Jesus in HD 187: The Mysterious Member of the Trinity (Part 3)

“when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:8) [display_podcast]Welcome to Part Three in this 3-part mini-series within a series concerning the Mysterious Member of the Trinity, AKA The Holy Spirit.As you will hear in this PODCAST, here in the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus presented to His disciples the first extended discussion of the Holy Spirit to be found anywhere in the Bible.Yes, the Holy Spirit was very present and quite acti … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 186: The Mysterious Member of the Trinity (Part 2)

[display_podcast] “But I tell you that I am going to do what is best for you. That is why I am going away. The Holy Spirit cannot come to help you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you.” (John 16:7) You could call the Holy Spirit Jesus’ going away present, first to His disciples, and then, of course, to each of us. As you will hear in this PODCAST, we’re talking about The Third Member of Trinity, the Mysterious Member of the Trinity.Here in John 14-17 (the so-cal … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 185: The Mysterious Member of the Trinity (Part 1)

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Upper Room Discourse.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, we are now standing on the precipice of Jesus’ passion -- Judas’ betrayal, Jesus’ arrest, Peter’s denial, Jesus’ incarceration, His trials, His Crucifixion, climaxing of course in His glorious Resurrection.What should have been a night primarily of celebration  -- of the Passover, and all of its rich meaning -- quickly morphed into an evening of last-minute and desperate instruction. Jesus h … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 9

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Biblically, there are two eternal destinies: eternal fellowship with God and His redeemed creatures in the new heaven and new earth; or a place for those who are outside, as Revelation 22:15 puts it: Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie. This is a place for the unbelievers, those who deny the Gospel, those who pe … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 8

Joseph Smith said: “God was once a man like us. God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on Earth, the same as Jesus Christ did.” That is not Biblical and there’s no reason to believe it.You see, a guy (Joseph Smith) goes out seeking God. He supposedly has a vision of God. An angel comes to him and tells him about some tablets and then helps him translate the tablets with the “seer stone”; and then the tablets are taken up into heaven. Then this guy goes around telling us what the “restored … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 7

Ron Rhodes perfectly summarized some of the things that devout Mormons have to do in order to be fully exalted in his book The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: “Once they enter mortality, they [Mormons] are faced with an unbelievable list of requirements to progress towards godhood. The list includes repentance, baptism (which renders them “born again”), membership in the Latter Day Saints church, innumerable good works, keeping the Mormon “Word of Wisdom” (which prohibits the use of co … [Read more...]