Particular ways that American political outcomes affect Nigerian politics and economics. We are joined by a guest this week, Deshi Zingak Nengak from Nigeria. (Joshua will be back next week)

The Conquering Truth, Episode 54
Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2022/01/does-america-use-our-influence-to-destroy-africa-ep-54-audio/

Timecodes
00:00 America’s Influence on Nigeria’s President
22:31 Effect on the Economy
30:12 Does America Export Democracy?
34:25 Funding Corruption
40:09 Concluding Thoughts

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Particular ways that American political outcomes affect Nigerian politics and economics. We are joined by a guest this week, Deshi Zingak Nengak from Nigeria. (Joshua will be back next week)

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

While a majority of Americans believe in the right to self-defense, there are some mainstream Christian teachers, such as John Piper, who make the argument that Christians should be willing to die rather than to take an assailant’s life. This view is particularly common among missionaries, with the story of Jim Elliot being commonly held up as an example. In this episode, we talk about the problems with this view and how it can lead to (or be caused by) a fundamental misunderstanding about the gospel, and the nature of justice and mercy. We also discuss the biblical basis for the right to self defense and we talk about how wrong teaching on the issue has caused problems on the mission field and Dan discusses some firsthand experiences he has had in Nigeria.

#SelfDefense
#Mercy
#SolaScriptura
#SufficiencyOfScripture
#TCT2022

Thumbnail image by mr.smashy on Flickr

Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2022/01/why-christians-must-defend-themselves-ep-53-audio/Timecodes
00:00 Purpose of the Podcast
12:10 Meaning of the Name
17:20 Jonathan Bio
20:01 Charles Bio
23:55 Joshua Bio
26:10 Dan Bio
30:05 Rest of the Church
34:14 Memorable Episodes
46:24 Predictions for 2022

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

While a majority of Americans believe in the right to self-defense, there are some mainstream Christian teachers, such as John Piper, who make the argument that Christians should be willing to die rather than to take an assailant’s life. This view is particularly common among missionaries, with the story of Jim Elliot being commonly held up as an example. In this episode, we talk about the problems with this view and how it can lead to (or be caused by) a fundamental misunderstanding about the gospel, and the nature of justice and mercy. We also discuss the biblical basis for the right to self defense and we talk about how wrong teaching on the issue has caused problems on the mission field and Dan discusses some firsthand experiences he has had in Nigeria.

#SelfDefense
#Mercy
#SolaScriptura
#SufficiencyOfScripture
#TCT2022

Thumbnail image by mr.smashy on Flickr

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

We started the podcast one year ago, so it seemed like a good time to take a break and discuss why we started the podcast, and a little bit about ourselves. We also reflect on some favorite moments from 2021, and some predictions for the future.

Referenced Episodes
Is Ravi Zacharias in Hell? (Ep. 6) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/02/is-ravi-zacharias-in-hell-ep-5/

Should You Cash Your Stimulus Check? (Ep. 4) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/01/should-we-cash-our-stimulus-checks-ep-4/

Why Prisons are Wrong (Ep. 26) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/06/why-prisons-are-wrong-ep-26/

A Christian Solution for Immigration (Ep. 18) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/05/a-christian-solution-for-immigration-ep-18/

How VOM Funded & Covered Up Child Abuse (VOM Scandal Part 1)
http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/03/how-vom-funded-covered-up-child-abuse-vom-scandal-part-1-2/

Scandals are Good for the Church (Ep. 19) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/05/scandals-are-good-for-the-church-ep-19/

Why is Our Society So Confused? (Ep. 30) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/07/why-is-our-society-so-confused-ep-30/

Is the Israel-Gaza War Just? (Ep. 21) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/05/is-the-israel-gaza-war-just-ep-21/

Fighting For Meaning: How the Church Lets the World Call Evil Good (Ep. 49) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/12/fighting-for-meaning-how-the-church-lets-the-world-call-evil-good-ep-49/

#SolaScriptura
#SufficiencyOfScripture
#TCT2021

Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2022/01/one-year-of-podcasting-why-we-started-the-conquering-truth-ep-52-audio/Timecodes
00:00 Purpose of the Podcast
12:10 Meaning of the Name
17:20 Jonathan Bio
20:01 Charles Bio
23:55 Joshua Bio
26:10 Dan Bio
30:05 Rest of the Church
34:14 Memorable Episodes
46:24 Predictions for 2022

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

We started the podcast one year ago, so it seemed like a good time to take a break and discuss why we started the podcast, and a little bit about ourselves. We also reflect on some favorite moments from 2021, and some predictions for the future.

Referenced Episodes
Is Ravi Zacharias in Hell? (Ep. 6) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/02/is-ravi-zacharias-in-hell-ep-5/

Should You Cash Your Stimulus Check? (Ep. 4) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/01/should-we-cash-our-stimulus-checks-ep-4/

Why Prisons are Wrong (Ep. 26) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/06/why-prisons-are-wrong-ep-26/

A Christian Solution for Immigration (Ep. 18) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/05/a-christian-solution-for-immigration-ep-18/

How VOM Funded & Covered Up Child Abuse (VOM Scandal Part 1)
http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/03/how-vom-funded-covered-up-child-abuse-vom-scandal-part-1-2/

Scandals are Good for the Church (Ep. 19) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/05/scandals-are-good-for-the-church-ep-19/

Why is Our Society So Confused? (Ep. 30) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/07/why-is-our-society-so-confused-ep-30/

Is the Israel-Gaza War Just? (Ep. 21) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/05/is-the-israel-gaza-war-just-ep-21/

Fighting For Meaning: How the Church Lets the World Call Evil Good (Ep. 49) http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/12/fighting-for-meaning-how-the-church-lets-the-world-call-evil-good-ep-49/

#SolaScriptura
#SufficiencyOfScripture
#TCT2021

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the topic of when you can disobey the government’s orders has been a controversial subject of discussion. It’s a complex subject because as Christians, we both desire and are commanded to obey God, and as sinners, we desire to disobey the authorities that God has placed over us. In this episode, we walk through different scenarios and situations and discuss the different ways they might play out:

1. Disobeying a command that would require you to break God’s law
2. Disobeying a command that usurps the authority of the church
3. Disobeying a command that usurps the authority of the family
4. Disobeying a command that is tyrannical in that violates a superior earthly authority, law or constitution
5. Disobeying a command that although not inherently sinful or usurping another specific jurisdiction, is tyrannical in violating your liberty
6. Disobeying a command just because you believe it is unwise
7. Disobeying in order to make a political point of scene

Some of them are based on our real experiences over the past two years navigating government restrictions on meeting and the government’s attempts at regulating specific aspects of worship, while others are based on historical examples. As always, our goal is to go to scripture and to focus on how God has ordered the world. Please join us as we discuss this issue.

Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/12/when-must-christians-disobey-ep-51-audio/

Timecodes
00:00:00 Authority and the Gospel
00:03:51 Romans 13
00:14:24 What we are not talking about
00:19:40 Obeying a Different Authority
00:22:40 Commands Against Gods Law
00:31:19 Commands that Usurps Church Authority
00:38:56 Commands that Usurps Family Authority
00:45:47 Commands that Violates Superior, Law or Constitution
00:57:12 Commands that Violates Freedom
01:05:11 Commands You Believe Unwise
01:10:11 Disobeying to Make a Point

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the topic of when you can disobey the government’s orders has been a controversial subject of discussion. It’s a complex subject because as Christians, we both desire and are commanded to obey God, and as sinners, we desire to disobey the authorities that God has placed over us. In this episode, we walk through different scenarios and situations and discuss the different ways they might play out:

1. Disobeying a command that would require you to break God’s law
2. Disobeying a command that usurps the authority of the church
3. Disobeying a command that usurps the authority of the family
4. Disobeying a command that is tyrannical in that violates a superior earthly authority, law or constitution
5. Disobeying a command that although not inherently sinful or usurping another specific jurisdiction, is tyrannical in violating your liberty
6. Disobeying a command just because you believe it is unwise
7. Disobeying in order to make a political point of scene

Some of them are based on our real experiences over the past two years navigating government restrictions on meeting and the government’s attempts at regulating specific aspects of worship, while others are based on historical examples. As always, our goal is to go to scripture and to focus on how God has ordered the world. Please join us as we discuss this issue.

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

It is practically impossible to think about Christmas without thinking about Santa Claus. In secular circles, Santa Claus is widely accepted, but what is more surprising is how accepted Santa Claus is within conservative and even Reformed Christian circles. And it is specifically the practice of telling your children that Santa Claus – the supernatural being who flies around the world distributing presents to good children – is real, that we focus on in this episode. We discuss the nature of worship and idolatry, and how easy it is to think that we are completely different from our ancestors. We talk about how strongly children believe their parents and how this early deception impacts their view of God, the gospel, and God’s sense of justice.. And we talk about how this impacts the church and our ability to be a witness in the world. Please join us in thinking about these things.

Here is a link to a previous episode we did on the subject of lying, titled, “Can You Lie to the Nazis?”: https://youtu.be/KnwuIFpsrXw

#SantaClaus
#LyingLipsAreAnAbomination
#SolaScriptura
#SufficiencyOfScripture
#TCT2021

Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/12/santa-claus-an-american-idol-ep-50-audo/Timecodes
00:00:00 Intro
00:03:25 The Lie
00:21:00 Is this harmless fun
00:30:55 False Gospel
00:52:26 Parents neglect duties

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

It is practically impossible to think about Christmas without thinking about Santa Claus. In secular circles, Santa Claus is widely accepted, but what is more surprising is how accepted Santa Claus is within conservative and even Reformed Christian circles. And it is specifically the practice of telling your children that Santa Claus – the supernatural being who flies around the world distributing presents to good children – is real, that we focus on in this episode. We discuss the nature of worship and idolatry, and how easy it is to think that we are completely different from our ancestors. We talk about how strongly children believe their parents and how this early deception impacts their view of God, the gospel, and God’s sense of justice.. And we talk about how this impacts the church and our ability to be a witness in the world. Please join us in thinking about these things.

Here is a link to a previous episode we did on the subject of lying, titled, “Can You Lie to the Nazis?”: https://youtu.be/KnwuIFpsrXw

#SantaClaus
#LyingLipsAreAnAbomination
#SolaScriptura
#SufficiencyOfScripture
#TCT2021

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson