Episode 595 Show Notes
From the Show
People have defined theological liberalism in different ways. In recent years, when Christians talk about social justice and issues of race in the church, some people will assume, “that’s theological liberalism,” but that is not at all the case. Theological liberalism is a system of belief that often rejects the miraculous in scripture and focuses on us and what we do.
Questions in this Episode
- 1. I am wondering how Christians use the idea of “faith” to justify their beliefs. It seems that many other views and religions also tell their followers to just have “faith” to believe in their teachings. Is there anything else Christians can do to talk about their beliefs other than appealing to slogans like, “you just gotta have faith”?
2. What do you think if Judas Iscariot, after returning the 30 pieces of silver and committing suicide, did Jesus die for his sins? Was he forgiven and taken to Heaven? God uses Judah’s sin to play a huge and important, although unfortunate role, in our saving through the blood of Christ. Judas even regrets his actions. Does God save him? Does Jesus forgive him?
3. Someone told me that repentance is no longer required for Christians because to repent we must look back to the law to find out what we are even repenting of and since the law is fulfilled that this is no longer necessary. What do you think?
4. I am in a discussion with a person who has bought into Theological Liberalism: What’s the ultimate, most concise resource for comprehensively addressing these issues? I love this person, and I long to see them come to rest in Christ.
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Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen