What is the gospel? What is missing from the modern watered-down version of the gospel? Was C.H. Spurgeon right when he said that ‘Calvinism is the gospel’? What did he mean by such a statement?
From the sermon ‘A Defence of Calvinism':
“There is no soul living who holds more firmly to the doctrines of grace than I do, and if any man asks me whether I am ashamed to be called a Calvinist, I answer—I wish to be called nothing but a Christian; but if you ask me, do I hold the doctrinal views which were held by John Calvin, I reply, I do in the main hold them, and rejoice to avow it.”
“The old truth that Calvin preached, that Augustine preached, that Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach to-day, or else be false to my conscience and my God. I cannot shape the truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a doctrine. John Knox’s gospel is my gospel. That which thundered through Scotland must thunder through England again.”
–C. H. Spurgeon
“I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else. I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus. Such a gospel I abhor.”
Paul comments on Hillsong’s refusal to condemn homosexuality at their recent conference. Hillsong’s Brian Houston says that the church will not take a public position on LGBT issues. What does this say about the CCM movement? What is the fruit of the Hillsong Church in Australia, New York and around the world?
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
-1 John 2:15
Paul talks about the new ‘Left Behind’ film and examines the claims that the Pre-tribulation Rapture can be found in the scriptures. What is the influence of the secret rapture theology on the church? Are dispenationalism and futurism biblical?
“Thou shalt not kill.”
“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”
“Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Paul looks at Daniel 9:24-27 which is the foundation text of scripture used to prove that there is a 7 year tribulation period ahead. What does the text actually teach? Are Dispensationalists correct on Daniel’s 70th week or are they seeing something that is not there? Does Daniel 9:27 talk about the antichrist or Christ when it says ‘And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week…’? Is futurism Biblical? These and other issues will be looked at in this show.
Paul looks at the growing momentum of the Homosexual movement as it seeks to impose their form of morality on the rest of society. How should Christians react to this? What are the roots of the Homosexual movement? How did views towards homosexuality change in the 20th century? What views are changing in academia towards sexuality? Is it possible that University academics are also promoting paedophilia? Who was Alfred Kinsey and how does he influence modern views on sexuality?
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