In today’s episode of Words of Grace, we engage in a bit of “cage rattling.” How so? Simply put, if my theology cannot explain the actual conversion stories in the Bible, then something is likely awry in my thinking. Does my theology explain the Thief on the Cross? Or Cornelius? Do I insist upon requirements for salvation that people who are clearly saved did not meet? Does my view of regeneration – the new birth – mirror that of Saul of Tarsus? If not, more thinking and learning is needed.
Join us for this message on the radical and miraculous encounter a sinful man named Saul had with the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ; a story some might consider an exceptional case, when in reality it sets the pattern for the very act of salvation.
Radio broadcast for July 23, 2023. Continue reading “Paul, the Pattern of Regeneration”
One negative tendency of many conservative believers is the habit of attempting to pass judgement on a person’s eternal destination based upon brief snippets – snapshots – of their lives. While it’s true that there are examples of outright evil that is easy to perceive, in most cases we are infinitely unqualified and far too ignorant to set ourselves up as judge and jury in the courtroom of men’s souls. Join Benjamin Winslett for this broadcast, in which he considers several Biblical examples which demonstrate this fact.
Radio broadcast for November 28, 2021. Continue reading “The Danger of a Snapshot”
Whatever one believes about any Bible doctrine, the stories of the Bible ought to corroborate their views – if those views are correct. In other words, Bible theology should be demonstrated in Bible accounts. In this broadcast, we consider some obvious and notable examples of the new birth. As we do, ask yourself the question: Does my teaching on regeneration line up with these examples?
Radio broadcast for November 22, 2021. Continue reading “Examples of Regeneration”