In this episode Jason discusses some books that he recommends all Christians read. He discussed the upcoming debate with Paul Pavao on the doctrine of Perseverance of the Saints. Jason reviews an article by Conrad Murrell on Christian Government. Conrad’s makes many of the same mistakes that New Covenant theologians and Anabaptists make when it comes to the law of God. After that he goes into an article by Jeff Robinson entitled Meet a Reformed Arminian.
In this episode Jason delves into the Roman Catholic and Protestant views of justification. An analytic vs synthetic view of justification. Is the righteousness of Christ imputed to us or infused into us? Jason goes into the Council of Trent and the Roman Catholic Catechism to see if the Roman Catholic Church today still holds to their 16th century views. Are these differences still important today, do they still matter?
The Christian church has always been distinct in its function and organization compared to any secular institution. However, as times goes on and a younger generation rises to authority, its image is not much different from the world. The modern, hip, and all-inviting church—with its popular Christian music, trendy leaders, holy-ground coffee shops, and Pinterest-inspired nomenclature and decor—disregards the reverence due to God in order to accommodate a hoped-for popularity that is in no way indicative of any type or degree of commitment to Jesus Christ.
With the rise of the cool, there has been an increased trend to segregate congregants by age. Although this has been a common practice in Sunday school classes for many years, this burgeoning of youth groups, college groups, young-adult groups and small groups continues and shows no signs of stopping.
In this episode Jason interviewed Baptist Pastor Stan Gibson on the topic of Freemasonry. Is Freemasonry compatible with Biblical Christianity? Stan gives us his personal experiences encountering Freemasons in the Church and his knowledge about the society from his personal study of the topic. Stan and Jason talk about the Southern Baptist response or lack thereof to the issue of Freemasons in the Church.