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Taking up the sword of Christian theology and the shield of classic apologetics.

Taking up the sword of Christian theology and the shield of classic apologetics.
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Taking up the sword of Christian theology and the shield of classic apologetics.

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(5.31.19) Does the Bible Condone Rape?

5/31/2019
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Does the Bible condone rape? Skeptics often read Deuteronomy 22:28-29 and think that the law makes rape acceptable. According to the skeptics’ interpretation, the text claims that a man can rape a woman and then the woman is forced to marry her assailant. But is that really what the text implies? Oddly, only the CSB/HCSB […]

Duration:00:41:56

(5.24.19) Perspectives from the Pinnacle

5/24/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses some perspectives he found while reading his devotions on the pinnacle of Pilot Mountain in North Carolina. He discusses the importance of depending on the transcendence of God when facing difficulties. Also, he notes the importance of remaining true to one’s spiritual nature and […]

Duration:00:36:16

(5.17.19) Is "Dispensationalism" a Bad Word?

5/17/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the misunderstanding that many people have concerning the theological concepts of dispensationalism. He explains the core essentials of dispensationalism, that which Charles Ryrie called the sine qua non, and shows how many Christians may be dispensationalists without even knowing it. In addition, Brian discusses another […]

Duration:00:34:43

(5.10.19) The Resurrection's 3-Legged Stool

5/10/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses what William Lane Craig calls the three-legged stool of evidence for the resurrection. What are the three legs and why should a person accept the three legs of the stool? Listen to the podcast to find out. About the Host Brian G. Chilton is […]

Duration:00:33:55

(5.2.19) Answering Christian Objections to the Shroud of Turin

5/2/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton answers some common objections made against the Shroud of Turin by Christians. Also, he discusses eternal security and offers some books to consider on the topic. Finally, he discusses Dave Gass’s departure from the faith and the problem with the way the church treats those […]

Duration:01:06:09

(4.18.19) What Are the Days of Holy Week?

4/18/2019
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You have probably heard of Good Friday and most certainly Easter Sunday. But did you know that the other days of Holy Week have names, too? On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses each day of Holy Week and what each day represents. About the Host Brian G. Chilton is […]

Duration:00:32:23

(4.5.19) Why Was the Head Cloth of Jesus Wrapped to the Side?

4/5/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian G. Chilton seeks to answer a question submitted to him. According to an online story that is circulating, a Jewish mealtime tradition explains why the napkin on Jesus’s head was folded and placed to the side after his resurrection. Did such a mealtime tradition actually exist? […]

Duration:00:36:11

(3.29.19) Q&A for March 2019

3/29/2019
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Today, we answer the questions you submitted to Bellator Christi.com. If you have a question you would like to submit to possibly be featured on a future Q&A podcast or article, go to https://bellatorchristi.com/submit-a-question-to-bellator-christi/and submit your question. This website and podcast exist to help further an understanding and defend the Christian worldview. All questions are […]

Duration:01:05:06

(3.12.19) "What Does It Mean to Be 'Born Again'?" (Jn. 3:1-15)

3/12/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian G. Chilton discusses the meaning of the phrase “born again” and what it implies. The podcast comes from a message delivered by Brian from the Gospel of John 3:1-15. About the Host Brian G. Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of The Bellator Christi […]

Duration:00:29:29

(3.8.19) "Cleansing of the Temple and Cleansing of the Heart" (Jn. 2:12-25)

3/8/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian G. Chilton compares Jesus’s cleansing of the temple with the cleansing that needs to occur in a person’s life. Cleansing from Profiteering (2:13-16). Cleansing from Power (2:18-22). Cleansing from Partitions (2:23-25). About the Host Brian G. Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of The […]

Duration:00:25:32

(3.5.19) "Refocus Your Glory" (Jn. 2.1-12)

3/5/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christ Podcast, Brian Chilton encourages individuals to take their focus off themselves and place it on Christ. The message comes from John 2:1-12. Refocused PEOPLE glorification (2:1-4). Refocused PERSONAL glorification (2:5-10). Refocused PLACE glorification (2:11-12). Refocused PROMISE glorification (2:1-12; Mt. 9:17; 2 Cor. 5:17). About the Host Brian G. […]

Duration:00:24:11

(3.1.19) The Arrogance of Western Idealism

3/1/2019
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While the Bellator Christi Podcast tries to focus more on theology and apologetics, there are times when politics intersects with theological issues. Recently, the United Methodist Church (UMC) discussed plans to allow LGBT weddings to take place in UMC churches and for active members of the LGBT community to serve as clergy. By a slim […]

Duration:00:45:19

(2.28.19) "Purification of the Church" (Isa. 1:1, 10, 15-20)

2/28/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian G. Chilton addresses the sexual abuse controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention and the problems within other denominations in his message “Purification of the Church” from Isaiah 1:1, 10, 15-20. Chilton contends that if the church is to have a voice in the future, it must […]

Duration:00:25:38

(2.22.19) 6 Things that Hinder our Prayers

2/22/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses some major issues facing the church, including the sexual abuse cases in the Southern Baptist Convention, another denomination that may be on the verge of a major split, and the increasing number of churches closing its doors. The church is in dire need of […]

Duration:00:42:44

(2.7.19) Does God Experience Emotions? (w. Mark Ragsdale)

2/7/2019
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Does God experience emotions or does God’s transcendent nature forbid him from experiencing such things? On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton interviews published author and speaker Mark Ragsdale. In seeking to answer this question, Mark delves into the issue of the soul and distinguishes it from the nature of the […]

Duration:00:51:43

(1.30.19) "Dealing with the Skeptic" (Jn. 1:43-51)

1/30/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian G. Chilton discusses three ways that a person can engage the skeptic in a message from the Gospel of John 1:43-51. Brian discusses his personal testimony and his struggles with doubt. The following are the primary points of the message: Dealing with the Skeptic’s PAIN (1:43-46; Ac. […]

Duration:00:32:40

(1.28.19) "John the Baptist: A Ministry of Humility" (Jn. 1:19-42)

1/28/2019
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Brian G. Chilton discusses the ministry of John the Baptist and the humility that the prophet possessed. As John the Baptist was humble, it behooves the modern Christian to adopt the same kind of humility. Such humility stems from a proper understanding of God and creation’s relationship to his grandeur. About the Host Brian […]

Duration:00:30:16

(1.28.19) "Who is Jesus the Word?" (Jn. 1:1-18)

1/28/2019
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The messages of Brian G. Chilton have returned to the Bellator Christi Podcast. On the Bellator Christi Podcast, we begin a new series in the Gospel of John. This first message examines the identity of Jesus as he is presented as the Logos (“the Word”). What does the Logos principle indicate concerning Jesus’s identity? This will be the […]

Duration:00:26:41

(1.24.19) The Impact of Biblical Ethics on Racism in Modern America (w. Wes McGarry)

1/24/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton speaks with Wes McGarry, author of The Impact of Biblical Ethics on Racism in Modern America, about the issues of racism in the church. McGarry defines racism and looks at examples that skeptics have misconstrued as racism on God’s part. McGarry argues that neither God nor Jesus […]

Duration:01:10:03

(1.18.19) Does the Law of Conservation of Energy Restrict God's Ability to Perform Miracles?

1/18/2019
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the First Law of Thermodynamics, otherwise known as the Law of Conservation of Energy, and whether or not the law restricts God’s ability to perform miracles. Chilton argues that the universe’s beginning, the expansion of the universe, and quantum particles illustrate that the universe […]

Duration:00:22:55