Dr. Wesley Vincent – Former Fundamentalist & Evangelical

March 2, 2015 | no responses

As a young boy, Wesley was brought up in a Nazarene church. There he learned the importance of freewill and holiness in the Christian life. Later his parents moved and they began attending a Calvinist Baptist congregation, where he was taught the sovereignty of God, predestination and total depravity. When he was about 12, the […]

Jews and Gentiles Continued, Romans 11:25-36

February 25, 2015 | no responses

A few thoughts to consider concerning today’s text, Romans 11:25-36: 1) Verses 23-24 set the context with Paul’s insistence that faith on the part of the Jews is a condition for their being re-grafted back in.  2) What is the mystery that Paul is speaking of?       a) (25) partial hardening (What does […]

Charlotte Ostermann: A Former Nazarene & Presbyterian

February 23, 2015 | no responses

Charlotte was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church but was not raised with any faith. After attending a friend’s Bible study, in a spirit of mockery, she became a born again Christian in her mid-20’s. The first fellowship she found was with a Nazarene congregation where she learned holiness. Later she and her […]

Jews, Gentiles, & the Development of Modern Protestantism, Romans 11:11-24

February 19, 2015 | 2 responses

Today Marcus and Ken discuss Romans 11:11-24 in which St. Paul explains God’s mysterious plan of incorporating the Gentiles into his plan of salvation. Using the imagery of the vine from the Old Testament, Paul calls Gentile Christians to humility and hope for the return of the Jews to their Messiah.  Listener Email: Dear CHN, God […]

Former Jew and Evangelical Minister Discovers the Fullness

February 17, 2015 | one response

Raised Jewish, Rosalind Moss came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and later became an Evangelical minister. She was challenged to examine the history and teachings of the Catholic Church expecting to be reaffirmed in her belief in its errors.

April Bright: A Former United Pentecostal

February 16, 2015 | 12 responses

April was brought up in a faithful United Pentecostal home. When she was a little girl her mother taught her about God and prayer. From and early age April had a close relationship with Jesus. By the time she was eight she began to see problems in Scripture with the United Pentecostal’s denial of the Holy Trinity, […]

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

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