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This podcast by Pastor Sean Cole of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sterling, CO, seeks to encourage Christians in understanding our core beliefs as well as to engage skeptics with the claims of Christianity. For more information and resources visit www.seancole.net

Understanding Christianity Sean Cole

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

This podcast by Pastor Sean Cole of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sterling, CO, seeks to encourage Christians in understanding our core beliefs as well as to engage skeptics with the claims of Christianity. For more information and resources visit www.seancole.net

    Is it Worth It??? LUKE 18:28-34

    Is it Worth It??? LUKE 18:28-34

    Is it worth it to repent and believe in Jesus? We often couch the gospel in terms of what I must give up instead of what I gain. From this passage, Dr. Sean Cole explores three truths about our salvation. Is it worth it to follow Jesus? Absolutely!! Listen and find out why.

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    The Impossibility of Salvation? The Rich Young Ruler

    The Impossibility of Salvation? The Rich Young Ruler

    In Luke 18:18-30, Jesus encounters the rich young ruler. His trust in his riches made him anxious and lacking assurance. Suprisingly, Jesus crushes him with the Law to expose his idolatry. In this passage, we see the clear teaching of the distinction between Law and Gospel. We also see the necessity for our sovereign God to do a supernatural, impossible work of grace to bring a dead sinner alive in Christ.

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    Reflections on SBC 2022 in Anaheim

    Reflections on SBC 2022 in Anaheim

    Dr. Sean Cole attended the SBC annual meeting in Anaheim last week as a messenger from Emmanuel Baptist Church. He gives his reflections on the meeting. There are major concerns about pragmatism infecting the denomination and confusion over what is a pastor. He interacts with Rick Warren's statement on not fighting about secondary issues. He addresses the Sex Abuse Task Force report and other issues that transpired.

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    What Does the Bible Say about ABORTION and the Sanctity of Human Life?

    What Does the Bible Say about ABORTION and the Sanctity of Human Life?

    Roe vs. Wade could be overturned any day now. In this timely sermon, Dr. Sean Cole preaches a powerful message about the sanctity of human life. He provides two foundational pillars that frame the discussion and then gives three key biblical truths about life. Then he provides practical ways you can be involved in the abolitionist movement. After the sermon, many in the congregation commented that this was the best pro-life sermon that they had ever heard.

    Share this message with someone who needs to know what the Bible says about the life, conception, abortion, God's law, and the power of the gospel of grace for all of us who need Jesus.

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    Plain Talk about PROVISIONISM: Is it Semi-PELAGIAN?

    Plain Talk about PROVISIONISM: Is it Semi-PELAGIAN?

    Dr. Sean Cole interacts with a recent YouTube video from Leighton Flowers called "Provisionism Rightly Represented" where Flowers lays out a positive case.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG-pexncSz4&t=1950s

    He interacts with friend Tyler Vela and leading Arminian scholar Roger Olsen. Sean addresses the difference between the Reformed view of effectual calling and regeneration with the Provisionist view that the gospel appeal is the sufficient grace needed to enable a response in faith.

    Sean also does a deep dive into some primary source material from the Semi-Pelagians such as Prosper's argument against John Cassian, Faustus of Riez, and the Second Council of Orange.

    There is a lot of historical material in this that will show the major differences between Reformed theology and Provisionism.

    Basically, Provisionism is very similar to historic Semi-Pelagianism.

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    Is General Revelation Sufficient for Salvation/Inclusivism? Leighton Flowers and Bible Brodown Guys

    Is General Revelation Sufficient for Salvation/Inclusivism? Leighton Flowers and Bible Brodown Guys

    Dr. Sean Cole interacts with the Provisionist or non-Calvinistic understanding of the role of general revelation (creation and conscious) from Romans 1 and 2 in leading a person to saving faith in Christ. Is general revelation sufficient to lead a person to trust in Jesus alone for salvation? The Bible and the Reformed confessions say "No!" He plays a clip from a recent Soteriology 101 episode where Leighton Flowers interviews the Bible Brodown guys. Pastor Sean takes an historical journey through church history to show the majority consensus view on this topic. Why is this important? How does this effect the way we do missions to unreached peoples? What are the stark differences between Provisionism and Reformed theology on the destiny of those who have never heard the gospel? Listen as Dr. Cole unpacks these issues in depth.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Brentawhitaker1 ,

Wonderful Show!!!

I stumbled across Sean’s podcast on a debate he did on another podcast. I have found his information very helpful, sound, and biblical! If you want a balanced perspective on a wide range of biblical topics, this podcast will be a big blessing!

McKenzi Digby ,

Disciple

Sean is so knowledgeable and thorough. He has an accurate grasp of scripture and communicates in a way that people can understand clearly. I so wish I still lived in Sterling and could attend his church! Thanks for being faithful to God's calling to share the good news!

Travis1077 ,

Smart, exegetical, historically accurate

This a podcast that looks at the exegesis of Scripture and comes to a conclusion. Sean Cole is intelligent and well versed in church and SBC history. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who desires to understand the Christian faith from a reformed baptist perspective.

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