We continue our series, "Pattern of Sound Words," addressing the subject of the Old and New Testaments as the word of God and the only certain rule of faith and obedience. Show Notes: Canon Revisited (book by Michael Kruger) Subscribe to our podcast!
Dale and Drew joined Justin and Brandon on Two Thieves Podcast to discuss 1689 Federalism (aka, Baptist Covenant Theology). Subscribe to our podcast!
We address the misguided understanding that many Christians have regarding God's will for their lives. The will of God is not some mystical concept that is discerned through signs and subjective feelings. Rather, the Bible is full of principles, wisdom, and instruction regarding God's will for us. Subscribe to our podcast!
We discuss how "the light of nature in man and the works of God plainly declare there is a God; but His word and Spirit only do it fully and effectually for the salvation of sinners." Show Notes: Ep. #19 Baptist Catechism Q1: Who Is the First and Chiefest Being? Ep. #21 Baptist Catechism Q2:... Continue Reading →
We discuss the recent Ligonier Conference on the theme of Awakening. We discuss some of the emphases in the sessions and then take a quick tour of awakenings in the Bible, especially the book of Acts. Show Notes: Ligonier Conference: Awakening (2018) Dispatches from the Front (DVD's with Tim Keesee) "This My Soul" (song by... Continue Reading →
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable... Continue Reading →
We discuss the very important and foundational doctrine of Scripture, focusing on its inspiration and ultimate authority.
We discuss the concept of revelation in general then move into a fuller discussion of general and special revelation. We also touch on the related issues of exclusivism vs. inclusivism and cessationism. Show Notes: "Must They Hear?: A Case for Exclusivism (Contra Inclusivism)" (article by Drew) To Be Continued? Are the Miraculous Gifts for Today?... Continue Reading →
The Roman Catholic Church officially teaches that Mary is the example, model, hope, and forerunner of the Church. This heretical teaching, which ascribes to Mary things that the Holy Scriptures only ascribe to Jesus Christ, can be seen in the following quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (First Image Books edition published 1995):... Continue Reading →
Dale and Drew discuss the concept of church life as consisting of the ordinary means of grace (word, ordinances, prayer) and fellowship as based on Acts 2:41-42. They also interact with Q/A's from the Baptist Catechism on the means of grace. [Note: There's an instance where Drew refers to the Lord's Prayer but he meant to... Continue Reading →
When we speak of marks of a church we are speaking of its various principles, characteristics, and practices, which work together to make it a healthy or sound church. So, we are answering the question, What does a healthy church, according to the Bible, look like? Acts 2:41-42 serves as a summary of important marks... Continue Reading →
Drew and Dale are pleased to have as their guest on this episode, Brandon Adams, who is well-recognized in Reformed Baptist circles for his research and writings on Baptist Covenant Theology (BCT). The following links will take you to articles he has written that go deeper into the subject matter discussed in this episode. Also... Continue Reading →
Series Links: Christ for Us: Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus as Priest In considering the biblical evidence and theological significance of the Messianic offices of Jesus, we begin with his prophetic role, proceed to his priestly role, and conclude with his kingly role. This order is not arbitrary but reflects the exercise of Jesus’ earthly... Continue Reading →
"We can't truly understand the Scriptures if we don't understand the covenants God made with his people... The covenants are the backbone of the storyline of the Bible; they help us to unfold the biblical narrative... We can't grasp how the Scriptures fit together if we lack clarity about the covenants God made with his people."... Continue Reading →
"The preaching of the Word (or, the Word preached) and the administration of the sacraments (or, the sacraments administered) are the means officially instituted in the Church, by which the Holy Spirit works and confirms faith in the hearts of men." - Louis Berkhof (Systematic Theology, 605)