The Reformed Rant

Is Same Sex Attraction A Sin?

An episode of The Reformed Rant

By Edward Dingess
In this podcast I rant about theological, philosophical, apologetical, ecclesiological, and political issues from a distinctively reformed perspective.
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John MacArthur's Truth Matters Conference: SBC Meltdown - #45
John MacArthur's Truth Conference did what no self-respecting political-pandering celebrity pastor or celebrity pastor wannabe in the SBC would ever do. It touched the SBC's anointed prophetess, Beth Moore. And as a result, snowflakes are melting faster than Frosty the Snowman can say Happy Birthday!
October 20, 2019
Prominent Social Justice Warrior Dies: Prophet of God or Pernicious Wolf? (#44)
In this episode, I rant about the life of Elijah Cummings and how it was an expression of rebellion and wickedness. This is most clearly seen in his work in the areas of abortion and homosexual projects. I also talk about black and white leaders who profess Christ and who continue to give men like this a pass on their wicked lifestyle simply because of their social causes. It is as if these men are God and God is not. 
October 18, 2019
J.D. Greear's New Inclusive Gospel; Ayn Rand's Objectionable Objectivism; Al Mohler's Empty Words (#43)
In this episode, I rant about J.D. Greear's silly point about the scandal of gospel inclusivity, Ayn Rand's Objectable Objectivism, and Al Mohler's criticism of the political party that many under his employment actually support.
October 15, 2019
Arminianism - Articles 2-5 (#42)
In this episode, I talk about articles two through five of the Remonstrants: Universal Atonement, Total Depravity, Resistible Grace, and the Perseverance of the Saints. The goal is to allow ancient Arminianism, original Arminianism to stand on its own two feet. This way, when I come back to critique the system, I can do so fairly. Additionally, I will be in a better position to show how modern Arminianism in many of its differently flavors has departed from the original system.
October 14, 2019
Apostasy Is At the Door (Tisby, Howard, Beth Moore, Jen Wilken) and Arminianism's Conditional Election #42
In this episode, I cover the latest news on Jamar Tisby's view of forgiveness which is out of step with Christian forgiveness, Kyle J. Howard and Beth Moore's ineptness, and Jen Wilken's dangerous efforts to destroy complementarianism after a new gospel segment that I have instituted on the podcast, and then I shift back to the first article of Arminianism: Unconditional Election.
October 5, 2019
Arminianism: Historical Background Introduction - #41
In this episode, I rant about the historical background of Arminianism going all the way back to Arminius, Coornhert, Molina, and even Erasmus and Luther. The goal of this rant is to set up a series of short rants on historic Arminianism and then offer up a charitable critique later.
September 26, 2019
SBC Seminary Embraces Radically Subjective Hermeneutic Method - Perspectivism #40
In this episode, I rant about the SBC's adoption of the radically subjective hermeneutic method known as perspectivism. It is a method of interpreting the Bible that ultimately destroys the meaning of the text itself. 
September 25, 2019
Christian Suicide, Christian Narcissism, and Female Apologists
In this episode I do an impromptu rant about recent events and discuss my thoughts on issues like suicide, narcissistic Christian leaders (tongue in cheek), and female apologists (do they really exist?). 
September 15, 2019
SBC: Without Godly Leadership, the People Perish
In this episode I rant about the lack of true leadership across SBC churches all the way up to the highest levels. I focus on the women's movement, the homosexual movement, and the Black Liberation Theology movement as examples of what happens when men care less about truth and their high calling and more about their kingdoms and careers. 
September 2, 2019
Discernment Dysphoria - #37
In this episode, I rant about what seems like a low view of unity and Christian charity as well as a serious deficiency of discernment skills that I see in the discernment community as ironic as that sounds. We complain that the social justice advocates won't engage in debate or discussion, choosing instead to call their detractors racists and bigots, but then some in the discernment ministry do the very same thing when people differ with them on the smallest of issues. The double-standard has to be pointed out and hopefully corrected.
July 30, 2019
John MacArthur, Compromise, and Biblical Polemics - #36
In this episode, I rant about the irresponsible manner in which some people are very quick to disparage John MacArthur for preaching the gospel at a conference where Jackie Hill Perry happens to be doing a breakout session. 
July 26, 2019
Mark Driscoll: Calvinism Is Garbage - #35
In this episode I respond to Driscoll's factually wrong points about the Remonstrance and the Five Articles of what came to be known as Arminianism. I also point out how within a five day period he asserted that Calvinism is garbage and that he is reformed, affirms monergism and endorses the give points of Calvinism. Enjoy the incoherence. If nothing else, it is entertaining. 
July 19, 2019
SBC's Unifying Principle: Money - #34
In this episode I rant about the SBC's true unifying principle: money. Is so doing, I openly criticize Beth Moore, Russell Moore, J.D. Greear, Matt Chandler, and SBC leadership in general for compromising the truth of conservative values, male leadership, and a biblical sexual ethic all to maintain an image that garners more income. Truth is slain on the alter of creating a brand that God-haters can tolerate.
July 19, 2019
Who Wrote the Bible? (II) - #33
In this episode I continue ranting about who wrote the Bible and why it matters. Modern Christians are relatively ignore of the Bible, it's contents, it's history, and the history of the Church. They claim to love God more than anything while ignoring our only source for understanding who God is, who we are, and what God demands of us.
July 14, 2019
Who Wrote the Bible? Answering the Challenge from Atheistic Skepticism
In this episode I offer a basic rant about the skeptical question, "who wrote the Bible?" The response is basic, brief, and geared toward atheistic skepticism. This is the first in a series of rants that I will put out on the subject of Epistemic Authority. Christians begin with Scripture. For Christians, Scripture is God speaking and as such, it is our final authority for faith and practice. If one wishes to know anything at all about reality, Scripture is both necessary and sufficient to answer such questions.
July 4, 2019
The Rise of Feminism in the SBC - #31
In this episode I rant about the rise of feminism in the SBC using liberal pastor Wade Burleson as the case study.
June 25, 2019
Wade Burleson and Gender Equality in The New Testament - 30
In this episode I rant about Wade Burleson's claims that gender equality became a thing when the New Testament Church came into being.
June 11, 2019
Wade Burleson: The Neutering of SBC Male Leadership #29
In this episode I engage in a true rant about Wade Burleson's advocacy for and support of neutering every male in the Christian church. Even worse and more specifically, Burleson applauds the increasingly effeminate pastors taking the pulpits across the SBC landscape and wants pastors everywhere to submit to females in their local churches, to include submitting to their own wives. Modern, pagan, American and Western women everywhere love girly men like Burleson. To men like Burleson, being a "real" man is ipso fact to be an abusive man. Just saying that God calls only men to lead is classified as bullying. 
June 6, 2019
SBC Continues to Back The Wrong Horse #28
I rant about the SBC's promotion of Martin Luther King Jr. in light of additional revelations of immorality, Mohler's better late than never response to Beth Moore's feminism, and David Platt's having to explain why he obeyed the Bible and prayed for President Trump. The insanity continues!
June 5, 2019
James Choi's Worldly Wisdom from a Girly South Korean Boy-Band
In this episode I rant about James Choi's suggestion that a South Korean boy band that appeals to young teenage girls offers wisdom from which the church might benefit.
May 28, 2019
Christianity's Identity Crisis
In this episode I rant about the fact that Christianity has become so up for grabs that it is quickly losing its true identity. I discuss the craziness from J. D. Greear's voting for democrats to people thinking that you can be saved and have true knowledge of Christ and Christianity without the bible.
May 26, 2019
What Does Jesus Think About Heretics (25)
In this episode I rant about the Bible's emphasis on the existence of, warnings regarding, and condemnation of false teachers and false prophets. Why do so many Christians have such a causal attitude toward false teachers? Better yet, why are so many Christians hostile toward those who do bother to call out false teachers?
May 8, 2019
Heretic Hunting (24)
In this episode I discuss the importance of heresy hunting, why it is a biblical practice, and reference a twitter thread including Anthony Bradley, Mika Edmonson, Kyle J. Howard, and Beth Moore as good examples of those who are creating division and confusion in the body of Christ.
May 6, 2019
What About These Heretic Hunters? (23)
In this episode I interact with Dave Miller's article "They Will Know You Are Must Disciples if You Trash Heretics." Dave spends a lot of time trashing discernment ministries that trash heretics. The irony is award-winning in my opinion.
April 28, 2019
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (E22)
In this episode I rant about the event of the resurrection, how we know it happened, what it means, and how we should defend it. I return to criticize Frank Turek and Andy Stanley's ideas as toxic and to be avoided at all costs.
April 21, 2019
Frank Turek Denies The Necessity of Scripture - 21
In this episode I rant about Turek's claim that the Bible isn't necessary in order for Christianity to be true and that Christianity is based on the event of the resurrection and not the Bible.
April 19, 2019
The Folly of Repenting of Whiteness - 20
In this episode I rant about the silly notion that something like "Whiteness" is a thing that merits repentance. What black protestants are doing is relabeling sin as "whiteness" and calling it wicked as if the African heart is somehow not quite as black as the non-African's heart. This is an expression of African tribalism. 
April 14, 2019
Is Presuppositional Apologetics Irrational - Respond to Paulogia
In this episode I response to a youtube video that basically accuses presuppositional apologetics as a method to be irrational. This is a short 30 minute rant intended to deal with the major errors in that criticism.
April 8, 2019
Church and Culture: The Apostasy of the PCA Membership
This episode focuses on a recent survey of the PCA membership revealing a rapid apostasy in that denomination. For example, most PCA members think abortion should be legal and half of the PCA membership thinks homosexuality should be accepted.
April 6, 2019
The Gay Audit for Christian Churches -17
In this episode I walk through the gay audit created by the editors of Living Out. The purpose is to help Christians think better about the attempts on the part of SBC and PCA leaders to import homosexuality into the churches. “A dog barks and stands at bay if he sees any one assault his master. I should be indeed remiss, if, seeing the truth of God thus attacked, I should remain dumb, without giving one note of warning.” [Calvin]
March 29, 2019
Reparations, Grace, and Forgiveness
This episode deals with the irreconcilable differences between the modern concept of African American slavery reparations and the Christian doctrines of divine grace and forgiveness. 
March 23, 2019
Reparations - Episode 15
In this episode I offer up a very frank rant about the idea of reparations and whether or not such an idea can co-exist with the biblical doctrines of grace and forgiveness.
March 18, 2019
The Church and The State - Episode 14
In this episode I continue my rant about the relationship between the church and the state.
March 17, 2019
Would Jesus Be a Democrat - Episode 13
In this episode I rant, at a very informal level, about Christians and American politics in particular.
March 16, 2019
Overview of Presuppositional Apologetics
In this podcast I rant about a very brief overview of presuppositional apologetics. More to come on this subject for sure.
March 11, 2019
The Mohler Meltdown
This episode focuses on the recent Q&A session held during the Shepherd's Conference in March 2019. The session was led by Phil Johnson and included a somewhat interesting and emotional exchange between Johnson and Mohler over the question of the Social Justice Movement.
March 10, 2019
Introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics - Episode 10
This episode provides a brief introduction to the presuppositional method of apologetics along with the concept of transcendental arguments. The goal of the podcast is to refute the misguided notions of young men like Cody Libolt on the structure and nature of presuppositional apologetics.
March 2, 2019
Cody Libolt's Presuppositional Straw Man Part 2 - Episode 9
I continue to work through the numerous logical fallacies and misrepresentations that Cody Libolt makes around presuppositional apologetics.
February 24, 2019
Response to Cody Libolt on Presuppositional Apologetics
In this episode I rant about Cody Libolt's continued straw man representations of Presuppositional Apologetics. 
February 23, 2019
Is Same Sex Attraction A Sin?
In this episode I deal with the question of the sinful behavior of same-sex attraction and the push by men like Russell Moore, Sam Allberry, and J.D. Greear to pressure SBC, PCA, and evangelical pastors to force this view on their churches.
February 23, 2019
Episode 6 - How Can I Know My Gender [Critical Review]
This episode deals with a number of questions that were put forward but not answered in the RZIM sponsored lecture by Sam Allberry entitled, "How Can I Know My Gender?"
February 17, 2019
RZIM Presents "How Can I Know My Gender" by Gay Priest Sam Allberry
This podcast reviews the recent presentation by Sam Allberry of RZIM, a celibate but gay Anglican Priest, on How I Can Know My Gender. The deconstruction of Christianity continues.
February 16, 2019
Reviewing Thabiti Anyabwile On Justice
This episode interacts with Thabiti Anyabwile's interview over at The Uncommentary Podcast.
February 10, 2019
SBC President Claims Homosexuality is an Affliction not a Sinful Choice
In this rant I review SBC president J.D. Greear's sermon from Romans 1, "How The Fall Impacts Us All." 
February 3, 2019
Fencing the Community
This rant concerns the Bible's teaching on church discipline and the idea of purity of both doctrine and conduct within the covenant community.
February 3, 2019
Biblical Justice vs Social Justice
This "rant" asks the question: "Is the modern concept of social justice the same as the biblical concept of justice? It concludes that it is not.
January 27, 2019
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