The Weekly Essentials | 08-19-2022

In by Right Response Staff

Right Response Ministries has produced hundreds of high-quality videos/podcasts. So for your convenience, every Friday we provide a list of our top five videos for the week. Each of these videos are personally selected by Pastor Joel Webbon. He has insisted that we not merely highlight our most popular content, but the content that he believes is most vital for Christians to be convicted, emboldened, and encouraged. May God use this content to bless you richly.

#1 Thomas Aquinas | The Growing Theological Division Among Reformed Baptists | with Dr. James White

In this episode of Theology Applied, Dr. James White (@Alpha & Omega Ministries) and Pastor Joel Webbon discuss the growing theological division among Reformed Baptists over the teachings of Thomas Aquinas. Do Reformed Baptists still hold to Sola Scriptura? Is a specific view of philosophy required for understanding the Trinity? What’s happening with John MacArthur and his seminary (The Master’s Seminary)? And what’s the real motive behind Reformed Baptists newfound appreciation of Thomas Aquinas? What are these Reformed Baptists actually trying to achieve?

#2 Antinomianism: How Evangelicalism Defends Its Lawlessness | Hebrews 10:1-4

The “law” which the author references in the beginning of Hebrews 10:1, is not a reference to the Moral Law (the 10 Commandments). The Moral Law is not a shadow of future blessings, but an eternal system of perfect precepts; the holiness it requires is not figurative, but truly good and truly right. Furthermore, the principles of the Moral Law are not obscure, but plain and easily understood. And finally, the Moral Law is not fleeting and passing away, as a shadow, but lasting and durable. Therefore, it is not the Moral Law, but rather the Ceremonial Law, that is intended here. The Ceremonial Law was the "shadow" (a figure/type), a representation of something else that is actually true, real, and substantial. The Ceremonial Law was dark and obscure, yet there was some measure of light and ultimate reality contained in it. The Ceremonial Law ultimately pointed to Christ himself.

#3 Yep, I’m Still A Baptist And I’m Certainly A Calvinist

Limited Atonement, 1689 Covenant Theology, and a whole lot more.

#4 How Do You Defend The Sabbath In Light Of Romans 14:5?

Romans 14:5 seems to clearly dismantle the sabbath for New Testament Christians. How would you deal with this verse? “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Romans‬ ‭14:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

#5 Why Are So Many People Becoming Postmillennial?

Dale Partridge reveals what persuaded him of Postmillennial Eschatology, and why he thinks so many others are hopping on the Postmil Train.


Unfortunately, 2021 did not provide the relief that many were hoping for. Instead of the promised return to normalcy, tyranny and deception have become commonplace. From vaccine mandates to record-high inflation, our current political elites have made it abundantly clear that they have no concern for the public. And yet, God’s goodness has continued to shine through. More and more people are waking up to reality and joining the fight for liberty and truth.

However, there still appears to be a problem. On the one hand, there are Evangelicals who claim to love the Gospel, while consistently echoing the talking points of neo-Marxists. And on the other hand, there are Conservatives that champion many Christian values, while rejecting Christ as the source of all that is good. Our world desperately needs Christians who believe the whole Bible and are committed to applying it to every area of life. From family to church, and culture to politics, we must hold fast to the sufficiency of Scripture.

This is our goal: To equip Christians with a thoroughly biblical worldview, and teach them to apply it to every area of life.

To this end, we humbly ask that you would prayerfully consider partnering with Right Response Ministries. Right Response Ministries is seeking to continue to be a voice of reason in a world that has gone mad, but we cannot accomplish this without your help.