#176 From Roman Catholicism to Biblical Christianity

Gearóid Marley of the Protestant Truth Society joins us today to share his testimony of God’s sovereign saving grace. Gearóid was raised in Ireland as a Roman Catholic and entered seminary to become a priest at the age of 18 but left after he saw that the Roman Church did not have the truth. What is Roman Catholicism and how is it different to Protestantism? Was Augustine a Roman Catholic? How important is Greek and pagan philosophy to Roman Catholic theology? What does Roman Catholicism teach about the grace of God unto salvation? What is the state of the modern church in our day? These and other issues are discussed on today’s show.

#175 Charismatic Hypnotists and Psychological Manipulators

Are the healing and altar call experiences seen in Charismatic and Revivalist meetings genuine? Can they be produced by preachers with certain tricks? How can people be manipulated into believing something that is not true? Are there similarities between hypnosis shows and charismatic meetings? What are the dangers of such a deception?

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
–Acts 20:28-31

#174 The Altar Call: Helpful or Harmful?

‘The Altar Call’ has been used by much of the Church since the days of Charles Finney, but is it Biblical? What do evangelists teach about the Altar Call and how do they defend the practice? What do Benny Hinn, Billy Graham and many fundamentalist Churches have in common? Should the Altar Call be abandoned or changed?