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 April, 2008, Mike moderates a discussion between Steve Camp and Darrin Patrick on the topic of contextualization. What does it mean to contextualize and is it necessary at all? How do we reach a particular culture while not compromising the Message? Did the Apostle Paul contextualize himself or what he was preaching? This is sure to be the first of many conversations on this subject with these dear brothers in Christ.
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?
From the original broadcast in February, 2008, Mike welcomes Chris Rosebrough from ExtremeTheology.com and ALittleLeaven.com to discuss a recent interview by Sean Hannity with Rick Warren and the PDL pastor’s explanation on what it takes to get to heaven. Also, a 1031SermonJam by Mark Driscoll.
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.
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?
2 Timothy chapter 3 talks about the coming apostasy. On this program Mike shares his perspective that it’s not coming….it’s already here! He points to several examples including the shocking examples of teen violence and desensitization, and one particularly appalling situation in Louisiana.