This is the fourth and final episode where we examine the history and current day beliefs of the group called the Anabaptists. Kevin Wagler a former member of the Anabaptist group known as the Amish joins again as a guest on the show to discuss the topic. Jason the host of the show is also a former conservative Mennonite. In this episode Jason and Kevin discuss a series of 16 questions to ask Anabaptists. They end the show with a discussion on a book by Dietrich Philips, an early Anabaptist, a contemporary and colleague of Menno Simons. They look at what he wrote pertaining to the Celestial Flesh Heresy and examine it in the light of Scripture.
16 Questions for Anabaptists:
What is your view on the Celestial Flesh doctrine of Menno Simons and the other early Anabaptists?
Is war and self-defense evil and if so did God command unrighteousness in the Old Testament?
What is your view on original sin?
Does original sin have any impact on the will of man?
When an individual places their faith and trust in Christ and repents of their sins are all their sins expiated (past and future) or are only their past sins forgiven?
What is justification?
Does justification result in a temporary peace (dependant on human actions) or does it result in a permanent peace with God (Rom 5:1)?
What is sanctification?
Does justification increase before God based upon the performance/actions of the individual?
Does a true born again (regenerate) believer have (possess) eternal/everlasting life or is eternal life dependant on their actions?
If a true born again (regenerate) believer can lose eternal life what must he do to lose eternal life?
What is your view on regeneration (new birth)?
What impact does the new birth (regeneration) have on an individual? How is he changed?
What does the Bible mean by we are dead in sin (Eph 2:1) and a slave to sin (Jn 8:34)?
What does the atonement of Jesus Christ accomplish?
Does God simply observe human history or does he determine it?
This week’s podcast is a Google hangout discussion about the Atheist and Christian differences in relation to human nature, the will, sentients, noetic ability, etc. (Anthropology). Christopher Maute a professing atheist joined in for the discussion. The discussion went into the nature of morality and which World View has the ability to deal with the actions of men.
This is the third episode where we examine the history and current day beliefs of the group called the Anabaptists. Kevin Wagler a former member of the Anabaptist group known as the Amish joins again as a guest on the show to discuss the topic. Jason the host of the show is also a former conservative Mennonite. In this episode Jason and Kevin discuss Menno Simons, the Schleitheim Confession, the Anabapist’s view of the Old and New Testaments, practice reform, the Sermon on the Mount, and Jakob Ammann.
In this episode of the LBM Podcast Jason discusses the Five Solas of the Reformation. (Sola Fide – Faith Alone, Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone, Solus Christus – Christ Alone, Sola Gratia – Grace Alone, Soli Deo Gloria – Glory to God Alone.) Jason goes into the history of the Five Solas and the Biblical foundation for each of these doctrines.
This is the second episode where we examine the history and current day beliefs of the group called the Anabaptists. Kevin Wagler a former member of the Anabaptist group known as the Amish joins as a guest on the show to discuss the topic. Jason the host of the show is also a former conservative Mennonite. We discuss the Anabaptist’s position on soteriology, the history of the movement and the Celestial Flesh view. This is a series that will continue for 1 or 2 more episodes.
In this episode Jason discusses post-modern “Christianity”. How has post-modernism infiltrated into the Church? Were authors of Scripture, Church Fathers and the reformers post-modernists? The post-modern evangelical Church would reject Jesus and the reformers were they present in today’s world. Jason then discusses Kent Hovind’s arguments for KJVOnly-ism and his slander of James White.
In this episode Jason veers off of the apologetic path and talks about a topic that has befuddled Christians for centuries. Jason goes into Genesis 6 and discusses the passage. What are the Nephilim and who were the Sons of God? What does the New Testament say and how did the Jews and the early Church fathers look at this passage? All these are questions that Jason attempts to answer in this episode.
Is the atheist making a coherent claim when he says that he has a lack of belief in a god? Today Jason goes into this question and examines it to see if there is any justification to the claim. Jason also goes into the meanings of the terms “atheist” and “agnostic”. We examine if atheists consistently use these terms. Jason examines what Scripture says about whether people know that God exists and what the Bible says about the faith a Christian has.
In this episode Jason goes over the discussion of women in positions of authority and teaching in the assembled people of God. Can a woman Biblically be a pastor? The scriptures on this topic are examined and Jason goes over multiple arguments he has encountered from those who claim women can be pastors.
In this episode Jason goes over an article he recently wrote on A Biblical Response to “50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink”. Jason discusses this article for a bit and then goes into the topic of what the Bible says about self-defense. We discuss the importance of the Old Testament and Jesus and the apostles use of the Old Testament Scripture.