The corporate world is known for its use of buzzwords and phrases. They appear over and over on resumes and in other business communication. Buzzwords are words that become popular through widespread use and can often lose their meaning and effectiveness through overuse. They serve as verbal shorthand but they are also sometimes used to create reaction, emotion, or bias. The religious world is known for its buzzwords and phrases as well. They are bantered about in religious discussion and in some cases are used to discredit a belief or a person who professes that belief. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we begin a 2-part look at the buzzwords we often hear.
Is a great world conflict coming called the Battle of Armageddon? Futurist prophecy preachers have made a lot of hay out of Revelation 16:16 which speaks of the forces of evil being gathered at Armageddon to do battle. Is this a prophecy of a yet future carnal conflict in the Middle East site of Megiddo or something else being pictured as the revelation of Jesus Christ unfolds before John’s eyes? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at how a literal interpretation of The Battle of Armageddon fits into the tradition view of dispensational premillennialism and we offer an alternative view of what this conflict was and what it represented to the early church who originally received the revelation.
Shortly before Jesus was crucified, justified, glorified and assumed His Kingdom throne at the right hand of God, He told a perceptive scribe that he was “not far from the kingdom of God.” His understanding of the truth placed him in close proximity to the kingdom that Christ would establish. This distance was not chronological or geographical, but rather spiritual. Now that the kingdom has come there are many who are not far from it but they yet remain outside. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we see why many remain in the borderland of heaven’s kingdom but yet stand outside without the blessings affording within.
How does man become morally and spiritually confused to the point that he abandons God altogether? Why does the world seem upside down where right is wrong and wrong is right? Romans chapter one gives us a detailed description of how men lose sight of their Creator and the attendant order and morality that accompanies authentic faith and the disastrous results. The apostle Paul shows us this in order to point us to the answer for what is wrong in our lives. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we see how we are living in the midst of a Romans 1 world.
Baptism is an essential step in becoming a disciple of Jesus. The bible connects several blessings with immersion that are only received when the penitent believer submits to this step of obedience. Most religious organizations practice baptism or something they call baptism but are all of these baptisms scriptural? Paul told the Ephesians there is one baptism that unites believers in Christ. What about your baptism? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we look at Ten Marks of Bible Baptism.