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Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer, Andrew Farley

In Christianity today we see a lot of mixed messages. We see so many put into bondage by a "gospel that is really no gospel at all". What we find in all these "gospels" is a works-based system. The average Christian who really has become acquainted with the grace of God only has the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath Day, and the Tithe to live by. By definition they are living under the law and not by grace.

  • Samuel asks how can he truly show appreciation for others.
  • Myra asks: "What about when your faith fails?"
  • Why do the Bereans say there are 2 gospels?

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Categories: Christian Living Faith Apologetics

Richard Peifer, Bob Davis

Galatians 1:6 "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ ... " The word is anathema. I believe the Gospel. But it was a limited "gospel". ... Everything was provisional. What I believed was no gospel at all. It all relied upon me. Now I know the Gospel starts and ends with Jesus.

  • What about those who get saved then end up backsliding and sin willfully - then what happens?
  • Bob Davis - "I discovered you can play Basic Gospel Radio on the Amazon Echo."
  • Charles asks about 1 Corinthians 3:14, 15 "... the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames."
  • Can a believer be filled with the spirit without speaking in tongues?

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Categories: Sin Bible Holy Spirit

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Often times giving a defense of the hope that within us is considered a defense against the outside world. But often it's within the body that we defend the Gospel. We read about Galatia trying to mix the old and the new. "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel - which is really no gospel at all." 1:6, 7 Anytime we try to add to the Gospel or take away from the Gospel it is a distortion of the Gospel.

  • A caller asks how he can answer the question "if there is a God why do bad things happen?"
  • Charlene shares her walk with Jesus and asks, "Is there anything I'm missing?"
  • Clarence is looking for Scripture that says cussing is a sin.

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Categories: Apologetics Christian Living Sin

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

As we go through the trials in life, we see our mind being aligned to the very truth of the word of God, we see our wills begin to choose the very will of God for our lives, and we see our actions reflecting it. This is what Jesus means when he says he is going to perfect our faith. He's going to align our souls to what's true in our spirit. Jesus is enough. He is more than adequate for any circumstance or problem. Abide in him. Trust him. Experience the full measure of his resurrected life. This is where God's grace takes you. This is New Covenant living. (Chapter 14, page 106)

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Categories: Grace God's Will

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

The best apologetic is the story of Jesus. The death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is nothing more powerful. The simple message of the Gospel has been reaching people since the beginning. As Paul wrote, "we preach Christ crucified...". So take a bold stand about Jesus and let's stand together and preach Christ and Christ crucified.

  • William comments about why many reject Jesus.
  • Kelley asks if Hebrews 12:7 have a direct correlation to the maturing process that our trials and tribulations take us through.
  • Tom wants to know how to walk in continual victory.

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Categories: Apologetics Jesus Christ Christian Living

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

"For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles ... " 1 Corinthians 1:21-23

  • A caller asks how to evangelize those who don't believe at all.
  • Clay comments on Jesus overturning the tables in the temple.
  • Ryan asks what is the purpose of praying for the dead. the world did not know god

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Categories: Apologetics Jesus Christ Prayer

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer, Larry Alex Taunton

Larry Alex Taunton joins us in our discussion of apologetics, providing a reasonable answer to skeptics of Christianity. Larry talks about his recent article challenging Christians to stand for what the believe in. "Love that has a proper Biblical framework understands that you don't just simply embrace everything and everybody." Many arrive at the conclusion that righteous anger isn't Biblical. We need to speak truth into people's lives.

  • In trying to equip students to defend the faith, what do you see lacking?
  • Larry is the author of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens. Mr. Taunton is also the founder and executive director of the Fixed Point Foundation. In that role he has debated such high profile atheists as Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Michael Shermer as well as Muslim cleric Zaid Shakir.
  • larryalextaunton.com

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Categories: Apologetics

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer, J. Warner Wallace

Our guest today is J. Warner Wallace. As a skilled police detective, Jim decided to apply the same rules of investigation to Christianity. The results of his investigation led to the book Cold Case Christianity. You will be encouraged and challenged by listening!

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Categories: Apologetics

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Grace is powerful and active. It is not passive or reactive in the least. It is Jesus Christ living his life in you. He saved you by grace through faith. And now by grace he is perfecting that faith, bringing it to maturity. God is completing the work he began in each one of us. In John 16:33, Jesus says "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." It is in the trials of life that you learn that Jesus is enough. You learn that his grace is sufficient. (Chapter 14, page 105)

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Categories: Grace

Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, Richard Peifer

Many skeptics come to the Word of God with some presuppositions. One of those is called philosophical naturalism - the belief that only natural laws and forces operate in the world. So there's no such thing as the supernatural realm. Many people with that presupposition when reading the Bible can believe the historical aspects but not the miraculous. They believe that everything can be explained by what we see. However, as we look deeper it becomes plain that there has to be another explanation than simply the natural laws and material world. We can let the evidence speak for itself and believe there is someone beyond this world and ask the question, "can we know him".

  • A caller asks about the rapture of the church.
  • William comments on the "man of lawlessness" in regards to end times and the rapture.

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Categories: End Times

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