God made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist. Acts 17:26-28
Last time on the program, we played some audio clips of an event featuring Jewish radio host Dennis Prager and Christian pastor Alistair Begg discussing theological issues such as:
- Is Jesus actually God?
- Is salvation by works or by faith?
- Is faith subjective or objective?
Their conversation highlighted that there are really only two religions: the majority that are based on man earning salvation (or a better life, future) through his works versus the one—biblical Christianity—that is based on Christ earning salvation for man through His work on the cross, which must be received by faith.
Romans 4:4-5a explains this important distinction: “Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.”
We’ll hear more sound bites in Part 2 this week, where Prager and Begg discuss:
- Can we know God by reason alone?
- Are heaven and hell literal places?
- Are there degrees of sin?
Be sure to tune in and have your worldview sharpened!