"Unity" is a very important doctrine with much misunderstanding in the church - and therefore - misapplication.
We left you hanging...So here's the biblical, exegetically supported view.
Church membership has been known to cause theological controversy. But, the Bible is clear, and to not commit to a local church and its leaders is putting your spiritual growth and soul in peril.
As an introduction, we're discussing the many, prominent views on when the Church began.
Everyone agrees that you should read it. Even so, many would not know why, or equally as important - how.
This spiritual discipline can incite much guilt in Christians, yet it (along with Bible reading) is most vital to the Christian's life. We're offering practical ways and resources to improve your discipline of prayer.
Grace is a term that has gathered so many different meanings in broader Christianity, and as a result, been cheapened. So what is the true, biblical definition of "grace?"
In church history, many views have arisen on what Christ did or did not accomplish on the cross. These range from exegetically faithful to down-right fable-y.
There are several reasons to leave a church. More so, there are several ways to leave it well.
The Bible makes the various realities and ministries of the Spirit quite clear, but so often understanding is clouded by emotion. We continue our talk on the Spirit with His distinct role of filling the believer.
As a prelude to "When To Leave A Church," we have to talk about the vastly popular, and unbiblical reasons for leaving a church.
The Bible makes the various realities and ministries of the Spirit quite clear, but so often understanding is clouded by emotion. We continue our talk on the Spirit with His distinct role of indwelling the believer.
An often misunderstood practice, Church discipline has been abandoned by many evangelical churches; to their detriment. We're discussing the basis and founding of this biblical mandate.
The Bible makes the various realities and ministries of the Spirit quite clear, but so often understanding is clouded by emotion. Holy Spirit Baptism is a much confused doctrine in Christendom. Most of the confusion comes from poor understanding of the Biblical languages. It requires critical thinking, and when understood, leads to the very thing so many are pursuing with regard to the Holy Spirit.
In broad Evangelicalism, a distinction is often made between knowing God and communing with God. Especially that there are heightened experiences of communing with God, independent of the believer's knowledge and understanding of God. We're tackling this fable pervading the modern church.
In this conclusion to our discussion of the "Traditionalist Statement of Faith," we discuss the three remaining articles: "The Sovereignty of God," "The Freewill of Man," and "The Great Commission."
"How can I know God's will?" The answer is simple, but every Christian must take it and be comfortable with mystery.
In this second part, we pick up this discussion with the next few articles of the Traditionalist's Statement of Faith: "The Sinfulness of Man," "The Atonement of Christ," "The Grace of God," "The Regeneration of the Sinner," and "The Election to Salvation."
We're picking back up with our discussion on how to make a biblical decision. It's much simpler than we often make it, and freeing.
In the Southern Baptist Convention, there is an explicitly anti-Calvinistic movement, known as Traditionalism. In these bonus episodes, we're tackling (and at times, trashing) the movement's theology by examining each article of its "statement of faith." In this part, we're dealing with the statement's Preamble and first article: "The Gospel."
Life is full of decisions: big and small. As a Christian, you want to be faithful and obey God, but it's hard to know what to do in the scripturally "gray" areas. Before you can know the "how to's" you have to know the "how not to's" which span from bad to evil.
Why a podcast? Why Faith & Fable? We're introducing ourselves, and discussing the only two things that can nourish a Christian: faith and doctrine.