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The Rapp Report with Andrew Rappaport is a podcast providing Biblical interpretations and applications. It is a ministry of Striving for Eternity.
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Rapp Report episode 187 Andrew was on The Thinking Podcast talking about witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses. This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE
Faith over Fear

Faith over Fear

2021-08-2256:35

Rapp Report episode 186 Many Christians are living in fear with anxiety. Andrew the Bud discusses what it means to fear God and how to overcome fear and anxiety. The number of Christians living with anxiety is also rising at an alarming rate. According to a study conducted by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 32.4% of Christians in America are living with anxiety, which is more than double what it was just ten years ago when only 16.8% suffered from such an ailment! In today's fast-paced society, many Christians are living in fear with anxiety. In a world where success is measured by an individual's ability to keep up and do more than they were able to the day before, it can be difficult for someone of any faith tradition not to feel overwhelmed at some point or another. The number of Christians suffering from anxiety has also been increasing alarmingly over recent years; one third say that their own stress level impacts how often they attend church services on Sundays as well as who goes out into the community. There is a significant number of Christians in this world who are living with fear and anxiety. If you're wondering if it's possible for someone to be both Christian and have these types of feelings, the answer is yes! Many people - including many Christians - live their lives feeling anxious because they don't feel like themselves anymore or that they're not doing enough for others. These fears can take over our minds so much until we’re physically sick from them; however, there are ways to heal your mind as well as strengthen yourself against future attacks on your mental health. The answer is providing in Scripture. Christ is the answer. This episode will help the listener to focus on eternity. Resources mentioned: Come, Let Us Worship: The Fear of God God’s Sovereignty in Your Desperation What Does Striving for Eternity Mean? Come, Let Us Worship: The Hope Of Glory Podcast: What Does Striving for Eternity Mean? Introducing The Bud Zone This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE
Rapp Report Daily episode 185 In this episode, Andrew and Bud respond to some of the common arguments from liberal theology. The goal of liberal theology is to deconstruct the Bible using higher criticism and textual criticism. These are topics that are often taught in seminary and not in churches. However, it influences many churches because they do not understand the topics nor know the arguments against them. Two of the common arguments from liberal theology is the claimed source document of the gospels, Q, and the supposed authors of the first five books of the Bible with the JEPD theory. Liberal theology claims that there was a source document for the gospels, called 'Q'. They claim that Mark used Q to write his gospel and then Matthew and Luke used Q and Mark to embellish more. The argument is that though we do not have any evidence that Q ever existed we can conclude what Q was but looking at these passages that Matthew, Mark, and Luke have in common. However, the fact that liberal theology does not want to acknowledge is that there is no evidence that Q ever existed. It is assumed, which is a begging the question fallacy. The JEPD theory teaches that the first five books of the Bible were not written by Moses but by several authors. The goal of this is to discount the literal 24-hour 6-day creation by arguing that Genesis chapters one and two are written by two different authors. Liberal theology teaches that there was an author that used the name Jehovah and another that used the name Elohim. They claim that a third author wrote the book of Deuteronomy. The last set of authors was the priest that took these three writings and put them together into the five books of the Bible that we have today. Again the response is simple and the same, there is no evidence for this liberal theology and deconstruction. It is assumed. So, once again they are using the begging the question fallacy.   Other resources: Can You Trust Your Bible? Informal Debate with “Secular Humanist Atheistic Jew” David Neff, Part 2 This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE
Rapp Report episode 184 A quick update from our (Justin Peters and Andrew Rappaport) trip to the Kenneth Copeland conference. This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE
Rapp Report episode 183 Many people have heard people, even pastors, use passages from the Bible and when we study in context we discover that does not mean what you think it means. This episode evaluates the following Scriptures: Revelation 3:20 Jeremiah 29:11 Matthew 18:19 Matthew 18:20   Resources Mentioned: Get Justin Peters book Do not Hinder Them This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE
Rapp Report episode 182 Andrew and Bud discuss the censorship of Facebook and Twitter for the Marxist administration. They go through the community standards for Facebook and the rules for Twitter and expose how they create arbitrary rules to allow them to censor content they do not like yet appeal to section 230 to say that the government cannot censor them. They want it both ways. Andrew lays out a detailed list with examples of the hypocrisy of these Big Tech giants and their censorship. This is another scary episode that exposes the government's overreach in targeting Christians. The government is working with Big Tech to spy on people illegally. As Christians, we need to know what is happening in society but that should not cause us to fear. Andrew provides a Christian response and a hope for a future at the end.   Resources mentioned: National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians Facebook Community Standards The Twitter Rules Social media censorship is a potent threat to freedom of speech Section 230—Mend It, Don’t End It The USPS' Semi-Secret Internet Surveillance Apparatus Is Facebook Really Suppressing Conservative Christian Websites Like The Stream? Social Media Censorship and the Law This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE
Rapp Report episode 181 Andrew and Bud are joined by Steve Ham to talk about the importance of the local church. Steve Ham is the pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and used to work for Answers in Genesis with his brother Ken Ham. We will answer the question of what is the church? Why is the local church important? Why is it important for a local pastor over some celebrity pastor on the radio or tv? How is it different from a social club? The church is the regenerate people of God. Therefore, it is for Christian, not the unbeliever, and the sermon would be different. The church is a gathering of God's people therefore we cannot be the church alone in our home's watching some preacher on tv. Pastor Ham left a large international ministry to serve as a local church pastor and explains why he did that, as he sees himself as a slave of Christ to serve God. Pastor Steve loves the church because he loves Christ. Steve gets into the differences between a well-known pastor on the radio versus your local pastors. Your pastor knows you and works all week on preparing a sermon for you. The preaching on the radio did not prepare a message for you but for their congregation.   Resources mentioned: National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians Facebook Community Standards Facebook To Warn When You've Been Exposed To Heretical Content Gay chorus threatens: 'We're coming for your children' This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 180 Andrew and Bud are joined by Justin Peters to further talk about the continuing problems within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). They discuss more about Ed Litton's plagiarizing of D Greear. What should SBC churches do? They will talk about options. However, The convention has moved beyond what many think is possible to recover. The behavior and protection of Ed Litton, the new president of the SBC, exposes the rot of the SBC. It is far more than just the plagiarism issue. The SBC elite are woke and promoting social justice but not to the point of promoting a black man that is not in line with their social justice line of thinking. Justin makes a case to leave the Southern Baptist Convention. This would not be an easy decision but maybe a necessary one. The church needs to stand with integrity and though the SBC states, "the world is watching", they seem to have forgotten that when it comes to Ed Litton and his plagiarism. There is a call for Ed Litton to resign but some claim that would be wrong. In fact, some try to say that the way Litton's plagiarism was discovered was somehow wrong, but it was all public sermons. Resources mentioned: Taking the Bible Seriously with Andrew Rappaport Logos Webinar The SBC’s Wrong “Brand” of Black Man? National Strategy for Counter Terrorism Against Christians How should the Ed Litton borrowing sermons situation be handled? This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 179 This July 4th episode looks at counter terrorism and is not a pleasant one. The government has put out a new document to explain their strategy for countering what they call domestic terrorism. That sounds good, however, when we see how they define a domestic terrorist and how they plan to deal with it, Christians need to pay attention. This is the new government's goals to counter terrorism. Andrew and Bud take the time to walk through this strategy and show how it is a tool for Marxism and an attack on Christian in America. This episode is scary for the Christian but hope is provided at the end. It is a detailed plan to silence any who disagree with their Marxist agenda and call them terrorists by identifying them as white supremacists. This strategy ignores true terrorists and attacks patriots. They do not see the riots of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) as terrorism but the Trump rally on January 6th is the focus of terrorism. Resources mentioned: FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism Facebook tests prompts that ask users if they're worried a friend is 'becoming an extremist' Facebook Now Sending Messages to Some Users Asking About Potentially ‘Extremist’ Friends The Constitution of the United States Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist online content adopted Homegrown Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators 2019 Edition Search on your own "Christianity is white supremacy" This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 178 Ed Litton, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, preached a sermon where he said, "In the Bible, sexual sin is whispered, compared to the shout God makes about greed and judgmentalism.”  Andrew and Bud discuss the issue of homosexuality in the Bible and examine if God actually "whispers" about sin especially compared to other sins like greed and judgmentalism. The Bible is clear on its position about homosexuality, even if Ed Litton is not. The discussion focus on the issue that truth matter and theology matters but for Ed Litton of the SBC, it is that the narrative matters. The problem with Litton's sermon does not stop with that quote. It seems that much of Litton's sermon is directly from JD Greer, the previous president of the SBC. The role of a pastor is to study to preach the Word of God. If a pastor is getting his sermon from others then is he neglecting their primary role as a pastor? Did Litton use Greer's sermon, or could it be that neither of them wrote that sermon by pay for a sermon service? Resource mentioned: Sex, Whispers, Sermon Swiping Ed Litton teams up w/ LGBT news host agreeing Baptist are contemptible Newly-elected Southern Baptist president outlines his goals Pastor's Statement by Ed Litton   Other resources: The Soft Baptist Convention What Happened To Al Mohler? A Fight is Brewing in the SBC – So Pray This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
The State of the SBC

The State of the SBC

2021-06-2041:30

Rapp Report episode 177 Bud Ahlhim hosts to address some important issues with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). He will discuss some of the events at the convention and the election of Ed Litton. He will explain what happened and why? Resources mentioned: A Fight is Brewing in the SBC – So Pray What Happened To Al Mohler? The Soft Baptist Convention This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 176 Are Christians to blame for the low vaccination rates? Are Christians spreading false information about the Covid vaccine? Is there a direct relationship between Christianity and vaccination to support these claims? Andrew and Bud apply critical thinking and logic to the arguments made but the media and professing Christians like Russell More, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Ed Stetzer, dean and professor at Wheaton College. A recent study found that Christians have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. The Bible is clear that Christians are to use their lives to serve and share the gospel with others. So, we ask you this: should a Christian be complicit in spreading false information about vaccines? It is hard to say if Christians are more against vaccinations than other groups, but one thing is for sure: when it comes to health and safety, we should always be asking questions about the Covid vaccination. There is a lot of misinformation out there about vaccinations, and unfortunately, some of these ideas are being perpetuated by the church. This podcast will debunk some common myths about vaccinations so that you can make an informed decision. In the vaccine debate, there are two sides: those who support vaccines and those who do not. But in this podcast explores a third side to the story that many people overlook- Christians! If you are wondering what a Christian perspective is on vaccines, listen to this podcast! Other episodes on this subject: To Mask or Not to Mask the Christian Response Biblical Answer to Wearing Masks or Not Answering Your Questions on Masks in Church and Other Topics   Resource mentions: Some evangelicals spread falsehoods about COVID vaccines while the world is desperate Pastor reveals the reasons behind COVID vaccine hesitancy in the evangelical community ‘We clearly have an imbalance’: CDC holding emergency meeting over COVID vax concern Was the Whole Pandemic About the Vaccine? This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Bonus: Special Live Show

Bonus: Special Live Show

2021-06-1001:47:22

Rapp Report episode 175 Tune in for a special edition episode as Chris Huff of “Matter of Theology” and Andrew Rappaport of “Striving for Eternity” join Chris for a live recording of VOR from the Cruciform Conference. They have a round table discussion of why Christians should seek to be “Still Standing” in an age when the world is coming against the church. This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 174 Beulah Baptist Church, Winter Garden FL, Guest Speaker Justin Peters, reveals the "Sufficiency of Scriptures" Friday 7 May 2021 This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 173 Beulah Baptist Church Winter Garden Fl, Guest speaker Andrew Rappaport preaches from the Book of Jude, Friday 7 May 2021 This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 172 discussing trials and temptations This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Biblical Slavery

Biblical Slavery

2021-05-0953:29

Rapp Report episode 171 Andrew was on the Clergy Talk podcast discussing Biblical slavery. This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
What is the Law? (Romans 7)

What is the Law? (Romans 7)

2021-05-0201:06:18

Rapp Report episode 170 Does the law of God apply to Christians today and if so how?   This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Rapp Report episode 169 Andrew and Bud respond to a review from when Jim Osman was on discussing his book, "God Doesn't Whisper". They respond to the topic of hearing the voice of God. Hearing the voice of God is a common concept within Christianity. At the root of the issue is a problem people have with the sufficiency of Scripture. Jim is a local church pastor and that is something that unfortunately is unique in this age of platform-building pastors. They discuss the importance of the local church. Get Jim's books This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
Election and Foreknowledge Rapp Report episode 168 This Rapp Report podcast episode is for those who want to be prepared for the coming persecution, a study of suffering for Christ--but in pursuit of joy. It will deal with some hard issues like election and foreknowledge. Are they true? If so, what should we do? The book of 1 Peter addresses the issue of suffering for the cause of Christ, and it is also a book that talks about how we can be prepared to suffer. But what does this mean? If you are not familiar with the doctrines of election or foreknowledge then they will sound like some weird ideas. And if you have heard these doctrines all your life but never really studied them then they may seem strange as well. I think one reason why many people avoid studying these issues is that they do not know where to start or how to study them. There are so many questions and possible objections that come up when talking about the doctrines of election and foreknowledge that it can be hard just getting started in the first place. This episode will give us a good introduction to both doctrines, along with some practical things we need to do on our own part--in order to prepare ourselves for persecution ahead in America (and elsewhere). The understanding of these doctrines is easily understood when rooted in knowing the attributes of God. This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Leave us a review Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Get the book What Do They Believe Get the book What Do We Believe Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow use promo SFE and call (800) 873-0176
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ADEBUKOLA ESTHER ARIYO

At first, when I listened to this I was upset, like, why shouldn't I expect to hear from God audibly? I had to ask God, please help me keep an open heart and teach me what I need to know, which He did. I still have questions by the way, but at the end of this podcast I can truly say I've learned something fresh. I don't know if I agree with all that was said, but I definitely see what I need to work on in my walk with Christ. I've had to ask myself; is the Word truly sufficient for me? Why exactly do I desire to hear God's voice? I do have a question or two that I need answered, I was disappointed it was not really talked on, or perhaps I missed when it was discussed. Question 1 is, does God speak audibly in this day and age? 2. Is it wrong to desire to hear from God audibly? Even knowing that it is not a compulsory part of the Christian walk and should not be expected, but are you saying 'don't even think about it'? Thank you.

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McKinley Caughman

is this episode cut?

Aug 6th
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