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Scott Aniol discusses biblical principles, historical issues, and recommended resources to aid Christians living for the Lord in a post-Christian culture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scottaniol/support

By the Waters of Babylon with Scott Aniol Religious Affections Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Scott Aniol discusses biblical principles, historical issues, and recommended resources to aid Christians living for the Lord in a post-Christian culture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scottaniol/support

    God's Two Kingdoms

    God's Two Kingdoms

    At the heart of our philosophy of the church’s responsibility toward culture is a proper understanding of how God rules sovereignly over all things, how he specifically rules his redeemed people—particularly now the NT church, and how his rule will culminate in the future. Another way of saying this is that central to a biblical philosophy of cultural engagement is how Scripture uses language like “rule,” “reign,” and “kingdom” to describe God’s plan in history, and essential to this understanding is recognition that Scripture uses these kinds of “kingdom” terms to describe a couple different concepts in God’s working out of his sovereign plan.

    Listen as Scott Aniol explains.


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    • 31 min
    The Law of the Lord

    The Law of the Lord

    So God has revealed himself, and he has done so both through his Natural Revelation—what he has made—and through his Special Revelation—what he has said.

    Perhaps one of the most succinct and, indeed, beautiful articulations of these two forms of God’s revelation is found in Psalm 19. This psalm describes both God’s natural and special revelation in a strikingly vivid poem. In fact, C. S. Lewis wrote, “I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.”

    Listen as Scott Aniol explores these two forms of God's revelation in Psalm 19.


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    • 31 min
    Why trying to emulate Edwards may actually be emulating Finney

    Why trying to emulate Edwards may actually be emulating Finney

    In most ways, Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney—their philosophies, theologies, and practices—are polar opposites.

    But as I read both of them, I can't help but notice what appear to be similarities in what they said. And the deeper you read, the more apparent it becomes that unless someone really understands the underlying differences between what they were saying, it may be quite possible to actually follow Finney’s example while trying to emulate Edwards.

    Listen as Scott Aniol explains, or read here: https://g3min.org/why-trying-to-emulate-edwards-may-actually-be-emulating-finney


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    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

    Christmas—a very mention of the word produces delight and expectation in the hearts of people everywhere. Or does it?

    For some Christians, Christmas is a much-anticipated season to celebrate the birth of Christ. For others, it is also a time to encourage family closeness and tradition. But still others refuse to celebrate at all, insisting that the season is rooted in pagan ritual and should be avoided.

    Added to this controversy is the growing concern of many Christians to “put Christ back in Christmas” while the expanding secular culture of commercialism is forgetting the babe in the manger altogether. For instance, a national survey indicated that “just over a tenth of Americans today believe Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the focus of  Christmas, with almost nine out of ten people saying the holiday has become less religious.” 1

    Much of the controversy for Christians, however, is largely due to ignorance and speculation. Add to this varying misinterpretations of Scripture, and this creates a recipe for confusion. For believers on any side of the issue—whether a synthesis of celebrating Christ’s birth and family tradition, an insistence upon focusing on Christ alone, or a rejection of the season altogether—a clear understanding of history and the Bible, plus reasonable common sense, must rule any discussion of Christ and Christmas.


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    • 18 min
    When Are the Twelve Days of Christmas?

    When Are the Twelve Days of Christmas?

    Most people (in America, at least) seem to assume that these infamous twelve days describe those leading up to Christmas Day. However, in the Christian tradition, the Twelve Days actually refer to the celebration of Christ’s nativity—also called “Christmastide”—between Christmas (December 25) and Epiphany (January 6), the day that celebrates the visit of the Magi. Scott Aniol explains.

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    Thanksgiving: The Primary Worship Response

    Thanksgiving: The Primary Worship Response

    The affections of our hearts are central to true worship. Yet while praise, joy, contrition, and love are all important affections for worship, I believe gratitude is the most important worship affection. Listen as Scott Aniol explains.

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Customer Reviews

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45 Ratings

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Great content. Exegetical. Theological. Edifying. Practical. Challenging. Spiritual. Christ-centered. Trinitarian. Doxological. Will recommend to my fellow church brethren.

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In a time when it is becoming more and more difficult to find those that are rightly dividing the word and rightly applying it, it is refreshing to find those that are remaining faithful. I loved the concise teaching on CT. This is definitely a worthwhile podcast!

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