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Saints Edified

By Arturo Hurtado
Saints Edified is an independent and online ministry founded by Arturo Hurtado. It's purpose is to it build up Christians by providing resources for spiritual growth, encouragement and to reach the non-believing world. Visit our website for more!
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Ep. 35 - #DoxologyMatters
This episode is about how theology leads to doxology - #doxologymatters! These are segments from my Theological Discussion LIVE episodes! My goal is to spend some time with my guests on how a particular theological topic can lead to doxology. Enjoy! Clip #1 - Theological Discussions: Was Mary Sinless w/ Jeremiah Nortier Clip #2 - Theological Discussions: Inspiration of Scripture w/ TheoTalks Clip #3 - Theological Discussions: The Canon of Scripture w/ Ricky Roldan SUPPORT: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified Merch: https://www.saintsedified.com/shop/ Visit www.saintsedified.com for more!
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July 6, 2021
Ep. 34 - Reformed Theology & Urban Culture
This episode is about how Reformed Theology meets Urban Culture. This could also be a special edition to Redeemed Project Radio (RPR), since all these are interviews/discussions were hosted on the RPR YouTube page!  Clip #1 - 2021 Artist Interview - Regenerit - https://youtu.be/wdQQWoY4kgw Clip #2 - Culture and Theology - Jon Gonzalez - https://youtu.be/iLLctacchNg Clip #3 - RPR Roundtable Discussion in Bakersfield, Ca. - https://youtu.be/J8tsbhDN9fM Redeemed Project Radio YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefACNYDyeMw5xIkybiT6Pg Redeemed Project Radio Website - https://www.redeemedprojectradio.com/ SUPPORT: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified Merch: https://www.saintsedified.com/shop/ Visit www.saintsedified.com for more!
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June 28, 2021
Ep. 33 - Christian Character in Ministry
This episode is about Christian character in ministry. I had the privilege of interviewing three faithful men who have demonstrated Christian conduct and character in midst of heavy discussions and situations. These are selected clips from my discussions/interviews with Eli Ayala, Rev. Randy Martin and Rev. Joel Ellis. Clip #1 - Eli Ayala - Maintaining Christian Character in Apologetics & Evangelism https://youtu.be/4-UPdVhhiQo Clip #2 - Rev. Randy Martin - Discussion with Rev. Randy Martin (12/14/2019) https://youtu.be/_WPLYXsvheQ Clip #2 - Eli Ayala - Incarnational Apologetics? (That one time Dr. White rebuked me...) https://youtu.be/SG14r3brr9Y Clip #4 - Rev. Joel Ellis - "When Members Leave Your Church..." https://youtu.be/B-fxxAOlHPc SUPPORT: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified Merch: https://www.saintsedified.com/shop/ Visit www.saintsedified.com for more!
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June 21, 2021
Ep. 32 - Scripture is Supreme - Pt 6/6 (WCF 1.9-10)
Redeemed Project Radio GoFundMe Pag: https://www.gofundme.com/f/redeemed-project-radio 
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October 16, 2020
Ep. 31 - Scripture is Understandable - Pt 5/6 (WCF 1.7-8)
Special episode today! I interviewed Pastor Joel Ellis on our Saints Edified Youtube channel and he agreed to help me with part 5 of the Scripture is series!  Rev. Joel Ellis' links: Church Website: https://www.reformationopcaz.org/ Sermon Audio: https://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=reformationaz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ccchurcharizona -----  Support Saints Edified by visiting our Patreon Page: http://patreon.com/saintsedified Website: https://saintsedified.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified
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October 2, 2020
Ep. 30 - Scripture is Sufficient - Pt 4/6 (WCF 1.6)
Shownotes will be updated soon! For now, check out the links below. Support the new and upcoming online radio station, Redeemed Project Radio: https://www.gofundme.com/f/redeemed-project-radio Full sermon by Rev. Joel Ellis featured in this podcast: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=417160555910 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified
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September 25, 2020
Ep. 29 - Scripture is Authoritative & Self-Authenticating - Pt 3/6 (WCF 1.4-5)
I Will update the description and show notes soon!
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September 18, 2020
Ep. 28 - Scripture is Inspired - Pt 2/6 (WCF 1.2-3)
Show notes will be updated soon. Please visit www.saintsedified.com for more content, blogs, and merch!
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September 11, 2020
Ep. 27 - Scripture is Special Revelation - Pt 1/6 (WCF 1.1)
In this episode, we cover General and Special Revelation.  Westminster Confession of Faith Ch. 1, Sect. 1 Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence, do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable;a yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation;b therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal himself, and to declare his will unto his Church;c and afterwards, for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing;d which maketh the holy Scripture to be most necessary;e those former ways of God’s revealing his will unto his people being now ceased. General Revelation Light of Nature - We are made in the image of God and therefore have a sense of the divine. The fact we are moral,rational creatures with dignity and value shows us, being image bearers of God, that God is true in the simplest way. It’s foolish to reject God when such evidence is within our very being, as image bearers of God The Works of Creation and Providence - The natural world and everything about it demonstrates a Creator, and not just any creator, but a Sustainer of all things that provides all things. God created sun, moon, stars, animals and nature which all reflect him as Creator, Sustainer and Provider. Special Revelation Scripture - Scripture contains the will of God and knowledge of salvation for the church. There’s really no better way to explain this special revelation than pointing to Scripture itself: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[b] may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16-17) “...those former ways of God’s revealing his will unto his people being now ceased.” I argued that the prophets and apostles were on the same "level" in that the church recognized their role for the being God's mouthpiece through Scripture for the church. I used Ephesians 2:19-20 to make this point. I also make the argument that the Apostle Paul was the last apostle - no more came after him. Why is this important? To put it simply, God used the prophets and apostle to communicate his word through Scripture. No one outside of that "prophet and apostle" category hears from God the way these authors did. Hebrews 1:1-2 confirms this. To learn more about this, stay tuned for upcoming episodes! You can search for "closed canon" articles to help understand this perspective a little more. Here's a short article: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/is-the-canon-closed/
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August 27, 2020
Ep. 26 - Intro. To New Series: "Scripture Is..."
In this episode, I introduce the series we will be covering called “Scripture is…” We will be using the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) Ch. 1 for this series. I referenced a teaching series by Pastor Joel Ellis were he goes through the WCF section by section. You can check out the entire series here. Series Outline: Scripture Is… Pt. 1 – Scripture is Special Revelation – Pt 1/6 (WCF 1.1) Pt. 2 – Scripture is Inspired – Pt 2/6 (WCF 1.2-3) Pt. 3 – Scripture is Authoritative & Self-Authenticating – Pt 3/6 (WCF 1.4-5) Pt. 4 – Scripture is Sufficient – Pt 4/6 (WCF 1.6) Pt. 5 – Scripture is Understandable – Pt 5/6 (WCF 1.7-8) Pt. 6 – Scripture is Supreme & Interprets Itself – Pt 6/6 (WCF 1.9-10) I do recommend for listeners to review each section of the WCF CH. 1, along with its scripture references. Each section can be summarized by doctrine(s) in this way: General & Special Revelation The Canon of inspired Scripture Apocrypha Not Canon/Inspired Sola Scriptura – Authority of Scripture Self-Authenticity Sufficiency & illumination Perspicuity Translation and Regulative Principle of Worship Analogy of Faith Supremacy of Scripture More resources: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/westminster-confession-of-faith/ https://reformed.org/ Confessing the Faith: A Reader’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Hardcover by Chad Van Dixhoorn Hold Fast The Faith: A Devotional Commentary on the Westminster Confession by Matthew Everhard If you like what you hear, please consider supporting this listener supported ministry by visiting www.patreon.com/saintsedified
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August 18, 2020
Ep. 25 - Reformed Faith and Assurance
Support Saints Edified by visiting our Patreon Page: https://patreon.com/saintsedified In this episode I discuss my reading in Louis Berkhof's "Assurance of Faith" and how the Reformed view faith and assurance. I do this after I discuss some important updates, of course. I hope you enjoy the new kind of episodes for a while. It will be this way until my schedule lightens up a bit. Love you guys! Soli Deo Gloria! Website: https://saintsedified.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified
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May 26, 2020
Ep. 24 - Hypostatic Union w/ RJ (The Reformed Society) Pt. 2
Enter Puritan Prayer Giveaway Here: https://kingsumo.com/g/n8i1wd/saints-edified-puritan-prayer-giveaway-15oz-coffee-mug This is part 2 of my interview with RJ. In this episode, we continue to go through the Hypostatic Union of Christ post he created for his page (link below). I recently learned that RJ is getting more involved with the IG video feature, so make sure to follow him on Instagram as well! Here are some important links mentioned in this episode. Enjoy! The Reformed Society's Post on the Hypostatic Union: https://www.facebook.com/TheReformedSociety/posts/562011607955594 If you've enjoyed and benefited from the Saints Edified Podcast and ministry, please consider supporting at Patreon in the link below: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified ----- Website: https://saintsedified.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified
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April 9, 2020
Ep. 23 - Hypostatic Union w/ RJ (The Reformed Society) Pt. 1
Enter Puritan Prayer Giveaway Here: https://kingsumo.com/g/n8i1wd/saints-edified-puritan-prayer-giveaway-15oz-coffee-mug My second interview, ever, was with RJ. It was mid-December when we recorded this and I explain why it took me so long to upload this one in the episode, but it's finally here! I recently learned that RJ is getting more involved with the IG video feature, so make sure to follow him on Instagram as well! Here are some important links mentioned in this episode. Enjoy! The Reformed Society's Post on the Hypostatic Union: https://www.facebook.com/TheReformedSociety/posts/562011607955594 If you've enjoyed and benefited from the Saints Edified Podcast and ministry, please consider supporting at Patreon in the link below: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified ----- Website: https://saintsedified.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified
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April 7, 2020
Ep. 22 - A Reformed Response to Flame's "Extra Nos" Pt. 1 - Biblical Assurance w/ Ricky Roldan
In this Polemical Edition episode, I have special guest and CHH veteran, Ricky Roldan (Reformed Ordinance) from the Urban Reformed Podcast, to discuss Flame's "Extra Nos" album, Lutheranism and Biblical Assurance.    Follow Ricky: Urban Reformed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanreformedpodcast/ Urban Reformed Podcast: https://anchor.fm/ricky-roldan Urban Reformed Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw55cxpySDHDxFsvTAg3gbQ Follow Saints Edified: Website: https://saintsedified.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified  Support Saints Edified by visiting our Patreon Page: https://patreon.com/saintsedified  References: Institutes 3.2.7 Institutes 3.2.17 Institutes 3.17.1 Westminster Confession of Faith 18.2 A Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent
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March 23, 2020
Ep. 21 - Molinism, Apologetics & Christian Character w/ Eli Ayala
What an awesome privilege to interview Mr. Eli Ayala from Revealed Apologetics! We discuss Molinism, apologetics and Christian character in ministry/evangelism. Disclaimer: If you're new to Molinism, you might want to take notes! We hope this was a simple breakdown of such a complex and deep theological/philosophical topic. ;) Eli Alaya's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eli.ayala.54 Revealed Apologetics Podcast: https://anchor.fm/elias-ayala Revealed Apologetics FB: https://www.facebook.com/RevealedApologetics/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6Rt4GkPdHPdKm5IW0FVyQ I will make a Saints Edified post for this episode on the website, so please stay tuned.  Website: https://saintsedified.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified Support Saints Edified by visiting our Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/saintsedified
01:38:31
February 11, 2020
Ep. 20 - The Fight Against Abortion w/ Ben and Amaris Salazar Pt. 3
This is the final part of a 3-part discussion with Ben and Amaris. Please go to the Arks of Bulrushes Ministry Facebook page here. ---- If you like what we're doing with the Saints Edified ministry, please support us by following the links below:   Website: https://saintsedified.com Patreon: https://patreon.com/saintsedified Facebook: https://facebook.com/saintsedified Instagram: https://instagram.com/saintsedified Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintsedified
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January 23, 2020
Ep. 19 - The Fight Against Abortion w/ Ben and Amaris Salazar Pt. 2
This is part 2 of a 3-part discussion I had with my friends, Ben and Amaris Salazar. In this part of the discussion, we get a little more technical and somewhat political. Ben shares his thoughts on incrementalism vs. immediatism in light of abolishing abortion.  Ben Salazar volunteered to be a Saints Edified contributor and will provide resources and articles on our website. Once the article is published, I will post it in this description box.  For now, please visit the links below: Links: Arks of Bulrushes Ministry Saints Edified Website
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January 21, 2020
Ep. 18 - The Fight Against Abortion w/ Ben and Amaris Salazar Pt. 1
This is a 3-part discussion with my friends, Ben and Amaris Salazar. They have been fighting against abortion for years! In fact, Amaris started early in elementary school. For this discussion, I asked question that mainly covered biblical and practical ways to combat abortion street level, but we also touched on governing laws and methods to move this fight in the right direction. Ben Salazar volunteered to be a Saints Edified contributor and will provide resources and articles on our website. Once the article is published, I will post it in this description box.  For now, please visit the links below: Links: Arks of Bulrushes Ministry Saints Edified Website
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January 16, 2020
Ep. 17 - Pro-life Ministry w/ Nick Diercks Pt. 3
This is the final part of a 3-part discussion with a friend and pro-life advocate, Nick Diercks! Nick helps lead the pro-life ministry, Arks of Bulrushes in Bakersfield, Ca. On our last part of the discussion, Nick answers and refutes bodily autonomy and speaks on S.L.E.D. Arks of Bulrushes Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AoBministry/ Have questions or comments for Nick? Email arksofbulrushes@gmail.com. Please consider supporting the Saints Edified ministry by becoming a monthly contributor at www.patreon.com/saintsedified. Anything helps. :) Soli Deo Gloria!
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January 14, 2020
Ep. 16 - Pro-life Ministry w/ Nick Diercks Pt. 2
This is part 2 of 3 of a discussion with a friend and pro-life advocate, Nick Diercks! Nick helps lead the pro-life ministry, Arks of Bulrushes in Bakersfield, Ca.  In this episode, we cover the importance of a gospel approach to pro-life ministry and answer some pro-abortion arguments. Arks of Bulrushes Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AoBministry/ Have questions or comments for Nick? Email arksofbulrushes@gmail.com. Please consider supporting the Saints Edified ministry by becoming a monthly contributor at www.patreon.com/saintsedified. Anything helps. :) Soli Deo Gloria!
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January 9, 2020
Ep. 15 - Pro-life Ministry w/ Nick Diercks Pt. 1
This is part 1 of 3 of a discussion with a friend and pro-life advocate, Nick Diercks. Nick helps lead the pro-life ministry, Arks of Bulrushes in Bakersfield, Ca. In this episode, I wanted the listeners to get to know Nick a little bit. We discuss how the Lord saved him, his background in Biology helps in this fight against abortion and his struggle with other pro-life ministries who want to leave out sin and the gospel in their message. He gives excellent advice and resources to prepare for pro-life ministry! Arks of Bulrushes Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AoBministry/ Have questions or comments for Nick? Email arksofbulrushes@gmail.com. Please consider supporting the Saints Edified ministry by becoming a monthly contributor at www.patreon.com/saintsedified. Anything helps. :) Soli Deo Gloria!
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January 7, 2020
Ep. 14 - Puritan Prayers & Devotions
I would like to upload daily episodes (Mon-Fri) of puritan prayers and devotions from The Valley of VIsion.  This would be an introduction to a new segment or aspect of the podcast I would like to produce for you all! It will be called  "Moments in Meditation" which will be short episodes that help you meditate on God's goodness, the Christian life, theology, etc... Please pray that Banner of Truth grants me permission to use The Valley of Vision on the podcast. Once they give me the okay, I'll be able to work on these episodes immediately. :)  Soli Deo Gloria! 
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December 31, 2019
Ep. 13 - Discussion with Rev. Randy Martin Pt. 3
This is part 3 of a 3-part discussion with my pastor, Rev. Randy Martin. In 2010, Randy Martin debated a well-known atheist activist and Constitutional lawyer, Eddie Tabash. We discuss the debate and much more in this discussion! In this particular episode, we conclude our discussion with Randy speaking on the significance of morality when debating worldviews and God's existence. We also discuss his cross-examination answers, mainly his reference to freewill. If you enjoyed listening to these episode and would like to support this ministry, visit our Patreon page where you can become a monthly contributor!  Go to https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified or visit our Anchor.fm page. Soli Deo Gloria!
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December 26, 2019
Ep. 12 - Discussion with Rev. Randy Martin Pt. 2
This is part 2 of a 3-part discussion with my pastor, Rev. Randy Martin. In 2010, Randy Martin debated a well-known atheist activist and Constitutional lawyer, Eddie Tabash. We discuss the debate and much more in this discussion! In this particular episode, Randy speaks on debate preparation, especially when your opponent simply aims to overwhelm you with a multitude of arguments at once; he also discusses the "problem of morality" and how it's possibly the strongest argument against the atheistic worldview. Spoiler Alert: In the final part, I asked Randy questions that dig a little deeper into the morality argument. We discuss his cross-examination answers and his reference to freewill! You won't want to miss it! Soli Deo Gloria!
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December 24, 2019
Ep. 11 - Discussion with Rev. Randy Martin Pt. 1
This is part 1 of a 3-part discussion with my pastor, Rev. Randy Martin.  In 2010, Randy Martin debated a well-known atheist activist and Constitutional lawyer, Eddie Tabash. We discuss the debate and much more in this discussion! In this particular episode, Randy shares his testimony, advice on evangelism, shares some of the background and context of the debate and speaks on Christian conduct. Soli Deo Gloria!
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December 19, 2019
Ep. 10 - Judged By Our Words (& Updates)
It's been a while! Here's a short episode on updates on what to come. I also discuss what's been on my mind lately as far as how we, especially Christians, talk to each other. Join us in discussion at The Roundtable! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/413831172842062/) Links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaintsEdified Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saintsedified YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaintsEdified Soli Deo Gloria!
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December 12, 2019
The Oneness Error Pt. 3 w/ Jamal Bandy - Polemical Edition
We revisited James 2 to clarify a few things, especially since the Federal Vision debate seems to be a thing again on social media. Although our clarification does not directly relate to Oneness Pentecostalism, it is important nonetheless. In this episode, we cover Isaiah 9:6, Acts 2:38 (again) and Deuteronomy 6:4. A clear and consistent understanding of these passages, in their context, would not lead one to Modalism, and that's what we prove in this episode.   If you would like to support Saints Edified, please visit our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/Saintsedified  Go follow Jamal too!  Website: https://www.prescribedtruth.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/prescribedtruth Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandy_jamal Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prescribedtruth
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November 27, 2019
The Oneness Error Pt. 2 w/ Jamal Bandy - Polemical Edition
We continue this series on critically examing the oneness error, more commonly known as Modalism, along with the heretical teaching of baptismal regeneration. Our brother, Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth, joins us once more! For our first episode of the Polemical Edition, we have a special guest: Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth!  Jamal's Links: Website: https://www.prescribedtruth.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/prescribedtruth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jb_prescribedtruth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandy_jamal Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prescribedtruth We discuss the "Oneness Error" and the arguments that are usually presented to defend their false doctrine of Modalism and Baptismal Regeneration. Listen to this episode as we continue to demonstrate their misuse of Acts 2:38, John 3:5, Mark 16:16, 2 Peter 3:21 and James 2:26.
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October 30, 2019
The Oneness Error Pt. 1 w/ Jamal Bandy - Polemical Edition
For our first video episode of the Polemical Edition, we have a special guest: Jamal Bandy from Prescribed Truth! Jamal's Links: Website: https://www.prescribedtruth.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/prescribedtruth Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandy_jamal Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prescribedtruth  We discuss the "Oneness Error" and the arguments that are usually presented to defend their false doctrine of Modalism and Baptismal Regeneration.  Listen to this episode as we discuss our experiences, background with Oneness Pentecostals and more important, the Scriptures that refute their false theology.   Oneness Pentecostals usually like to refer themselves as "Apostolics." The two links below describe what they believe: Modalism: https://www.theopedia.com/modalism Baptismal Regeneration: https://www.gotquestions.org/baptisma...  From UPCI.org: “Some people maintain that only one of three divine persons, a second person who is called “God the Son,” came in flesh, but the Bible does not make such a claim; it simply says that God was manifest in the flesh. Jesus is not the incarnation of one person of a trinity but the incarnation of all the identity, character, and personality of the one God.” (https://www.upci.org/statement-archiv...)
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October 15, 2019
Ep. 9 - Time To Preach! (The Gospel Series)
We have reached the end of our series, now it's time to go preach! Special Guest: Rodrigo Navarrete Jr. (RJ), founder of The Reformed Society Clips URL: Paul Washer - Evangelism of The Jehovah's Witness Lamont English Witnesses To A Muslim
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September 26, 2019