34 episodes

A theology and apologetics podcast born out of a love for God's word, a hope to find common ground with those who study it, and a desire to outline truth as the Bible tells it.

Truth Be Told Micah Gunn

    • Religion & Spirituality

A theology and apologetics podcast born out of a love for God's word, a hope to find common ground with those who study it, and a desire to outline truth as the Bible tells it.

    The Current, Former Things

    The Current, Former Things

    The Christian life is full of duality as we struggle to live like we are more and more a part of the life we are looking forward to in God's Kingdom, while still currently living as human beings in this world with all of its pressures and stresses and commitments. How do we reconcile this split reality? 


    In this episode we look at how Christ dealt with the things listed in Revelation 21:4 that will be "former things" in God's Kingdom. Christ was fully Man and fully God in His walk on Earth and He was able to live a perfect life without feeling torn between the two realities He was a part of. Let's hope we can do the same!


     


    Email: truthbetoldbiblepodcast@gmail.com


    Music: Pop-Rock Beautiful By Twisterium


    Logo: Matt Hernandez

    • 40 min
    The Enemy‘s Playbook

    The Enemy‘s Playbook

    Every single person called by God needs to wake up to the fact that we are called into the middle of spiritual warfare. Those who have gone before us realized this truth, understood that they were what was being fought over, and comprehended that they were called to take an active part in fighting against the spiritual forces against them. 


    Satan the devil and all those who fight with him are a malicious and organized system designed for our destruction and they have perfected their style of warfare over the thousands of years of human history. 


    Fortunately for us, they have continued to attack humankind in the same way time and time again because it has continued to work for them. While we have to be careful to guard against these attacks, record of these attempts on humanity have been recorded in the Bible for us so that we can learn the enemy's movements, know where they'll attack, and fight against them more efficiently. 


    Today we look inside the enemy's playbook to see the three places, that also happen to be human weaknesses, where Satan and his army will continue to attack so we can become better members of the army of the Living God, and fight on until death or the Kingdom comes.


     


    Email: truthbetoldbiblepodcast@gmail.com


    Music: Pop-Rocks Beautiful By Twisterium


    Logo: Matt Hernandez

    • 14 min
    Faithful Thomas

    Faithful Thomas

    In this episode we look into the life of the Apostle Thomas and attempt to go through a process of:


    1. Not accepting something just because someone says it or says it often


    2. Reading the text for ourselves


    3. Applying context (cultural, historical, literary) to the scripture we look at


     


    that can be used to dispel all kinds of presuppositions we have about the Bible so that we can study more effectively and begin to think more critically about the text of scripture. Even if you already know all of the information I present here about the Apostle Thomas (unfairly named Doubting Thomas, from my perspective), the structure presented should be something you can take with you throughout all studies of the biblical text and all statements made by others that you'd like the Bible to weigh in on.

    • 33 min
    Hapax Legomena

    Hapax Legomena

    Often, speakers at churches, conferences, or just in conversation will give expositions about certain words found within the Bible. A common tactic, is to do a brief word study and, to add credence to the fact that their topic is important, announce the number of times the word they've chosen as their topic appears in the Bible. The inference, if speakers and listeners are not careful, that can be taken away from this, is that the more often a word appears in the text of scripture, the more important it is to the section of scripture, to the Bible as a whole, or to your very life.


    There is, however, a term used by literary analysts, borrowed from the Greek called Hapax Legomena that literally means "used only once." This can be once in a section, once in a collection of works, or once across all of literature depending on the context. The Bible has 1,086 true Hapax Legomena, meaning words that are only found once in the entirety of the Bible. Are these words less important than all the rest? Can we ignore them? Or, is all scripture God-breathed? 


    While the usage of word count can be interesting and not intended to cause harm, it might lead us to unintentionally be cavalier in what we deem important or non-important, strictly based on quantity of times. Today we'll look at why frequency of use does not always equate to level of importance and some oversights we all might be guilty of in our speaking, hearing, and study, examples of Hapax Legomena, and a call to caution as we all go forward in our studies.


     


    Email: truthbetoldbiblepodcast@gmail.com


    Logo: Matt Hernandez


    Music: Pop-Rock Beautiful By Twisterium

    • 15 min
    O King, Live Forever

    O King, Live Forever

    When Daniel says the words, "O King, live forever," to king Darius of the Persian empire, it should cause us to ask ourselves some questions. Why would Daniel say this to a national enemy? Was it just a phrase or a nicety meant to pacify a ruler, or did Daniel mean what he said?


    With the geopolitical landscape being a hotbed of disagreement and fuming frustration, and the world itself becoming increasingly more divided along various lines that sometimes even overlap, we could look at nearly anyone on Earth as an enemy to us in something if we desired to. We may find ourselves angry with world leaders, angry with people who support them, angry with certain stances taken by people we believed to be friends - but do we hold fast to a true and real love that we're supposed to have for all men, including our worst enemies? On the flip side, do we love everyone as the world understands love by accepting all evil that comes along with individual rulers or people we come in contact with? 


     


    What can we learn from Daniel's example when he looks his oppressors and would-be killers dead in the eyes, asks them to repent of their sins, speaks truth to his own disadvantage and harm, and unashamedly continues doing right even when it defies them to their faces, but then simultaneously sees them with real, Godly love and says the words, "O King, live forever."? 


     


    Email: truthbetoldbiblepodcast@gmail.com


    Music: Pop-Rock Beautiful By Twisterium


    Logo: Matt Hernandez

    • 23 min
    Have You Ever Used This Bible Verse Out of Context?

    Have You Ever Used This Bible Verse Out of Context?

    This episode is a verse by verse study of Psalm 46 culminating in an evaluation of Psalm 46:10, which is a so commonly used out of context. Odds are you have heard or seen someone use this verse out of context or you have even used it out of context yourself! Join us as we take a brief look at what this Psalmist is saying throughout this Psalm, what context we SHOULD read verse 10 in, why it's important to not take sections of scripture out of context, and why we might be tempted to. 


     


    Email: truthbetoldbiblepodcast@gmail.com


    Music: Pop-Rock Beautiful By Twisterium


    Logo: Matt Hernandez

    • 24 min

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

You Might Also Like