Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Series: 2017 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 22 mins 28 secs
While it is true skepticism toward the Bible as an authentic revelation from God began in England with the meteoric rise of the scientific revolution during the 1600s and 1700s which gave birth to the Enlightenment and the secular religion of Deism that tried to outlaw God’s miraculous intervention into providence and history, it was the German response and reaction to the Age of Reason that led to an all-out assault against the historicity of the Scriptures. English Deism only went so far, but Germany took it to heart, and then even worse, assuming its scientific conclusions were relatively true concerning the biblical record, tried to fix it—but not by returning to the Protestant Reformation. Instead, German scholars of the 1700s and 1800s came up their own semi-secularized natural theology that rivalled and later replaced Deism with what is known today as Theological Liberalism ...
Tue, Sep 11, 2012
Passage: Acts 9:1
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 26 secs
Before we study Acts 9, a biographical sketch of Paul is essential. His road to Damascus experience is so important that the Holy Spirit has chosen to refer to it several times in Scripture. Here we see the miraculous nature of Saul’s conversion and the power of God in transforming a life. Get to know Saul through events surrounding him as he was growing up, his family, his education, his extreme persecution of Christians, his Jewishness and his leadership involvement as he spread the Christian message to the Gentiles. God’s role through intervention in history and His determination of ultimate reality are so counter to our cultural beliefs that reaction to these events has been extreme and dismissive. Learn about political correctness and its function in the suicide of Western Civilization.