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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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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