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 50:3-6 which reads: “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.”
Today’s words from a theologian are from Francis Schaeffer. He said: “Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship – and not as ends in themselves.”
Our first topic for today is titled “What Does It Mean That God Is a Trinity? (Part 4)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.
— Orthodox Statement of the Doctrine of the Trinity
Due to misunderstandings regarding the Trinity (and other issues), in the fourth century the early church developed what is known as the Nicene Creed:
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made…. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and Son together is worshiped and glorified….
Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Prophetic Era (Part 6)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.
— ANTICIPATION OF MESSIAH’S ADVENT: ZECHARIAH
God gave the prophet Zechariah eight night visions to emphasize the judgment upon the nations and the glorious future of His people Israel in the kingdom. The significance of the visions, which had both near and far implications, can be seen in the chart on the next page.
The visions survey Israel’s suffering, which is terminated by Messiah destroying the oppressors. After Israel’s enemies are destroyed, Jerusalem enjoys expansion and growth, which will only happen after the nation has been cleansed of sin’s defilement. Then Israel will fulfill its function in being a light to the nations—which was God’s original intention for the nation. But before Israel can experience blessing, God will reveal His holiness, judging individual sin according to His holy standard, as well as national sin. Judgment will issue from Jerusalem, the holy center of a holy God.
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 including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. 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.
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’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.