The believer’s union with Christ. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
One of the most important—yet under-emphasized—doctrines is the believer’s union with Christ in His death and resurrection.
Paul writes in Romans 6: For if we have become united with Christ in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection.
This means that just as Christ died to sin on the cross, believers should consider themselves dead to sin as well. And just as Christ rose victoriously over sin and death, believers can have the same victory over sin and will be raised from the dead.
This truth is received by faith in the fact of Christ’s work.
Pete Buttigieg and a false gospel. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
A relatively unknown 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana named Pete Buttigieg is running third in the Democrat nomination for president.
Buttigieg is a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and U.S. Navy veteran.
He is also a “married homosexual” who speaks frequently of his progressive Christian faith, asserting the gospel is about helping the poor, the stranger, the hurting.
That’s what the Bible calls a false gospel. 1 Corinthians 15 explains the real gospel: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”
Hear more at TheChristianWorldview.org. This Easter weekend, we’ll discuss what the believer’s identification with Christ means.
Faithful in persecution. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
Over the course of American history, Christianity has gone from being revered to being cast aside from public life.
This devolution is occurring so rapidly that Christians are marginalized, even persecuted, for holding to orthodox biblical beliefs, particularly on marriage and morality.
Granted, persecution of Christians in America is not comparable to what is being endured by brethren worldwide. But we might get there and need to rest in what the apostle Paul said about his persecution:
“I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.”
Hear more at TheChristianWorldview.org. And then tune in this weekend for another topic that will sharpen your worldview.
No Russia collusion for the President. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
After a two-year investigation that included scores of lawyers and FBI agents, which led to 37 indictments and five prison sentences, and that cost taxpayers an estimated $34M, it turns out that President Trump did not collude with the Russian government in the 2016 election.
The Bible says, “You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.” (Exodus 23:1)
Shame on Democrat leadership who pursued this false report and shame on the mainstream media joining in as a malicious witness. Their partnership is the real collusion.