March 5, 2010

Hank critiques a USA Today article wherein a Baptist pastor tells of Lutherans, Episcopalians, and the United Church of Christ have broken down the barriers for openly gay and lesbian clergy. Presbyterians and Methodists are likely to follow suit. This willingness to reject the authority of biblical passages condemning homosexuality, as Protestant churches did with similar passages on slavery and the role of women, will appeal to a younger generation who see gay marriage as a non-issue and accept their gay and lesbian classmates for who they are, not what some Christians want them to be… (3:50)

Questions / Comments

  • Comment on the scholars who say Ephesians was not written by Paul. (8:23)
  • In Acts 8 Philip preached to Samaritans and they believed and were baptized but church sent Peter and John so that they could receive the Holy Spirit. If they believed and were baptized why did they not have the Holy Spirit? (18:16)
  • I know I cannot earn salvation, but I want God to be proud of me, and I want to be a saint, yet I cannot break from sexual sins, and chasing after women (20:44).
  • Clarify Deuteronomy 34:5-6. Who buried Moses? (32:54)
  • Address healing ministry of Pastor Henry Wright from Open Door Church (36:55)
  • Are the seals, trumpets, and bowls in the Book of Revelation symbolic or something in the future? (46:40)
  • Responding to a Jehovah’s Witnesses who says the name Jehovah taken out of the Bible (50:27)
  • Help me find a passage on when Lucifer fell (52:30)