Apologetics Live https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/apologetics-live/ Apologetics Live is a 2-hour live program where Andrew Rappaport, Dr. Anthony Silvestro, and Justin Pierce answer questions and challenges from anyone that joins the discussion. They do not only answer challenging questions, but they also give the listener the reasons why they answer as they do. You will get an education in apologetics in every episode. Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:19:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 yes https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/apologetics-live/feed/podcast/ Andrew Rappaport clean episodic Andrew Rappaport Andrew@StrivingForEternity.org Andrew@StrivingForEternity.org (Andrew Rappaport) © 2022 Striving for Eternity Ministries Apologetics Live with Andrew Rappaport and Matt Slick Apologetics Live https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/AL-3000-v2.jpg https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/apologetics-live/ TV-G 165905641 Do Christians Idolize Superheroes? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/do-christians-idolize-superheroes/ Fri, 02 Dec 2022 04:03:38 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1871432 Apologetics Live episode 176

After a post from Andrew about movies with superheroes, many Christians reacted. Although Andrew tried to clarify the confusion, many preferred to call him out as a liar and claimed that he stated that anyone watching these movies are not saved. Did he really say that? Did he mean that? This will be discussed in detail and names may be mentioned.

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Panel Discussion on Cessationism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/panel-discussion-on-cessationism/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:12:07 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1871238 Apologetics Live episode 175

WIth the Cessationist Conference this weekend some of the speakers will gather for a shorter show then usually for a panel discussion. It will be a fun and informative show, with Justin Peters, Jim Osman, John Reuther, and Andreas Wiget.

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Is Feminism Enslaving Women? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/is-feminism-enslaving-women/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 03:02:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1870977 Apologetics Live episode 174

Melissa Lex from the Thoroughly Equipped podcast and Amy Russo from Grace & Peace Radio podcast join to discuss the first, second, and third waves of feminism. They will seek to answer the question is feminism enslaving women?

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Cessationism with Jim Osman & Matt Slick https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/cessationism-with-jim-osman-matt-slick/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 04:30:33 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1866640 Apologetics Live episode 172

With the upcoming Cessationism Conference, Matt Slick (a continuationist) believes this conference, and more so, the upcoming film is divisive to the body of Christ. So we set up a conversation with Jim Osman (a cessationism) the organizer of the Cessationism Conference.

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Prayer, Prayerlessness & The Souls of Men, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/prayer-prayerlessness-the-souls-of-men-part-2/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 01:14:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1864505 Join Dr. Anthony Silvestro and Josiah Nichols as we discuss prayer with special guest Dan Llewellyn. This is part 2 – a much anticipated follow-up from our first episode on prayer on August 18, 2022! Learn about prayer in the lives of Christian greats and how it must be the enabler for our churches and everyday believers to turn our world upside down for the Gospel and see many born again. Dan will share from study, experience with real world examples of how prayer can transform our lives, churches and ministry.

 

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Answering the “He Gets Us” campaign https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/answering-the-he-gets-us-campaign/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 03:51:26 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1781789 Apologetics Live episode 172

The show starts with a look at some churches’ abuse of the pulpit. But the bulk of the show addresses the $100 million ad campaign “He Gets Us”. The show had a cast of big names to discuss the topic. Andrew is joined by Darrell Harrison of the Just Thinking podcast, Justin Peters, Chris Hohnolz of Voice of Reason Radio, Chris Huff of the Matter of Theology podcast, and Dr. Casey Bunter.

Resources mentioned:

Cessationist Conference

If Conservatives Reacted Like Libs

Listen For My Voice – Micheal Jr. – First Orlando

Three Pastors and a Beer

One Little Candle episode

The Influencer

Dinner Party

The Struggle

The Birth

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Debunking the Big Bang Theory and then Genders https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/debunking-the-big-bang-theory-and-then-genders/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 04:30:05 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1726392 Apologetics Live episode 171

Jason Lisle explains the latest satellite images proving the big bang did not happen. But then the discussion goes all over the place to evolution and gender discussions.

Check out Dr. Lisle’s ministry Biblical Science Institute.

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Missionary Gaming? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/missionary-gaming/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 04:01:33 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1430688 Apologetics Live episode 170

Many people make claims that they are playing hours and hours of video games, but they are really evangelizing. But are they? Most are just playing video games and using an excuse that makes it sound spiritual. Is it possible to truly use the video game world to evangelize? This will be the subject of discussion and joined by someone that claims it is possible.

Resources mentioned:

https://linktr.ee/missionarygamer

After we laughed about the firebomb, things got serious

Atheist admits there could be a God, but then he…

Things are going well, until I mention the Gospel…

He wasn’t expecting this his first day in DayZ

 

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Can Julie Roys Support Her Claims? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/can-julie-roys-support-her-claims/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:14:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1149114 Apologetics Live episode 169

Andrew exchanged with Julie Roys about reporting things like her claims about John MacArthur. She was invited to come on the show and support her claims.

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Open Q&A https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/open-qa-3/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 05:32:49 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1135175 Apologetics Live episode 168

Open Q&A

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The Importance of Christian Parenting & Homeschooling https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-importance-of-christian-parenting-homeschooling/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:21:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1135167 Dr. Silvestro will be interviewing apologist Israel Wayne for this episode on parenting and homeschooling. Israel Wayne is a popular author and conference speaker traveling around the world to defend the Christian faith and teach others how to live from a Biblical worldview in today’s culture. He and his wife Brook were both homeschooled and now homeschool their own large family. Israel is the author of Education: Does God Have an Opinion?, Raising Them Up: Parenting for Christians, Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Answers for Homeschooling, Questions God Asks, and Questions Jesus Asks.

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And He Said Believers can Sleep with a Prostitute https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/and-he-said-believers-can-sleep-with-a-prostitute/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 03:06:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1113842 Apologetics Live episode 167

Andrew discusses with Joe his claims that Calvin puts people under the law. Joe avoided the context of Scripture and made some very bold claims that you would not believe unless you actually heard him say it.

 

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Prayer, Prayerlessness, & The Souls of Men https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/prayer-prayerlessness-the-souls-of-men/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 03:58:59 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1098781 Join Dr. Anthony Silvestro, Andrew Rappaport and Justin Pierce as we discuss prayer with special guest Dan Llewellyn. Learn about prayer in the lives of Christian greats and how it must be the enabler for our churches and everyday believers to turn our world upside down for the Gospel and see many born again.  Dan will share from study, experience with real world examples of how prayer can transform our lives, churches and ministry.

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Are Christians Domestic Terrorists? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/are-christians-domestic-terrorists/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 02:11:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=997204 Apologetics Live episode 165

There have been changes in the US government. Are Christians being targeted? That will be the topic of discussion, along with your questions. So, please join us live with your challenging questions or just things you always wanted an answer to.

Resources mentioned:

National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians

FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

FBI Whistleblower LEAKS Bureau’s ‘Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide’ on ‘Militia Violent Extremists’ Citing Ashli Babbitt as MVE Martyr

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RA Fuentes Post-Debate on Calvinism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/ra-fuentes-post-debate-on-calvinism/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 03:51:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=967318 RA FuentesApologetics Live episode 164

RA Fuentes strikes again. Post-debate discussion: Is Calvinism Heretical and Demonic? with  RA Fuentes and John Myers. The team reviews the debate and the false arguments made by RA Fuentes.

Other questions were answered: can women be a pastor and can you explain regeneration?

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Responding to Dallas Jenkins Statement on Mormonism, and Other Disturbing Church Scandals https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/responding-to-dallas-jenkins-statement-on-mormonism-and-other-disturbing-church-scandals/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:19:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337745 Apologetics Live episode 159

Dallas Jenkins gave his definitive statement on what he believes about Mormons and Christianity, or did he? We will be talking about his statement, about what Mormons truly believe, and why the two religions are diametrically opposed to each other.

Then we will be addressing some scandals, videos, and coverups within the SBC and other churches, including Johnny Hunt being accused of

We want to give hope on how Christians should respond to the arguments that come up from non-believers, and those who have been hurt by false converts in the church. What is the biblical method for handling exposed sin in the church?

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Open Q&A https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/open-qa-2/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 02:07:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=898058 Apologetics Live episode 163

Open Q&A answering topics of evolution, Calvinism, music, and more.

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The Socialist Left and the LGBTQ Indoctrination Agenda https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-socialist-left-and-the-lgbtq-indoctrination-agenda/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 04:14:42 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337743 Apologetics Live episode 157

We will expose the agenda of the Socialist Marxists and LGBTQIA2S+, as we look at the role of the media, government, education, and the church in indoctrinating the children of the world, and we will compare the world’s satanic philosophy with the Word of God. Join us and tell the world!

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What is Happening to the SBC? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/what-is-happening-to-the-sbc/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 02:11:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=790096 Apologetics Live episode 162

Pastors talk about what is happening with the SBC and what their churches are doing about it.

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Open Q&A with Justin Peters and Pastor Jim Osman, hosted by Anthony Silvestro https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/open-qa-with-justin-peters-and-pastor-jim-osman-hosted-by-anthony-silvestro/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 04:10:39 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337741 Apologetics Live episode 153

Come join Dr. Anthony Silvestro as he hosts Apologetics Live with Justin Peters and Pastor Jim Osman on an open Q&A!

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Have Tongues Ceased? (1 Cor 13:8-13) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/have-tongues-ceased-1-cor-138-13/ Fri, 08 Jul 2022 04:06:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=666646 TonguesApologetics Live episode 161

When will the gift of tongues end? Paul provides the answer, but so many break the rules of interpretation to try to say that the text says what the text does not say. Andrew explains 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 in detail to answer the question. Some try to disagree, but the walking through the interpretation, the answer to tongues continues today.

Read more: https://strivingforeternity.org/have-tongues-ceased/

“Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:8–13)

Also watch: Have Some Spiritual Gifts Ceased?

Resources mentioned:

https://www.ythology.com/jeffgrenell/2016/10/18/a-history-of-youth-ministry

A Brief History of Youth Ministry

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Sin, Compromise, Apostasy, and The Fall of The SBC https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/sin-compromise-apostasy-and-the-fall-of-the-sbc/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 16:23:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=603906 Apologetics Live Episode 161

Join Justin Pierce, Justin Peters, Chris Honholz, and others to discuss the last days apostasy that we are seeing right before our eyes, with rampant moral sin, coverups, and compromise in the SBC.

We will address the Guidepost report, the ERLC, the covers-ups of Johnny Hunt, and Ed Litton’s support of Rick Warren (founder of Chrislam) who rebuked the convention for daring to remove Saddleback over the “secondary issue” of ordaining women pastors. Warren received a thunderous ovation from the convention members.
We are going to discuss pastors who sympathize with abortion-minded women in the wake of Roe v Wade, and what the Bible warns us to expect in light of 2 Thess 2:31 Tim 4:1-32 Tim 4:3-4, and many other passages.

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Why has the Great Commission become the “great omission” in the church today? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/why-has-the-great-commission-become-the-great-omission-in-the-church-today/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 04:01:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337739 Apologetics Live episode 151

Christians have largely been sitting while watching the “evangelism” of the world around them (pedophile drag queens in public libraries, rampant homosexuality, transgender movement, and all other types of ungodliness) . Join Pastor Chuck O’Neal, Pastor Casey Butner, and Dr. Anthony Silvestro in this discussion regarding the lack of evangelism and discipleship in the church.

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Bible Hermeneutics Made Easy with Josiah Nichols https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/bible-hermeneutics-made-easy-with-josiah-nichols/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 03:57:41 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337737 Apologetics Live episode 149

Come join Pastor Justin Pierce Dr. Anthony Silvestro as they interview Pastor Josiah Nichols on how to interpret the Bible properly. Josiah has written 3 books on this subject and will share some of his knowledge!

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Abortion with Mark Spence https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/abortion-with-mark-spence/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 05:18:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=339281 Apologetics Live episode 160

Mark Spence will join Andrew to discuss topics like evangelism, abortion, and apologetics. Andrew will also respond to an email from Dr. Dan who could not answer the simple question, “what is a woman”.

resources mentioned:

https://www.dailywire.com/news/police-officer-husband-of-slain-uvalde-teacher-was-detained-disarmed-while-trying-to-rescue-wife

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Training Christian Teachers with Mike Riddle https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/training-christian-teachers-with-mike-riddle/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:57:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337735 Apologetics Live episode 147

Dr. Anthony R. Silvestro, Jr. and Mike Riddle will be discussing how to educate for success! The state of Christian education is weak in churches and Christian schools, so we need to train able teachers and turn it around!

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Bonus: Father’s Day https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-fathers-day/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 09:00:35 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=334508 Rapp Report episode 229

Bonus episode for Father’s Day. This is a collection of stories about people and their fathers. Some stories are sad, some touching, and some loving.

Listen to Gabe’s full story from her podcast.

Here are some of the links from the surprise:
Reaction video of my dad: https://youtu.be/gXVTxPPQ-jU

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Cessationist Film and JP Sear on Abortion https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/cessationist-film-and-jp-sear-on-abortion/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:08:26 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=337673 Apologetics Live episode 146

the Cessationist film is in need of funding. The producer comes on to talk about the film. please support the film.

JP Sears changed his view on abortion and we review it.

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Abortion a Biblical Defense? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/abortion-a-biblical-defense/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 02:21:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=331115 Apologetics Live episode 145

Andrew is joined by Pastor Derrin Stidd of Operation Save America to provide Christians with a Biblical defense against abortion. Many challenge Christians on this issue and some feel not up to the task. As the Supreme Court comes out with its ruling on abortion to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Christians need to be ready with a good defense against the world’s arguments. This episode provides good answers to the common arguments for abortion.

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Traced: Human DNA’s Big Surprise with Nathaniel Jeanson https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/traced-human-dnas-big-surprise-with-nathaniel-jeanson/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 04:20:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=327007 Apologetics Live episode 144

Andrew interviews Nathaniel Jeanson on his new book Traced: Human DNA’s Big Surprise. Get 10% off the book until July 4, 2022 with the coupon code: TRACED22. Another Ph.D. biologist comes on two challenges him. And wait for the when Andrew asks them both if they can answer the question, “what is a woman?”

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Northwest Nazarene University and Sexuality https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/northwest-nazarene-university-and-sexuality/ Fri, 13 May 2022 03:52:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=291153 Northwest Nazarene UniversityApologetics Live episode 143

A discussion with a now-graduated student of Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), who spent 4 years trying to lovingly correct professors who were teaching many heretical positions that are not consistent with orthodox Christian doctrine nor the stated position of the Nazarene Church. Over four years Sean K has documented the school’s promotion of homosexuality in the university. He tried to confront the professors. Sean has written a 27-page open letter to Northwest Nazarene University. Sean has documented and detailed the school’s position on promoting LGBT in classrooms and on campus.

Read Sean’s letter to Northwest Nazarene University.

Andrew answered some questions from the audience on the KJV Only position and what is the difference between Pro-Life vs. Abolitionism. Listen to the episode Abolition of Abortion with Sarah Cleveland.

 

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Julie Roys, Tom Buck, and More with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/julie-roys-tom-buck-and-more-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 02:57:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=262043 Apologetics Live episode 142

Justin Peters hosts and Andrew Rappaport finally is back. They are joined by others to discuss Julie Roys article against John MacArthur and the articles about Tom Buck.

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The Marxist History of Critical Race Theory Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-marxist-history-of-critical-race-theory-part-2/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 21:57:25 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=182813 Apologetics Live Episode 144

Join Pastor Justin and Josiah Nichols for part 2 of our examination of the history of Marxism, Neo-Marxism, and the ideologies behind this godless and dangerous movement. Critical Race Theory is the ideology that is behind every conversation today.

Have you heard that CRT and Intersectionality have become indoctrination tools in society? Unfortunately, many leaders in the church are using them to introduce Socialist Marxism into the body of Christ.

Did you know that Gramsci said, “Socialism is precisely the religion that must kill Christianity. [It is a] religion in the sense that it too is a faith … [and] because it has substituted for the consciousness of the transcendental God of the Catholics, trust in man and his best strengths as the sole spiritual reality.”

So, please join us as we explain the history and ideology behind CRT and help you defend a biblical view of race, ethnicity, justice, fairness, and equality?

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The Marxist History of Critical Race Theory with Justin Pierce https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-marxist-history-of-critical-race-theory-with-justin-pierce/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 16:44:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=165026
Apologetics Live Episode 143
Join Pastor Justin as we examine the history of Marxism, Neo-Marxism, and the ideologies behind this godless and dangerous movement.
Critical Race Theory is the ideology that is behind every conversation today. Recently, Whoopi claimed that the Holocaust was not about race. Celebrity elites are making videos admitting their white guilt, schools are teaching CRT, and school boards call on the FBI to treat parents as terrorists. Politicians make oppressive policies to force equality of outcome. church leaders state that white people are racists and call for intersectionality training. It hasn’t ended there; CRT and Intersectionality have become the weapons many church leaders are using to introduce Marxism into the church.
So what are we to do about this issue? Can you defend a biblical view of race, ethnicity, justice, fairness, and equality? Even though we all hear these concepts daily, do you know the history and ideology behind CRT?
As the Bible says, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8, NASB95)
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Miracles, Signs, Wonders, and the Trinity with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/miracles-signs-wonders-and-the-trinity-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 16:32:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=147968 Apologetics Live Episode 142

Justin Peters will be with us Thursday at 8 pm EST, and you are invited to come along for this great conversation. Does the Bible explain the purpose for miracles, signs, and wonders (Acts 2:22)?

Why does having a biblical understanding of these issues inform our knowledge of God, and do we need to believe in the Trinity? If so, what is the Trinity?

We explain that it is very important to have a careful and precise definition of a biblical “miracle” Moses Ex 4; Ezekiel, NT Jn 3:2

  • A true miracle must be non-counterfitable.
  • Must prove that God has vindicated His own messengers.
  • A Miracle is a function of Divine revelation.
  • Miracles are always for vindication.
  • One definition; “A miracle is an event in nature, so extraordinary in itself and so coinciding with the prophecy or command of a religious teacher or leader, as fully to warrant the conviction, on the part of those who witness it, that God has wrought it with the design of certifying that this teacher or leader has been commissioned by him.” [A. H. Strong, Theology,118]
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Does Baptism Save? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/does-baptism-save/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 05:16:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=135166 Apologetics Live episode 141

There has been some discussion from the Church of Christ arguing that baptism is necessary for salvation. Does baptism save? that will be discussed this week.

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Have Some Spiritual Gifts Ceased? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/have-some-spiritual-gifts-ceased/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 05:50:20 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=117164 Apologetics Live episode 140

Two weeks ago Justin Peters addressed some issues of spiritual gifts and we had many discussions. This week we will further that discussion with a more specific response to the question, have some spiritual gifts ceased for today?

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Church of Christ Revisited https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/church-of-christ-revisited/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 04:18:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=99545 Apologetics Live episode 139

Justin and Josiah talk about the doctrines of the Church of Christ and hopefully preacher Norm will join the discussion.

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Exposing Fake Healers with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/exposing-fake-healers-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:03:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=90614 Apologetics Live episode 138

Justin Peters will join us to discuss an atheist’s documentary exposing fake faith healers and their tricks.

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What is the Church of Christ? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/what-is-the-church-of-christ/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:37:11 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=75092 Apologetics Live episode 137

Two discussions in one mega episode. One will be with an unbeliever that wants to have a discussion. The second is a discussion on what is the Church of Christ. Some refer to the Internation Church of Christ as a cult, others claim it is the only true church. Both sides will be represented. This is a long one but wow is it worth it. The end is crushing.

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Does the Babylon Bee know the Gospel? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/does-the-babylon-bee-know-the-gospel/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 03:27:01 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=49043 Babylon BeeApologetics Live episode 135

Recently the Babylon Bee interviewed Elon Musk and Justin Peters did a video about their gospel presentation. The Bee is a popular online publication that often satirizes Christianity. So when they interviewed Elon Musk, people took notice. But what happens when satire meets reality? Do the Babylon Bee staffers know the gospel? The Bee has always been a reliable source of hilarity and entertainment. But recently, they’ve been straying from their core mission, interviewing Elon Musk and other such foolishness. Is the Babylon Bee up on their theology? Recently, they interviewed Elon Musk and – well, let’s just say it’s raised some eyebrows. But don’t worry, because Apologetics Live is here to help you navigate their interview and discern the theology …. or lack thereof.

Also discussed, did JD Geear really apologize and ask forgiveness of the LGBT community.

Listen to Justin’s podcast about the Bee.

 

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2021 Review and 2022 Predictions https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/2021-review-and-2022-predictions/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 03:31:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=35996 Apologetics Live episode 135

The team will review 2021 and make some predictions for 2022. We are looking for you to join the show and ask your questions … or offer your challenges to God and the Bible.

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Is Calvinism a Cult? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/is-calvinism-a-cult/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 03:20:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=31572 CalvinismApologetics Live episode 134

Why do some have such a hardline against Calvinism? Some people even call it a cult. However, is it really a cult? There are many people that claim that it is a cult and not biblical Christianity. Many people misunderstand what a Calvinist believe and therefore assume that it is false teaching. Matt Slick of CARM joins the discussion to talk about Calvinism. First, this discussion will define what a cult is. The second is to define what Calvinism is. If someone does not have a proper definition of terms it can create a misrepresentation of the positions. Matt answers a question on the decrees of God. Also, a question from a listener was answered about how to witness to a universalist.

 

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Bonus: More Post RA Fuentes Debate Discussion https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/more-post-debate-discussion-of-ra-fuentes/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 16:49:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=27485 RA FuentesApologetics Live episode 133

Andrew and Justin are joined by several pastors and other brothers to discuss the debate with RA Fuentes on the topic of Calvinism is Useless and Dangerous. They review the tactics of RA Fuentes. His behavior before, during, and after the debate exposes that he is someone that loses credibility as a debater, teacher, or pastor. Several men from the Philippines come in and discuss not only the behavior during and after the debate but also their experiences with Mr. RA Fuentes. Andrew provides some helpful tools to recognize poor behavior and how to handle it when in conversations. Hear from many men all who have had a similar experience with Fuentes.

RA Fuentes has accused Andrew of lying on several issues. Andrew reveals the evidence that it is not true. They talk about the fact that someone that has to distort the facts or share half-truths to defend themself, is in a dangerous position. That is the behavior on display since the debate and Andrew does not shy away from answering. Since the debate, there has been many claims about what was said during the debate and they review what was said with the claims afterward.

Andrew offers a challenge at the end to examine his behavior and that of Fuentes. The two speak volumes of right and wrong; qualified and not.

 

Read some articles in response to the debate:

Why In The World Are You Debating RA Fuentes?

RA Fuentes Apologetics Exposed

Is 1 Corinthians 15:1–4 The Entire Gospel Message?

John 3:16: Saving or General Love?

Does God Grant Belief?

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Witnessing to Mormons with Bill McKeever https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/witnessing-to-mormons-with-bill-mckeever/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 03:39:46 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=23960 MormonsApologetics Live episode 132

Have you ever had an opportunity to share the gospel with a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), also known as Mormons? Pastor Justin had that happen and wanted to know how to better evangelize them. So we asked an expert, Bill McKeever, to join us and discuss what they believe and how to evangelize to them. It can be hard to evangelize to Mormons because they claim to be Christians also.

Bill McKeever founded Mormonism Research Ministry over 40 years ago. He will start out by providing an overview of what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes. Bill goes on to provide many different ways to share the gospel with an LDS member.

Resources mentioned:

Sharing the Good News with Mormons

What do They Believe?

What Do We Believe?

In Their Own Words

 

Other resources on Mormonism:

The Real Story of Joseph Smith’s Death

Mormon’s view of God

Almost Arrested at an LDS Temple

LDS and Bill McKeever pt.1

LDS and Bill McKeever pt.2

Mormonism Pt. 1

Mormonism Pt. 2

 

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Bonus: Post-Debate Discussion of RA Fuentes https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/bonus-post-debate-discussion-of-ra-fuentes/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 18:51:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=22365 RA FuentesApologetics Live episode 131

Andrew and Justin are joined by Pastor Nilo and Jordan to discuss the debate with RA Fuentes on the topic of Calvinism is Useless and Dangerous. They review the tactics of RA Fuentes. His behavior before, during, and after the debate exposes that he is someone that loses credibility as a debater, teacher, or pastor. Andrew will explain why he asked the questions that he did during the cross-examination. Those were purposeful to expose that RA Fuentes did not understand the topic of Calvinism, which was the topic of debate. In fact, Andrew will play some of the debate to show that RA Fuentes called it off-topic of the debate to discuss the meaning of the five points of Calvinism. How can the meaning of the topic be off-topic?

RA Fuentes has accused Andrew of lying on several issues. Andrew will reveal the evidence that it is not true. They talk about the fact that when someone has to distort the facts to defend themself, is a dangerous position. That is the behavior on display since the debate and Andrew does not shy away from answering. Since the debate, there has been many claims about what was said during the debate and they review what was said with the claims afterward.

 

Read some articles in response to the debate:

Why In The World Are You Debating RA Fuentes?

Is 1 Corinthians 15:1–4 The Entire Gospel Message?

John 3:16: Saving or General Love?

Does God Grant Belief?

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Debate: Calvinism is Useless and Dangerous https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/debate-calvinism-is-useless-and-dangerous/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:49:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=21168 RA FuentesApologetics Live episode 130

Rey Ann Fuentes from the Philippines has challenged Andrew Rappaport to debate the topic of Calvinism is useless and dangerous. This debate has some fireworks at the end, where Andrew will expose why RA Fuentes of RA Fuentes Apologetics should not be doing debates. He did not understand the topic of the debate. Andrew exposes that RA Fuentes actually believes in the teaching of Calvinism while showing that when he attempted to define Calvinism he had an incorrect definition. Andrew will provide proper definitions of terms.

This is an educational debate on several fronts. First, it was helpful to understand what Calvinism actually is. A second is a display of how people need to define the terms. RA Fuentes attempts in the debate to claim that context is not needed for Biblical interpretation. He stated that there are “stand-alone” verses. It was a shock to him that the verse numbers were added to Scripture hundreds of years later. RA Fuentes will argue that unless we need to define T.U.L.I.P. when sharing the gospel then Calvinism is useless. He will then argue that Calvinism is dangerous because several atheists claimed to have been Calvinists but now deny the faith.

What was most disheartening was the behavior of RA Fuentes that at the end when Andrew was trying to correct him. He asked for a closing prayer but when it came to that time of the show he refused to listen, pulling his earbuds out of his ears.

Read some other articles from the debate:

Post Calvinism Debate Discussion

Does God Grant Belief (RA Fuentes)?

John 3:16: Saving or General Love (RA Fuentes)?

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SBC- Behind the Scenes with Justin Peters, Pastor Casey Butner, and Alan Beach https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/sbc-behind-the-scenes-with-justin-peters-pastor-casey-butner-and-alan-beach/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 04:10:52 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17588 Apologetics Live episode 129

What is going on with the SBC today? Get a chance to speak with people behind the scenes for the last several decades… Alan Beach, former SBC church planter, Pastor Casey Butner, SBC all his life, and Justin Peters! Hosted by Dr. Anthony R. Silvestro, Jr.

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Should Christians Cheer ‘Let’s Go Brandon’? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/should-christians-cheer-lets-go-brandon/ Fri, 12 Nov 2021 05:20:02 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17533 Let's Go BrandonApologetics Live episode 128

There is a popular cheer being shouted at public events, “Let’s Go Brandon”. This is a reference to foul language referring to President Joe Biden. Even though it is a sanitized version of foul language, the question for Christians is can they use that phase. Pastor Justin and Andrew are joined by Chris Hohnolz for Voice of Reason Radio to discuss this more. Some Christians are justifying saying “let’s go Brandon” as the same as King David in some of the psalms against his enemies. Scripture is clear that Christians should not use foul language. Is there a difference between using the phrase “let’s go Brandon”? Christians may disagree with President Biden’s policies, but he is still the president and Scripture says that we should show him honor. Dislike for the president does not justify dishonor. They guys provide a biblical argument on this issue.

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Response to Listener over the Covid Vaccine https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/response-to-listener-over-vaccines/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 02:43:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17448 Covid VaccineApologetics Live episode 127

Last week was mentioned that a listener commented about Justin Pierce taking the covid vaccine and had negative comments. The listener has responded again and it will be discussed along with a more detailed explanation of the vaccine and why some are taking it or not. Is the covid vaccine the “mark of the beast”? many Christians have made that claim. This listener addresses that issues and we need a clear response. Is the vaccine passport the forerunner of the mark of the beast? Anything could be the forerunner, but we will not know until we see the mark the of the beast.

A big part of the difference in these discussions is to differentiate between the covid vaccine and the vaccine mandates. The vaccine is a personal decision based on many factors, such as medical conditions, the science of the vaccines, the use of fetal cell lines, etc. Where the vaccine mandates are an issue of freedom, not science. We should not get angry with others over this issue.

Here is the podcast that started this discussion: Jesus if the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Cult?

Resources mentioned: Report of Problems With Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Being Investigated: Contract Company

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Jesus if the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Cult? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/jesus-if-the-father-son-and-spirit-cult/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 03:16:17 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17379 cultApologetics Live episode 126

Andrew was invited onto a live stream to share the gospel only to discover he was setup up by a cult group that was trying to trap him. They believed that the name of the Father is Jesus, and the Son is named Jesus and even the Holy Spirit has the name, Jesus. We will display what they do and expose their tactics. It is not every day that you get invited onto a live stream to share the gospel and then discover your cult group of sorts was trying to set up an ambush. But when Andrew got there, he found out it was not at all what they expected! We will take viewers through everything leading up to this moment; we even have footage from their live stream. Since This group was challenged by Andrew to a formal debate but they ignored him. Therefore, Andrew will review their live stream and help you identify cultic practices and how to handle situations like this.

This group was trying to argue that to be saved a person needs to know that the name of God the Father is Jesus. They also believe that the name of the Holy Spirit is Jesus. However, they do not believe Jesus is God but only the Son of God. What to do when you hear false teaching for the first time and feel you must defend the truth? Andrew will provide an example.

Check out last week’s Apologetics Live where Justin Peters Responds to Sam Storms

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Justin Peters Responds to Sam Storms https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/justin-peters-responds-to-sam-storms/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:45:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17218 Sam StormsApologetics Live episode 125

Justin Peters responds to Sam Storms’ defense of singing Bethel and Hillsong music in church. Storms claim that it is acceptable to use music from Bethel or Hillsong in church services. he wrote a blog article that using Bethel Music and Hillsong as church music is not wrong. Justin and the guys have a detailed discussion on the points he makes in his article. Storms argues that the doctrinal statements of both groups are solid as if that is enough to justify their use in church. The team evaluates several doctrinal statements including Bethel’s and Hillsong. There is a difference between their doctrinal statements and their practices.

Another major argument that Sam Storms makes is that we cannot avoid working with groups and companies that we do not argue with doctrinally. Much conversation was focused on answering this argument. Just because some songwriters deny the faith is not the same as the reasons to avoid Bethel and Hillsong Music. These groups use their music as an evangelism tool to pull people, especially young people, from solid churches into their false teaching.

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Women’s Ministry with Elizabeth Prata https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/women-doing-theology-with-elizabeth-prata/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:22:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17111 Women's MinistryApologetics Live episode 124

Elizabeth Prata joins Andrew and Anthony to talk about women’s ministry and women discussing theology. A wide range of topics was discussed about women’s ministry. Women’s Bible studies in churches are the source of many problems in churches. They name some names of women in ministry to be avoided and below is a list of solid women that do theology/discernment. A name that came up often is Beth Moore. Elizabeth Prata explains why Beth Moore is so dangerous to the church and why it is so hard for many women to accept the idea that she could be a problem.

Elizabeth Prata blogs at the-end-time.org. She has been blogging every day since 2009 and has over 5500 articles. The blog site is a form of a discernment ministry to help women in their study of God and protect them from error. Her podcast is “The End Time Blog Podcast”, available on Apple and all the rest. Also is a direct widget on the right sidebar at the blog, https://the-end-time.org

Other good women’s ministries:

Dr. Shelbi Cullen & Kimberly Cummings – Women’s Hope Podcast, part of the Master’s University. https://womens-hope.masters.edu/

These podcasters have 25 years of combined experience in biblical discipleship and counseling as ACBC counselors, and their content deals with both theology and practical life issues for women.

 

Susan Heck With the Master.

Susan is a certified counselor with the ACBC, recently widowed after 46 years of marriage to her husband, who was a pastor for 50 years, an author, and serves in her church as well as online and at conferences.

 

Martha Peace Facebook page

Martha is also an ACBC counselor, speaker, and author. Her books The Excellent Wife and The Exemplary Husband are in 3rd printings and translated into many languages.

 

Brooke Bartz & Erin Coates Open Hearts Podcast – Open Hearts in a Closed World free online annual conference

Younger and newer to the scene are these two ladies. Brooke is the Founder of Open Heart’s in a Closed World Conference which is now featured on American Gospel TV, and author of “Chronic Love: Trusting God while suffering from a chronic illness.” Co-Host, with her husband, of the “LIT” (Lead in Truth) Podcast.

Erin is wife to Canadian pastor James Coates, conference speaker, and Bible teacher of women.

Erin and Brooke just started a podcast together which will be public in November, and available on AGTV, the BAR Network available on all major podcast streaming, and on the YouTube page-Open Hearts in a Closed World

 

Amy Spreeman & Michelle Lesley A Word Fitly Spoken

Amy helped launch a discernment radio program called Stand Up for the Truth, speaks at conferences and women’s groups, and is the founder of Berean Research and Naomi’s Table Bible Studies for Women. She is married with two grown children.

Michelle is a family-focused stay-at-home mom of 6, home school veteran, is active at church and in women’s ministry and trains Christian women through her blog, speaking engagements, and the podcast with Amy.

 

Lauren HerefordTulips and Honey

Host of Tulips and Honey Podcast, and Technical Director of Open Hearts in a Closed World. Lauren is married and is a Reformed, Christian blogger/podcaster who also homeschools her daughter.

 

Robin SelfA Worthy Walk

Robin is a Baptist pastor’s wife in a tiny town in Oklahoma, serving alongside her husband in church ministry for 28 years. She has 3 grown children.

 

Melissa LexThoroughly Equipped

A podcast designed for women comparing the popular American Evangelical Woman’s Ministry books, videos, podcasts, etc, to Scripture with the intent to show how it thoroughly equips them for every good work (2Tim. 3:16-17).

 

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Open Q&A https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/open-qa/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:04:14 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16417 Apologetics Live episode 123

Andrew, Justin, and Justin Peters answer questions and review a witnessing encounter with Todd Friel. There were a bunch of technical problems that distracted the show and with a last-minute cancelation of guests, they guys moved quickly to provide some great content.

Resources mentioned:

Out Of Touch | Kevin James Short Film

Covid is Over but Copeland Respects It

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Dangerous Church Doctrines, Update on Mike Reid and Tony Miano, with special guest, Kevin Jandt https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-church-doctrines-update-on-mike-reid-and-tony-miano-with-special-guest-kevin-jandt/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:41:08 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16360 Apologetics Live episode 122

Kevin Jandt, Todd Pearson, Mason Goodnight, and Anthony Silvestro will be discussing what has happened since last year’s shows on Grace Fellowship Church/Cult of Davenport, Iowa. If you happen to be at G3 this year, you will be able to be reminded of the issues at GFC and can ask Mike and Tony in person.

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Just War Theory and Can Christians Defend Themselves? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/just-war-theory-and-can-christians-defend-themselves/ Fri, 10 Sep 2021 02:36:35 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16052 Apologetics Live episode 121

A panel discussion on the issues of just war theory and answering the question can Christians defend themselves with special guests Matt Slick and Dr. David Burggraff.

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Jason Lisle on Flat Earth, fractals, and the Universe https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/jason-lisle-on-flat-earth-fractals-and-the-universe/ Fri, 03 Sep 2021 03:56:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15951 Apologetics Live episode 120

Jason Lisle joins Apologetics Live to discuss flat earth, fractals, and many other things like life, the universe, and everything.

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Cessation vs. Continuation of Tongues https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/cessation-vs-continuation-of-tongues/ Fri, 20 Aug 2021 02:08:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15824 TonguesApologetics Live episode 119

Do all the spiritual gifts, like tongues, continue today, or did some of the sign gifts cease? This is a debate among many Christians. Pastors Andrew and Justin will examine the Scriptures to discuss the topic from the Bible. We will see what God says on the topic. Though there is much discussion about charismatic or spiritual gifts, many come to different interpretations of Scripture because of their experience. Many Christians teach people about speaking in tongues, but is it biblical.

Andrew and Justin go through 1 Corinthians 12-14 and focus on 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 to answer the question have tongues ceased. Their explanation shows us that the charismatic gifts ceased with the completion of Scripture. When the cannon was closed then there was not more need for revelation gifts or gifts that would be to vindicate the authors of the Bible.

 

Resources mentioned:

The Biblical View on Tongues

Have Tongues Ceased?

Charismatic Gifts Discussion with Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport

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Justin Peters at a Kenneth Copeland Conference? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/justin-peters-at-a-kenneth-copeland-conference/ Fri, 13 Aug 2021 02:42:39 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15766 Apologetics Live episode 118

Justin Peters and Andrew Rappaport attended Kenneth Copeland’s Southwest Believers Conference. We will discuss what was said and some of what happened.

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Abolition of Abortion with Sarah Cleveland https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/abolition-of-abortion-with-sarah-cleveland/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:15:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15596 AbotionApologetics Live episode 117

Sarah Cleveland joins Andrew, Anthony, and Justin to talk about abortion and abolitionism as a movement. They go through the problems of the past and abolitionism today. The key in the discussion is that abortion is murder, plain and simple. Many Christians are pro-life but Sarah explains the problems with the pro-life movement and how it is slowing the ending of abortion. Some Christians think a heartbeat bill is good enough, but Sarah explains why that does not go far enough either.

Sarah Cleveland is a nationally registered sonographer (RDMS) since 2004. She has worked in one of Ohio’s largest hospitals and small doctor’s offices alike scanning thousands of patients. She speaks on the dangerous and unbiblical methods of the pro-life movement and how its regulatory bills fail practically in the clinical setting, still allowing countless babies to die at the hands of their parents. She has testified twice against the Heartbeat bill in Ohio, assisted with statewide campaigns to have Abolition a top priority on candidates’ platforms, speaks at churches and homeschool groups, and ministers on campuses and outside abortion mills. She is a Christ-follower, former foster parent and advocate of massive DJFS/CPS reform, homeschool advocate, mother of 5 wonderful children, and wife to Aaron. She currently resides in rural central Ohio.

A caller joins in with a question of writing a fiction novel and would that be considered adding to the Bible.

Also, see:

Abolitionism with Derin Stidd

Free the States

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Premillennialism vs Postmillennialism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/premillennialism-vs-postmillennialismpre-mil-vs-post-mil-with-jim-osman-and-drew-von-nieda/ Fri, 16 Jul 2021 02:59:20 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15449 Apologetics Live episode 116

Jim Osman and Drew Von Nieda discuss Premillennialism vs Postmillennialism with regard to the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. This was a good discussion of the ideas without attacking each other. Jim argues that premillennialism requires a bodily resurrection of Christ and believes that can be argued from Peter and Paul in Acts 2:22-36 and 13:22-38. Drew argues that the bodily resurrection of Jesus is necessary for salvation but not for the kingdom.

They answered a question related to the binding of Satan and is he bound now or not. They both explained from their positions of eschatology how they view the binding of the strong man that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 12 and if that is a reference to Revelation 20. Some discussion was had on Revelation 20 and the literalness of that passage. There are different views between premillennialism and postmillennialism when it comes to Revelation 20. Jim offers a counter rebuttal asking if David and the prophets would have expected a literal kingdom as premillennialism hold to rather than a figurative one as postmillennialism holds to.

 

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The Resurrection and Premillennialism

Throwing Down on End Times

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Abolitionism with Derin Stidd https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/abolitionism-with-derin-stidd/ Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:15:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15362 Apologetics Live episode 115

What is abolitionism? We will discuss that and problems early on with the movement within Christianity. We will be joined with Pastor Derin Stidd the Assistant National Director of Operation Save America in addition to serving as Pastor of Harmony Baptist Church in Frankfort, Indiana.

Resources mentioned:

National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians

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What is Happening with the SBC with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/what-is-happening-with-the-sbc-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:40:41 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15167 Apologetics Live episode 114 Litton

With the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), we have seen some craziness within the leadership ever since Ed Litton was voted as president. Every day is a new twist. Justin Peters will join us to discuss the issues. If you want to get up to speed you can read some of the articles that have been coming out almost daily from our own Bud Ahlheim. This show has an all-star cast including Andrew Rappaport, Justin Peters, Pastor Jim Osman, and Bud Ahlheim. This is a show you do not want to miss as it has it all, drama, humor, disagreements, and fun.

The conversation starts off with the plagiarism of Ed Litton and JD Greear. They discuss in detail the problems and current happenings in the SBC and why they think many should leave. There was a strong case made to leave. Is it too late to right the ship? Can the conservatives save the denomination? These are some of the issues that are challenged. However, at the end, we hear from an SBC pastor that makes a case to remain in the SBC and fight for the truth. It was a great discussion among brothers in Christ.

The Soft Baptist Convention
Sex, Whispers, Sermon Swiping
The SBC’s Secondhand Sermonizing Controversy
“A Despicable Practice” – Mohler On Litton?
LifeWay’s New Service For Pulpiteering Greatness (Regrettable Satire)

Rapp Report podcast on the SBC

Whispering Sexually Sin, Ed Litton (SBC)

The State of the SBC

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KJV Only and the SBC with Fred Butler of Grace to You https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/kjv-only-and-the-sbc-with-fred-butler-of-grace-to-you/ Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:10:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15094 Apologetics Live episode 113KJV

We will discuss Fred Butler’s book against King James Version (KJV) only. Fred works for Grace to You the preaching ministry of John MacArthur. The team will also discuss what happened at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) last week. Fred will discuss the problems with believing the KJV is the only translation of the Bible. There are many people that make arguments for the KJV as inspired and Fred provides responses.

The SBC events were a line in the sand drawn for many. Someone askes how he should approach his elders about leaving the SBC. There was a discussion about reasons to leave and reasons to stay in the SBC. The question needs to first be asked why a church wants to stay in the SBC. Some churches want to stay to fight the liberal drift.

One of the other subjects covered at the beginning of the show was the question about what is the unpardonable sin and can we commit it today?

Resources mentioned:

Royal Deceptions: Exposing the KING JAMES ONLY Conspiracies Against God’s Word by Fred Butler

King James Onlyism with Fred Butler

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Examining Childhood Conversion and Biblical Salvation with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/examining-childhood-conversion-and-biblical-salvation-with-justin-peters/ Sat, 19 Jun 2021 05:01:26 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15026 Apologetics Live Episode 112

Join us as pastor Justin talks with Justin Peters about his book “Do Not Hinder Them.”

“A startlingly high percentage of children who are raised in evangelical, Bible affirming churches and who make professions of personal faith in Jesus Christ at early ages show little to no evidence of genuine conversion once they leave home and enter their young adult lives” (JPeters).

We all know these children or we ourselves are part of these statistics, and because of this heartbreaking truth, will be talking about the history of Childhood Conversions, False conversion vs. backsliding, and Finney-ism; Baptism; What happens to babies who die, the nature of sin, and so much more. We will also be examining true and Biblical Salvation in light of Scripture, Spiritual leadership in the home, and being gracious, loving fruit inspectors.

A Believers test of faith.

1. Do you have fellowship with Christ and His Saints? 1 John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ

2. Would people say you walk in the light, or walk in the darkness? 1 John 1:6-7 “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

3. Do you hide your sin or do you confess your sin and seek God’s forgiveness in Christ? 1 John 1:8–10 “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.”

4. Are you obedient to God’s Word? (1 John 2:3-5 “By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:”

5. Is there evidence of perseverance? 1 John 2:12–14 “I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”

6. Do you love the world and its things or do you love God? (1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” If you were on trial for being a Christian is there enough evidence to convict you?

7. Would your friends and enemies say you practice righteousness? (1 John 2:29 “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.”

8. Do you follow Christ as you seek to maintain a pure life? 1 John 3:3 “And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

  1. Do you see a decreasing pattern of sin in your life? 1 John 3:5-6 “You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.”

10. Do you love other believers and those in the world? 1 John 3:14–15 “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

11. Is your salvation shown by love in action for others? (1 John 3:18-19 “Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him” Love is not sentiment, but deeds.1 1 John F. MacArthur Jr., The MacArthur Study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006), 1 Jn 3:18.

12. Do you maintain a clear conscience? 1 John 3:21 “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;” Hard work serving others out of love for Christ and those in need leaves little time for sin which hinders our assurance of salvation.

13 Do you keep Christ’s Command to Believe in Him and Love one another? 1 John 3:23–24 “This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.”

14 Does the Triune God abide in you as evidenced by your life and testimony? 1 John 4:13–16 “By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”

15 Though not perfect, do you see victory over the world and sis in your Christian walk? 1 John 5:4–5 “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”

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Remembering Memorial Day with Shawn Waugh https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/remembering-memorial-day-with-shawn-waugh/ Tue, 08 Jun 2021 03:30:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14808 Apologetics Live episode 112

Join us for an open discussion of Memorial Day and those who have forgotten what we fought for and against. Will will also have Open Q and A tonight, so feel free to ask questions.

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Justin Peters Exposes False Prophets and Teachers https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/justin-peters-exposes-false-prophets-and-teachers/ Thu, 20 May 2021 06:15:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14653 Apologetics Live episode 111

Join us as Pastor Justin talks with Evangelist Justin Peters about exposing the false teachers and false prophets. Justin Peters will be explaining how we as Christians can discern the true from the false from his TRUTH MATTERS conference.

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Situational Ethics and a Powerful Testimony https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/situational-ethics-and-a-powerful-testimony/ Fri, 30 Apr 2021 02:46:42 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14469 Situational EthicsApologetics Live episode 110

Andrew, Justin, and Anthony discuss ethics. Is there a time that we can compromise God’s law for the better good? They get into a deep discussion on when as Christians do we need to stand up against oppression and when do we display love for our enemies. People use situational ethics to justify disobeying God. Many use situational ethics to decide what is right. The problem is that when people use situational ethics they put themselves in God’s position to decide right from wrong.

The team was joined by Peter, who provided a very powerful testimony of how God took him some a child that was sold as a sex slave, into the occult, to save him and make him a defender of others. Peter was joined by Chris Hohnholz of Voice of Reason Reason. They discuss is it cowardice to love our enemies?

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Grace Life Church of Edmonton, Alberta https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/grace-life-church-of-edmonton-alberta/ Fri, 23 Apr 2021 02:59:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14408 police intimidation

Apologetics Live episode 109

A recent video from Edmonton Alberta, Canada is being examined by the public as a case of police intimidation against churchgoers. The video features two officers and a health inspector who try to gain access into the building after services have already begun. This attempt at disobedience demonstrates how authoritarian law enforcement in North America can be when trying to supersede other laws that are more important, such as religious freedom.

This episode will examine a shocking incident where two members of law enforcement attempted entry onto private property during worship service commencement without just cause or warrant for arrest purposes–a clear violation of international human rights agreements protecting individual liberties under the guise of health protection.

It will also demonstrate the slippery slope law enforcement is willing to slide down in order to fulfill their authoritarian agenda.

This story begins with two members of North America’s governing bodies–law enforcement and health inspection services–attempting entry onto private property during worship service commencement without just cause or warrant for arrest purposes, which violates international human rights agreements protecting individual liberties under the guise of health protection. It then descends into a shocking example showcasing how quickly this authority can be abused by those who wield it as an instrument of power and control over others. The events that follow are a perfect example of why some people fear living in a society where police have absolute discretion on behalf of government entities since they feel any violation against them might go unpunished.

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Police directing hundreds of people into Islamic Community Centre | Milton, Ontario

RAW FOOTAGE: GraceLife reps, RCMP, health inspector negotiate entry to the church

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The Resurrection and Premillennialism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-resurrection-and-premillennialism/ Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:21:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14356 Apologetics Live episode 108

Special guest Jim Osman, author of God Doesn’t Whisper, joins Andrew Rappaport, Dr. Anthony Sivlestro, and Pastor Justin Pierce to discuss his Resurrection Sunday sermon and its proof of Premillennialism.

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Preparing for Persecution https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/persecution/ Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:13:05 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14298 Preparing for PersecutionApologetics Live episode 107

Preparing for Persecution is coming! The church cannot be prepared for what the world has in store if we do not know it. The church is coming under persecution from all sides. Not just occasional oppression, but systematic persecution that will oppress Christians until they retreat into hiding from public life and government. It is not a question of “if” it will happen but when and what are you doing to get ready?

Christians will need more faith to hold their ground in the days ahead. It is crucial they understand what is happening and why because if they do not know what has been going wrong historically and strategically as our society has changed, they will not be prepared for the persecution that lies ahead both from within and without.

On this episode of Apologetics Live Andrew Rappaport, Anthony Silvestro and Justin Pierce will help explain these matters and provide how the Christian can be prepared for persecution!

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What Day Did Jesus Die? Was it on Good Friday? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/what-day-did-jesus-die-was-it-on-good-friday/ Fri, 02 Apr 2021 04:18:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14052 Good FridayApologetics Live episode 106

Did Jesus die on a Thursday? Or did He die on Friday making it Good Friday? At least one of two possible days that he could have been crucified upon. Some say that it was Thursday and others on Friday, citing the biblical accounts of Jesus being buried before sundown as an argument–however, this verse only references what happened when Jesus had arisen and gone into heaven.

Thursday or Friday? We would not want you to be left wondering with all this debate! With Apologetics Live Podcast, we take the time to explore Christian thought from many different perspectives. Should we celebrate Good Thursday or Good Friday? Andrew discusses this with Aaron, the host of Truth.Love.Parent Podcast.

The Old Testament is a fascinating collection of writings about Jewish culture and history. One such law, the prohibition on cross-dressing (Deuteronomy 22:5), has been interpreted in various ways over time but it’s hard not to think that this passage might have had something to do with transgender identity! The team answer the question does Deuteronomy 22:5 apply to people today?

A challenge to the Old Testament prophecies of Jesus Christ as Messiah is answered as a returning guest joins to continue the discussion from last week. The panel continues the discussion to help a young man understand the Bible.

Andrew explains the importance of answer questions from truly inquiring people versus those that just offer challenges. This young man is inquiring, unlike the person that he debated about Calvinism.

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Calvinism and Old Testamentism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/calvinism-and-old-testamentism/ Fri, 26 Mar 2021 02:54:20 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13983 Apologetics Live episode 105

Pastor Justin and Andrew will have a post-debate discussion from Andrew’s debate on Calvinism. Then they address a person’s challenge that the prophecies of Christ are false and denies the New Testament.

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Calvinism – Biblical or Propaganda? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/calvinism-biblical-or-propaganda/ Fri, 19 Mar 2021 03:53:43 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13933 Apologetics Live episode 104

Andrew will debate some people that claim that Calvinism is propaganda and not Biblical.

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Biblical Counseling with ACBC Trainer Chris Chumita https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/biblical-counseling-with-acbc-trainer-chris-chumita/ Fri, 12 Mar 2021 04:59:52 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13870 Apologetics Live episode 103

We are excited to have on Chris Chumita, a certified Biblical counselor with ACBC, and a trainer of Biblical counselors! Some topics that will be covered:

  1. What is biblical counseling and how is it different than Christian counseling?
  2. What is Nouthetic counseling and how is it different than biblical counseling?
  3. What do biblical counselors mean when they say that the bible is sufficient for
    counseling?
    …and many more!

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Open Q&A Answering Your Questions https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/open-qa-answering-your-questions/ Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:32:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13787 Apologetics Live episode 102

Questions answered:

  1. What are the waters separated from the expanse (Genesis 1:7)?
  2. Is Sye Ten Bruggencate’s fall similar to Ravi”s?
  3. How can the elect be born spiritual dead if all our sins were paid at the cross (Colossians 2:14)?
  4. What to do when someone tells you that you have a demon on your back if you do not do something?
  5. What are your thoughts on the equality act?
  6. Does the Titus model of older men/women teaching younger men/women apply to youth ministry?
  7. Is youth ministry Biblical?
  8. Could you explain James 5:14-15? Should we literally be anointing people with oil?

 

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Ravi Zacharias and How to Prevent a Ministry https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/ravi-zacharias-and-how-to-prevent-a-ministry/ Fri, 26 Feb 2021 03:29:26 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13666 Apologetics Live episode 101

The team will discuss Ravi Zacharias and how to prevent a repeat with other ministries.

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Celebrating 100th Episode a Special Show with Many Surprises https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/celebrating-100th-episode-a-special-show-with-many-surprises/ Fri, 19 Feb 2021 04:01:12 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13597 Apologetics Live episode 100

The 100th episode will have special guests Jason Lisle, Justin Peters, Matt Slick, Sye Ten Bruggencate, and others. They talk about the importance of apologetics and what they love about it. It is a must listen and Matt Slick after nine years out slicks Andrew and buys him a meal.

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GraceLife Church Worship Service – Feb 14, 2021 (Romans 13:1-4)

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False Prophecies of 2020 with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/false-prophecies-of-2020-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 03:50:35 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13437 Apologetics Live episode 99

Justin Peters will join Apologetics Live to discuss the false prophecies of 2020 and 2021 about the election of Donald Trump.

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Socialism, Training Kids for Persecution, and more https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/socialism-training-kids-for-persecution-and-more/ Fri, 29 Jan 2021 03:24:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13373 Apologetics Live episode 98

Andrew, Anthony, and Justin answering many questions and discussing many topics:

  1. What is socialism?
  2. Presuppositional Apologetics
  3. How to train our child for persecution?
  4. Are female deacons biblical?

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Morality, Rights, & The Proper Role of Government

How do we respond to the Social Justice Movement?

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Matter of Theology joins to talk Politics https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/matter-of-theology-joins-to-talk-politics/ Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:34:11 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13313 Apologetics Live episode 97

The Apologetics Live team talks about many topics surrounding President Biden and how Christians should respond. They encourage Christians to live for Christ. It is about the gospel not Trump.

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False Predictions for 2021 with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/false-predictions-for-2021-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:00:17 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13255 Apologetics Live episode 96

Justin Peters joins Andrew Rappaport and Justin Pierce to discuss the many false teachers and their predictions for 2021. So many false teachers got it wrong in 2020, why would we think that will not get it wrong yet again.

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Black Hebrew Israelite Challenges Andrew https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/black-hebrew-israelite-challenges-andrew/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:35:21 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13245 Apologetics Live episode 95

A Black Hebrew Israelites contacted Striving for Eternity to challenge Andrew Rappaport on who is a true Israelite. He was invited on the show to lay out his case and Andrew will provide Scripture in context.

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Dangerous Doctrines – Is Tony Miano in a Cult? – Part 3 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-doctrines-is-tony-miano-in-a-cult-part-3/ Fri, 18 Dec 2020 15:27:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13040 Apologetics Live episode 95

Ken Cook of CARM (Christian Apologetics Research Ministry), joins Pastor Justin Pierce, and Kevin Jandt for a review and discussion of last week’s heartbreaking show of the damage done to six families by the dangerous doctrines of Grace Fellowship Church. This will continue the discussion of Grace Fellowship Church with Pastor Mike Reid. Tony Miano is a member of this church and his website states that all donations to his ministry are to his church. We will hear from several people that attended this church.

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Dangerous Doctrines – Is Tony Miano in a Cult? – Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-doctrines-is-tony-miano-in-a-cult-part-2/ Fri, 11 Dec 2020 05:00:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=12994 Apologetics Live episode 94

This is a heartbreaking show of the damage done to six families by the dangerous doctrines of Grace Fellowship Church. This will continue the discussion of Grace Fellowship Church with Pastor Mike Reid. Tony Miano is a member of this church and his website states that all donations to his ministry are to his church. We will hear from several people that attended this church.
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Dangerous Doctrines – Is Tony Miano in a Cult? – You Decide https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-doctrines-is-tony-miano-in-a-cult-you-decide/ Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=12878 Apologetics Live episode 93

This will continue the discussion of Grace Fellowship Church with Pastor Mike Reid. Tony Miano is a member of this church and his website states that all donations to his ministry are to his church. This show will hear Tony in his own words explain the dangers of a cult but many of those dangers are true for his current church with Pastor Mike Reid.

 

The one-stop-shop on all the Dangerous Doctrine episodes in the blog written by Kevin Jandt.

The Cross Encounters show recorded on February 17, 2014

The video series of questions to CoW  recorded on April 10, 2014

 

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Informal Debate with “Secular Humanist Atheistic Jew” David Neff, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/informal-debate-with-secular-humanist-atheistic-jew-david-neff-part-2/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:18:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11804 Apologetics Live episode 92

Dr Silvestro, Pastor Justin, and Andrew Rappaport will be joined by Atheist David Neff for the second week in a row to discuss Creation/Evolution and textual criticism! A self-proclaimed “Secular Humanist Atheistic Jew” David claims that he left Christianity at 15 years old because of science and his knowledge of textual criticism.

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Creation vs Evolution Informal Debate https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/creation-vs-evolution-informal-debate/ Sat, 14 Nov 2020 15:26:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11464 Apologetics live episode 92

Join us as Dr. Anthony Silvestro has a discussion with David Neff, who is a self professed humanist/reform Jew. He is also a science advocate and a skeptic. Dr. Silvestro and Mr. Neff will be talking about. 1) Age of the Earth/Radiometric Dating 2) Evolution v. Creation 3) Reliability of the Gospels 4) Resurrection of Jesus 5) Noah’s flood 6) Is Jesus the Messiah?

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Discussing Morality with Michael The Canadian Atheist https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/discussing-morality-with-michael-the-canadian-atheist/ Fri, 06 Nov 2020 22:31:16 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11307 Apologetics Live episode 91

Michael Stuart “The Canadian Atheist” is back to discuss morality. Can morality be objective and absolute in the atheistic philosophy?

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Pastor Chuck O’Neal and Dr. Silvestro discuss Politics and the Pope https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/pastor-chuck-oneal-and-dr-silvestro-discuss-politics-and-the-pope/ Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:00:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11151 Apologetics Live episode 90

With the election less than one week away, Pastor Chuck is going to share some final thoughts. We will then turn to the recent comments by the Pope and discuss the evils of the Catholic Church

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HalloWhat? The History of Halloween https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/hallowhat-the-history-of-halloween/ Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:52:12 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11138 Apologetics Live Episode 91

Join us for this special show tonight at 9pm. Pastor Justin, and Dr. Anthony Silvestro will be discussing the history of Halloween. Is Halloween compatible with Christianity? Is it a time for Evangelism or Compromise? We will be live so feel free to join in.

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Freemasonry and False Christian Cults with Dr. Shawn Waugh https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/freemasonry-and-false-christian-cults-with-dr-shawn-waugh/ Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:51:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11136 Apologetics Live Episode 90

Dr. Shawn Waugh joins us again to discuss Freemasonry and other false Christian cults. We will be open for any questions, comments and discussions that you want to have. Join us live on the show and feel free to ask anything. If you disagree, please come in an let’s have a conversation.

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Christian’s and Politics with Dr. Shawn Waugh https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/christians-and-politics-with-dr-shawn-waugh/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:40:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11084 Apologetics Live episode 89

Pastor Justin Pierce will have Dr. Shawn Waugh aka Dr. Luke on the show and we will be talking about Christians and the Political issues of the day. How does a Biblical view of God and government play into the Christian life? How can a Christian vote for a candidate? What about those who hold a candidate to a purity standard, while giving celebrity Christians, pastors and friends to a different standard? What is the Bibles standard of leaders in government? Oh, there are so many ways this could go!!! And as always, this is a live show and we want to hear from anyone, so come in and ask a question, agree or disagree.

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“Let’s talk theology, BLM, and politics” with guest Pastor Ken Fontenot https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/lets-talk-theology-blm-and-politics-with-guest-pastor-ken-fontenot/ Fri, 09 Oct 2020 02:23:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10918

Apologetics Live episode 88

Our guest has been the pastor of his church for 6 years, all while being happily married with 3 kids. When he has not been pastoring or evangelizing, Pastor Ken has run for political office, almost pulling off a huge upset with a grass-roots campaign.

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Matt Slick Debates Michael the Canadian Atheist https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/matt-slick-debates-michael-the-canadian-atheist/ Fri, 02 Oct 2020 02:30:58 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10870 Apologetics Live episode 87

Matt Slick of carm.org talks about objective morality with the Canadian “atheist”.

Some resource:

Functional magnetic resonance imaging

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

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Matt Slick on a Literal 6-Day Creation and more https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/matt-slick-on-a-literal-6-day-creation-and-more/ Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:05:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10819 Apologetics Live episode 86

Matt Slick joins Andrew and they start by discussing if the 6 days of creation were 6 literal 24 hour days. Then they look at Colossian 2:13-14 and all the doctrines taught there. Wait for the end where an unexpected debate occurs where it would be hard to count all the heretical claims from the guest.

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Return of the Canadian Atheist https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/return-of-the-canadian-atheist/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:22:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10770 Apologetics Live episode 85

After a great conversation with Michael the Canadian “Atheist”, he will return for a discussion with Dr. Anthony Silvestro. You do not want to miss this.

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What are the Beliefs of Atheism and Christianity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/what-are-the-beliefs-of-atheism-and-christianity/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 03:19:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10724 Apologetics Live episode 84

The “Canadian Atheist” and podcaster Michael Stuart comes on to discuss the beliefs of atheism and Christianity. Go to ApologeticsLive.com to get the links to join the discussion live.

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Apologetics and Politics with guest Andrew Rappaport https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetics-and-politics-with-guest-andrew-rappaport/ Sat, 05 Sep 2020 14:00:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10605 Apologetics Live episode 83

Special guest Andrew Rappaport joins Dr. Anthony R Silvestro, Jr and Pastor Justin Pierce to speak about apologetics and politics. Who should Christians vote for? Donald Trump, Tom Hoefling, abstain, or “you know…that thing” Joe Biden?

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Apologetics with special guest Scott Weckerly https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetics-with-special-guest-scott-weckerly/ Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:00:49 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10603 Apologetics Live episode 82

Dr. Anthony Silvestro and Pastor Justin Pierce will be discussing apologetics with apologist and professional drummer, Scott Weckerly!

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Dangerous Doctrines of Mike Reid Exposed with Special Guest Pastor Chuck Scott https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-doctrines-of-mike-reid-exposed-with-special-guest-pastor-chuck-scott/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 14:00:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10601 Apologetics Live episode 81

This will be the first of a series of shows over the next 6-12 months where we interview a former GFC church member or attender who has decided to come forward and share their experiences and the dangerous doctrines of Mike Reid and his elders at GFC.

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Do We Obey God or Men? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/do-we-obey-god-or-men/ Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:00:47 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10599 Apologetics Live episode 80

Join us Live as we discuss the Biblical role of Submission and Obedience, in light of today’s radical moves upon Christians liberty, freedoms, and worship.

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Dangerous Church Doctrines Exposed with Kevin and Jen Jandt https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-church-doctrines-exposed-with-kevin-and-jen-jandt/ Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:00:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10063 Apologetics Live episode 79

Anthony will be discussing the teachings, actions and treatment that Kevin and Jen Jandt received from Mike Reid and GFC. Kevin Jandt was a former deacon whom we interviewed on May, 28th 2020 Here is the link to that show https://youtu.be/6L44mscVbaM

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Does Truth Matter? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/does-truth-matter/ Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:00:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10061 Apologetics Live episode 78

In John 18:38 Pontius Pilate asked Jesus “What is Truth!” Looking around the world today, people are arguing from knowledge and making truth claims, while they have abandoned any ultimate standard for those truth claims. They submit to blind chance. We are going to look at some atheist appeals to knowledge, truth, good, evil, right, and wrong. We are also going to review the debate between our great brother and friend Ray Comfort and Matt Dillahunty.

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Questions and Answers For a World Gone Crazy https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/questions-and-answers-for-a-world-gone-crazy/ Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:00:47 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10059 Apologetics Live episode 77

Guest Host Pastor Justin Pierce and Brother John Wilkinson talk about the insanity of this present world. Discussion everything from Cultural Marxism, Racism, Christian Persecution, the feminist movement.

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Response to Black Lives Matter Feedback https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/response-to-black-lives-matter-feedback/ Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:37:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=9880 Apologetics Live episode 76

Out of the many positive responses we received from BLM, we also received a “negative response” by “J” who was happy to send off “woke” emails to us, offer to “teach us” his position, but declined to come onto the show. Thus, we will address his many unbiblical points.

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Why Black Lives Matters is Satanic https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/why-black-lives-matters-is-satanic/ Fri, 19 Jun 2020 02:27:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=9048 Apologetics Live episode 75

Dr. Anthony Silvestro and Pastor Justin Peirce discuss the history and purpose of Black Lives Matters and the socialistic goals they have.

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Black Lives Matter – The Real Agenda https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/black-lives-matter-the-real-agenda/ Fri, 12 Jun 2020 03:19:04 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8960 Apologetics Live episode 74

Andrew, Anthon, Mike Stockwell, and Pastor Justin Peirce discuss the agenda of the Black Lives Matter agenda from their website.

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Debate: Infant Baptism is Taught in the New Testament https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/debate-infant-baptism-is-taught-in-the-new-testament/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:00:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8822 Apologetics Live episode 37

Debate: Infant Baptism is Taught in the New Testament with Ken Cook (Baptist) vs. Evan Friske (Lutheran)

 

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Dangerous Church Doctrines, Open Q&A https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-church-doctrines-open-qa/ Fri, 29 May 2020 15:00:07 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8411 Apologetics Live episode 72

Andrew discusses how to spot tactics of avoiding an issue with Mike Reid for the first several minutes of the show, and then open Q&A with Kevin Jandt the former deacon and long-time church member who agreed to an interview 2 weeks ago, and Pastor Chuck O’Neal.

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Dangerous Church Doctrines, Mike Reid, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-church-doctrines-mike-reid-part-2/ Fri, 22 May 2020 20:00:05 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8350 Apologetics Live episode 71

 

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Dangerous Church Doctrines? Mike Reid https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/dangerous-church-doctrines-mike-reid/ Fri, 15 May 2020 14:00:58 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8317 Apologetics Live episode 70

Dr. Anthony Silvestro talks with Kevin Jandt to discuss the “pastoring” practices of Mike Reid.

Dangerous Church Doctrines? Mike Reid

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Guest: Kevin Jandt -Long time former member and deacon of GFC

 

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Supporting Tony means supporting Mike Reid and his doctrines

 Tony Miano and GFC state, “God is the one who meets the needs of the Tony’s family and the ministry to which our church has called him. God accomplishes this through the financial and spiritual support of Tony’s Church family and by leading other Christians and Christian churches to prayerfully and financially partner with us.”

 

The Link for the above statement:  https://crossencountersmin.com/partner/

 

Previous screenshot of a similar statement can be found at end of this document

 

Time Stamps for Show

0:00 – Andrew Intro & Advertisement

9:19 – Anthony Silvestro giving Intro and Background

26:00 – Kevin Jandt introduction, testimony, why he stayed at church so long

43:00 – Kevin’s Reasons for writing his blog posts and what his goal is for podcast

47:30 – Excommunication (Intro Topic 1)

53:30 – Serious Concerns (Intro Topic 2)

 

Body of Topics for podcast based on Blog 2: Nov. 5, 2019, as well as other public sources, like Beaverton Grace Bible Church (Pastor Chuck O’Neal’s church)

57:00 – Mike Reid’s Authority as Top Bible interpreter and top authority and unchecked authority in congregant’s lives (Topics 1 & 2)

1:04:45 – Pastor Mike Reid practice of Meeting with women alone (Topic 3)

1:14:00 – Sexual Intimacy questions asked of women in private meetings, as well as every congregant (Topic 4)

1:34:00 – Mike’s testimony of his previous adultery and that he cannot fall back into adulterous sin again (Topic 5)

1:47:00 – “A repentant child molester could theoretically meet with children alone”  This was the response in the Ask the Pastor series on Mike not being able to fall into adultery again, just like a child molester (Topic 6)

1:55:00 – Holy Kissing doctrine (Topic 7)

2:12:45 – Legalism & Stressing of personal holiness in an unbiblical way (Topic 8)

2:22:30 – Congregant’s sin being used against them

2:29:40 – Convincing people they are not saved and then gets them saved under his ministry (Topic 9)

3:00:00 – Closing Starts

3:04:30 – Did Mike Reid use the names of other Pastors, Conference attendance, or platforms in order to validate his ministry?

3:08:30 – Pleas to people who have left GFC or are still there under the ministry

 

Supporting Evidence

 Research by Dr. Anthony R. Silvestro Jr

50-60 hours of research on the topics presented in this podcast, including:

Over 10 hours interviewing Kevin & Jen Jandt, the author of 3 blogs

Over 13 hours interviewing 10 former members & weekly attendees

Many hours listening to each audio (2-3x) posted on the Beaverton YouTube Page

Many hours reading the blogs and anonymous testimonies

 

  • The anonymous testimonies in the 2nd blog article have all been confirmed in my research through intro texts and then lengthy phone calls.  2 of them are willing to come out publicly on a podcast, and several others are praying about whether they want to, knowing that it may re-incite members at GFC to harass them through texts, phone calls or emails.

 

Beaverton Grace Bible Church YouTube Page

Pastor Chuck O’Neal has painstakingly saved and catalogued multiple audios of Pastor Mike Reid which verify many of the topics talked about in the interview of Kevin Jandt.

These can be found at the Beaverton Grace Bible Church YouTube page.

 

A claim has been made that the audios are all edited.  That is patently false.  Some of the audios on the page are cut and pasted for brevity.  Every one of those “cut and pastes” is found in its entirety in the other audios present on the same playlist.

 

Link for Entire Playlist of videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYF3dBbhO-XQrYAnfgZJbhytk5JVVr9dp

 

Holy Kissing Sermon (55:00 – End)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6P1RsBNqeo&list=PLYF3dBbhO-XQrYAnfgZJbhytk5JVVr9dp&index=3

 

Phone conversation between Mike Reid and Chuck O’Neal

Contains: Meeting with women alone, theoretical pedophile meeting with children alone

Phil Johnson did not “forbid” Pastors from meeting with women alone (47:00-50:00)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dl-oNX__v8&list=PLYF3dBbhO-XQrYAnfgZJbhytk5JVVr9dp&index=7&t=0s

 

“Ask a Pastor” between Mike Reid and Tony Miano, defending the practice about meeting with women alone, theoretical pedophile meeting with children alone

(All of the “Ask a Pastor” podcasts have been deleted from the GFC website)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G1hRkZnblY&list=PLYF3dBbhO-XQrYAnfgZJbhytk5JVVr9dp&index=7

 

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Matt Chandler’s Failure is Cedarville’s Problem https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/matt-chandlers-failure-is-cedarvilles-problem/ Fri, 08 May 2020 04:37:13 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8258 Matt Chandler refused to obey 1 Tim 5:20 and with their history of ignoring immorality by their staff they passed a disqualified man onto Cedarville University and now wants to be excused. what is really happening?

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Process of Reconciliation Card

Matt Chandler announces that pastor Anthony Moore removed from ministry

An Apology from Matt Chandler/Elders of The Village Church and a Statement of Forgiveness from Karen Hinkley

Former Member Accepts Acts 29 Megachurch Apology in Church Discipline Case

Former staff member at Dallas-area megachurch indicted for indecency with a child

The Village Church sued for more than $1 million over alleged abuse at church camp

Duty to Report Suspected Child Abuse in the State of Texas

MY JOURNEY WITH JAMES 5:19, A GOSPEL OF GRACE, AND ANTHONY MOORE

Cedarville U Fires Professor With History of Admitted Sexual Abuse

Cedarville University Fires Prof For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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It Takes a (9Marx) Village

Cedarville University, Paige Patterson, Al Mohler: Tough Times for Female Christian Professors

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Understanding and Debating Jehovah Witnesses https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/understanding-and-debating-jehovah-witnesses/ Fri, 01 May 2020 14:00:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8199 Apologetics Live episode 68

Learn what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and how to witnessing to them. Understanding and Debating Jehovah Witnesses with Nathan Fisher & Daniel Mynyk

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The Woke Brotha with Jamal Bandy https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-woke-brotha-with-jamal-bandy/ Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:00:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8161 Apologetics Live episode 67

What does it mean to be “woke” and is it a good thing? What should be the Christian response?

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Woke Brotha Videos

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Evidence for the Resurrection with Alex McElroy https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/evidence-for-the-resurrection/ Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:00:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7314 Apologetics Live episode 66

Alex McElroy joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss the evidence for the resurrection.

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Post Debate Discussion: Is Evolution Scientifically Possible https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/post-debate-discussion-is-evolution-scientifically-possible/ Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:00:40 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7245 Apologetics Live episode 65

Dr. Silvestro joins Andrew to have a post-debate discussion on his debate on the topic, is evolution scientifically possible.
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Debate: Is Evolution Scientifically Possible https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/debate-is-evolution-scientifically-possible/ Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:00:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7243 Apologetics Live episode 64

Dr. Anthony Silvestro vs. Patrick Dennis debate the topic Is Evolution Scientifically Possible

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Are Works Necessary for Salvation https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/are-works-necessary-for-salvation/ Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:00:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7199 Apologetics Live episode 63

Anthony and Andrew discuss salvation with a guy that believes in sinless perfectionism and work salvation.

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Corona-virus, What in the World is Happening? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/corona-virus-what-in-the-world-is-happening/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:00:21 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7195 Apologetics Live episode 62

Corona-virus, What in the World is Happening? We have Tim Martin of the Are You Just Watching podcast, who has tested positive for Corona-virus. He explains the struggles with the virus but has a great attitude for the gospel. Then James Watkins, host of the 5 Sola podcast, who thought he had the virus but tested negative. They will talk about how to deal with the virus and its affect on the world.

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Should Christians Vote for President Trump https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/should-christians-vote-for-president-trump/ Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7081 Dr. Anthony Silvestro and Shawn Waugh join Andrew to discuss the question, should Christians vote for President Trump. It is wrong to vote for the lesser of two evils. They provide solid answers against those Christians who argue for voting for conscience when the person may not the best person of the office.

 

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Political Activism A Christians Role

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Torahism Answering Hebrew Roots and Other Movements with R. L. Solberg https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/torahism-answering-hebrew-roots-and-other-movements-with-r-l-solberg/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/torahism-answering-hebrew-roots-and-other-movements-with-r-l-solberg/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:00:33 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7013 Apologetics Live episode 60

R. L. Solberg joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss his book Torahism which answers the Hebrew Roots and other such movements.

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Does Molinism Lead to Determinism with Eli Ayala & Tyler Vela https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/does-molinism-lead-to-determinism-with-eli-ayala-tyler-vela/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6940 Apologetics Live episode 59

Eli Ayala & Tyler Vela join Andrew Rappaport to discuss Molinism and how it leads to determinism, which is the very thing they want to avoid.

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Atheism Answered with Eli Ayala & Tyler Vela https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/atheism-answered-with-eli-ayala-tyler-vela/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 21:00:24 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6604 Apologetics Live episode 58

Eli, Tyler, and Andrew have an in-depth discussion on Tyler’s debate and the topic of atheism, answering many of the questions Atheists raise. They expose the debate tactics of many Atheists to show you what they do.

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Can You Lose Your Salvation? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/can-you-lose-your-salvation/ Fri, 31 Jan 2020 21:00:02 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6531 Apologetics Live 57

Andrew play a pro-life commercial that will not be played at the Super Bowl by Fox Sports from www.facesofchoice.org

Andrew addresses the challenges from those that claim a Christian can lose their salvation.

Is the Roman Catholic Church a cult?

Should Christian apologists, evangelism and public speakers attend and serve in a local church?

 

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Social Justice with Guest Dr. Anthony Silvestro https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/social-justice-with-guest-dr-anthony-silvestro/ Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:00:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6463 Apologetics Live 56

Before having an open Q&A, guest apologist Dr. Anthony Silvestro will join Andrew Rappaport to discuss social justice and how it affects the church.

Sign the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel

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Apologetics Live with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetics-live-with-justin-peters/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 21:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6190 Apologetics Live 55

Justin Peters will join Andrew live to answer questions related to the Word of Faith and New Apostolic Reformation.

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Debate: Do God’s decrees violate Man’s Free Will? Matt Slick vs. Skylar Fiction https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/debate-do-gods-decrees-violate-mans-free-will-matt-slick-vs-skylar-fiction/ Fri, 03 Jan 2020 21:00:54 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6101 Apologetics Live 54

Tonight’s Apologetics Live is a formal debate on the topic:
Do God’s decrees violate Man’s Free Will?

Debaters:
Matt Slick of CARM.org (Christian)
Skylar Fiction (Athiest)

There will be the following structure:
Opening (10 minutes each)
Rebuttals (15 minutes each)
Cross-Examination (20 minutes each)
Closing (10 minutes each)

 

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Black Theology & Black Power https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/black-theology-black-power/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:00:52 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=5766 Apologetics Live 53

Andrew and Matt discuss James Cohen’s book Black Theology & Black Power. They discuss the roots of Black Liberation Theology and Critical Race Theory.

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Slavery in the Bible and Free Will Discussion https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/slavery-in-the-bible-and-free-will-discussion/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:00:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=4571 Apologetics Live 52

Matt gets triggered on a song Calvinists are not saved.

Matt Slick discusses his recent studies on slavery in the Bible.

Someone joins and askes about free will.

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Developing Arguments Against a Unitary God https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/developing-arguments-against-a-unitary-god/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:00:06 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=4242 Apologetics Live 0051

Matt Slick is back and he and Eli get into an into depth discussion on developing an argument against a unitary god.

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Andrew expounds the social media’s attack on anyone that questions Kanye West, the Democrat’s war on Christianity and Flat Earth.

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Post Debate Review (Is Secular Humanism Superior to Christianity?)

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will 

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Eli and Andrew will review his debate on the Gospel Truth show. Elias Ayala vs Chris Stauffer on the topic Does God Exist?

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Andrew Rappaport hosts a debate Debate: Baptism Does Not Save Men (Baptist vs. Lutheran). This is a formal debate between Ken Cook and Rob Barnhart.

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Debate: Baptism Does Not Save Men (Baptist vs. Lutheran)

Andrew Rappaport: [00:00:00] Alright. We are live apologetics live. Glad you’re with us. We’re going to have a little bit of a different show here tonight. This will. A live debate. We are going to be having and this is between well we’re going to have the topic I should start with that.

[00:00:16] The topic tonight will be baptism does not save men. The person on the pro side of this debate will be Ken Cook. He is a Baptist and on the negative side will be Rob. He is a Lutheran so there’s differing views that we have their this is part striving for eternity. You can hear this on podcast on the Christian podcast Community go there to ChristianPodcastCommunity.org to check out all of our podcasts that we have.

[00:00:47] So real quick. I’m going to bring both Ken and Robbin so that they could quickly introduce themselves. And then we’re going to start the way we’re going to do this as. Guys already know that because they gave me the times we’re going to do fifteen minute openings for each of them. We’re going to do a 10 minute rebuttal for each.

[00:01:07] Obviously the opening we’re going to start with Ken and then we’ll do the rebuttal will start with Ken then we do the cross-examination ten minutes each. We’re going to do a five minute rebuttal for each and then a 10-minute cross-examination and then 10 minute closing arguments. And so that’s going to be the format for this too.

[00:01:28] If Rob is doing too well in this debate, I’ll just cut his time in half being a Baptist. I have wait. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. Rub. I’m sorry, no will be fair.

[00:01:41] We got to try to get everyone laughing before the debate starts. Right? So Ken why don’t you introduce yourself first and then robbed after that.

[00:01:52] Ken Cook: [00:01:52] Perfect. My name is Ken Cook. I’m here in Portland, Oregon. I am a Reformed Baptist. And I’m very excited about tonight’s debate. I want to thank especially my wife who’s at home with our five children that enabled me to be here to nice quiet place tonight.

[00:02:11] Andrew Rappaport: [00:02:11] You really going to wear that hat, huh?

[00:02:13] Ken Cook: [00:02:13] Oh, yeah.

[00:02:16] Andrew Rappaport: [00:02:16] Rob go ahead introduce yourself.

[00:02:19] Rob Barnhart: [00:02:19] Hi, I’m Rob Barnhart. I’m a confessional Lutheran. There is a distinction there there Andrew not all Lutheran’s and sadly our professional. I’ve long time listener of striving for eternity Ministries and conquer the world. That’s how I know about interrupt Port.

[00:02:38] That’s it. Just recently. Met Kendall Cook. I do want to kindly just ask those people that if you are interested in this debate and you have got some kind of enjoyment out of it. If you wouldn’t mind at least donating $5 to CARM.org, I would really appreciate that Matt slick. I view him as one of my father’s of the faith.

[00:03:01] He’s taught me a lot taught me how to think logically how they try to examine scriptures and I hope to share. I read from scripture with all of you.

[00:03:13] Andrew Rappaport: [00:03:13] I jokingly say only half jokingly that Matt has trained more pastors than any Seminary because like every know when they’re in seminary found Carm and that’s where like, oh, yeah. I was going to carbs. It’s like I’m convinced Matt his actually train more pastors than. This is very

[00:03:30] Rob Barnhart: [00:03:30] Matt really came into my life at a crucial time. I was really really young in the faith. I was pretty much an empty Evangelical Church that they’d teach any truth just kind of Basics and Mac him along and just opened my eyes and made me want to dig deeper him and Jeff turbine basically started me down that path,

[00:03:51] Andrew Rappaport: [00:03:51] you know, Matt went to a Lutheran Seminary. You should follow mat and come out of that. You know, I mean, he he yeah he at least. He’s Presbyterian going to a Calvary Chapel. So he still confused. He’s on his way to baptist. I’m convinced that. All right. So we’re going to get started anyone who watches regularly knows we do we like to have fun and folks so I should I should before we get started just give a schedule for next couple weeks.

[00:04:20] This week is a live debate. So we’re not going to have people joining if you want to ask questions if there’s time at the end. Just make sure that for those who are watching live just put a capital Q and A colon. So I spots that and know that’s a question that you actually want asked if there’s time for questions next week. Eli is going to come on we recently did a debate on the. Gospel truth Channel and we’re going to review that debate the following week. I will be in California for truth matters conference. So we will not have a show but when we return I will going to do a basically plays debate I had on true gospel truth.

[00:04:59] And we’re going to do a review of that. And so for the reviews we’re going to have people allow people to come on in ask any questions, but we’re going to probably geared toward the those debates. We do have some other guests apologists that will be coming in in the next few weeks working on that.

[00:05:14] And so I’m not going to reveal the names yet. So with that

[00:05:19] Rob Barnhart: [00:05:19] Andrew, yeah real quick. How’s Matt doing?

[00:05:25] Andrew Rappaport: [00:05:25] Matt is moving. So he. He’s trying to if you watch the him, you know, when he does his live show, you’re seeing hit the room. He’s in his lesson this stuff every day. That’s how that’s how I could tell how his move is going.

[00:05:42] He should be moving. I know the house was put up for sale. And I think that I forget if it’s I think it’s like next week or two. Can you you murderer you know that

[00:05:52] Ken Cook: [00:05:52] the house is already put up for sale. So soon as it sells their they’re bouncing.

[00:05:58] Andrew Rappaport: [00:05:58] So they wait until it sells before they bounce

[00:06:00] Ken Cook: [00:06:00] up in the air.

[00:06:02] Andrew Rappaport: [00:06:02] Yeah, it keeps changing. So but you know be praying for them. It’s this is for anyone who knows his wife’s situation. It is not going to be easy to do this drive from Idaho down to you know down to Arizona. So just be praying for them through all this it’s going to be a lot on Matt. So yeah. Appreciate that.

[00:06:30] All right, so can I’m going to put Robin the background there. Can it is for you to start go?

[00:06:41] Ken Cook: [00:06:41] All right. Well, thank you all for coming. Welcome to this very important debate tonight. The thesis for tonight’s debate is baptism does not save men and as a Baptist are we taking the affirmative to that perspective?

[00:06:54] Well, there are several areas that are often view within a baptism debate. We Are Tonight not debating the baptism of infants or sprinkling versus immersion and to the best of my ability. I will remain on the subject of the effects of baptism. I would like to start tonight out with a very popular Luther quote unless I have to.

[00:07:15] Rinsed by scripture and plain reason my Camp conscience is captive to the word of God tonight. I will cite both scripture and reason and I hope that we will not hear my opponent to cry logic because we know logic flows from Christ as all good things do my brother tonight holds the Lutheran view of baptismal regeneration that is unique from the Christian church or Church of Christ View and should be defined properly by what we see within the books.

[00:07:45] In court again to the best of my ability. I will cite either known Lutheran Scholars or the book of Concord itself. Luther’s larger catechism says this Faith clings to water and it believes to be baptism in which there is sheer salvation in life. Not through the water as we have sufficiently stated but through its incorporation with God’s word and the ordinance and the joining of God’s name to it.

[00:08:10] The debate tonight is also not about justification by faith alone. Both myself and my brother confessed as biblical truth. We rather are discussing the act of water baptism and what it accomplishes.  The Baptist view is that baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Jesus Christ performed.

[00:08:30] Once as the initiation of such a Believer into a community of Believers namely the church this baptism signifies, the Believers confidence that Christ’s work will complete was complete for his forgiveness. Justification and indicates his desire for Unity within the church Christ Community of the New Covenant purchased at the price of his blood no saving efficacy a adheres to either the form or the matter itself.

[00:08:59] The person baptized has no scriptural warrant to believe that in baptism. Christ’s saving activity is initiated augmented or completed.

[00:09:09] In examining this question. It’s critical to Define our terms as such am going to Define salvation or saves as the following to be saved as everyone well knows is nothing else than to be delivered from sin death and the devil to enter into Christ’s Kingdom and to live with Christ forever that is according to Luther and the larger catechism as Reformed Baptist.

[00:09:33] I would point you to Romans 8:28 through 30 the golden chain of redemption. That says and we know that all things work together for those who love God and who are called according to his purpose because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son that his son would be the firstborn among many brothers and those he predestined he also called those he called he also Justified and those he justified.

[00:10:00] He also glorified. Paul clearly connects this issue of justification to glorification just as Martin Luther connects rightly being delivered from sin with living with Christ forever salvation is by definition in justification sanctification and the glorification of men. We have no biblical warrant to separate our justification from our glorification in.

[00:10:29] As Jesus said in John 6 for I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but to do the will of the one who sent me and this is the will of the one who sent me that I should not lose. Not one person of everyone he is given to me but raise them all up on the last day for this is the will of my father for everyone who looks on the son and believes in him to have eternal life and I will raise them up on the last day.

[00:10:53] No one can come to me unless the father who sent me draws him and I will. Is them up on the last day an important question for my Lutheran friend to answer tonight is does baptism actually save or potentially save Robert Cole professor emeritus of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary St. Louis who’s also been a contributor to Major editions of the book of Concord says the following scripture does not tell us how it is possible that some runaway in defiance of God who wants all to be saved God’s word.

[00:11:28] Baptismal form lays down the foundation of a relationship that he wants to last forever.  Even Luther says not all who are baptized receive the benefit of Salvation. He says this in a larger catechism for by suffering the water to be poured upon you you have not yet received baptism in such a manner that it benefits you anything.

[00:11:55] But it becomes beneficial to you. If you have baptized your if you yourself have baptized with the Nee with the thought that it is according to God’s command and ordinance and besides in God’s name in order that you may receive water in the water. The promised salvation now V cannot do it nor the body but the heart must believe it Luther clearly tells us Faith must be present for baptism.

[00:12:24] Be efficacious.  So far as I can tell there’s a division between the book of Concord definition of salvation, which is living forever with Christ and the definition of salvation that Brett the baptism brings within Lutheran theology. So tonight Rob if a person can be baptized in baptism is is efficacious and justifying the soul.

[00:12:46] How is it that those people can fail to receive? If there are those who will not be glorified, how can you then say we are or were saved by baptism?  With the definition and scope of baptism established. We ought to then ask. What does baptism do in Acts 10 47 and 48. We here can anyone with hold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have and he commanded them to.

[00:13:19] Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ this text in the surrounding text shows a Clear Connection of baptism being added to the church. In fact There Is No Death disagreement in our Traditions that baptism is the final ordinance by which one is admitted to the church. And thus the Lord’s table that is to be a member of the New Covenant Community.

[00:13:40] Now this New Covenant is very different from the old it is in fact, the better Covenant Robert Cole began says this Covenant defines the baptized as. Children and as innocent the book of Hebrews says about the New Covenant. I will put my laws in their minds and I will describe it upon their hearts and I will be their God and they will be my people and there will be no need for each one to say to teach his countrymen or each one to teach his brother saying know the Lord since they will all know me from the least to the greatest.

[00:14:13] For I will be merciful towards their evil deeds and I will remember their sins no more. And so he Christ is the mediator of a New Covenant so that those who are called may receive the internal inheritance as he has promised since he died to set them free from the violations committed under the first Covenant.

[00:14:33] The New Covenant is a perfect Covenant and all who are members thereof via. The circumcision of their hearts will be saved baptism. Then is an ordinance that gives a sign of this internal reality. This is why the church is only to baptize those who confessed Christ as Lord. Romans 8:8 says that those who are in the flesh cannot please God and the Lutheran confessional traditions.

[00:15:02] We see that there is a normalizing process of catechetical instruction for adults. And then once that instruction that sometimes lasts as much as 24 weeks is completed. The convert is baptized. In fact, this process is even recorded by Augustine in his catechism. Which contains the instructions for baptism at the end of the catechetical process?

[00:15:29] So the obvious question here is do those who hate God submit to catechism is a normal practice does not catechism, please God now, of course, we can say that there are selfish reasons for such things for the human heart is a factory of wickedness, but I believe that truthfully we can say that the spiritual nature of instruction in the catechism requires one to be spiritually.

[00:15:53] Paul says in First Corinthians, 2:14 that the unbeliever does not receive the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness to him and he cannot understand them because they are spiritually discerned the unconverted can no more understand the Trinity than a dog can sing the ABCs. So imagine with me if you will that we preach the law and the gospel to a man and he and Contrition begins attending a Lutheran Church.

[00:16:17] Okay, maybe even a Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Church. Are we to say that? Is unconverted into his baptism. Are we to say that he is still in his sin. Of course not Paul says in Romans 10.  starting in verse 13 for everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved and how can they call on the one whom they have not believed and how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard and how are they to hear without someone preaching to them and how are they to preach unless they are sent as it is written how timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news, but not all.

[00:16:52] Obeyed the good news for Isaiah says Lord who has believed our report and most importantly here in verse 17. He says this consequently faith comes from what is heard and what is heard through the preached word of Christ preaching is the means of Grace that God uses and salvation. My Lutheran friend will tell you that in baptism.

[00:17:13] We have water joined with the word that brings salvation. The problem is that the scriptures nowhere teach this saying the trinitarian formula is. The same thing as preaching the gospel.  If in fact that is so I would like to challenge you rob to show me something tonight. I challenge you to show me one instance in the entire book of Acts where conversion occurs without preaching show me one baptism that wasn’t preceded by teaching.

[00:17:42] You won’t find. It men are saved by the preaching of the gospel Paul clearly teaches throughout the Book of Acts that we believe. To be saved confer with acts 13 39 and 40 8×14 27 x 15 1 and 2 16 14 and 15 16 30 and 31. In fact, if we were to ask Paul and Silas serves what’s up? What must I do to be saved.

[00:18:10] They would reply believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved Peter was clear and X10 who can deny them the Waters of baptism as they already had the Holy Spirit. We see in Acts 8 12 when they believed Philip as he was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ.

[00:18:30] They began to be baptized. Even the Apostle Paul himself multiple times were counted how it was Christ who appeared in preach to him Jesus in the same body in which he was crucified came to Paul and declared. I am Jesus.  Paul knew the claims of the way and saw the Risen. Perform him prior to Paul’s baptism ananias in Acts chapter 9 calls his brother Paul his brother.

[00:19:01] Finally if tonight my brother repeatedly cites the context of a plain text reading of the scriptures. For example, he’ll say baptism saves in First Peter 3:21. I ask you to consider the text of James 2:24, which says you see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone because of the great problem that this hermeneutic brings even this is what Martin Luther said about the book of James I maintain that some Jew who wrote it probably heard about the Christian people but never encountered any since he heard that Christians Place great way on faith in Christ.

[00:19:41] He thought waiting on it. Oppose them and urge works alone. This he did.  Both the Lutheran and reformed view of faith alone is opposed to this text quote plain reading. So tonight you will see that the scriptures are clear. God Saves through preaching. It is via preaching that men enter into faith and repentance.

[00:20:06] Thank you very much.

[00:20:14] Andrew Rappaport: [00:20:14] When you reset the timer here for Rob. All right, rob. You have 15 minutes. Go ahead.

[00:20:27]Rob Barnhart: [00:20:27] Thank you for having me here. Thank you to Kendall Cook for your opening Salvo. I’ll be get right into it. The question is. Thesis of the day baptism does not save men. My opponent is in the affirmative. He is trying to affirm a negative which is much higher bar.

[00:20:48] But he chose that himself. So keep that in mind. So basically I appreciate what he’s this approach is here, but I’m going to let the word of God speak not reason not anything else. I spent my reason to scripture.

[00:21:09] First Peter Chapter 3 Verse 18 for Christ also suffered once for sins the righteous for the unrighteous that he might bring us to God being put to Death In the Flesh being made alive in the spirit, which she went for claims his spirits in prison because they formerly did not obey when God’s patience waiting two days and oh, okay first in order to execute this text right away Peter calls to mine.

[00:21:37] Time water and he brings up the fact that God made a promise to Noah. If you build this Ark I will save you in the meantime. I will be sending Waters to wash away the sin of the world. This is why he calls her – two days. No, cuz it’s about to be factored into his argument while the ark was being prepared.

[00:22:01] Which a few that is eight persons were brought safely through the water some translations actually say saved through the. Once he says this he then goes into say baptism which corresponds to this act of God where he has brought eight Pearson’s safely through the water washing away sin baptism, which corresponds to this now saves you dissed rectly contradicts my opponents position.

[00:22:31] This is why he must separate the spirit and the water. This must be why he must assume his position outside of scriptures his tradition of that. It’s only an act of obedience. He didn’t demonstrate that the even try to demonstrate that inspect a matter of facts, but most of the time either quoting small Snippets of the large catechism of folks other such things.

[00:22:59] I’m here to see. The word I am not as removal dirt. So Peter anticipates people’s understanding that the water and of self will say he said no, it’s not a bath. It’s not anything other of such, but it’s an appeal to God for a good conscience through the rest of the Resurrection price. So in Baptist were directly connected with the resurrection of Christ.

[00:23:25] We’re giving a good conscious. How can you have a good conscience? If it’s your work only you can have a good conscious through the atonement of Christ Romans 6. Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ were baptized into his death? We like those the flood died in baptism.

[00:23:47] We were buried with him by baptism into this death. And why did he do this in order to raise us from the dead so we may choose to walk in the newness of life. This is regeneration. So to Regeneration is directly linked with that’s for if we have been United in the deathly kiss. We shall certainly be.

[00:24:10] It was him and a resurrection like his here. We see that we will be raised in the same way. He was raised on the great Resurrection.  We know that our old song was for the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin for one who has died and we did die in baptism.

[00:24:30] We have been set free from such thing the condemnation, you know the bondage of our will our all. Is so your approximation of scripture set free is clearly a salvific way of speaking about that’s it.  Titus so when the goodness and loving kindness of God our savior appeared he saved us he saved us not us save ourselves.

[00:24:58] He saved us not because of Works done by us. But according to his Mercy by how by washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy. Here homie poured out on us richly through Christ Jesus.  so that being justified we might by his grace we might become hairs directly linking us with a Our Father Abraham by faith here in baptism to according to the hope of eternal life.

[00:25:29] Boom. Okay. So clearly this is what scripture says about monsters and it goes on and on and on and on my opponent says that they. Wants to know does baptism actually save or does it possibly save?  and he appealed to Romans 8 and his understanding of Romans 8 and what it says which goes far beyond what the text says that text simply says that we.

[00:26:01] we are Justified.

[00:26:07] scripture also clearly. As that we can fall from grace. How faith is the key you do not get into heaven simply because Christ died for you. This is why all Calvinists know that prior to their conversion to Faith. They are not Christians, even though they would say rightly because they are the life to Christ died for them.

[00:26:36] So what changes it’s the faith the faith enables them to receive the benefits likewise Faith to Lutheran’s is the same thing faith is what gets you in heaven? That’s that in baptism is one means that gives you Faith. That’s why you too. Ananias speaking. The Paul says Rise be baptized and wash away your sins.

[00:27:05] That’s his mm actually did something and it was. Something that was done. It was not just an empty thing that was indicating something that had already happened. It’s actually doing something currently and he does this through calling a Christ’s name and the baptism clearly. This is speaking of Christ Authority and baptism which Christ is the one that instituted instituted bouncing them in Matthew 22, go there. For baptizing all of your disciples teaching them as I taught you.

[00:27:49] Rice command something it cannot be an empty thing. It must be something beyond that. It’s Richard clearly teaches that baptism is not just an active obedience. It is something so much more. It’s something that God does to you that’s something you do for God.

[00:28:12] You have been filled in him who is the head of all Rule and Authority Palacios to chapter 2 chapter 2 verses 10 to 14 with the circumcision made without hands there. It is again without hands by putting off the body of Flesh by the circumcision of Christ. There. It is directly linking back Christ with the Baptist.

[00:28:34] That is Christ does to work Pastor having been buried with him in? Again, this directly links us back to Roman’s 6 when he says in rice in which you were also raised with him how through faith right there baptism faith and the powerful working of God who raised him from the dead and you were debt.

[00:29:02] This is again scripture clear. So my opponent.

[00:29:12] He says we’re only saved by the preaching of the Gospel. I say yes, and amen. However, the preaching of the Gospel is also founded baptism. It is God’s word by and water. We are not Roman Catholics. We do not believe that baptism is the only means of Salvation and is absolutely required of the Christian in order to be saved.

[00:29:36] We do not believe this. Leave that baptism is one means in which Christ uses to give those faith in his one and only son Christ Jesus for the Forgiveness of their sins.

[00:29:53] We should five husbands. Love your wives as Christ loved the church. It would be all believers. Gave himself up for her. So he might sanctify her having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word. They seawater were.

[00:30:19] The First Corinthians chapter chapter 6 verse 11 and such were some of you but you were washed you were Sanctified you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. How by the spirit of our God baptism with the spirit. I do not say that the baptism of that the Holy Spirit cannot come to someone outside of the water and work.

[00:30:46] Which is what we know is that system but it is certainly if we’re everybody were to properly understand loser position of baptism. The what I would say is what scripture clear teaches about baptism then that would be the normative means and which all the come to Salvation. So I quit asking a question does it actually say for it?

[00:31:07] Does it possible say assume certain elements of the two? I do not agree with our reform Brothers on the tool. It actually does save because scripture clearly says it does what you do with the faith. You’re given what you do with your salvation that you’re given. Is entirely up to you rice will continue working on your faith in the time that you’re alive.

[00:31:39] Christ will not fail to save you. However, if you do fall away, it is directly insult your choice. It’s because you have forgotten God’s promises. You do not desire God’s promises. They are not for you. You do not want them you think you know better we see time and time again that God does turn give those who desire that which harms them what they want after a long time.

[00:32:11] We see this in Fair. He gave the Pharaoh many many many many times turn back and to flee to God Pharaoh did not eventually God gave him what he wanted.  This is not a failure of God.  This is squarely on that person who thinks that they know better than God. They don’t need Faith. They don’t need Christ.

[00:32:37] They don’t need the fastest. My brother here doesn’t understand baptism Paul clearly in Romans 6 says but now.  This is a minute.  and he’s going to go to versus where he assumes that simply because someone has what he perceives is Faith there receives the baptism that this is the normative needs but no.

[00:33:08] In the scripture says a say that the person has Faith. It’s something that he is logically could deucing to hold to a Systematic Theology. It’s going beyond what the text says. In fact scripture clearly says the baptism saves you which is directly in contact in conflict with his position. He is clearly contradicted scripture and I salary Buchan for doing so and I would tell him to Horn God.

[00:33:38] Promises whether it be by word or word with water doesn’t matter is a dangerous thing and I would call all Baptists to deeply think about God’s word and what it has to say about baptism to read the text and context the ask yourself who’s doing what? Because it’s Community clearly communicated in baptism the Lord does the work his all faith for salvation in the one way of Christ Jesus.

[00:34:15] Lisa’s but now the chapter 3 verse 25 through 27, but now faith has come we are no longer a variance in Christ Jesus. We are all sons of God how through faith for as many as of you were baptized into Christ have put on Christ faith and baptism linked again.  With 50 seconds left. Thank you for your time.

[00:34:43] That will be all.

[00:34:45] Andrew Rappaport: [00:34:45] Alright, let me reset this to the 10-minute will have.  okay, I’m bringing Ken in for the cross. You will have 10 minutes. Go ahead.

[00:35:00] Ken Cook: [00:35:00] Thank you. Rob for your opening statement. It was it was very nice to hear the standard Lutheran argument what I would like to start though with my robo.

[00:35:11] Is this Rob said that the gospel is found in baptism. I would like you to show us Rob where the gospel is found in baptism show us a text that says the gospel is founded baptism. Explain to us how it is that in baptism. You have the preached word of the gospel because the gospel is a very specific and definite thing to find in First Corinthians 15 and that is distinct from the trinitarian formula that we see in Matthew 28 saying I baptize you in the name of the father and the Son and the Holy Spirit is not the same as what we see in First Corinthians 15.

[00:35:57] We see the standard. Argument of First Peter 3:21. I think I would like to mainly address this in the cross-examination, but I would simply ask Rob. What is the antitype that baptism is referring to is it Clark? Is it the water what exactly is the anti-type?  I think one of the things that has been really made clear here is that there is no clear Lutheran answer to what Paul says.

[00:36:29] In Romans chapter 10 in Romans chapter 10, we clearly see that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the preached word.  That’s what I that’s what the text says that’s clear as day. And so we can look at all of these other texts which are pastoral documents. And so as we look at these pastoral documents, whether that’s Romans chapter 6 Titus Chapter 3 Ephesians chapter 5 or Galatians 1 thing that we ought to consider is these are being written.

[00:36:58] For mix Church to people who are having issues with their faith. And so and encouragement is to say look if you’ve been baptized you’ve put on Christ now the idea that that means that every single person who’s been baptized has actually put on Christ is not something I think is reasonable to believe either by Luther’s definition of baptism or by mine the reformed position on baptism Luther says you have to have faith in order for it to actually be baptism.

[00:37:29] That’s that’s one of the serious issues here. I would again kind of point out this very important quote and definition from Martin Luther in the large catechism that says for by suffering the water to be poured upon you you have not yet received baptism in such a manner that it will benefit you anything, but the heart must believe it.

[00:37:55] So what we’re hearing from the larger catechism from Lutheran documents is you have to have a believing heart for baptism to save well, if you have a believing heart you’ve already been regenerated.  You don’t see any instance and I would ask you rob to clearly show us how someone can believe the promises of God and yet not be regenerated over and over and over throughout the scriptures.

[00:38:23] We see that. Generate men cannot and are unable to receive the things of God. Now what I thought was most interesting was this is Rob started the Night by saying baptism saves baptism saves baptism does all these things if Christ commands this will happen and then he says and I quote you can fall away.

[00:38:49] You can see that the debate with this statement what he’s saying is ultimately baptism doesn’t save but you save yourself by choosing to not fall away if you choose to continue in faith, you choose to save yourself.  that is the central tenant of Lutheranism and as such I believe that the debate on his side is.

[00:39:11] What he is saying is no baptism doesn’t save your choices to not follow away your choice to keep the faith is what saves you.  while I think that there may be some profit in looking at specific text. I would like to spend a little bit of time on on the citation for Max 20. Now we see a parallel to this in Acts 9 in Acts chapter 9 what we see is something very very interesting.

[00:39:44] If you go with me to verse let’s say 15. We see this but the Lord said to ananias go for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and Kings and the children of Israel for I will show him. He must how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.  So ananias departed and entered the house and laying his hands upon him.

[00:40:12] He said brother Saul. Now tell me as a Christian. Who do we refer to his brother unbelievers. Do we call unbelievers brother?  By no means we only have one family and that is the adoptive family of God. Our brothers are those who are the regenerate our brothers are those who have faith in Christ?

[00:40:40] And so what we see here is ananias first. In his hands on Paul Paul were gained his sight and then we see an in verse 18 this and immediately something like scales fell from his eyes and he were gained his sight then he arose and was baptized. So while my brother tonight clearly says that baptism is the normative means of Salvation.

[00:41:09] That is his words not mine.  What we see in the book of Acts. Is preaching is the normal means of Salvation Rob? I challenge you once again, show me one instance in the book of Acts one instance in the New Testament where preaching or teaching did not proceed baptism.  In every single instance what we see is preaching eyesight.

[00:41:36] Again Romans chapter 10 faith comes by hearing and hearing through the preached word this. Clear as day. Now. What does baptism do baptism is not simply an ordinance. Although it is in ordinance. It is a covenant sign and those who have received. It can receive the Covenant promises. So we do see statements within the New Testament saying baptism confers this to.

[00:42:07] In light of your baptism you have this present reality because they have already been justified by faith alone. They have already been converted through the circumcision of their heart and it is not through their baptism because we see that baptism always follows preaching now. What’s interesting is we did not get to go into.

[00:42:36] 238 Rob I hope you do bring up this text and I will kind of set that aside for a couple of minutes other than to say we even see here the very first instance of someone saying.  in the New Covenant era.  be baptized for the remission of your sins that this follows assortment that this follows an altar call and this follows men’s hearts.

[00:43:06] In pricked by God and so I would ask you tonight as you consider. Our thesis baptism does not save men. What we have is a very clear set of statements preaching is the means of salvation.  We do not see anywhere in the text of scripture where baptism proceeds preaching.  Thank you.

[00:43:33] Andrew Rappaport: [00:43:33] Alright. Let me reset the clock. I will bring Robbin.  All right, Rob your time for rebuttal. Go ahead.

[00:43:54] Rob Barnhart: [00:43:54] Okay. Thank you. Misheard me and saying that. The gospel thing. I don’t think you have to actually crack the quote me, but I’m not going to pick on that too much. She said that there was no clear answer that Lutheran still have no any clear answer on Romans 10. This is not true God’s word is heard through preaching.

[00:44:21] This is correct. You’re assuming that baptism is not preaching of the word. Clearly that’s what we mean by the word that the pastor is preaching the word prior to the baptism after the baptism during the baptism. This is rightly. So if you understood what baptism is within the Lutheran Church, it’s surrounded by the word.

[00:44:51] So by hearing the word the word of Christ. Preaching baptism is expressly preaching. We do not disagree on this.  Preaching is a means. The word is a means. It is not the only it is word and baptism is also a means notice though word carries over with baptism because water and of itself does nothing.

[00:45:25] The water in itself does not confer you are must have faith. How do you receive faith is not you going up to the found that going you going into the water? God through the holy spirit gives you faith. We are modern shifts.  So.  God wishes to give someone faith and baptism. That’s precisely what he will do and we will raise those people under the understanding of what scripture teaches they will better and better understand what took place in their baptism.

[00:46:09] and other such doctrines.

[00:46:16] He said that we say that you save yourself that I have somehow conceded the bait. No my friends. He’s the one who can see the bay. He is the one directly contradicting clear passage of scripture. Matter of fact, he didn’t even want to touch the scriptures. He didn’t provide his own exegesis of First Peter.

[00:46:35] He didn’t provide any exegesis pretty much any versus instead. He wants to use. Sophie and reason to contradict the clear word scripture.  He says we want to save ourselves, but this is a strawman argument. This is a fallacy of the highest order Lutheran’s rightly say that the only way you were saved by Christ and Christ Alone that those who will see glorification Christ brought to that.

[00:47:08] Losers believe this.  you falling away is not used lack of you saving yourself or any other form. It is all possibilities scripture clearly warrants. It’s about to stand sure and your faith to stand fast in your faith. If you do not you it is possible for you to ship back here Faith. So we rightly.

[00:47:35] Understand these cautions and God through his loving Mercy will keep us in the promises of God.

[00:47:49] This is not salvation through you.  You have to keep in mind also. He’s assuming his interpretation of Romans that go to change your Redemption again without even trying to argue for it. He thinks. That if you were Justified you were Sanctified the glorification Moss logically follow.

[00:48:14] Scripture connects the three but for who for the elect for the ones who stay in the faith salvation and of itself is of life, but it does Scripture clearly says that you can fall away can’t give up that witch. He’s giving me you can deny it right? It’s not like you wake up one day and you’ve lost it I’d car keys.

[00:48:42] It is something you absolutely must do and go out of your way to do it.  So I don’t understand my opponent’s position here. With the straw man argument and saying that you know.

[00:49:10] Pretty much is a whole argument. I don’t generally understand understand his argument at all.  And he’s provided nose clear scriptures the contrary he at the beginning of the video. He tried to argue for baptism.

[00:49:36] See what the gospel Pearson’s Christ dying for you seen by over 500 Witnesses. What does this give us? If you have faith forgiveness to since eternal life sonship to God things of this nature clearly the baptism text. I read to you inferred all of these things. Plainly said it connected them with baptism and active Faith Baptist connected those fear with bathrooms.

[00:50:06] And these are all means of Salvation. This is the very promise of God, which is what the gospel. The promise of God is that.  you believe I will save you and then God crashes it gives us that Faith to believe.

[00:50:29] I really honestly kind of flabbergasted. It’s my opponents arguments because. I thought maybe at the beginning we were on track here a little bit and then he may be understood Lutheranism better than I anticipated. But then he comes out of nowhere with just a weird assertion of that somehow we save ourselves and just not correct.

[00:50:58] It’s not. Assuming things that scripture doesn’t say scripture says how we are saved scripture says who was responsible for glorification scripture also clearly sense we can follow.  But again, the thesis of tonight’s debate is just baptism save.  To get into what exactly that means is.  in my opinion red hair.

[00:51:28] It’s about what Baptist does it’s about what its effects are I clearly read to you what the effects of baptism is.  Running around scripture talking about this thing and that thing not a problem for lutherans because we hold there are means of Grace different means of Grace God’s word baptism cetera.

[00:51:57] So we have no. Table with the exceptions that the Baptist would look to for what they would understand as the primary way.  For adults, right? Yeah, that’s no problem with lose rights. That’s why we spend so much time with the adults is the rightly teach them the doctrine of baptism so that they don’t think that they’re doing it as an active obedience to save themselves.

[00:52:25] So they clearly understand that the baptism. They are props part A is directly correlate it to the faith that they have and that this baptism will give you all of these and more when you do.

[00:52:42] Obviously we do it the other way around for if it’s we baptize them and then we teach them from the time that they are little to the time there confirm. So with that I forget what is next, but that would be my

[00:53:04] Andrew Rappaport: [00:53:04] Alright. Well with that, I’ll reset our time here. I will add Kenan we’re going to have now the cross-examination so you’ll both be in here. It’s 10 minutes. I’ll leave the clock going here. So, can you get your first cross-examination? So you start with your questions go

[00:53:24] Ken Cook: [00:53:24] perfect Rob if somebody if always a possibility for someone who has been baptized and they do actually follow a does their baptism. Save some.

[00:53:36] Rob Barnhart: [00:53:36] yes,

[00:53:37] Ken Cook: [00:53:37] it does.

[00:53:39] Rob Barnhart: [00:53:39] Okay. Yes.

[00:53:39] They were that otherwise, they would not have faith to follow away from

[00:53:43] Ken Cook: [00:53:43] it. So does salvation is glorification and. A part of salvation.

[00:53:58] Rob Barnhart: [00:53:58] it normatively is positively

[00:54:01] Ken Cook: [00:54:01] so so would you disagree with the larger catechisms definition of salvation that it is to live forever with Christ.

[00:54:14] Rob Barnhart: [00:54:14] Actually, I would just feed that is clearly gives the definition. Elevation is freedom from sin, which obviously baptism is freedom from the devil. That’s a supposed to give and freedom from third thing

[00:54:30] Ken Cook: [00:54:30] sin death and the devil. I’ll read you the quote for the larger catechism again to be saved as everyone well knows is nothing else than to be delivered from sin death and the devil to enter into Christ’s Kingdom and to live with Christ forever. Would you dispute that definition given by the larger category?

[00:54:49] Rob Barnhart: [00:54:49] And we live within those Kingdom now, I would be right now to just

[00:54:54] Ken Cook: [00:54:54] write so he and Faith. Okay. So again, you you would agree or disagree that Salve to be saved means that you live with Christ forever.

[00:55:10] Rob Barnhart: [00:55:10] Yes, I would I would agree with that. Yes.

[00:55:13] Ken Cook: [00:55:13] Alright, so somebody who is baptized. We then Falls away. Do they live with Christ forever?

[00:55:20] Rob Barnhart: [00:55:20] If they stay in that state,

[00:55:22] Ken Cook: [00:55:22] yes, if they fall away and they die in the state of being Fallen.

[00:55:26] Rob Barnhart: [00:55:26] At that point are they no longer have the faith did doctors who inferred matter of days?  They would not be saved at that point that the David that does not mean that they were not saved to begin with.

[00:55:46] Ken Cook: [00:55:46] Okay. So so what you’re saying is someone can fall away from the faith have a gospel baptism and that baptism does not save

[00:55:55] Rob Barnhart: [00:55:55] No I want to see clearly scripture says baptism saves clearly. If you are to read the context of large catechism father casket somewhat looser saying clearly he says baptism saves if you have an understanding of what Luther is saying, other than that and you do not understand loser. All right. Thank you. Do not understand Lutheranism.

[00:56:15] Ken Cook: [00:56:15] Would you would you say. That baptism confers Grace when the sign is validly affected not as a result of the activity on the part of the recipient, but by the power and the promise of God,

[00:56:29] Rob Barnhart: [00:56:29] what are you quoting? I know you’re putting from something.

[00:56:33] Ken Cook: [00:56:33] I’m simply asking you a question.

[00:56:37] Would you agree? Yes or no?

[00:56:39] That gear eat again? Yes, I can.

[00:56:44] Would you agree that baptism confers Grace when the sign is validly affected not as the result of an activity on the part of the recipient, but by the power and promise of God,

[00:56:58] Rob Barnhart: [00:56:58] yes.

[00:56:59] Ken Cook: [00:56:59] Okay. What I’d like everyone to hear quickly is that that is the Catholic answers definition of X Opera Opera Rondo. In other words what my opponent tonight has just confessed is the Roman Catholic view of baptism.

[00:57:14] Rob Barnhart: [00:57:14] Well, what I would say to that I’ve

[00:57:17] Ken Cook: [00:57:17] got additional questions when we see when you say that in the Lutheran baptismal service preaching comes by the were or that that the word is preached before during and after that during section.

[00:57:35] Are you saying that the preached word of in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit is. To the gospel found in 1st Corinthians 15.

[00:57:47] Rob Barnhart: [00:57:47] No, that’s not all is said if you would look up that what is typically done in batches and there’s so much more given before besides that that is part of it as part of the word that was given and baptism but there is more entailed in that truth.

[00:58:02] Ken Cook: [00:58:02] There’s more in the rest of the service, but prior to the immediate Act of providing baptism.

[00:58:08] Rob Barnhart: [00:58:08] Yeah, that would largely line and depending on what. Master is doing the thing. Usually they will include some form of the Box the the gospel given by Paul. Yeah prior to the trinitarian formula the formula and it is self.

[00:58:24] That’s why it’s not just the word. There’s usually other word attached but that is where as well.

[00:58:31] Ken Cook: [00:58:31] Thank you so much. So what you’re saying fundamentally is in a Lutheran baptismal service what you would rightly called baptism as first preaching and then a trinitarian formula and then. The application of water and that you are are saying that all of those things together make baptism.

[00:58:49] Rob Barnhart: [00:58:49] No, I would say and matters of audio from the formula isn’t necessary always the same so they could be proclaiming the word and be pouring the water on at the same time that you know things of this nature. So it might not always be that.

[00:59:05] Ken Cook: [00:59:05] Is the statement of the Gospel found in 1st Corinthians, 15 always a part of the Lutheran baptismal service?

[00:59:14] Rob Barnhart: [00:59:14] There’s always a gospel promised deliverer that Christ has died for the Forgiveness of your sins. Thank you.

[00:59:21] Ken Cook: [00:59:21] So Rob given that you you. Agreed with X Opera Opera and oh, why is it that you haven’t hijack the 747 water tanker flown over.

[00:59:30] I don’t know Los Angeles or maybe better yet, Washington DC and blared a loudspeaker with a baptismal formula and preaching and sprayed water on all people baptizing them and thus converting.

[00:59:43] Rob Barnhart: [00:59:43] Because that’s not what I believe baptism is it would do nothing because they would not be taught. They would not be they would have inevitably fall away.

[00:59:53] If God so chose to act in baptism to give them Faith because they would not be going to church or whatever like that and they would afford that baptism. They it would be profitable. However, if the Holy Spirit fell on them, they had Faith Etc that bastard actually would do. What scripture says Baptist will do what you’re

[01:00:16] Ken Cook: [01:00:16] saying fundamentally?

[01:00:17] Rob Barnhart: [01:00:17] What I what I understood that quote from the catechism to be talking about is that faith. It must be given that it does not in and of itself confer faith in a bit self. So I did not really understand the quotation you’re reading correctly because that’s what losers would say that we do not hold 2x upper octave.

[01:00:40] Ken Cook: [01:00:40] I understand that. I understand that you say that now but when I Define it you said yes, you would agree with it. I defined it twice. I think we were pretty clear. So what you’re saying then is people can have a valid baptism and not and not received faith. Is that correct?

[01:01:00] Rob Barnhart: [01:01:00] When I say that,

[01:01:02] Ken Cook: [01:01:02] I’ll just about two seconds ago.

[01:01:04] Rob Barnhart: [01:01:04] No, I did not.

[01:01:06] Ken Cook: [01:01:06] Okay. So when Luther says

[01:01:07] Rob Barnhart: [01:01:07] aren’t one must have faith for it to be called a baptism if you do not receive faith for whatever reason.  That is not a valid baptism. It didn’t do anything. It’s just water. It’s just a bath doesn’t do anything.

[01:01:23] Ken Cook: [01:01:23] Okay, so Luther says for by suffering the water to be poured upon you you have not yet received baptism in a manner that.

[01:01:30] Rob Barnhart: [01:01:30] Benefit he’s doing exactly what I’m saying. Yes or no water in himself.

[01:01:34] Ken Cook: [01:01:34] I’m asking the questions here. So you have water poured upon you but it only benefits you.  if the heart believes it.  so Faith must be present. You must have faith in order for baptism to to profit you something

[01:01:50] Rob Barnhart: [01:01:50] it where does faith come from the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit attached baptism with the Holy Spirit falls on you you will be granted face.

[01:01:58] Ken Cook: [01:01:58] So what you’re saying,

[01:01:59] Rob Barnhart: [01:01:59] we believe God’s promises in baptism.

[01:02:03] Ken Cook: [01:02:03] Okay, so the question so every every person who receives baptism every person who receives it will have faith granted to them.

[01:02:13] Rob Barnhart: [01:02:13] We don’t know the scripture doesn’t say scripture simply says that we’re about system is where the word is where the holy spirit is the Holy Spirit to give faith.

[01:02:25] We won’t know unless unless the person exhibits to confession. So what do you believe God’s promises

[01:02:33] Ken Cook: [01:02:33] what you’re saying is when someone is baptized you do not know if they are saved.

[01:02:40] Rob Barnhart: [01:02:40] No, we would say we would. Say that they are from our perspective. We do not know if from God’s perspective because he only he can know the hearts of men and whether or not he gave faith in that moment or not, but we would say okay this person seems to have faith in God’s promises seems to be doing things that would exhibit Christianity.

[01:03:08] If later at that point, they contradicted that thing then we would like, okay. Then we misunderstood however, if they never contradicted that thing and they stood in the faith because God gave them the faith to stand in the faith. Then we would say, yes, they were safe.

[01:03:23] Ken Cook: [01:03:23] Perfect. Thank you for conniving position.

[01:03:27] Andrew Rappaport: [01:03:27] Okay, Rob your turn for questions. Go ahead.

[01:03:36] Rob Barnhart: [01:03:36] Okay. Give me two scriptures that would indicate that baptism is only an outward sign and only an act of Revenge.

[01:04:03] Ken Cook: [01:04:03] But I don’t think my position is that baptism is only an outward sign or only an act.

[01:04:10] Rob Barnhart: [01:04:10] You did say that in your opening.

[01:04:12] Ken Cook: [01:04:12] I would say that is it is that but it is also a tangible means of Grace for those who have already been converted.

[01:04:23] Rob Barnhart: [01:04:23] Okay. Well, I appreciate you changing your answer. That would be. Old form of reformed Baptists position. So I appreciate that. Okay, so.  so

[01:04:49] you said. Preaching is the normative means of Salvation

[01:04:58] Ken Cook: [01:04:58] now, I did not and it means I said it is the means of Salvation

[01:05:02] Rob Barnhart: [01:05:02] is means okay is the means so much.

[01:05:11] Okay, how do you know that

[01:05:13] Ken Cook: [01:05:13] Romans? 10:17 says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the preached word of Christ.

[01:05:22] Rob Barnhart: [01:05:22] And if God’s word is given in batches, does that have the mean say

[01:05:27] Ken Cook: [01:05:27] water isn’t preaching?  That’s that’s assuming

[01:05:31] Rob Barnhart: [01:05:31] someone that’s not understand. That’s not my definition of baptism baptism is water plus where you cannot have answers and otherwise, so I ask you again. Baptist since it has the word is it a means of Salvation?

[01:05:48] Ken Cook: [01:05:48] I would say that the word is them is a means of Salvation is the means of Salvation. The application of water is not. Yep, the application of the water is only for the purpose to show the outdoor as an outward sign of an already present reality.

[01:06:06] Rob Barnhart: [01:06:06] So you separate the two scripture links to two together.

[01:06:12] I just would.

[01:06:14] Ken Cook: [01:06:14] That’s a very thing that’s a debate here. Rob is is you say that I’m not sleuthing

[01:06:19] Rob Barnhart: [01:06:19] demonstrated that.

[01:06:24] So if the word is not the means and baptism, how can you make that distinction? I don’t understand. You said the word the word is the means of Salvation where does given in baptism yet? You seem to not want to just simply say that then in that instance baptism with safe.

[01:06:48] Ken Cook: [01:06:48] That’s what you’re saying. We have a baptismal service and I preach the word and then baptized someone people will necessarily be saved. That’s sorcery. But

[01:07:01] Rob Barnhart: [01:07:01] traffic we’re safe where faith is present.

[01:07:06] Ken Cook: [01:07:06] And so so in other words, you’re baptizing someone not knowing if they have faith.

[01:07:12] Rob Barnhart: [01:07:12] No, we would trust God’s promises that in baptism.

[01:07:16] He will give Faith to do otherwise is to not trust God.

[01:07:20] Ken Cook: [01:07:20] Okay, so so in every instance you believe that when someone is baptized they are given

[01:07:25] Rob Barnhart: [01:07:25] faith. We trust God’s promises that he will deliver faith. So we’re cruising. Otherwise that the person no longer has Faith again. I struggled to try to why I’m nailing you on this because I don’t think you’re consistent on this you are one hand want to say the word is means but yet you want to try to reject one way that the work can come to you with water.

[01:07:53] I really don’t understand how you could do that. The only way you could do that is to separate the word but the water which scripture does not allow you to do again. I understand why you do it, but I dive generally not understanding how you could logically consistently say you believe in scripture here the clear connection between water and word and yet rejected.

[01:08:17] That’s that’s where I’m trying to figure out

[01:08:20] Ken Cook: [01:08:20] when Paul when Paul went into Corinth. He said I’m thankful that I didn’t baptize many of. Now Paul, we know went and preached and then we see in later in Corinthians that he is said to be the spiritual father of many, but they have many teachers but one spiritual father that is Paul.

[01:08:39] And so so we can see that it is the preached word not baptism that made Paul their spiritual ha.

[01:08:48] Rob Barnhart: [01:08:48] Again separating the preach word from baptism.

[01:08:52] Ken Cook: [01:08:52] That’s what the text of Corinthians does. Otherwise. Why would why would Paul say well, it’s not it’s not my place to ask you questions here.

[01:09:02] Rob Barnhart: [01:09:02] Again, you’ve once again separated the means and I’m that’s why I’m asking you these questions because I think it demonstrates that because your tradition you must create sanctions in Scripture that are not there that are not necessary that you’re more loyal to of tradition men something else.

[01:09:21] All right, so I appreciate your thing since we have 4 minutes real quick. Can I please have you know, at least attempted it? Jesus the First Peter chapter 3 verse 21.

[01:09:36] Ken Cook: [01:09:36] Yeah, I would I would happily exegete first Peter. So what we see here is the likening of the story of Noah and the Ark to baptism.

[01:09:47] Now what we see here is in the story of Noah, and the Ark is water does not save anyone. In fact, you know has family was said to be saved through water not by water now the text. Ashley says that baptism is an antitype.  To that,

[01:10:05] Rob Barnhart: [01:10:05] what would I break? Yes write,

[01:10:07] Ken Cook: [01:10:07] the definition of an antitype is a sign of something.

[01:10:12] It is not an actual reality of something. It is a sign is a meat is the meaningful definition of antitype. You can feel free to look that up. As such we do not see that baptism actually saves we see that it is the preached word through Christ that saves but rather that once one has baptism they can through this pledge of a good conscience be said to be saved because of Christ’s Resurrection.

[01:10:47] Rob Barnhart: [01:10:47] Well, I really appreciate you giving me extra Jesus and. I would strongly pray that those who are hearing with here just the laughs Alexis. She’s just that you just game. I mean it’s a disaster. But thank you for giving that to me. It definitely demonstrates the Baptist cannot rightly handle this text at all.

[01:11:08] Thank you. That would be awesome again.

[01:11:13] Andrew Rappaport: [01:11:13] Okay, we will go back to rebuttal it will be a five-minute rebuttal. o give me a sec to three set our timer here. We start with Ken for a 5 minute

[01:11:31] Ken Cook: [01:11:31] rebuttal go ahead or very well. I think that this cross-examination was radically enlightening what we what we see is that.

[01:11:40] The Lutheran in this debate confessed openly 2x Opera Opera Rondo. He openly confessed to the Roman Catholic position. He openly confessed that if baptism is simply properly administered then by definition. God will say.  He in essence has turned baptism into an incantation. He’s turned this into.

[01:12:10] You sorcery. In fact, then in the section where he was cross-examining me, he and I wrote this down. He said in baptism. God will give faith. God will give faith. As a Baptist we find I find this really interesting because because what ends up happening then is is you’ve got this person going through up to 28 weeks 24 weeks of Lutheran confirmation or and catechesis, but then.

[01:12:45] Nothing, it’s only after that they’re baptized. So this if what Rob is saying is correct is true. What are you saying is that in their Church their process is to take people who are unconverted teach them a bunch of Christian Christian stuff that they do not understand and can understand because it’s spiritually discerned.

[01:13:09] And then and only then do they baptize them were they then? As Rob said that’s where they normatively receive faith.  this this is so foreign to the text of scripture will what we see in the book of Acts in every single instance is this. Somebody preaches and then people are baptized somebody preaches and then people are baptized.

[01:13:35] There is clear repentance and Faith. I’d like to now go to Acts 2:38, which I think is a radically important text for tonight.

[01:13:50] And and here’s kind of what we see in Acts 2:38.  is Peter gets up and. Preaches the first sermon.  and then the people respond and they respond out of conviction. They respond as men who who have been dealt with we could say by God. In fact, it says this.  now when they heard this they were distressed.

[01:14:28] Some translations would say there were cut to the heart.  Now this should bring about in imagery to you of circumcision of their hearts.  And they then say now what should we do?  Peter says repent and be baptized for the Forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the Holy Spirit.  now what’s interesting here is.

[01:14:58] Is he doesn’t tell them to have faith why because they already have it.  Unregenerate men do not in light of seeing their sinfulness before a holy God unregenerate men in light of recognizing their murder of the son of God.  Do not say well, what should we do?  They’d rather do nothing.  What? Has failed to address tonight is this issue of plain text reading he wants to Simply read the text and say well this is what it means.

[01:15:37] Rob I would I would ask you clearly if we’re going to use a plain text a plain text reading hermeneutic does not.  James 2:24 force you to reject.  justification by faith alone.  does not pay. When he says save yourself from this perverse generation teach that people can save themselves.  No, we recognize I as a Baptist can recognize that there are different meanings and usages within specific texts as a Lutheran.

[01:16:17] It seems like what you’re able to do is what Luther said which is let’s get rid of a book that we can understand.  Because we’re forced into a particular View. Finally, I’d go back robbers could has said time guys time. Oh, sorry about that.

[01:16:37] Andrew Rappaport: [01:16:37] All right, Rob. Let me add you in and it is time for your rebuttal.

[01:16:42] Go ahead.

[01:16:46] Rob Barnhart: [01:16:46] I never address the issue of what Peter is referred to and three and he is referring both to the ark and the water. Both elements of presence just as in my baptism of Christ and the water is present in the Christ brings us safely through the water, which I did say a little bit but that was a deeper explanation.

[01:17:11] So I did actually answer that you said I openly confess except for Toronto know you provided a quote when I asked you what the quote was because of the language didn’t stop by right to me. Did that sound like a Lutheran resource, but. I actually trusted that you would not try to pull a trick and to use vague theological language which can be interpreted many different ways as to say that I clearly.

[01:17:43] In fast XR Pronto is just charged it. If I was a person I probably would punch you in the face because it’s just such an obvious lie. It’s just a it’s just a trick of the highest order the devil jumps and deceit and you have Delta deceit here Lutheran’s clearly condemned except Pronto. You must have faith God blows where he wishes the Holy Spirit goes wherever he wishes in baptism and.

[01:18:13] Heard I could do whatever he desires faith is necessary for baptism to save you are given can be given faith and baptism. If God Wills you to give give you faith and baptism that’s what will happen. We understand that faith is linked to baptism and scripture. Clearly face can come that. If God said you wanted to appeal to Peter’s at chapter 2.

[01:18:46] I’m not sure why you think this text does anything to support your thing. You want to understand that they heard the word and were converted and blah blah blah blah blah and then they did a thing right? They did hear the word and they were like hmm, okay. If you’re right, what what shall we do? I mean, I don’t understand what you’re asking us to do and in light of the truth of the word Peter says he tells them okay repent which we should both confess that Francis is given by God be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for what?

[01:19:32] For the Forgiveness of sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. We’re in baptism.

[01:19:44] That’s the flow of the text. The promise is for you and your children and all who are far off everyone whom the Lord Our God calls himself. So he even includes the children amongst. Here’s she you would draw. Contradict no, we don’t have I will change to and no Luther did not inevitably throw out change to after coming out of Rome being opposed by Roman Catholics persecuted for his faith.

[01:20:18] He re-examined scripture in light of this persecution. And at one point in time considered James to be not script. He later recanted and changed his mind and rightly understood that throughout church history. James has always been listed in the Canon. Well not I should say always but mostly listed in the Cannons given previous by Church fathers.

[01:20:44] Therefore he under under under the understanding of Romans and James understood that they did not conflict each other, but they actually agree with each other therefore. He did not throw them out to say that he did is to discover. Your brother in Christ. Yeah, which you did say. Wo

[01:21:05] Andrew Rappaport: [01:21:05] okay. Let me reset this.

[01:21:07] Then I will add Ken in we will have a 10-minute rebuttals.

[01:21:19] Rob Barnhart: [01:21:19] Would it would it be possible if I can have like a like a quick few minutes to get up and walk around and I’m here in the city positioning. My legs are falling asleep.

[01:21:32] Andrew Rappaport: [01:21:32] Yeah, I guess as long as long as you can still answer question sure. All right, we’re going to we’re going to start with Ken for your cross.

[01:21:40] You have 10 minutes go.

[01:21:43] Ken Cook: [01:21:43] Thank you. Rob. You said that you can be given Faith with that person. Are you always given faith and

[01:21:53] Rob Barnhart: [01:21:53] baptism sugar doesn’t say.

[01:21:58] Ken Cook: [01:21:58] you don’t know.

[01:22:00] Rob Barnhart: [01:22:00] But no, it’s not that I don’t know. I don’t have the required information to know only God knows.

[01:22:05] Ken Cook: [01:22:05] Okay, thank you. So given that you can’t say that baptism definitely save somebody you can only say that it might save someone if God chose to give them Faith

[01:22:16] Rob Barnhart: [01:22:16] No, I would say that’s just receives if we understand what that system is otter word faith.

[01:22:24] God acts

[01:22:25] Ken Cook: [01:22:25] so far a baptismal service not receive faith. Not know that they didn’t get baptism.  What

[01:22:33] Rob Barnhart: [01:22:33] do you mean? I’m sorry. They would they would understand that they believe that they took a baptism but we understand by the definition of baptism given by Lutheran’s and from scripture that baptism is a thing water where Faith they don’t have fans and they were not baptized.

[01:22:51] They took a tank in the water.

[01:22:54] Ken Cook: [01:22:54] Quit so so Rob you you cited in Acts 2:38 for the remission of your sins is your

[01:23:01] Rob Barnhart: [01:23:01] understanding forgiveness. Forget it. Is

[01:23:04] Ken Cook: [01:23:04] it your understanding that scripture says that that actually means that at that moment their sins were forgiven.

[01:23:15] Rob Barnhart: [01:23:15] At what moment

[01:23:16] Ken Cook: [01:23:16] at the moment that they went into the water and had baptism applied to them?

[01:23:23] Rob Barnhart: [01:23:23] Scripture doesn’t say it’s just simply says that in baptism who received the Forgiveness of sins. That’s all we know. We don’t know the timing. We don’t know all that stuff. We don’t get into that. We just simply confess what scripture says that Peter said repent and receive the Forgiveness of your sins by baptism

[01:23:40] Ken Cook: [01:23:40] or so in mark one for John said repent and be baptized for the Forgiveness of your sins for people who conceived John’s baptism.

[01:23:52] Also forgiven of their sins.

[01:23:57] Rob Barnhart: [01:23:57] Well, that’s what the baptism did. That’s what it was for. Keep in mind that this is a different Covenant. This was the old Covenant.

[01:24:06] Ken Cook: [01:24:06] I understand that did they receive the Forgiveness of their sins when they were baptized?

[01:24:13] Rob Barnhart: [01:24:13] We see John giving baptism. We see that the reason why he was giving the baptism one was forgiveness of sins and want to be there.

[01:24:22] So that when Christ would come he could baptize them. I thought you were in that time. Sure does it say scripture doesn’t say it doesn’t say if the people he baptized necessarily receive forgiveness of sins, but that was why he was baptizing.

[01:24:36] Ken Cook: [01:24:36] Okay, so perfect. So what you’re saying is we can we can see scripture saying repent be baptized and this is going to happen and we don’t necessarily know if it definitely will happen.

[01:24:48] We just have to hope that it does. Is that what you’re saying?

[01:24:51] Rob Barnhart: [01:24:51] No. Faith, we must we must trust God’s promise that in baptism and we receive God’s promise. We will be given Faith to to have the faith to believe God’s promises. Okay,

[01:25:07] Ken Cook: [01:25:07] so when and this is not a question about infant baptism, so please do not take it as such.

[01:25:13] Rob Barnhart: [01:25:13] Yeah. I apologize for bringing up, but I had to because it was in the context. I don’t know.

[01:25:18] Ken Cook: [01:25:18] What would be the difference between. Baptizing an infant who has no awareness of what’s going on and flying a plane over a city and baptizing someone who has no awareness of what’s going on.  It would there be any functional difference in your mind.

[01:25:36] Rob Barnhart: [01:25:36] Well, I wouldn’t agree that children have no understanding. We actually see from science that children. Actually I can recognize their mother’s voice can recognize. Certain music being played can actually respond to this we see in Scripture that John respond to the presence of Christ in the womb.

[01:25:53] So we actually don’t actually know beyond some evidence that children have some kind of awareness, but we’re not quite sure exactly how much but again we don’t. I understand that faith is necessarily something that we must do that. It is something given by God. So even if the person was that quote unquote capable believing in of themselves trying to write like Infested by Nature.

[01:26:18] We cannot God can make that a reality. Okay. So in fact, he does that with adults.

[01:26:26] Ken Cook: [01:26:26] Okay. So so then why should we not simply fly planes over major cities and baptize people with a loudspeaker playing the sir?

[01:26:37] Rob Barnhart: [01:26:37] If if we could make sure that those people would try to be spoken to and be led through God’s word and be told the gospel and the law over and over and over again in some way shape or form. We should absolutely do that. Matter of fact if it was practically possible, you know for you had all the money in the world and I was a billionaire I could see somebody doing that and just keep on on the loops.

[01:27:04] Fly that plane every Sunday after they dumped, you know, or whatever and reading God’s word allowed and trying to catechize people whether they wanted to or not. But again the problem with that is there not we have no way of knowing if they’re reporting that the baptism we’re not because we’re not interacting with them.

[01:27:25] It could be that they simply get mad at being soaked against their will

[01:27:30] Ken Cook: [01:27:30] I felt so then what you’re saying is that baptism does. Grace when the sign is validly affected.

[01:27:39] Rob Barnhart: [01:27:39] Yeah, I don’t understand that language to be honest. That’s why I didn’t rightly understand that. I’ve read the Catholic catechism like three times, but it’s hard to remember the language because it gets really really up to sometimes I would just simply say dead if God so will too. Bring about the means to make me a bazillionaire.

[01:28:00] And for whatever reason I thought it would be wise to baptize everybody. God could absolutely actor that act to give people the faith to recognize God’s promise in baptism and hear the word.  That being said I don’t think it would be advisable because we would probably be breaking numerous laws and doing that especially against at least some of the peoples who against their Wills because they would not have faith.

[01:28:26] It’s simply just be wet if you mad so would that be a positive do

[01:28:31] Ken Cook: [01:28:31] you not think a baby is just wet mad

[01:28:33] Rob Barnhart: [01:28:33] know if they have faith. They they recognize that there are wet, but they definitely have faith and they are glad to be in Kate got price King.

[01:28:44] Ken Cook: [01:28:44] So what you’re saying is when some when somebody who is.

[01:28:50] never mind, we’ll just pass that by will pass that be okay.

[01:28:57] Wow, I guess kind of kind of last question is can you point me to a specific scripture that says baptism provides face?

[01:29:14] Rob Barnhart: [01:29:14] I wouldn’t say supplies but it does link baptism and faith. I’m not gonna have time to flip to it. I’m sorry. I have it written down here. Um, okay Colossians chapter 2 is where I would go.

[01:29:39] It’s and Bachelors like together.

[01:29:41] Ken Cook: [01:29:41] Now that says if you were raised you were. Is through faith not that you were baptized. It’s not that Faith was provided in baptism. I’m looking for something that says where baptism

[01:29:52] Rob Barnhart: [01:29:52] provides area. I would disagree with that because it says baptism this is through faith, which the faith was given a baptism.

[01:30:00] That’s how you’re raised. So it’s linking baptism Faith there.

[01:30:05] Ken Cook: [01:30:05] I think that’s you reading your tradition into the text. But I guess we’ll move on from there. Can you show me anywhere where the got where somebody is? Scripture is baptized without preaching.

[01:30:19] Rob Barnhart: [01:30:19] Well, since the word is always present whether it be in the word or baptism, that’s not a reality. So

[01:30:26] Ken Cook: [01:30:26] so you’re saying there’s no difference between baptism and preaching they are the same thing.

[01:30:31] Rob Barnhart: [01:30:31] They are they’re both means of Grace God’s issues to save somebody through just a preaching alone. Then that is God’s Sovereign choice to do.

[01:30:39] So God’s overly chooses to save someone through the preaching of the word. Connected with baptism that is God’s choice to do so.

[01:30:47] Ken Cook: [01:30:47] So I guess that’s not the question that I asked.

[01:30:50] Rob Barnhart: [01:30:50] I believe we see instances of both in Scripture that those who are given Faith by the word and then are baptized quickly after and I think that we see examples of people who are baptized and then given faith

[01:31:03] Ken Cook: [01:31:03] and Faith given by all means of Grace.

[01:31:13] Rob Barnhart: [01:31:13] Where faith is present to receive it? Yes,

[01:31:17] Ken Cook: [01:31:17] so could you rightly go convert people by providing the Lord’s Supper?

[01:31:23] Rob Barnhart: [01:31:23] If God put sovereignly give that person Faith. Yes, they would receive the Forgiveness of sins and communion, but that’s a little bit off topic don’t you think I maybe it has to do breaks, but it’s a different Sacrament.

[01:31:36] Ken Cook: [01:31:36] I think it’s radically germane to what we’re talking about here. Thank you, very.

[01:31:41] Andrew Rappaport: [01:31:41] All right. So that’s time and Rob you got your 10 minutes for questions go.

[01:31:49] Rob Barnhart: [01:31:49] Okay, can if you had all the money in the world they can do whatever you want. Would you fly a helicopter preaching as we’re to everybody who could listen?

[01:32:03] Ken Cook: [01:32:03] No.

[01:32:05] Rob Barnhart: [01:32:05] why

[01:32:07] Ken Cook: [01:32:07] not I would. I wouldn’t see that while preaching is a means of Grace that that does not seem to me to Be an Effective means of disciple-making

[01:32:25] but it could Grant faith. If you did that

[01:32:27] may be impotent.

[01:32:30] Rob Barnhart: [01:32:30] You said you said the you said the word is a mean is the means of Salvation. So if God’s Ivory chose.

[01:32:39] To use your ministry to give faith and he would shouldn’t you then at least consider that

[01:32:45] Ken Cook: [01:32:45] no.

[01:32:47] Rob Barnhart: [01:32:47] Because disturbing

[01:32:49] Ken Cook: [01:32:49] do it if we recorded an album of singing dog singing Christmas carols to but we’re not going to

[01:32:57] Rob Barnhart: [01:32:57] do that either. Do you go to open-air preaching

[01:33:00] Ken Cook: [01:33:00] I do.

[01:33:01] Rob Barnhart: [01:33:01] So you’re proclaiming the word Amongst the Wheat and the tares.

[01:33:05] Are you not? Yes, is that not the same thing as flying over the heads of people and proclaiming God’s word?  It might it’s the same thing. There are people who are hearing with faith in their people who are rejecting. So, theoretically if you think it’s necessary to do one should at least consider it a good possibility to consider the other because it’s basically the same thing.

[01:33:30] Ken Cook: [01:33:30] I don’t necessarily describe something you simply asked if I would do it and I would say no.

[01:33:35] Rob Barnhart: [01:33:35] Yeah, so it’s a personal choice. It’s not necessarily you view one as maybe a better Avenue than the other.

[01:33:46] Ken Cook: [01:33:46] I would say that that preaching the gospel to somebody and calling them to repentance and faith in.

[01:33:54] Is a personal

[01:33:57] Rob Barnhart: [01:33:57] process?  And then we’ll wouldn’t that directly contradict open-air preaching because it’s directly not personal and all your talking amongst a bunch of people here.

[01:34:07] The only

[01:34:07] person have a private conversation.

[01:34:09] Ken Cook: [01:34:09] The only person who would say that as someone who has an open-air preached.

[01:34:13] Rob Barnhart: [01:34:13] Well, I have open-air preaching it’s distinctly a public conversation. You’re not having private conversations. You’re not having you can have one at 1 times but by and large you’re speaking to mostly people who are passing by and through it’s rare to have somebody stop and talk to you long enough to where you can give them more information.

[01:34:31] But okay, I’ll just I just wanted to see if you’re consistent. I don’t think you’re logically consistent on that one least. I’m consistent. I would go and I preach the word. To people who who were either willing to hear that one here, and I’d be willing to preach to wear through baptism.

[01:34:50] Regardless. I think that’s logically consistent.

[01:34:59] Do you did you know that Luther later clarified his position on changed to when you cited that he at one point in time. I had feelings that it might possibly not be scripture.

[01:35:14] Ken Cook: [01:35:14] I did.

[01:35:15] Rob Barnhart: [01:35:15] So when you cited his previous position without clarifying that he did change his position. Do you feel that that was in dishonest in any way?

[01:35:24] Ken Cook: [01:35:24] No.

[01:35:25] Okay. My point was not to demonstrate Luther’s character Lutheran faith. My point was rather showed that the outcome of a plain text reading hermeneutic.

[01:35:37] Rob Barnhart: [01:35:37] I would say that’s more the outcome of dealing with Prosecco persecution from the Roman Catholics. But okay.

[01:35:52] Really? I have nothing to really ask you other than. Two.  Ask you you know.

[01:36:06] I really don’t have any other questions. I think we’ve basically arrived at the thing that I needed to say. There’s really nothing else that you really can ask you. Okay.

[01:36:16] Andrew Rappaport: [01:36:16] You want to go you want to go

[01:36:20] too

[01:36:20] Rob Barnhart: [01:36:20] close then? What would that be me closing fersen?

[01:36:25] Ken Cook: [01:36:25] It would be. So

[01:36:28] Andrew Rappaport: [01:36:28] five minutes if you want more questions.

[01:36:33] Rob Barnhart: [01:36:33] What I’ll do is I’ll just use that five minutes to kind of gather my thoughts for the clothes then.

[01:36:47] Let

[01:36:48] me know

[01:36:49] when you’re ready and we’ll do red. I’m gonna go ahead and move on to the clothes. Okay, I restarted the timer. I’ll put can in timeout. I mean a backstage.

[01:37:04] Andrew Rappaport: [01:37:04] I wanted to some point during this debate.

[01:37:08] Rob Barnhart: [01:37:08] All right, go go ahead with your clothes. All right, so. Again, the the thesis of the debate is baptism does not save men.

[01:37:20] I said in the beginning that is extremely hard to prove a negative and I think my phone is clearly demonstrated. It’s extremely hard for when your formative against a negative is. Against what scripture says he tried his best and I would just point out that I’m the one who walked through scripture.

[01:37:42] I’m the one to provided extra Jesus. I’m the one who called you to my scripture. What did my opponent is? Spent a lot of time trying to think of philosophy and reasonable things to try to attack the clear word of scripture. What did my opponent do when he did finally actually touch the word of God.

[01:38:06] He delivered some of the forests attempted extra Jesus. I’ve heard regarding bats as a matter fact, I would encourage you Kendall to more borrow from your your Mentor message. His ex Jesus is at least a little bit more defensible than yours. So I would just simply say and remind everybody can say scripture clearly says that baptism saves

[01:38:34] if you continue in that salvation or not irregardless, if you are saved you are safe is God’s work pronounces by faith. You are saved you are safe. So one Lord, yeah. So for Christ also suffered once for sins the righteous for the unrighteous that he might bring us to God how by being put to Death In the Flesh be made alive in the spirit speaking of his resurrection, which he proclaimed his spirits of the.

[01:39:07] His resurrection the gospel he went and told them because they formally did not obey when when God’s patience way to the days of Noah linking us back to a time of water. Noah was told build an ark water is coming.  Salvation is here build an ark prices are Arc. When we are in Christ and water washes over us we are safe.

[01:39:36] That’s why Peter goes on to say.  in which a few persons were brought safely through the water likewise. We are brought safely through the Water by our Christ’s baptism which corresponds to this incident at. I’m calling to your mind now saves you to rectly. Demonstrating my opponent contradicts the clear word scripture and does so due to his tradition.

[01:40:06] He must find a way to make this scripture not say what he said. You heard him repeatedly saying Baptist. It doesn’t save you yet. Scripture says it does.  And it says not as a removable dirt, so it’s not just the mere water. Not a bath there for his straw man of flying over people’s heads and dumping water and claiming that I’m doing a valid baptism is I hope you would see not my position and I would just say simply end with this candle Paul has strong words for you.

[01:40:43] Do you not know? No wise to all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus. We in Christ. Jesus were baptized into his death. He died in the water. This is something that is actually happening in baptism. We were buried with him in by baptism into his death.  in order that we would be raised by the glory of the father that we met to walk in the newness of.

[01:41:14] This would be regeneration. This would be the new nature the new man, whatever you want to call it.  For we have been United in it.  I’ll certainly be named in the resurrection. Like is there you see we will be connecting with his resurrection.  We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we can no longer be a slave to sin.

[01:41:44] Has died has been set free from sin. We die in baptism. We are directly connected with this crucifixion in baptism and we are there by freed from sin.  You understand that in light of other texts were clearly baptism for the Forgiveness of sins. This can be a means which you receive salvation this clear salvation language to washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit when he poured out on us richly through Christ Jesus.

[01:42:23] Over and over and over again scriptures very clear. The baptism is not something secondary to. Where is just pointing back to what’s already taken place? And that’s all it is. In fact baptism only speaks of baptism. Does it say water doesn’t stay secure. It doesn’t get into this thing and just simply says this is what baptism is.

[01:42:51] This is who does the work it is God. This is what it confers forgiveness of sins that freedom from sin. You are hair according to the to Adam. I am sorry Abraham by faith and you are given the hope of eternal life.

[01:43:16] My opponent has it done his exegetical. Fireman to overturn any of these passages. All he is used as sophistry of the highest order to try to give.

[01:43:35] Shorter scripture, he wants to fight against the clear reading plain reading of the scripture in favor of only a spiritual reading of these texts as the warrant to do that. We see that. Unlike some of Catholics I say that it’s possible to be saved with the word. Do we see clear instances of instances where people had Faith prior to baptist.

[01:44:00] We also see people who are baptized and receive Faith these two things are seen in scripture, but my opponent must ignore. The Institute does not finish Theology and only highlight the versus it’s speak to his tradition where I could rightly say God said both and rightly affirm both because unlike him I have submitted my reason underneath his word.

[01:44:28] My opponent has not he feels that he knows what the logical inferences of all these scriptures go you goes far beyond what scripture says in order? See things God has not nor does it contradict the plain spoken word of my Lord. This is rebellion of the highest order and you ought not to it.  I do not say that.

[01:44:51] My brother here is Faithfully poser price but is inconsistent in his confession of Faith towards towards my Lord. He rightly affirms. Some of God’s word says but wrongly rejects others we. We we glorify and praise God in his sovereignty that he has bestowed Mercy enough for him to be a modest. We rightly confirmed that he of firms to Trinity rightly.

[01:45:18] So because what God’s word teaches just on this particular matter, he is inconsistent. He rightly unfortunately rejects God’s word. He would say the same about me thus by we are two different churches one Lutheran One Baptist.

[01:45:39] And I would just hope that people would rightly go to the word themselves to have seen this and make this debate nothing more than a reason to go and read God’s word about baptism and I just simply ask you to ask yourself who’s doing what because God is always one active and that’s it. It is nothing you do.

[01:46:11] and I would just hope and pray that people would do that and accept the plain teaching of scripture and not fight against it with what they’ve previously been taught traditions of men and to allow God’s word to its work as a means of Grace to give you faith in the faith was given to the Saints, which is What I Call Music, Thank you for your time.

[01:46:40] Thank you for a strategy for attorneys Ministries for having this debate. Thank you for apologetics life for hosting it thank you to my opponent Kendall Cook for agreeing to debate it. It has been sobering and interesting to do my first formal debate and it was I hope that. We’ll use this to not only teach others but also teach me how to better apply My Confession of faith in reality.

[01:47:17] All

[01:47:17] Andrew Rappaport: [01:47:17] right, thank you Rob. I’m gonna reset the clock. You have your closing 10 minutes. Can you can go

[01:47:26] Ken Cook: [01:47:26] well, thank you. First of all, rob for coming out tonight. I think that this has been radically enlightening for all who have attended and all who will listen. Q’s what we heard tonight faith can be given in baptism falling away is a possibility.

[01:47:46] And and there is no certainty for the one who was baptized.  That they will receive glorification. And so when we look at the definition of salvation provided in the larger catechism of the Lutheran Church. We see that there is a definite and necessary connection to living with Christ forever.  What we heard tonight from my opponent is that those who are baptized will not necessarily live with Christ forever and as such I do not believe.

[01:48:31] That he has supported his View and I believe it has been. Lee demonstrated to all that baptism does not save men.  In the same way, we can look at the text in First Peter and other places like we look at the text in James chapter 2. We recognize that while a clear reading of the text says we see that man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

[01:49:01] And yet we confess we are saved by faith alone. Both Rob and I.  we can also look at the text and recognize that while the text says baptism saves it is not talking about functional salvation. It’s talking about something else that’s given an analogy. It’s using a pastoral example.  to provide encouragement.

[01:49:25] Here’s what we see in the actual text of scripture that were cited by Rob in Colossians 2:14. We see that the certificate of debt is. Insult we see in Ephesians 5 that the church is Holy and blameless and in Romans 6. We see that we will certainly be United with Christ in red in a resurrection like his yet Rob denied all of these things.

[01:49:50] He showed us clearly that the Lutheran position is the Roman Catholic position that baptism makes you savable if you continue in faith. That continuing in faith is up to you.  Therefore you save yourself by Faith by not a pasta sizing by doing enough to keep your faith.  And so while on one hand, we have a clear statement from my brother.

[01:50:21] We are saved by grace alone through faith alone. We see in this case that he openly confesses. That is what you do.  That shipwrecks your faith it is what you do that makes falling away a possibility moreover. He said in our second cross-examination. He doesn’t even know if faith is given in baptism.

[01:50:49] He said it can be given in baptism. We trust that it’s given in baptism, but we do not know if it’s given in baptism in. Saying these things he has conceded the debate.  What I know and what the scriptures clearly teach is that faith comes by hearing that doesn’t mean everyone who hears will receive Faith, but it does mean that only those who hear will receive faith.

[01:51:17] I asked my brother clearly. Where is this? Where did the scripture says that the gospel is found in baptism? Where does the scripture say that baptism provides Faith? He provided no answer to either of those questions. And in fact said the scriptures don’t say.  In conclusion, I would ask you to look at the book of Acts.

[01:51:46] I would ask you to consider that in every single instance what we see is preaching and or teaching and. Anna.  And then repentance and faith. We never see in the book of Acts. We never want to see.  baptism and then faith.  I understand the traditionalist perspective. I understand that Lutheranism came out of Roman Catholicism, but I don’t believe in the issue of baptism.

[01:52:24] It came out far enough.

[01:52:29] I believe that we can clearly see that we receive salvation when we repent.  and believe.  and then we are baptized and that Faith Comes via hearing and hearing from the preached word of Christ.  We also clearly solved a Lutheran semantic game. Ed well somehow preaching occurs in baptism despite the fact that the scriptures don’t say this.

[01:53:05] I thought I’d ask you to consider.  Why it is that the Lutheran Church holds to this perspective.

[01:53:15] I would submit the words of many Lutheran laymen and theologians that have said look if baptism does not save her. We deal with those who died in childhood.  And if we can then say baptism does save it gives us hope for them.  This is a useful tool to quiet the heart pastorally but it is not what the scriptures teach.

[01:53:44] Thank you so much for attending tonight. I too would like to thank Andrew Rapaport and striving for eternity Ministries. I would like to thank Rob for attending

[01:53:58] and I hope that you The Listener would go back and look through the text of scripture see that in every single case. Faith comes by hearing and that we would put no trust in baptism. But rather that we would put our trust in Christ alone, and his gospel was preached to us. Thank you so much.

[01:54:30] Andrew Rappaport: [01:54:30] All right, let’s we don’t need the time. There we go. All right. Well, thank you guys for coming in. I want to thank both of you and we appreciate the time you put in to preparing for this debate. I hope folks that it was educational for you helps you to understand this we do try to do these debates here so that you guys can learn more.

[01:54:55] I do want to thank both. Can and Rob for coming in I before we go, I do want to announce though. Let you guys know we again we’re going to Israel in 2021 striving for eternity. It will be joined by Justin Peters. If you want to join us go to 2021Israeltrip.com, and we would love to have you with us.

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Andrew Rappaport is joined by Dr. Jason Lisle they discuss logic, starlight and much more

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Creation Science with Paul Taylor https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/creation-science-with-paul-taylor/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:00:29 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=10544 Apologetics Live 0045

Andrew Rappaport is joined by Paul Taylor discussing creation science and evolution.

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Apologetic methodology & do tongues continue today https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetic-methodology-do-tongues-continue-today/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:00:05 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=10047 Apologetics Live 0044

Andrew Rappaport is joined by Eli Ayala

Topics: Apologetic methodology, transcendental arguments, the role of evidence

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Best Arguments for Atheism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/best-arguments-for-atheism/ Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:00:52 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8864 Apologetics Live 0043

Andrew Rappaport is joined by a professing Atheist Jeff Posey to discuss the best arguments that he has for his atheism.

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Talking Black Hebrew Israelites with Vocab Malone https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/talking-black-hebrew-israelites-with-vocab-malone/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:00:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8538 Apologetics Live 0042

Vocab Malone joins Andrew Rappaport to talk about Black Hebrew Israelites.

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Justin Peters on Joshua Harris https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/justin-peters-on-joshua-harris/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:00:40 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8466 Apologetics Live 0041

Justin Peters joins Andrew Rappaport to talk about Joshua Harris’s departure of the faith. The traditional Catholic joins to make some bad arguments and Justin answers.

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Host of topics https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/host-of-topics/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 20:00:07 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8187 Andrew covers a host of topics

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Laws of Logic and Social Justice https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/laws-of-logic-and-social-justice/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:00:49 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8108 Someone comes in to talk about the nature of logic. Then Jamal of the Prescribe Truth podcast joins Matt and Andrew to talk about social justice.

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The Liberals Want to Take Over https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/the-liberals-want-to-take-over/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7977 Andrew and Matt discuss how the LGTB+ want to take over.

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Matt Gets Triggered as He Learns about Intersectionality https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/matt-gets-triggered-as-he-learns-about-intersectionality/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 20:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7453 Andrew Rappaport and Matt Slick are joined by Dr. Anthony Silvestro who after a discussion about women's role in the church triggers Matt as Matt learn about intersectionality. Then we have someone that comes in ready to debate like a bull in a china shop. Andrew has to eject him.

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Andrew and Matt are Back and so are the Trolls https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/andrew-and-matt-are-back-and-so-are-the-trolls/ Fri, 28 Jun 2019 20:00:05 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7451 Andrew Rappaport and Matt Slick are finally back together again and the trolls were not happy about it. As Andrew and Matt answer questions and address how Andrew's trip in the Philippines went, the trolls try to stop it.

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Can Women Preach? and the Word of Faith https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/can-women-preach-and-the-word-of-faith/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:00:21 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7756 Justin Peters will join Andrew Rappaport to discuss if God allows women to pastor/preach in church. They will also discuss the Word of Faith movement.

Open letter to Beth Moore that every lady should sign: https://michellelesley.com/2019/06/19/an-open-letter-to-beth-moore/

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Arrested for Speaking Against LGTB and Creation Science https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/arrested-for-speaking-against-lgtb-and-creation-science/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:00:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7386 Dr. Anthony Silvestro and Michael Stockwell join Matt Slick to discuss how Michael was arrested in the UK for speaking against homosexuality. Then Matt and Dr. Silvestro discuss creation science.

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Apologetics Live 5/23 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetics-live-5-23/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:00:57 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7328 Open Q&A with Matt Slick

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Rampage of a Roman Catholic https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/rampage-of-a-roman-catholic/ Thu, 23 May 2019 22:24:57 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7260 It starts off with Anthony talking about the Ohio Fire and evangelizing in the Gay Pride parade and then a long discussion with Traditional Catholic, James who never ceases to talk. Even to the point that we were just too tired to talk with him any longer. Sorry that it gets cut off at the end.

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Can Christians Take Each Other to Court? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/can-christians-take-each-other-to-court/ Fri, 10 May 2019 15:00:16 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7212 A discussion about Christians suing each other and the role of the church in disputes.

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Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel https://statementonsocialjustice.com

Phil Johnson's sermon Worthless Virtue http://www.thegracelifepulpit.com/Sermons.aspx?code=2019-04-28-PJ

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Roman Catholics Running Scared https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/roman-catholics-running-scared/ Fri, 03 May 2019 20:00:54 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6925 Andrew and Eli start off discussing some cultural issues and then Patrick comes is arguing that water baptism ended with Jesus and that the disciples were in error to baptize people. At the end, our Catholic friend comes in but does not want to follow the rules.

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Creation Science, NAR and a Roman Catholic debates baptism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/creation-science-nar-and-a-roman-catholic-debates-baptism/ Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:00:48 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6810 Andrew is joined by Dr. Anthony Silvestro to talk about creation science and the new apostolic reformation. Then a Roman Catholic comes in and losing a debate on baptism.

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Responding to a Black Hebrew Israelite https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/responding-to-a-black-hebrew-israelite/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:00:20 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6756 Andrew responds to an email from a “Black” Hebrew Israelite (BHI). Then Vocab Malone joins Andrew to discuss BHI in detail.

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Molinism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/molinism/ Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:00:54 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6692 Andrew starts by addressing James 2 to prove that works are not necessary for salvation. Then Eric Hernandez joins Andrew and Eli to discuss Molinism in detail.

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Trolls, Trolls and more Trolls https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/trolls-trolls-and-more-trolls/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 20:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6507 The trolls were coming out on this show.

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Andrew and Matt disagree Charismatic Gifts and a Asian Hebrew Israelite https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/andrew-and-matt-disagree-charismatic-gifts-and-a-asian-hebrew-israelite/ Fri, 29 Mar 2019 20:00:47 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6485 Andrew and Matt disagree over the topic of the continuation of the spiritual gifts.

An Asian comes in claiming that he will destroy Matt and Andrew over the doctrine of the Trinity but falls short and admits that he needs to take better notes. He is an Asain that believes that the Asians are the Israelites.

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15 Year Old Talks about Apologetics https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/15-year-old-talks-about-apologetics/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6468 Open Q&A and we have 15-year-old asking questions about apologetics.

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Eli Ayala Joins Matt Slick to discuss many Apologetic Issues https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/eli-ayala-joins-matt-slick-to-discuss-many-apologetic-issues/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:57:25 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6422 Eli fills in for Andrew but forgot to give the links so it was two brilliant apologists discussing many issues.

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Atheist Claims all Morality is Subjective https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/atheist-claims-all-morality-is-subjective/ Fri, 08 Mar 2019 21:00:51 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6312 John the atheist returns for another lost round arguing for subjective morality.

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Educated 19 Year Old Muslim Challenges Matt Slick https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/educated-19-year-old-muslim-challenges-matt-slick/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:00:28 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6277 A 19-year-old Muslim man joins Apologetics Live for a lengthy discussion with Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport. He joins with a good understanding of church history to attack Christianity.  He has problems once Matt and Andrew turn the tables and start questioning Islam.

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Can Women be Pastors? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/can-women-be-pastors/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:00:34 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6223 Matt and Andrew discuss the role of women in ministry

A Muslim comes in and has a great conversation with Matt. It ends with Matt and Andrew giving him things to think about.

Open Q&A

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Angry, bald, soft atheist, John is back https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/angry-bald-soft-atheist-john-is-back/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:00:39 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6094 Topics discussed:

Dispensationalism

Angry, bald, soft atheist, John comes back for more on objectivity and morality after his failed attempted to make his case last week

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Objective Morality to Black Hebrew Israelite and Bad Logic https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/objective-morality-to-black-hebrew-israelite-and-bad-logic/ Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:00:06 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6031 A soft atheist wants to debate objective morality, a Roman Catholic wants to argue that visions of Mary prove objective morality and the existence of God and then a Hebrew Israelite tries to argue that Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport are white devils. All three use the same bad logic.

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Discussing Atheism and Politics https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/discussing-atheism-and-politics/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:00:53 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6017 Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport start with a discussion on atheism and politics before opening up to callers.

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Open Q&A with Matt Slick & Andrew Rappaport https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/open-qa-with-matt-slick-andrew-rappaport/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:00:26 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5917 Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport open up the lines for questions and answers

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Baptism Debate with a Roman Catholic https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/baptism-debate-with-a-roman-catholic/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:00:56 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5895 Matt Slick debates a Roman Catholic on the topic of baptism and is it necessary for salvation.

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Roman Catholicism and Issues of Forgiveness https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/roman-catholicism-and-issues-of-forgiveness/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:00:38 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5602 A variety of topics were surveyed tonight on APOLOGETICS LIVE:

Roman Catholic views of “Works” and of “Merit”: https://carm.org/are-we-justified-faith-romans-or-works-james  and more at https://carm.org/what-is-the-difference-between-strict-condign-congruent-merit-roman-catholicism

Boundaries of forgiveness for others as well as one’s self: https://carm.org/topic-forgiveness  and https://carm.org/questions/other-questions/it-biblical-forgive-ourselves

Dispensationalism as compared with Covenantalism: https://carm.org/differences-dispensationalism-covenantalism-comparison

Finally, some issues regarding Baptism: https://carm.org/questions-about-baptism

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Orthodox deacon vs. Matt Slick https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/orthodox-deacon-vs-matt-slick/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:00:10 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5449 An Orthodox deacon was concerned for Matt Slick's soul because he is not part of the Orthodox church. Matt shows Joseph the error of his ways.

A very good discussion regarding the positions held by the greater majority of the Eastern Orthodox church with Eastern Orthodox deacon Joseph and Matt Slick.

Many of the topics covered can be explored further at “Orthodox Church” https://carm.org/orthodox-church

Primary Source Documentation from authentic Eastern Orthodox publications are at that link as well as links contained in the articles listed.

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Creating your own religion and Greek Orthodox https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/creating-your-own-religion-and-greek-orthodox/ Sun, 23 Dec 2018 14:00:53 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5337 Matt and Rall discuss creating a new religion and then a Greek Orthodox person wants to discuss how we got Scripture.

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Presuppositional Apologetics and Prayer https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/presuppositional-apologetics-and-prayer/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5275 Andrew provided an explanation of presuppositional apologetics and Andrew and Matt discussed the topic of prayer.

Here are some topics and questions that were discussed:
Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope….excerpted from https://carm.org/what-prayer
Faith by Matt Slick https://carm.org/devotion-faith
Biblically, morals are derived from God's character and revealed to us through the Scriptures. Morality | CARM.org

Does God exist? https://carm.org/does-god-exist
 The Transcendental Argument for the existence of God https://carm.org/transcendental-argument
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Calvinism Debated https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/calvinism-debated/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:00:57 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5246 Matt Slick debates Calvinism with a Pelagian that argues that all people are born morally neutral and that we are divine. If you want to listen to someone crash and burn as they attempt to attack Calvinism this is it.

Apologetics Live 12/06/2018

John Johnson, (AKA- Irenic Pelagian) agreed to debate Matt Slick (Friendly debate not a Formal debate) regarding total depravity and original sin.

John asserts that Calvinism is just an exercise in “proof-texting” in his opinion.

John then asserts that “Calvinism” impugns the character of God.

Additionally, John states that “Total Depravity” is un-Biblical.  (Total Depravity is sometimes referred to as “Total Inability”)

See: “What is total depravity and is it biblical?”  https://carm.org/what-is-total-depravity-and-is-it-biblical

Finally, John offers his view that people are born sinless, like Adam and Eve at the beginning of the Creation.

(During the live stream: Links to TOPICAL articles are provided FOR CHAT GUESTS and PARTICIPANTS TO ACCESS for further and continuing independent study…….)

Is it fair for God to love Jacob and hate Esau?  https://carm.org/questions/about-god/it-fair-god-love-jacob-and-hate-esau

Acts 17 was then the topic of focus: What are the communicable and incommunicable attributes of God? https://carm.org/communicable-incommunicable-attributes-of-god

Questions about Man https://carm.org/questions-about-man

https://carm.org/image-of-god

https://carm.org/questions/about-people/what-meant-when-it-says-man-made-image-god

https://carm.org/if-we-are-made-in-gods-image-why-are-we-unlike-him

The Person and Nature of Jesus Christ: https://carm.org/jesus-two-natures

https://carm.org/dictionary-hypostatic-union

https://carm.org/trinity-hypostatic-union-and-communicatio-idiomatum

 

Federal Headship: https://carm.org/federal-headship

https://carm.org/adam-our-federal-head

 

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John offers points supportive of “Annihilationism” while he rejects the idea he might be an “Annihilationist.” See a great many articles on this topic at: Annihilationism https://carm.org/annihilationism

Eisegesis https://carm.org/dictionary-eisegesis    as opposed to Exegesis https://carm.org/dictionary-exegesis

Doctrine Grid https://carm.org/doctrine-grid

The illegitimate and/or unwarranted use of the words “offspring” and “children” in Acts 17 was further discussed.

What Is Confirmation Bias? As related to Wishful thinking. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201504/what-is-confirmation-bias

Jesus said, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me” (John 8:42). Then a few verses later in John 8:44, Jesus told the Pharisees that they “belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire.” The fact that those who are not saved are not children of God is also seen in 1 John 3:10:

We become God’s children when we are saved because we are adopted into God’s family through our relationship with Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:5-6; Ephesians 1:5). This can be clearly seen in verses like Romans 8:14-17:

Many chat participants noted the distinction between Adam and Eve having been CREATED, while we are the result of PROCREATION.

Mark 9:29 was explored.

https://carm.org/the-god-and-father-of-our-lord-jesus-christ

Edison enters from the Philippines: While dealing with Roman Catholics: Are we saved by faith alone, or do we need works, too? https://carm.org/are-we-saved-faith-alone-or-do-we-need-works-too

Roman Catholicism, the Bible, and Tradition https://carm.org/roman-catholicism-bible-and-tradition

https://carm.org/questions-for-catholics-on-sacred-tradition

https://carm.org/dictionary-sacred-tradition

https://carm.org/does-the-catholic-church-have-the-authority-of-christ

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Matt and Andrew exhort Christians to make a difference in the world https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/matt-and-andrew-exhort-christians-to-make-a-difference-in-the-world/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:21 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5198 Apologetics Live 11.29.2018

Scriptural qualifications for BISHOP in relation to women: https://carm.org/1tim-3-1-the-word-bishop-in-greek-is-feminine-so-can-women-be-bishops

Several repeated invitations to Roman Catholics to join in the Hangout found them to be unresponsive: The Gospel for Roman Catholics https://carm.org/gospel-roman-catholics

Edison from the Philippines discussed “sin” and “debt”…. https://carm.org/is-sin-a-legal-debt-to-god

https://carm.org/did-jesus-equate-sin-with-debt

https://carm.org/dictionary-impute

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Overview comparison of Calvinism Arminianism comparison grid  https://carm.org/calvinism-arminianism-comparison-grid

A call to live effective and purposeful lives in you Christian walk: https://carm.org/sermon-ephesians-41-16-live-worthy-your-calling

How do you identify a false teacher? https://carm.org/how-do-you-identify-…

How do you protect your family against false teachers? https://carm.org/how-do-you-protect-y…

Comfortable Christianity is a problem https://carm.org/comfortable-christia…

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Apologetics Live 0008 Open Q&A https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetics-live-0008-open-qa/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:57:14 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5156 Apologetics Live 11/15/2018
LDS now attempting to shed the term “Mormon”
Arguments against anihalationisim?: Annihilationism and Jude 6-7, angels and the wicked undergoing punishment of eternal fire   https://carm.org/annihilationism-and-jude-6-7-angels-and-wicked-undergoing-punishment-of-eternal-fire
Also see: Is annihilationism true? https://carm.org/is-annihilation-true
Question regarding Limited Atonement: Did Jesus equate sin with debt?  https://carm.org/did-jesus-equate-sin-with-debt
Is sin a legal debt to God? https://carm.org/is-sin-a-legal-debt-…
Limited Atonement https://carm.org/limited-atonement
Words mean what they mean in context – World https://carm.org/words-mean-what-they-mean-in-context-world
Dying with Christ https://carm.org/devotion-dying-christ
Words mean what they mean in context – All https://carm.org/words-mean-what-they-mean-in-context-all
What does “died to sin” mean?  https://carm.org/questions-died-to-sin
What is divine healing and is it for today?   https://carm.org/is-divine-healing-for-today
See more on “King James Onlyism” at https://carm.org/king-james-onlyism
Ephesians 1……..Some of these verses are dealt with in “What is predestination and election?
“https://carm.org/predestination-and-election
See more at: “Unconditional Election” https://carm.org/unconditional-election
Recommendation to visit http://www.calvinistcorner.com/
 “Mormon words don't mean the same thing.” https://carm.org/mormon-definitions
“Joseph Smith boasted that he did more than Jesus to keep a church together.” https://carm.org/joseph-smith-boasted
“What Do They Believe” by Andrew R. Rappaport https://strivingforeternity.org/product/what-do-they-believe-book/
The Book of Abraham Papyri and Joseph Smith https://carm.org/book-abraham-papyri-and-joseph-smith
Also see more at “The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible and his false claim to prophethood” https://carm.org/the-joseph-smith-translation-and-his-prophethood
To everyone’s surprise, in 1966 the papyri were rediscovered in one of the vault rooms of the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Deseret News of Salt Lake City on Nov. 27, 1967, acknowledged the rediscovery of the papyri.   Excerpted from https://carm.org/book-abraham-papyri-and-joseph-smith
Bill McKeever: http://www.mrm.org/about
Sharing the Good News with Mormons http://www.mrm.org/sharing-with-mormons
CARM’s website has very valuable documentation concerning The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (The Mormon Church or L.D.S) at:  http://carm.org/mormonism
Who are the children of God in the Bible? https://carm.org/who-are-the-children-of-god-in-the-bible
Extraordinary and revealing are some of the “Quotes from LDS, (Mormon) Authorities on God” https://carm.org/quotes-from-lds-mormon-authorities-on-god
Who were the “sons of God” in Genesis 6? https://carm.org/who-were-sons-of-god-in-genesis
The Nephilim are mentioned in Genesis 6.  They are often identified with the Anakim of Numbers 13:33 and the Rephaim of Deut. 2:20.  Let's take a look.  https://carm.org/what-are-nephilim
Was Jesus baptized by immersion or sprinkling?  https://carm.org/jesus-baptized-sprinkling-or-immersion
Does the word baptism mean immersion or sprinkling?  https://carm.org/does-word-baptism-mean-immersion-or-sprinkling
Is immersion the only way of valid baptism?
 https://carm.org/questions/about-baptism/immersion-only-way-valid-baptism
Feelings of LDS   Feelings, gods, and Joseph Smith
 https://carm.org/feelings-gods-and-joseph-smith
A Mormon stays Mormon based on his feelings https://carm.org/lds-stays-mormon-based-on-feelings
Christian materials? Basic Christian Doctrine   https://carm.org/basic-christian-doctrine  and Book Recommendations  https://carm.org/book-recommendations
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Mass shootings and open Q&A | Apologetics Live 0007 | CARM | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/mass-shootings-and-open-qa-apologetics-live-0007-carm-striving-for-eternity/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:14 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5127 Apologetics Live 11/08/2018
Women in ministry was the opening topic:  Some very helpful references to learn more about Women in Ministry is on the CARM website: http://carm.org/women-in-ministry
The chat moved toward “TAG”:  Study the “The Transcendental Argument for the existence of God” at https://carm.org/transcendental-argument
As it relates to the “TAG” issue, see: “The Christian Worldview, the Atheist Worldview, and Logic” https://carm.org/christian-worldview-atheist-worldview-and-logic
Brief mention was made of: THE INFLUENCE:   A novel of fiction by Matt Slick detailing the spiritual battle of a man who is helped by an angel.  But in order to learn the answers and prevail, he must face his greatest test. Truth is sometimes challenging. Get your copy of “THE INFLUENCE “at: Amazon and B&N
“Red Pill Christians” were mentioned and seems to be a questionable group at first glance.  However further examination will be necessary to determine an accurate evaluation.
A review of the frequent topic of Free Will was discussed.
Great information on this topic in these two articles: “What is free will?” https://carm.org/what-is-free-will  and: “What is compatibilist free will?” https://carm.org/questions-compatibilist-free-will
Free Will connected in relationship to Inspiration was examined:  Dictionary of Theology › Inspiration https://carm.org/dictionary-inspiration
What is meant by the inspiration of the Scriptures? https://carm.org/what-is-meant-by-ins…
The issue of the “Harvest” in apocalyptic literature (Specifically in The Book of Revelation)
For an expanded look at this topic please see:  “Are the good or the wicked taken first when Jesus returns?” https://carm.org/are-the-good-or-the-wicked-taken-first-when-jesus-returns 
There was a great deal of chat in regards to Monotheism and verses of Scripture which may need to be examined carefully.
How many Gods are there, one or many? https://carm.org/how-many-gods-are-th…
Psalm 82 is what's called an imprecatory Psalm.  In other words, it is a Psalm of condemnation and judgment against the unrighteous.
Psalm 82:6 is given a better look at: https://carm.org/psalm826-mormon-jehovahs-witness
See more about this in the article: “Why should I only believe in one God? By Luke Wayne” https://carm.org/why-should-i-only-believe-in-one-god
The conversation naturally progressed to understanding of the claim of Deity as made by Jesus and the rejection to the claim by some at the time.
Study this further at “John 10:30-33, What made the Jews want to kill Jesus?
”  https://carm.org/john-1030-33-what-made-jews-want-kill-jesus
John 8:58 and John 10:30 are examined at that link: https://carm.org/john-1030-33-what-made-jews-want-kill-jesus
To review exactly “What are the imprecatory Psalms?” you may examine this topic further at: https://carm.org/what-are-the-imprecatory-psalms
A chat participant who would not come on the microphone and who identified themselves as “Most Holy Family Monastery” failed to take up the various and repeated invitations to participate in audio.
The brothers Peter and Michael Dimond are most popularly identified in connection to the Most Holy Family Monastery and are not “Roman Catholic” in the conventional sense.
They are sedevacantist. It is the position held by a small portion of traditional Catholics who claim that the Papal Seat, the Holy See, has been vacant since around 1960.
Modern Roman Catholics sometimes view Sedevacantism as an altered style of a “Protestant” denomination. See more at: “What is sedevacantism?  https://carm.org/questions-sedevacantism
Moving on from the shallow venture into Roman Catholicism, some Marriage issues were discussed in generalities.
The chat was then guided back to the topic of Roman Catholicism as a chat participant (Another “text only” with no audio participation) attempted to promote and defend some of the more common Roman Catholic teachings and doctrines.

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Molinism with Tyler Vela | Apologetics Live 0006 | CARM | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/molinism-with-tyler-vela-apologetics-live-0006-carm-striving-for-eternity/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:00:28 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5059 Tyler Vela will join to discuss Molinism and then we will open the lines for questions and answers.

A good deal of information was discussed regarding the topic of MOLINISM.

“What is Molinism?” https://carm.org/what-is-molinism

What is middle knowledge and is it biblical? Can be explored further at https://carm.org/what-is-middle-knowl…

You may also enjoy examining: “Molinism terms and definitions” https://carm.org/molinism-terms-defin…

A great many articles related to the topics and issues of Molinism can be explored at: https://carm.org/molinism

Libertarian vs Compatibilist Free Will can be found illustrated well at:

…..“What is free will?” https://carm.org/what-is-free-will And: “What is compatibilist free will?” https://carm.org/questions-compatibil…

See more about this at: “Why Molinism fails” https://carm.org/why-molinism-fails

Study much more on the topic of “Open Theism “at https://carm.org/open-theism

What are the origins of Molinism? https://carm.org/what-are-the-origins…

Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? God or Satan? https://carm.org/bible-difficulties/j…

See more about this at: “Why Molinism fails” https://carm.org/why-molinism-fails

There was a transition to a continuing discussion surrounding Roman Catholic Theology.

Are Roman Catholicism and Christianity the same thing?  https://carm.org/is-catholicism-christian

What is the difference between Protestantism and Catholicism?  https://carm.org/what-is-the-difference-between-protestantism-and-catholicism

Examine more helpful information to assist you when talking to Roman Catholics:  http://carm.org/roman-catholicism

A list of false teachings in the Roman Catholic Church https://carm.org/list-of-roman-cathol…

Use the “Cut and Paste Information” on CARM’s website….This section has condensed information designed to allow you to easily copy and paste what you need into chat rooms and emails…. It’s free to use… https://carm.org/cut-and-paste  …………Also see: “Why Internet Apologetics and How to Use this Section”………… https://carm.org/cut-why-internet-apologetics-and-how-use-section

CUT and Paste “Roman Catholicism “https://carm.org/cut-catholic

Attaining Salvation in Roman Catholicism  https://carm.org/catholic-salvation-attain

Maintaining Salvation in Roman Catholicism  https://carm.org/catholic-salvation-maintain

Regaining Salvation in Roman Catholicism  https://carm.org/catholic-salvation-regain

Summary of a process of salvation in Roman Catholicism  https://carm.org/catholic-salvation-summary

Do we need Church authority to properly interpret Scripture? https://carm.org/do-we-need-church-au…

This issue of Faith vs Works was discussed and can be further examined at: “Are we justified by faith (Romans) or by works (James)?” https://carm.org/are-we-justified-fai…

Questions for Roman Catholics about Mary https://carm.org/questions-for-cathol…

Moving on to the topic of Irresistible Grace, you may find out more at: “Irresistible Grace” https://carm.org/irresistible-grace

Does 2 Peter 2:1 teach that we can lose our salvation? https://carm.org/does-2peter21-teach-…

Scriptural proof that Christians cannot lose their salvation https://carm.org/scriptural-proof-chr…

Does Galatians 5:4 teach that we can lose our salvation? https://carm.org/does-galatians54-tea…

Is sin a legal debt to God? https://carm.org/is-sin-a-legal-debt-…

Did Jesus equate sin with debt? https://carm.org/did-jesus-equate-sin…

Do we need to repent of our sins to be saved? https://carm.org/do-we-need-to-repent…

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Catholic asks about Tradition | Apologetics Live 0005 | CARM | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/catholic-asks-about-tradition-apologetics-live-0005-carm-striving-for-eternity/ Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:00:16 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5019 (Note: Matt and Andrew spoke a bit about an earlier caller to Matt’s weekday broadcast in regard to the question: Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?……………….which lead into a mention of the recent articles published by Matt on annihilationism.)

​See a great deal of information to explore on this topic at: “Annihilationism” https://carm.org/annihilationism

(Note: There was some crosstalk of “How” some contemporary apologists suffer from misunderstandings between one another’s definitions and perhaps even more unfortunate, misrepresentations are often presented as a result.

This frequently results in a distraction from promoting the Gospel.  Those opposed to Reformed Theology and specifically Calvinism were briefly discussed.)

​As an example of an accurate portrayal of Calvinism I offered the link to: For anyone interested, to explore: http://calvinistcorner.com/

I further offered: Disputable issues should not be a source of division among Christians, see: “Romans 14:1-12, Don’t pass judgment” https://carm.org/sermon-romans-141-12…

(Note: Ariel, a practicing Roman Catholic participant in the hangout began a series of interesting questions which covered some wide ranging topics and a variety of issues.)

​Sola Scriptura defined: https://carm.org/dictionary-sola-scri…

“How did the early church practice Sola Scriptura before the Bible existed? ” https://carm.org/how-did-early-church…

​According to Roman Catholicism, Sacred Tradition and the Bible together provide the foundation of spiritual truth….See more on this topic at: “Is the Bible alone sufficient for spiritual truth?”

​https://carm.org/bible-alone-sufficie…

​You may see this article on CARM at: “Does the Roman Catholic Church have the authority of Christ? ” https://carm.org/does-the-catholic-ch…

​Also see: “How did the early church practice Sola Scriptura before the Bible existed? ” https://carm.org/how-did-early-church…

​You may be interested in “Early Church Fathers’ Quotes on Scripture Alone is final Authority ” https://carm.org/early-church-fathers…

​You may also like: “What about faith alone and protestants before the Reformation? ” https://carm.org/early-church-and-fai…

​You can examine some of these questions at: “Questions for Catholics on Sacred Tradition ” https://carm.org/questions-for-cathol…

( Note: Some quotations were offered to document official Roman Catholic teachings of a variety of issues as the conversation proceeded.)

​The penitent person must willingly submit to its requirements of having a contrite heart, perform verbal confession, and be completely humble (CCC, 1450).

​It is part of the process that restores the person to God’s grace (CCC, 1468, 1496). It includes works of reparation (CCC, 1491).

​Excerpted from https://carm.org/penance

​ “Reasons why the Apocrypha does not belong in the Bible” https://carm.org/reasons-why-apocryph…

Also see: “What is the Canon?” https://carm.org/what-canon

(Note to a chat participant:  *REDACTED* we reject the RCC errors and false teachings, not Roman Catholics….A list of false teachings in the Roman Catholic Church https://carm.org/list-of-roman-cathol…

See more on this topic at: “Are we justified by faith (Romans) or by works (James)?” https://carm.org/are-we-justified-fai…

“Are we saved by faith alone, or do we need works, too? ” https://carm.org/are-we-saved-faith-a…

For those of you who have a love and concern for Roman Catholics, Examine more helpful information to assist you when talking to Roman Catholics: http://carm.org/roman-catholicism

Verses Showing Justification by Faith https://carm.org/verses-showing-justi…

​Explore this more at: “Justification and Sanctification: What is the Difference?” https://carm.org/justification-and-sa…

This topic is dealt with very well at: “Is sin a legal debt to God?” https://carm.org/is-sin-a-legal-debt-…

Also see: “Did Jesus equate sin with debt? ” https://carm.

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Black Hebrew Israelites with Vocab Malone | Apologetics Live 0004 | CARM | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/black-hebrew-israelites-with-vocab-malone-apologetics-live-0004-carm-striving-for-eternity/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:00:01 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5005 Leighton Flower's open letter to Calvinists and discussion about Calvinism
Black Hebrew Israelites discussion
Vocab Malone joins the discussion

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Justin Peters & Jim Osman join to discuss Faith Healers | Apologetics Live 0003 | CARM | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/justin-peters-jim-osman-join-to-discuss-faith-healers-apologetics-live-0003-carm-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 14 Oct 2018 20:00:59 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4940 Justin Peters of Justin Peters Ministries and Jim Osman of Kootenai Community Church join Matt Slick of CARM and Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity to discuss the Word of Faith movement.

Check out the #JustinIWin campaign at JustinIWin.com

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Apologetics Live Round 2 with a Roman Catholic https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/apologetics-live-round-2-with-a-roman-catholic/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:30:39 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4920 1) Why do people believe that Elijah went up in a chariot?
2) divorce and remarriage
Matt has an article one may like to look at on this topic: “What does the Bible teach about divorce?
” https://carm.org/what-does-the-bible-teach-about-divorce
Why do you think the Hebrew movement is picking up speed again?
The Roman Catholic joins again to talk about baptism and Catholicism
sedevacantist. It is the position held by a small portion of traditional Catholics who claim that the Papal Seat, the Holy See, has been vacant since around 1960.
Modern Roman Catholics sometimes view Sedevacantism as an altered style of a “Protestant” denomination. See more at: “What is sedevacantism?  https://carm.org/questions-sedevacantism
Verses Showing Justification by Faith
https://carm.org/verses-showing-justification-by-faith
In your spare time, you may Examine more helpful information to assist you when talking to Roman Catholics: http://carm.org/roman-catholicism
3) What is the best way to present exegesis to an unbeliever?
4) A discussion on Molinism
What is Molinism and is it biblical? https://carm.org/what-molinism
Why Molinism fails https://carm.org/why-molinism-fails
More articles regarding Molinism can be explored at https://carm.org/molinism
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Roman Catholic defends a view that baptism saves | Apologetics Live 0001 | CARM | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/roman-catholic-defends-a-view-that-baptism-saves-apologetics-live-0001-carm-striving-for-eternity/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:00:09 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4894 The first episode of Apologetics Live with Matt Slick of CARM.org and hosted by Andrew Rappaport or StrivingForEternity.org.

Started with the rambling non-sensical argument for social justice

Question on the nature of God
https://carm.org/trinity-hypostatic-union-and-communicatio-idiomatum

A Roman Catholic tries to argue that baptism is necessary for salvation based on Matt's article about baptism https://carm.org/questions-sedevacantism
https://carm.org/catholic-do-you-know-you-are-going-to-heaven
See more at The Gospel for Roman Catholics https://carm.org/gospel-roman-catholics
The Gospel for Roman Catholics  https://carm.org/gospel-roman-catholics
The fallacy of Equivocation – Using the same term in an argument in different places but the word has different meanings. Example: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Therefore, a bird is worth more than President Bush.
Learn more about this topic at: “Logical fallacies or fallacies in argumentation” https://carm.org/logical-fallacies-or-fallacies-argumentation
“What is logic?” is a great article to start for openers https://carm.org/what-is-logic

What are the differences between hyper Calvinism and Calvinism? https://carm.org/carm-calvinism

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