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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Messages with tag - Truth

Thu, Nov 04, 2021
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 55 secs

How should we talk to unbelievers about God and His revelations? Listen to this lesson to learn how to accomplish this even though you are coming from different starting points. See the importance of explaining the characteristics of God as revealed in the Bible and see that creation reveals God’s existence to all of mankind. Hear a number of questions that unbelievers have concerning God and His plans for mankind. End this class by JT Ford discussing the goals of his campus ministries in Peru, Puerto Rico, and soon in North Carolina.

In this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned several additional resources:

Sun, Oct 10, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:7-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 45 mins 27 secs
Are you ready for a little pop quiz? If you’re game, see if you can answer these four questions in your own mind. How many did you get right? Learn from this lesson that the problems we all encounter with people in our life cannot be solved by human solutions but require knowing the truth God has revealed in His Word. Hear a series of questions concerning Christ’s ascension to Heaven that will be answered in coming lessons.
Thu, Mar 05, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 54 secs
What is the TRUTH that sets us free? Listen to this message to learn there is only one TRUTH and it has been revealed by God and is found in the Bible. Find out the Holy Spirit’s role in guiding us to that truth. Review false systems of thinking that are all built on relativism. Realize the importance of learning divine viewpoint in order to live life as God intended.
Thu, Feb 06, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 52 secs
What is TRUTH and how do we know it? Listen to this lesson to learn about lower case and upper case truth. Find out three human viewpoint systems of knowledge and how all of them involve faith in human ability. See that only divine revelation reveals TRUTH. See the contrast between mythology and revelation. Be challenged to make certain you are not deceived by myths, fables, or fantasies in our culture so you can continue to mature spiritually.
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 17 secs
When your carefully laid plans fall apart and everything you’ve worked for is cratering around you, do you trust God or do you run around trying to find solutions based on man’s schemes and reasoning? Listen to this lesson to hear the story of Noah who was living in the midst of a wicked, perverse people when God revealed what Noah was to do. Find out the difference between general and special revelation and what it means to suppress the truth. See the only place where absolute, unshakable truth can be found in this world. When faced with problems, follow Noah’s example of trusting in the sufficiency of God.
Tue, Mar 13, 2018
Passage: Romans 1:18-21
Series: 2018 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 21 secs
Thu, May 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & 1 Kings 18:22-19:2
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 33 secs
What are you willing to risk to defend what you believe about God? Listen to this lesson to learn how Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal about their beliefs by setting up a test for the them. See how he was pointing out that what they were depending on for their happiness and prosperity was not working. Find out the importance of knowing your own ultimate reality as a believer in order to help others change their minds. Hear eight things to learn from this event in Elijah’s life that will help us in witnessing to unbelievers.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary, which he updated 5/19/17.

Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Series: 2017 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 20 secs
Dr. Wayne House
Thu, Mar 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 57 secs

Do you become flustered when someone asks about your beliefs, especially someone who is hostile to you? Listen to this lesson to see that we need to be ready to answer everyone who asks us. Find out what apologetics means and the importance of it. Understand that this is a strong stand for the truth of the Scriptures and not an apology for what we believe. Imagine yourself as a missionary trying to tell someone about the gospel who believes in a perverted pagan worldview.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

During this class Dr. Dean discussed apologetics and referenced some additional material by Charlie Clough on the subject:

Giving an Answer

Theology and Apologetics

Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 51 secs

Theonomy and Progressive Dispensationalism

Currently, it seems only those who see any religious activity in the public square as evidence of an impending theocracy would link any form of dispensationalism with reconstructionism. Douthat observes,

When the evidence for Rusdoonian infiltration of the Religious Right grows thin for even the most diligent decoder, the subject is usually changed to the Rapture, another supposed pillar of the emerging theocratic edifice. Premillennarian dispensationalism’s emphasis on the imminent collapse of all institutions, foreign and domestic, would seem an odd fit with Reconstructionism’s idea of hastening Christ’s coming by building his (political) kingdom on Earth. But every 1950s conspiracist knew that when Communists seemed to differ—Tito and Stalin, Stalin and Mao—it only concealed a deeper concord. Similarly, everyone on the Christian Right is understood to be on the same side, no matter their superficial disagreements.

While it is certainly true that “everyone…is on the same side” and that some disagreements between dispensationalists and reconstructionists are “superficial,” it must also be stressed that there are vast differences between the two, admittedly Christian and fundamental, camps. Yet recent movements in dispensationalism have made the association of these two groups less alarmist than it first appears. The fundamental shift in underlying assumptions that took place in the formation of progressive dispensationalism has now made such a linkage, not only possible, but logically necessary. Indeed, an examination of the changing relationship between theonomy and progressive dispensationalism is prudent for several reasons.