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The 3rd Choice
45 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
"Come out from among them and be separate" 2 Cor. 6.14-18
Background and context of the versesGo through the text a piece at a time.Questions that arise:Is it OK to have close non-Christian friends?Is it OK to do business with non-Christian people?Is it OK to marry a non-Christian?Practical applicationsLive in the world as witnesses to the truth and agents of reconciliationEngage the world with gusto. We are salt and light.Tread carefully around alliances that have spiritual weight to them.Separate from anything that compromises the life of God in you.
61 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
1, Why does it matter in our modern times that the Bible is trustworthy?2. What do you mean by trustworthy?3. What do you mean by reliable?4. Is its reliability based on how we got our Bible?5. How did our Bible come about?6. Are the disciples trustworthy sources?7. Why do some Bibles have different books?
46 minutes | May 16, 2021
Theology of Eschatology
Nature of prophecyWe have to understand that the whole idea of “prediction” is a misnomer. It’s not the best word to describe biblical prophecy.The nature of prophecy is fluid: Jonah 3, 1 Ki. 21.28-29, 2 Kings 20, Jer. 18.1-12. Fulfillment of ProphecyThe End Goal of ProphecyEschatology as Soteriology & EcclesiologyWhat do we do with Deuteronomy 18.22?The detailsWe have to find the core, and that’s what we can be confident about.
30 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
The Demise of American Culture and a Christian Response
We see so many elements at work to breakdown American culture and also to breakdown Christianity (not that the two are synonymous). When you take truth out of the equation, all that is left is flux.When you take objectivity out of the equation, all that is left is power.When you take God out of the equation, all that is left is materiality and self.So where does our direction lie as Christians?1. We must refuse to be sucked in by this mindset and worldview.2. We must insist on propositional truth. 3. We must fight the culture wars. 4. We must inform each other and be informed by each other.
49 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
The Vatican, The Papacy, and Conspiracy Theories
Is Pope Francis dead?Is the pope an advocate for one-world government and one-world religion?Is the pope part of a global cabal of world leaders trying to exert power around the world?Did Pope Francis renounce his title of "Vicar of Christ"?Is Pope Francis under the authority of the Black Pope, Arturo Sosa?Is the upside-down cross on the pope's chair a witchcraft symbol?Is the pope an enemy of Israel? Is the Vatican trying to get control of Jerusalem?Is Pope Francis trying to influence American politics?Was the papacy infected by union with Luciferians?Is the pope involved in a Satanic pedophilia ring being operated by the him, the United Nations, governments, and various other wealthy people?
33 minutes | May 31, 2020
War at the Door
We are in civil conflict: ideologies, politics, religion, morality, sexuality and gender. We are being set up by a powerful instigator.LuciferianismNew Age: Protection of the natural worldWiccaExaltation of the arts and sciencesPrimacy of education (“The God of the Bible dooms people to perpetual ignorance”)Pragmatism, Hedonism, nihilism, narcissismIndividuality, self-determined choicesWorship of the inner self and one’s ultimate potentialSecularismMorality is because of good to humanity, not because of any deity.All ideas should be tested and proved by science before being accepted. (scientism)
49 minutes | May 6, 2020
Corona, the Country, and Christianity
What changes do we see Corona bringing to America?What changes do we see Corona bringing to the world?What changes do we see Corona bringing to the Church?
40 minutes | May 3, 2020
The Trinity: A Historical Understanding
Jesus's declarations of deity.The New Testament's affirmation of Jesus's deityHow the doctrine of the Trinity formed through the first several centuries.Trinitarian heresies that grew up.The differences between the Trinity and polytheism.The differences between the Trinity and Hinduism.
42 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Knowing God and Finding Truth
A conversation between Esther Meek and Jim Walton discussing what it means to know God and to find truth.
6 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Is the Corona Virus a Signal of the End Times?
An examination of Luke 21.11, Rev. 6.8 and 8.11 give us an indication that, without further information or events, we should not consider the Corona Virus outbreak a sign of the End Times. In the prophecies, "plague" is part of a cluster of events happening, and those other events are not present. For now, I would regard the Corona Virus as just a terrible outbreak, not particularly as a sign of the End. But we're always on the alert and paying attention to watch how events evolve and to see what else is going on.
12 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Is Jesus a socialist or capitalist?
We don’t have enough information on Jesus’s fiscal commentary to make that decision. Jesus spoke against greed and He spoke for generosity. He agreed we should pay taxes. It's not wealth that is evil, but rather what our attitude towards it is. What matters is how we got it, how we treat it, and what we do with it. Jesus had a reasonable amount of things to say about our attitudes and accumulation of money, but he had nothing to say about economic systems. He was neither an advocate of capitalism or socialism. In other words, Jesus never tried to define the shape of society; he never advocated for a certain sort of economy. Instead he told us what people should be like whatever system they’re in. So please don’t lasso Jesus to drag him into your camp to endorse your way of thinking. You have your opinion, and that’s fine, but let Jesus’s teaching speak for itself.
6 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
The film PARASITE, the American Dream, and a failed worldview
The film poses itself as economic and social commentary. It's about human nature and the American Dream (How can I get more money than I have? How can I not lose what I gain?). I would summarize the film with this sentence: "The only person who matters is me." It's a failed worldview for three reasons:It is an impossible foundation for a relationship with God.It is an impossible foundation for living well.It is an impossible foundation for good citizenship.
12 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Are Christians allowed to think?
Yes. We Christians think, evaluate, explore, do science, weigh data, ask questions, wonder, search, doubt, and learn.There is truth all around us. We find truth in almost every corner. Learning is a wonderful thing. It's never a sin to think, to ask questions, to search, to doubt, to wonder, or to learn.I mention a few verses as samples that show us using our minds is biblical.Matt. 22.37: "Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' " I show my love for God by using my mind. Lack of curiosity is a sin. Studying science is one of the ways we can love God with all our minds.Luke 1.3: "I have carefully investigated all things from the beginning." The text is affirming research, critical thinking, data, and conclusions.Luke 24.45: "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures." God wants us to understand, to have open minds to learn, digest, form new thoughts, and take us deeper in knowledge.Romans 12.2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." It's our responsibility to be good thinkers. Notice in this verse that Paul’s appeal here is to the mind and the will, the body and the spirit, just like Jesus when He says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength." All that we are is to be offered to God as useful.1 Peter 1.13: "Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." Christians should never be content with a flabby and unexamined faith. You must think things out and think them through.Acts 17.11: "Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." Use your brain! Check things out. Evaluate, research, confirm or disapprove. The Bible calls this being "noble."
10 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
When Christianity loses influence, justice fails
1. Isaiah 1 (17, 21, 23) tells us that where worship of the true God falters, justice fails. We are seeing this in America with all the non-stop machinations of the Department of Justice. 2. Isaiah 3.4 tells us that where worship of the true God, falters, the result is that the nation will be run by children. We are seeing this in America with proud, petty, and partisan leaders who are like 3rd graders calling each other names, bullying each other, and lying about it all.3. Isaiah 5 tells us that a nation that has been given every blessing and advance, but spoils it though immorality as a people and corruption in government is going to see demise as a nation.
15 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
Peace in Political Chaos
We live in a time of continuing political chaos. We need to be able to find a place of peace in the middle of it. I give some suggestions to give help for life.I give 3 helps for life.Real life will never match up to your ideal. You need to find your peace in Jesus, not your circumstances.Change the conversation. Instead of a spirit of complaint (which is so easy to do), change it saying things that build up.Be change agents. Don't let these miserable circumstances change who you are and how you think (though everything influences). Instead, Create distance from the anxiety and be an agent for positive change.
27 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Abortion: What the Bible says about it
What the Old Testament says:God created humans in his image.Humans bear God's image from conception on.Birth is considered a co-creative process involving a man, a woman, and God. We share in God's act of creation.The OT law sought to protect the life of the mother and fetus. A high value was placed on both.The OT elevates human life as a precious gift from God.What the New Testament says:It expressly condemns infanticide.Conception is seen as a blessing.Humans bear God's image from the moment of conception.The NT teaches personal continuity of identity from womb to grave.Paul makes it clear that a woman doesn't own or rule over her own body.Theological perspectives:Humans are unique creations in that we are in the image of God.The woman does not have exclusive rights over the developing human inside her body. Theologically, that life inside her is a gift and a trust from God.The destruction of human life in any form is against God's purpose in creation. God is the giver of life; it is Satan who is the destroyer of it.Jesus's persistent teaching was that those whom the culture perceived as marginal human beings have value.The Bible speaks strongly against the shading of innocent blood.The Bible teaches us to help those who are helpless.There is nothing in Scripture that even remotely suggests that the unborn child is anything less than a human person from the moment of conception on.
42 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Why Theology Is Important
We discuss four questions:1. What is theology?2. Why is theology important?3. The church's role in teaching theology4. One's individual responsibilities and the parents' role in teaching theology
38 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Conversation with Greg Lee
Greg and I talked about tuning one's heart to the Lord.
23 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Interview with Kim Fletcher
A conversation with Kim Fletcher, President and Founder of "Moms For America," a national movement of mothers to reclaim our culture for truth, family, and freedom.
23 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
Interview with Beth Nimmo
Beth Nimmo is the mother of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student shot and killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.
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