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

The J.C. Ryle Archive - Apologetic Report
Forgiven souls HATE SIN. They can enter most fully into the words of our Communion Service, “The remembrance of sin is grievous unto them, and the burden of it is intolerable.” It is the serpent which bit them—how should they not shrink from it with horror?It is the poison which...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:45

5 Essential Doctrines to Believe In

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1. The Absolute Supremacy of Holy Scripture

Show us anything, plainly written, in that Book, we will receive it, believe it, and submit to it. Show us anything contrary to that Book, and however sophisticated, plausible, beautiful and apparently desirable, we will not have it at any price.

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Monday, 24 July 2017 00:07

Persevering Towards Heaven

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“Our Lord tells us that true Christians must make up their minds regarding trouble in this world. Whether we are ministers or hearers, whether we teach or are taught, it makes little difference. We must carry ‘a cross.’ We must be content to lose even life itself for...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 22:16

The Importance of Your Conscience

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Conscience is a most powerful part of our natural constitution. It cannot save our souls. It never leads a man to Christ. It is often blind, and ignorant, and misdirected.Yet conscience often raises a mighty testimony against sin in the sinner’s heart, and makes him feel that “it is an...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 22:17

Preparing New Christians Biblically

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To count the cost is one of the first duties that ought to be pressed on Christians in every age. It is no kindness to young beginners to paint the service of Christ in false colors, and to keep back from them the old truth, “Through much tribulation we must enter the kingdom of God” (Ac...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:16

High Thoughts on the Cross

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“Cling to Christ and have high thoughts of the atonement made by His blood upon the cross. Think highly of His incarnation and His example.Thing highly of His miracles and His words. Think highly of His resurrection, intercession and coming again. But think highest of all on Christ’s...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 20:49

Cultivating Faith in Your Daily Prayers

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Make it your daily prayer that you may have an increase of faith. According to your faith will be your peace. Cultivate that blessed root more, and sooner or later, by God’s blessing, you may hope to have the flower. You may not perhaps attain to full assurance at once: it is good sometimes...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 22:03

The Cost of Being a Real Christian

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It costs something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run. Conversion is not putting a person...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 23:08

Take Heed How You Hear

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“The parable of the sower is preeminently a parable of caution, and caution about a most important subject,—the way of hearing the word of God.It was meant to be a warning to the apostles, not to expect too much from hearers.It was meant to be a warning to all ministers of the Gospel,...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 00:21

Peace Which Christ Gives

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“‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth give I unto you.’ Peace is Christ’s peculiar gift: not money, not worldly ease, not temporal prosperity. These are at best very questionable possessions. They often do more harm than good to the soul....

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:44

Study The Gospels

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“It would be well if professing Christians in modern days studied the four Gospels more than they do. No doubt all Scripture is profitable.It is not wise to exalt one part of the Bible at the expense of another. But I think it would be good for some who are very familiar with the Epistles, if...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:20

The Only Books Which Do Real Good

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“It is indeed to be desired that solid Scriptural theology, like that contained in these pages, should be valued and studied in the church.
Books in which Scripture is reverently regarded as the only rule of faith and practice– books in which Christ and the Holy Ghost have their rightful...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:08

Our Unfailing Friend, Jesus Christ

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Look around the world, and see how failure is written on all of people’s schemes. Count up the partings, separations, disappointments, and bereavements which have happened under your own knowledge. Think what a privilege it is that there is One at least who never fails, and in whom no one was...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:05

Humbly Believing In God’s Election

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“Is the doctrine of Election plainly stated in Scripture? This is the whole question which an honest Christian has to do with. If it is not in the Book of God, let it be forever discarded, refused and rejected by man, no matter who propounds it.
“If it is there, let us receive it with...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:13

Knowing Christ…Personally

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You may know a good deal about Christ, by a kind of head knowledge. You may know who He was, and where He was born, and what He did. You may know His miracles, His sayings, His prophecies, and His ordinances.You may know how He lived, and how He suffered, and how He died. But unless you know the...

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Saturday, 08 July 2017 22:04

The Ultimate Loss: Your Soul

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The loss of the soul is the heaviest loss that can befall a man. The worst and most painful of diseases – the most distressing bankruptcy of fortune – the most disastrous shipwrecks – are a mere scratch of a pin compared to the loss of a soul. All other losses are bearable, or but...

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I make my solemn protest against those modern delusions, “that all people shall go to heaven at last—that it matters not how you live—that whether you are holy or unholy it does not matter—that whether you are godless or God-fearing, it is all the same thing, that all at...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 23:17

Total Dependance on God’s Words

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There must be a real heartfelt belief that God’s promises are sure and to be depended on – a real belief that what God says in the Bible is all true and that every doctrine contrary to this is false, whatever anyone may say.There must be a real belief that all God’s words are to...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 22:19

The Blessedness of Heaven

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The cares of this world, the necessary duties of life, the demands of our families, the work of our various stations and callings — all these things appear to eat up our days, and to make it impossible to have long quiet times of communion with God’s people.
But, blessed be God, it shall...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 22:39

Glory Only in the Cross of Christ

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Let us look well to our own hearts. We live in a day when false doctrines about Christ’s death abound on every side. Let us see that Christ crucified is really the foundation of our own hopes, and that Christ’s atoning death for sin is indeed the whole life of our souls. Let us bewa...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 23:29

Be On Guard Against False Doctrine

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Let us be on our guard against false doctrine. Unsound faith will never be the mother of really sound practice, and in these latter days, departures from the faith abound. See then that your loins be girded about with truth, and be very jealous of receiving anything which cannot be proved by the...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 22:06

The Happiest People in the World

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“The happiest people in this world are those who make the Bible the rule of their lives. They read their Bibles often. They believe what the Bible says. They love that Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks. They try to obey what the Bible commands. None are so happy as these people....

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Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:52

The Grand Proof of Christ’s Mission

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Let us all thank God that we have such a cloud of witnesses to prove that our Lord rose again. The resurrection of Christ is the grand proof of Christ’s divine mission. He told the Jews they need not believe He was the Messiah, if He did not rise again the third day. The resurrection of...

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What will you see when the great event of Christ’s return takes place? You will see the eternal Son of God return in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will come to raise the dead saints and to change the living ones, to punish the wicked and to reward the godly, to summon...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 20:19

The Cost of Being a Real Christian

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It costs something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run.Conversion is not putting a person...

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