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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 12) - Baptism (Part 1)

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IX. Baptism
1. What is baptism?
A. Baptism - 1. The action or ceremony of baptizing; immersion of a person in water, or application of water by pouring or sprinkling, as a religious rite, symbolical of moral or spiritual purification or regeneration, and, as a Christian ordinance, betokening initiation into the Church.
B. Baptize - Etymology - [a. F. baptise-r, -izer (11th c.), ad. L. baptiza-re, ad. Gr. βaπτξειν ‘to immerse, bathe, wash, drench,’ in Christian use appropriated to the religious rite, f. βάπτειν to dip, plunge, bathe.]

Blog - It's More Important to Make a Difference Than a Fortune

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In a day when people live by maxims like "He who dies with the most toys wins" and "You only get to go around once", the title of this blog is likely anathema. We live in a society in which both heathens and Christians are given to covetousness and put the highest priority on stuff. I hate to break it to you, but the old saying "You can't take it with you" is not just an old saying, it's a divine saying, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out" (1Ti 6:7). So important is this concept that God decided to repeat Himself two more times.

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 3) - Verse Comparisons Between the KJV, NIV, NASB, and NKJV

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51:20 minutes (10.61 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

See the attached outline for verse comparisons between the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), and the New American Standard Bible (NASB) which show that changes in the modern versions affect important Bible doctrine.

Video Blog - Preservation of the Saints

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 11) - The Purpose of the Gospel

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69:27 minutes (14.48 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VIII. The Purpose of the Gospel
1. A common question which is often asked when someone first hears of the doctrine of sovereign grace is: "If God chose people to save before He even created the world, then what is the point of preaching the gospel?".

Video Blog - Non-intervention Foreign Policy - A Biblical Defense

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 2) - Vaticanus and Sinaiticus; Changes in the NIV

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62:03 minutes (12.83 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

VII. Some facts about the manuscripts, Vaticanus (B) and Sinaiticus (Aleph).
1. Vaticanus (B)
A. Vaticanus was discovered in the Vatican in 1448.

Video Blog - Irresistible Grace

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 10) - Temporal Salvation

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78:35 minutes (16.36 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VII. Temporal Salvation
1. The Bible makes a distinction between things that are temporal and things that are eternal (2Co 4:18).
A. Temporal - 1. Lasting or existing only for a time; passing, temporary. Now rare or merged in 2.

Blog - Why Bad Things Happen to Good People - An Economic Analogy

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When a tragedy happens in our lives (a loved one dies, a baby is born with a disease, we lose a job, etc.) we often ask, "Why did this happen to me?" or "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?".

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 1) - Different Underlying Greek and Hebrew Manuscripts

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66:24 minutes (13.72 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

I. “...stand still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God” (1Sa 9:27).
II. Some basic facts about the Bible.
1. The Bible is inspired by God; it is the word of God, not man. (2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21; 2Sa 23:2)
2. The Bible is infallible. (Psa 12:6; Psa 19:7; Pro 30:5)
3. God regards His word above His very name! (Psa 138:2 c/w Eph 1:20-21)

Video Blog - Limited Atonement

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 09) - Salvation by Grace

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62:51 minutes (13.08 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VI. Salvation by Grace (Eternal Salvation)
1. Given that men by nature under sin are spiritually dead, unrighteous, and filthy and cannot seek, understand, please, nor believe in God; if man will be reconciled to God and spared eternal punishment, it is God who must save the sinner.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 08) - The Wages of Sin is Death

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61:59 minutes (12.86 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

V. The Wages of Sin is Death
1. As was before proved, men inherited a sinful nature from Adam (Rom 5:12; Eph 2:3).
A. We not only inherited a sinful nature, but we have all sinned ourselves (Rom 5:12; Rom 3:23).
i. Sin is the transgression of the law (1Jo 3:4).

Blog - Thy People Shall Be My People, And Thy God My God

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"And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 17) Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. 18) When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her." (Ruth 1:16-18)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 7) - We Are Likely Modern-day Assyria and Babylon

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52:01 minutes (10.74 MB)

X. We are likely modern day Assyria and Babylon and are the rod in God's hand to destroy wicked nations, but will most likely be destroyed by God after he is done with us.
1. God punishes wicked nations at sundry times and in divers manners.
A. Sometimes God using the weather to accomplish His chastening of people (Job 37:11-13).
B. Sometimes God uses natural disasters (Nah 1:2-8).
2. Sometimes God uses wicked men or nations to punish other wicked men or nations.
A. The wicked are God's hand and sword that He uses for His purposes (Psa 17:13-14).

Video Blog - Unconditional Election

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 07) - Total Depravity (Part 2)

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57:51 minutes (12.06 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

iii. They don't seek after God (Rom 3:11).
a. The wicked will not seek after God, nor do they think about God (Psa 10:4).
1) They do not seek God because they do not mind the things of the Spirit, but rather the things of the flesh (Rom 8:5).

Blog - Without Charity We are Nothing

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"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing." (1Co 13:1-3)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 6) - We Are Not a Righteous Nation

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77:11 minutes (15.95 MB)

I. We are not a righteous nation. What business do we then have to try to force our immorality on others?
1. Wicked nations are characterized by:
A. Pride (Eze 16:49).
i. America is a proud nation; just look at the "American Pride" bumper stickers.
ii. God hates pride (Pro 8:13; Pro 16:5).
B. Fullness of bread (affluence) and an abundance of idleness (Eze 16:49).
i. America is an affluent bread and circus society.
ii. The chickens are beginning to come home of roost and we are losing our high standard of living.

Video Blog - Total Depravity

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 06) - Total Depravity (Part 1)

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61:29 minutes (12.78 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

IV. The Nature of Man (Total Depravity)
1. When Adam and Eve were created by God, they were created very good (Gen 1:27,31).
A. They were created in God's very own image.
B. They were pure and had no concept of evil (Gen 2:25).
C. God made man upright (Ecc 7:29).

Blog - The Time is Short

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"But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away." (1Co 7:29-31)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 5) - The Just War Theory and the Founding Fathers on War

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76:29 minutes (15.77 MB)

7. The Just War Theory. (This is not Bible, but is a theory which has it roots in Christian philosophy). The following was taken from Wikipedia.
A. Jus ad bellum (the right to go to war).

Video Blog - Regeneration Before Faith - The Doctrine is in the Grammar

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Regeneration Before Faith - The Doctrine is in the Grammar

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Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 05) - Bible Interpretation (Part 2)

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91:14 minutes (19.04 MB)

3. The rules of Bible interpretation.
A. There are no contradictions in the Bible.
i. When prophets prophesied, they had to do it according to the proportion of faith (Rom 12:6).
a. According adv. - According to. a. In a manner agreeing with, consistent with, or answering to; agreeably to.
b. Proportion - 1. A portion or part in its relation to the whole; a comparative part, a share; sometimes simply, a portion, division, part.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 4) - The Principles of Non-intervention and Non-aggression

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73:50 minutes (15.25 MB)

4. Nonintervention is not isolationism.
A. Isolationism - 1. The policy of seeking (political or national) isolation: with special reference to the U.S.A.
B. Isolation - 1. a. The action of isolating; the fact or condition of being isolated or standing alone; separation from other things or persons; solitariness.
C. Isolate v. - 1. trans. To place or set apart or alone; to cause to stand alone, detached, separate, or unconnected with other things or persons; to insulate.

Blog - Spiritual Chickens and Eggs

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? - that is the age-old question. For Bible believers the answer to this philosophical perplexity is simple: the chicken came first, because God created the birds (Gen 1:20) before He told them to multiply in the earth (Gen 1:22), which requires laying eggs. Let's see if there can be a spiritual parallel drawn from this chicken and egg illustration?

Video Blog - The KJV vs. the NIV (Non-Inspired Version)

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 04) - Bible Interpretation (Part 1)

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63:29 minutes (13.18 MB)

I. Bible Interpretation (hermeneutics)
1. The origin of sound Bible interpretation.
A. Man is supposed to live by every word of God (Mat 4:4).
i. It is by God's word that we get understanding (Psa 119:104).
ii. The Bible is a light and a lamp to show us the way (Psa 119:105; Pro 6:23).
B. Therefore it would make sense that the Bible would tell us how to interpret itself, which it does.
2. Some prerequisites for understanding the Bible.
A. The Bible can be understood; it is not some dark book shrouded in mystery.