#105 Brian Head Welch and the Dangers of Celebrity CBN Testimonies

Paul looks at Brian Welch’s fruit since his Christian testimony came out about 8 years ago. Is it good fruit or bad? What lessons can be learned from his testimony, as he returns to the metal band ‘Korn’, and from other similar testimonies encouraged by CBN? What should Christians do when celebrities claim to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? What impact does all this have on the gospel?

#104 Revelation 12: The History of the True Church Persecuted by the Church of Rome

Paul continues to look at Revelation chapter 12. Does this chapter show conclusively that the Book of Revelation is unfolding throughout history or does it show that these events are still in the future? Is the theology of Dispensationalism consistent and correct or were the reformers correct when they saw this book as something that was unfolding throughout history since the first century?

What lessons can be learned from this important book when properly understood?

“It is generally agreed by the most learned expositors that the narrative we have in this and the two following chapters, from the sounding of the seventh trumpet to the opening of the vials, is not a prediction of things to come, but rather a recapitulation and representation of things past, which, as God would have the apostle to foresee while future, he would have him to review now that they were past, that he might have a more perfect idea of them in his mind, and might observe the agreement between the prophecy and that Providence that is always fulfilling the scriptures. In this chapter we have an account of the contest between the church and antichrist, the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.”
–Matthew Henry

“From the birth of Popery in 606 to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than fifty millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors, an average of more than forty thousand religious murders for every year of the existence of popery.”
–John Dowling, History of Romanism, pp. 541, 542.

#103 Restoration of the Jews within Reformed Theology

Paul looks at Ethnic Israel and asks if there is a future for the Jewish people? What does Romans 11:26 mean when it says ‘all Israel’? Does it mean the Church as many claim or is it indeed the nation of Israel according to the flesh? Is dispensationalism the only game in town in regards to a future for Ethnic Israel, or are there answers from Godly men from within the Reformed community?

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob”
–Romans 11:26

“He sheweth that the time shall come that the whole nation of the Jews, though not every one particularly, shall be joined to the church of Christ.”
–1560 Geneva Bible (note on Romans 11:26)

#102 The Two Israels of Scripture: Ethnic And Spiritual

Paul continues his examination of the woman in Revelation chapter 12 from the previous show. Is the woman Israel? And if it is, which Israel does it point to?

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”
–Revelation 12:1

“For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel”
–Romans 9:6