The videos below deal primarily with the issue of King James Only theology, but I am not posting them primarily for that reason. Although King James Onlyism is an important issue that has gained ground within the church, I think one of the most valuable aspects of this series is to give you a better idea of how our modern Bibles actually came together, and how God has chosen to preserve His word. Dr. James White, who gives the presentation, is a scholar in this area and I believe is able to present very the problems with the view by giving an outline of how Biblical scholarship is actually done. This is also not for the purpose of attacking the King James version. The King James is a good version, and anyone reading it alongside one of the other solid modern translations with come to the the same theological conclusions from both. But I believe a deeper understanding of this subject will be edifying to believers and will strengthen their faith, and will give non-believers a better understanding of how Bible translation actually works, particularly if they have been frustrated by professing believers who have tried to explain this subject from a position of ignorance.
Discussions of Calvinism vs. Arminianism are becoming more common, and more heated, within the Christian church. While I have met many professing believers who do not even know the meanings of the terms, those who do often hold very strongly to their positions, even to the point of ostracizing those on the other side, or even declaring them to be idolaters. And while I think think the issues surrounding how God saves us are important, even vital, to a right understanding of who God is, I will not immediately declare someone unsaved who disagrees with me on the fine points. But I do think every Christian believer needs to think deeply about them.
I began my Christian walk, as I believe most Christians do, leaning heavily toward an Arminian perspective, but am now strongly Calvinistic. By God’s grace, when I became aware of what are commonly called the Doctrines of Grace, I was introduced to them by men who, though uncompromising, believed in and practiced courtesy and respect in presenting and defending those doctrines. The first two videos below are a good example of the right and Biblical way of approaching disagreements about important, but secondary, issues of debate within the church. The third is the closing statement from a debate on the subject, and I think is a good presentation of what I believe and why I believe it. I pray that they will help inform and encourage you.
Hello all. Just finished changing out the template for Your Soul Matters. I think it’s much cleaner and more professional looking than the last one. I would love to hear your feedback. I’ve also added a few more links to the What Abouts page, which are also listed below. I know there are a lot of the common questions that I still have not addressed yet, but I am still working, as time allows, to get the best articles, audio files, and videos I can dealing with these subjects. If you have any suggestions, or any additional questions, be sure to send them my way. Thanks!
The series of videos below is one of my favorites. Voddie Baucham is a very intelligent, very articulate, and on occasion very funny speaker, and this presentation of the reliability of the Bible is excellent. I would encourage you to spend the time to listen to the entire message. It is well worth the time. If you are a believer in Christ, it will strengthen your faith and give you a better foundation for defending the Bible. If you are not a believer, it should give you something to think about. Be sure to visit his ministry at:
If you haven’t done so already, take 40 minutes (believe me, it’s worth it) to watch my friend Dena’s testimony video. It’s very powerful, particularly if you grew up in the church. In fact, it could just change your life. Watch it, and share it with your friends. When you’re done, I’d love to hear your comments. Thanks to Jared Duba of Depraved Wretch for putting it together. If you’ve ever seen any of the other videos from our team (Norcal Seedsowers), they were probably done by him. He specializes in this type of work.
Justin Peters is an evangelist and apologist, and is an expert regarding what is commonly called the Word of Faith movement. For those of you who are of a Charismatic bent (and I know there are more than a few), I want to say up front that this material is NOT anti-Charismatic, nor am I. This deals specifically with a movement that, in many respects, has denied or abandoned essential doctrines of the Christian faith in exchange for false signs and wonders and feel-good theology. The video below is a short synopsis of Justin Peters’ seminar, called A Call For Discernment. I believe it is very well done, and very fair in it’s approach to issues that frequently cause division among the body of Christ. I would love to hear your responses.
A classic debate on the existence of God. Sadly, I could not find a copy of the debate directly linked to Bahnsen’s resources (I always like to post materials directly linked to those who provide them when at all possible), but there is a large amount of material available from Dr. Bahnsen at Covenant Media Foundation.
180, the new documentary from Living Waters, is now available online for free. This is truly one of the most powerful films I have ever seen. If you have not seen it yet, please watch it today. Then, share it with anyone you can. This film has the possibility of not only changing minds, but saving lives. Please help us get the word out.
Below is another excellent video from Pastor Andrew Rappaport of Striving For Eternity Ministries. These are not ivory tower apologetics. Pastor Rappaport has honed his skills through many years of public evangelism, and engaging with Muslims, and many other groups, in one-to-one conversations. If you have a chance to talk to a Muslim about the gospel, or if you are a Muslim, these questions might be a good place to start.