He Breathed on Them…

Originally posted October 17th, 2010. Having finished moving over the content from Podbean to the new web host, it’s time to begin moving over the much older content from Blogger. Whereas with the podcast feed I wanted to recreate it with the original publish dates and everything, I’ve decided I’ll just periodically reach into the Blogger archive and post something I think was valuable enough to republish here. Enjoy this first one!

Pentecostals and some proponents of baptismal regeneration believe baptism in the Holy Spirit is something different from, above and beyond, the saving, indwelling of the Holy Spirit. In an attempt to demonstrate this, they’ll often argue that the Apostles received the Holy Spirit well before Pentecost. Thus, they insist, the baptism in the Holy Spirit which they experienced at Pentecost must be something different from, something more than, the receiving of the Holy Spirit which they already experienced. This is, in fact, not the case, as the Word of God demonstrates.

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Episode 42: Post Mortem

Michael Burgos from Grassroots Apologetics joins me to discuss his recent debate on my show with Oneness Pentecostal, James Anderson. This episode contains the second half of the discussion; see episode 41, “The Aftermath,” for the first half.

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Episode 41: The Aftermath

Michael Burgos from Grassroots Apologetics joins me to discuss his recent debate on my show with Oneness Pentecostal, James Anderson. This episode contains the first half of the discussion; see episode 42, “Post Mortem,” for the second half.

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Episode 38: Only One

Debate topic: “The Son personally preexisted the incarnation with the Father.” Michael Burgos from Grassroots Apologetics affirms that statement, whereas Oneness Pentecostal James Anderson from Evidential Faith rejects it. This episode is part 2 of their debate, including cross-examination and closing statements. Listen to episode 37, “My Father’s Son,” for part 1, including their opening statements and rebuttals.

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Episode 37: My Father’s Son

Debate topic: “The Son personally preexisted the incarnation with the Father.” Michael Burgos from Grassroots Apologetics affirms that statement, whereas Oneness Pentecostal James Anderson from Evidential Faith rejects it. This episode is part 1 of their debate, including their opening statements and rebuttals. Listen to episode 38, “Only One,” for part 2, including cross-examination and closing statements.

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Episode 29: Blah Blah

Mike Abendroth from No Compromise Radio joins me to discuss the biblical gift of tongues.

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Episode 26: More Than a Feeling

Greg Koukl from Stand to Reason joins me to discuss the importance of careful thinking when it comes to the Christian faith.

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Episode 11: In Christ Alone

In this episode of the Theopologetics Podcast I interview Michael Burgos, creator of the Grassroots Apologetics blog, discussing Oneness Pentecostals and how to witness to them.

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Episode 10: Baptize Me

In this episode of the Theopologetics Podcast I interview Gene Cook, Jr., host of The Narrow Mind radio show, discussing the doctrine of baptismal regeneration, which teaches that water baptism is a prerequisite for salvation.

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Episode 4: Baptized in Flames

In this episode of the Theopologetics Podcast I discuss “baptism in the Holy Spirit,” which Charismatics, Pentecostals and some others claim is a special empowering by the Holy Spirit manifested through spiritual gifts, and is separate and distinct from the saving indwelling of the Holy Spirit experienced by all genuine Christians.

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