Has God Abandoned the Jews? Romans 11:1-12

February 11, 2015 | 2 responses

Today on Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken discuss Romans 11:1-12 where Paul asks, “Has God rejected his own people?” and look at Paul’s emphatic denial that God has abandoned the Jews. Also, they comment on a Facebook debate about the Catholic Church and the Early Church Fathers. Deep in Scripture Notes for February 7, […]

Dr. Ian Murphy: A Former Baptist Minister

February 9, 2015 | one response

Ian, as a little boy, developed a love for the Scriptures and had read the entire Bible by the time he was eight years old. Sadly, at this point he became an agnostic because he felt that God, Jesus and the Gospel were too good to be true. By the time he was fourteen he was […]

Being Sent to Preach the Good News, Romans 10:13-21

February 4, 2015 | no responses

St. Paul quotes Joel that all who call upon the Lord will be saved. Did the Old Testament prophet Joel mean everyone or just the Jews? Building upon other OT prophesies, St. Paul emphasizes that for a person to call upon the Lord, that person must first believe the gospel, and for them to believe […]

Papal Authority and the Early Church – Fr. Ray Ryland

February 3, 2015 | one response

Fr. Ray Ryland demonstrates that God’s Revelation necessitates authoritative interpretation. He investigates, through Scripture and Early Church documents, the continuous acceptance of the authority of the pope. Click Here For Study Guide

Dr. Robin Pierucci: A Jewish Convert

February 2, 2015 | 4 responses

Robin was brought in a Jewish home. Her father said that they were “convenient Jews” rather than orthodox, reformed or conservative. Still Robin always talked to God. Sadly, she had to hide her faith because religion was not accepted in her social group. After high school she was active in a dance troop. One day […]

An English Catholic Faith – Conversion Story of Joyce Schaeffer

February 2, 2015 | 7 responses

“The more real the English Church has been to you, and all your past experience in it, the more terrible the wrench.” — Fr. Basil Maturin I am thankful to have spent thirty-three years of my life as a member of the Episcopal Church. Since age ten, when my parents decided to attend the pretty […]

St. Paul, Why Haven’t Jews Responded to the Gospel of Christ? Romans 9:30-10:13

January 28, 2015 | 2 responses

Continuing our study of Romans, we’re right in the middle of the section in which Saint Paul addresses the question: “Why haven’t all the Jews responded to the Gospel of Christ?” They were the chosen people, but yet the majority of the Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah. Why? In this first half […]

Gary Zimak: A Revert From The World

January 26, 2015 | no responses

Gary was brought up in a traditional Polish Catholic home. He attended Catholic school and attended weekly Mass. He had a very basic relationship with God. He would pray when he wanted God’s help. Sadly, outside of church faith was not a part of his life. Continually seeking the Lord’s peace, he still continued to […]

God’s Foreknowledge and Human Free Will, Romans 9:14-33 – Deep in Scripture

January 22, 2015 | 2 responses

A few key points for today’s discussion: 1) This is Paul’s Theodicy—i.e. his justification of the ways of God. 2) His purpose is to explain the ways of God in allowing the Gentiles to share in the Jews’ privileges of the Covenant. 3) The text never says that God predestines people to damnation. Send us […]

Joshua Bowman: A Former Anglican

January 19, 2015 | no responses

Joshua was raised Episcopalian. The family faithfully attended Sunday school and liturgy every week. Sadly, church was more of an apostrophe of the week than a major factor of the family’s life. As he grew older, Joshua drifted further away from faith into classical liberalism. By high school he was Episcopal in name only.  After many […]

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