Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P575 (10-01-20)
In general, people call in because they want to know what truth, to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some may be infants in Christ, and others may be believers for quite some time, but have been wandering around in erroneous teaching, and are just beginning to grab a hold of what truth is. Even topics as basic as Baptism and the Lord’s supper. Even those that rightly understand that baptism, that of water, does not save you, but is a ceremony, do not understand the Lord’ supper.
There are those who are genuinely confused over baptism, and that can vary depending on your religious upbringing. But, as you read scripture, it would become very clear to you. Both John the Baptist and Jesus clearly tell us about the fact that the water baptism that John performed was to be replaced by the spiritual baptism that Jesus alone accomplished for us, placing into the body of Christ the moment you, by faith, came to accept his death, burial and resurrection for you.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Faith, Hope & Love P37 (07-13-20)
We are continuing in our study on Faith, Hope and Love. Now, in regards to belief and faith, they are different. Belief is based on what is in your head, information, but faith is what you put in your heart, a conviction you live by, and is based on truth. Belief is memorizing something, and even talking about it, but it would be like a parrot merely repeating what it heard. Now faith is a conviction of the heart, with solid convictions formed in you. Faith produces attitudes of the heart. You can place your faith on either a faulty foundation or a firm foundation. If you see a broken chair, you know it will not hold you up. If you see a solid chair, you can place your faith by sitting down on that chair. Your faith is made evident by your action. You live by your faith, the firm convictions and attitudes formed in you by what you know to be true, and are persuaded of and convinced of.
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P543 (06-11-20)
What advice would you share with a new believer? Would you tell him to get busy, and be sure to tithe, and make sure you pray, and to go to a prayer meeting and visitation, and to do this and do that? Or, would you point him to Jesus, the head of the body, of whom he is now a part, and allow him to learn how to receive instruction from Christ Jesus? Would it not be wise to encourage a new believer to read the word so that he has tools necessary so that no man will deceive him, and to know the nature and heart of God, to know what God has done for him and what he has in Christ?
Listen as Bob provides wise counsel to various believers who have called because they are confused about what they hear from various denominations. They ask questions about if a believer should be asking God for forgiveness when they sin, and what about 1 John 1:9, and what about speaking in tongues and about baptism of the Holy Spirit. Bob gently, but firmly, guides several callers on questions … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Faith, Hope & Love P6 (04-29-20)
Do people really understand what faith is? Is faith something you concentrate on for God to do something, that you could cause God to act? No, that would put you in the position of the initiator. We were born dead, and now as a born again believer, apart from Him we can do nothing. We are responders. We respond to what he has already done, and in what he has said and has already given. You have been given everything you need for life and godliness. That does not mean you live in independent from God.
2 Peter 1:3 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Adam chose to live independently of God, and that is how sin and death entered the world, and so all men died. Now, as a child of God, a new creation, we learn to walk in dependency upon someone who loves us perfectly, in the one who created us and knows how we were meant to function, with the … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P521 (03-19-20)
Many questions can be answered once you really understand what salvation is, what the complete gospel is, what biblical repentance unto salvation is, and that there is a New Covenant of grace we are now living in. Salvation is being saved from the consequences of sin, which is death, by the gift of God, which is the resurrected life in Christ Jesus. There is an Old Covenant of law that has been set aside. The Jews were under that system of law. The Gentiles never were. But all were under sin, and know right from wrong, conscience bearing witness to that. The real issue is not sins anymore, since Jesus took all the sins of the entire world upon himself, so God will never see sins again. Yes, sin caused our death, for the wages of sin is death, but the issue really is that man is spiritually dead and in need of life.
Understand also that the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John really belong in the Old Covenant, since those books are about the life of Christ Jesus on earth. The New Testament was ushered in only … Listen to Broadcast & Read More