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A Conversation Between Baptists and Anglicans

What do Baptists and Anglicans have in common? Jon and Justin recently had the opportunity to be on the Doth Protest podcast with our friends James and Drew, who are Anglican. We discussed the Reformation, our backgrounds, what we believe, and what we have in common. In particular, the emphasis of the podcast centered around Jesus, God’s grace, and the sufficiency of our Savior. We were encouraged by the conversation, and we trust that you will be too.

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“Where Are You, God?”

Exhausted? Beat up? Suffering? Where are you, God? Why is this happening? Why can’t I hear you? Why can’t I feel your presence? For those who have these feelings and are exhausted, just needing a glimmer of hope, Justin and Jon have something for you today. We want to point you to Christ and His gospel.

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Antinomianism (w/ The Pactum)

What is antinomianism? Are Jon and Justin, here at Theocast, antinomian? What about the law and the Christian life? Does the law have a place in the life of the believer? What about the difference between lordship salvation and antinomianism? Is it one or the other? Recently, Jon and Justin had an opportunity to discuss these topics—the uses of the law, union with Christ, and many other good subjects—with our friends over at The Pactum, Pat Abendroth and Mike Grimes. We hope this episode clarifies these issues for you and encourages you in your Christian life.

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Anxiety and the Gospel

For those of us who are feeling anxious, depressed, dark, and discouraged, this is a conversation for you. How do we take what we feel and put it in the light of the gospel and the objective reality outside of ourselves? How do our feelings tend to adjust and change towards the truth of the gospel? We pray you find this conversation encouraging!

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Law, Gospel, and Jesus (w/ The Pactum)

It has been said that Jesus is the greatest teacher of the law. Many would come to him and say, ‘How can we enter into your kingdom?’ We assume Jesus would give them the gospel. But if you read these passages, it sounds like law because he tells them to obey the law and live. Today’s episode is a discussion about the law-gospel distinction with our good friend Pat Abendroth from The Pactum. We tackle a lot of the hard passages in both the Old and New Testament.

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What Does It Mean to Walk by the Spirit?

Do you ever wonder what it means to walk by the spirit? It’s a phrase found in several places in the New Testament. If you asked ten different Christians what it means to walk by the spirit, you’d likely get ten different answers. But today on the pod, Jon and Justin are going to take a swing at answering that question. We’re going to explore this concept and offer our perspectives. Our answers might surprise you.

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Saved by Works? (w/ The Pactum)

Are we saved by works? The answer to this question might astonish you. In fact, we are saved by works! The real question is, whose works save us? Ours? Or someone else’s? In today’s episode, Jon, Justin, and our friend Pat Abendroth from The Pactum will be discussing the active obedience of Christ, a vital biblical doctrine that helps sinners see Jesus better. We pray you will find this conversation informative and encouraging.

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Why We’re Not Antinomian

Emphasizing grace, grace boys, antinomianism, the law, preaching, harsh – these are all words that seem to be circulating widely on the internet. We wanted to address this topic. First and foremost, what is antinomianism? Is preaching Christ from all of Scripture, Christ-centered preaching, generally considered antinomian? Moreover, why is it that Reformed theology, and Theocast, is wrongly considered antinomian? We’ll explain this by examining the uses of the law and church discipline.

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The Baptism Debate

The baptism debate. Typically, when we hear this, we cringe because it’s not really done well; there are a lot of strawmen. We don’t represent each other’s side well, and it becomes heated and emotional. We don’t want to do that today. We want to talk about the differences and where they stand biblically, and then why we would hold to a position known as the credo-baptist position: the 1689 Baptist view of baptism. Most of all, we pray that you’re informed and encouraged. We love our brothers who are paedo-baptists, and we hope that comes out in this podcast.

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Why We’re Not Presbyterian

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a confessional Baptist position on covenant theology and a confessional Presbyterian position? (We know you have–because you’ve asked us.) Jon and Justin talk about the differences today. It really all comes down to how one understands the covenant of grace to be revealed and then established. We hope this conversation brings some clarity for you!

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Are Baptists Reformed?

In today’s episode, Jon and Justin have a conversation about the Reformation and the streams that flowed out of it pertaining to covenant theology. While there are disagreements amongst and between various traditions, Presbyterians, the Reformed, and confessional Baptists agree on a lot! This discussion covers some history, as well as the significant points of agreement. Let’s make Reformed catholicity a thing!

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Covenant Theology VS Dispensationalism

What are the major differences between covenant theology and dispensationalism? That’s a question we get a lot. Jon and Justin sit down to discuss the differences under three main headings: Christ in all of Scripture, law/gospel distinction, and the covenant of works (active obedience of Christ).

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