From the original broadcast in April 2008, Dr. John MacArthur calls the doctrine of Total Depravity the “most attacked doctrine in the Christian faith. It is the most depised doctrine and consequently is the most distinctly Christian doctrine.” On this program, Mike examines the doctrine that man is spiritually dead and thus unable and unwilling to come to God, apart from the grace of the Lord. Mike features portion of a sermon by Paul Washer on total depravity and cites the sermon my MacArthur from the Together for the Gospel 2008 conference.
From the original broadcast in March, 2008, How can so many who claim to be Christians, not have a proper, scriptural understanding of salvation? As Dr. John MacArthur states in the teaching series Salvation Survey: Saved or Self Deceived?, “I am convinced that in the name of Christianity there are many places that call themselves churches and they’re not churches. And they have men leading them who call themselves pastors and they’re not pastors.” On this program, Mike asks the question are many saved or deceived?
Mike and Scott Reiber continue their discussion on how those who affirm the Reformed faith relate to those who do not. Can one not affirm the Doctrines of Grace and be a Christian? How can one of the Reform faith dialogue with non-reformed Christians, and do so with conviction and compassion?