Monday, June 27, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement


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What is/was the extent of the Jesus' Atonement? Was it for everyone? Was it to make salvation available to all? Was it to actually secure the salvation of all the elect? What was Jesus' reason for going to Calvary. Here, brother Griffin examines the text and asks some important questions about the subject. 


John 17:6-9 (ESV)
6  “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.

7  Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.

8  For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.

9  I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.


Also check our our weekly broadcast Bringing the Word where we examined the doctrine of Limited Atonement in a 20 minute brief.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement

Here are some important questions....

1.) Who did Christ die for?
2.) Did he actually save someone who had not yet been born?
3.) Can anyone and everyone absolutely be saved?
4.) Will EVERYONE, absolutely be saved?
5.) Did Jesus himself say people would go to hell?

Okay, maybe you've NEVER asked any of these question nor thought about them. But now think about them. In our series we've discovered that: 1.) all mankind have fallen in Adam and a holy and just God has the right and responsibility to throw them all into hell, 2.) God before the foundation of the world has chosen some to be saved from His wrath.... now we learn what means God provided to take our place for punishment - and does this means cover all mankind or some of mankind? This episode of Bringing the Word we cover the "L" in the T.U.L.I.P. acronym. Limited Atonement.



Heres a short study text to help...

John 17:9 (ESV)
9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Doctrines of Grace: Unconditional Election


Unconditional Election?


What the Bible really mean when it says "...even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love..." Did God select people before they were born for something? Does it mean that God chooses salvation or man chooses salvation? What does this choosing have to do with your freewill? Listen as Paul Starks digs deep into this topic and lets see if it holds up to the light of scripture or not.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace: Total Depravity



TOTAL DEPRAVITY?

The first of our dissection of the biblical teaching called the Doctrines of Grace, otherwise known as T.U.L.I.P and sometimes called Calvinism. Here Pastor Paul L. Starks breaks down the CHristian teaching one piece at a time. This discussion is the foundation of the entire teaching. Total Depravity. Listen in as Pastor Starks explains what Total Depravity is mean, how it affects the unbeliever and how this plays a significant part in God's salvation story with man. Have you ever thought you were just not all that good? Have you ever wondered why the world seems so destitute and hopeless? Is man getting any better? Is man basically good? The preacher on T.V. said I'm great, but what does the bible say about me? If you were ever confused or just unsure about any of these types of questions, this may be the very Godsend answer you have been looking for. Starks dissects this OLD CHRISTIAN teaching and breaks it down and make it easy enough for anyone to grasp. COMPLETE WITH SCRIPTURE AND REFERENCES! LISTEN IN! 




T.U.L.I.P.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Coming this summer: The Doctrines of Grace

Beginning on June 5, 2016
Our move into salvation is a puzzle to some and how it happens should be a desire for all who are saved to find out. It’s important as Christians to understand what God’s saving grace is all about and how it is applied to us as His people. God brings us into His family but how does this happen? Why does He move to save human beings from their condition of sinners to saints? What does it involve? The Doctrines Of Grace help us navigate into understanding God’s love for His people and it’s significance to our daily lives as followers of Christ. As we bring into clarity God’s salvation plan through His word, we develop an understanding of who we are, why we are here and where we are going. In knowing this we see the beauty of God’s favor toward His people and the bounty of His unlimited love. Come join us this summer starting on the first Sunday in June as we journey into the word of God and learn about God's amazing grace.

Below our broadcast of Bringing the Word! In this broadcast we discuss what are the Doctrines of Grace and what we in an overall sense believe about them! Take a listed and be sure to give us your feedback! THANKS!



Friday, May 13, 2016

Abortion:

ABORTION
What can be said about this fiery hot button topic that hasn't already been said? Pastor Paul L. Starks tackles the always important always dividing topic of abortion. While you may have your own thoughts as to this deeply divisive topic you would find that many people struggle with the topic. 

Many struggle with the questions: Is it wrong? Is it really murder? Is it a sin? Can I be forgiven for it? The bible NEVER mentions abortion so why are we talking about it? Scientists say this isn't a baby yet. Its a womans choice right? Will God hold me responsible?... and many other questions. Listen in as Pastor Paul digs deep into scripture to discuss this always relevant topic at an always relevant time!




You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. -  Leviticus 18:21, Holy Bible (ESV)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Our view of the sin of the "other person"

Our view of the sin of someone else is often different our own sin. This means we have a distorted view of sin and what it means. This video shows how individuals see grace for themselves and only themselves.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Christian Essentials: What's not essential to being called Christian?

Here Pastor Paul L. Starks spends a brief moment explaining what is an ESSENTIAL vs what is a Non-Essential of the Christian faith. To put it in short, What must you believe to be considered a Christian? What is not necessary to believed yet still be a Christian? Do you have to be baptised? Do you have to Speak in Tongues? Do you have to perform miracles? Must you be rich? Must you believe in a Trinity? Must you believe that Jesus is God? Must you believe that God created Jesus? What eschatology must you believe in? 




What must you believe and still be called Christian?






Friday, April 29, 2016

The Christian Worldview and Politics: How do we vote?

This episode of Bringing the Word focuses onto today's political landscape. Here Pastor Starks engages in open discussion while we talk about the current candidates and how the Christian voter is to respond. This brings up the question: is the Christian to select between the lesser of two evils? Are we to vote from the heart? Are we to follow a 4000 plus year old document on how to select leaders that may be antiquated? How does the Christian vote this election season? Listen in and get a bigger perspective on what the bible says vs what you may be thinking.






QUESTION: Does your viewpoint agree with scripture? If it does not, what should you do?


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Do All Roads Lead to God? Or is Jesus Christ the Way to God?

According to CARM Universalism is the teaching that all people will be saved. Some say that it is through the atonement of Jesus that all will ultimately be reconciled to God. Others just say that all will go to Heaven sooner or later whether or not they have trusted in or rejected Jesus as Savior during their lifetime. This universal redemption will be realized in the future where God will bring all people to repentance. This repentance can happen while a person lives or after he has died and lived again in the millennium (as some "Christian universalists" claim) or some future state. Additionally, a few universalists even maintain that Satan and all demons will likewise be reconciled to God. However this is a serious error because scripture says no such thing. In fact the bible plainly states in Jesus own words: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" ( John 14:6). Since Christ claims exclusivity by default He eliminates all other contenders. He even says dogmatically: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:36). Now either the Pontiff is right or Jesus ...I think I'll go with the later.