Sometimes speaking like Scripture speaks can get us in trouble…with other Christians!
Pietism! Legalism! Works-righteousness! We Lutherans often don’t know what to do with Bible verses that tell us what to do and how to live. And that’s not right.
Talking to people about Jesus doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, the most familiar Bible verse in the world can help you out!
Last week we talked about how to understand the Athanasian Creed. This week we show you how to use the Athanasian Creed (or any of the Ecumenical Creeds, really) to understand the Bible!
You say it once a year. You probably roll your eyes and sigh your way through it because it’s sooooo long. But perhaps that’s only because you’ve been looking at it all wrong. What if the Athanasian Creed is actually so good that it could become your new favorite creed?
Can you preach the Gospel to yourself? That’s the question Peter and Kevin discuss today. It might sound like a minor question, but it has major implications.
How did we get the Bible? How do we know what we have is God’s Word? How do we know we can trust what we have? That’s the topic of discussion on today’s podcast.
We know we can’t influence our own salvation. That’s entirely up to God. But can we influence someone else’s? Can we be so winsome that they convert, or such a jerk that they reject the faith entirely? That’s the question Peter and Kevin tackle this episode!
We always get it backwards. We take a word we know, and when the Bible uses that same word to describe God, we think we know what it means. But what if that isn’t how it works at all? What if that approach sends you on a wild goose chase straight in to idolatry?
How can we say that you can be assured of your salvation while at the same time saying that you can lose your salvation? This is a contradiction. How do we resolve it?