Balaam's Ride is a live, weekly call-in show hosted by John Martignoni of the Bible Christian Society. John discusses a number of topics on any given show, ranging from apologetics and evangelization to economics and politics to current events and more - all from a Catholic Christian perspective.
One week John might discuss whether or not Billy Graham will be saved, the next week he could have an atheist on as a guest discussing God or no God, the next an anti-Catholic Baptist minister talking about Mary or maybe a politician talking about pro-life legislation and who knows what else.
The program also features a number of recurring spots, such as: The Bible Theme Song, The Orson Welles War of the Worlds News Bulletin, various celebrity cameos, and more. This show is designed to be a bit bolder than most programs you might find on Catholic radio.
Episode 8: Was Hitler Right?
Subtitle: Why Atheists Have No Rights. This is an apologetic aimed at atheists and social liberals. This talk gives you a line of reasoning to use when talking to atheists about the existence of God, and when talking to those who favor abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research about the morality of their beliefs.
Episode 7: Sacraments and the Bible
Gives the biblical foundations for the Catholic teaching on Baptism, Confession, and the Eucharist, with half of the episode devoted to the Eucharist. John shows, very clearly, how the Bible supports Catholic teaching on all three of these Sacraments and why Protestant teaching on these Sacraments just doesn't stand up to serious Scriptural scrutiny.
Episode 6: Rapture and the Bible
This episode compares Catholic teaching on the "Rapture" and on the end times, with the Protestant teaching on the same subjects. John shows, using only the Bible, that the Rapture theology that is so prevalent among Protestant denominations and which has been popularized by the "Left Behind" series of books and movies, is a gross distortion of what is taught in the Bible. John shows that a "Rapture" of believers that occurs before the end of the world, is not logically, biblically, nor historically defensible. If you have any friends, co-workers, or family members who are caught up in "Rapture fever," you will want them to listen to this episode!
Episode 5: One Church
Have you ever heard someone say that it doesn't matter which Church you go to...as long as it's Christian? John shows why this attitude is not logical and is not biblical. He will show, from the Bible, that Jesus did not intend for there to be 25,000+ churches and denominations - that there is one, and only one, Church.
Episode 4: Marriage and the Eucharist
This talk draws some interesting parallels between these two sacraments, and then uses these parallels to explain the Church's teaching on such topics as sex outside of marriage, contraception, and non-Catholics receiving the Eucharist. Also includes a discussion on homosexual "marriage".
Episode 3: Apologetics for the Scripturally Challenged
Basic apologetics strategies and techniques that anyone can use to engage in evangelization and apologetics. You won't need to be afraid of talking to anyone about the Bible and the Catholic Faith again. Plus, "12 Questions for Protestants."
John Martignoni delivers clear, concise answers to those who challenge our faith. From Protestant detractors to hostile atheists, Mr. Martignoni covers the bases. As we listen we can learn real-world strategies to do likewise in our daily lives. I can’t recommend this highly enough.