After prayerful consideration and consulting with my wife and a fellow brother (a deacon at my church) the Logical Belief Ministries Podcast is disassociating with the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network. All content will be moved back to LogicalBelief.org and the Logical Belief YouTube channel.
We believe that Christian apologetics, evangelism and discernment ministries should hold as the highest priority to represent other points of view whether, Christian or non-Christian, with utmost truthfulness about what others actually believe and do. Our Lord is the embodiment of Truth itself and a hallmark of all Christians is to be like their Lord. Our Lord and his Apostles always represented others with truthfulness. Christian ministries should also be very careful and show extreme care when criticizing and critiquing other Christian ministries that are preaching the true Gospel. The Bible Thumping Wingnut Network has taken a direction which is not supported by Logical Belief Ministries and has misrepresented another Christian ministry which consistently preaches the Gospel.
I do not believe the concept of Libertarian Free Will has any philosophical or theological coherence. My purpose in this article is to lay out the contrast between Libertarian Free Will and the Biblical view often referred to as Compatibilist Free Will.
I want to ensure, especially when discussing this particular topic, that the terms I use are well defined up front. This will hopefully prevent the reader from falling into the danger of assuming his own definitions and therefore miss the impact of what is being said or develop a misconception of what is being communicated. Human beings, due to their fallen state (1 Corinthians 2:14, Romans 8:7-8), will invariably bring their own assumptions of their own abilities to a discussion of the will and therefore already have preconceived notions of what it means to “will” something. Clearly defining these terms as used in this article will hopefully allow me to more quickly get to the root of the issues addressed and the reader gains more benefit.
In this episode Jason first announces the news that this podcast is moving to the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network. This is the last published episode to this channel. After that Jason briefly discusses the Reformation and then goes into his presentation on the different Theories of the Atonement of Christ. This episode focuses on which theory fits the Biblical evidence and answers the question “How does a perfectly good, righteous and just God pardon guilty sinners without violating his own perfect justice?”
In this episode the intention was that Jason and Michael Yiannett discuss two topics, Free Will and Limited Atonement. Michael did not arrive in the hangout so Jason proceeded with a show and discussed the recent news about RC Sproul Jr. and then went into his talking points that were prepared for the debate on the topic of Free Will and Limited Atonement.
In the 1 Samuel 15 account of Samuel, Saul, and the Amalekites, Saul made the executive decision against God’s command for the Amalekite conquest to keep the Amalekite king and the best of the flocks alive. His attempt to keep any plunder was foiled by Samuel, sent by God. Samuel called Saul out on the bleating of sheep that he heard and confronted him. Then the Lord rejected Saul as king and Samuel took to the gruesome task of hacking Agag to pieces before the Lord—a classic Old Testament object lesson. This is a grotesque account and an awful undertaking for Samuel; but this is the effect of God speaking, man disobeying, and God issuing judgment—a cycle that repeats throughout Scripture, a cycle intensified here by Israel’s sinful desire for a king.
In this episode Jason first addresses the upcoming election and the evangelical promotion of Trump as a candidate. After that he responds to a question from a listener about certainty and the grounding of certainty in omniscience. Jason also goes into an exegesis of Romans 1:16-32 to see if the text teaches a mediate or immediate knowledge of God. Jason then ends the show with a Biblical argument for presuppositional apologetics.
In this episode Jason addresses the egregious errors in the publication entitled “Should you believe in the Trinity”. He goes into what the Ante-Nicene Fathers believed about the doctrine of the Trinity. The JW booklet makes the astounding claim that the Church Father’s prior to the Council of Nicea in 325 AD did not actually believe in the doctrine of the Trinity as espoused by the Nicene Creed. Jason takes the argument and demonstrates that it is historically fallacious and a deliberate attempt to deceive.
In 1989 the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society published a pamphlet entitled “Should you believe in the Trinity” (link to pamphlet). That particular publication says there were 5 million copies published in English at that printing. I recently received a hard copy of this pamphlet from a fellow Christian that had an encounter with some JWs. He brought it to me because he had some questions about the claims that are made in the tract on page 7. His questions in particular were about the supposed citations from the Ante-Nicene church fathers.
This article is to address the egregious errors and atrocious scholarship that went into these citations. In fact the errors are so clear that the intention could have only been deception. I will address each of these supposed citations one at a time.
We have Pastor Stan Gibson back for a second episode on the topic of Freemasonry. In this episode we delve into more of the details of the ceremonies and beliefs of Freemasons and compare them to the Word of God. Stan goes over many quotes from Albert Pike’s book Morals and Dogmas. We compare these to Scripture to see if the claims are compatible with Christianity.
In this podcast Jason goes over a wide assortment of topics. First he discusses the previous episode debate with Paul Pavao on the Perseverance of the Saints. Next Jason discusses Mother Teresa and her upcoming canonization as a Saint. Then Jason discusses a meme put together by Leighton Flowers comparing the God of Calvinism to Satan. The show is closed out with a review of an interview of Tim Keller on the Veritas Forum.