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 Psalm 37:30-31 which reads: “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.”
Today’s words from a theologian are from Cotton Mather. He said: “What must I do to be saved? It is impossible to ask a more weighty question! It is deplorable that we hear it asked without more frequency, without more agony. ”
Our first topic for today is titled “What Does It Mean That God Is a Trinity? (Part 1)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.
One of the many realities that makes Christianity unique is the doctrine of the Trinity, which Christians have maintained since the first century, long before it was stated in creedal form in the fourth century. The earliest believers certainly did not understand it based on a significant depth of reflection—that took a while—and though it is not succinctly stated in any one verse, it is the clear and unavoidable implication of many biblical texts.
Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Prophetic Era (Part 4)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.
ANTICIPATION OF A RENEWED WORSHIP: EZEKIEL
The prophet Ezekiel describes the restoration of Israel to the land, her regeneration, and Israel’s renewed worship in the millennial kingdom.
Just before Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of the temple in 586 B.C. the glory of God left the temple. God’s holiness had been offended by the idolatry and apostasy of the people Israel. They had violated the Mosaic covenant, which had bound them to the Lord, and had prostituted their faith. Ezekiel, however, foresaw a future day, when Israel would be restored to the land, worshiping God in a new, future temple in the millennial kingdom. Ezekiel describes the return of God’s glory to this new, future temple as coming from the east where it had also departed.