Jeremy Walker on The Importance of Vocation in the call for believers to be ambassadors for Christ

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I started reading through Jeremy Walker’s book, The Brokenhearted Evangelist, recently and I wanted to share some quotes in which Jeremy Walker properly addresses the role of vocation and God’s Sovereignty in Evangelism, avoiding the “radical” view proposed by some such as David Platt concerning evangelism and the Christian Life, which leaves out vocation:

“Our responsibility lies where our sovereign God has put us, in the sphere to which he has called us.  It is there we are to conduct ourselves as brokenhearted evangelists and pursue our calling as Christians, embracing our vocation-whatever it may be-as those who desire and intend to make Christ known to others.” Kindle edition pg. 370

“Let no exhausted mother, with her hands full of home and children, bruise her soul with the conviction either that she has no way of serving Christ in this way or that she is somehow prevented by her children and her home from doing something worthwhile.  Rather, that is the very sphere of her labor.  Her mission field is at her feet (and quite possibly under them and in her arms and on her back and currently drawing something indelible on something irreplaceable).  Indeed, for her to feel falsely guilty about what she is not doing or to transfer that guilt to her children in resentment and bitterness will only prevent the good that she is called to do as a minister to her children.” Kindle edition, pg. 370

“Let no man who has no gift for public speech berate himself for not being a preacher.  Let him rather consider what he might do as a friend who draws alongside others in any number of contexts.  The husband who labors countless hours in the week to put bread on the table for his wife and any children God might give may not be able to spend every Saturday visiting friends, handing out tracts, or knocking on doors, but he might be able to remember in prayer those who do and perhaps give an hour or so once a month to such endeavors.” Kindle edition pg. 370-382

“Taking all this into account, as well as your distinctive calling, particular constitution, or specific character, consider that the root and foundation of your obligation to teach transgressors the ways of God-the issue of whether you are to be a witness to God’s grace, teaching transgressors the ways of Jehovah-lies in whether you are a repentant and pardoned sinner.  If you and I are such pardoned sinners, having come with tears of genuine sorrow and received forgiveness of our sins from God, then we lie under the same obligation as David.” Kindle edition, pg. 420

El sistema evangelistico de invitación; una practica anti-biblica y peligrosa

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Encontré esta buena discusión acerca del método de evangelismo hoy, explicando porque no es bíblico dar una invitación y reducir el evangelio a solamente tener alguien levantar su mano o confesar Jesús como su Señor por orar la oración de pecador:

http://radioeternidad.com/2010/02/16/el-sistema-evangelistico-de-invitacion-una-practica-anti-biblica-y-peligrosa/

Redeemer Radio with Guest Sam Renihan on Chapter 7 of the 1689 LBC, God’s Covenant

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This is a useful two part radio interview of particular baptist federal theology as found in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith Chapter 7:

Part 1:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=51714153403

Part 2:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=52414813164

 

 

 

 

Reformed Baptist Responses to the New Perspective on Paul

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Here are some lectures given by Dr. James White giving a useful overview and critique of the New Perspective on Paul, specifically focusing on N.T. Wright’s view within the New Perspective:

Introduction to the New Perspective:

 

The New Perspective & The Imputation of the Righteousness of Christ:

 

A Reformed Response to the New Perspective:

 

Here is a brief Debate that James White had with N.T. Wright on the Radio Program Unbelievable:

 

Dr. James White also gave a follow up analysis of the Debate on his program, The Dividing Line, on Thursday February 7, 2013 & Monday, February 11, 2013(Here is the link to his podcast for RSS feeds [You can also download it via iTunes]: http://aomin.org/podcast.xml).  These two Dividing Line programs are linked to by the confessingbaptist here: http://confessingbaptist.com/n-t-wright-recent-interactions-from-reformed-baptist/

These are some additional Dividing Line programs in which Dr. James White addressed N.T. Wright’s New Perspective:

http://store.aomin.org/the-dividing-line-mp3-01-11-2003-mp3.html

http://store.aomin.org/the-dividing-line-mp3-7-1-04-mp3.html

http://store.aomin.org/the-dividing-line-mp3-7-6-04-mp3.html

http://store.aomin.org/the-dividing-line-mp3-8-12-04-mp3.html

Here is a Sermon Series by Jeff Massey going through N.T. Wright’s New Perspective on Paul in his Sunday school lessons as he was going through chapter 11 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith:

Critique of N.T. Wright Part 1:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12414203241

Critique of N.T. Wright Part 2:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=217142335210

Critique of N.T. Wright Part 3:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=224141836389

Critique of N.T. Wright Part 4:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=224141839384

The Imputed Righteousness of Jesus Christ to the Believer – 1:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=312142356266

The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness Positively Asserted:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=318142047428

And Here are all of the Titles of the Articles & Book Reviews in the Reformed Baptist Theological Review (RBTR) which address the New Perspective on Paul (You can view all of these online if you don’t have them in print with a subscription to Galaxy Software: http://www.galaxie.com/journals/19) [I only have the first 3 volumes of RBTR, so I was only able to give the page numbers for the articles in the first 3 volumes of RBTR]:

Justification By Faith Alone In Contemporary Theological Perspective: A Critique of “New Covenant Nomism” by Fred Malone; The Reformed Baptist Theological Review 1, no. 1 (2004): 104-132

What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity? N.T. Wright (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997), reviewed by Tom Hicks; The Reformed Baptist Theological Review 1, no. 2 (2004): 196-201

An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective on Paul’s Doctrine of Justification (Part One: The New Perspective Identified) by Jeffery Smith; The Reformed Baptist Theological Review 3, no. 1 (2006): 76-108

An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective On Paul’s Doctrine of Justification:Part Two-The New Perspective Critiqued (1) by Jeffery Smith; The Reformed Baptist Theological Review 3, no. 2 (2006): 116-133

An Overview and Critique of the New Perspective on Paul’s Doctrine of Justification: Part Three–the New Perspective Critiqued (2) by Jeffery Smith; The Reformed Baptist Theological Review IV:1 (January 2007), Article 5

 

 

 

Greg Bahsen vs. Gordon Stein, The Great Debate, Does God Exist?

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Due to copyright by Covenant media foundation this debate is not legally allowed to be reproduced on you-tube, it can be purchased here:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/store/product/great-debate-does-god-exist/?sku=30-9-209&

There is a transcript of the debate available here:

http://www.bellevuechristian.org/faculty/dribera/htdocs/PDFs/Apol_Bahnsen_Stein_Debate_Transcript.pdf

 

Richard Baxter’s Doctrine of Justification, lecture by Dr. Renihan

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This lecture is primarily based off of Dr. Renihan’s article in the Reformed Baptist Theological Review: Reforming The Reformed Pastor: Baptism and Justification as the Basis for Richard Baxter’s Pastoral Method by Dr. James M. Renihan

The Reformed Baptist Theological Review 2, no. 1 (2005): 110-134

in which Dr. Renihan shows the unorthodox neonomian errors of Richard Baxter who denied justification by faith in his Aphorisms of Justification.

http://www.mctsowensboro.org/mcts-blog-original/renihan-on-baxter-and-justification/

 

 

Baptist gold: Logos community pricing offers by Jeremy Walker

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Some useful resources on Logos that you can bid on for a low price:

http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2014/03/baptist-gold-logos-community-p.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ConfessingBaptistRoundup+%28ConfessingBaptist.com+Real-time+Roundup%29

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