For nearly ten years, Dave Hunt and T. A. McMahon sat down in TBC's broadcast studio in Bend, Oregon to discuss God's Word, Dave's books, events of the day, and questions from listeners. Search the Scriptures Daily was broadcast weekly and heard all over the world via local radio stations, networks, and shortwave broadcasting. Though pre-recorded, these programs had a live "feel" because Dave was never given the subject matter ahead of time and his reactions were always spontaneous and lively!
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The Doctrine of Salvation
Dave, what we hope to do in this program—yes, we are going to deal with issues that are controversial, issues that the church is facing. We want to be able to take a look at what is going on in the world. We are going to see the world in the church, the church in the world. But what we want to do is as best we can, help people in their understanding of the scriptures. So in this segment we are going to take a look a particular doctrine, a major doctrine of the church and then try and explain it as best we can from the scriptures. I think the most important thing, the greatest thing that we have is the gospel. The gospel of salvation. So let’s take a look at that. What is the gospel? Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation.” What does that mean?
The Doctrine of Salvation - A Critical Concept?
Our topic for this segment Understanding the Scriptures is the gospel of salvation. And Dave, you know I think this is wonderful. We are going to be dealing with this, not just this week, but for the weeks to come because it is such an awesome doctrine. All the aspects of it are just so wonderful, because it’s what Christ has done for us. Last week we talked about the gospel, where it came from, some say today well, this was just an idea, a teaching that the people made up who followed Jesus and it’s basically man made,man produced. But we know from scripture that’s not true. 1 Peter 1:20-21 tells us he, that is Jesus, indeed “…was foreordained before the foundation of the world.”
Should We Forget Good Friday? - Corrected
“Dear Dave and T.A., I seem to remember reading in one of Dave’s books a chapter titled, ‘Forget Good Friday,’ but I can’t remember the reasons why. The subject came up in a conversation not too long ago, and the only thing I could remember was a Friday crucifixion would not allow the days necessary for Christ to be in the grave until His resurrection on Sunday morning. What other points are critical?”
How Did God Reassure Paul?
We are in the Book of Acts Chapter 18. Dave, we are going to pick up with Verse 9, although we went a little farther than that last week, but it’s a good place to come back to. Acts 18:9, “Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace:” Now Dave, that’s an interesting verse, based on what we were talking about earlier in our News Alert section. It doesn’t say anything about, Let your life be first and foremost, before these things. It doesn’t say that we are to avoid certain things, but we are to be not afraid but speak and hold not thy peace.
Is Christianity Insensitive?
I like a lot of what was read here.We certainly are to love people, to respect the others, to learn about culture and history that one is going to minister to, and then be teachable, don’t be Mr. and Mrs. Know Everything.But I would think that this young man, from the International Fellowship of Evangelical students, would be a little bit more concerned, thoughtful about what he says.He says that when Christians preached that Jesus died on the cross, where about the Triune God to the Muslim world, he says that’s being insensitive.Wait a minute, that’s not being insensitive, that’s a matter of declaring the gospel.I mean, now else are they going to be saved unless they understand THE truth?
How Did Psychology Enter The Church?
You’re listening to Search the Scriptures Daily, a program in which we encourage everyone who desires to know God’s truth to look to God’s Word for all that is essential for salvation and living one’s life in a way that is pleasing to Him. For the last few weeks Dave and I have been discussing issues related to psychology in the church in this first segment of our program, and it’s a subject, as we’ve said, that is not without controversy among Christians. Well, Dave, controversy aside, it’s a very critical topic that needs to be addressed, and people would say, "Well, why is that?" Well, first and foremost, the basic methods and concepts of psychological counseling are completely at odds with what the Bible teaches. Secondly, the problem is exacerbated because the evangelical church has become one of the primary sources of referrals for counseling services of clinical psychologists. Thirdly, it’s a statement by evangelical churches to their own congregations, as well as to the world, that the Word of God is not sufficient for mental, emotional, and behavioral issues, that is, the everyday problems of living, and therefore the church can’t handle such problems. And this, of course, is a new wrinkle for the church, which has been ministering to the needs of believers for nearly 2,000 years. Dave, how did the evangelical church get caught up in psychotherapy?d