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

No Compromise Radio - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 09 July 2017 15:06

A Mighty Fortress Is Our Faith

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You are out of town and for Sunday you visit one of the local churches with your family. After all, whether at home or away, you want to be with God’s people for corporate worship.

As you and your family enter the church building, you are greeted in the foyer by a friendly family. They make...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 22:54

The Father’s Love For the Son

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“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”

That statement is bad evangelism, but good Trinitarianism.

It is bad evangelism because the Gospel does not begin with the love of God but with the wrath of God (Romans 1:16-18). Furthermore it is bad evangelism because the Gospel is...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 11:40

Confessional Christianity

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“No creed but the Bible!”

“Deeds not creeds!”

Catchy sayings. Biblical? Partially. The revelation of Holy Writ reveals the inspiration, the inerrancy and therefore the sufficiency of Scripture. The Bible also reveals that we’re not saved by deeds or good works(Ephesians...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 10:29

The Bare Necessities of Life

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A little boy floating down the river while sitting on top of a bear in the middle of the jungle. You guessed it. The little boy is Mowgli and the bear is Baloo from the Disney classic Jungle Book. This was one of my daughters’ favorite scenes as they sang The Bare Necessities of Life.

But what...

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Friday, 06 January 2017 21:10

Why the Church Gathers

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Why does the church gather? What is the purpose of our meeting Sunday? Is it just to get a spiritual shot  in the arm to get me through the week? Is it to have a social outlet that is at least spiritual? Is it to hear a biblical sermon? After all, isn’t that what we pay the pastor for?

In...

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Saturday, 17 December 2016 05:50

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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This is a common question that many wrestle with when it comes to their church. It may be a question you have thought of yourself or are even currently contemplating. Should I stay with my current local church or leave and try to find a new body to be a part of? If you are thinking along these...

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Saturday, 19 November 2016 19:21

Before…After

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You see it all the time on social media. Before and after pictures of people who changed their eating habits and committed to a training program. They lose weight. They look and feel healthier. It’s almost a brand new person.

Well the Bible explains that there are before and after portraits of...

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 18:59

Christ’s Bodybuilding Program

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“I love going to a church that has many programs. Children’s programs. Youth programs. Music programs.”

This is the common statement made by many who are looking for a church. To them it’s all about programs. The more, the better. After all, the world offers so many programs,...

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 19:20

Church Membership: No More Excuses(Part 2)

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To claim to be a Christian, saved by God’s grace and by the power of Gospel of Jesus Christ, and not to belong to a local body of believers, is to claim that you are committed to the Head but not to the Body.

“I don’t think the New Testament knows anything about a...

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 20:43

Church Membership: No More Excuses(Part 1)

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Judgment Free Zone. Ten dollars down. Ten dollars a month.

Having been in the health industry for 30 years between being an avid weightlifter, a follower of the Mr. Olympia, a certified personal trainer and a manager at a sport supplement store, I see lines like these fill the ads of many gyms in...

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Friday, 02 September 2016 06:59

The Gospel and Your Children

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I will never forget a few years ago when the ladies from our church, who had recently returned from a women’s conference, were telling me that my wife was the talk of the conference. That alone surprised me because, though she was part of a panel Q & A discussion at the women’s...

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:19

The Role of Women in the Church

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Why pick such a controversial topic to blog about? Oh I didn’t realize there was controversy surrounding this issue. To use NoCo language: HENNO. Well, what else do you expect from a ministry whose tag line is always biblical, always controversial, always in that order.

The equality of women...

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Sunday, 28 August 2016 14:12

The Nature of True Saving Faith

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It was one of the most celebrated times in the Jewish calendar. It was the Passover(See Exodus 12:1-13). Jews would all gather together in Jerusalem to celebrate this feast. Now on one of these occasions Jesus appears on the scene. And what does he do? Miraculous signs. The beloved disciple states...

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Saturday, 27 August 2016 12:49

The Sovereignty of God Over the Nations

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True or False?

God’s sovereign rule over nations is dependent upon the leaders of those nations submitting to His authority.

If you answered true, then you have a low view of God. The God who commanded the universe into existence(Psalm 33:6-9) and who sustains the universe(Colossians 1:16-17;...

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 20:46

The Sinfulness of Sin

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Recently at a wedding someone was telling me how there is to too much negativity preached from the pulpit today and that what we need is more positive and uplifting messages. So would it be safe to assume she would not be a fan of this particular blog on the sinfulness of sin?

One of the people she mentioned who gives these positive and uplifting

Monday, 06 June 2016 08:37

I Am The Greatest

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With the recent death of Muhammad Ali, many of the morning shows on TV were paying tribute to him. Whether it was the Thrilla in Manila when he fought Joe Frazier, or the Rumble in the Jungle when he fought George Foreman, Muhammad Ali was known for his self-proclaimed “I am the greatest.”

BUT…

The only one who could ever say

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 21:12

Mother’s Day or The Lord’s Day

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Mother’s Day, which we just celebrated this past Sunday May 8, is one of the most celebrated holidays. Hallmark and FTD look forward to this day annually with salivating anticipation.

So while our regular calendars say Sunday was Mother’s Day, our church calendars say Sundays is the Lord’s day. So what’s a pastor to do?

Saturday, 30 April 2016 21:13

Save the Planet…or Your Soul?

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As a manager of a retail store, when I offer to put customers’ items in a plastic bag, they refuse the bag with the retort “Save the planet.” Now don’t get me wrong. In our home we recycle, but in our church you would not find us practicing church discipline on someone for failing to recycle or for using plastic bags.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:36

The Word’s Inexhaustible Ministry

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The Word of God is inexhaustible in its ministry! Its ministry is continuous and abiding. It’s active, operative and at work. Paul said that the Word of God is at work in believers(1 Thessalonians 2:13).

So let’s look at the Word’s inexhaustible ministries as outlined by the apostle Paul to young pastor Timothy.

“But as

Saturday, 09 April 2016 20:23

The Perseverance of the Saints Featured

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The theological controversy that was stirring back when I was in seminary was the Lordship Salvation controversy. The issue was whether or not submission to Jesus as Lord is a post-conversion thing or part of the essence of saving faith. I recall vividly fellow students asking me what I thought of Zane Hodges book Absolutely Free.

So I was

Friday, 08 April 2016 19:18

Take the Last Step toward Jesus?

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Talking with a friend recently, he said that Jesus will take 99 steps toward you, but you have to take the last step. Is that really true and Biblical? Is someone’s salvation dependent on that person taking that one final step? Is even God Himself somehow dependent upon man to take the final step before He can save?

“And a ruler

Thursday, 07 April 2016 19:39

Peddlers of God’s Word

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“The Cowboy Pastor” or better yet “The Bull-Riding Pastor”. No, this was not a typo. Yes, you read correctly. Lawrence Bishop II, pastor of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio, rides bulls in a built in rodeo arena in his church to attract people.

On May 19, 2015, ABC News Nightline aired a program about this phenomenon.

Friday, 25 March 2016 08:24

Easter’s Glass Case Display

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Walk with me. We are taking a stroll down the long hall way of your high school. Each side is lined with classrooms and lockers. At the very end, funneling down like a tunnel, stands a tall and wide glass case displaying the championship trophies of your football team and basketball team, of which you were the star of course.  That

Friday, 18 March 2016 21:12

For His Own Possession

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Why did Jesus die?

A church I visited a few years ago was giving out as part of their welcome package for visitors a book on the 50 reasons why Jesus came to die. Chapter 23 of that book was entitled: “So That We Might Belong to Him.” Exactly.

Paul, in writing to Titus, highlights this particular reason for the death of Christ.

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It was during my academic tenure at Dallas Theological Seminary in the early 1990’s when Charles Stanley sat with some of us in the living room area of our dorm to have a heart to heart talk and Q & A about ministry. His son Andy, fellow graduate of DTS, has been stirring up some waves lately, and not for the right reasons.

It is very

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