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Christianity And… An Apologetics Podcast, etc.

Dear friends (Jeff Downs here) I want to inform you of some things that I’ve been involved in. First, and foremost is a new podcast called Christianity And…. An Apologetics Podcast.  We recorded our first episode a few weeks ago (hope to work out the sound issues).  Lord willing, future episodes will include a discussion on confutation in the pulpit, as well as working through Machen’s book Christianity and Liberalism.
Please like our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristianityAnd/
Podcast #1 is located here: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=62171633352

In connection with the podcast, we’re also putting together some T-shirts with various quotations, etc.  Check out and like the FB page here: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=62171633352

Finally (James will love this one), our family has been roasting coffee since 2005. We’ve decided that we’re going to roast and sell. If you’re interested, please check out and like our FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/DownHomeRoasters/

Some of may be wondering about a journal I announced with a similar name as the podcast.  That is not going to happen.  Sorry.

A Program for the INC: John 1:1, 17:3, and Other Biblical Issues Post-Debate

Did a follow up on the INC debate and its aftermath today, responding to the posting of a Facebook article likening me to Simon Magus in my seeking to obtain the book, Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia Ni Christo (Erano G. Manalo).  Went in-depth into John 1:1, 17:3 (didn’t even go on to 17:5!), and discussed the Holy Spirit as well.  Toward the end we covered a few other topics, such as a tweet from a hyper-Traditionalist accusing me of “having no Gospel.”  We will do another program tomorrow afternoon, looking at a response offered by the Ecclesiastical Text advocates to some comments I made last week.

Here is the YouTube link:

Does God Forgive the Unrepentant? – The Dubious Textual Variant, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’

A few years back I posted an article explaining the weak textual evidence of Luke 23:34a, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

This week is Good Friday and many sermons will be using this verse, so I think it is appropriate to bring awareness of its textual nature.

Whether you agree with me or not, pastors and Christians should still be aware of this textual issue and its larger theological implications, especially the important question of whether forgiveness is conditional or unconditional.

Here is the article:

 

From the Lips of Jesus or a Scribal Hand? “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”

 

The Rebellion of Transgenderism, then, A Challenge Fulfilled

First half hour or so was on the ascension of transgenderism and the use of the sexual revolution by the left to attack religious freedom in the United States, illustrated in today’s court ruling against the florist in Washington state.  Then we transitioned into a discussion of a challenge sent to me from Dr. Leighton Flowers regarding man’s inabilities due to sin, and we spent a full hour working through the key texts that teach the truth on this matter.

Here is the YouTube link: