Justification by Faith Alone

Today Bryce and I walk through another hard to understand text that can cause us to think, what does that text mean? Listen as we walk through how to properly understand this text that has been distorted all throughout church history, especially in the Catholic Church. Thank for listening!

Key Texts: James 2:14-26Romans 4:2-8Galatians 2:15-213:1-14Ephesians 2:1-10Philippians 3:4-11


My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.


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TULIP Soteriology Applied

With the TULIP series now wrapped up, how does our orthodoxy lead to orthopraxy? How does doctrine (biblical truths expressions in succinct ways) influence our lives as follower of Christ?

My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

Enjoy some of our thoughts on how TULIP soteriology or more broadly, Calvinistic soteriology impacts our thoughts of God, our evangelism, our prayer life and more! Enjoy 😀

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Perseverance of the Saints (TULIP part 5)

Will the saints finally persevere? Can you fall away from your faith? Are you your own keeper? Listen to the biblical answer to such questions this week on the For The King podcast! Thanks for listening!

My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

“He who falls, falls by his own will; and he who stands, stands by God’s will.”
― Augustine of Hippo, The Gift Of Perseverance


Texts:
1 Corinthians 15:1-2, John 10:26-29, 1 John 2:19, Matthew 13:26-30, Hebrews‬ ‭3:12-14, ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:31, ‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:13, ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:3-6, ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:4-6‬, Hebrews‬ ‭12:2‬, ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:7-8, 10-12, 15-17, ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:24-26‬, ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:1-2, ‭‭John‬ ‭10:26-29‬, ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:13-14, Romans‬ ‭8:29-30‬, ‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:3-4‬, Luke‬ ‭22:31-32, ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:33‬, John‬ ‭17:12, 15, 17, 20

Resources: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism#Perseverance

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Irresistible Grace (TULIP part 4)

The drawing is not like that of the executioner, who draws the thief up the ladder to the gallows; but is a gracious allurement, such as that of the man whom everybody loves, and to whom everybody willing goes.” – Martin Luther
 
God so calls as He allures; He does not force, but draw. The freedom of the will is not taken away, but the stubbornness of it is conquered. ‘Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power’ (Psalm 110:3). “All Things for Good” pg. 107 -Thomas Watson
 
“No man ever believes with a true and saving faith unless God inclines his heart; and no man when God does incline his heart can refrain from believing”. -Blaise Pascal
 
“How is it more for the glory of God to save man irresistibly, than to save him as a free agent, by such grace as he may either concur or resist?” – John Wesley


My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

The grace of God in yo life
It cuts straight a theological knife
Try to resist and thwart his good plan
End in your demise eternally damned
The grace of God stronger than you
Every morning fresh as the dew
The saints birthright like esau’s stew


Key Texts: Acts 7:51, Psalm 115:3, John 6:44, John 6:64–65, Song of Solomon 2

Resources: https://carm.org/about-theology/what-is-irresistible-grace/
https://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-irresistible-grace/
https://www.gotquestions.org/irresistible-grace.html
http://vor.org/truth/1689/1689bc10.html
http://vor.org/truth/1689/1689bc20.html
http://vor.org/truth/1689/1689bc18.html
https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-free-will-of-the-wind/excerpts/is-grace-really-irresistible
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism#Grace


If God should please, the Holy Spirit could at this moment make every one of you fall on your knees, confess your sins, and turn to God.  He is an Almighty Spirit, able to do wonders. C.H. Spurgeon

https://speakingbasictruth.wordpress.com/ -> Zach’s Blog

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Definite Atonement (TULIP part 3)

“Arminians pretend, very speciously, that Christ died for all men, yet, in effect, they make him die for no one man at all.”
― John Owen, The Death of Christ


My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

Scripture: 1 John 2:2, 4:7-12, John 17, John 10:11

Further Reading:
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism#Atonement
https://faculty.wts.edu/posts/limited-atonement/
https://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-limited-atonement/
https://www.gotquestions.org/limited-atonement.html
https://www.openbible.info/topics/limited_atonement
Brother Zach’s Blog: https://speakingbasictruth.wordpress.com/

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Unconditional Election (TULIP part 2)

“At the very announcement of the text some will be ready to say, ‘Why preach upon so profound a doctrine as election?’ I answer, because it is in God’s word, and whatever is in the Word of God is to be preached.”

“I believe the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love. So I am forced to accept that great Biblical doctrine.”

“Whatever may be said about the doctrine of election, it is written in the Word of God as with an iron pen, and there is no getting rid of it. To me, it is one of the sweetest and most blessed truths in the whole of revelation, and those who are afraid of it are so because they do not understand it. If they could but know that the Lord had chosen them, it would make their hearts dance for joy.”

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon


My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

Sources: Matthew Henry’s Commentary, Westminster Confession of Faith 9 & 10
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism#Depravity

Further Reading: Chosen by God by R.C Sproul
https://faculty.wts.edu/posts/limited-atonement/ -> really great article please read
https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/what_is_reformed_theology/unconditional-election/
https://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-unconditional-election/
https://www.ligonier.org/blog/charles-spurgeon-calvinism-unconditional-election/
https://www.biblesprout.com/articles/church/weaknesses-calvinism/ -> Argument against limited atonement
https://www.gotquestions.org/arguments-against-limited-atonement.html
https://mountcarmelapologetics.com/2020/12/14/against-limited-atonement/
https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/8409/what-is-the-biblical-argument-against-limited-atonement -> this thread is good

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Sunday Series Episode #6
Website still coming soon. Sorry I have a lot of school right now :/

Total Depravity (TULIP part 1)

“The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact.” – Malcolm Muggeridge

“When you refuse to teach on the radical depravity of men, it is an impossibility that you bring glory to God, His Christ, and His cross, because the cross of Jesus Christ and the glory thereof is most magnified when it’s placed in front of the backdrop of our depravity!” – Paul Washer


My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

Key Texts: Romans 1-3, Ephesians 2, Isaiah 64:6, Genesis 6:5, Romans 8:6-8

Sources: Calvin’s Institutes, Matthew Henry’s Commentary, Westminster Confession of Faith (Chapter 6,9,10)
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism -> This document will be a source in every show note of this series. It contains an easily accessible 25 page paper about the 5 points of Calvinism. It is a very gracious and pastoral treatment of the subject and is a great starting point for the conversation. Each point of Calvinism has about 5 pages on the topic so its a real quick 15 minute read for each episode in this series. 

Further Reading: Calvin’s Institutes, The Grace of Godliness: An Introduction to Doctrine and Piety in the Canons of Dort by Matthew Barrett, Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul…THE BIBLE!!!!

https://www.gotquestions.org/total-depravity.html
https://www.monergism.com/doctrine-total-depravity
https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/piper/depravity.html
https://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-total-depravity/
http://lhim.org/blog/2014/02/06/three-arguments-against-total-depravity/ -> argument against total depravity
http://people.cs.ksu.edu/~bbp9857/calvinism.html -> article against total depravity. The telling statement in this article is, “Unfortunately, if we grant the first point, then the other four points can easily be proven as true, thus acknowledging that Calvinism is in fact true”

This whole episode that we did concerns the first point so if you accept the logic of this episode and the hermeneutic of the texts involved then we are in for a wild ride 😀

Sunday Series Episode #5
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Propitiation and Atonement

Summary

The fundamental differences between the two and why that difference is worth understanding…

My guest joining me this week on the Sunday series is my brother Bryce. Bryce is getting his undergraduate degree in philosophy and hopes to get his MDiv. from a seminary after he completes his undergrad. He hopes to be a pastor shepherding Gods people one day.

https://www.gotquestions.org/propitiation.html

https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/propitiation-his-blood/

Knowing God by: J.I. Packer (all of Chapter 18)

Reformed Systematic Theology By: Beeke Pg. 1007

A Puritan Theology By: Beeke Pg. 352

Great Doctrines of the BIble By: Lloyd-Jones BK I, Ch. 28-30

Systematic Theology By: Wayne Grudem pg 510,575,580

Key Texts: Rom. 3:21-26; Heb. 10, 2:17 ;1 Jn. 2:1-2, 4:8-10; Is. 1; Rev. 13:8; 1 Pet. 1:20; Proverbs 17:15

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you – 1 Peter 1:20

Sunday Series Episode # 1

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