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

Pulpit and Pen - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:25

God’s Purpose Still Served With False Teachers? Featured

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Have you ever sat and watched a sermon by a pastor like Steven Furtick, or Andy Stanley? Have you ever really just sat and listened to them preach. It’s easy to be drawn in to the charismatic mood changing, emotionally driven style of speech or worship. They quote from Scripture, and speak...

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Many conservative Christians have been critical of renown apologist, William Lane Craig, and his methodology for defending the Christian faith. Critics cite everything from his apparent denial of biblical authority to heretical teaching on essential doctrines such as the Trinity. We believe...

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In our study today, we are going to do as Scripture commands of all true Believers in 1 Thess 5:21, “but test everything; hold fast what is good.” 1 Peter 3:15 tells us, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 11:04

Andy Stanley’s Deep and Wide: A Review Featured

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Who is Andy Stanley?

Andy Stanley is the founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries(NPM), which is an organization that started as a single church (North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia) in the fall of 1995.[1]  The organization now boasts six Atlanta-area churches as...

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“Lord, kill me if I don’t preach the Gospel” – Lerae, “I’m Good”

Shai Linne has been absent from the music scene since 2014 in order to focus on his Church. His rapping was known for its deep lyrical content, teaching about topics such as false teachers, the...

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Pulpit & Pen has been outspokenly critical of charismatic organizations such as Bethel, IHOPKC, Hillsong, and many others. The unsound doctrine inherent in these denominations and churches gives way to not only an unfruitful mission but paves the way for a debased leadership who, in many...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 11:16

Black Baptist Reverend Doesn’t Take the Race Bait Featured

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imageThe Reverend Lawrence Ware is officially renouncing his ordination in the Southern Baptist Convention.  This is according to his scathing OP-ED piece entitled “Why I’m Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention” which was published in the New York Times on July 17,...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 00:02

Clayton Jennings and the Man Who Wasn’t Healed Featured

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“A sea of salvations tonight. Thousands came. I preached on the power of the Holy Spirit and the need to repent and believe. God’s presencefell like a hurricane on our field and we saw the demon possessed get set free, the crippled walked, the sick were healed, and the lost were found....

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:08

False Teacher of the Day #8: Scott Hofert, Watershed Church Featured

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But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 23:20

Eugene Peterson and the Two Masters Featured

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“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”Matthew 6:24

Very few people were surprised when retired mainline pastor and author of The Message, Eugene Peterson,...

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You may have heard by now that Eugene Peterson, the author, and creator of the popular book, The Message, recently came out in support of homosexual marriage. In an interview with Religion News, he was asked that if he were pastoring today would he perform a same-sex wedding ceremony, he responded...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 02:38

Tim Keller Claims People Cannot Be Reached Without Art Featured

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In a recent controversy, Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church came under heat for a an effeminate dance they preformed on stage. Critics objected both because it seems to violate the Regulative Principle of Worship and because it appeared too feminine for men to be participating in. To...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:37

Sermons: The Master’s Missionaries, Pt 1, 2 Featured

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Jesus Christ is our ultimate example and in Luke 9, Jesus looks out of the crowd and he has compassion for them. His heart is broken over the lost people in the community that he’s in. His heart is overwhelmed with sorrow because of the plight of the lost people. We must understand...

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We are discussing the providence and predestined purpose of God in His decree that Jesus Christ would come to be our Messiah. Jesus Purposed to walk 20 miles to Nain to bring a boy back to life and proclaim the gospel to them. This is electing providence and compassionate love in action. Join us as...

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An evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it during the past few years. It has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments. The devil has seldom done a...

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On July 7th, 2017, John Hagee Ministries tweeted the following:

“We all dream of absolute forgiveness of our transgressions. To attain this pardon, we must do our part, and He promises to do His.”

Claiming we must do our part to earn God’s forgiveness is a textbook example of...

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Tim Keller’s legacy church is wrought with compromise. A church that is part of the traditionally conservative PCA, problems range from its members converting to Catholicism to a low view of biblical authority–Keller is a theistic evolutionist.

In November of 2016, under the pastoral...

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Following the spectacular implosion of President Nixon’s political career in the Watergate scandal, Warner Brothers released the drama “All The President’s Men.” In a key scene informant Deep Throat tells Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, “Just follow the...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:36

Charlie Gard and the Faith Healers Featured

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The tragic story of little Charlie Gard has captivated the Western world. The 11-month-old boy suffers from a rare genetic disease. Charlie is blind, deaf, and unable to move on his own and is currently on life support in a London hospital. Charlie’s parents are seeking to take their son to...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 06:52

Has Todd White Healed You? Featured

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I have noticed that the preacher Todd White is becoming ever more popular in charismatic circles.  Recently, I learned that he is scheduled to appear along with two high-profile prosperity preachers, Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland, at the 2017 Jesus Conference in Orlando.  He has even bee...

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*Editor’s note: This post first appeared at Barbwire and is being reposted here with permission.

The US military is unequivocally constructing and implementing change. Same-sex marriages and policies on gender identity (confusion) is a recurrent trajectory for the Department of Defense (DOD)...

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Friday, 30 June 2017 03:04

Sarah Breaks Free of Beth Moore Featured

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Pulpit & Pen received the following testimony from Sarah. She is a Southern Baptist from Texas. She was baptized at age 24 and has been a Christian for 27 years. She has broken free of Beth Moore.

My introduction to Beth Moore occurred about 20 years ago through her study, To Live is Christ: The...

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Friday, 30 June 2017 02:42

Calvinists, We Have a Problem Featured

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Calvinists, we have a problem. Not a soteriological one. I adhere to Calvinist theology. I adhere to all five points, and if there was a sixth point I would adhere to that too. This is definitely not a critique of the doctrine of Calvinism. While there are many problems within...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 01:04

Matt Chandler and the Futility of Binding and Loosing Spirits Featured

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Matt Chandler is a curious figure. As a well-known and popular pastor with a charming personality and enough charisma to attract a massive following, his words and opinions never go unnoticed. Opinions are like…well, let’s just say like everyone else, he has one–and he has one on...

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I am a tab bit late to the game on the Matt Slick, JD Hall debate on the charismatic gifts. To be honest, I had no idea that Matt Slick believed that the gifts were still in operation in the church today. At any rate, during the debate Matt had with JD, Matt seemed to come back again and again to 1...

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