Stop and Think About It https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/ You’re Listening to Stop and Think About It – A Podcast for the Christian Thinker. In a day when sound Biblical preaching has been replaced by man-centered entertainment. And the church has become increasingly anti-intellectual. This podcast will encourage believers to think Biblically and Theologically. So Please join me as we get ready to Stop and Think About It. Sun, 31 May 2020 23:45:48 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 stopandthinkcrew clean episodic stopandthinkcrew stevenlangella@mac.com stevenlangella@mac.com (stopandthinkcrew) © Stop and Think About It This podcast is for the Christian thinker who desires to be edified, challenged, convicted, informed and transformed by God's truth through well-reasoned dialogue that is grounded in and aligned with scripture. Stop and Think About It https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/stopandthink-3000.jpg https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/category/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/ TV-G #20 Faith in Pandemic Times https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/20-faith-in-pandemic-times/ Mon, 04 May 2020 09:00:52 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=8217 Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew discusses COVID 19 and its effect on the church today. How did Luther Deal with the "plague of his day? What lessons can we apply to the Coronavirus Pandemic today? 0:00 Opening 1:47 intro 4:00 State of the church today 7:28 Is God Sovereign over Corona 10:00 Is God punishing us? 14:27 What does the bible say about Judgment? 20:35 Do we deserve anything Good? 23:41 Plague in the time of Luther 30:35 Importance of Luther’s Actions 35:30 Just “Blow it away” 38:10 Luther Continued 43:10 Great time to spread the Gospel 48:50 Closing Please help support us on Patreon:

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The stop and Think about it Crew discusses COVID 19 and its effect on the church today. How did Luther Deal with the “plague of his day? What lessons can we apply to the Coronavirus Pandemic today?

0:00 Opening
1:47 intro
4:00 State of the church today
7:28 Is God Sovereign over Corona
10:00 Is God punishing us?
14:27 What does the bible say about Judgment?
20:35 Do we deserve anything Good?
23:41 Plague in the time of Luther
30:35 Importance of Luther’s Actions
35:30 Just “Blow it away”
38:10 Luther Continued
43:10 Great time to spread the Gospel
48:50 Closing

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Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew discusses COVID 19 and its effect on the church today. How did Luther Deal with the "plague of his day? Phillip Sessa 1 20 Faith in Pandemic Times 50:31
#19 Death and the Gospel #3 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/19-death-and-the-gospel-3/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 02:07:48 +0000 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/?p=7395 Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew discusses how Spiritual death precedes Physical death. They tackle the finality of Death and what it means to be spiritually alive and its relation to the Gospel. 0:00 Opening 0:45 intro 1:30 Princess bride and Dead is dead 7:00 Physical death Versus Spiritual Death 12:48 The question of lazarus 16:42 What is Spiritually Dead? 22:27 Where did Lazarus Go? 27:00 What happens after we die? 31:00 Glorified body? 32:38 Spiritually Alive? 34:50 Covenant of works 37:04 Why not preach Prosperity? 41:35 Only God can bring to life? 43:25 Love as a means of Assurance. 49:20 Closing Please help support us on Patreon:

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The stop and Think about it Crew discusses how Spiritual death precedes Physical death. They tackle the finality of Death and what it means to be spiritually alive and its relation to the Gospel.

0:00 Opening
0:45 intro
1:30 Princess bride and Dead is dead
7:00 Physical death Versus Spiritual Death
12:48 The question of lazarus
16:42 What is Spiritually Dead?
22:27 Where did Lazarus Go?
27:00 What happens after we die?
31:00 Glorified body?
32:38 Spiritually Alive?
34:50 Covenant of works
37:04 Why not preach Prosperity?
41:35 Only God can bring to life?
43:25 Love as a means of Assurance.
49:20 Closing

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Please help support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23417575 The stop and Think about it Crew discusses how Spiritual death precedes Physical death. They tackle the finality of Death and what it means to be spiritually alive and its rel...
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The stop and Think about it Crew discusses how Spiritual death precedes Physical death. They tackle the finality of Death and what it means to be spiritually alive and its relation to the Gospel.

0:00 Opening
0:45 intro
1:30 Princess bride and Dead is dead
7:00 Physical death Versus Spiritual Death
12:48 The question of lazarus
16:42 What is Spiritually Dead?
22:27 Where did Lazarus Go?
27:00 What happens after we die?
31:00 Glorified body?
32:38 Spiritually Alive?
34:50 Covenant of works
37:04 Why not preach Prosperity?
41:35 Only God can bring to life?
43:25 Love as a means of Assurance.
49:20 Closing]]>
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#18 Death And the Gospel Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/18-death-and-the-gospel-part-2/ Tue, 10 Mar 2020 02:36:51 +0000 http://5b687f32-f2d4-4f19-9772-0d9aab18de6e The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to evolution and Kobe Bryant. They get to the heart of the cause of Death and its importance for the Gospel. 00:00 - Intro 02:22 - Evolution and Death 08:31 -The Inevitability of Death and Kobe Bryant 18:12 -  Original Sin created Death 21:00 - False Near Death Experiences 27:36 - Lazarus and the Rich man 36:13 - The importance of Death and closing The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to evolution and Kobe Bryant. They get to the heart of the cause of Death and its importance for the Gospel.

  1. 00:00 – Intro
  2. 02:22 – Evolution and Death
  3. 08:31 -The Inevitability of Death and Kobe Bryant
  4. 18:12 –  Original Sin created Death
  5. 21:00 – False Near Death Experiences
  6. 27:36 – Lazarus and the Rich man
  7. 36:13 – The importance of Death and closing
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The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to evolution and Kobe Bryant. They get to the heart of the cause of Death and its importance for the Gospel. 00:00 - Intro 02:22 - Evolution and Death 08:31 -The Inevitability of Death and Kobe Bryant 18:12...
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02:22 - Evolution and Death
08:31 -The Inevitability of Death and Kobe Bryant
18:12 -  Original Sin created Death
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#17 Death And Gospel – Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/17-death-and-gospel-part-1/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:39:48 +0000 http://68ab331c-3446-4cb3-94cc-6d566f2b8962 The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to secular world views. 00:00 - Intro 02:30 - 6 Blind Men & an Elephant 05:30 - Relativism vs. objective truth:  Do all roads lead to heaven? 09:40 - Examining various worldviews concerning death (Eastern Philosophy, JW’s, RC, etc.) 32:18 - Scripture vs. false views about death 36:12 - God’s sovereignty, election & death 37:20 - Psalm 1 - The Righteous and the Unrighteous 41:19 - We can’t afford to be wrong about death and closing  The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to secular world views.

  1. 00:00 – Intro
  2. 02:30 – 6 Blind Men & an Elephant
  3. 05:30 – Relativism vs. objective truth:  Do all roads lead to heaven?
  4. 09:40 – Examining various worldviews concerning death (Eastern Philosophy, JW’s, RC, etc.)
  5. 32:18 – Scripture vs. false views about death
  6. 36:12 – God’s sovereignty, election & death
  7. 37:20 – Psalm 1 – The Righteous and the Unrighteous
  8. 41:19 – We can’t afford to be wrong about death and closing 
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The Podcast crew discuss Death in relation to secular world views. 00:00 - Intro 02:30 - 6 Blind Men & an Elephant 05:30 - Relativism vs. objective truth:  Do all roads lead to heaven? 09:40 - Examining various worldviews concerning death... Phillip Sessa clean
Sovereignty of God – Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/sovereignty-of-god-part-2/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 01:06:56 +0000 http://7608a217-eb66-4aca-84af-9150d6e00dde In this episode Phil, Glenn and Pastor Marc Grimaldi discuss God's Sovereignty and man's responsibility.  In this episode Phil, Glenn and Pastor Marc Grimaldi discuss God’s Sovereignty and man’s responsibility. 

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#15 – The Sovereignty of God – Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/15-the-sovereignty-of-god-part-1/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 07:00:00 +0000 http://f8f68de2-5a89-45fa-97c5-c82b74ab7296 In this episode Phil and Glen discuss the Sovereignty of God.  In this episode Phil and Glen discuss the Sovereignty of God. 

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#14 – Four Characteristics of a Healthy Church https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/14-four-characteristics-of-a-healthy-church/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:33:09 +0000 http://de2f8cc8298d49fd8b4588b98648a775 In this episode of Stop and Think About It, Phil and Glen discuss Four Characteristics of a Healthy Church.   1. A Learning Church 2. A Fellowshipping Church 3. A Worshipping Church 4. An Evangelistic Church In this episode of Stop and Think About It, Phil and Glen discuss Four Characteristics of a Healthy Church.  

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#13 – Social Justice: The Trojan Horse – Part 4 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/13-social-justice-the-trojan-horse-part-4/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://74c0c4aa88f54377adfd5f7b3ecba81b In this episode of Stop and Think About It we are joined by Pastor, Professor, Theologian, Apologist, and Author, Dr. Tony Costa who will be discussing the history, ideology, and the effects of Social Justice on society and the church. Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in the study of religion, biblical studies, and philosophy from the University of Toronto. Tony received his Ph.D. in the area of theology and New Testament studies from Radboud University in the Netherlands. His area of expertise is biblical and systematic theology, cults, the New Age Movement, and comparative world religions with a specialization in Islam. Tony is also an ordained minister of the Gospel and serves as the Teaching Pastor at Oakwood Wesleyan Church in Toronto. As a Christian apologist Dr. Costa gives reasons for the valid belief in Christianity and also advocates the unique claims of Jesus Christ. Tony is a professor of apologetics with the Toronto Baptist Seminary. He also teaches as an Instructor with the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto in the area of New Testament studies. He serves as an adjunct professor with Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario and the Providence Theological Institute in Franklin, Tennessee. Tony is happily married to a wonderful wife, has 3 children, and a grandson, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro. 02:00 - About Tony Costa. 10:00 - The Origins of Social Justice. 16:35 - Is Social Justice Synonymous with the Gospel? 21:00 - Social Justice is Cultural Marxism. 23:55 - Critical Race Theory as an Analytical Tool? 29:00 - The Matrix of Oppression. 33:30 - Bible Believing Christians are the most Oppressed Group. 34:55 - Why the Revisionist History? 38:00 - The Social Justice Narrative. (Charles Darwin, Margaret Sanger ) 42:30 - Social Justice and its effects on Institutions. 45:00 - The National Basketball Association's Hypocrisy. 47:10 - Why is the Church Embracing Social Justice? 49:55 - Diversity and Unity. 52:00 - Biblical Justice over Social Justice (Acts of Charity). 54:00 - The Gospel of Victimology and Scapegoating. < p class="">59:20 - Closing Remarks. In this episode of Stop and Think About It we are joined by Pastor, Professor, Theologian, Apologist, and Author, Dr. Tony Costa who will be discussing the history, ideology, and the effects of Social Justice on society and the church.

Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in the study of religion, biblical studies, and philosophy from the University of Toronto. Tony received his Ph.D. in the area of theology and New Testament studies from Radboud University in the Netherlands. His area of expertise is biblical and systematic theology, cults, the New Age Movement, and comparative world religions with a specialization in Islam.

Tony is also an ordained minister of the Gospel and serves as the Teaching Pastor at Oakwood Wesleyan Church in Toronto. As a Christian apologist Dr. Costa gives reasons for the valid belief in Christianity and also advocates the unique claims of Jesus Christ. Tony is a professor of apologetics with the Toronto Baptist Seminary. He also teaches as an Instructor with the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto in the area of New Testament studies. He serves as an adjunct professor with Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario and the Providence Theological Institute in Franklin, Tennessee. Tony is happily married to a wonderful wife, has 3 children, and a grandson, and resides in Toronto, Canada.

Episode Navigation:

00.00 – Intro.

02:00 – About Tony Costa.

10:00 – The Origins of Social Justice.

16:35 – Is Social Justice Synonymous with the Gospel?

21:00 – Social Justice is Cultural Marxism.

23:55 – Critical Race Theory as an Analytical Tool?

29:00 – The Matrix of Oppression.

33:30 – Bible Believing Christians are the most Oppressed Group.

34:55 – Why the Revisionist History?

38:00 – The Social Justice Narrative. (Charles Darwin, Margaret Sanger )

42:30 – Social Justice and its effects on Institutions.

45:00 – The National Basketball Association’s Hypocrisy.

47:10 – Why is the Church Embracing Social Justice?

49:55 – Diversity and Unity.

52:00 – Biblical Justice over Social Justice (Acts of Charity).

54:00 – The Gospel of Victimology and Scapegoating.

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#12 – Social Justice: The Trojan Horse – Part 3 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/12-social-justice-the-trojan-horse-part-3/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://bf05620f78d548688d1faeb85b8fddce     Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth Podcast joins us for Social Justice: The Trojan Horse - Part 3. In this episode we will be discussing the following topics: Is Slavery the Original Sin of America? How Should We View Resolution 9? Martin Luther King, Jr. vs. George Whitefield.   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 05:40 - Police Officers 09:00 - Slavery - America's Original Sin. 32:20 - SBC Resolution 9 - Critical Race Theory 40:45 - MLK, Jr. vs. George Whitefield. 106:20 - Application and Closing.   Resources on Social Justice: Prescribed Truth Podcast https://prescribedtruth.com  

 

Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth Podcast joins us for Social Justice: The Trojan Horse – Part 3.

In this episode we will be discussing the following topics:

Is Slavery the Original Sin of America?

How Should We View Resolution 9?

Martin Luther King, Jr. vs. George Whitefield.

 

Episode Navigation:

00.00 – Intro

05:40 – Police Officers

09:00 – Slavery – America’s Original Sin.

32:20 – SBC Resolution 9 – Critical Race Theory

40:45 – MLK, Jr. vs. George Whitefield.

106:20 – Application and Closing.

 

Resources on Social Justice:

Prescribed Truth Podcast https://prescribedtruth.com

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    Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth Podcast joins us for Social Justice: The Trojan Horse - Part 3. In this episode we will be discussing the following topics: Is Slavery the Original Sin of America? How Should We View Resolution 9? Martin...
In this episode we will be discussing the following topics:

Is Slavery the Original Sin of America?

How Should We View Resolution 9?

Martin Luther King, Jr. vs. George Whitefield.]]>
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#10 – Social Justice: The Trojan Horse – Part 1 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/10-social-justice-the-trojan-horse-part-1/ Mon, 02 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://3c088692a8d9490187660a479fe21d9b Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up men of conviction who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles and fought off heretical and godless ideologies. These men used the only analytical tool that has the power to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, that is the Gospel. Men like Tertullian, Ignatius, Athanasius, Augustine, Huss, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Tyndale, Spurgeon, Warfield, and Machen fought courageously to defend the purity of the Gospel. Today that battle continues. Men have risen from among our ranks and are introducing destructive ideologies and heresies that have slipped in through the “Trojan Horse” of Social Justice. Russell Moore, Thabiti Anywabile, Matt Chandler, Matthew Hall, Jarvis Williams, Curtis Wood, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Tim Keller, Ekemini Uwan, Jackie Hill Perry, Jemar Tisby, Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, David Platt and many more, are either adamantly teaching or passively permitting this godless ideology to spread through the church.  Where are the Spurgeons of our day?  Where are the Christians who will fight against this wickedness and join the ranks of those who boldly stand for the Gospel and care more about truth than their own reputation? In this four-part series entitled “Social Justice: The Trojan Horse”, we will define the modern-day heresy of Social Justice, name names of those who are promoting it and provide you with the only analytical tool that can refute it: the Gospel. So, please join us now, as we take this time to “Stop and think about it.” “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 3-4). Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 02:45 - Defining Social Justice 12:55 - Systemic Racism 14:20 - Racism in Jamaica? 16:40 - Sola Feelings 23:00 - Ethnicity and the Local Church 27:40 - Phil’s Experience of Racism 31:25 - Steve’s Experience of Racism - Florida School for Boys at Okechobee 35:50 - Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as an Analytical Tool 37:45 - Kimberlé Crenshaw - Intersectionality Defined 40:00 - The Gospel is the Only Analytical Tool for the Christian < p class="">53:05 - Outro Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up men of conviction who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles and fought off heretical and godless ideologies. These men used the only analytical tool that has the power to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, that is the Gospel. Men like Tertullian, Ignatius, Athanasius, Augustine, Huss, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Tyndale, Spurgeon, Warfield, and Machen fought courageously to defend the purity of the Gospel.

Today that battle continues. Men have risen from among our ranks and are introducing destructive ideologies and heresies that have slipped in through the “Trojan Horse” of Social Justice. Russell Moore, Thabiti Anywabile, Matt Chandler, Matthew Hall, Jarvis Williams, Curtis Wood, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Tim Keller, Ekemini Uwan, Jackie Hill Perry, Jemar Tisby, Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, David Platt and many more, are either adamantly teaching or passively permitting this godless ideology to spread through the church.  Where are the Spurgeons of our day?  Where are the Christians who will fight against this wickedness and join the ranks of those who boldly stand for the Gospel and care more about truth than their own reputation?

In this four-part series entitled “Social Justice: The Trojan Horse”, we will define the modern-day heresy of Social Justice, name names of those who are promoting it and provide you with the only analytical tool that can refute it: the Gospel. So, please join us now, as we take this time to “Stop and think about it.”

“Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 3-4).

Episode Navigation:

00.00 – Intro

02:45 – Defining Social Justice

12:55 – Systemic Racism

14:20 – Racism in Jamaica?

16:40 – Sola Feelings

23:00 – Ethnicity and the Local Church

27:40 – Phil’s Experience of Racism

31:25 – Steve’s Experience of Racism – Florida School for Boys at Okechobee

35:50 – Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as an Analytical Tool

37:45 – Kimberlé Crenshaw – Intersectionality Defined

40:00 – The Gospel is the Only Analytical Tool for the Christian

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#11 – Social Justice: The Trojan Horse – Part 2 https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/11-social-justice-the-trojan-horse-part-2/ Mon, 02 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://5f72d6cd3eed4ec9bc14b6f43bc511cf Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up men of conviction who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles and fought off heretical and godless ideologies. These men used the only analytical tool that has the power to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, that is the Gospel. Men like Tertullian, Ignatius, Athanasius, Augustine, Huss, Wycliffe, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Tyndale, Spurgeon, Warfield, and Machen fought courageously to defend the purity of the Gospel. Today that battle continues. Men have risen from among our ranks and are introducing destructive ideologies and heresies that have slipped in through the “Trojan Horse” of Social Justice. Russell Moore, Thabiti Anywabile, Matt Chandler, Matthew Hall, Jarvis Williams, Curtis Wood, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Tim Keller, Ekemini Uwan, Jackie Hill Perry, Jemar Tisby, Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, David Platt and many more, are either adamantly teaching or passively permitting this godless ideology to spread through the church.  Where are the Spurgeons of our day?  Where are the Christians who will fight against this wickedness and join the ranks of those who boldly stand for the Gospel and care more about truth than their own reputation? In this four-part series entitled “Social Justice: The Trojan Horse”, we will define the modern-day heresy of Social Justice, name names of those who are promoting it and provide you with the only analytical tool that can refute it: the Gospel. So, please join us now, as we take this time to “Stop and think about it.” “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 3-4).   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 03:40 - Naming Names. 4:40 - Responding to Mark Dever on Driving While Black. 07:40 - Mark Dever and the media narrative of Police Brutality. 11:20 - Responding to John Onwuchekwa on walking while black and white privilege. 20:00 - Black parents more worried about children getting shot by other blacks than by police. 24:05 -Responding to Matt Chandler on white privilege. 39:30 - Responding to Mark Dever on one issue voting. 48:00 - Responding to Ekemini Uwan on whiteness is wicked 51:20 - Responding to Isaac Adams and 9Marks on More Christian than Black or White. 58:40 - There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). 102:15 - Responding to Thabiti Anyabwile on white evangelicals being complicit. 118:30 - Racial Reconciliation or Reconciliation with God? 126:20 - Four Points of Application and Closing. Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up men of conviction who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles and fought off heretical and godless ideologies. These men used the only analytical tool that has the power to destroy arguments... stop and think crew clean #09 – Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés – Part Four https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/09-twisted-scripture-and-christian-cliches-part-four/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://be7d86f32acd43ce9c8d9e5f81bfeadc In part four of our series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches, we will examine the following: 1. "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them" (Matthew 18:20) 2. "Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 18:18) 3. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10) 4. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11) 5. "God loves the sinner but hates the sin".     Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 01:20 - When two or three are gathered in prayer? (Matthew 18:20) 07:00 - Binding Satan. (Matthew 18:18) 10:45 - The Thief. (John 10:10) 15:00 - I know the plans I have for you. (Jeremiah 29:11) 31:15 - God loves the sinner but hates the sin. 1:02:05 - Closing    In part four of our series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches, we will examine the following: 1. "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them" (Matthew 18:20) 2. "Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth... stopandthinkcrew clean #08 – Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés – Part Three https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/08-twisted-scripture-and-christian-cliches-part-three/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://6ffa12058cb244fca93629ec46a91377 In Part Three of our series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches, we will examine the following passages: Matthew 7:1 “Do Not Judge” Malachi 3:8 “Tithing”   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 1:35 - Do Not Judge 32:35 - Tithing   In Part Three of our series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches, we will examine the following passages: Matthew 7:1 “Do Not Judge” Malachi 3:8 “Tithing”   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 1:35 - Do Not Judge 32:35 - Tithing...
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#07 – Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés – Part Two https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/07-twisted-scripture-and-christian-cliches-part-two/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://1686dab5a1b54d1eafb773861fac85c5 In Part Two of our series on Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches we will be looking at three principles of Biblical interpretation and examining the following verses and cliches in light of those principles. Preach the Gospel and if Necessary, Use Words "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13) "Not willing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9)   Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro Three Steps of Biblical Interpretation 03:00 - Investigation 16:20 - Interpretation 22:15 - Implementation (Application) 24:00 - Preach the Gospel and if Necessary, Use Words. 30:00 - I can do all things through Christ - Philippians 4:13. 46:00 - Not willing that any should perish - 2 Peter 3:9. < p class="" data-rte-preserve-empty="true">  In Part Two of our series on Twisted Scripture and Christian Cliches we will be looking at three principles of Biblical interpretation and examining the following verses and cliches in light of those principles. Preach the Gospel and if Necessary, Use...
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13

Not willing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance - 2 Peter 3:9]]>
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#06 – Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés – Part One https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/06-twisted-scripture-and-christian-cliches-part-one/ Tue, 02 Jul 2019 02:33:13 +0000 http://a9bb0a0b98344869b2a7d1353bb81124 In Part One of our four-part series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés, The Stop and Think Crew examines Isaiah 53:5, Revelation 3:15-16, and 1 Kings 19:12 in their immediate context.    Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 02:30 - Guilty of misinterpreting scripture. 14:41 - Does Isaiah 53:5 promise physical healing?   23:10 - Revelation 3:15-16. Is being cold a bad thing?  34:45 - 1 Kings 19:12. Does God really speak in a "still small voice"?  51:45 - Outro In Part One of our four-part series entitled Twisted Scripture and Christian Clichés, The Stop and Think Crew examines Isaiah 53:5, Revelation 3:15-16, and 1 Kings 19:12 in their immediate context.    Episode Navigation: 00.00 - Intro 02:30...

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02:30 - Guilty of misinterpreting scripture.

14:41 - Does Isaiah 53:5 promise physical healing?


23:10 - Revelation 3:15-16. Is being cold a bad thing?

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#05 – Biblical Answers to Ecclesiastical Questions https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/05-biblical-answers-to-ecclesiastical-questions/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://bf36fa8a377d4ac980fbae615ca962dc In this episode, we will be providing Biblical Answers to Ecclesiastical Questions. Introduction 02:30. Question 1: Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation? 14:45. Question 2: Should a Church Hire or Raise up Elders? 24:50. Question 3: Are Christians Required to Forgive Unconditionally?   In this episode, we will be providing Biblical Answers to Ecclesiastical Questions. Introduction 02:30. Question 1: Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation? 14:45. Question 2: Should a Church Hire or Raise up Elders? 24:50. Question 3: Are...
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02:30. Question 1: Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation?

14:45. Question 2: Should a Church Hire or Raise up Elders?

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#04 – On Being Complementarian in an Egalitarian World https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/04-on-being-complementarian-in-an-egalitarian-world/ Mon, 06 May 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://bb53b6933b5d4961a8fe3acdfd3e947d Understanding gender roles through the lens of a Biblical Worldview on this episode of Stop and Think About It.  Episode Navigation: Introduction 02:20 - Defining Complementarianism and Egalitarianism. 07:35 - Going back to the Garden - God’s original design - Genesis 2:18-25. 12:30 - The Fall - The first role reversal - Genesis 3:1-24. 13:40 - The Effects of the Fall - The area of greatest blessing now causes the greatest pain. 16:20 - Why Men Abdicate Biblical Headship - Fear and ordination of female pastors. 18:30 - Complementarian Roles within the Church - 1 Tim. 3:14; 2:8-14, Genesis 3. 26:50 - Complementarian Roles within the Family - 1 Tim. 3:4-5, 1 Cor. 11:3, Eph. 5:22-33 35:45 - New Testament Objections to Complementarianism: Galatians 3:28 - There is no male or female in Christ? Romans 16:1 - Phoebe was a Deaconess? Romans 16:7 - Junia was an Apostle? 41:30 - Old Testament Objections to Complementarianism: Exodus 15:20 - Miriam? Judges 4:4 - Deborah? 2 Kings 22:14 - Huldah? Isaiah 8:3 - Isaiah’s Wife? Nehemiah 6:14 - Noadiah? 48:10 - God Loves to Use Women. 54:25 - Complementarianism is Team Work 55:30 - Wrap Up - So What? Understanding gender roles through the lens of a Biblical Worldview on this episode of Stop and Think About It.  Episode Navigation: Introduction 02:20 - Defining Complementarianism and Egalitarianism. 07:35 - Going back to the Garden - God’s... Phillip Sessa clean #03 – A Christian Worldview https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/03-a-christian-worldview/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000 http://9a25ebd902e6434fb670b593e43c983b We all see the world through a particular worldview. What is a worldview? What is the difference between a Christian worldview and a secular worldview? And why does it matter? You can find the answer to these questions and more on this episode of Stop and Think About It.    Episode Navigation: Introduction 02:20 - What is a Worldview? 09:00 - How is a Worldview Formed? 12:40 - A Christian Worldview vs. Secular Worldview 15:00 - Relativism vs. Objective 21:00 - Cultural Lies vs. Biblical Truth 24:30 - Biblical Worldview Begins with God and Creation 26:10 - Biblical Worldview of Government 31:00 - Christian Metanarrative Creation Corruption Christ Consumption 35:15 - Christian Worldview Statistics 39:40 - Sin is the Problem - Gospel is the Solution 41:40 - General Revelation (Psalm 19, Romans 1) 43:45 - Special Revelation (Psalm 19) 44:50 - Benefits of a Christian Worldview 45:40 - A Platonic Worldview 47:00 - A Christian Worldview and the Word of God 52:30 - Closing We all see the world through a particular worldview. What is a worldview? What is the difference between a Christian worldview and a secular worldview? And why does it matter? You can find the answer to these questions and more on this...
You can find the answer to these questions and more on this episode of Stop and Think About It. ]]>
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#02 – Pelagianism – The Self Help Gospel https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/02-pelagianism-the-self-help-gospel/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 http://4ef218d2345b4293bc8149a5a74de078 Are people born with a blank slate or with what theologians call Original Sin?  Do unbelievers really have free will and the capacity to choose God? Are unbelievers spiritually sick and in need of rescue, or spiritually dead and in need of resurrection?   You can find the answer to these questions and more on this episode of Stop and Think About It.     Episode Navigation: 1:20 - Introduction 1:55 - Examining Dr. Tony Evans Views on Original Sin 4:40 - Definition of Original Sin 7:30 - Spiritual Death 10:15 - Break  11:00 - Pelagius vs. Augustine (Original Sin, Free Will, Grace) 14:35 - Erasmus vs. Luther (The Bondage of the Will) 15:30 - Man is Dead, not Sick 16:40 - Council of Dort (Arminianism, Semi-Pelagianism) 17:30 - Wesley and Whitfield 18:30 - Little Boy and the Rattlesnake 19:50 - The Doctrine of Free Will? 20:30 - Arguments for Free Will God Did Not Create Robots God Looks Down the Corridors of Time Jesus is a Gentleman 24:30 - Break 25:30 - Charles Finney's Methods 26:40 - Two Heresies from Charles Finney's Systematic Theology Finney Denied Original Sin Finney Denied Imputed Righteousness 27:00 - Billy Graham and The Altar Calls and Sinner's Prayer 31:40 - Seeker Sensitive Churches 36:30 - The Preaching of the Gospel Brings True Conviction 39:35 - Final Thoughts The Gospel Phil Sessa's Closing Comments 43:00 - Ending Ancient Heresies in Modern Clothes
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#01 – Sabellius – The Great Pretender https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/01-sabellius-the-great-pretender/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 +0000 http://5e9d141cf4bc4e6bb6c1849f18f884aa Many Christians consider Oneness Pentecostalism to be just another Christian denomination.  On the surface, Oneness Pentecostals appear to be in line with orthodox Christianity. They claim to believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But a closer examination reveals that Oneness Pentecostals are anything but “Christian”.   Episode Navigation 03:35 - Overview of Oneness Pentecostalism 04:45 - Historical Overview of Sabellianism/Modalism 09:20 - Modern Day Sabellians 12:45 - Break 13:10 - Illustrating the Trinity 16:30 - Three Manifestations 20:25 - Trinity is not in the Bible 22:12 - Understanding Beings & Persons 23:50 - God is One - Does One Mean Singleness? 27:47 - The Shema - Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one” 28:55 - Defining Terms - Who is Jesus? 30:00 David Bernard - Oneness Theologian (The Son was a foreordained plan in the mind of God) 31:35 - Jesus Existed as the Son in Eternity Past 33:00 - T.D. Jakes and the Elephant Room 34:00 - Philips Craig and Dean’s Statement of Faith 35:05 - Athanasian Creed 40:00 - Hebrews 1:8 “Your Throne O God” (Edward Dalcour - A Definitive Look at Oneness Theology) 44:25 - Revelation 5:6 (Interaction between Jesus and the Father) 47:50 - Break 48:30 - Daniel 7:9-14 (Thrones) 51:40 - Oneness is an attack on Jesus’ role as mediator 55:30 - If we lose the Trinity, we lose the Gospel 59:00 - Closing Remarks (Another Jesus, Another Gospel, Practical Application) 1:03:00 - Outro Important Notice: A warning about Gregory A. Boyd. Although we are recommending his excellent book on Oneness Theology entitled,"Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity". We cannot recommend other work by this author. Gregory A. Boyd has embraced the heresy called Open Theism.  Unfortunately, Greg Boyd is guilty of what Glenroy Clarke has often stated, "Some people run hard away from one heresy, but they run too far to the other side and fall into the ditch of another heresy". In this case, the old axiom stands true. “A broken clock is right twice a day".   Examining Oneness Pentecostalism
Many Christians consider Oneness Pentecostalism to be just another Christian denomination.  On the surface, Oneness Pentecostals appear to be in line with orthodox Christianity. They claim to believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But a closer examination reveals that Oneness Pentecostals are anything but “Christian”.]]>
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Welcome Message https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/stop-and-think-about-it/welcome-message/ Sun, 27 Jan 2019 03:38:00 +0000 http://94646e9fd0354d73b196672904074007 A welcome message from the host of Stop and Think About It, Phil Sessa.   You're Listening to Stop and Think About It - A Podcast for the Christian Thinker. In a day when sound Biblical preaching has been replaced by man-centered entertainment. And the church has become increasingly anti-intellectual. This podcast will encourage believers to think Biblically and Theologically. So Please get ready to Stop and Think About It. A welcome message from the host of Stop and Think About It, Phil Sessa.   You're Listening to Stop and Think About It - A Podcast for the Christian Thinker. In a day when sound Biblical preaching has been replaced by man-centered entertainment....
 

You're Listening to Stop and Think About It - A Podcast for the Christian Thinker.

In a day when sound Biblical preaching has been replaced by man-centered entertainment. And the church has become increasingly anti-intellectual. This podcast will encourage believers to think Biblically and Theologically.

So Please get ready to Stop and Think About It.]]>
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