4-Freedom Podcast exists to bring the message of Galatians 5:1, to those in the body of Christ that have been trapped in the legalism of the IFB. It is our goal to expose legalism, help those who may have been abused, encourage them to grow in God’s grace, and to accomplish all of these through the Word of God by expounding the Scriptures.
74. Bible Study Series Part 6: Galatians 6
In this episode Jon and James pick back up their Bible study in Galatians by taking a look at chapter 5.
73. #RU Hooked: An Interview w/ Jonathan Smith
James and Jon sit down with Jonathan Smith, author of the book RU Hooked. They discuss some biblical wisdom as it concerns our social media habits. Link for Jonathan Smiths book - #RUHooked https://a.co/d/8eQgEHb
72. We're Back. Is the Bible enough?
Jon and James are back from their summer break. We are excited for the future of the show and we start with discussing a topic of is the Bible enough. We hope you enjoy. Check us out on our YouTube page and our website.
71. Sermon: The Power of Praise
In this episode James and Jon give a few announcements and then share a sermon preached by James from Acts 16 on the Power of Praise.
70. What is Biblical Counseling Part 2
In this episode James and Jon finish their discussion on What is biblical Counseling
A few resources that they recommend further on this topic.
Chris Moles & the Peaceworks Podcast: http://www.chrismoles.org/podcast/2022/5/10/episode-224-chris-are-you-still-a-biblical-counselor
Curtis Solomon & the 15:14 Podcast: https://biblicalcc.podbean.com/e/abuse-and-biblical-counseling/
69. What is Biblical Counseling Part 1: Where Did it Come From?
Jon and James decide to define what biblical counseling is and where it come from. They do not get through all of the material in this episode but talk specifically of how the movement began.
link to RFP Network: https://rfpnetwork.org
Loved the episode with the wives. Thanks for be honest and vulnerable.
Not Safe for Spiritual Abuse Survivors
Updated Review: NO DIFFERENT THAN THE IFB.
I am grieved and disheartened that this podcast is no longer a safe space for spiritual abuse survivors. The focus seemed to shift (not in a good way) around the time it became part of the RFP network. The episodes about “biblical counseling” especially were eye-opening. A LOT of problematic beliefs were exposed in those episodes - beliefs exactly like the IFB from which they claim to be so different. They may not have legalistic standards about dress or music, but they hold the same toxic core beliefs.
If the hosts read this, I ask you to please - if you actually care about helping hurting people - read The Body Keeps the Score to better understand trauma, as well as Rebecca Davis’s Untwisting Scriptures books and her blog heresthejoy.com for a better understanding of why the counseling you advocate for is so dangerous and actually enables wickedness.
I was moved by the host’s story when he shared it on another podcast, having experienced something similar. We just discovered this podcast, and I can’t stop listening! The episodes covering the history of the IFB are crucial to understanding the issues we are facing today. A much-needed message; keep up the good work!
Still Don't get it
The beginning of this podcast is really great! The insight into the beginnings of the IFB and Baptist Successionism are superb. Unfortunately, things go downhill...
I'm glad they did the episodes on biblical counseling recently. It just makes perfectly clear that they are not safe for survivors of spiritual abuse. They may understand legalism, but they don't understand the deep effects of God and the Bible being used to traumatize people. They are also continuing to perpetuate a lot of harmful IFB theology despite standing against legalism.
I'm not sure why - perhaps joining the RFP network has gotten them off on the wrong direction or provided too much external control of their content. Perhaps it's just getting comfortable with familiar teachings without questioning their assumptions enough.