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

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Monday, 12 August 2013 01:00

Setting the Example, Part 1 Featured

by John MacArthur

People skills are invaluable in leadership. Imagine how difficult it would be for a man to lead if he was timid and indecisive. Or consider the wreckage produced by a leader who is arrogant and brash. In either case, his private life might be orderly and disciplined, but his lack...

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Monday, 12 August 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - What is God Telling Us?: What didn't the disciples understand?

There is one test set before every believer that is the same: overcoming worry. The good news has always been that believers need not fear because God's plan for us is peace, protection, and a future with hope.

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:00

Personal Priorities for Godly Leaders Featured

by John MacArthur

A survey of today’s evangelical landscape can be a letdown. Biblical teaching is scarce and moral scandals abound. Too many church leaders have concealed sexual sin and financial schemes behind a thin façade of ministry. Eventually the world exposes their hypocrisy,...

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 01:00

What Is the True Ministry of the Holy Spirit Today? Featured

Pentecostalism is a charismatic movement that derives its name from the day of Pentecost described in Acts 2, when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the members of the early church. That passage remains a centerpiece of Pentecostal teaching to this day. It is ironic that such a “movement of...

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Monday, 05 August 2013 01:00

God’s Standard for Leadership Featured

by John MacArthur

Not everyone is cut out for leadership in the church. That’s why Paul in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 expands on his instruction for men by describing the categories and qualifications for church leadership. In verse 1 he says, “It is a trustworthy statement; if any man...

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

The First Step of Leadership Featured

by John MacArthur

In a reaction against sexism, our society practices what you might call reverse sexism. Women are given prominence over men, and men are beaten down as irresponsible dullards who can’t get anything right. Many men invite and deserve this treatment, caring only for pleasure...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Y Generation: Why are they leaving the church?

Not all millennials are leaving the church because they can't find Jesus. Some are leaving because they think the Gospel is a fairy tale. What can the church do about this false perception?

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 01:00

Steve Lawson on the Role of the Holy Spirit Featured

Christians exalt God—we understand that. That means we should exalt each member of the Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The charismatic movement, however, tends to focus attention on the Holy Spirit to an inappropriate degree. In the following video, Steve Lawson explains why that...

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Monday, 29 July 2013 01:00

Feminism: A Reversal of Biblical Standards Featured

by John MacArthur

Satan delights in wreaking havoc on the church. He twists the truth on every issue, creating doctrinal confusion wherever he can.

He has been particularly successful in distorting the roles God has designed for men and women. Over the years, the cultural ideal of gender role...

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:00

A Mess in the Maternity Ward? Featured

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Leveling Charges Against John MacArthur

Popular theologian and apologist Dr. Michael Brown has written two articles for Charismanewscritical of John MacArthur and the upcoming Strange Fire conference. 

In his first article, ”John MacArthur,...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:02

Why is the Charismatic Movement Thriving in Africa?

Sometimes, one reads an article and a whole set of mental jigsaw pieces suddenly click into place. This post by Conrad Mbewe, an African Reformed Baptist pastor, is one of those. Many of his observations ring true for the West, as well as his own African context.

Many explanations have been given...

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:00

How Do You Identify False Teachers? Featured

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” – Romans 16:17, KJV

Identifying and confronting false teachers is extremely unpopular today. But Scripture calls Christians to discern truth...

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Monday, 22 July 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Importance of the New Covenant

To refuse to teach the New Covenant, sealed with Christ's blood, is to refuse to teach the Gospel.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:00

What Does It Really Mean to Worship God in Spirit and Truth? Featured

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).

That frequently quoted verse has become a popular proof text for charismatic doctrine. In fact, a recent article in Charisma magazine used it as biblical support for speaking in tongues as a form...

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Monday, 15 July 2013 01:00

Unbroken Fellowship with God Featured

by John MacArthur

Without question, the most marvelous thing about heaven—heaven’s supreme delight—will be unbroken fellowship with God Himself.

Through salvation, we have communion with every member of the Godhead. We can talk and commune with Yahweh. We are adopted as His children...

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Friday, 12 July 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - The Alpha Course

Could believers lacking a solid, foundational view of the true Gospel be vulnerable to satanic snares unknowingly set up by false religious leaders? If so, what can believers do to guard against popular and longstanding apostate teachings in the church?

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Thursday, 11 July 2013 01:00

Perfect Relationships: One Another Featured

by John MacArthur

“Will we really know each other?”is a frequently heard question about heaven. And the answer is yes. We will forever be who we are now—only without any of our faults or infirmities. Scripture repeatedly affirms this.

For example, in the Old Testament, when a...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:04

Good Soil Training for Students and Young Professionals in Asia

LARGE ASIAN CITY—Students and young professionals in a large Asian city are being trained to share their faith using the Good Soil seminar material and The Story of Hope. The original two classes of ten students have now grown to two more classes with others eagerly waiting to be trained.

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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:00

John MacArthur’s Primary Concern About the Charismatic Movement Featured

The charismatic movement claims that it is the movement of the Holy Spirit, but there’s a serious problem with that assertion according to John MacArthur. In the following video, John explains what that problem is and how to address it.

Before you can determine whether the Holy Spirit is at...

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Monday, 08 July 2013 13:36

Two Religions (Genesis 4:1–16 Sermon Audio and Transcript)

This is the audio and approximate transcript (based on my speaking notes) from a sermon I preached yesterday evening from the Genesis 4:1–16 account of Cain and Abel. The highlight is towards the end, when we see how Abel points us to Christ and His work for us.

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Monday, 08 July 2013 01:00

Perfect Relationships: Marriage Featured

by John MacArthur

The question of relationships in heaven is one of the major issues Christians wonder about. Will we recognize our loved ones? Will we remember our earthly relationships? What kind of relationships will we have? Will we have family love and fellowship in heaven? Will our...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 01:00

A Glorified Body: Resurrection Illustrated Featured

by John MacArthur

As we saw in our post on Monday, bodily resurrection is an essential element of our future in heaven. Believers will enjoy eternity in the presence of God in glorified, perfected bodies. But what do we know about those bodies? How will they function, and what will they be like? The...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2013 01:00

Who Were the Zwickau Prophets? Featured

Most Christians have heard of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformers. But there is good reason why you have probably never heard of their contemporaries, the Zwickau prophets. In the following two videos, R.C. Sproul and Steve Lawson explain who they were and why they left no lasting legacy.

The...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - Examine Yourself

The Bible instructs us to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. How do we examine ourselves?

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Tuesday, 02 July 2013 00:36

New Trinity Review: Pope Francis Shows His True Colors

We have just posted the July, August 2013 Review to our website. The review is titled "Pope Francis Shows His True Colors" and was written by Richard Bennett.

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Monday, 01 July 2013 01:00

A Glorified Body: The Necessity of Our Resurrection Featured

by John MacArthur

First Corinthians 15 is the definitive chapter on the subject of resurrection. There Paul severely rebukes anyone who would doubt or question it: “But someone will ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?’” To which Paul responds,...

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Thursday, 27 June 2013 01:00

The Perfection of Heaven Featured

by John MacArthur

It’s well beyond the finite capacity of our minds to comprehend the perfection of heaven. The best we can do is attempt to understand it in terms of this life. All that’s good and God honoring here will be perfected in heaven; everything else will pass away.

In heaven...

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Thursday, 27 June 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - Easy Believism: Is salvation really simple and easy?

Does the Bible teach easy believeism, or is it one of many deceptions in the church?

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013 01:00

Is Spirit Baptism a One-Time Event? Featured

At the heart of the controversy over charismatic theology and practice is a simple question: What is the nature and purpose of the baptism of the Holy Spirit? Is Spirit baptism an internal, one-time event that occurs at the moment of salvation, or is it a subsequent event that’s manifest...

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Monday, 24 June 2013 01:00

A Redeemed Soul Featured

by John MacArthur

In heaven we will finally lose all traces of human fallenness. In fact, no one will ever enter heaven or dwell there who isn’t absolutely perfect.

That point is often symbolized in Scripture by the imagery of white robes that are worn by the redeemed in heaven. Revelation 6:11...

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Thursday, 20 June 2013 01:00

Changed from the Inside Out Featured

by John MacArthur

Although heaven will be our first encounter with true, complete perfection, the Lord is already at work in the lives of His people preparing us for that perfection.

God begins the process of perfecting us from the moment we are converted from unbelief to faith in Christ. The Holy...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:00

Providing Cover to Charismatics Featured

Today there is widespread hesitancy among many evangelical leaders to criticize the claims of charismatic theology. While many of these leaders are not charismatics themselves, they are open and sympathetic to the supernatural claims prevalent in the movement.

In the following video, John MacArthur...

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Monday, 17 June 2013 01:00

What Will We Be Like in Heaven? Featured

To celebrate the publication of the updated and revised version of John MacArthur’s bookThe Glory of Heaven, we are posting a blog series adapted from the climactic chapter of the book. Throughout church history, not much focus has been given to the topic of what believers will be like in...

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Thursday, 13 June 2013 01:00

Personal Evangelism 101: Reveal Christ Featured

by John MacArthur

When it comes to evangelism, we often hear about “asking Jesus into your heart” or “making a decision for Christ.” But condensing the whole process of repentance and faith into a short—and often unbiblical—phrase like that trains us to emphasize...

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - Alive from the Dead: Is it possible to live the Christian life?

Today evangelicals no longer write about losing your life. Instead, they write and talk about finding God's purposes for our life and living life to the fullest. Is this really what the Gospel teaches?

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 01:00

The Montanists and the Nature of Special Revelation Featured

The charismatic movement is a recent development in the history of the church, but its distinguishing belief is not. The idea of modern prophets who receive special revelation from God is nothing new.

In the following video, R. C. Sproul discusses the Montanist movement of the second century. As he...

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Monday, 10 June 2013 01:00

Not Laughing Now Featured

by Phil Johnson

Rodney Howard-Browne, self-styled “Holy Ghost Bartender,” has taken notice of the Strange Fire conference sponsored by Grace to You (October 16-18, 2013). He seems unnerved by the prospect that twenty-first-century charismatic phenomena are going to be examined in light...

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Friday, 07 June 2013 01:00

Keep Watch! - What are Non-Christians saying about Christians

Non-believers dislike Christians because we give them reason to do so, lacking respect, understanding, and graciousness. Will living a perfect life change the non-believers' attitude towards Christians?

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Thursday, 06 June 2013 01:00

Personal Evangelism 101: Reject False Worship Featured

by John MacArthur

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who worship God acceptably, and those who do not. And the fact is, apart from faith in Christ—apart from God’s saving work in a sinner’s life—acceptable worship is impossible.

Because worship is inextricably...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 01:00

What Do Cessationists Have in Common with the Reformers? Featured

Dr. Steve Lawson is a dedicated student of the Reformation and the great Christian men behind it. His understanding of modern church trends is heavily informed by his knowledge of the theological wars that have been waged throughout church history. And the crucial battles fought by the Reformers in...

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Monday, 03 June 2013 01:00

Personal Evangelism 101: Confront Sin Featured

by John MacArthur

One of the main problems with weak evangelistic methods is the risk of leading people to false conversions. Many sinners are thrilled to learn that “God has a wonderful plan” for their lives and are eager to tap into all the blessings that entails. It stands to reason...

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:00

Personal Evangelism 101: Offer God's Mercy Featured

by John MacArthur

Too many modern evangelistic methods offer the wrong thing. The point of the gospel is not to bring contentment, purpose, or a sense of completeness to your life. It’s not about unlocking God’s plan for your happiness or fulfillment. Those are often by-products of...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 01:00

Can Believers Bind Satan? Featured

There is pervasive confusion among many modern evangelical churches—especially those that are charismatic—regarding Satan’s activities and operations.

Modern worship anthems that are focused on spiritual warfare tell Christians to go to “the enemy’s camp” and take...

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Thursday, 23 May 2013 01:00

The Fatal Flaw of the Charismatic Movement Featured

The Strange Fire conference represents a thorough, biblical response to the errors and excesses of the charismatic movement. It will be comprehensive both in its scope of content and breadth of teaching. On that note today we wanted to let you hear from another of our keynote speakers.

Dr. R.C....

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:00

Personal Evangelism 101: Identify Spiritual Needs Featured

by John MacArthur

It would be wonderful if unsaved people eagerly came to you with their questions about salvation and eternal life, but that’s not likely to happen very often, if ever.

Instead, you will need to initiate the majority of the evangelistic opportunities in your life. You’ll...

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