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An extension of the blog earnestlayman.wordpress.com. Mainly audio versions of my book reviews. I also do sermon reviews, lecture reviews, and other stuff that serves as extensions of the work done on the blog. Hope it helps you.
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A Brief [?] Word on Stovall Weems (ARC - Association of Related Churches)
On April 24, 2022, the media outreach "Protestia" published an article on Stovall Weems, a "pastor" with undeniable ties to the Association of Related Churches (ARC). This brief (?) episode uses that article as a springboard for a brief word about him. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the article by Protestia: https://protestia.com/2022/04/26/77774/ Here are some other sources exposing Stovall Weems: https://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Stovall%20Weems&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxzKsKYuT7o&t=1s https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pastor-resigns-amid-lawsuit-with-celebration-church/ar-AAWlV2X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SM5SHksTz8 http://thewartburgwatch.com/2013/11/13/dino-rizzo-stovall-weems-and-steven-furtick-banking-on-the-arc/ Here's some work I've done either on the Association of Related Churches directly or something pertaining to the ARC one way or another (so far): https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/profile-association-of-related-churches-arc/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2022/02/12/book-review-the-attractional-church-by-billy-hornsby/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2022/02/19/book-review-the-road-back-to-you-by-ian-morgan-cron-and-suzanne-stabile/ https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Close-Encounters-of-The-Reviewed-Kind-A-Biblical-Critique-on-an-Encounter-Service-by-Action-Church-in-Florida-Association-of-Related-Churches-e1e1ke6 https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Conference-Lecture-Review---I-Am-Every-Woman-by-Carolyn-Haas--Sara-Keller-with-Stacey-Henagan--Irene-Rollins--Lisa-Surratt-and-Tammie-Floyd-of-the-Association-of-Related-Churches-ARC-e1b494u https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Conference-Lecture-Review---How-To-Create-More-Free-Space-In-Your-Weekend-Services-by-Benny-Perez-of-the-Association-of-Related-Churches-ARC-e1agk1j https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Cold-Sermon-Review---A-Life-That-Invites-by-Dino-Rizzo-Association-of-Related-Churches-e158msb https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Kevin-Queen-Crosspoint-Tennessee---ARC-e12g2f1 https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Rob-Ketterling-ARC-ORIGINALLY-PUBLISHED-522021-e102bv9 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-s6GQ_rsIeV-aE8NwJHxJEE7Ii3EIxug https://youtu.be/EEkkyDgLFTs https://youtu.be/HELivM_aves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wir_H2epEmg&t=5s Here's other information exposing the ARC: https://youtu.be/6qtSVZO15z0 https://youtu.be/UxzKsKYuT7o https://youtu.be/9K79TEE6vKs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtzUQQTmqGY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UK_L8FRdRQ&t=23s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g95lHvbBfNk&t=41s Thanks for listening!
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April 30, 2022
Book Review - "The Masonic Christian Conflict Explained" by Keith Harris
On April 23, 2022, I posted a book review at earnestlayman.wordpress.com. The review was on "The Masonic Christian Conflict Explained" by Keith Harris. This episode is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here's a link to the book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2022/04/23/book-review-the-masonic-christian-conflict-explained-by-keith-harris/ Here's a link to that song "Easter" by ApologetIX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFaKZkA8r4k Here's an interesting video on the 33 degrees of Steven Furtick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZKMalA07ho&t=4s Here's a great interaction between the late Doctor Walter Martin and Luther Mies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klJxEebCWDg Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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April 23, 2022
Book Review - "Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs" by Matthew Richard
This episode is an audio version of a book review I did on "Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs" by Matthew Richard. I posted this review on earnestlayman.wordpress.com on Saturday, April 16, 2022. I hope you find this episode helpful. ***RESOURCES*** Here's a link to the post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=7266 Here's a link to the "Bible Bashed" podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bible-bashed/id1602863949?uo=4 Here's a link to my movie review on "Church of Tares": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/movie-review-church-of-tares/ Here's a link to my book review on Burfeind's "Gnostic America": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2022/03/19/book-review-gnostic-america-by-peter-burfeind/ Thanks for listening! If I'm missing anything, please let me know. Be well. “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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April 16, 2022
Close Encounters of The Reviewed Kind: A Biblical Critique on an Encounter Service by Action "Church" in Florida (Association of Related Churches)
This episode is a critique on an "Encounter" service that took place at Action "Church" in Florida on February 2, 2022. ***RESOURCES*** To view the service minus my commentary, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4KUdBEWDcc This link shows the quiet divorce of "Pastor" Justin Dailey of Action "Church": https://julieroys.com/orlando-megachurch-pastor-justin-dailey-divorce/ Some biblical critiques on John Bevere, Chris Hodges, Dave Sumrall, Layne Schranz, Paul De Jong, Lou Engle and Joel Cave (for the last link, change the aforementioned names sans Bevere in the search bar to pull up those respective links): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WAdq2OF9Qg&t=13s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbohrdrhvLc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtzUQQTmqGY&t=22s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UK_L8FRdRQ&t=23s https://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Chris%20Hodges&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c Sources refuting movie sermons and "Vision Sunday": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/topic-the-asininity-of-movie-sermons/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcF0mpFtoGU Some insightful articles on communion: https://www.gotquestions.org/who-can-take-communion.html https://www.gotquestions.org/take-communion-unworthily.html https://thecripplegate.com/elements-of-communion/ An article showing the wickedness of Phil Wickham: https://pulpitandpen.org/2016/06/08/popular-ccm-artist-phil-wickham-joining-catholics-at-idol-worship-festival/ Some sources showing the issues with singing Bethel, Hillsong and Elevation "Worship": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0uFSYHVSRk&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TlYGF1_kJg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6nSe8tPYw0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7R6AKFlWhI https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/apologetics-live/justin-peters-responds-to-sam-storms/ https://www.christianpost.com/news/worship-leader-blasts-hillsong-elevation-bethel-music.html An interesting article on Maverick City Music, a band who had a song played during the service: https://julieroys.com/maverick-city-conditional-apology-racy-wedding-photo/ A good "Hit The Bar" video exposing Jentezen Franklin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGk_ZCrKoCY A great video by Justin Peters that refutes the blasphemous "Holy Spirit Activate" nonsense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de0VlmHIeK4 Some links showing the wickedness of Bethel and their scenario with Olive Heiligenthal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9yIj9PS0xo&t=19s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oW16LH2LDE https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/come-out-grave-jesus-name-california-church-prays-resurrect-girl-n1105246 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMsK_cTfGOw Video showing Lou Engle's workout: https://www.piratechristian.com/museum-of-idolatry/2016/4/the-lou-engle-kundalini-workout-program Thanks for listening! Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:14:45
February 17, 2022
Book Review - "Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources" (edited by Khaldoun A. Sweis & Chad V. Meister)
On January 22, 2022, I posted a book review on "Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources (edited by Khaldoun A. Sweis & Chad V. Meister). This is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is a link to the review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=6732 Here are links to "Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report" and "Apologetics Live" podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/andrew-rappaports-rapp-report/id1353293537 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/apologetics-live/id1437869685 Here are the relevant episodes regarding Andrew Rappaport's debate with RA Fuentes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/debate-calvinism-is-useless-and-dangerous/id1437869685?i=1000543813041 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-post-debate-discussion-of-ra-fuentes/id1437869685?i=1000544346811 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-more-post-ra-fuentes-debate-discussion/id1437869685?i=1000544833582 Here are some links showing the value some professional athletes place on sleep: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/06/-inside-tom-bradys-sleep-routine.html https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/patriots-mac-jones-has-eye-opening-nfl-sleep-schedule https://medium.com/daily-routines-of-successful-people/lebron-james-daily-routine-ce28a2c1a080 Here is the late Doctor Walter Martin's lecture on the baptism of boldness: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/baptism-of-boldness/id1450216551?i=1000428352557 Here is a link to the "Cultish" podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultish/id1440854210 Here is a brilliant refutation of Ed Litton by Justin Peters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNdrUxysNjU&t=1s Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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January 22, 2022
Book Review - "The Bondage Breaker" by Neil. T. Anderson
On January 29, 2022, I posted a book review on "The Bondage Breaker" by Neil T. Anderson on earnest layman.wordpress.com. Here is the audio version of it. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=6827 Here's a link to the video Daniel Long and I did on Scott Hornsby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEkkyDgLFTs&list=PL-s6GQ_rsIeV-aE8NwJHxJEE7Ii3EIxug&index=2&t=21s Here is a link to the podcast episode refuting Craig Groeschel at the 2016 Code Orange Blasphemy: https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/tag/Craig+Groeschel Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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January 15, 2022
Book Review - "Interpreting The Parables" by Craig L. Blomberg
On Saturday, January 8, 2022, I posted a book review on "Interpreting the Parables" by Craig L. Blomberg. This episode is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is a link to the post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=6636 Here is a recent link on Perry Noble: https://protestia.com/2021/12/09/disgraced-megachurch-pastor-defends-joel-osteen-against-critics-theyre-angry-idiots/ Here is a link to a book review I did on "The Christian Atheist" by Craig Groeschel: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/book-review-the-christian-atheist-by-craig-groeschel/ Here is a link to a book review I did on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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January 08, 2022
Conference Lecture Review - "I Am Every Woman" by Carolyn Haas & Sara Keller with Stacey Henagan, Irene Rollins, Lisa Surratt and Tammie Floyd of the Association of Related Churches (ARC)
As I kick off another year of podcasting, I premiere the year (what a rhyme!) with a conference lecture review of a lecture (perhaps more appropriately called a "breakout session") featuring Carolyn Haas, Sara Keller, Stacey Henagan, Irene Rollins, Lisa Surratt and Tammie Floyd. ***RESOURCES*** Here are some websites giving brief information on the aforementioned speakers: https://substancechurch.com/our-staff/ https://nextlevelchurch.com/team/matt-sarah-keller/ https://www.stacyhenagan.com/ https://theunionchurch.com/pastors/ https://www.seacoast.org/team_members/lisa-surratt/ https://lifepoint.org/our-pastors/ Here's the link to the conference audio minus my commentary: https://media.arcchurches.com/2018/04/22/i-am-every-woman-2/ Here are sermon reviews I did on Jen Triangle, Rob Ketterling and Dino Rizzo: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Jen-Tringale-e115jf5 https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Rob-Ketterling-ARC-ORIGINALLY-PUBLISHED-522021-e102bv9 https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Cold-Sermon-Review---A-Life-That-Invites-by-Dino-Rizzo-Association-of-Related-Churches-e158msb Here are my book reviews on "Unshakeable" by Christine Caine, "God At Work" by Gene Edward Veith, "The Christian Atheist" by Craig Groeschel, "Richard Rohr & the Enneagram Secret" (by Veinot, Veinot & Montenegro) and a movie review on "Church of Tares": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/book-review-unshakeable-by-christine-caine/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/11/book-review-god-at-work-by-gene-edward-veith-jr/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/book-review-the-christian-atheist-by-craig-groeschel/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/book-review-richard-rohr-and-the-enneagram-secret-by-don-joy-veinot-and-marcia-montenegro/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/movie-review-church-of-tares/ Here is the latest "Fighting for the Faith" (F4TF) video on John Gray, an episode on Stovall Weems, two important lectures from Rosebrough called "God Did NOT Create You For A Purpose!" and "Resistance Is Futile: You Will Be Assimilated Into The Community" and a solid 2-part refutation of Morris' "The Blessed Life" (the videos from 2021 specifically; there are other refutations from past years): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqMmLaWW_aQ&t=1244s https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2018/4/stovall-weems-claims-to-have-met-the-risen-jesus https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/7/god-did-not-create-you-for-a-purpose https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2012/05/11/resistance-is-futile-you-will-be-assimilated-into-the-community-2 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chris+rosebrough+robert+morris+the+blessed+life Here are two articles showing Carl Lentz's fallout with Hillsong: https://protestia.com/2020/11/05/breaking-hillsong-pastor-carl-lentz-fired-for-cheating-on-his-wife/ https://protestia.com/2021/05/20/hillsongs-brian-houston-opens-up-about-fired-pastor-carl-lentz/ Here is an important video that exposes the predators of ARC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtSVZO15z0&t=3s Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:28:08
January 01, 2022
Good Sermon - "A Christmas Question" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In this episode (which I call a "bonus" one since I don't have it as part of any season), I read a good sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon called "A Christmas Question." ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the sermon: .https://www.spurgeongems.org/sermon/chs291.pdf Here is the link to the website that shows many more of Spurgeon's sermons: https://www.spurgeongems.org Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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December 26, 2021
Conference Lecture Review - "How To Create More Free Space In Your Weekend Services" by Benny Perez of the Association of Related Churches (ARC)
On the season finale, I do an episode that is the first of its kind on this podcast; I ask you, the listener, to think along with me as I critique a conference lecture from the Association of Related Churches' 2018 Anaheim Conference. The lecture title is "How To Create More Free Space In Your Weekend Services." The speaker is Benny Perez. He leads a place called ChurchLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. ***RESOURCES*** If you'd like to listen to the Perez audio yourself without my commentary, here it is: https://media.arcchurches.com/2018/10/03/how-to-create-more-free-space-in-your-weekend-services-benny-perez/ Here is my book review on "Unshakeable" by Christine Caine: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/book-review-unshakeable-by-christine-caine/ Here is an article showing information on John Gray: https://julieroys.com/john-gray-did-it-again/ Here is Daniel Long's video on the predators of ARC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtSVZO15z0&t=1s Here is the sermon review Chris Rosebrough did on Joel Osteen's 2009 Easter Sermon: https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2009/04/17/what-does-jesus-mean-when-he-says-he-came-to-give-us-abundant-life Here are some links that refute Bill Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzC6THR7NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK88lrJe5TQ Here are some critiques I have done on Henry Seeley: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/profile-henry-seeley/ https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Cold-Sermon-Review---Faith--Hope--Love-by-Henry-Seeley-e16sri5 Here is some information on Craig Groeschel: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/book-review-the-christian-atheist-by-craig-groeschel/ http://thewartburgwatch.com/2016/08/10/how-the-docent-group-relieves-pastors-of-the-relentless-pain-of-the-weekly-sermon/comment-page-1/ https://protestia.com/2021/07/19/docent-group-a-progressive-left-takeover-of-the-american-pulpit/ Here is a link with Banning Liebscher's name in the search engine. Use this same website to find information on Joyce Meyer, Priscilla Shirer, David Hughes, Dharius Daniels, Miles McPherson, Michael Maiden and Patricia King: https://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Banning%20Liebscher&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c Here's a video on Shawn Bolz, the "Google Prophet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWdVbzLRUTM Here's my book review on Osman's "God Doesn't Whisper": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Here is Kozar's "Hit The Bar" Episode on Hughes' (my words) "Corn Flakes Sermon": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYDf4aSPUAE&t=12s Here's my book review on Cloud's "The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: The History and Error": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/book-review-the-pentecostal-charismatic-movements-the-history-and-error-by-david-w-cloud/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:38:47
December 19, 2021
Book Review - "How To Eat Your Bible" by Nate Pickowicz
On January 31, 2021, I posted a book review on "How To Eat Your Bible: A Simple Approach to Learning and Loving the Word of God" by Nate Pickowicz. This episode is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is my book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-how-to-eat-your-bible-by-nate-pickowicz/ Here are my sermon review links on Kevin Queen and Rob Ketterling, respectively: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Kevin-Queen-Crosspoint-Tennessee---ARC-e12g2f1 https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Rob-Ketterling-ARC-ORIGINALLY-PUBLISHED-522021-e102bv9 Here is the interview between Justin Peters and Susan Heck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5b210e1ZWk Here is my book review on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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December 12, 2021
Movie Review - Church of Tares
On April 28, 2021, I posted a movie review of "Church of Tares." This episode is an audio version of that. I also play some audio clips from the movie. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the post of the movie review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/movie-review-church-of-tares/ Here are some quotes by C. Peter Wagner: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/wagnerquotes.html Here is an article on the former Mars Hill elders that are calling for Mark Driscoll to resign from his church in Arizona: https://julieroys.com/mark-driscoll-unfit-former-mars-hill-elders/ Here are some interesting links/videos regarding Steven Furtick: https://protestia.com/2021/07/29/elevation-church-tries-to-take-down-video-critical-of-them-loses-case/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBQWIWCm1nY&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZKMalA07ho Here are some interesting resources on Erwin McManus: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/erwinmcmanus.htm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3du-8JT4X_Y Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:04:56
December 05, 2021
Book Review - "2,000 Years of Christ's Power (Volume 4)" by Nick Needham
On August 18, 2021, I posted my book review on the 4th volume of "2,000 Years of Christ's Power" by Nick Needham. On this fourth and final Sunday of November 2021, I post the audio version of this review of the 4th volume. I hope you have enjoyed this series. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/book-review-2000-years-of-christs-power-volume-4-by-nick-needham/ Here is a link to the book review I did on "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/book-review-the-reformed-pastor-by-richard-baxter/ Here is my book review on "Richard Rohr & The Enneagram Secret" by Venoit, Venoit and Montenegro: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/book-review-richard-rohr-and-the-enneagram-secret-by-don-joy-veinot-and-marcia-montenegro/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:03:57
November 28, 2021
Book Review: "2,000 Years of Christ's Power (Volume 3)" by Nick Needham
On April 24, 2021, I posted a book review on Volume 3 of "2,000 Years of Christ's Power" by Nick Needham. This episode is an audio version of that review.  ***RESOURCES*** Here is the post of the review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/24/book-review-2000-years-of-christs-power-volume-3-by-nick-needham/ Here is the Julie Roys article I mentioned: https://julieroys.com Here is a helpful video (something not mentioned in the episode) that elaborates a bit on that article from Roys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtSVZO15z0 Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:02:17
November 21, 2021
Book Review - "Why Christians Can't Trust Psychology" by Ed Bulkley
This episode is an audio version of a book review I posted on November 14, 2021 at earnestlayman.wordpress.com. The book review is on "Why Christians Can't Trust Psychology" by Ed Bulkley. ***RESOURCES*** Here's the link to the book review on Bulkey's book: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/11/14/book-review-why-christians-cant-trust-psychology-by-ed-bulkley/ Here is a book review on "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/book-review-the-reformed-pastor-by-richard-baxter/ Here is a book review on "Richard Rohr & The Enneagram Secret" by Veinot, Veinot and Montenegro: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/book-review-richard-rohr-and-the-enneagram-secret-by-don-joy-veinot-and-marcia-montenegro/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:12:36
November 14, 2021
Book Review - "2,000 Years of Christ's Power (Volume Two)" by Nick Needham
This episode is an audio version of a book review I posted on February 6, 2021. The book review is on "2,000 Years of Christ's Power (Volume Two)" by Nick Needham. It is the second of a 4-part series of the audio versions of the book reviews I wrote on Needham's "2,000 Years of Christ's Power" series this year. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the written review of the second volume: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/book-review-2000-years-of-christs-power-volume-2-by-nick-needham/ Here is the written review of the first volume (said review has a link to the audio version at the beginning of the review): Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:00:35
November 14, 2021
Book Review - "2,000 Years of Christ's Power (Volume 1)" by Nick Needham
This episode is an audio version of a book review I did on "2,000 Years of Christ's Power (Volume 1)" by Nick Needham. It is Part 1 of a 4-part series I am doing on the 4-volume "2,000 Years of Christ's Power" series. ***RESOURCES*** Here is a post of the book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/book-review-2000-years-of-christs-power-volume-1-by-nick-needham/ Here is my reading of Spurgeon's "Joseph's Bones": https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Good-Sermon---Josephs-Bones-by-Charles-Haddon-Spurgeon-e16bkh8 Here is my book review of "How To Eat Your Bible" by Nate Pickowicz: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-how-to-eat-your-bible-by-nate-pickowicz/ Here is an audio version of my book review on "The Attributes of God" by A.W. Tozer: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/book-review-the-attributes-of-god-by-a-w-tozer/ Here is Chris Rosebrough's critique on David Herzog: https://youtu.be/UMH4a386BcU Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:04:14
November 07, 2021
Book Review - "Mere Christianity" and "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis
This is an audio version of a book review I posted on October 31, 2021. The book review is on "Mere Christianity" and "The Screwtape Letters" (both in one volume) by C.S. Lewis. ***RESOURCES*** Here is a link to the book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=6431 Here is the link to the portion of a video I played by Chris Rosebrough of "Fighting For The Faith": https://youtu.be/3du-8JT4X_Y Here is part two from that same series: https://youtu.be/d_ehhsYF8NA Here is the concluding video that ties up the loose ends: https://youtu.be/aq6gx_f9I8o For full sermon reviews on Rick Warren and Erwin McManus from the same series, please see these links in this order: https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/rick-warren-sermon-review-hearing-the-voice-of-god-part-1 https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/rick-warren-sermon-review-hearing-the-voice-of-god-part-2 https://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/erwin-mcmanus-sermon-review-hearing-gods-voice Here is my book review on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:12:56
October 31, 2021
Book Review - "When Faith Is Forbidden" by Todd Nettleton
On April 17, 2021, I posted a book review of "When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days On The Frontlines With Persecuted Christians" by Todd Nettleton. This is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is my written review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/book-review-when-faith-is-forbidden-by-todd-nettleton/ Here is some information Reformation Charlotte has constructed on David Platt: https://reformationcharlotte.org/?s=David+Platt Here is my book review on "Who's Driving The Purpose-Driven Church" by James Sundquist: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/book-review-whos-driving-the-purpose-driven-church-by-james-sundquist/ Here is my sermon review/profile on Kevin Queen and Cross Point in Nashville, Tennessee: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Kevin-Queen-Crosspoint-Tennessee---ARC-e12g2f1 Here is the Justin Peters interview with Susan Heck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5b210e1ZWk Here is my book review on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Thank you for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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October 31, 2021
Book Review - "Tortured for Christ" by Richard Wurmbrand
On December 14, 2020, I posted a book review on "Tortured for Christ" by Richard Wurmbrand. The late Wurmbrand was the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs. This episode is an audio version of the aforementioned book review. Please be aware that I share some graphic quote citations in this review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/12/14/book-review-tortured-for-christ-by-richard-wurmbrand/ I made mention of a book review I did on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman. Here is the post to that review. It amplifies the points I was making about the plethora of false teachers in visible evangelicalism: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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October 24, 2021
Book Review - "Angels, Satan and Demons" by Robert Lightner
This episode is an audio version of a book review I posted on October 13, 2021. The book is "Angels, Satan and Demons: Invisible Beings that Inhabit the Spiritual World" by Robert Lightner. ***RESOURCES*** Here is a link of my written review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=6355 Here is an article showing Amy Grant's apostasy: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2021/09/16/matt-redman-michael-w-smith-join-gay-activists-for-9-11-worship-event/ Here is my episode on Jen Tringale: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Jen-Tringale-ORIGINALLY-PUBLISHED-662021-e115jf5/a-a5otrol Here is my book review on "Hope For The Children of the Sun" by Craig Bulkeley: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/book-review-hope-for-the-children-of-the-sun-by-craig-s-bulkeley/ Here is my book review on "How To Eat Your Bible" by Nate Pickowicz: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-how-to-eat-your-bible-by-nate-pickowicz/ Here is my book review on "The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: The History And Error" by David Cloud: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/book-review-the-pentecostal-charismatic-movements-the-history-and-error-by-david-w-cloud/ Here is my book review on "Richard Rohr & The Enneagram Secret" by Don Veinot, Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/22/book-review-richard-rohr-and-the-enneagram-secret-by-don-joy-veinot-and-marcia-montenegro/ Here is my movie review on "Hollywood's War on God" by Good Fight Ministries: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/movie-review-hollywoods-war-on-god/ Here is the website showing a plethora of quotes from the late C. Peter Wagner: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/wagnerquotes.html Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:04:53
October 17, 2021
Book Review - "The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: The History and Error" by David W. Cloud
On October 31, 2020, I posted a book review of "The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: The History and Error" by David. W. Cloud. This episode is an audio version of that review. I also make mention of some resources I've come across since that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/book-review-the-pentecostal-charismatic-movements-the-history-and-error-by-david-w-cloud/ Here is a video on the failed Trump prophecies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTfBBySxCX4 Here is some information on Jennifer LeClaire and the Sneaky Squid Spirit: http://www.piratechristian.com/museum-of-idolatry/2017/2/beware-of-the-sneaky-squid-spirit-says-jennifer-leclaire Here is the video I mentioned on Troy Black: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIuaswsivLU Here are the two Kathryn Kuhlman sermon reviews I mentioned. Use this same link/search engine to search for Bill Johnson, Kris Valloton, Steven Furtick and Brian Houston: http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Kathryn%20Kuhlman&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c Here is the episode I did on Jen Tringale: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Jen-Tringale-e115jf5 Here is the book review post I did on Todd Smith. This shows the actual quotes I cited from Cloud's book: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/14/book-review-speaking-in-tongues-by-todd-smith/ Here is the movie review I did on Church of Tares. This shows information on Mark Driscoll, Dan Southerland, James MacDonald and others: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/movie-review-church-of-tares/ Here is a source showing Perry Noble's trying to justify playing "Highway to Hell" during an Easter sermon: https://www.letterofmarque.us/2011/04/perry-noble-twists-the-scripture-to-justify-performing-highway-to-hell-in-church.html I was wrong about Church By The Glades' doing stuff during Easter, but they have done plenty of other crazy things. Check this out: http://www.piratechristian.com/museum-of-idolatry/tag/Church+by+the+Glades Check out these two sources on Bethel: https://churchwatchcentral.com/2021/01/02/bethel-bets-gods-angels-text-each-other-and-have-farting-contests/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9yIj9PS0xo&t=1s I mentioned Chris Hodges' name alongside Groeschel and Warren. This video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTfBBySxCX4 Here is the Francis Chan "Narcissism Catechism" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFVv5-R7CJo Here is a brief video on Andy Stanley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aWUZThhC1Y Did I miss a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:17:36
October 10, 2021
Book Review - "Kingdom of the Cults" by Walter Martin
On October 6, 2021, I posted a book review on "Kingdom of the Cults" by Walter Martin. This episode is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/book-review-the-kingdom-of-the-cults-by-walter-martin/ Here is the link to my revisiting of the pilot episode of my podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Revisiting-the-Pilot-Episode-Podcast-Reboot-e13sssc Here is a link showing the many lectures of Dr. Martin: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-walter-martin-bible-studies-kingdom-of-the-cults/id1450216551 Here is an excellent video on a right understanding of Proverbs 29:18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiyVxv0_0ec&t=182s Here is a source on Ed Litton's heresy of partialism: https://capstonereport.com/2021/06/27/calls-for-ed-litton-to-resign-after-sbc-president-admits-plagiarism-in-sermongate/36402/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
47:03
October 06, 2021
Cold Sermon Review - "Faith, Hope + Love" by Henry Seeley
This episode is a cold sermon review on a sermon from 9/3/2021 titled "Faith, Hope + Love" by Henry Seeley of The Belonging Co.. ***RESOURCES*** Here are some posts I have done on Henry Seeley and his wife, Alex Seeley: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/profile-henry-seeley/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/sermon-review-alex-seeley-of-the-belonging-co-your-harvest-is-determined-by-the-seed-you-sow/ Here is the website to the Instagram account known as "@prophetsnwatches": https://www.instagram.com/prophetsnwatches/?hl=en Here is the book review I did on "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/book-review-the-reformed-pastor-by-richard-baxter/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
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October 03, 2021
Book Review - "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter
This episode is an audio version of a book review I posted on earnestlayman.wordpress.com on September 29, 2021. The book is "The Reformed Pastor" by Richard Baxter, a 17th century Puritan. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the written book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/book-review-the-reformed-pastor-by-richard-baxter/ Here's an article showing a bit about how Greg Locke divorced his wife: https://pulpitandpen.org/2018/08/07/pastor-greg-locke-adultery-in-gods-eyes-marries-church-secretary/ Here's an article showing Locke's threat of a lawsuit against Protestia: https://protestia.com/2021/06/28/a-statement-from-jd-hall-regarding-greg-lockes-lawsuit-threat-against-him-newsweek-cnn/ Here's an article that refute Sean Feucht: https://fitl.co.za/2020/10/20/sean-feucht-feelings-whispers-omens/ Here's an article showing the passing of John Shelby Spong: https://protestia.com/2021/09/14/episcopalian-heretic-bishop-john-shelby-spong-dead-at-90/ Heer's a video on disgraced "pastors" Perry Noble and Mark Driscoll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96x09yJ26pk&t=837s Here's my book review on "Yes! You Really Can Change" by Chip Ingram: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/book-review-yes-you-can-really-change-by-chip-ingram/ Here's my cold sermon review on Todd Smith of Christ Fellowship "Church" in Dawsonville, Georgia: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Cold-Sermon-Review---Todd-Smith-Sermon-Dated-8222021-Christ-Fellowship-in-Dawsonville--GA-e16h3bb Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:12:51
September 29, 2021
Good Sermon - "The First Resurrection" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
This episode serves as an indirect counter-sermon to the sermon I reviewed by Todd Smith on the episode dated September 19, 2021. This episode is a reading of a sermon titled "The First Resurrection" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This sermon is in the public domain. ***RESOURCES*** Here is where you can find more sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon in the public domain: https://www.spurgeongems.org Here is the specific link to the transcript of the sermon I read: https://www.spurgeongems.org/sermon/chs391.pdf Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
53:06
September 26, 2021
Book Review - "The Freedom of a Christian" by Martin Luther
On September 22, 2021, I posted a book review on "The Freedom of a Christian" by Martin Luther. This is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/?p=6143 Here is an article showing Ed Litton's deflection about his critics: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2021/07/08/ed-litton-outright-lies-to-media-says-plagiarism-accusations-made-by-unnamed-sources/ Here is a tweet (I thought it was a post) showing Gabe Hughes' calling out Litton: https://twitter.com/pastor_gabe/status/1413195471938596866?lang=en Here is a video by Justin Peters that exposes Ed Litton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNdrUxysNjU Here is a pair of videos by Sean Christie that expose "Church By The Glades" (aka Circus by the Glades, aka Circus out of Hades): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgcmH9Gwfu0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi2lUO96rnw Here is a video by "The Messed Up Church" on David Hughes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYDf4aSPUAE Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
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September 22, 2021
Cold Sermon Review - Todd Smith Sermon Dated 8/22/2021 (Christ Fellowship in Dawsonville, GA)
My October 2020 post on Todd Smith (Christ Fellowship in Dawsonville, GA) continues to rack up views. Moreover, I've gotten more emails on Todd Smith than any other work I have done. This episode is a cold sermon review of his sermon dated August 22, 2021. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the post on Smith: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/02/profile-todd-smith/ Here is a book review I have done on Smith's book "Speaking In Tongues": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/14/book-review-speaking-in-tongues-by-todd-smith/ Here is Kenneth Copeland's pathetic attempt in trying to blow away COVID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOdtzt7-Q8I&t=4s Here is an article on stupid pastor tricks: https://www.themessedupchurch.com/blog/stupid-pastor-tricks-z6c2e I made mention of a recent "Fighting For The Faith" video that refuted Patricia King. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a_WGIdmyXU Here is an article on the nose-diving biblical beliefs of America: https://smartfaith.net/2021/08/24/biblical-beliefs-take-a-nose-dive/ Here is a book review I did on "Changing Church" by Galen Woodward: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/book-review-changing-church-by-galen-woodward/ Here is my sermon review on Jen Triangle: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Jen-Tringale-ORIGINALLY-PUBLISHED-662021-e115jf5/a-a5otrol Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:50:34
September 19, 2021
Book Review - "The Fourth Dimension" by David Yonggi Cho
On September 15, 2021, I posted a book review on "The Fourth Dimension" by the late David Yonggi Cho. This is an audio version of that review. I completed the written and audio versions of the review prior to his passing on September 14, 2021. Please pray for his family members and close associates. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/book-review-the-fourth-dimension-by-david-yonggi-cho/ Here is a post I wrote on why it is unbiblical to decree or declare (or even command): https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/bible-question-why-is-it-unbiblical-to-decree-and-declare/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:04:01
September 15, 2021
Good Sermon - "Joseph's Bones" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In this episode, I read a sermon transcript of "Joseph's Bones" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This sermon is in the public domain. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the transcript of the sermon: https://www.spurgeongems.org/sermon/chs966.pdf Here is my book review of "Spurgeon And Son" by Craig Skinner: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-spurgeon-and-son-by-craig-skinner/ Here is where you can find more sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon: https://www.spurgeongems.org/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
52:01
September 12, 2021
Book Review - "Spurgeon on the Power of Scripture" (compiled by Jason K. Allen)
This is an audio version of my book review that was posted on September 8, 2021. The book is "Spurgeon on the Power of Scripture." Jason K. Allen compiled the work. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/09/08/book-review-spurgeon-on-the-power-of-scripture-compiled-by-jason-k-allen/ Here is an interesting video from The Messed Up Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpEh3O3jFno Here is a video showing Kenneth Copeland's attempt to blow away COVID-19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOdtzt7-Q8I&t=4s Here is a video showing Shawn Bolz as a scam artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a5HSYu1dY8 Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
40:18
September 08, 2021
Sermon Review/Profile - Dustin Woodward/Citizen Church
This episode results from a reader request. It is a sermon review/profile on Dustin Woodward and Citizen Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ***RESOURCES*** Here are some websites showing attendance stats for some of the megachurches in the United States: http://hirr.hartsem.edu/cgi-bin/mega/db.pl?db=default&uid=default&view_records=1&ID=*&sb=5 https://www.newmexico-demographics.com/cities_by_population Here's a helpful book review on "Who's Driving The Purpose-Driven Church" by James Sundquist: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/book-review-whos-driving-the-purpose-driven-church-by-james-sundquist/ Here's are some resources that refute Alex Seeley of The Belonging Co. (the first source has a section on the concept of the bullpen): https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/sermon-review-alex-seeley-of-the-belonging-co-your-harvest-is-determined-by-the-seed-you-sow/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_2z2kAXV-o&t=28s Here are two sources by Gervase Charmley that refute The Passion "translation": http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/11/the-dangers-of-the-passion-translation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_jlDNWam_s&t=259s Here are some resources that refute the engine behind The Passion "translation", Brian Simmons (top 2 videos): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fighting+for+the+faith+brian+simmons Here are two sources showing good teachings on Genesis (second source showing a sermon review of a bad sermon on Joseph): http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/9/rosebroughs-ramblings-genesis-35-thru-39 http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2015/10/for-the-students-of-liberty-university?rq=liberty%20university Here are other sources showing the heretics that have spoken at Liberty University: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/1/tithing-gives-you-an-advantage http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/9/god-wants-to-introduce-you-to-you http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/2/common-core-christianity-round-up http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2014/5/glenn-beck-speaks-at-liberty-university?rq=Beck http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2012/9/did-kenneth-copeland-bring-down-the-berlin-wall Here is book review I did on "God At Work" by Gene Edward Veith: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/11/book-review-god-at-work-by-gene-edward-veith-jr/ Here is an article on "Stupid Pastor Tricks" by Steven Kozar: https://www.themessedupchurch.com/blog/stupid-pastor-tricks-z6c2e Here is a link to Phil Johnson's sermons on SermonAudio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/phil-johnson-on-sermonaudio/id310461256 Here is my book review on "Changing Church" by Galen Woodward: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/book-review-changing-church-by-galen-woodward/ Thanks for listening! Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
03:07:25
September 05, 2021
Movie Review - The Submerging Church
On July 21, 2020, I posted a movie review of "The Submerging Church" by Good Fight Ministries. This episode is basically an audio version of that review.  ***RESOURCES*** Here is that movie review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/07/21/movie-review-the-submerging-church/ Here is the movie review I wrote on Church of Tares: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/movie-review-church-of-tares/ Here is that book review on "The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements: The History and Error" by David Cloud: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/book-review-the-pentecostal-charismatic-movements-the-history-and-error-by-david-w-cloud/ Did I forget a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:03:03
August 29, 2021
Book Review - "Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret" by Don Veinot, Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, I posted a book review on "Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret" by Don Veinot, Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro. This episode is an audio version of that review. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the book review post: Here is some information on the New Apostolic Reformation: Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
01:41:20
August 25, 2021
Good Sermon - "Understandest Thou What Thou Readest" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In this episode, I read a sermon transcript of "Understandest Thou What Thou Readest" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This sermon is in the public domain. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the transcript of the sermon: https://www.spurgeongems.org/sermon/chs1792.pdf Here is my book review of "Spurgeon And Son" by Craig Skinner: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-spurgeon-and-son-by-craig-skinner/ Here is where you can find more sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon: https://www.spurgeongems.org/ Here is the website showing the hymns from "Our Own Hymn Book": https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b11858da2772cf01402ee6e/t/5d685d27521bde000133d8a5/1567120882387/Spurgeon-OurOwnHymnBook-1866-Google-BL.pdf Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
48:02
August 22, 2021
Book Review - "God At Work" by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
On August 11, 2021, I posted a book review on "God At Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life" by Gene Edward Veith Jr.. This is an audio version of that review. Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/11/book-review-god-at-work-by-gene-edward-veith-jr/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
47:26
August 18, 2021
Cold Sermon Review - "A Life That Invites" by Dino Rizzo (Association of Related Churches)
This is a "cold" sermon review of a sermon titled "A Life That Invites" by Dino Rizzo, the executive director of the Association of Related Churches. It's a "cold" sermon review because I am reviewing this sermon as I am viewing it for the first time. Rizzo preached this sermon at Substance Church in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota on May 2, 2021. ***RESOURCES*** Here is my blog post on the Association of Related Churches: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/profile-association-of-related-churches-arc/ Here are some videos I have done with Daniel Long of "Long For Truth" on the Association of Related Churches: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-s6GQ_rsIeV-aE8NwJHxJEE7Ii3EIxug Here is a "Hit The Bar" episode that Steven and Paulette Kozar did on Peter Haas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g95lHvbBfNk&t=80s Here is an Issues Etc. episode critiquing Peter Haas: https://issuesetc.org/2021/04/19/1093-this-week-in-pop-christianity-bad-easter-sermons-pr-chris-rosebrough-4-19-21/ Here are the videos Pastor Chris Rosebrough has done on Robert Morris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVVfoP7781g&t=128s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D42-6S79Ys Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:04:29
August 15, 2021
Book Review - "The Attributes of God" by A.W. Tozer
On August 7, 2021, I posted a book review on "The Attributes of God (Volume One): A Journey Into The Father's Heart" by A.W. Tozer. This is an audio version of that review.  ***RESOURCES*** Here is the link to the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/book-review-the-attributes-of-god-by-a-w-tozer/ Here is the Rosebrough critique on David Herzog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMH4a386BcU&t=1325s Here are two videos that debunk Todd White's leg-lengthening parlor trick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuyWgFb0p4g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpoUB0T-3bo Here are two videos that expose Shawn Bolz as a google prophet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWdVbzLRUTM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLn4dsf8zxQ Here is my book review on "Speaking In Tongues" by Todd Smith: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/14/book-review-speaking-in-tongues-by-todd-smith/ Here are two links on Lou Engle. Both show his constant rocking back and forth (something you also see from David Herzog in the aforementioned video on him): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nllTNiQVl8U http://www.piratechristian.com/museum-of-idolatry/2016/4/the-lou-engle-kundalini-workout-program Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
46:02
August 11, 2021
Good Sermon - "The Widow of Sarepta" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In this episode, I read a sermon transcript of "The Widow of Sarepta" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This sermon is in the public domain. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the transcript of the sermon: https://www.spurgeongems.org/sermon/chs817.pdf Here is my book review of "Spurgeon And Son" by Craig Skinner: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-spurgeon-and-son-by-craig-skinner/ Here is where you can find more sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon: https://www.spurgeongems.org/ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
49:13
August 08, 2021
Book Review - "Changing Church" by Galen Woodward (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 8/1/2021)
On February 21, 2020, I posted a book review on "Changing Church: It's Never Too Late" by Galen Woodward. This episode is an audio version of the review. The original episode appeared 8/1/2021. I re-recorded the reading of Jude using the ASV instead of the NKJV. This re-publishing reflects that. ***RESOURCES***  Here is the written book review:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/book-review-changing-church-by-galen-woodward/  Here are some overall links showing information on Chris Hodges:  http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Chris%20Hodges&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  Here are the links rebutting the "Dream Again" sermon. The first is Rosebrough's sermon review. The next two are by Kozar: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2018/7/dream-again?rq=Chris%20Hodges  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtzUQQTmqGY  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UK_L8FRdRQ  Thanks for listening! Sorry for the inconvenience of having to pull and re-record a section. “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”  Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:36:36
August 04, 2021
Sermon Review - "Your Harvest Is Determined By The Seed You Sow" by Alex Seeley
On March 30, 2021, I posted a written sermon review on a sermon titled "Your Harvest Is Determined By The Seed You Sow" by Alex Seeley of The Belonging Co. This podcast episode is an audio version of that.  ***RESOURCES*** Here is the written post of the sermon review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/sermon-review-alex-seeley-of-the-belonging-co-your-harvest-is-determined-by-the-seed-you-sow/ Here is a link to my Pilot Episode of my podcast. Check the description for the resources I mentioned: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Revisiting-the-Pilot-Episode-Podcast-Reboot-e13sssc/a-a1pvrk Here is the link to the Conrad Mbewe sermon I mentioned: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/prayer-that-admits-sinful-blindness/id1164678358?i=1000524574678 Here is a helpful video by Pastor Chris Rosebrough on Steven Furtick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZKMalA07ho Hope this helps. Thank you for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:11:10
August 01, 2021
Book Review - "Men And Women In The Church" by Kevin DeYoung (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/23/2021)
On June 20, 2021, I posted a book review on "Men And Women In The Church: A Short, Biblical, Practical Application" by Kevin DeYoung. This is the audio version of that review. Moreover, I read some of the biblical passages DeYoung cites in his book.  Here is the written post of the review:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/20/book-review-men-and-women-in-the-church-by-kevin-deyoung/  Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
47:05
July 28, 2021
Book Review: "Hope for the Children of the Sun" by Craig S. Bulkeley
On July 4, 2021, I posted a book review on "Hope for the Children of the Sun: Curing the Sonnenkinder Syndrome called Contemporary Christian Worship (Calling Dandies to Adulthood, Schleiermachians to the Text, & Hegelians to the Holy Spirit)" by Craig S. Bulkeley. This episode is an audio version of that review with a little extra material. Here is the link to the written review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/book-review-hope-for-the-children-of-the-sun-by-craig-s-bulkeley/ Here is the link to the "Resistance Is Futile: You Will Be Assimilated Into The Community" lecture by Chris Rosebrough: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2013/1/resistance-is-futile-you-will-be-assimilated-into-the-community Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:07:02
July 25, 2021
Sermon Review - God On Film: 80's Edition (Back To The Future: Finding Freedom From My Past)
On June 9, 2021, I posted a topical post called "The Asininity of Movie Sermons." In this episode, I lay the groundwork in explaining why movie sermons are asinine. I then review a sermon called "Back To The Future: Finding Freedom From My Past" from the "God On Film: 80's Edition" sermon series. The sermon is by Kerrick Thomas of The Journey Church NYC. ***RESOURCES*** Here is the aforementioned post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/topic-the-asininity-of-movie-sermons/ Here is a helpful post of a book review I did on a book by Craig S. Bulkeley: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/book-review-hope-for-the-children-of-the-sun-by-craig-s-bulkeley/ Did I miss a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:08:32
July 25, 2021
Book Review - "Yes! You Really Can Change" by Chip Ingram (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/27/2021)
On June 5, 2021, I posted a book review of "Yes! You Really Can Change: What To Do When You're Spiritually Stuck" by Chip Ingram. This podcast episode is the audio version of that post. I also add supplemental information along the way.  ***RESOURCES***  Here is that book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/book-review-yes-you-can-really-change-by-chip-ingram/  Here is an outstanding "Fighting For The Faith" episode that absolutely refutes the heretical Passion "Translation": http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/11/the-dangers-of-the-passion-translation  Here is where you can find resources that refute the engine behind the Passion "Translation", Brian Simmons: http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Simmons&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  Here is an article showing Mark Driscoll's church in Arizona (alongside other potentially helpful articles):  https://protestia.com/?s=Mark+Driscoll  Here is the episode showing how Mark Driscoll played the victim at the 2015 Thrive Conference at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA (I witnessed this):  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2015/5/driscoll-plays-the-victim-at-thrive?rq=driscoll%20plays%20the%20victim  Here is an interesting link on Keswick Theology: https://www.gotquestions.org/Keswick-movement.html Did I miss a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:09:46
July 21, 2021
Book Review: "Essential Christian Doctrine" by John MacArthur (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/20/2021)
On May 27, 2021, I posted my book review on "Essential Christian Doctrine: A Handbook On Biblical Truth" by John MacArthur. In this audio version, I go through the article. I also read several of the plethora of biblical passages MacArthur cited in his book.   ***RESOURCES***  Here is my book review I posted on MacArthur's book:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/book-review-essential-christian-doctrine-by-john-macarthur/  Here is the GraceLife Pulpit podcast, a podcast featuring sermons by Mike Riccardi and Phil Johnson:  https://www.thegracelifepulpit.com/  I actually did complete my post on the asininity of movie sermons. Here is the link:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/topic-the-asininity-of-movie-sermons/  Am I missing a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
50:32
July 21, 2021
Book Review - "Deceived On Purpose" by Warren Smith (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/13/2021)
On June 22, 2020, I posted a book review on "Deceived On Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church" by Warren Smith. On this podcast, I go through that post. I also give some additional information not in the post.  ***RESOURCES***  Here is my blog post of the review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/06/22/book-review-deceived-on-purpose-by-warren-smith/  Here is my post on Max Lucado: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/profile-max-lucado/  This link is to a search engine with TD Jakes' name already in it. Use it to also search for Bill Hybels:  http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Jakes&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  Here is the link of my book review on James Sundquist's "Who's Driving The Purpose Driven Church" ; https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/book-review-whos-driving-the-purpose-driven-church-by-james-sundquist/  I mentioned the movie "Church of Tares." Here is a review I wrote of that movie:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/movie-review-church-of-tares/  Did I miss a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for your time! Hope this episode helps! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
58:19
July 21, 2021
Book Review - "Love Does" by Bob Goff (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5/23/2021)
On May 19, 2021, I posted my book review of "Love Does" by Bob Goff. Here is the audio version of this review that follows closely to the written article.  ***RESOURCES***  Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/book-review-love-does-by-bob-goff/  Here is the lecture from Rosebrough I mentioned: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/11/no-assembly-required  Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
50:49
July 21, 2021
Book Review - "Last Days Survival Guide" by Rick Renner (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5/30/2021)
On September 18, 2020, I posted a book review of "Last Days Survival Guide" by Rick Renner. This episode is the audio version of it.  ***RESOURCES***  Here is my post of my review on Renner's book:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/book-review-last-days-survival-guide-by-rick-renner/  I mentioned that Hank Kunneman endorsed Renner's book. Here is a long but outstanding YouTube video showing him (among many others) to be false prophets:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTfBBySxCX4  Use this search engine (with Kunneman's name already in it) to search for further information on Mike Bickle, Sid Roth, Michael Brown and Perry Stone:  http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Hank%20Kunneman&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  Here is the "Fighting For The Faith" episode in which Rosebrough shows how believers are not under the Mosaic Covenant: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2015/1/blessed-life-or-curse-of-the-law-2  Here is the link to a podcast showing both parts of Justin Peters' interview with John Samson. I mentioned this in the pre-intro part of the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-26-an-interview-with-john-samson/id1447333051?i=1000523978843 Did I forget a link? If so, please let me know so I may correct it. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:11:14
July 21, 2021
Sermon Review/Profile - Kevin Queen (Crosspoint Tennessee - ARC)
This episode is a result of a reader's request. It is a sermon review/profile on Kevin Queen and Crosspoint.Tv in Nashville, Tennessee. This church is a family member of the Association of Related Churches (ARC). ***RESOURCES*** Here is a critique of Kevin Queen by Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Fighting For The Faith: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2018/4/sketchy-easter-sermonage?rq=Queen Rosebrough has also done a sermon review on Annie Downs/Lisa Harper & multiple sermon reviews on former Crosspoint.Tv pastor Pete Wilson: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/10/doing-life-with-god?rq=Annie%20Downs http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2014/8/youre-not-the-message?rq=Harper http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Pete%20Wilson&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c Here is my post on the Association of Related Churches: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/profile-association-of-related-churches-arc/ Here are some resources on the Enneagram: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=30908 https://herescope.blogspot.com/2020/11/enneagram-divination.html https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=29817 https://cicministry.org/commentary/issue138.htm Here is a resource on Centering Prayer: https://www.gotquestions.org/centering-prayer.html This short video is about Claudio Naranjo and how he came up with the 9 Enneatypes (automatic writing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb07cBIxar4 Here is an article on automatic writing: https://www.gotquestions.org/spirit-guides.html Here is a link showing how Louie Giglio endorses the Enneagram: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=32142 I mentioned Furtick endorsed the Enneagram. I apologize. He actually positively cites Richard Rohr, one of the main promoters of the Enneagram: https://www.facebook.com/FormerNewAger/posts/steve-furtick-quotes-richard-rohrby-marcia-montenegroin-this-brief-3-min-clip-fu/10156743495812237/ Here is a good lecture on how God did not create you for a purpose: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/7/god-did-not-create-you-for-a-purpose Here is my book review on Sundquist's "Who's Driving The Purpose-Driven Church?": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/book-review-whos-driving-the-purpose-driven-church-by-james-sundquist/ Here is the link showing an excerpt from Lisa Harper's Bible study. This link shows her positive discussion of the Enneagram: https://lifewaywomen.com/2021/06/29/how-much-more-bible-study-read-an-excerpt/?fbclid=IwAR2mSkkMThAfwDjEizL0L4hSc6t-BC_nMCWfAvVkv7BkcWDCz61SSEqs3pQ Here are my book reviews on books by Osman, Giglio and Blackaby: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/book-review-goliath-must-fall-by-louie-giglio/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/04/21/book-review-experiencing-god-revised-and-expanded-edition-by-henry-blackaby-richard-blackaby-and-claude-king/ Here is a link showing multiple critiques on Louie Giglio: http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Louie%20Giglio&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c This specific one shows his approval of Phil Pringle's (essentially) fleecing the audience: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/5/i-have-a-mantle-and-im-not-afraid-to-use-it?rq=Giglio Here's the resource I mentioned in the intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_YNOBAZzOQ Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:39:16
July 18, 2021
Book Review - "Speaking In Tongues" by Todd Smith
On March 14, 2021, I posted a book review on "Speaking In Tongues: Your Secret Weapon" by Todd Smith, a pastor at Christ Fellowship Church in Dawsonville, Georgia. This episode is an audio version of that book review with little additional content. ***RESOURCES*** Here is that book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/14/book-review-speaking-in-tongues-by-todd-smith/ Here is the Jen Tringale episode I mentioned: https://anchor.fm/earnestlayman/episodes/Sermon-ReviewProfile---Jen-Tringale-e115jf5 Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:21:45
July 18, 2021
Book Review - "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/30/2021)
On June 23, 2021, I posted a book review of "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman. This episode is an audio version of that review with a little bit of extra stuff.  Here is the book review post: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/  I mentioned how Cindy Jacobs is labeled as an "apostle." Here is Cindy Jacobs' Twitter page. As of June 22, 2021, the label "apostle" was used to describe her. I did obtain a screen capture of the page in case the label is no longer there:  https://twitter.com/cindyjacobs?lang=en  Here is the Bryan Wolfmueller radio interview I mentioned: https://943thebridge.com/2017/02/08/relationship-theology/  Here is a helpful sermon review on Erwin McManus: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/erwin-mcmanus-sermon-review-hearing-gods-voice  Here is the information I mentioned on Mark Virkler. This website actually has three updates on him, not two: http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Mark%20Virkler&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  If I missed a link, please let me know. Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:43:39
July 14, 2021
Movie Review - They Sold Their Souls For Rock And Roll (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/14/2021)
On June 14, 2020, I posted a movie review on "They Sold Their Souls For Rock & Roll (10-hour edition)" by Good Fight Ministries. It became my most-viewed post for 2020. I give basically the audio version of this review. I also discuss how this post of mine in actuality was a dud.  No commercials on this one.  If you listen with your kids, please be aware that some of the topics may be for mature audiences only.  Here is that movie review post:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/movie-review-they-sold-their-souls-for-rock-and-roll-10-hour-edition/  Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
51:21
July 14, 2021
Sermon Review/Profile - Jen Tringale (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/6/2021)
This is a dedicated episode to Jen Tringale, "an internationally known speaker, author, and strategist on awakening destiny." She was mentioned in my book review on Kent Philpott's "False Prophets Among Us: A Critical Analysis of the New Apostolic Reformation." I received an email request inquiring of her. This episode is a response to that request.   ***RESOURCES***  Here is the aforementioned book review on Philpott:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/book-review-false-prophets-among-us-a-critical-analysis-of-the-new-apostolic-reformation-by-kent-philpott/  Here is the article from GotQuestions.Org (henceforth referred to as GQOrg) about God's being in control:  https://www.gotquestions.org/God-is-in-control.html  Here is my post on why it is unbiblical to decree and declare:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/bible-question-why-is-it-unbiblical-to-decree-and-declare/  Here is the GQOrg article on the purpose of angels: https://www.gotquestions.org/purpose-of-angels.html  Here is the episode showing the origin of Lou Engle's "The Call":  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/8/detour-to-your-dream?rq=Lou%20Engle  This is the Justin Peters transcript I mentioned:  https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/TM13-10/the-devilish-puppet-master-of-the-wordfaith-movement-justin-peters  Here is the Mike Winger video that exposes the "Mirror Bible": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tQiWdEt4ME  Here is the GQOrg article on the "Mirror Bible": https://www.gotquestions.org/Mirror-Bible-Word.html  Here is my movie review I did on "A Shack Of Lies": https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/movie-review-a-shack-of-lies/  Here is both the Tim Challies article that refutes William Paul Young's "Lies We Believe About God" and the Fighting For The Faith episode that both discusses the Challies article and links Che Ahn with the New Apostolic Reformation:  https://www.challies.com/book-reviews/what-does-the-shack-really-teach-read-lies-we-believe-about-god/ http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/3/lies-wm-paul-young-tells-about-god  I mentioned an episode featuring lectures by Cairns and Charmley. Here it is:  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2018/5/are-there-apostles-in-the-church-today  I never did read that section from my book review I mentioned on David Cloud (substituting instead Jude 1-11). Here is that book review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/book-review-the-pentecostal-charismatic-movements-the-history-and-error-by-david-w-cloud/  Did I forget any links? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening and your patience! Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:33:50
July 14, 2021
Book Review - "Ten Indictments Against The Modern Church" by Paul Washer (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5/16/2021)
On May 28, 2020, I published a blog post for a book review on "Ten Indictments Against The Modern Church" by Paul Washer. This book review was the highest viewed "book review" post of mine in 2020. This episode is an audio version of it.  ***RESOURCES***  Here is the original post of my book review on Washer's book:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/book-review-ten-indictments-against-the-modern-church-by-paul-washer/:  The following link is a website that has a search engine with Joseph Prince's name already in it. Use that same search engine to search for such people as Patricia King, Jennifer LeClaire, Priscilla Shirer, Rick Warren, Erwin McManus and others I mentioned when discussing those who claim direct revelation from God:  http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Joseph%20Prince&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  Here are my posts on Alex Seeley and Henry Seeley of The Belonging Co in Nashville, Tennessee: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/sermon-review-alex-seeley-of-the-belonging-co-your-harvest-is-determined-by-the-seed-you-sow/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/profile-henry-seeley/  Here is the YouTube channel of Daniel Long's "Long For Truth": https://www.youtube.com/user/LongforTruth1  Here is the YouTube channel of Justin Peters:  https://www.youtube.com/user/justpreach  Here is the YouTube channel of the Polite Leader:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtde1zLLN8dnOa-Bf-oXmyg  Here is the episode of the Steve Kelly "sermon" that won the 2014 "Worst Easter Sermon Of The Year" contest. If you want to skip to the "sermon" review, go to the 1:03:02 mark of the episode. You might find the whole episode helpful, though: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2014/4/interview-with-unchurched-attendees-of-star-wars-easter-spectacle?rq=interview%20with%20unchurched  Here is a good video on Mark Driscoll and Perry Noble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96x09yJ26pk&t=837s  Here are two websites that give good information that exposes James MacDonald:  http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=James%20MacDonald&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c  https://julieroys.com/?s=James+MacDonald  Here are the three book reviews I mentioned that are not in the written version of this book review (READER DISCRETION ON THE FINAL TWO OF THIS SET OF THREE:):  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/31/book-review-how-to-eat-your-bible-by-nate-pickowicz/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/12/14/book-review-tortured-for-christ-by-richard-wurmbrand/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/book-review-when-faith-is-forbidden-by-todd-nettleton/  Here was the sermon review of Robert Madu that I mentioned: http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2017/9/get-up?rq=Robert%20Madu  Here was the sleep information I mentioned:  https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/initiatives/resource-center/pdf/WHRC-Brief-Sleep-508.pdf  Did I forget a link? If so, please let me know. Thanks for listening! Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
48:38
July 14, 2021
Book Review - "Who's Driving The Purpose Driven Church" by James Sundquist (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5/9/2021)
This is the audio version of my book review on "Who's Driving The Purpose Driven Church: A Documentary On The Teachings of Rick Warren" by James Sundquist.    Here is my blog post of my book review on Sundquist's book: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/book-review-whos-driving-the-purpose-driven-church-by-james-sundquist/   A great episode on Dawain Atkinson:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/confessions-of-a-former-apostle-with-dawain-atkinson/id1541494645?i=1000508892004   The episodes I mentioned on John Samson & Costi Hinn: http://thebarpodcast.com/index.php/2019/07/23/john-samson/ http://thebarpodcast.com/index.php/2017/06/27/costihinn/   The sources I mentioned regarding the "senior pastors" Rick Warren said to follow on Twitter in 2013 (second source citation not a full endorsement):  https://bereanresearch.org/rick-warrens-top-100-pastors-to-follow/ http://revfrankhughesjr.org/images/Fighting_for_the_Faith_With_Chris_Rosebrough_Rick_Warren_Recommends_you_Follow_the_top_Heretics_in_the_World.pdf   The next link goes to a website featuring a search bar with Joel Osteen's name in it. Use that link and search bar on the page to look up the other names I mentioned (TD Jakes, Louie Giglio, Andy Stanley, Brian Houston, Steven Furtick, Mark Batterson, Ed Young, Joseph Prince, Craig Groeschel, Bill Hybels, Bill Johnson, Troy Gramling, Pete Wilson, Jentezen Franklin, Perry Noble, Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald, David Crank, Erwin McManus, Robert Morris, Chris Hodges, Rob Carpenter, Kerry Shook, Phil Pringle & even Rick Warren):  http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Joel%20Osteen&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c    This is an informational video on Driscoll & Noble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96x09yJ26pk  Hodges, Greg Suratt, Rick Bezet, Stovall Weems, Miles McPherson, Joe Champion and Casey Treat are all affiliated with the Association of Related Churches (ARC): https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/profile-association-of-related-churches-arc/   A great podcast that reviews a sermon on reparations by Eric Mason. For a shortcut, go to about the 25 minute mark: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/wwutt-1285-q-once-again-on-masks-biblical-responses/id1024824681?i=1000489370896e   Here is an article showing David's Platt's endorsement of Louie Giglio's "Goliath Must Fall" book. Below that is my review of Giglio's book: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2019/05/15/david-platt-promotes-false-teacher-louie-giglio/ https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/book-review-goliath-must-fall-by-louie-giglio/   Speaking of Giglio, here is the "Fighting For The Faith" episode showing Giglio's approval of the fleecing of those at the 2016 Presence Conference (said conference hosted by false prophet Pringle). http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/5/i-have-a-mantle-and-im-not-afraid-to-use-it?rq=Louie%20Giglio   Here is the article I mentioned that pertained to Saddleback's ordaining three women pastors: https://protestia.com/2021/05/08/in-historic-first-rick-warrens-sbc-megachurch-ordains-women-pastors/   Thanks for listening!  “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”  Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:17:04
July 14, 2021
Book Review - "Ten Words To Live By" by Jen Wilkin (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5/5/2021)
On March 21, 2021, I posted a Wordpress blog post of my book review on Jen Wilkin's "Ten Words To Live By: Delighting In And Doing What God Commands." It has been my most viewed "book review" post to this day. This podcast episode is a bit of an expansion of that article. In this episode, I look at the pros and cons of this book.  Here is the link to the book review. All links I cite (sans one) can be found in this article:  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/03/21/book-review-ten-words-to-live-by-by-jen-wilkin/  That "sans one" link is the following:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QPeYq3F7uw  Since I posted this episode, I have either come across or crafted sources that can help. Here is a great Conrad Mbewe sermon on Daniel 9: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/prayer-that-admits-sinful-blindness/id1164678358?i=1000524574678 Here is my book review on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman. This shows more issues with Dallas Willard, somebody that Wilkin positively cites in her book: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ I hope this helps you. “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
01:26:27
July 14, 2021
Sermon Review/Profile - Rob Ketterling (ARC) ***ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5/2/2021***
In this episode, I both lay some groundwork and review a sermon by Pastor Rob Ketterling, pastor of River Valley Church, a multi-site megachurch in Burnsville, Minnesota. Ketterling is part of the lead team of the Association of Related Churches (ARC).   ***RESOURCES***   Here is my article on the Association of Related Churches (ARC):  https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/profile-association-of-related-churches-arc/   Here is the book review on David Cloud that I mentioned:   https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/book-review-the-pentecostal-charismatic-movements-the-history-and-error-by-david-w-cloud/ Here are the resources debunking and refuting false teacher Robert Morris:   http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2015/1/blessed-life-or-curse-of-the-law-2?rq=blessed%20life%20or%20curse%20of%20the%20law  This single link should show 2 YouTube videos from Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Fighting For The Faith (F4TF) that debunk "The Blessed Life" and one video that debunks "Living Beyond Blessed":   http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fighting+For+The+Faith+Robert+Morris   Here's the ARC video I referenced that showed the soundbite of Morris:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW7ATJi-2EQ&t=4479s   This episode overall is an excellent refutation against hearing God's voice audibly. If you wish to skip to Morris' Easter Sermon (which, spoiler alert, took 3rd place for the 2014 "Worst Easter Sermon of the Year" contest for F4TF), go to the 1:11:15 mark:  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2014/4/osteen-proves-that-god-is-not-speaking-to-him?rq=osteen%20proves%20that%20god%20is%20not   Here are the videos I mentioned regarding hearing the voice of God. The following order should suffice:   http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/why-hearing-the-real-voice-of-god-is-important  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3du-8JT4X_Y  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/rick-warren-sermon-review-hearing-the-voice-of-god-part-1  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/rick-warren-sermon-review-hearing-the-voice-of-god-part-2  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/erwin-mcmanus-sermon-review-hearing-gods-voice  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/hearing-the-voice-of-god-part-2  http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/12/2020/hearing-the-voice-of-god-the-loose-ends   Finally, I mentioned a book review I did on a book by Galen Woodward. Here is the review: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/book-review-changing-church-by-galen-woodward/   In the pre-episode, I made mention of a book review on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman and a video by Pastor Chris Rosebrough. Here they are: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOBDNJtLsjc I hope all this information helps. My sincerest apologies on any confusion regarding the publication date.  Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org” Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:00:07
July 14, 2021
Revisiting the Pilot Episode (Podcast Reboot)
In my reboot of the podcast, I revisit (and re-record) the pilot episode I released on April 28, 2021, Specifically, I explain the who, what, when, where, why and how of the podcast in relation to its being an extension of my blog earnestlayman.wordpress.com. Here is a quick link that will show you all the available versions on Biblegateway.com. Click the appropriate version to find its copyright information. https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/ Here is my book review on "God Doesn't Whisper" by Jim Osman: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/book-review-god-doesnt-whisper-by-jim-osman/ Here is a link to Walter Martin's lectures on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-walter-martin-bible-studies-kingdom-of-the-cults/id1450216551 Here is a specific one showing Martin's dialogue with a gentleman who ended up becoming a former Freemason: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/freemasonry/id1450216551?i=1000428352575 Here are the Phil Johnson lectures I mentioned via a search engine that shows all of them in a list: http://www.piratechristian.com/search?q=Survey%20of%20Historical%20Heresies&f_collectionId=55de6923e4b0316f2d24335c Here is the "Stay Awake" message from Johnson: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stay-awake/id310461256?i=1000526143711 Here is the lecture in which Johnson stated every NT book sans Philemon had something to say on false teachers (it's a good sermon!): http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2019/1/pauls-public-rebuke-of-peter?rq=Paul%27s%20rebuke%20of%20peter Here is my book review on "Judge Not" by Todd Friel: https://earnestlayman.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/book-review-1-judge-not-by-todd-friel/ Here are the websites to some of the links/PDF's I mentioned https://thefederalist.com/2016/10/10/survey-finds-american-christians-actually-heretics/  https://lifewayresearch.com/2016/09/27/americans-love-god-and-the-bible-are-fuzzy-on-the-details/ https://lifewayresearch.com/2018/10/17/americans-theology-is-a-mix-of-orthodox-belief-and-shifting-opinions/ https://lifewayresearch.com/2020/09/08/americans-hold-complex-conflicting-religious-beliefs-according-to-latest-state-of-theology-study/  Thanks for listening! “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
02:02:33
July 11, 2021