heart Featured

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On Friday, my kids and I visited a local museum. It was the last weekend for their dinosaur exhibit. One section of the display had a timeline showing the different periods in which different dinosaurs lived -- like the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, etc. And of course, the timelines...

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Friday, 02 September 2016 08:10

Gambling With Donald Trump: Why He Is Not Some Higher Moral Choice Featured

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The election is about two months away. It is an election of the Liberals: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein. Pick your poison. "But wait! Don't forget about Darrell Castle of the Constitution party!" Right, the conspiracy theorist who backs the birther movement and believes...

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The last couple of weeks have seen a very crazy and often heart-breaking news cycle. So you probably missed a blog by Trevin Wax in which he listened to two hours of K-Love and offered his critique. His conclusion was that Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is not that bad, and that "the critique that there is little to no theological substance is...
Monday, 11 July 2016 11:58

The Passing of Margaret Rainwater

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Dear First Southern Baptist Church; grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that our dear sister in the Christ, Chong Sun "Margaret" Rainwater, passed away last night due to complications from cancer affecting primarily her brain and her lungs. She is gone from...
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:28

Is Donald Trump a Baby Christian? Featured

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Perhaps you've heard the rumor that Donald Trump is a Christian now. It happened just recently, according to Dr. Dobson. "I don't know when it was, but it has not been long," Dr. Dobson said. "I believe he really made a commitment, but he's a baby Christian."Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus On the Family and someone I grew up listening to, is...
Sunday, 26 June 2016 15:50

LGBT and How the Church Should Respond Featured

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This sermon was delivered on June 26, 2016, on the one-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage in the United States. An expanded version can be purchased in a printed manuscript form by clicking here.Introduction
The world sure loves to talk about sex. Sex, sex, sex. Money, power, sex,...
Friday, 17 June 2016 23:43

When Steph Curry Threw His Mouthpiece

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So I've been watching the NBA Finals even though they're rigged (I figured I'd go ahead and infuriate a few at the beginning of the blog this time). Even if you haven't been watching, you might have heard that Steph Curry, star of the Golden State Warriors and reigning MVP, chucked his mouthpiece at a fan in frustration after fouling out in game 6...
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