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.

TheologyAnswers podcast this week deals with the authority and sufficiency of Scripture. We must understand that the test for all doctrine and theology is the Scripture but MANY consider it a good book but not authoritative.

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Edward Dalcour is president of Christian Defense Ministries, he blogs here, and his facebook is here.
James H. Tippins is Pastor of GraceTruth Church, he blogs here, and his facebook is here.

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The Protestant Reformation just celebrated 500 years last October. James & Edward, in a trial run for this podcast, discussed the trends related to the reformation and the idea that many churches that celebrated the 500th anniversary are at odds with the doctrines of the reformation. We want to know your thoughts.

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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What type of knowledge is required in order for someone to have eternal life?  Sufficient vs. exhaustive, what is the difference?  Believing in Jesus Christ is not about what one “knows” but rather trusting in the truth of Christ as revealed in Scripture. Let us never forget that salvation comes through the regenerative work of God through His grace. He gives understanding and grows His people.

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Hosts:
James H. Tippins – Pastor of GraceTruth Church (AnchoringFaith.org)
Edward Dalcour – Director of Christian Defense Ministries (ChristianDefense.org)

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An endless supply of answers ranging from right to right off the chart of nonsense can be found when ploughing through the littered info-web of theological data. Even well-meaning ministries will do their best to produce a focused and contextual (from the biblical text) answer to most things but fall short because they don’t have the wide staff of volunteers who can ensure accuracy and much more, orthodoxy.

We want to help you stop looking for answers in every direction and finally get the information you need. Some of the different aspects of what we can answer for you are found in the diversity of our staff.

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  • Church history, including historical theology that can give you insight on when things began or “went bad” to some degree.
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  • Church practices and other areas of “religion” and “faith” are better understood through both the historical and contextual lens.
  • Applied and Ecclesiastical Theology prepares the pastor for understanding what the Scripture teaches in reference to who the church are and what they are to be.

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