On tonight’s programme we look at accusations made that Calvinism is a false gospel. Such claims come from Lighthouse Trails, Bob Kirkland, Adam Fannin of Stedfast Jacksonville Florida (a church affiliated with Steven Anderson) and other similar groups. We respond to Adam Fannin’s claims that Calvinists are lost.
On tonight’s show we look at Jason Cooley’s views on Infant Baptism and Church History. What are the dangers of his views? Is he Biblical in his criticism of the mode of sprinkling and pouring in Baptism? How does his view of the Church cut off all but the Baptists? How do such views divide the Church in our day?
With the Christian Church in the modern era so divided between different movements, how can we promote true Biblical unity in the Church? What has been the affect of fundamentalism and Charismaticism on the Church?
“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”
On today’s show we will be reviewing a very anti-Reformed sermon by Ralph ‘Yankee’ Arnold, who is the pastor of Calvary Community Church of Tampa, Florida. Does Calvinism teach that the elect are forced against their will to believe? Does Calvinism teach that we can neglect to preach the gospel to every creature? Does Calvinism teach that our perseverance in the faith depends on us? Does Calvinism teach that those who are non-elect, but want to go to heaven, cannot believe on Christ? What does Calvinism really teach about human inability? How is it often misrepresented and distorted by its critics?
What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? Is repenting from your sins necessary for salvation? Is believing the gospel and trusting on Christ alone easy for the unregenerate sinner in rebellion against God? What are the similarities between some prominent Independent Fundamental Baptist preachers and men like Rick Warren?