We are joined today by our guest host pastor Robb Brunansky of Desert Hills Bible Church in Phoenix Arizona. Do government guidelines require the church to close during a pandemic, and what will you say to Christ at the Final Judgment about how you responded to this crisis? We also cover a video from the EFCA discussing re-opening churches that closed because of COVID-19, and an apologetics opportunity during COVID-19 based on Romans 1. Early in the program Robb mentions a video that he recently released about how christians should respond to differing views regarding these things from within the church. You can view that short video here.You can check out the Desert Hills website here.
We took four calls to start the show, and I was so verbose and long-winded that that took us 55 minutes. So much for brevity on my part! The calls were on federal headship and Romans 5, “not My will but Yours” in Luke 22 (esp. as it relates to Oneness theology), Bahnsen vs. Sproul debate, and using presuppositional apologetics in dealing with Mormonism. I talked a bit about some personal stuff (cycling and a possible trip to Utah). Then we gave an overview of issues with the Wilson dissertation and church history, and got all of a single paragraph read and responded to! Next program is scheduled for Tuesday of next week!
Well the title says it all! Tomorrow we will open the phones at the top of the hour at 1:30pm EDT and take four callers before moving back into teaching material. Join us then!
Also, here is a picture of the reference I read toward the end of the program which is so fully misused by Ken Wilson in his dissertation:
The Twitter mob (made up of a diverse group of folks to be sure!) is busy making up new accusations, editing screenshots, and in general doing their best to twist, distort, and downright lie through their keyboards, but the truth is too clear. So after once again demonstrating their lies, we got into more edifying topics such as Genesis 50 and the sovereignty of Yahweh in bringing His people into Egypt in the case of Joseph. We then listened to Leighton Flowers on the text, and then listened to an “argument” from Eric Kemp as well. Just over 90 minutes today, including the discussion of Joseph’s Coogi of many colors!
Two major parts to the program today. First about 45 minutes I dealt with the explosion of another Twitter Mob today, stoked by people like Lex_Luther and Paul Flynn, who misrepresented an exchange I had about the role of politics and the reality of mortality in the panic surrounding Covid-19. They were (and are) calling for my burning, or at least my expulsion from ministry, for heartlessly attacking someone who lost an estranged spouse to Covid-19. Only problem is, it never happened. I did respond to someone else in a large number of comments, but I did not respond as it was reported and alleged. Sad that so many are so filled with anger and venom that they would not read carefully enough to see the truth. Panic is an ugly thing. But, once we had made that clear, I moved to a completely different topic, the textual variant at Romans 5:1. This had a personal twist to it, since it is a topic I have addressed over the years. Hopefully helpful and encouraging information for many.
Pray for us, please. It is a sad reality that slander and lies hurt, not just personally, but hurt the ministry. Doors are closed, opportunities diminished, support lost, when groups cooperate to promote lies and falsehoods.