#242 The Modern Divided Church: How Can We Promote Unity?

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?

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“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.”
-Ephesians 4:3-6

“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.”
-Psalm 133

“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.”
-John 17:21-23

 

#232 Songs of the Spirit: What are Biblical Worship Songs?

We are joined on today’s show by David Silversides, Minister of Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, and by Kenneth Stewart, Minister of Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland. What is the place of the book of Psalms in the worship of God? Can hymns written by men, outside of the inspired Psalter, be used in the worship of God? What is the Regulative Principle of Worship? What is Exclusive Psalmody? Is it Biblical? What was the practice of the early church in regards to this issue? What was the view of many of the Reformers on this issue? Does Exclusive Psalmody promote or hinder the unity of the church? Can musical instruments be lawfully used in the worship of God?

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#222 Monergism, Roman Catholicism and the Protestant Reformation

On tonight’s show we look at a sermon preached by David Brown attacking the Reformed doctrine of monergism. What is monergism? Is it Biblical? How did the Reformers differ from the Roman Catholic Church during the time of the Reformation on this issue? What is synergism? What was the view of the Council of Trent? How do these issues affect how we see the gospel? Can we prove from the Bible that regeneration proceeds faith?

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#214 Scripture’s Church History Vs Dispensationalism

Does the Bible chart the history of the Church, from its beginning to the end of time? When did the Church begin? What is the connection between Israel and the Church? Is Dispensationalism Biblical? What is the future of Israel according to the flesh? What is postmillennialism, amillennialism and premillennialism? Is the book of Revelation for today, or for some future period known as ‘the great tribulation’? Should the book of Revelation be a comfort and an encouragement to believers?

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#204 Are You a Calvinist in Theory, but an Arminian in Practice?

Are we consistent with our profession of the Reformed Faith? Is the New Calvinism of men like John Piper helping the spread of Reformed Theology, or hindering it? Why do so many Reformed Baptists look to an Arminian like Michael Brown who led the so-called Brownsville Revival? Are the New Calvinists abusing Christian Liberty? What is Christian Liberty? Should we every joke about predestination, or things pertaining to the providence of God? Where does the modern professing Reformed movement need to repent?