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Quick Ministry Report from Around the World, the “First Century Mark” Fragment That Isn’t, the Mockumentary, and the SBC

Gave a relatively quick report on my trip to London, Johannesburg, Lusaka, Loughborough, Glasgow, Leicester and Belfast, and then discussed some of what broke while I was gone.  Looked at the publication of the “First Century Mark” fragment that turned out to be contemporaneous with P45. Then we needed to address the series of videos that have been posted of late titled “Islamicize Me.”  Then we commented on the Supreme Court decision regarding religious liberty, and finished up with some thoughts on the current explosion of issues in the Southern Baptist Convention.  Quite a range of topics!  No calls today, however.

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California’s Totalitarianism, Then Calls on Racialism, JWs, OT Scholarship, and Much More

Started off discussing AB 2943 in California and the moral and ethical insanity consuming our society.  Then we went to calls with the first on the subject of racialism, then discussions of Jehovah’s Witnesses, OT scholarship, and many other topics.  80 minute program.

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Series to Begin Next Week, the Ebionites, and Open Phones on a 95 Minute Dividing Line

Covered about half an hour of “topics” from the Ebionites to current discussions of “insanity,” and then we went to open phones with lots of questions on a wide variety of topics including the Trinity, Oneness, and two calls on textual variants (Romans 5:1, John 10:29).

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The Apostle Paul’s Simple Response to Brannon Howse

There is a lot of fearmongering going on over at Brannon Howse’s “Worldview Weekend” ministry in recent times.

Mr. Howse has been consumed by an unchristian fear, including his guilty-by-association conspiracy mind-set. The Gospel has been neglected and tarnished by Howse’s misguided, personal attack against James White and Alpha & Omega ministries. His thin-skinned, protracted assaults are only hurting Howse and his ministry—and of course the Gospel. Sadly, he does not see this. It is unbecoming of a Christian ministry.

As Christians we should not be so consumed by the intentions of the unregenerate (e.g. “Does this Muslim really intend to hurt me?”). Instead, our duty is to faithfully proclaim the Gospel of Christ. We proclaim and pray that God’s glory will be revealed.

Fear will paralyze us, but faith will express the sorts of things that Paul did not fear:

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 8:35–39)

Christian, there is a day coming in this country when we will have no legal recourse.

As a Christian do you really want to go out of this world fearfully exclaiming, “My rights have been violated!”?

Or do you want to confidently in faith take that one, and last, opportunity to stand firm and give God glory in your persecution or even martyrdom?

“If anyone is meant for captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed by the sword, then by the sword he must be killed. This requires steadfast endurance and faith from the saints.” (Rev 13:10)

 

A Potpourri of Topics on Today’s Dividing Line

Covered a wide range of topics today, starting with an odd statement by Dr. David Allen about Mother Theresa on Twitter.  Then we looked at the Episcopalians in Glasgow having a Muslim woman chant a portion of the Qur’an that denies central Christian doctrine as part of their services.  We then looked at how “faith leaders” blessed a Planned Parenthood abortuary.  Next we noted William Lane Craig teaching that man is a “co-actualizer” of the world with God, and then finished up with Rick Patrick’s SBCToday article calling for a political, rather than a theological, response to the rise of Calvinism in the SBC.  Quite a variety today!

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