Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Christian Talk Radio

The Lord be with you

Do you like to listen to Christian talk radio? Perhaps you are one of those who would like to listen to Christian talk radio but when you do you are completely disappointed with what you hear. So, instead of listening, you complain. There is another choice.

If you are reading this, then you have internet access. There is a station that has solid, biblical, theologically sound, programs. It is called Issues Etc. There is a link on the left-hand side of this blog, but for this post I’m putting it below. Enjoy.

Blessings in Christ
Pastor John Rickert.



    Does the Bible teach that men need to repent of original sin? No, it does not. The Bible does not even mention original sin. Original sin was invented by men. The promoters of the doctrine of original sin claim that Adam sinned and therefore all men are born guilty of sin because they inherited it from Adam. They teach that all men are born with the sin nature of Adam. The question remains how would it be possible to repent of the sin Adam committed? [ NOTE:Adam was not even the original sinner. Eve was the original sinner. 1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.(NKJV) Also see: Genesis 3:13]

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

    The apostle Peter was not telling those on the Day of Pentecost to repent of their original sin that they inherited from Adam. How can men repent of the sins of others?

    Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

    Death spread to all men, BECAUSE ALL SINNED. Men can repent of the sins they themselves commit, but they cannot repent of the sin Adam committed, nor are they guilty of Adam's sin.

    Luke 13:1-3.....3 "I tell you no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.(NKJV)

    Was Jesus telling them unless they repented of the sin Adam committed they would perish? Of course not, sinners are sinners because they sin, not because someone else has sinned.

    The teachers of the doctrine of original sin believe that in order to be forgiven of Adam's sin and have Adam's sin nature washed away, unbelieving babies and adults must be baptized in water to wash away the guilt of Adam's sin. Where is the Scripture that teaches that doctrine?

    2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.(NKJV)

    Is the Lord waiting for men to repent from the guilt of Adam's sin. Of course not. Men need to repent of their unbelief, and commit to turn from sin and turn toward God.

    There are no Scriptures that mentions "ORIGINAL SIN".

    There is no Scripture that states unbelieving babies should be baptized in order to wash away the guilt of Adam's sin.

    There is not one verse of Scripture that states that sin can be inherited from, Adam, Eve, nor anyone else.

    A question that goes unanswered. If original sin in inherited, then how can an infant inherit sin from Christian parents who have been washed by the blood of Jesus the Christ?

    The doctrine of original sin is a man-made doctrine.

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  2. It is rather amazing that you can quote Romans 5:12 and not see that sin is inherited. It is true that Peter doesn't say repent of your original sin. The repentance is for all sin, original and active (the Acts 2 quote). This is true for all the general repentance passages quoted above. The writer doesn't understand the reality that we are at the same time both sinners and saints (Romans 7:7-25). In contrasting the results of Adam's sin and the work of Christ Paul wrote, "Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men" (Romans 5:18). Finally, the writer seems to have a problem with infant baptism. Consider the words of Peter on the first Pentecost. He said, "For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself” (Acts 2:39). Peter includes everyone, even the children. They don't have to grow-up for God to be recipients of God's promise, which verse 38 attaches it to baptism. Perhaps the writer is one of those who think baptism is only a symbol. If so, he should consider passages like 1 Peter 3:21, where we are told "baptism now saves you." He might consider Romans 6:4 where Paul teaches we are buried with Jesus in our baptism. Perhaps the writer ... I don't know. "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Not all adults. Not all people who have reached some mythical age of accountability. All have sinned.