Mike Corley and Pastor Scott Reiber comment on the document A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation, as well as other issues that may have influenced this stand by some leaders in the denomination, which some voices, even within the SBC itself, are calling Semi-Pelagian.
Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber break from their lessons on worldviews to address a question from a listener about Calvinism, Arminianism and how the two theologies can relate to one another, including perspective from Dr. Dan Edney via telephone.
Mike and Scott Reiber continue their discussion on the bible study Questions a Traditional Southern Baptist Wants to Ask a Calvinist, this week addressing at the question “What if I am neither an Arminian nor a five-point Calvinist?”
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?
Paul Alexander writes for 9 Marks.org; “…there are many churches out there that sing the last stanza of Have Thine Own Way just one more time as they wait for the convicted sinner to step out of the pew and into a new relationship with Christ. But even though it is still somewhat popular, we think that the invitation system has done more harm than good among many evangelical churches.” On this edition of Theology 101, Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber examine the history, meaning, and concerns with the altar call/invitation.
Note: Due to a last minute personal commitment, we were unable to produce a new program this week. We are offering a repeat of our first program on What is the Gospel, so that we may stay consistent with our topic. Thank you. Mike and his pastor Scott Reiber launch Part 1 of a discussion on what the Gospel is, why God chose to offer salvation, what is required to be born again and more.