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Radical Womanhood, Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/radical-womanhood-part-1/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 09:00:24 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1789742 Rapp Report episode 247

In this episode Andrew plays an episode of the Throughly Equipped podcast with Melissa Lex. She brings in a co-host, Amy Russo from Grace & Peace Radio, to talk about the book Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley. Both women are podcasters on the Christian Podcast Community. 
Topics discussed:
  • The women behind feminism
  • First, Second, and Third wave feminism
  • The hypocrisy within the movement
  • Submission and the Gospel

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Bonus: Superintending the Solution to Calvinism vs. Arminianism, What We Believe, Part 27 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/superintending-the-solution-to-calvinism-vs-arminian-what-we-believe-part-27/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 14:58:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1777145 Rapp Report episode 246

Many people fight over Calvinism and Arminianism. Who is right and who is wrong? the answer may surprise you. Andrew provides answers from Scripture to resolve this debate. Most of the focus of debate focuses on did God choose us or did we choose God. Also, the other question answered is who did Christ die for on the cross. This is a bonus episode.

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What is Regeneration, What We Believe, Part 26

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What is Regeneration, What We Believe, Part 26 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-regeneration-what-we-believe-part-26/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1639694 Rapp Report episode 245

The topic of regeneration is the cause of great debate. Are we saved by works or not? Does saying a prayer save us? How about deciding to follow Jesus? This is answered, and the confusion over this issue is explained. The issues of regeneration and sanctification are explained in detail. Andrew details the doctrine of super-intending, which solves the problem many see with arguments of who chooses a person’s salvation, God or man? Regeneration is clarified in this episode.

This is the section of the Striving for Eternity doctrinal statement that is addressed:

Regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit by which a new nature and eternal life are given (John 3:3-7Titus 3:5). It is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God (John 5:24) when the repentant sinner, as enabled by the Holy Spirit, responds in faith to the divine provision of salvation.

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What is Salvation, What We Believe, Part 25

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God Doesn’t Whisper Again https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/god-doesnt-whisper-again/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:00:10 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1248769 Rapp Report episode 244

Jim Osman, author of God Doesn’t Whisper, to answer the following questions from a listener:

“At first, when I listened to this I was upset, like, why shouldn’t I expect to hear from God audibly? I had to ask God, please help me keep an open heart and teach me what I need to know, which He did. I still have questions by the way, but at the end of this podcast I can truly say I’ve learned something fresh. I don’t know if I agree with all that was said, but I definitely see what I need to work on in my walk with Christ. I’ve had to ask myself; is the Word truly sufficient for me? Why exactly do I desire to hear God’s voice? I do have a question or two that I need answered, I was disappointed it was not really talked on, or perhaps I missed when it was discussed. Question 1 is, does God speak audibly in this day and age? 2. Is it wrong to desire to hear from God audibly? Even knowing that it is not a compulsory part of the Christian walk and should not be expected, but are you saying ‘don’t even think about it’? Thank you.”

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Confirmation Bias in the Bible (John 9) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/confirmation-bias-in-the-bible-john-9/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1138393 Rapp Report episode 243

Andrew is joined by Chris Hohnholz of Voice of Reason Radio to discuss the confirmation bias seen in John 9.

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Introducing Christianity to Mormons https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/introducing-christianity-to-mormons/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 09:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1127074 Rapp Report episode 242

Andrew interviews Eric Johnson of mrm.org on his new book Introducing Christianity to Mormons.

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The State of Apologetics in the Church https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-state-of-apologetics-in-the-church/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:57:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1122797 Rapp Report episode 241

A panel discussion on the state of apologetics in the church was hosted by CARM.org.

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The Right Way vs The Wong Way to Interpret Scripture https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-right-way-vs-the-wong-way-to-interpret-scripture/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 09:00:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1078554 Rapp Report episode 240

Andrew was on the Thoroughly Equipped podcast talking about hermeneutics.

A “2 Opposing Doctrines” episode with special guest Andrew Rappaport from Striving For Eternity. We discuss hermeneutics, the science of interpretation.

Topics discussed:

  • What is Hermeneutics?
    • Why is it important?
  • Why should we study the Bible?
    • Study of bible vs reading the bible as devotions, what’s the difference?
  • What are the typical ways people misinterpret the Bible?
  • How does one rightly handle the Bible?
    • Why is context so important?
    • What are the different types of context?
    • What are the different types of literature?
  • Why should women make an effort to learn hermeneutics?
    • How does knowing hermeneutics help God’s women learn discernment?

Hope this episode blesses you and brings glory to God!

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Is the USA Government Targeting Christians? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-usa-government-targeting-christians/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 09:00:49 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=1078552 Rapp Report episode 239

National Strategy for Counter-Terrorism Against Christians

This July 4th episode looks at counter-terrorism and is not a pleasant one. The government has put out a new document to explain its strategy for countering what they call domestic terrorism. That sounds good. However, when we see how they define a domestic terrorist and how they plan to deal with it, Christians need to pay attention. This is the new government’s goal in counter-terrorism. Andrew and Bud take the time to walk through this strategy and show how it is a tool for Marxism and an attack on Christian in America. This episode is scary for the Christian, but hope is provided at the end. It is a detailed plan to silence any who disagree with their Marxist agenda and call them terrorists by identifying them as white supremacists. This strategy ignores true terrorists and attacks patriots. They do not see the riots of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) as terrorism, but the Trump rally on January 6th is the focus of terrorism.

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Grace in the Shadows https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/grace-in-the-shadows/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 09:00:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=975569 Rapp Report episode 238

Andrew was interviewed for the Grace in the Shadows podcast. Dr. Marla and Dr. Jonathan Behler interview Andrew Rappaport, author and speaker with Striving for Eternity Ministries. In this broadcast, Andrew shares how he was reared in a Jewish home and became a Christian at 16. He also shares about his life and ministry.

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The Lord Reigns (Psalm 93) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-lord-reigns-psalm-93/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=948837 Rapp Report episode 237

A sermon that Andrew delivered at GraceLife Church. It is from Psalm 93 and will encourage everyone, especially those that are suffering.

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty! Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.” (Psalm 93)

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What is Salvation, What We Believe, Part 25 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-salvation-what-we-believe-part-25/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 09:00:32 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=948019 Salvation

Rapp Report episode 236

Salvation is a general and specific term that many confuse. Are we saved by works or not? This is answered, and the confusion over this issue is explained. The issues of regeneration and sanctification are explained in detail. Andrew details the doctrine of super-intending which solves the problem that many see with arguments of who chooses a person’s salvation, God or man? Regeneration is clarified in this episode.

This is the section of the Striving for Eternity doctrinal statement that is addressed:

Salvation is wholly of God by grace because of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not based on human merit or works (John 1:12Ephesians 1:72:8-101 Peter 1:18-19).

 

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Resurrection https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/resurrection/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 09:00:44 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=645838 Rapp Report episode 235

Andrew was on the Hearts for the Lost podcast discussing the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Everything was Great with Andrew Until this … https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/everything-was-great-with-andrew-until-this/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 13:20:01 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=879644 Rapp Report episode 234

Andrew gets very personal with his audience, and yet encourages you to encourage others. Everything was going great with him until some things snowballed out of control.

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Caesar and the Church https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/caesar-and-the-church-2/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:00:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=340341 Rapp Report episode 233

Interview with Anthony Forsyth about his book Caesar and the Church.

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Abortion, What We Believe, Part 24 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/abortion-what-we-believe-part-24/ Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:00:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=618950 Abortion

Rapp Report episode 232

Abortion has been in the news as Roe v. Wade was finally overturned. This was a great day of rejoicing by children in the womb everywhere. As Andrew and Bud were going to record on the next section of the Striving for Eternity doctrinal statement as the announcement of the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Also, say tuned to the end because Andrew will make a special announcement that surprises even Bud.

This is the section of the Striving for Eternity doctrinal statement that is addressed:

Abortion is the act of murdering an unborn child. The modern debate on the issue of abortion finds its roots in the view of the creation of man. Due to evolutionary thinking, the unborn child is called a fetus and treated as a parasite. A full propagation view does not allow for abortion at any time or in any circumstances. This statement is based on the fact that at the point of conception, the unborn child is a full human being with a physical body (yet being formed but, nonetheless, existing) and a spirit.

 

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Irresistible Grace, What We Believe, Part 23

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Sufficiency of Scripture https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/sufficiency-of-scripture/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:00:01 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=339284 Rapp Report episode 231

Andrew is joined by the Truth be Know podcast for a special joint podcast discussing the two greatest dangers to the church: the lack of sufficiency of Scripture and how to interpret the Scripture.

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Irresistible Grace, What We Believe, Part 23 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/irresistible-grace-what-we-believe-part-23/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:00:31 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=338570 Irresistible Grace

Rapp Report episode 230

Irresistible grace is a topic of much love and hatred. It is often confused because there are so many different understandings of the term irresistible grace.

In Adam’s sin of disobedience to the revealed will and Word of God, man lost his innocence, incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death, became subject to the wrath of God, and became inherently corrupt and utterly incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God apart from divine grace. With no recuperative powers to enable him to recover himself, man is hopelessly lost. Man’s salvation is thereby wholly of God’s grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ (Genesis 2:16 173:1-19John 3:36Romans 3:236:231 Corinthians 2:14Ephesians 2:1-31 Timothy 2:13-141 John 1:8).

Because all men are in Adam, all men of all eras, Jesus Christ being the only exception, inherit a nature corrupted by Adam’s sin. All men are thus sinners by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration (Psalm 14:1-3Jeremiah 17:9Romans 3:9-18235:10-12).

 

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Total Depravity, What We Believe, Part 22

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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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Total Depravity, What We Believe, Part 22 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/total-depravity-what-we-believe-part-22/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:00:04 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=334108 Total Depravity

Rapp Report episode 228

Total depravity is a topic of much love and hatred. It is often confused because there are so many different understandings of the term total depravity.

Every person has a sin nature and is totally depraved in that they lack the proper affection and love toward God and do evil. Total depravity also refers to the complete man having been corrupted by sin, including man’s will. The inherited sin is the nature of man while the imputed sin is the reality of that nature imputed to each person from Adam. Adam and Eve are sinners because they sinned. Every person afterward sins because he possesses a sin nature. After the fall, Adam and Eve committed sin because they then had a sin nature.

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Should People Fill the Earth, What We Believe, Part 21

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The Preeminence of Christ (Col 1:13-20) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-preeminence-of-christ-col-113-20/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:00:24 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=307606 Rapp Report episode 227

Andrew Rappaport preached a sermon on the preeminence of Jesus Christ from Colossian 1:13-20.

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Traced – Human DNA’s Big Surprise https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/traced-human-dnas-big-surprise/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:34:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=324594 Rapp Report episode 227

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.

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How to Identify What is the True Religion https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/how-to-identify-what-is-the-true-religion/ Wed, 25 May 2022 09:00:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=301632 Rapp Report episode 225

Andrew was on the Entrusting the Faith podcast discussing different religions.

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Should People Fill the Earth, What We Believe, Part 21 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/should-people-fill-the-earth-what-we-believe-part-21/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:00:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=287362  

Rapp Report episode 224

This is a different episode. Andrew and Bud free-style it discussion theology and what is behind theological differences. They talk about the command to fill the earth. Is that a command for us today? Andrew and Bud continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing the command of God to fill the earth. Much of this discussion gets into the differences between Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology and how these two camps interpret Scripture.

 

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Man’s Sin Nature, What We Believe, Part 19

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Man’s Sin Nature, What We Believe, Part 20 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/mans-sin-nature-what-we-believe-part-20/ Wed, 11 May 2022 13:45:07 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=286550 Sin Nature

Rapp Report episode 223

The sin nature of man is often debated. Andrew and Bud continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing the sin nature of mankind. Are people born in sin or are we born good?

The sin nature is that reality that has been imputed directly from Adam to every individual since Adam (except Jesus Christ) (Romans 5:12-19). The whole human race exists seminally through Adam as the head. Thus, there is a seminal universality of humanity. The nature that each person, with the exception of Christ, possesses is the sinful nature passed on from Adam to each generation. By this nature, all men are guilty with race guilt through Adam. The sin nature is inherited, and each person is guilty at the point of conception.

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The Purpose of Man, What We Believe, Part 19

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The Purpose of Man, What We Believe, Part 19 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/creation-of-man-what-we-believe-part-18-2/ Wed, 04 May 2022 09:00:05 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=272241 Creation

Rapp Report episode 222

The creation of man, was by God not evolution. Andrew and Bud continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing the creation of mankind. The purpose of God creating mankind is twofold: to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

God’s intention in the creation of man was that man should glorify God, enjoy God’s fellowship, live his life in the will of God, and by this accomplish God’s purpose for man in the world (Isaiah 43:7Colossians 1:16Revelation 4:11).

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Creation of Man, What We Believe, Part 18

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Creation of Man, What We Believe, Part 18 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/creation-of-man-what-we-believe-part-18/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:00:02 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=249373 Creation

Rapp Report episode 221

The creation of man, was by God not evolution. Andrew and Bud continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing the creation of mankind. They answer many questions. What does it mean that we are created in the image of God? How are humans different than angels?

Man was directly and immediately created by God on the sixth day of creation. He was created in God’s image and likeness and with the appearance of age. Man was created free of sin with a rational nature, intelligence, volition, self-determination, and moral responsibility to God (Genesis 2:715 25James 3:9). Men are distinct from angels in that they are a race while angels are not. Therefore, men cannot become angels, and angels cannot become men. Men are distinct from both angels and God and will be for all eternity (1 Corinthians 6:3Hebrews 1:142:6-812:22-24). Men are similar to angels in having a personality but limited more so in power and abilities.

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Satan, What We Believe, Part 17

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Christianity vs. Conservatism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/christianity-vs-conservatism-2/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 09:00:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=191636 Rapp Report episode 219

This week, Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity joins Chris Hohnholz of Voice of Reason Radio to discuss how Christians need to consider what is the source of their authority when they engage in conservative politics. Are the end goals of political activism more important than God’s Word and what compromises do we make when we ally ourselves with secular conservatives?

Show Notes:

Dave Rubin Twitter Post

Glenn Beck/Dave Rubin Video Clip

Andrew Rappaport – Political Activism: A Christian’s Role

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Does Leviticus Apply to Us Today? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/does-leviticus-apply-to-us-today/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:00:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=191346 Rapp Report episode 218

Andrew was on the P40 Ministries podcast with Jenn Kokal talking about Leviticus 14 and the issue of leprosy. Andrew explains how this applies to us today.

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Satan, What We Believe, Part 17 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/satan-what-we-believe-part-17/ Wed, 30 Mar 2022 09:00:38 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=155051 SatanRapp Report episode 217

Satan, who is he, and what does he do? Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing angels & demons. Many people make the mistake of giving Satan more authority than he has.

This episode will discuss the following from the statement:

Satan was the highest created being that fell in an act of disobedience to God (Isaiah 14:12-14Ezekiel 28:11-17). Satan is a real spiritual person and has intellect, will, and emotions (Isaiah 14:12-13Matthew 4:6Luke 22:312 Corinthians 2:11Ephesians 6:111 Timothy 3:62 Timothy 2:26Revelation 12:12). Satan is, as all angels are, limited by God (Job 1:122:61 John 5:18). Satan does not know what a person thinks, nor is he everywhere affecting everything. Satan can only be in one place at one time.

Satan is called an evil deceiver seeking to tempt, oppose, and accuse God and His children (Zechariah 3:1Matthew 4:310John 17:15Acts 5:31 Corinthians 7:51 Thessalonians 3:51 John 5:18-19Revelation 12:920:210). He is the god and ruler of this world, the prince of the power of the air, and the ruler of the demons (John 12:312 Corinthians 4:4Ephesians 2:2). As a serpent, he is crafty and guile and called “the red dragon” in Revelation (Genesis 3:12 Corinthians 11:3Revelation 12:379). Satan is God’s adversary and is called “Belial.” meaning “worthless” or “wicked” (Zechariah 3:1Matthew 4:102 Corinthians 6:15Revelation 12:920:2).

Satan is not only a person but he is also active in relation to Christ, God, nations, unbelievers, believers, and the world system.

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Demons, What We Believe, Part 16

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Demons, What We Believe, Part 16 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/demons-what-we-believe-part-16/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 16:02:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=155006 DemonsRapp Report episode 216

Demons, what are they? Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing angels & demons. Many do not realize how their view of fallen angels affects their theology. Demons are angels that have fallen and are unholy.

Fallen Angels

Unholy angels are those angels that are confirmed in unholiness by a single act of disobedience that occurred between Genesis 1:31 and 3:1. The fall of the unholy angels occurs between God’s declaration that all creation was “very good” (Genesis 1:31) and the temptation of Eve by Satan (Genesis 3). These angels apparently fell at the same time that Satan fell and were at that time confirmed in a condition of fallenness. Unholy angels abode on earth or imprisonment but those on earth have access to heaven (Isaiah 14:12Job 1:6Jude 6). Unholy angels will be judged by redeemed people (1 Corinthians 6:3). Hell was prepared for suffering and containment for these angels and will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity (Matthew 25:41Revelation 20:13-14).

Due to the organization of angels, these angels are agents of Satan (Matthew 12:26-27Ephesians 6:11-12). While attempting to thwart the plan of God, they actually execute it (Daniel 10:10-14Revelation 16:13-16). They may possess unsaved men (Matthew 4:24) but not believers.

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Angels, What We Believe, Part 15

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Holy Angels, What We Believe, Part 15 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/holy-angels-what-we-believe-part-15/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 09:00:40 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=138189 Angels

Rapp Report episode 215

Angels, what are they? Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing Angels. There is much confusion on this subject because of two factors. The first factor is the little amount of biblical information on the subject. The second factor is the fascination and Hollywood hype on the subject.

In relation to believers, they are actively watching over and ministering to individuals and congregations (Genesis 28:12John 1:511 Kings 19:5Psalm 91:11Daniel 6:22Matthew 4:1118:10Luke 16:221 Corinthians 11:101 Timothy 5:21Hebrews 1:14). Nowhere does the Bible indicate that there is one angel for each believer. There may even be more than one ministering to anyone believer at a time (Matthew 18:10Luke 16:22). Their ministry is in urging unto holiness (1 Corinthians 11:10), aiding (Hebrews 1:14), answering prayers (Daniel 9:21Acts 12:7Revelation 5:8), observing worship (1 Timothy 5:211 Corinthians 4:911:101 Peter 1:12), rejoicing in salvation (Luke 15; 10), and giving revelation (Acts 7:53Galatians 3:19Hebrews 2:2).

In relation to unbelievers, these angels will be involved in the future judgment and act as the reapers at the end of the age (Matthew 13:3949-5025:31-33; Revelation 8-10).

In relation to nations, these angels have a special relationship to Israel and will be active in gathering elect Israel in the Millennium (Daniel 10:2112:1Matthew 24:31).

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Angels, What We Believe, Part 14

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Holy Angels, What We Believe, Part 14 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/holy-angels-what-we-believe-part-14/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 10:00:01 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=138187 AngelsRapp Report episode 214

Angels, what are they? Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing Angels. There is much confusion on this subject because of two factors. The first factor is the little amount of biblical information on the subject. The second factor is the fascination and Hollywood hype on the subject.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

Holy angels are those angels that are confirmed in holiness by a single act of obedience that occurred sometime between Genesis 1:31 and 3:1. Holy angels abode in heaven while still having access to the earth (Mark 13:32Daniel 9:20-23). These holy angels minister to God and specifically to the incarnate Christ. They also minister to believers, unbelievers and nations.

In relation to God, there are angels that worship (Isaiah 6:2-3), praise (Job 38:7Psalm 103:20), serve (Genesis 19:12-13Revelation 19:1022:8-9), and punish His enemies (2 Kings 19:35Acts 12:23). While Christ dwelled physically on earth, angels made announcements (Luke 1:26-332:8-14Matthew 28:6), strengthening Christ (Matthew 4:11) and were present throughout His ministry (Luke 22:43Acts 1:10).

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Angels, What We Believe, Part 13

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Angels, What We Believe, Part 13 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/angels-what-we-believe-part-13/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=121125 AngelsRapp Report episode 213

Angels, what are they? Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing Angels. There is much confusion on this subject because of two factors. The first factor is the little amount of biblical information on the subject. The second factor is the fascination and Hollywood hype on the subject.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

Angels are created, not eternal, beings (Psalm 148:5); therefore, they are not to be worshiped. Each angel was individually and directly created by God as ministering spirits (Matthew 22:28-30Hebrews 1:14). They were created before the foundation of the world (Job 38:6-7). Angels, like man, are not eternal but immortal meaning once created, they do not cease to exist. However, unlike man, angels were not created as a race, but a total number (innumerable to man) were created at one time.

Men cannot become angels, and angels cannot become men. Angels are distinct from both man and God and will be for all eternity (1 Corinthians 6:3Hebrews 1:142:6-812:22-24). Angels are similar to man in having a personality but limited in power and abilities.

Angels were tested for obedience by a one-time confirmation of holiness or unholiness while man’s confirmation occurs at death. Angels are organized and submissive to that organization (Colossians 1:16Ephesians 1:21Jude 9Revelation 12:7).

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The Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, What We Believe, Part 12

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Politicians Then and Now https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/politicians-then-and-now/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 10:00:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=145716 Rapp Report episode 212

Andrew preaches a message from Mark 15:1-15 about the Roman trials of Jesus. It reveals that politicians have not changed in two thousand years.

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How Do I Get Started with Bitcoin? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/how-do-i-get-started-with-bitcoin/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:00:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=121127 BitcoinRapp Report episode 211

How to get started with Bitcoin is the topic of this episode. Welcome to Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report, where we provide Biblical interpretation and application! The show is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and the Christian Podcast Community. In today’s episode, host Andrew Rappaport is joined by friend and Pastor Jim Osman of Kootenai Community Church in Idaho for part two of the conversation on bitcoin started in the last episode!  The hosts of the Bitcoin and the Bible podcast – Dave, Simon, and Will – join us again to discuss bitcoin, focusing today on the practical side of starting to use bitcoin.

 

Before turning to practical advice, though, Jim asks what will keep bitcoin from inflation or from dropping in value.  Will explains that people continue buying bitcoin because it’s a superior form of money, and they will ultimately have the ability to consume all available bitcoin supply.  This dynamic, grounded in the fact that value is subjective and based on market needs, listeners can be assured that the value of bitcoin will not go to 0.  With regard to inflation, Will describes the way that bitcoin operates with a hard cap of 21 million, and how the bitcoin system is designed with a kind of self-regulation because it’s in every bitcoin holder’s best interest to hold others to the rules of the system.

 

Turning to some possible concerns and responses to them, the group first considers whether or not the bitcoin cap will pose a problem.  Even when the cap is reached, there will be plenty of bitcoin and sufficient divisibility to ensure global commerce can exist on a digital system.  And while some people are wary of bitcoin’s fluctuations in market value, the current fiat system is over-engineered to avoid volatility.  Volatility, however, is a sign of life, and actually provides a reason for us to trust bitcoin!  The change in the bitcoin market is rooted in the fact that the market is free and open, and so at each moment, the dollar price of bitcoin is determined by willing buyers and sellers.  While the primary reason people put their money in banks is to be able to move it digitally, bitcoin facilitates this movement even better than banks; it allows for the transfer of money without bank control and with great speed.

 

As the conversation progresses, the group considers what bitcoin mining is.  At its most basic level, this mining involves grouping pending transactions into a block and finding the random number to make the block valid.  The process leaves a track of work that demonstrates the history of transactions and is done with a specially purposed computer.  The sort of computer required to mine (an ASIC miner) helps to bolster the security of the process, and some bitcoin users have also elected to study quantum computing, which is expected to protect bitcoin in the more technologically-advanced future.

 

Dave, Simon, and Will encourage listeners to lean into bitcoin rather than other cryptocurrencies, and the next topic of conversation is the rationale behind this selectivity.  Some cryptocurrencies are trying to be money, and others are not doing so, and in general, money wants to converge on a single best form of money.  At this point, bitcoin is the predominant form of digital money; the choice cycle pushes bitcoin value up and down, and the positioning of bitcoin at the pinnacle of the cryptocurrency world gives it a lot of security.  Other forms of cryptocurrency don’t work well because the incentive behind them (the driver of crypto outcomes!) won’t work, and some of them are even built of systems that allow the rich and powerful to rewrite the rules.

 

Now, assuming a person is convinced to give bitcoin a shot, the glaring question still remains: How can someone get set up on bitcoin?  Fortunately, there are great resources (including a Startup Guide and many others on BitcoinandtheBible.com!) to help lead the way, and though there are things to learn, the process is not as difficult as it might seem.  The work of learning offers great value, including security for personal finances and opportunities for Christians to ultimately educate their families, transfer both wisdom and wealth to the next generation, and practically love others in monetary ways.

 

The simplest way to begin is by setting up an account with a company that facilitates the purchase of bitcoin.  This sort of account requires access to some of a user’s banking information, though, so would-be users must first determine what level of privacy they require.  If they decide to set up an account, Dave, Simon, and Will encourage them to stick with companies that work with only bitcoin, rather than with various forms of cryptocurrency.  For relatively small transactions, a company like Strike is a strong option, and users may simply take money from a bank account and buy bitcoin.  The bitcoin will be in the custody of the company facilitating the purchase, but the next step in using bitcoin would likely be using a phone or cold wallet to take personal custody of the bitcoin.  Contrary to common fears, losing a phone or other device with bitcoin on it will not spell the end of the money!  Bitcoin resides on a network, but a device, so it will be accessed using a backup phrase from different devices.

 

For now, in the United States, bitcoin is treated as a capital asset, and functions as a savings technology.  People can buy and hold it for the time being, and can easily go between dollars and bitcoin (though transferring from bitcoin to dollars must be reported on taxes).  But the bitcoin space is growing with regard to the financial system, and bitcoin is already starting to impact lending and purchasing spaces.  Now is the time to seek education on bitcoin, because it seems inevitable that we will at some point transition from our current system – a debt-based Ponzi scheme – to a bitcoin standard.  Bitcoin will, it seems, follow the trend of other growing technologies; demand and cost will rise, and it will eventually become the hard money that drives other money out.  El Salvador has already accepted it as legal money, and Dave, Simon, and Will expect to see the US and other nations follow a similar trajectory!

 

The conversation wraps up with specific resource recommendations, an encouragement to educate oneself about bitcoin in order to help lead others, and a final personal commendation of the guests.  Be sure to tune in next time as we take on the topic of angels!

 

Timestamps:

0:31 – Welcome to today’s episode – Part two with the hosts of Bitcoin and the Bible!

2:47 – Conversation kicks off with questions of inflation and value loss.

7:55 – With a hard cap of 21 million, will there be enough bitcoin?

11:55 – Causes of volatility and how digital money transfer is better with bitcoin

16:16 – What is bitcoin mining, and why is bitcoin the best cryptocurrency?

26:52 – The discussion shifts to getting started with bitcoin.

38:46 – Bitcoin’s place in the world of currency, and the problem of today’s financial system.

49:14 – What will the future of bitcoin look like?

50:53 – The guests offer book recommendations.

53:45 – Final commendation of the guests and their resources, and a plug for the next episode!

 

Links:

Listen to part 1 of this two-part series: What is Bitcoin?

For more content or to request a speaker for your church, visit Striving for Eternity’s website.

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Learn more about Jim Osman.

Check out Bitcoin and the Bible.

Access the specific resources mentioned in the episode:

Strike

Startup Guide

The Bitcoin Standard

Layered Money

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What is Bitcoin? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-bitcoin/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 10:00:29 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=103832 bitcoinRapp Report episode 210

Welcome to Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report, where we provide Biblical interpretation and application. The show is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and the Christian Podcast Community. On today’s episode, host Andrew Rappaport is joined by friend and Pastor Jim Osman of Kootenai Community Church in Idaho. Unlike our usual episodes, we will be in discussion with another podcast from the Christian Podcast Community, Bitcoin and the Bible, to discuss the issues of money, Bitcoin and the church. Join us for part one of this two-part episode!

 

To begin, the hosts of Bitcoin and the Bible introduce themselves and their show, the heart of which encourages Christians all around the world with the message that God has provided for us. With the great reset underway and the worldly transitions taking place, it is incumbent upon the church to put ourselves in a position to thrive going forward. Dave, Simon and Will are members of Kootenai Community Church.

 

Most people have no concept or Biblical understanding of currency, why we have it and how we should view it. At the very beginning, God created Adam and Eve and gave them the job of tending to His garden. Thus, work is built into the human condition as a good and noble thing given by God. The fruit of our labor can be traded amongst one another. It didn’t take long for the human population to realize a medium for exchange was needed. Thus, money is a way to facilitate trade and increase the prosperity of a society. Today, Dave explains, money is borrowed into creation and is really just a claim on a debt obligation. We have now found ourselves in a situation in which the debt has spiraled out of control and we are in need of a new monetary system to reset.

 

In a free market system, mediums of exchange must be divisible and recognizable. The value of currency differs greatly from place to place, depending on the needs of the population. Therefore, money does not have intrinsic value but is dependent on time, society, and circumstance. Money is desired due to its flexibility and allowance of other goods and services from the economy. Some Christians believe that money is inherently evil and vain. However, money is a morally neutral mechanism of storing labor. It is the greed of money that makes it evil. God refers to Abraham, who was rich in cattle, as a righteous man. Thus we are led to believe that He has given us permission to use the money he has allowed us to choose freely in a way that honors and glorifies Him.

 

The fiat system refers to the present operating system in which the money used is a decree by the government to be used in paying taxes and as the official currency. This money, however, is based solely on debt and is moved in the ether. Already, we are living in a world in which money has been dematerialized and is issued under the promise of its future performance. Bitcoin is likened unto gold in that all of the capital and energy has been invested into it for it to be created.

 

The concept of cryptocurrency is often a difficult one for people to understand, and Andrew breaks it down in the simplest way possible. Gold is great at storing value over time, while fiat currency is a great medium of exchange over space. Separately, they each have their own fatal flaws. The technological improvement of the fiat standard is the ability to combine the two currencies based on trust. Anyone can look at the situation and determine it is horribly dangerous. There is no interface between the digital and physical worlds. What needed to be done was to design money that exists digitally and also has digital scarcity, which nobody can control. A predefined system with rules but not rulers, which specified its monetary policy in the very beginning, makes it impossible to develop more of the currency and lets everyone monitor, would be a digital system that respects the store value of money. Rather than relying on an auditor, digital signatures verify the transference of said money and it takes real-world energy to effixate the transaction called locks in Bitcoin. Each block builds upon the last one, which provides a consensus on what has been done digitally with something intangible. If you’re still confused by this concept, check out Bitcoin and the Bible’s third episode of season 1.

 

The biggest hindrance for people to understand Bitcoin is not understanding computers. Most people don’t understand how the internet works, yet they are still able to use it in the most intimate ways. We are very early in the Bitcoin adoption cycle, but the guys predict that soon the entire world will be on a Bitcoin standard. It is crucial that the church begins now to free ourselves of the government’s fraud. By creating an exit strategy out of the system right now, we need to take the funds God has given you and put them into a safe system such as Bitcoin. As part one draws to a close, hear how blockchains play a part in keeping Bitcoin secure. Bitcoin was designed with the knowledge that everyone would do anything they could to try to stop it, yet it has emerged unscathed.

 

Don’t miss part two of this conversation, in which we’ll advise listeners on how to start up their own Bitcoins and determine why it is the best cryptocurrency.

 

Timestamps:

3:00 – Andrew introduces today’s guests and episode topic.

6:12 – David, Simon, and Will of Bitcoin and the Bible introduce themselves.

12:29 – The evolution of currency beginning in Genesis.

17:52 – How can the value of currency be determined?

21:44 – The pitfall of gold as currency.

24:30 – What should be the Christian’s view of money?

27:06 – The dematerialization of money and the emergence of Bitcoin.

34:00 – Breaking down Bitcoin.

42:00 – The importance of embracing Bitcoin.

46:11 – How does the blockchain ensure safety?

51:29 – The indestructibility of Bitcoin.

 

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The Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, What We Believe, Part 12 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-holy-spirit-spiritual-gifts-what-we-believe-part-12/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 10:00:17 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=36698 Spiritual GiftsRapp Report episode 209

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Holy Spirit and the giving of spiritual gifts.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

The Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church. The Holy Spirit glorifies neither Himself nor His gifts by ostentatious displays, but He does glorify Christ by implementing His work of redeeming the lost and building up believers in the holiest faith (John 16:13-14Acts 1:81 Corinthians 12:4-112 Corinthians 3:18).

God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today. Speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles in the beginning days of the church were for the purpose of pointing to and authenticating the apostles as revealers of divine truth and were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers (1 Corinthians 12:4-1113:8-102 Corinthians 12:12Ephesians 4:7-12Hebrews 2:1-4).

See last week’s episode as it leads into this one:

The Holy Spirit, What We Believe, Part 11

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The Biblical View on Tongues

Have Tongues Ceased?

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Biblical View of Sexual Morality https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/biblical-view-of-sexual-morality/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:00:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=77304 Rapp Report episode 208

After the Canadian C-4 Bill on conversion therapy, Andrew went to his pulpit to deliver a message on a biblical view of sexual morality. This episode is that message.

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The Holy Spirit, What We Believe, Part 11 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-holy-spirit-what-we-believe-part-11/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:42:46 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=36695 Holy SpiritRapp Report episode 207

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Holy Spirit.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

The work of the Holy Spirit in this age began at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ (John 14:16-1715:26) to initiate and complete the building of the Body of Christ, which is His church (1 Corinthians 12:13). The broad scope of His divine activity includes convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ; and transforming believers into the image of Christ (John 16:7-9Acts 1:52:4Romans 8:292 Corinthians 3:18Ephesians 2:22).

The Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers believers for service, and seals them unto the day of redemption (Romans 8:92 Corinthians 3:6Ephesians 1:13).

The Holy Spirit is the divine Teacher, who guided the apostles and prophets into all truth as they committed to writing God’s revelation, the Bible. Every believer possesses the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit (John 16:13Romans 8:9Ephesians 5:182 Peter 1:19-211 John 2:2027).

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A Stand on Biblical Sexual Morality https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/a-stand-on-biblical-sexual-morality/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:34:07 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=36700 Rapp Report episode 207

Andrew is joined by Pastor Mike Hovland of Grace Bible Fellowship to talk about the new Canadian bill that outlaws talking people out of homosexuality or like sins.

 

 

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The Holy Spirit, What We Believe, Part 10 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-holy-spirit-what-we-believe-part-10/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 13:00:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=31587 Holy SpiritRapp Report episode 205

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Holy Spirit.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, eternal, underived, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity including intellect (1 Corinthians 2:10-13), emotions (Ephesians 4:30), will (1 Corinthians 12:11), eternality (Hebrews 9:14), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10), omniscience (Isaiah 40:13-14), omnipotence (Romans 15:13), and truthfulness (John 16:13). In all the divine attributes He is coequal and consubstantial with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19Acts 5:3-428:25-261 Corinthians 12:4-62 Corinthians 13:14; and Jeremiah 31:31-34 with Hebrews 10:15-17).

The work of the Holy Spirit is to execute the divine will with relation to all mankind. His activity is sovereign in creation (Genesis 1:2), the incarnation (Matthew 1:18), the written revelation (2 Peter 1:20 21), and the work of salvation (John 3:5-7).

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Jesus Christ’s Return, What We Believe, Part 9 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/jesus-christ-return-what-we-believe-part-9/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:00:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=31584 Jesus ChristRapp Report episode 204

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Son, Jesus Christ. This is a branch of theology known as Christology.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

Jesus Christ will return to receive the church, which is called His Body, unto Himself at the rapture, and returning with His church in glory, will establish His millennial kingdom on earth (Acts 1:9-111 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20).

Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will judge all mankind (John 5:22-23):

a) Believers (1 Corinthians 3:10-152 Corinthians 5:10)
b) Living inhabitants of the earth at His glorious return (Matthew 25:31-46)
c) Unbelieving dead at the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11-15)

As the Mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), the Head of His Body the church (Ephesians 1:225:23Colossians 1:18), and the coming universal King, who will reign on the throne of David (Isaiah 9:6Luke 1:31-33), He is the final Judge of all who fail to place their trust in Him as Lord and Savior (Matthew 25:14-46Acts 17:30-31).

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Jesus Christ Provides Justification, What We Believe, Part 8 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/jesus-christ-provides-justification-what-we-believe-part-8/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 13:00:43 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=26770 JustificationRapp Report episode 203

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Son, Jesus Christ. This is a branch of theology known as Christology.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

On the basis of the efficacy of the death of Jesus Christ, the believing sinner is freed from the punishment, the penalty, the power, and one day the very presence of sin, and he is declared righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into the family of God (Romans 3:255:8-92 Corinthians 5:14-151 Peter 2:243:18).

Our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead and that He is now ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He now mediates as our Advocate and High Priest (Matthew 28:6Luke 24:38-39Acts 2:30-31Romans 4:258:34Hebrews 7:259:241 John 2:1).

In the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, God confirmed the deity of His Son and gave proof that God has accepted the atoning work of Christ on the cross. Jesus’ bodily resurrection is also the guarantee of a future resurrection life for all believers (John 5:26-2914:19Romans 1:44:256:5-101 Corinthians 15:2023).

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The Resurrection and Premillennialism

Premillennialism vs Postmillennialism

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Virtual Evangelism with Peter Hammond https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/virtual-evangelism-with-peter-hammond/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 13:00:14 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=26625 EvangelismRapp Report episode 202

Andrew and Jim Osman interview Peter Hammond to talk about how he used virtual environments for evangelism to the lost. He started out using video games. He admits that video games can be an addiction. After he was freed from that addiction he found his way to use online games to spread the gospel. As more and more of our relationships are online and virtual and Peter found ways to use that to share the gospel. Gaming has changed. It is no longer the single-player against a computer. Now it is played online with people virtually working together talking through the game but another audience is the many people that watch people play online and hear the conversations. Video games provide great opportunities for evangelism but that was not enough for Peter.

Peter and his team have now written their own game as a means of sharing the gospel. They even have in the game a Way of the Master training. They had a Muslim girl that lives in a country where the gospel is not allowed to hear the gospel. He uses the game as an apologetic tool to answer the questions that many people ask. The goal of the game is to find the Bible in a world where the teachings of the Bible have been removed from the culture.

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Jesus Christ the Virgin-born Incarnation, What We Believe, Part 7 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/jesus-christ-virgin-born-incarnation/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 13:00:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17592 Jesus ChristRapp Report episode 201

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Son, Jesus Christ. This is a branch of theology known as Christology.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

Jesus Christ is virgin-born (Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:23,25Luke 1:26-35); He is God incarnate (John 1:1,14); and the purpose of the incarnation was to reveal God, redeem men, and rule over God’s kingdom (Psalm 2:7-9Isaiah 9:6John 1:29Philippians 2:9-11Hebrews 7:25-261 Peter 1:18,19).

In the incarnation, the second person of the Trinity laid aside His right to the full prerogatives of coexistence with God, assumed the place of a Son, and took on an existence appropriate to a servant while never divesting Himself of His divine attributes (Philippians 2:5-8).

Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross. His death was voluntary, vicarious, substitutionary, propitiatory, and redemptive (John 10:15Romans 3:24-255:81 Peter 2:24).

 

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Premillennialism vs Postmillennialism

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Jesus Christ the God-Man, What We Believe, Part 6 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/jesus-christ-the-god-man/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:00:15 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17594 Jesus ChristRapp Report episode 200

Andrew and Jim Osman continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Son, Jesus Christ. This is a branch of theology known as Christology. Andrew together with Jim Osman discuss the false views and beliefs people often have about the Trinity. Other doctrines believe that the Trinity is three separate Gods– God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. In this episode, Andrew and Jim collectively explain from the context of Modalism that God is not three distinct deities but changes forms of activity under which God manifests Himself. Thus, there is really just one God.

They also talk about Calvinism– the doctrine of salvation and the incommunicable attributes that only God possesses: omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. These are one of the well-known topics that become debatable and are often used against Jesus Christ not being God and in turn, leads people to believe that Jesus Christ is created thus, he cannot possess the said attributes.

Moreover, other doctrine teaches the part of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ that when Jesus became man, they believe he surrendered the prerogative of being a deity.

Further down the episode, they talk about a question: Is Jesus still a man today?

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, possesses all the divine excellencies, and in these, He is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father (John 10:3014:9). God the Father created according to His own will, through His Son, Jesus Christ, by whom all things continue in existence and in operation (John 1:3Colossians 1:15-17Hebrews 1:2).

In the incarnation (God becoming man), Christ surrendered only the prerogatives of deity but nothing of the divine essence, either in degree or kind. In His incarnation, the eternally existing second Person of the Trinity accepted all the essential characteristics of humanity and so became the God-Man (Philippians 2:5-8Colossians 2:9).

Jesus Christ represents humanity and deity in indivisible oneness (Micah 5:2John 5:2314:9-10Colossians 2:9).

Last episode in the series:

God the Father, What We Believe, Part 5

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Can You Trust the Bible with Bodie Hodge https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/can-you-trust-the-bible-with-bodie-hodge/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:00:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17537 Rapp Report episode 199

Can You Trust the BibleBodie Hodge of Answers in Genesis joins Andrew and Jim to discuss the question can you trust the Bible? Bodie is a speaker, writer, and researcher for Answers in Genesis, Bodie Hodge has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Many people misunderstand the purpose of Andrews in Genesis. Many think it is a ministry to provide evidence to unbelievers but Bodgie explains that the ministry is to the believer to encourage them. The purpose of the ministry is to uphold the Bible from the first verse.

People claim that we cannot trust the Bible because it has been edited over hundreds of years. Bodie provides an easy-to-understand answer. When talking about the reliability of the Bible Bodie compares how other religions like Islam and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Bodie explains how the number of manuscripts proves that the Bible can be trusted. They discuss how the different languages prove the Bible as accurate.

Bonus at the end was a discussion on how good preachers use communication.

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Spiritual Warfare with Jim Osman

God Doesn’t Whisper with Jim Osman

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Person of Interest with J. Warner Wallace https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/person-of-interest/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 13:00:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17454 J. Warner WallaceRapp Report episode 198

Andrew welcomes J. Warner Wallace to the show to talk about his latest book Person of Interest. The book is all about Jesus and answers many arguments made from an unbelieving world. In his book, J Warner Wallace challenges many arguments made from an unbelieving world. The book provides many objections made by unbelievers and provides easy-to-understand arguments with illustrations on almost every page. 

Jim and Andrew talk about more than just the book. They will cover some topics about Mormonism, the danger of pride, and other things. Andrew and Jim contributed chapters to a book about witnessing to Mormons.  They discuss how that book came about.

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History of CARM with Matt Slick https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/history-of-carm-with-matt-slick/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 13:00:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17426 Rapp Report episode 197

Andrew found an interview he did with Matt Slick of CARM.org for a documentary and plays the raw file for you on this episode.

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What are the Dangers Critical Race Theory Poses to the Church? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-are-the-dangers-critical-race-theory-poses-to-the-church/ Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:00:58 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17230 CRTRapp Report episode 195

Part 2: What are the Dangers Critical Race Theory Poses to the Church?

What is critical race theory (CRT)? It is the ideology that is behind most of the diversity and inclusivity training in school and the workplace, and these trainings are actually counterproductive because they are leading to more bias and fear. It is a lens through which to see the world (a worldview) – it shapes how you view politics, theology, and education.

Critical theory sees everything as the oppressed versus the oppressor. It is deconstructing those constructs until they get down to fitting into this worldview of the oppressed versus the oppressor.

Why does this matter? What’s the big deal if our kids are being taught it in schools? Isn’t inclusiveness and diversity training a good thing? What are the dangers it’s posing on the church? Are we falling for a false narrative? The language in our culture is changing, and we need to be aware of what the truth is behind it all.

The church is falling for the social justice gospel. When you add anything to the gospel, you’re changing the gospel! This episode talks about critical race theory and how it is affecting the church.

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What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-critical-race-theory-crt/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 12:00:42 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17227 CRTRapp Report episode 195

Part 1: What is Critical Race Theory? Cultural Views of CRT

What is critical race theory (CRT)? It is the ideology that is behind most of the diversity and inclusivity training in school and the workplace, and these trainings are actually counterproductive because they are leading to more bias and fear. It is a lens through which to see the world (a worldview) – it shapes how you view politics, theology, and education.

Critical theory sees everything as the oppressed versus the oppressor. It is deconstructing those constructs until they get down to fitting into this worldview of the oppressed versus the oppressor.

Why does this matter? What’s the big deal if our kids are being taught it in schools? Isn’t inclusiveness and diversity training a good thing? What are the dangers it’s posing on the church? Are we falling for a false narrative? The language in our culture is changing, and we need to be aware of what the truth is behind it all.

Check out Red Hot Mindset with Gabe Cox

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Wives and Submission (1 Peter 3:1) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/wives-and-submission/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:00:30 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=17101 SubmissionRapp Report episode 194

Andrew provides a detailed explanation of the passages used to explain the submission of wives. Many people have not searched the context to understand the meaning. Must wives obey their husbands in every aspect? Must wives submit to their husbands at all? Does Ephesians 5:22 and 1 Peter 3:1 teach that wives must submit to their own husbands or is there a great context that is often missed? It is important to look at the context. It is in the context of each passage that we see the truth of Scripture and it may not lead to where you think it will. Sometimes the common understanding of a passage of Scripture is not the clear meaning because some do not examine the context and see the greater context.

The reality is that the two main passages used to teach wives submission to their own husbands have a greater context that is often ignored. The Scriptures teach that we are each to have submission to one another. Just as a wife is to submit to her own husband, so each husband is to submit to their wife. This lesson will help to understand the divisive issues taught in the church and explain the context to help balance the views held by many churches.

Other episodes on the subject:

Does God Allow a Woman to be a Pastor/Preacher in the Church?

Can Women be Pastors?

Differences between men and women with Amy Hall

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God the Father, What We Believe, Part 5 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/god-the-father-what-we-believe-part-5/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:00:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16998 GodRapp Report episode 193

Andrew and Bud continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Father. This is a branch of theology known as Theology Proper.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9). As the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption (Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36). His Fatherhood involves both His designations within the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. As Creator He is Father to all men (Ephesians 4:6), but He is spiritual Father only to believers (Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18). He has an all-inclusive plan that He designed for His own glory in all things that come to pass (Ephesians 1:11). He continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events (1 Chronicles 29:11). In His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47), nor does He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures (1 Peter 1:17). He has graciously chosen from eternity past those whom He would have as His own (Ephesians 1:4 6); He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ; He adopts as His own all those who come to Him; and He becomes, upon adoption, Father to His own (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9).

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God the Father, What We Believe, Part 4 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/god-the-father-what-we-believe-part-4/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:00:54 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16481 GodRapp Report episode 192

Andrew and Bud continue the What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website series discussing God the Father. This is a branch of theology known as Theology Proper.

The What We Believe statement from the Striving for Eternity website discussed is:

God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9). As the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption (Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36). His Fatherhood involves both His designations within the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. As Creator He is Father to all men (Ephesians 4:6), but He is spiritual Father only to believers (Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18). He has an all-inclusive plan that He designed for His own glory in all things that come to pass (Ephesians 1:11). He continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events (1 Chronicles 29:11). In His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47), nor does He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures (1 Peter 1:17). He has graciously chosen from eternity past those whom He would have as His own (Ephesians 1:4 6); He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ; He adopts as His own all those who come to Him; and He becomes, upon adoption, Father to His own (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9).

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Kevin Sorbo on Hollywood and Culture https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/kevin-sorbo-on-hollywood-and-culture/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:59 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16350 Kevin SorboRapp Report episode 191

This week Andrew and Bud are joined by actor Kevin Sorbo. Kevin has been an actor known for the TV series Hercules that ran for over six years. Kevin Sorbo ran into problems in Hollywood as he started to challenge people with their intolerance. Instead of crying and complaining he started creating family-friendly films to counter the Hollywood culture. Kevin mentions many of his faith-based films and how they the impact they have had with people. This episode discusses so much more than just films.

Kevin points out how movies influence society, especially children. We are seeing the influence of movies affecting the culture. Kevin makes a case for standing up against the culture and speak out the truth. He is living that out by creating independent family-friendly films. Also, you get to hear some personal funny stories of Kevin’s life.

 

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Interpreting Scripture, What We Believe, Part 3 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interpreting-scripture-2/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:00:46 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16348 Interpreting ScriptureRapp Report episode 190

Continuing on the What We Believe series, Andrew and Bud examine the subject of interpreting Scripture.

 

The part of the What We Believe statement that Andrew and Bud examine is the following:

“The only means of interpreting Scripture is a literal, grammatical, and historical interpretation which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17) and seeing a distinction between Israel and the church. The Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Whereas there may be many applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation according to God, except where Scripture makes it clear that God intended a dual meaning. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal grammatical-historical method of interpretation under the illuminating of the Holy Spirit (John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20). It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognizing that proper application is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of Scripture stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it.”

Previous episodes in the series:

Is the Bible Eternal – What We Believe, Part 1

What is the Inspiration of Scripture? – What We Believe, Part 2

Other resources on interpreting Scripture:

Interpreting Scripture

Rules for Interpreting Scripture

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What is the Inspiration of Scripture? – What We Believe, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-inspired-superintended-word-of-god/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-inspired-superintended-word-of-god/#comments Sun, 12 Sep 2021 14:00:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=16079 InspirationRapp Report episode 189

How was the Scripture inspired? What is inspiration? Andrew and Bud unpack the Striving for Eternity doctrinal statement and discuss the teachings of the Scripture.

The statement discussed from What We Believe: “The Bible is inspired by God. Inspiration is that supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in which He superintended (controlled and directed) the reception (to the writers) and communication (to the hearers and the readers) of the divine message to mankind such that the product (the original writing) is verbally (every word) and plenary (completely) both inerrant (without error) and authoritative (2 Timothy 3:16). God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so superintended the human authors that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded God’s Word to man (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in the whole or in the part (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16), thus, making the Scriptures completely and totally sufficient for life and godliness.”

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Is the Bible Eternal – What We Believe, Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-bible-eternal-what-we-believe-part-1/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-bible-eternal-what-we-believe-part-1/#comments Sun, 05 Sep 2021 12:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15953 Scripture

Rapp Report episode 188

Is Scripture eternal? Why does it matter? This episode starts a new series and provides an overview of why studying theology is important. Andrew and Bud look at the Striving for Eternity statement on What We Believe and they start the series with The Holy Scriptures. The Scripture is revealed from God and is the authority for the Christian for faith and practice. Many Christians do not study about the Scriptures and why we value them. They do not cover the full section but address the following paragraph:

“The Bible is God’s special self-revelation, which is limited in space and time and are directed to various designated individuals (2 Peter 1:21). The accepted writings that make up the Bible are the 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books without any of the additional writings commonly known as the Apocrypha. The Bible provides the only inerrant and absolutely authoritative propositional knowledge of God that exists.”

 

Resources mentioned:

You cannot Trust the Bible because It has been edited

Is the Bible Reliable?

Manuscripts Prove the Bible is Reliable

Can You Trust Your Bible?

How Do You Know the Bible is True and Not Other Books?

Why Should We Believe the Bible?

Governments Must Pay $800,000 in Legal Fees to Church for COVID-19 Overreach

 

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Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/witnessing-to-jehovah-witnesses/ Sun, 29 Aug 2021 12:00:11 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15880 Rapp Report episode 187

Andrew was on The Thinking Podcast talking about witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Faith over Fear https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/faith-over-fear/ Sun, 22 Aug 2021 12:00:06 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15833 Rapp Report episode 186

FearMany Christians are living in fear with anxiety. Andrew the Bud discusses what it means to fear God and how to overcome fear and anxiety. The number of Christians living with anxiety is also rising at an alarming rate. According to a study conducted by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 32.4% of Christians in America are living with anxiety, which is more than double what it was just ten years ago when only 16.8% suffered from such an ailment!

In today’s fast-paced society, many Christians are living in fear with anxiety. In a world where success is measured by an individual’s ability to keep up and do more than they were able to the day before, it can be difficult for someone of any faith tradition not to feel overwhelmed at some point or another. The number of Christians suffering from anxiety has also been increasing alarmingly over recent years; one third say that their own stress level impacts how often they attend church services on Sundays as well as who goes out into the community.

There is a significant number of Christians in this world who are living with fear and anxiety. If you’re wondering if it’s possible for someone to be both Christian and have these types of feelings, the answer is yes! Many people – including many Christians – live their lives feeling anxious because they don’t feel like themselves anymore or that they’re not doing enough for others. These fears can take over our minds so much until we’re physically sick from them; however, there are ways to heal your mind as well as strengthen yourself against future attacks on your mental health. The answer is providing in Scripture. Christ is the answer. This episode will help the listener to focus on eternity.

Resources mentioned:

Come, Let Us Worship: The Fear of God

God’s Sovereignty in Your Desperation

What Does Striving for Eternity Mean?

Come, Let Us Worship: The Hope Of Glory

Podcast: What Does Striving for Eternity Mean?

Introducing The Bud Zone

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Response to Liberal Theology https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/response-to-liberal-theology/ Sun, 15 Aug 2021 12:00:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15776 Liberal TheologyRapp Report Daily episode 185

In this episode, Andrew and Bud respond to some of the common arguments from liberal theology. The goal of liberal theology is to deconstruct the Bible using higher criticism and textual criticism. These are topics that are often taught in seminary and not in churches. However, it influences many churches because they do not understand the topics nor know the arguments against them. Two of the common arguments from liberal theology is the claimed source document of the gospels, Q, and the supposed authors of the first five books of the Bible with the JEPD theory.

Liberal theology claims that there was a source document for the gospels, called ‘Q’. They claim that Mark used Q to write his gospel and then Matthew and Luke used Q and Mark to embellish more. The argument is that though we do not have any evidence that Q ever existed we can conclude what Q was but looking at these passages that Matthew, Mark, and Luke have in common. However, the fact that liberal theology does not want to acknowledge is that there is no evidence that Q ever existed. It is assumed, which is a begging the question fallacy.

The JEPD theory teaches that the first five books of the Bible were not written by Moses but by several authors. The goal of this is to discount the literal 24-hour 6-day creation by arguing that Genesis chapters one and two are written by two different authors. Liberal theology teaches that there was an author that used the name Jehovah and another that used the name Elohim. They claim that a third author wrote the book of Deuteronomy. The last set of authors was the priest that took these three writings and put them together into the five books of the Bible that we have today. Again the response is simple and the same, there is no evidence for this liberal theology and deconstruction. It is assumed. So, once again they are using the begging the question fallacy.

 

Other resources:

Can You Trust Your Bible?

Informal Debate with “Secular Humanist Atheistic Jew” David Neff, Part 2

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Quick update from the Kenneth Copeland Conference https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/quick-update-from-the-kenneth-copeland-conference/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:00:10 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15748 Rapp Report episode 184

A quick update from our (Justin Peters and Andrew Rappaport) trip to the Kenneth Copeland conference.

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That Does Not Mean What You Think It Means https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/that-does-not-mean-what-you-think-it-means/ Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:46:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15671 Rapp Report episode 183

Many people have heard people, even pastors, use passages from the Bible and when we study in context we discover that does not mean what you think it means.

This episode evaluates the following Scriptures:

Revelation 3:20

Jeremiah 29:11

Matthew 18:19

Matthew 18:20

 

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Social Media Censorship and the Christian https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/social-media-spycraft-and-the-christian/ Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:00:38 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15620 CensorshipRapp Report episode 182

Andrew and Bud discuss the censorship of Facebook and Twitter for the Marxist administration. They go through the community standards for Facebook and the rules for Twitter and expose how they create arbitrary rules to allow them to censor content they do not like yet appeal to section 230 to say that the government cannot censor them. They want it both ways. Andrew lays out a detailed list with examples of the hypocrisy of these Big Tech giants and their censorship.

This is another scary episode that exposes the government’s overreach in targeting Christians. The government is working with Big Tech to spy on people illegally. As Christians, we need to know what is happening in society but that should not cause us to fear. Andrew provides a Christian response and a hope for a future at the end.

 

Resources mentioned:

National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians

Facebook Community Standards

The Twitter Rules

Social media censorship is a potent threat to freedom of speech

Section 230—Mend It, Don’t End It

The USPS’ Semi-Secret Internet Surveillance Apparatus

Is Facebook Really Suppressing Conservative Christian Websites Like The Stream?

Social Media Censorship and the Law

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The Importance of the Local Church with Steve Ham https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-importance-of-the-local-church-with-steve-ham/ Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:00:06 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15370 churchRapp Report episode 181

Andrew and Bud are joined by Steve Ham to talk about the importance of the local church. Steve Ham is the pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and used to work for Answers in Genesis with his brother Ken Ham. We will answer the question of what is the church? Why is the local church important? Why is it important for a local pastor over some celebrity pastor on the radio or tv? How is it different from a social club?

The church is the regenerate people of God. Therefore, it is for Christian, not the unbeliever, and the sermon would be different. The church is a gathering of God’s people therefore we cannot be the church alone in our home’s watching some preacher on tv. Pastor Ham left a large international ministry to serve as a local church pastor and explains why he did that, as he sees himself as a slave of Christ to serve God. Pastor Steve loves the church because he loves Christ. Steve gets into the differences between a well-known pastor on the radio versus your local pastors. Your pastor knows you and works all week on preparing a sermon for you. The preaching on the radio did not prepare a message for you but for their congregation.

 

Resources mentioned:

National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians

Facebook Community Standards

Facebook To Warn When You’ve Been Exposed To Heretical Content

Gay chorus threatens: ‘We’re coming for your children’

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What More SBC Issues with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-more-sbc-issues-with-justin-peters/ Sun, 11 Jul 2021 14:00:04 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15195 RSBCapp Report episode 180

Andrew and Bud are joined by Justin Peters to further talk about the continuing problems within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). They discuss more about Ed Litton’s plagiarizing of D Greear. What should SBC churches do? They will talk about options. However, The convention has moved beyond what many think is possible to recover. The behavior and protection of Ed Litton, the new president of the SBC, exposes the rot of the SBC. It is far more than just the plagiarism issue. The SBC elite are woke and promoting social justice but not to the point of promoting a black man that is not in line with their social justice line of thinking.

Justin makes a case to leave the Southern Baptist Convention. This would not be an easy decision but maybe a necessary one. The church needs to stand with integrity and though the SBC states, “the world is watching”, they seem to have forgotten that when it comes to Ed Litton and his plagiarism. There is a call for Ed Litton to resign but some claim that would be wrong. In fact, some try to say that the way Litton’s plagiarism was discovered was somehow wrong, but it was all public sermons.

Resources mentioned:

Taking the Bible Seriously with Andrew Rappaport Logos Webinar

The SBC’s Wrong “Brand” of Black Man?

National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians

How should the Ed Litton borrowing sermons situation be handled?

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National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/counter-terrorism/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/counter-terrorism/#comments Sun, 04 Jul 2021 14:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15171 counter terrorismRapp Report episode 179

This July 4th episode looks at counter terrorism and is not a pleasant one. The government has put out a new document to explain their strategy for countering what they call domestic terrorism. That sounds good, however, when we see how they define a domestic terrorist and how they plan to deal with it, Christians need to pay attention. This is the new government’s goals to counter terrorism. Andrew and Bud take the time to walk through this strategy and show how it is a tool for Marxism and an attack on Christian in America. This episode is scary for the Christian but hope is provided at the end. It is a detailed plan to silence any who disagree with their Marxist agenda and call them terrorists by identifying them as white supremacists. This strategy ignores true terrorists and attacks patriots. They do not see the riots of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) as terrorism but the Trump rally on January 6th is the focus of terrorism.

Resources mentioned:

FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

Facebook tests prompts that ask users if they’re worried a friend is ‘becoming an extremist’

Facebook Now Sending Messages to Some Users Asking About Potentially ‘Extremist’ Friends

The Constitution of the United States

Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist online content adopted

Homegrown Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators 2019 Edition

Search on your own “Christianity is white supremacy”

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Whispering Sexual Sin, Ed Litton (SBC) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/whispering-sexually-sin/ Sun, 27 Jun 2021 14:00:54 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15102 Rapp Report episode 178

Ed Litton, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, preached a sermon where he said, “In the Bible, sexual sin is whispered, compared to the shout God makes about greed and judgmentalism.”  Andrew and Bud discuss the issue of homosexuality in the Bible and examine if God actually “whispers” about sin especially compared to other sins like greed and judgmentalism. The Bible is clear on its position about homosexuality, even if Ed Litton is not. The discussion focus on the issue that truth matter and theology matters but for Ed Litton of the SBC, it is that the narrative matters.

The problem with Litton’s sermon does not stop with that quote. It seems that much of Litton’s sermon is directly from JD Greer, the previous president of the SBC. The role of a pastor is to study to preach the Word of God. If a pastor is getting his sermon from others then is he neglecting their primary role as a pastor? Did Litton use Greer’s sermon, or could it be that neither of them wrote that sermon by pay for a sermon service?

Resource mentioned:

Sex, Whispers, Sermon Swiping

Ed Litton teams up w/ LGBT news host agreeing Baptist are contemptible

Newly-elected Southern Baptist president outlines his goals

Pastor’s Statement by Ed Litton

 

Other resources:

The Soft Baptist Convention

What Happened To Al Mohler?

A Fight is Brewing in the SBC – So Pray

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The State of the SBC https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-state-of-the-sbc/ Sun, 20 Jun 2021 14:00:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=15028 Rapp Report episode 177

Bud Ahlhim hosts to address some important issues with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). He will discuss some of the events at the convention and the election of Ed Litton. He will explain what happened and why?

Resources mentioned:

A Fight is Brewing in the SBC – So Pray

What Happened To Al Mohler?

The Soft Baptist Convention

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Are Christians to Blame for Low Vaccination Rates? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/vaccination/ Sun, 13 Jun 2021 14:00:49 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14843 Rapp Report episode 176 vaccination

Are Christians to blame for the low vaccination rates? Are Christians spreading false information about the Covid vaccine? Is there a direct relationship between Christianity and vaccination to support these claims?

Andrew and Bud apply critical thinking and logic to the arguments made but the media and professing Christians like Russell More, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Ed Stetzer, dean and professor at Wheaton College. A recent study found that Christians have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. The Bible is clear that Christians are to use their lives to serve and share the gospel with others. So, we ask you this: should a Christian be complicit in spreading false information about vaccines?

It is hard to say if Christians are more against vaccinations than other groups, but one thing is for sure: when it comes to health and safety, we should always be asking questions about the Covid vaccination. There is a lot of misinformation out there about vaccinations, and unfortunately, some of these ideas are being perpetuated by the church. This podcast will debunk some common myths about vaccinations so that you can make an informed decision. In the vaccine debate, there are two sides: those who support vaccines and those who do not. But in this podcast explores a third side to the story that many people overlook- Christians! If you are wondering what a Christian perspective is on vaccines, listen to this podcast!

Other episodes on this subject:

To Mask or Not to Mask the Christian Response

Biblical Answer to Wearing Masks or Not

Answering Your Questions on Masks in Church and Other Topics

 

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Some evangelicals spread falsehoods about COVID vaccines while the world is desperate

Pastor reveals the reasons behind COVID vaccine hesitancy in the evangelical community

‘We clearly have an imbalance’: CDC holding emergency meeting over COVID vax concern

Was the Whole Pandemic About the Vaccine?

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Bonus: Special Live Show https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-special-live-show/ Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:17:02 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14806 Rapp Report episode 175

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Tune in for a special edition episode as Chris Huff of “Matter of Theology” and Andrew Rappaport of “Striving for Eternity” join Chris for a live recording of VOR from the Cruciform Conference. They have a round table discussion of why Christians should seek to be “Still Standing” in an age when the world is coming against the church.

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SNATCH THEM FROM THE FLAMES – DISCERNMENT SEMINAR – #2, “Sufficiency of Scriptures” by Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/snatch-them-from-the-flames-discernment-seminar-2-sufficiency-of-scriptures-by-justin-peters/ Sun, 06 Jun 2021 14:00:10 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14695 Rapp Report episode 174

Beulah Baptist Church, Winter Garden FL, Guest Speaker Justin Peters, reveals the “Sufficiency of Scriptures” Friday 7 May 2021

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SNATCH THEM FROM THE FLAMES – DISCERNMENT SEMINAR, Session 1, “False Teachers” by Andrew Rappaport https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/snatch-them-from-the-flames-discernment-seminar-session-1-false-teachers-by-andrew-rappaport/ Sun, 30 May 2021 14:00:50 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14691 Rapp Report episode 173

Beulah Baptist Church Winter Garden Fl, Guest speaker Andrew Rappaport
preaches from the Book of Jude, Friday 7 May 2021

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Rejoice in Trials (1 Peter 1:6-9) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/rejoice-in-trials-1-peter-16-9/ Sun, 23 May 2021 14:00:06 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14651 Rapp Report episode 172

discussing trials and temptations

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Biblical Slavery https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/biblical-slavery-2/ Sun, 09 May 2021 14:00:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14485 Rapp Report episode 171

Andrew was on the Clergy Talk podcast discussing Biblical slavery.

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What is the Law? (Romans 7) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-law/ Sun, 02 May 2021 14:00:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14478 Law of GodRapp Report episode 170

Does the law of God apply to Christians today and if so how?

 

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Hearing the Voice of God with Jim Osman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/hearing-the-voice-of-god/ Sun, 25 Apr 2021 14:00:15 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14419 Hearing the Voice of GodRapp Report episode 169

Andrew and Bud respond to a review from when Jim Osman was on discussing his book, “God Doesn’t Whisper”. They respond to the topic of hearing the voice of God. Hearing the voice of God is a common concept within Christianity. At the root of the issue is a problem people have with the sufficiency of Scripture.

Jim is a local church pastor and that is something that unfortunately is unique in this age of platform-building pastors. They discuss the importance of the local church.

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Election and Foreknowledge (1 Peter 1:1-2) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/election-and-foreknowledge-1-peter-11-2/ Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:00:42 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14307 rapp-report-650

Election and Foreknowledge

Rapp Report episode 168

This Rapp Report podcast episode is for those who want to be prepared for the coming persecution, a study of suffering for Christ–but in pursuit of joy. It will deal with some hard issues like election and foreknowledge. Are they true? If so, what should we do?

The book of 1 Peter addresses the issue of suffering for the cause of Christ, and it is also a book that talks about how we can be prepared to suffer. But what does this mean?

If you are not familiar with the doctrines of election or foreknowledge then they will sound like some weird ideas. And if you have heard these doctrines all your life but never really studied them then they may seem strange as well. I think one reason why many people avoid studying these issues is that they do not know where to start or how to study them. There are so many questions and possible objections that come up when talking about the doctrines of election and foreknowledge that it can be hard just getting started in the first place.

This episode will give us a good introduction to both doctrines, along with some practical things we need to do on our own part–in order to prepare ourselves for persecution ahead in America (and elsewhere). The understanding of these doctrines is easily understood when rooted in knowing the attributes of God.

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Introduction of 1 Peter https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/1-peter/ Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:00:54 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14305 rapp-report-650

1 Peter

Rapp Report Daily episode 167

The Striving for Eternity midweek Bible study on 1 Peter. This week we will look at an overview of 1 Peter and start to dig into the first verse: “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia”. This book provides a preparation for suffering.

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Protect Yourself in a Digital World https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/protect-yourself-in-a-digital-world-cyber-security/ Sun, 04 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=14019 Rapp Report episode 166cyber security computer

The Internet is a wonderful place to connect with friends and family, but it’s also an easy place for criminals to steal your identity. We live in a digital world and so many people are not aware of the dangers lurking around. There are so many things that can harm you in the digital world, such as computer viruses, email scams, and phishing scams. These things can be harmful to your system or even steal your identity. This is the need to focus on cyber security.

Cybercriminals do not care who they hurt or what they destroy as long as it is profitable for them! They target everyone from individuals to businesses to government agencies – anyone with valuable information on their computers. This could be anything from credit card numbers and passwords to corporate secrets and classified data. If the cybercriminal gets this information, he might be able to sell it on the black market where others can use these stolen items against you or worse yet – steal money directly from you by using your identity! It does not matter if you are a big corporation or just an individual at home trying to make ends meet; hackers will go after anyone with something of value on their computers! It only takes one computer virus or email scam to ruin your life. Protect yourself in a digital world with cyber security.

The best way to protect yourself is to be aware of the different types of dangers and how they work. Andrew and Bud will discuss computer viruses, email scams, phishing scams, and ransomware on this show today! They will also give you tips on how you can better protect yourself from these threats!

 

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Have I been pwned?

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Can you lose your salvation? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/can-you-lose-your-salvation-2/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 14:00:31 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13997 salvationRapp Report episode 165

Have you ever wrestled with the question, “Can I lose my salvation?” If so, this is one episode that’s worth another listen as Andrew and Bud discuss it. The question of whether or not you are “saved” is one that has been debated for centuries. Some believe it is possible to lose your salvation, others do not think so as long as you remain faithful throughout the rest of your life and repent when necessary, while some simply deny such a notion altogether but instead promote eternal security.

The first thing to keep in mind is that the Bible never says you can lose your salvation. It does not say it cannot be lost, but rather there are no verses which state this as a possibility for those who have accepted Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf and follow Him faithfully throughout life (and repent when necessary).

To understand the answer to the question, one must understand the nature of salvation. In the Bible, salvation is a free gift of God’s grace. It cannot be earned or lost but it can only come through faith in Jesus Christ who died on our behalf and rose again for us to have eternal life with Him (John 14:26). This means that we are saved by what He has done not because there was something inherently good about you that made this happen; rather your belief alone saves you from sin as well death itself!

 

Twelve Tests of Assurance (John MacArthur)

  1. Do you enjoy fellowship with Christ and His people? 1 John 1:3

  2. Are you sensitive to sin? 1 John 1:9

  3. Do you hate the world and its evil? 1 John 2:15

  4. Are you obedient to God’s Word? 1 John 2:3

  5. Do you love Jesus Christ with an unusual love? 1 John 3:2

  6. Do you see a decreasing pattern of sin in your life? 1 John 3:5

  7. Do you sacrificially love other Christians? 1 John 3:14

  8. Do you experience answered prayer? 1 John 3:22

  9. Do you experience the inner working of the Holy Spirit? 1 John 3:24, 4:13

  10. Do you discern between spiritual truth and error? 1 John 4

  11. Do you believe Scripture? 1 John 5:1

  12. Have you been attacked, persecuted, for the truth? Phil 1: 28

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Does Hebrews 6 Teach that You Can Lose Your Salvation?

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Bonus: Can Al Mohler have his cake and eat it too, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-can-al-mohler-have-his-cake-and-eat-it-too-part-2/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:18 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13948 Rapp Report 164

Andrew and Bud are still scratching their heads about Al Mohler’s comments on The Briefing podcast from November 11, 2019. In this episode, they look at how Mohler answered (or really not answered) questions about social justice at the 2019 Shepherds Conference Q&A. The SBC has accepted resolution 9 which uses Critical Race Theory and intersectionality. It seems like a lot of people have been confused by Dr. Mohler’s comments after that Q&A and we wanted to help clear things up for you! We talk through some of Al’s responses from the Q&A as well as his own podcast.

 

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By What Standard documentary

The Statement on Social Justice ad the Gospel

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Bonus: Can Al Mohler have his cake and eat it too, Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-can-al-mohler-have-his-cake-and-eat-it-too-part-1/ Sun, 21 Mar 2021 14:00:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13946 Rapp Report 163 Rewind

In this episode, Andrew and Bud address how Mohler feels that foreign politicians must answer the question of is homosexuality a sin. However, they point out that Mohler has not kept his own word in asking Beth Moore to answer this question.

 

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Justin Peters article

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The Equality Act: A Christian Overview https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-equality-act-a-christian-overview/ Sun, 14 Mar 2021 14:00:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13873 Rapp Report Daily episode 162

Andrew and Bud provide a Christian perspective of the Equality Act. This bill is Romans 1 coming to America. This bill will protect sexual perversion. This episode will cover the impacts of this bill on first amendment freedoms, economic, medical, educational, governmental, women, children, and Christian.

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The Equality Act: A Christian Overview

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Right Thinking – Equality Act and More https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/right-thinking-equality-act-and-more/ Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:00:35 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13812 Rapp Report episode 161

Andrew and Bud address a bunch of different topics and articles in the news and provide a Christian perspective on these topics.

 

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Rep. Jerry Nadler defends Equality Act, says “God’s will is of no concern”

The Equality Act Is Set to Destroy Religious Freedom—What Should We Do?

The Equality Act and the Cost of Freedom

The Equality Act

Here are the executive actions Biden has signed so far

Boston Public Schools Suspend Advanced Class Enrollment Test; Say Too Many Students In Them Are White Or Asian

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Dependence on God (Mark 6:7-13) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/dependence-on-god-mark-67-13-2/ Sun, 28 Feb 2021 15:00:44 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13679 Rapp Report episode 160

This is a sermon that Andrew preached where Jesus prepares the twelve to go out in pairs to preach and cast out demons. The focus of the instruction is the dependence upon God for provisions. Many people found this sermon very helpful in light of the government’s overreach into the church and every other area of life.

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The Spiritual Abuse of Ravi Zacharias https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-spiritual-abuse-of-ravi-zacharias/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 15:00:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13609 Rapp Report episode 159

Ravi Zacharias has been in the news recently, even after his death, due to his sexual abuse of multiple women. Andrew and Bud address that in a very different way than so many others have done. They focus not so much on the sexual abuse but the spiritual abuse and how to identify it and protect yourself against it.

Resources mentioned:
Report of Independent Investigation into Sexual Misconduct of Ravi Zacharias

Open Letter from the International Board of Directors of RZIM on the Investigation of Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias Hid Hundreds of Pictures of Women, Abuse During Massages, and a Rape Allegation

What Ravi Did and Where We Go From Here.

RaviWatch

The Mistake We Made with Ravi

Ruth Malhotra_Letter to RZIM Board Chairman_February 6, 2021

C&MA Denomination Decides Not to Discipline Ravi Zacharias Over Credentials, Alleged Illicit Relationship

Public Statement on Accusations Against Ravi Zacharias

‘You Are One Step Away from Complete and Total Insanity’

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Bonus: Secret Hearing Lands Pastor in Jail for Refusing to Stop Pastoring https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-secret-hearing-lands-pastor-in-jail-for-refusing-to-stop-pastoring/ Thu, 18 Feb 2021 04:10:12 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13580 Rapp Report episode 158 Bonus episode

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Edmonton Canada was arrested and the court held a secret hearing. The court is keeping him in jail until he gives up being a pastor. His crime was having church services. This show will describe the events. You do not want to miss it.

Andrew is joined by the Matter of Theology guys Chris Huff and Drew Von Nieda

Special guests: Pastor Carl Hargrove, Darrell Harison, and Kofi Adu-Boahen

 

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

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The Importance of Rest https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-importance-of-rest/ Sun, 14 Feb 2021 15:52:04 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13497
Rapp Report episode 157 (drops tomorrow but you can subscribe to the podcast now)
In this very personal episode, Andrew explains the importance of rest and how the lack of rest has affected his health. He opens up in a special way to his audience and shares what has been happening. Rest is seen throughout the Bible. God ordained one day out of seven to rest, one year out of seven for rest, and one out of seven of the seven years to rest. God designed our bodies for rest. Andrew shares about his health condition due to a lack of rest.

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Yours Till Heaven with Ray Rhodes Jr https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/yours-till-heaven-with-ray-rhodes-jr/ Sun, 07 Feb 2021 15:00:11 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13347 Rapp Report Daily episode 156

Andrew interviews Ray Rhodes Jr. author of the books Susie about Susie Spurgeon and the newest book Yours Till Heaven on the love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon. They discuss the book. Charles and Susie Spurgeon had a love story that lasted throughout their life. Susie played a very special role in the life and ministry of Charles Spurgeon. Though they did not have a perfect marriage, they had a very godly marriage. Susie was stricken with an illness that later in life prevented her from even attending church. They weathered criticism, trails, and difficultly together.

Susie Spurgeon created a book ministry to provide poor pastors good Christian books. After Charles’ death, Susie planted a church late in life even with her illness. She was known for her support of Charles’ ministry. Charles was devoted to his wife, and he was a great lover of his wife.

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Why are Categories of Theology Important https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/why-are-categories-of-theology-important/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 15:00:42 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13326 Rapp Report episode 155

Andrew and Bud are joined by Jeremy Howard from Do Theology podcast to discuss his theology chart and why it is important to categorize theology.

Resources mentioned:

Keeping Doctrine in its Place

Doctrine Table

Do Theology episodes:

Approaches to Theological Triage

Look at the Chart

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Politically Incorrect with Phil Johnson https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/politically-incorrect-with-phil-johnson/ Sun, 24 Jan 2021 15:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13298 Rapp Report episode 154

Andrew and Bud are joined by Phil Johnson from Grace to You to discuss the state of the country and its affect on the church. This episode will greatly encourage Christians to live in these dark days. You will be encouraged for the great work of God head of us.

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Political Activism – A Christian’s Role by Andrew Rappaport

Politically Incorrect? by Phil Johnson

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Political Activism – A Christian’s Role https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/political-activism-a-christians-role/ Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:00:55 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13268 Rapp Report episode 153

What should be a Christian’s response to an abusive government?

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Political Activism – A Christian’s Role by Andrew Rappaport

Politically Incorrect? by Phil Johnson

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Bonus: A Christian Response to the Cultural Fight at the Capitol https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-a-christian-response-to-the-cultural-fight-at-the-capitol/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:00:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13247 Rapp Report episode 152

Andrew Rappaport provides a Christian response to the situation between the conservatives and the socialists in America.

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29:06 13247
Dependence on God (Mark 6:7-13) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/dependence-on-god-mark-67-13/ Sun, 10 Jan 2021 15:00:09 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13201 Rapp Report episode 151

Andrew preached a sermon out of Mark 6:7-13 on having dependence on God. Jesus prepares the twelve to go out in pairs to preach and cast out demons. The focus of the instruction is the dependence upon God for provisions. This was very encouraging to those that heard it live and may be an encouragement to you also.
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1:00:53 13201
The Gospel in the Old Testament https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-gospel-in-the-old-testament/ Sun, 03 Jan 2021 15:00:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=13148 Rapp Report episode 150

In this episode, we provide a sermon that Andrew preached on the gospel in the Old Testament.

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44:25 13148
Answering Your Questions on Masks in Church and Other Topics https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/answering-your-questions-on-masks-in-church-and-other-topics/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 15:00:08 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=12899 Rapp Report episode 149

Andrew and Bud are joined by Pastor Andrew Smith of Christ Reformed Community Church to help answer questions from the audience. They answer the following questions:

  • My church believes that the governor’s mask mandate is a law and requires masks in church. They said they will excommunicate us if we do not wear a mask during church. What do I do?
  • Can a church discipline someone out for not wearing a mask?
  • How do you respond to someone that says, “love is love” you cannot control who you fall in love with even if they are the same sex?
  • Is it normal to be stressed out days before preaching a sermon and worried afterward that you did not say anything wrong?

 

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THE OBSESSION WITH MASKS & LOCKDOWNS: Helpful or Hysteria? Interview With Dr. Simone Gold.

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1:03:15 12899
King James Onlyism with Fred Butler https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/king-james-onlyism-with-fred-butler/ Sat, 05 Dec 2020 15:00:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=12895 Rapp Report episode 148

This week Andrew and Bud are joined by Fred Butler of Grace to You to talk about his new book Royal Deceptions: Exposing the KING JAMES ONLY Conspiracies Against God’s Word. They discuss the history and motivation of the King James Bible completed in 1611. Fred explains his background in seminary when he got into KJV onlyism and promoted it strongly. They discuss some of the arguments made for the King James Bible as the only Bible to use and provide responses. Fred explains the arguments he used to use and how to respond against them. Those arguments are: 1) The Exclusivity Argument, 2) The Promise Argument, 3) The Textual Argument, 4) Have Heretics Corrupted Our Bibles, 5) The Purity Argument: The Line of Good Bibles, 6) The Scholarship Argument, and 7) The Historical Argument.

 

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1:32:27 12895
Can You Trust Your Bible? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/can-you-trust-your-bible/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 15:00:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11818 Rapp Report episode 147

Many attack the Bible claiming that it is not trustworthy. Andrew and Bud will discover an area of study called Textual Criticism. It is the study to get back to the original words of the Bible. They will discuss how changes occur in copying the Bible and how we can know that we can trust it.

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1:06:28 11818
God’s Sovereignty in Your Desperation https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/gods-sovereignty-in-your-desperation/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 15:00:10 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11467 Rapp Report episode 146

Andrew and Bud examine Mark 5:21-43 and look at the desperation of Jarius and the woman and their faith in Jesus Christ as God. There are many similarities and contrasts between the two people that help to bring to light things in our life.

 

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1:02:08 11467
White Fragility with Chris Hohnholz https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/white-fragility-with-chris-hohnholz/ Sun, 15 Nov 2020 15:00:52 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11281 Rapp Report episode 145

Andrew and Bud welcome award-winning podcaster, Chris Hohnholz of the Voice of Reason Radio, to discuss his review of the book White Fragility. This book makes a case for destroying the current power structure of American to try to create a utopia. This book assumes that all whites are racists and if they deny it then that is proof of their racism.

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1:25:51 11281
Biblical Answer to Wearing Masks or Not https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/biblical-answer-to-wearing-masks-or-not/ Sun, 08 Nov 2020 15:00:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11257 Rapp Report episode 144

The issue of wearing a face mask has become very divisive in our culture. The church should have answers, however, in many cases, the church is following the culture. Andrew and Bud are joined by Pastor Andrew Smith to discuss the arguments made for Christians to wear masks and a biblical argument against wearing masks.
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56:09 11257
Joe Biden a Christian? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/joe-biden-a-christian/ Sun, 01 Nov 2020 15:00:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11243 Rapp Report episode 143

Andrew and Bud review an article from Joe Biden in the Christian Post. Biden argues for his “Christian” faith. They will look at Biden’s agenda and compare it to Scripture. Then they will review an article that reviews Biden’s followers’ view on how to deal with conservatives once Biden wins.

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The greatest commandment has guided my politics by Joe Biden

The pastor thought Trump was ‘evil.’ So he quit his conservative church

This November 3rd, listen to the Spirit inside you

Catholics Oppose Trump

Biden pledges to enact pro-LGBT Equality Act in first 100 days as president

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1:45:19 11243
Andrew on the Canadian Atheist Program https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/andrew-on-the-canadian-atheist-program/ Sun, 25 Oct 2020 14:00:06 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11098 Rapp Report episode 142

Andrew was interviewer on the Canadian Atheist program. They will discuss many topics including how Andrew got saved, abortion and foul language, which proved that words have a morality and are not just words.

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1:20:12 11098
Being in the Center of a Storm maybe the Center of God’s Will https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/being-in-the-center-of-a-storm-maybe-the-center-of-gods-will/ Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=11067 Rapp Report episode 141

Sometimes we question what in the world is happening and we even may question God. The disciples did that same thing and Andrew will address suffering and how to have a proper view of struggles.This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources

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42:30 11067
To Mask or Not to Mask the Christian Response https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/to-mask-or-not-to-mask-the-christian-response/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 14:00:40 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10930 Rapp Report episode 140

Follow the Science

Dr. Anthony Silvestro joins Andrew and Bud to discuss the topic of masks or face coverings. They talk about the science of wearing a mask and what it protects or not. The size of COVID droplets is much smaller than much of the other masks allow. The science shows that the holes in the mask are 1000 times larger than the COVID virus. In addition, our breath breaks down the mask in 15 minutes. The manufactures of masks have to list things that masks are not to be used for and they discuss that it clearly states that it will not protect against viruses.

Is this Political?

Why are so many states requiring face coverings? They discuss fear being used to push politics. The mandates are not for people to wear masks but for stores to be required to have a sign that requires masks. Many of the mandates require a not vented mask which is not to protect the person wearing the mask but others supposedly.

When is Clean Really Clean?

Do the process that stores use to disinfect and clean surfaces work? Dr. Silvestro explains why the method of straying a disinfectant and immediately wiping it off does not kill viruses on a surface. Therefore, the cleaning process does not actually disinfect the surface.

Fear, Fear and More Fear

The face coverings are being used to drive fear. Unbelievers fear death, but Christians should not fear death. The government has used the mask mandates to make millions of people to live in fear, which makes it easier to control a population of people. The science does not support the use of masks but the politics do. Anthony answers the question, does wearing a mask promote a lie?

Does the Bible Have an Answer?

There is a biblical perspective that is provided that is discussed. Is wearing a facemask loving your neighbor? Is not wearing a mask disobeying the government as stated in Romans 13? Does Christian liberty have a play in this issue? Churches should open and the men support the actions of John MacArthur.

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To Wear, or Not to Wear a Facemask with Alistair Begg

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1:36:34 10930
President Trump Gets Covid is an October Surprise? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/president-trump-gets-covid-is-an-october-surprise/ Sun, 04 Oct 2020 14:00:42 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10874 Rapp Report episode 139

Andrew speaks about politics and culture providing a Christian point of view. He addresses 1) Justice Ginsberg’s death, 2) the CA law requiring corporations to have one LGTB and one black on every board, 3) the debate between Trump and Biden, and 4) President Trump having COVID.

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50:19 10874
God Doesn’t Whisper with Jim Osman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/god-doesnt-whisper-with-jim-osman/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/god-doesnt-whisper-with-jim-osman/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:00:21 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10822 Rapp Report episode 138

Andrew and Bud interview Jim Osman about his new book God Doesn’t Whisper. They cover the many arguments for the common thought that Christians are hearing the voice of God as a regular occurrence or at least should be common. Pastor Osman coves 1) do we need to hear from God outside Scripture, 2) should we expect to hear from God outside of Scripture, and 3) must we learn to hear from God outside of Scripture? Then Jim addresses some of the most common arguments for hearing the voice of God. Lastly, he explains how to make decisions as a Christian without hearing the voice of God.

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Kofi is Burning Down the House https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/kofi-is-burning-down-the-house/ Sun, 20 Sep 2020 14:00:31 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10774 Rapp Report episode 137

Andrew and Kofi discuss ministry and the struggles they have been having. Andrew gets personal with where he has been and why he has not been recording for a while. Lastly, Kofi talks about his house burning to the ground in the wildfires.

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1:19:17 10774
How Preaching Affects Your Sanctification https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/how-preaching-affects-your-sanctification-2/ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 14:00:40 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10713 Rapp Report Daily episode 136

Andrew talks with Pastor Paul Shirley about Grace Advance and his book Expository Sanctification. They discuss in depth how preaching affects your maturity in Christ. Many people do not think how God uses preaching in the sanctification process. This discussion might just change everything you think about church.

This may be the only book about preaching designed for the person listening to preaching and not for the preacher. This is a must-read for every church attender.

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1:07:49 10713
How Preaching Affects Your Sanctification https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/how-preaching-affects-your-sanctification/ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 14:00:12 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10706 Rapp Report Daily episode 136

Andrew speaks with Pastor Paul Shirley about Grace Advance and his book Expository Sanctification. They go into depth discussing how preaching helps to mature a Christian. This may be the only book about preaching designed for those that listen to preaching not do the preaching. This is a must-read for every church attender.

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Mark 2:18-22 – Out with the Old and in with the New https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/mark-218-22-out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new/ Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:22:03 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10077 Rapp Report Daily episode 135

In this sermon, Andrew provides a Jewish view of the Sabbath.

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51:39 10077
Mark 2:23-28 – Lord of the Sabbath https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/mark-223-28-lord-of-the-sabbath/ Sun, 19 Jul 2020 14:00:08 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=10004 Rapp Report episode 134

A sermon from Andrew on Mark 2:23-28 on the Lord of the Sabbath.

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54:50 10004
Personal Look at Prejudice and Racism and a Solution https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/personal-look-at-prejudice-and-racism-and-a-solution/ Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:00:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=9893 Rapp Report episode 133

Andrew shares a personal story of prejudice and racism. There has been much discussion on Blak Lives Matter and Andrew provides a Christian perspective. After a short history lesson, Andrew provides a solution to the problem of prejudice and racism.

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48:17 9893
Questions & Answers with Justin Peters and Andrew Rappaport https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/questions-answers-with-justin-peters-and-andrew-rappaport/ Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:00:02 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8902 Rapp Report episode 132

Justin Peters and Andrew Rappaport answer questions from the Snatch them from the Flames Home Edition seminar. You do not want to miss it.

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1:56:49 8902
Identifying False Teachers https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/identifying-false-teachers/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 14:00:25 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8900 Rapp Report episode 131

Andrew Rappaport from the Snatch them from the Flames Home Edition, session 4. Andrew works through the book of Jude to list 28 characteristics to identify false teachers.

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1:22:38 8900
The Real Story of Joseph Smith’s Death https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-real-story-of-joseph-smiths-death-death/ Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:00:46 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8164 Rapp Report episode 130

Bill McKeever of Mormon Research Ministry joins Andrew to discuss how LDS (Mormon) leader Joseph Smith died 176 years ago. Bill goes through the official LDS history of the church documents and the newer version to show how the LDS church has not had a consistent account of their own history. Contact MRM to have Bill or Eric Johnson speak at contact@mrm.org.

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Viewpoint on Mormonism (Radio Show and Podcast)

The Untold Story of the Death of Joseph Smith

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1:13:34 8164
Discerning False Teachers with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/discerning-false-teachers-with-justin-peters/ Sun, 21 Jun 2020 14:00:11 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8888 Rapp Report episode 129

Justin Peters from the Snatch them from the Flames Home Edition, session 3. Justin teaches us to discern false teachers.

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1:12:28 8888
Interpreting Scripture https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interpreting-scripture/ Sun, 14 Jun 2020 14:00:06 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8886 Rapp Report episode 128

Andrew Rappaport from the Snatch them from the Flames Home Edition, Session 2. Andrew teaches on how to interpret the Scripture.

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58:40 8886
The Sufficiency of Scripture with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-sufficiency-of-scripture-with-justin-peters/ Mon, 08 Jun 2020 14:00:32 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8863 Rapp Report episode 127

Justin Peters from the Snatch them from the Flames Home Edition. This is the first session where Justin speaks on the Sufficiency of Scripture.

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1:12:09 8863
Women’s Ministry with Susan Heck https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/womens-ministry-with-susan-heck/ Sun, 31 May 2020 14:00:51 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8413 Rapp Report episode 126

Andrew talks with Susan Heck about the problems and solutions to women’s ministry in the church.

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1:06:46 8413
Sola Christus https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/sola-christus/ Sun, 24 May 2020 19:37:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8360 Rapp Report episode 125

Andrew was on the 5 Sola Podcast with James Watkins. They discuss the importance of Christ alone.

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58:49 8360
Biblical Slavery https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/biblical-slavery/ Sun, 17 May 2020 14:00:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8324 Rapp Report episode 124

Andrew was on the Christian Worldview Projects’ Table Talk show discussing Biblical slavery. Many challenge the Bible because it talks about slavery. However, those people do not have the same understanding of slavery as in the Bible. This episode goes into detail of the Biblical view of slavery and how to answer challenges on the subject.

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1:04:14 8324
Matt Chandler’s Failure is Cedarville’s Problem https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/matt-chandlers-failure-is-cedarvilles-problem-2/ Sun, 10 May 2020 14:00:53 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8264 Rapp Report episode 123

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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Resources mentioned:

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

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Do Pastors Children Have to be Believers? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/do-pastors-children-have-to-be-believers/ Sun, 03 May 2020 14:00:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8208 Rapp Report Daily episode 122

Andrew addresses the passage in Titus 1:6 with the question do pastors children have to be believers in Jesus Christ. Some say that in order to be qualified as a pastor, his children must be believers. Others say the children must be faithful. But, what does the Scripture say? That is what Andrew walks us through to rightly interpret the text of Titus 1:6 to a proper interpretation.

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American Gospel with Brandon Kimber https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/american-gospel-with-brandon-kimber/ Sun, 26 Apr 2020 14:01:15 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8101 Rapp Report episode 121

Progressive Christianity Exposed: American Gospel with Brandon Kimber. Brandon Kimber joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss his new film American Gospel: Christ Crucified. This is a film on the “Progressive Christianity” movement. Brandon discusses how the film was created and why he made it as he did. There was some debate that he allowed the progressive Christians too much air time and he explains why he allowed that in the film. They discuss progressive Christian and the dangers of it. Progressive Christians have a different gospel from the gospel in the Bible. They talk about the keys attributes of Progressive Christianity and how to identify it. People how to believe in progressive Christianity have issues with the attributes of God.

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Economics During Uncertain Times https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/economics-during-uncertain-times/ Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:00:31 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7388 Rapp Report Daily episode 120

Daniel Mynyk of the Truthspresso podcast. Daniel provides a basic overview of how economics works and the danger of the government just printing more currency. What should be the Christian’s view of money? Is money evil or just the love of money and what is the difference? What is a biblical view of economics versus the world’s view?

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School of Biblical Evangelism Announcement https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report-daily/school-of-biblical-evangelism-announcement/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:00:37 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8034 Rapp Report Daily episode 522

Special announcement for the Rapp Report audience for Living Waters School of Biblical Evangelism. Our audience can get the School of Biblical Evangelism not only for half off the regular price but with the discount code “SFE” you get an extra $5 off and a free eBook. Check it out today before this deal ends.

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Bonus: Ray Comfort is Training you at Home https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-ray-comfort-is-training-you-at-home/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:00:58 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7402 Rapp Report Daily episode 119 Bonus Episode

Ray Comfort of Living Waters joins Andrew to talk about the new Home Conference April 20-24. They talk about the School of Biblical Evangelism on sale 50% off. Andrew will have a special code soon to get you 50% off plus a free eBook. They talk about tracks and evangelism during these different times. Ray talks about his How to be Free From the Fear of Death gospel tract.

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Revived Thoughts – Listening to Sermons of Old https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/revived-thoughts-listening-to-sermons-of-old/ Sun, 12 Apr 2020 14:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7248 Rapp Report episode 118

Troy Fraiser & Joel Bourdess join Andrew to discuss their podcast Revived Thoughts. They talked about the importance of listening to sermons of great pastors many of whom you may have never heard of before.

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Covenant Theology with Emilio Ramos https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/covenant-theology-with-emilio-ramos/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:00:24 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7102 Rapp Report episode 117

Emilio Ramos, pastor at Heritage Grace Community Church and founder of Red Grace Media, joins Andrew to discuss his view on Covenant Theology.  They discuss the different covenants and how that affects our interpretation. They have disagree on the view of Israel and the Church and the future of Israel in God’s plan.

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MacArthur on Dispensationalism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/macarthur-on-dispensationalism/ Sun, 29 Mar 2020 14:00:19 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7041 Rapp Report 116

Andrew and Bud start a discussion on the topic of the church. What is the church? They started by looking at the meaning of the Greek word for Church and how it was used in part 1. Part 2 provides a history lesson on who the Roman Catholic Church came to be what it is and how that affected the church. This episode they examine the church during the Reformation and how the meaning of the church became about the functioning of the church.

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What is the Church, Part 4 – Dispensationalism vs. Covenant Theology https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-church-part-4/ Sun, 22 Mar 2020 14:00:56 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7039 Rapp Report 115

Andrew and Bud start a discussion on the topic of the church. What is the church? They started by looking at the meaning of the Greek word for Church and how it was used in part 1. Part 2 provides a history lesson on who the Roman Catholic Church came to be what it is and how that affected the church. This episode they examine the church during the Reformation and how the meaning of the church became about the functioning of the church.

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What is the Church, Part 3 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-church-part-3/ Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:00:39 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6821 Rapp Report 114

Andrew and Bud start a discussion on the topic of the church. What is the church? They started by looking at the meaning of the Greek word for Church and how it was used in part 1. Part 2 provides a history lesson on who the Roman Catholic Church came to be what it is and how that affected the church. This episode they examine the church during the Reformation and how the meaning of the church became about the functioning of the church.

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What is the Church, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-church-part-2/ Sun, 08 Mar 2020 14:00:29 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6818 Rapp Report 113

Andrew and Bud start a discussion on the topic of the church. What is the church? They started by looking at the meaning of the Greek word for Church and how it was used in part 1. In this episode the provides a history lesson on who the Roman Catholic Church came to be what it is and how that affected the church.

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What is the Church, Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-church-part-1/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-church-part-1/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2020 15:00:45 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6586 Rapp Report 112

Andrew and Bud start a discussion on the topic of the church. What is the church? They start by looking at the meaning of the Greek word for Church and how it was used. Then they examine how different theological camps, i.e. Covenant theology and Dispensationalism view the church. Lastly, they focus on some of the issues with the modern church movement.

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Torahism Answering Hebrew Roots and Other Movements https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/torahism-answering-hebrew-roots-and-other-movements/ Sun, 23 Feb 2020 15:00:12 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6689 Rapp Report 111

Andrew interviews R. L. Solberg and they discuss his book Torahism. Torahism is the central teachings of the Messianic Movement, Hebrew Roots Movement, Black Hebrew Israelites, and many others. They provide arguments against the claims of those that hold to Torahism.

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From Darkness to Light: Kidnapped to Gangs to Bible Rebinding https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/from-darkness-to-light-kidnapped-to-gangs-to-bible-rebinding/ Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:00:43 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6579 Rapp Report 110

Andrew interviews Jeffrey Rice of Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding. Jeff was kidnapped at the age of 11 years old. After his escape, he was robbed at gunpoint at 14 years old so he turned to gangs. After 9/11, Christ started to get a hold of his life. He had to teach himself to read by reading his Bible. In 2003, Jeffrey started attending church, where they proclaimed he was a Christian and had him teach Sunday School. One night watching TBN he saw Ray Comfort on The Way of the Master and saw himself in need of Christ.

After coming to Jesus Christ, Jeffrey needed a way to use his energy. He discovered that he has positional virago, which means that he easily gets dizzy if he moves too quickly. The doctors believed it was PSTD cause from his childhood. Jeffrey took his PSTD and used to create some of the most handcrafted Bibles. These are Bibles that will last generations. They are something to past down to your children and their children.

You want to listen till the end when Jeffrey preaches the gospel with a passionate message.

 

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Discipleship with Dr. Philip Attebery https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/discipleship-with-dr-philip-attebery/ Sun, 09 Feb 2020 15:00:32 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6569 Rapp Report 109

Dr. Philip Attebery is the Dean at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. He has written on discipleship and served in youth ministry. Andrew and Philip talk about why discipleship matters and why it is important. Discipleship is a missing element of the American church. They discuss the difference between the Church Growth Movement and a healthy church.

Dr. Atterbery was involved in writing a series of manuals to train people to disciple others call the DiscipleWay. This is a tool to teach people to teach others. DiscipleWay is a leadership training to equip people to equip others.

Andrew and Philip discuss a seminary education and its importance. As the Dean, he explains his role there at BMA seminary.

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Interviews from G3, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interviews-from-g3-part-2/ Sun, 02 Feb 2020 13:00:00 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6546 Rapp Report 108

More interviews from the G3 Conference with Paul Taylor, Phil Sessa of the Stop and Think  about It podcast and Nathan Fisher

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Interviews from G3, Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interviews-from-g3-part-1/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:00:31 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6475 Rapp Report 108

Andrew gets some interviews at the G3 Conference with brothers Grady Adams and Cameron Berttel, from Grace to You.  These interviews were great. Graddy will encourage your heart with his passage for the gospel and Cameron will share some insights into the ministry of John MacArthur.

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Can Al Mohler have his cake and eat it too, Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/cal-al-mohler-have-his-cake-and-eat-it-too-part-2/ Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:00:20 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6169 Rapp Report 107

Andrew and Bud evaluate Al Mohler’s comments on The Briefing podcast from November 11, 2019, about having your cake and eating it to actually applies to him. This is part 2 of a 2 part series, listen to part 1. In this episode, they look at how Mohler answered (or really not answered) questions about social justice at the 2019 Shepherds Conference Q&A. The SBC has accepted resolution 9 which uses critical race theory and intersectionality and Mohler will not address that.

 

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By What Standard documentary

The Statement on Social Justice ad the Gospel

 

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Can Al Mohler have his cake and eat it too, Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/can-al-mohler-have-his-cake-and-eat-it-too-part-1/ Sun, 12 Jan 2020 15:00:28 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6172 Rapp Report 106

Andrew and Bud evaluate Al Mohler’s comments on The Briefing podcast from November 11, 2019, about having your cake and eating it to actually applies to him. This is part 1 of a 2 part series, listen to part 2 next week. In this episode,they address how Mohler feels that foreign politicians must answer the question is homosexuality a sin. However, Andrew and Bud point out that Mohler has not kept that same standard with Beth Moore when she was asked to answer openly about homosexuality. Can Mohler eat his cake and keep it to?

 

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Justin Peters article

 

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Marriage, Feminism and Abortion with Gloria Allred https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/marriage-feminism-and-abortion-with-gloria-allred/ Sun, 05 Jan 2020 15:00:23 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6089 Rapp Report 105

Ben Shapiro interviews Gloria Allred on his Sunday show and provides an insightful bit of information on a variety of topics. Andrew is joined by Virgil Walker of the Just Thinking podcast to discuss these topics.

 

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Texas man who killed church shooter says he was “doing what needed to be done”

Fort Worth-area church shooter had history of arrests, violent behavior across country

Texas church grieves, prays, sings after deadly shooting

Abortion was leading cause of death worldwide in 2019 with 42 million killed

 

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We Hear from You and Your Feedback https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/we-hear-from-you-and-your-feedback/ Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:00:36 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6053 Rapp Report 104

As the year comes to a close, we hear from you and hear your feedback. It is a touching episode to hear how this podcast and the ministry of Striving for Eternity has affected so many people.

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End of Year Update https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/end-of-year-update/ Sun, 22 Dec 2019 15:00:44 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=6023 Rapp Report 103

Andrew provides an end of the year update on Striving for Eternity and what they are planning for the next few years. Andrew shares the feedback from some people that became Christians due to this podcast.

 

Podcasts referenced in this show

What does Striving for Eternity mean?

Personal look into the Testimony of Andrew Rappaport

What does Striving for Eternity mean?

Almost Arrested at a LDS Temple

Interview of Chris Arnzen

Answering the Critics from the Philippines

 

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Black Hebrew Israelites Kill and White Liberals Give Them Cover https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/black-hebrew-israelites-kill-and-white-liberals-give-them-cover/ Sun, 15 Dec 2019 15:00:15 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=5914 Rapp Report 102

Recently in Jersey City, NJ two Black Hebrew Israelites targeted a Kosher grocery store for a place of murder. Andrew addressed this anti-Semitic attack. Many people do not understand what Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI) believe. Andrew provides an overview of what holds this racist group together. Then he provides examples of the extreme views held by many of the BHI groups but not all. BHI has a wide range of beliefs. Andrew could not provide all the details of BHI so the following are some resources for research.

Podcasts:

Responding to a Black Hebrew Israelite

Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI) Refuted

Talking Black Hebrew Israelites with Vocab Malone

Black Hebrew Israelites with Vocab Malone

Objective Morality to Black Hebrew Israelite and Bad Logic

BHI Confusion Based On A Racist Concept

Debates:

BHI vs Jewish Christian Debate Deuteronomy 28׃68 does not refer to the Africa slave trade

Andrew Rappaport Jewish Christian vs Zadok Limmuwd Yehoshua Hebrew Israelite debate

 

However, there are some liberals in the United States government that immediately jumped to false conclusions to protect these BHI black supremacists. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. blamed white supremacy as the cause of blacks murdering innocent Jewish people. The New York Times blamed President Doland Trump. Andrew explains the danger of providing cover for black supremacy.

 

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What Does Striving for Eternity Mean? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-does-striving-for-eternity-mean/ Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:00:13 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=5769 Rapp Report 101

What does Striving for Eternity mean?

Read the article https://wp.me/p9MuI1-3wT

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Secular Humanism is Superior to Christianity Debate https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/secular-humanism-is-superior-to-christianity-debate/ Sun, 01 Dec 2019 15:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=5223 Rapp Report 100

Andrew debates the topic “Secular Humanism is Superior to Christianity Debate”.

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Red Letter Christianity is Social Justice https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/red-letter-christianity-is-social-justice/ Sun, 24 Nov 2019 13:00:34 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=4667 Rapp Report Daily 99

Red Letter Christianity is Social Justice

Andrew and Bud discussion a new movement in Christianity called Red Letter Christianity (RLC). They will discuss in detail the arguments made by the RLC movement and what the Bible states. You can hear in their own words what RLC believes and seeks to do. However, there are some dangers with RLC and we can see how the social justice warriors are using it. They will not only play them in their own words but will show how people like Jory Micah and Beth Moore are using this to justify their sinful practice of preaching as God condemns.

Andrew will read right from the Red Letter Christian website to see their mission, what they are about and their values. They will play a video from Tony Campolo explain RLC. You will also hear from Shane Claiborne explain RLC.  Andrew will use an example of Tony misusing Romans 8.

Andrew and Bud will address Jory Micah and her unbiblical claims. She will state that she questions the salvation of anyone that does not call God “mother” and Andrew will play an episode of his daily Rapp Report to answer this.

 

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How Did Andrew Get Saved? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/rapp98/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:00:22 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=4337 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0098

Andrew shares how he got saved.

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Importance of Church History https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/rapp97/ Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:00:57 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=4213 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0097

Andrew is joined by pastor Andrew Smith of Christ Reformed Community Church. He is the host of Today in Church His-story podcast. They discuss church history, its importance, early heresies, and the England reformation.

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The Culture War Against Christianity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-culture-war-against-christianity/ Sun, 03 Nov 2019 13:00:16 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=12729 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0096

Andrew is joined by the editor of Striving for Eternity, Bud Ahlheim to discuss the Truth Matters conference, Beth Moore, the culture war against Christianity and socialism.

Resources mentioned in the podcast

Beth Moore

Transgender Issues:

http://www.unz.com/isteve/father-cant-stop-his-ex-wife-from-giving-their-son-puberty-blockers/

https://www.theblaze.com/glenn-radio/james-younger-transgender

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-rules-dad-will-have-say-in-gender-transition-of-7-year-old
 https://www.disrn.com/2019/10/24/texas-governor-said-state-will-investigate-transgender-transitioning-of-seven-year-old/

Culture War
Christian doctor of 30 years loses job for refusing to use transgender patient’s preferred pronoun

Always Drops Female Symbol From Menstrual Products After Pressure From Transgender Activists

Transgender Has Child Pornography Conviction Overturned Because He Was “Struggling” With His “Identity”

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship For 2nd Consecutive Year

Biological Male Breaks World Records For Women’s Squat, Women’s Bench Press, Women’s Deadlift

Socialist agenda
Socialism

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Christ is Supreme https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/christ-is-supreme/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:00:24 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=12440 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0095

Andrew’s sermon at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA

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Beth Moore Defends Egalitarianism with Justin Peters and Jim Osman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/beth-moore-defends-egalitarianism-with-justin-peters-and-jim-osman/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:00:06 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=11643 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0094

In this Rapp Report episode, Justin Peters and Jim Osman join Andrew Rappaport to discuss Beth Moore’s defense of egalitarianism and attack on complementarianism. She was speaking at the Caring Well Conference on the topic, Does Complementarianism Cause Abuse?

Here is the Facebook clip: https://www.facebook.com/flyingfreenow/videos/2447138878940250/?v=2447138878940250

Here is a partial transcript of it:
https://conservativeresurgencevoices.com/2019/10/04/does-complementarianism-cause-abuse-beth-moore/

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Amber Guyger – Racism vs. Justice https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/amber-guyger-racism-vs-justice/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:00:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=11636 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0093

Jamal Bandy of the Prescribed Truth Podcast joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss the reaction of the Amber Guyger case. Amber was a Dallas police officer, who entered the wrong apartment and shot and killed Botham Jean. His brother, as a Christian offered her the gospel, his forgiveness, and a hug. We paly the video.  However, the response after her sentencing making the issue of racism and injustice because many felt 10 years in prison was not enough.

Resources mentioned:
The Just Thinking Podcast

Prescribed Truth episode

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Almost Arrested at a LDS Temple https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/almost-arrested-at-a-lds-temple/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:00:35 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=11169 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0092

Andrew is joined by Eric Johnson of Mormonism Research Ministry (mrm.org). Eric is working with Striving for Eternity to plan the March 2021 Israel trip (2021IsraelTrip.com). They discuss what to expect on that trip and encourage people to register quickly as the $100 discount runs out soon. Andrew and Eric discuss police activity on the streets when evangelizing. Eric was threatened with arrest at an LDS temple in NC. Andrew shares some accounts while on the streets also. They discuss ideas about evangelism, specifically to Mormons.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Viewpoint on Mormonism

Miracle of Forgiveness

The Mormon Temple

Crash Course on Mormonism

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Gender Inclusive Dolls, Abortion and Hate Crimes https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/gender-inclusive-dolls-abortion-and-hate-crimes/ Sun, 29 Sep 2019 19:00:41 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=11080 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0091

Andrew covers a wide range of topics from Mattel’s gender-inclusive dolls, to abortion to the “ok” hand signal now being a hate signal.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

The DISRN article about the Mattel gender-inclusive dolls

The Washington Post article with the video clips

The Gender Reveal podcast episode

Facebook post from Daniel J. Lewis of the Audacity to Podcast podcast about abortion:

According to Planned Parenthood’s own 2017–2018 fiscal year report, they performed 332,757 abortions during that period (source: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/…/190124-annualreport18-p…).

And this is only abortions counted by Planned Parenthood!
According to the CDC, 638,169 abortions were reported in 2015 (source: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehea…/data_stats/abortion.htm) That’s like wiping out the entire population of Las Vegas every year (source: https://www.census.gov/…/…/2010s-total-cities-and-towns.html).

That’s 1,748 lives snuffed out EVERY DAY. Let that sink in!

And before you think there’s no home for all these children, experts estimate that there are 1–2 _million_ couples every year waiting to adopt, and yet fewer than 150,000 children are actually placed into these open homes yearly. (Source: https://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-statistics)

How can humanity ever hope to solve smaller problems if we’re savagely killing off the most innocent of us? How big do these numbers have to get before people do something to stop the genocide?

And in the one minute it took you to read this post during business hours, 2–3 children were murdered in the USA alone.

September 24, 2019 | Mayor & Council Meeting: Regular Session

AP article about the OK hand signal

ADL list of hate signals

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How to Live for Christ when Life Happens? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/how-to-live-for-christ-when-life-happens/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 20:00:00 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=10574 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0090

Pastor Frank Mullis joins Andrew to discuss how to live for Christ when the unexpected and sometimes tragic happens.

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Is the Prosperity Gospel Slipping into Your Life – What is the Gospel? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-prosperity-gospel-slipping-into-your-life-what-is-the-gospel/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:00:18 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=10213 Andrew Rappaport’s Rapp Report 0089

Is the Prosperity Gospel Slipping into Your Life?

I.              What is the gospel?

  • The gospel has been under attack and will always remain under attack. It has been under attack by the redefinition of its meaning. People are always trying to change the gospel.
  • If someone gets everything else right about God, but the gospel wrong, they are damned to hell. God’s enemies do not care about attacking any doctrine more than the gospel. It is the most important thing to get right.

II.            Imputation

  • Definition:
    • charging to an account
    • The word imputation, according to the Scriptural usage, denotes an attributing of something to a person, or charging of one with anything, or a set of something to one’s account.
    • It is a legal term.
    • This is the Old Testament idea of the blood sacrifice. The sin was imputed to the animal sacrifice.
  • This is the one area that defines Christianity. If you have everything else right about Christianity and get this one doctrine wrong, you are not Christian.  This doctrine is the one defining doctrine of Christianity that you must not get wrong.  It is literally a matter of eternal life or death!
  • The Christian can be free from sin. Christ came to be the second Adam (Romans 5:12-19).

12Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13(For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) 18Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.  

  • This passage of Scripture explains how sin entered the world by the act of one man, Adam. This one act caused a sin nature in every man, even before there was a written law to explain the penalties.  The immediate result of that one act of sin was death— physical, spiritual, and ultimately eternal.  This death has been passed on to everyone from generation to generation.  Finally, with all that by one act of sin, there was also one act of righteousness by Christ that remedies the act of Adam.  This contrast is in view in this passage of Scripture.
  • The contrast parallels the sin of Adam and the salvation of Christ. It reveals the similarities and differences between the two events in history.  The sin of Adam was a real event and test in history, not a mythical account.
  • The parallels between Adam and Christ are seen in the “oneness.” The result of Adam’s sin was both physical and spiritual death.  The “oneness” is revealed in the one sinful act of Adam and the one righteous act of Christ.  The sin nature extends to all people— except Christ.  Sin was brought into the world by one sinful act, not multiple acts. Thus, Christ’s death was one act for one act, not one act for many acts.  Therefore, Christ died by one act for sin, not sins.
  • How is God’s grace by the act of Christ different from the one sinful act of Adam? Due to Adam, all men are rightly judged for imputed sin.  It is deserved and to all.  However, grace is not to all men and completely and totally unmerited by men.  Because of this, not all men are in Christ, but all men are born in Adam.  Being in Adam is condemnation; the imputation of righteousness by being in Christ is redemption.  Those in Adam have a certain death, both physical and spiritual.  However, those in Christ do not have a spiritual death any longer and may even avoid physical death.
  • Even more so, we can see that there is a superiority of Christ to Adam. There is a similarity in all being “in Adam” and those “in Christ,” the one act of Adam and one act of Christ, and the union with Adam and those in union with Christ.  However, the superiority is in the nature of the one act of Christ, which can impute His righteousness to those who are in Adam.  Christ’s one-act is the remedy for the result of Adam’s one-act.  The important note between the similarity in oneness between Adam and Christ is in a natural versus a spiritual oneness.  All men are in Adam (naturally), and some men are in Christ (spiritually).
  • The superiority can be seen in the contrast between Adam and Christ. Adam disobeyed; Christ obeyed.  Adam’s act was imputed to all men; Christ’s righteous act is imputed to a few men.  Adam’s act has the involvement and participation of each person; Christ’s act has the involvement and participation of only Christ, not any man.
  • As described earlier, there is a contrast in the union in that Adam’s is a natural union while Christ’s is a spiritual one. The union with Adam is immediate at conception while the union with Christ is conditional, based upon faith and regeneration.  All suffer through Adam because of his act while only Christ suffered by His act.
  • (Tupperware illustration)
  • We are justified, declared “not guilty,” in God’s sight because while we were sinners, God attributed our sin to Jesus and attributed Jesus’ righteousness to us.
  • Federal headship in Adam and in Christ: it is this federal headship that provides for our double imputation: 1) our sin imputed to Jesus and 2) Jesus’ righteousness imputed to us.
  • No one can escape the inherited sin, but few receive the imputation of righteousness. In other words, all men are deserving of the imputation of sin and its judgment, but none are deserving of the grace of God.    Thus, all sin is merited, and grace is completely unmerited.
  • The enemies of the gospel do not care how much time you spend serving in the church. The enemies of the gospel do not care how much time you spend in fellowship with one another. The enemies of the gospel do not care how much you give to the church. The enemies of the gospel do not care how much you read the Bible.  The enemies of the gospel only care that you get this one doctrine wrong!

III.          One dangerous threat to the gospel is external.

  • The threat to the doctrine of imputation comes from those that water it down. They remove any talk of sin. Thus, they focus only on the righteousness of Jesus imputed to them. However, they still sit in their self-righteousness because they never dealt with the sin being imputed to Christ.
  • Imputation is both our sin on Christ and His righteousness on us.
  • The gospel has been attacked by people that redefine it.
  • Very often, people water down the gospel because they want the person with whom they are talking to like them more than God.
  • Romans 5:6-11

6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:6–11)

  • A Roman Catholic says that if anyone believes that we are justified by faith alone, we are anathema, i.e. cursed. As a Roman Catholic, you cannot believe in the doctrine of imputation.  The Roman Catholic Church goes so far as to say that someone would be cursed in hell to believe in the doctrine of imputation.
  • The new perspective on Paul has been redefining the gospel and specifically this doctrine for years. The new perspective on Paul rejects the doctrine of justification by grace alone.  It is an attempt by evangelical Christians to be liked and get along with Roman Catholics by adopting their doctrine and rejecting the central doctrine to salvation.
  • This blurring of the issues of justification and sanctification has the net effect of making Christianity like every other world religion: a salvation-by-works gospel. Every world religion has works-based salvation because it is inherent to human pride to want to earn eternal life.  Grace-Based salvation is distinctively Christian.  To confuse or deny the doctrine of imputation by grace alone through faith alone and in Christ alone is to deny Christianity itself.
  • People redefine the gospel not because they are concerned about others wanting to have eternal life. They do not do it because they fear God. They do it because they love themselves more than wanting others to love God.

IV.          The more dangerous threat to the gospel is internal.

  • The internal threat to the gospel is more dangerous because it is more subtle. It is often overlooked, and when pointed out, it is often denied and even justified.  This greater threat to the gospel is so subtle that people ignore it even with the threat in front of them.  This threat to the gospel is internal.  It is all of us!
  • We talk as if salvation is by grace alone, but we live our lives in such a way that we actually teach that it is by works. We give lip service to imputation and live based on performance.  We live as if our works are necessary for our salvation.
  • Many would disagree with this because intellectually and theologically, they understand justification and the doctrine of imputation, but we are not talking about our intellect. We are talking about how we practically live it out.  Theologically, we understand justification and imputation rightly.  However, practically, with regard to our sanctification, we act as if we must rely on works to be accepted by God.  I am not addressing what we profess we believe.  I am addressing the very way we live.
  • How we threaten imputation in our own lives:
  1. We think we need to make up for the things we have done wrong.
  2. We think we deserve it, i.e. we are too casual with the grace of Christ.
  3. We think we are not good enough for Christ.

A.           We think we need to make up things for we have done wrong.

  • There are so many of us that live in such a way that says that we are doing works to attempt to get God on our side— as if our works will keep us in good favor with God.
  • How do we respond when we have a bad day? Do you ever feel guilty when things go well for you?  As though you do not deserve it, and you should not have it because you have not earned it?  And if things go bad for us on a bad day, do we act as if we had earned the bad things and deserve them?
  • How about when you have a really good day with God? You had your devotions.  You had a good time of prayer.  Maybe you had the opportunity to share the gospel with someone, and the conversation went really well.  Things are going well for the rest of that day. Do you feel you deserve the good things? Do you think they are owed to you? Do you expect that you should have a good day because you had your devotions and did your good works?
  • When you are doing good works for God, do you expect good things to happen? When you are being disobedient to God, do you expect bad things to happen?  When you are being disobedient to God and good things happen, do you feel guilty?  Are you doing good works for God, and when things do not happen well, you ask why?
  • The problem with this view is that we are using our works or performance to gauge God’s satisfaction with us as if God would only be happy if we are “good.” Maybe some of us grew up hearing this all the time, and now we think this way.  We act as if our sanctification is performance-based.  If we do not keep performing for God, we’re going to be out of His favor.
  • Paul learned the mistake of this as he stated in Philippians 3:3-10:

3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, (Philippians 3:3–10)

  • We live as if we have works-based sanctification. Our works did not save us.  Our works will not keep us, either.  God saved us by grace.  We can never be so good that we do not need to rely on God’s grace, and we can never be so bad that we are beyond God’s reach with His grace.
  • We threaten the doctrine of imputation when we live in such a way that we feel the need to make up for the sins we have done against God. When I first became a Christian, I did not know any other Christians.  I used to struggle as any other 16-year-old boy would with lust and pornography.  When I sinned, I would have a day of fasting to make up for that sin.  That threatens the doctrine of imputation.
  • When we do this, we do not live as if we believe in the doctrine of imputation. Imputation is both our sin on Christ and His righteousness on us. The irony is that when we leave this performance-based model of sanctification, we still do not make up for our sin.  In fact, we add to whatever sin we have committed the sin of self-righteousness, thinking that somehow our works can do more than Christ’s work on the cross.
  • When Jesus Christ hung on the cross, He said, “It is finished.” There is absolutely nothing more that we human beings can ever do that can add to that finished work.  It is finished— yet we continue to sin and continue to feel guilty.  It is finished.  We try to make up for our sins by doing good works.  It is finished.  We come to expect that we will have a good day if we do good things for God.  It is finished.  It is finished!  There is nothing more we can add.  There is nothing more we can do.  It is finished.  Christ did it all.
  • We do not want God’s grace. Does that shock you?  Do you really want God’s grace?  When we try to establish our own performance-based sanctification, we do not want God’s grace.  We want our own merit, just like the followers of all other world religions that want to earn.  It is prideful to think that our works earn more than what God did.
  • If we are in Christ, we have been crucified in Christ. Gal 2:20 – who is doing our sanctifying?  We are dead.  We are crucified.  We cannot sanctify ourselves.  It is Christ who lives through us.  So, our role in sanctification is through Christ.  That is imputation.  Christ took our sin, and we have His righteousness.
  • The source of our relationship with God is the gospel. We cannot rest on our own righteousness because we do not have any.  The righteousness we have comes from Christ, and we must rest on His righteousness.
  • It is God who reconciled us to Himself that we may become His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:16-21).

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:16–21)

  • It is only because God, Who had no sin, became sin for us that we become the righteousness of God. We do not get God’s righteousness by our works.  We did not save ourselves by works, and we will not keep ourselves saved by works.

B.           We think we deserve it and are too casual with the grace of Christ.

  • Look at the parable that Jesus told to the Pharisees (Luke 18: 9-14).

9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

  • This is the case for people who trust in their own achievements and their own works. They come to think that they deserve God’s grace.  In fact, they look down on others who do not live up to their standard.
  • You will see these people usually becoming legalistic, like the Pharisees. They may have an air of spirituality, but they base it on their performance.  They may even give God the credit as this Pharisee does; however, when they are trusting in their own self-righteousness, they even have contempt for others.
  • What makes the Pharisee so self-righteous is that he thinks he is not like everyone else. He thinks he has achieved some level of performance that sets him apart from everyone else.  He is blind to his own self-righteousness.
  • One clear sign that you have come to the point that you believe you deserve God’s grace and have become too casual about it is when you feel that you are better than others. You are trusting in your own self-righteousness when you have a view of superiority over other people.
  • We act as if we deserve God’s grace. We become too casual with God’s grace.  We find and perch on some theological issue from which we are going to look down on others.  For example, one popular issue these days is the theological discussion about Calvinism and Arminianism.  We will not even talk to people that claim to be one or the other because we think we are better than they are.
  • The issue is that if you are talking with another person that has the doctrine of imputation correct, he is a brother in Christ. We see this self-righteous, works-based sanctification in people that will not talk to someone because they disagree with some theological position.  They even claim to know that others are not saved because they claim the other view is of the devil. Usually, they build straw-man arguments so that in their pride, they can tear others down and feel superior. They have set their theological system and their sanctification above another person for whom Christ died.
  • This pride of self-righteousness deceives the person into thinking they are right and spiritual when actually they are sinful and threatening the doctrine of imputation. Like the Pharisee, they come to expect God’s righteousness— not because of what Christ did, but because of what they do and believe.
  • There are plenty of other issues and things that many of us can be self-righteous and look down on others regarding, including unbelievers. Do we look down on homosexuals?  Do we look at the drug addict on the street who is homeless and think he deserves it?  Do we ignore the atheist who denies God and not shares the gospel with him because we think he is a fool and does not deserve it?
  • Do we look down at those very people we mentioned that externally threaten the doctrine of imputation? Do we look down on those Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.?  We actually look down on those people who threaten the doctrine of imputation while we ourselves are threatening the doctrine of imputation by the way we live.

C.           We think we are not good enough for Christ.

  • Some have fallen into the downward spiral of shame. We have some life-dominating sin that we go back to over and over again, and we are sick and tired of asking God for forgiveness.  We get to the point that we think that we are not good enough for Christ.  We do not deserve His righteousness.  “Might as well give up on the whole Christian thing and give me over to the flesh,” we say to ourselves.
  • Our flesh is happy to convince us of these things. Our flesh is happy to tell us, “You are not good enough. God’s not going to listen to you after you do that again.” We tell ourselves that God cannot forgive us.  We have done it too many times.
  • The downward spiral of shame begins when we think that God cannot forgive us. We feel shame for asking for forgiveness again.  We pull away from prayer because we feel like a hypocrite.  We stopped doing our devotions and reading the Bible because it no longer gives us joy but makes us feel guilty.  We pull away from church because those joyful people make us feel miserable like we cannot have what they have.
  • We were saved by God’s grace— He took all our sin upon Himself on the cross and gave us His righteousness! He knew what we would do.  He knows our sin better than we do.  And He forgave us!  If you are in Christ, you are forgiven!  You are free.  Are you in Christ?  Then, there is no shame.  Stop beating yourself up.  If you are in Christ, then He has already forgiven you.  Forgive yourself. Repent, and ask forgiveness.
  • It is time to move on. It is time to serve Christ.  This is clearly not making an excuse for sin. Romans 6:1-2 makes it clear: should we sin that grace may abound?  Absolutely not!  The person who wants to use God’s grace as an excuse for vice is not the person we are talking about here.
  • I am talking to the person who feels unworthy of God’s righteousness and who feels “not good enough.” They look at their works and feel ashamed.  To you, I say it is finished.  It is finished!  He who knew no sin became sin that you may become the righteousness of Christ.  The God of the universe did that for you.  The One who created you and gives you life and breath in your lungs died for you.  He died for you that you might live and live more abundantly.
  • This form of shame is actually another form of self-righteousness. It is also another threat to the doctrine of imputation because it focuses on performance-based sanctification, but it is masked in false humility.  It is hidden in the deception of guilt. We must repent of this self-righteousness.
  • Another way that we feel we are not good enough for Christ is by comparing ourselves to other people that God has sanctified and expected that they can be used by God but that we cannot. “Well, I cannot handle the Word of God like Pastor So-and-so,” or “I cannot go out and evangelize on the street like that guy on the street— all I can do is hand out this gospel tract.”
  • All you can do is hand out a gospel tract? Like that is some meaningless thing?  Do you remember 2 Corinthians 5?  You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ.  You represent the King— the King who adopted you into His family. Christ died that you may become His righteousness. You are an ambassador for Christ. Serve your King!

II.            Conclusion

  • The solution to the problem of the external threat is to proclaim rightly the accurate gospel. We must not water it down.  We must proclaim it.  It must be the gospel of imputation.
  • The solution to the internal threat to the doctrine of imputation is that we must preach the gospel to ourselves every day. It is not enough to know the gospel intellectually and theologically.  We must live out the gospel and sanctification process daily.  We must live in such a way that we have no sin because Christ took it, and we received His righteousness.

 

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Benny Hinn Repents with Justin Peters https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/benny-hinn-repents-with-justin-peters/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:00:18 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=9585 Rapp Report 0088

Justin Peters joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss the message from Benny Hinn about his “repentance” of the prosperity gospel. Is it true?

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Bonus: What Makes a Biblical Marriage https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-what-makes-a-biblical-marriage/ Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:00:46 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8527 Rapp Report Daily 0087

Pastor Frank Mullis’s message at the Equip Jersey Conference 2019 on what makes a biblical marriage.

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Is Showing Partiality Always a Sin? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-showing-partiality-always-a-sin/ Sun, 01 Sep 2019 14:00:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=9030 Rapp Report Daily 0086

Andrew Rappaport talks about some thoughts about showing partiality and liberalism.

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Exposing Public Ministries and People with Jim Osman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/exposing-public-ministries-and-people-with-jim-osman/ Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:00:36 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8525 Rapp Report Daily 0084

Pastor Jim Osman joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss the way some attempt to expose public ministries and people, how false teachers try to avoid correction and how to properly expose false teachers.

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Bonus: Should You Preach? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-should-you-preach/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:15:48 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8529 Rapp Report Daily 0085

Andrew Rappaport delivers a message from Equip Jersey Conference 2019 challenge people about their marriage and evangelism.

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How to Deal with Joshua Harris with Justin Peters and Jim Osman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/how-to-deal-with-joshua-harris-with-justin-peters-and-jim-osman/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:00:17 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8470 Rapp Report Daily 0083

Pastor Jim Osman and Justin Peters join Andrew Rappaport to discuss Joshua Harris's claim that he left the faith and how we should respond to it. Below is the full sermon from Pastor Jim Osman referred to in the podcast.

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Social Justice with Dr. Anthony Silvestro https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/social-justice-with-dr-anthony-silvestro/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:00:56 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8344 Rapp Report Daily 0082

Dr. Anthony Silvestro provides a definition and explanation of the danger of social justice from the Equip Jersey Conference hosted by Striving for Eternity.

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Apologetics with Kevin Conover of Educate for Life https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/apologetics-with-kevin-conover-of-educate-for-life/ Sun, 04 Aug 2019 14:00:59 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8314 Rapp Report Daily 0081

Andrew discusses apologetics with Kevin Conover of Educate for Life. They talk about:

Kevin's testimony and how he got into teaching apologetics
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Social Justice and the Leftist Agenda https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/social-justice-and-the-leftist-agenda/ Sun, 28 Jul 2019 14:00:03 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8185 Rapp Report Daily 0080

Andrew and Jamal Bandy of the Prescribed Truth podcast discuss many issues like being woke, social justice and forgiving someone that does not repent.

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Bonus: The Judges of the Old Testament https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-the-judges-of-the-old-testament/ Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:00:25 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8154 Rapp Report Daily 0079

Andrew covers the judges of the Old Testament.

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The Supremacy of Jesus Christ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-supremacy-of-jesus-christ/ Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:00:25 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=8128 Rapp Report Daily 0078

Andrew teaches through Colossians 1:15-23, which is an important text when discussing the Deity of Christ with cults. This passage lifts Jesus Christ on high with the supremacy of Christ.

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Interview of Chris Arnzen https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interview-of-chris-arnzen/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:41:33 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7993 Andrew flips the tables on Chris Arnzen of Iron Sharpens Iron Radio and comes on his show to interview the host on his own show.

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Blue Letter Bible https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/blue-letter-bible/ Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:00:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7924 Andrew is at the headquarters for Blue Letter Bible and gets an interview with their Chief Operating Officer.

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Bonus: Encouragement https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-encouragement/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:00:12 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7831 Daily episodes summarized to encourage you to encourage others.

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Hollywood, Media and Critical Thinking with Eve Franklin https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/hollywood-media-and-critical-thinking-with-eve-franklin/ Sun, 30 Jun 2019 14:00:15 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7829 Eve Franklin of Are You Just Watching podcast joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss how to apply some critical thinking to watching Hollywood movies and media.

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Here are the questions that were discussed:Women pastors in general
1. What is your position about women pastors?
2. Why do you think so many people want to support the idea of female preachers?
Beth Moore in general
3. Do you have any concerns about Beth Moore and her teaching?
4. Have you seen over the years anything that concerns you about the direction Beth Moore is taking?
The Open Letter
5. What is this open letter to Beth Moore about?
6. Why is it important for her to make a public position?
7. What are the dangers that you see with her on this issue?
8. Do you think she will answer or respond?
 

Here are links to some of the articles mentioned:
Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore

Women and False Teachers: Why Men Don’t Get It, and Why It’s Imperative That They Do

https://michellelesley.com/category/rock-your-role/ (This is my “Rock Your Role” series of articles on the Scriptures dealing with the role of women in the church.)

Bible Studies

Searching for a new church?

Biblical Counseling Resources

Speaking Engagements

Every Monday Michelle have a feature called “The Mailbag” where she answer readers' questions. This Monday's edition will deal with all the questions we've been getting about the letter.

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An Open To Beth Moore about Homosexuality with Michelle Lesley https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/an-open-to-beth-moore-about-homosexuality-with-michelle-lesley/ Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:00:07 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7789 Andrew Rappaport is joined by Michelle Lesley to talk about the open letter to Beth Moore that she put out and signed.

Here is a link to the open letter: https://michellelesley.com/2019/06/19/an-open-letter-to-beth-moore/

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Here are the questions that were discussed:Women pastors in general
1. What is your position about women pastors?
2. Why do you think so many people want to support the idea of female preachers?
Beth Moore in general
3. Do you have any concerns about Beth Moore and her teaching?
4. Have you seen over the years anything that concerns you about the direction Beth Moore is taking?
The Open Letter
5. What is this open letter to Beth Moore about?
6. Why is it important for her to make a public position?
7. What are the dangers that you see with her on this issue?
8. Do you think she will answer or respond?
 

Here are links to some of the articles mentioned:
Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore

Women and False Teachers: Why Men Don’t Get It, and Why It’s Imperative That They Do

https://michellelesley.com/category/rock-your-role/ (This is my “Rock Your Role” series of articles on the Scriptures dealing with the role of women in the church.)

Bible Studies

Searching for a new church?

Biblical Counseling Resources

Speaking Engagements

Every Monday Michelle have a feature called “The Mailbag” where she answer readers' questions. This Monday's edition will deal with all the questions we've been getting about the letter.

This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org

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Bonus: The Attributes of God https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-the-attributes-of-god/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:00:03 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7643 In this bonus episode, Andrew goes through 31 attributes of God to help you in your study and understanding of God.

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Does God Allow a Woman to be a Pastor/Preacher in the Church? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/does-god-allow-a-woman-to-be-a-pastor-preacher-in-the-church/ Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:00:07 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7641 Andrew asks the questions, “Does God allow a woman to be a pastor?” and “Does God permit women to preach in the church?” There are many different views on these issues. The question we must ask is this, “What does God’s Word say?” Andrew will examine the excuses people offer in support of female pastors and preachers. He will deal with the pertinent texts and demonstrate that the Bible, though it clearly teaches that men and women are of equal value before God, also teaches that men and women have different roles assigned to them by God and that the role of pastoring and preaching simply is not a role He has assigned to women. Andrew will conclude the program by explaining why this issue is of such importance for the church today.
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Answering the Critics from the Philippines https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/answering-the-critics-from-the-philippines/ Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:00:41 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7356 Justin Peters of JustinPeters.org and Andrew Rappaport update people on their trip to the Phillippines. They address many issues that they covered at the many events, like church discipline, female pastors, NAR and Word of Faith and much more. However, not everyone was happy that they were there. So Justin and Andrew respond to their critics.

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Resources mentioned:

Conference sessions from Cebu on Facebook:

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Q&A

Theology Gals episode on MOPS International

Check out Reformations Pages on Facebook and Twitter

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Question and Answer Session (Justin Peters and Frank Mullis) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/question-and-answer-session-justin-peters-and-frank-mullis/ Sun, 02 Jun 2019 14:00:54 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7200 Question and Answer Session (Justin Peters and Frank Mullis)

This conference message was delivered at the Sanctification through Suffering Conference.

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Personal look into the Testimony of Andrew Rappaport https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/personal-look-into-the-testimony-of-andrew-rappaport/ Sun, 26 May 2019 14:00:41 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7196 Andrew was interviewed on the Reboots podcast with Tracy Winchell. On this episode, Andrew gets more personal that you have heard him before. He shares about how God saved him, what happened when his parents found out and how God called him into ministry.

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Bonus: Survey of the Bible https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bonus-survey-of-the-bible/ Wed, 22 May 2019 14:00:59 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6799 An overview of all the books of the Bible

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Biblical Basis for Suffering from Genesis 3 & Romans 8 (Joe Suozzo) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/biblical-basis-for-suffering-from-genesis-3-romans-8-joe-suozzo/ Sun, 19 May 2019 14:00:21 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6806 Biblical Basis for Suffering from Genesis 3 & Romans 8 (Joe Suozzo)

This conference message was delivered at the Sanctification through Suffering Conference.

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Is Church Discipline only for Serious Crimes or any Offense? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-church-discipline-only-for-serious-crimes-or-any-offense/ Sun, 12 May 2019 14:00:40 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=7066 Danny Purvis of Growth Project Radio and Harmony Community Church joins Andrew to discuss a podcast that made the argument that church discipline is only for serious crimes and really should not be done in the church because it does not work.

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Get the Process of Reconciliation quick reference card that was mentioned. It is a helpful tool. https://strivingforeternity.org/product/flow-chart-side-1-process-reconciliation-card

For more information on church, discipline listen to episode 24 of the Rapp Report  https://strivingforeternity.org/church-discipline-rapp-report-weekly-0024-striving-for-eternity

Listen to the previous episode with Danny on his book Marriage Pyramid https://strivingforeternity.org/the-marriage-pyramid-with-dr-danny-purvis

Here is the episode of Growth Project Radio that we discussed on the show http://www.growthproject.org/podcast/gpr-s2-e13-2nd-peter

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God’s Sovereignty in Suffering (Justin Peters) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/gods-sovereignty-in-suffering-justin-peters/ Sun, 05 May 2019 14:00:22 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6808 God's Sovereignty in Suffering (Justin Peters)

This conference message was delivered at the Sanctification through Suffering Conference.

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Mass Murder in Sri Lanka and Some cannot Identify the Victims https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/mass-murder-in-sri-lanka-and-some-cannot-identify-the-victims/ Sun, 28 Apr 2019 14:00:44 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6814 Andrew is joined by Virgil Walker from the Just Thinking podcast to discuss the mass murder in Sri Lanka last week and why it is that so many could not bring themselves to identify who were the victims. The left who blame Christians for so many of the ills of culture, cannot bring themselves to admit that Christians are being targeted over and over again. There is a political agenda to attack Christianity and blame Christians when in fact is the Christians that are the victims as the left victimizes Christians. The media would not call the victims Christians but only “Easter Worshipers”.

Andrew and Virgil then respond to a video of Steven Furtick defining the purpose of the church. They explain the biblical purpose of the church and it is not what Steve Furtick thinks that it is.

Read Kofi's article about discipleship, (https://strivingforeternity.org/do-we-really-need-discipleship-part-1)

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Is Christ just a Pagan Copy? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-christ-just-a-pagan-copy/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:00:11 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6750 Andrew answers the questions asked 1) is Christianity just a copy of pagan religions and 2) what makes Christianity different than other religions.

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Dealing with Depression from Psalm 42-43 (Frank Mullis) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/dealing-with-depression-from-psalm-42-43-frank-mullis/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:00:35 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6714 Pastor R. Frank Mullis preached about Dealing with Depression from Psalm 42-43 (Frank Mullis) at the Sanctification through Suffering Conference.

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Qualifications of Church Leaders https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/qualifications-of-church-leaders/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:00:10 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6699 Andrew goes over the qualifications of church leaders.

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I.              Blameless (1 Timothy 3:2, 10; Titus 1:7)
Repeated three times

Required for both elders and servants (implied to female servants)

It literally means, “that cannot be laid hold of” and sometimes translated “above reproach”.  This is a must.  It has the idea of “unrebukeable”.  This does not mean the man must be perfect, for then no one could ever be qualified.  It has to do with the idea of not having anything that could be nailed to someone, in other words, nothing that they are covering up.  The man must reconcile things and not cover them up.

Examples: Elder arrested for drunk driving and stopped down for “personal sin” the man was not qualified until the sin was named.  Another example was an elder that had a daughter that had a child out of wedlock and wanted to hide her away until after the birth and not mention it to anyone, he was disqualified because of the cover-up.
II.            Temperate (1 Timothy 3:2, 11)
Repeated twice

Required of elders and female servants

The Greek word literally means “wineless,” or “unmixed with wine”.  It means sober, temperate as in abstaining from wine, either entirely or at least from its immoderate use or of things free from all wine, as vessels, offerings.

This is the word that is often used to describe one who abstains from alcohol.  Here, it is used in a metaphorical sense to describe the pastor as one who keeps a watch over his own conduct and ministry.  He is not given to excesses in any way.

This word has the idea of self-controlled or level-headed, not someone who rushes into something without thinking it through.
III.         Sober Minded (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8)
Repeated twice

Required only of elders

The Greek word has the meaning of a sound mind, sane, in one’s senses or curbing one’s desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate.

An elder needs to be as a character SELF-DISCIPLINED.  He needs to be one characterized by discipline in his priorities, in his use of time, in his duties for service.

He is a person who is serious about spiritual things.  That does not mean he is cold and humorless, but that he views the world with an eternal perspective.

If one is temperate and sober-minded in their thinking, will result in being self-disciplined.
IV.          Good Behavior (1 Timothy 3:2)
Used once

Required only of elders

The Greek word means, well arranged, seemly, modest.  Its basic meaning is to be orderly.  His well-disciplined mind leads to a well-disciplined life.

The elder needs to be organized by nature.  If a pastor is not organized many of the duties of his calling may be neglected.
V.            Hospitable (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8)
Repeated twice

Required only of elders

The Greek word That word translates philoxenos, a compound word from the Greek words for “to love,” and “strangers” and has the meaning of hospitable or generous to guests.  It does not refer to entertaining friends, but showing hospitality to strangers.
VI.          Not Given to [Much] Wine (1 Timothy 3:3, 8; Titus 1:7)
Repeated three times

Required of both elders and male servants

Not given to wine in 1 Timothy 3:3 is a single word that This word literally means “not a slave to alcohol”.  The New King James Version has a footnote for this word stating that it could be translated not addicted.

Not given to much wine in 1 Timothy 3:8 is not the same word.  It is several Greek words that mean to not be addicted or given over to wine.

This does not mean that the elders cannot have any wine but the servants can have some.  This talks more about the issue of addiction, not wine.  Paul encourages Timothy to have a little wine to prevent the dysentery of the water (2 Timothy 5:23).  However,

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The Truth about Trials from James 1:2-4 (Justin Peters) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-truth-about-trials-from-james-12-4-justin-peters/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:00:53 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6662 Justin Peters preached about the truth about trials from James 1:2-4 at the Sanctification through Suffering Conference.

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Why am I Suffering? (Frank Mullis) https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/why-am-i-suffering-frank-mullis/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 14:00:38 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6659 Pastor R. Frank Mullis preached about why do I suffer at the Sanctification through Suffering Conference.

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Interviews from Shepherds Conference Chris Hohnholz and Tom Buck https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interviews-from-shepherds-conference-chris-hohnholz-and-tom-buck/ Sun, 31 Mar 2019 14:00:39 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6612 Some interviews from the Shepherds Conference with Chris Hohnholz and Tom Buck

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Interviews from Shepherds Conference Darrell Harrison and Alex Strauch https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interviews-from-shepherds-conference-darrell-harrison-and-alex-strauch/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:00:33 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6476 Some interviews from the Shepherds Conference with Darrell Harrison and Alex Strauch

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Discernment and Disqualification with Phil Johnson from Shepherds Conference https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/discernment-and-disqualification-with-phil-johnson-from-shepherds-conference/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 14:00:34 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6426 Phil Johnson unpacks his message from the Shepherds Conference about discernment and the qualification for ministry.

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The Marriage Pyramid with Dr. Danny Purvis https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-marriage-pyramid-with-dr-danny-purvis/ Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:00:53 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6289 Andrew talks with Dr. Danny Purvis about his new book, the Marriage Pyramid. They discuss Danny's Navy career and marriage.

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Is the New Apostolic Reformation a Cult with Amy Spreeman https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-new-apostolic-reformation-a-cult-with-amy-spreeman/ Sun, 03 Mar 2019 21:00:52 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6284 Andrew talks with Amy Spreeman about the New Apostolic Reformation. They define what it is and how NAR influence people.

Some resources mentioned

New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)

Lou Engel ends “The Call” to usher in Billy Graham’s “mantle”

Naomi's Table Bible Studies https://naomistable.com

Pirate Christian Radio http://www.piratechristian.com

Berean Research https://bereanresearch.org

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From Death to Life How Salvation Works with Allen Nelson IV https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/from-death-to-life-how-salvation-works-with-allen-nelson-iv/ Sun, 24 Feb 2019 21:58:42 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6233 Andrew is joined by Pastor Allen Nelson IV to talk about his book “From Death to Life”. They get into a lengthy discussion on the topic of salvation and how it works.

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Discernment and Judge Not with Todd Friel of Wretch TV/Radio https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/discernment-and-judge-not-with-todd-friel-of-wretch-tv-radio/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:00:05 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6047 Andrew Rappaport and Todd Friel discuss discernment and judging others. Todd provides more rules for discernment.

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Abortion, Racism and Culture with Virgil Walker https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/abortion-racism-and-culture-with-virgil-walker/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:00:06 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6044 Andrew Rappaport and Virgil Walker talk about abortion, racism and the culture.

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G3 Interviews with Kofi and Fred Butler https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/g3-interviews-with-kofi-and-fred-butler/ Sun, 03 Feb 2019 21:00:48 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=6000 More interviews from G3 Conference, these include Kofi and Fred Bulter. Kofi and Andrew discuss discipleship and the importance of it. Fred from Grace to You talks about the early years of the ministry of John MacArthur.

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G3 Interview with guys from Theology Driven and Gabe Hughes https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/g3-interview-with-guys-from-theology-driven-and-gabe-hughes/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:00:00 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5908 Andrew sits down as the G3 conference with some of the guys from Theology Driven podcast when Pastor Gabe Hughes from When We Understand The Text (WWUTT) podcast and joins us. It is some great conversations and maybe the guys at Theology Driven revealed that they are not really in a car recording their podcast … maybe.

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The Importance of Context https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-importance-of-context/ Sun, 27 Jan 2019 15:00:00 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5870 Context is important for interpreting Scripture. Sometimes the context explains the meaning of a text that some could be confused about due to reading out of context.

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Baptism Debate at G3 with Les Lanphere and Discussion about the Super Bowl Outreach https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/baptism-debate-at-g3-with-les-lanphere-and-discussion-about-the-super-bowl-outreach/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:00:17 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5873 Les Lanphere and Andrew Rappaport discussed the topic of baptism at the G3 Conference. After was an interview about Sports Fan Outreach International's Super Bowl Outreach.

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Prophecy and the Bible https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/prophecy-and-the-bible/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:02:09 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5796 A recap of the Christian Podcast Community podcasters event held at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. Andrew walks you through some of the private tour information that he gave to those in attendance. We hear from some of the guys at the Theology Driven podcast.  The episode starts with a discussion about the slave Bible that was on display. Most of the topics will be about the history of the Bible tour.

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Making Resolutions that Last https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/making-resolutions-that-last/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:00:05 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5577 Every year people make New Year's resolutions, only to drop them by February. However, we examine Nehemiah as an example of someone that made a lasting resolution. There are things that we can learn from Nehemiah that teach us how to make a lasting resolution. He displays that a lasting resolution requires, prayer, commitment, a plan and to plan for the unexpected.

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Andy Stanley and Leighton Flowers discuss Calvinism https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/andy-stanley-and-leighton-flowers-discuss-calvinism/ Sun, 06 Jan 2019 14:00:23 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5445 Andy Stanley and Leighton Flowers discuss Calvinism's impact on the local church.  Do they fairly represent the position that they do not hold to?

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Are You Suffering? We have a Conference for You https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/are-you-suffering-we-have-a-conference-for-you/ Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:00:33 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5442 Striving for Eternity is going to host a conference in 2019 on dealing with long-term suffering like depression, anxiety, and long-term struggles. It will be in NJ in March and keynotes speakers will be Justin Peters and Frank Mullis. Stay tuned to Striving for Eternity as we will be adding details soon.

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New Podcast to Help You Podcast https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/new-podcast-to-help-you-podcast/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:28 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5440 We are adding a new podcast for 2019 to help podcasters. More and more people are starting to podcast and Christian Podcast Community has the mission to encourage and equip podcasters for excellence in podcasting.

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Why start the Christian Podcast Community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/why-start-the-christian-podcast-community/ Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:00:42 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5438 Striving for Eternity has focused on building the foundation for the Christian Podcast Community and in 2019 you can expect it to start growing. This podcast will provide some reason why we are starting the Christian Podcast Community. Christianity is the largest category for all podcasts and 1/3 of all podcasts were added just in 2018. More and more people are starting to podcast and Christian Podcast Community has the mission to encourage and equip podcasters for excellence in podcasting.

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Christian Podcast Community Update https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/christian-podcast-community-update/ Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:00:44 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5435 Here is an update on the Christian Podcast Community and what Striving for Eternity has been doing for 2018.

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New Podcast Feed for the Rapp Report Daily Show https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/new-podcast-feed-for-the-rapp-report-daily-show/ Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:00:35 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5432 Do you enjoy listening to the Rapp Report Monday through Friday for the short 2-minute episodes? Well, it is moving to a new feed. We created a new podcast for the Rapp Report Daily. Make sure that you subscribe to the new feed and stay on the Rapp Report for the longer weekly episodes.

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Is the Bible Reliable? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-bible-reliable/ Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:00:03 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5400 Andrew delivered a message at Striving for Eternity's Equip NorCal Conference on Biblical reliability. Can you trust the Bible? Has it been edited and changed so that we cannot trust the message of the Bible? Andrew provides the answer that it is very reliable. If you want more information on this topic get Andrew's book “What Do We Believe” at http://WhatDoWeBelieveBook.com

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Contradictions: The Bible Teaches Many Ways to be Saved? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/contradictions-the-bible-teaches-many-ways-to-be-saved/ Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:00:34 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5394 On a recent Apologetics Live show, someone claimed that the Bible contains contradictions because it teaches many ways to be saved. However, most people like this person does not understand what salvation means. This podcast will quickly explain the differences in the general word “salvation” and address the passages he used to show that he was wrong. There are no contradictions in the Bible on the way to be saved.

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Having an Eternal Mindset https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/having-an-eternal-mindset/ Sun, 23 Dec 2018 20:00:29 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5380 This is a sermon from Philippians 1 about having an enteral mindset. It was delivered at the Equip NorCal Conference in September 2018 in Redwood City, CA by Andrew Rappaport.

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Theology is the Love of God https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/theology-is-the-love-of-god/ Sat, 22 Dec 2018 14:00:59 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5292 Many people claim that theology is divisive and not helpful yet it is the foundation of Christian belief.

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John MacArthur Claims Jews and Christians Worship the Same God https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/john-macarthur-claims-jews-and-christians-worship-the-same-god/ Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:00:16 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5270 John MacArthur was interviewed by Ben Shapiro on his Sunday show. MacArthur stated some things that we somewhat debatable and some that caused controversy. Some disagree that Jews and Christians worship the same God. Many came to Andrew to get his opinion as a Jewish Christian. So here is Andrew's response.

Watch the Interview

Mentioned on the podcast

Theology Gals

Theology Driven

Freed Thinker

Just Thinking

 

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Debunking the Myths of Christmas https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/debunking-the-myths-of-christmas/ Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:00:56 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5266 Many of the things that people believe about Christmas are really myths that people want to believe.

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Mother Forces Six Year Old Son to Transition to a Girl in Divorce https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/mother-forces-six-year-old-son-to-transition-to-a-girl-in-divorce/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:00:30 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5250 A mother is forcing her son, James, to transition to a girl in the middle of a divorce and is charging her husband with child abuse for not supporting the transition when her son claims he does not want to wear girl clothes. The mother is seeking to prevent the father from having rights to seeing his children while also seeking to make him pay for transition surgery for James when he turns eight.

Articles referred to in the podcast:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/26/mom-dresses-six-year-old-son-girl-threatens-dad-losing-son-disagreeing/

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/11/texas-mom-says-6-year-old-boy-is-transgender-dad-disagrees-and-could-lose-custody/

If you want to support James' fathers you can do that at SaveJames.com

The battle against Christian cake baker went to the Supreme Court was discussed in detail on a previous Rapp Report

Andrew first addressed an issue in NJ where a teacher was suspended for telling 1st graders that Santa Clause is not real.

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Was the cross Cosmic Child Abuse? https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/was-the-cross-cosmic-child-abuse/ Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:00:09 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5215 Atheists like Richard Dawkins, claim that the cross is an act of cosmic child abuse. Claims like these are illogical and display a lack of understanding of the Bible.

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When your House Burns to the Ground https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/when-your-house-burns-to-the-ground/ Sun, 02 Dec 2018 14:00:07 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5201 Andrew Rappaport talks with Joe Conkle and tragedy and using it to share the gospel. Joe's house burnt down four years ago and he used it as an opportunity to share the gospel and lead others to Jesus Christ. Andrew shared about a family in his church that just had their house burn down and they are in need. If you can help them please contribute to the GoFundMe that was set up.

https://www.gofundme.com/freehold-township-house-fire

Also, Joe and Andrew talked about the Prayer Stands that Joe uses for evangelism. They are a great tool for evangelism.

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Be prepared for when tragedy strikes https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/be-prepared-for-when-tragedy-strikes/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5191 Tragedy will strike everyone at some point in their life. For the Christian, we can be prepared to deal with it before it strikes. There are some simple steps to prepare for tragedy.

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Music Glorifying God | Rapp Report Weekly 0038 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/music-glorifying-god-rapp-report-weekly-0038-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:00:04 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5124 Andrew interviews T Deimaris Barlow of the B.A.R.S. podcast. They discuss rap music, church, and social justice.

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Thanksgiving Holiday | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0025 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/thanksgiving-holiday-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0025-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 24 Nov 2018 14:00:07 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5170 The history and purpose for the holiday of Thanksgiving.

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Is Jesus polyamorous? | Rapp Report Weekly 0037 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-jesus-polyamorous-rapp-report-weekly-0037-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:00:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5145 The is not an episode of the young. Andrew will address three different attacks on Christianity.

Christians trying to justify pornography. Some Christians try to claim that as long as it is married coupled doing the sexual acts then it should be biblically allowed.

A recent article from Christian News Network shows how two lesbians targeted a Christian baker for a lawsuit. Read the article Lesbians Who Filed Complaint Against Baker for Not Making Wedding Cake Wore Hidden Microphones. Andrew will talk about how the women were already “married” before then when wedding cake shopping and they were wearing hidden microphones while visiting several bakeries.

Most of the discussion will be on a recent video claiming that Jesus is polyamorous. This video is filled with logical fallacies and bad hermeneutics. Andrew will expose the issues from this video from Queer Theology.

Previous Andrew spoke with a lawyer about the Christian Baker Supreme Court Case

Check Tyler Vela's response to this same video on his Freed Thinker podcast

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Identifying False Teachers | Rapp Report Weekly Wrap-up 0024 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/identifying-false-teachers-rapp-report-weekly-wrap-up-0024-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:00:41 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5120 Jude provides a list of examples of false teachers and how to identify them.

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Leaving behind a Godly Legacy | Rapp Report Weekly 0036 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/leaving-behind-a-godly-legacy-rapp-report-weekly-0036-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:11:25 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5129 A special episode on a very special day. Andrew was interviewed about leaving behind a lasting and godly legacy. This episode will be more personal then you have ever heard Andrew before. It is an important message for families and especially for fathers.

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Is the Bible sufficient for the culture? | Rapp Report Weekly 0035 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/is-the-bible-sufficient-for-the-culture-rapp-report-weekly-0035-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 04 Nov 2018 14:00:53 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5094 The Immigration caravan and how should the Christian respond? The Exodus 1947 account.

Can we blame President Trump for the bombs sent to Democrats?

Should Christians look to be victims?

The divide of culture and even Christians with that “us” vs. “them” thinking.

Did you know that the Vatican has their own Pokemon Go version?

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Prayer and the Christian Life | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0023 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/prayer-and-the-christian-life-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0023-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 03 Nov 2018 14:00:13 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5039 Prayer is one of the greatest struggles in the Christian life. There are many helpful things to help the Christian in the discipline of prayer.

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Why doesn’t Judaism accept the Christian Messiah | Rapp Report Weekly 0034 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/why-doesnt-judaism-accept-the-christian-messiah-rapp-report-weekly-0034-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 28 Oct 2018 14:00:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5023 Andrew Rappaport Responds to Rabbi Tovia Singer’s video titled “Why doesn't Judaism accept the Christian Messiah?”

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Western Culture and the Church | Rapp Report Weekly Wrap-up 0022 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/western-culture-and-the-church-rapp-report-weekly-wrap-up-0022-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 27 Oct 2018 14:00:55 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=5015 Christianity had a large impact on western culture but now the culture is having an effect on the Christian church.

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Foundations in Genesis | Rapp Report Weekly 0033 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/foundations-in-genesis-rapp-report-weekly-0033-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:00:36 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4998 Foundations in Genesis by Anthony of Silvestro delivered at the Equip Norcal 2018.

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Spiritual Gifts | Rapp Report Weekly Wrap-up 0021 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/spiritual-gifts-rapp-report-weekly-wrap-up-0021-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:00:50 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4971 Discussions on the topic of spiritual gifts

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Justin Peters and KJV Only Discussion | Rapp Report Weekly 0032 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/justin-peters-and-kjv-only-discussion-rapp-report-weekly-0032-striving-for-eternity/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:00:52 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4944 Discussions with Justin Peters of Justin Peters Ministries, Jim Osman of Kootenai Community Church and Josh Comstock join Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity to discuss the Word of Faith movement, Beth Moore, social justice movement the evangelism conference and KJV onlyism in the fundamental Baptist churches.

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The Nature of Jesus | Rapp Report Weekly Wrap-up 0020 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-nature-of-jesus-rapp-report-weekly-wrap-up-0020-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:00:46 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4937 This discusses three questions related to the nature of Jesus Christ:

What is the hypostatic union?
Does the Bible teach that Jesus is God?
Why must Jesus be God?

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What is the Gospel with Mark Spence https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-is-the-gospel-with-mark-spence/ Sun, 07 Oct 2018 14:00:02 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4922 What is the Gospel? preached by Mark Spence of Living Waters at the Equip NorCal conference 2018.

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Presuppositional Apologetics | Rapp Report Weekly 0030 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/presuppositional-apologetics-rapp-report-weekly-0030-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4897 Andrew Rappaport delivers a message about presuppositional apologetics from Equip NorCal 2018 in Redwood City, CA after he addresses some things says from the Theology Driven podcast.

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Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel | Rapp Report Weekly Wrap-up 0019 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/statement-on-social-justice-and-the-gospel-rapp-report-weekly-wrap-up-0019-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 29 Sep 2018 14:00:40 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4856 The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel reading through all 14 articles of the statement.

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Exposing Chris Date in Debate | Rapp Report Weekly 0029 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/exposing-chris-date-in-debate-rapp-report-weekly-0029-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:00:44 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4868 George Alvarado joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss his debate with Chris Date of the Rethinking Hell podcast and they expose the debate tactics that make Chris such a good debater, but that does not make his position correct.

George has a series of blog articles discussing in detail the problems with conditionalism (the position that Chris holds to as he rethinks if hell is forever).  https://ourcommonsalvation.wordpress.com/rethinking-conditionalism/

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Sabbath, to honor or not to honor? | Rapp Report Weekly 0028 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/sabbath-to-honor-or-not-to-honor-rapp-report-weekly-0028-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:00:36 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4861 Many Christians debate whether to honor the Sabbath day or not. Andrew responds to a podcast from Theology Gals about the Sabbath. Andrew explains the issues and where can we agree and disagree. Then there is a surprise guest that comes in to discuss it with Andrew.

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Dealing with Depression | Rapp Report Weekly 0027 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/dealing-with-depression-rapp-report-weekly-0027-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 09 Sep 2018 14:00:55 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4815 Andrew and Amy Mantravadi discuss their struggles with and solution to depression. Depression grips many, even in the church. Most try to hide it from others to their detriment.

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Her books are available at: http://www.chronicleofmaud.com/

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Statement on Social Justice with Josh Buice | Rapp Report Weekly 0026 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/statement-on-social-justice-with-josh-buice-rapp-report-weekly-0026-striving-for-eternity/ Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:20:40 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4794 Pastor Josh Buice of the G3 Conference joins Andrew Rappaport to discuss to break the news of the new statement on social justice for the church.  Dr. John MacArthur wrote, “Over the years, I’ve fought a number of polemical battles against ideas that threaten the gospel. This recent (and surprisingly sudden) detour in quest of 'social justice'” is, I believe, the most subtle and dangerous threat so far.” Dr. MacArthur along with others like Phil Johnson, James White, Voddie Baucham, Josh Buice, Justin Peters and others met in Dallas, TX on June 19th to begin strategizing a biblical response. Now that response is available for everyone to read and sign. Stand up and make a difference. There are over 75 men that have already stood up and signed this statement, will you be one?  Oops and we discuss the problems with Beth Moore.

John MacArthur's blog article

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The Role of the Pastor with Pastor Gabe Hughes | Rapp Report Weekly 0025 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/the-role-of-the-pastor-with-pastor-gabe-hughes-rapp-report-weekly-0025-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:00:41 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4785 Andrew discusses the role of the pastor with Gabe Hughes of wwutt.com.

One of the videos they discuss is the issue of church discipline.

Gabe Hughes is pastor of First Southern Baptist Junction Church

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Overcoming Spiritual Depression | Rapp Report Weekly Wrap-up 0018 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/overcoming-spiritual-depression-rapp-report-weekly-wrap-up-0018-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:09 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4781 So many Christians struggle with spiritual depression that can be caused by many things but they avoid the very things they need to heal.

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Church Discipline | Rapp Report Weekly 0024 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/church-discipline-rapp-report-weekly-0024-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 26 Aug 2018 14:00:14 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4765 Church Discipline, most churches do not want to talk about it but Andrew is joined by Coleen Sharp of Theology Gals Podcast to discuss it. What does Matthew 18 really teach? The 4 step process is explained and the misuses and proper process of reconciliation.

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Why are there so many churches and how to find a good one? | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0017 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/why-are-there-so-many-churches-and-how-to-find-a-good-one-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0017-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 25 Aug 2018 20:30:26 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4748 Why are there so many churches and how to find a good one? There are so many options to choose from for a church but how to select a good church?

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Worship Wars in Film? | Rapp Report Weekly 0023 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/worship-wars-in-film-rapp-report-weekly-0023-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:00:31 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4729 Interview with Les Lanphere producer of the film Calvinist talks about his newest project Spirit and Truth, a film about worship.

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What do Jehovah Witnesses Believe? | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0016 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-do-jehovah-witnesses-believe-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0016-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:00:52 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4718 What do Jehovah Witnesses believe? They say that they are Christian and believe the Bible, but they have views that do not match the Bible.

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Interview from Growth Project Radio | Rapp Report Weekly 0022 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/interview-from-growth-project-radio-rapp-report-weekly-0022-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:00:01 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4699 Andrew was interviewed on Growth Project Radio. How important is it to have sound doctrine to teach sound theology? In this podcast, we interview special guest Andrew Rappaport.  Join us as he expounds on his newest book, “What Do We Believe”.  Andrew has an extensive background in Judaism as well as 30 years’ experience of “Open Air Evangelism” or “Street Evangelism”.  Listen in on this podcast to hear what his book has to offer.  He wants us to know there is something for everyone in this book. In this episode, he speaks on the conundrum of our Holy Trinity, Do we believe that God exists, and so much more!  There is much to learn from this interview and it is presented in a candid, friendly setting.

Check out Growth Project Radio 

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Revoice Conference and the LGTB Christian | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0015 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/revoice-conference-and-the-lgtb-christian-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0015-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:00:42 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4693 The Revoice Conference wants the church to accept LTGB people as part of the church but they do not address the true sin and they will not stop until the church accepts their sin as normal.

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Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI) Refuted | Rapp Report Weekly 0021 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/black-hebrew-israelites-bhi-refuted-rapp-report-weekly-0021-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 05 Aug 2018 16:44:25 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4677 Recently Andrew was in New York City and had a group of Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI) that engaged with the team that was there to evangelize. Many do not know what BHI believes and Andrew will play the audio from the night and teach how to engage with aggressively large groups of BHI men.

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What Do Mormons Believe? | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0014 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-do-mormons-believe-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0014-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 04 Aug 2018 14:00:13 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4666 Andrew reviews what it is that Mormonism teaches and compares it to the Bible. 

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Jewish Christian Responds to Ben Shapiro and Michael Shermer | Rapp Report Weekly 0020 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/jewish-christian-responds-to-ben-shapiro-and-michael-shermer-rapp-report-weekly-0020-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 29 Jul 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4653 On a recent episode of Sunday Special with Ben Shapiro had atheist Michael Shermer on and they discussed the question of life after death and if Jesus was the Messiah. Andrew, John, and Vincent review a video clip and discuss it. The full interview discusses the exists of God. Ben Shapiro tries to make the case that in Judaism there is no mention of an afterlife. Andrew brings up many Scripture passages that disagree with him. Mr. Shapiro then attempts to claim that the Bible speaks of a political messiah and that Jesus was not him. Andrew invited him on the show to discuss this in more detail.

In other news, the Council is back in session. The team discusses that as well.

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Evangelism Tips and Tricks | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0013 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/evangelism-tips-and-tricks-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0013-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 28 Jul 2018 14:00:16 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4646 As we wrap up a week of discussing evangelism, we provide some tips and tricks for evangelism.  Some things in this lesson that will help you overcome many fears of going out and evangelizing.  Also, this lesson will provide encouragement for the discouraged who do not want to go out and evangelize.

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Women Pastors and Pastors as the Chief Experience Officer | Rapp Report Weekly 0019 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/women-pastors-and-pastors-as-the-chief-experience-officer-rapp-report-weekly-0019-striving-for-eternity/ Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4632 Andrew addresses some things that are concerning things said on some podcasts about a woman claiming that they were a pastor because they were being obedient to God. Also that a former pastor's claim that a pastor is the chief experience officer of the church. He also mentions some good podcasts.

Podcasts mentioned:

Growth Project Radio

Theology Gals

The Freed Thinker Podcast

Special update from The B.A.R Podcast

Special mention to the blog Narrow Minded Woman

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What Does Islam Teach? | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0012 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/what-does-islam-teach-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0012-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:00:27 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4615 We will examine what Islam believes.  As we do we will see their view of the Scriptures, the Trinity, Jesus Christ, man's salvation, and the eternal state.  As we examine these we will see that they do not align with Scripture.

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Social Justice and Matt Chandler | Rapp Report Weekly 0018 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/social-justice-and-matt-chandler-rapp-report-weekly-0018-striving-for-eternity/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:00:41 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4629 Andrew, John and Vincent talk about the issues that Matt Chandler claims in his video called “How to Understand and Address White Privilege”. This social justice in the church has become a danger to the church and now InterVarsity Press is even coming out with a new academic book called, “Can 'White' People Be Saved?”. 

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Bad Atheist Arguments | Rapp Report Daily Wrap-up 0011 | Striving for Eternity https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/bad-atheist-arguments-rapp-report-daily-wrap-up-0011-striving-for-eternity/ Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:00:40 +0000 https://strivingforeternity.org/?p=4602