The Baptist Reader Podcast

Provide Information, Give Insight, and Edify Believers || Reading and Analysis of Scripture, Historic Baptist Writings, and Doctrinal Truths.

Episode 53 - Church Persecution, Hate Crimes. False Religious Liberty? Final Various Verses and Analysis.

Posted by thebaptistreader in B. H. Carroll - Ecclesia

In our introduction today, we'll discuss the state of Church persecution in America. Did you know there have been over 1,700 violent attacks over the last 19 years? How does the FBI view these violent attacks? Did you know the FBI doesn't consider them hate crimes? We'll also get into the state of "Religious Liberty" -- is it eroding in the United States?

In our reading, we'll cover two chapters out of Roy Mason's Universal Church Theory Exploded. This book is certainly worth reading for its conciseness, clarity, and content.

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Episode 52 - Matthew 16:18-19 Peculiar Elements, Context, Keys, etc. Final Questionable Passages, and Analysis

Posted by thebaptistreader in B. H. Carroll - Ecclesia

In our introduction today, we are going to discuss the historical, biblical context for Matthew 16, and all the interesting and peculiar elements within the passage, such as the keys, what do they bind and loose? Is Peter the only one with the keys?

In our reading we'll cover the final questionable passages and discuss what they mean, especially the circular letters.

B. H. Carroll's Notes on Ekklesia Usage in The New Testament, the Septuagint, and other literature: http://bibleinvestigator.com/b-h-carroll-ecclesia-appendix-on-usage/

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Episode 51 - Matthew 16:18, What or Who is the Foundation for a Church? Analyzing the whole of Scripture. More Q&A, “Difficult” Passages

Posted by thebaptistreader in B. H. Carroll - Ecclesia

In our introduction today, we'll begin a two-part exposition of Matthew 16:18. First, we will begin what is the significance of Petros and Petra. How are they related? How does Scripture deal with the terms otherwise? If God's Church has the Rock for a foundation, who or what is that foundation? The whole of Scripture has a certain and clear answer echoed consistently through both Old and New Testaments. We'll also deal with other issues, such as was Peter elevated above others? What did Peter say? What is the significance of Simon being named a stone? Is that singular to Peter? What did Peter say?

In our reading, Dr. Carroll will deal with more Questions and begin to handle “difficult” passages by the suggestion of his students. Especially, we'll hear about Acts 9:31.

In our Analysis, we'll settle the issue and establish a good foundation for understanding Acts 9:31.

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Episode 50 - Where are the Wheat and Tares? What about Replacement Theology? What Ekklesia in the Septuagint? Question and Answer with Dr. Carroll.

Posted by thebaptistreader in B. H. Carroll - Ecclesia

In our introduction today, we'll provide some insight on a regularly misunderstood passage of the New Testament, commonly known as the Wheat and Tares Parable. What is being spoken of in this passage and how does that help our understanding of Church and Kingdom? Moreover, we'll discuss the great trouble often reaped by misinterpretation. We'll also biblically deal with the concept of Replacement Theology. What is the Scriptural view? Who are Christians?

In our reading, we'll cover some discussion on the usage of Ekklesia in the Greek Old Testament and find that it always refers to an actual gathering, never a large, ubiquitous group. We'll also go on with an excellent Question and Answer time with Dr. Carroll and his students.

In our analysis, we'll question whether God uses language inaccurately and which Church did Saul persecute?

B. H. Carroll's Notes on Ekklesia Usage in The New Testament, the Septuagint, and other literature: http://bibleinvestigator.com/b-h-carroll-ecclesia-appendix-on-usage/

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Episode 49 - Is Church a good translation for Ekklesia? Can a town be a Church? Boundaries of definitions. The relationship of Church to Kingdom.

Posted by thebaptistreader in B. H. Carroll - Ecclesia

In our introduction we'll hear from a recent article from FoxNews.com about whether Church is a good translation for Ekklesia. This will introduce some conundrums to our understandings about where the edge of reason lies. We'll use a town's recent claim to be a church as a springboard into a discussion on definitions.

In our reading, we'll discuss some of the errors introduced by the Universal Church Concept, the introduction of the word "Universal" into the so-called "Apostle's" creed, and the relationship between Church and Kingdom. We'll also have some Question and Answer time with Dr. Carroll. In our analysis, we'll discuss the concept of Church Membership. Is it Biblical? And we'll wrap up with an interesting look at the relationship between Churches and the Kingdom of God.

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Episode 48 - What is the Church? An Ungathered Gathering? What does the Bible Teach? An Introduction to B. H. Carroll’s Ecclesia (Ekklesia)

Posted by thebaptistreader in B. H. Carroll - Ecclesia

We begin by introducing the subject matter for our next, short reading. What is the Church? How does the Bible speak of the Church. Is it an ungathered gathering? Is there a Scriptural distinction between types of Churches? (e.g. Universal or Local?) Where did the concept of the Universal Church come from? It later gained a separate modification of "invisible" – where did that come from? If the Universal Church does exist, how do the rules of Church discipline apply to it? How does Scripture address the whole of believers in every age?

In our analysis we'll take special notice of concepts such as General/Abstract and Specific/Particular. And close by taking note of what Ecclesia (Ekklesia) cannot mean.

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Episode 47 - Prophecy Alert? Red Heifer ushering 3rd Temple? What does The Bible say?

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Over the last month, there has been a big stir among Jews and many Christians about the birth of a "red heifer" in the lands of Palestine. Are there prophetic implications? Where does that idea come from? Are we really on the edge of a Third Temple? Should we be expecting another temple? What does the Bible have to say about all these things? What color was the "red heifer" of Numbers 19? We'll examine the actual evidence and give the Scriptural answer. Are Christians anti-Semitic for wanting Jews to convert to faith in the one true God? Do we still need old types and shadows? What about the Old Covenant? The Bible speaks very clearly on all these issues, and we'll give analysis. Finally, we'll introduce our new subject for reading.

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Episode 46 - Is God’s Sovereign Will Predominant? Analysis of Scripture. Does God have Wills in Conflict? Is God Double Minded? Final Reading in History. What did Waldensian Anabaptists believe?

Posted by thebaptistreader in A History of Foreign Baptists

In our introduction today, we'll cover a fascinating subject about God's Sovereign Will. Is it predominant in the world? Does God predetermine everything? If so, what does that do with God's moral will? Doesn't God want people to be moral? How does Scripture help us to understand?

In our reading, we'll cover the final bit for Baptist History and cover what Waldensian Anabaptists believed throughout history and Baptist Heritage.

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Episode 45 - An analysis of Martin Luther’s slander of James’ letter the Epistle of Straw, What is at the heart of the matter, Reading and Analysis, The Noble Lesson.

Posted by thebaptistreader in A History of Foreign Baptists

In our introduction, we'll cover the issue of Martin Luther's calling the Epistle of James, the Epistle of Straw. What is at hand in this statement? Why did Luther make such a statement? We'll analyze the actual biblical issue and give the answer to the fundamental problem which most face when grappling with the plain reading of James.

After our Reading, in analysis, we'll cover the Waldensian Noble Lesson.

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Episode 44 - Revelation 11, The Great City, what is it? Where are the Witnesses slain? Sodom and Egypt, Israel. Homosexuality, Gay Pride. Israel’s Future. A Jew’s only hope.

Posted by thebaptistreader in A History of Foreign Baptists

In our introduction today, we'll discuss the Great City of Revelation 11, where the witnesses are slain. What is this Great City that is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt? What does the rest of Revelation say? What does the immediate context specify? There is no other place "where their Lord was slain" but Jerusalem of the nation of Israel. This place is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt. What does that mean? How does this help us to understand Israel's future? Do we see a taste of their future in their present? An examination of Christian discrimination in Israel and the incredible prevalence of "Gay Pride" for all ages in Israel seems to fit the very state we see in Revelation 11. What is a Jew's hope? Some future salvation? Or the only name given under Heaven by which we must be saved? Hasn't the Savior come? Won't the Judge of all the earth come next? Standing even at the door? We'll discuss.

We'll cover an interesting portion of our reading, and cover the beliefs of the Vaudois, and answer the question: How knowledgeable of the Bible were the old Baptists? Did they have the Bible?

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