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Antinomianism: How Evangelicalism Defends Its Lawlessness

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:1-4
Topics: Doctrine of the Law,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

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.

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Antinomianism: How Evangelicalism Defends Its Lawlessness

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:1-4
Topics: Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of the Law,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

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 …

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Are Churches That Only ‘Live-Stream’ In Sin?

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25Hebrews 3:12Hebrews 3:13Matthew 18:17-20Revelation 1:10-16
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of the Law, Doctrine of Worship,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Even among Christians who are convinced that the saints’ weekly gathering is “essential,” many remain suspicious of the church’s true necessity. This suspicion is likely due to the fact that many Christians fail to understand precisely how the church is “unique.” In our day, there appears to be an alarming amount of Christians who are simply unaware of what actually …

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Why Are Christians More Sympathetic Towards Ravi Zacharias Than Pastor James Coates?

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Scripture: Acts 4:19Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

It was recently discovered that Ravi Zacharias committed several counts of egregious sexual sin. Also, Pastor James Coates in Canada was recently imprisoned for continuing his church’s gatherings on Sundays. In light of these two events, many Christians seem to be making defenses for Ravi but condemning Pastor Coates, insisting that his imprisonment is not an example of genuine persecution …

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Specifics for how my Church is Responding to the Crisis

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Unity, Polemics, Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many of you have reached out with questions regarding the specifics for how Pastor Joel’s Church (The Response Church) is responding to the current crisis, as well as the current laws being enforced on churches, especially in the state of California. So in this episode, Pastor Joel shares his church’s testimony of the last couple …

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Biblical Criteria for Rebelling Against Civil Authorities

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel provides clear, biblical criteria for when Christians should rebel against civil authorities. Have your Bibles handy for this episode, as Pastor Joel provides several examples for rebelling against civil authorties from both the Old and New Testament.

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Church is “Essential” & “Unique”

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Lord's Supper, Preaching,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In previous episodes, Pastor Joel has presented arguments for why church (the gathering of the saints) is “essential.” However, in this episode, Pastor Joel attempts to persuade our listeners that the essential nature of the church is also “unique” to the church, and therefore, can be found nowhere else.

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How to Gain Unity through Charity & Persuasion

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Scripture: 1 Peter 4:11Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Church Polity, Corporate Prayer, Lord's Supper, Worship, Church Unity, Polemics, Polemics, Lord's Supper, Preaching, Church Unity, Preaching, Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode, Pastor Joel once again addresses the importance of unity. However, charity is not the only method for achieving and preserving unity among believers; the art of persuasion must be used as well.

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DEAR PASTOR, PLEASE OPEN YOUR CHURCH

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
Topics: Suffering & Persecution, Worldliness, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Culture & Politics, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Culture & Politics, Justice, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

AN URGENT PLEA FOR UNITY I want to begin by clearly stating my motives for this letter: 1) To persuade all Christians that the Church (not merely individual believers themselves, but the gathered assembly of these believers on the Lord’s Day for the administering of the ordinary means of grace) is the most “essential” thing on the planet, and 2) …