Where does the word “sacrament” come from? How are sacraments “signs”? Why the qualifier “holy”? How are sacraments “seals”? Why is it important that they’re immediately instituted by God? What are other popular views of the sacraments? What do the sacraments accomplish? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 27.1: Sacraments are … More Episode 27.1: What is a Sacrament?
What is the spectrum of belief regarding divinization? What do we get wrong about partaking in the divine nature? How is this wrong thinking blasphemous? What is some of the communal living being described here? How do we know the Bible permits the owning of private property? How would communalism rob us of a significant … More Episode 26.3: What Communion Is Not
What is significant about the words “saints by profession”? What biblical passages and imagery is used to explain the communion of saints? How does a biblical understanding of the communion of saints differ from the Roman Catholic view? How does worship help us maintain a “holy fellowship”? What is some of the New Testament’s “spiritual … More Episode 26.2: Fellowship With One Another
Why place this chapter here? What’s the significance of the name “saints”? This is one of the first places where we read of “union with Christ,” what is that? How do we have fellowship with Jesus in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory? Why is our union with each other one of love? How … More Episode 26.1: Union and Communion
Why does this paragraph repeat the claim that Christ is the only Head of the Church? What is the biblical significance of Christ’s Headship over the church? What is the Roman Catholic doctrine on the Pope? Are there any others who make the claims that the Pope does? Why are these claims contrary to Scripture? … More Episode 25.6: Antichrist
How would we distinguish between “mixture” and “error”? How does this inform someone who discovers they disagree with something in the church? What hope should we have from the expression “under heaven”? What churches is the Westminster Assembly referring to that have become “synagogues of Satan”? How do we mark out and measure degeneration? What … More Episode 25.5: The Mixed Church
How as the church been more or less visible in history? Why should this visibility problem be an encouragement to the Christian? How does the WCF change the older language of “true” or “false” church? What defines more or less pure? What are some New Testament examples of less pure churches? How have the marks … More Episode 25.4: The Purity of the Church
Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle are joined by Dr. John Bower to discuss his newest book The Confession of Faith: A Critical Text and Introduction. Dr. John Bower is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology, at Northeast Ohio Medical University and adjunct professor of Church History at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He … More Special Episode: Interview with Dr. John Bower