Particular Redemption, Definite Atonement, Limited Atonement, Certain Salvation and many other terms have been utilized throughout history to describe the teaching of Scripture on the work and efficacy of Jesus Christ on the cross. Today we answer a three part question 1- Briefly, what is definite atonement? 2- Is the atonement real/true/actual or is it hypothetical/metaphorical? […]
For the most part of the 20th century, altar calls and other prominent “offers” of salvation have been utilized to draw millions to a so-called gospel only to see that a majority of those millions still have no assurance of eternal life. This podcast discusses this issue and what the church should understand in history and in practice of these techniques. When it comes to these practices, Edward and James both have extensive experience with ministries who employed them. Edward was once with the Power Team, an evangelistic, altar-call ministry. Most of all, the scripture teaches us what we should know about the traditions of men concerning the call to faith.
For the most part, apologetics has become something different for many people and it is often confused with “coercion” or “convincing” someone to believe when Scripture teaches something very different. So, what is apologetics and why is it important to the church today? James Tippins & Edward Dalcour discuss this important truth.
The King James Bible is one of the most important published works in the history of the world. For centuries it was the only access to the Scriptures for English speaking peoples. Just as contextual criticism and manifold sources were used in its production and translation, the same type of processes and ‘sciences’ are used today. Many purport that the KJV is not just a blessing to the English language but it is also a divinely inspired and “authorized” text. In reality, the “authorization” of the printing is Parliament and there is nothing divine about the text. In this podcast, Edward and James consider the preferential King James reader and the “darker side” of King James Onlyism.
NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE: “Why did so many churches celebrate the Reformation when they don’t hold to the theology of the reformers?”
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We’re excited to begin production on the Theology Answers Podcast. Stay tuned! Hosts: James H. Tippins – Pastor of GraceTruth Church (AnchoringFaith.org) Edward Dalcour – Director of Christian Defense Ministries (ChristianDefense.org)