Chris Rosebrough: The Hebrew Roots Movement

August 1, 2013

Chris Rosebrough is the host of “Fighting for the Faith” on Pirate Christian Radio. For this episode, he joins me to discuss the Hebrew Roots Movement, a growing group that seeks to bring believers back into subjection to the Law of Moses in the Torah. Chris explains what they believe, how they relate to Orthodox […]

Phil Johnson: Sola Fide

May 1, 2011

CDFor this episode Phil Johnson returns to discuss the Reformation doctrine of Sola Fide with me. Phil is the executive director of Grace to You, the tape and radio ministry that features the teachings of John MacArthur, a member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE), founder and blogger at Pyromaniacs, and curator of The Spurgeon Archive.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Phil explained Sola Fide, or “Faith Alone,” as a respones to Roman Catholic doctrine, which blends justification and sanctification, and enslaves followers in a system of works-righteousness. Sola Fide declares that justification comes by faith alone, and is a one-time, instantaneous event, not an ongoing process.
  • We are sanctified by faith, but not by faith alone, at least not in the same sense that we are justified by faith alone. The Arminian and Palagian misunderstanding of justification leads to a doctrine of perfectionism, which makes justification a process and sanctification an instantaneous event, rather than the other way around.

Ryan Habbena: Sanctification

March 12, 2011

My friend and ministry partner at Signet Ring Ministries joins me for his fifth episode with me. Our topic this month is Sanctification, which is also the topic of his newest book The Pilgrim’s Path. Among the specific points discussed were: The role of the Law in the believer’s life, the sufficiency of the Gospel […]