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Messages with tag - Idolatry

Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Passage: Acts 19:21-41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
How can we know what is true? Listen to this lesson to learn that when mankind attempts to learn truth apart from God’s revelation, it ends in chaos and violence. Hear about Demetrius who urged the citizens of Ephesus to start a riot against Paul and his co-workers. When we study Ephesians we need to understand that we face similar problems of living in a hostile culture today. See that the solution now as well as then is to study the Word of God so that what we believe will have a direct impact on how we act.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 28:3-8
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 32 secs
Can Christians become involved in the occult world? Listen to this lesson to learn about mediums and spiritists and the many synonyms for the demonic creatures. See that seeking answers from the dead carries the death penalty from God. Hear a list of the deeds of the spirit world that God forbids. Hear about two kinds of idolatry and how all of us are drawn to it to some degree. Learn that the ultimate issue is to get our answers from God’s revealed Word only.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 21 secs

Readers of this paper should understand that it builds upon more extensive, previously published material that can only be briefly cited here. Christians today, particularly in the United States, are facing a rapidly-growing, comprehensive antagonism by pagan culture as that culture ever more consistently manifests itself through the public policies of all levels of civil government from local to federal. This antagonism challenges Christian family authority in education, Christian vocational freedom in public business and health care, Christian counseling in pastoral care (both civilian and military), Christian scholarship in academia and Christian political freedom in public policy decisions. Because it is the main tool involved, this paper explores the degenerate state of current public discourse in search of an effective overall strategy of response. It concludes that Christians must first become aware of how the suppression dynamic Paul spoke of in Romans 1:18-32 has worked out today in Western civilization. It further points out that simultaneously with the truncated ability of public discourse to handle fundamental truths of reality, truth, and conduct, there is a surreptitious and gradual establishment of a state secular religion that seeks to trump God's revelation. Two strategies to counter these threats are discussed, one aimed at challenging so-called "reasonable" public discussion and the other aimed at strengthening opposition to the state's expanding religious claims.

For Christians committed to a literal, grammatical, historical hermeneutic (and thereby a dispensational perspective) the growing pagan antagonism is accompanied by criticism from covenant, post-millennial, theonomic brethren that dispensational theology is largely responsible for Christian impotency in the face of such sociopolitical antagonism. Criticism from these fellow believers charges that our view necessarily leads to defeatism, a purposeless Church age, and irresponsible passivity toward the challenges of earthly life. This paper answers those criticisms by pointing out specific features of dispensational ecclesiology and eschatology that guard the primacy of evangelism and missions while simultaneously offering detailed sociopolitical wisdom for Christian citizens. Included is an example of applying this wisdom to the reformation of Christian wedding services in those states that have delegitimized Christian marriage.

Thu, Nov 07, 2013
Passage: Romans 11:5-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 3 secs
"Lonely, I'm so lonely." Is this the refrain you're singing when you look around at all the people who reject God in the world today? Listen to this lesson to learn about a time when most of the Jewish people were heading down a path of self-destruction and laughing at God's messengers. At the same time there was a remnant of those who decided to prepare their hearts to follow Him. Even though they were ignorant of many of the commandments, God dealt with them graciously. Learn the difference between grace and works and listen to other examples of the Jewish remnant.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013
Passage: Acts 16:16-19
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 14 secs
Demons! Fortune tellers! Witches! Are they real or just something in scary movies, TV shows, and books? Listen to this lesson in Acts to learn how the Bible describes a very real spirit world and God's warning against the occult. Find out how worshiping anything in creation rather than the Creator opens us to demonic thoughts and influences. Discover God's assurances that He is in control and we have nothing to fear.
Tue, May 21, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:22-41
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 17 secs
My way or the highway! Is that your attitude when you disagree with someone? Listen to this lesson to learn how to be gracious to others and seek the absolute best for them even when they don't deserve it. Discover five spiritual skills you need to practice so you can love others as Christ loves you. Find out how the early church handled people problems and how even a sharp controversy between Barnabas and Paul was handled graciously.
Thu, Jun 02, 2011
Passage: Romans 1:26-32
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 50 secs
Wed, May 16, 2001
Passage: Daniel 1:4-7
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 57 mins 7 secs
Wed, Apr 25, 2001
Passage: Daniel
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 58 mins 16 secs
Sun, Jul 16, 2000
Passage: Judges 2:1-19
Series: Judges (2000)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 37 secs