This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”
Today’s passage of Scripture is Deuteronomy 20:1 which reads: “When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
Today’s words from a theologian are from Frederick William Faber. He said: “They always win who side with God.”
Our first topic for today is titled “What Are the Implications of the Bible Being the Word of God? (Part 5)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.
What we have in the Bible — Old and New Testaments — is what God intended for us to have. We are not waiting for further revelation or clarification. The Bible is sufficient in the sense that it contains all we need to know to be made right with God and live before him in a way that pleases him.
This was really true at each stage of God’s progressively revealing his Word. Paul wrote to Timothy, “From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” The “Holy Scriptures” Paul was referring to were what we call the Old Testament. Even though the New Testament was yet to come, the Old Testament was sufficient at that time, until God inspired the New.
The very next thing Paul wrote was the aforementioned primary text regarding the doctrine of inspiration: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Noahic Era (Part 1)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.
CAINITES & SETHITES
The Noahic period sees the degradation and deterioration of the human race. This age marks the cleavage between the godly line of Seth and the ungodly line of Cain; two distinct branches of humanity are being worked out. The period could be characterized as describing the “natural development of the human race… (while) revelation here bears on the whole a negative rather than positive character. It contents itself with bestowing a minimum of grace.”‘
The downward trend of sin during the period begins with Cain murdering Abel. Cain became angry when God acknowledged the offering of Abel who had brought a better offering because he brought it by faith. The Lord warned Cain of sin “crouching at the door”. Keil and Delitzsch picture sin “as a wild beast, lurking at the door of the human heart, and eagerly desiring to devour his soul. In a premeditated act, Cain killed his brother, Abel, and was banished by the Lord. The ground that had received the innocent blood of Abel would now resist Cain; in toil and hardship he would draw the produce from the ground.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.