The book of Esther is an interesting one in the fact that we don’t really know what to do with it. But, I have an idea of why it is important for us and the reason it is in the canon of Scripture.
In this Theology Pit I look at 3 different christian church statements of faith and show my thought process as I'm reading them. I focus on Justification but I also go over what a Statement of Faith tells me about a denomination.
I'm concentrating on the concept of Grace being infused in the believer, as opposed to Grace being the favor of God forensically declared. The key fact being where the action is taking place, in man or God.
I also spell out what is meant by works based salvation, merit based salvation, and grace based salvation.
"Covatism" explained. This podcast is an overview of what Covatists believe and why.
"To those whom agree with me, I agree. To those whom disagree with me, I disagree." - Samson Covatch
In this Pit we look at the Governmental view of the Atonement and some of the Anabaptist Arminian branches of the Protestant/Reformed Churches.
I discuss the simularities between this understanding and that of the Sacramental/Satisfaction view discussed in earlier podcasts.
In this Pit I talk about what seems to be my least favorite group in theological history, the Anabaptists. Where they came from, how broad the term is, and what they believe.
I almost skipped over them completely. I almost think they did more harm than good but, the good they did was really good. For that I am greatful. The bad they did, and the pain that it still causes the Church today, is really bad.
In this Theology Pit I challenge my own views and give myself a hard time. I look at where my theology is inconsistent and how I struggle with the tension of what I believe.
Here we discuss the view of the atonement held by some Protestant Christians from the Reformed tradition. The Vicarious Substutionary View of the Atonement.
How did Martin Luther come to understand that we are Justified by faith alone? That it is by the faithfulness of Christ and not of anything we can do. What implications would this have on a Church whose system of salvational understanding is merit based?
In our series we need to have an understanding on who has been elected by God and who can be elected. Does God give everyone the opportunity to be saved or is that reserved for only those are chosen.
Big questions I try to answer in just an hour. I don't think I answered them fully enough but, I think I did for us to have a better understanding of why it's necessary to have a grasp on this for our discussion.